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Walk to School/Work Mod

by simler90 Posted 26th Aug 2019 at 4:23 PM - Updated 20th Mar 2021 at 1:55 AM by simler90 : UPDATE 1
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Advanced Version: Sims who were living in Downtown, but who were employed in a neighbourhood other than their neighbourhood could still walk to work, so this has been fixed.
Special Version: Sims will now satisfy Go to Work/School wants when they walk to work/school. Thanks to Nopke for this addition. I also added a new feature that makes it so that sims may take up to 15 additional minutes to get to work/school now, so there is a random element.


Apartment Life added two new interactions called Walk to School (for teens and children) and Walk to Work. These two interactions make cars completely irrelevant. If your child/teen misses the school bus, you can just order them to walk to school, with no consequences. If your sim misses the carpool, just order them to walk to work, in fact walking to work is better than ordering them to drive their car to work, because it takes quite a bit for the sim to get into the car and start driving, whereas walking is instant. Many of you probably deliberately miss the carpool sometimes to increase a skill or motive, and then just order them to walk to work with no consequences.

As you can see, Maxis didn't think ahead while adding these interactions. This mod gets rid of the Walk to School/Work interactions, because they have no place in the game. Now, if your sim misses the carpool, they are going to need to have an available car to make it to work, otherwise they won't be able to go to work. If a teen misses the school bus, they will also need an available car on the lot to make it to school. You can also have an adult/elder take them to school by car, but teens can drive, too. The most interesting situation is when a child misses the school bus. If that happens, their only option to make it to school is for an older sim to take them to school by car.

If the sim is a witch, they are allowed to fly to school/work.

Announcement: I have renamed the Downtown version to Advanced version, and added one more feature to that version: if the sim is an employee at an OFB business, then the sim is only allowed to walk to work if the business lot is in the same neighbourhood as the sim's house. Witches can still fly. I also released a Special Version, scroll down below to read the description for that version.

Advanced Version: This version of the mod allows sims to walk to school and work if they live in Downtown. However, if the sim is an employee at an OFB business, then the sim is only allowed to walk to work if the business lot is in the same neighbourhood as the sim's house. Witches can still fly.

Special Version: This version is very different from the Regular and Advanced versions of the mod. In this version, the player can order their sims to walk to school/work regardless of whether they live in Downtown or not, but when the sim walks to school/work, they take a long time to actually get there, making it very likely for sims to be late. How long it takes for a sim to get to work/school depends on the distance between their house and their destination. If the sim has an OFB job and the OFB lot is in the same neighbourhood as the sim's house, then it takes anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes, depending on the distance. If the lot is in a different neighbourhood, then it takes 60 minutes. If the sim doesn't have an OFB job or if the sim is walking to school, and if the sim's house is in Downtown, then it takes 25 minutes, but if the sim's house is not in Downtown, then it takes 60 minutes. Witches are unaffected, and they will fly and get to their destination instantly.

This is a simple mod, but it makes vehicles very relevant again. You may also be interested in downloading my Bills Mod which increases your bills if your sims live in Downtown.

You need the latest version of 7zip or WinRAR to get this mod.

Requirements: Apartment Life.

Interaction - Walk to School - TEST/0x7F01EC29/0x0000253D
Interaction - Walk to Work - TEST/0x7F01EC29/0x00002537

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Type: Global Mods

Tags: #Walk, #Walking, #Work, #School, #Car, #Vehicle, #Downtown, #Apartment, #Life