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  1. Would it be possible to give us a No Autonomous Browse Web mod? Purty, please? :cheese:

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    2. coolspear


      The attraction to use autonomously does not distinguish between played or un-played NPC sims. It's an all or nothing deal when it comes to autonomy. The only other way to wrangle it would be to edit the hidden buff_appropriateness for pc usage out of the role XML. Each sim is assigned a specific job with an accompanying role for whatever lot they are on, whether community or residential. All the unique roles have hidden appropriate buffs for the dos and don'ts for each venue type. Some will allow pc usage, other will disallow it. But again this leads it back to an all or nothing situation if adding or removing the appropriateness buffs.

      Cloning the pcs and giving them their own new no-auto xmls at least allows for both a do and a don't computer of the same model to be placed on any given lot. The best of both worlds.   

    3. coolspear


      Forgot to mention, another trick I've used in other mods, is to blacklist or whitelist various traits that govern who can and cannot interact with an objects. This approach can get very specific, painstakingly so, because you then have to make sure all sims in the world either have or do not have the traits blacklisted or whitelisted. Hands down it's the most accurate for a barring and allowing system, but so much micromanagement involved as you really have to know all your sims and who's got what traits.

      I use this system mostly to ban unwanted sims turning up at venues. 

    4. theblindbat


      That's what I was afraid of. I was hoping Maxis would have distinguished between played (household but uncontrolled at a moment) sims from totally uncontrolled sims. Oh, well. The custom buyable objects would solve the problem, though.

      Imagine how much easier this would all be if EA had only release an SDK for TS4.

      Anyway, I do appreciate all your work and your time to talk with me. I'll be closely watching any further work you do! :thank-you: (Dang, why do almost all of these emote options make me feel like a preadolescent schoolgirl?)

  2. I joined this site just to find your mods. I was disappointed to find them gone from MTS, so I was very glad to find you were still making them. :)

  3. so glad i found you love your mods especially the hospital and doctor career thanks :D

  4. Hi coolspear, is it Ok if I make a request? . I really like your small mod that included the "nap in bath" option to tubs and I was wondering if you could do something similar to beds? This is actually something from an old shimrod101 mod, "All Beds have the same energy". The mod had an extra bed option called "Relax/daydream", something that was supposedly in the game but never completed.


    Can put a "Relax" option to beds again with a mod?


    Like Miriah said, I sincerely thank you for all the work that you put in to make this game more enjoyable.

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    2. Twoftmama


      Nope, but that's OK. Just please don't do it again. :smile:

    3. Lissa46


      Alright, thank you. Again, I apologize, I didn't mean to cause trouble to you and Coolpsear.

    4. Twoftmama


      You're very welcome! Don't worry about it. Everyone makes mistakes occasionally.

  5. Wondering if I could request a mod from you, @coolspear?   It was actually an idea from someone else, but I thought it would be a great mod as well.   


    Would you consider making a no autonomous drinking tea and/or coffee?


    Thank you so very much for all of your fantastic mods, I don't know what I would do without them.  Probably not play the game at all.

    1. coolspear


      Hello Miriah

      I've just read your post over on MTS in the No auto drinking mod. I've just posted there also that it will indeed conflict with my No Auto Drink From Fridge mod.

      When it come to making tea and coffee no autonomous drinking, I guess you mean from the brewing machines? I did try that once ages ago, but if I recall correctly it was problematic. I can't remember why I didn't persevere with it. Something about it glitching because the sim always has to drink that first cup after brewing. It was a long time ago when I was new to modding, so I gave up back then. The fact that in all this time since no-one else has made a (seemingly easy) no auto mod for it means others may have run into same glitch I did.

      If I ever find the time I may take a look at it again, now that I know how to handle xmls a lot better and could probably find out why it's glitching. Or maybe it was because I was a cack-handed newbie back then and was just doing it wrong. I'll take a second look, out of curiosity. 

    2. Miriah


      Ah thank you so much.  You are such a great guy!

    3. Twoftmama


      Mod requests are not allowed here @Miriah. Please read the forum rules. Thanks!



      *Do not request mod flavors/tweaks, or ask questions about mods in status updates. Ask in the mod's thread.

      *Requests for clothing, objects, or mods are not allowed.



  6. Hello. I am glad you kept modding and only moved. I ma having a slight bit of trouble with this site, though. It is a bit more difficult to wander around. I actually hadn't come here too often before you moved yay for them :). Anyway, I went to the hospital yesterday (in game, lol) and it took forever for the receptionist to help us, my sim was in labor and her hubby was trying to check in. I had to reset him after a while when she finally went back and the Dr finally was there ( he and the nurse were stuck outside). So I was wondering if the mod needed updating.I came here looking to download latest version.hard to find. Just an observation. Hopefully I will get better at it.


    1. coolspear


      Hello there.

      That issue is as old as the Get To Work EP, there from day one. Nothing to do with my mods. Sending your sim to the hospital to give birth has absolutely no connection to the files I used for my Doctor Career mods. I did once try to take a look at why the doctor on duty takes an absolutely criminal amount of time before tending to pregnant sims, but could not see any reason for it. The same story has been told all too frequently on EA Help by non-mod players. Waited so long for doc after checking-in. Clicked on reception again thinking the original check-in must not have been registered. This somehow makes the doc finally move their ass. Go have baby, but then the second check in is still queued so the new parent abandons baby to go attempt another check-in. Whole scenario spoilt through confusion and crap coding. All Maxis I'm afraid. Though I've lost count of how many players over this past year-and-a-bit since I released the mods have PM'd me asking me to take a look at my mods again. I can't blame the players, though. Who wants to believe Maxis is just that rubbish?  The Emergency Pregnancy Event for the career has also been broken for six and a half months now! Guess who also keeps getting blamed for that? Yep, Maxis really are that rubbish and modders take the flak for it.  

    2. caligurl4evr


      lol, I believe it. I often think that many of the CC and mod creators are much more talented than any at Maxis. i really was just letting you know why I came here. I am pretty sure I was missing parts of the mod though. I needed them anyway :)  Grabbed a few more while I was here.

    3. Twoftmama


      @caligurl4evr Questions about mods are not allowed in status updates or on people's profiles. If you have a question then you need to ask in that mod's thread. Please read the forum rules. Thanks!



      * Do not randomly PM people asking for help, post game play related questions in Status Updates, or ask game play related questions on someone's profile. That is what the Help and Support forums are for.

          *Do not request mods, or ask questions about mods in status updates. Ask in the mods thread.



  7. Hi Coolspear. I'm glad to see you're here. Best of luck to you. :) 

  8. I'm so glad I found you on this site! Glad you're here and continuing your hard work.

  9. Hi Coolspear!


    I just came across a mod that you used to have on MTS. It would let me put the Portable Galaxy Lightshow on surfaces. Will you be uploading that here? I'd love to have it!

    1. coolspear


      Hi, sharris8

      I'll be uploading that soon. It'll be in TS4 General Mods section when I upload. On my PC, it's in a folder with other object tweaks, such as No Fade Ceiling Lights, and I'm just working my way through the folders before I finally get to that one. Won't be too long.

    2. coolspear


      Hi, sharris8, the Portable Galaxy Lightshow is up now! Find it in the General Mods section.

    3. sharris8


      Thank you very much!!

  10. Just wanted to thank you for all your mods. So glad that you are continuing them on here.

  11. When will the doctor career mod be up? It's honestly my fav mod, sad to see you leave mts

    1. coolspear


      Not long now. Hope to have it all done during the course of the week. 

  12. Hi! Just dropping a line to let you know that I may or may not have stalked you here because I love your work and am glad you decided to continue with your work. Keep up the amazing work! You're an outstanding modder and I love your contributions to TS4 community. 

  13. Coolspear, when do you plan on uploading your Science Career mod?

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    2. Frane1236


      Ah ok, thanks for replying. Can't wait!

    3. bshag


      :heart: Thankyouthankyouthankyou!

    4. coolspear


      You're very welcome. Happy science-ing.

  14. Hello. I am going to go out on a limb here because I am desperate! You are a modder so I going to assume you know the ins and outs. I hope you know about Sims 3. I have downloaded premium content from the sims3 store. All the sudden content that has been in my game for years disappears. it's only objects, lots and worlds are fine. I have uninstalled, reinstalled and even extracted the content and converted it into packages to put in my mods folder to try and by pass the launcher and it just doesn't work. I can still play the game but all the objects I paid for I can no longer use because they just won't stay in the game! I have googled the issue and tried what they said. I even had a live chat with ea and they were not understanding! If you don't know can you direct me to someone who might? :(

    1. coolspear


      It was only very recently I reinstalled TS3 and downloaded all Store stuff again. Just when TS4 got toddlers! Though that was only coincidence. I noticed the launcher was different from I remember three years ago. The 1.69 patch put all the EPs and SPs for the game in a new place in launcher where you have to tick to make sure they all load, or un-tick because all of them together will overburden your game. (If Maxis just made TS3 64bit they wouldn't have to do these silly things. This procedure is them openly admitting they designed the game too weak to take all the EPs and SPs they continually sold us.)

      Not only that, but I never used Origin originally for TS3, but obviously using it now to download all my old TS3. What I found out, that was really blooming annoying, is that every other time, all the EPs and SPs were automatically un-ticked and if I load the game all I got was base game and nothing else. Is this the same thing you are mentioning?

      Did you install TS3 by discs, or digital downloads from Origin? If it's digital downloads then always start with Origin first. If I click on the launcher first before opening Origin, that's when all the EPs and SPs get un-ticked and I just want to start shouting and swearing.

      Open Origin first, start play via Origin. This will then start the launcher running. After launcher opens, get into habit of checking everything is still ticked in launcher, then press play in launcher. That's what I have been doing lately and so far so good, it doesn't automatically un-tick anything.


      Is any of this the same problem you are having?


  15. So sorry about the crap on MTS.  I love your work and have used many of your mods in my game.  I agree wholeheartedly with you and your stand on the situation.  I've tried my hand at modding and know how hard it can be and how much work goes into it.  The moderator should have stayed out of it and let you resolve it yourselves.  As for Dr. Chill, I think it's quite rude of him to come back and just take over like that.  I am really glad that you found a new home instead of just giving up.  I'd hate for the community to lose such an excellent modder over some people's lack of tact and decency.

    1. coolspear


      Hi, DemonPoster

      Thanks for the support an kind words. It's good to be here to settle in for a great new start of things.