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Prefer to eat at tables

by mental-hygiene Posted 5th Mar 2019 at 3:45 PM - Updated 4th Mar 2019 at 10:05 PM by mental-hygiene : added game version and overridden resources
40 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
My sims regularly walked across the house to get to a bed, passing by several perfectly good tables and chairs! I aimed to fix that. Sims will now preferentially sit in a dining chair to eat. If that's not available, they'll choose to sit in a barstool, then in living room seating, and finally in beds and at desks.

This is just a simple tuning mod, so it should be compatible with everything. It does not interfere with multitasking, and sims will still sit on couches to watch TV if you tell them to while eating. I doubt that this will need updating for future game versions.

Built with game version (Strangerville), but should be compatible with any version.

This mod makes changes to the following interaction tuning files:

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40 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 28 Thanks Posts
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Test Subject
#26 Old 10th Mar 2019 at 5:54 PM
Thanks for this! My sims constantly eat in bizarre places.
Test Subject
#27 Old 11th Mar 2019 at 4:40 AM
THANK YOU! I don't even know why EA created this issue in the first place
Test Subject
#28 Old 11th Mar 2019 at 6:40 PM
Is this compatible with 'faster eating' mods? they alter the same stuff
Test Subject
#29 Old 12th Mar 2019 at 12:59 AM
This is too good to be true for TS4. You modders are crazy and keep the games alive for me!
Test Subject
#30 Old 12th Mar 2019 at 6:53 AM
It's not working for me for some reason, my sims still goes to sit at the pool every time.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#31 Old 13th Mar 2019 at 1:08 AM
Originally Posted by Rilest
It's not working for me for some reason, my sims still goes to sit at the pool every time.

The thought of a sim walking all the way through their house to go sit in the pool and eat spaghetti is very funny, but thanks for letting me know. I'll try to test when I get a chance. My free time is pretty limited, unfortunately
Test Subject
#32 Old 14th Mar 2019 at 1:03 AM
My Sim grab a plate from Kitchen with some nice stools walk pass the Dining room /a dinning table and chairs, up to second floor to the Computer room. Sit and eat while holding the plate. This is because there are some sims sitting in that room.
Field Researcher
#33 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 1:05 AM
Forum Resident
#34 Old 17th Mar 2019 at 8:19 PM
For those reporting this mod is not working. There is another eatatdiningtable mod which uses a different approach. You might use that one or both in combination:
Forum Resident
#35 Old 17th Mar 2019 at 8:37 PM
Originally Posted by wheatberry
Thanks to solve this annoying "BUG." There're still couple of annoying interferences from pets and other NPCs. Hope they could be tuned, too.

Try WolfGreetingsNuker:
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 26th Mar 2019 at 11:25 PM
I actually forgot I had downloaded and installed this mod until I went through my folder today. That's when I realised, oh yeah my sims really ARE using the table now! So thank you for this mod!
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 30th Mar 2019 at 3:28 AM
I have this installed but my sims will still gravitate towards where other sims are while eating. If one is on the computer in his room, other sim will still sit on his bed. And if the sim is asleep, other sim will sit on lounge in the room.
Test Subject
#38 Old 31st Mar 2019 at 9:56 AM
Not working v1.50.67.1020 whit all expansion pack. Sim still eat where other sim are
I already try whitout other mods
Test Subject
#39 Old 31st Mar 2019 at 9:58 AM
Originally Posted by bienchen83

The mod is no longer up to date but works more or less well.
Sometimes they eat at the table and sometimes the plate is teleported into their hands and eat elsewhere
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 2nd Apr 2019 at 11:55 AM
Thank you for the fix and double thank you for permission to include it in faster eating fix :)
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 9th Apr 2019 at 6:07 AM
@mental-hygiene, I'd found a table called martial invasion or something like that doesn't like your mod. Sorry, I'm not playing English game, I don't know what's the exact English name is. It's a basegame table costs $300. I changed a different table, and the problem fixed.
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