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Secondary Aspiration Attraction

by HobbesED Posted 6th Jun 2020 at 4:28 PM - Updated 17th Jul 2020 at 5:35 PM by HobbesED
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Update 2 - June 18, 2020: cleaned up SecondaryAspirationAttraction version to remove unused code which could cause blank or unusual pop-up boxes from other mods
Update 1- June 09, 2020: Added RomanceMod version
With permission granted by him (Thank you JMP!), support for Pescado's RomanceMod is now available. If you currently use RomanceMod and want Secondary Aspiration Attraction as well, then download romancemod-AL - and replace your current RomanceMod with it. This version should be compatible with all EPs FreeTime and above including Ultimate Collection.

If you don't use Pescado's RomanceMod, then download
Secondary Aspiration Attraction

Romance Sims inherently have poor chemistry with Family Sims. But shouldn't a Romance Sim who has Family as their secondary aspiration have more chemistry with that Family Sim? And what if that Family Sim has Romance as their secondary aspiration? Shouldn't there be even more attraction between those Sims? In Sims2, they are all treated the same with the same poor chemistry regardless of their secondary aspirations.

Pleasure Sims dislike Knowledge Sims. Popularity Sims dislike Knowledge Sims. Shouldn't a Pleasure/Popularity Sim dislike a Knowledge Sim even more? Not according to the game's developers.

Sims' attraction scores were added in Sims2 with Nightlife. When secondary aspirations were added in Freetime, the attraction system was not updated to incorporate secondary aspirations when calculating Sim chemistry.

With Secondary Aspiration Attraction that changes; secondary aspirations will contribute to the chemistry between Sims. For example that Romance/Family Sim will have improved chemistry with any Family sim. And should that Family Sim happen to be Family/Romance, the two will have even more attraction to one another. Similarly, Pleasure/Popularity Sims will have even less chemistry with Knowledge Sims than before.

What it does: Secondary Aspiration Attraction is a Global Mod which adjusts the attraction score between two Sims by taking into account their secondary aspirations. The attraction score that the game provides (which is based on the Sims primary aspirations and other attraction modifiers like Astrological Sign) is now increased or decreased based upon those secondary aspirations and the relationship they have with the primary aspirations of the two Sims. As a result, this new attraction score may change the number of "lightning bolts" of chemistry the two Sims have. If neither Sim has their secondary aspiration set, the mod does nothing and no changes are made to the attraction score.

What it doesn't do: Secondary Aspiration Attraction does not display anything on the screen nor does it affect any other attraction inputs such as Astrological Sign, Turn Ons and Turn Offs, or Personality.

Game Requirements: Nightlife and Freetime EPs

Game Resources Affected: Secondary Aspiration Attraction is a Global Mod which uses BHAV 0x03DA and modifies BHAV 0x0402. It will conflict with other mods which use or modify these BHAVS.

Known conflicts: Simler90's Romantic Standards.

Tested With: Two different configurations (1) all EPs except Mansions and Gardens and (2) the Sims2 Ultimate Collection.

Installation instructions: Install the package file in your Sims 2 Downloads folder

Removal instructions: Simply delete the package file from your Sims 2 Downloads folder. Chemistry scores will be reset the next time the Sims interact.

Thanks to Cyjon for the "Study of Chemistry in The Sims 2" ( which provided the inspiration for this mod.
Thanks to Chris Hatch for his programming assistance and feedback.

      Global Mods: Mods that change the way the game works without requiring any user intervention.

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

Nightlife Free Time
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Secondary Aspiration Attraction adjusts the chemistry between Sims by using their secondary aspirations

Size: 1.7 KB · Downloads: 11,979 · 18th Jun 2020
1.7 KB 11,979 18th Jun 2020
romancemod-AL -

Size: 9.2 KB · Downloads: 2,595 · 9th Jun 2020
9.2 KB 2,595 9th Jun 2020
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Field Researcher
#26 Old 13th Jun 2020 at 10:04 AM
Thanks so much for adding the romancemod version!
#27 Old 13th Jun 2020 at 12:13 PM
Does this work with ACR and Inteen? Which I have both.
13th Jun 2020 at 11:51 PM
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#28 Old 15th Jun 2020 at 1:22 PM
Originally Posted by NewSimgirl2011
Does this work with ACR and Inteen? Which I have both.

It definitely works with Inteen as I use that mod in my game.

sadananas in a post above says that it works with ACR, although I don't use that and didn't test with it. In my quick check of the ACR 2.0 code, I did not see use of either of the two BHAVs which would cause conflict.

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Field Researcher
#29 Old 18th Jun 2020 at 11:16 PM
Thanks so much for making this awesome mod! I can't believe this wasn't already a thing! Its so great that you made a version with Romance Mod too
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 5th Aug 2020 at 3:59 PM
I've been wanting something like this for ages. Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#31 Old 3rd Oct 2020 at 1:49 AM
Thank you, this is great!
Test Subject
#32 Old 31st Dec 2020 at 10:28 PM
It should be in vanilla!
Test Subject
#33 Old 9th Feb 2021 at 8:00 PM
Thank you so much!
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