Vampiric Interactions Fixes

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

Influence Emotions

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 (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 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 ( 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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45 thoughts on “Vampiric Interactions Fixes”

  1. I found out about this from the official “Sims 4″ Forums”, thanks! (I’m gonna wait a while on other bugs and mods to start playing again, of course, but assuming these aren’t hotfixed officially in the meanwhile, this will definitely help, since I got “Vampires” AND “Parenthood” recently during the Infinite Gaming Sale)!

  2. Thanks for these, truly! Would you happen to know the reasoning for the vampiric effects stuck to former vampires? (Dampened/deadened emotions and Eternal sadness)

  3. There is a bug for vampires with dampened emotions getting stuck on a sim even after you drink the potion to reset powers and even if you cure them of their vampirism, is there any way you could create a fix for this too?

      1. LOL, I was literally coming here to mention that! X-D

        That’s awesome either way, though!

  4. Oh this is glorious, thank you! I spent a good half an hour cursing at my screen and googling every combination I could think of for this bug before finally ending up here. Works like a charm, brilliant! 😀

  5. Wasn’t Influence Emotions also fixed by the new patch? Or is that half still broken?

  6. Thank you again for all of your hard work tracking down and re-working these interactions, but it seems there’s another EA missed (but it’s only semi-broken) – Vampires can’t do laundry outside during the daytime. Maybe this was intentional, but if they were trying to prevent them burning to death, they might’ve blocked off the tent, and most other outdoor activities, as well. Besides, most of my vampires are day-walkers, and the easiest way to stop a night-walker from burning, is to have them hibernate until dusk. Could you please look into this? Obviously, only if you have Laundry Day, but if you do, please and thank you.

  7. Actually, ignore this. I just figured out they can resume normal laundry function when it’s cloudy, so essentially any weather condition which would shield them from the sun. I’d only thought to try changing the weather just now. My apologies.

    1. Hmm. Sounds like a similar issue where they won’t autonomously tend to more than one plant outside of their “normal” active hours, actually:

      I experienced that particular issue myself a while back, and I KNOW for sure it’s time-related because (IIRC) while I was manually tending Plasma Fruit trees with Caleb Vatore, at one point after 7:00 PM or so he suddenly started to tend to all of them on his own as expected when I told him to. (His Perfect Sun Immunity had no bearing on this.)

      1. You know, I’m glad you commented on that, because here I was thinking I needed to cluster my plants closer. Seems most issues with Vampires can be attributed to some sort of time-relative setting (perhaps to mitigate sunlight-related deaths). Sadly, there are still other pulls and draws that lure vampires outside, and there should really be a check for perfect sun resistance.

  8. Thanks a lot for this!

    Would you be willing to take a look at this bug as well?

    Basically, when you use the “Change Sim” interaction with a Vampire sim, you do not have access to face details like teeth, skin tone, brows etc. It used to work fine before some patch almost two years ago broke it. It is not a critical bug, you just have to use the full edit mode cheat to circumvent it but it’s still annoying.

  9. Hello Simvasion/Galactrix,
    I was wondering if you could look into the teleportation ability (Mist Form), as it seems whilst wellness teleportation works for reaching places without stairs, MF cannot reach attics without stairs. It’s very odd that it doesn’t work for simple floor transitions (even with spaces open to get into it (hole in the wall, floor, etc), and neither can the Bat Form.

    Thank you for your previous work, as without you I wouldn’t have an almost complete vampire experience.

    1. Movement and routing is controlled by the game, and I only know how to do relatively simple changes to the tuning files. These mean small changes to the existing stuff already there, like fixing a silly typo in the code which is causing a bug. I don’t know how to make the game do what you’re asking for.

      I’m pretty sure it’s by design too – the wellness teleportation is the only true teleport, where a sim disappears from one location and instantly reappears in another location. The vampire movement powers are more like visual changes to a sim’s existing walking and running animations – they turn into a bat or mist, but that bat or mist still needs to travel along the path a sim would take if they were actually walking there.

      1. Oh, I see. Thank you for letting me know. I was honestly surprised it had such a limitation, especially given that Mist Form costs more points and energy to use than Bat Form, and one would think it would have some benefit to justify that. Now I just need to figure out another way to get into my attic without stairs…

  10. Good evening,

    I’m not sure of the scope of a fix for this, but it seems that most of the time when I cast the “Sit” command on sims, they route fail. This isn’t the case with kneeling down to play with toys or children/toddlers (which is what they do when it works), nor is it a problem when the ‘Mind Control: Sit’ for the SimRay.

    Would it be possible to add to your list of Vampire interaction fixes? Please and thank you, regardless.

    1. I haven’t really looked into the vampire command ability, because I don’t really have any vampires that use it. I generally only work on fixes for bugs that I encounter for myself in the game and can learn what the cause is. It depends on what is causing sims to route fail when they try to sit.

      1. Truth is that there shouldn’t be anything blocking the animation. I’ve tried it in wide open outdoor spaces, rooms with nothing but a rug, and even places with seating nearby (in case it worked similarly to the mind control version), but they route fail. Incidentally, I’ve had it work in a narrow corridor in the basement of a nightclub, at the top of some stairs in a house, in a cluttered kitchen, and the Sims kneel as they’re supposed to.

  11. Unfortunately, the latest version of vampire fixes doesn’t work. It has no effect whatsoever.

    1. If you mean for vampire NPCs going crazy with bat form teleporting, try downloading again, especially if the download is older than the latest e-patch. I’ve been experimenting with different values to see if I can tone down their teleporting behaviour.

      1. Yeah, it looks like there was another update just after my download. And it works now, thanks.

  12. The latest version of the mod works, however, it breaks several game functions. For example, you can’t take a picture with it. Try to choose, for example, “make a photo with…” – the vampires (maybe not only vampires) will take a long wait before photography functions appears, then they won’t pose, and you can also see that the time around won’t stop – various NPCs pass by.

    1. I don’t think that has anything to do with my mod. That’s how it’s always been when I use the photo options for any sims, not just vampires. It works better if you gather all the sims together first in the spot where you want to take the photo.

      1. Except it immediately was fixed after I deleted your mod. And what do you mean “it’s always been”? You sims never pose, time never stops? That’s just can’t be true, my friend. Never seen bug like this before the latest version of your mod (and not with any other version of it).

        1. There’s nothing in the mod that affects photo taking. The only changed tuning files are the ones listed under notes. In my experience, when you ask sims to pose for a photo, the other sim (not the photo taker) can be delayed by a range of things including other sims wanting to talk to them from the other side of the map and walking over, etc. so they just stand for a sim hour while the other sim walks over to them, so it could have been coincidental that when you removed the mod, it worked normally because that time the sim just happened to have no distractions. I’m going to do some play testing and if I discover I can reproduce the same thing, then I’ll look into it.

          1. I’ve ran the game with the latest version of my mod in, and haven’t had any issues with taking photos. My test sims, Lilith Vatore and her new husband from Selvadorada were able to take photos together without any issues. Lilith only has vampiric super speed, but her husband has fly as bat.

            This is taken using the Moschino tripod out in the jungle without issues:
            Ian and Lilith in Selvadorada on their honeymoon

            This was taken at their wedding, also with a Moschino tripod, but this time they were waiting on subject markers:
            Ian and Lilith get married

            And I also tried with the Get to Work photo studio and had Caleb take a photo of them without issues (they ran or walked straight over to it from another floor).

            And I also tried simply with their phone cameras and with a camera from inventory either way using both sims while they started on opposite sides of the house or from different levels.

            They all managed to take photos together without any issues.

          2. I can try to replicate the bug and also post the photos, but I am not sure how to add photos to the post here.

      1. Really? Still not fixed? Been years now..
        Well then this mod is still definitely needed!
        Thanks for making it!

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