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Sims 4 ERO: Etheria’s Romance Overhaul

by Jessica P
Sims 4 ERO: Etheria’s Romance Overhaul

Romance Overhaul

VERSION 3.7 IS OUT! This mod requires S4CL version 1.71 or later, if you don’t already have it then please follow the short instructions under the “Requirements” section below.

Automate your Sim’s physical traits from CAS, see how attractive, how compatible, and how friendly your Sim views all other Sims, randomize everyone’s turn-ons and -offs, enable attractiveness buffs on your Sims, and much, much more! You’ll have to try it to get a feel for everything that it can do! There are even more options available in the shift+click menu on each Sim for an experience tailored exactly to your liking!

This mod requires the Sims 4 Community’s Library v1.71 or later to run. You can get it here: https://simfileshare.net/folder/113129/ – (alternative link here if SFS’s servers are lagging)

ERO 3.7 features:
-Fixed a few minor bugs.
-Added the rest of the nationality traits of the world. No, really!

ERO 3.6 features:
-Added support for opening all ERO Settings interactions and debug (shift+click) interactions through the relationship panel, including for Sims who are not currently spawned.
-Fixed some icons that turned into llamas when involving a Sim who was not currently spawned.
-Added nationality traits: Algerian, Andorran, Angolan, Antiguan, Argentine, Aruban, Bahamian, Bahraini, Bangladeshi, Barbadian, Barbudan, Belizean, Beninese, Bhutanese, Bissau-Guinean, Bolivian, Bonairean, Bosnian, Brazilian, Bruneian, Burkinabe, Burmese, Burundian
-Added Italian translation by Bizarro.
-Added German translation by Ulrike.
-Added Brazilian Portuguese translation by Ayrthwil.

ERO 3.5 features:
-Fixed a minor bug involving selecting different Sims from the Settings menu.
-Added support for opening ERO Settings through MSM.
-Added the “Toggle Crush Target” interaction to disable and re-enable another Sim from being automatically crushed upon by the current Sim (aka added to an auto-crushing blacklist).
-Added nationality traits: Afghan, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Belgian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Finnish, Hong Kongese, Iraqi, Jamaican, Kenyan, Laotian, Macanese, Malaysian, Mexican, Moroccan, New Zealander, Nigerian, Northern Irish, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Portuguese, Romanian, Saudi Arabian, Scottish, Senegalese, Singaporean, Swiss, Thai, Turkish, Vatican, Venezuelan, Vietnamese, Welsh
-Added support for the rest of chingyu1023’s reward traits.
-Gave chingyu1023 their own separate section for traits in ERO to make them easier to sort through.
-Updated Russian translation by Origamika and Coregirl.

ERO 3.4 features:
-Added support for chingyu1023’s reward traits
-Prevented autonomy of flirting interactions from ERO.
-Reorganized the “Edit Male Preferences” and “Edit Female Preferences” section so it’s clearer which set you’re currently editing.
-Added Polish and Danish traits.
-Updated Russian translation by Origamika and Coregirl.
-Condensed interaction package files to save space and make translation much easier.
-Laid down some framework for a juicy future addition!

ERO 3.3 features:
-Added buffs for your Sims around their crushes, and the ability to turn them on or off!
-Added quite a few other fun new crush-specific buffs like after watching the romance channel etc.; play around a bit to discover more!
-Added special buffs for being alone in a room with a crush!
-Added more settings to give you even more control:
Enable/Disable Crush Attraction Buffs
Crush Level Change Per Separate Day Interacted

ERO 3.2 features:
-Added gender-specific turn-on and turn-off lists and settings surrounding them!
-And as usual, if you want your turn-ons and -offs to be copied over from 3.1, just go to the Automate/Randomize/Remove menu and click the “Copy Preferences Lists from Version 3.x” button to port them over! From there, you can modify them further for each gender in the “Add Turn-On Traits” and “Add Turn-Off Traits” sections!

ERO 3.1 features:
-Added Spanish translation by Athedutchess.
-Added many many more settings to give you even more control, mostly related to Sentiments to lay the groundwork for ERO’s next version, and also to enhance any other mods that use or will use Sentiments!
Crush Level Change Per Day Known
Crush Level Change from Positive Short-Term Sentiments
Crush Level Change from Positive Long-Term Sentiments
Crush Level Change from Negative Short-Term Sentiments
Crush Level Change from Negative Long-Term Sentiments
Crush Level Change from Adoring Sentiments
Crush Level Change from Bitter Sentiments
Crush Level Change from Close Sentiments
Crush Level Change from Enamored Sentiments
Crush Level Change from Furious Sentiments
Crush Level Change from Guilty Sentiments
Crush Level Change from Hurt Sentiments
Crush Level Change from Motivating Sentiments

ERO 3.0 features:
Hey you all! It’s that time again! ERO 3.0: Crushing and Blushing is now released to the public! BOY am I excited to have you guys check this one out! This is the wonderful fantabulous CRUSHING AND BLUSHING update! Have your Sims have one-sided crushes and blush the night away, with absolutely tons of customization options for your and your Sims’ enjoyment! Check it out now!

Here is just a sample of the feature list; the full list is huge!
-Press the button in settings to “Copy data from versions 2.x”; your old ERO save data will donate its data to the new save structure and then empty itself. It feels so clean and makes me so happy! It’s the kind of thing that makes a programmer smile!
-Added blushing. (If you want to use blushing only from other mods instead, just turn off ERO blushing with the added controls further down this list)
-Added one-sided crushes.
-Added new traits: Parent (auto-added to Sims with children), Low Standards, High Standards, Very Overweight, Overweight, Average, Underweight, Very Underweight, Muscular
-Added support for new expansion traits Proper and Adventurous.
-Patron vote: Added nationality trait: Swedish
-Changed “Successful Flirting” buff from Energized to Confident.
-Added new buffs!
-Added interaction “Force Recalculate All Relations to All Sims on Lot”.
-Added interaction “Copy This Sim’s Preferences”.
-Added showing crush level at the bottom of the “Show Number of Started Interactions with Sim” interaction.
-Reorganized the ERO shift-click menu to be prettier.
-Fixed nationality traits not showing up in the turn-ons menu.
-Huge performance improvements and code cleanup.
-Added optimization settings so you can change how fast the code runs depending on your preferences and computer power.
-Added many many more settings to give you a great deal of control:
Enable/Disable Attraction Buffs
Attraction Respects Gender Preference
Ask to Flirt Back
Change Attraction Thresholds
Change Affinity Thresholds
Blush Only from Crushes
Blush Only from Hotties
Enable/Disable Males for Blushing
Enable/Disable Females for Blushing
Enable Blushing Whitelist
Add/Remove Sim to/from Blushing Whitelist
Show Current Blushing Whitelist
Auto-Crush Only on Preferred Genders
Auto-Crush Only on Hotties
Enable/Disable Males for Auto-Crushing
Enable/Disable Females for Auto-Crushing
Enable Auto-Crushing Whitelist
Add/Remove Sim to/from Auto-Crushing Whitelist
Show Current Auto-Crushing Whitelist
Change Crush Thresholds
Crush Level Change from Flirting
Crush Level Change from Received Flirting
Crush Level Change from Deep Conversations
Crush Level Change from Received Deep Conversations
Crush Level Change from Embracing
Crush Level Change from Received Embracing
Crush Level Change from Kissing
Crush Level Change from Received Kissing
Crush Level Change from Having Sex
Crush Level Change from Received Sex Initiation
Crush Level Change from Trying for Baby
Crush Level Change from Received Try for Baby Initiation
Crush Level Change from Mean Interactions
Crush Level Change from Received Mean Interactions
Crush Level Change from Turning Down Sex
Crush Level Change from Having Sex Turned Down

If and only if you are upgrading from version 1.0 of the mod: You will have to reapply your physical traits and attractions (there is also a “Clean Earlier Mod Data from Save” option inside the ERO Settings menu -> Automate/Randomize/Remove section for extra cleanup), but this should be the only trait reset of that kind you’ll need to do for this mod.

Compatibility is a priority in this mod; it is made to enhance the Sims experience and work harmoniously alongside any other mods like it. There are no known conflicts right now: that includes anything made by KiaraSims4Mods, Lumpinou, Turbo, KawaiiStacie, etc. If you do discover any conflicts with other mods, especially romance mods, please let me know and I’ll check it out when I can.

For all those who would like to translate this mod, thank you! No reposts of ERO to other sites are allowed, so send me your translation and I will add it to the mod, and then you can link to it from other sites. 

Known Issues:

  • The dialog box text in the Settings menu will start moving down more and more after you add attractions. This is not actually an issue with this specific mod, but rather many mods that have menus in general, and it has occurred since one of the latest game patches. I’m sure will eventually be fixed, but it’s pretty low priority since all you have to do is reopen the menu.
  • When automating a Sim’s physical traits based on their CAS data, a Sim’s eyebrow hair color will sometimes be chosen as their hair color instead of their head hair color if the two are different. This is an issue with how the Sims 4 assigns tags; both eyebrow hair and head hair colors use the head hair color tags, and I only allow automation of physical traits to assign one hair color to a Sim. The fix for this right now is to set their hair color manually if you see it chose the eyebrow color instead. Sims 4 tags also have other weird issues: see extra screenshots of this with the hair and eye color examples in the screenshots at the top of this post.

Some of the Sims 4’s tags are wildly inaccurate. For one particularly bad example, the game labels both red and purple eyes as “amber” eyes (I don’t even 

). There’s more detail in the two CAS screenshots included in the pictures section above, but right now the only fix is to set these strangely-tagged ones manually (the full list of hair and eye colors and EA’s versus my tags is in those screenies).

The Sims is a game we know and love for its ability to engross us in making lives of our own full choosing and control, but let’s face it: for many of us, it doesn’t really feel real in certain aspects of the vanilla game. One of the biggest of these for me is the romance, or rather, the lack thereof! When Sims touch and kiss, they barely get closer to each other for more than a second! C’mon, who the heck hugs their partner like that?! Things like this mean it often feels like the game treats romance as a side-gimmick rather than a real and fully-fleshed-out part of life, and I find myself feeling dissatisfied with how the Sims I have who are supposed to be completely head-over-heels for each other are just…coexisting lukewarmly. I aim to be part of what changes that, with a mixture of attractions, affinities/compatibilities, and opinions your Sim has to/about other Sims, among many other features!

So I felt like creating a mod that makes romance a thing in the Sims that people can connect with, one that’s best made possible through a unique union of code, animation, and storytelling!

Romance Overhaul