Let There be Music ! Patch 1.67

Saturday, August 4, 2012 10 comments

Two sims playing music

I finally updated this to the latest patch level. Sorry for any inconvenience.

This is a mod I made after seeing a request on NRaas Industries

What it does:

  • Sims won't wake up anymore if a stereo that has the "wired house" upgrade is turned on while they sleep.
  • It will also stop sleeping Sims from waking up if another Sim decides to jam next to them.
  • Light sleepers Sims won't wake up either if the music is turned on. As for heavy sleepers, I believe they were never affected by this.
  • Sims will behave normally if a fire starts/a burglar comes by/the alarm clock goes off/Phone rings, meaning that they will wake up, but the "Rude Awakening" buff won't show.
  • As for Pets, they should behave normally, which means that there's a chance the music will wake them up, and that will make them select another spot to sleep. It shouldn't happen more than once though.
On a side note, when a stereo is upgraded, Sims will automatically turn it off when they go to sleep. This seems to be hard coded and I haven't found a way to prevent it from happening. Just turn it back on when the last Sim is sleeping and you're good to go for the rest of the night.

The "Enjoying Music" buff won't show while Sims are asleep, but it will come back first thing in the morning when they wake up.

This mod is safe to use with Shimrod's Stereo MP3 Volume Fixer because they don't alter the same resources.
Also, this mod is not necessary if you use Awesomemod, since it already has this functionality.

To use this mod, your game needs to be patched to the latest level, which is 1.67. 
If you already use a mod that alters the Buff XML resource, it should be pretty easy to make this mod compatible with it. If you're not sure how to do it, feel free to send me a message either here (tumblr) or here (wikispace), or in the comments below.

Credits and Thank you's!

  • Twallan, from NRaas Industries. Without his help, I would probably still be scratching my head about the infinite "Rude Awakening" buff loop. Thank you! :)
  • Inge and Peter Jones, from Simlogical, for the very useful S3PE tool. Can't live without this tool anymore. :)
  • Twoftmama and Bluegenjutsu, from TFM's Naughty Sims Asylum; I've peeked in many mods you've made, and it helped me understand better how it worked, so a huge thank you to both of you! :)
  • Simwahine, Traelia, and Willow, who gracefully accepted to drop this mod in their game and test it with different settings and situations. Thank you for your time ladies! It was greatly appreciated! :) 
That's about it.
Enjoy! :)

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Override for Diesel Stuff Pack's Nebula Platform Bed

Thursday, July 12, 2012 11 comments

The Sims 3 Diesel stuff pack bed

I love the new bed that comes with the latest stuff pack.
Didn't take long for me to get annoyed with the stencil though, so I made an override that adds a preset to the bed, and that preset is without the stencil.
In other words, instead of having 3 presets, you get a forth one that you can recolor as you wish.
Needless to say that this is a simple override of the OBJD file, and you'll need the Diesel Stuff Pack for the bed to show up in your game.
This override will conflict with any other package that edits the same OBJD file.
Credit goes to Inge and Peter at Simlogical, for making all of these useful tools like S3OC and Texture Tweaker3 tool

This package goes in your Mods folder, preferably an Override folder if your Resource file is set this way. 

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Read the Newspaper Faster Mod *** PATCH 1.67***

Thursday, June 21, 2012 0 comments

A sim reading a newspaper

I made this mod for my personal use because I like to read the paper, but I hate the fact that it can take more than an hour to  complete the task.

That's why I came up with this.
This mod edits the CheckCurrentEvents XML file, and any other mod that edits the same XML file won't be compatible.
Honestly, if there's one, I have failed to see it so far.

Basically, I cut the time to a minimum that was acceptable for me. 
  • <kMinimumReadTime value="20">  value was changed to 5 instead
  • <kTimePerPage value="10"> value was changed to 3
 I'm aware that it's a lot faster, but tuning to your own liking is pretty easy if you open the package in S3PE.

Of course, time of reading will vary depending on what happened in your town the day before. 
I use Twallan's Story Progression, so sometimes my Sim still ends up reading for half an hour, but at least she has the time to read the paper in the morning now.

I believe you know the drill. Just unzip and put this mod wherever you put your other mods. Delete the Script.Cache and you're good to go.

Credit goes to Peter Jones at Simlogical for his S3PE Package Editor.

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Keep Calm and Do Bad Things...


Framed picture of True Blood made for The Sims 3 game

Object was clone from PaintingAnimatedCharacters (Base Game) with S3OC.
Three style included, but the presets are the originals.
I boosted the environment to 7, and it's shiftable.

Credit for the first image, I believe the original creator would be here but if I'm wrong, feel free to let me know so I can fix my link.
As for the other two images, it was a google search but I believe the original creators are here and here.

Both package and Sims3Pack included in one zip file.
Package was created with S3PE and packed with s3su.

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Salvador Dali for The Sims 3

Thursday, June 14, 2012 0 comments

framed picture of Dali's work for the Sims 3 game

Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989) - “People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings” 

Finally took the time to upload this.
As you can see, these are all Dali’s.
Cloned from base game PaintingMission2x1.
Presets are the original because my game was refusing to save my presets as a sims3pack. Will have to investigate why.
4000$ each, shiftable up and down, environment = 9.
Included as recolor:
  • Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s Angelus, 1935
  • Apparition of Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach, 1938
  • The Last Supper, 1955
  • The Persistence of Memory, 1931
  • Metamorphosis of Narcissus, 1937
  • The Hand, 1930
  • Swans Reflecting Elephants, 1937
  • The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1946

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Monday, June 11, 2012 0 comments

The Sims 3 Champs les Sims picture

I know, it's still pretty empty... But I'll get to it very soon.
Just not tonight.
Enjoy your visit!

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