v2.3.1 (March 8, 2022)
- Fixed an issue where sims would autonomously replace the Doorbell’s batteries.
This mod is Base Game Compatible. Enhanced with Parenthood and Eco Lifestyle.
Say hello to the Ding & Ditch Smart Doorbell for The Sims 4. This doorbell adds a modern realistic touch to your home in 8 different colors. With 3 Detection Modes and Visual Ring, you’ll never miss a visitor or a delivery.
The original EA door knock interaction is still available however the doorbell is simply more desirable. You may want to keep up with maintenance otherwise friends may receive an unexpected shock, but once it totally breaks, Sims will revert to knocking.
A huge shout out to thepancake1 for creating new teen/adult animations.
I can’t thank these people enough, they’ve not only helped this mod come to fruition but truly helped me grow as a creator, as a person, and kept me sane through dark times:
RVSN, thepancake1, Frankk, MizoreYukii, PandaSama, Turbodriver
and honestly anyone else I’ve met in the Creator Musings Discord and Twitter. Thank you so much. <3
🇨🇳 Chinese (Traditional) by TangY
🇩🇪 German by ChippedSim
🇲🇽 Spanish by Simlish4 Team
Visual Ring offers an alternative alert designed for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Simmers. Once enabled, any number of lamps in your home can be enabled to flash a red color three times whenever the doorbell button is pressed.
The Smart Doorbell is offered in Jet Black, Stark White, Sixam Grey, Granite Falls Green, Sulani Sand, Gnome’s Gold, Vlad’s Silver, and Henford Rose.
While in Live mode, you can change the color of the button light to White, Blue, or Green through the Settings category.
Off The Grid
If you’re living off the grid, or can’t quite afford your power bills then fret no more. The Smart Doorbell now includes batteries! Within the Upgrade menu you can now find a Change Batteries interaction that will allow your doorbell to work without electricity for up to a week. Batteries cost 12 Simoleons, or you can also purchase them for 6 Recycle Bits if you have Eco Lifestyle
Batteries will last about a week and will keep their charge longer while power is available, or if the doorbell is turned off.
A Few More Tricks
If Sims are sleeping, there is a 50% chance they will be woken up. Vampires are immune to mere mortal technology.
Sims with the Technophobe Lifestyle (Snowy Escape Required) will prefer knocking on the door. So make sure you have motion detection on to catch them too!
With Parenthood, kids of all ages can Make Funny Faces or Wave at Camera for special moments, like coming home from school and saying hello to Mom or Dad at work.
Pull the prank of legends and Ding Dong Ditch (Base Game Compatible), or Ding Dong Ditch with Gag Bag (Parenthood Required). Your Level 2 Mischief Sims can leave a smelly gag gift on the porch, ring the bell, and DITCH! With Cats & Dogs, the bag may contain poop, otherwise a horrendous fruit cake. Light it on fire for the ultimate legendary move. You may also find some of your mischievous neighbors running amok, especially on Spooky Day.
You can also assign the Ding Dong Ditch Holiday Tradition to any other holiday for extra tricks throughout the year.