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Wakeup Early Mod - Version 2

by scumbumbo Posted 1st Jan 2015 at 7:38 AM - Updated 3rd Jan 2018 at 6:07 AM by scumbumbo : Updated 01/02/2018
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Updated (01/02/18) - Although version 1a of the mod was still working, I felt the code could use a bit of refining. Updating to version 2 is not mission critical if you have the old version. The new version is a .ts4script file, so you should extract that file from the downloaded zip into your mods folder now instead of just copying the download into mods.

Since coming back to the game recently I haven't seen any need for a Sleep All Night style of mod as mentioned below, but your mileage may vary. I doubt the one I link to below is maintained anymore, but someone has likely created an update for it.

If you do update, be sure to remove the zip file for the old version of the mod!

Wakeup Early Mod

This mod adds two commands to The Sims 4 cheat console to enable you to configure how much earlier than the default your sims will wake up. This is ideal for large households where it can be difficult to manage getting all sims ready for work or school on time. It works best with ReubenHood's "Sleep All Night" mod.

Why a script mod? While it would have been easy enough to edit the tuning variables for all the careers to set sims to wake up earlier, for small families or single sims the default wakeup time of two hours before work is often adequate. For families of four or so, an extra hour is useful. For large families, two extra hours or more can be ideal. By using a script mod it is possible to fine tune the early wakeup time on a per-household basis. This method will also work with any new careers and will not interfere with any mods that alter careers.

This mod will allow you to set each household to wake up early anywhere from 0-6 hours. Your settings are saved automatically to a configuration file in your mods folder and loaded each time you switch to a new household. When you switch to a new household, a notification will appear reminding you of your settings for that household.

The early wakeup time is also considered by your sims to choose when they should go to bed at night. Sims that don't have a school or work wake up time will not be affected and will wake up at the regular default of 8:00 AM.


Open the command console using the Ctrl-Shift-C keys and type one of the available commands.

wake.early # - This command lets you set the early wakeup time for the current household. The number should be between 0 (off) and 6 (maximum) and represents the number of hours earlier that you want your sims to wakeup. So to have your sims wakeup an extra hour earlier (3 hours before their work or school schedule), use the command wake.early 1

wake.default # - This command sets the default number of hours you want any household that you haven't specifically configured for another time. So you can set all famlies to wakeup one hour earlier than nomral using the command wake.default 1 The number should be between 0 (off) and 6 (maximum). You can leave the number off to get a reminder of what your default is set to.

Note that changing the early wakeup time while sims are asleep will not take effect until the next day.

Installation and Compatibility

Extract the MTS_Scumbumbo_Wakeup_Early.ts4script file from the download and place that file into your mods folder. If you wish it can be placed into a subfolder, but only one level deep.

This is a script mod, so scripting must be enabled in your game options.

This mod was written and tested on Windows version of The Sims 4 (Dec. 16, 2014) of The Sims 4, but should be compatible with any Windows version since 1.0.732.20 (October 1, 2014).

Version 2 is known to work with the currently latest game patch, The Sims 4 version (Dec. 12, 2017) and should be compatible for a long time to come given that EA has never really touched the script methods used in any patches.

The script source is included in the zip file. Since this contains only new commands added to the game, it should not conflict with any other mods.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Wakeup_Early.zip | Description: Wakeup Early mod version 2 (Jan. 2, 2018) 6.5 KB 370 3rd Jan 2018
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
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\

Need more information?
  • 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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Type: Additional Functionality

Tags: #sleep, #early, #wake, #up, #wakeup

Also recommended:

For best results, consider also using ReubenHood's "Sleep All Night" mod!