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Featured upload! Door Locks for TS4 - Version 3c

by scumbumbo Posted 7th Apr 2015 at 8:55 AM - Updated 20th Jan 2016 at 5:31 AM by scumbumbo : Updated for Dec 4, 2015 game patch
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Updated to Version 3c - This is a required update for the Door Locks mod to work with the December 4, 2015 game patch or later. This fixes the broken sim picker dialog box which began to occur due to changes in the game's internals. No other changes were made to the mod, so there may be other unknown bugs that have yet to surface - but everything I've tested is working well again.

Be sure to remove the old version of the script and package from your mods folder if you upgrade the mod!

Remember you must have Script Mods enabled in your game options, even with the new script file format!

Description
  • Version 3 Update (05/10/15)
    • Door can be set to always allow a list of up to 8 sims to use them.
      • Selecting individual sims can be done with the "Never Lock For..." menu selection
      • Never Lock For will not automatically set or change any other lock settings - to use the most most commonly desired feature, see the Allow Only Chosen Sims option in Quick Locks below
      • The sim picker dialog will be sorted with currently selected sims first, then the current household, followed by all sims. The list is then sorted by last name and first name.
    • A "Quick Locks" menu has been added which can be used to quickly set a specific lock style, options include:
      • Allow Only Current Sim - Turns on Lock For All and adds the current sim on the Always Allowed list
      • Allow Only Chosen Sims - Turns on Lock For All and allows up to 8 sims to be chosen for the Always Allowed list
      • Allow Children Only - Turns on Lock for Young Adults, Adults, and Elders
      • Allow Young Adults and Older - Turns on Lock for Children and Teens
    • A copy/paste feature is also available in the Quick Locks to quickly duplicate a lock style, including any chosen sims
    • Locks can be turned on and back off without clearing any settings
    • The mod will now re-evaluate an age lock automatically whenever a sim ages up
    • The mod will no longer attempt to lock doors for ghosts or Grim
  • A bug has been reported concerning visitor doors and switching control back and forth between sims on different lots locking out the wrong household. The glitch is only temporary and clears up after a reload, full details in this post
  • Princemajik has uploaded a mod review on YouTube which discusses how to properly install the mod.
  • Version 2a contains a bugfix for the age filters which were not working for young adults and older sims. Also several translations have been added (details in credits below).
  • Version 2 Update (04/11/15):
    • This is pretty well tested, but a LOT of changes were made under the hood so there may be new bugs. There shouldn't be any game breaking bugs, but the old version v1b will continue to be available for a while just in case.
    • Gave the menus a complete overhaul due to all the new options.
    • The internal lock states have changed completely, so any doors you have locked on a lot will be reset to unlocked.
    • If you downloaded the bathroom doors add-on, any of those doors will automatically translate to the default gender locks for that door. You do not need to download a new version of the bathroom doors.
    • Locks can now be locked to all sims, or filtered
    • Filters are available for all ages, genders and retail roles (employees and customers)
    • Filters can be combined in any combination, so some pretty creative (and many very useful) door locks can now be made! For instance:
      • Lock out employees and customers (but not regular visitors)
      • Lock out just children, teens and elders (allowing only young adults or adults)
      • Lock out customers or visitors, but not employees (the employee break room)
    • Added a convenient menu option to reset all filters, which will leave the lock "on" but will effectively make it unlocked until you add new filters
    • Unfortunately, the menu changes made all existing translations obsolete, so I'll need new ones.
  • Version 1b Update (04/09/15):
    • Includes the new Spanish translation, the full list of translations is below in the Additional Credits.
    • Removes the lot ownership requirement so that you can set locks on doors at venues or at any visited lot.
    • An add-on is also available which includes recolors of the Featureless Fiberglass Door to provide bathroom doors which are locked by default for the appropriate gender. Custom Content designers can reference the same object tuning instances used by these doors to produce their own doors.
  • To lock a door or gate, just click on it and Enable Lock. To lock an arch, you must target the arch itself, not the blank space in between.
  • New locks will default to locking the door for all sims. To change the lock style, click on a locked door and select a new lock type.
  • Once a lock type is set, disabling and re-enabling the lock will preserve the lock type you set previously.
  • Doors can be set to lock out...
    • All sims (the default)
    • Visitors only
    • Male sims only
    • Female sims only
    • Children only
  • The lock state for each door is saved with the lot, so when reloading the lot the locks will be set the way you left them.
  • Locks generated by sim roles (maids, ungreeted visitors, etc.) are not affected by the mod. Maids are considered visitors, so a lock can effectively prevent them from snooping around where you don't want them.
  • Sims will try their best to route around locked doors. Eventually they will give up and shrug.
  • If a sim has already decided on their route to a location, locking a door on their chosen path will be ignored until the next time they try to find a route somewhere.
  • As with any mod, there may be bugs! I ran the mod through some pretty rigourous testing, the final version was tested for at least two hours of locking doors, changing locks, switching lots, saving/reloading, etc. without exiting or restarting the game, so it seems quite stable. At least as stable as the game itself.
    • If you run into serious problems, you can simply remove the mod and the door locks will be silently eliminated from your game when you reload the game.
  • Menu translations are graciously accepted and you will be given credit below. Just send me a string table with the proper translation(s).

Installation Instructions and Compatibility

Starting with version 3b of the mod, the new ts4script file format is used for the script. Installation using the Mod Manager will no longer work until it or one of the other mod management programs is updated. Manual installation is a breeze, just drop the package and ts4script files found in the zip file you download into your mods folder.

Script mods must be enabled in your game options for this mod to work properly.

The current version of this mod, version 3c, was written and tested on Windows for The Sims 4 version 1.14.49.1020 (January 7, 2016) - the mod should work with the December 4 patch as well.

There may be older versions of the mod still available, but these are not supported and may be removed at any time.

This modfies the XML tuning for doors, gates and arches and can conflict with any other mods that modify these resources. Custom content doors, gates and arches should work properly with this mod as long as they don't modify the XML, which unless they're doing something unusual should be the case.

The mod modifies several of the games scripts in ways that may not be compatible with other mods.

Manual Installation

The zip file you downloaded should contain a package file and a zip file ending in _Script. Unzip both files into your Mods folder, but do not unzip the zip file ending in _Script -- that should end up in the Mods folder still zipped.

The package file can be placed into a subfolder, however the script file must be placed directly in the Mods folder.

Princemajik also discusses how to install the mod in his mod review on YouTube.

Additional Credits
  • Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool
  • Menaceman44 for providing me with a save game file that helped me track down a major bug
  • Deaderpool for assistance solving some coding errors
  • Thanks to those who have been kind enough to provide translations:
    • Version 3 Translators:
      • French translation submitted by JakeC0001
      • Spanish translation submitted by JakeC0001
      • Some corrections to the Spanish translation submitted by Tracas
      • Brazilian Portuguese submitted by An_dz
      • Chinese translation submitted by egureh
      • German translation submitted by Blackberryzh
      • Some correctionst to the German translation submitted by Michelle.Greenday
      • Italian translation submitted by Zer0_
      • Dutch translation by Jelle Geerts
      • Russian translation by KuriXarya added in version 3b
      • Polish translation by hubi98 added in version 3b
    • Bathroom Door Translators (Updated 05/10/15):
      • French translation submitted by JakeC0001
      • Spanish translation submitted by JakeC0001
      • Chinese translation submitted by egureh
      • Italian translation submitted by Zer0_
      • Polish translation submitted by GlossyGem
      • Dutch translation submitted by WhenToBen

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4

This is a multi-part download:


Use only ONE of the mod versions available. The Bathroom Doors are an ADD-ON and requires one of the main Door Lock mods installed.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
DoorLocks_BathroomDoors.zip | Description: Add-On for Pre-Locked Bathroom Doors - Requires at Least Version 1b 1.08 MB 51,440 10th May 2015
DoorLocks_v3b.zip | Description: **OLD VERSION** for game patch 1.9.80.1020 (July 9, 2015) or later 104.2 KB 28,600 11th Jul 2015
DoorLocks_v3c.zip | Description: Door Locks mod for game patch 1.13.104.1010 (December 4, 2015) or later 104.2 KB 58,834 20th Jan 2016
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
No Extraction Required (Script Mods):
1. Cut and paste the .zip file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Script mods need to be placed directly in \Mods or one level below that (e.g. \Mods\Scripts) – sub-folders nested any deeper won’t work.
Extraction Required (Everything Else):
1. Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
2. Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\


Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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Test Subject
#1101 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 8:25 PM Last edited by heaven : 20th Nov 2017 at 2:02 PM. Reason: removed quote of deleted post
Just to say, sorry you have to deal with entitlement. You bring a skill that few have, and you are beyond generous with MODS that truly make the game more fun. So, thank you!
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15th Nov 2017 at 11:24 PM
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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#1102 Old 16th Nov 2017 at 5:25 PM
Hey scumbumbo, I'll give you my first born child if you manage to make this mod work again. Hehe But jokes aside, you would be a life saver if you could. EA's lock doors system sucks major butt. It's useless because no matter what you do, visitors are always locked of using the doors, so it only works for household members. I just want to lock doors for toddlers and kids and household pets so they don't go outside of the house on their own and I can't.
Test Subject
#1103 Old 17th Nov 2017 at 3:41 AM
If you do choose to update this mod I'll be forever grateful, I just can't stand how EA set it up. There's no way to customize it like your mod does. But if you do decide not too, I will also respect that and thank you so much for all that you've done for this community. <3
Test Subject
#1104 Old 20th Nov 2017 at 9:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brezchette
If you do choose to update this mod I'll be forever grateful, I just can't stand how EA set it up. There's no way to customize it like your mod does. But if you do decide not too, I will also respect that and thank you so much for all that you've done for this community. <3


LittleMsSam has a Mod for this, i am using it and it works fine and its updated for the November patch,
check it out here http://littlemssam.de/unlock-doors-for-chosen-sims/
Theorist
Original Poster
#1105 Old 20th Nov 2017 at 10:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marherbo
LittleMsSam has a Mod for this, i am using it and it works fine and its updated for the November patch,
check it out here http://littlemssam.de/unlock-doors-for-chosen-sims/

Interesting, thanks for that link. If this seems to work well for people I'll put a link to it on this mod's description. Like I said, my code is a mess and I've always wanted to approach rewriting it using the game's built in door locks so this would be awesome if this mod takes care of at least the majority of what people want from the old mod.
Test Subject
#1106 Old 21st Nov 2017 at 12:24 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by scumbumbo
Interesting, thanks for that link. If this seems to work well for people I'll put a link to it on this mod's description. Like I said, my code is a mess and I've always wanted to approach rewriting it using the game's built in door locks so this would be awesome if this mod takes care of at least the majority of what people want from the old mod.


This takes me nearly there - I will still miss the gender and age locks : ( but I understand if the code is too messed up.
Lab Assistant
#1107 Old 25th Nov 2017 at 4:58 PM Last edited by aninhas103 : 25th Nov 2017 at 5:24 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by scumbumbo
Interesting, thanks for that link. If this seems to work well for people I'll put a link to it on this mod's description. Like I said, my code is a mess and I've always wanted to approach rewriting it using the game's built in door locks so this would be awesome if this mod takes care of at least the majority of what people want from the old mod.


I don't understand a thing about code so I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but how hard would it be to add options to the game's locking system? For example, they now added "lock for all pets" with the new EP, which means they can probably lock doors to certain lifestages too (like lock for toddlers, children, etc.) and maybe even gender. So do you think it would be too much work to add to that?

What I desperately need right now is being able to lock doors for a specific sim only. So an option like "lock for this sim". My problem with the in game system is that whenever you lock a door, you are locking it to visitors as well and there's no way to unlock it for them. So if I want to lock the front door for my household toddler to prevent them from wandering into the street (which they do all the time), I would need to lock the door for everyone and then unlock it for all the other members of the household besides the toddler, right? But then visitors wouldn't be able to use the door as well. So this new mod that was linked really doesn't solve my problem because I would have to manually unlock the door for each sim and there's a limit of 20, which may not cover all of my sims' family and friends or other regular non-household sims like maid, repairman, etc.

So yeah, you'd still be a life saver if you would do this and I would love you forever. :D
Field Researcher
#1108 Old 6th Dec 2017 at 12:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aninhas103
I don't understand a thing about code so I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but how hard would it be to add options to the game's locking system? For example, they now added "lock for all pets" with the new EP, which means they can probably lock doors to certain lifestages too (like lock for toddlers, children, etc.) and maybe even gender. So do you think it would be too much work to add to that?


Why do you ask scumbumbo instead of the Modder of said Mod? EA Tuning for Locking/Unlocking is completely different to Script Modding. For example all padlock Files have specific Tags like "lock_all_with_situation_job_exception". Situation Job is the Butler for example. Pets have a specfic exception for genus (lock_all_with_genus_exception). The Gender Doors that exist have their own Coding in the Object Files which is also not that helpful if you are limited to a tuning Mod. I will try to add ages/gender in my Mod but it might not work because of the specific exception tags EA uses for their locking System. I will just have to try it out...

Quote:
Originally Posted by aninhas103
What I desperately need right now is being able to lock doors for a specific sim only. So an option like "lock for this sim". My problem with the in game system is that whenever you lock a door, you are locking it to visitors as well and there's no way to unlock it for them. So if I want to lock the front door for my household toddler to prevent them from wandering into the street (which they do all the time), I would need to lock the door for everyone and then unlock it for all the other members of the household besides the toddler, right? But then visitors wouldn't be able to use the door as well. So this new mod that was linked really doesn't solve my problem because I would have to manually unlock the door for each sim and there's a limit of 20, which may not cover all of my sims' family and friends or other regular non-household sims like maid, repairman, etc.


If i remember right (at work and can't check) there is a "Lock Door for Household Member" implemented in the Game since the last big Patch or the one before that? At least i think i saw that in my Game. I would have to recheck through if it is a Mod that does that or the game itself or if i saw something completely different.

EDIT: "lockHouseholdSimsPickerInteraction_lock_door" so yes, locking single Household Members is already a Part of the Game! You should check your Doors again

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Field Researcher
#1109 Old 6th Dec 2017 at 7:17 PM
New Update is online with Open Door for specific Pet and Gender & Age Door Locks.

http://littlemssam.de/unlock-doors-for-chosen-sims/

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#1110 Old 11th Dec 2017 at 1:27 PM
lovley
Scholar
#1111 Old 22nd Jan 2018 at 7:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
New Update is online with Open Door for specific Pet and Gender & Age Door Locks.

http://littlemssam.de/unlock-doors-for-chosen-sims/


You and Scumbumbo are both amazing, talented creators - I have more of both your mods than anything else, lol... many, many thanks for updating your mod LittleMsSam

"When in doubt, blame Dad..."
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#1112 Old 12th Jun 2018 at 6:56 AM
Been wanting this mod, thank you!
Test Subject
#1113 Old 30th Jun 2018 at 3:29 AM
Cannot loading saved game. Hope there will be an update soon. Thank you.
Theorist
Original Poster
#1114 Old 30th Jun 2018 at 5:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by momoheyy
Cannot loading saved game. Hope there will be an update soon. Thank you.

Check a few posts above for a link to LittleMsSam's door locks mod. This one uses old game features that would make it difficult to adapt (would basically require a complete rewrite). Her mod does what this one did and more and uses the base game's door lock methods rather than what I had hacked before they added lockable doors to the base game.
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