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Music Lover Idle Animation in Live Mode (Occasional)

by Triplis Posted 17th Jul 2017 at 2:53 AM - Updated 11th Sep 2018 at 10:16 PM by Triplis
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Moving Day

Hey folks,

As part of an overall effort to consolidate my mess of communication channels and platforms for connecting with my mods and reporting things to me about them, I'm going to be hosting future updates on my website, here:


I have no intention of deleting what is already here on MTS, but I want to redirect you to where you can find the latest information on my mods and download the latest versions of them.

The reason for this is one of time and headspace. As you might imagine, it's difficult to keep track of, and update, everything, when it's spread across Twitter, Youtube, MTS, the official Sims forums, etc. I want to be able to get updates to you more quickly and communicate with you more efficiently to reduce the probability of the experience of feeling ignored, or of an important mod feature going months without a fix.

In the past, I could get away with messy because I was more or less modding full-time, but I can't invest that kind of time anymore. Thanks for your understanding.

Please visit the website and bookmark it if you want to keep track of things.

And thanks for your interest in, and support for, what I do. It is in large part because of your continued interest that I feel it is important to reorganize, so that I can better manage my mods in the future.

- Triplis

November 7, 2017, Maxis Patch: Fixed!

This mod should now be working as before, with the November 7, 2017, Maxis patch.

New version is V2.


- Triplis

Hey, Triplis here.

Another little project to make one of the existing traits play a little more "uniquely." I think idle animations add a lot of character! And some traits already have a unique idle animation that plays when you choose the trait in CAS, but it never shows up in Live Mode.

So I decided I would fix that little problem for Music Lover Sims. A personal favorite trait of mine and one that has a distinctive CAS animation.

How it Works

Sims who have the Music Lover trait will, while in Live Mode, occasionally do the same idle animation that plays when you click on the Music Lover trait in CAS.

The frequency is identical to the special idle animation that Dance Machine has. It is as follows.

Initial Time - Min: 240 (4 hours), Max: 480 (8 hours)

Normal Frequency after Initial - Min: 360 (6 hours), Max: 1440 (24 hours)

In other words, not super often. So don't expect to jump in-game and see it immediately. It should emerge naturally... it will pop out and scare you! No, that's not true. It won't scare you (I hope). It'll just be a little extra thing that can happen randomly that will make your Music Lover look a little more visually distinctive every now and then.

(Fun fact: If your Sim is both a Music Lover and Dance Machine, you get both idles. So sometimes they'll groove out and sometimes they'll... groove out. I mean, uh... you know what I mean.)


Let me know how you feel about the frequency after you've had it in your game for some time. As in, too often, too rare, fine where it is. I figure having it be the same frequency as the Dance Machine idle is a safe design decision, but it could be some would say that Dance Machine idle is too rare and this one will be too... let me know what you think! Or don't. You could just use it and enjoy it and not tell me a thing. That works too. (No sarcasm, it's probably what I'd do in your position.)


This overrides the file:

S4_6017E896_00000000_0000000000002585 | Buff_Trait_MusicLover

Other mods that edit this file will conflict.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to folks like DramaticGamer for boldly going where no simmer has gone before. Or, well... something like that. It was through looking at a custom ASM/JAZZ file of his that I originally figured out how to make custom ASM/JAZZ files, which was vital knowledge for making this mod.
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Triplis--MusicLoverLiveIdle.zip 215.8 KB 993 17th Jul 2017
Triplis--MusicLoverLiveIdle--V2.zip 215.8 KB 760 8th Nov 2017
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 4

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Tags: #music lover, #idle animation, #live mode, #idle