Fixes bugs causing Influence Emotions to be available for use even while having zero vampire energy. Additionally, prevents adult vampires from decreasing Conflict Resolution character values during vampiric duels, stops incorrect idle thirst desperation animations for Eternal Sadness and tones down excessive use of vampire travel powers.
Bugs fixed by this mod
Vampires who have depleted all their vampire energy bar can still use Influence Emotions.
Usually, all vampire abilities have an energy cost, and when your vampire energy bar gets low, the abilities will grey out and tell you that not enough energy is available to use it.
This bug appeared after update 188.8.131.520 (18 June 2019). The normal tests that are meant to check whether or not your vampire has enough energy to use the ability disappeared from the game tuning files after this update.
This mod restores all the missing energy availablilty tests, so that only vampires who have enough energy can cast the ability.
The official bug report for this can be found at EA Answers HQ: Influence Emotions can be used at zero vampire energy. Visit the thread and click “me too” to raise its importance for hopefully getting an official patch fix.
Vampiric dueling causing adults to lose conflict resolution
Vampires from teens up to elder ages are able to fight each other in vampiric duels (mean) or vampiric spars (friendly).
Vampiric duels (the mean version of vampire fighting) are bugged and causing adults to lose conflict resolution character values. There’s no way for these adults losing conflict resolution to raise it through the normal methods provided by Parenthood, as other interactions don’t normally alter character values for adults.
The vampiric duel interaction is set to cause conflict resolution decrease, but without testing the age of the sim first. This mod adds in a test so that only teenagers will lose conflict resolution points, and older sims will ignore it completely.
The official bug report for this can be found at EA Answers HQ: Autonomously fighting loved ones. Visit the thread and click “me too” on the first post on page one to raise its importance for hopefully getting an official patch fix.
Eternal Sadness looking like thirst desperation
Vampires who have the Eternal Sadness weakness and the sadness buff active will perform idle animations associated with extreme thirst, even if the vampire’s thirst need is full.
The active Eternal Sadness buff seems to call up idle thirst animations for some reason which doesn’t seem correct? This mod replaces that with an Eternal Sadness social mixer idle they do while chatting with other sims instead. Even without the buff putting them into a sad emotion state, vampires with the Eternal Sadness weakness will sob occasionally when idle anyway.
Tone down excessive use of vampire travel powers
Vampires who have “fly as bat” or “mist form” travel powers turned on could have a tendancy to use them excessively for targets at immediate close range, for example they may turn into a bat just to turn around and face a new direction.
The mod adds a minimum travel distance threshold, so that vampires aren’t able to use the travel powers for targets at immediate close range.
The official bug report for this can be found at EA Answers HQ: Vampires are constantly disappearing and reappearing backwards. Visit the thread and click “me too” on the first post to raise its importance for getting an official patch fix.
- This mod fix is for Vampires game pack users on PC/Mac who have update 184.108.40.2060 installed, and additionally Parenthood game pack owners for the conflict resolution bug.
- The mod rewrites the tuning files for several vampire interactions including all the burst of emotion actions for Influence Emotions, all the different variations of vampiric fighting including duelling, sparring and slaying, and the visible sadness emotion buff for Eternal Sadness. It also changes the teleport tuning module, the ‘go here’ interaction and the teleport super interactions for bat form and mist form. If you have any other mods that change the same tuning files, they may clash with this mod.
- The November 2020 game update (220.127.116.110) fixed the conflict resolution loss for vampiric sparring (friendly interaction), so fixes for that interaction have been removed from the mod. The mod’s version of Vampiric Duel and Influence Emotions have been updated for compatibility with lifestyles.
- July 2021 – added a fix for “fly as bat” and “mist form” travel powers being used excessively by NPCs to move to locations that are within immediate close range.
Downloading and installing the mod
Download the mod package file and place it in your Mods folder for The Sims 4, found in Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods.
You can check the compatibility with the latest game update on the mod status overview page.
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