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Fix For Sims Not Sitting While Watching TV

by Ravynwolvf Posted 8th Feb 2017 at 2:43 PM - Updated 11th Feb 2017 at 1:11 PM by Ravynwolvf : typo
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HOT FIX!
A couple of people posted that they had empty menus on their tvs with this mod installed; my apologies, I should have known that would possibly happen, but was probably in denial because it made it even more complicated separating all the tv channels into different downloads. It may have been due to them not having some of the channels that came with certain add-ons. Hopefully this will help, but it's impossible for me to test because I have all the packs. If you are having problems you will probably want to download again, with only the packs you have.

You could call this a temporary fix (until Maxis finds time in their busy day making packs to sell to fix it) for the bug where Sims are not sitting on a sofa or chair while watching TV or movies. I'm still not sure what became broken, but I went in and changed the advertising for the sofa, chair, and love seat from 10 to 1000, and it seems vastly improved. The Sims in my own game now use the seating about 95% of the time (occasionally they will still stand for whatever arcane reason they may have).

Unfortunately, because I didn't really fix the problem and instead more or less overpowered it, everyone else's own results may be slightly different; I just can't be sure with all the variables. I've been using it for a couple of days now, visiting different Sim's houses, and it has performed great. But different seating arrangements, Sim traits, emotions, etc, may throw it off. But hopefully you should see a big improvement in how often they decide to bend their knees.

They probably still won't sit down on items like beds, and various other seating items, simply because I didn't change the advertising on EVERYTHING. As it was, there was quite the list of xml files I had to edit to cover all the different channels and movies. And I still I couldn't get them to plant their tuchuses while playing video games using the same approach; not sure if I missed some files or what, but the way they decide to sit seems slightly different there.

Everyone will want to install the Base Game Channels fix; that handles all the channels that came with the base game, obviously.
Then, if you have City Living, Get To Work, Vintage Glamour Stuff, and/or Kids Room Stuff, you will want to install those corresponding fixes as well.
THEN, if you have Movie Hangout, you will want to install that fix as well to handle watching movies.


So what the packages do is override the normal advertising on seating (just while using the TV) and should improve how often Sims choose to sit while watching TV or movies.

Any mods that use the same resources as the xmls listed below may conflict with these mods

To make the Base Game Channels mod I edited the following xmls;
E882D22F!00000000!0000000000002393.tv_WatchAction.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!00000000!0000000000002394.tv_WatchCooking.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!00000000!0000000000002395.tv_WatchFireplace.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!00000000!0000000000002396.tv_WatchKids.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!00000000!0000000000002397.tv_WatchNews.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!00000000!000000000000291D.tv_WatchMusic.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!00000000!0000000000003897.tv-watch-comedy.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!00000000!0000000000003898.tv-watch-romance.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!00000000!0000000000003899.tv-watch-sports.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!00000000!000000000000389B.tv_PickChannelAutonomously.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!00000000!0000000000006B82.tv_WatchCooking_Foodie.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!00000000!0000000000006FF2.tv_WatchCooking_CulinaryTraining.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!00000000!00000000000076DE.tv_ChannelSurf.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!00000000!000000000000862B.tv_WatchCurrentChannelAutonomously.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!00000000!000000000001F007.TV_WatchRandomChannel.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!0000000B!000000000001F8B9.tv_MovieWatchCurrentChannelAutonomously.InteractionTuning.xml

Get To Work;
E882D22F!00000003!000000000001A28D.tv_WatchAlien.InteractionTuning.xml

Kids Room Stuff;
E882D22F!0000000D!0000000000020D76.tv_WatchVoidCritters.InteractionTuning.xml

Vintage Glamour Stuff;
E882D22F!0000000F!0000000000023C3A.tv_WatchBlackAndWhite.InteractionTuning.xml

City Living;
E882D22F!00000018!00000000000209B5.tv_watch_CulturalWorld.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!00000018!00000000000209B6.tv_watch_PublicAccess.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!00000018!0000000000025763.tv_watch_Politics.InteractionTuning.xml

And to make the movie fix I edited these files;
E882D22F!0000000B!000000000001F6D0.movie_Watch_DiamondsAreForSims.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!0000000B!000000000001F6D1.movie_Watch_TheAdventuresOfSpaceshipSimulation.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!0000000B!000000000001F6D2.movie_Watch_SimsOfTheDead.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!0000000B!000000000001F6D3.movie_Watch_MoonlightMassacre.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!0000000B!000000000001F6D4.movie_Watch_TheKhlumzeeSisters.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!0000000B!000000000001F6D5.movie_Watch_Comedy2.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!0000000B!000000000001F6D6.movie_Watch_RoaringHeights.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!0000000B!000000000001F6D7.movie_Watch_TheSpiral.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!0000000B!000000000001F6D8.movie_Watch_LostDogsJourneyHome.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!0000000B!000000000001F6D9.movie_Watch_SuperHeroes.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!0000000B!000000000001FE9B.TV_Movie_WatchRandomMovie.InteractionTuning.xml
E882D22F!0000000B!0000000000020531.tv_PickMovieAutonomously.InteractionTuning.xml


Additional Credits:
Sims 4 Studio
Tags: #TV, #movie, #movies, #sit, #sitting, #fix

Type: Fixed

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Built with Game Version: 1.27.80.10
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Watch Movies Fix.zip | For Movie Hangout

Size: 28.1 KB · Downloads: 4,304 · 10th Feb 2017
28.1 KB 4,304 10th Feb 2017
Kids Room Channels.zip | Kids Room Channels

Size: 2.7 KB · Downloads: 3,509 · 10th Feb 2017
2.7 KB 3,509 10th Feb 2017
Glamour Stuff Channel.zip | Glamour Stuff Channels

Size: 2.6 KB · Downloads: 3,406 · 10th Feb 2017
2.6 KB 3,406 10th Feb 2017
Get To Work Channels.zip | Get To Work Channels

Size: 2.7 KB · Downloads: 4,614 · 10th Feb 2017
2.7 KB 4,614 10th Feb 2017
City Living Channels.zip | City Living Channels

Size: 7.4 KB · Downloads: 4,655 · 10th Feb 2017
7.4 KB 4,655 10th Feb 2017
Base Game TV Channells.zip | Base Game Channels

Size: 37.4 KB · Downloads: 6,077 · 10th Feb 2017
37.4 KB 6,077 10th Feb 2017
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 8th Feb 2017 at 3:10 PM
Can't wait to try this in my game! It drove me up the wall when my Sims would just stand there like a derp.
Test Subject
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#3 Old 8th Feb 2017 at 3:26 PM
Lots of thanks
Scholar
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#4 Old 8th Feb 2017 at 5:03 PM
I've been moving my sofa closer and closer to the TV, wondering what the heck was wrong. Thanks for the fix!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 8th Feb 2017 at 5:05 PM
Thank you ! I really needed that !
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#6 Old 8th Feb 2017 at 5:28 PM
thank you, this was really needed.
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#7 Old 8th Feb 2017 at 6:47 PM
Might give this a try later tonight (been ignoring Sims 4 for awhile again even though I decided to sit down and tinker with the toddlers). I didn't realize it was actually a bug (of sorts anyways) that was causing this, I figured it was just sims being sims, especially since it seemed to only be the downstairs TV (it's set up kind of like a private theatre for the family) they pretty much refused to sit down for, thought maybe it was the distance, but no matter where I put the sofa's, they would always just stand and watch.
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#8 Old 8th Feb 2017 at 7:51 PM
Nice one. It was always in the back of my head to take a look at this. I actually thought it was intentional by Maxis. When the Bohemian Pack big screens came out, and your sim can invite a bunch to watch a movie together, and only two thirds sat down and the others just walked right up to screen and stood there, in my head I'm screaming, why, Maxis, why???? Why do they think this is a fair representation of life? Blooming daft.
Thanks for the fix.
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#9 Old 8th Feb 2017 at 8:20 PM
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Originally Posted by coolspear1
Nice one. It was always in the back of my head to take a look at this. I actually thought it was intentional by Maxis. When the Bohemian Pack big screens came out, and your sim can invite a bunch to watch a movie together, and only two thirds sat down and the others just walked right up to screen and stood there, in my head I'm screaming, why, Maxis, why???? Why do they think this is a fair representation of life? Blooming daft.
Thanks for the fix.


To be honest, the way I went about it I'm actually surprised it even worked, since the same approach did absolutely nothing for the video game/sitting problem (but that does have all these other lines about cones and field of vision). My own thought is that they were messing around with embedded actions or something weird while doing toddlers and managed to mess up simply sitting. In getting sims to sit while watching tv I tried all sorts of seating arrangements, and most were to no avail. They would usually cram themselves into the tiniest floor space left open rather than sit down. But for some reason making seating more of a priority worked for this at least.
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#10 Old 8th Feb 2017 at 8:33 PM
I shall try this. I hate the way they stand right in front of the TV and watch it. They didn't used to do that.
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#11 Old 8th Feb 2017 at 8:42 PM
I was annoyed seeing my Sims watching TV while they're standing too. There's a sofa in front of the TV, but they decided to STAND instead. Going to give this a try and see if this annoyance is fixed.

Thank you for coming up with this idea.
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#12 Old 8th Feb 2017 at 9:20 PM
A very big thank you!!
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#13 Old 8th Feb 2017 at 9:21 PM
Thanks for this, the refusal to sit to watch tv has been making me crazy! I've also been rearranging the furniture to no avail. Wonder what EA did now, though I shouldn't be surprised eh lol. I've also recently noticed them refusing to sit when they buy food at the CL food stalls. Fine if it's a single sim, but a family can't all buy from the same stall cos the first served block the path!!
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#14 Old 8th Feb 2017 at 9:51 PM
God love ya! I just knew a modder would come up with a "dl'ed workaround," lol. Thank you!
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#15 Old 8th Feb 2017 at 10:13 PM
That was really driving me crazy and thought it a little odd. Thanks so much for the fix!
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#16 Old 9th Feb 2017 at 3:34 AM
Thank you!!!!!
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#17 Old 9th Feb 2017 at 4:22 AM
Oh my goodness! THANK YOU!!! It bugs the stuffing out of me when my sims just stand there while watching T.V.
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#18 Old 9th Feb 2017 at 1:31 PM
I never realized it was an issue. I don't stand watching tv, but I do move around a lot (I have ADHD) so it never occurred to me that it was an issue) but now that you pointed it out, all my sims do watch tv standing up all the time... Thanks
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#19 Old 9th Feb 2017 at 6:24 PM
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I may give it a try too, however with all the game updates breaking the sims 4 game when 'mods' & CC (need additional 'updating to cope' and not all makers of do this...) , I'm now cutting back using them... It's a shame Coolspear1's mods are now 'no longer', I still have some of them in my game, but what a shame!
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#20 Old 9th Feb 2017 at 7:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Sashasonic
I may give it a try too, however with all the game updates breaking the sims 4 game when 'mods' & CC (need additional 'updating to cope' and not all makers of do this...) , I'm now cutting back using them... It's a shame Coolspear1's mods are now 'no longer', I still have some of them in my game, but what a shame!


Youll be able to find them on another site called naughty sims asylum. His mods are totally not naughty but he needed a place to put them and hes got friends over there.

I am on Windows 8. I play SIMS 4 on a Surface Pro 4. I love it, runs beautifully.
I miss Sims 3, but not Error Code 12. Good Riddance.
I'm a football mom & play Sims with my little ones. I build, they wreck.
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#21 Old 9th Feb 2017 at 7:23 PM
I was wondering what the heck was going on with my sims, very annoying bug, thank you for this mod!!
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#22 Old 9th Feb 2017 at 8:04 PM
Thanks! This is so awesome!
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#23 Old 9th Feb 2017 at 8:05 PM
This is awesome! I'm really curious to find out whether it makes them stop derping around when they're playing video games too.
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#24 Old 9th Feb 2017 at 8:05 PM
Thank you. No other words are necessary.
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#25 Old 9th Feb 2017 at 8:23 PM
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Originally Posted by ladybarefeet
Youll be able to find them on another site called naughty sims asylum. His mods are totally not naughty but he needed a place to put them and hes got friends over there.


Thanks, @Ladybarefeet ! Yes, I've been reading just after posting my comment, the sad position / (mod) nightmare he was put through; sounded terrible I must say!! Well, I still love his mods (naughty?! lol) I use quite a few, namely Reimagined Doctor and Science career and of course the beautiful insects 'liberated' and able to be 'in game' and 'planted' (lol) like a 'shrub' to spawn 'anywhere'... absolutely love it (and had noticed a long while back, that someone else had 'copied' his idea, extremely sad I might say, one would think that moderators would moderate those sort of 'glitches'.... *cough, splutter....* just saying...

I do have an account over at Sims Asylum, and hope to see his mods in the near future. Thanks again!
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