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Bugfixes - It's a Crying Shame

by scumbumbo Posted 28th Dec 2017 at 11:35 PM - Updated 14th Nov 2018 at 12:06 AM by scumbumbo : Updated script for 1.47.49 game update
17 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
Updated 11-13-2018 - Updated the BucksPerkTest script to work with the latest game patch 1.47.49.

Mod Description

This contains two separate bugfixes for errors which prevent Sims being woken by, and reacting to, loud noises while asleep. In particular, this prevents Sims from having crying babies wake them up during their sleep.

The bugfixes are separated so you can choose one or both of them:
  • BucksPerkTest - This addresses an assumption made by the script that tests various aspiration and club perk tests. In the event that a required game pack for the test is not installed, the test alway returns a false result, which may not be the required case if the absence of a particular perk is supposed to be tested. This adds a test for this and returns true when appropriate. Specifically, if you don't have the Vampires pack, then your Sims are probably not vampires and so they can't possibly have the perk which prevents them from being woken up by loud noises.
  • Loud Noise Reaction - A bug in the XML code for the loud noise reaction when being woken up resulted in the Sim being required to be both standing and not standing. Since this is a relatively impossible situation for even the most dexterous of Sims they will never react by holding their ears in annoyance. This removes the requirement that Sims should be not standing and forces them to stand to react - since they are standing from waking up anyway this seemed the best fix.

Neither of these bugfixes are required if you haven't noticed or don't care about the issues they affect. I'll be reporting them to EAxis so that hopefully they will be fixed soon anyway.

A couple of further notes regarding the BucksPerkTest fix:
  • Although the BucksPerkTest was written to address the issue with Sims being awoken by crying babies, there may be other tests which fail due to the same bug. So just having the Vampires pack doesn't fix the issue, only a proper patch to the code will do so.
  • There may be unintended side effects of this test working properly, particularly if an XML coder at EAxis did something in their XML as a workaround for some tests. I haven't noticed any strange issues yet, but I've only tested the game for a few hours with the fixed code. If your Sim's heads start exploding (or even something more mundane) please remove the BucksPerkTest fix and let me know. I'll look into whether the issue you've seen was caused by this change if possible (I only have a small handful of packs).

Installation and Compatibility

The BucksPerkTest fix is a script mod, so simply unzip the file contained in the download into your mods folder (or a maximum of one subfolder deep). You must have script mods enabled for the fix to load.

The LoudNoiseReaction fix is a standard XML package mod, so unzip the file contained in the download into your mods folder, or any subfolder. Script mods need not be enabled.

These bugfixes were written for version 1.44.77.1020 (June 19, 2018) of the game, and may not be compatible with earlier versions. Please watch patch notes to see if either of these bugs get addressed in future game patches, at which point these fixes can and should be removed.

Additional Credits
  • As always, thanks to Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool
  • Special thanks to Aberlour A'Bunadh Scotch for helping me cope with the hours spent trying to figure out why my stupid Sims wouldn't wake up when their babies started crying.
Tags: #baby, #babies, #crying, #noise

Type: 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: 1.47.49
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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BUGFIX_LoudNoiseReaction.zip | Fix for the Loud Noise Reaction when Sims are woken up

Size: 1.5 KB · Downloads: 3,728 · 21st Jun 2018
1.5 KB 3,728 21st Jun 2018
BUGFIX_BucksPerkTest.zip | Fix for a bug in the BucksPerkTest which prevents loud noises from waking Sims

Size: 2.9 KB · Downloads: 2,982 · 14th Nov 2018
2.9 KB 2,982 14th Nov 2018
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Instructor
THANKS POST
#2 Old 29th Dec 2017 at 6:54 AM
Thank you for this patch, I noticed for a while that my vampire Sims no longer respond to the order to wake up. When they are in a vampiric sleep. I will see if your fix acts on this phenomenon, thank you again for your dedication. Beautiful New Year for you and your loved ones.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 29th Dec 2017 at 7:22 PM
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Originally Posted by heidi137
Thank you for this patch, I noticed for a while that my vampire Sims no longer respond to the order to wake up. When they are in a vampiric sleep. I will see if your fix acts on this phenomenon, thank you again for your dedication. Beautiful New Year for you and your loved ones.


I noticed the exact same thing! And had the same thought, wondering if this fix might work for that.
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Original Poster
#4 Old 29th Dec 2017 at 10:51 PM
Dunno, don't have the vampires pack myself, but it doesn't seem likely this would fix that bug. I know vampires with the Vampiric Sleep perk won't be woken by loud noises (except for my working alarm clocks which bypass that because y'know why buy an alarm clock that won't wake you?) but as far as I know they should wake up when you tell them to using the pie menu.

You may want to check if you have an older mod that hasn't been updated that perhaps intereferes with the wakeup code.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 30th Dec 2017 at 4:28 AM
would this mod allow sims to sleep when music ia playing in the room?
Instructor
#6 Old 30th Dec 2017 at 7:32 AM
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Originally Posted by scumbumbo
Dunno, don't have the vampires pack myself, but it doesn't seem likely this would fix that bug. I know vampires with the Vampiric Sleep perk won't be woken by loud noises (except for my working alarm clocks which bypass that because y'know why buy an alarm clock that won't wake you?) but as far as I know they should wake up when you tell them to using the pie menu.

You may want to check if you have an older mod that hasn't been updated that perhaps intereferes with the wakeup code.


No, I put everything in order, I threw a lot even. It was time for the cleaning. This order only works in part because the Vampire Sim is no longer turned off after the interaction and I can make him do something manually through the Sim's menu. He does not get up simply. Seeing your mod, I thought of this phenomenon again, it is not a major concern in the game for me personally, just a little thing to adjust. We will see what happens, thank you for your opinion.
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Original Poster
#7 Old 3rd Jan 2018 at 9:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DreamaDove
would this mod allow sims to sleep when music ia playing in the room?

No, this is intended to fix the issue of them NOT being woken up by music, tvs, crying children, etc. You may not have noticed this bug if you have the Vamp xpac.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#8 Old 22nd Jan 2018 at 10:55 PM
Thank you for your work
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#9 Old 9th Feb 2018 at 3:35 PM
Well, a Sim who’s in a quantum machine may indeed be able to sit and stand at the same time. 😉 Thankfully we don’t need to worry about that, though that would be a fun EP. Thanks for your work!!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#10 Old 14th Nov 2018 at 12:15 AM
You don't know how much I need this for my Sims and thanks for making it
Test Subject
#11 Old 17th Jan 2019 at 1:30 AM
Still working with 1.48?
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Original Poster
#12 Old 17th Jan 2019 at 5:05 AM
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Originally Posted by asodpz
Still working with 1.48?

Yeah, no updates needed yet.
Test Subject
#13 Old 17th Jan 2019 at 9:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by scumbumbo
Yeah, no updates needed yet.


Thank you!!!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 17th Apr 2019 at 6:15 PM
Does this still work after yesterdays update?
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Original Poster
#15 Old 17th Apr 2019 at 9:59 PM
Had to check the Python script, but yes it should still be 100% compatible.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 18th Apr 2019 at 1:27 AM
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Originally Posted by scumbumbo
Had to check the Python script, but yes it should still be 100% compatible.

ty for the quick reply
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 21st Jun 2019 at 1:29 PM
This is not working for me with Island Living
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 14th Dec 2019 at 11:52 PM
May the Mod's creator Rest In Peace...