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Molding Clay Builds Creativity

by scumbumbo Posted 22nd Dec 2014 at 9:46 AM - Updated 6th Feb 2016 at 9:08 AM by scumbumbo : Added aspiration bugfix from the Feb 4, 2016 game patch
43 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 15 Thanks Posts
Updated (Feb. 6, 2016) to add the fix for the "Play with 3 toys" aspiration included in the Feb 4, 2016 game patch. This change should be compatible with any game patched to version 1.3.18.1010 (Dec 16, 2014) or later.

Description

Yet another small and simple mod to fix something that bugged me about the game. I had always just assumed that molding clay was building creativity for children and was rather surprised to find that it didn't. I couldn't think of any good reason why it shouldn't. I still can't think of a good reason it shouldn't. Dammit, it should!

Now it does.

Adults can still mold clay, but it won't give them any skill gains as they don't really have an applicable skill. I suppose I could have made it increase their painting skill, but it's not really the same thing. Pity.

Installation Instructions

Just unzip the package file to your Mods folder as usual.

This mod requires The Sims 4 to be patched to at least version 1.3.18.1010 (December 16, 2014).

This mod may cause conflicts with other mods which change the clay modeling interaction. Due to the wide variety of mods and sources for them, it is unlikely I will be able to help you with such a conflict.

Resource Overrides

This just modifies the S4_E882D22F_00000000_0000000000003367 (ClayBlob_Mold) XML resource to add a periodic dynamic skill gain for the child's creativity statistic.

Additional Credits:
Velocitygrass for the Sims4XmlExtractor
Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool
Tags: #mold, #clay, #child, #creativity

Type: Skilling Fixed

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

Sims 4
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MoldingClayBuildsCreativity.zip | Alters the mold clay activity to build creativity for children.

Size: 1.9 KB · Downloads: 13,560 · 6th Feb 2016
1.9 KB 13,560 6th Feb 2016
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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\
  • 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
 
43 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts, 19 Thanks Posts
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Test Subject
#2 Old 22nd Dec 2014 at 12:11 PM
thanks
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#3 Old 22nd Dec 2014 at 1:15 PM
Perfect! Thank you!
I will definitely be doing a mod review on this! :D
Mad Poster
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#4 Old 22nd Dec 2014 at 1:28 PM
Thank-you! :o)
Scholar
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#5 Old 22nd Dec 2014 at 1:55 PM
Yay.... The playing with clay annoys the crapper out of me, but at least now they gain skill points. Thanks so much.
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 22nd Dec 2014 at 4:08 PM
You're right, clay molding or as I like to call it play-doh, should increase creativity. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 23rd Dec 2014 at 1:41 AM
Thank you! I bought the clay for my Sim's child thinking it would help build creativity. Now at least, it really will! :-)
Test Subject
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#8 Old 23rd Dec 2014 at 11:32 PM
Very nice addition. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 25th Dec 2014 at 4:50 PM
It makes perfect sense, so of course EA didn't do it! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 30th Dec 2014 at 1:38 AM
Great solution for poor families who can't afford all the fancy stuff.
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#11 Old 31st Dec 2014 at 3:57 PM
This makes so much sense that it would figure it got over looked by EA!
So glad you made this!! :)
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#12 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 5:33 AM
As a potter I am proud to put this in my game :)
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Original Poster
#13 Old 14th Jan 2015 at 7:12 AM
I have checked this mod for compatibility with the January 13 game update and there do not appear to be any changes required.
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 14th Jan 2015 at 9:51 AM
thank you scumbumbo, for working so hard to test your mods!!
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Original Poster
#15 Old 5th Feb 2015 at 7:35 AM
This mod has been checked with the latest game patch (Feb 3, 2015) and no changes are required.
Test Subject
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#16 Old 6th Feb 2015 at 7:08 PM
Such a common sense issue, fixed! Thanks!
Test Subject
#17 Old 31st Mar 2015 at 8:15 PM
Does it work with last patch/first expansion?

Cookies for everybody!
~Anouk
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Original Poster
#18 Old 1st Apr 2015 at 2:58 AM
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Originally Posted by NamiStarla
Does it work with last patch/first expansion?

Yeah, it's really weird -- somehow this mod slipped under EA's radar and they didn't break this one!

I'm not worried though, I'm sure they'll make up for it with the next patch.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 7th May 2015 at 6:07 AM
Is this still working after the newest 4/5 patch?
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Original Poster
#20 Old 7th May 2015 at 6:27 AM
Checked the mod tonight and it will work fine with the latest (May 4) patch, no changes are needed.
Instructor
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#21 Old 25th May 2015 at 10:18 AM
Hi, just wondering if you can make clay molding more fun? Their fun goes up pretty slowly from this. Thanks!
Test Subject
#22 Old 12th Jun 2015 at 3:01 PM Last edited by traedarkness : 12th Jun 2015 at 3:04 PM. Reason: misspelling, left out your
Default Nice mod
Awesome. Glad the clay now actually does what I hoped it would. Thanks for your work; I have a bunch of your mods
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 16th Jun 2015 at 4:46 PM
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Originally Posted by mummy_001
Yay.... The playing with clay annoys the crapper out of me, but at least now they gain skill points. Thanks so much.


I totally agree with this. Somehow, it bothers me. Not even sure why lol But it does but as you said, at least now it can serve more of a purpose.
Test Subject
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#24 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 5:45 AM
thanks
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#25 Old 11th Jul 2015 at 9:16 AM
The mod has been checked for compatibility with the July 9 game patch and no update is required.
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