So several months ago I made this mod, and it's been in my game ever since. I had no intention of sharing it, unless someone started asking about such things. And now, on Simbology, Orilon did. So here's BO - Less Toddler Annoyance.
If a Toddler hasn't at least learned to TALK, they can brabble all they want, but they can NOT autonomously ask for attention, food or a diaper change and hope others will understand them. They speak baby-talk!
But on top of that, there are some more requirements, being:
- A Toddler needs to be potty-trained, to understand what's wrong about a dirty diaper. A toddler without this training, will NOT autonomously ask for a diaper change.
- A Toddler's Hunger bar needs to begin turning slightly orange (-20 on a scale of -100..100), before they can ask for food.
- A Toddler's Social or Hygiene bar needs to begin turning slightly orange (-20 on a scale of -100..100), before they can ask for attention.
Furthermore, because autonomous interruptions never work anyway, NOBODY will autonomously bother a Toddler for "Toss in Air", "Peek-a-boo" or "Huggle" if said toddler is already interacting with another sim or an object! Is the toddler dancing to the radio? Is it following a parent or singing a nursery rhyme by itself? Is it playing with any toy? If any of these is true, others will leave the kid alone unless you TELL them to disturb the rugrat!
And there's more: IF a toddler ever gets to be *allowed* to start asking for attention, food or a diaper change, it will ONLY bug the nanny, a household member OR a blood relative. And even then only if the toddler knows them well enough. Toddlers are a little scared of perfect strangers, and will NOT risk bugging them!
NOTE: HCDU *will* report a number of conflicts with mods such as TwoJeffs' "No Baby Toddler Swarming", or Pescado's "nobabyharrassment". This is perfectly normal. These other mods also do a lot of stuff that my mod does *not* conflict with. So if you load my mod last, you'll have the best of both worlds!
I like my game to make a little sense in my own way. If my way is yours too, then please, enjoy this mod.
UPDATE, April 14th, 2012: Because I originally never intended to upload this, and I have all EPs/SPs, I never cared to check if this mod was suitable for all configurations. Now I *have* checked, and it was NOT! The old version will ONLY work properly if you have AL or M&G installed, and maybe also with any of the multi-packs that are so popular nowadays. Otherwise, it WILL run into problems fairly soon! But now there's a new version that will work if you have at least NL or better installed.
UPDATE, May 20st, 2012: It's cute how toddlers will sometimes follow a parent around. Really, it is! BUT... NOT all day long! The only purpose the "Follow Parent" interaction serves, is to fill the rugrat's social bar. So what the hell is that bug doing, stalking mommy all day, even when her social bar is already at maximum??? Let them go *do* something with their time, even if they're not learning anything from it! So, here's an update that only allows Toddlers to "Follow Parent" when their social bar is below -50 (that's turning orange). Now only badly neglected kids will follow someone around!
And because I realize that this may not be useful for everyone, I've put it up as an alternative version; the NoFollow version. Enjoy!
UPDATE, November 26th, 2016: Ok, long time no see, but here he is again... lordtyger9 was running the game with BV as latest pack (on a Mac), and ran into an issue. Upon closer investigation, it appears that in 2012, when I updated the mod to run without AL/M&G, I omitted an update on the "Toss in Air" interaction.
As of today, that oversight is corrected, for both the normal and the NoFollow versions. The new releases will work if you have at least NL or better installed. However, they REQUIRE Cyjon's Smarter EP Check.
AL/M&G users do NOT need to re-download (although they still may)!
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Big hugs to you my brilliant friend for doing and sharing it with us.