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Sims 4 Mod: Expensive Fire Sprinklers

July 14, 2020
A Sims 4 screenshot: a fire sprinkler installed in an alley

UTD with Sims 4 version PC: 1.64.84.1020 / Mac: 1.64.84.1220 (7/8/2020)

Anyone else find it silly that installing a fire sprinkler system throughout your entire lot only cost §750?

The Sims 4 has spent nearly 6 years being balanced around not having firefighters. Unfortunately, it’s still balanced around not having firefighters. Before patch 95, your options for putting out fires were to do it yourself, or to pay an extremely menial sum to never have to worry about putting out (indoor) fires again.

After patch 95, your options for putting out fires are, 1) do it yourself, 2) wait for the fire brigade to show up and them to do it, or 3) pay an extremely menial sum to continue not having to worry about anyone putting out fires. Tl;dr, much like repairmen, firefighters are kind of useless in a Sims game that was originally balanced around not having them.

So I overrode the sprinkler system object to make installing fire sprinklers throughout your lot significantly more expensive.

The catalogue description for the sprinkler system. It costs 25,000 simoleans.

It comes in 3 flavors (you can only install one at a time):

  • §15,000
  • §25,000
  • §50,000

And (with Eco Lifestyle installed) they all also increase the lot’s water consumption. Fire safety ain’t free, kids.

Realistically, the sprinkler system’s price would increase with the square footage of the lot, but the game literally doesn’t support dynamic object pricing of that kind, so hopefully the different flavors will allow people to pick whatever price point they think is fair.

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This should only require the base game and not conflict with anything except for other mods that override the sprinkler system object.

Changelog

7/14/20 – Initial release.