Does anybody have any idea how to override the default tuning in the game?
I'm trying to change the emotions that certain moodlets produce. For my first attempt at this, I tried changing the "Hungry" moodlet to give the "Dazed" moodlet. I edited the DATA file, and that went as planned. The information shown in the UI attached to the moodlet works properly, but it doesn't change the effect it has on the actual game. According to the official documentation, you also have to edit the XML file.
Problem is, the documentation only gives information on how to create new tuning. How do you override existing tuning? I tried simply putting the part of the code I wanted into a new XML file and importing it into the same package as the DATA file:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<I c="Buff" i="buff" m="buffs.buff" n="Buff_Motives_Hunger_Hungry" s="12820">
<r n="audio_sting_on_add" x="186" />
<r n="audio_sting_on_remove" x="187" />
<r n="flip_arrow_for_progress_update" x="73" />
<r n="key" x="3068" />
<r n="value" x="72882" />
<r n="key" x="3068" />
<r n="apply_direction" x="2299" />
<r n="multiplier" x="72882" />
<r n="subject" x="20329" />
<r n="icon" x="40409" />
<r n="icon_highlight" x="40409" />
<r n="interactions" x="40413" />
<r n="mood_type" x="1191" />
<r n="mood_weight" x="192" />
<r n="timeout_string" x="20334" />
But that didn't work, it just did nothing at all. I imported the XML file the exact same way the documentation told me to import new tuning.
But even with replaced references you might run into issues. At least I had some problems with overriding defaults too. When I modded out the friends requirements for the Secret Agent Career (Diamond Agent branch), it worked perfectly for the first level with friends requirements, but for the other two levels the charisma requirement (which I left intact) didn't register correctly any longer (i.e. even though my sim fulfilled the requirement it wasn't recognized as such). The xml for this is really simple, so I don't think I did anything wrong, and as soon as I replaced the charisma requirement with the lower one from the first level with friends requirements it works, which doesn't really make sense to me. I'll have to investigate further.
Thanks for the response!
Is editing the huge XML file the only way? Because if so, that would mean that tuning overrides couldn't be shared without conflicting with each other. I did try, but I came into problems with it too. I got a glitch where I couldn't even enter Live Mode and it would just bounce me back to the household selection screen.
Glad to hear you're working on a tool though! It should hopefully make it much easier in the future.
I noticed you wrote you put the xml into the package. I believe the bug that prevents xml tunings from loading has NOT been fixed in the patch from a couple of days ago, so you'll still need to put the file in the unpackedmod folder with the naming scheme that SimGuruModSquad mentioned in their workaround.
My tool will replace the references in the XML and split it into the individual xml tunings for the instances (and modules) to make editing and general handling of a single setting easier. Replacing the references in the g tag already works, and I hope to get the writing of the individual files done some time this weekend at the latest.
As an experiment, I decided to increase the hourly wage of one of my Sims since it's a simple change that is extremely easy to verify in-game by just checking the job tab of that Sim.
Sadly, it's not working. The file can be found here: puu.sh/bxB7G/74aa6098ac.txt
The filename is 0x00000000!0x0000000000007305.0x2c70adf8 (which is what your tool provided).
The file is in \Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\unpackedmod\
My Resource.cfg looks like this:
DirectoryFiles unpackedmod autoupdate
Have I missed anything obvious? When I start the game I get the mods popup screen, but it's empty.
@Eruonen - I wouldn't be quick to say "all you need to do is check the UI" if I were you. What's displayed in the UI and how the game actually works aren't always linked. For example, when I changed the DATA file for the Hunger buff, it updated the UI to say "Dazed" but in actuality it still gave the Uncomfortable emotion. The problem you're having sounds like the reverse - you probably updated the XML correctly (you will need to test actually sending your Sim to work to make sure) but not the DATA file which controls the UI.
I'm having the same issue – @SimGuruModSquad , you might want to take a second look at that? The exact same XML tuning (a default override) works fine for me when in /unpackedmod, but in a .package it's not being recognised. I have a bunch of other .packages installed and working, so I don't think it's a general issue with my setup.
Does anyone here know what the problem could be? I'm totally clueless because it's working 100% for me. I've tried it with and without the unpackedmod folder.