Meaningful Stories is a mod pack that redesigns the mood and emotions system of The Sims 4. This collection of changes big and small aims to allow your sims to feel more human, to make the events in their lives feel more meaningful, and to turn managing their lives into a more interesting challenge.
Your sim might get into a depressive rut for days that takes planning and effort and some help from their friends to overcome. Or your sim’s creative nature might be filling them with inspiration when they ought to be focused instead, so you send them to work on their novel to get the ideas out of their head. But then something special happens, like a new friend, a promotion, or a first kiss, and they feel truly happy for once, in a way they never have before.
In-game Tutorial – You don’t need to read everything on this page to understand the mod! A system of tutorial tip notifications will introduce the features of the mod to you when they are affecting your sims in play.
In-game Settings Menu – Every feature of this mod is optional! If there’s any particular thing that doesn’t suit your play-style, you can tweak it or turn it off using the in-game settings menu.
With Sims 4 Meaningful Stories, emotions behave in ways that are smarter, subtler, and more varied.
Planned and upcoming features…
An early access preview of upcoming features is available for patrons of roBurky.
Other features planned or in development include:
- Autonomy Improvements
- Meaningful Memories
- Whim Improvements
- Moodlet Rebalancing
Credits and Thanks
This mod has only been made possible by the continued support of patrons.
Conflicts and Compatibility
- This mod is compatible with both the 32-bit legacy edition and 64-bit regular edition of The Sims 4.
- includes the effects of other mood mods created by roBurky, and those mods should be uninstalled before installing Meaningful Stories.
- mod has been made to avoid using tuning overrides and has no known incompatibility with mods by other creators.
Extract the contents of the zip file into your ‘Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Mods’ folder.
In the game’s options menu, on the ‘Other’ tab, turn on ‘custom content’ and ‘script mods’.