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[UPDATED 3-5-18] Simulation Lag Fix updated for 1.40

by duderocks Posted 10th Aug 2017 at 11:19 PM - Updated 5th Mar 2018 at 9:15 AM by duderocks : updated for 1.40
339 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
UPDATE 3-5-18: Autonomy lag should (hopefully) be fixed.

This is an update to SimmyTheSim's Simulation Lag Fix to the latest patch.

As per SimmyTheSim's description:

"This mod alters the game's simulation so that sim autonomy does not cause massive simulation lag in instances where there are many autonomy requests.

This should eliminate, or at the very least, alleviate, the following problems:
sims head bobbing, sims doing nothing for a few hours, time slowing down on Speed 3, and time going back to the past."


Differences from the old mod:
  • The MAX_TIME_SLICE_MILLISECONDS variable is now a tunable XML in the latest version
  • Only two Python functions are overridden.

COMPARISONS:

Before


After


ISSUES:
  • Some head-bobbing activity might still be present, but it should be way less than before
  • Times sometimes still rolls back from "ultra speed mode" (when all sims are either out or sleeping). Still trying to figure out how to fix this.

Resources
This mod overrides the following python functions:
time_service.TimeService.start
time_service.TimeService.update

It also overrides the following XML values:
03B33DDF!00000000!2BE55516548A9522.time_service.Tuning
03B33DDF!00000000!143F98639E4FDED3.autonomy.autonomy_modes

INSTALLATION
Unzip the mod files into your mods folder. Make sure script mods and custom content is enabled in your game!

Additional Credits:
SimmytheSim for the original mod

Type: Fixed

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
Built with Game Version: 1.33.38.10
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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SimulationLagFix_2.2.7z | LATEST

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SimulationLagFix_SOURCE (for Developers).zip | SOURCE CODE FOR DEVELOPERS

Size: 1,015 Bytes · Downloads: 21,053 · 22nd Jan 2018
1,015 Bytes 21,053 22nd Jan 2018
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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.
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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\
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  • 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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Forum Resident
#251 Old 4th Mar 2018 at 1:07 AM
@fewlines and @katiardguez : I haven't noticed any problems so far (I'm sorry that you are, though...when exactly does it force it back into live mode?).

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
Lab Assistant
#252 Old 4th Mar 2018 at 1:10 AM
Thank you SO much for updating this!!!
Lab Assistant
#253 Old 4th Mar 2018 at 2:56 AM
@Starry Might: luckily, i can go into build mode just fine. it's just them standing around/head-bobbing, even more so than usual.
Instructor
Original Poster
#254 Old 4th Mar 2018 at 3:24 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by katiardguez
@Duderocks With the 1.40 version I cant go to build mode because it reverts back to live mode.After removing it I was able to go to build mode again.

Do you have the UI Cheats Extension mod? Make sure you update that to the latest version.
Forum Resident
#255 Old 4th Mar 2018 at 1:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by fewlines
@Starry Might: luckily, i can go into build mode just fine. it's just them standing around/head-bobbing, even more so than usual.

Okay, sorry for the blanket inclusion.

@duderocks: Thanks for clarifying that issue for everyone (I don't have that mod, personally).

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
Test Subject
#256 Old 4th Mar 2018 at 4:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starry Might
@fewlines and @katiardguez : I haven't noticed any problems so far (I'm sorry that you are, though...when exactly does it force it back into live mode?).


I added the 1.40 version again to record it but I deleted the caches folder and the localthumbcache.package and now its working fine and able to go to build mode. I think that it was a mistake on my part that even though I had removed the prior version I hadn't deleted the localthumbcache.package like I normally do when adding a newer version of a mod. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#257 Old 4th Mar 2018 at 5:09 PM
Thank you so much for this! You save my Sims 4. Please post a donation link!
Lab Assistant
#258 Old 4th Mar 2018 at 7:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starry Might
Okay, sorry for the blanket inclusion.

no, it's ok! i didn't think of it like that--i just wanted to explain how it was (or in this case, wasn't, LOL) in my own game!

i always delete localthumbcache.package when i do any mod changing/updating, too. everything is up to date in my game. and i also tested with this mod on its own.
Forum Resident
#259 Old 5th Mar 2018 at 1:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by fewlines
no, it's ok! i didn't think of it like that--i just wanted to explain how it was (or in this case, wasn't, LOL) in my own game!

i always delete localthumbcache.package when i do any mod changing/updating, too. everything is up to date in my game. and i also tested with this mod on its own.

Gotcha.

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
Instructor
Original Poster
#260 Old 5th Mar 2018 at 7:21 AM
Just testing some more modifications to the autonomy modes XML. EA really screwed up the autonomy during the C&D patch. :no:
Lab Assistant
#261 Old 5th Mar 2018 at 12:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by duderocks
Just testing some more modifications to the autonomy modes XML. EA really screwed up the autonomy during the C&D patch. :no:

you can say that again! autonomy (or... lack thereof) is *so* messed up.
thank you for all you do, @duderocks.
Test Subject
#262 Old 5th Mar 2018 at 3:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by duderocks
Do you have the UI Cheats Extension mod? Make sure you update that to the latest version.


Yes, I do have UI Cheat Extension Version 1.10.
Test Subject
#263 Old 7th Mar 2018 at 4:25 PM
Hey duderocks,
what do you think why EA isn't going to fix it on their own =?
Just interested of your opinion ^^

And what's the best way to get into the modding of Sims 4?
Instructor
#264 Old 7th Mar 2018 at 7:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by xTeReXz
Hey duderocks,
what do you think why EA isn't going to fix it on their own =?
Just interested of your opinion ^^

And what's the best way to get into the modding of Sims 4?


EA did not actually break, they changed the interactions for the pack release of the city, they reduced the interval to 5 instead of 10 and reviewed the other delay times accordingly.
People were complaining about slow interactions, at the time of the release of the toddlers I think, it is well before dogs and cats! I watch this xml, they have seen a delay of 0.49 to 0.51 to accelerate the interactions of the Sims.
It must be said that interaction times work on several packs that have different delays, it is very complicated to synchronize all this.
Just for example, the one living in Willow Creek will have different reactions to the one living in Windenburg.
There are differences between each lot.

Some are smaller, like the outdoor for example. So the mod here will react differently depending on where you go in the game. It is not possible to synchronize everything. For my part, it is impossible to satisfy everyone with the scripts of Duderocks, it varies too much from one place to another, there will always be concerns for one or the other. As proof, those who do trades in secret places, it is impossible to put a 100% agreement on all this. EA put the values ​​that go virtually everywhere, but, that slowed down on some lots, there is no mistake. We can only find values ​​to decorate our games, we must look for a long time to find ... Weebl101 had reviewed this time interactions, since he stopped, I do it for me. An easy test, use the script on a public lot and compare the interactions when you go home to the Sims, you will already see a big difference...I forgot a detail, EA must ensure that a lot that supports 20 Sims works as much as a lot that has two, all this is very complicated to do. Many parameters come into play, only one mod can solve that ...
Lab Assistant
#265 Old 8th Mar 2018 at 6:42 PM
Anyone having problems with today's patch?
Forum Resident
#266 Old 9th Mar 2018 at 12:24 AM
@heidi137: Really? Interesting. I didn't know that it varies that much. (It does help explain a lot of things, and a lot of other things further, actually.)

@duderocks: Thanks for the info. :D

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
Test Subject
#267 Old 9th Mar 2018 at 2:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by heidi137
EA did not actually break, they changed the interactions for the pack release of the city, they reduced the interval to 5 instead of 10 and reviewed the other delay times accordingly.
People were complaining about slow interactions, at the time of the release of the toddlers I think, it is well before dogs and cats! I watch this xml, they have seen a delay of 0.49 to 0.51 to accelerate the interactions of the Sims.
It must be said that interaction times work on several packs that have different delays, it is very complicated to synchronize all this.
Just for example, the one living in Willow Creek will have different reactions to the one living in Windenburg.
There are differences between each lot.

Some are smaller, like the outdoor for example. So the mod here will react differently depending on where you go in the game. It is not possible to synchronize everything. For my part, it is impossible to satisfy everyone with the scripts of Duderocks, it varies too much from one place to another, there will always be concerns for one or the other. As proof, those who do trades in secret places, it is impossible to put a 100% agreement on all this. EA put the values ​​that go virtually everywhere, but, that slowed down on some lots, there is no mistake. We can only find values ​​to decorate our games, we must look for a long time to find ... Weebl101 had reviewed this time interactions, since he stopped, I do it for me. An easy test, use the script on a public lot and compare the interactions when you go home to the Sims, you will already see a big difference...I forgot a detail, EA must ensure that a lot that supports 20 Sims works as much as a lot that has two, all this is very complicated to do. Many parameters come into play, only one mod can solve that ...


It would be great if there would be (maybe =?) a possibility to create scripts for each lot. You are on Plot 1 with script 1, Plot 2 with script 2 etc. (individual scripts).
Do you know maybe how to open all the sims-package files ?
Because I didn't a good program for it yet ... except the paid one's.
Test Subject
#268 Old 11th Mar 2018 at 11:37 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Horni4Elves
Anyone having problems with today's patch?


I also am having terrible issues with this patch.
It has made things slightly worse for me Than the last patch.

Just hoping there is a new patch in the next few days.
Test Subject
#269 Old 11th Mar 2018 at 8:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Horni4Elves
Anyone having problems with today's patch?


I found that the update caused severe lag and freezing for my game. I did go through my mods to make sure it wasn't something else, and I even deleted caches. A major bummer for me since I play in a pretty large household (more than 8 sims). Pretty please update Love you
Test Subject
#270 Old 12th Mar 2018 at 6:47 PM
Mod is not working. Time goes back (speed = 3) when sims are sleeping and working (rabbit hole).
Instructor
#271 Old 13th Mar 2018 at 7:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by xTeReXz
It would be great if there would be (maybe =?) a possibility to create scripts for each lot. You are on Plot 1 with script 1, Plot 2 with script 2 etc. (individual scripts).
Do you know maybe how to open all the sims-package files ?
Because I didn't a good program for it yet ... except the paid one's.


https://github.com/s4ptacle/Sims4Tools

We can open all packages via this program, we must follow the update, it is not paid. There is also the S4S Wishes which is good, read the instructions, I use the extractor Scumbumbo to have all the xml, all these programs are completely free and are available to us thanks to the generosity of the creators of those if it can help you. I search for xml manually through my Windows search files that I extracted, when I want to make a change, I do not work the scripts. I leave that to the pros, I'm happy to change my game at my level, I think many do. Zerbu has a program that allows to create traits, it's interesting too, there are many things at our disposal. I hope you find your happiness with these programs.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#272 Old 14th Mar 2018 at 6:06 PM
yay thank you
Test Subject
#273 Old 15th Mar 2018 at 2:11 AM
I believe I'm also having increased lag issues :/
Test Subject
#274 Old 15th Mar 2018 at 12:19 PM
I get that this mod is update, and not to be rude but I dont see any difference with time with this mod and without it. Time is still messed up speeded up.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#275 Old 16th Mar 2018 at 6:36 PM Last edited by 03stevensmi : 22nd Mar 2018 at 6:37 PM.
when is there gonna be an update for this. i can't play my sims at all.

...EDIT: 1 Week Later...

Anything? Any News Or Updates?...
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