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Lifetime Aspirations v.05

by ky-e Posted 27th Oct 2020 at 12:15 PM - Updated 27th Jun 2022 at 2:09 AM by HugeLunatic : removed advertising
220 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Working with Patch 1.80.69.1030 as of Sep 21, 2021
Updated to v.05 on Aug 26, 2021
v.05 Changelog:
  • Added 13 brand new Aspirations!
  • Overhauled the "Country Caretaker" Aspiration from Cottage Living, and moved it to the Animal category.
  • All Aspirations not in the Child, Location, Occult, or Star Wars categories now have the "Fulfilled" Reward Trait. Pre-existing Reward Traits have been moved to the Reward Store.
  • Changed the "Successful Lineage" Aspiration goal to "Have a Child Complete a Lifetime Aspiration."
  • Changed the "Academic" Aspiration goal to "Earn an Honors Degree."
  • Added more Party types to the "Party Animal" Aspiration.
  • Aspirations in the Star Wars category are now hidden until the Sim visits Batuu.
  • Added translations, primarily for the Chinese, Czech, French, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish languages (see Translation Credits file).
If anyone is up to helping with translations, I've started a document here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...dit?usp=sharing

One of my main problems with Sims 4 is how the Aspirations work. Rather than being lifetime commitments like previous games, they're more like extended tutorials. At last for me, this resulted in shallow and one-minded gameplay. I also wanted Aspirations to be more challenging, it should not be a guarantee that every Sim completes their Lifetime Aspiration IMO. They're supposed to require some hard work, and maybe even a little luck.

So I set out to fix it! This mod reworks Aspirations to get rid of their multiple levels/goals. Instead, they now have only one goal. They also all reward the same amount of satisfaction points (5,000). The result is a game which doesn't just encourage following a single path, and makes Sims feel more individual. It also encourages exploring different areas of the game. I don't think I've played certain careers or done certain activities ever just because they weren't tied to an Aspiration, and this mod helps alleviate that issue.

My Sims used to be nothing more than digital Satisfaction Point slaves, but not anymore!

WHAT THIS MOD DOES
  • Changes all Aspirations to have a single goal, designed to take most of a Sim's natural life to fulfill.
  • Adds 38 brand new Aspirations to help round out the game.
  • Adds a new "Fulfilled" trait as a reward for completing Lifetime Aspirations, grants a permanent "Happy" moodlet." Old reward traits have been moved to the Rewards Store.
  • Adds an "Occult" Aspiration category, and moves all Realm of Magic/Vampires Aspirations there.
  • Most Aspirations grant 5000 Satisfaction Points upon completion, with the exception of the "Location" (1000 points) and "Occult" (2000 points) categories and Child Aspirations (1000 points).
  • Aspirations in the "Star Wars" category are now hidden until the Sim visits Batuu, and worth 1000 points.
List of new Aspirations:


KNOWN ISSUES:
  • When Sim ages up from Child to Teen, the Aspiration selection menu may show stock Aspirations in addition to the modded ones. Duplicates do not show after aging-up process is complete. (Investigating cause)
  • I've done my best to set each Aspiration goal so that it will take until the late Adult/Elder life stage to complete in normal gameplay (aka not just spamming interactions), but I can't really verify this without playing through every single one individually. Frankly, I don't have the time to do this right now, so I will very likely be tweaking the goals based on feedback and as I gradually work through each one.
FUTURE PLANS:
  • Constant evaluation of balancing for Aspiration goals.
  • Add translations for all languages (need help with this, details above)
  • Introduce brand new Aspirations which focus on often-ignored areas of gameplay (suggestions welcome!).
  • Possibly make "Location" Aspirations hidden until your Sim visits the relevant worlds (need feedback on this!).
PROGRAMS USED:
I ended up doing almost all of the work by hand-editing XML files, but Zerub's Mod Constructor V4 was very helpful in figuring things out. And, of course, Sims 4 Studio.

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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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Test Subject
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#201 Old 29th Apr 2022 at 3:01 AM
Way Better, thank you!
Test Subject
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#202 Old 14th May 2022 at 4:54 AM
Wooow, amooo. Ya los quiero probar
Test Subject
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#203 Old 17th May 2022 at 4:59 PM
Thank you so much for separating the dl so we don't HAVE to replace the maxis aspirations. Love having the bonus career goals for my sims!
Lab Assistant
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#204 Old 22nd May 2022 at 9:57 AM
I adore this so much, and use it with delight, but I've come across something. In the "Well Rounded Sim" challenge, finishing an aspiration doesn't seem to count for the challenge goal. I don't know if this is because of this mod, another mod, or a bug, but I figured I'd mention it?
Inventor
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#205 Old 11th Jun 2022 at 7:53 PM
Does it work with the 1.88 patch, please?
Thanks!
Test Subject
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#206 Old 17th Jun 2022 at 11:31 PM
This is such amazing mod, it brings back memories from earlier sims games when aspirations were more like a lifetime challenge.
Also if anyone knows or has tested if this mod is still working with patch1.89, please let us know (e.g. in this comment section or something)?
Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#207 Old 20th Jun 2022 at 2:38 AM
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Originally Posted by SoutherlySacrifice
This is such amazing mod, it brings back memories from earlier sims games when aspirations were more like a lifetime challenge.
Also if anyone knows or has tested if this mod is still working with patch1.89, please let us know (e.g. in this comment section or something)?
Thank you so much!


It works fine in my game, on the latest patch with Werewolves installed. Just make sure to grab version v06w3 from ky-e's Patreon.
The only minor inconsistency is that the new aspiration added in the new game pack is not yet covered by this mod yet.
Test Subject
#208 Old 22nd Jun 2022 at 7:43 AM
v06w3 from ky-e's Patreon still causes issues: empty panel when trying to change aspirations in Live Mode
Test Subject
#209 Old 2nd Jul 2022 at 3:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 90sugarcubes
v06w3 from ky-e's Patreon still causes issues: empty panel when trying to change aspirations in Live Mode

I second this, tried ingame and no luck, removing the mod fixes the issue.

**~~~ Everyone want's Happiness, no one want's Pain, But you can't Have a Rainbow without any Rain ~~~**
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#210 Old 14th Jul 2022 at 11:25 AM
Awesome! Thanks For Sharing!
Field Researcher
#211 Old 16th Jul 2022 at 8:03 PM
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Originally Posted by bleedintears
I second this, tried ingame and no luck, removing the mod fixes the issue.

I get this as well

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Test Subject
#212 Old 18th Jul 2022 at 2:54 AM
Hey, Sims 4 High School Years update new aspiration coming soon July 28! https://www.instagram.com/p/CgHZTTh...id=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Test Subject
#213 Old 25th Jul 2022 at 7:45 PM Last edited by kirara-chan91 : 26th Jul 2022 at 7:47 PM.
I can't find the old reward traits in the reward store, could anybody help me with this issue?

Edit: Never mind, seems like I had to update a few other mods, it works now!
Test Subject
#214 Old 26th Jul 2022 at 11:02 PM
Just a heads up — the new patch of July 26th has kind of broken this mod, as in when using this mod, the sim's wants and fears do not appear. I tested it clean, this is happening with a lot of the mods that dealt with whims. The aspirations do seem to be working otherwise. I know you're not really active anymore but I hope you see this and are able to update, I love this mod so much, it's a big part of what makes the sims 4 playable for me!
Test Subject
#215 Old 28th Jul 2022 at 3:54 AM
Seems like this mod is no longer supported and broken after the July 26th patch, but the creator is open to people adopting it (and I hope someone does!) https://www.patreon.com/posts/modding-no-more-69669343
Test Subject
#216 Old 30th Jul 2022 at 4:15 PM
Dang, I really liked these!

Edit: By the way, the new aspirations work okay with the wants and fears if you use the individual files rather than the merged, and delete the files you don't have the matching pack to. At least it's working for me.
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#217 Old 31st Jul 2022 at 5:05 PM
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Originally Posted by KatMagic
Dang, I really liked these!

Edit: By the way, the new aspirations work okay with the wants and fears if you use the individual files rather than the merged, and delete the files you don't have the matching pack to. At least it's working for me.

This mod has been adopted by NeedCoffee4That !!!
I'm so excited to finally have this mod in my saves!!
https://www.patreon.com/posts/updated-lifetime-69834807
Test Subject
#218 Old 31st Jul 2022 at 5:36 PM
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Originally Posted by nessiealways
This mod has been adopted by NeedCoffee4That !!!
I'm so excited to finally have this mod in my saves!!
https://www.patreon.com/posts/updated-lifetime-69834807


THANK YOU!!
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Test Subject
#219 Old 10th Sep 2022 at 6:45 PM
Hi
I'm having the issue, that the Nature aspiration are not there. It seems to be, that I only can have at many Aspiration categories, like that the game provide.
It's a shame I like playing with this mod.
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