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Save the Environment Driving Eco-Friendly Cars

by Sims MX Posted 16th Aug 2010 at 8:43 AM - Updated 20th Feb 2013 at 5:44 AM by Sims MX
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Save the Environment Driving Eco-Friendly Cars

Ambitions gave us the Eco-Friendly trait. Sims with this trait get positive moodlets from riding bikes and negative moodlets from driving alone. But why don't they get a positive moodlet from driving an eco-friendly vehicle?

This is a simple script mod that will replace the "Wasting Natural Resources" moodlet Eco-Friendly Sims receive when driving a Toyota Prius, Toyota Prius v, Toyota Prius c, Toyota Plug-In Hybrid, Renault Twizy, Renault Fluence, or Renault ZOE Preview with a "Saving the Environment" moodlet.

Notes:
You need Ambitions and the Store cars installed in your game. Custom cars can be added but you need to tune this mod.

This is a scripting mod; therefore, it won't conflict with other mods.

Localization:
This mod can be localized! In order to help me localize it, download the "SimsMxEcoFriendlyCars_strings.zip" and translate what is within the <STR> tags in the text file. Then post your translation here.

The following languages are supported:
  • English
  • French
  • German (Wolfsmädchen)
  • Norwegian (erik5146)
  • Polish (parka632)
  • Portuguese (Minaki)
  • Russian (scoundrel)
  • Spanish
  • Mexican Spanish
  • Swedish (Dweiathecat)

Changelog:
v1.0 (08/11/10): Release.
v1.1 (08/16/10): Added Dutch translation.
v1.2 (08/17/10): Added German and Russian translation.
v1.3 (08/18/10): Added European Portuguese translation.
v1.4 (07/10/11): Updated to latest patch; added Toyota Prius v and Renault Fluence.
v1.5 (07/12/11): Added Swedish translation.
v1.6 (10/31/11): Updated to latest patch; changed from scripted objects to pure scripting mod; translations became outdated and were, therefore, dropped. Read here for further information.
v1.7 (11/01/11): Added Swedish and Norwegian translations.
v1.8 (11/03/11): Added Russian translation.
v1.9 (11/06/11): Added German translation.
v2.0 (11/07/11): Added Portuguese translation.
v2.0 (11/20/11): Added Polish translation.
v2.1 (01/19/12): Added Renault ZOE Preview.
v2.2 (11/04/12): Added Toyota Prius c and Plug-In Hybrid.

Additional Credits: S3PE creators and developers.
Kolipoki for his object modding tutorial.

Dweiathecat, erik5146, scoundrel, Wolfsmädchen, Minaki, and parka632 for their translations.

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 Ambitions
Built with Game Version: 1.42
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SimsMxEcoFriendlyCars.zip

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SimsMxEcoFriendlyCars_strings.zip | Only for translators!

Size: 5.8 KB · Downloads: 1,595 · 1st Nov 2011
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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 9:56 AM
I've been griping about this little discrepancy since Ambitions came out - thanks for fixing it! I'll give it a go tomorrow, after I am awake - lol
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 10:26 AM
Great job, I know a lot of people who were really annoyed that it didn't work with those cars. Thanks for fixing it O(^o^)O
Forum Resident
#4 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 10:49 AM
Twizy only has one seat anyway, silly EAxis.

Life is moving too fast, I don't have the energy to keep up.
Test Subject
#5 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 11:20 AM
Yay! I've been trying to figure out how to do this myself, but I couldn't find the right thing to modify. Now I don't have to wrack my brain any more!

By the way, the Twizy may only have one seat, but two people can ride in the car, as I found out by surprise when one of my Sims went on a date with one of my other Sims -- they rode together in a Twizy!
Test Subject
#6 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 1:11 PM
Default Dutch translation
In the attachment you can find the STBL-files for both cars translated to Dutch. If there are any problems, let me know.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar DutchTranslation.rar (647 Bytes, 32 downloads)
Description: STBL-files for both cars

Somehow this cow learned to talk...
Field Researcher
#7 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 2:17 PM
Excellent.

"I've been really busy being dead. You know, after you murdered me. But I think we can put our differences behind us. For science. you monster"

-GLaDOS
Test Subject
#8 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 2:23 PM
Yay! Thankyou so much! This has been irritating me since the day I bought the game! Whoop!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 2:54 PM
Thanks so much! Just yesterday I tried to get my Eco-Friendly Sim to drive a Twizy and was shocked that she got the negative "Wasting Natural Resources" moodlet. I thought the whole point of the Twizy was that it ran off of electricity, not "natural resources". So instead of going back to a super-slow bike, I just used testingcheats to remove the Eco-Friendly trait. Now I can put it back on, yay!
Forum Resident
#10 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 5:33 PM
Thanks, it's great to see this change, one that I've been wondering about since Ambitions came out.


[you say you believe me but you don't deceive me]
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 8:53 PM
Will these two mods - the Prius and the Twizzy - work together at the same time? I have *both* of the Eco packs installed, so I just want to make sure....
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 9:35 PM
Thank you so much, I came across the same thing as people stated above. I had an eco-friendly sim so I thought, oh I'll buy her a Twizy. And what's this? A negative moodlet from driving it? Dur EA come on!?
Test Subject
#13 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 10:13 PM
Thanks soo much for this! I've waited ages for this mod!
Field Researcher
#14 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 10:47 PM
Oh, yes! I've been waiting for this! How silly to get a driving alone negative moodlet while sitting in a one-seater Twizy! Thank you for this great mod!
Test Subject
#15 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 11:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daelda
Will these two mods - the Prius and the Twizzy - work together at the same time? I have *both* of the Eco packs installed, so I just want to make sure....

I'm wondering the same thing as I have both.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 1:25 AM
What a great idea - this makes so much more sense. Thanks for sharing =)
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 1:42 AM
Thank you so much! I was just contemplating requesting this somewhere, because it seemed like such an obvious thing, but then I thought, well, gee, it's such a tiny thing... probably no-one cares enough about it to create a fix, but obviously I am not alone!
Instructor
Original Poster
#18 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 1:52 AM Last edited by Sims MX : 17th Aug 2010 at 3:11 AM.
@Impatient Cow Thanks for the translation. I'll add it soon.

@Daelda and WinHawk Yes, it'll work. I have both cars installed and this mod running and no problems so far. They are separate files because not everyone might have both.

@mollipopster I'm always there to fix these annoyances. I also made a fix for Xing the tiger toy from the Store. If you have it and open your toybox, you'll notice that this tiger and the rabbit are treated as the same object. I made a small fix for it.

I haven't shared it, because it's a very tiny fix and I'm sure most people haven't noticed it .
Test Subject
#19 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 4:37 AM
Great, fixes something that always annoyed me.
Test Subject
#20 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 5:27 AM
My sim would be afraid of riding in a Twizy. Talk about death on wheels.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 7:45 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hidden Force
... Twizy may only have one seat, but two people can ride in the car, as I found out by surprise when one of my Sims went on a date with one of my other Sims -- they rode together in a Twizy!

It was shortly after reading the Harry Potter scene about the magical car trunks that I got it - Sims use wizard cars! That, or they like to practice for the circus.

Thanks for this! I made an eco-sim and hated that she always took her damned scooter all the time, even if she had the Prius and her police car available. Now that I finally found the solar panels, she can be truly happy!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 9:14 AM
Seems to work great! My Eco-Sim uses her cute white-pink Twizzy with pride! Thank you VERY much!
Field Researcher
#23 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 10:01 AM
Great work i've been annoyed and confused as why EA left this out, this was needed thanks.

Likeing new TS3 build grid and placements, not liking TS3 Store and changes to shops.
Test Subject
#24 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 1:58 PM Last edited by Dennis6791 : 17th Aug 2010 at 10:31 PM.
Thanks for this mod.

Here's the German translation:

Warum in einer Abgasschleuder rumfahren, wo doch viel umweltfreundlichere Fahrzeuge so toll aussehen?

(Wegen umweltfreundlichem Fahrzeug)
Lab Assistant
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Test Subject
#25 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 7:48 PM
Thanks for this...Maybe now I can get rid of the bike.

Strangest thing happened...my eco-friendly sim went into labor...and proceeded to hop on her bicycle and ride it to the hospital, even though there was a perfectly fine car right in the driveway.
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