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Picked upload! Zodiac Traits!

by NatashaEllenx Posted 2nd Feb 2018 at 3:41 PM - Updated 25th Mar 2018 at 11:44 AM by NatashaEllenx : updated discription
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
NOTE It's looking like a few people are receiving llama images instead of the actual icons. Although the traits are BGC, some of the icons may not be depending on which pack the icon came with. For example, I saw that someone could not see the 'Leo' icon, which should be the Yorier Voidcritter and in fact, they did not have the Kids Stuff Pack which voidcritters and some other icons came with. Unfortunately, you cannot use custom icons in Trait Constructor as of yet and although it's a little annoying, the traits still work fine without the icons until or if ever the constructor is updated. Thank you

UPDATED MOD! Traits now available as reward traits! (See below for more info!)

Welcome to my set of Zodiac Traits!
Option 1
I have created a set of all 12 Zodiac Signs to use in The Sims 4 as traits. These traits use the fun emotion system provided in The Sims 4 and will affect your sims day to day life. Using these traits works similar to how the 'Gloomy' or 'Jealous' traits work in The Sims 4. For example, 'Gloomy' sims have the increased ability to have the 'Sad' moodlet - these Zodiac traits will work similar to that. However, the Zodiac traits each have TWO emotions attached to them instead of only one.

Each Zodiac sign has two assigned 'characteristics' which I have chosen through researching how each Zodiac sign typically acts. One 'characteristic' will be a strength and the other will be a weakness. Each 'characteristic' also then has an assigned emotion from the collection we have in game. (Of which I will leave a key below for those Simmers that would rather know what each trait has instead of finding out through gameplay.) The emotions assigned to these 'characteristics' are set up as 'occasional events' and can happen at any time. That means you may have the possibility of both moodlets for the 'strength' and 'weakness' showing up at the same time. It's nothing to worry about - your sim is just feeling particularly relatable to their zodiac that day haha! (See Virgo screenshot for evidence of this.) You will find all your Zodiac Traits in the 'Lifestyle' category in CAS.
Proximity Buff:Sims with the same Zodiac trait will receive a 'confident' moodlet as long as they are around that sim. As soon as they move away, the moodlet will disappear.
Whims: Your sims will also have the possibility to receive whims associated with the Zodiac trait. A lot of these are used in association with their emotion. For example, if your sim is a Virgo they are predisposed to having some 'sad' whims such as 'Cry it out'. Each trait has at least 4 whims that could possibly appear. These whims are quite rare to show up as I wanted to include them, however, did not want them to take over your sims normal whims - as in real life, your Zodiac sign does not rule over every aspect of your life.

The Zodiac Traits 'characteristics' are set to a;
+1 Buff Emotion Weight
120 (2 Hours) in Game Buff Duration
40% Chance

Why I Have Chosen These Settings:
I chose to set the 'characteristics' like this as I didn't want sims to be overwhelmed with a handful of different emotions, because that's not fun to play with. I playtested with 4 hour duration for each 'characteristic' and it was way too much, it felt like the Zodiac signs were literally ruling the sims lives when they should just be a little added bonus fun to mix things up, I moved this down to 2 hours each and it seemed to work much better. I also play tested at 50% chance and it still felt like the buffs were showing up a little bit too often so moving this down to 40% seemed to help. HOWEVER, if anyone wants to give feedback after playing and feel like these settings need to be changed please let me know.

The Zodiac signs characteristics and corresponding emotions:
Aries - energetic and impatient (energized and angry) Buffs: 'Pumped Up!' and 'Hurry Up'
Taurus - reliable and stubborn (confident and angry) Buffs: 'You Can Count on Me' and 'I'm Right and You're Wrong'
Gemini - affectionate and inconstant (flirty and dazed) Buffs: 'Feeling the Love' and 'Feeling Flighty'
Cancer - loyalty and sensitive (happy and sad) Buffs: 'Always Loyal' and 'Ouch...My Feelings'
Leo - cheerful/funny and vain (playful and flirty) Buffs: 'Happy Days' and 'Don't I Look Fantastic!'
Virgo - observer and critical (focused and sad) Buffs: 'Nicely Observed' and 'Could Have Done Better...'
Libra - diplomatic and indecisive (focused and embarrassed) Buffs: 'A String Diplomat' and 'I Can't Decide'
Scorpio - determined and jealous (inspired and tense) Buffs: 'Zest For Life' and 'Yes, I'm Jealous'
Sagittarius - joker and restless (playful and bored) Buffs: 'Great Banter' and 'Ants In Your Pants'
Capricorn - disciplined and pessimistic (focused and uncomfortable) Buffs: 'Fueled By Discipline' and 'Prophet of Doom'
Aquarius - adventurous and aloof (energized and tense) Buffs: 'Let's Go On An Adventure' and 'Holding Back...'
Pisces - imaginative and sad/fearful (inspired and sad) Buffs: 'Let Your Imagination Run Wild' and 'Sad Feelings...'

Reward Trait (Option 2)
For those of us who can't bear the thought of giving up one of the already limited trait spaces, you can now add these traits as reward traits! Just replace your files with the new specific 'reward trait' files. I recommend only having ONE option in game, although I don't think anything bad will happen if you have both, it will just make life simpler for yourself. To equip the reward traits open your cheat box by using 'ctrl + shift + c' and then type in 'testingcheats on' or 'testingcheats true' and equip the trait you wish to have using the list below.

traits.equip_trait Aries
traits.equip_trait Taurus
traits.equip_trait Gemini
traits.equip_trait Cancer
traits.equip_trait Leo
traits.equip_trait Virgo
traits.equip_trait Libra
traits.equip_trait Scorpio
traits.equip_trait Sagittarius
traits.equip_trait Capricorn
traits.equip_trait Aquarius
traits.equip_trait Pisces
NOTE: Please don't take these traits/characteristics too seriously. The characteristics I have chosen are only 'typical' of the zodiac and not meant to upset or anger anyone. They do not always apply to each person in real life. Just like real life zodiac signs, you may or may not identify with these 'typical traits' that the astrological world has assigned. It really is a bit of light-hearted fun so please don't take this too seriously or literally.

As of yet, these traits do not affect skill level, career level or help in increasing/decreasing relationship. This is something I am looking to do further down the line possibly in a future update. As of now, they are just a simple mod to help you experience more emotions within the game and hopefully give your sims that tiny bit more character.

Any questions? Please ask! And make sure to let me know of anything that's gone wrong with the traits (especially if I've made any silly spelling mistakes or missed off any buff icons anywhere!)
My Twitter is @NatashaEllenx if anyone needs anything or wants to share any pictures of using the traits in game!

Additional Credits:
Big thanks to Zerbu and The Sims 4 Mod Constructor V3!
Also thanks to http://www.astrology-zodiac-signs.com/ which helped me a lot in researching.
AND BIG THANKS to Deligracy on YouTube for reviewing this mod! Check it out if you want to look before you download https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMqBO50SmkM&t=1s
Thanks to Emile20 here on modthesims for creating the traits into reward traits for me! <3

Up to date with current patch

This is a multi-part download:

You do not need to install both of these files. Please only choose one set of traits to download.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ZodiacTraits1.3.7z 61.7 KB 31,926 2nd Feb 2018
ZodiacTraitsasRewardsbyEmile20.7z 67.3 KB 17,030 17th Feb 2018
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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:
No Extraction Required (Script Mods):
1. Cut and paste the .zip file(s) 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\
Script mods need to be placed directly in \Mods or one level below that (e.g. \Mods\Scripts) – sub-folders nested any deeper won’t work.
Extraction Required (Everything Else):
1. Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
2. Cut and paste the .package file(s) 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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