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Bugfixes - It's a Crying Shame

by scumbumbo Posted 29th Dec 2017 at 12:35 AM - Updated 14th Nov 2018 at 1:06 AM by scumbumbo : Updated script for 1.47.49 game update
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Updated 11-13-2018 - Updated the BucksPerkTest script to work with the latest game patch 1.47.49.

Mod Description

This contains two separate bugfixes for errors which prevent Sims being woken by, and reacting to, loud noises while asleep. In particular, this prevents Sims from having crying babies wake them up during their sleep.

The bugfixes are separated so you can choose one or both of them:
  • BucksPerkTest - This addresses an assumption made by the script that tests various aspiration and club perk tests. In the event that a required game pack for the test is not installed, the test alway returns a false result, which may not be the required case if the absence of a particular perk is supposed to be tested. This adds a test for this and returns true when appropriate. Specifically, if you don't have the Vampires pack, then your Sims are probably not vampires and so they can't possibly have the perk which prevents them from being woken up by loud noises.
  • Loud Noise Reaction - A bug in the XML code for the loud noise reaction when being woken up resulted in the Sim being required to be both standing and not standing. Since this is a relatively impossible situation for even the most dexterous of Sims they will never react by holding their ears in annoyance. This removes the requirement that Sims should be not standing and forces them to stand to react - since they are standing from waking up anyway this seemed the best fix.

Neither of these bugfixes are required if you haven't noticed or don't care about the issues they affect. I'll be reporting them to EAxis so that hopefully they will be fixed soon anyway.

A couple of further notes regarding the BucksPerkTest fix:
  • Although the BucksPerkTest was written to address the issue with Sims being awoken by crying babies, there may be other tests which fail due to the same bug. So just having the Vampires pack doesn't fix the issue, only a proper patch to the code will do so.
  • There may be unintended side effects of this test working properly, particularly if an XML coder at EAxis did something in their XML as a workaround for some tests. I haven't noticed any strange issues yet, but I've only tested the game for a few hours with the fixed code. If your Sim's heads start exploding (or even something more mundane) please remove the BucksPerkTest fix and let me know. I'll look into whether the issue you've seen was caused by this change if possible (I only have a small handful of packs).

Installation and Compatibility

The BucksPerkTest fix is a script mod, so simply unzip the file contained in the download into your mods folder (or a maximum of one subfolder deep). You must have script mods enabled for the fix to load.

The LoudNoiseReaction fix is a standard XML package mod, so unzip the file contained in the download into your mods folder, or any subfolder. Script mods need not be enabled.

These bugfixes were written for version 1.44.77.1020 (June 19, 2018) of the game, and may not be compatible with earlier versions. Please watch patch notes to see if either of these bugs get addressed in future game patches, at which point these fixes can and should be removed.

Additional Credits
  • As always, thanks to Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool
  • Special thanks to Aberlour A'Bunadh Scotch for helping me cope with the hours spent trying to figure out why my stupid Sims wouldn't wake up when their babies started crying.
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
BUGFIX_LoudNoiseReaction.zip | Description: Fix for the Loud Noise Reaction when Sims are woken up 1.5 KB 2,044 21st Jun 2018
BUGFIX_BucksPerkTest.zip | Description: Fix for a bug in the BucksPerkTest which prevents loud noises from waking Sims 2.9 KB 1,559 14th Nov 2018
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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\
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  • 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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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 4

Built with Game Version: 1.47.49

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Tags: #baby, #babies, #crying, #noise