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Child can repair, tinker and upgrade

by kls77 Posted 26th Oct 2021 at 5:03 AM
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Are your adult sims too busy to fix that broken object? Are you playing a no adult household enabled by the NRASS Master Controller mod? This mod allows a child sim to repair anything, tinker with anything and upgrade anything that an adult sim of the same handiness level can. The mod only adds the capability but it does not change the level of handiness required so, for example, an upgrade that requires a handiness level of at least five for an adult will require that same level of handiness in a child.

While I don't know of any mods that will conflict with this one if you do happen to have a mod that modifies any of the Repair Tinker or Upgrade ITUN settings from the GameplayData package then it will conflict with this one.

Please note: as you will probably notice from the screenshots this is NOT a no stretch contribution. If someone that knows how wants to take this mod and add animations that will prevent the child from stretching while tinkering, repairing or upgrading then be my guest and do so.
Type: Skilling

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See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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#2 Old 26th Oct 2021 at 5:35 AM
A child mod!!

I might be able to supply the animations. Let me take a look.

Do you have a list of the interactions you changed? I can poke through the ITUN, but it would be helpful to know ahead of time.

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#3 Old 26th Oct 2021 at 7:30 AM
Wow! What a great mod (even with the stretching, I don't mind lol) Thank you!
Edit: Ooh @echoweaver, you beautiful soul! Can you do animations for this mod??
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#4 Old 26th Oct 2021 at 2:54 PM Last edited by echoweaver : 26th Oct 2021 at 5:32 PM.
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Originally Posted by desiree101
Wow! What a great mod (even with the stretching, I don't mind lol) Thank you!
Edit: Ooh @echoweaver, you beautiful soul! Can you do animations for this mod??


I'm looking now. There are a lot of them! And some are seated. I'm going to have to test to see if the game sticks a sim's butt to the chair or if I have to change the height of the animation myself :-D.

Haha. I'm almost completely incompetent in Blender, but conversions are the one thing I can do.

ETA: A lot of these animations should be done on the stepstool, too. It might be a bigger project than I hoped. I can throw the converted animations in as-is and see what works

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#5 Old 28th Oct 2021 at 5:50 AM
Update: I can do dishwasher, TV, stereo, and shower repair. Computer repair requires sitting on a chair, which is going to take more work to line up properly. Sink repair should be standing on a stool, and I don't think that's possible without rewriting the jazz script. I'm looking at what alternatives there might be to make it look all right.

I haven't looked at toilet plunging or bathtubs, and I'm probably forgetting something .

If @kls77 is interested, I can probably put up a package with the animations I can do straightforwardly, which would leave some tasks still stretching but remove a lot of it.

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Sample a Brave Legacy: http://sims3sample.illation.net
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#6 Old 28th Oct 2021 at 6:27 AM
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Originally Posted by echoweaver
Update: I can do dishwasher, TV, stereo, and shower repair. Computer repair requires sitting on a chair, which is going to take more work to line up properly. Sink repair should be standing on a stool, and I don't think that's possible without rewriting the jazz script. I'm looking at what alternatives there might be to make it look all right.

I haven't looked at toilet plunging or bathtubs, and I'm probably forgetting something .

If @kls77 is interested, I can probably put up a package with the animations I can do straightforwardly, which would leave some tasks still stretching but remove a lot of it.


Whatever you feel like animating you are more than welcome to do so. Don't worry about any that are too complicated. It was mainly ones like the sink where the child should step up on a stool before beginning that I was thinking of anyway.
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#7 Old 29th Oct 2021 at 12:52 AM
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Whatever you feel like animating you are more than welcome to do so. Don't worry about any that are too complicated. It was mainly ones like the sink where the child should step up on a stool before beginning that I was thinking of anyway.


OK, I converted some stuff and put up a thread in creator feedback. https://modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=5786197

Testing through some, I see that there are some horizontal alignment issues, e.g. children's arms are shorter than adult arms. If I get time I'll take a look at that stuff too. Some may be fixable and others not so easily. Good skill building in Blender as far as it goes .

Echo Weaver's Simblr: http://echoweaver.tumblr.com/
A portrait in stubbornness - Playing the same legacy since 2009
Sample a Brave Legacy: http://sims3sample.illation.net