The Character Value (CV) system introduced in Parenthood is underdeveloped and hasn’t been updated in years. Currently, only 12 traits out of the 50+ traits available to Sims have an impact on CVs. Also, if a child ages up with a worrisome trait like “Evil,” their existing CVs will remain largely unchanged. This mod corrects that and goes several steps further.
What This Mod Does
All traits, including Toddler traits and expansion pack traits, will now have an impact on Character Values when a Sim is first created.
All thresholds for earning CV traits have been rebalanced for better gameplay.
Sims will start with a random positive or negative value in each CV so that no two Sims will be exactly alike.
CVs will now decay over time (very slowly). You won’t notice a difference day-to-day. I might adjust this in the future.
When a Sim ages up, the trait they age up with will have an impact on their current Character Values. (Requires XML Injector)
Toddler, Child, and Teen sims with negative CV points will be passed a hidden trait that effects their autonomy and whims. (Requires XML Injector)
Optional Add On: CharacterValuesOverhaul_BlockRewardsAddOn
As punishment for poor parenting, certain reward traits are blocked for Sims who have negative CV values and traits. (Requires XML Injector)
You Need XML Injector for this mod to work properly
My mod will work without it, but not entirely. You basically just need to make sure that you have “XmlInjector_Script_v4.ts4script” in your mods folder. If you already have it, you’re golden. If you don’t, you can download it here: Download Here.
Again, you ONLY NEED “XmlInjector_Script_v4.ts4script.” You do not need “XmlInjector_Test_v4.package”, simply delete that file.
This mod is NOT compatible with my Lower Threshold for Parenthood Traits mod. This mod is intended to replace that one.
This mod should be compatible with most other mods currently available for download.
Despite the emphasis on traits in this mod, no trait files have been modified. The main files this mod modifies are the lifeSkillStatisitc XMLs and the LifeSkills_Autonomy buff XMLs. I’ve yet to encounter another mod that touches these. I’ve also taken care to make sure that the Whims and Whim Sets my mod touches does not conflict with anything Bienchen’s “sims4me_whimoverhaul” touches. As such, you shouldn’t run into many (or any) conflicts.
The BlockRewardsAddOn doesn’t touch the actual trait XMLs of the reward traits. It only modifies the Reward Tuning XMLs. So it should also be compatible with most other mods.
For an added challenge, you can use my mod with Kuttoe’s “mini mod: parenthood hard mode”. But, be warned. You’ll be seeing a lot of red.
My mod is also compatible with mods that increase or decrease the rate at which you gain/lose character value points.
I will be fine tuning this mod over over the coming months.
Do let me know your feedback.
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