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Picked upload! Auto-Pause Pregnancy v3

by scumbumbo Posted 13th Feb 2015 at 6:56 AM - Updated 19th Nov 2018 at 4:47 AM by scumbumbo : Version 3 Updated for Nov 13, 2018 Game Patch
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Updated 11-18-2018: --- The mod has been updated to be compatible with the latest game patches (The Sims 4 version 1.47.49, Nov 13, 2018).

Version 3 of the mod adds a button on the notification to enable you to allow the delivery to proceed without having to switch to the other household if you choose.

Use only one version of the mod - the normal version will issue a notification when a paused pregnancy is ready for delivery, and the no alert version will simply pause the pregnancy prior to delivery without notifications.

Auto-Pause Pregnancy

It annoyed me that played sims that were pregnant would complete their pregnancy while I was playing another lot, even though I had aging for played sims set to the current household only. I'd come back after playing another lot for a few sim days to find that the parents had missed out on the whole process and had a new crib with a randomly named baby. The mother hadn't aged... so how the heck did the baby get born while time was standing still?

I wrote a simple script mod to take care of this "fault" with the game. Since I have a few other mods I'm working on that aren't ready for release, I thought I'd spend a couple hours tonight polishing this up and uploading it for those who also don't like this happening.

Usage is automatic once the mod is installed, this simply skips the automatic labor/birth process for any played sims that aren't in the current household. It effectively puts the pregnancy on hold until the next time you load up that lot. A notification will display showing the sim that is ready for labor so that you can switch to that lot when you are ready to continue that household.

The automatic birth is only skipped if the aging option for played sims is set to only allow aging for the current household, or turned off completely. Non-player controlled sims (NPCs and townies) will continue to have their pregnancies finish off normally.

Installation and Compatibility

To install, simply extract the .ts4script file from the download into your mods folder. Script mods can be placed a maximum of one subfolder deep in order to function properly.

Scripting must be enabled in your game options even if you use the mod manager for installation.

This mod was written and tested on Windows version 1.38.49.1020 of The Sims 4 (Jan 11, 2018), but will likely work with several previous and future game patches.

The script source is included in the zip file. This mod may conflict with any other mod that modifies the update_pregnancy script in the game. It is fully compatible with all known existing mods (in particular the MC Command Center, which implements a similar feature now).

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
Built with Game Version: 1.47.49

This is a multi-part download:


Use only one version. They both work identically except the No Alert version will not generate in-game notifications that a labor has been skipped.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
AutoPausePregnancy_NoAlerts.zip | Auto-Pause Pregnancy with No Alert Notifications

Size: 2.8 KB · Downloads: 775 · 19th Nov 2018
2.8 KB 775 19th Nov 2018
AutoPausePregnancy.zip | Auto-Pause Pregnancy for Off Lot Played Sims

Size: 5.5 KB · Downloads: 2,436 · 19th Nov 2018
5.5 KB 2,436 19th Nov 2018
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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Test Subject
#2 Old 14th Feb 2015 at 1:43 AM
So all I need to do is put it in the mod folder and the ones that you pregnancy now will just stop until I go back to them is that right or do I need to go into them and then is will stop them from having the baby
Scholar
#3 Old 14th Feb 2015 at 5:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyberops
What happens if you have aging turned off ? will the labor still take place or will it also stop until you play that household again ?


I was just going to ask this! I don't play with aging on at all and would love to have this!
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Original Poster
#4 Old 14th Feb 2015 at 6:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyberops
What happens if you have aging turned off ? will the labor still take place or will it also stop until you play that household again ?


I never play with aging turned completely off, so if you do you're playing wrong. Uhm, that or hopefully the mod author realizes he made a mistake and didn't think of all the possible play styles and updates the mod.

Download version 1.1 of the mod and labor will also stop if aging for all played households is turned off.
Test Subject
#5 Old 14th Feb 2015 at 6:24 PM
So my sim will continue to age if I leave aging turned on, right? Oh and will this work with the pregnancy mega mod.
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Original Poster
#6 Old 14th Feb 2015 at 7:09 PM
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Originally Posted by charlotteb1986
So my sim will continue to age if I leave aging turned on, right? Oh and will this work with the pregnancy mega mod.


This doesn't affect how sims age, it only takes effect if an age option for played sims is turned off. If aging is on, then the mod does nothing. This is by design, as it could be buggy for a pregnant sim to die of old age and turn into a ghost. Although that might be an interesting test, lol - wonder if you'd end up with a pregnant ghost walking around?

EDIT - Oh, and it's compatible with all the mods I know of, including the PMM.
Test Subject
#7 Old 14th Feb 2015 at 9:56 PM
Would it be possible to make a flavor/version without the notifications? Given I play week long rotations, the repeated notifications while playing other houses is a little annoying.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 15th Feb 2015 at 12:51 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by scumbumbo
I never play with aging turned completely off, so if you do you're playing wrong. Uhm, that or hopefully the mod author realizes he made a mistake and didn't think of all the possible play styles and updates the mod.

Download version 1.1 of the mod and labor will also stop if aging for all played households is turned off.


Thank you for this
Scholar
#9 Old 15th Feb 2015 at 4:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by scumbumbo
I never play with aging turned completely off, so if you do you're playing wrong. Uhm, that or hopefully the mod author realizes he made a mistake and didn't think of all the possible play styles and updates the mod.

Download version 1.1 of the mod and labor will also stop if aging for all played households is turned off.


Thank you. Sims age up way too fast for me in Sims 4, so I have aging totally off - going to download now!
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Original Poster
#10 Old 15th Feb 2015 at 4:36 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tessalion13
Would it be possible to make a flavor/version without the notifications? Given I play week long rotations, the repeated notifications while playing other houses is a little annoying.


That's a good idea. Uploading a version with no alerts now.

EDIT - I think I'll use this version myself, lol!
Test Subject
#11 Old 15th Feb 2015 at 5:42 AM
: jest: Its awesome
Instructor
#12 Old 16th Feb 2015 at 12:33 AM
I came here to complain about the alerts but I see somebody else already did and it's already been fixed, good stuff.

@Frenk you have to have script mods enabled under game options/other (the last section under game options).
Test Subject
#13 Old 16th Feb 2015 at 1:29 PM
So i'm not sure but do i unzip it or not?
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