Hi all. Cat friendly, dog friendly, cat hangout and dog hangout are not available for retail, vet clinics or restaurant lots. This is a big issue for anyone who wants to make pet restaurant/cafes, shops, etc. I've seen quite a few people wanting this. I'm desperate to find someone who will find a way to allow these lot traits to be used on these lot types.
I've never made a mod before but I gave it a go. After a few hours of having no idea what to do but still trying a few different things that didnt work, I give up! Unfortunately there dont seem to be any tutorials for modding lot traits or adding new venue types that i could find.
I would be beyond thrilled if someone could make this! The future of my cat-lover celebrity chef sims' cat cafe dreams depend on it :p Thanks
I think eliminating the forbidden lots for those traits is doable, but just a note on some experiences I had trying to make a cat cafe. You can use cat/dog hangout and cat/dog friendly on cafes, so that's what I did. But no cats would show up. I realized also that they never show up at the bar in Brindleton Bay that is designated as a cat hangout either. Cat walkbys appear in that area because they are coded to, but the "hangout" traits don't actually make cats or dogs come to the actual lot; the traits just make them come to the general area. Same is true for teen hangout and vampire nexus.
But, since stray cats are also in the walkby coding for that area near the bar, the ones you see around the docks are probably there because they are walkbys, not necessarily because the bar is a cat hangout.
I also got to thinking that I never have really seen ghosts at haunted lots. Or teens at teen hangouts. What it all adds up to is a suspicion that these traits that are supposed to bring certain Sims to lots don't really work.
So, while a mod could probably made to allow cat hangouts and cat friendly at restaurants, spas and retail, the end result might not be satisfying anyway. What I think we also need is a mod to improve the hangout traits to actually get the designated types of Sims to hangout! I tried a few things towards that end, but have had no success.
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