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No Autonomous Sprinkler - [09/11/10 - Compatible with all latest versions and games]

by BlackCat007 Posted 25th Jun 2009 at 12:03 AM - Updated 9th Nov 2010 at 3:04 PM by BlackCat007
63 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
09/11/10 - Compatible with all latest versions and games.

I really liked Rotchild's mod Child Only Sprinkler, but while I wouldn't want my adults to play with the sprinkler autonomously, I'd still like to be able to direct them to use it. So I made the "no autonomous" mods of different flavors:

NoAutonomousSprinkler -no one can use sprinkler autonomously
NoVisitorsSprinkler - only active household can use sprinkler autonomously
ActiveChildrenOnlySprinkler - among children only those of the active household can use sprinkler autonomously, other ages can't use at all

EDIT: Oops, I had slight reading problem:
In fisrt two cases any sim can be directed to use a sprinkler and be asked to join to play without any problem - any age and visitors also.
With ActiveChildrenOnlySprinkler non active children cannot use sprinkler autonomously, and other ages cannot use at all, similiar to Rotchild's mod. I will continue to look into matter, but as of now it's not possible to tune autonomousity by age.

Use only one! Also you can not use Rotchild’s “Child Only Sprinkler” with these mods.

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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 3
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ActiveChildrenOnlySprinkler.rar | only children of the active household can use sprinkler autonomously, as opposed to other children

Size: 1,009 Bytes · Downloads: 1,877 · 25th Jun 2009
1,009 Bytes 1,877 25th Jun 2009
NoVisitorsSprinkler.rar | only active household can use sprinkler autonomously

Size: 1,001 Bytes · Downloads: 742 · 25th Jun 2009
1,001 Bytes 742 25th Jun 2009
NoAutonomousSprinkler.rar | no one can use sprinkler autonomously

Size: 1,004 Bytes · Downloads: 8,448 · 25th Jun 2009
1,004 Bytes 8,448 25th Jun 2009
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Test Subject
#26 Old 11th Nov 2009 at 12:24 PM
Thanks for this, I always get annoyed when my Sims did that, lucky for me it was rare but for some reason they recently started going wild about it, maybe I haven't been paying them enough attention or something. :P

Well anyway, hopefully this will keep them away from the stupid thing. Only reason I have it is for my plants anyway, and watering them by hand is way too much work...
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 20th Nov 2009 at 10:25 PM
Will there be an update for this mod for World Adventures? I just realised this mod existed and I'm soo annoyed with my outdoor Sims playing with the sprinklers, but I installed WA today so I won't download this until I know if it works or not.

-I Hate being obvious. All fangs and "grrr"! Takes the mystery out. Spike "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 23rd Nov 2009 at 6:33 AM
So is this compatible with the WA expansion & the most current patch yet? or is that still an unknown?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#29 Old 23rd Nov 2009 at 7:24 AM
Yes, it is compatible
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 24th Nov 2009 at 2:07 AM
Awesome!!! Thank you for the quick reply!
Test Subject
17th Jan 2010 at 2:24 PM
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Test Subject
#31 Old 20th Feb 2010 at 12:01 AM
Thank you! All my sims were forever spending time playing in the sprinkler instead of doing what they were supposed to do! Now maybe they'll do what they're told
Test Subject
#32 Old 12th Apr 2010 at 10:01 AM
Used with wa and is sooooooooooooooooooo useful! Now my adults do go playing in the sprinkler when ever their bored .Thanks!
Forum Resident
#33 Old 4th Jun 2010 at 8:43 PM
Thank you so much. I use sprinklers only to water my gardens and its annoying and probably harmful to the plants when sims are "playing" in them.

Life is moving too fast, I don't have the energy to keep up.
Test Subject
#34 Old 16th Jun 2010 at 3:36 PM
Thanks for doing this one... the sprinkler was getting REAL annoying.

All the same... Is it just me, or are is there a real issue with sims "obsessing" over things? I mean, we have to put in mods such as this one to stop them messing with the sprinkler, chess, computers, TV... it's like, I can't seem to put anything in the house that they don't obsess over. A.I.? More like artificial stupidity to me.
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 6:06 PM
Thanks, I was this close to torching a farming family that spent every spare moment in the bloody sprinklers x(

Well I can't look under the hood but nothing will erase the joy of gunning townies down in front of City Hall - suzetter
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 7th Aug 2010 at 3:30 AM
Thanks, this mod was just what I was looking for. Try having a sprinkler obsessed Sim with the always running bug. Look away one second and she's playing with the sprinklers. I wonder what's next on her obsession list... I'm thinking the telescope.
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 9th Sep 2010 at 1:33 AM
Does this need updated for Fast Lane Stuff?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#38 Old 9th Sep 2010 at 9:50 AM
Don't know yet. Will check as soon as possible.
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 10th Sep 2010 at 9:13 PM
I have been playing with it in Fast Lane Stuff and it seems to work fine. I'm no expert though.
#40 Old 4th Nov 2010 at 1:07 PM
does this work with the new patches and late night?

The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision. - L. Lavner
Forum Resident
#41 Old 4th Nov 2010 at 4:38 PM
Yes. this mod is compatible with latest patch / LN
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#42 Old 4th Nov 2010 at 6:34 PM Last edited by BlackCat007 : 9th Nov 2010 at 3:05 PM.
I didn't check this file for compatibility yet, but will soon. Be cautious.

EDIT: Compatible, no need to update.
Test Subject
11th May 2011 at 7:52 AM
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Lab Assistant
#43 Old 21st May 2011 at 6:56 AM
Thank you SO much! I have a few Sims who constantly want to play in the sprinkler & it was driving me insane. (Especially the eco-friendly one who refuses to take long showers in order to "conserve water" but is willing to play in a sprinkler for 5 hours. o.O) Anyway, THANK YOU!
Test Subject
#44 Old 14th Jun 2011 at 2:32 AM
Just checking to see if this is compatible with Generations and the newest 1.22 patch - thanks!!
Test Subject
#45 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 5:26 AM
I'm curious to know if this is compatible with the new Pets expansion pack?
Test Subject
#46 Old 11th Nov 2011 at 8:31 PM
yes i too would like to know if compatible with the new Pets expansion pack?
Test Subject
#47 Old 14th Nov 2011 at 11:27 AM Last edited by Kraven Juelle : 12th Mar 2012 at 3:53 AM.
Is it compatible with Patch 1.32?
Lab Assistant
#48 Old 24th Mar 2012 at 5:13 PM
Oh, Please. update for Showtime. I hate my Gardening sims racing through and across the lot to another of the sprinklers.
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