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Antibodies after a Sickness!

by LimeyYoshi Posted 30th Jul 2022 at 10:36 AM - Updated 30th Jul 2022 at 5:06 PM by LimeyYoshi
8 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
UPDATE (30.07.2022): Fixed a bug that would cause every Sim's immunity tokens to be removed after 24 Sim hours, instead of only the Sim in question as it was intended by me.

Ever got annoyed about Sims in a large household constantly infecting one another once one contracted a cold or the flu? Did you ever get tired of having the family in a constant state of throwing coughing fits and having to keep their motives very high, and eventually them being the cause for neighbourhood-wide infections when they start throwing parties? I know I did.

At the same time, I dislike mods that give permanent immunity to Sims, even if this treatment costs a lot of Simoleons, it is simply not what I wish to have in my game.

In real life, whenever someone is sick with anything, be it the flu, the cold, or anything else, their immune system develops antibodies against the particular branch of disease, making them unable to contract it again for a certain amount of time, usually several months.

I wanted to reflect this in the game, too, but I know that the disease tokens, which spread the sicknesses to those walking over them, stick around for quite a while, so it'd have to be longer than that, in order to achieve what I was going for.

So after thinking about it for a while, I went to work and created my own solution to the problem I saw.

With this simple mod in your Downloads folder, any Sim that gets healthy after having had any disease will be immune to any disease for one full Sim day, giving the family a realistic chance to let the sickness fade away and finally break out of the loop.

For the mod to work, only the base game is needed!

Overrides:
Resource nameType nameTypeGroupInstanceInstance (high)
Sub - Get HealthyBehaviour Function0x424841560x7F8A70B60x0000101B0x00000000


Conflicts:
Anything that overwrites this particular BHAV will also conflict with this mod.

MATY's real-sickness mod does not alter the resource so it is okay to use along with this mod.
However, I know that my mod will clash with simler90's Disease Mod, as it modifies the same resource in a way that load order can't resolve.

Credits:
Maxis and EA for creating Sims 2 in the first place
The creators of SimPE and especially the BHAV plugin

Have fun and happy Simming!
~ LimeyYoshi

Type:
      Fixed: Fixed Maxis Mistakes
      Global Mods: Mods that change the way the game works without requiring any user intervention.

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

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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AntibodiesAfterSickness.7z

Size: 495 Bytes · Downloads: 799 · 30th Jul 2022
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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
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#2 Old 30th Jul 2022 at 2:36 PM
That's genius !
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 30th Jul 2022 at 6:35 PM
What a great idea! I am sick of my sims becoming ill every other second and interrupting real play. Especially my active ones who will never lie down in the first place. Thank you, thank you!
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 31st Jul 2022 at 9:28 AM
Thank you!
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 1st Aug 2022 at 5:04 AM
Thanks, this makes disease more realistic and less tedious to get rid of!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 3rd Aug 2022 at 6:36 AM
Finally!! Thnx!
Forum Resident
#7 Old 8th Aug 2022 at 8:19 PM
That's a must have mod I really appreciate you respect Reality here.Thank you for correcting some lack of logic from EA.
I hope the antibodies are included into the mod, because I don't know where they are in game.

Lucie is not my real name, she was a sims from a story I imagined a dozen years ago.
I speak French only. If my statements are harsh, rude for you, that's not intentional. I just think Different due to my Language and my Culture.
But truly, I am open-minded than you think of.
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#8 Old 9th Aug 2022 at 3:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LucieSims
That's a must have mod I really appreciate you respect Reality here.Thank you for correcting some lack of logic from EA.
I hope the antibodies are included into the mod, because I don't know where they are in game.

Bear with me please as things will get a bit technical here.

The antibodies are, in fact, an immunity token that is already included with the vanilla game. If you were to spawn the "MakeMeSick tester" in the debug menu, you could give yourself the same immunity permanently. Thus, there was no need for me to include anything, in fact, and that makes me the more surprised that nobody considered this yet!

So you can't really "find" or "buy" these antibodies, as they are an invisible token that is attached to a Sim as a sort of... memory, if you will?
This "memory" is then wiped again after 24 Sim hours, making the Sim prone to diseases again.
just a girl
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#9 Old 19th Aug 2022 at 12:03 PM
Thank you! The sick-healthy-sick-healthy dance was a bit ridiculous.