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Force Invite Sims and Parents (including Alien Pollination Technician #3)

by Whirlaround Posted 30th Mar 2020 at 6:55 PM - Updated 27th Jan 2021 at 8:53 PM by Whirlaround
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Update

Updated in the year 2021 on January 27 to include shortcut commands fis for force_invite_sim and fipo for force_invite_parents_of
Updated in the year 2020 on April 19 to include the ability to invite a sim's parents.

Purpose

This mod allows you to force sims to visit at any time! With a separate command, you can also invite their parents!

Ever want a sim to visit you in the middle of the night, during work hours, or during an otherwise inconvenient time? Know a sim you'd like to create drama with but they refuse to come by for a good old fight? Know a sim's name, but do not know the sim themselves so cannot invite them? Found out the name of a sim's spouse and want to quickly invite that sim over, too? Well, now you can force any sim to visit any current lot using their first and last name!

What about those pesky sim parental units? You know, the ones that ruined your sim's life? Or the one silly Alien Pollination Technician #3 that impregnated your sim's father and just left like it was no big deal? You now have the added ability to invite your sim's parents over, too!

Mod features:
  • You may invite any regular sim whether your sim knows them or not
  • You may invite any sim's parents whether or not any of the sims involved have any relationship to your sims
  • Sims and their parents can be invited to any current lot (e.g., gym, another sim's residence)
  • Invited sims can be completely ignored and will still go indoors (unlike the Summon Sim mod, though they may knock on a residential door first to be polite)
  • Invited sims will leave your lot as any other invited sim would (unlike the Summon Sim mod, and barring any odd circumstances)

I created this script because summoning and spawning mods either did not work well (sims would appear and disappear quickly if you did not greet them) or required searching through all sims just to invite one sim! I wanted a way to force an invite quickly.

Usage

To force invite a sim, enter the debug console (Ctrl-Shift-C) and type:

force_invite_sim FirstName LastName
or
fis FirstName LastName

If the sim exists, you will see output in the debug console. If the sim does not exist, the command is ignored.

Examples

Most sims can be invited with just their first and last names as you might expect, for example:

force_invite_sim Keith Atkinson

If you want to invite a sim with spaces in their last name, try using quotes, for example:

force_invite_sim Keith "Atkinson III"

If you want to invite a sim without a first or last name, try using empty quotes, for example:

force_invite_sim Keith ""
or
force_invite_sim "" Atkinson



If you want to invite the parents of a sim, you can use the command:

force_invite_parents_of FirstName LastName
or
fipo FirstName LastName

For example, to invite the parents of Keith Atkinson over, you would type:

force_invite_parents_of Keith Atkinson

You may use the same rules as above for names with spaces.

Inviting parents potentially invites up to two sims simultaneously. If a sim has two parents, you will receive two messages with the parents' name (if the parent is a special sim like Senior Pollination Technician #3, the text will say "a mystery sim" in place of a regular name). If they are not already on the current lot, the two sims will arrive at around the same time. If a sim has one parent, only that parent will be invited. If a sim has no parents, you will not see any messages.

Enjoy!

Additional Credits:
Thanks to andrew at Sims 4 Studio for his scripting tutorial and the authors of unpyc3!
Thanks to slcd for the comments leading me to add parent invitations to the mod!

Many, many thanks to Lynire for the Summon Sim mod, which served as inspiration for this mod!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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14 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 31st Mar 2020 at 1:00 AM
Pretty cool, and so needed. Thank you.
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#3 Old 31st Mar 2020 at 4:57 AM
This sounds very useful I shall give it a try in my game!
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#4 Old 1st Apr 2020 at 9:55 AM
You will come to me and eat this fruitcake
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#5 Old 6th Apr 2020 at 1:37 AM Last edited by bentonj : 16th Apr 2020 at 3:33 PM.
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Originally Posted by _Elk_
Omg! This is amazing! Like, this with the MCC NPC Control Mod, all the drama will ensue! All of it! Kudos!


Yep! Combining this with the MCC NPC Control Mod is how I use it, too.

Test Subject
#6 Old 18th Apr 2020 at 8:00 PM
Thanks for this mod. I am trying to summon my alien baby's alien mom: Senior Pollination Technician #3. I've tried several times, using quotation marks around nothing for the first name and quotes around the entire name, vice- versa, and a variety of other ways, and I keep getting the message no first name or once, the instructions on how to enter command, firstname lastname. Any suggestions on what I should try?
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#7 Old 19th Apr 2020 at 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by slcd
Thanks for this mod. I am trying to summon my alien baby's alien mom: Senior Pollination Technician #3. I've tried several times, using quotation marks around nothing for the first name and quotes around the entire name, vice- versa, and a variety of other ways, and I keep getting the message no first name or once, the instructions on how to enter command, firstname lastname. Any suggestions on what I should try?


Hello!

Thank you for your interest in the mod. As it turns out, the Senior Pollination Technician #3 is a special sim that has no first or last name in the typical sense. The name she has is given by the game in a special fashion. To help, I added a command to invite parents of sims. That should do the trick for you as long as you know your alien baby's name!

Test Subject
#8 Old 22nd Apr 2020 at 2:10 AM
The update works a treat! Thanks SO much for modifying this mod to reckon with deadbeat parents.
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#9 Old 23rd Apr 2020 at 1:55 PM
this mod is superhandy but i was a tad disappointed that i syill cant get my baby who've been whisked away. I mean i get the message on the screen that you've forced blahblah to this lot but he never came ( thank you anyways
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#10 Old 24th Apr 2020 at 2:32 PM Last edited by Whirlaround : 13th Jul 2020 at 10:02 AM.
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Originally Posted by aigerimusagi
this mod is superhandy but i was a tad disappointed that i syill cant get my baby who've been whisked away.


I'm sorry about that. Babies will be loaded and sent the "invited" command, but they are a special type of sim that cannot actually get into an "invited" state despite the command. I haven't tried this myself, but if you're okay with a child instead of a baby you could try to age up your baby by using my "Age Up or Down by Age Group or Name " mod then inviting the resulting child.

I'd first save the game before you try the aging/invitation, then use "age_up" command on your baby's name twice and invite them as a child. (You can try to use age_up just once and invite the resulting toddler, but I think the game might now prevent toddlers from being invited over; I'm not sure.)
Test Subject
#11 Old 12th Jan 2021 at 4:37 AM
I'm so happy that you created this mod, it's something that I realized I never knew I needed until now lol. But if I may just offer a suggestion, is it possible to update/modify this so it can recognize abbreviated commands? Like instead of force_invite_sim it can just be fis, or force_invite_parents_of to fipo. Again though, thanks for this mod!
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#12 Old 27th Jan 2021 at 8:54 PM
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Originally Posted by HentaiGnome
I'm so happy that you created this mod, it's something that I realized I never knew I needed until now lol. But if I may just offer a suggestion, is it possible to update/modify this so it can recognize abbreviated commands? Like instead of force_invite_sim it can just be fis, or force_invite_parents_of to fipo. Again though, thanks for this mod!


Thank you for the suggestion! I have added those aliases.

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#13 Old 22nd Apr 2021 at 5:49 AM
I installed zipped, unziped and renamed. One of the three worked hahaha