Till Death Do Us Part and No Single Moms

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Till Death Do Us Part and No Single Moms

Post by Croc » April 6th, 2019, 10:27 pm

Hi all.

I'm playing with StoryProgression (just the base mod, without the additional modules) and I was thinking about setting up a rotational caste so I can begin spliting my family of 6 YA as they are starting to getting married. But this might be a bit of a overkill. Forcing couples that I marry to remain married should be enough. So question 1:

1-Is there an easy way to force specific couples to remain married "till death do us part"?

Also, I'm now on the 2nd/3rd generations on this save and I've noticed quite a few single moms on the town. 3 of them were on families I keep track so I moved them with their boyfriends (they all had steady boyfriends; no fiancé or husband). But I don't want to have to keep managing that, so:

2-Is there an easy way to force ONLY married couples (maybe engaged too) to have babies. Or at least force the fathers and mothers to automatically marry and move-in together?
I have already set "Pregnancy: Unexpected Base Chance" to 0 for whole town to avoid babies between random people.

Thanks!

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Till Death Do Us Part and No Single Moms

Post by igazor » April 7th, 2019, 1:55 am

1 - Setting Romance: Allow > False and/or Romance: Allow Breakup > False (SP Relationship module required) on a protected Rotations caste should stop SP itself from breaking up coupled sims. No romance means no changes in status, not that sims cannot have fun or "be romantic" with partners whom they already have while they are not actively being played.

Note though that these only gate what SP itself can do. There could be flirty scenarios that can lead to cheating and accusations by way of Woohooer if it's in play and the game itself. If a couple's friendly relationship drops below a very low level, as in they are all the way in the red, sometimes their partnerships and marriages just kind of dissolve quietly with no formal divorce proceedings taking place. For SP to arrange a breakup based on the liking gate alone by default their relationship would need to be below -90, which is pretty extreme.

I mean, they would actually want to do each other physical harm if they had to stay in the same room/house/bed with their partner for long by the time things got that bad and they would be totally miserable together unless they started making up with each other pretty quickly. For most of us, these would not be everyday occurrences at all. "Honey, I love you and everything but must I find you making out and woohooing with your co-workers and the neighbors, a different one each time, every day I come home from work?" :(

2 - Like most (all?) base chances, the Pregnancy: Unexpected Base Chance is further impacted by traits. If you are finding too many oopsie moments happening across town even with this one set to 0, I would set it lower to maybe something like -30 or even -50.

There is also a setting in SP to force unmarried parents to become married, but their traits are checked first for compatibility. That one might be worth checking into.
NRaas > SP > General Options > Options: Pregnancy > Always Marry Unexpected Parents > (default is False)

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Post by Croc » April 7th, 2019, 10:48 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, igazor!

About marriage:

The SP Relationship module adds way too much stuff that I don't want so I ended up creating a caste called MarriedUntilDeath. On this caste I have changed only Romance: Allow > False and Priority: 5. Then I remarried with MasterController a couple that had just split and put both sims on the caste manually.

When my married YAs start moving out, I will begin adding them to this caste and hope they stay married.

About the single moms:

I changed the Global Options > Unexpected Base Chance to -50 to guarantee that unexpected pregnancies won't happen even with traits into the equation.

The NRaas > SP > General Options > Options: Pregnancy > Always Marry Unexpected Parents was already True (I changed that after I moved the single moms with their boyfriends weeks ago).

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