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Picked upload! Working Alarm Clocks

by scumbumbo Posted 27th Jan 2016 at 6:58 PM - Updated 16th Feb 2016 at 5:47 AM by scumbumbo : Italian translation added
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Description

While designing a new bedroom for some recently aged up twins, I started thinking the larger family might require more preparation time in the morning for the kids to make it to school on time. I had already written the Wakeup Early mod, which works well still (amazingly), but wouldn't it be nice to have actual alarm clocks? So I went on a search to find some, but the only alarm clocks I actually found were some static decorative alarm clocks. Elias943 had done a wonderful job on these TS2 to TS4 conversions, and I thought it was a shame that they didn't actually function. So I set to work looking at how it could be done.

The result was a new set of tuning which actually enables the clocks to wake up sims at the set time. With Elias943's gracious permission, I have included all three of his most excellent conversions modified to use this new tuning. These clocks are available for purchase in the bedroom and electronics/miscellaneous categories: the IKEA PS Clock, CyberChronometer Alarm Clock, and the Get Up! Alarm Clock. The last one being a wind-up alarm clock has the additional feature that it doesn't require power to operate, so your sims can't wake up late just because the power got turned off during the night!

Once placed, simply click the clock and choose what hour you want the alarm to ring. Any sims in that room will wake up to the loud noise of the alarm at the selected time. The alarm time is of course retained once set, so simply set once and forget it. You can always change the alarm, or turn it off as well.

ReubenHood's Sleep All Night mod is a highly recommended companion mod for these clocks. This mod will ensure that your sims don't wake up too early and will get up when you want them to. Since ReubenHood hasn't been around for a while, I have checked and used his mod and it is still functioning perfectly as of the January 7, 2016 game patch.

Compatibility and Installation

Please Note - These clocks will conflict with Elias943's original conversions. So if you have previously downloaded his clocks, you should remove the alarmclock1, alarmclock2 and alarmclock3 packages from your mods folder. Any clocks you have already placed as decoration will be upgraded to functional after installing this new package.

This mod was created using The Sims 4 version 1.14.49.1020 (January 7, 2016 game patch), and may not be compatible with earlier versions of the game.

To install simply unzip the package from the download into your mods folder. It can be placed in a subfolder if you wish to organize things neatly. Again, be sure to remove Elias943's original alarm clocks if you install this.

There is also a "Separated" zip file, which contains the base mod and each of the three clocks in separate package files. You must install the base mod package, and at least one of the clocks. If you want to install all three clocks, just use the main zip file which contains everything in one package file.


Additional Credits
  • Elias943 for his excellent TS2 to TS4 alarm clock conversions.
  • Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool.
  • Velocitygrass for the Sims4Data tool.
  • Translators:
    • Chinese by Egureh
    • German by HerrSims
    • Italian by Ele88
Tags: #alarm, #clock

Type: Other

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 4

This is a multi-part download:


Use only one of the downloads below. The "Separated" zip file contains the base mod and each clock as a separate package file, while the other zip file contains everything in one package.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
WorkingAlarmClocks.zip | Description: Three Functional Alarm Clocks 785.6 KB 29,828 16th Feb 2016
WorkingAlarmClocks_Separated.zip | Description: Base Mod + Three Functional Alarm Clocks as separate files 780.2 KB 14,901 16th Feb 2016
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Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
No Extraction Required (Script Mods):
1. Cut and paste the .zip file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Script mods need to be placed directly in \Mods or one level below that (e.g. \Mods\Scripts) – sub-folders nested any deeper won’t work.
Extraction Required (Everything Else):
1. Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
2. Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\


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  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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