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Better Birdwatching

by cyclelegs Posted 10th Jan 2018 at 6:37 PM - Updated 14th Nov 2018 at 4:04 AM by cyclelegs : Text Only - 13Nov18
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Update Info

13 Nov 2018. Checked Working with V1.47 - Get Famous Pre-Release Patch
20 Jun 2018 Updated for V1.44(PC) - Files updated
31 May 2018. Checked Working V1.43. No Update Needed.
22 Feb 2018. Checked Working V1.40
06 Feb 2018. Checked Working V1.39
10 Jan 2018. Two versions available a 20min version and a 30min version.


This is a tuning mod that improves your birdwatching experience using the birdfeeder that comes with the Backyard Stuff Pack. It gives:
  • Shorter Time
  • More Fun
  • Negative Emotions (Buffs) Reduced


Watching birds should be fun and help reduce the stresses and tensions of your sim's life. EA's version of watching birds takes forever and gives very little boost to your Fun motive unless you are a painter or art lover. What is more, there is no reduction to your negative emotions.

This mod reduces the duration from 30min to 20min. It gives a slight boost to the Fun gain and causes a reduction in any negative emotions.

Conflicts and Compatibility

Built with PC ver1.37, this mod is probably not backwards compatible.

You need the Birdfeeder object that comes with the Backyard Stuff Pack to watch birds. Otherwise this mod won't do anything at all.

File E882D22F!0000000E!0000000000022328.object_BirdFeeder_View.InteractionTuning is modified. Any other mod changing this file will conflict.

This mod IS compatible with my Friendly Birds mod. They can be used together.

Additional Credits:
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
cyclelegs_better_bridwatching.zip | Description: Better Birdwatching 2.1 KB 1,238 10th Jan 2018
cyclelegs_better_birdwatching v1.1.zip | Description: Use only 20min or 30min file NOT both 4.3 KB 2,137 11th Jan 2018
cyclelegs_better_bridwatching_20min.zip 2.3 KB 702 21st Jun 2018
cyclelegs_better_bridwatching_30min.zip 2.3 KB 488 21st 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

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
+ 1 SPs

Built with Game Version: 1.37

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Type: Motive gain

Tags: #birdfeeder, #birdwatching, #backyard, #birds, #destress, #fun, #cyclelegs