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Faster Invention Making/Sculpting and/or Challenges

by gesimz Posted 16th Nov 2011 at 6:29 PM - Updated 19th Oct 2013 at 1:39 PM by gesimz : Added two new mod variations
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No Update Is Required For Patch 1.63 and Into the Future

UPDATE 31/10/12 - Added the new Detonation Data for the Snow Cone Machine, Tanning Booth and Snow Water Fight Arena (all new objects in Seasons) to all 5 of the Faster Inventing mods to enable these new objects to be detonated in Seasons. Re-download and replace any existing older versions of the inventing portion of the mod with the new version.

This upload is based off the work of Gonmag and his original mod upload 50-33-Ambitions / Invent (invent & make) and sculpt faster located here: http://modthesims.info/d/408864 which i've updated (due to inactivity, in accordance with site rules) to be compatible with Pets and the latest 1.26 patch.

UPDATE 08/09/12 - Following re-inspection of the older mods contents linked above, I realized that there was one single FAST version of the Inventing mod that enabled all BIG INVENTIONS (i.e. Floor Hygienator, Harvester, Miner and the Time Machine) to be made within 10 minutes. This is substantially faster than the times I have for the 4 Big Inventions in any of the other faster inventing mods in this thread. Accordingly, I have added an extra .package file for the Inventing skill (FasterInventing(x10)WithFASTBigInventions) that retains all the same invention times for all other inventions (including Simbots) but the 4 Big Inventions of Floor Hygienator, Harvester, Miner and the Time Machine can now (with this new version of the mod at the bottom of the available downloads) all be made in approximately 10 Sim minutes. The Simbot creation time of 90 minutes has been left unchanged because when dropped lower to a number like 10 minutes, the game glitches up and make the Simbot creation ridiculously slow, hence why i've kept it at the 90 minute time.

I have also added a 2nd new .package file for the Sculpting Skill (FasterSculpting(x20)) which halves the time of the x10 version of the Sculpting mod to approximately 1 minute per sculpting stage.

[I]UPDATE 17/11/11 - Added extra .package file that only increases the requirements for Widget and Big Invention making at multiples of either x10, x50 or x100 and leaves the Detonating and Scrap Collecting requirements at their defaults of 150 objects and 1000 scrap respectively for those not keen on blowing up in excess of 130 or more Luxury Cars for the scrap and thousands of other objects in and around town. Remember, if you download this new version, ONLY USE ONE OF THE THREE PACKAGES WITHIN THIS ARCHIVE!


What This Mod Does

This is a tuning mod that does two things. Firstly, it decreases the amount of time it takes to make Inventions and Sculptures in multiples of x2, x3, x4 and x10. Secondly, optionally, there is a second .package attached that increases the requirements that need to be met to fulfill the Widget Wonder, Diabolical Detonator, Scrap Collector and Master Inventor challenges for the Inventing skill and the Chiselmeister, Prolific Sculptor, Master Sculptor and Ice Personality challenges for the Sculpting skill in multiples of x10, x50 and x100.

Specifics Regarding The Different Versions of this Mod

This mod comes in several different versions to suit your preferences, which are as follows:

FASTER INVENTING

Inventing x 2 - Inventions (including Simbots/Frankensims) are made two times as quickly as the default times for each invention;
Inventing x 3 - Inventions (including Simbots/Frankensims) are made three times as quickly as the default times for each invention;
Inventing x 4 - Inventions (including Simbots/Frankensims) are made four times as quickly as the default times for each invention;
Inventing x 10 - Inventions (including Simbots/Frankensims) are made ten times as quickly as the default times for each invention;
NEW - Inventing x 10 With Fast Big Inventions - Inventions (including Simbots/Frankensims) are made ten times as quickly as the default times for each invention and the Four Big Inventions (i.e. Floor Hygienator, Harvester, Miner and Time Machine are all made within approximately 10 Sim minutes);

NOTE: The time it takes to make an invention varies according to the size of the inventions being made. Big inventions as normal, take more time to make than small inventions, but the decrease in time taken to make inventions is universal and applies across the board (.e.g if you opt for the x4 version, the time needed to make inventions, big and small, will go down four fold).

FASTER SCULPTING

Sculpting x 2 - Sculptures are made two times as quickly (from 20 minutes per stage [there are four stages all up] to 10 minutes per stage approximately);
Sculpting x 3 - Sculptures are made three times as quickly (from 20 minutes per stage [there are four stages all up] to 6 minutes per stage approximately);
Sculpting x 4 - Sculptures are made four times as quickly (from 20 minutes per stage [there are four stages all up] to 5 minutes per stage approximately);
Sculpting x 10 - Sculptures are made ten times as quickly (from 20 minutes per stage [there are four stages all up] to 2 minutes per stage approximately);
NEW - Sculpting x 20 - Sculptures are made twenty times as quickly (from 20 minutes per stage [there are four stages all up] to 1 minute per stage approximately);

HARDER CHALLENGES

I've decided to deviate for Gonmags original idea in reducing the requirements/difficulty of fulfilling challenges for the Inventing and Sculpting skills because most of you would have them fulfilled already, hence i've done the opposite and made the challenges harder, so that it can perhaps renew interest in the Inventing Workbench and Sculpting Stations.

INVENTING CHALLENGES

EA Defaults

Widget Wonder: 250
Diabolical Detonator: 150
The scrapper: 1000
Master Inventor: 100

x10 Version

Widget Wonder: 2500
Diabolical Detonator: 1500
The scrapper: 10000
Master Inventor: 1000

x50 Version

Widget Wonder: 12500
Diabolical Detonator: 7500
The scrapper: 50000
Master Inventor: 5000

x100 Version

Widget Wonder: 25000
Diabolical Detonator: 15000
The scrapper: 100000
Master Inventor: 10000

SCULPTING CHALLENGES

EA Defaults

Prolific Sculptor: 35
Master Sculptor: 5
Ice Personality: 25
Chiselmeister: 20

x10 Version

Prolific Sculptor: 350
Master Sculptor: 50 (for each type of material)
Ice Personality: 250
Chiselmeister: 200

x50 Version

Prolific Sculptor: 1750
Master Sculptor: 250 (for each type of material)
Ice Personality: 1250
Chiselmeister: 1000

x100 Version

Prolific Sculptor: 3500
Master Sculptor: 500 (for each type of material)
Ice Personality: 2500
Chiselmeister: 2000

LET ME KNOW IF EITHER YOU'D LIKE A DIFFERENT VARIANT OF THE ABOVE (I.E. A x5 verison for increasing the speed of Inventing/Sculpting) AND/OR IF ANY OF THE SPEED INCREASES IN INVENTING/SCULPTING DON'T WORK AND/OR THE VALUES FOR THE CHALLENGES ABOVE DON'T CORRESPOND WITH WHAT APPEARS IN THE GAME AND I'LL AMEND AND RE-UPLOAD THE RELEVANT FILES ACCORDINGLY.

Compatibility

This mod was made with the latest 1.26 patch but in order to get proper use out of the mod, you'll need to have the Ambitions expansion pack installed so you can actually buy the the Scraptronic Workbench and the Pedestrian Sculpting Station to be able to make Inventions and Sculptures in the first place.

This mod edits the Inventing and InventionWorkbench+MakeFrankensim XML files (for the Faster Inventing portion of the mod), the InventingSkill XML file (for the Higher Inventing Challenges portion of the mod), the SculptingStation XML file (for the Faster Sculpting portion of the mod) and SculptingSkill XML file (for the Higher Sculpting Challenges portion of the mod) , and will conflict with any other mod that edits the same 5 XML files.

Installation

Simply drag and drop/cut & paste/copy & paste the .package file into your Mods\Packages as normal.

Additional Credits: S3PE and its developers & MTS for hosting this upload.



Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
gesimzFasterSculpting(x20).rar | Twenty fold increase in speed in making sculptures

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 5,305 · 8th Sep 2012
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gesimzFasterInventing(x10)WithFASTBigInventions.rar | Ten fold increase in speed in making inventions & all Big Inventions made in 10 mins

Size: 5.2 KB · Downloads: 5,084 · 8th Sep 2012
5.2 KB 5,084 8th Sep 2012
gesimzInventingChallenges[BigInventions&WidgetsOnly](x10,x50,x100).rar | Requirements to meet the Widget Wonder and Master Inventor Challenges only goes up by either x10, x50 or x100

Size: 6.5 KB · Downloads: 1,697 · 17th Nov 2011
6.5 KB 1,697 17th Nov 2011
gesimzSculptingChallenges(x100).rar | Requirements to meet Sculpting Challenges goes up by 100 times

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 3,110 · 16th Nov 2011
1.6 KB 3,110 16th Nov 2011
gesimzSculptingChallenges(x50).rar | Requirements to meet Sculpting Challenges goes up by 50 times

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 988 · 16th Nov 2011
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gesimzSculptingChallenges(x10).rar | Requirements to meet Sculpting Challenges goes up by 10 times

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 1,064 · 16th Nov 2011
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gesimzInventingChallenges(x100).rar | Requirements to meet Inventing Challenges goes up by 100 times

Size: 2.2 KB · Downloads: 2,593 · 16th Nov 2011
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gesimzInventingChallenges(x50).rar | Requirements to meet Inventing Challenges goes up by 50 times

Size: 2.2 KB · Downloads: 1,013 · 16th Nov 2011
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gesimzInventingChallenges(x10).rar | Requirements to meet Inventing Challenges goes up by 10 times

Size: 2.2 KB · Downloads: 1,384 · 16th Nov 2011
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gesimzFasterSculpting(x10).rar | Ten fold increase in speed in making sculptures

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 13,787 · 16th Nov 2011
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gesimzFasterSculpting(x4).rar | Four fold increase in speed in making sculptures

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 4,471 · 16th Nov 2011
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gesimzFasterSculpting(x3).rar | Three fold increase in speed in making sculptures

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 2,011 · 16th Nov 2011
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gesimzFasterSculpting(x2).rar | Two fold increase in speed in making sculptures

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 1,972 · 16th Nov 2011
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gesimzFasterInventing(x10).rar | Ten fold increase in speed in making inventions

Size: 5.2 KB · Downloads: 13,063 · 16th Nov 2011
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gesimzFasterInventing(x4).rar | Four fold increase in speed in making inventions

Size: 5.3 KB · Downloads: 4,521 · 16th Nov 2011
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gesimzFasterInventing(x3).rar | Three fold increase in speed in making inventions

Size: 5.3 KB · Downloads: 2,138 · 16th Nov 2011
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gesimzFasterInventing(x2).rar | Two fold increase in speed in making inventions

Size: 5.3 KB · Downloads: 2,338 · 16th Nov 2011
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