All Mods working as of March 20 patch.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Introvert Trait Updated for Cats & Dogs

The Introvert Trait is now compatible with Cats & Dogs patches (and the expansion pack itself.) 

Thanks to the tutorial at Sims VIP and Scarlet for helping me figure out what I was doing wrong the first time I tried to do it!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Updates in Progress

It turns out some of my mods ARE compatible with the latest patch(es). Others have been updated and ONE needs to be checked.

Here's what is working with the November 9th patch:

Call Over Distance
Eat Harvestables More Gain
No Auto Grilling
Butler No Auto Globe Bar
Butler No Replacement
Vampire More Fulfilling Plasma Packs, Plasma Fruit and Plasma Jane


Cheaper Incense
Early Retirement
No Auto Drink Bar and Globe
No Fumes Garlic
High Speed Internet No Energy
Butler Less Cooking
Butler No Bubble Baths
Vampire More Fulfilling Plasma Fruit Salad and Wrist Drinks


Zerbu has stated that custom traits are NOT WORKING with the pre-Cats & Dogs patch. He plans to update Mod Constructor. At that time, I'll check/test the Introvert Trait. For now, I strongly advise leaving it out of your game.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

This is why we can't have nice things!

"But what an exquisite flavour vanilla is." - Paul Williams

Yes, yes it is!  Vanilla playing it is until Sims 4 Studio updates for Cats and Dogs. The pets have wrecked practically every mod that exists and even some furniture, from what custom content makers are saying. But with a whole new neighborhood coming, along with new families, playing vanilla for awhile shouldn't be too bad!  

Monday, November 6, 2017

Update Plan for Cats & Dogs

I haven't updated for the October 17th patch because it was a small one and probably doesn't need any changes to my mods, so I decided to wait for the pre-pets patch and do updating then. 

There's been a notice from Deaderpool that MC Commander (which I use) might not be updated right away after the patch or after Cats & Dogs is released on Friday. My first thought was, oh no, what am I going to do if other mods aren't updated? Then I remembered what I usually do with new expansion packs: STAY CALM AND PLAY WITHOUT MODS. Just for a little while. :)

So, my plan is to try to update all of my mods before Cats & Dogs comes Friday; but if the patch doesn't hit until Thursday, that might change. I'm giving myself the whole weekend to just play with the new furbabies, so full updates for my mods might not be finished until next week. 

If the patch shows up tomorrow, though, I'll try to get updates done before Friday. 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Everything appears to be okay with the September 12th patch. FYI: I don't have the Toddler stuff pack. Sims 4 Studio is still not updated for the Sept. 12 patch.

If you notice any problems with any of my mods, please let me know!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Mods Updated for August 22 Patch

Three mods were updated:

Butler No Replacement - Added a new file I found, just to be sure everything is fully compatible and up to date.

Cheaper Incense - Text change update; maybe not necessary but I did it just in case.

No Fumes Garlic - Updated to cover public garden garlic.

All other standard mods check out okay for the update.

Introvert Trait MIGHT need updating. That's a bigger project. The odds are that it will be fine, though.

Updates! But first, a slight catastrophe....

I just accidentally deleted all of my mods from Sim File Share. Actually, I didn't. I only deleted a folder but the actual files remained.

But the GOOD NEWS is that I've updated everything for the August 22 patch. Once I get EVERYTHING re-uploaded, I'll post about what was updated and what didn't have to be (just quickly, the only things I updated were: Butler No Replacement, Cheaper Incense and No Fumes from Garlic. Everything else should be working fine, though my Introvert Trait will need a more vigorous check to be certain it's okay.)

I still can't believe just one mistaken click wiped out everything at Sim File Share. I might switch to another place to store my files.... Didn't do that. 
But they will be back ASAP. Back now. One URL change for the "mods all in one place" link; everything else still has the same URLs (except Aug. 25 updated files.)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Updates to a Few mods for Parents and Plants

Though my mods are all working, a few did need updates for text changes and some stuff having to do with parenthood and plant sims. Here's what's been updated on June 3rd:

More Gain from Eating Harvestables 

Early Retirement


More fulfilling plasma salad, Jane and packs:

Vampire Plasma Mods


No autonomous bubble baths and no butler replacement:

Butler Mods

Butlers less auto cooking is also going to need an update,
Updated June 4

and I'll be working on a MORE auto cooking for butlers mod by request.

Friday, June 2, 2017


I'm calling all my mods up-to-date for Parenthood and the June 1st patch, even though I can't officially check until a new version of Sims 4 Studio is released. But I've found no problems in my testing.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

May 25th Patch

I'm waiting until I get the Parenting pack on Tuesday to check my mods for compatibility with the latest patch. 

I suspect there shouldn't be any problems with most of my mods, with the possible exception of the butler mods since the patch changed butlers a little. 

On Tuesday I'll play test my mods and then fully test them whenever Sims 4 Studio updates for the parenting pack.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pearl the Builder

I got into a building mood recently and went looking for a building challenge. I decided on The Sims 4 Block Party Challenge, which involves tearing down an entire existing neighborhood and rebuilding it with your own lots. I chose Willow Creek.

Even though the rules allow custom content, I decided to make it even more challenging for myself and didn't use any. It wasn't easy! I did allow myself to use Maxis content from any and all packs; I have them all to date. But with one house, I realized as I was going along that I had so far only used base game content, so I decided to make a challenge of making that one house base-game only. That one is called Oak Instead and it replaces, as you might guess, Oakenstead in Willow Creek.

All of the lots are in the gallery. You can find them by searching my ID pearlbh and looking for the hashtag #Sims4BlockParty

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Everything looks good! If you notice any problems with any of my mods, please let me know!

The patch did fix the problem of Sims putting food in inventory after cooking, so if you're patched, you no longer need my mod for that.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

No Green Fumes from Garlic

Updated November 9, 2017

I think we get the idea that garlic has a smell and don't need the green fumes to remind us. If they were a little more subtle I wouldn't mind, or if they were different than the spoiled food/low hygiene effect, but they're exactly the same and they're really unattractive. So now they're gone with this mod.
Works for all garlic: in the garden, harvested, braids, wreaths and garland. The mod doesn't change anything about garlic; it just removes the video effect of the green smoke/fumes.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Introvert Trait Updated AGAIN!

I'm kind of getting the hang of Zerbu's Mod Constructor and tweaking a trait outside of it (a little.)

So now we have the Introvert Trait version 2.5.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

No Food to Inventory After Cooking

Update: Patch March 23rd, 2017 fixed the problem that this mod addresses so it's no longer necessary.

This mod prevents Sims from automatically putting a serving of food in their own inventory after they cook, which they've been doing since the Toddlers patch.

Please read this entire post before downloading because the mod has one possibly undesirable side effect.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Call Over Flexibility

It's always annoyed me that a Sim has to be JUST SO far away in order for the "Call Over" interaction to appear. Why so picky, Maxis? Why can't I "call over" a Sim who's over there in that crowd in the middle of the room when I'm just over here in a quiet corner?

With this mod, you can call over a Sim from a very short or a very long distance. My primary goal was to make a shorter distance call over available, which the mod does well. Basically, you can call over a Sim who's standing right next to your Sim. So you can definitely call over a Sim who is just in the next room or even the same room.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Update to Plasma Mods

Added another one - more fulfilling drinks by permission. HERE

Friday, February 10, 2017

Early Retirement Mod

Updated November 9, 2017

This mod allows Young Adults and Adults to retire from their job by using the phone. Though this can also be accomplished with cheat codes, the mod makes it a bit easier. All it does is change the phone menu to include YA and Adult for the "retire" option. Once they've retired, they'll get a daily pension.

This mod only required the alteration of one file which pertains to retiring by phone, so it shouldn't conflict with other phone mods unless they also involve retiring.

Butler Mods

(Glamour Life Stuff is required for these, obviously!)

I got a little obsessed with butlers when I got Glamour Life Stuff, but I don't like the fact that they can do a lot of inappropriate things freely, like hitting the globe bar 50 times a day and taking bubble baths just because they're bored. And then - they won't go to bed. I couldn't fix the butler not sleeping issue, but I made a workaround that helps with the slow super speed problem, along with no autonomous mods for butler bar globe drinks and bubble baths.

More Fulfilling Plasma

Five separate mods that make various types of plasma consumables more thirst quenching for vampires. The defaults were odd and varied, but no type of plasma did much good. With these mods I changed the following settings for thirst quenchability:

No Energized Buff from High Speed Internet

Updated November 9, 2017

I don't know what Maxis was thinking with this one: The High Speed Internet lot trait boosts writing (wants Inspired mood), programming and video gaming (want Focused mood) - so they made the High Speed Internet moodlet make Sims Energized? Not anymore. With my mod, the High Speed Internet Moodlet just makes a Sim Happy, so you can get them either Inspired or Focused first, then the Happy Internet buff will just boost that mood.

No Auto Grilling

Hate it when your Sim starts grilling an 8-serving meal just because somebody is blocking the way to the leftovers in the fridge? Never fear, the no autonomous grilling mod is here! Works for all Sims including butlers and probably nannies; the latter have not been tested by me personally.

No Auto Make Bar/Globe Drinks

Updated November 9, 2017

This mod stops all autonomous making of bar drinks from all bars and the Glamour Life Stuff globe bar. It works for all Sims as well as butlers for the regular bars; it does NOT work for butlers with the globe bar. A separate mod for that will be coming soon.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Introvert Trait UPDATED Feb. 28, 2017!

Updated for compatibility with Nov. 2017 patches/Cats & Dogs

If you have the Cats & Dogs Expansion OR if you don't but are patched up to November 2017 (version 1.36.xxxx), you need to have version 2.6 of the trait. DOWNLOAD HERE

Version 2.5 still works if you are not patched beyond version 1.35 of the game. There were no changes in version 2.6 other than making it compatible with pets.


Updated February 28, 2017!

Changes in Version 2.5:

Introverts get a confidence buff when they are in the presence of another introvert or a loner.

Introverts get a powerful happy boost and buff when in the hidden worlds of Sylvan Glade (Willow Creek) or Forgotten Grotto (Oasis Springs.)

Fixed the CAS animation so Introvert now plays the Bookworm/Creative animation instead of Active.

Changes in Version 2:

Introverts will never roll "Meet Someone New" Whims.

Added Buy Postcard Corkboard and Collect a New Postcard Whims (in other words - get pen pals.)

When an Introvert has the Random Deep Thoughts or Introverting Buffs, the Sim will now be pushed to do things associated with those associated moods (inspired and focused.)

Introverts in general are now pushed to engage in solitary pursuits (autonomous activities related to the bookworm, creative, lazy and geek traits; i.e. play computer games, read, watch TV, paint.) Autonomous desire to do actions related to the outgoing trait is turned down, a lot.

When under the influence of the "Introverting" buff, introverts will have a slightly harder time raising relationship score if socializing at the same time as they have that buff.

In general though, introverts still gain relationship a bit faster and relationships with other Sims don't decay as fast (romances are no different than for other Sims.)


Download Version 2.5

If you currently use an older version of the introvert trait, delete it from your mods folder before loading up the game with the new version 2 file in your mods folder. Then you may have to take any introverts you have into CAS to give them the new introvert trait (even if not necessary, I recommend this, just in case.) 

General info about the trait:

More Gain from Eating Harvestables

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Updated June 3, 2017

I was happy when they patched in the ability for Sims to eat fruits and vegetables from their inventory, but disappointed that the increase to their hunger bar from doing it was next to nothing. This mod changes the default gain from 10 to 40. I was aiming for something similar to what it was in Sims 3. 

DOES NOT WORK WITH PLASMA FRUIT FOR VAMPIRES. For that you need my mod here.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Cheaper Incense

UPDATED November 9, 2017

Incense is great for setting the appropriate mood, but I think 20 Simoleons for a couple hours of burn time is too much. This mod reduces the price to 5 Simoleons. It doesn't change anything else about incense.