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Graveyard Lot Trait

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Uploaded 14th Aug 2020 at 1:16 PM · Updated 24th Nov 2021 at 9:12 PM by Simularity : updates and fixes


This lot trait will turn any generic lot into a proper graveyard perfect for all of your deceased Sims to move to as their final resting place... if they wish to rest that is! During the day, the graveyard will be populated with mourners paying their respects to lost loved ones. At night, the graveyard will be haunted by those whom have been lost. The lot trait may include a few more surprises as well. Read on... if you dare!

Here are the features currently included in this trait mod:
  • At 9am to before 10pm: NPC mourners appear to grieve at the graveyard.
  • At 10pm to before 5am: NPC ghosts appear to haunt the graveyard.
  • Timed emotional buffs will affect your Sim as soon as they step foot in the graveyard and at different times of day/night.
  • Your Sim will also receive emotional buffs when they finally leave the graveyard.
  • Special buffs for Vampires at different times of day/night though the Vampires Game Pack is not required for this Lot Trait to work. It's just a bonus!
  • Special buffs for Evil, Squeamish, and Gloomy Sims rather than the default buffs all other Sims get.
  • Special buffs for Alien Sims though the Get to Work Expansion Pack (from which Aliens come from) is not required for this lot trait to work. It’s just a bonus!

Here are some of the mood buffs you can expect with this trait mod but there might be more:

v1.61 - This is a big update! I added several new buffs for various types of Sims including ghost Sims who will no longer react the same way as normal Sims but have their own special buffs. This is thanks to a suggestion from a fan. (Thank you!) Another part of that fan’s suggestion was to keep Sims with the Brave trait from being scared in the Graveyard at night so that is also a new feature. I also realized that when the Grim Reaper appeared he was scared of himself. Whoops! That is now fixed. I also increased some autonomy actions and made several other improvements that I can’t quite remember at the moment. Needless to say, I put a LOT of work into updating/upgrading this lot trait over the past few days. I hope you like the improvements and please let me know if you think of any other ways it can be improved. I’m always open to suggestions and I check my email often.

Oh, one more thing, many of the translations may now be out of date. If you translated this lot trait before, please contact me if you are able to provide an update! If you would like to provide a brand-new translation, you can still contact me! The Russian translation by wild_guy HAS been updated but it's the only one to be updated so far.

To use this trait you'll need to go into Build Mode on any given lot. Start by selecting the Venue Type as "Generic" as that seems to be the best choice for a graveyard thus far. Then go to Lot Traits panel and select "Graveyard" which should be this lot trait. See the preview image at the top of this post to see what the lot trait icon and description should look like in the game.

As for the lot itself; build to your heart's content or do a search in the official Sims 4 gallery for #graveyard or #cemetery and I'm sure you'll find something to your liking. The lot trait will work with any type of lot other than residential type lots.

For the mourners and other Sims to mourn autonomously, they must have something to mourn! Blank tombstones and urns from debug won’t work (I tried). You need actual dead Sims for them to mourn. So, either wait until a Sim dies of natural causes or… uh… don’t wait. Then put the tombstone/urn on the graveyard lot so that the mourners and others will start doing their thing.

Simplified and Traditional Chinese by Ciway,
German by andi_paradise,
Portuguese by Francine,
Italian by Stefano,
Spanish by Josué,
Czech by Mikaela,
Russian by wild_guy,
French by Cocoooo01.

KawaiiStacie (creator of the popular Slice of Life mod) first created a Graveyard Lot Trait mod that was similar to this but has since abandoned that mod and it is no longer available anywhere for download. I created this new lot trait from scratch on my own. I would still like to give props to KawaiiStacie for coming up with the original idea and inspiring me to create my own graveyard lot trait. Thank you.
I created this trait mod using the Mod Constructor v4 by Zerbu. I wish to thank Kutto and Lumpinou from Zerbu's Realm Discord channel for their essential help in creating this lot trait. I also utilized Sims 4 Studio for several edits so thank you to the team behind that program as well. I would like to thank DeathPoke1qa for making the suggestion that I alter the trait to behave differently for vampires and evil Sims which I now have. I may be making more edits in the future because of their suggestions and others. Thank you to MizoreYukii of the Creator Musings Discord channel for helping me figure out the venue restrictions on all my lot traits!

Tags: #graveyard, #lot trait, #cemetery, #cemeteries, #graves, #tomb, #ghosts, #vampires, #mourners, #rip