Nicer Vendors + Ask Anim Edits

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Updated 21/06/2023

  • Updated to fix some interaction names not displaying properly.


This is a combination of two quick mods I made a while ago that deal with some animation-related annoyances I’ve had for a while.

Nicer Vendors

Ever since I started playing TS3, I was confused by the animations used for the Buy Items interaction on registers; it uses the same animations as the “Neutral” outcome of the Ask interactions, where the Sims have vaguely negative reactions to the interaction being performed.

I created a script mod that simply replaces all of the Buy interactions I could find and points them to the “Friendly” state, which contains the more positive animations between the two Sims.

It should work on all registers across all EPs, including objects like the Seasons concessions stand. If I’ve missed something, please let me know.

Ask Anim Edits

This is a jazz script replacement for the Ask animations. It adds more variety to the animations used both for the initiating Sim and the target Sim in the Friendly and Neutral states, so the positive and negative reactions are a little different every time.

The extra animations are generally shorter than the vanilla ones, so Sims actually spend less time performing these socials, which is always a good thing in my book because asking another person what they do for work shouldn’t take as long as it does in this game.

You may still see the vanilla animations happening from time to time, although they will be less likely.


  • I merged both of the mods into a single package because I concluded that they work best in tandem, especially because Ask Anim Edits without Nicer Vendors would make the oversight on EA’s part much more evident, and all vendors would suddenly appear to deny your Sim service ????. Still, if someone really really wants to have one of them without the other, I can eventually upload them separately.
  • I haven’t tested Nicer Vendors together with NRaas Consigner; there may be an overlap with the interactions they replace, so there’s a chance either mod’s behavior will be overridden by the other. If something goes wrong, such as vendors playing the wrong animations in some circumstances, please let me know so that I can try and work something out.
  • Ask Anim Edits will conflict with any other mod that replaces the social_askfor jazz script in JazzData.

Credits & Thanks

  • Battery’s Script Mod Template Creator: Getting started with scripting quickly.
  • nraas: I used their Tunings code in my own script, which helped me inject the tuning of one interaction into another.
  • dnSpy: Peeking into the game’s files.
  • Visual Studio 2022: Writing the script.
  • s3pe: Exporting/Importing resources, creating the package file.
  • Thanks to TheSweetSimmer for helping me work out some issues with the jazz script!
  • Thanks to the lovely community at TS3 Creators Cave!

(Published on: 2023-06-21 12:00:00)

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