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Gym Bug Fix and Dartboard Improvement

by Seabody Posted 8th May 2012 at 8:20 PM - Updated 8th Jan 2014 at 10:53 AM by Seabody
39 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
No Longer Supported!
Due to an increasing interest in other areas of coding, plus with a shrinking like of XML Tuning, I'm sad to say that I'm discontinuing this Mod. I haven't provided an update since 1.50 and will likely not be doing so in future. All you need to know is that EA fixed the issue this mod originally started out to correct, and I have not verified compatibility of the dartboard (though I shall try to do so soon).


Updates
Compatible with 1.50

The packages are dated April 2012. This does not matter with compatibility, as no changes have ever been required during this Mod's existence. Therefore, as long as this post lists your patch version as compatible, the download available will be compatible.

When I first learnt of the Gym Bug issue (where Sims with the Fit Atmosphere moodlet don't have any bonuses to their Athletic Skill), I thought EA would get round to it in the next patch. That was close to two years ago. So instead of waiting for them to fix it, I created this simple Mod to fix it. It also adjusts certain values for the Dartboard, namely the Trait Benefits for Athletic, Lucky, Disciplined, Party Animal, Loser, Unlucky and Couch Potato Sims. (All Traits that have been italicized are traits that negatively impact the game of Darts)

Gameplay Changes:
  • The "Fit Atmosphere" moodlet will cause your Sim to learn Athletic at double the normal rate, instead of half the rate (which it currently does).
  • The values of the bonuses that certain traits give are changed. Here is a list of those changes:
    • Lucky - Changed from 3% to 36%
    • Athletic - Changed from 3% to 20%
    • Disciplined - Changed from 3% to 5%
    • Party Animal - Changed from 3% to 1%
    • Loser - Changed from -15% to -100%
    • Unlucky - Changed from -10% to -30%
    • Couch Potato - Changed from -5% to -10%

Compatibility

This Mod is an XML Tuning Mod. It should not conflict with many Mods. However, it does override The Dartboard XML File and The BuffFitAtmosphere XML File, and will conflict with anything that does the same.

This Mod was tested before uploading and no issues were found. However, if an issue does arise, please notify me and I will fix it ASAP. This is my first Mod (hooray), so please let me know if there is anything wrong.

This Mod was built on Game Version 1.33 and is compatible on that version, along with all subsequent patch levels up to and including 1.48.

Additional Credits:
Inge and Peter Jones for S3PE ModTheSims for their XML scripting tutorials.

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.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.33.2.015

This is a multi-part download:


Due to strange circumstances in the initial upload, I have split the Mod into two different .zip files.

If you ONLY want the Gym Bug Fix:
Download the "GymBugFix_Seabody_LastUpd_9May2012.zip" file (the date will change when this Mod is updated). Install it in the normal way.

If you ONLY want the Improved Dartboard:
Download the "ImprovedDartboard_Seabody_LastUpd_9May2012.zip" file (the date will change when this Mod is updated). Install it in the normal way.

If you want BOTH of the Mods:
Download the "GymBugFix_Seabody_LastUpd_9May2012.zip" and the "ImprovedDartboard_Seabody_LastUpd_9May2012.zip" file (the dates will change when this Mod is updated). Install them in the normal way.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
GymBugFix_Seabody_LastUpd_9May2012.zip 542 Bytes 4,337 9th May 2012
ImprovedDartboard_Seabody_LastUpd_9May2012.zip 2.6 KB 2,502 9th May 2012
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Test Subject
Original Poster
#26 Old 22nd Jan 2013 at 10:53 PM
Updated for 1.48. No changes required. Seem familiar?

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I don't make Meshes. I only make XML Tuning Mods.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#27 Old 20th Feb 2013 at 8:34 AM
Haven't had a chance to check thoroughly, but I believe this is compatible with 1.50.

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Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#28 Old 5th Mar 2013 at 7:15 PM
Have you had a chance to confirm if this is compatible with 1.50 yet?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#29 Old 7th Mar 2013 at 5:42 AM
Sorry lizbethbear, my game has been having problems (ie it randomly overheats, when it's never had this problem before). When I remove my CC and test it, I'll find out properly.

Let's Play Sims.
Seabody's Mods - all thoroughly tested to ensure that they work correctly.

I don't make Meshes. I only make XML Tuning Mods.
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#30 Old 8th Mar 2013 at 11:01 PM
ok thanks, no rush. I just wasn't sure, right now I have the mod out of my game and I wasn't sure if I could put it back in. take your time and I hope you get your game problems sorted
Test Subject
#31 Old 19th Mar 2013 at 1:42 AM Last edited by StPatrick : 19th Mar 2013 at 4:41 AM.
Regarding compatibility: please check as soon as possible. I'm not sure if this mod is the cause, but my game would randomly crash every couple of minutes when I had the gym+dartboard mod in the game. When I removed it, it worked just fine. I'll try with the standalone gym mod and see what happens.

Also, the file supposedly containing just the dartboard mod actually contains the package file updating both gym and dartboard.

EDIT: Upon testing, just using the gym mod works fine. The combined package was giving me problems before though.

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
Original Poster
#32 Old 31st Mar 2013 at 10:13 AM
Both are compatible, I just checked in Notepad++.

The dartboard package only contains the dartboard file, that's simply an oversight on my part not changing the filename.

It's late in my part of the world, so I'll take another look at the dartboard tomorrow and see if I can find any errors.
Test Subject
#33 Old 22nd May 2013 at 4:24 PM
Sorry to interrupt but can you make a "vanilla" version which only alters the effect of the moodlet and not the skills?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#34 Old 24th May 2013 at 12:42 PM
Does GymBugFix_Seabody_LastUpd_9May2012.zip not work for you? It should only be effecting the moodlets, that's the only change inside of it. If it doesn't, I have a moodlet only version almost ready to go.

Let's Play Sims.
Seabody's Mods - all thoroughly tested to ensure that they work correctly.

I don't make Meshes. I only make XML Tuning Mods.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#35 Old 22nd Jun 2013 at 1:09 AM
Well, the day finally came. EA fixed the Gym Bug, so I'll be updating the mod to compensate for it. I'll also double check the dartboard.

Let's Play Sims.
Seabody's Mods - all thoroughly tested to ensure that they work correctly.

I don't make Meshes. I only make XML Tuning Mods.
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 31st Jul 2013 at 9:18 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seabody
Well, the day finally came. EA fixed the Gym Bug, so I'll be updating the mod to compensate for it. I'll also double check the dartboard.


Thanks for the update on the issue, but what does it means exactly ? Is this mod useless now ?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#37 Old 4th Aug 2013 at 10:35 AM
Basically EA made the Gym Bug portion of the Mod obsolete -- they essentially changed the normal value to 2, which is what this Mod does.

Let's Play Sims.
Seabody's Mods - all thoroughly tested to ensure that they work correctly.

I don't make Meshes. I only make XML Tuning Mods.
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 6th Aug 2013 at 1:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seabody
Basically EA made the Gym Bug portion of the Mod obsolete -- they essentially changed the normal value to 2, which is what this Mod does.


Ok thank you
Field Researcher
#39 Old 22nd Sep 2013 at 4:02 AM
Is this mod compatible with patch 1.57 as well? :o

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#40 Old 27th Apr 2019 at 9:37 PM
Thank you very much for your contribution
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