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Stuff Breaks Far Less Easily

by ~MadameButterfly~ Posted 20th Sep 2014 at 1:52 AM - Updated 10th Nov 2016 at 1:05 AM by maybesomethingdunno
165 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
Staff note: An updated version of this mod for 1.24 -27.10.2016 is available here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=585005



It is time for me to say 'adieu' and retire from modding TS4. The decision is a purely personal one. Thank-you to those who supported me during my run. I've been at it since this game first released, and I really appreciated the kind words that kept me going now and again. If anyone wishes to take up any of my mods, feel free. I have gathered a retirement archive for your convenience. Happy simming! ~MB }i{

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Approved for patch 2-June-2016!

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This week in my game the sink broke, the toilet broke, the computer broke, and the television broke...all one right after the other. Then I raged quit and made this mod. What I found was that all of the objects that break were set to a chance of 67% breakage. Which I suppose is why they do break all the time.

So, here are the reduced breakage flavors:

5 Percent - Default chance changed from 67% on all objects to 5%
15 Percent - Default chance changed from 67% on all objects to 15%
30 Percent - Default chance changed from 67% on all objects to 30%





How to Install (Important!)

Unzip the file and place in your Mod folder! Install only one flavor.



Made with TS4 XML Extractor by Velocitygrass and S4PE by Kuree.
Tags: #break, #breakage, #repairman

Type: Other

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
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MB Stuff Breaks Far Less Easily - 30 Percent V4.rar | Now with dishwashers!

Size: 3.4 KB · Downloads: 13,709 · 6th Aug 2015
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MB Stuff Breaks Far Less Easily - 15 Percent V4.rar | Now with dishwashers!

Size: 3.4 KB · Downloads: 10,467 · 6th Aug 2015
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MB Stuff Breaks Far Less Easily - 5 Percent V4.rar | Now with dishwashers!

Size: 3.4 KB · Downloads: 9,469 · 6th Aug 2015
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MB Stuff Breaks Far Less Easily - 0 Percent V4.rar | Now with dishwashers!

Size: 3.4 KB · Downloads: 6,966 · 6th Aug 2015
3.4 KB 6,966 6th Aug 2015
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#2 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 2:08 AM
Sweet! I have a feeling this is going to be insanely popular! :)
Test Subject
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#3 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 2:14 AM
wow 67% default chance that is insane, I had just assumed my Sims were really unlucky.
Thank you for this
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#4 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 2:16 AM
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Originally Posted by scumbumbo
Sweet! I have a feeling this is going to be insanely popular!


LOL - quit out of the game to get this installed ASAP, got back in and BAM the coffee maker broke right away! Just my luck! What are the odds?

OK, I know now - 15%. Maybe I need to switch to the 5%
Mad Poster
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#5 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 2:18 AM Last edited by ~MadameButterfly~ : 20th Sep 2014 at 3:17 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by scumbumbo
LOL - quit out of the game to get this installed ASAP, got back in and BAM the coffee maker broke right away! Just my luck! What are the odds?

OK, I know now - 15%. Maybe I need to switch to the 5%


LOL! To be honest, I am using the 5%. I am just so tired of that crap...I can't even tell you!

Edit: Also, there is a warning chime before something breaks. If you saved after your warning chime, it would have still broke when you restarted the game.

♥ }i{ Monarch of the Receptacle Refugees }i{ ♥
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#6 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 2:23 AM
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Originally Posted by ~MadameButterfly~
Also, there is a warning chime before something breaks. If you saved after your warning chime, it would have still broke when you restarted the game.


Interesting, I did not know that. I have most of the sounds turned off or way down and iTunes going instead, so I wouldn't notice.
Test Subject
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#7 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 2:30 AM
This is a lifesaver! Thank you!
Test Subject
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#8 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 2:32 AM
67% default chance? Holy sh*t, that's just too much, thanks for the mod
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 3:03 AM
Thank You! This is a must. I skipped the Sims 3 and still play the Sims2 I have a hack that stop thing from breaking in my Sims 2, so this has drove me insane with Sims 4 on top of no repairman.
Instructor
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#10 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 3:06 AM
Kissing your feet for this mod. Even though I build more than play, it seems you only have to play for a short time for something to break. Thank you.
Instructor
#11 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 3:39 AM
Tyvm for this mod I have a household of 5 and my stuff was always breaking

You only live once make the most of it..:)
Test Subject
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#12 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 3:48 AM
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Mad Poster
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#13 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 3:52 AM
~Get down girl, go head get down~
You are doing the do MadameButterfly and I am so grateful! Thank you very much!
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#14 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 4:44 AM
Thank you, thank you! Really needed this mod, every time my sims leave their home, all the electronics break!
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#15 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 4:46 AM
sooooo great~!
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#16 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 4:52 AM
great idea, thank u
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 4:56 AM
Thank you so much! Having four Sims in a household made objects break CONSTANTLY. It was unbearable and I quit that family because it was so excruciating. Now I can play again! Yay! :D
MTS2 Hot Pepper
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#18 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 4:57 AM
Of course Ailias would use it, tired of repairing all day long everything
Test Subject
#19 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 9:00 AM
I hate to nitpick, but I notice your item list doesn't include the stereo/radio. I usually have it on all the time since I like to listen to my custom music while I play, so it breaks /all the time/. Did you forget to mod it, forget to add it to the list, or did you have a good reason not to fix this? Anyway, thanks for making this mod. <3

Oh, and on top of that I have the most expensive one, so I have to throw away a lot of money for replacements.
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#20 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 9:41 AM
Thank you so much!
Top Secret Researcher
#21 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by ~MadameButterfly~
Edit: Also, there is a warning chime before something breaks. If you saved after your warning chime, it would have still broke when you restarted the game.
Aah I thought that chime was the same as the broken object chime but since nothing was broken I thought the game was bugged - kinda like Sims 3 where you could hear accomplishment chimes for the neighbors. Thanks for the info!
Mad Poster
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#22 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by barbiegirls2
I hate to nitpick, but I notice your item list doesn't include the stereo/radio. I usually have it on all the time since I like to listen to my custom music while I play, so it breaks /all the time/. Did you forget to mod it, forget to add it to the list, or did you have a good reason not to fix this? Anyway, thanks for making this mod. <3

Oh, and on top of that I have the most expensive one, so I have to throw away a lot of money for replacements.


The files for the stereo items are entirely different than the files for the other objects. So when I used my search filter on the 20, 518 files of this type it simply didn't present breakage files for stereos. Out of that number there are 141 that deal with stereos, so I will spend some time testing to see if one of them will accept what I want it to do. ~fingers crossed~

♥ }i{ Monarch of the Receptacle Refugees }i{ ♥
Lab Assistant
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#23 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 1:08 PM
Thanks so much for this :) Is ridiculous how often things break!
Field Researcher
#24 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 2:19 PM
Thank you
This is going to help a lot, I shall be using the 5% version, thanks
Field Researcher
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#25 Old 20th Sep 2014 at 4:27 PM
I can not say thank you enough, I am so sick of things breaking every time they are used!
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