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Autonomous Homework Help

by Aysarth Posted 20th Nov 2021 at 10:54 PM
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As I have tried to play more wants based, it has become an irritation that teens so rarely want to do their homework. Shouldn't they wish to avoid getting in trouble at school, however little they might enjoy the homework process? Also, why aren't (some, at least) parents prepared to help them to do well at school?

This mod makes the child/teen interaction "Ask to be taught to study" and the adult interaction "Ask to teach" completely autonomous. It is personality based, so that homework completion appeals more to neat and serious sims. If you have a family of outgoing, playful slobs, the homework may pile up as before, unless you instruct them to do it, but if your family is serious, neat and shy, they should deal with the homework without your involvement. The "Ask to teach" interaction is also visitor enabled, so visitors to the lot can help with the homework. Both interactions can be refused, if the sim's needs are low or they don't have a good enough relationship with the initiating sim.

The mod is simply a modified TTAB for the homework object, and so should not conflict with most of the many other homework mods out there. In particular, it is intended to be compatible with Midgethetree's Higher Priority Homework Help https://midgethetree.tumblr.com/search/homework (scroll down) which I recommend you use with it, otherwise the homework will keep dropping out of the sims' queues.

I have been playing with this mod in my game for several months now, and I have observed that if you have several children or teens on the lot, they may do someone else's homework rather than their own. However, teens never do children's homework unless it is their own, left over from before they aged up. I may later add a second version of the mod that restricts them to doing their own homework (if I can work out how to do it).

The Human Motives advertising for the interactions are as follows:
"Ask to be taught"
Comfort +15 additional +15 for shy sims (due to getting in trouble at school if they don't do it)
Social +10, additional +10 for serious sims
Environment +15 for neat sims only (will only affect teens).

"Ask to teach"
Environment +15, additional +15 for neat sims
Social +10, additional +10 for serious sims.

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 University
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 21st Nov 2021 at 6:06 PM
This mod would make it easier for Children and Teens to learn to study to fill their want to learn to study. Would it activate before the Do Homework mod or will it work after the mod is activated? Thanks for making this mod.

Prince Avalanche
Theorist
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#3 Old 21st Nov 2021 at 6:41 PM
Nice! I was thinking of doing something similar for the regular Do Homework interaction; I look forward to taking a closer look at your mod, to learn from it.

FYI, you might want to make a note for downloaders not to use this with Kestrellyn's Ask Visitors for Homework Help--seems like this is an upgrade to that. Anyway, thanks for all your hard work!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#4 Old 22nd Nov 2021 at 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Phantomknight
Nice! I was thinking of doing something similar for the regular Do Homework interaction; I look forward to taking a closer look at your mod, to learn from it.

FYI, you might want to make a note for downloaders not to use this with Kestrellyn's Ask Visitors for Homework Help--seems like this is an upgrade to that. Anyway, thanks for all your hard work!


PhantomKnight, I took a quick look at Kestrellyn's mod, and it only affects some BHAVs, not the TTAB, so it should be compatible. @Prince Avalanche can you provide a link to the particular homework mod you are talking about? There are a lot of them out there.
Scholar
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#5 Old 22nd Nov 2021 at 12:46 PM
Thanks so much for this!
Field Researcher
#6 Old 24th Nov 2021 at 5:08 PM
This is the one I was talking about: https://modthesims.info/d/105857/au...mework-mod.html

Prince Avalanche
Scholar
THANKS POST
#7 Old 14th Dec 2021 at 6:59 PM
THANK YOU!!!!
This mod has been needed for a while, especially for me since I like bigger families.