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DrChillgood's Kids Can Die of Anything - Updated

by scumbumbo Posted 17th Apr 2015 at 6:48 AM - Updated 1st Jan 2016 at 6:48 PM by maybesomethingdunno
38 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 15 Thanks Posts
Staff update: Update here for PC Version / Mac Version

Minor Update (May 6) - There was a minor change to the XML. Appears to be a minor bugfix that they didn't even mention in the patch notes. I didn't bother updating the version number for the mod, it should be a drag and drop replacement if you choose to upgrade, which is probably a good idea if you have the May 4 game patch.

Updated for The Sims 4 version (March 26 Patch)

This mod was written by DrChillgood and I do not take any credit for doing anything more than updating it for the recent mod-breaking patch of March 26. No additional changes have been made or were required to the functionality of this mod. DrChillgood kindly gave permission for mod authors to update his mods, and I have chosen to update this mod so we may all continue to appreciate the fine work he did for the TS4 community.

THANKS DrChillgood!!!!

The original mod, for versions of the game not patched to version may be found here

Original Mod Description

You can't afford to feed your kid. Sim Social Services to the "rescue"! As part of the process, they completely obliterate your child, leaving nothing, not even a ghost.

I'm here to keep them at bay! You might not have been able to make dinner in time, but you can still keep in touch with his/her spirit.

Two versions - "Kids Can Starve" and "Kids Can Die Of Anything". This way, you can have more types of ghost children.

Technical info: I have disabled "Rescue Neglected Child" in the Hunger Motive (Statistic Instance 4110) and enabled the Hunger Death (Interaction Instance 33F3) for children. Kids Can Die Of Anything enables the Embarrassment (7E3A), Cowplant (33F2), Laughter (2451), Anger (2424), and Electrocution (21CA) Death interactions.

I recommend using this with "Flunking Kids Don't Get Taken Away", to remove one more way the Sim Deletion Service deletes kids.

My "No Emotional Deaths" should not cause a game-breaking conflict. This mod enables the emotional death interactions for children, while No Emotional Deaths will prevent the Emotion Failure Idle interaction that calls the emotional deaths themselves from being called.

Additional Credit
  • DrChillgood, of course, for the original mod
  • Fogity for providing working copies of the XML for the March 26 game patch
  • Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool

Type: Other

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
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DrChillgood-KidsCanDieOfAnything.zip | Description: DrChillgoods Kids Can Die of Anything Mod (updated by Scumbumbo) 17.5 KB 14,451 6th May 2015
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#2 Old 17th Apr 2015 at 6:08 PM
Great work, thank you!

Do you plan to also update the "Kids can starve" (the version where they can die of starvation, but not of the emotional deaths)?
Test Subject
#3 Old 17th Apr 2015 at 9:49 PM
The March 26th update caused a glitch and now when Sims die, they don't have any death animations, they just vanish and turn into a urn/gravestone and then they vanish from the family tree. The only death animation that is still there is drowning but none of the other ones. If a sim grabs a cowplant cake, they will turn into an urn and the cake will still be outside. After the last "update" and installing Get To Work, the death glitch has not been fixed in anyway

Also even without this mod in my game at least, the children still die of hunger but they turn into urns with no death animation, the EA "updates" always ruin the games more than actually updating them don't they? Everyone has different glitches, not everyone has the death glitch I think

Your mods are the best ones on this site can you make a mod that is similar to the Dexter Teddy bear from the sims 3?
Test Subject
#4 Old 19th Apr 2015 at 9:54 PM
The March 26th patch also has made my game get a death glitch. My sims simply wont die. If I am playing a certain house the elder that is supposed to die does ,death comes and the game force closes. It is very annoying. Your Mods are great and i was currently using it before the patch. Keep up the good work.
Original Poster
#5 Old 20th Apr 2015 at 7:53 AM
Regarding the March 26 patch and the death glitch, one cause was the old version of this mod. It's quite possible that another death-related mod is also causing issues. There's an excellent thread here on MTS with discussions about mods that are known to be broken and/or fixed. If you haven't already looked at it, be sure to check it out: http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=551495
Original Poster
#6 Old 20th Apr 2015 at 4:38 PM
Originally Posted by DrChillgood
Thanks for carrying the torch when I dropped it.

@DrChillgood - Thanks! We'd far rather have you back, but I understand your reasons for wanting to retire. All the best!
Test Subject
#7 Old 26th Apr 2015 at 6:51 AM
Can not get married. Why?
#8 Old 26th Apr 2015 at 8:10 AM
Is it possible scumbumbo you could also update DrChillgood's emotions don't kill mod? - I take it the remark about dropping the torch...um, means no updates from DrChillgood? I just can't play without emotions don't kill. This emotion system in Sims 4 is nuts!

P.S. I would be eternally grateful.
Test Subject
#9 Old 4th May 2015 at 10:43 PM
This mod prevented my sims kids from aging up! I wish that it would have worked.
Test Subject
#10 Old 23rd May 2015 at 8:31 PM
Couldn't evolve plants because of this mod.
Original Poster
#11 Old 11th Jul 2015 at 7:25 AM
This mod has been checked for compatibility with the July 9th game patch and no changes are required.
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