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Mod to restrict passage through Very Mysterious Shelving

by st_d Posted 24th Feb 2019 at 12:49 AM
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In my game, whenever someone becomes a supernatural being, they try to understand what's happening by reading a magazine about Paranormal. Sometimes, their close ones read too, to be supportive and better cope themselves. But it's always bothered me how everyone could pass through the supposedly magical door, even if they couldn't otherwise use it as an autonomous route.

Indeed it's such a small detail that to the seasoned modders it might have seemed unworthy of attention. But i couldn't find this anywhere, and having made the effort*, perhaps someone else would like it as well.

*Really it just took some digging about what to pass as parameter for the Witch - Is Witch? check. Because it first needed to be set to new format, and only then edited with neighbour ID.

What resource it modifies:
The Guardian BHAV called Interaction - Secret Door - TEST used by the Very Mysterious Shelving (last in the list of bookcases).
Of course, if you have another mod that edits this particular function, they will clash, so you must either choose, or try to reunite them.

What changes:
After the original check, it additionally looks at:
- the active Sim's Paranormal interest -- over half returns true, but if it's low it gives your Sim another chance by:
- checking for witchiness.

What doesn't change but is included:
The pie menu text itself doesn't change, but i've included the TTAB and TTA so that it's easy to make your own edits. It could become "You shall NOT pass" versus "You may pass". Or "This way to the crypt". You get the idea

Enjoy .

Additional Credits:
Grateful to SimPe, most especially for the resource finder.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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#2 Old 25th Feb 2019 at 9:38 PM
Interesting, I'll check it out. Thanks for sharing!
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#3 Old 26th Feb 2019 at 10:31 AM
you're welcome and i'm sorry for the non-spoiler, it really was supposed to be a low-key, hidden image, but there it is in the middle of the page. still struggling to automatically add campus name to the diploma, it's like my white whale by now.

also, let me know if you want a different setting for the bookcase, they're interesting to research

saint_diana, true Ravenclaw, perpetually amused that Galadriel is Arwen's granny
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#4 Old 28th Apr 2019 at 2:48 PM
Thank You! It bothered me too! :D