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Always Start Lots Paused

by scumbumbo Posted 8th Oct 2014 at 4:34 AM - Updated 13th Nov 2018 at 9:39 PM by scumbumbo : Updated for Python 3.7.0 (Nov 13, 2018)
92 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 23 Thanks Posts
Updated Nov 13, 2018 - Updated for the 1.47.49 game patch.

Always Start Lots Paused

This modifies The Sims 4 lot loading routines to automatically pause the game whenever a lot is loaded. This includes when changing lots in manage world, traveling to another lot, returning from the CAS to change outfits, etc. After the plumbob "loading" animation completes, the game will always enter the lot paused.

Installation and Compatibility

Extract the MTS_Scumbumbo_AlwaysStartLotsPaused.ts4script from the download zip file into your game Mods folder. This is a script mod, so scripting must be enabled in your game options.

This mod should be compatible with any versions of the game since 1.47.49.1020 (November 13, 2018).

Additional Credits:
All of the brilliant people who have worked on getting the game's base scripts decompiled.

Thanks to Fetusdip for his reload script to make testing a whole lot easier, and Scripthoge for the Python script injection routines required to make this mod possible.

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.

Sims 4
Built with Game Version: 1.47.49.10
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
AlwaysStartLotsPaused.zip

Size: 2.2 KB · Downloads: 33,116 · 13th Nov 2018
2.2 KB 33,116 13th Nov 2018
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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:
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\
  • 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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 4:56 AM
WOW! I've always complained about this auto starting. Thank you for the great mod :D
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 6:03 AM
Thanks! This has been driving me nuts!
Test Subject
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#4 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 7:08 AM
Thank you for making my dream come true! I really needed this mod! ^_^
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#5 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 7:42 AM
Sweeeet. I always try to whack the pause button as soon as possible, this'd be even betta'
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 9:40 AM
Very useful mod!
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#7 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 10:07 AM
I was waiting for this mod! Thanks for your work!!
Mad Poster
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#8 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 12:40 PM
Thank-you! Very handy!!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 12:54 PM
Thank you, I have been waiting for this since day one.
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#10 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 5:37 PM
veeeeeeery useful when you take little breaks on the loading screens to check your phone or go fetches something in the kitchen. now we can come back without find our sims doing stupid actions — or just losing their precious life time. thanks!
Top Secret Researcher
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#11 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 10:23 PM
Thank you!!! I took the habit from Sims 2 & 3 to leave the game load and do something else meanwhile, already had a fire lol
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#12 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 10:45 PM
Thank you !! Like MiniMimi, I took the habit to leave the game load, so it's good to have this mod :D
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 9th Oct 2014 at 1:54 AM
Excellent! I always want to start lots on pause. Thank you!
Eminence Grise
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#14 Old 9th Oct 2014 at 3:11 AM
Wow, awesome! Grabbing this, thanks :D

I too am in the "grab snack while game loads" camp
Test Subject
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#15 Old 9th Oct 2014 at 3:17 AM
Oh, since my loading screens started increasing in length, that I can't walk away has driven me crazy. Thank you so much for this.
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#16 Old 9th Oct 2014 at 3:43 AM
i must be the only one whose loaded saved game starts paused. it drives me nuts that I have to unpause it to play
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#17 Old 9th Oct 2014 at 5:39 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lauriej
i must be the only one whose loaded saved game starts paused. it drives me nuts that I have to unpause it to play


The first lot will always start paused anyway, yes. Your post intrigued me though, so I tried a test at changing my code to switch to normal speed after loading but that doesn't work, at least on the first lot. Looks like a "never start paused" mod would not be quite so simple.
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#18 Old 9th Oct 2014 at 12:27 PM
yay for ocd
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#19 Old 9th Oct 2014 at 8:21 PM
Thank you very much, now I can go get a snack during the loading screen, knowing my Sims are safe. :)
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#20 Old 10th Oct 2014 at 10:04 PM
OH MY GOD THANK YOU!!!!!! I like having my sims set up with 3 or 4 things to do when i start my game with it starting live they run off and do their own stuff if i don't pause it fast enough. So again THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#21 Old 11th Oct 2014 at 10:28 AM
Thanks cool Ithink it me reduce loading times to
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#22 Old 12th Oct 2014 at 3:37 PM
I REALLY needed this! It was seriously getting on my nerves lol
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#23 Old 13th Oct 2014 at 10:51 PM
Thank you!
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#24 Old 14th Oct 2014 at 10:12 AM
Great! really needed mod since the loading screens are getting longer. THANK!
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#25 Old 15th Oct 2014 at 5:44 PM
Thank you
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