A downloadable mod

Last updated: September 24th, 2020

Working for The Sims 4 v1,67 / Hispanic Heritage Patch

Update 9/24/20

Fixed an error that could occur if you tried to save the game after receiving a butt text from a Clumsy Sim. 

Update 9/22/20

Added Italian translation from ISY.

Update 9/19/20

Fixed pack compatibility for players without City Living installed. To accommodate this, the mod now includes a ts4script file.

Added Russian translation from Origamika.

Added French translation from Candyman.


This mod adds a plethora of random text messages and phone calls from NPCs to make your Sims' relationships with others feel more alive. You can expect phone calls from your Sims' parents, friends, and lovers as well as an assortment of strangers. Some of them are funny, others are wholesome, and some are just designed to torment your Sims (just like phone calls in real life!). The traits your Townies have will also affect what kind of phone calls you will receive and what Sims will want to talk about. The traits your active Sims have will also affect how they react to these calls; Outgoing and Cheerful Sims will love hearing from their friends, but don't expect a Loner Sim to ever really be enthused about an unsolicited phone call, and your Unflirty Sims might not be keen on a sappy late night text from their SO. 

This mod was made with help from my Patrons, who received early access to the mod and provided feedback during the development process.


Texts and Calls

There are many different types of text messages and phone calls you can expect to get during normal play. The ones available to you depend on who your Sim knows, who they're friends with, and who is around in the world. Here are a few samples:

  •  If your Sim had a good relationship with their parents growing up, they may call to check in on your Sim or give them some money.
  • Bros will call their friends to talk about recent happenings in sports.
  • Geeks will call their friends to talk about new video games and TV series.
  • Erratic Sims will call their friends to talk about weird things they saw.
  • Self-Absorbed Sims will call just about anyone they know to talk about themselves.
  • Criminals in your world may call you to scam you out of your money.

... and more!

Responses

Not every Sim will react to these calls in the same way. How they feel about the call will depend on their personality traits, too. Loner Sims are unlikely to ever be enthused about receiving an unsolicited phone call, and they might become Angry after a barrage of texts from a Self-Absorbed Sim, but Outgoing Sims will reap the benefits of constant social interaction. Squeamish Sims might have a more severe reaction to hearing about the gross escapades of a Slob Sim. Paranoid Sims can overreact to being asked to support a local political campaign. Oblivious Sims may not be able to resist the obvious scam. There are lots of possibilities! 

Languages

English

Russian (thank you, Origamika!)

French (thank you, Candyman!) 

Italian (thank you, ISY!)

Other translations are welcome (be warned it's a lot of strings)

Requirements

This mod only requires the base game of The Sims 4, but some calls rely on traits only seen in certain packs or my other mods. To see the full features of the mod, you will need the City Living, Get Famous, Outdoor Retreat, Parenthood, Vampires, and Strangerville packs, as well as my New Emotional Traits mod.

Possible Conflicts

Mods which add phone calls and texts to the game have been known to conflict with Scumbumbo's Unlisted Phone Numbers mod, so please consider that before installing both. 

Additional Credits

Andrew and The Sims 4 Studio team for making Sims 4 Studio

and the Deaderpool creator community for being supportive and helpful throughout the whole process

Supporting My Mods

This mod and all of my others are free to download and will remain so. If you'd like to support their continued development, you can donate to my Patreon. I occasionally post progress updates and exclusive access to beta versions of my newer mods.

Become a Patron!


Updated 21 days ago
StatusIn development
CategoryGame mod
AuthorKuttoe

Install instructions

Extract the files from the rar archive and add them to your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods folder or a subfolder in that directory. Since this involves a script file, these files should only be placed one subfolder deep. 

Download

Download
[Kuttoe] RandomTexts.rar 133 kB

Comments

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Hi! Are there other mods this conflicts besides Scumbumbo? I removed that but still haven't seen this mod do anything yet.

Since the phone calls are random, it won't show up immediately. I found that texts and calls tend to come in about once per day, but the odds are higher if your Sims have lots of friends with different traits.

I tried to download the mod, but winrar wouldn't open it. :(

Maybe it was a bad download? Try refreshing the page and downloading the new version. If that still doesn't work, try a different unzip program, like 7zip

Still doesn't work and there isn't a 7 zip program apparently on my PC. It's legit only Winrar  for some reason. I had trouble with Winrar opening a grim reaper mod before, so it may just be the program sucking or something. I'm going to try and find a download for 7 zip.

Okay. So it looks like 7 zip can open programs better than win opener. (Got the program name wrong before. Oof.) I got 7-zip to open the rar though. Thanks for the advice.

Hi! Here is my Russian translation of your mod. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1luQLTf3qCKwNnTAW_QMscHp-OoFls-Ag/view?usp=shari... Thank you for a wonderful and interesting mod!

Thank you, I have now added these into the mod! :)