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Growing Up Wants Panel

by Nopke Posted 29th Nov 2018 at 7:55 PM - Updated 12th Dec 2020 at 5:45 PM by Nopke : logo
22 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 9 Thanks Posts
With this mod, Sims (townies too, if they aren't young adults) can receive want or fear slots, or locks while growing up, depending on the aspiration bar level. This mod also disables receiving want and fear slots along with locks as university bonuses but it does not remove them if they were received before.

When a Sim grows up with a red aspiration bar level, they will get a 4th fear slot – if they haven't received it yet.
When a Sim grows up with a high enough* aspiration bar level, they will get a want slot or a lock:
  • A Sim receives a want slot when a difference between their want slots number and their locks number is 3 or fewer, and their number of want slots is at most 5.
  • In other cases, a Sim gets a lock.
A temporal want slot being a vacation benefit called Carefree doesn't count up to the number of want slots.
Take in mind you don't get any notification when a Sim gets an extra want or fear slot, or an extra lock.

The mod comes in 2 versions that differ in the high enough (*) aspiration bar level: platinum and gold. Use only one version at a time.

You need to have at least one expansion pack or stuff pack installed to be able to use this mod.

Known bugs
When a Sim having 6 want slots and 4 fear slots gets a 7th want slot (as a temporal vacation benefit), the 4th fear slot gets hidden until the 7th want slot disappears.

Conflicts
This mod can conflict with mods that modify general university notifications, or that change the way of receiving want or fear slots, or locks, or memories of growing up.
University of Life by Pick'N'Mix doesn't conflict technically but conflicts ideologically with this mod, although theoretically they can be used together and still work properly.

Overriden resources
Resource nameType nameTypeGroupInstanceInstance (high)
Memory - Grow UpBehaviour Function0x424841560x7F07FBBC0x000010350x00000000
Wants Satisfy - Complete YearBehaviour Function0x424841560x7F17E3A40x0000201E0x00000000
Wants Satisfy - Academic ProbationBehaviour Function0x424841560x7F17E3A40x000020200x00000000
Dialog prim string setText Lists0x535452230x7F17E3A40x0000012D0x00000000
New resources
Resource nameType nameTypeGroupInstanceInstance (high)
Sub - Get Carefree Vacation Benefit TokenBehaviour Function0x424841560x7F07FBBC0x000010800x00000000
Sub - Get Carefree Vacation Benefit TokenEdith Simantics Behaviour Labels0x545052500x7F07FBBC0x000010800x00000000
Memory - Grow UpEdith Simantics Behaviour Labels0x545052500x7F07FBBC0x000010350x00000000
Credits
Ciastko
jfade (The Compressorizer!)
Creators of SimPe
Tags: #want, #wants, #fear, #fears, #lock, #locks, #aspiration, #grow up

Type: Global Mods

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 2

This is a multi-part download:


Use only one version at a time: gold or platinum.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
simNopke-growingUpWantsPanel-gold.zip

Size: 38.9 KB · Downloads: 877 · 30th Nov 2018
38.9 KB 877 30th Nov 2018
simNopke-growingUpWantsPanel-platinum.zip

Size: 38.9 KB · Downloads: 1,558 · 29th Nov 2018
38.9 KB 1,558 29th Nov 2018
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
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22 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 9 Thanks Posts
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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 29th Nov 2018 at 11:42 PM
This is fabulous!
Instructor
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#3 Old 29th Nov 2018 at 11:59 PM
This is brilliant for games in which I don't have a university to speak of, yet. Thank you!
Instructor
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#4 Old 30th Nov 2018 at 12:24 AM
Great idea and very useful. Thanks !
Theorist
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#5 Old 30th Nov 2018 at 7:32 AM
It's like you read my mind. Here I was, trying to revamp my sims' educational system, trying to find a way that doesn't make University about getting want slots and locks--and then this mod arrives! Now my sims' higher education can just be about a career advancement. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 30th Nov 2018 at 9:56 AM
I can't wait to try this!
I only play university occasionally, it just gets repetitive too easily otherwise, but handing out wants and locks willy-nilly didn't feel quite right either. This is just perfect!
I just bred a fun new couple of mine... gonna go raise that baby right now!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 30th Nov 2018 at 10:43 AM
I got excited too quickly, this crashes my game.
The hack conflict detector didn't find anything related to this mod.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 30th Nov 2018 at 11:04 AM Last edited by Nopke : 30th Nov 2018 at 11:15 AM.
@blockparty Which version of the mod do you use? What expansion and stuff packs do you have installed? When is your game crashing?

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Scholar
#9 Old 30th Nov 2018 at 11:22 AM
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 30th Nov 2018 at 11:42 AM
I'm sorry, after double checking I came back to delete my comment, but I see I was too slow!
I fucked up - I had also put an old item back into my downloads, and when I fired up the game, I forgot about that, thinking your mod was the only new thing. Turns out it was the other item that caused the crash. So sorry for the inconvenience!
It crashed immediately upon entering a sim home, so I assumed it was the mod and wanted to let you know before I forgot, but that bit me in the butt, because now that I've removed the unrelated item, I am able to load a home with your mod. So for now at least, no issue, and I'm back to being excited to see it in action! Sorry, sorry and thank you for making this!
Inventor
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#11 Old 30th Nov 2018 at 7:01 PM Last edited by Fyren5 : 30th Nov 2018 at 10:17 PM.
Thank you so much for this Mod.

This might conflict with Squinge Mega College Pack, I think (this might be obvious to some). I can test if you want.

Edit: I have a question. So when a Sim grows up, for example, from a teenager to an adult, they will get one new slot making it 5 instead of 4? Or do they get 6 like College graduates? (Sorry for this silly question).
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#12 Old 11th Dec 2018 at 8:28 AM
@Fyren5 This mod doesn't conflict (at least directly) with Squinge's Mega College Pack.
A Sim has to grow up at least three times to get two want slots. It's because this mod never adds two slots or locks at a time, and never adds a want slot two times in a row.

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Test Subject
#13 Old 10th Jan 2019 at 5:41 AM
Thank you so much for this, this is fabulous!

A much more gameplay driven way to earn want slots! 😊
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 20th Jan 2019 at 1:34 AM
This mod is super cool. I'm wondering if it's possible for you to upload a version that only has the adding of a fear-- I think getting extra want slots like this might be too rewarding for my type of gameplay, but I do like the aspect of extra fears for growing up in the red. Thanks either way.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 6th Feb 2019 at 4:59 PM
@kittenn1011 Do I understand correctly that you don't want Sims get want slots or locks at all?

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Mad Poster
#16 Old 18th Mar 2019 at 1:09 AM
But since it STOPS the college addition of want & fear slots (I think in Junior year), does this mean that if they go to college the automatic change from teen to young adult doesn't trigger this to do anything (or DOES it?). And then when they get out of college they transition to adult does that trigger the addition of want and fear slots, and 2 locks (like the college perk does)? But doesn't getting a 2nd want slot, a 2nd fear slot, and a 2nd lock, all at once, conflict with the description of the mod? It sounds like they would not get all this, and wouldn't get all those even by the time they became Elder.

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#17 Old 18th Mar 2019 at 9:26 AM
@grammapat “This mod also disables receiving wants and fear slots along with locks as university bonuses” — I meant this mod disables the original university-based system of getting slots and locks. Forget that system if you want to understand how this mod works. Going to or out of college forces Sims to age up. So they may get a slot or a lock. One per age transition. It is not a university bonus, it's an aging-up bonus.

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Mad Poster
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#18 Old 18th Mar 2019 at 9:01 PM
Cool, so 2 more chances to get more slots, etc. Thanks. For most (?) teens, going to college is a big Happy, but I'm eager to see what happens if they fail or quit college - some of them don't seem to care at all.
Inventor
#19 Old 19th Apr 2019 at 8:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nopke
kittenn1011 Do I understand correctly that you don't want Sims get want slots or locks at all?

I'd be interested in a fear-only version for sims who grow up in the red while blocking additional want slots too (is it possible to have both in separate mods for options?), just in case you ever decide to make such a version.
Top Secret Researcher
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#20 Old 8th Aug 2019 at 11:11 PM
Awesome, I just settled on not sending most teens to university except for some LTWs and aspirations and I didn't want to simply cheat the wants/locks to those left out. And that fourth fear slot is very clever, it's perfect. It actually gives a very good reason to make them plat when they grow up.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 18th Jan 2021 at 12:06 AM
I love the idea of this mod, thanks so much! There is one small thing that slightly annoys me though, when a teen moves to college and grows up to a young adult, it seems that its decided whether they will get an extra want slot/lock before the want to go to college can be realized which almost always puts them in platinum. So, I have a fresh young adult with a full aspiration meter but no additional want slot. Its not a huge deal, I can add a slot using the SimBlender, I just thought it might be an idea to somehow delay the decision on whether they get an additional slot/lock until after they can be granted the college want when they grow to YAs
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#22 Old 18th Jan 2021 at 8:42 PM
@Gabby2805 Slots and locks are added along with the memory about growing up. But the Go to College want is satisfied after it happens. Here's an attempt to change that order: simNopke-goToCollegeWantSatisfiedBeforeGrowingUp. I haven't tested it.

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Lab Assistant
#23 Old 18th Jan 2021 at 9:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nopke
@Gabby2805 Slots and locks are added along with the memory about growing up. But the Go to College want is satisfied after it happens. Here's an attempt to change that order: simNopke-goToCollegeWantSatisfiedBeforeGrowingUp. I haven't tested it.


Aw wow thank you so much! You're so kind! I'll try it and let you know if it works asap