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Use bush enabled

by gummilutt Posted 8th Oct 2017 at 3:25 PM - Updated 9th Oct 2017 at 8:42 PM by gummilutt
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I've got another little quickie mod for you guys. For years I've been hearing people say they could direct dogs in their game to pee on bushes, when using the boolprop controlpets on cheat. And for years I have tried to do this in my game, with no success. The interaction just wasn't there. Yesterday this discussion came up again, and thanks to ihatemandatoryregister, smobie1, SIMelissa and clsve I now know why I've never been able to in my game. EA coded the pee on bush interaction to work for pets... and then forgot to enable it for pets. They never cease to amaze! But fortunately since it's such a silly little mistake, it's very easy to fix!

What is this?
This is a global mod that overrides the pie menu on shrubs, enabling the use-interaction for adult/elder dogs and cats. The interaction is autonomous, so you may see cats and dog seeking out a bush to pee on from now on. And of course, if you use boolprop controlpets on to control your pets, you will be able to direct them to use a bush by clicking on a shrub. The interaction is available regardless of bladder motive level, and regardless of if the pet is trained or not, so you should have it available all the time. Hooray for finally being able to tell our dogs when to pee, without having to train them first! We could already direct cats with the help of litter boxes, but could be useful if one for some reason does not want a litter box.

This mod is not guaranteed to work on custom shrubs. It depends on how they were made. If they still use the semi global pie menu, it will work. If they don't, it won't.

Compatibility
Requires Pets. Compatible with all EPs released after Pets.

Conflicts
Since some people are able to direct their pets to use bushes, there is definitely some mod out there that already does this. We don't know which one, which is why I felt a new mod dedicated to this specifically would be helpful. However, it means this mod will most likely conflict with whatever it is that is already doing this for some people. So basically, if your pets can already pee on bushes, don't get this because well you don't need it, and it would probably conflict.

This mod conflicts with Dukasha's toilet shrub hack. The toilet shrub mod was not updated to include pets, and isn't compatible with pets and shrubs, so I'm afraid you'll have to choose between this mod and Dukasha's mod.

This could also conflict with poorly made custom plants. It's not super likely, but it could happen. All conflicts will show up in HCDU, so if you think you have something that might conflict just run HCDU and see what it says. If you find a conflict, please let me know and I'll look in to it.

Credits
Thank you clsve who posted the group of shrub code, made finding the problem quicker.
Thank you to SIMelissa who confirmed she could direct her pets to pee, and who was kind enough to do a test for me to confirm that it was CC-induced and that there was some kind of problem with the Maxis code.

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 2 Pets
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Inventor
THANKS POST
#26 Old 14th Jan 2018 at 9:47 PM
Finally playing a Newman home and this is a MUST. Thank you for the mod!
Instructor
#27 Old 20th Jan 2018 at 7:58 PM
Hello, this seem to conflict with Richi3frog's Gardening Badge Mod according to HCDU. Maybe this is of interest to you, maybe not. I just thought I would let you know bc I wouldn't want to use both and possibly bork my game! :-/

22 I will give him the key to the house of David. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#28 Old 4th Feb 2018 at 4:11 AM
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Originally Posted by babyliss
Hello, this seem to conflict with Richi3frog's Gardening Badge Mod according to HCDU. Maybe this is of interest to you, maybe not. I just thought I would let you know bc I wouldn't want to use both and possibly bork my game! :-/


@babyliss Thank you for reporting the conflict, I always want to know about conflicts I don't have access to Sims right now, but when I do I will take a look and make a compatible version.

If you have questions on how to use SimPE or WW, you're welcome to PM me.
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#29 Old 4th Apr 2018 at 7:32 AM
lol, I was about to mod trees, that saves me the trouble. Thanks!!!
Inventor
THANKS POST
#30 Old 15th Mar 2019 at 1:44 AM
Are puppies supposed to not be allowed to pee on bushes with this Mod? I have no conflicts showing on HCDU so I thought I'd ask. This Mod has helped me with my Crittur dogs! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 6th Jul 2019 at 3:03 PM
Unlike the thumbnail, my dog smells bush first, then pees near it, then puddle appears under him, is that normal? Because I don't think that's how it should work.

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Inventor
#32 Old 18th Sep 2019 at 2:52 AM
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Originally Posted by mrcnlbyrk
Unlike the thumbnail, my dog smells bush first, then pees near it, then puddle appears under him, is that normal? Because I don't think that's how it should work.


Mine do the same. They also kick the dirt after peeing and the puddle appears under them. I've gotten used to it.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#33 Old 1st May 2021 at 2:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Fyren5
Are puppies supposed to not be allowed to pee on bushes with this Mod? I have no conflicts showing on HCDU so I thought I'd ask. This Mod has helped me with my Crittur dogs! Thanks!


I only enabled it for adult/elder pets, so yes, that's intentional. No idea if the interaction would even work with puppies, that would depend on how EA coded it in the first place. I'd look in to it but I'm retired due to health reasons, don't want to make promises I probably can't keep. But you could investigate it yourself by using the allmenus cheat to see if the interaction works on a puppy, and if it does edit the mod yourself to include puppies as well. It's an easy edit, just need to tick a few extra boxes.

If you have questions on how to use SimPE or WW, you're welcome to PM me.
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