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Decor with a Purpose: Useful Pens & Pencils

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No more useless pencil cups! Now there’s a reason to have them. With this mod, sims can no longer pull pencils out of nowhere do things that would require a pen or pencil in real life.

Sims will need to be near a pen/pencil object to do homework, grade homework, or write in a journal. There are no interactions on the objects themselves, so please don’t think they’re broken just because you can’t click on them.

Personally I like the realism, but I admit it makes things a little more awkward. Like you have to take your sim near the object (like in the same room) before instructing them to do homework or whatever.

These are overrides for EA items, giving them custom tuning. It also changes the some interactions but doesn’t seem to conflict with homework speed mods which was my biggest concern. Let me know if you do find a conflict and I’ll see what I can do.

Objects

  • Basegame Pencil Cup
  • Basegame Pencil Holder
  • Basegame Business Pens
  • Basegame Quill
  • Dream Home Decorator Swatches & Pencils
  • Everyday Clutter Kit Sticky Note & Pencils
  • High School Years Pencil Cup & Clutter
  • Nifty Knitting Stuff Craft Cart

Gallery

  • Basegame Pencil Cup
    Basegame Pencil Cup

Details

The new strings are in:
  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Russian
I don't speak any languages nearly well enough to translate this myself so I welcome any translations that anyone can offer and will credit all translators.
  • Aarathiel - Polish translation
  • SER_KISYAN - Russian translation
  • Vanessa Sims - French translation

Addons

  • This addon drastically increases the broadcaster radius for the objects. Just put the file in the same folder as the main mod.
  • With the addon installed you should be able to use a pen or pencil as long as it's on the same floor of the house as a sim.
  • If you have a massive house and have trouble with it let me know and I can increase the radius further, but I tested in a pretty decent sized house and it seemed good to me.

Future plans

  • If you know of an item or interaction I missed let me know.
  • There’s at least one other object that I’m going to add this functionality to, but it’s going to be more multi-purpose. Once it’s added I’ll link to it here.

Thank You!

  • Aarathiel – Polish translation
  • SER_KISYAN – Russian translation
  • Vanessa Sims – French translation

Download for free on Patreon

Patch Notes

  • Added an object from Everyday Clutter Kit
  • By request I've created an addon to drastically increase the broadcaster radius for the objects. Just put the file in the same folder as the main mod.
  • With the addon installed you should be able to use a pen or pencil as long as it's on the same floor of the house as a sim.
  • If you have a massive house and have trouble with it let me know and I can increase the radius further, but I tested in a pretty decent sized house and it seemed good to me.
No more useless pencil cups! Now there's a reason to have them. With this mod, sims can no longer pull pencils out of nowhere do things that would require a pen or pencil in real life. Sims will need to be near a pen/pencil object to do homework, grade homework, or write in a journal. There are no interactions on the objects themselves, so please don't think they're broken just because you can't click on them. Personally I like the realism, but I admit it makes things a little more awkward. Like you have to take your sim near the object (like in the same room) before instructing them to do homework or whatever.

Download for free on Patreon