A downloadable mod

Last updated: v0.8.1.0, 21st November 2018
Working for The Sims 4 v1.47.51 / The Get Famous Patch

Meaningful Stories is a mod pack for The Sims 4. It aims to redesign important systems from the game to make the events of your game feel more significant, and to make managing your sims' lives into a more interesting challenge.

In-game Settings Menu - Every feature of this mod is optional! If there's any particular thing you don't like, you can tweak it or turn it off using the in-game settings menu.
To access the menu, click on your active sim, open the 'roBurky' category, choose 'Meaningful Stories'.

The Total Emotional Overhaul

True Happiness - Happiness will no longer be your sims' default state. They will feel truly happy only when something worthy of it happens to them, and it should feel like their life is improved for experiencing it.

Emotional Inertia - Your sim's emotional state will be less predictable but more stable. Changes in mood will be more significant and last longer, and getting your sim to feel the emotion you want can be a little more challenging.

Uncomfortable Overhaul - Discomfort can affect your sim's mood in new ways. Small amounts of discomfort can make your sim more susceptible to other negative thoughts, tipping them over into being overcome with anger, tension, or sadness.

Sims Under Pressure - Feeling tense for a long time can have other effects on your sim's mood. They might snap from the pressure into anger, or experience a wave of sadness once they get a moment's respite from the strain.

Environment Effects - Artwork and objects with an emotional aura will no longer affect your sim's moods immediately. The effect will be more subtle, building up and falling away over time. 

Variable Moodlets - Some sources of emotional moodlet will sometimes give stronger or weaker effects, making your sims' lives a little more unpredictable.

Upcoming Features...

  • In-game Tutorials
  • Whim Improvements
  • Meaningful Memories
  • Moodlet Rebalancing

Planned Future Features...

  • Autonomy Improvements
  • Deeper Traits
  • Spookier Ghosts
  • Online Socialising
  • Mourning Overhaul


Conflicts and Compatibility
These other mods of mine have their effects included in this one, and should be uninstalled before installing this mod.

The optional True Happiness portion of the mod overwrites the sim data files for the 'happy' and 'fine' moods, all positive moods for pets, and many pie menu categories, and is likely to conflict with any other mod that does the same.

This mod overrides no tuning files, and has no known conflicts with other mods.

Support and Updates
This mod is a work-in-progress, and is not yet released. It is in continued development, supported by the community. 

If you like this mod, you can help it get expanded further and kept up to date with patches by becoming a patron.
To keep informed of updates to the mod, click the 'follow' button on patreon for email alerts. You can also follow roBurky on tumblr and twitter.
To talk about the mod with other players, or get live help with installing or using the mod, join our Discord server.

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Updated 22 days ago
StatusIn development
CategoryGame mod


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