Home | Download | Discussion | Help | Site Map | New Posts | Sign in
MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

Reduced Mourning from Death Notifications

by cyclelegs Posted 10th Sep 2018 at 2:49 PM - Updated 21st Feb 2019 at 9:12 PM by cyclelegs : File Update - 21Feb2019
Open thumbnail gallery
154 Thanks  Thanks     55 Favourited

Updated V1.50. (21 Feb 2019 Patch)
Updated for V1.47. Although EA tinkered with the mourning system, their alterations did not change much.


This tuning mod reduces the Duration and Intensity of Mourning that happens when Sims are notified by phone call of a death of someone they know.

In particular, mourning for the death of sims with which there is a minor relationships level, like friends and acquaintances, is backed off very significantly.

Major relationships like parents and a spouse are not changed from the EA settings.


Sims are getting phone calls advising them or the death of a sim with which they have some sort of relationship. A very long mourning period with a very strong sad buff is then applied to the sim. This seems fine if the relationship is for a parent or spouse. However, a sad +3 buff that lasts for 2 days just because some random sim with a friend relationship level has died seems wrong.

This tuning mod reduces the level of the sad buff and applies it for a shorter time for the more minor relationships.

Scope of Mod

This mod only changes mourning that happens as a result of phone notification of a death. Witnessing a death first hand and seeing the Reaper doing her stuff is not affected by this mod.


The mod was built with V1.46(pc). It is not compatible with earlier versions of the game.

The following game files are used. Other mods that change these files will conflict with this mod.

Additional Credits:
Sims4 Studio
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
cyclelegs_less_mourning.zip 22.8 KB 8,387 21st Feb 2019
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
Page 1 of 2
25 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 15 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)
Page 1 of 2

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 4

Built with Game Version: 1.46

25 Comments / replies (Who?)



Type: Social Motive gain

Tags: #death, #mourning, #phone, #messages, #funeral, #sad, #friends, #relationships