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No More Creepy Play Date Calls

by scumbumbo Posted 17th Dec 2017 at 3:20 AM - Updated 9th Jan 2019 at 7:35 AM by scumbumbo : Updated for Dec 20, 2018 game patch
40 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
Updated 01-09-2019 --- Additional filters added to filter the "Baby Ariel" special NPC. Updating is probably not critical if you have a previous version of the mod.

Note: The maniacal woman on the left in the above screenshot is a paid actress and is intended as a purely fictional representation of the type of Sims that I do not allow in my neighborhoods.

Mod Description

Maybe it's just me, but I find the text messages that adult Sims can get from unknown children to come play with them to be just a bit disturbing. Sure, it is just a game, but does EAxis really think that all of the Sims I play are Senators?

I thought perhaps this was happening due to a bad save game from before they fixed the relationship code in the game as I didn't remember that happening in the past when I played; however, starting a brand new game demonstrated the same results. Child Sims would text the adult Sim I was playing asking him to come play with them, even though he'd never even met those children once. Creepy - what is wrong with Sim parents they give these children phones?

I would consider this mod to be more of a bug fix than anything. This eliminates the texts from unknown children:
  • Child and teen Sims in your household can receive texts requesting a play date, but only from children they have met and have at least a 15% positive relationship with.
  • Young-adult, adult and elder Sims can receive texts, but only from children they are related to who they have at least a 50% positive relationship with.

Installation Instructions and Compatibility

To install, unzip the package contained in the download file into your game's mod folder. It can be placed in a sub-folder if desired.

This mod was written and tested on Windows for The Sims 4 version 1.48.94 (December 20, 2018). It should be compatible with any stuff or game packs.

The package for this mod overrides two resources in the game. Any other mod which alters these resources will conflict with this mod:
  • 6E0DDA9F_00000000_000000000001CA11 (filter_IsFriend_NPC_Invite_PlayDate)
  • 2553F435_00000000_000000000001E651 (dramaNode_NPCInvite_PlayDate)

Two new resources are added to the game to add the ability for adult Sims to be texted in a non-creepy fashion:
  • 6E0DDA9F_00000000_91CFD9C7CF14B5CE (Scumbumbo_filter_IsFriend_NPC_Invite_Relation_PlayDate)
  • 2553F435_00000000_DDEC83AF4AFFED0D (Scumbumbo_dramaNode_NPCInvite_Relation_PlayDate)

Additional Credits
  • Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool
Tags: #play date, #bugfix

Type: Social Fixed

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
Built with Game Version: 1.48.94
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
NoCreepyPlayDateCalls.zip | No More Creepy Play Date Calls

Size: 4.8 KB · Downloads: 8,080 · 9th Jan 2019
4.8 KB 8,080 9th Jan 2019
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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\
  • 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 3rd Feb 2018 at 8:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arhanghel
Does this mod work with newest patch?

Absolutely!
Test Subject
#27 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 2:19 AM
I would love to keep using this mod,
and wonder if it'll be updated. ^-^
Test Subject
#28 Old 25th Feb 2018 at 11:45 PM Last edited by thesimmercalledshayy : 26th Feb 2018 at 12:02 AM.
Hello! Would this need an update for the Jungle Adventures Game Patch?
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Original Poster
#29 Old 26th Feb 2018 at 7:26 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by thesimmercalledshayy
Hello! Would this need an update for the Jungle Adventures Game Patch?

Nothing critical. It looks some Sim filters for choosing a caller add a couple of new (and currently unknown) traits to allow or deny calling to certain Sims. As I don't intend to purchase that game pack unless they offer it for $1.95 or something I won't know what those new traits are until if and when they appear in a global patch. My guess is that they won't affect things much one way or the other so I'll likely add those trait filters.

The only other change I'm seeing appears to imply that Sims which are in the new zone region will not receive invitations from other Sims to come over for birthdays, play dates, and romantic dates. Again, that's not a critical change considering that if you don't want to leave those zones you could always just choose to deny the invitation.

In short - it shouldn't "break" tomorrow, but there may be some changes upcoming soon.
Instructor
#30 Old 26th Feb 2018 at 2:48 PM
They're new aspiration traits you can buy. They're base game so you don't need the game pack for them.
Scholar
#31 Old 27th Feb 2018 at 7:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manderz0630
They're new aspiration traits you can buy. They're base game so you don't need the game pack for them.


There's two new traits for completing the aspirations that come with Jungle Adventure: MuseumPatron and TreasureHunter.
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Original Poster
#32 Old 27th Feb 2018 at 10:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aparkison
There's two new traits for completing the aspirations that come with Jungle Adventure: MuseumPatron and TreasureHunter.

Hmm, not sure why they would add those two traits as not being able to call to ask somone to visit. The two new traits being tested in the filters are ids 177810 and 178437 if someone who has JA can verify what those are that could help make the decision whether they should be added or whether it's not important.
Scholar
#33 Old 27th Feb 2018 at 10:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by scumbumbo
Hmm, not sure why they would add those two traits as not being able to call to ask somone to visit. The two new traits being tested in the filters are ids 177810 and 178437 if someone who has JA can verify what those are that could help make the decision whether they should be added or whether it's not important.


I can try and see, because I'm extracting the tuning right now for my own mods that need to be updated. Once it's done and I can check, would you rather have me send you a private message or post here what I find?
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Original Poster
#34 Old 27th Feb 2018 at 10:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aparkison
I can try and see, because I'm extracting the tuning right now for my own mods that need to be updated. Once it's done and I can check, would you rather have me send you a private message or post here what I find?

Either way, doesn't much matter. Thanks!
Scholar
#35 Old 27th Feb 2018 at 10:47 PM Last edited by aparkison : 28th Feb 2018 at 12:59 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by scumbumbo
Either way, doesn't much matter. Thanks!


Scratch my previous comment! Sims 4 Studio just updated for Jungle Adventure, so I extracted the tuning again. And here's what I've got for you:

<T n="trait">177810<!--trait_Hidden_Skeleton_ServiceSkeleton--></T>
<T n="trait">178437<!--trait_Hidden_Skeleton_TempleSkeleton--></T>

That should be what you need!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#36 Old 31st May 2018 at 1:19 AM
The Senators part got me.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#37 Old 13th Aug 2018 at 9:07 PM
I love this mod, and the thumbnail thing is funny!
Test Subject
#38 Old 1st Mar 2019 at 3:09 PM
Weird, did they patch this out? My sociologist sim who goes around visiting newborns and maxing friendship with them barely ever gets a call from the kids later (and after three in-game years, some of the babies are now old enough to be Young Adults, he has easily over 30 of them in his relationship panel). In fact I can only remember one instance, and that call was the kid congratulating my sim for something unrelated, not a playdate invite. Did they patch out this behaviour? The only other major script mods I have are MCCC and roburky's meaningful stories, which I doubt would affect this.
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 17th Apr 2019 at 6:15 PM
Does this still work after yesterdays update?
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Original Poster
#40 Old 17th Apr 2019 at 9:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by teresa7676
Does this still work after yesterdays update?

Haven't gone over it with a fine-toothed comb yet, but the tests I've run indicate it should not require changes.
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 18th Apr 2019 at 2:43 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by scumbumbo
Haven't gone over it with a fine-toothed comb yet, but the tests I've run indicate it should not require changes.

Awesome ty
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