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No More Mermaid "Coo" Idle Animation

by Tysakasa Posted 6th Jul 2019 at 4:16 PM - Updated 6th Jul 2019 at 10:56 PM by Tysakasa : Small Update
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July 6, 2019 - Small update to code to clean things up a bit. Thank you Manderz0630 for pointing it out. Re-download if you experience any errors with my mod.

So with Island Living we got Mermaids. Mermaids got an idle animation that is kind of awkward looking and much like the Vampire "Hiss" idle animation, Mermaids "Coo" animation can get old rather fast (I suppose on the plus side, it isn't as frequent as what Vampires have). It always makes Sims look a little weird making you scratch your head at what they're on as well as gives away their Mermaid status. So I poked around at what all Mermaids have under their scales and found a few idle animations. Coo sounded like the one I wanted so I put together a little mod that attempts to disable it (I don't really make mods, I spend more time trying to break them or breaking the game with them, so this would be my first mod I've ever really created) and during my tests with it, my Mermaid no longer made herself look awkward as she decided to Coo since she can no longer trigger the idle animation.

So if you want your Mermaids to be a little more undercover or simply find the animation to be kind of annoying, this mod will take care of it. It shouldn't conflict with anything as the only thing that is touched is a single XML
EE17C6AD!0000001C!0000000000032D2B.mermaid_Idle_Coo.AnimationTuning.xml

Additional Credits:
Sims4Studios for finding the XML and creating the mods.
Paint for creating the thumbnail.

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Sims 4 Island Living
Built with Game Version: 1.52
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MermaidCooDisable.zip

Size: 483 Bytes · Downloads: 15,275 · 6th Jul 2019
483 Bytes 15,275 6th Jul 2019
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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#26 Old 6th Sep 2019 at 7:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by exxor9108
Thank you very much for the mod that turns that off. It was really annoying. lol Was funny at first, but it happened too often. Also, where do you have that sim that was showcased in the mod's picture?

She's a personal sim of mine that I made way back (maybe a month after game came out) after I couldn't find a good wife for my sim, so there's no way to get her (as much as several people I know hate that XD ). I have many other sims that can be found on my Gallery, just need to look up "Malornus" and you'll find a legion of sims (and a few lots) that I've done over the years.
Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#27 Old 8th Sep 2019 at 7:13 PM
Thank you for this mod, really!
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#28 Old 14th Sep 2019 at 7:06 AM
I am playing a household of three mermaids and it's been driving me crazy to repeatedly see that. The dolphin noise they make while doing it is just as bad. Thank you so much for this mod!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#29 Old 6th Nov 2019 at 10:30 PM
Thank you so much, that animation is sooo annoying
Test Subject
#30 Old 14th Jan 2020 at 6:17 PM
So I tested out your mod, and yes it works BUT sadly it makes them swim like normal sims and it's very annoying (I even added a mod to prevent them from swimming like that and it doesn't work since EA has fixed that issue already for mermaids). So this mod is outdated and needs a fix (same with the other one you have for the humming. They both prevent my mermaid sim from well being a mermaid in the water (they don't gain hydration in pools or oceans). And yes I have tested it with and without both of your mods, and without your mod, they swim around like mermaids just fine (even without the help of the other mod I installed)
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Original Poster
#31 Old 30th Jan 2020 at 8:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by amaiyasai
So I tested out your mod, and yes it works BUT sadly it makes them swim like normal sims and it's very annoying (I even added a mod to prevent them from swimming like that and it doesn't work since EA has fixed that issue already for mermaids). So this mod is outdated and needs a fix (same with the other one you have for the humming. They both prevent my mermaid sim from well being a mermaid in the water (they don't gain hydration in pools or oceans). And yes I have tested it with and without both of your mods, and without your mod, they swim around like mermaids just fine (even without the help of the other mod I installed)

Sorry for the long delay, haven't really touched the game in anything but some screwing around with stuff for a few months now. That and my login expired at some point and never got around to logging back in XD Anyways, I did some testing, using both my mods and them on their own and haven't encountered the issue you're having. Tested with one of my premade mermaids as well as their clean slate counter parts (thought maybe them lacking the athletic skill might cause something to happen where the swimming style is concerned), also tested using a regular sim that was changed into a mermaid and even my old Island Living save to see if it was something that only happens in older saves. Everything came back fine on my end. Asked a few people to also give the mods a look and everything checked out fine for them too.

The only thing that I can think of, since from the sounds of it you had other factors in during your testing, is that there's a conflict between my mods and either someone else's mod, or a piece of custom content. I know that the patch as well as the Island Living pack were listed as a "broke all the things" type release, so there's the chance that you have something that's managed to stay hidden up until you came across my mod. The only way to know for sure would be first to fully confirm on your end that things are working fine with my mod, by removing everything in your mods folder but my two mods, delete localthumbcache and do a test run (don't save, if you fear you may accidentally save upon exiting, make a copy of your saves folder and place it else where while you test). If things come back clean on your end (would also recommend testing with a brand new save if things don't return to normal to see if it only happens in that save), next step would be to 50/50. So slowly start adding back in your collection (remember to delete the localthumbcache file between tests) until the issue crops up again, then look into what ever batch of stuff you just added when the issue returned.
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 31st Jan 2020 at 3:42 PM
I tested it on my end as well and haven't had any issues either
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#33 Old 27th Jul 2020 at 11:04 PM
Finally a mod that understands how annoying that coo'ing is.
Field Researcher
#34 Old 30th Jul 2020 at 3:02 AM
Marvelous
Thank you so much.

[ Finally a mod that understands how annoying that coo'ing is. ]

I agree 100 percent.

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