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Mermaid Hybrid Stabilizer

by Iced Cream Posted 10th Apr 2020 at 7:07 PM - Updated 5th Jun 2020 at 1:28 PM by Iced Cream
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This is a script mod. The contained .ts4script file must be placed directly in your mods folder or at most 1 folder deep or the game will not load it.

Updated: 2020-6-5: All appearance modifiers are once again disabled in mermaid form. (Note: Plantsim hybrids will correctly have green skin in mermaid form after first shifting into human or any other occult form.)

Hybrids aren't "officially" supported by EA, so there will still be some remaining issues while playing them that this mod cannot fix.
Please read the known issues list before downloading so you know what to expect.
Please report any issues the mod may cause which are not listed under Known Issues.
You will need to use debug cheats or a mod to make your sim into a hybrid.

A mod born from the frustration of an angry simmer who was enraged at the unplayable state of hybrid mermaids. The fury of watching mermaids swimming in the ground and walking on fins was enough to drive the disgruntled simmer to madness, forcing him to learn how to mod the game so he could remove the grotesque sight from the game.

This mod aims to fix some of the main problems with hybrid mermaids to make them actually playable and non-immersion breaking.

Main Mermaid Fixes
  • Hybrids should now correctly switch to mermaid form when swimming or taking a bath.
  • Hybrids entering the water while in other non-human forms (Alien, Dark Form) should correctly switch to mermaid form by first reverting to human form for a split-second.
  • Hybrids exiting the water should correctly revert to human form instead of keeping their tails.
  • Hybrids exiting the water should correctly return to their walking animations instead of swimming in the land. (Note: Doesn't work if you use a "Teleport" cheat to move your sim out of the water. Reset your sim if you do decide to teleport).
  • Fixed the issue with certain CAS part overlays from buffs and traits, such as the spots from diseases, making hybrid mermaids swim or bathe with bendy legs. All appearance modifiers caused by buffs or traits will be temporarily disabled while in mermaid form and will return when your sim exits the water.

Editing A Hybrid's Mermaid Form
Hybrids cannot edit their mermaid forms in CAS. To edit your mermaid form, you must revert your hybrid to a pure mermaid. Make any needed changes to your mermaid's form BEFORE you make them a hybrid. Once they become a hyrbid, taking them back into CAS may cause the game to randomize their mermaid form.

If you ever want to recustomize your mermaid's tail, you must remove their other occult types.

Editing A Hybrid's Other Forms
It is possible to edit the other forms as long your hybrid is NOT also a spellcaster. The spellcaster type locks out all other occult forms from editing in CAS. If your hybrid is also a spellcaster, you will need to remove the 2 spellcaster traits before entering CAS. Don't worry, your perk progress and spells will not be erased, so you can add them back when you're done.

Vampire-Mermaids and Alien-Mermaids should work normally in CAS. Only the mermaid form will be inaccessible from CAS. Save before entering CAS and check your mermaid tail afterwards for issues.

Spellcaster-Mermaid hybrids seem to have a higher chance of messing up the tail when doing anything in CAS, even if you don't touch the sim! Remove the spellcaster state before doing any editing. Unlike vampires, you won't lose all your spellcaster progress when removing or adding back the spellcaster state.

Alien-Vampire-Mermaids require a bit more work:
Simply enter CAS while in the desired form to edit it. Save before entering CAS as it may "swap" your forms when you exit (e.g. your dark form getting swapped with your alien form). It is normal to see your normal form and dark form switched in CAS. It appears to only be a display bug.

Be sure to take a bath or go swimming to check your mermaid form after you're done in CAS to make sure the tail hasn't been erased or changed.

Known Issues

Because this is a pure scripting mod, it should be compatible with nearly any other mod in existence. Only mods which try to modify the mermaid form or script mods which override (not just inject to) the following script functions would cause issues - (I'm not aware of any such script mods which even exist, and they would have no reason to override these functions anyway):

Technical Details: The inner workings of the mod

Source Code - For curious modders only (Requires to compile):

Additional Credits:
Credit to simcrazy5 for their Ursula sim in the in-game gallery.
Download files
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Iced Cream_Mermaid Hybrid 1.7 KB 4,635 5th Jun 2020
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Tags: #mermaid, #mermaids, #hybrid, #hybrids