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Always Generate Insects (UPDATE: 2019-11-22)

by egureh Posted 2nd May 2015 at 8:16 PM - Updated 15th Aug 2021 at 5:16 PM by egureh
24 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
Compatible with Game Version 1.77.146
UPDATE 2019-11-22: Updated for Game Version 1.58.63

The gameplay do not always generate uncommon/rare insects, they have 80% or 65% or even lower chance to be spawned.
(Well...that's why they are called UNCOMMON/RARE insects.)
I love collecting, but also hate searching for three days and back home with only mosquitoes.

Mod Effects
All the insect spawners generate insects with a chance of 100%, or let's say, always.

I didn't alter the spawn time or duration, just increase the spawn chance.
Insects come out at specific time, I think it's quite real and cute so I won't change it.
If no insect shows up at the right time and spot, just wait for one sim-hour or two.
For the spawn spots you should read some game guide.

Based on Game Version 1.58.63, INCOMPATIBLE with previous patches.
Outdoor Retreat (GP01) is required.

This mod edits these files, will conflict with any other mod does the same.

This is a non-script mod. Unzip and place the package file in Mods folder.

Additional Credits:
S4PE & XML Extractor for The Sims 4 & Notepad++
Tags: #insects, #collection

Type: Other

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

Sims 4 + 1 GPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 5.5 KB · Downloads: 11,182 · 22nd Nov 2019
5.5 KB 11,182 22nd Nov 2019
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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.
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3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
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24 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 2nd May 2015 at 10:44 PM
I was wishing for something like this! Thank you!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 3rd May 2015 at 4:11 AM
Omg! Yes!. Hate when I take my family on the very BORING vacation and then can't find the insects I need to create the potion I need or the quantity. Play with custom traits for my group home kids, little challenge I'm creating, and they need their meds to earn their skills to graduate out as teens the program or be adopted in my community. LOL
Woot! Woot!
#4 Old 3rd May 2015 at 8:59 AM
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 3rd May 2015 at 11:36 PM
Thank you! i has been waiting for this now my sim can get bugs for he's house
Test Subject
#6 Old 5th May 2015 at 3:54 PM
Test Subject
#7 Old 6th May 2015 at 7:53 AM
Many thanks.
Test Subject
#8 Old 6th May 2015 at 10:32 PM
Thank you, just what my sims needed :-)
Test Subject
#9 Old 11th May 2015 at 7:39 PM
Cool !
Test Subject
#10 Old 31st May 2015 at 8:08 AM
thank you very much. now i can get the insects i need.
Test Subject
#11 Old 20th Jun 2015 at 11:41 PM
i wish i could find the insects spawner in buydebug, i love the butterflies in Hermit home... :)
Test Subject
#12 Old 23rd Jun 2015 at 5:13 PM
Since you wrote an insect mod, I figure you might have a great understanding of how insects work in The Sims 4, and was wondering if you could please explain it to me? What causes the die to roll and determine whether an insect will spawn? Does loading the game or traveling a lot increase the chances of a spawn? Is there a maximum number of the same type of insect you can gather from the place in a day? I know I've gathered multiple jewel beetles from the same spot in a day, but have been unable to get multiple fire ants to spawn this way.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#13 Old 5th Jul 2015 at 5:52 AM
@ClayMask Hi, sorry for the late reply. I guess you need this?

The game has only 12 kinds of insect spawners, and here is EA defaults. My mod just altered all the chances to 100%.
Test Subject
#14 Old 21st Sep 2015 at 1:12 AM
thank you this will be helpful
#15 Old 5th Dec 2015 at 10:09 PM
Is this mod compatible w/the Dec 4th patch (
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 6th Dec 2015 at 12:39 PM
Originally Posted by Sonshine
Is this mod compatible w/the Dec 4th patch (

Sure, no need to update.
#17 Old 7th Dec 2015 at 2:46 AM
#18 Old 27th Apr 2017 at 1:41 AM
Hi, it's me again. We now have version 1.29.69 that was just released a little bit ago. Will this mod be compatible or will it need to be updated?
Test Subject
#19 Old 25th Nov 2017 at 12:55 AM
Is this mod usable with cats and dogs?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#20 Old 26th Nov 2017 at 1:47 AM
Originally Posted by crazi_aboutu
Is this mod usable with cats and dogs?

Yep, still compatible.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 4th Dec 2017 at 11:53 AM
dose this works with pets ? also thank you am getting tired of hunting down those bugs that come from spirited away anime movie
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 25th Jun 2018 at 5:56 AM
Thank you, I think this is a MUST HAVE before I send my sims to Granite Fall again this summer.
Test Subject
#23 Old 12th Sep 2018 at 12:09 AM
thx this IS great
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 1st Oct 2018 at 10:15 PM
does this still work with September patch
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 30th Nov 2018 at 5:49 PM
Does this mod work with the latest November Patch for "Get famous"?