Seasonal Affective Disorder Trait
Here we have another mental health trait that I’ve been working on for a while as I, once again, have personal experience with the ailment on which this trait is based. This trait is crafted to try to, respectfully, mimic Seasonal Affective Disorder (also known as SAD). It’s a type of depression linked to the change in seasons. It’s thought to be due to the lack of sunlight in the winter seasons but that hasn’t exactly been proven as the depression can affect in both winter and summer but in very different ways. If one has bipolar disorder (raises hand) it can have other seasonal effects like a summer-induced mania episode.
As I said, I’ve been planning and working on this trait for a while. I hope I managed to create something that is both interesting, educational, and respectful. Your Sims will experience very different things depending on whether it is summer or winter. I didn’t program anything for spring or fall… yet… as I’m still debating how best to do that. I also created a “reward trait” version of this trait so you can add it to your Sim without taking up one of the main and few personality trait slots. As this trait is based on seasonal changes, I suppose it’s rather obvious that this trait requires the Seasons EP.
To see what exactly this trait does and what its buffs are, click on the blue boxes below and that information will appear. If you would rather learn by playing with the trait in-game, then skip the boxes and read the information below them.
v1.1 – Fixed both the main trait and reward trait to work with the v1.90 game patch. Make certain you download the latest version of XML Injector too!
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I created this mod using the Mod Constructor v4 by Zerbu. I also utilized Sims 4 Studio for several edits, and it was invaluable so thank you to the team behind that program as well! In addition, I made extensive use of the online TDESC Browser along with Scumbumbo’s Tuning Error Notifier. Without those these tools, this mod would never have worked!