Home | Download | Discussion | Help | Site Map | New Posts | Sign in
MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

Faster Nectar Making and/or More Bottles

by gesimz Posted 8th Nov 2011 at 7:20 AM - Updated 19th Oct 2013 at 1:40 PM by gesimz : Updated for Seasons/1.42 Patch
673 Thanks Say Thanks
135 Favourited
25,279 Downloads
47,690 Views
46 Comments / replies (Who?)
No Update Is Required For patch 1.63 and Into the Future

UPDATE 31/10/12 - All 35 mods have been updated to include the new FairySkillLevelRepair line. Re-download and replace any existing older versions of the Faster Nectar Making mod to ensure that Fairy's can Fairy Repair Nectar Makers at the right level.

UPDATE 3 - 17/11/11 - Uploaded a few challenges based off Gonmags original 50-33 Adventures / faster nectar making challenges mod located here: http://modthesims.info/d/409560 that are compatible with Pets/1.26 for those interested that rather than reduce the challenge requirements for fulfilling the Flavorful Feet, Master of Nectar Making and Vizard of Vine challenges (like Gonmags original mod linked above did), actually increase the difficulty in fulfilling these challenges and this makes sense when you've got a nectar maker that can be up to 10 times more efficient than the games default. Challenges come in multiples of x10, x50 and x100 and in a number of versions to suit your preferences, REMEMBER ONLY CHOOSE ONE .PACKAGE FILE WITHIN THE ARCHIVE YOU DOWNLOAD!

EA DEFAULTS

Flavorful Feet (Number of Batches of Fruit Squished): 40
The Master of Nectar Making (Number of Bottles Made): 200
The Vizard of Vine (Number of Home-Grown Grapes used to make Nectar): 400
Mix Master: 15

BOTTLES ONLY CHALLENGE

Flavorful Feet (Number of Batches of Fruit Squished): 40
The Master of Nectar Making (Number of Bottles Made): 2000 for the x10 version, 10000 for the x50 version and 20000 for the x100 version
The Vizard of Vine (Number of Home-Grown Grapes used to make Nectar): 400
Mix Master: 15* see note below on why i've not changed this value

BOTTLES + FRUIT SQUISHED BATCHES CHALLENGES

Flavorful Feet (Number of Batches of Fruit Squished): 400 for the x10 version, 2000 for the x50 version and 4000 for the x100 version
The Master of Nectar Making (Number of Bottles Made): 2000 for the x10 version, 10000 for the x50 version and 20000 for the x100 version

The Vizard of Vine (Number of Home-Grown Grapes used to make Nectar): 400
Mix Master: 15* see note below on why i've not changed this value

BOTTLES + FRUIT SQUISHED BATCHES + USE HOME GROWN GRAPES CHALLENGES

Flavorful Feet (Number of Batches of Fruit Squished): 400 for the x10 version, 2000 for the x50 version and 4000 for the x100 version
The Master of Nectar Making (Number of Bottles Made): 2000 for the x10 version, 10000 for the x50 version and 20000 for the x100 version
The Vizard of Vine (Number of Home-Grown Grapes used to make Nectar): 4000 for the x10 version, 20000 for the x50 version and 40000 for the x100 version

Mix Master: 15* see note below on why i've not changed this value

*NOTE: I've chosen not to edit the requirements to fulfill the Mix Master challenge for Nectar Making as i'm not sure it is even possible to have up to 1500 DIFFERENT Fruit combinations in the game. If it is, and it's requested, i'll upload a version that also edits that particular challenge.
---

UPDATE 2 - 09/11/11 - Uploaded requested variant of faster button pushing and more bottles (which is now available for download) for those seeking a more realistic kind of operation and don't want to fiddle around with the running time of the nectar maker (i.e. the time it takes for the nectar to be made AFTER the fruit has been squished and AFTER the machines button are pushed to operate the machine). For convenience i've uploaded the 5 speed multiples of x2,x3,x4,x5 and x10, into one archive for this particular requested version and i'll be doing that with any subsequent requested variants of this mod for convenience. Remember, as always, if you opt for this version, YOU ONLY CHOOSE ONE OF THE .PACKAGES WITHIN THE ARCHIVE!

UPDATE - 08/11/11, The three x4 versions that reduce push button and squishing fruit times fourfold have been re-uploaded and changed to 7.25 minutes for button pushing/squishing fruit instead of 8 as 7.25 more precisely divides into 30 four times hence the change, 30 minutes being EAs default time for squishing fruit and button pushing.

---

If you would like a different combination other than the current 35 combinations available (e.g. a mod that only increases the speed of squishing fruit and produces more bottles x2), then let me know in the comments and i'll post the requested variant of the mod.

---

What This Mod Does

This is a tuning mod that will reduce the time taken to make nectar. More specifically (depending on the version of the mod you can choose) it can reduce the time taken to complete each step in the nectar making process, from the pushing of the buttons, to the actual running of the machine in producing the Nectar (Running Time) to even the Squishing of the fruit and can also (subject to which version of the mod you choose) increase the amount of Nectar bottles produced per batch of 10 fruits. This mod wasn't made with the intention of achieving Nectar challenges faster (although that will inevitably happen if you go for the higher versions of this mod), but rather, it was done for those seeking to take their nectar making to the next level, for example, in line with the general examples mentioned in the opening paragraph. This mod SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSES THE RUNNING SPEED AND FINAL OUTPUT OF THE NECTAR MAKER ITSELF AND INCREASES IT'S EFFICIENCY IN-GAME. There are many versions of this mod available to choose from to suit your preferences. If for example, you download a x10 version of the mod like the one that just affects "the running time" of the Nectar maker, then the running speed will decrease ten fold to 12 minutes (compared to EAs default time of 120 minutes), and if for example, you opt for a x5 version of this mod that affects the time taken to push buttons, the machines running time and how many bottles are produced, the time taken to push buttons and the running time will be five times less (6 minutes for button pushing and 24 minutes for running time) than EAs defaults of 30 minutes and 120 minutes respectively and the amount of bottles produced will be five times more than EAs default going up from 3 to 15 per batch of 10 fruits. Multipliers for flavour enhancers and chances of good and bad recipes being made remain unaltered, and my reasoning for this, is that it is well established what recipes work and what recpies don't work, and if I were to have changed those values, it would've caused unnecessary confusion and grief as to why what are supposedly good recipes are turning out as absolutely terrible or mediocre.

NOTE: YOU CAN ONLY USE ONE OF THE 35 VERSIONS OF THE MOD BELOW!

Specifics Regarding The Mod Versions Available:

Here is a breakdown of what the changes are for each type of mod and multiple, to EAs default production times and final output for the Nectar Maker:

x2 Mod Options

Faster running time only x2 (two fold): Running Time (RT) reduces from 120 (EA Default) to 60 minutes;

More bottles only x2 (two fold): Bottles Made (BM) increases from 3 (EA Default) to 6;

Faster button pushing and running time x2 (two fold): Button Pushing (BP) reduces from 30 (EA Default) to 15 mins and RT reduces from 120 (EA Default) to 60m;

NEW - Faster button pushing and more bottles x 2 (two fold) Button Pushing (BP) reduces from 30 to 15 mins and BM increases from 3 to 6;

Faster running time and more bottles made x2 (two fold): RT reduces from 120 (EA Default) to 60m and BM increases from 3 (EA Default) to 6;

Faster button pushing, running time and more bottles made x2 (two fold): BP reduces from 30 (EA Default) to 15m, RT reduces from 120 (EA Default) to 60m and BM increases from 3 (EA Default) to 6;

Faster fruit squishing, button pushing, running time and more bottles made x2 (two fold): Squishing Fruit (SF) time reduces from 30 (EA Default) to 15m, BP time reduces from 30 (EA Default) to 15m, RT reduces from 120 (EA Defaut) to 60m and BM increases from 3 (EA Default) to 6.
Also, for any of the mods above that increase the amount of bottles produced, the amount of bottles produced by a Nectar Machine that has been upgraded to Improve Pressing will produce an extra two bottles (double EAs default of 1).

x3 Mod Options

Faster running time only x3 (three fold): Running Time (RT) reduces from 120 to 40 minutes;

More bottles only x3 (three fold): Bottles Made (BM) increases from 3 to 9;

Faster button pushing and running time x3 (three fold): Button Pushing (BP) reduces from 30 to 10 mins and RT reduces from 120 to 40m;

NEW - Faster button pushing and more bottles x 3 (three fold) Button Pushing (BP) reduces from 30 to 10 mins and BM increases from 3 to 9;

Faster running time and more bottles made x3 (three fold): RT reduces from 120 to 40m and BM increases from 3 to 9;

Faster button pushing, running time and more bottles made x3 (three fold): BP reduces from 30 to 10m, RT from reduces 120 to 40m and BM increases from 3 to 9;

Faster fruit squishing, button pushing, running time and more bottles made x3 (three fold): Squishing Fruit (SF) time decreases from 30 to 10m, BP decreases from 30 to 10m, RT decreases from 120 to 40m and BM increases from 3 to 9.

Also, for any of the mods above that increase the amount of bottles produced, the amount of bottles produced by a Nectar Machine that has been upgraded to Improve Pressing will produce an extra three bottles (triple EAs default of 1).

x4 Mod Options

Faster running time only x4 (four fold): Running Time (RT) reduces from 120 to 30 minutes;

More bottles only x4 (four fold): Bottles Made (BM) increases from 3 to 12;

Faster button pushing and running time x4 (four fold): Button Pushing (BP) reduces from 30 to 7.25 mins and RT reduces from 120 to 30m;

NEW - Faster button pushing and more bottles x 4 (four fold) Button Pushing (BP) reduces from 30 to 7.25 mins and BM increases from 3 to 12;[/B]

Faster running time and more bottles made x4 (four fold): RT reduces from 120 to 30m and BM increases from 3 to 12;

Faster button pushing, running time and more bottles made x4 (four fold): BP reduces from 30 to 7.25m, RT reduces from 120 to 30m and BM increases from 3 to 12;

Faster fruit squishing, button pushing, running time and more bottles made x4 (four fold): Squishing Fruit (SF) time reduces from 30 to 7m, BP reduces from 30 to 7.25m, RT reduces from 120 to 30m and BM increases from 3 to 12.

Also, for any of the mods above that increase the amount of bottles produced, the amount of bottles produced by a Nectar Machine that has been upgraded to Improve Pressing will produce an extra four bottles (quadruple EAs default of 1).

x5 Mod Options

Faster running time only x5 (five fold): Running Time (RT) reduces from 120 to 24 minutes;

More bottles only x5 (five fold): Bottles Made (BM) increases from 3 to 15;

Faster button pushing and running time x 5 (five fold): Button Pushing (BP) reduces from 30 to 6 mins and RT reduces from 120 to 24m;

NEW - Faster button pushing and more bottles x 5 (five fold) Button Pushing (BP) reduces from 30 to 6 mins and BM increases from 3 to 15;

Faster running time and more bottles made x5 (five fold): RT reduces from 120 to 24m and BM increases from 3 to 15;

Faster button pushing, running time and more bottles made x5 (five fold): BP reduces from 30 to 6m, RT reduces from 120 to 24m and BM increases from 3 to 15;

Faster fruit squishing, button pushing, running time and more bottles made x5 (five fold): Squishing Fruit (SF) time reduces from 30 to 6m, BP reduces from 30 to 6m, RT reduces from 120 to 24m and BM increases from 3 to 15.
Also, for any of the mods above that increase the amount of bottles produced, the amount of bottles produced by a Nectar Machine that has been upgraded to Improve Pressing will produce an extra five bottles (quintuple EAs default of 1).

x10 Mod Options

Faster running time only x10 (ten fold): Running Time (RT) reduces from 120 to 12 minutes;

More bottles only x10 (ten fold): Bottles Made (BM) increases from 3 to 30;

Faster button pushing and running time x 10 (ten fold): Button Pushing (BP) reduces from 30 to 3 mins and RT reduces from 120 to 12m;

NEW - Faster button pushing and more bottles x 10 (ten fold) Button Pushing (BP) reduces from 30 to 3 mins and BM increases from 3 to 30;

Faster running time and more bottles made x10 (ten fold): RT reduces from 120 to 12m and BM increases from 3 to 30;

Faster button pushing, running time and more bottles made x10 (ten fold): BP reduces from 30 to 3m, RT reduces from 120 to 12m and BM increases from 3 to 30;

Faster fruit squishing, button pushing, running time and more bottles made x10 (10 fold): Squishing Fruit (SF) time reduces from 30 to 3m, BP reduces from 30 to 3m, RT reduces from 120 to 12m and BM increases from 3 to 30.
Also, for any of the mods above that increase the amount of bottles produced, the amount of bottles produced by a Nectar Machine that has been upgraded to Improve Pressing will produce an extra ten bottles (ten times EAs default of 1).

Let me know in the comments if any of the mods downloaded are not consistent with the numbers posted here and don't work as intended, and i'll amend the XML file of that particular mod version and re-upload as required.

Compatibility


This mod was made with the latest 1.26 patch but in order to get proper use out of the mod, you need to have the World Aventures Expansion Pack installed so that you can buy the L'amour des Fruits Nectar Maker and be able to use the Nectar Maker to produce bottles of Nectar in the first place.

This mod edits the NectarMaker (Nectar Maker Speed) and NectarSkill (Nectar Challenges) XML files and will conflict with any other mod that edits the same two XML files.

Installation

Simply drag and drop/cut & paste/copy & paste the .package file into your Mods\Packages as normal.

Additional Credits: S3PE and its developers & MTS for hosting said program and this upload.

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

World Adventures
Built with Game Version: 1.26

You need to be a Registered Member to be able to download from MTS. Registration allows you to thank and leave comments for the creators, see your download history, participate in the discussions and much more!

Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
Page 1 of 2
46 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts, 24 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)
Page 1 of 2
Back to top