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Featured upload! Become a Sorcerer (Choose your Alignment and unlock Spells!)

by Triplis Posted 4th May 2017 at 9:51 PM - Updated 14th Nov 2017 at 2:51 AM by Triplis
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November 7, 2017, Maxis Patch: Fixed!

This mod should now be working as before, with the November 7, 2017, Maxis patch.

I tested most of the basic functionality. I didn't test every fixed spell, so it's possible there are some places I missed. If you notice any odd bits not working, feel free to let me know.

Also, I totally forgot to mention in the 2.4 notes that I went out of my way to make Plant Sims compatible with Sorcerer abilities and rituals. They just can't do the Iron Insides ritual. I never tested it extensively, but I have no reason to believe you'll be blocked out of the spells with a Plant Sim Sorcerer.

New version is V2-4-2.

Enjoy!

- Triplis



Video breakdown of 2.4:



2.4: Quick List of Changes/Additions

Note: Some names of new abilities might seem a little odd. This is because I wanted to avoid adding new strings, so I kind of scrounged around to find stuff that would make sense.
  • A number of animations have been changed or tweaked in some way. Special thanks to Simone Caporalini for creating the animations now used in the bonded interactions.
  • "Bonded" interactions should now function more smoothly and without getting stuck in an interaction.
  • Alignment now imacts how fast you gain Dark/Light skill and how fast you make friends/enemies
  • New Dark and Light introduction; works like Rude and Friendly, but stronger
  • Walkstyle like the Vampire Super Speed is now available for Teen+ Sorcerers. Toggle under Spells with "Run!"
  • New Light Skill 1 ability "Workout": Heals fatigue on the targeted sim and prompts them to do a workout if something is available to do one on
  • New Light Skill 1 ability "Health": Heals sickness if you have GTW and your sim is sick
  • New Light Skill 1 ability "Workout" on the Treadmill: Periodically costs some Magical Connection, builds Fitness skill faster than normal, and doesn't fatigue the Sorcerer
  • New Dark Skill 4 ability "Induce Panic" available on the Piano with Piano skill 10: Plays a song, nearby sims will panic while it's playing and eventually pass out
  • New "Change Outfit" ability for Teen+ Sorcerers: Target a sim and pick the outfit for them to change into out of their available outfits
  • New functionality added to Reaper's Aura: While it's active, nearby sims will run away and panic. While they're panicking, you can use "Scare" on them, which will cause them to pee themselves.
  • New functionality added to Purity's Aura: While it's active, nearby sims will come to you and cheer for you, like a famous person being mobbed.


2.4: Manipulate Free Will - Introducing the Minion System

The Minion system operates under the pie menu category Spells > Boss. Most commands are done by targeting another sim. A couple (which I'll specify below) are used by targeting yourself and picking a sim to apply the command to.

Minion Roles: Minion Roles specify what limitations are set on the minion, while the role is active. The following are the available minion roles to choose from.

Dance - The minion will follow around the sim who applied the role to them and dance near them. Note: Upon loading or traveling, the minion may lose track of who to follow around. You can re-apply it if this happens by swapping to another role and then swapping back to Dance.

Guest - The minion, if on a residential lot, will treat it as if they are a welcome guest. If they are not on a residential lot, they will likely just perform whatever range of actions is normal.

Maid - The minion will only tidy things up. If there is nothing to tidy up, they will stand around in place, doing nothing.

Musician - The minion's Guitar, Violin, and Piano skills will be immediately set to max level. With this role active, they will look for instruments nearby to play songs on. If no instruments are available, they will stand around in place, doing nothing.

Painter - The minion will only paint. If no easel is available to paint, they will stand around in place, doing nothing.

Repair - The minion will only repair broken objects. If no object is available to repair, they will stand around in place, doing nothing.

Romantic - The minion will act identically to Guest, with the addition of an always active +50 Flirty moodlet, making them an easy candidate for romance.


Some general details about minions:
  • Only NPCs (uncontrolled sims) can have minion commands used on them.
  • Minions with a role active can be chatted with normally, though they may interrupt chatting to do whatever action is high priority for them, if available.
  • Minion Needs are locked at max while a role is active, so you don't need to be concerned with managing their needs.
  • PlantSims and Vampires can be minions, in addition to normal sims. Sorcerers cannot.
  • Minions with a role active will always use the Run walkstyle, making them super efficient at getting around to perform their role. Note: Vampires may use super speed or teleport instead of Run, if it's active when they take on a minion role.
  • Minion roles can be applied on public lots, though they were designed with residential in mind, so they may not be all that interesting outside of the home.
  • A minion will stay in its active role forever, unless: 1) You use Dismiss on it or, 2) You leave the lot and the minion leaves the role for some reason that I don't have a fix for. Minions may stick around if you travel, they may not. Expect some inconsistency with this aspect of it. Minions will leave the role if *they* travel, for sure.
  • Once a role has been successfully applied to a target once, that target will have a permanent trait on them that makes them a minion, even if they don't have any roles currently active. This trait can be removed with the ability Fire, explained in detail below in the special commands.

Special minion commands (these commands are always available once a minion has the special trait applied to them through applying a role at least once):
Targeting the minion-
  • Sleep: Puts the minion into a sleeping interaction. This is to allow you to go into the highest game speed, without the presence of minions screwing it up. To wake the minion from this, target them with a sorcerer and use Wake Up.
  • Dismiss: Forces the minion to leave the lot. In case you're wondering, this can be used on both residential and public lots.
Targeting yourself and picking a sim-
  • Call Over: Works like the voodoo summon ability. Can only be used on a minion who isn't currently on the loaded neighborhood somewhere. It will bring them onto the lot, to you (they may have to walk/run to you once they spawn, so don't expect to see them instantly).
  • Fire: Removes the minion trait from the minion, so that they are no longer considered a minion. The minion must be present on the loaded neighborhood somewhere for you to do this. It will also apply the functionality of Dismiss, so that they'll be sure to leave, as opposed to getting stuck in a role.


2.3: Bits and Bobs

2.3 is now the latest version. Changes are as follows:
  • To avoid any and all present and future issues with certain Needs being "blacklisted," functionality has been changed so that all the Needs that were blacklisted as part of a trait in 2.2 are "locked" at max and pushed out of visibility on the Needs UI instead. Visually, and in gameplay, you shouldn't notice much, if any, difference. This should eliminate some possible bugs; thanks to redlilac78 for bringing this more prominently to my attention as an issue and for the insight from Deaderpool's peeps that they shared.
  • Sorcerers now have their own idle animation in Live Mode (it'll happen every once in a while). If you notice any bugs with it, let me know; it involves briefly going invisible (it should function such that no matter what happens, there's no way they'll get "stuck" being invisible, but I wanted to mention it just in case, so that people will know what to look for). If you find the brief invisibility part irritating, you can let me know about that too. :P
  • Black Arts Skill 3 or higher can now Set on Fire tables and chairs. Thanks to WildWitch for reminding me of a functionality that ultimately led to me being able to get this interaction to show up on tables and chairs.
  • Toddlers can now use the Lump of Clay to get the Sorcerer trait. Once they have it, they will have a new interaction available if you click on them called "Play." They can do it autonomously, so let me know if you feel that it happens too often.
  • French translation (thanks to amgi), some updates to Polish translation (thanks to Trozuu), and some updates to German translation (thanks to simsfreak 388) are now available
  • Most interactions are now added through the trait itself rather than a script. I was careful to check stuff in the transition, but it's possible I missed something, so if you see anything missing or out of place that is normally there for you, let me know.


2.2: Polish and Chinese Translation

The only thing this update changes is full Polish and Chinese translation is now included, thanks to Trozuu (Polish) and justin10 (Chinese). If you already have the mod and don't need Polish or Chinese translation, you don't need to switch to this update.

2.1: Minor Update

2.1 is now the most up-to-date version. This update adds full Russian translation, thanks to Amalenne. And the Ritual interactions have been changed, so that they use the Dark Meditation animation; I tested with packs disabled and they should work without a problem, regardless of whether you have the Vampires Pack. Special thanks to Niker293 for helping me with a missing piece of the puzzle in figuring out how to make this happen.

Also, I just wanted to say a general thank you to everyone who has been a part of this mod's journey, even if it's just in downloading it. I read basically everything (I only say basically because it's possible I miss things sometimes), even if I don't always reply. So thanks.

Become a Sorcerer 2.0 is here!

Hey, Triplis here. I have worked behind a curtain and made some things. Made a few things. Now I am pulling back the curtain to reveal them. Ta-da! Magic! I am a magician. Yay.

Special thanks to CmarNYC, Hadron1776, Turbodriver, Niker293, KlingonDragon, and others who I'm probably forgetting. This update was an undertaking that nearly ran away into a swamp from me getting overwhelmed with the scope of it, for a mod done by one person. I couldn't have done it without the support and enthusiasm of the community along the way.


Summary of Changes

Most spells are unlocked by leveling White Arts or Black Arts skill, rather than through Alignment. The normal, "instant," version of Draining or Sacrificing a Need isn't available until Level 10 Black/White Arts skill; instead, you'll have a new version ("Bonded") that periodically Drains/Sacrifices a Need over time and gives you Black/White Arts skill while doing so.

Once you've reached (for example) Level 10 Black Arts skill and Max Dark Alignment, you can choose one of three rituals to commit to evil. Each one will give you some kind of special attribute or ability. You can also "rethink" your commitment at any time, which removes your special trait/attribute/ability and allows you to choose a different one, or even try to "reform" your Alignment (redemption stories, anyone?).

With that in mind, spell costs are higher for the opposing Alignment, depending on where you are in Alignment. For example, at Max Dark Alignment, Light Spells will cost significantly more Magical Connection than they would otherwise.

Full list of changes/additions, in detail, are below, replacing some of the old notes.

As before, if you'd like to watch a video instead of reading, you can watch it here: Video Rundown of Features


Previous Updates (2017):
  • June 10: Russian translation (credit: Amalenne), Spanish translation (credit: Moonly Sims)
  • May 25 Maxis Patch: Had an issue with Never Bedheader trait [resolved in V1-3]
  • May 21 Update: Added a new ability where you can Teleport Another Sim [description added under Teleportation section]
  • May 18 Fixes (various): Club Filters, Suppress Sadness, File download naming changed from starting with date to ending with version number
  • May 16-17-ish: KlingonDragon released a mod that supports Sorcerer Trait Inheritance and Club Filters for this mod (must use it with this mod to have Inheritance and Club Filters for this mod | His mod: >>Here<<) | Thanks to KlingonDragon for doing this!
  • May 15 Fix: Changed Create Lightning Rod, so that it will work on NPCs outside the boundaries of your lot.
  • May 13 Update: Added Icons (credit: Niker293), German Translation (credit: simsfreak 388), Italian Translation (credit: mrsb0red), Polish Translation (credit: hubi98), Portuguese Brazil Translation (credit: kibapvp2 and dudavg) | Tweaked some of the trait functionality | Video on May 13 changes: Update Video


How to Become a Sorcerer

Those of you who played with my Sorcerer Trait mod in the past will find that the trait acquisition is a bit different this time.

To obtain the Sorcerer Trait on a particular sim, you need to go into Build Mode and place a Lump of Clay anywhere on the Lot. If you already have a Lump of Clay, use that one! You don't need another.

The Lump of Clay has a new interaction on it: Investigate Object. The tooltip says the consequences of investigating may be permanent, but, spoiler alert! They are. [This is no longer true with 2.0 and beyond. You can remove the trait using the Lump of Clay.] When the interaction completes, your sim will now have a new hidden trait called Sorcerer and a Spells menu with a toggle "Show/Hide Magical Energy Tingles," even if they are as young as Toddler. Child and older can get the trait, but Child sims have a different experience than older sims. Teen or older (Teen+) gets access to all the main features of the trait. Child sims get a couple of special attributes/scenarios that will be outlined below. Toddler does not get any special features at this time (only the base "Show/Hide Magical Energy Tingles").

Ok, phew. That was a lot of words. You have your Sorcerer trait, but now what? If your sim is Teen+, clicking on them will reveal a new menu called Spells. Under Spells, you'll see a menu called "Meditate on the Spirit of Llamadeus..." Under this menu (and this is the important part!), you'll see three interactions: Ritual of Digestive Control, Ritual of Runner's Vigor, and Ritual of Forced Isolation. Hovering over each tells you what it gives you, uniquely.

You can only complete one Ritual and it will define what flavor of Sorcerer you end up with, in terms of Needs. Every type gets two new Needs called Magical Connection and Alignment. These two Needs replace two of the six default Needs.

Ritual of Digestive Control gives a trait called Iron Insides. With Iron Insides, Bladder and Hunger are replaced by Magical Connection and Alignment.

Ritual of Runner's Vigor gives a trait called Never Bedheader. With Never Bedheader, Hygiene and Energy are replaced by Magical Connection and Alignment. [May 27, 2017 Update: Instead of being totally gone, Hygiene is invisible and decays very slowly. This is to avoid bugs with essential mechanics tied to a sim having Hygiene.]

Ritual of Forced Isolation gives a trait called Sociolite. With Sociolite, Fun and Social are replaced by Magical Connection and Alignment.


Once you've chosen a Ritual and completed it, your sim can begin being a Sorcerer! Finally! Spells! Magic!


Black Arts Skill

You start with access to the skill 1 spells. You can use these to start progressing in Black Arts skill, or use Drain a Need on another sim.

(1)
Lull to Sleep: Target another sim and put them to sleep. Target can be Toddler and up.
Enchant to Kneel: Target another sim and enchant them to kneel. Can be removed by clicking on the sim and clicking Dispel Enchantment. Target can be Child and up.

(2)
Set on Fire (ground): Click on the ground and start a fire. Must be within the Build Mode outline of the lot.
Siphon Joy into Wealth: Target a sim who is happy and periodically drain happy moodlets, while gaining ticks of money. Target can be Teen and up.

(3)
Suppress Sadness: Click on yourself and remove Sad moodlets with completion. Also adds a buff that keeps new Sad moodlets from being added for the duration.

(4)
Suppress Sadness buff lasts for much longer and you can remove it at any time by targeting yourself and clicking Dispel Enchantment.
Induce Panic: Target another sim and trap them in a state of panic, draining their Energy. Target can be Child and up.

(5)
Tabula Rasa: Target another sim and wipe relationship between yourself and the target completely. Target can be Toddler and up.
Aura of Glamour: Click on yourself and pick a sim to cast the buff on; the sim with this buff will draw extra romantic attention and have more success with romantic interactions. Picked sim can be Teen and up.

(6)
Wipe Romance: Target another sim and wipe romantic relationship only between yourself and the target. Target can be Toddler and up to allow debugging (e.g. if a bug occurs that gives a Child or Toddler a romance bar, you could use this to help with that... its intended purpose is to wipe Romance between Teen and up though). If used on someone with which you don't have a Romance bar, it just won't do anything.

(7)
Wipe Friendship: Target another sim and wipe friendship relationship only between yourself and the target. Target can be Toddler and up.

(8)
Set on Fire (sims): Click on yourself and pick a sim to set on fire; target must be within the Build Mode outline of the lot. Target can be Teen and up.

(9)
Create Fire Dancer: Target another sim and lock them into a deadly fire "dance" of panic... for the rest of their life. Target can be Teen and up.

(10)
Create Lightning Rod: Target another sim and call forth lighting to end their poor sim existence. Target can be Teen and up.


White Arts Skill

You start with access to the skill 1 spells. You can use these to start progressing in White Arts skill, or use Sacrifice a Need on another sim.

(1)
Cathartic Healing: Target another sim who is Sad when you are also Sad and jointly drain Sad moodlets while building your White Arts skill. Target can be Toddler and up.
Dry Out: Target a puddle and instantly get rid of it.

(2)
Aura of Nature: Click on yourself and pick a sim to cast the buff on; the sim with this buff will be protected from fire for the duration. Target can be Teen and up.
Simoleon Sacrifice: Click on yourself and radiate out a special Happy buff for the duration that makes sims more likely to hug each other; lose 1,000 Simoleons at the end. Recipients of the buff can be Toddler and up.

(3)
Transform Weight, Give Fat: Target another sim and periodically lose Fat while the target gains Fat; can be canceled early by clicking on the target and clicking Sever Bond (otherwise, the spell continues until you have no more Fat). Target can be Teen and up.
Transform Weight, Take Fat: Target another sim and periodically gain Fat while the target loses Fat; can be canceled early by clicking on the target and clicking Sever Bond (otherwise, the spell continues until the target has no more Fat). Target can be Teen and up.

(4)
Aura of Edibility: Click on yourself and pick a sim to cast the buff on; the sim with this buff will be capable of making food that doesn't spoil for the duration. Target can be Teen and up.
Aura of Agriculture: Click on yourself and pick a sim to cast the buff on; the sim with this buff will gain Gardening skill at 5x the normal rate for the duration.

(5)
Transform Muscle, Give Muscle: Target another sim and periodically lose Muscle while the target gains Muscle; can be canceled early by clicking on the target and clicking Sever Bond (otherwise, the spell continues until you have no more Muscle). Target can be Teen and up.
Transform Muscle, Take Muscle: Target another sim and periodically gain Muscle while the target loses Muscle; can be canceled early by clicking on the target and clicking Sever Bond (otherwise, the spell continues until the target has no more Muscle). Target can be Teen and up.

(6)
Douse: Target a sim who is on fire, or object or ground that is on fire, and put it out instantly. Can only put out one "piece" of fire at a time (e.g. if there is a raging inferno, it may take a few clicks).

(7)
Stasis Field: Target another sim and lock them into Stasis until you click on them and click Dispel Enchantment; while in Stasis, the target's moods and needs don't decay, and they can't move or perform any actions. Target can be Toddler and up.

(8)
Prolong Life: Target another sim and reset age progress back to the beginning of the life stage. Target can be Toddler and up.

(9)
Increase Chance of Boy: Target a pregnant sim (can be yourself or another sim), setting the current gender chance to the highest amount for giving birth to a boy.
Increase Chance of Girl: Target a pregnant sim (can be yourself or another sim), setting the current gender chance to the highest amount for giving birth to a girl.

(10)
Extract Spirit: Target a gravestone or urn and "pull out" the ghost. Note: Won't work if you've already released the spirit to the netherworld.
Resurrect: Target a ghost and bring them back to life.


Devote Yourself to the Dark

Requires Max Dark Alignment and Level 10 Black Arts skill. You can choose one of the following three rituals:

Eternity: Become Immortal, aka: Can't age or die.

Might: Special Ability Fight for Llamadeus's Favor under Mean menu; drains the target's needs and fills your Magical Connection. Target can be Teen and up.

Wealth: Special Ability Wealth from Death under Black Arts menu; kill the target and gain 50,000 Simoleons. Target can be Teen and up.


Devote Yourself to the Light

Requires Max Light Alignment and Level 10 White Arts skill. You can choose one of the following three rituals:

Transcendence: +50 Fine Buff that can be toggled at will.

Salvation: Special Ability Sacrifice Magical Connection under White Arts menu; tank your Magical Connection and fill all of the target's needs to full. Target can be Toddler and up.

Creation: Special Ability Create Life inside Target and Create Life inside Self under White Arts menu; target another sim and make yourself or them pregnant. Target can be Young Adult and up.


Rethink Dark Commitment / Rethink Light Commitment: If you've used one of the above rituals, you can undo it by using Ritual of Pollution / Ritual of Absolution.


Alignment and Spell Cost

Spells cost 5 Magical Connection by default. As you progress in Alignment, spells go up in cost for the opposing side. It progresses at a rate of +2 cost for every 10 Alignment. For example, if you reach -50 Dark Alignment, that's 2x5=10. So now if you cast a Light Spell, it will cost 5+10=15 Magical Connection. At -100 Dark Alignment, a Light Spell will cost a total of 25 Magical Connection.

If you reach Max Alignment and use an Alignment-Lock Ritual, your spell cost for that Alignment is now 0. For example, if you reach Max Dark Alignment, Level 10 Black Arts skill, and use the Ritual of Eternity, casting Dark Spells will now cost 0 Magical Connection. Light Spells, on the other hand, will have another +25 cost, totaling it to 50 Magical Connection for each Light Spell.

Note that locking your Alignment will lock you out of any Drain/Sacrifice Need spells of the opposing Alignment (for example, if you are Dark-Locked, you can no longer choose to Sacrifice a Need), but you will still have access to any other unlocked spells of the opposing Alignment.


Sorcerer Removal and General Cleanup

You can now click on the clay with a Sorcerer and click on the Purge Magic menu, then Return Magic to Object. This will remove everything Sorcerer-related from the sim, so don't use it unless you really want the sim to be Sorcerer-free. Note that Black Arts and White Arts skill progress will not be reset or removed; however, with Sorcerer removed, those skills will be irrelevant to your sim anyway, so it doesn't matter.

Some tooltips/notifications have been changed, added, clarified, etc. For example, Child Sims who use the clay will now receive a more accurate notification about what they can do as a Sorcerer. The clay has also been given a few tooltips for cases like if your sim already has the Sorcerer trait, or if they are a Vampire or PlantSim.


Teleportation (this is the same as pre-2.0)

That's right, Teleportation. Earlier when you completed that initial Ritual, you also got access to a teleport ability. This ability is called Teleport as Llamadeus's Torch. It's called this because when you teleport, there's a brief pinkish/purplish flame effect and Llamadeus is all about the pink and the purple and the flame and such, yeah yeah.

The Teleportation comes in two other visual flavors, though the mechanics of it are exactly the same. If you're into Light Alignment far enough that the Alignment bar changes color, Teleport as Llamadeus's Torch changes to Teleport as Purity's Flame and the flame effect is now a yellowish color. If you're into Dark Alignment far enough that the Alignment bar changes color, Teleport as Llamadeus's Torch changes to Teleport as Reaper's Shroud and instead of a flame effect, there's a brief black smoke effect like when the grim reaper teleports.

[Added in May 21, 2017 Update: You can "Teleport as Llamadeus' Torch..." another sim. They will get a 30 second moodlet, which is the same for Child or older, but different for a number of Toddler traits]

That's it for Teleportation! Now let's get into Magical Connection. We can do this. *Takes deep breath*


Magical Connection

Unlike Alignment, Magical Connection works exactly like a normal Need. Well... mostly. It decays over time like a normal Need. When it gets low-ish, you get a +1 Dazed Moodlet. When it reaches rock bottom, you get a +3 Dazed Moodlet.

In addition to decaying over time, Magical Connection also lowers every time you cast a Spell (though you can get the cost for, for example, Dark Spells at 0 if you've maxed Black Arts skill, maxed Dark Alignment, and Committed to the Dark). It ranges from -100 at the lowest to 100 at the highest and each Spell drains 5 Magical Connection. Spells can't be casted when Magical Connection is at -90 or lower. You won't be able to know what the exact numbers are by looking, unless you use the UI Extensions Cheat mod and manually modify the value. This information is just to give you an idea of how many Spells you can use before you run low and what you can expect when you get low.

Getting back to Spell restrictions. At -90 or lower, I partially lied; some Spells can be casted. You have some Spells that don't cost any Magical Connection and their key purpose is in refilling Magical Connection.

Under Spells > Renew Magical Connection, you'll find two menus: Drain a Need (Bonded) and Sacrifice a Need (Bonded). Once you reach level 10 in Black/White Arts skill, you'll get access to a faster version of these spells. The default versions are periodic drain/sacrifice and leveling your skill in the process.

Under each menu is a separate Spell for every Need out of the default six that you have. For example, if you chose Iron Insides, you won't have Hunger or Bladder, so under Drain a Need, you would see Fun, Social, Energy, and Hygiene.

How each works and their purpose is as follows:

Drain a Need / Sacrifice a Need (Bonded): Works like the past versions, but the draining/sacrifice is done over time, steadily, rather than all at once. You can cancel out of at any time by clicking on the target and clicking Sever Bond. Otherwise, it will cancel when certain requirements are met, like you running out of a need if you're sacrificing one or the target running out of a need if you're draining it from them. This version also levels Black Arts (Drain) or White Arts (Sacrifice).

Drain a Need (Instant): You drain the target's targeted Need to -90 and yours refills to 100[full], in addition to Magical Connection filling to full. The target's targeted Need (ex: Bladder) must be 30 or higher for you to be able to drain it. To give you a rough idea of what that means, 30 is somewhere in the vicinity of 2/3rds full, visually.

Sacrifice a Need (Instant): You drain your own need to -90 and the target's targeted Need goes to 100[full], in addition to your Magical Connection filling to full. Your chosen Need (ex: Bladder) must be 30 or higher for you to be able to drain it. To give you a rough idea of what that means, 30 is somewhere in the vicinity of 2/3rds full, visually.

Note that for "Instant" version, the amount the Need needs to be at is a rough number chosen to be in the vicinity of "not full," without being "so low it's way too easy to do over and over." If you are draining other sims' needs a lot, you may want to be thinking about how to make sure that they can get them refilled, so that you're able to keep doing it. If you're sacrificing your own needs, you may want to be thinking about how to get them refilled in a timely manner.

It's all up to you to play as you want. You can even go around draining random people if you want and gain lots of Dark Alignment points, if you're into that sort of thing.

Now for the crescendo, let's talk about Child Sims and their lot in life! Those of you who played with my Sorcerer Trait in the past will recognize the part about Spontaneous Combustion.


Notes for Translators about 2.0

The following strings have been removed:

- Cast Curse of Life on
- Tear the Curtain
- Heal Sadness
- Cast Sacrifical Wealth

The following strings have been changed slightly, so these strings have been reverted to English in all languages to avoid creating an inaccurate translation and also so it's easy for you folks to see what needs updating:

- "Transcend" has been changed to "Ritual of Transcendence" (ID: 7611B565)

- "Ritual of the Immortal" has been changed to "Ritual of Eternity" (ID: 5BE93707)

- "(From Ritual of the Immortal)" has been changed to "(From Ritual of Eternity)" (ID: F010730C)

- "Siphon Wealth" has been changed to "Siphon Joy into Wealth" (ID: 45AF6D97)

- "Drain a Need" has been changed to "Drain a Need (Instant)" (ID: BC17D60D)

- "Sacrifice a Need" has been changed to "Sacrifice a Need (Instant)" (ID: BC2CC972)

- "Sorcerers are affected by performing certain types of spells, shifting them toward the light or dark. Moving far toward either extreme will unlock new spells, but be careful! Some spells may lock your alignment permanently." has been changed to "Sorcerers are affected by performing certain types of spells, shifting them toward the light or dark." (ID: 22E6D99D)

Finally, there is an unused string, "Outline Evil Plan." You can translate this or ignore it as you choose. I may use it at some point, but it's currently unused.


Child Sim Sorcerers (this is the same as pre-2.0)

Child Sim Sorcerers can't cast Spells yet. In the wise words of a petulant child, "Maybe later."

Child Sim Sorcerers have a different relationship with magic than older sims. They have a lot of magical energy, but don't understand how to use it yet. Sometimes this can manifest in the form of Spontaneous Combustion. Spontaneous Combustion works as follows:

Spontaneous Combustion: When Angry, there's a chance that your Child Sim may spontaneously combust (known in edumacated parts of the wurld as catchin on fire.. what am I saying?). Anyway, you catch on fire.

The exact numbers for chance of it happening are: Minimum 4 hours initially, maximum 8 hours initially. Then min 6 hours, max 24 hours. It's intended to be rare overall, rather than being something you habitually have to deal with. But let's keep it moving before we catch on fire here...

After spontaneously combusting at least once, Child Sim Sorcerers can ask an older Sim who is a Sorcerer to do a Flame Containment Spell on them, which protects them from spontaneously combusting for two days. This buff is called Combustion Suppression and when it's added, all Tense, Angry, and Uncomfortable buffs are removed. (This does not apply to buffs that are dependent on something other than time remaining, like the low Hygiene discomfort from being dirty after being on fire, nor does it apply to buffs of these types that are added AFTER Combustion Suppression is added.)


Child Sim Sorcerers can also Teleport, with some heavy caveats. For a Child Sim to be able to Teleport, a Teen+ Sorcerer needs to do the interaction with them, under Friendly, called "Imbue with Teleportation Power." Upon completion, the Child Sim Sorcerer (let's just call him Bob... that's easier to type... Bob is an easy name). Upon completion, Bob gains a 6 hour, +2 Fine buff called Teleporty Tingles. Bob can now click on the ground and use Teleport as Llamadeus's Torch.

But there's a catch. A snag. A hitch. A... I'm running out of variations on the word catch.

I've lost my thread now. Can you look for it for me, while I continue? The catch is, when Bob teleports he'll get a 30 second, +3 Uncomfortable Moodlet called Queasy. While Queasy is active, Bob can't Teleport. His little Bob body isn't built for such speed. Once Queasy drops, Bob can Teleport again, provided he still has the Teleporty Tingles buff.

And that wraps it up for Child Sims. Enjoy the quirk. The quirk is strong in them, I feel it!


Inheritance and Club Filters

If you would like to have either of these features in relation to the Sorcerer mod, head on over to KlingonDragon's mod here and add that to your game, in addition to this mod.


Compatibility

For some annoying fire-related stuff, there are two overrides. Otherwise, everything that needs to be added in scripts is added in scripts. The two overrides are as follows:

interactions.interaction_cancel_compatibility | S4_03B33DDF_00000000_B17F7F4EF5ED9623
(to ensure Douse shows up during fires)

services.fire_service | S4_03B33DDF_00000000_7A60E6E4F74B7502
(to prevent fire from touching a Sim when they have the Aura of Nature buff)

Beware of using this mod with other mods that edit the same files.


FAQ

Q: How do supernaturals interact with one another?

A: Sorcerers can't drain/sacrifice needs with one another, or with the grim reaper (and a few special active roles, like yoga instructor). They also can't do it to Vampires or Plant Sims; this is simply because Vampires and Plant Sims have different Needs and it would be an obnoxious level of complexity trying to factor in all of the different scenarios. Also, Vampires and Plant Sims cannot become Sorcerers; technically, you could bypass the current restrictions to make it happen with cheats, but the traits that give Sorcerers unique Needs and give them access to their Spells in the process would make a conflicting mess. What would happen is you'd lose one supernatural's unique Needs, or it would just glitch in general. [Note: Aliens aren't included in these restrictions because they don't have unique Needs. I have not tested them as Sorcerers, but I don't have any reason to believe it wouldn't work.]

Apart from that, nothing special.


Q: Is anything autonomous? Will there be Sorcerers running around in my game randomly?

A: Nothing is autonomous. Every interaction is set to not allow autonomy and no one should be getting the Sorcerer Trait without you making it happen. If you experience otherwise, let me know and I'll look into it. [Side Note: If you had my old Sorcerer Trait mod and you replace it, in saves where you had it installed, there may be some random sims who have the trait, due to it having formerly been a CAS/Personality trait. The interactions will still not be autonomous though.]


Q: I have X idea for what you should do with the mod in the future. Will I be socially ostracized and have my tonsils forcibly removed for mentioning it?

A: I'm happy to hear ideas. Magic is an insanely wide and varied topic, and there's no way I can begin to cover it all in a mod.


Q: I'm currently using your Sorcerer Trait mod. What do I do to switch to this mod?

A: Simply remove the old mod and add this mod to your game, as you would normally. You only quirk you might see is in relation to the occasional unplayed sim still having the Sorcerer trait from random CAS trait generation, in pre-existing saves (see FAQ question about autonomy)


Q: I can't start a fire / my fire isn't working in X area.

A: Fires can't be started outside the Build Mode zone of a lot. If you are unsure where this begins and ends, go into Build Mode for the lot you're on and you'll see the outline. I will try to make this more immediately clear in a later update. If you find you can't start a fire within the Build Mode zone either, it may be an incompatibility between mods. [This should now be clear in 2.0]


Q: The mod uses visual effects from the Vampires Pack. Is this really base game compatible? Are you pulling one over on me, slick? Cause I ain't no clown, aight.

A: Hi, strange speaking version of myself. I talked to SimGuruModSquad about this. Visual effects (VFX) are typically added as part of the base game patch before a pack release (meaning, they are accessible with base game only). Animations are typically added with the pack itself. This is why I can use VFX, like the Vampire Ghost's Sun-in-chest-cavity effect, and not require more than base game. But I can't use the Vampire powers animations and keep the requirements as base game.


Q: My sim has a red/orange/yellow Plumbob above their head when they have Dark Alignment progress. Is this normal?

A: As far as I'm aware, there is no known way to change this with modding, but it's nothing to be concerned about either. The Plumbob changes color because Alignment uses the Needs coding and that coding signals your Need being low with a Plumbob color change. Because Dark Alignment uses the lower end of a Need (it not being full) it shows up as a different color.


Q: My sim has a debuff, such as Low Energy, even though I'm not supposed to have the Energy Need at all.

A: This is a bug. See my post made here for more information: Debuff Bug


Translations

If you have the language skills and would like to translate, this might help you get started: Deaderpool STBL Tool

Translations sent to me will be added to the mod and you will be credited by name here. Doing a full language translation for any language with all the text this mod has is probably a time-consuming endeavor. I'm not asking anyone to translate, but I figured I'd mention it for those who might be interested in doing it. I'm not bilingual, unless you count scripting languages, so it's completely out of my sphere of ability.

Thanks to these folks for doing some translations: simsfreak 388, mrsb0red, hubi98, kibapvp2, dudavg, Amalenne, Moonly Sims, Trozuu, justin10


Pointers for Installing Scripts

Upon downloading the mod and unzipping it, you'll see a file of the PACKAGE file type and a file of the TS4SCRIPT file type. Both go in your Mods folder, as is, without being further unzipped/extracted in any way. If you have a lot of mods and want to be organized, you can place them within an unzipped folder inside your Mods folder and they should be recognized and function as normal. (Example: You could create a folder called BecomeASorcerer within your Mods folder and place the PACKAGE and TS4SCRIPT files from this mod inside of it.)

TS4SCRIPT file type is essentially a zip file containing python scripts that has been renamed, so that it's more clear what its purpose is. You should never unzip a TS4SCRIPT file, unless you're a modder and you want to see how the scripts work as a reference point for your own work. Unzipping it won't open up a black hole in the universe and destroy your computer; it'll just confuse you if you aren't a modder and/or know what you're doing with scripts.

Additional Credits:
In addition to the usual suspects who have made or contributed to various modding tools (Scumbumbo, Zerbu, Kuree) I have some specific people to mention who helped me in various ways throughout the process of this mod.

They are, in no particular order: Candyd, Neia, DramaticGamer, and SimGuruModSquad

I would also like to thank air for being breathable. Mmm... air. [Air... it's what you breathe. Buy now on sale for just $19.99 and we'll throw in a complimentary SECOND breath of air at NO ADDITIONAL COST! That's a STEAL!]

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#51 Old 7th May 2017 at 5:39 PM
thanks
Test Subject
#52 Old 7th May 2017 at 6:14 PM Last edited by simsfreak 388 : 7th May 2017 at 7:49 PM. Reason: File Attachment
Default German Translation
I finished the German Translation except for this Tear the Curtain Thing.
Test Subject
#53 Old 7th May 2017 at 7:36 PM
Hi, how nice that you answered. I was able to solve the problem of clay. About the mod with translations, I already have a link. Shall I share this or send you an email?

EduuTV





Quote:
Originally Posted by CardTaken
Yeah, ID should be the same. I need to make it available for all life stages though (I made it hard-restricted to child and older, originally, and never changed that -- I just need to muddle with some data files a bit to make it happen.. shouldn't take long). Otherwise, I don't think inheritance would work, even if it was added into the code.

It's in the "traits.trait_tracker" file that you add inheritance, isn't it? I've been looking into it a little bit today. Adding to inheritance through XML seems to be fairly straightforward, but I'm concerned about compatibility in doing by XML edit, so maybe it would be better if someone did it in a centralized way with multiple mods like what you're doing, as long as it was kept updated with EA changes. That might be best for the modding community unless/until someone can figure out how to add to inheritance through scripting; I'm looking into it a little today, but it's proving difficult to pin down what the right references might be to add to the inheritance list, or if it's even possible to inject it through scripting the way we can with interactions.

The old needs disappearing uses commodity blacklist (you can find examples of this in the Toddler trait and Vampire trait). If you are using that function and it isn't working, I think it's a bug. Unfortunately, any issues tied to using that function are out of my hands, as I'm just using the function that the Maxis team created. If you just made them invisible, but you want them gone completely, then use commodity blacklist instead; Needs are basically commodities with some special properties that show up in the UI, but most commodities are invisible. So it's the blacklisting of them that needs to happen to really shut them out.



Hello. Thank you for doing Portuguese translation. You can PM me on the Mod the Sims website with the translations. Or if you're having trouble with finding a place to host the file(s) so you can send them to me, let me know and I'll send you an email, so you can send it as an attachment through there.

As for the clay, I'm having trouble understanding what the issue is that you're encountering. Can you explain further?
Test Subject
#54 Old 7th May 2017 at 7:51 PM
Default German Translation
I tried to upload the translation but it wont let me so can i mail it to you?
Test Subject
#55 Old 7th May 2017 at 8:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simsfreak 388
I tried to upload the translation but it wont let me so can i mail it to you?

You can't post any file but ZIP. So you must compress your file to post it here.
Test Subject
#56 Old 7th May 2017 at 8:55 PM
Hi, I love this mod! And I was wondering if you would let me do the Spanish translation for this mod ... when I finish it how can I send it to you? And also wondered if when I finish the translation I could upload it to my tumblr (stating that the mod is entirely yours)
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#57 Old 7th May 2017 at 10:34 PM
I am drooling over this trait! I haven't tried it just yet, but I think this might just be my one trait (only one, seeing as EA's constant updates for the game is both a blessing and a curse...)
... well... this mod, and maybe you plantsim one. XD
Thank you so much for this mod, and I hope you never give up on it (until they actually release updated plantsims and hopefully witches/wizards, that is)
But anyway, prove me wrong and make yours superior over the actual game developers attempts! You're actually already well on your way! (These might actually be better than Sims 3's attempt at the witches...)
Test Subject
#58 Old 8th May 2017 at 12:06 AM Last edited by wyrren : 8th May 2017 at 12:37 AM.
The lightning rod didn't work when I was in the city. Something with the lots where the festivals are might be messing it up? As soon as I went to a park it worked fine.

Now fire... I cannot light anyone on fire.. at all. I've tried various lots. And the only lot I've been able to 'warm self' is my own. No community lots will start fires?
'
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THANKS POST
#59 Old 8th May 2017 at 2:09 AM Last edited by melissaq64 : 8th May 2017 at 2:38 AM.
This has been my favorite mod so far, it brings a whole new level of play-ability to a game that severely needed it. You're a legend.

I have some suggestions/ideas for what you can do with the mod, they're mostly based off features I've seen in Vampires GP since I feel like the features it offers can go really well with your mod, but i'm just throwing them out here.

I loved the idea of sims either offering to mentor or asking to be mentored and i can definitely see this going really well with this mod. I would also like to see sorcerers having an interaction that allows them to show off their powers either to other sorcerers or regular sims, maybe get some buffs or interactions from it as well?

A small nitpick, but when casting spells, i think the animations that vampires use when compelling for a drink or training would fit great when casting spells. I also think that the animation for dark form meditation would be great when sorcerers meditate.
Test Subject
#60 Old 8th May 2017 at 2:25 AM
Plantsimintereactions and become a sorcerer are conflicting??? I could be wrong but it is worth investigating
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THANKS POST
#61 Old 8th May 2017 at 9:29 AM Last edited by Velouriah : 8th May 2017 at 10:01 AM.
Great job. If you need somebody to translate this to Dutch/Flemish let me know!
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 8th May 2017 at 1:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kamikazewolf
Plantsimintereactions and become a sorcerer are conflicting??? I could be wrong but it is worth investigating

How did you work that out?
Through gameplay or using a detector program?
If through gameplay, please list the steps you went through to discover the conflict.
Test Subject
#63 Old 8th May 2017 at 1:52 PM
Italian Translation
Hi, there!
This is a wonderful mod and I can provide the Italian translation, but I have no clue what "Sociolite" and "Tear Curtain" do.
Could you help me? Thanks :D
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#64 Old 8th May 2017 at 2:02 PM
I LOVE YOU!
WItches/Wizards ARE MY FAVORITE PART OF THE SIM and now I dont have to wait anymore for a supernatural pack I can play right now with them!You are amazing!
Test Subject
#65 Old 8th May 2017 at 2:53 PM Last edited by simsfreak 388 : 8th May 2017 at 5:46 PM.
Default German Translation
Here is the German Translation. I hope everything will work fine. Thats my first time translating something in this way. The only thing i didnt translate was tear the curtain. I tried to replace the string table in Sims 4 studio and the mod didnt worked corecctly anymore . It did replaced one of the traits my sim has
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: 7z German Translation.7z (3.2 KB, 9 downloads)
Test Subject
#66 Old 8th May 2017 at 9:22 PM
I'm really excited for this but the interaction with the clay isn't coming up for me. I searched the current thread for any ideas as to why or any possible conflicts, but nothing is working.
I'm bummed, I was really excited for this.
Test Subject
#67 Old 8th May 2017 at 11:54 PM
Been playing my sim as an evil never bedheader sorcerer. Now that their alignment is -80 my sim has a yellow plumbob and I get a notice that she has low energy and will become exhausted very soon. I did a cheat to make all happy, but her alignment went to 100% white. She's no longer tired. I wonder if the -80 alignment was reading as drained energy??
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#68 Old 9th May 2017 at 2:15 AM Last edited by CardTaken : 9th May 2017 at 3:11 AM.
Edited to add: For those who might wonder, I will try to get an update out with translations I've received added to it within a couple of days. The speed may depend somewhat on when I hear back about any translations that are already finished, but which I haven't received yet.

So... getting back to responding to people. First: Translations.

Translations I've so far received or someone has said they are working on them:
- Polish (sent to me by PM)
- German (posted as an attachment) -- Thank you, simsfreak! (I forgot I left Tear the Curtain in there. It's from an idea in the initial stages of the mod that was never used.)


Brazilian Portuguese:
Quote:
Originally Posted by dudavg
Hi, how nice that you answered. I was able to solve the problem of clay. About the mod with translations, I already have a link. Shall I share this or send you an email?

EduuTV

You can send it by PM or post it here an attachment. Either is fine.


Spanish:
Quote:
Originally Posted by JosephForever
Hi, I love this mod! And I was wondering if you would let me do the Spanish translation for this mod ... when I finish it how can I send it to you? And also wondered if when I finish the translation I could upload it to my tumblr (stating that the mod is entirely yours)

If you would like to do the Spanish translation, I will happily add it. When you are finished, you can either send it by PM or post it as an attachment here. As for tumblr, I would rather not have copies of the mod being hosted publicly elsewhere at this time.

The reason is, when it comes to things like keeping track of feedback, comments, or issues to do with the mod, and when it comes to downloads and releasing updates, it's important that I have the mod released in a single location that I can edit/control, so that I can keep track of these things and so that people who want to play with the mod will know where to go for the most up-to-date version.

That said, if you want to post, on your tumblr, just the STBL file you translated to highlight your work. Or you want to talk about or show your work in some way and you do something like link to the Sorcerer Mod hosted here on MTS at the end, I not only have no problem with that, but I encourage people to highlight the work they've done in their own ways if they wish to do so.


Italian:
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsb0red
Hi, there!
This is a wonderful mod and I can provide the Italian translation, but I have no clue what "Sociolite" and "Tear Curtain" do.
Could you help me? Thanks :D

You can ignore Tear the Curtain. I think what I will do is just remove Tear the Curtain with the first translation release. I forgot I left it in there. It's from an idea in the initial stages of the mod that was never used.

As for Sociolite, it's one of the three main trait options for Sorcerers. Sorcerers who have it don't need to manage Fun or Social.

Hope that helps.


Dutch/Flemish:
Oops, missed this one before:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Velouriah
Great job. If you need somebody to translate this to Dutch/Flemish let me know!

If you would like to, I will happily add it to the mod.

♫ Improvising into a corner ♫
♫ No rhyme or rhythm in this verse cause I'm in a corner ♫
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#69 Old 9th May 2017 at 3:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by wyrren
Hey, loving this mod, but I have a little problem. My sim choose Runner's Vigor so she doesn't have a hygiene bar. She cast warm self and caught herself on fire. Not a problem, since she extinguished herself, but now it seems she is permanently dirty. I made her take a bath and she basically sat in the bath for hours and hours and never got clean (because she doesn't have hygiene). I can't think of any way to take the soot off her. I tried resetsim and it didn't work. Any ideas?

edit: The shower worked to get her clean yay! But still wondering why the bath didn't. My sim house is old fashioned, and I don't really want to add a shower if it can be avoided.

I have an idea for how to handle this, which I will try to address in an update at some point.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SHEnanigans
Yep. Just Alignment and Connection and nothing else in the Needs window.

I also have the Succubus mod, but after I first created this sim, I made her investigate the lump of clay and noticed that once changed she only had two needs. I thought that's how the mod worked until I went back and read additional information and realized it should only replace certain needs. A few days later, I made her a succubus but, again, she was already only displaying the two needs in the needs window after becoming a sorcerer.

I've noticed since playing that although I can't see the needs, they still affect her. She becomes grungy, etc.

Also, does the green bulb over the sim represent her alignment? She has only been red since being max -100.

Odd. If she's a fresh sim and only showing up with two needs... I'm not sure what would cause that. If you stumble across any reliable way to reproduce, please let me know. I've no idea how to reproduce it myself; in the testing I did, I never saw an issue like this.

As for the green bulb, due to how the needs work and the fact that -100 is essentially considered the lowest need value by the game, it puts the red one up to indicate that you need to do something about the need being low. I couldn't find any place in the XML to change this. It may be hard-coded into the UI somewhere. But it should be harmless; just a slight difference in plumbob appearance.

Quote:
Originally Posted by whowhatandwhy
i might be downloading it wrong, but it doesn't work. im not about to scroll through my downloads folder tho, cause theres well over 300 or 400 mods. can you explain the download process? cause it doesnt work and im sad.

After downloading the file, you want to unzip it somewhere (doesn't really matter where you unzip it initially). Personally, I have a SimsMods folder where I store copies of mods, so that if I remove a mod from my game, but want it later, I can go back to where it's stored and copy/paste. Once you have the contents of the mod unzipped somewhere, there'll be two files: A package file and a ts4script file. All you gotta do from there is drag them into your Mods folder, or copy/paste them into your Mods folder (I use copy/paste from the place where I'm storing the mod).

You can have them loose in your Mods folder, or put them within a named folder, like Become a Sorcerer, which you'd probably want to do for organizational purposes since you have 3-400 mods.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KlingonDragon
And, as you said, my trait inheritance and club filter files are intended to be centralised mods that link into other's mods. I think I'll post them soon, but I want to get ghosts working in clubs first. Shouldn't be long.

Sounds good. When I release some translations (hopefully within a couple of days) I plan to include the change I mentioned about every life stage being able to have the trait, so that it'll be sure to work with inheritance.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Giakou
I have a slight problem. My alignment is maxed and I meditated to get the 50+ buff, the light side's one, and it says in the description that it's supposed to be a fine buff but mine is an okay one so my simple is walking around in the okay- mood. Is there a way to get rid of the buff? I tried to disable purity's aura but that did nothing at all...

Could you post a screenshot? I'm not sure what you mean by "okay" buff. Unfortunately, at this time, there is no way to get rid of the buff, without getting rid of the trait. For the time being, if it's bothering you in a big way, you can use cheats to remove the trait from Transcend (which should get rid of the buff in the process). To do that, first you would want to use the toggle to turn off Move by Hover and Purity's Aura. Then you would open the cheat console and do:

testingcheats on

traits.remove_trait Triplis_Sorcerer_TranscendHiddenTrait

This should avoid any buggy scenarios if done properly.

I have some plans for a future update in relation to this situation, but I won't go into detail now, since the details could change a lot.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SnowieSimmer
Is there any way you can make the "Sacrifice a Need" action available on your sorcerer Sim? It doesn't make sense to have to hunt down another Sim just to sacrifice your own need.

Also, you could replace the giant sun on transcended Sims to the sparkle from different lot traits, perhaps

I could, but the intended design of the interaction is that it's a Sacrifice in the sense that you are Sacrificing one of your own Needs to boost a Need of another sim. If you are looking at it in the sense of making a direct-line Sacrifice to Llamadeus, then I can see why you would want that option.

Different effects are something to consider. It's a tough thing to decide on without creating my own effects because people are going to have different takes on how a Sorcerer should look, visually, and none of the effects were made by Maxis with Sorcerers, specifically, in mind. That's one reason I felt it was important to include the ability to toggle it off.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wyrren
The lightning rod didn't work when I was in the city. Something with the lots where the festivals are might be messing it up? As soon as I went to a park it worked fine.

Now fire... I cannot light anyone on fire.. at all. I've tried various lots. And the only lot I've been able to 'warm self' is my own. No community lots will start fires?
'

I'll see if I can reproduce this when I get a chance. I didn't test create lighting rod or starting fires in all scenarios. I know there's some funkiness with fire I saw in testing, but I wasn't entirely sure what the cause is; all I know is, it seems like certain areas on lots have issues with fire starting; I think if your fire is targeted for within the Build Mode area of a lot, it should work. If the targeted area is outside the Build Mode area of a lot, it may not work.

Create Lightning Rod could have the same issue, which might explain why the park worked and the city didn't; the park is an editable lot, but I believe most of the city proper is not.

If this turns out to be the case, I think the best I can do is find ways to create other nasty/lethal powers that don't have those special restrictions. I don't think there's any way to change those kind of restrictions on fire and if there was, it'd probably be potentially game-breaking to allow it; if there is a restriction on it like that, I'm sure it's there for a reason.

Quote:
Originally Posted by melissaq64
This has been my favorite mod so far, it brings a whole new level of play-ability to a game that severely needed it. You're a legend.

I have some suggestions/ideas for what you can do with the mod, they're mostly based off features I've seen in Vampires GP since I feel like the features it offers can go really well with your mod, but i'm just throwing them out here.

I loved the idea of sims either offering to mentor or asking to be mentored and i can definitely see this going really well with this mod. I would also like to see sorcerers having an interaction that allows them to show off their powers either to other sorcerers or regular sims, maybe get some buffs or interactions from it as well?

A small nitpick, but when casting spells, i think the animations that vampires use when compelling for a drink or training would fit great when casting spells. I also think that the animation for dark form meditation would be great when sorcerers meditate.

Thanks for your ideas!

Regarding animations, I kinda did what I could with what I could find. The hangup with animations is in how they're added to the game. I asked SimGuruModSquad about this; VFX are typically patched in to base game, even if they are part of a pack, but animations are generally not. So unless I somehow extracted the Vampire animations and added a copy of my own that gets added with the mod, using said animations would slap a restriction on the mod that it requires the Vampires Pack. (This is why I can use VFX like the mini-sun for Vampire ghosts without going beyond base game compatibility, but not actual animations.)

Ideally, I'd use custom animations, but I get finicky about quality and I'd want them to be as close to Maxis quality as possible, which is asking a lot. And I'm not confident I could do that kind of animation myself without taking away all of my modding time to figure it out.

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Originally Posted by wmichelle
I'm really excited for this but the interaction with the clay isn't coming up for me. I searched the current thread for any ideas as to why or any possible conflicts, but nothing is working.
I'm bummed, I was really excited for this.

Is the mod installed properly? After downloading and unzipping the mod, you should get a package file and a ts4script file. Those two files go into your Mods folder. Also, the sim that is interacting with the clay, are they: Child or older? And are they *not* a Vampire or Plant Sim?

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Originally Posted by neuroticnelly
Been playing my sim as an evil never bedheader sorcerer. Now that their alignment is -80 my sim has a yellow plumbob and I get a notice that she has low energy and will become exhausted very soon. I did a cheat to make all happy, but her alignment went to 100% white. She's no longer tired. I wonder if the -80 alignment was reading as drained energy??

If you see this happen again, could you take a screenshot of it and post it here, or PM it to me? I want to make sure I'm understanding what's happening. It sounds like it's the same kind of bug people are getting with Vampire Needs, which, if it is, may be out of my hands, since I'm just using the function that Maxis implemented for overwriting one Need with another Need.

♫ Improvising into a corner ♫
♫ No rhyme or rhythm in this verse cause I'm in a corner ♫
Test Subject
#70 Old 9th May 2017 at 4:24 AM
Default Brazilian Portuguese Translation
Here I come with a Translation of this MOD to Brazilian Portuguese! This is my first translation ever so maybe it's not that good as you expect.
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Para quem tem vontade de traduzir esse MOD para BR é um processo super simples (utilizando Sims4Studio) : http://imgur.com/a/DYSXE
O Arquivo em questão também pode ser importado utilizando SIMS4PE.

Algumas observações:

1 - Semanticamente para mim MAGO, FEITICEIRO e BRUXO são a mesma coisa e por isso preferi usar a palavra MAGO (Sorcerer).
2 - Se encontrar algum erro comente, corrija ou mande no privado.
3 - Existe uma referência a Legião Urbana (não resisti, desculpa).
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Ruan.
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File Type: 7z Tradução Português Brasileiro.7z (493.8 KB, 3 downloads)
Test Subject
#71 Old 9th May 2017 at 7:33 AM
Sorry in advance for typos and such, my wrist is sprained
Cant wait to try this mod out but also experiencing the same issue as wmichelle, the lump of clay has no investigate interaction. I can see where I can add the trait using the add trait menu *mod. (unfortunate this only alters there need bar and nothing more) I dont know if that is helpful or not :I
I've tried multiple sims all adults.
I have removed and tried replacing the download again with no luck (old sorcer trait also removed).
Not sure what else that could be the issue.
Test Subject
#72 Old 9th May 2017 at 12:19 PM
Translation sent. Thank you for your help!
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 9th May 2017 at 12:20 PM
Awesome mod! It really adds some new features and flavor to the game! If you don't mind, may I suggest to change the casting spell animation to the same one of the warming self to a bonfire (the same one as the ritual of immortality), because right now the guitar animation is just too odd XD
And also, can the casting spell time be shorter? Thank you again! :D
Test Subject
#74 Old 9th May 2017 at 2:32 PM
Could you post a screenshot? I'm not sure what you mean by "okay" buff. Unfortunately, at this time, there is no way to get rid of the buff, without getting rid of the trait. For the time being, if it's bothering you in a big way, you can use cheats to remove the trait from Transcend (which should get rid of the buff in the process). To do that, first you would want to use the toggle to turn off Move by Hover and Purity's Aura. Then you would open the cheat console and do:


In the german version of the game which i guess is the one he uses okay means fine
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#75 Old 9th May 2017 at 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by mrsb0red
Translation sent. Thank you for your help!

Got it, thank you!

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Originally Posted by simsfreak 388
In the german version of the game which i guess is the one he uses okay means fine

Ohhh, ok. That explains it. Thanks for clearing that up.

♫ Improvising into a corner ♫
♫ No rhyme or rhythm in this verse cause I'm in a corner ♫
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