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/sparring and stops unnecessary idle thirst desperation animations for Eternal Sadness.
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 184.108.40.2060 (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/sparring 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). These vampiric fights will cause loss of conflict resolution at the end of the fighting (if you also have Parenthood game pack). But only teenagers should be losing conflict resolution and have actively shifting character values.
Vampiric fights are bugged and causing adults to lose conflict resolution character values. Since all other character value changing interactions in the game should be working correctly and only affect toddlers, kids and teens, there’s no way for these adults losing conflict resolution to raise it through the normal methods provided by Parenthood. Eventually if you perform enough vampiric battles, the character resolution value can become so negative that your sim will autonomously begin fighting anybody at random, with no way to reverse it.
The vampiric fighting interactions are 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.
- This mod fix is for Vampires game pack users on PC/Mac who have update 220.127.116.110 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. If you have any other mods that change the same tuning files, they may clash with this mod.
- The mod includes a fix for Dark Meditation not working. This issue was fixed by an official patch in July 2019, but the mod also contains a fixed copy for backwards compatibility with game version 18.104.22.1680.
- The mod includes a fix for vampires unable to back float while swimming. The issue was fixed by an official patch in November 2019, but the mod also contains a fixed copy for backwards compatibility with game version 22.214.171.1240.
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.
Latest updated version: 13 November 2019
Tested with game version PC 126.96.36.1990 (October 2020)
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