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Fatal Flaws

by oxco Posted 2nd Nov 2020 at 11:23 AM - Updated 16th May 2021 at 5:25 AM by oxco
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
5/15/21: Parenthood Global Flavor added
5/11/21: Global Flavor Added

4/19/21: I checked the FatalFlaws v2 compatibility with the most recent update and the mod worked fine please message me if you have problem

This mod will add a random bad trait to a sim!

Default:
Add a random bad trait to the active sim.
To activate the mod type
Code:
flaw
into the cheat console when the desired sim is active the mod will then assign a bad trait to the active sim. This only works for young adult, adult and elder sims. The parenthood flavor includes the negative character reward traits.

Global Flavor:
When any sim (either played or NPC) is loaded into the world a random bad trait will be added to them. If a 4th bad trait is not added upon initial spawn the randomly generated trait may have either conflicted with the sim's existing traits or you may not have the pack that the trait is from. However, if you have the sim travel, a new flaw will be generated for any "flawless" sims.


To remove the bad trait use the cheat
Code:
traits.remove_trait Trait_TraitName


Traits that may be added:



This is my first mod! I always thought that the sims 4 was too easy so I was inspired by the trait system in the sims medieval to make the game a little harder. Please reach out with any questions about compatibility or problems.

5/11/21: I finally finished the global version of the mod!!! I am so excited to share it with you all!! I stepped away from modding for a bit but my spark has reignited! Anyways, I hope you enjoy the new global version I will be putting out a flavor that includes the parenthood traits soon so keep your eyes open.
Also I got my username changed because I originally made this account when I was 12...

5/15/21: I added the parenthood flavor! Not much has changed but the list of flaws has expanded. There is an embedded check in both global mods that prevents any trait from being added from a pack the player doesn't own (e.g. if you don't have parenthood you can still play with the parenthood version). I have one last very exciting surprise flavor that I want to publish then I think I will be moving on to other things (unless something breaks)


Credit:
Chinyu1023's More CAS Traits for Sims Mod (I used their mod for the xml tuning to allow the addition of a 4th trait)

This mod is incompatible with Chinyu1023's More CAS Traits for Sims Mod


Additional Credits:
Chinyu1023's More CAS Traits for Sims Mod
Tags: #flaw, #moretraits, #traits, #trait

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
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FatalFlaws_Global_Parenthood_Oxco.zip

Size: 6.3 KB · Downloads: 1,204 · 16th May 2021
6.3 KB 1,204 16th May 2021
OxcoFatalFlawsGlobal.zip

Size: 6.0 KB · Downloads: 839 · 12th May 2021
6.0 KB 839 12th May 2021
FatalFlaws_Parenthood_13pigpen.zip

Size: 4.6 KB · Downloads: 3,365 · 3rd Nov 2020
4.6 KB 3,365 3rd Nov 2020
FatalFlaws_v2_13pigpen.zip | Fatal Flaws v2 fixed last exception

Size: 4.4 KB · Downloads: 5,065 · 3rd Nov 2020
4.4 KB 5,065 3rd Nov 2020
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19 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#2 Old 2nd Nov 2020 at 1:19 PM
Great concept, will look forward to more optimization for this lovely mod, things like assigning flaws globally to all sims, and having some custom flaws also will make this mod something special
Test Subject
Original Poster
#3 Old 2nd Nov 2020 at 8:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KaneKane
Great concept, will look forward to more optimization for this lovely mod, things like assigning flaws globally to all sims, and having some custom flaws also will make this mod something special


Ahh!! Thank you so much for the feedback!! I am currently looking into how to globally assign the traits hopefully I will be able to make a new flavor soon with the updates
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#4 Old 3rd Nov 2020 at 11:27 AM
I really love this thank you so much for making it! would you maybe consider adding the parenthood traits? I like to assign them myself with cheats when I play with premades for example, but with your mod it would be a lot more random and fun
Inventor
#5 Old 3rd Nov 2020 at 9:47 PM
This mod is interesting, but unfortunately I had to delete this mod, because it was causing a last exception when loading a household right after startup. I uploaded LE file here if that helps you anyhow.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 3rd Nov 2020 at 11:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jinnjar
I really love this thank you so much for making it! would you maybe consider adding the parenthood traits? I like to assign them myself with cheats when I play with premades for example, but with your mod it would be a lot more random and fun


I am so glad I was able to enhance your gameplay!! I added a new version of the mod where I extended the list of negative traits to include the negative character reward traits from parenthood so please check that out! if you want a version where it only adds the character reward traits I could make that modification pretty easily so let me know
Test Subject
Original Poster
#7 Old 4th Nov 2020 at 12:00 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anhaeyn
This mod is interesting, but unfortunately I had to delete this mod, because it was causing a last exception when loading a household right after startup. I uploaded LE file here if that helps you anyhow.


Thanks for letting me know I think I was able to fix it. Can you try downloading the new version and let me know if you have any problems?
Inventor
#8 Old 4th Nov 2020 at 10:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by 13pigpen
Thanks for letting me know I think I was able to fix it. Can you try downloading the new version and let me know if you have any problems?

Thanks for quick answer and fix. I downloaded new version (and parenthood addon too) and haven't got any last exceptions on startup so far.
Test Subject
#9 Old 4th Nov 2020 at 5:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by 13pigpen
I am so glad I was able to enhance your gameplay!! I added a new version of the mod where I extended the list of negative traits to include the negative character reward traits from parenthood so please check that out! if you want a version where it only adds the character reward traits I could make that modification pretty easily so let me know

Thank you for adding my idea and updating your mod so quickly! I'm personnally happy with your version and don't feel like I need a separated version
The only thing is, it seems to be missing the 'insensitive' parenthood trait, or maybe you left it out on purpose? (it's okay if you did )
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 4th Nov 2020 at 11:22 PM
I'm interested in this mod, but I'm wondering how it works - If a sim already has a trait like materialistic or snob (traits that I sometimes use for my sims) is there a chance of this mod duplicating those traits or will it only assign a trait that the sim does not already have? If a sim has a trait like "good" can "mean" be assigned, even though those traits conflict with each other? If a sim has one of the "positive" Parenthood reward traits, can the mod assign the opposite negative one?

Mods rock my sox.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#11 Old 5th Nov 2020 at 10:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupusdragon
I'm interested in this mod, but I'm wondering how it works - If a sim already has a trait like materialistic or snob (traits that I sometimes use for my sims) is there a chance of this mod duplicating those traits or will it only assign a trait that the sim does not already have? If a sim has a trait like "good" can "mean" be assigned, even though those traits conflict with each other? If a sim has one of the "positive" Parenthood reward traits, can the mod assign the opposite negative one?


Oh yeah I definitely check the sims' existing traits. So to write the mod I checked for any conflicts with existing traits and I also check if the sim already has the trait. If there are any problems an error message will pop up in the cheat console saying that there is a conflict and asks the user to try again. On like the coding side I used all the same functions that the sims team uses to check to make sure a trait is able to be added.

This is a great question I am going to add more to the description. I wasn't sure how much detail to go into so I am glad you showed an interest
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 21st Jan 2021 at 4:05 PM
Does it need an update?
Test Subject
#13 Old 10th Apr 2021 at 1:47 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by justpass11
Does it need an update?

Yes I removed it from my game in feb due to weird interactions in build mode. Just checked back now for updates.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#14 Old 12th May 2021 at 11:24 AM
mod updated with the addition of the Italian translation
Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_h...iew?usp=sharing
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#15 Old 17th Jun 2021 at 6:06 PM
I love this mod and completely agree with the idea behind it. This game is too easy. I was wondering though is there a way it can be made compatible with More Cas Traits at some point?
Test Subject
#16 Old 22nd Jun 2021 at 2:38 AM
This is such a great idea! I'm a little confused how it works though -- so I enter my game and type "flaw" in the cheat box? I tried that and didn't notice any new traits for my sim I have a couple of Vicky Sim's traits installed, would that cause any conflicts?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#17 Old 12th Jul 2021 at 10:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmandaPanda1200
This is such a great idea! I'm a little confused how it works though -- so I enter my game and type "flaw" in the cheat box? I tried that and didn't notice any new traits for my sim I have a couple of Vicky Sim's traits installed, would that cause any conflicts?


Which flavor did you download? The global flavor does not require a cheat only the original one does. But, if you put the cheat in when it isn't needed nothing bad will happen.
Test Subject
#18 Old 24th Jul 2021 at 11:31 AM
Is this working with the new patch (version 1.77)? Thanks!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#19 Old 28th Jul 2021 at 1:04 PM
Oooh I love this mod, its easily become one of my favorites and has added a lot of depth and challenge to my gameplay. I was also wondering if its still working with the 1.77 patch or if it needs an update?
Test Subject
#20 Old 30th Jul 2021 at 2:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by oxco
Which flavor did you download? The global flavor does not require a cheat only the original one does. But, if you put the cheat in when it isn't needed nothing bad will happen.

I just realized now that you responded to my comment! Thank you so much, I was able to get it to work!