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High-Strung Trait

by Lazurite Posted 30th Jul 2019 at 6:58 PM - Updated 30th Jan 2021 at 4:50 AM by Lazurite
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Update: 11/29/21: Finally, I motivate myself to update this trait!

Update 6/19/20: Updated for the latest patch, and now conflicts with Cheerful and has the CAS select animation of Squeamish!

After my first trait succeeded so overwhelmingly that it was somehow downloaded over twice the number of times it was viewed, I decided to take another stab at this whole modding thing!
These Sims have a hard time managing their Tension, and get Tense often!'
This is a trait within the Emotional category for Sims who get tense very easily. Alongside the Tense moodlets that show up, the power of the Tense emotion is boosted an additional 1.2x. This trait functions as a traditional Emotional trait, and it has no whims associated with it.

The following buffs are added, all of which appear randomly just like the buffs of any other Emotional trait:
New Buff: Feeling Tense- +1 Tense. "High-Strung Sims tend to feel Tense at the most inopportune moments!"
New Buff: Feeling Overwhelmed!- +10 Tense. "Everything is happening all at once!!!"
New Buff: Feeling Calm- +5 Fine. "Finally, you can experience a moment's peace."

Two versions of this trait exist. Since I primarily play with the Meaningful Stories mod that, among other things, makes emotional trait moodlets vary in strength, the primary version of the mod has three versions of the Feeling Tense moodlet.
New Buff: Feeling Tense- +1 Tense. "High-Strung Sims tend to feel Tense at the most inopportune moments!"
New Buff: Feeling Tense- +2 Tense. "High-Strung Sims tend to feel Tense at the most inopportune moments!"
New Buff: Feeling Tense- +3 Tense. "High-Strung Sims tend to feel Tense at the most inopportune moments!"
As you can see, the only difference between the three versions of the moodlet is the intensity. Feeling Overwhelmed and Feeling Calm are not different in the slightest- the only difference between the two versions of the mod are that one version has a varying Feeling Tense moodlet.

Additional Credits:
The good ol' Mod Constructor by Zerbu!
The prior linked Meaningful Stories mod by roBurky, for the mechanics of the primary version of the mod.

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: 1.53.115.1

This is a multi-part download:


Download the +1 Only version if you DO NOT have a mod that creates variable moodlets. I am aware that having the vanilla-based version be the secondary download is unusual, but with the mod setup I use, that's just how it happened.
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Lazurite_HighStrung.zip

Size: 18.0 KB · Downloads: 5,877 · 30th Jan 2021
18.0 KB 5,877 30th Jan 2021
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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
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  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
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Test Subject
#2 Old 8th Aug 2019 at 9:51 AM
Hi, I really like your ideas for traits. It would be really cool if this trait had a conflict, like with Cheerful for example. It can be done with Sims 4 Studio. I have only started using it recently but can help you if you want.
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#3 Old 13th Aug 2019 at 3:55 AM
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Originally Posted by sinus
Hi, I really like your ideas for traits. It would be really cool if this trait had a conflict, like with Cheerful for example. It can be done with Sims 4 Studio. I have only started using it recently but can help you if you want.

Really?! I have been wanting to implement trait conflicts for so long! Thank you for the offer to help- I might just take you up on that!
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THANKS POST
#4 Old 18th Jun 2020 at 7:54 PM
Is this still working with the June Patch? Thank you!
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#5 Old 20th Jun 2020 at 1:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Nightingale21
Is this still working with the June Patch? Thank you!

Well, it is now!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 20th Jun 2020 at 3:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Lazurite
Well, it is now!


Thank you so much!
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#7 Old 12th Jan 2021 at 2:19 AM
If anyone is interested, I have updated this trait for myself personally. So if anyone wants this trait but don't know how to update, message me and I'll send a link. Forewarning that I'm not really a trait modder, so though I followed a tutorial, there is a possibility there could still be issues. I haven't found any in my game so far, but just a disclaimer.