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Teen Homework Fix v2

by scumbumbo Posted 12th Nov 2014 at 6:24 AM - Updated 23rd Jan 2016 at 9:10 AM by scumbumbo
65 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
This fix is for TS4 versions 1.12.118.1020 (Nov 3, 2015) and earlier only! For newer game versions, use the updated Homework Fix mod which fixes this bug for both teen and child sims.

Update: The mod has been updated to version 2 for better compatibility with the March 26 game patch. The update doesn't appear to be critical. Be sure to remove the old version if you update.

Description

This mod for The Sims 4 will fix the bug in The Sims 4 which causes teens to typically forget to pick up their homework once they have finished. The pick up action may still fail, but will do so with far less frequency. In testing I had teens do homework approximately 50 times (5 teens, 10 times each) and in each instance they picked up their homework and placed it in their inventory, even when cancelling the action or if another action was queued.

All other homework actions (children, make-up work and extra credit) already included the proper step of forcing the homework to be picked up and did not require any changes, so this is best classified as a bug fix.

Installation Instructions

Just unzip the package file to your Mods folder as usual.

This mod may cause conflicts with other mods which change the teen homework action. Due to the wide variety of mods and sources for them, it is unlikely I will be able to help you with such a conflict. If there is a conflict, either one or both mods may fail to work properly, your game may crash, frogs may rain down from the sky...

This mod requires The Sims 4 to be patched to at least version 1.0.732.20 (October 1, 2014).
Version 2 of the mod is for games patch to version 1.5.139.1210 (March 26, 2015) or higher.



Additional Credits:
Big, BIG thanks go to Velocitygrass for the Sims4XmlExtractor and, of course, Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool.
Tags: #teen, #homework, #bug, #fix

Type: Fixed

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 4

This is a multi-part download:


Use only one of the mod versions available. Make sure the version you use is appropraiate for your game's patch level.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
TeenHomeworkFix_v2.zip | Adds an action for teens to put their homework back in their inventory when finished.

Size: 2.8 KB · Downloads: 13,946 · 30th Mar 2015
2.8 KB 13,946 30th Mar 2015
TeenHomeworkFix.zip | For games not updated to the March 26 game patch.

Size: 2.7 KB · Downloads: 14,463 · 12th Nov 2014
2.7 KB 14,463 12th Nov 2014
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
65 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 28 Feedback Posts, 36 Thanks Posts
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Test Subject
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#26 Old 18th Dec 2014 at 4:01 PM
Thank you. :)
Test Subject
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#27 Old 18th Dec 2014 at 10:48 PM
so funny how much they do leave it around and I am saying thanks for saving me aggravation, and I can just play.
Test Subject
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#28 Old 26th Dec 2014 at 6:34 AM
Thanks
Lab Assistant
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#29 Old 27th Dec 2014 at 6:33 AM
Thank you for fixing this very annoying bug =(
Test Subject
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#30 Old 2nd Jan 2015 at 11:28 AM
Thank you very much
Field Researcher
#31 Old 6th Jan 2015 at 8:25 AM
Does this help with Children not always putting it back in their inventory as well? I'll download anyway I'm sure; I'm just curious.
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#32 Old 14th Jan 2015 at 7:14 AM
I have checked this mod for compatibility with the January 13 game update and there do not appear to be any changes required.
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#33 Old 14th Jan 2015 at 7:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadedgrey63
Does this help with Children not always putting it back in their inventory as well? I'll download anyway I'm sure; I'm just curious.


No, the XML for the children's homework appears to be correct. I had some issues with children starting to forget to pick up their homework after the December game update, but it appears to have been caused by faulty objects. After selling the table the children kept forgetting their homework on and replacing it things started to work fine again.

Clearing your game cache files may help too.
Test Subject
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#34 Old 24th Jan 2015 at 4:35 AM
thanks! I really hate it when my teen forgot his/her homework "somewhere", because I'd have to remember the last place we went to search for it
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#35 Old 4th Feb 2015 at 8:50 AM
This mod has been checked against the latest game patch (Feb 3, 2015) and no changes are required to the mod.
Test Subject
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#36 Old 8th Feb 2015 at 7:46 PM
I've noticed this homework bug with many of my families on sims...thanks for the fix!
Lab Assistant
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#37 Old 18th Mar 2015 at 9:20 AM
This was bugging me;Thanks!
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#38 Old 23rd Mar 2015 at 6:09 PM
ありがとう
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#39 Old 27th Mar 2015 at 2:19 PM
I lose a lot of time on finding the homework! thanks for the mod. I will never ever search for those again.
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 2nd Apr 2015 at 6:31 PM Last edited by Tysakasa : 15th Apr 2015 at 10:13 PM.
I think you may have a problem in the V2 fix. When sims try to clean up dishes, they don't. The most they do is pick it up and move it else where or simply put it back from where they got it from. This issue only occurs when the mod is installed.



Update:
Okay so decided to have a sit down with my mods to see which may have been causing the clean up issue when this mod is installed (puzzled as I have few that really alter the game). Cleared game cache and only had this mod enabled. Everything checked out. Then started slowly turning them on one by one and everything continued to be fine. Even cleared game cache after everything was re-enabled and they still continue to clean up instead of placing object back onto a surface. So have no idea what was causing that issue. Maybe that particular game save is bugged somewhere (testing on a newer save since I started a new game when I got Get To Work). So here's hoping for continued workings. Cheers.
Field Researcher
#41 Old 4th Apr 2015 at 4:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tysakasa
I think you may have a problem in the V2 fix. When sims try to clean up dishes, they don't. The most they do is pick it up and move it else where or simply put it back from where they got it from. This issue only occurs when the mod is installed.


I have this mod in, and I am not having the problem you are. My sims pick up and wash their dishes with no problem.
Test Subject
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#42 Old 5th Apr 2015 at 3:33 PM
Thanks, Scumbumbo!
Test Subject
#43 Old 5th Apr 2015 at 4:04 PM
With this installed, my teen finished their homework the following ensued IMMEDIATELY after: teen got up from table with homework in hand, went to the bathroom, took a knee in front of the toilet, raised his homework up slightly as if about to perform an exorcism and then froze. He was not selectable and could not be reset. The whole game became unresponsive and informed me it would have to shut down that it could not save yet gave no error nor successfully CTD, I assume that's what it was trying to do. I tried going into different menus, pausing the game, resetting Sims and/game however nothing but the ambient sounds and grunts of the stuck sims were still heard and the parents' heads and arms moved throughout pause and various menus which was off putting. Wound up having to kill the process and remove the mod. With the mod removed, all is well except the fact the teen leaves his homework on the table. I'm patched up and have OR & GTW installed. It's probably an issue of mod conflict with something else I have installed since it appears to be working for most. I wanted to report this as removing the mod this did not occur after the teen finished his homework -same family, same teen.
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#44 Old 6th Apr 2015 at 5:56 AM
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Originally Posted by aeonfluxx75
With this installed, my teen finished their homework the following ensued IMMEDIATELY after: teen got up from table with homework in hand, went to the bathroom, took a knee in front of the toilet, raised his homework up slightly as if about to perform an exorcism and then froze. He was not selectable and could not be reset.

That's really weird!! (and a great description, btw)

I don't know of any mods that would be conflict with this one, it only changes one XML resource associated with teens doing homework so if there is a conflict that should help you narrow it down. It may also have just been a one-time bug or a problem with a mod that isn't necessarily conflicting with this one but isn't compatible with the latest patch. If you figure something out, let us know!
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 16th Apr 2015 at 4:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tysakasa
I think you may have a problem in the V2 fix. When sims try to clean up dishes, they don't. The most they do is pick it up and move it else where or simply put it back from where they got it from. This issue only occurs when the mod is installed.



Update:
Okay so decided to have a sit down with my mods to see which may have been causing the clean up issue when this mod is installed (puzzled as I have few that really alter the game). Cleared game cache and only had this mod enabled. Everything checked out. Then started slowly turning them on one by one and everything continued to be fine. Even cleared game cache after everything was re-enabled and they still continue to clean up instead of placing object back onto a surface. So have no idea what was causing that issue. Maybe that particular game save is bugged somewhere (testing on a newer save since I started a new game when I got Get To Work). So here's hoping for continued workings. Cheers.


You fixed it by clearing the cache. That's the usual fix for the dish washing problem.
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#46 Old 21st Apr 2015 at 5:57 PM
Thank You =)
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#47 Old 14th May 2015 at 7:42 AM
Thanks for your hard work :)
Test Subject
#48 Old 18th May 2015 at 3:31 PM
Hey, does this mod work as of the latest patch (1.7.62.1020)?

Thanks in advance
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#49 Old 18th May 2015 at 8:17 PM
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Originally Posted by amyr41693
Hey, does this mod work as of the latest patch (1.7.62.1020)?

No changes are required to this mod for the latest patch.
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#50 Old 11th Jul 2015 at 9:29 AM
This mod has been checked for compatibility with the July 9 game patch and no update is required.
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