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Autonomous Plumbing Repairs (Tubs, Sinks, Showers, & Toilets)

by mikey Posted 8th Jan 2010 at 9:16 PM - Updated 17th Jan 2011 at 3:35 AM by werismyki : Required Changes/Creator Guidelines
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts
This mod no longer works after patch 1.14.11 / 2.9.10 / 3.5.8 / 4.2.32, apparently EA has disabled autonomous repairs for all items in the core code and it cannot be changed with a tuning file. Therefore it will no longer be updated.

This is another area that EA has disabled Autonomous actions for sims. Which means all repairs are User Directed Only. Perhaps you are busy improving your sim's skills, improving relationships, work performance, fulfilling personal needs and would like a little help in the household upkeep.

I wanted my sims to autonomously do the little things, while I concentrated on the bigger picture, plus I thought it was more realistic for them to attempt to repair broken objects themselves. With this mod, they will attempt to repair tubs, showers, sinks, and toilets on their own.

Plumbing Repairs (as opposed to Electrical Repairs) do not run the risk of Shock, Fire, or Death when attempting to repair, tinker, or upgrade, They merely cause puddles. This mod does not address or edit/alter any risks associated with repairs, It simply allows Autonomous actions.

I am working on a Separate Mod for Electrical Repairs, since they do carry the risks, as mentioned above. Therefore they are not included in this mod.

- Sims will autonomously attempt plumbing repairs
- Depends on how busy they are and what mood they are in
- This does not guarantee they will attempt the repair
- By default, they are not guaranteed to fix the broken object (not addressed by this mod)
- I have added a small skill increase for each repair. In my experience, I have always learned something when doing repairs in my house.

Additional Credits:
Peter L. Jones for S3PE


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Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 2.28
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AutoRepairPlumbing.rar | Enabled autonomous repairs to toilets, tubs, showers, and sinks

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21 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 8th Jan 2010 at 10:06 PM
Thank you, thank you! I needed this mod big-time

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Forum Resident
#3 Old 8th Jan 2010 at 11:04 PM
Another useful mod I can use when letting my neighborhood run on its own. Thanks!

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 9th Jan 2010 at 3:33 AM
Have two or three days, flooding the house, I was not aware... Water continuing to flow from the broken tap, my boy's not even care.

He also cares anymore thanks to you.

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Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 9th Jan 2010 at 5:38 AM
Thanks for this, it was needed.
Test Subject
#6 Old 9th Jan 2010 at 8:13 AM
This is great! Just what i needed where did you get the blonde girls hair from??
Field Researcher
#7 Old 9th Jan 2010 at 12:55 PM
Great,great idea,thanks!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 10th Jan 2010 at 5:57 AM
I made a mod similar to this one for myself months ago, but never got around to uploading it, then WA was released. Mine had sims auto repair all broken objects, especially if they had the handy trait. Glad someone else got the job done!

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Test Subject
#9 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 12:31 AM
I was getting a little irritated with my Sims just cleaning up the mess and not fixing the problem! Thanks!!
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#10 Old 3rd Feb 2010 at 6:46 PM
I have upgraded to the 2.4/1.9 patch and even installed High End Lofts as of 2 Feb 10. I did some testing to determine if the patch or installation affected the mods I have listed on this site. It appears all are functioning properly and should not cause any issues.

If you happen to run into any problems with them concerning the new patch, please post under the appropriate mod and explain what anomalies you encountered.
Test Subject
#11 Old 24th Mar 2010 at 7:18 AM
Could you also include an Electrical Repair Version if it's not too much trouble? Much Appreciated ^_^
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#12 Old 25th Mar 2010 at 3:26 PM Last edited by werismyki : 31st Mar 2010 at 7:00 AM.
I had intended on submitting an electrical repair along with plumbing repair. Then I learned that several items under electrical (like the stereo and tv) are blocked from autonomous repairs in the game core. Over riding this block requires a core or script mod, neither of which am I comfortable with at this time.


For anyone wondering about Version Compatibility, I am running 1.11/2.6/3.2 and all aspects are functioning properly.
Mad Poster
#13 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 9:41 PM
Will sims in other households also repair thier own plumbing with this mod?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#14 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 10:36 PM
While I'm not 100% sure they fix broken plumbing in their own house, I have seen Sims not in the active household fix plumbing objects on community lots and have even fixed plumbing objects in the active house while they were visiting.
Test Subject
#15 Old 10th Apr 2010 at 6:52 AM
Mad Poster
#16 Old 15th Apr 2010 at 12:51 AM
Thanks. Now maybe the public toilets in my hoods won't all always be plugged. lol
Test Subject
#17 Old 3rd May 2010 at 8:07 PM
Great mod! One comment on autonomous electrical repair. You could have it kick in only after the sim has finished the electrical skill challenge that way you wouldn't have to worry about them being electrocuted. Just a thought.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 7th May 2010 at 8:39 PM
Will Non Active house holds also do Autonomous stuff? I hate that when i go visit a sims home a sink breaks and they just stand there like dumbbells, and will Non active fis stuff in my home too? thanks
Test Subject
#19 Old 6th Jun 2010 at 5:01 PM
Thanks for all the work you have done to bring us this mod! Does it work in Ambitions? I have had to remove all of my mods and add only ones that are compatible with Ambitions because of the 'crashing-to-the-desktop' issues with many of them.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#20 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 1:16 AM Last edited by werismyki : 31st Oct 2010 at 6:58 PM.
This mod no longer works after Patch 1.14.11 / 2.9.10 / 3.5.8 / 4.2.32, apparently EA has disabled autonomous repairs for all items and it cannot be overcome with a tuning file. Therefore it will no longer be updated.
Test Subject
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