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Faster Eating and Drinking

by cyclelegs Posted 15th Dec 2017 at 8:48 PM - Updated 14th Nov 2018 at 4:54 AM by cyclelegs : Text Update Only - 13Nov18
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Update Info

13 Nov 2018. Checked with V1.47 - Pre-Get Famous Patch. No Update Needed.
19 Jun 2018. Updated for V1.44(PC) Pre-Seasons Patch.
19 Jun 2018. Updated for V1.44(PC) Pre-Seasons Patch. Bad Upload.
31 May 2018. Checked with V1.43. No Update Needed.
18 Apr 2018. Updated and Tweaks for V1.42(PC)
Updated for Jungle Adventure Patch v1.40(PC)

06 Feb 2018. Checked Working V1.39
11 Jan 2018. No changes needed for v1.38 (PC).


This mod reduces the time it takes sims to eat and drink. Instead of sitting and talking or watching TV or any number of other distractions, Sims will actually get on with the business of eating and drinking. Other activities are not stopped completely. Sims with still chat with each other. They will just do it less. Also, when they do eat or drink they can take several bites/gulps in a row without stopping to do other things.

Tuning Mod

This is a Tuning Mod that alters values in the xml files stated below. For active eating and drinking, the 'Lockout' requirement has been removed. For passive eating and drinking a lower bound for 'lockout' is added with a zero value and the upper bound set to 1 from 10. Both active and passive eating and drinking have the sub_action (distraction cause) base_weight set to 1000.


This mod combines and updates the work of 2 retired modders:

MadameButterfly(MB) created a Faster Eating and Drinking mod that reduced distractions. She retired from modding over a year ago but her mods have been kept alive by others like Coolspear and Catalina_45. With MB's blessing, I updated this mod for patch V1.36 (Cats&Dogs). The original MB mod is at http://simsasylum.com/tfm/index.php...g-and-drinking/

DrChillgood - http://modthesims.info/m/8712804 - created a Faster Eating and Drinking mod that allowed for multiple bites/gulps without stopping for a chat. He abandoned Sims 4 wef 23/10/2017. I updated his mod for patch V1.36 (Cats&Dogs). The original mod is at http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=546600.

Technical Stuff

The following xml files have been changed:


This mod will conflict with any other mods that alter the above resources.

Additional Credits:
Sims 4 Studio
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Faster Eating and Drinking v1_37.zip | Description: Faster_Eating_and_Drinking_v1_37 3.1 KB 29,066 15th Dec 2017
cyclelegs_faster_eating_and_drinking.zip | Description: v1.44a Replaced bad Upload. Please redownload if you got an early version. 3.3 KB 61,091 20th Jun 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:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) 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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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 4

Built with Game Version: V1.37

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Type: Social No Autonomy

Tags: #eating, #drinking, #faster, #meals, #distraction, #social, #drchillgood, #madamebutterfly, #mb