TS4 Download: Auto NPCs (Barista and Stall Vendor)

Updated 4th Dec 2016!!! Added Barista, Vendor and Bartender options for Gyms and Spas. Remember to only choose one package for each lot type.

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It frustrates me that some objects in TS4 only auto-call NPCs on certain lots. I was so disappointed that City Living food stands would stand empty on park lots. 😦

Previously I was able to create mods to make it free to hire vendors, and bartenders and baristas. However, I still wished that the NPCs would auto-attend the lot because it breaks the immersion to have to keep calling them in manually. After MUCH playing around with the files, and many failed attempts, I was finally able to call some NPCs in to certain lots.

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For the vendors, you can place multiple stalls on one lot but only one vendor will be auto hired. They seem to choose which stall to open at random. If you delete a stall, they will go and open another. The vendors will auto tend any type of stall though: food; tea; swag; produce.

The baristas and vendors are called to the lot in overlapping shifts, so you should see a new NPC arriving to replace the one that is leaving. The barista/vendor will be called even if you do not have a barista bar or stall on the lot.

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The Files:

I’ve included all the files in one folder but you must only install ONE of each lot type. So you must only have one ‘Park’ venue for example. Therefore, you need to choose whether a barista or a vendor suits each individual lot type better. So far you can auto call an NPC to Park, Museum and Library venues.

You could have:

* A food vendor at the park.
and
* A cafe in the library.
and
* A gift stall at the museum.

If you want to automatically call a vendor you also need the vendor BASE file. This is because the baristas were already set up to work ON lots, but the vendors did not have a corresponding file. I created my own tuning for this.

This mod will override the ‘lot zoning’ for library/park/museum venues and will conflict with any other mod that also overrides these tuning files (this is why you must only choose one file per lot type). The vendor base is custom tuning and should not conflict with anything else.

To summary:

* If you choose a VENUE + vendor file, the BASE vendor file is required.
* If you only want the VENUE + barista files you do not need the BASE vendor file.
* You can only choose ONE file per lot type!
* You can mix and match files so you could have a cafe at the park, and a stall at the museum (as long as you don’t have two of the same lot type).

* You can also use this alongside my hire NPC’s for free mods (links above). So if you did want more than one stall on a lot, you can use the free vendor mod to hire additional sims.

I hope that isn’t too confusing! I tried to explain it as clearly as possible. XD Obviously Get Together is required for the barista, and City Living is required for the vendors. I made the mod with both packs installed.

I’ve also been looking into other role sims such as the musician buskers and the living statues, and while these sometimes work they have not been consistent. I decided they needed more work. The vendors and baristas, however, have been running like clockwork in my game and after several hours of repeated testing, I have found no issues.

Happy Simming!

Download Here! (Remember to only install ONE of each lot type!!!)

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20 thoughts on “TS4 Download: Auto NPCs (Barista and Stall Vendor)

  1. Thank you so much for making this mod. I tried something similar myself a while ago but it never worked … because it never occured to me to look into the zoneDirector. Now I feel equally stupid and educated – and glad I can have those little vendor stalls in my park and a barista at the museum. :3

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    • If you wanted to look into it more yourself, you can add all sorts of Sim behaviours to different zones. So if you wanted the bear to show up at the gym (why wouldn’t you? Lol!) you could open the zoning for a lot that the bear appears on and copy-paste the code into another zoning file. Just look at how they set the lines out and mimic it. 🙂

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  2. Hello ! Thanks a lot for this mod I hoped for something like that for so long !
    Something happened in my game though, that I thought would be linked to this mod: when my sims get invited to spontaneous parties in Windenburg, the bartender comes but there is no bar installed. (DJ still works as intended)
    I’m gonna try to test it further without the mod installed, but seeing sims need to get invited first, it might take a while. If it’s not linked to this mod I apologize !

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  3. Hi I downloaded the file, however I tried to click on one to download, and my computer says “There is no application set to open the document “Cinderellimod_TS4_AutoNPC_VENUE_Gym_Bartender.package” I have a Mac, not sure if that makes a difference, or if I’m missing a program that will execute the download. Please help!

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      • do you need to keep it in the zip folder? I put it in unzipped and it doesn’t work for me, they’re still asking for me to pay to open the veldor.

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      • Had to hit reply here cause it wouldn’t let me down below. I tried that and it changed nothing, it still showed up that I had to pay. I also tried to have a zipped and unzipped file like they showed for script mods and that also had no effect. I’m not sure what extra thing I failed to do or maybe my computer just doesn’t wanna let me use mods?

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      • Never mind, your explanation in the file was really confusing. I asked a friend to try the mod and it took him a few trys to figure it out. It would have been clearer to mention that you cannot have Park_Barista and Park_vendor in your mods file at the same time; that you can only have one of these mod files in the folder at a time. The instructions were difficult to understand and could be really confusing for people Especially if they can be hyper literal like I can. I’m not always the brightest bean.

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      • Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, it was really hard to explain what I meant. I’ll have to try and make time to edit the description. But you are correct, you can only have one file for each venue type. I’m glad you figured it out in the end. ^___^

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  4. This mod is very very really good for me, I’ve been using it and it work beautifully.
    My librally look soooooo lifeful now, and I really happy with it><!
    [ for exactly I always have question why develop team make us hire employees for foodstans or bars or coffee bars in comunity venues, visiters must always hire employees before they could have food or drink…. it's very weird! ]
    Now after using your mod I can say, I couldn't live anymore if I don't have it
    I have alittle hope in the future a mod would also cover Retail venues, just think if customers can have some coffee during shopping it would l bring vatiety in game 😀
    Whatever, I love this current one, this work great and I must say
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS WONDERFUL THING! 😀

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    • Yay! I’m so pleased that you are enjoying it so much! I did actually try to enable them for retail venues but it didn’t seem to work, I think the coding is set up in a different way. It’s something I’ll probably keep tinkering with until I figure it out. For now I’ve been using the ‘free barista’ mod which means you can hire one on any lot without being charged by clicking on the object itself. ^___^

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      • Oh!, why I can’t not think about it! While I open a store I used to hire batista and I’ve never do it again because I don’t want to lose my money, but as long as I don’t have to pay for hire, It would be fine XD I’m gonna get the mod and go to my store. THANK AGAIN FOR ADVISING!><

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  5. THANK YOU SO FREAKING MUCH!!!!!!!

    I just spent days building an awesome mall (even waited to get city living to build it since I wanted to make a food court with the food booths plus an indoor basketball court) then when I finally finished, went into live mode and took my sims there all excited to play. For a second I saw it closed and thought maybe the vendors hadn’t yet arrived … But then I clicked it and to my dismay saw the option “hire vendor” for a hundred damn simoleans. Actually made me just want to stop playing for a while I was so disappointed.

    You’re amazing, thank you so much for your hard work and for sharing it with us!!

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  6. Thank you so friggin much! I hate it when the game does not allow you to hire vendors and such for free in the game.

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