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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?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 3 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
 
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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#51 Old 15th Jul 2015 at 2:35 AM
Thank you for fixing this bug in game!
Test Subject
#52 Old 23rd Jul 2015 at 3:34 AM
children's homework is not automatically picked up by the game by default. at least my child doesnt. I have no mod effecting homework or school or children either. so they may have changed it, but it is annoying having to tell my child to do her homework everyday, and then to put it in her inventory.. also kind of annoying when the sims leave their tablets everywhere >.<
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#53 Old 23rd Jul 2015 at 6:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by drats666
children's homework is not automatically picked up by the game by default. at least my child doesnt. I have no mod effecting homework or school or children either. so they may have changed it, but it is annoying having to tell my child to do her homework everyday, and then to put it in her inventory.. also kind of annoying when the sims leave their tablets everywhere >.<

I'll occasionally have a child who drops their homework, but the game's code is supposed to make them pick it up and put it in their inventory in normal circumstances - it was only teens that they missed setting that up for. If children are dropping their homework a lot, then it's probably some other problem with the game or a bad mod that needs updating which is causing them to reset and drop what they are carrying.
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#54 Old 7th Aug 2015 at 4:02 AM
This mod has been checked and no changes are required for the latest (August 8) game patch. Apparantly, EA still does not consider teens dropping their homework constantly to be a bug.
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Original Poster
#55 Old 2nd Sep 2015 at 4:26 AM
This mod has been checked and no changes are required for the latest (September 1, 2015) game patch.
Test Subject
#56 Old 2nd Sep 2015 at 8:51 PM
Thanks for letting us know
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#57 Old 27th Sep 2015 at 2:27 PM
Thanks for the mod!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#58 Old 3rd Dec 2015 at 10:12 AM
thanks this was an annoyance when going to a community place and finding homework books lying around
Scholar
#59 Old 9th Dec 2015 at 4:56 AM Last edited by mummy_001 : 7th Jan 2016 at 12:00 AM.
Hi Scumbumbo can you check this mod, my teenagers are leaving their books out since the December 2015 patch.....Thanks

edit: actually it is the younger kids leaving the books out and not my teenagers.... Argh this silly game and its patches (still love it though).

They are all leaving their homework books out. I have to keep buying new ones as I can not find where they are leaving them.

EDIT#2
I took this mod out and homework books are again being put into inventories. I have not tested with teens yet as I am waiting for them to age naturally....LOL my real life teens never put stuff away so why will sim kids be any different...
Test Subject
#60 Old 19th Dec 2015 at 8:44 PM
After the December 2015 patch it appears that both children and teens are now leaving their homework books out. This mod was such an amazing help. If you update it, you'd be my hero!
Test Subject
#61 Old 25th Dec 2015 at 12:57 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ooglemuffin
After the December 2015 patch it appears that both children and teens are now leaving their homework books out. This mod was such an amazing help. If you update it, you'd be my hero!


What ooglemuffin said!
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 26th Dec 2015 at 7:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ooglemuffin
After the December 2015 patch it appears that both children and teens are now leaving their homework books out. This mod was such an amazing help. If you update it, you'd be my hero!


Agreed -- especially with the Do Homework Together interaction in groups, children tend to leave their homework books all over the place -- I had to send my Sim over to his friends' house to get his workbook after I got tired of continually having the adults in the household buy him new ones. If you could tweak this just a bit that would be awesome. Thanks much!
Test Subject
#63 Old 17th Jan 2016 at 6:12 PM
Any chance to update it for newest patch?
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#64 Old 22nd Jan 2016 at 7:32 AM
Looking into it. I've patched the teen homework interaction with the latest changes and I'll test for a bit to see what the result is.
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#65 Old 22nd Jan 2016 at 10:02 AM
The result is that it behaves just like the child homework now. They get up after finishing the homework and throw the book to the ground and run away from it (mild exaggeration).

The good news is that after rewinding the code back to pre Dec. 4 I was able to get things working, and then by adding the changes one at a time found the offending bit of code. Fixing it could be a whole other matter, but I won't put much time into trying to figure it out. It might have something to do with the cafe venues, and I don't have that expansion much less intend to spend money on it.
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#66 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 9:12 AM
New version has been released. Since it fixes both teen and child sims leaving homework lying around, it has been released under a new name: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=571132

The current version 2 here can still be used if your game is not patched with the December 4, 2015 game patch or later.
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