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Improved Writing Skill

by heasdwlocker Posted 8th Jun 2015 at 11:25 AM - Updated 27th Nov 2015 at 9:27 PM by heasdwlocker : another Version
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Hi everyone, this is my first upload!

This mod adds some changes to the writing skill:
  1. Page Per Minute values multiplied by 10
  2. Royalties/Values of every Book are multiplied by 0.2 (Alternative Version <-- no Royalties/Values changes!)
  3. Lengths of all Books increased by aprox. 15%
  4. slightly changed flop/hit/best-seller chances and money gains from flop/hit/best-seller books
  5. Amount of Royalties decreased from 6 to 3
  6. Achievment requirements are edited due other changes

  1. It's annoying to wait too long so I multiplied every PPM value by 10. (default PPM, Traits PPM, etc.)
  2. To balance the PPM, I lowered the money Gain by 80%
  3. Since some genres are too short I had to balanced everything a bit
  4. Raised chances to get hits/best-sellers, decreased flops
    royalty/value flop multiplier from 0.35 to 0.5
    royalty/value hit multiplier from 1.25 to 1.4
    royalty/value best-sellers multiplier from 1.6 to 2.0
  5. Because you should write more than once in 6 weeks so I lowered it to 3 weeks which should encourage you to write more frequently
  6. Since PPM is very high I thought I should change the requirements

    Speedwriter from 30000$ to 50000$ (or 100000$ in the alternative version)
    Speedwriter-Multiplier from 1.4 to 2
    (ALL-PPM X Speedwriter-PPM-Multiplier)

    Number of total books for Prolific Author from 20 to 100

    Number of novels written in a genre to become a '<Genre> Novelist' from 5 to 20

Base PPM = 1.2
Bonus Bookworm PPM = 0.3
Bonus MaxSkill = 2.5
Bonus after 50 Books written = 0.5
Bonus after 50 Books read = 1.5
Speedwriter MULTIPLIER = 2

which means the most you can have is (1.2+0.3+2.5+0.5+1.5)x2 = 12PPM
A Masterpiece( ~2500 Pages) is done in 208 sim minutes.

27.11.2015: Added Alternative Version : Everything the normal Version has but without Royalty/Values changes!

Game requirements
I created this mod with the patch 1.67. I don't know if it works on lower versions but it should.

This is a XML edit of Writing_0x49f73ba878b269dc in the GameplayData.package so it shouldn't have any conflicts with other mods which dont edit the Writing_0x49f73ba878b269dc file.

Do not put both files in your mods folder!

Additional credits:
Thank you creators of S3PE and Postal
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
WritingSkill.rar 4.2 KB 14,682 27th Nov 2015
WritingSkillNormalRoyalties.rar 4.2 KB 5,110 27th Nov 2015
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 3

Built with Game Version: 1.67

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Type: Skilling

Tags: #Writing, #Skill, #Mod, #Tuning, #Overrides, #1.67, #TS3