I’ve gotten interested in modding The Sims 4. Originally, it was just a desire to re-tune some of the things in the game that I found annoying. I think I’m starting to see some of the larger possibilities, though.
Something I’m working on right now is implementing something akin to the celebrity system from The Sims 3, and I think I’ve made pretty good progress.
The picture above shows one of the effects of becoming even a D-List celebrity–other Sims will start snapping photos of you with their smartphones.
(I’ve tweaked things a bit since I took this screenshot, so they actually have to be facing you, and some other requirements.)
I mean, I’ll probably never have it perfect, because I made a rule for myself that I wouldn’t touch any of the game’s original tuning files. I handle everything through the injection of a single trait that gets applied across the board, and the rest of the magic happens largely through proximity buffs and broadcasters, as well as three new statistical commodities that get attached through the trait.
It has been fun. I guess I’d probably like to make it available through modthesims someday if anybody turns out to be interested. I don’t know if anybody will be. Maybe it’s just a me thing.