Cats & Dogs My Wedding Stories

EA disabled the cutest feature for The Sims 4 My Wedding Stories

Another proof that The Sims 4 My Wedding Stories released way too early

Ever since The Sims 4 My Wedding Stories Game Pack had been announced simmers wanted to know if Cats & Dogs could too walk down the aisle.

After a rocky release of the pack (with fixes promised to arrive this month) modders have uncovered a hidden feature that The Sims Team has been working on. That’s right – the ability to send your Petsdown the aisle!

Modder 83bienchen first discovered that The Sims Team always had intentions to allow players to send Dogs down the aisle through the game’s code:

There were actually plans to allow cats and dogs as ring and flower bearers.

Hints/Leftovers of these plans can be found in the tuning files:
wedding_Immediate_Aisle_DogCheck_SendFlowerDown
wedding_Immediate_Aisle_DogCheck_SendFlowerUp

These two aren’t so much in the face but both interactions have been specifically set to allow for cats and dogs to do them:
wedding_Aisle_WalkDown_Ring
wedding_Aisle_WalkDown_Flower

Shortly after the release of the pack modders got to work and discovered there’s much more to it. The Sims Team hadn’t just developed code functions to let your Pets walk down the aisle, but animations as well!

Modder chippedscreationscorner released a .package file that enables Big Dogs and Small Dogs to be your Flower Pals at the wedding. Here’s what they have to say about the mod:

Pets as Flower Pals

There has been an incompleted tuning in the game that allows you to choose pets as flower pals. For some reason it was set as a debug interaction. I enabled it for normal gameplay. So far it only works for large & small dogs but I’m trying to enable it for cats and add an option to use them as ring bearers as well!

The installation process for this Mod requires to do the following:

  1. First install the XML injector mod and paste both of the files to Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods folder.
  2. Download the Pets as Flower Pals Mod and paste it to Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods folder.
  3. Ensure your Mods / CC are enabled in the Game Options!

The process to make your dog your Flower Pal is rather simple!

First select the goodest of dogs in your household and select the “Ask to be Flower Pal at Wedding”

When planning your Wedding Event select the dog to be your Flower Pal!

When it’s time for the Wedding select the Wedding Aisle and choose your Flower Pal dog to Send Down (or Up) the aisle. You’ll then be asked which flower arrangement should they bring with them!

After that the goodest of dogs will walk down the aisle strutting with the bouqet that you’ve chosen. It’s one of the most adorable things I’ve seen!

And unfortunately, the best thing being disabled is just another proof that the release of The Sims 4 My Wedding Stories Game Pack had been rushed. If The Sims Team had already developed this feature, it being disabled in the backend of the game could mean that EA rushed Maxis to get the Game Pack out while leaving the Game Pack functionality mostly broken, with features such as this being unfinished.

The star of this article is Biscuit, which you can download as a part of our Sugar and Secrets Story Starter Kit!

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Jovan

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