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#1 Old 22nd Jun 2020 at 7:56 PM
Default Inscription plaques - entering longer texts (more than 150 characters). Is it possible?
Hi! Does anybody know if it’s possible to mod the inscription plaques from WA so that you can enter a text longer than 150 characters (the maximum allowed)? I’ve cloned the objects in S3OC and I’ve opened them in S3PE to take a look a the files and see if there was any value indicating “150″, but I didn’t see anything, and I don’t really know where I should look.

Danjaley from Tumblr took a look and she said this:
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This could be in the Gameplay Data package (i.e. a tuning mod), but I just checked and I only found a tuning that regulates how far from the plaque Sims are standing.

I took a look at the files in the Gameplay Data package too but I couldn't find anything either. So, if anybody knows where or how to mod it so that it is possible to include longer texts, please let me know, any help is appreciated!


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#2 Old 22nd Jun 2020 at 8:06 PM
Greetings Nilxis,

the limit is actually hardcoded (see code below line 5 to be precise)


you should be able to just replace this interaction, but this might have some unexpected results like text not fitting your message box etc but ofc there are ways around some of these problems aswell
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#3 Old 23rd Jun 2020 at 8:46 AM
I think overwriting it should be fine, since this is also the "simple" dialogue:



So probably somewhere in the SimpleDialogue code, it eventually says "Hey inline this!"
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#4 Old 24th Jun 2020 at 7:35 PM
Thank you for your answers

@Battery, I'm glad you could find the interaction, and @Lyralei, I'm glad you think overwriting it should be fine!
I'm afraid my experience with modding is very little (I've only created very simple mods like lighting mods), because this all sounds new to me and I'm finding it hard to understand. I've searched some information on what it means that it's hardcoded (here ), but I couldn't find what the simple dialogue is. Also, Battery, in which file did you find the code that you posted?

I'm asking all this because would like to make a mod that people can download: I would like to use inscription plaques that can display longer text in the custom world I'm making, so that I can include the stories and the lore more easily. So, if you or anyone knows how I could do that, or if there is some information that could be useful to me, please let me know!

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#5 Old 24th Jun 2020 at 8:14 PM
Hey Nilxis,

the code resides in the Sims3GameplayObjects.dll which can be found in the gameplay.package

If you need help with the coding bits i can help you with that if needed. its not to dificult to implement, but you might want to read a few tutorials first.

some self promotion on setting up a Development enviroment for coding https://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=632267
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#6 Old 29th Jun 2020 at 9:42 AM
Thanks for the link and the info! I still haven't been able to try, but I'll let you know how it goes once I can

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