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Dog Pregnancy Overhaul

by n8smom8496 Posted 4th Jun 2018 at 9:01 PM - Updated 13th Oct 2018 at 9:02 PM by n8smom8496
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
Regarding Seasons Update

For those of you who aren't certain, I have tested and can confirm that this mod works with the seasons update.

Brief Overview

The Sims 4: Cats and Dogs' pet pregnancy system is considerably more robust than in its predecessors, even distinguishing between cats and dogs. Despite this, no real attempt to actually simulate the symptoms of dog and cat pregnancy has been made. Being as I've read about what should be expected of a pregnant dog, I've decided to correct this for dogs. This mod tweaks and expands upon the XML tuning of dog pregnancy to attempt to encourage the sort of behaviors that might be seen in real life pregnant dogs. Early on, they will require more attention and may not eat as much, but as pregnancy progresses, their appetite will increase and they will spend more time alone.



Detailed Description

Dog pregnancy can be broken down into 5 stages, which correspond to how distended the dog's belly is.


Stage One
This is when the pregnancy has not been revealed to the player yet. The dog will desire more attention than usual and will be less playful and hungry than usual.

*Affection decays twice as fast

*The decay of hunger and play are cut by 1/4 and 1/2 respectively


Stage Two
The first trimester. The dog will be even less hungry than before, and will still desire above average attention, though not as much. They will rarely play now (this last one sticks for the remainder of pregnancy).

*Affection decay is accelerated by 1/2

*Play decay is cut by 3/4

*Hunger decay is cut in half


Stage Three
The second trimester. The dog will start to feel less comfortable than usual and have a harder time getting around. The dog will experience an increase in appetite as well as getting tired faster. They may also spend more time unloading.

*Default emotion changes to "Uncomfortable"

*Dog will stop running and prefer walking (akin to the pregnant waddle)

*Bladder, Hunger, Energy and Bowel decay is accelerated by 1/2

*Dog may vomit during this stage


Stage Four
The third trimester. The dog's appetite will increase further as will energy loss. It also becomes harder to distract them from their discomfort and they will prefer to be alone. They will spend more time sitting and lying down as well.

*Affection decay is cut in half

*Bowels, Bladder, Hunger, and Energy decay twice as fast


Stage Five
Labor. The dog will be visibly uncomfortable, and spend a lot of time panting and pacing around the house. They will likely be very tired by the time birth happens.

*Energy decays four times as fast (to represent exhaustion from the birthing process)

*All other motives will pretty much stagnate


Installation

Simply place the package file in My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods and make sure mods are enabled in-game. I also recommend using this alongside a mod that makes pregnancy last longer, otherwise, the effects of this mod may not be very potent.

Potential Conflicts

This mod will likely conflict with anything that touches the dog pregnancy object states and handler moodlets. Specifically:

PregnantDog_SecondTrimester
PregnantDog_ThirdTrimester
All moodlets named "buff_Pregnancy_<name-of-stage>_PetDog"



Additional Credits:
Sims 4 Studio, which allowed me to open and edit the XMLs
Tags: #dogs, #pregnancy

Type: Other

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 Cats and Dogs
Built with Game Version: 1.43.14.10
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Dog Pregnancy Overhaul.zip

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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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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#2 Old 16th Jun 2018 at 5:21 PM
This is great! I was always disappointed that your pets never changed during pregnancy, it felt cheap and was immersion breaking in my game.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#3 Old 16th Jun 2018 at 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by melissaq64
This is great! I was always disappointed that your pets never changed during pregnancy, it felt cheap and was immersion breaking in my game.



I know. The only changes that occurred in the vanilla game were purely visual with no effect on their behavior at all. It was particularly jarring for me since, having looked under the hood of 2's, 3's and 4's pet pregnancy systems, I knew that 4's pet pregnancy system was more complex than its predeccessors and could handle behavioral changes but didn't change anything. And 2's and 3's systems still induced accelerated motives.
Test Subject
#4 Old 22nd Jun 2018 at 4:02 AM
This mod does not seem to be working with the new patch update 6/20/18
Test Subject
Original Poster
#5 Old 22nd Jun 2018 at 11:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simsluvr90
This mod does not seem to be working with the new patch update 6/20/18



Unfortunately I can't do anything until Sims 4 Studio is updated. Why does every major patch have to break every existing mod out there, including ones where it doesn't make sense for them to break?
Test Subject
#6 Old 8th Dec 2018 at 1:36 AM
Will you be able to update the mod now for Get Famous? or is this mod no more?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#7 Old 25th Dec 2018 at 9:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brezchette
Will you be able to update the mod now for Get Famous? or is this mod no more?


It doesn't need updating as far as I've seen.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 12th Jan 2019 at 7:25 PM
Thanks for this! You mentioned using it with a longer pregnancy mod, but I can't seem to find one for pets, do you have any recommendation?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#9 Old 30th Jan 2019 at 5:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Miss Puff
Thanks for this! You mentioned using it with a longer pregnancy mod, but I can't seem to find one for pets, do you have any recommendation?


Any mod that changes sim pregnancy length will change pet pregnancy length too. This is because pet pregnancy length is derived from sim pregnancy length.
Test Subject
#10 Old 20th Apr 2019 at 2:48 PM
Dog Pregnancy is throwing an empty LE after the latest update (1.51.77.1020)! I hope you can get it fixed <3
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 26th Apr 2019 at 8:18 PM
please update it
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