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(Outdated - Fixed by Game Patches) Homework Fix

by scumbumbo Posted 23rd Jan 2016 at 9:07 AM - Updated 5th Feb 2018 at 11:56 PM by scumbumbo
44 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
This mod is no longer needed in game, the bugs it addressed have been fixed by game patches

Description

It used to be just teens who left homework lying around all the time, but now the children do too! EAxis added code to the homework actions which was designed to cause sims leave items on a surface (desk or table) when their next action was compatible with staying at that surface UNLESS they were in a cafe.

Unfortunately, that means the sim would leave their homework lying there when they did finally decide to leave the table or desk. Also, if they were doing homework anywhere else (not a surface) the sim would reset and drop the homework at their feet. Rather than trying to fix this "feature" I thought it best to just take it out, and that seems to work well.

This mod removes that code from all homework actions for both child and teen sims, and instead restores the old default of "just pick your damned homework up" all the time. Of course, this doesn't always work, because this is The Sims 4 - but it works far more reliably (100% in testing, but odds are it won't work everytime).

Compatibility and Installation Instructions

The initial release of this mod was written with The Sims 4 version 1.14.49.1020 (January 7, 2016 game patch), but should work with versions 1.13.104.1010 (December 4, 2015) and newer.

This is a simple XML tuning mod, so just extract the package file from the download zip file into your game's mods folder, or a subfolder.

Resource Overrides

This mod may cause conflicts with other mods which change the homework interactions for children and teens. Click the spoiler below for the list of all interactions which are overriden.



Additional Credits
Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool
Tags: #teen, #child, #homework, #bugfix

Type: Fixed

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HomeworkFix.zip | Initial release of Homework Fix mod

Size: 25.6 KB · Downloads: 10,265 · 23rd Jan 2016
25.6 KB 10,265 23rd Jan 2016
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Original Poster
#26 Old 24th Jan 2016 at 8:37 PM
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Originally Posted by devilgurl
Added what @scumbumbo did to my mod so just re-download the file and you should be good, thanks again scumbumbo!

@devilgurl - Cool, I'll add a link to your mod to let folks know they need yours if they want to use both.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#27 Old 26th Jan 2016 at 12:39 AM
Thank you, I was tearing my hair out!
Test Subject
#28 Old 26th Jan 2016 at 9:04 PM
Are you gonna make a food version of this mod?? (cause when people eat food on anything other than a table they reset as well)
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#29 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 6:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Ermac
Are you gonna make a food version of this mod?? (cause when people eat food on anything other than a table they reset as well)

Hmm, I had not noticed that. It's quite possible the same fix might apply. I can probably look into that one day soon.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#30 Old 31st Jan 2016 at 5:36 AM
Thank you so much. It's such a pain when your family has multiple children and they leave their homework all over the place.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#31 Old 21st Feb 2016 at 4:15 PM
thank god, I would throw a homework party (aka study group) and be stuck deleting like 5 homework books every time!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#32 Old 23rd Mar 2016 at 5:08 AM
ALL the Sim's children 'Thank You'! ....and so do I!
Test Subject
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#33 Old 24th Mar 2016 at 3:51 PM
Yay! So annoying when they leave it all over. So glad to see this newer version! Thank you!
Test Subject
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#34 Old 25th Mar 2016 at 1:34 AM
SO glad I found this, I have an after school club for the kids where they do homework and play. I was sick of them leaving their homework behind, which you can't even move unless you go into buy mode. Thanks so much!
Field Researcher
#35 Old 11th May 2016 at 4:44 AM
Does this mod still works with "1.17.7.1020 patch"?
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#36 Old 17th Jun 2016 at 10:20 AM
Awesome. Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 9th Oct 2016 at 5:00 AM
This no longer seems to work.
Test Subject
#38 Old 7th Feb 2017 at 10:21 PM
Does this still work with the latest update? Thanks.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#39 Old 5th Sep 2017 at 11:29 PM
thank u
Test Subject
#40 Old 30th Sep 2017 at 3:51 AM
Thanks looks cool; gonna try it!
Test Subject
#41 Old 5th Feb 2018 at 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by BreezyHoodie
Thanks looks cool; gonna try it!

Does this mod still work?
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Original Poster
#42 Old 5th Feb 2018 at 11:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitaelia
Does this mod still work?

No, the bugs that it fixed have long been fixed by game patches. It's only still around for those who do not patch their game.
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 27th Nov 2018 at 7:32 PM
ok i'm still having some issues with teens "forgething to put they homeworks in the inventory, this happen when they do homework autonomous most of the times they just stop homework to do something else and forget they homework, when i make then do it then they put it in the inventory but the autonomous one still a little bugged, i have all the packs and the last update of game.
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Original Poster
#44 Old 28th Nov 2018 at 9:23 AM
From what I recall of EA's fixes to this, any simple XML solution I could come up with would likely have the same issue. Sims sometimes just drop everything.

I had one idea for a solution but it's radical and would involve a lot of work. I'm not even sure it WOULD work, but the idea was to create a "fake" homework book that they use for the act of doing homework which would automatically get destroyed when the interaction ends. Meanwhile, the real homework book would stay safely in their inventory. Dunno if it's worth the effort though.
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 28th Nov 2018 at 11:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by scumbumbo
From what I recall of EA's fixes to this, any simple XML solution I could come up with would likely have the same issue. Sims sometimes just drop everything.

I had one idea for a solution but it's radical and would involve a lot of work. I'm not even sure it WOULD work, but the idea was to create a "fake" homework book that they use for the act of doing homework which would automatically get destroyed when the interaction ends. Meanwhile, the real homework book would stay safely in their inventory. Dunno if it's worth the effort though.


wow it's so sad it, because sometimes i really annoying finding my teen sims without they homework because when i was not watching they started to do in a random place and forget to take it back then i have to buy a new one, it even happen with kids but is much more rare than teens.

anyway thanks for the replay
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