Just finished a new mod for the Sims 4, and I’m pretty excited about it! Building on the amazing work @TheSimFattener has done, I have created a mod that causes all college students to slowly gain weight for as long as they are enrolled at a Sim university, giving them an invisible buff that functions similarly to the Expanding Waistline mod by TSF.
The effect moves pretty slowly by default (just over half the speed of Expanding Waistline), but it is in addition to any other mods/weight gain efforts by your sims during their time in school, and it affects all students on campus (NPCs too). Sims will gain about 20 points of weight a week, so four semesters is enough to get a sim from 0 to 80. Once they leave university the effect stops but any added weight is kept.
A few things to remember:
Weight is measured from -100 to 100 in The Sims 4, but no changes are visible until you go above 0. If you have a very thin sim who’s not gaining, try checking their weight using the MC Command Center mod (Navigate to MC CAS, Set Physique, Set Fatness to get the current value, you can also type in a whole number to set weight from here).
As always, the game state needs to be updated (saving is the easiest way I know to do this manually) for the weight to show.
If you’d like to customize the rate of gain, use Sims 4 Studio to open the mod package, go to the “Buff Tuning“ file, and change the number “0.0025” to whatever you want. That number is amount gained per minute of sim time, so use caution.
This mod requires the Discover University expansion to have any effect. Be careful if you have any other mods that extensively use or affect the university mechanics as there may be conflicts.
Link to mod file: Freshman 15 v. 1.0
After one semester:
This one I didn’t think needed its own thread, but it’s another mod I made that I had a bit of fun with. It causes part-time fast-food workers to gain about 5 points of weight (on a scale from -100 to 100, see above) per shift.
This mod does NOT work on teens and it is not intended to.
Link to mod file: Fast Food Career Gain v. 1.0
After a few weeks of working:
Special thanks to TheSimFattener for their work on previous TS4 mods. I used some of their mods for reference/as templates in developing these and I wouldn’t be making stuff like this at all if it wasn’t for them.