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Featured upload! Automatic Beards V4.5

by flerb Posted 7th Aug 2019 at 1:03 PM - Updated 13th Jun 2020 at 9:26 AM by flerb
238 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
June 13 2020 added Chinese Translation
Update 6/7/2020 added Czech translation thanks to SimsCzechTeam

UPDATE 6/3/2020
Some tiny bugs squashed over the months, I don't even remember what. Added Italian translation thanks to MrXGamerPC.

requires V3 of Scumbumbo's XML Injector
Simply include the XML injector script in your main mods folder and be sure script mods are enabled in your game settings.

How the mod works
Male young adult, adult, and elder sims of your choosing will automatically grow facial hair!

To activate beard growth on a sim, click on any sink object in game and choose a beard color out of the default EA 18 colors.

Beards will grow slowly over time as in real life. There are now 2 addons to let you choose a different speed to match your game play style. I prefer the long lifespan. Just make sure the main automatic beards and the addon are in the same folder. No addon will grow beards in the normal timespan.

time to a medium beard is as follows
normal life ~3 days
short life addon ~1.5 days
long life addon ~12.5 days


Beards are assigned to the lipstick layer and will blend in with a sim's "permanent" facial hair style over time. This layering allows for interesting combinations of color and compatibility with custom content beard styles. For example a sim with a goatee will retain their goatee after shaving.

Trimming and Shaving
Sims are able to trim their beards to shorter lengths or shave at any sink. A sim can only shave stubble, so if they have a beard they will have to trim it first. The picker options will change accordingly. Sinks will get dirtier when shaving or trimming beards, clumps of hair will fall on the floor. Sometimes sims that shave might nick themselves.

If a sim can't wait for their beard to grow in, they can order Beard Growth Tonic found on the computer under "Order...". Be cautious as sim pharmaceuticals has not properly tested the tonic and it may cause side effects if not consumed properly...

Growing a beard comes with challenges, namely that of almost unbearable itchiness!! After a few days of stubble, sims with low hygiene may start to feel itchy and a bit miserable. A trim, shave, shower, or bath will bring much relief.

Elder sims will only be able to have grey or white beards. They should automatically change to grey after a while, or when traveling between lots.

also there is a 7th growth stage Wizard Beards! (I have yet to even play the new magic pack but I might integrate the wizard beard into that somehow)
Only elders can grow one, and many elders may die before they are able to. It helps for a sim to already have a beard as an adult. Of course drinking beard tonic can help accelerate things.

there are 2 new meshes included as animation props
shaving razor 94 polygons
electric razor 78 polygons

there are many CAS items, all clones of beards, but they are not to be found in CAS mode.

Additional Credits:
thanks to Scumbumbo for the awesome XML injector mod
Triplis for the update to the XML injector
and to everyone on Deaderpool's discord
and to my Patrons for their ideas and feedback

old updates

January 26 update:
Possibly fixed the red white checker problem! People without certain DLC were not seeing later stages of beards. I found that those CC beards were pointing to an EA mesh those players didn't have. Should be fixed but I can't test since I have all the DLC. As intended originally, all that's required should be the base game. I'm leaving V4.3 up in case there's an issue with V4.4.

added spanish translation thanks to VMRios

December 3 update:
Fixed beard tonic not showing on computer.

November 16 update:
Fixed for University EP

October 5 update:
added translations, only re-download if you need Portuguese, Russian, or French
thanks to:
Mandinha95_4
esqdumper
Candyman

September 29 update:
Updated to V4.1 fixed to the current gave version. Many changes within the description below. (modders: new translations likley needed)

Type: Other

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 4
Built with Game Version: 1.58.63.10
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Flerb_Automatic_Beards_V4_5.zip

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#226 Old 18th Sep 2020 at 12:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by someoneateme
This mod has stopped working for me with the latest patch. When I click on a sink (I tried with many different sinks, none of them CC) and nothing from this mod comes up.


It still is working for me. Are you sure you still have the XML injector?
Test Subject
#227 Old 20th Sep 2020 at 3:35 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by flerb
It still is working for me. Are you sure you still have the XML injector?

Yes, I have the most recent versions of this mod and the XML injector.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#228 Old 5th Nov 2020 at 12:33 AM
Just tried this mod for the first time today. I love it! It works beautifully and it introduces an element of realism into the game that I really like. Great job, thank you!
Lab Assistant
#229 Old 13th Nov 2020 at 7:32 PM
Does this need updating for Snowy Escape?

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Test Subject
#230 Old 17th Nov 2020 at 6:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaiaMadness
Does this need updating for Snowy Escape?

Don't think so. I tested, and it's working without any issues.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#231 Old 22nd Nov 2020 at 10:38 AM
Beards are disappearing when I travel from one lot to another after the EP Snowy Escape. Am I the only one experiencing this?
Test Subject
#232 Old 24th Nov 2020 at 4:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nintai
Beards are disappearing when I travel from one lot to another after the EP Snowy Escape. Am I the only one experiencing this?


Same here. Came looking for answers ...
Lab Assistant
#233 Old 25th Nov 2020 at 7:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelJordan
Same here. Came looking for answers ...


Thanks for replying. Whoever tested this may have jumped the gun. Looks like we will have to wait for an update.

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#234 Old 13th Dec 2020 at 5:57 AM
The disappearing beard used to happen in an early unreleased version of the mod. Looks like it's back. CAS items attached to buffs vanish when the buff vanishes and sims get "cleaned" sometimes when traveling. I have a kind of reset that should trigger, guess it stopped triggering. I'll look into it tomorrow.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#235 Old 15th Dec 2020 at 4:53 AM
So I've done some testing today and everything is still working fine for me with automatic beards. They keep beards when traveling, growth works, trimming, and shaving. I've had a few people report issues, but can't replicate any of the issues. I'm not sure what the cause could be other than conflicting mods. If you're having issues still let me know and maybe we can narrow down some details.
Test Subject
#236 Old 16th Dec 2020 at 1:11 PM
Excuse me, will this mod be updated sometime? I really would love to be able to use it but it has some bugs that prevent you from enjoying the gameplay.
We would appreciate it very much ♥ this mod really gives a lot of realism to the game especially to male sims.
Lab Assistant
#237 Old 17th Dec 2020 at 2:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by flerb
So I've done some testing today and everything is still working fine for me with automatic beards. They keep beards when traveling, growth works, trimming, and shaving. I've had a few people report issues, but can't replicate any of the issues. I'm not sure what the cause could be other than conflicting mods. If you're having issues still let me know and maybe we can narrow down some details.


This must be some kind of conflict occurring due to the latest EP. I have far too many mods to figure this out. Perhaps someone with less mods could find the conflict and post the mod here? My mods folder is 39GB. I have a hard time updating everything every new pack and it would be like a needle in a haystack to find a conflict.

Thank you flerb for attempting to update the mod for us. Sorry to have wasted your time on a mod that is not broken.

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Test Subject
#238 Old 22nd Dec 2020 at 7:19 PM
Bugs with mod
Hello, this mod is amazing and gives the game more realism. Unfortunately, it is a bit buggy for me. When getting to the 5th beard stage, all of my Sims become red/white/black. Not only the beard but the whole sim is messed up. I don't use any other mods. Does anyone know what causes this problem?
Test Subject
#239 Old 6th Jan 2021 at 10:31 PM
Default it is not working on the current version, I have the xml injector v4 installed
it is not working on the current version, I have the xml injector v4 installed
Quote:
Originally Posted by flerb
It still is working for me. Are you sure you still have the XML injector?
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