I've got mine set to Intervals. For example, M-F from 9-12 time moves a little faster (to get through work quicker) but from 12-8 time is a little slower. You can set it up however you like and have multiple settings without going into it and doing anything. This requires some initial setup and it'd be advisable to read the readme on the site to better understand it but isn't difficult by any means (ie. it's not Dwarf Fortress).
Regarding skills, make sure that you have no Relative Skills set to True and ensure all the skill settings are still set to 1. If you make time slower and Relative Skills True then your skills are going to be slower too. If it's disabled then skilling should be normal and, technically, quicker if on a higher speed. My question is, how do the Motive Delta dynamics work?
I have the whole day set to 20% slower. I had the problem in my game that I felt I was running through the day, too much to do, too little time. But with 20% it seems that the speed of the day is perfect. It's long enough that I no longer have this rushed feeling, but not too long that I would get the feeling of the day dragging by.
Ok, I also don't understand the relativity of this mod..
Energy by default is set to False. Does this mean that during slow periods of time Energy decays slowly, or, does it mean that it decays at the same rate as it would on a faster setting?
All the other motives are set to True.. does this mean that sims are going to want to go to the loo or eat 4 times as much as on a day at 1/4 normal speed?
Since installing this mod, sims at work lose fun really fast.. I too set my work hours to be faster than the rest of the day, but quite a few sims are in the office before the faster time sets in - 8.30am or so.
Perhaps someone could tell me the settings I'd need to have to make the decay of motives and the gain of skills actually relative to the speed of the day. So, energy decays slower on a slow day, skills are gained quicker only if the time is running faster than normal..
"If you make time slower and Relative Skills True then your skills are going to be slower too" - This is why I don't understand why Energy is set to false... idk, I'll set it to true and see what happens.. I want everything relative really..
I always set my energy to true. I think it helps, because if my memory is correct, they need a lot of power naps when it is set to false. (At least, that is what it seemed at my speed.) Plus, I use a mod that increases energy when drinking coffee. With my current settings...speed 19, Energy True...I can get them through the day with one coffee break.
Just so you guys know, Twallan and his community are pretty amazing and helpful. Techinically, you should ask for help with his mods on his site. Happy simming!
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I have it set to 20 by default, which is I guess a little more than half of regular time? I can't really get the hang of intervals so I just have it set at 20 so I don't have to fuss with it. I understand intervals in theory but in big households even during work/school hours I still have sims hanging out at home and trying to get other work done, so I don't want it to move faster, and although it moves a little slow while they're sleeping I just usually use it as an opportunity to check my email, lol.
I'm not opposed to setting it as low as 1 if I need to get something done. I've done that twice: once during a party that I wanted to go on for a really long time and once when my architectural design sim was going to be off the clock in an hour and the client was taking forever to come back and evaluate the renovation, lol.