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Hidden interactions enabled

by gummilutt Posted 10th Jan 2016 at 3:18 PM - Updated 20th Feb 2016 at 1:43 AM by gummilutt
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I'm very excited about the mods I have for you today. One of the reasons many of us think Sims 2 is such a great game, is the attention to detail in the coding. The personality-based behaviors and little quirks that you might discover after playing the game for many years make this game stand out. There's always something we haven't seen yet.

Among these great things, are hidden interactions that Sims may perform autonomously but that the player can't see or direct them to do. I think that's a shame, because it means a lot of players might not get to see them and they only show up rarely which means you don't get to enjoy them as much. While you can unhide them by the use of a cheat, it's not the safest thing to do and it unhides all hidden menu options, not just the ones you want.

As a safer and more player-friendly alternative, I have created three global mods that unlock some of these great interactions. The interactions included are snooze, window washing, and sliding on banisters. Sliding on banisters is a M&G interaction and requires M&G, the other two are from base-game.

Because each one is a separate mod, this thread contains a lot of information. To make it a bit less visually overwhelming, I will hide each mod-description under spoiler tags. Be sure you read through it all to know what you are getting though!

I'm very proud of these, as they are the most complicated things I've done so far. I couldn't have done it without BoilingOil though, so if you like this creation make sure you send a thankful thought to him for all his help. Perhaps go check out his creations?

For part two, click here.

What is this?
This is a set of three global mods that unlock hidden interactions that are normally only performed autonomously. They allow you to see the interaction in pie menu (see more exact details under each mod) and direct your Sim to perform them.


Window washing

Frequently asked questions
This mod does not work! I don't get any wash window interactions
Are you sure the windows are dirty? The interaction only appears on windows that are considered dirty by the game. See the information above for more details.

If you are sure your windows are dirty, are you using the Only Neat version? If you do, does your Sim have enough neat points for the interaction to be available?

The interaction just falls out of queue and nothing happens!
Your Sim must be in the same room as the window for this interaction to work. That's how it was coded by EA, and this mod does not change the interaction itself, it only enables it. Tell your Sim to walk to the room with the windows, and then direct your Sim to wash them.

Sliding down on banisters

Want them enabled but not autonomous?
It didn't occur to me when making this that someone might not want them to be autonomous, because they never happen autonomously in my game. Because there are already 8 mods in this, I don't want to go around making no autonomy versions and make it even more confusing to pick. However, if anyone would like one of these with the autonomy disabled, you are very welcome to request it and I'll make it for you.

Credits and thanks
A big massive thank you to BoilingOil for all his help on this project. Without him this probably wouldn't have been finished, and it would certainly not have come out as nicely as it did. I'm very grateful to have someone I can ask questions when I get stuck, with enough patience to deal with me If you would like to check out his many great creations, you can find them at Leefish.

A thank you to Phaenoh who reminded me that window washing exists. I had totally forgotten about it and might have forgotten to include it had she not mentioned it. Our conversations also got me thinking about autonomy, and reminded me that I needed to make sure the autonomy of these interactions was preserved.

A big thank you to joandsarah who helped me test this when I was having problems, which helped me find the problems and fix them. She was also a great help in remembering what hidden interactions there are. I wasn't able to figure all of them out, but I'll keep trying and one day they may see daylight

The creators of the CC that can be seen in the screenshots. If anyone wants to know where something specific came from, I can try to find out
Purple dreads worn by Amy sliding down spiral stair is by Nouk, found here. Amy is wearing Roman Ninja pants by CatOfEvilGenius, found here.
Brown braid worn by Emma washing windows, is also by Nouk, found here.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
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Test Subject
#51 Old 16th Jan 2016 at 1:34 PM
Thanks you <3
#52 Old 17th Jan 2016 at 3:28 AM
As someone who is a neat freak in real life, I thank you for unlocking the window washing feature. It will be nice for sims to have another chore to do around the house.
Meet Me In My Next Life
#53 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 2:25 AM Last edited by Simonut : 23rd Jan 2016 at 3:00 AM.
@ gummilutt this is nice, but I have seen my Sims over the long years window wash "three" time, they will sometime do this interaction if they have access to a window, with no object in front of it to block the window. It's so funny out of the blue a cloth will appear in their hands then here they go cleaning the window.

The snooze interaction in my game seem to be with the elders or Sims who are really tired, the snooze remind me of my grandfather, when I was a small child he would snooze all the time, I guess because my grandfather was a farmer and got up very early to tend to his animals and crops, the Snooze have not happen in a good while so these Mods are a good add on. Thanks for sharing
Test Subject
#54 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 1:53 PM
As you said, one of the reason I still play the Sims 2 is the sense of uniqueness these kind animation bring. Thank you!
Test Subject
#55 Old 8th Mar 2016 at 11:20 PM
Thank You
Top Secret Researcher
#56 Old 10th Mar 2016 at 3:10 PM
#57 Old 25th Aug 2016 at 12:00 AM
Great work - thank you! :)
#58 Old 11th Jan 2017 at 1:36 PM
I really like the sound of these. Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#59 Old 6th Jun 2017 at 11:30 PM
Lab Assistant
#60 Old 20th Feb 2020 at 12:07 AM
Yayy, more enabled interactions. Yessss
#61 Old 27th Dec 2020 at 5:21 PM
thank you
Test Subject
#62 Old 20th Jun 2021 at 9:37 AM
Thank you !!!
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