Pre-Teen Mod (Base)
Updated: Jan 23
"Welcome to being a pre-teen! For the next couple of years you're going to be experiencing some changes. Don't worry, it's completely natural, you'll do just fine!"
Now introducing my Sims 4 preteen mod! First of all the teens in this game look too grown. Sims go from a little kid to looking like they pay taxes. So that's why I created this mod to give us a good in-between phase.
How does it work?
When a child ages up into a teenager they get the pre-teen trait. They are automatically enrolled in middle school and are automatically made shorter than adults. Pre-teens go through phases more often than children & teens and the phases happen pretty quickly. They can also experience voice cracks.
Simple Hygiene System
I added a basic hygiene system to the game which is available to all sims. If you click on your sim you will have the option to apply lotion, body spray, and deodorant. Use the lotion after your sim gets out of the shower or they will have dry skin. The bodyspray gives your sims a confidence boost, but watch out, if you spray too much they get dizzy. The deodorant slows down hygiene decay and gets your sim smelling nice and fresh.
The middle school acts exactly like the grade school & high school that's in the game. In the school-focused pack for this mod, I'll be adding some cool features for middle school, but for now, it's pretty basic. Middle schoolers do get their own homework book so make sure you use that.
Why doesn't the teen I made in CAS have the pre-teen trait?
A sim will only get the pre-teen trait if they age up in the game from a child to a teen. If you make a teen in CAS they are going to be a teen when the save starts. If you want to turn the teen into a preteen click on the teen and find the "preteen" pie menu. In this menu, you'll have the option to add the pre-teen trait, which removes them from high school & enrolls them in middle school. It also will automatically change their height.
Will the teens already in my save turn into pre-teens??
No, but if you want to turn them into a pre-teen you can use the interaction in the "preteen" pie menu on your teen to turn them into a pre-teen.
I don't want this sim to be a pre-teen!!
Okay cool, just go to the "pre-teen" pie menu on your pre-teen and choose the option to remove the pre-teen trait. This will change their height back to the default and enroll them in middle school.
Why can't my pre-teen be romantic?
I disabled the romance menu for pre-teens. I plan on making my own romance options in the next pack for this mod, so please be patient.
Packs Used (if you don't have it you'll be missing animations)
Adeepindigo: Education Overhaul - Fully Compatible. Find the link below to download the add-on.
Zerbu's Get To School
(Adopted by adeepindigo)
New in 1.4.x:
Config Settings Pie menu: This allows you to change various settings such as the chance of having dry skin, Agespan length, Enabling Aging, Toggling the Startup Notification. It also has a "Current Settings" interaction that lists out the current settings.
Preteen Base Settings Pie Menu: This is where you'll have the option to add/remove the preteen trait. You'll also be able to shrink sims down to preteen height (even works if they aren't preteens) & reset them to their normal height.
Startup Notification: I added a startup notification with a link to the discord server for support & also a link to the mods info page. The startup notification also says the current mod version which makes mod support easier. You're able to disable this notification in the Config File or through the Preteen Settings Pie menu.
I fixed the issue with NPCs not turning into preteens. They won't have the preteen trait until they are instanced in so make sure you either play the household or visit them so they can load in.
Toddlers will no longer be able to do the self-care options! Yay, no more weird stretching!
Make Sure You Have The Mods Base Installed
First Crush Pack
Make Sure You Have The Mods Base Installed
Adeepindigo: Education Overhaul Add-On
Download if you use Education Overhaul.
Thank you Luumia for your height slider which the modifier in the preteen mod comes from. If anyone wants a functional slider (Because I only used the modifier, not the slider so you can't change the sims height yourself) please download his height sliders!
I plan on making this mod in packs because it'll make development easier and also you guys will be able to choose what features you want in your game!
First Crush (Relationship Pack)
Middle School Pack
Self Care Pack