sims2 #1
This quick and dirty hack, as requested by arathea, causes step-family to no longer be recognized as such. The effect is that sims can now have romantic relationships with step-family. May have a similar effect on in-laws. The negative side effect is that sims can no longer Encourage their step-children. Other parental interaction based on the step-family check will also be broken.

UPDATE June 4th, 2015: An alternative (alt) version of this mod is now available!
Just like the original, this version will ignore the relations between step-siblings. As far as the game understands it, with this mod step-siblings are just perfect strangers to each other, and can get as romantic amongst themselves as they like!
But un-like the original, this version is supposed to still recognize step-parent/step-child relationships, so a sim will still be able to encourage their step-children (or any other parenting options that might depend on this test). This also means that romance between a sim and their step-parent or step-child will NOT be possible.

UPDATE September 18th, 2015: I've decided to declare the test phase succesfully completed. I think the alt version is safe to use and does exactly what it *should* do: 110 downloads so far, and no bug reports. And in my own game it has been performing splendidly as well. Big Grin
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I've used quite a few mods by others, thus taking FROM the community. With the work that *I* create, I'm hoping to give something back TO the community.

Do with my work whatever the &#$% you like. If you re-use, edit and republish my work, I consider it a compliment. Especially if you let me know about it, and mention me in the credits.

But, although I would *appreciate* the note and the credits, if you choose to be a dick and act as if YOU created my mods, there's not a whole lot I can do to stop you, so I won't even TRY.


BO - Step-Family Romance Screenshot      
Download link
Filesize 301 bytes | File Name BO - Step-Family | # of Downloads 3,429  
Filesize 561 bytes | File Name BO - Step-Family Romance (alt).zip | # of Downloads 1,401  
#2 03-09-2011
I am surprised at how many times I have overlooked this mod. It wasn't until recently as I was playing TS2 in my medieval neighborhood and a plague left some orphans, that I could see the usefulness of this mod. Especially when there were some born in game babbies with whom I wanted to continue to explore the genetic possibilities. I feel like this post is babblish but I hope you can understand how I see a very positive use of this mod. Tongue

#3 03-09-2011
Oh yes I do, dear. And the person who originally requested it plus 80 other downloaders seem to agree with you. I myself don't use it anymore, although at one time I liked the idea. But especially in medieval and/or post-apocalyptic scenarios, it's certainly understandable how such practice can be the only means of survival of the species.

#4 04-09-2011
Big Grin Heart Big Grin


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