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by Arsil Posted 26th Feb 2015 at 11:37 PM - Updated 20th May 2016 at 3:42 PM by Arsil : minor update
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2016 May [18th and] 20th Update
The "ask about mood" interaction ("Ask how (s)he feels" in game) now takes into consideration
the snub system of Generations.
The interaction is now disabled (doesn't appear on the pie menu) if the targe can't be socialized
with (e.g. if is a Sim who is currently active in a role, like a bartender).
The default value of the timer to autonomously use that interaction is now 12 sim-hours (previously
was 6 sim-hours). It is still xml tunable in the "Customization" xml resource.

SIMpathy - IPA: /ˈsɪmpəθi/ - Noun
[neologism, word mash up, pun]
The ability to understand Sims' feelings.


I'm writing this only because I prefer to take precautions in order to avoid a shitstorm (for my
sake and that of moderators). Better safe than sorry. Was this inspired by TS4? Yep. Is this
an attempt to copy it? Nope. Would I like to see polemics or comparisons on the comments?
No, thanks. There's plenty of room elsewhere for that. You have been warned, don't make
me... [thinks about something threatening] ...release the llamas. I mean it.


15th May 2015 : added tunable weights to moodaxes and negative values. See this comment for details.
10th Mar 2015 : fixed routing issues + minor improvements


Developed and tested with game version 1.67.

This mod has three features:

1) It replaces the tooltip you get when hovering the mouse pointer on the BustWin (the big
portrait of the active Sim). The custom tooltip, like the default one, will show the Sim's name and,
if applicable, celebrity and influence status, plus his/her current specific mood.
Note: if you load a savefile that was saved when the game was paused (or that was paused when
the game was saved, pick your favourite), you'll see the original tooltip until you unpause the game.

2) MoodScanner: an immediate interaction that shows the values of all mood-axes/feelings of the
target sim. If this cheaty/godly option bothers you, it's possible to enable/disable the interaction
editing the CUSTOMIZATION _XML resource in the package.

3) AskAboutMood - localized in English as "Ask how (s)he feels" - is a (sorta) social interaction
between two Sims and is nested in the "Friendly..." pie menu. It's possible to enable/disable this too
editing the CUSTOMIZATION _XML resource in the package. To answer the query, the target Sim
will display a thought balloon and play an animation, both fitting to his/her current specific mood.


Blackcatluna for believing in this project/idea, encouragement and inspiration for the mod name
JunJayMdM for tons of technical help/advice and encouragement.

Additional Credits:
All respective authors and contributors of the tools and tutorials for modding TS3.
MTS and all modders who made the game much more enjoyable.

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