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Featured upload! Same energy gain for any bed

by Marhis Posted 4th Mar 2009 at 8:30 AM - Updated 12th May 2009 at 9:18 PM by Marhis : Chosen as personal pick
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Preamble
Let's say you are annoyed because you can't have your sims sleep in that bed you like a lot, because of its crappy energy gain: your sim would need a lot more hours of sleep than usual, to be fully restored.

Let's also say you love that fancy expensive bed for your sim children, but those pesky brats keeps to wake up again before midnight, and when it's time to go to school they're pretty much destroyed.

If those beds are Maxis-made, you can use Lord Darcy's mod and relieve a huge part of stress, but what if you're using a custom bed? One of those typical custom beds which are amazingly luxurious, but were cloned from the pine bed or something like that, and the creator didn't mind to adjust their stats, so they're actually confortable as much as a bed with no mattress.

You can manually edit each of them in SimPE, of course. Heh. And what if you play on a Mac or/and don't want to mess around with SimPE?

Plus, the children issue (they go to bed early... and wake up too much early, too, if their bed is good enough) remains unsolved.
Let alone the weird fact that usually the value of a bed may influence the comfort, but not the amount of hours a person have to sleep, to be fully restored (if a bed is not confortable... well, you'll wake up restored in energy, but messed up in comfort, wouldn't you?).

I was sick of all this fiddling around, and I made my own mod.

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How this mod works
  • It's a a global mod, therefore it works the same on every neighborhood and lot.
  • It provides the same energy gain rate on any bed in game, regardless they're Maxis or custom, overriding their settings.
  • Children have a different (slower) energy gain rate, compared to adults, teens and elders.
  • Confort gain rate, on the other hand, is not modified: it will be the original one, built in with the bed.
  • The energy rating value advertised in the catalog will still be shown as the original value, but it will matter no more.

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Numbers

Childrens will have a fixed energy gain rate of 28 per hour, corresponding to the catalog value of 3, like the Caress of Teak bed.


Teens, adults and elders will have an energy gain rate of 40 per hour, corresponding to a catalog value of 8-9, like the most expensive beds (Majestically Medieval and such).

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In conclusion, you can have e.g. an adult and a child share the same bed and refill their energy bar at a different rate, regardless the luxury of the bed itself: Colonial Ironwood bed has a built-in energy rating of 6, but the dad will gain energy like it were 9, and its son like it were 3.


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Just because I knew someone will ask for, sooner or later, I have included in this submission an alternate version of this mod - a more "cheaty" one - which will maximize comfort too, along with energy, and with no differences between children and adults.
That's the v2 package; use only ONE of them at once.
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Last but not least, it's base game compatible. Enjoy!
Tags: #bed, #energy, #comfort

Type: Global Mods

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

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
marhis-all_beds_same_energy.rar | Description: Same energy gain for any bed - standard version 1.1 KB 18,665 4th Mar 2009
marhis-all_beds_same_energy_v2.rar | Description: Same energy/comfort gain for any bed - alternate version 1.0 KB 24,476 4th Mar 2009
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

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4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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