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Picked upload! UFO Investigator Aspiration Update (Updated 1.51.75.1020 Patch)

by Itsmysimmod Posted 1st Mar 2019 at 5:25 PM - Updated 18th Apr 2019 at 4:10 AM by Itsmysimmod
33 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
UFO Investigator Aspiration Update


This mod needs to be updated to fix the blank text issue in the string tables for 1.51.75.1020 Patch.

Mod Last Update: 04/17/2019

Changelog

Introduction:

This mod was originally made by r3m, since the original creator is offline for a long time, I decided to make an update. I tended to like this aspiration as many others around the sim community and it's time to start using it again. Special thanks to the original creator, without you, this mod wouldn't exist. I hope someday, wherever you are, you can return to the community.

The original mod is here,

You can check it out, if you didn't know about its existence.

The continuation of this post is the original description, later it will be explained other details.

Description:

Aspiration:

Back in the days of TS2, Knowledge Sims were obsessed with aliens and would constantly roll wants to be abducted. I really liked that, so I wanted to bring it back to The Sims 4 in the form of a new aspiration.

Let me introduce you to the custom UFO Investigator aspiration! This a knowledge aspiration focused on maxing the Rocket Science skill and visiting the Alien World of Sixam.

Milestone
Requiriments
Stargazer
  • Achieve Level 3 Rocket Science Skill (75)
  • Stargaze for 6 Hours (75)
Conspiracy Theorist
  • Collect 3 Alien Species (250)
  • Collect 3 Space Prints (250)
  • Collect 2 Space Rocks (250)
Contactee
  • Achieve Level 6 Rocket Science skill (500)
  • Reach Level 4 of the Scientist or Astronaut career (500)
  • Unmask 3 Aliens (600)
UFO Investigator
  • Achieve Level 10 Rocket Science skill (1500)
  • Travel to Alien World (750)
  • Collect 4 Geodes (750)


Reward Trait:

Those Sims who complete all the requirements of this aspiration will receive the Alien Guru trait. These Sims are very knowledgeable about aliens and their powers. In particular, Alien Gurus:
  • Can prepare Alien Juice and Space Energy Drink,
  • Will always get Focused after abduction,
  • Can transmute metals, revive dead alien collectibles, erase memories, empathize and analyze the personalities of other Sims,
  • Can use their cell phone to contact aliens,
  • Know the secret handshake of aliens.

Calling Aliens:

After thoroughly studying the lives of extraterrestrials, Alien Gurus have came up with a clever way to communicate with aliens. Yea, it's using their cell phone. Click on the Entertainment category in your Sim's phone to access this new interaction.

Interaction
Description
Summon AliensPick a Sim and aliens will come to abduct them inmediately.
  • Only teens or older Sims can be picked. Aliens cannot be picked.
  • The caller will get a slight Fun and Social boost.
  • They will also build Mischief skill.
  • Geeks, Goofballs and abductees with the Cheerful trait will gain relationship points with the caller (unless they're Hot-Headed or Squeamish). Other Sims will react negatively.
  • Male abductees have a 50% of returning pregnant.


Other Changes:

I have included several whims that are exclusive to Alien Gurus and Sims who have selected the UFO Investigator aspiration track. Click below to see them:



Additionally I have included some changes to a few game mechanics:
  • Aliens and half-aliens can now prepare Alien Juice and Space Energy Drink.
  • Squeamish Sims won't get Focused after alien abductions.
  • Sims in the Astronaut career will always get Focused after returning from an abduction.
  • Sims cannot unmask fake aliens (i.e., Sims who drank the Alien Aura Serum).
  • Fake aliens can now revive dead alien collectibles and transmute metals.

Source: UFO Investigator Aspiration

Now it is time for the new details.

Versions:

There are two versions:

Original Version: This contains the original mod as the creator made it. No changes, it was only fixed to work with the recent updates of the game.

Fixes:
  • All mixer socials and Transmute interactions don't override sources anymore, they work by themselves (except The Secret Handshake due to global functions with it).
  • Sim Gurus will increase a little faster logic. charisma, handiness and Rocket Science, but not at alien level. They only have influences from them.
  • Some texts fixed, they were blank.
  • Many functions are now working, the old version had many conflicts between them and they weren't working well. They had bad codes in many loot actions, whitelist and blacklist tests, now they are working as it is intended to by the original creator.
  • Alien Guru trait had bad function on Brain Alien Power, now it's fixed.
  • No more crash in CAS when selecting the aspiration if you have more than 5 aspirations in the knowledge category due to EA fixed that in the recent updates (I don't know exactly which one).
  • Update Bad Reputation to Summon Aliens Interaction.

New Version: This will include the original functions and some new interactions connected to the Alien Guru Reward Trait.
  • Talk About Aliens: Now your Alien Guru Sim can talk about his favorite subject. This will give a happy buff.
  • Teach The Secret Alien Handshake: Your Alien Guru Sim as an expert in the Alien Culture, he can teach how to make The Secret Alien Handshake to other sims. It's under friendly interactions.The Secret Alien Handshake can only be performed between Aliens, Alien Gurus and Sims who know The Secret Alien Hanshake taught by an Alien Guru and they can teach to other sims too. You can expand The Alien Culture! This will increase Charisma Skill and it will give Good Reputation. This will have a new whim for Alien Guru Trait.
  • Tell How to Make Alien Beverages: Your Alien Guru can teach how to make Alien Juice and Space Energy Drink to other sims and they can teach to others too, but they need to have Mixology Skill at level 2 to be taught. It's under friendly interactions. This will increase Charisma Skill and it will give Good Reputation. This will have a new whim for Alien Guru Trait.
  • Show Alien Identity: Now you can "reveal" the identity of a disguised alien. It's under mischief interactions. This will loss relationship, it will give Bad Reputation and it will give a confident buff. If you do this in a public area (not at residential lot), sims around there will react to it.

If you want to know how it is, you can see it in the images gallery. They are organized by sequences "start" to "end".



Miscellaneous Section:

Translations:

Do you want to translate this mod into your language? You can! and send it to me under comments section or via inbox. I will give the appropriate credits.

  • Thanks to ManyWhiTe for Portuguese Translation.
  • Thanks to lilotea for French Translation.
  • Thanks to fishvip for Chinese Translation.
  • Spanish Translation by me.

Conflicts:

Any mod that modifies these XMLs.

In the original version were more, but now we have new tools and injectors, so we can avoid some. On other hand, it was inevitable for some due to the mechanism of some functions of the mod (especially those who modify some alien behaviours).




Additional Credits:
Sims4Studio
r3m for the original mod.
scumbumbo for his tools.

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

Get to Work
Built with Game Version: 1.50.67.10
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
r3m_ufo_investigator (0riginal Version).rar | Description: Game Version: 1.51.75.1020 90.3 KB 1,072 18th Apr 2019
r3m_ufo_investigator (New Version).rar | Description: Game Version: 1.51.75.1020 166.4 KB 5,708 18th Apr 2019
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Test Subject
#2 Old 1st Mar 2019 at 6:21 PM
Thank you for this mod.
Have you got it in french ?

thanks a lot
Test Subject
#3 Old 1st Mar 2019 at 9:24 PM
What about StrangerVille?
Field Researcher
#4 Old 1st Mar 2019 at 10:17 PM
I really have to thank you for updating this mod, But I'm having some Issues Downloading it, It takes me to a screen saying 404 error.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#5 Old 1st Mar 2019 at 10:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Godzilla-Force
I really have to thank you for updating this mod, But I'm having some Issues Downloading it, It takes me to a screen saying 404 error.


That's weird. I can download it without issues. Try later, maybe it's your internet connection.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#6 Old 1st Mar 2019 at 10:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by camtajoie
Thank you for this mod.
Have you got it in french ?

thanks a lot


Not yet, until someone makes a translation.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#7 Old 1st Mar 2019 at 10:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillDavid1973
Thanks for updating this. Do you plan to update the grilled cheese aspiration also?

I don't know if to make it, since sims 4 has its grilled cheese aspiration.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 6th Mar 2019 at 7:24 PM
This doesn't show up correctly in CAS. I think it's because I have the Vampire pack, which adds an aspiration to the Knowledge section.

If I might make a suggestion, you may wish to take a leaf out of jackboog21's book. He ended up placing his custom Knowledge aspiration in a brand new category to fix the conflict with the Vampire pack.

A fool and his money are soon parted. ~ Thomas Tusser
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#9 Old 6th Mar 2019 at 8:09 PM Last edited by Itsmysimmod : 6th Mar 2019 at 8:45 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dixieland
This doesn't show up correctly in CAS. I think it's because I have the Vampire pack, which adds an aspiration to the Knowledge section.

If I might make a suggestion, you may wish to take a leaf out of jackboog21's book. He ended up placing his custom Knowledge aspiration in a brand new category to fix the conflict with the Vampire pack.


I have all DLCs (including the Vampire Pack) and it shows up in my CAS with no issues. Even so, I will investigate about that. If I can confirm, I can do another version of this mod. Thank you for letting me know.

I tested it right now and it's working fine, I have 6 knowledge aspirations (including the UFO one). I don't know why that happens to you and not to me, but if you want I can do a version for you. Do you have the game updated to the lastest pacth?

I am wondering due to I noticed the original UFO Aspiration from r3m had that issue in the older patches of the game, but later, in recent patches, I could select the aspiration with no issues. I've always had the lastest DLCs and Patches.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 7th Mar 2019 at 7:48 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Itsmysimmod
I have all DLCs (including the Vampire Pack) and it shows up in my CAS with no issues. Even so, I will investigate about that. If I can confirm, I can do another version of this mod. Thank you for letting me know.

I tested it right now and it's working fine, I have 6 knowledge aspirations (including the UFO one). I don't know why that happens to you and not to me, but if you want I can do a version for you. Do you have the game updated to the lastest pacth?

I am wondering due to I noticed the original UFO Aspiration from r3m had that issue in the older patches of the game, but later, in recent patches, I could select the aspiration with no issues. I've always had the lastest DLCs and Patches.


Sorry about that.
I haven't patched my game for quite a while. I was too daunted by the big script mod update, so I'm still on 1.44. Please don't worry about making another version--I'll get around to updating one of these days.

Thank you for looking into it, though.

A fool and his money are soon parted. ~ Thomas Tusser
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#11 Old 7th Mar 2019 at 3:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dixieland
Sorry about that.
I haven't patched my game for quite a while. I was too daunted by the big script mod update, so I'm still on 1.44. Please don't worry about making another version--I'll get around to updating one of these days.

Thank you for looking into it, though.


Ah ok that explains everything, it seems EA fixed the CAS issue with the knowledge aspirations. You have to update, the majority of important mods updated their python files, so don't worry.
Test Subject
#12 Old 8th Mar 2019 at 1:36 AM
When I stargaze it doesn't say I have in the "stargaze for 6 hours" requirement
Test Subject
#13 Old 9th Mar 2019 at 4:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinkpenguin464
When I stargaze it doesn't say I have in the "stargaze for 6 hours" requirement


I'm having this issue as well, no matter how long my sim stargazes, it doesn't seem to count towards the goal.
That being said, THANK YOU for updating this mod Can't wait to use it once this issue is fixed!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#14 Old 12th Mar 2019 at 2:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinkpenguin464
When I stargaze it doesn't say I have in the "stargaze for 6 hours" requirement


Quote:
Originally Posted by Kathesaur
I'm having this issue as well, no matter how long my sim stargazes, it doesn't seem to count towards the goal.
That being said, THANK YOU for updating this mod Can't wait to use it once this issue is fixed!


I tested both versions right now and they count the 6 hours with no issues, both of you have the game with the latest patch? remember it has to be done with the telescope.
Test Subject
#15 Old 12th Mar 2019 at 11:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Itsmysimmod
I tested both versions right now and they count the 6 hours with no issues, both of you have the game with the latest patch? remember it has to be done with the telescope.

Oh dear, I feel quite dumb now. I didn't catch the part where it said to use a telescope, I was just having my sim stargaze normally. The mod is working perfectly now, my apologies for the trouble!
"The problem exists between chair and keyboard," as they say
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#16 Old 13th Mar 2019 at 12:27 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kathesaur
Oh dear, I feel quite dumb now. I didn't catch the part where it said to use a telescope, I was just having my sim stargaze normally. The mod is working perfectly now, my apologies for the trouble!
"The problem exists between chair and keyboard," as they say


don't worry, and it was a very good opportunity to know that I erased a text in the english string file of the mod without realising it in the new version, so your comment was worth it, I had to upload the mod again with the fix
Test Subject
#17 Old 13th Mar 2019 at 12:39 AM
Hello, I have made a Chinese language file, may I ask how to submit it to you for update?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#18 Old 13th Mar 2019 at 2:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by fishvip
Hello, I have made a Chinese language file, may I ask how to submit it to you for update?


Hello! you can send it via comment in "Go Advanced > Manage Attachments > Upload File" it's under "Additional Options" or you can send it from other source, it can be any cloud storage; example: mediafire, mega, dropbox, etc.
Test Subject
#19 Old 13th Mar 2019 at 11:01 AM
Hello developer, this is the Chinese Taiwan language file, contains XML and package files.

0x02 = chinese code

Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar ChineseTW languagefile UFO Investigator Aspiration.rar (256.2 KB, 10 downloads)
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