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Less Bubble Blower Coughing

by lazarusinashes Posted 23rd Feb 2021 at 12:33 AM - Updated 24th Feb 2021 at 10:09 AM by misophorism
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Please note that this requires City Living!

A small tuning mod that dramatically reduces the chances of failure when using the Bubble Blower. Sims who are new will still cough while using it, but they grow accustomed to it quicker.

Here's how it works: the Bubble Blower calculates the chances of success or failure based on your Sim's familiarity with the object, which goes up every time they use it. The game keeps track of this and gives your Sim a "score" of sorts. For example, your Sim's familiarity with it could be 62.

There is a kind of floor and ceiling to failure, meaning that anything less than a certain number -- like 50 -- always results in failure, and anything more -- like 75 -- almost always results in success. Between that is a gray area where a Sim can either succeed or fail at using it. Using that same score of 62, it'd be a toss-up on whether or not your Sim succeeds.

This mod reduces the floor to 7 for each cartridge and lowers the ceiling to 20. This makes it so that once your Sim is acquainted with it, your Sim will almost always succeed in using the Bubble Blower, regardless of what cartridge you've selected. I say "almost" because Sims can still fail after they exit that range, but it's about 80/20 for success/failure. Regardless, you'll know when you're nearing that spot when you click on it and the text turns from "Try/Use" to "Unwind."

Be aware that each cartridge has a "multiplier" to it, meaning that the game has been coded to make some cartridges harder than others. If you don't notice much of an effect from the default version, try the multiplier version which changes each multiplier to 1. You cannot use both!

The mod modifies E882D22F!00000018!0000000000020A27.BubbleBlower_Use_mixer.InteractionTuning.xml and anything else that does so will conflict with it!

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 City Living
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Less Bubble Blower Coughing Multiplier

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Less Bubble Blower

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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 23rd Feb 2021 at 8:19 AM
You got the wrong pack, the bubble blower is from City Living, not Get Together :P
Test Subject
Original Poster
#3 Old 23rd Feb 2021 at 11:08 AM
Originally Posted by Maars
You got the wrong pack, the bubble blower is from City Living, not Get Together :P

Oh you're right! I'm so dumb. Thank you!
Test Subject
#4 Old 2nd Apr 2021 at 12:09 PM
Yeah... did annoy me hell of a lot. So, thanks for creating and sharing, much appreciated!!
Test Subject
#5 Old 21st Apr 2021 at 4:35 PM
Great idea. I was so tired of Sims wanting to use the bubble blower and then acting like they'd been hooked up to a chimney pipe. Thank you.