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Picked upload! Auto Shorter Teens

by Menaceman44 Posted 16th May 2020 at 3:23 PM - Updated 26th May 2020 at 11:03 PM by Menaceman44 : Added additional versions.
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
26th May 2020
Thanks to the feedback from cedrigo I have made it so that Teens necks will now scale down to better suit the smaller propotions. This will affect all Sims as there are no seperate modifiers for the different gender options.
DClick mentioned that this mod conflicts with Khitsule's Pointy Ears Unlocker and so I have added a new version which should mean you can keep both files in your game and still have access to the pointy ears modifiers for Teens.
Lastly, FullMetalAlchemist requested a version that uses the same height as NiveaSimsCC's Teen Preset. There are two versions of this. One with the pointed ears unlocked and one without.
If you spot anything iffy please let me know. I had to edit a lot of numerical values for all the new versions and my eyes might have missed something.

Description
This has been a long time coming.
Ever since the announcement of The Sims 4 and the realisation that Teens would be the same height as Adults I have hoped and dreamed that it would one day be possible to shorten them down with mods.

Mods were created to address this and I was overjoyed but then patches would break them only for them to never be updated.
Fantastic sliders were created to alter the heights of Sims but it all had to be done manually and then reset once a Sim aged past the Teen stage.

I wanted something that would work automatically on all Teens in the game whether played or not and return them to normal height once they passed the Teen stage.
Today I bring you just that!

Info
This mod is an amalgamation of my own work and that of several other wonderful creators used with their permission.
I would very much like to thank simmythesim for the initial early work into height sliders and a shorter Teen mod.
Luumia whos height sliders the modifiers in this mod come from.
NiveaSimsCC whos bone delta values were added to Luumia's modifiers to tweak the result more to my liking.
And CmarNYC for piecing together how to obtain the Instance values required to make this mod work.
Without the help of these wonderful creators I would not have been able to bring this to you today.

So, onto the details.
First of all this is NOT a slider or a body preset.
This mod overrides the Teen specific CAS Modifier Tuning XMLs for each of the occult types and adds in a new reference to the short height modifier.
This means that any Sim that is created as a Teen in CAS, or ages up to a Teen through normal gameplay will automatically be shorter than Adult Sims. It also means that once they age past the Teen stage they will return to the default height for an Adult Sim.
You don't need to do anything different to have this mod take affect on newly created or aged Teens.

It is important to note, however, that already existing Teens will NOT automatically become shorter upon installing this mod. There is a way around this though.
Open the cheat console and enter the cas.fulleditmode cheat. Now take the existing Teen Sim into CAS either through a mirror, dresser, or other method. Once in CAS you need to change either the Sim's frame or gender and then switch back for the shorter height to be applied. You can then exit CAS.

I haven't noticed any oddities when Teens interact with or carry Toddlers or small pets.
A useful side effect of this mod makes it easier to identify Teens from the Relationships and Household Members panels as their pictures will appear lower in the frame when compared to Adults.

I hope you all enjoy your (mostly) automatically shorter Teens!

Notes
As with all height related mods there will be some clipping of animations and certain interactions between Sims of different heights may not align correctly. Correcting those is outside the scope of this mod although I have tried to use values that reduce this.
Teens uploaded to the Gallery will be flagged as containing CC. Pointed out to me by Spiderses. I forgot to check Gallery usage.
This mod is, as far as I am aware and have tested, compatible with other height slider mods. This means you can alter the individual heights of Sims still, including Teens, if you like with the use of other CC sliders.
When creating a Sim and selecting a new body preset for a Teen they may reset to Adult height. To fix this simply swap their gender and then swap back again. Swapping frames does not work in this situation.
On one occassion during testing, after editing a pre-existing Teen their left hand went missing after exiting CAS. After a few minutes of in-game time the hand returned on its own.
If you use Khitsule's pointy ears unlocker then make sure to choose one of the "PlusEarsUnlocker" versions.
This mod also corrects an EA error where the tuning for Teen Spellcasters incorrectly classifies them as Vampires instead.

There is a seperate .zip that contains a text file in both .doc and .txt formats that explains how to edit the height with Sims4Studio to better suit your tastes if the default setting of this mod is too tall for you.

Conflicts
This mod overrides the following resources and will conflict with any other mod that also does so:

Client_CASModifierTuning_Teen Tuning 03B33DDF_E1FA47187F9E9BF1_00000000
Client_CASModifierTuning_Teen Sim Data 545AC67A_E1FA47187F9E9BF1_00ABFFCF
Client_CASModifierTuning_Teen_Alien Tuning 03B33DDF_BE63AAAEBE49A3C1_00000003
Client_CASModifierTuning_Teen_Alien Sim Data 545AC67A_BE63AAAEBE49A3C1_00ABFFCF
Client_CASModifierTuning_Teen_Vampire Tuning 03B33DDF_3094DEBB30BE6666_00000011
Client_CASModifierTuning_Teen_Vampire Sim Data 545AC67A_3094DEBB30BE6666_00ABFFCF
Client_CASModifierTuning_Teen_Witch Tuning 03B33DDF_199A4F150F33F6F5_00000015
Client_CASModifierTuning_Teen_Witch Sim Data 545AC67A_199A4F150F33F6F5_00ABFFCF
Client_CASModifierTuning_Teen_Mermaid Tuning 03B33DDF_6BBB96F4B8CDE5DD_0000001C
Client_CASModifierTuning_Teen_Mermaid Sim Data 545AC67A_6BBB96F4B8CDE5DD_00ABFFCF

The only mod I am aware will conflict would be CaS Modifiers bugfix: Aging & Randomization by Shimrod101 although that mod may no longer work anyway since the other modifiers used in it seem to have been removed from the game files.

Additional Credits:
MorphMaker,
Sims4Studio,
s4pe.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MMautoShorterTeensShortest.zip.zip | Alternate version to make Teens even shorter. Same height as NiveaSimsCC's Teen preset.

Size: 23.8 KB · Downloads: 4,226 · 26th May 2020
23.8 KB 4,226 26th May 2020
MMautoShorterTeensShortestPlusEarsUnlocker.zip.zip | For players who want the shortest Teens and also use Khisule's pointy ears unlocker.

Size: 23.9 KB · Downloads: 2,487 · 26th May 2020
23.9 KB 2,487 26th May 2020
MMautoShorterTeensPlusEarsUnlocker.zip | Same as basic file but also unlocks pointed ear manipulation for users of Khitsule's unlocker.

Size: 23.9 KB · Downloads: 2,507 · 26th May 2020
23.9 KB 2,507 26th May 2020
MMautoShorterTeens.zip | Basic mod to make Teens shorter. Main download.

Size: 23.9 KB · Downloads: 24,885 · 26th May 2020
23.9 KB 24,885 26th May 2020
HeightAdjustmentGuide.zip | Only required if you want to alter the default height for this mod.

Size: 6.1 KB · Downloads: 3,974 · 22nd May 2020
6.1 KB 3,974 22nd May 2020
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#101 Old 12th Jul 2020 at 1:33 PM
Wow! I can't remember when the teen size disappeared. Nevermind, I'm gonna try this. Thanks
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THANKS POST
#102 Old 17th Jul 2020 at 7:49 PM
Thank you so much for this! Now I can finally have some height difference between the child stage and the YA adult stage :)
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#103 Old 22nd Jul 2020 at 2:51 AM
Awesome. Thanks.
Test Subject
#104 Old 24th Jul 2020 at 4:06 PM
Does it still work with yesterday's update?
Mad Poster
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#105 Old 24th Jul 2020 at 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ChofisAquino
Does it still work with yesterday's update?

Yes. Unless new life states or alterations to how CAS generates Teens are added to the game then this file should rarely need updating.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Test Subject
#106 Old 17th Aug 2020 at 5:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Menaceman44
Yes. Unless new life states or alterations to how CAS generates Teens are added to the game then this file should rarely need updating.

¡GREAT! Thanks for this mod.
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#107 Old 10th Sep 2020 at 9:17 PM
conflict with any existing hight mods?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#108 Old 11th Sep 2020 at 2:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Trash_45678
conflict with any existing hight mods?

None that I know of and nobody has reported any issues. This isn't a slider so it shouldn't conflict with height sliders and should be possible to use both types of mod at the same time.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Test Subject
#109 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 9:33 PM
after updating the game the shorter auto height teen stopped working, is anyone getting this issue too?
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#110 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 10:21 PM
I played only a few days ago and had a Child alien age up to a Teen and both her alien form and disguised form changed to the shorter height correctly.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Test Subject
#111 Old 27th Sep 2020 at 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by iSaif96
after updating the game the shorter auto height teen stopped working, is anyone getting this issue too?



This is no longer working for me either. I love this mod! I hope it works again soon
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