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Outdoor Retreat Insect Spawners Unlocked

by Menaceman44 Posted 26th Jul 2016 at 8:42 PM - Updated 25th Jul 2021 at 9:57 PM by Menaceman44 : Updated Files
68 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
Description
In March of 2016 I asked on the official forums if the Outdoor Retreat insect spawners could be made to function on Lots in worlds outside of Granite Falls. This was picked up by SimGuruModSquad who noted that they would need to fix them internally before this would be possible. With the July 14th patch these changes were implimented! The bad news was that the spawners themselves were still locked away, showing nowhere in the catalogue, including debug.
My mod today adds the spawners to the catalogue for all Outdoor Retreat owners to use.



Info
There are three versions of this mod available. ONLY INSTALL ONE

MMorUnlockedSpawners
- The original version. This mod overrides the spawner catalogue entries so that they can now be found to purchase for a total cost of zero simoleons.
You will need to enter the cheat "bb.showhiddenobjects" once in Build/Buy mode before you can find them as they will only show in the Debug catalogue mode.
To make them easier to find, use the search filters.
Each spawner is identified by icons taken from the game, or created by me.
The catalogue entry text states which insects each spawner will create.
The spawner object is a four by four green box tilted on one side. Each spawner is numbered differently on the side. Once you let go of the spawner it will become invisible and cannot be picked up again. The spawner will then create insects at random intervals throughout the day and night which Sims can catch, and then new ones will spawn to replace them.
To delete a spawner you can; a) use the undo button if you only just placed it; or b) place an object nearby and then use the sledge hammer tool on the new object and drag over the area where the spawner is.
If you remove the mod, any placed spawners will remain unless you use the above methods to delete them.

MMorUnlockedSpawnersAsSigns
- This version replaces the spawners with little wooden signs showing the insect icons. They are visible in Build/Buy mode but vanish in Live mode.
The catalogue entry text states which insects each spawner will create.
You DO NOT need the bb.showhiddenobjects cheat as they can now be found under the new Pond Effects section in Build mode.

Darkwalker_MMorUnlockedSpawners_PermanentSigns
- This version is the same as above but the signs stay visible at all times.

These mods are not the same as coolspear1's. His enables the individual insects which will not respawn once caught or they time out. These enable the spawner objects which will continue to spawn insects even after they time out or are caught. Thank you.

Updates
25 July 2021
Sign versions have been updated to now be found in the new Pond Effects Build section with no need to use the bb.showhiddenobjects cheat to find them.
13th June 2021
Added two additional versions of the mod.
Version one by DarkWalker was originally posted in the comments section. All credit goes to them. This replaces the invisible spawner box with small signs that are visible at all times. Functionality otherwise remains the same.
Version two also replaces the spawner box with small signs but these are only visible in Build/Buy mode.
Images of what the signs look like in game and in the catalogue have been added to the post to help identify them.

Notes
The Dragon Dragonfly has a very long spawn time. It may be a day or two after placing it before it shows up.
Some insects only spawn at night, such as the fireflies and Will-o-the-Wisp.
The spawners DO NOT carry across with Lots uploaded to the Gallery.

This mod will NOT conflict with coolspear1's insect spawners as they alter different resources. Mine alter the spawners whilst coolspear1's alter the insects.




Additional Credits:
s4studio,
Photoshop.

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 + 1 GPs
Built with Game Version: 1.77.131.1

This is a multi-part download:


Only download ONE of the available files below.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MMorUnlockedSpawners.zip | Original default replacement unlocker. Green boxes. Vanish once you let go.

Size: 391.3 KB · Downloads: 15,555 · 26th Jul 2016
391.3 KB 15,555 26th Jul 2016
DarkWalker_MMorUnlockedSpawners_PermanentSigns.zip | Unlocked spawners available as permanent signs. Created by DarkWalker.

Size: 654.8 KB · Downloads: 391 · 25th Jul 2021
654.8 KB 391 25th Jul 2021
MMorUnlockedSpawnersAsSigns.zip | Unlocked spawners available as signs visible only in Build mode.

Size: 468.3 KB · Downloads: 1,071 · 25th Jul 2021
468.3 KB 1,071 25th Jul 2021
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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\
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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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Mad Poster
Original Poster
#51 Old 30th Nov 2018 at 7:08 PM
They work fine with the 1.47 update.

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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#52 Old 5th Dec 2018 at 8:43 AM
Thank you, Menaceman44! :DDD
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#53 Old 1st Apr 2019 at 4:23 PM
Favorite mod!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#54 Old 10th Apr 2019 at 10:12 PM
Do you have to manually place these in the game or do they spawn on there own?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#55 Old 11th Apr 2019 at 3:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solikepink
Do you have to manually place these in the game or do they spawn on there own?

You have to manually place them yourself. The only world these insects spawn on their own is in Granite Falls. They must be placed within Lot boundaries as well as there is no way to place them off-Lot.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Lab Assistant
#56 Old 12th Jul 2019 at 10:22 PM
Is it still working with game version 1.52.100.1020?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#57 Old 14th Jul 2019 at 5:02 PM
I can confirm that these spawners are still working properly after the Island Living update. They should continue to function after the upcoming patch on Tuesday as well.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#58 Old 17th Dec 2019 at 11:36 AM
@Menaceman44
Nice to see you on here as well man
this is awesome work I love it thanks a lot :3
Lab Assistant
#59 Old 7th Jan 2020 at 5:33 AM
I created for my own use a variation of your mod where the spawners are always visible and replaced by signs, similar to the fishing sign but using your insect icons. It's both useful for those that want to delete placed spawners and for people like me who like to see every spawn point while playing.

You can find it attached to this post; should you wish to distribute it, be my guest.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip MMorUnlockedSpawners_Signs.zip (655.2 KB, 181 downloads)
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#60 Old 9th Aug 2020 at 2:42 PM
Awesome!
Test Subject
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#61 Old 19th Nov 2020 at 10:42 AM
Thanks from Brazil! (=^_^=)
Test Subject
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#62 Old 16th Jun 2021 at 6:03 PM
These are outstanding! I missed being able to place spawners on my Sims lots. I'm choosing the visible in build mode only file. Bravo!
Test Subject
#63 Old 29th Jun 2021 at 11:41 AM
I downloaded the "Unlocked spawners available as signs visible only in Build mode." but the signs are visible in play mode as well as in build mode. my game version is 1.75.125.1030.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#64 Old 29th Jun 2021 at 12:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by missAmunet
I downloaded the "Unlocked spawners available as signs visible only in Build mode." but the signs are visible in play mode as well as in build mode. my game version is 1.75.125.1030.

Are you sure you downloaded the correct version? I just redownloaded the file again and they hide in Live mode just like they should.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Test Subject
#65 Old 30th Jun 2021 at 2:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menaceman44
Are you sure you downloaded the correct version? I just redownloaded the file again and they hide in Live mode just like they should.

I think i did, i downloaded the " MMorUnlockedSpawnersAsSigns.zip | Unlocked spawners available as signs visible only in Build mode."
am i doing something wrong?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#66 Old 1st Jul 2021 at 2:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by missAmunet
I think i did, i downloaded the " MMorUnlockedSpawnersAsSigns.zip | Unlocked spawners available as signs visible only in Build mode."
am i doing something wrong?

That's the correct file to have them hidden in Live mode. Try deleting the one you have and download a fresh version. I would also recommend deleting your LocalThumbCache.package file in The Sims 4 documents folder.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Test Subject
#67 Old 1st Jul 2021 at 9:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menaceman44
That's the correct file to have them hidden in Live mode. Try deleting the one you have and download a fresh version. I would also recommend deleting your LocalThumbCache.package file in The Sims 4 documents folder.

Tried them and it didn't help :/
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#68 Old 2nd Jul 2021 at 11:06 PM
I'm not sure what to suggest then as nobody else has reported the issue and I can't replicate it.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Test Subject
#69 Old 3rd Jul 2021 at 8:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menaceman44
I'm not sure what to suggest then as nobody else has reported the issue and I can't replicate it.

Oh well, I'll place the sings inside the bushes so i can't see them. it's unfortunate that it doesn't work for me but you created something great so thank you anyway
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