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Picked upload! (UPDATE: 5-JAN-2016) User-Directed Scolding + Other Punishment Tweaks

by icarus_allsorts Posted 10th Sep 2014 at 9:33 PM - Updated 5th Jan 2016 at 9:04 AM by icarus_allsorts : Russian translation added
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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.
Updates

5-JAN-2016: Russian translation (by optimuspraim14) added.

2-DEC-2015:
  • Scold interaction now only appears on non-greeted inactive sims if the active sim is in a tense or angry mood, or if the sim has one of a few (tunable) traits.
  • Putting a guest on Time Out actually works now.

13-SEP-2014: Italian translation (by Sim mania) added.


Mod Description

This is a script mod tweaking parts of the punishment system from Generations. It will warn you with a pop-up whenever game tries to force a sim to scold a misbehaving child/teen so you can to stop them if you wish. (It even lets you turn off the whole forcing to scold feature altogether if you choose)

The mod also adds a custom Punishment... interaction menu on all child and teen sims that lets you choose the type of punishment to perform as and whenever you see fit instead of letting the game decide for you.

Details & Features


  • Pop-up warning you whenever the game tries to force a scolding onto a misbehaving sim, choosing No cancels the action, choosing Yes allows the scolding interaction to be performed, but makes it cancellable by the player if you change your mind (by default you couldn't). You'll have no control over the punishment doled out though (which is based on how much mischief the sim has gotten into lately)
  • The pop-ups can be disabled in the provided tuning file (see below), in which case the scolding interaction is automatically cancelled for you whenever the game tries to force a sim to perform it, so if you do want a sim to be punished you'll have to manually choose to do it yourself using...


  • A custom Punishment... interaction usable on children and teens with the following in-game existing punishment types to choose from:

    • Scold: Basic scolding
    • Time Out: Sends the sim to sulk in a corner for a while.
    • Ground: The sim cannot leave the house except to go to school/work for a day or two unless they sneak out (which would warrant extra punishment if caught)
    • Ban Objects...: Choose a type of object on the home lot to ban the sim from using (which usually the game would randomly choose for you). The list will show you specific objects on the home lot, but if you choose a computer for example the sim will be banned from using ALL computers on the lot. Note that you can still only ban one object type at a time.
  • Sims can only be punished/forgiven by a sim in an age group older than they are. So you can have teens scold/forgive a child, but not other teens.


  • Sims will use the more suitable "admonish" animation (the one pictured above) on children instead of the default yelling one, unless they have certain traits (tunable). The animation only works on children though, so teens will always receive a yelling when being scolded.
  • You can still punish a sim even if they've done nothing wrong (in the eyes of the game. I'm sure there are plenty of activites not covered by the default punishment system that may warrant a grounding depending on the player). Feel free to scold sims outside your active household if your feeling hostile enough, you just can't ground or ban them from using objects. (You can however put a greeted guest on your active lot in Time Out if you like)


  • And just for fun, added a custom Rebuild interaction to doll houses after a sim destroys it, which lets handy sims repair and restore the object (just don't expect much animation-wise...)

Tunings



End Notes

Built and tested on patch 1.67

Requires Generations


This is a script mod which should not conflict with any other other mods (unless you have one editing the ScoldSmasher_Sim ITUN which is probably highly unlikely).

The mod is translatable, but you'll have to open the package with either S3PE, NRaas Packer or s3se to see the STBL strings to translate. There shouldn't be much there since I tried to use existing game text where possible (the line describing the act of misbehavior in the pop-up is always taken from the corresponding Got In Trouble moodlet for example, so excuse me for it not making perfect grammatical sense), but if you're willing to provide one feel free to contact me via the comments.

Additional Credits:
The Jones' for S3PE and s3se

To everyone who's helped me with modding and all those of you who still enjoy my TS3 mods

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Generations
Built with Game Version: 1.67.2.024
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
icarusallsorts.Scolding.rar | Description: Updated 2-DEC-2015 13.3 KB 28,018 5th Jan 2016
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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#26 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 11:57 AM
Another nice addition for helping gameplay. Thank you Icarus.
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#27 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 12:16 PM
Wonderful!!! Thank you for continuing to create such AMAZING mods for this game.
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#28 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 3:30 PM
Another wonderful creation that EA should have had the forethought to add prior to the EP being released. Thank you so much!!!
Instructor
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#29 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 3:51 PM
Very helpful, as are all your mods!!! Thank you!
Inventor
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#30 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 5:19 PM
Very much appreciated! This is awesome, especially the part where they can still go to school/work even when grounded.
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Original Poster
#31 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 5:44 PM
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Originally Posted by mekia02
Does this conflict with TwoFtMama's Scolding tweaks?

Nope, it shouldn't
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Originally Posted by Sim mania
Italian translation:
Ground - Punisci
Ban Object... - Vieta Oggetto...
Should {0.SimFirstName} scold {1.SimFirstName}? - Dovrebbe {0.SimFirstName} sgridare {1.SimFirstName}?
Rebuild - Ricostruisci

Thanks! Just want to confirm if "Dovrebbe {0.SimFirstName} sgridare {1.SimFirstName}?" is valid for both male and female sims before I add it to the mod if possible.
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Originally Posted by 310175
Very much appreciated! This is awesome, especially the part where they can still go to school/work even when grounded.

Can't take any credit for that, that part is standard behavior which I thankfully didn't have to change
Lab Assistant
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#32 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 7:17 PM
Thank you. This is brilliant.
Lab Assistant
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#33 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 8:16 PM
Thank you so much! I can't tell you how much I dislike the forced scolding, it always bugged me I couldn't cancel it.
Lab Assistant
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#34 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 9:51 PM
Dang, you're awesome! Thank you!
Field Researcher
#35 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 10:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by icarus_allsorts
Nope, it shouldn't

Thanks! Just want to confirm if "Dovrebbe {0.SimFirstName} sgridare {1.SimFirstName}?" is valid for both male and female sims before I add it to the mod if possible.


It's valid for both male and female sims. Your mods are awesome! Again, thank you very much.

Vivi e lascia vivere.
My blog Simplex Sims for more elder and teen CC.
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#36 Old 12th Sep 2014 at 2:56 AM
This is amazing. I have always wanted to able to scold my children voluntarily.
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#37 Old 12th Sep 2014 at 4:23 AM
Thanks.
Lab Assistant
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#38 Old 12th Sep 2014 at 5:10 AM
Thank you so much! Much needed!
Test Subject
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#39 Old 12th Sep 2014 at 5:42 AM
This is so brilliant! Thanks a bunch!
Field Researcher
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#40 Old 12th Sep 2014 at 4:16 PM
Thank you! I waited for this! Your mods are awwwwwesome
Alchemist
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#41 Old 13th Sep 2014 at 11:11 AM
Oh. My. God! I hate how punishment works in the game, but I've always wanted the one that works properly! This mod is just perfect for it! You really know what we need! Thank you so much! :D
Test Subject
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#42 Old 13th Sep 2014 at 6:16 PM
Another wonderful mod you've created! This is a godsend!! I can't tell you how many times I've shaken my head at my sims when my teen would get grounded and then would either get scolded for going to school/work or not going. It was a no-win situation. I also love that I can decide the punishment based on the situation and the sim. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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#43 Old 13th Sep 2014 at 8:19 PM Last edited by Adventure4U1 : 13th Sep 2014 at 8:26 PM. Reason: Add More
This is AWESOME!

I've always wanted an Evil Sim to punish his child for being good.

Now I can't wait till my toddler turns child and I can have my mother scold her.

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#44 Old 14th Sep 2014 at 12:03 AM
Great mod! Thank you.
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#45 Old 14th Sep 2014 at 12:06 AM
This is something I have been wanting for years. Thankyou. Whatever this conflicts with is going to be booted from my game - I don't care what it is - because this is absolutely 100% needed.
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#46 Old 14th Sep 2014 at 3:13 PM
Thank you, this is a great add-on for my game.
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#47 Old 14th Sep 2014 at 4:05 PM
This is fantastic!
Field Researcher
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#48 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 1:49 AM
You are a godsend. Honestly. I don't even know if this is gonna pull up in game yet but thank you for executing the mere idea. I was playing with a mod that completely got rid of punishments because I couldn't stand them so much but this, the ability to dictate them at my control, is so much better. Once again, thank you!
Field Researcher
#49 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 11:24 PM
haha you can scold the neighbor's kids for skipping school. Love it!
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#50 Old 16th Sep 2014 at 2:05 AM
Fabulous mod, fantastic! How great it would have been when Beau had started the fight with his older brother Dustin to cancel off Dustin's corner time for a scolding, going something like this. 'Young man you know better not to fight with your little brother,' Dad witnessed it all, 'But dad, you saw what happened, Beau started the fight,I was only defending myself, it was in self-defence, I hit him back. ' I know, but you know better and are setting a bad example, I expect you a little more form you because you are older.' Walks over to Beau, 'As for you Beau you are going to get an earful, this unacceptable behavior, you know there's no fighting or hitting allowed. Just so you now I'm serious, when I'm done lecturing you it's coner time and you are banned from everything and are grounded for a week, for fighting!'
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