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UPDATED - Harry Potter style text replacement for spells

by st_d Posted 20th Jun 2018 at 10:00 AM - Updated 18th Apr 2019 at 4:30 PM by st_d
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18.04.'19 Want issue solved!! While looking into entirely different matters, i came across the solution for those stubborn want texts. A new file is now available, Wants.package, which has to remain named this way. Place it in your Downloads folder. If you have other want-altering mods that also have to remain named like that, just use a different subfolder. I've tested this, and my edits were available from both files. Obviously, if you have another mod targeting specifically these wants/fears, using spell names from another fandom, only one at a time can be used.

23.06.'18 Updated to include missing leaf pile menu, fix a typo (thanks @Modder), and bring out the Time-Turner from spell list. Please redownload for the changes to take effect; it's got the same name and will replace the old incomplete one.

For all HP fans, here's a text replacement pack that changes the names of the spells we already have. That means they will not change the way spells are learnt, cast or handled by the game, only the words we see in menus and the spell book.

As far as i know, besides Apartment Life for the magic, one would need Seasons for the leaf pile spell, and Pets for the Spectral Cat. Since i haven't been able to get the AGS to work, i do not know if in the absence of Pets or Seasons the package crashes, or quite simply the spells aren't called on anywhere and so the texts ignored.

Possible conflicts: it does not conflict with mods that target alignment (such as this one ), but if you have .package-s editing the actual spells, containing their catalog description (CTSS) or menu name (TTAs/STR#), i cannot tell which would be loaded first and therefore would show in-game.

It started out as one spell, which became 5, then 10, then oh my! nearly all of them, which begged the effort to transform the last few into something that, i admit, is only likely, not straight out of the books/movies. So here they are, as viewed in the grimoires (yes, i went there; i made Bella, Cissy and Meda Black to test) :

Since in HP the incantation is just a couple of words, i've edited out the rhymes (was anyone ever partial to those?) to add a description, sometimes a warning.

Known issue: SOLVED!! Read the update notice at the top of the page. the two specific wants, cast Tempus Interruptus and Summon Spectral Cat, are proving a pain to customise. I have found the text (STR) they use, i've edited, making sure group and instance are the same, making sure it's set to default language only, and still nothing. If ever this is solved, i'll upload the extra.
If other issues arise, please post them in Comments so that i may investigate.

Have a magical summer ^.^

Additional Credits:
Many thanks to Lamare, who helped narrow down and fix problems.
Grateful to JKR for this wonderful universe.
And to whichever great-grandparent passed down their persistence to me.

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Filename Size Downloads Date
Wants.7z | text replacement for wants to complete the set

Size: 822 Bytes · Downloads: 405 · 18th Apr 2019
822 Bytes 405 18th Apr 2019

Size: 8.7 KB · Downloads: 944 · 23rd Jun 2018
8.7 KB 944 23rd Jun 2018

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2 Pets Seasons Apartment Life

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Type: Global Mods

Tags: #spells, #harry potter, #replacements, #magic, #witchcraft, #jkr