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No Greeting NPCs

by Nopke Posted 6th Feb 2018 at 8:24 AM - Updated 1st Aug 2021 at 12:41 PM by Nopke
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
With these mods, gypsy matchmakers (from Nightlife) and Garden Club members (from Seasons) don't come to greet your Sims and present themselves whenever you play a particular family for the first time or right after you have installed an expansion pack that introduces one of those NPCs. They will come, however, when you call them.

There's another greeting NPC – Rod Humble (from FreeTime), but there already is a mod that makes him not come: Improved Anti-Humble by Pescado.

Despite conflicts, both mods can be used with Visitor Controller by twojeffs or with other visitor controllers based on it but must load after them.

Overriden resources
Resource nameType nameTypeGroupInstanceInstance (high)
Walkby - Gypsy?Behaviour Function0x424841560x7F17187C0x000010560x00000000
WalkBy - Garden Club MemberBehaviour Function0x424841560x7F17187C0x000010610x00000000
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#2 Old 6th Feb 2018 at 9:31 AM
This is very useful!
Test Subject
#3 Old 6th Feb 2018 at 4:31 PM
You have no idea how much them showing up would drive me nuts! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 6th Feb 2018 at 11:52 PM
Thank you very much for this mod, sometimes it can be annoying that the matchmaker comes to say hello every time you choose a new domestic unit.
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#5 Old 7th Feb 2018 at 11:13 PM
Very nice. Can you make a no greeting NPCs for the rest of the hobbies? Such as dance and music,Body, Arts and crafts and so on?
In my game they show up as townies instead of NPCs. Having notownieregen doesn't stop the hobbie townies/NPCs from spawning. I hope you can make a mod for all hobbies concerning greeting NPCs/townies. If there is another way to get rid of them please someone let me know.
Test Subject
#6 Old 7th Feb 2018 at 11:33 PM
Thank you so very much for this mod! I always hate it when my front yard is filled with NPC's I don't need at that moment...
Although I did find another solution for Rod 'annoying man' Humble, I've installed a mod in which the mystery man from the sims mm appears with a box that instantly turns you into a witch/wizard
#7 Old 8th Feb 2018 at 2:10 AM
Oh wow thank you. These were a bit annoying, especially when introducing a few new sims in a game just for testing, lol.
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#8 Old 9th Feb 2018 at 6:22 PM Last edited by Nopke : 31st Oct 2021 at 1:30 PM.
@pianogrinder No hobby spam may help you. No Hobby Stalkers gets rid of them outside hobby lots and prevents them from spawning.
Test Subject
#9 Old 2nd Jan 2019 at 11:12 PM
Good call! Thank you
Test Subject
#10 Old 18th Jan 2020 at 5:41 PM
Love it!!!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 11th Jul 2020 at 7:34 PM
Thank you so much for this!
Test Subject
#12 Old 23rd Aug 2020 at 11:39 PM
Thank you, but there seems to be a conflict with the visitor controller.

File Type: BHAV
Procedure Name: Walkby - Gypsy?
Group ID: 0x7F17187C
Instance ID: 0x00001056
Packages Containing This Procedure:
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#13 Old 27th Aug 2020 at 7:35 AM
@thirstyforsouls Thanks for your report. My mod must load after Visitor Controller to make both mods work as intended.
Test Subject
#14 Old 18th Feb 2021 at 2:12 AM
Thank You So Much I Always Hated Them