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Dangerous Cowplants

by alexnidhogg Posted 19th Oct 2014 at 1:25 AM - Updated 19th Oct 2014 at 6:39 AM by alexnidhogg : Added additional customization for cowplant lifespan
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Dangerous Cowplants

I thought Cowplants were rather underwhelming as Sims had to be eaten twice in 2 days to get life essence as well as the only real downside to the plant, which was losing a Sim. After looking at the code, it looked like Sims would almost NEVER try to eat the cake while they had the drained moodlet autonomously, meaning that the only way to get life essence was to purposefully send members of the household to their doom as visitors and passerby's would never be eaten.

This mod makes it so if a Sim tries to eat the cake, the reaper pays them a visit, no more drained moodlet. Also, hungry Sims can try to eat the cake autonomously to try to refill their hunger motive. The lack of a drained moodlet also makes it possible that visitors can be eaten by the Cowplant as well, so keep it fed unless you're trying to get some life essence.

Lifespan Changes
Some members were asking for a tweak to extend the lifetime of the Cowplant, so I've also created .package files that modify the decay rate of the Cowplant's hunger. If you want to extend the time that the Cowplant can go without food, use one of these but only one of these.

Note: All .zip files need to be unpacked to be used.

The mod itself can be found in The tuning files are available, uncompressed and commented, in Source I give full permission for anyone to modify the files for their own use, as my changes were rather minor.

The lifespan changes can be found in,, or It's very important that you use only one of these, if any, as they replace the same file.

Additional Credits:
S4PE - For making packages something manageable for beginners.
S4TT - For making the game data infinitely easier to access in a meaningful way.
Sims4XMLExtractor - For making the XML more readable by humans.

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date | Extends the time that the Cowplant can go without food by a factor of 5.

Size: 691 Bytes · Downloads: 6,437 · 19th Oct 2014
691 Bytes 6,437 19th Oct 2014 | Extends the time that the Cowplant can go without food by a factor of 3.

Size: 689 Bytes · Downloads: 3,019 · 19th Oct 2014
689 Bytes 3,019 19th Oct 2014 | Extends the time that the Cowplant can go without food by a factor of 2.

Size: 691 Bytes · Downloads: 3,188 · 19th Oct 2014
691 Bytes 3,188 19th Oct 2014
Source | Contains uncompressed xml tuning files for reference or editing.

Size: 6.6 KB · Downloads: 3,580 · 19th Oct 2014
6.6 KB 3,580 19th Oct 2014 | Contains the package to change the Eat Cake interaction.

Size: 4.8 KB · Downloads: 9,294 · 19th Oct 2014
4.8 KB 9,294 19th Oct 2014

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Tags: #cowplant, #cow, #gardening, #tuning, #plant