After spending too much of my Saturday doing a lot of research on a particular problem in my game, I bumped into a post on Crinrict’s Sims 3 Help Blog that opened my eyes to a third Story Progression mod option.
If you feel that AwesomeMod, and NRaas Story Progression + optional modules are too heavy or complex, you may want to give Shimrod101’s XML Story Progression mod a try. There are several variations available that fix the worst bits of EA’s Story Progression, all with a small file size. These mods are used in combination with EA’s SP.
The newest versions of Shimrod101’s SP mods that work with the latest patches include the following that come in single .package files that you add to your mods folder. Use only one version at a time.
No Emigration + No Immigration
No Emigration + No Move
No Emigration + No Move + No Immigration
Versions that include stopping EA progression from randomly turning non-actives into mermaids. The mermaid household that shows up at dive lots are not affected by these mods.
No Mermaids + No Immigration
Combination versions have mermaids added.
No Mermaids + No Emigration
No Mermaids + No Emigration + No Immigration
No Mermaids + No Emigration + No Move
No Mermaids + No Emigration + No Move + No Immigration
From Shimrod101’s mod description on TFM’s Sims Asylum:
* The No Emigration function in this mod prevents sims from moving out of town; these newspaper articles stating that so-and-so has moved out inform about the emigration.
* The No Move function prevents sims from being moved to smaller houses, they can still be moved by story progression to larger homes. I instituted this to reduce the constant moving from house to house by the townies.
Versions for earlier patches are still available.
Shimrod101’s Story Progression mods are hosted on TFM’s Naughty Sims Asylum (free registration required to view and download – so many greats on this site, it’s well worth spending some time here).
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