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Cooler Sicknesses Mod (v.2.2.0)

by Nies Posted 5th Jan 2018 at 9:46 PM - Updated 14th Nov 2018 at 7:18 PM by Nies : Working with 1.47.49
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Works with 1.47.49 (Nov 13th patch)!

What this mod does
  • Increases symptom length
  • Makes illness buffs visible and affecting mood
  • Fixes original illness buffs to not be cured by travelling

Longer Symptoms
Since I have been sick and tired (haha, get it?) of my sims being sick for like 2hrs only, calling in sick for work and then jumping around totally healthy all day,
I originally created this tuning mod to increase the length of symptoms based on the illness type.

Illness type mild: 12 hr symptoms instead of 2hrs

Illness type severe: 24 hr symptoms instead of 3hrs

Now showing illnesses!
With the update to Version 2.0, I added the ability to actually tell what kind of illness your sim suffers from. The buffs (and therefore the illnesses) are hidden in the original game, so you can just kind of tell what kind of illness they have by looking at the symptoms. Not needed anymore: I added visible buffs with icons to make them actually visible! These illnesses are the same as the ones you can discover in the doctors career. There's two different types for each illness - mild and severe. Besides a change in symptom lengths, I haven't noticed any difference in those two yet. Expect further examination.
Illness lengths are not shown. You never know. There needs to be some challenge in that system, doesn't it?

There are 8 different Illnesses in the game:
1Bloaty HeadUncomfortable +3Headache, Steamy Ears
2Burning BellyUncomfortable +3Fever, Nausea
3Gas and GigglesPlayful +3Giggling, Nausea
4Itchy PlumbobUncomfortable +3Itchiness
5Llama FluUncomfortable +3Cough and Sneeze, Fever
6Starry EyesDazed +3Delirium, Dizziness
7Sweaty ShiversUncomfortable +3Fever, Itchiness
8Triple ThreatUncomfortable +3Cough and Sneeze, Dizziness

Requiered Gameversion and Pack
This mod was created with game version, but it should be fine with previous ones, as well as newer versions.
Just until EA touches sickness buffs.
If you notice else, please notify me.
You need to have The Sims 4: Get To Work

Possible Conflicts
This mod may conflict with any other mod altering the Buff Tuning files listed above.

Future Plans
My Finals are going to be in April/May, so please forgive me if I don't add any of these too soon;
RL got me. But I will be back with new cool stuff, I swear!!
  • Add something deadly
  • Increase sick idle animations occuring (coughing, holding tummy, ...)
  • Add more puking when sick
  • Add a visible debug/test menu to the sim when Debug-Cheats are not enabled
  • Improve said menu
  • Investigate and improve the sickness curing system
  • Make sims be able to visit a local doctor when sick

Any thoughts, wishes, critics? Feel free to leave a comment

Additional Credits:
Much love to esp. TURBODRIVER and roBurky who got me started, but also all the creators on Deaderpool's Discord for being around, helpful and willing to provide help and ideas!
Credits also go to Sims4Studio!

English by me
German by me
Dutch by ElenaInTheSims
Feel like translating? Either use a string translator or send me the translations by hand via pm or in the comments!
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
cooler_sicknesses_mod_nies_v.2.1.2.zip | Description: Current version 36.1 KB 3,589 20th Jun 2018
cooler_sicknesses_mod_nies_v.2.2.0.zip 38.5 KB 2,220 22nd Jul 2018
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
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Tags: #sickness, #sicknesses, #illness, #illnesses, #symptoms, #sick, #ill