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Mermaid Hybrid Stabilizer

by Iced Cream Posted 10th Apr 2020 at 7:07 PM - Updated Today at 7:05 AM 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.

Update: 2020-8-6: V2 is now out and boasts many more bugfixes for default EA behavior (Cannot fix CAS behavior). Still in testing. Please report any issues.

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.
(Seasons only) Vampire-Mermaids without sun immunity STILL cannot swim in the ocean while holding an umbrella during the day (Not really a high priority bug to fix...). Use the umbrella rack to put your vampire-mermaid's umbrella away before trying to kill them in the sea.

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.

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. Alien hybrids have a very high chance of damaging the mermaid form.
V2 Only(?) The spellcaster life state seems to "protect" the mermaid form in CAS if editing a vampire hybrid. CAS seems to prefer damaging the alien or dark forms of spellcaster hybrids.

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 (non-mermaid) 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. Note that alien sims have a chance of loading in their alien form in cas. Exit cas without saving if your alien form loaded incorrectly or if you're trying to edit your human form. Be sure the correct form loaded in CAS before trying to make any edits. If the form in CAS doesn't look like any other form your sim has, exit CAS without saving.

Using MC Command Center, switch your sim to the desired form, then open the MC Command Center menu and select the edit in cas option under sim commands to bring your sim into cas by themselves.

Recommended Occult Add Order Feel free to skip the occult types you do not want. Use Gauntlet101010's Hybrid Stablizer mod to lock out the desired forms:
Order 1: Mermaid (Set your tail in CAS) -> Alien(Customize human and alien forms) -> Vampire(Use a mod to lock out the dark form) -> Spellcaster:
Order 2: Mermaid (Set your tail in CAS)-> Vampire(Customize human and dark form. You will be able to select pointed ears and undead skintones.) -> Alien(Lock out form with a mod) ->Spellcaster
Order 3: Spellcaster(Customize your human form. You will be able to select pointed ears and fantasy skintones.) -> Mermaid(randomly generated tail.) -> Alien/Vampire (use a mod to lock out the forms)

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):
Original Version


[b]Additional Credits:

Credit to simcrazy5 for their Ursula sim in the in-game gallery.

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Iced Cream_Mermaid Hybrid Stabilizer

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