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Less Annoying Return to Lot

by flerb Posted 6th Jan 2018 at 9:01 PM - Updated 7th Jan 2018 at 12:25 AM by flerb
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts
I recently found this annoying behavior in my game where sims visiting a lot that is not their own will try to "return to lot" whenever their needs are low, even if they are already on the lot. This results in them walking out to the sidewalk if some of their needs are below 50%. The test runs every 30 sim minutes! Very annoying. Probably one of those "it's not a bug, it's a feature" things put into a recent update. I assume it serves the purpose of bringing sims from far distances back to the active lot before they starve or wet themselves...

This fix lowers the threshold from 50% to 95%, so that only sims who are severely in the red with their needs will return to the lot.

this overrides
E882D22F-00000000-0000000000009678 sim_ReturnToLot

any mod modifying the same resource will conflict

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21 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts
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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 6th Jan 2018 at 10:20 PM
I just came back to the game after the release of the latest expansion and it annoyed me very much. Thanks!
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#3 Old 6th Jan 2018 at 11:34 PM
Oh man thanks! I was just dealing with a spam of them in my game session. Very annoying to cancel them out every 30 seconds.
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#4 Old 7th Jan 2018 at 3:14 AM
You're my personal hero. So annoying when taking my sims out to eat!
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#5 Old 7th Jan 2018 at 7:22 AM
I was always wondering about this. Normally only noticed it when at a diner, which is kind of funny when they're simply waiting for their order (or shortly after they begin to eat it) and they decide to go running to the front of the lot. At least this'll ensure it doesn't happen, at least to my sim since they've never been deep in the red when out. Well, maybe their energy, but that's usually due to a party and me refusing to end the event early XD
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#6 Old 7th Jan 2018 at 10:21 AM
Thanks, needed this!
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#7 Old 7th Jan 2018 at 11:57 AM
hm don't happen to me weird... I'm using "invite home longer" perhaps that helps
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#8 Old 7th Jan 2018 at 1:04 PM
oh god, thank you for this so much. absolute lifesaver. even worse if you have the reward traits lowering need decay because then being >50% isn't actually that big a deal....
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#9 Old 9th Jan 2018 at 6:43 PM
I just realized I need this. My pregnant sim was waiting to give birth at the hospital, and she needed to pee really badly. So what does she do?

Walk out to the sidewalk and pee herself there....
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#10 Old 9th Jan 2018 at 9:01 PM
Thank You
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#11 Old 10th Jan 2018 at 2:33 AM
God Bless for fixing EA's mistakes because they keep using fisher prices "my first video game" to program the forth installment to a beloved franchise
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#12 Old 10th Jan 2018 at 5:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by charizard8242
God Bless for fixing EA's mistakes because they keep using fisher prices "my first video game" to program the forth installment to a beloved franchise


HA!
It's stunning to me that they don't actually play-test their changes. Any tester playing for 15 minutes would have come across this problem.
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#13 Old 14th Jan 2018 at 4:18 PM
Thank you so much! I was wondering what was going on with them.
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#14 Old 30th Jan 2018 at 8:26 PM
Thanks so much, this will be so helpful.
Test Subject
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#15 Old 3rd Feb 2018 at 7:38 PM
Ahhhh! Thank you SO MUCH for this. "Return to active lot" has been making it IMPOSSIBLE to eat at restaurants (because it takes so damned long already!), go on dates, accomplish anything at festivals, etc, etc. I've read how to edit the XML files to do this but I much prefer to just drop in a mod until (IF!) the Sims team fixes this annoyance. You rawk!
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20th Feb 2018 at 10:33 AM
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#16 Old 7th Mar 2018 at 7:46 PM
Does this include non active Sims?
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#17 Old 26th Jun 2018 at 11:53 AM
Is this updated for seasons? Thanks.
Test Subject
#18 Old 2nd Jul 2018 at 11:59 PM
Thanks for this useful mod!!! I too would like to know if its updated for seasons??
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#19 Old 13th Oct 2018 at 10:17 PM
Thanks for the fix~
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#20 Old 29th Dec 2018 at 4:28 AM
Hey does this mod still work guys?
Test Subject
#21 Old 26th Mar 2019 at 1:24 AM
Any chance for this to also include the automatic return when a sim has to go to work?