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Uncomfortable Overhaul

by roBurky Posted 30th Aug 2017 at 7:35 PM - Updated 30th Nov 2017 at 11:43 PM by roBurky : v5 released
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What it does
The 'uncomfortable' mood now behaves uniquely. Discomfort will be able to 'boost' other negative moods, and help pull your sim's buried sad or angry thoughts to the surface. But when it's appropriate, the 'uncomfortable' mood can still take centre stage and make your sim feel awful.

Why would you want this?
There are a lot of sources of positive mood in The Sims 4, and in the base game the only negative mood that will typically be able to overcome them is 'uncomfortable'. Little +1 sad moodlets have almost no chance to have any effect at all. This mod changes that, and allows that buried negative moodlet to end up the dominant mood if your sim's needs are neglected.

It can help your sims feel a little more human, and can make maintaining a positive mood for them a little more challenging.

Uncomfortable Overhaul in detail
Changeable Discomfort: 'Uncomfortable' is now a changeable mood, which means it can boost the score of other negative emotions similar to how 'happy' boosts the score of positive emotions.

Passive Discomfort: The score of changing uncomfortable moodlets is added to the largest negative emotion when determining what dominant mood to put the sim in, but NOT when determining what intensity level of that mood to put them in. A bunch of uncomfortable moodlets cannot boost a sim from feeling 'sad' to 'very sad', but they can flip a sim from feeling 'happy' to feeling 'sad'. This allows the base game's balance between mood intensities to be maintained.

Assertive Discomfort: If an individual uncomfortable moodlet has a score larger than all of the largest other negative emotion's moodlets combined, then it will overcome the other negative mood and force the sim into the 'uncomfortable' mood. This means that uncomfortable moodlets with extreme values like the +40 'really needs to pee' moodlet still make your sim feel appropriately uncomfortable, rather than extremely bored or extremely sad.

Known issues
  • Uncomfortable moodlets that are boosting another emotion are displayed as fading from green to the boosted emotion's colour, just like a happy moodlet boosting a positive emotion. This appears to be a hardcoded visual, and can't be fixed.
  • An extreme strength uncomfortable moodlet will display as boosting a weaker other negative mood while a sim is asleep or in a positive mood. Don't worry - once the sim reaches the negative score necessary to enter a negative mood, the uncomfortable moodlet will assert itself and change to the uncomfortable mood.

Recommended mods to go with this
  • No Happy Environment Moodlets
    With permanent happy moodlets around, it can still be hard for a negative mood to come to the surface. Disable happy moodlets from decorations for a better balance between positive and negative moods.
  • Emotional Inertia
    With emotional inertia, discomfort causing a negative mood will be a bigger deal, with more lasting consequences.
  • Variable Emotional Traits
    Random strength moodlets from emotional traits can give another little push towards gloomy and hot-headed sims sometimes feeling sad or angry.

  • This mod is an original script and design, but was inspired by Zerbu 's Uncomfortable Boosts mod, which is no longer available.
  • Thanks to Loofofbread, Sjofn, Apex Pecoris, and vidde for testing and reporting bugs.

Conflicts and compatibility
This mod overrides no files, and should not conflict with any other mod.
Working for The Sims 4 v1.36.99 / The Cats and Dogs Patch

Support and updates
To keep informed of updates to my mods, click the follow button on patreon for email alerts.
You can also follow me on tumblr and twitter.

If you like my mods, I have a patreon where you can support my mod-making and get access to preview downloads.


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

Sims 4
Built with Game Version: 1.36.99
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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roBurky - UncomfortableOverhaul.zip 4.9 KB 3,397 7th Nov 2017
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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:
No Extraction Required (Script Mods):
1. Cut and paste the .zip file(s) 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\
Script mods need to be placed directly in \Mods or one level below that (e.g. \Mods\Scripts) sub-folders nested any deeper wont work.
Extraction Required (Everything Else):
1. Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
2. Cut and paste the .package file(s) 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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