Dumb In Use Test

DESCRIPTION: Sims will be stupider about deciding if an object is in use...which is a good thing.

Many actions use a "smart" in use test where a sim can tell an object is in use only if it's in view. While this is realistic, it leads to silly situations. A sim is able to tell a shower is dirty from ten miles away, but as he climbs the stairs he doesn't hear the water running, doesn't care about the closed bathroom door, doesn't see the steam coming out from underneath, and then is shocked to find his wife taking a shower. He exits, stands in the hall for a second, and then tries to clean the dirty shower again. And again. And again.

With this mod, sims always know if an object is in use and will waste less time trekking across the lot for futile actions. This has no effect on player-directed actions.

LAST UPDATE: September 4, 2011


COMPATIBLE EPs: All configurations from the base game through Apartment Life.

CJ-DumbInUseTest.zip308 bytes