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Teens and Adults Can Play on Playgrounds

by tecnic Posted 24th Jan 2020 at 5:40 PM - Updated 18th Aug 2021 at 9:54 AM by tecnic
17 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
Added new version for those who were asking for toddlers to be added
i've added so toddlers now can play on pirate ship and space cruisers

Why should kids have all the fun, adults and teens like to play too..

Teens and Adults can now play and hangout on playground equipment

I wasn't actually planning this for my next mod upload

I been thinking for ages i would love to have my teen sims hangout on playgrounds so just on a whim i decided to see if i can make that possible
I also added adults to it as adults like to play and hangout sometimes too

Now I've tested it out i thought i'd share it

I created 2 separate versions to suit different preferences.

Version 1 - Teens can play and hangout on playground and monkey bars - for those of you who don't want adults on playgrounds
Version 2 - Teens and Adults can play and hangout for those of you who would like your adult sims to play too

Please use only 1 version

I haven't added elders to the mod simply because i tend not to have elders in my game only because i personally don't like their walk styles and creaking backs but if anyone want's them added let me know and i'll create another package with them in but as i don't have elders in my game i wont be able to test it with them in
I wouldn't imagine any conflicts but As playgrounds affect fitness skill and active trait i don't know how they will affect elders i'e uncomfortable buffs etc or what the imaging will be like with them so if you want then in i'll add them but you'll have to test that out yourself

What this mod does
I've unlocked all playground equipment so that teens through to adults can do all the stuff kids can on playgrounds inc the pirate ship, space cruiser and monkeys bars, they can still also do other things that they can usually do like play space monster etc although now they seem to be more interested in playing on them than playing space monster.

Effect on socializing
I've noticed while testing this mod that adults, teens and children seem to socialize a lot more which each other while handing out on monkey bars, and they get friendship gain when playing together, which i like as in base game the don't tend to socialize a lot unless you push them to .

I've also noticed the playgrounds being used a lot more by teens, adults and children. in base game i also don't normally see children hanging out and playing on playgrounds much outside of certain lots and have never seen them socialize while hanging out without user direction until now

Conflicts: I've not found any conflicts so far but as i always say it could conflict with mods that use the same files, in this case any files that alter playground equipment

Feel free to edit any of my mods to suit your own preferences

This was created and tested with the latest update, Discover University so should work with base game and all packs

Mod created with Sims4Studio

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

Sims 4

This is a multi-part download:

There are 2 versions of this mod - Only use 1

Version 1 - PlaygroundsforTeens - just teens and children can use

Version 2 - PlaygroundAllages - includes teens, young adult and adults
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 18.6 KB · Downloads: 905 · 18th Aug 2021
18.6 KB 905 18th Aug 2021
PlaygroundTeens.rar | Version 1

Size: 18.4 KB · Downloads: 3,776 · 24th Jan 2020
18.4 KB 3,776 24th Jan 2020
PlaygroundAllAges.rar | Version 2

Size: 18.5 KB · Downloads: 14,259 · 24th Jan 2020
18.5 KB 14,259 24th Jan 2020
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 24th Jan 2020 at 10:25 PM
Finally a reason for my single sims to go to the park!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 26th Jan 2020 at 3:40 AM
What a fun idea! Since I use a height slider, this will be perfect for my younger teens.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 28th Jan 2020 at 9:37 PM
this is amazing!! thank you so much! I never do anything with these objects because I rarely play with children. Ahhh, my teen sims will be so excited !! <3 I'd love to see more mods like this :D
Test Subject
#5 Old 31st Jan 2020 at 5:34 AM
Thank you this makes many things now useful and fun.
Test Subject
#6 Old 16th Feb 2020 at 3:11 AM
I'm an adult who appreciates playgrounds myself, so this will be great to have in my game :D
Test Subject
#7 Old 23rd Mar 2020 at 8:23 PM
Test Subject
#8 Old 6th Apr 2020 at 12:54 AM
Love this, thank you! I've wanted my parents to play with thier kids for ages!
Test Subject
#9 Old 13th Apr 2020 at 8:42 AM
Amazing!! Can you possibly add toddlers to this too? They can perhaps not hang out on the climbing-thing. But go sliding and stuff?
Test Subject
#10 Old 30th Apr 2020 at 10:42 AM
thanks great idea :) i cant wait to try it out
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 9th Jun 2020 at 2:10 AM
Thank youuuuuuuuu! I hope it really still works with the new patch.
Test Subject
#12 Old 27th Aug 2020 at 10:00 AM
I wanted this for sooooooo long <3
Test Subject
#13 Old 7th Jan 2021 at 3:16 AM
the best mod! thanks ♥
Test Subject
#14 Old 15th Jun 2021 at 2:44 PM
Such a great mod. Thank you for sharing.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#15 Old 10th Jul 2021 at 5:57 PM
Default yes
Originally Posted by alexxgustii
Amazing!! Can you possibly add toddlers to this too? They can perhaps not hang out on the climbing-thing. But go sliding and stuff?

have added toddlers but will make it a separate version to inc toddlers
i've no toddlers in my game at the mo to test it though so when i get chance i'll add some in my test game and see how it works with them and if all good i'll upload
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 13th Jul 2021 at 6:38 AM
Test Subject
Original Poster
#17 Old 18th Aug 2021 at 9:59 AM
ok i've added toddlers to pirate ship and space cruisers.. i tried swings too it works fine but way to many files to edit.. if you want toddlers to be able to swing just by themselves i can do that for you but adding all the other commands such a push on swing and be pushed etc needed to many files editing. i don't like too much bloat in my mods so left it out..

there's some picks on the download of my toddler playing on em

they stretch when they climb up etc i can't change that but at least they can play now
Test Subject
#18 Old 4th Sep 2021 at 10:07 AM
Some of the tuning files need updating. As of 1.77, interactions no longer use the code:

<U n="posture_preferences">
<T n="apply_penalties">False</T>


<U n="posture_preferences">
<T n="apply_posture_costs">False</T>