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!
An improvement over the original version:
  • Family interactions between step-parents and step-children remain intact.
  • Step-siblings are no longer considered family, but have the Romantic interations available, if so desired.

UPDATE October 2nd, 2018: There is now a more complete version of this mod: BO - Step-Family Romance (fix).
  • Family interactions between step-parents and step-children remain intact.
  • Step-siblings are no longer considered family, but have the Romantic interations available, if so desired.
  • New feature: this mod includes the In-laws fix as originally created by kestrellyn@MTS2, added with her kind permission. Check her page out for more info.
  • Instead of removing a few unneeded tests, I originally just inverted their results when originally creating the alt version. Again, thanks to kestrellyn, this error has now been rectified.

UPDATE October 9th, 2018: I've decided to also remove the unneeded tests from the (alt) version. For those who want the latest version, but do NOT wish the In-Laws fix.
Because some people prefer it if their sims are still able to woo their in-laws Tongue

An upgrade to the new FIXED or ALT version is highly recommended.
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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.

Enjoy.

Screenshots
BO - Step-Family Romance Screenshot      
Download link
Filesize 301 bytes | File Name BO - Step-Family Romance.zip | # of Downloads 3,924  
Filesize 513 bytes | File Name BO - Step-Family Romance (alt).zip | # of Downloads 1,733
File Updated 09-10-2018

Filesize 541 bytes | File Name BO - Step-Family Romance (fix).zip | # of Downloads 501  
Comments
#5 25-01-2014
This is one of the best mods I've ever downloaded. Thank you!

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#6 25-01-2014
Thank you for the praise, friend. But personally, I believe that I've made better mods still Big Grin

It's a matter of taste, I suppose Smile

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#7 04-06-2015
UPDATE June 4th, 2015: An alternative (alt) version of this mod is now available for testing!
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.
But remember: this alternate version is not yet tested, so - although I anticipate no issues - I can not yet guarantee that it works properly for all games.

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#8 10-07-2015
Any problems with this mod so far that you know of? I want to test it out.

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Sorry, that is a members only option