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Fix: Pets need less Space

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Uploaded: 12th Mar 2024 at 12:32 PM
Updated: 25th Mar 2024 at 3:56 PM
TL;DR
  • with this mod, your pets (cats, dogs, horses) need half of the space for all interactions
  • this mod improves routing for your pets, escpecially for those clunky horses
  • compatible with “Interaction on sloped terrain enabler” by nikel23
  • the pets expansions is required for this mod to do anything
  • Installation: just put all the files in your packages-folder, the usual way, nothing special required, merging is no problem
  • Conflicts: highly unlikely, see below for detail
  • Patch: v1.67/v1.69 (probably works with lower patches as well)

Hey Simmers,
Rudi has a big mod-achievement for you today: it's time for my ninth mod

Just recently I play tested my new awesome house, that's cramped up with clutter and plants all the way up
to the roof. I tested the house with my pets and had to realize, that they aren't able to use
many of the things I placed for them, cause the spaces are just too tight. Also whenever my familiy tried
to interact with their pets, they had to walk through the entire house, cause they had no suitable space left.
But no more! With this mod, those issues will forever be a sorrow of the past.

Explanation - how the mod works
This mod reduces the space that pets (horses, dogs and cats) need for doing things, similar to my other mods. It does this by overwriting the jig size for each pet interaction. A jig is an invisible object that’s auto placed on the ground, while e.g. two sims are talking to each other. Other sims will walk around the other sims talking, cause the jig (placed under the sims talking) obstructs the routing-way for other sims. By default all jigs are quite big, in most cases even way bigger than they need to be. But if you reduce the jig size by a mod, than those interactions are possible even in tiny over-cluttered rooms.
Here an example: Playing guitar has originally a jig, that’s 2x2 boxes/meters big, which meant sims often walk outside the house, cause nowhere is enough free space for this very big jig to place down. I solved this issue with my other mod, by reducing the size of the jig for playing guitar.

Recommended Mods, that further improve routing
How to install
  • Installation: just put all the files in your packages-folder, the usual way, nothing special required, you can merge them as well
  • the pets expansions is required for this mod to do anything

Technical Details
  • Patch: v1.67/v1.69 (probably works with lower patches as well)
  • this mod can’t affect animations
  • this mod can’t affect scripting-errors, that are caught by NRaas-Error-Trap
  • this mod edits the all jigs that came with the Pets expansion pack
  • Conflicts: only if you have a mod installed who's editing exactly this resource as well, but I assume that's highly unlikely
  • use delphys dashboard to check for conflicts

I dearly hope your pets enjoy their new freedom.

Additional Credits:
A BIG THANK YOU to my lovely Beta-Testers: @SimsC, @CardinalSims and @Nemiga
Sims 3 Sound Tool
S3PE
S3OC
@you-will-never-find-me-anymore for letting me use her Bonehilda for my awesome profile picture

AND to this awesome and still alive community of simmers ^^

Happy Simming