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No More Autonomous 'Put Away' Fire Pit Action

by dillowpillow Posted 24th Jun 2009 at 11:03 PM - Updated 2nd Jul 2009 at 12:12 AM by dillowpillow : add more tags
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Normally, Sims with the Neat and/or Perfectionist traits always attempt to autonomously put away the fire pit. After a while, I got quite annoyed with this 'feature' and decided to dig through the package files to find a way to make the action user directed only.

This mod simply makes it so the 'Put Away' action on fire pits cannot occur autonomously. It's a very simple mod as you can see by its file size. It shouldn't conflict with any other mod except one that alters the 'put away' firepit action.


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Sims 3
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NoAutoPutAwayFirePit.rar 826 Bytes 5,150 24th Jun 2009
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 24th Jun 2009 at 11:28 PM
This drove me absolutely insane in-game.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 24th Jun 2009 at 11:31 PM
Exactly what ^ said, so thanks.
Test Subject
#4 Old 24th Jun 2009 at 11:45 PM
Thank you sooooooooo much! I wanted to beat the crap out of my sims cuse they kept putting it away!

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Test Subject
#5 Old 24th Jun 2009 at 11:45 PM
I agree with everyone here. Had my sim marry a "neat" person and this drove me crazy. Thank you very much.
Test Subject
#6 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 12:16 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you, after the 5th time a Sim did this I sold the thing. Now it can actually stay where I put it!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 12:32 AM
Thank you, that 'feature' wouldn't be so bad if they had a place to actually put it, and not just carry it around every where they go.
Test Subject
#8 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 12:32 AM
OMG you are one genius, I was getting really hacked off, you dont know how many times i repeatedly had to put a new fire pit in, as the neighbourhood clean freaks would pick it up, and im no way gonna sift thru all the family members to find who had it lol... thank you thank you thank you...
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 1:20 AM
This was such an irritating and pointless "feature." Thanks for fixing it!

Sim and let Sim...
#10 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 2:25 AM
Thank you. This is most useful.
Test Subject
#11 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 3:35 AM

I had been waiting since day one for this, one of the MOST annoying things I've ever seen in The Sims
Test Subject
#12 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 6:12 AM
Oh. My. God. Thank you. That was driving me to the point of madness because I wanted it in the BACK YARD. NOT THE INVENTORY OF RANDOM SIM X.

Lab Assistant
#13 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 6:57 AM
UGH Ty I stopped using them in my yards cause it got SOOO annoying. THANKS!!
Forum Resident
#14 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 9:57 AM
Thank you so much. I started getting rid of all my fire pits because what was the use of having them out if they are going to go put it away 5 minuets after I put it back out. I really don't see the point of this "feature."
#15 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 10:04 AM
Thanks for this! I hate how they put the thing away, and with the chairs too. Why did they even come up with it in the first place?

"The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory. "
#16 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 11:00 AM
I believe everyone who posted has expressed my thoughts completely...thank you for sharing this mod!!!
Top Secret Researcher
#17 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 4:20 PM
Gee, thank you!

Can you do the same thing for the balloon? They're driving me nut keeping it to themselves.
#18 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 6:05 PM
Thanks for this, I haven't had a sim put it away yet but as I have them on the beaches I don't want them to disappear
Test Subject
#19 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 6:12 PM
Thankyou so much for this mod. lol chris Steel was this close to divorcing kate Pistachio over this very issue.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 26th Jun 2009 at 5:32 PM
You rock; I was just thinking this morning about how I want to have a fire-pit at my Sims' house but was worried they'd keep packing it up. THANK YOU!
Test Subject
#21 Old 26th Jun 2009 at 7:02 PM
My perfectionist Sim was doing this all the time and it was driving me crazy. She eventually stopped doing it, but this is much welcomed.
Test Subject
#22 Old 26th Jun 2009 at 7:50 PM
Thanks so much! that was really getting on my nerves!
Test Subject
#23 Old 26th Jun 2009 at 11:02 PM
very good , i take it
Test Subject
#24 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 6:42 PM
Omg yes! I just left my firepit in my sims inventory because I was tired of picking it up....So THANK YOU!
Test Subject
#25 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 7:54 PM
Thank you! I ended up selling the pit because that was annoying the crap out of me! Now, thanks to you, my sims can enjoy the crackle of a warm fire outside.
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