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Prototype AI Trait (reuploaded)

by sweetrolls Posted 15th Mar 2015 at 9:48 PM - Updated 8th Jun 2015 at 2:10 PM by plasticbox : Moved to new Traits category
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Prototype AI Trait

"Prototype AIs boast impressive processing power and a wide array of Sim-like Emotions. However, the experimental technology behind them is prone to failure; a wide array of Malfunctions are always just around the corner."

This is a custom Trait that aims to turn your Sim into a fully sentient, emotive and highly efficient artificial intelligence. Watch out though- there are plenty of custom "malfunction" debuffs to worry about.

Background and rambling

  • Sim's Bladder, Hygiene and Hunger motives do not decay over time
  • Sim's Energy decays at 75% the normal rate
  • Sim learns all skills 20% faster by default
  • Sim's autonomy is a combination of Geek and Genius traits


In addition to the rather hefty upsides, there are downsides to picking this trait, in the form of Malfunctions. I'm not going to spoil what they all are here, instead providing an overview of what to expect.
  • While there are no passive downsides to the trait, there is a chance that Malfunctions will occur
  • The chance is 25% every 10 in-game hours
  • There are 7 distinct Malfunctions in total
  • All Malfunctions are a +3 negative Emotion and last 6 hours
  • The effects of Malfunctions are explained in-game when active

  • While the Trait should not conflict with any others note that installing too many custom Traits at once is known to cause issues
  • Sim's respective Motives still decay when performing activities such as exercising or drinking coffee
  • This trait was intended to have associated Whims but the XML file containing them is not recognized by S4PE
  • As this Trait does not use custom icons some of the icons may seem out of place or be replaced with a placeholder
  • Sim still ages, can reproduce, etc because this is simply a Trait and not a Life State

CC used in screenshots

Kneph's Robot Dermals
KisaFayd's Cyborg Contacts
SimplyMorgan77's (TSR) Circuit Tattoo


Thanks for staying with me as I ramble and describe my custom Trait. I'm open to suggestions as far as similar Traits, or ideas of how to better balance this one. I'm happy with how it turned out, but I'm sure it could be better with a little feedback!

Additional Credits:
Custom Content creators listed previously
Creators of S4PE
Zerbu's Buff and Trait Factory
captainkyokyo's Robot Traits for the inspiration

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Tags: #sci-fi, #trait, #robot, #ai