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Hug Lovingly for Best Friends and More

by lazarusinashes Posted 7th Apr 2021 at 12:17 AM
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Please note that this mod requires Parenthood!

This simple tuning mod allows Sims to hug their best friends (including Evil best friends) lovingly. It also allows them to hug family they aren't directly related to. For example, if a Sim raised you and they're not technically your parent, you can now hug them lovingly.

This was a problem in my last legacy challenge. There were always four Sims a generation: two of my heirs and their partners. Consequently, one heir couldn't hug the other heir's parents lovingly. This is a simple mod that rectifies that.

Technical stuff: The way this works is that the interaction has a test condition for relationships, and in order for the interaction to be available, the two Sims have to match any relationship bit. In plain English, the interaction is only available if your Sim has one of the relationship bits in the code. Previously, it only included Sims that were directly related (father, cousin, sister, and so on) with some exceptions (significant others and care dependents before they become adults). You only need one bit to pass the game's test. This mod adds lines for the positive acquired Parenthood bits and the Best Friends bits. Here's the full list of relationship bits that have been added:
  • friendship-bff (Best Friends)
  • friendship-bff-Evil (Henchmen -- BFFs for Evil)
  • familyRelationshipBitsAcquired_Sibling_HighRel_LowRival (Super Siblings)
  • familyRelationshipBitsAcquired_Sibling_HighRel_HighRival (Thick as Thieves)
  • familyRelationshipBitsAcquired_Parent_MaxRel_LowAuth (Mommy/Daddy Dearest)
  • familyRelationshipBitsAcquired_Parent_MaxRel_HighAuth (Oh Captain, My Captain)
  • familyRelationshipBitsAcquired_Parent_HighRel_LowAuth (Happy Childhood)
  • familyRelationshipBitsAcquired_Parent_HighRel_HighAuth (Grateful Guide)
  • familyRelationshipBitsAcquired_Child_HighRel_HighAuth (Guided Hand)
  • familyRelationshipBitsAcquired_Child_HighRel_LowAuth (Provided Happy Childhood)
  • familyRelationshipBitsAcquired_Child_MaxRel_HighAuth (Respected Heir)
  • familyRelationshipBitsAcquired_Child_MaxRel_LowAuth (Daddy's/Mommy's Boy/Girl)

This mod modifies E882D22F!00000012!0000000000027B5F.mixer_social_LovingHug.InteractionTuning 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 + 1 GPs
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[lazarusinashes] Hug Lovingly for Best Friends and

Size: 5.3 KB · Downloads: 2,225 · 7th Apr 2021
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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
2 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts
Test Subject
#2 Old 8th Apr 2021 at 6:17 AM
Hey, your package contains spaces in its name, might want to change that. Pretty sure it's not good to have spaces in them. Thanks for the mod!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#3 Old 8th Apr 2021 at 8:15 AM
Originally Posted by WaveRaider
Hey, your package contains spaces in its name, might want to change that. Pretty sure it's not good to have spaces in them. Thanks for the mod!

Spaces in a package are totally fine. I've never had a problem.

Actually, based on a quick read, it seems they can make the game load slower. That hasn't been the case for me, but I'll watch it going forward.