Your common Sim in The Sims 4 is a mercurial creature, susceptible to flights of fancy and sudden temper swings. Whereas that’s nice at simulating a telenovela, it makes for some unpredictable tales. Modder “roBurky” has spent the previous two years making an attempt to imbue these digital homunculi with somewhat extra humanity, and the result’s the primary main launch of the Meaningful Stories mod. Whereas there’s extra deliberate for the longer term, it presently reworks Sims moods right into a associated internet of reactions with larger highs and deeper lows. Typically, you simply get somewhat cranky after lacking lunch.
The core ideas of the Significant Moods module (the primary a part of Significant Tales) are emotional inertia and happiness now not being the default state of being. Dwelling comfortably will step by step increase morale and at excessive ranges it renders most Sims at the least partially resistant to sudden destructive shifts. Equally, if a Sim falls right into a rut, it’ll take effort and time and (ideally) supportive family and friends to pull them again out. Moodlets even have various levels of depth, leading to totally different results, making behaviour extra pure however much less predictable.
The Significant Tales web page is stuffed with prolonged explanations on every aspect of the mod, like this piece explaining simply how discomfort opens the door to a large number of destructive ideas. The following model of the mod, presently in semi-public testing (see the bit on Patreon beneath) expands on how a lot autonomy the common Sim has. There’s additionally some growth on how their recollections have an effect on their long-term behaviour, tweaks to their whims and additional rebalancing of moods. It’s laudable stuff, and constructing subtly on an already good basis.
You’ll be able to seize the Significant Tales mod here on Itch – it’s a dinky little 456kB obtain. Creator roBurky is funding additional growth on Patreon here, and provides work-in-progress builds to supporters.