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Sims Eat and Drink Faster

by bjnicol Posted 6th Mar 2019 at 2:50 PM - Updated 6th Mar 2019 at 6:53 AM by bjnicol : Requested by MTS Team
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This is a simple tuning mod in package form. It shortens the time it takes for Sims to eat and to drink mixed or "made" drinks. It does not affect the time it takes for them to drink coffee, tea, water or energy drinks. (I will work on that later) Sims will eat and drink much, much faster with this mod. It still looks "normal" in the game; the food and drink don't just disappear in the blink of an eye. They still do all normal motions, they just do them without waiting around in between bites and sips.While socializing they will still take time to converse and therefore take longer to complete a dish or drink than they would if they were alone. But since they spend less idle time, the entire task is still faster overall. And when alone, they will finish in a much faster, more realistic way without all the idle time between bites and drinks.

I created this mod because I wanted one so badly and a current, working one did not exist. So I taught myself how to understand the tuning files and studied the work of modders who came before me. Thanks to all of them for paving the way.

I have also created mods for Sims to wash hands faster and hack faster. I will be uploading them separately.

This mod is compatible with the base game and has been thoroughly game tested with all the game content I own, which is everything except Luxury Party Stuff and Spooky Stuff. Therefore, it should be compatible with the Base Game and All Packs. I hope this will help you enjoy your game more. It has for me.

Tuning/Override Mod
This is a Tuning Mod that alters (or overrides) the values in the game default xml files listed below. The values I altered define the length of time it will take for these actions. For active eating and active drinking (see files listed below), the 'Lockout Time' 'upper bound' and 'lower bound' values were changed from the EA default of "1" to "0". The real problem with the interaction was the passive time spent in between bites and sips. For passive drinking I changed the 'Lockout Time' from "10" to "1". For passive eating I changed the 'Lockout Time' 'upper bound' and 'lower bound' values from The EA Default of "1" to "0". Also for passive eating I changed the 'Lockout Time Initial' from "enabled" to "disabled".

NOTE: Just because this mode overrides EA's default values, that does not make it an override mod in the sense that it goes into a special override folder. It is a package mod which needs only to be placed in the same folder where you keep other .package mods.

This mod would very likely conflict with any other mods which also alter the same xml files listed below.

The last working version of a mod which did what mine does was created by CycleLegs, found here http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=604352 . His version is not working and there were many requests for it to be updated. I didn't use his files; I just studied them and his changes and read what was said in his mod thread. Then I found the original game files, worked to understand what was needed to accomplish my goal, and implemented what I thought would work in the current version of the game. So credit goes to CycleLegs for guiding me even though he didn't know he did. :-)
Additional Credits:
The Sims 4 Studio

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FAH57Sims4EatAndDrinkFaster.zip | Description: A mod that makes Sims Eat and Drink Faster. Drinking faster applies only to mixed or "made" drinks, not to coffee, tea or water. When eating and drink while socializing they will still pause to converse but the actual eating and drinking is stil 3.2 KB 8,012 6th Mar 2019
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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