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(UPDATE: 5-JAN-2016) User-Directed Scolding + Other Punishment Tweaks

by icarus_allsorts Posted 10th Sep 2014 at 9:33 PM - Updated 5th Jan 2016 at 9:04 AM by icarus_allsorts : Russian translation added
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5-JAN-2016: Russian translation (by optimuspraim14) added.

  • Scold interaction now only appears on non-greeted inactive sims if the active sim is in a tense or angry mood, or if the sim has one of a few (tunable) traits.
  • Putting a guest on Time Out actually works now.

13-SEP-2014: Italian translation (by Sim mania) added.

Mod Description

This is a script mod tweaking parts of the punishment system from Generations. It will warn you with a pop-up whenever game tries to force a sim to scold a misbehaving child/teen so you can to stop them if you wish. (It even lets you turn off the whole forcing to scold feature altogether if you choose)

The mod also adds a custom Punishment... interaction menu on all child and teen sims that lets you choose the type of punishment to perform as and whenever you see fit instead of letting the game decide for you.

Details & Features

  • Pop-up warning you whenever the game tries to force a scolding onto a misbehaving sim, choosing No cancels the action, choosing Yes allows the scolding interaction to be performed, but makes it cancellable by the player if you change your mind (by default you couldn't). You'll have no control over the punishment doled out though (which is based on how much mischief the sim has gotten into lately)
  • The pop-ups can be disabled in the provided tuning file (see below), in which case the scolding interaction is automatically cancelled for you whenever the game tries to force a sim to perform it, so if you do want a sim to be punished you'll have to manually choose to do it yourself using...

  • A custom Punishment... interaction usable on children and teens with the following in-game existing punishment types to choose from:

    • Scold: Basic scolding
    • Time Out: Sends the sim to sulk in a corner for a while.
    • Ground: The sim cannot leave the house except to go to school/work for a day or two unless they sneak out (which would warrant extra punishment if caught)
    • Ban Objects...: Choose a type of object on the home lot to ban the sim from using (which usually the game would randomly choose for you). The list will show you specific objects on the home lot, but if you choose a computer for example the sim will be banned from using ALL computers on the lot. Note that you can still only ban one object type at a time.
  • Sims can only be punished/forgiven by a sim in an age group older than they are. So you can have teens scold/forgive a child, but not other teens.

  • Sims will use the more suitable "admonish" animation (the one pictured above) on children instead of the default yelling one, unless they have certain traits (tunable). The animation only works on children though, so teens will always receive a yelling when being scolded.
  • You can still punish a sim even if they've done nothing wrong (in the eyes of the game. I'm sure there are plenty of activites not covered by the default punishment system that may warrant a grounding depending on the player). Feel free to scold sims outside your active household if your feeling hostile enough, you just can't ground or ban them from using objects. (You can however put a greeted guest on your active lot in Time Out if you like)

  • And just for fun, added a custom Rebuild interaction to doll houses after a sim destroys it, which lets handy sims repair and restore the object (just don't expect much animation-wise...)


End Notes

Built and tested on patch 1.67

Requires Generations

This is a script mod which should not conflict with any other other mods (unless you have one editing the ScoldSmasher_Sim ITUN which is probably highly unlikely).

The mod is translatable, but you'll have to open the package with either S3PE, NRaas Packer or s3se to see the STBL strings to translate. There shouldn't be much there since I tried to use existing game text where possible (the line describing the act of misbehavior in the pop-up is always taken from the corresponding Got In Trouble moodlet for example, so excuse me for it not making perfect grammatical sense), but if you're willing to provide one feel free to contact me via the comments.

Additional Credits:
The Jones' for S3PE and s3se

To everyone who's helped me with modding and all those of you who still enjoy my TS3 mods

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.

Sims 3 Generations
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Test Subject
#2 Old 10th Sep 2014 at 9:38 PM
thank you soo much! i was really getting erked by the fact that we couldn't user-direct punishments. yay!
#3 Old 10th Sep 2014 at 9:51 PM
Not only can we now control the punishments, but we can also fix the doll house too! This is a much needed mod. Thank you so much!
Field Researcher
#4 Old 10th Sep 2014 at 9:57 PM
Thank you, I have wanted something like this ever since Generations came out!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 10th Sep 2014 at 10:04 PM
Finally a mod that I can scold children/teens from their trouble! Thanks! :D
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 10th Sep 2014 at 11:09 PM
Nice! Thank you.
Forum Resident
#7 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 12:12 AM
erm thanks
Test Subject
#8 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 12:13 AM
Why are you so amazing, Icarus? Thanks for another wonderful (and much sought-out mod).
Field Researcher
#9 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 12:48 AM
You are simply amazing!!! Thank you so much!!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 2:26 AM
Thank you for this!
Can you make a version that does not have the "fix dollhouse" interaction?
Field Researcher
#11 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 2:37 AM
Awesome again!
Top Secret Researcher
#12 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 2:44 AM
*love* this!
Love that you can put guests in time out, too xD
Mad Poster
#13 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 2:57 AM
thank you icarus! love it!
Space Pony
#14 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 3:46 AM

Now my "Hates Children" SIM can punish children for fun
#15 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 3:48 AM
What a wonderful idea! Now my permissive parents and my strict parents can actually behave differently from one another!
Test Subject
#16 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 4:18 AM Last edited by flower236 : 11th Sep 2014 at 4:28 AM.
Thank you so much for this! This mod has been needed for QUITE a while. It was so irritating to have my child sims scolded for every little thing they did wrong. No child is perfect and no child gets punished for absolutely everything. This will really give children and teens more freedom.
Field Researcher
#17 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 5:03 AM
OMG finally. Now I can have the punishment system but not have my sims drop everything all the time.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 5:53 AM
thaaaankkk yoooou!! I always found it annoying that my sims could only scold the kids out of their free will and not me sending them to do it. *_* now i can finally tell those little monsters to stop terrorizing the house. It's fun and cute to watch them do it, but they've destroyed too much of their room xD.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#19 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 6:01 AM
Thanks to everyone checking the mod out

Originally Posted by gamefreak130
Can you make a version that does not have the "fix dollhouse" interaction?

Err... Just don't use the interaction then? The package has an ITUN for the interaction, you can turn off autonomy or prevent it from showing up there if you want/
Top Secret Researcher
#20 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 6:11 AM
Another awesome idea icarus. Love this. Thanks so much.
Top Secret Researcher
#21 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 6:15 AM
Thanks for making the game more playable.
#22 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 7:23 AM
This is really useful. Thank you
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 8:51 AM
Does this conflict with TwoFtMama's Scolding tweaks?
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 8:53 AM
This is great, thank you so much
Field Researcher
#25 Old 11th Sep 2014 at 11:39 AM
Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! This is great! Thank you very much.
Italian translation:
Ground - Punisci
Ban Object... - Vieta Oggetto...
Should {0.SimFirstName} scold {1.SimFirstName}? - Dovrebbe {0.SimFirstName} sgridare {1.SimFirstName}?
Rebuild - Ricostruisci
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