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Gurra's Longer/Shorter Days Mod

by Gurra09 Posted 14th Oct 2010 at 11:29 PM - Updated 30th Nov 2014 at 12:21 PM by Gurra09
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This mod will most likely always work with your game when new patches are released - no updates have been made since patch 1.15 (which is the patch level at which I created it) and it is still working - so it's safe to say that you can always use this.

Also, this mod works perfectly fine with Seasons EP. The times this mod adjusts are the default sunset/sunrise times and then the different seasons will adjust according to these values. If you want more realistic seasons offset you can choose to use my Sunrise/Sunset Season Offset mod instead of this one:

Are you tired of having sunrise at 6AM and sunset at 6PM, and want longer, or shorter, days for your sims? Then you might be interested in this.

I never found it realistic to have only 12 hours day in The Sims 3, since it's summer all the time. Therefore I made this mod, to give me, and you others, an opportunity to get longer, or shorter, days in your game.

This mod has been divided into 11 different versions, each and every one giving different sunrise and sunset times. Below are 2 list, one presenting the Longer Days versions, and one presenting the Shorter Days version. You might download any of them, but you should only use ONE at a time in your game.

These versions of the mod give you longer days.

This version gives you sunrise at 4AM and sunset at 9PM.

This version gives you sunrise at 4AM and sunset at 10PM.


This version gives you sunrise at 5AM and sunset at 9PM.

This version gives you sunrise at 5AM and sunset at 10PM.

This version gives you sunrise at 6AM and sunset at 8PM.

This version gives you sunrise at 6AM and sunset at 9PM.


This version gives you midnight sun (always day), with sunrise at 12AM and sunset at 12AM.

These versions of the mod give you shorter days.

This version gives you sunrise at 7AM and sunset at 5PM.


This version gives you sunrise at 8AM and sunset at 4PM.

This version gives you sunrise at 9AM and sunset at 3PM.

This version gives you polar night (always night), with sunrise at 12PM and sunset at 12PM.

This mod does NOT work together with mods doing changes in the SkyCommon.ini file, such as dDefinder's Outdoor Lighting Tweaks mod or AD85's Outdoor Light Overhaul mod. If you are interested in using such a mod, and still have longer/shorter days, please read this post:

Hopefully you will find the perfect version for you. Enjoy your longer/shorter Sims days!

Just as a note, this mod will not stop function when you patch your game.

This is a multi-part download:

You can download as many versions you want to, but only have ONE of the files in your Mods folder at a time.

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Gurra_ShorterDays_PolarNight.rar | Sunrise 12PM, Sunset 12PM (polar night, always night)

Size: 1.7 KB · Downloads: 1,023 · 14th Oct 2010
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Gurra_ShorterDays_915.rar | Sunrise 9AM, Sunset 3PM

Size: 1.7 KB · Downloads: 586 · 14th Oct 2010
1.7 KB 586 14th Oct 2010
Gurra_ShorterDays_816.rar | Sunrise 8AM, Sunset 4PM

Size: 1.7 KB · Downloads: 542 · 14th Oct 2010
1.7 KB 542 14th Oct 2010
Gurra_ShorterDays_717.rar | Sunrise 7AM, Sunset 5PM

Size: 1.7 KB · Downloads: 708 · 14th Oct 2010
1.7 KB 708 14th Oct 2010
Gurra_LongerDays_MidnightSun.rar | Sunrise 12AM, Sunset 12AM (midnight sun, always day)

Size: 1.7 KB · Downloads: 1,063 · 14th Oct 2010
1.7 KB 1,063 14th Oct 2010
Gurra_LongerDays_621.rar | Sunrise 6AM, Sunset 9PM

Size: 1.7 KB · Downloads: 1,630 · 14th Oct 2010
1.7 KB 1,630 14th Oct 2010
Gurra_LongerDays_620.rar | Sunrise 6AM, Sunset 8PM

Size: 1.7 KB · Downloads: 2,320 · 14th Oct 2010
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Gurra_LongerDays_522.rar | Sunrise 5AM, Sunset 10PM

Size: 1.7 KB · Downloads: 1,664 · 14th Oct 2010
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Gurra_LongerDays_521.rar | Sunrise 5AM, Sunset 9PM

Size: 1.7 KB · Downloads: 1,619 · 14th Oct 2010
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Gurra_LongerDays_422.rar | Sunrise 4AM, Sunset 10PM

Size: 1.7 KB · Downloads: 1,748 · 14th Oct 2010
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Gurra_LongerDays_421.rar | Sunrise 4AM, Sunset 9PM

Size: 1.7 KB · Downloads: 902 · 14th Oct 2010
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Tags: #longer days, #shorter days, #sunrise, #sunset, #midnight sun, #polar night