I posted this on my simblr a few days ago and wanted to share it with those who don’t use tumblr.
You guys know that we did some extensive testing on how to KEEP THE VAMPIRES OUT OF YOUR HOMES. Please note that none of these methods will stop the spawning of vampires. It is a vampire GP. There will be vampires. This is just a way to have the GP and have saves where vampires disappear into the background like aliens and ghosts. This method does use game cheats but it is intended for those who do not want to use mods.
Anyways……this is what I did, if anybody wants to follow suit.
1) I deleted all the EA premade vampires and made my own vampire family.
2) I used the vampire cheats here to make the YA male a Grand Master Vampire. The other vampires (teen to adult) all have the Master Vampire ranks.
3) The Grand Master Vampire is the only one who can turn sims (give this vampire that reward using the cheat). They all were given the sun resistant vampire reward (using the cheats). This reward can only be given to master vampires on up. I saw too many posts of NPC vampires dying in the sun, lol. I don’t want my carefully created townie vampires dying! None of them got the “eternally welcome” reward so they can’t enter homes.
4) I used the debug cheat in the buy menu and placed a garlic bulb in each of my sims inventories. Then I hung garlic from their doors. I also added the “private” lot trait.
All this was done so that I have control of my story! I don’t like when EA dictates to me how I should play my game. This gave me control of the vampires back.
It is important to note that vampires MAY BITE YOUR SIMS (but won’t turn them) out in the town. So….stick that garlic in their inventories and they will be left alone.
As usual, not all games are the same. Depending on what mods you are using and how you set up your game, you may find different results.
Hope this helps somebody so they can enjoy the GP and have control of those vampires.