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Automatic Burn Scars 6.3b

by flerb Posted 8th Jul 2017 at 11:54 AM - Updated 17th Jun 2020 at 2:42 AM by flerb
78 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 19 Thanks Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
Update June 16, 2020
alternate version that moves scars into an occult check slot as to not override freckles on sims.

Now, like my other mods, requires the XML injector mod found here: XML Injector

Update June 13, 2020 fixed French Translation, thanks Kimikosoma! Added Russian Translation thanks Origamika
Update June 11, 2020
Fixed a few tiny bugs you probably wouldn't notice. Added Cheat interactions to the SHIFT+Click menu to set various stages and remove scars.
There is now a base version and two optional addons which change the rate the scars will fade. Normal is 6 days, the addons are for 3 days or 12 days. The original mod was designed for 12 days once upon a time.

I've added a functionality to automatically add burn scars to sims after they survive a fire. This is my first XML tuning mod so there's bound to be a bug or two, but I tested quite a bit. (Many sims were burned in the making of this mod)
  • Sims now have a 33% chance of being burned on either their right side, left side, or full body. There's no coming out unscathed.
  • For over a day your sim will be miserable as their severe burns heal. They also will loose their hair!
  • After this time their hair will grow back and the scars will heal to a less red shade, closer to their original skin tone.
  • After several more days, corresponding to ~3 sim years, the scars will fade into their permanent state, a scar trait is displayed at every stage.
  • If a sim already has scars from a previous fire, they will become 100% burned.

Note: Any scars applied automatically will not show in CAS.

Update December 3, 2019
Added French Translation thanks to Kimikosoma

Update November 16, 2019
Fixed for University EP

3/7/2018 : V6 (remove and replace v5)
fixed an error with moodlet descriptions not displaying properly.

2/28/2018 : V5 (remove and replace v4)
  • children can now get burn scars
  • sims will react when seeing a severely scarred sim. Strangers will get tense, and friends and family will feel sad and sympathetic.
  • severe scars will now remove eyebrows too
special note: this version includes the CAS scars. download either the CAS stand alone or the automatic version.

2/25/2018 : REALLY FIXED for Jungle Adventure

2/20/2018 : I've done an overhaul on how the Mod works behind the scenes, and incidentally solved some bugs like scars not fading for off-lot sims. Nothing in terms of game play changed. Update to version 2 and delete V1. Sims may or may not lose their Scar traits.

12/27/2017 : New options included for a normal or long lifespan flavor, depending on your game play style. Delete the old automatic scars package.

old description
This is a body detail overlay in the freckles slot that will give your sims full body or 1/2 body scars. The scars are similar to those people would get after surviving a fire. After a sim had an unfortunate fiery accident with the transform ray, I got the idea. I was also inspired by one of my close friends who grew up with such scars. There are a few variations that work well on light skin or dark skin (or alien skin). This is my first mod since I made things for Sims 1 in 2002. Fun to be back!

Skin Type: Human Alien Realistic
Skin Flags: None

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

This is a multi-part download:

download CAS only version or the latest Automatic version (which includes a modified version of the CAS)
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Flerp-burnscars.7z | CAS Scars Skin Detail - CAS only (download this or Automatic not both)

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#2 Old 8th Jul 2017 at 12:48 PM
wow amazing I love such details hates perfect looking sims
Test Subject
#3 Old 8th Jul 2017 at 2:40 PM
Thank you so much! I've been waiting for someone to make a mod like this for a long time. I too play a sim that has been burned. I've been layering various facial scars to try to simulate burn scars, but the image falls flat when my sim is swimming or sleeping. It makes me so happy that I can have a more accurate Sim now. I think scars make people unique, not ugly. I'm glad you think so too! <3
#4 Old 8th Jul 2017 at 2:55 PM
Exactly what a friend and I needed to recreate some of our TS3 sims. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 8th Jul 2017 at 3:02 PM
Awesome! I have a lot of scared sims in my game and this is actually something that I have been looking for, for a long time. Thank you very much <3
#6 Old 8th Jul 2017 at 6:57 PM
These look so high quality, I love it. Is there any chance we can get smaller burns as well? For victims of smaller accidents rather than huge, horrifying disasters?
Test Subject
#7 Old 8th Jul 2017 at 7:16 PM
I really like this skin! It will be excellent for making unique Sims and also great for storytelling.Thank you for making this.
Test Subject
#8 Old 8th Jul 2017 at 9:12 PM
Thanks, this skin give us more variety to create different sims. Was a great idea!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 8th Jul 2017 at 10:53 PM
Originally Posted by ShigemiNotoge
These look so high quality, I love it. Is there any chance we can get smaller burns as well? For victims of smaller accidents rather than huge, horrifying disasters?

easily, I plan on doing just that soon! right now there's full body, and about 1/2 body scars. I'll be looking for references to see how much and where real burn victims have their scars usually.
Test Subject
9th Jul 2017 at 8:01 PM
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Test Subject
#10 Old 10th Jul 2017 at 2:14 AM
Oh my gosh, I've been hoping for a mod exactly like this to come out for a long, long time! Thank you so much!!
Test Subject
#11 Old 10th Jul 2017 at 5:16 PM
Oh wow. This is a really good idea. I mean, why not? It can happen, and scars are a real thing for sure. So thank you for making this ^^
Test Subject
#12 Old 11th Jul 2017 at 6:14 PM
burn victims dont have perfect eyebrow unless they draw them on so im hoping in the future you put out some cc eyebrows for this
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#13 Old 12th Jul 2017 at 5:11 AM
Originally Posted by Goodsins
burn victims dont have perfect eyebrow unless they draw them on so im hoping in the future you put out some cc eyebrows for this

there are blank eyebrows in my game. Or did you mean patchy imperfect eyebrows or similar? hair styles I had been considering.
Test Subject
#14 Old 12th Jul 2017 at 8:53 PM
Thank you so much for creating this I really appreciate it.
Test Subject
#15 Old 19th Jul 2017 at 4:11 AM
These are awesome! I'll wait for the smaller ones so I download them all, thought! :3
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#16 Old 23rd Jul 2017 at 8:30 PM
These are really well done, which makes them honorable. Thank you!
Test Subject
#17 Old 5th Aug 2017 at 1:03 PM
I've always wanted trauma-based things for sims (that sounds really demented lol) and this is so realistic!
Test Subject
#18 Old 4th Sep 2017 at 4:33 AM
Test Subject
#19 Old 16th Oct 2017 at 8:43 PM
very creative
Test Subject
#20 Old 21st Oct 2017 at 7:11 PM
Thank you so much.
Test Subject
#21 Old 5th Nov 2017 at 3:39 PM
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 20th Nov 2017 at 7:50 PM
Okay, that's amazingly well done.
Test Subject
#23 Old 8th Dec 2017 at 10:50 AM
This makes me so happy! I have a big burn scar on my neck that leads up to part of my face, so it's hard to find scars I can identify with
to customize my sims with. Thanks so much :D
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#24 Old 19th Dec 2017 at 8:44 AM
Hey everyone! I've updated this mod to work automatically when sims get singed in a fire. Let me know about your suggestions or any bugs you find.
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 19th Dec 2017 at 1:27 PM
Dude this is so cool and creative! I can't wait to try it :D
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