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Spell Book Tweaks, with multiple flavors (Updated for Deliciously Indulgent Bakery)

by NonaMena Posted 25th Feb 2012 at 1:01 PM - Updated 7th Apr 2014 at 10:51 AM by NonaMena : update to BUFF mods for Deliciously Indulgent Bakery
61 Comments / replies (Who?) - 17 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
Casting spells with the spell book from the Sims 3 store has never been easier!

Note: You MUST have the Lady Ravendancer Goth's Book o' Spells from the Sims 3 Store in order for these mods to work. It will NOT add the item to your game.

Is your Premium Content not working properly? Read this to fix your problems: DCBackup, ccmerged.package and Your Premium Content Items

Updates
This mod is compatible with patch levels 1.66 and 1.67

You MUST update the BUFF mod whenever there is NEW Premium Content at the Sims 3 Store. I generally update this mod within 2 days of a new PC object release.

7 April 2014 - BUFF mods have all been updated for: Deliciously Indulgent Bakery. If you do have this content you don't need to update, but it will not cause any problems if you do update. I always recommend updating.


Requirements:
  • Again, this requires the The Spell Book Premium Content Item from the Sims 3 Store to be installed in your game, or it will do absolutely nothing.
  • No other Expansion or Stuff Packs are required for this mod, ONLY the store item.
  • These mods work for patch 1.29 and up.

Conflicts This is important. READ THIS
  • These mods modify two completely different resources. You may download these separately, or together and use them both at the same time.
  • The Better Spell Casting And Reviewing mod will conflict with any other mod that alters the same resource or otherwise replaces it. Please see each mod for specific conflicts and installation instuctions.
  • You must update the BUFFs mod every time there is new premium content in the store that provides custom moodlets.
  • These mods will not conflict with the texture replacement created by Nukael.
  • You can always use Delphy's Sims 3 Dashboard Tool to test for conflicts.
  • Please note: I update this mod every time their is a new premium content item with Buffs.

You may mix and match these two mods. Use only one flavor from "Makin' Magic" and one from Better Spell Casting and Reviewing

Makin' Magic
Does the Makin' Magic buff disappear too quickly for your taste? Then this mod is for you.

FlavorPackageDescription - Use only one of these!
Buff_1Longer_Magic_1.packageMakin' Magic moodlet lasts 1 sim day.
Buff_30Longer_Magic_30.packageMakin' Magic moodlet is Permanent.
Buff_30_nobonusLonger_Magic_30_nobonus.packageMakin' Magic moodlet lis Permanent. The moodlet does not provide any mood boost.
Buff_6hrLonger_Magic_6hr.packageMakin' Magic moodlet lasts 6 hours.
Buff_90min_5bonusShorter_Magic_90_5bonus.packageMakin' Magic moodlet lasts 90 minutes and gives a +5 mood bonus.


How to install
Put this file in your Mod\Overrides folder. If you do not have one, create one and ensure that your Resource.cfg is properly set up for overrides. If you aren't sure, re-download the framework from here and put the included Resource.cfg in your Mods folder.

Conflicts
  • Put this mod in a properly configured Overrides folder..
  • This mods alters the buffs_store XML in the ccmerged.package and will conflict with any other mod that alters the same XML.



Better Spell Casting and Reviewing
Is your skilled witch tired of her casts failing for no apparent reason? Does your warlock wish he knew how to speed read, so that he could review his spells quicker? Look no further, as your wishes have been granted.

FlavorPackageDescription
Spells_1Spellbook_Always_successful.packageYour sim has a 100% chance to cast a spell successfully.
Spells_2Spellbook_Always_successful_quickreview.packageYour sim has a 100% chance to cast a spell successfully. Reviewing a spell takes 1 sim minute.
Spells_3Spellbook_2xsuccess_5review.packageYour sim has twice the default chance to cast a spell successfully. Reviewing a spell takes 5 sim minutes.
Spells_4Spellbook_2xsuccess_5review_LTR30.packageYour sim has twice the default chance to cast a spell successfully. Reviewing a spell takes 5 sim minutes. Mood Elevatus Spell increases relationship by 30 (up from 15)


Conflicts
  • This mod alters the SpellBook_0x5c5946dbffca3d44 XML resource found in GameplayData.package and the Spell Book package.
  • This mod will conflict with any other mod that alters or otherwise replaces the above mentioned XML resource.

How to install
  • Put this file in Mods\Packages or wherever you install your package files.
  • If you installed this object a package file instead of using the Sims3Pack, put this file in your Mod\Overrides folder. If you do not have one, create one and ensure that your Resource.cfg is properly set up for overrides. If you aren't sure, re-download the framework from here and put the included Resource.cfg in your Mods folder.

Other Problems with your Spell book?
If, after removing your old Spell Book/FOY fix, the interactions on your Spell Book and Fountain of Youth are blank, you will need to re-install your Spell Book and Fountain of Youth. To do this, first uninstall those two items via the Launcher. Then you can re-install them using the sims3packs for Hidden Springs and the Gothique Library/Spell Book. See Tips for Effective Use of the Sims 3 Launcher How can I uninstall content using the Launcher ?

Always back up your files before you do this! In fact, just make a copy of your entire Sims 3 folder. This way, if you uninstall Hidden Springs entirely, you won't lose your save games. Also, when I did this, my Killer Classics set uninstalled itself as well for some reason. I re-installed it and everything was fine.

If your spell book is causing you grief by making your sim reset whenever he tries to use it, you have two ways to fix the problem:





If you'd like an additional flavor, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

Additional Credits:
Peter & Inge Jones for S3PE, Armiel for the Builder's DIY Island which I use so frequently for testing. Omega for his Magic Items Fix and Simon (from MATY) for his fix for the spell book reset bug. Note: New Premium Content Fix at MATY is also by Omega.

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.

TS3 Base Game
Built with Game Version: 1.29

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!
 
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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#2 Old 25th Feb 2012 at 6:39 PM
i know that change the time of feeling magic
Question:but it fix or i must dowload the ''another'sfix''???
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#3 Old 25th Feb 2012 at 6:50 PM
You only need a fix listed at the bottom of the thread if your spell book is causing your sim to reset. My mods don't fix that.
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#4 Old 26th Feb 2012 at 3:15 AM
Another great shop fixes.


Does this conflict with the Lot of Magic set?

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#5 Old 26th Feb 2012 at 7:42 AM
Nope.
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#6 Old 27th Feb 2012 at 1:58 AM
thank you
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 28th Feb 2012 at 11:37 PM
Could you add the "magic" tag to this post to make it easier to find? Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 1st Mar 2012 at 2:13 AM
Finally they upload it,

Again ...Thanks
Test Subject
#9 Old 4th Mar 2012 at 10:34 AM
i did exactly what it said in the instructions how instal
but nothing changed the buff still only last for 4 hours and my spells still frequently fail
now i was trying to use Buff_30 and Spells_1
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#10 Old 4th Mar 2012 at 10:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pieen_
i did exactly what it said in the instructions how instal
but nothing changed the buff still only last for 4 hours and my spells still frequently fail
now i was trying to use Buff_30 and Spells_1


Hmm. Did you delete your scriptcache before starting the game? Also, are you using any other mods, and if so, do those mod work?
Test Subject
#11 Old 4th Mar 2012 at 11:16 AM
All my other mods work
and i didn't delete the sciptcache , is that even save to do
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#12 Old 4th Mar 2012 at 11:51 AM
Yes. When you add new mods to your game, it's best to delete the scriptcache file found in The Sims 3 folder, to ensure that the changes are loaded. Try deleting the scriptcache.

For more information about deleting caches, see: Delete Cache Files
Test Subject
#13 Old 10th Mar 2012 at 10:27 AM
so i deleted the cache file and tested it again but now if i my sim wants to learn a spell he just walks up to the spellbook and then he is al the sudden 5 meters away from the book ??
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#14 Old 10th Mar 2012 at 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by pieen_
so i deleted the cache file and tested it again but now if i my sim wants to learn a spell he just walks up to the spellbook and then he is al the sudden 5 meters away from the book ??

Yeah, this bug happens to many people and is not related to my mod. Please read the section: Other Problems with your Spell book? and go to the part where it says: " If your spell book is causing you grief by making your sim reset"
Scholar
THANKS POST
#15 Old 18th Mar 2012 at 11:00 PM
I bought the spellbook from the store, and it has never worked for me, not once; my sim has always popped out of the interaction. So I'm thrilled to have your advice about how to fix that, in addition to the mods.
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#16 Old 1st Apr 2012 at 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by modguto
I downloaded the Better Spell Casting and Reviewing, but does not work (I chose the Spell_1)


What doesn't work? The sim fails when it casts a spell?

Do other mods work? If not, check your framework.
How did you install the spell book? Via the launcher or with a package file?
Test Subject
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#17 Old 1st Apr 2012 at 11:42 PM
I solved my problem,now remains for me to thank you for this wonderful mod
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#18 Old 2nd Apr 2012 at 7:12 AM
Glad to hear it. Let me know if you have any other problem.
Test Subject
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#19 Old 27th Apr 2012 at 6:35 AM
Thank You! So happy to add this to my collection!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 5th May 2012 at 5:09 AM
How did you make the longer magic buff mod? I'm really curious about how to make mods that change the buffs for the premium items. I tried opening the 30 day magic buff mod in s3pe, but the tag is unknown and there's nothing in the text area. It works just fine, but I'm curious how you did it and what you edited. Can you enlighten me? Thank you
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#21 Old 6th May 2012 at 3:19 PM
What package editor are you using? If it is s3pe, please go download the newest version (either release or QA version). Then you'll be able to edit the resource (it's a BUFF resource) and you'll see all the various store buffs involved.

Take note that the the way EA has made the store buffs mean that, in order to use a store buff mod, you'll need to make sure that you every custom store buff in the same package file, if you want the buffs for all premium content to load properly. Each premium content item has a BUFF resource which has the exact same resource key as all other premium content items. When you install them via the launcher, the aluncher created a ccmerged.package, which merges all custom buffs from premium content into one package. This is why all the buffs need to be present in one buff file, if you make a buff mod. I hope this makes sense If it's confusing, just use the buff file from this mod, or from the premium content fix at MATY. Alternatively, you can create the mod using the BUFF resource in the ccmerged.package in Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\DCBackup

Sorry for the slow reply, by the way. I've been out in the middle of the woods on a lake for the weekend

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Please do not PM me with questions about modding. Please post in an appropriate forum and PM me a link to the thread if you would like me to try and help.
Test Subject
#22 Old 27th May 2012 at 5:25 PM
Hi, this mod wont work with deep frier fix?
could you please have a look on it?
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#23 Old 28th May 2012 at 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by visa2012
Hi, this mod wont work with deep frier fix?
could you please have a look on it?


I will take another look. Bit did you put this mod in your overrides folder? You will need to do that.

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Please do not PM me with questions about modding. Please post in an appropriate forum and PM me a link to the thread if you would like me to try and help.
Test Subject
#24 Old 28th May 2012 at 1:50 PM
i will try
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