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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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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 16th Sep 2014 at 4:51 AM
Please tell me that Darlene being in a dinosaur suit was a reference to Hyperbole and a Half's "Menace" post (http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.c...10/menace.html).
Lab Assistant
#52 Old 16th Sep 2014 at 5:14 PM
I have wished for this so long, as i hate how my sim who happens to be a teen is being scolded by her yadult boyfriend who lives with her for staying out late. Thank you so much for all your great game-improvements ;)
Test Subject
#53 Old 16th Sep 2014 at 8:44 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH. I rarely download mods, but this is one of the few things about the game that really irked me. Until now, I had to use the resetsim cheat to cancel the scolding action, and that was rather annoying. So thank you. So much.
Test Subject
#54 Old 18th Sep 2014 at 9:47 PM
This looks cool
Top Secret Researcher
#55 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 3:08 PM
I've had this in my game and it running fine and I'll have to test with a child to see if it's really fixed the scolding issue which I hated how it was designed by EA.
Test Subject
#56 Old 21st Sep 2014 at 1:26 AM
Thank you so much! I spent so much time trying to find a mod that would let me control or turn off scolding -- since my children/teens would often miss their bus and then be scolded for so long that they would miss pretty much an entire day of school. So this mod sounds perfect! Honestly, thank you!
Test Subject
#57 Old 21st Sep 2014 at 2:33 AM
love it :)
Field Researcher
#58 Old 22nd Sep 2014 at 1:10 AM
fantastic, thank you. my teens can actually go to school now lol
Test Subject
#59 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 2:40 PM
"(You can however put a greeted guest on your active lot in Time Out if you like)" LMAO, can't wait!! Thank you so much this was much needed! I like to play my wealthy family with "live-in" help and hated how they scolded my children when they are not even related. Thank you!!
Lab Assistant
#60 Old 24th Sep 2014 at 3:35 PM
Thank you so much! I get so sick of the game not letting me stop the scolding, especially when the teen didn't really do what the scolding was for!
Test Subject
#61 Old 25th Sep 2014 at 8:00 AM
Thank You!
#62 Old 25th Sep 2014 at 9:30 PM
This is perfect! I'm glad that there's still people that make mods for sims 3 <3
Destroyer of Worlds
staff: administrator THANKS POST
#63 Old 26th Sep 2014 at 2:07 AM
This looks amazing. I've long HATED the scold interaction (especially when my sim is running late for school and then all interactions drop so they can be scolded for skipping school as they try to get on the bus). I usually just use "reset sim" to avoid scolding. Now I just need to play a family with a child to scold. :D
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 8:55 PM
This is just perfect. You're making all the mods I've always dreamt of having in this game, thank you so much!
Test Subject
#65 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 7:58 PM
I just wanted to let you know that this mod works with patch 1.54 but it tends to crash the game when you let the child destroy the doll house. I loved that part but I was disappointed because during the crashing of the doll house it crashed my game. I'm just hoping that my toddler interactions isn't what is causing it to fail.
Test Subject
#66 Old 5th Oct 2014 at 5:08 PM
I rarely ever leave comments but I just have to say, this is an awesome mod, I can't wait to try it out. I've always been annoyed by the scolding system. TY!!!!
Lab Assistant
#67 Old 9th Oct 2014 at 8:56 PM
I absolutely love this mod! It works perfect. My sim's child skipped school and needed to be grounded! Though, I wanted her to go to school as I wanted them to get a good score for the aptitude test. And she went to school with ease! The mom walked back inside and the child left for school. Thanks for making this mod! It was a pain in the butt to handle EA's grounding system where my sim couldn't go to school.
Test Subject
#68 Old 10th Oct 2014 at 5:33 PM
this is awsome
Lab Assistant
#69 Old 12th Oct 2014 at 8:38 AM

It's mods like this that make the game playable :-).

Honestly, if there were no mods for The Sims 3, I would of stopped playing a long time ago.
Test Subject
#70 Old 13th Oct 2014 at 2:13 PM
Thanks for this, can't wait to use it on my game :)
Test Subject
#71 Old 14th Oct 2014 at 11:41 PM
I love this Mod ... Thank you!!
I had a suggestion and might not even be possible but could you add Go to bed! to the interactions? If not oh well was just a suggestion
Test Subject
#72 Old 24th Oct 2014 at 3:20 AM
please more things like this with more options thank you
Test Subject
#73 Old 27th Oct 2014 at 11:00 PM
Awesome! Thanks!
Test Subject
#74 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 9:57 PM
Love it defidently downloading this!
Lab Assistant
#75 Old 29th Oct 2014 at 3:53 AM
Yet again a wonderful modder improves the game quality, that EA failed on. This is great! Thank you. :)
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