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Better Polyamory

by lizcandor Posted 7th Jul 2021 at 5:00 PM - Updated 6th Aug 2021 at 9:00 PM by lizcandor
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Mods with custom traits can make saves unplayable if you don’t remove them correctly, so follow the instructions in the Removal section when you want to stop using this mod!
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Summary
This is a mod for improved non-monogamous relationships! You still can’t have multiple EA-defined partners (e.g. going steady), but you can give romantic (or platonic - this mod does both) relationships involving any number of sims more complexity than you get with just No Jealousy and Above Reproach, and do it without any sims getting mad.

Documentation
This mod works by adding extra rules regarding jealousy, based on its own relationship types, traits, and interactions.

Tuning
All the tunable values in the mod are listed here.

Instructions
Installation
There are two packages in the downloads section, lizcandorPolyamory and lizcandorCommon; install both. If you’re using any of my other mods that also require lizcandorCommon, only install one version of the lizcandorCommon package: they’re all the same, and you don’t need duplicates.

This mod also requires two other mods to function: Arsil's Custom Traits Manager for the traits, and Battery's C# Script Utility (v1.02b5 or later) for sim-selection menus.

Activation
Before the mod is activated, all it’ll do is prevent its traits from being added to any sims (except through Create-A-Sim). This is for the safety of your saves  

To activate it, enter the cheat "activatePolyamory". There will be a short lag as everything is set up; a similar amount of lag may occur whenever a world with this mod already active is loaded. The mod will stay activated when you travel within a save, but should not carry over between different saves.

Removal
To deactivate this mod, enter the cheat "deactivatePolyamory" in every world you've visited in each save you’ve activated the mod in. The deactivation cheat removes the mod's custom traits from all sims in the current world; if you don’t do this, your save may not be able to load without the mod installed (see Arsil’s Custom Traits Manager for details).

If you're deactivating the mod but not removing it from your game, you'll still need to quit and restart to fully undo the changes it makes.

Compatibility
This is a pure script mod, and as such it should not conflict with most other mods. However, if you’re using NRaas Woohooer, romance and woohoo jealousy must both be set to “none” in Woohooer's settings, or Woohooer will continue triggering jealousy reactions according to its own rules: Woohooer has its own jealousy method not affected by this mod.

Also, this mod was built and tested on patch 1.69, and may not work on previous patches.

Thank you!
To Arsil for the custom trait manager and tutorial
To Chain_Reaction for guidance on making this Woohooer-compatible
To NRaas forum members whose discussions originally inspired this mod
To simsample for creating the lot in the images, the beautiful Bluepoint Mill!
And to MissPat for testing, encouragement, and feature recs since the beginning of this project

Archive: lizcandorPolyamory_v1.zip
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Archive: lizcandorCommon_v1.zip
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This is a multi-part download:


You need both lizcandorPolyamory and lizcandorCommon in your game for this mod to work. If you've already got a lizcandorCommon package from one of my other mods, though, you don't need to download it again here.

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
lizcandorPolyamory_v1.zip

Size: 90.4 KB · Downloads: 1,999 · 6th Aug 2021
90.4 KB 1,999 6th Aug 2021
lizcandorCommon_v1.zip

Size: 23.1 KB · Downloads: 1,728 · 7th Jul 2021
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Tags: #polyamory, #non-monogamy