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Monique's Relationship (STR) Decay Hack << UPDATED: 10/20/2006 <<

by monique Posted 4th Nov 2005 at 8:01 AM - Updated 20th Oct 2006 at 10:12 AM by monique
47 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
Someone requested a Relationship Decay Alteration from here:

This hack is not exactly what the person is asking for but hopefully will almost do the trick.

This is how it works:
By default our sims relationship will decay by 2 points at 4PM everyday.
I altered that "everyday" by checking it STR points and skip some days based on points.
So if your sims relationship (STR) points (Sim A to Sim B) or (Sim B to Sim A) is:
91-100 -> it will decay by 2 points on every Wed
81-90 -> it will decay by 2 points on every Mon and Fri
71-80 -> it will decay by 2 points on every Mon, Wed and Fri
50-70 -> it will decay by 2 points on every Sun, Tue, Thu and Sat
< 49 -> it will decay by 2 points everyday just like default


- OFB Compatible

UPLOADED: 10/20/2006
- Updated to EP4

:angel: Monique :angel:

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

Sims 2
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Size: 474 Bytes · Downloads: 5,831 · 20th Oct 2006
474 Bytes 5,831 20th Oct 2006

Size: 454 Bytes · Downloads: 8,801 · 4th Nov 2005
454 Bytes 8,801 4th Nov 2005
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
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#26 Old 10th Mar 2006 at 5:50 AM
Default Bug?
I've tried this hack for a long time now, just installed OFB and theres a problem with it.

When i click on my sim and i have to use the "More..." category on the top of the choices, it won't work. If i keep on clicking Eventually it does work but very slowly. I removed the hack and everything is fine now. Don't know if anyone else has this problem too?
Test Subject
#27 Old 30th Mar 2006 at 10:02 PM
I love this hack! It is a must have for sure!
Test Subject
#28 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 2:14 AM
I like the concept. Unfortunately in Night life it subtracks more than 2 points. For SIMs over 90 it takes away about 12 point on Wed. For others it take away anywhere from 2 to 7 poins on the day it is suppose to.

I do have the time control clock running at 60 % so I do not now if that is conflicting.

Good try though. I sure you can fix it.
Test Subject
#29 Old 20th Aug 2006 at 10:38 PM
Default Relationship decay Work around
Good Evening,

after a bit of experimenting, I found that if you set the time control clock to normal (100%) just before 4:00 pm and leav it there untill 5:00 pm) everything works fine.
#30 Old 20th Oct 2006 at 1:00 AM
Is there a way you could make this compatible for Pets, as well? This mod was one of the best I've seen on the site, and I want to use it again!
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 21st Oct 2006 at 3:07 AM
Thank you for updating, I love this hack! Thanks again.

~ Sam ~
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 5th Nov 2006 at 1:56 AM
Thanks for updating this mod for the Pets also. I was getting a lot of errors with the old one. But, I think it was mainly with servos & pets.

Anyways, I'm curious if you plan to or even can update the normal hack to work with pets. I'll gladly use this hack. But, I don't like the flamingos hehe.

I'm also curious if perhaps you would make it so that if the relationship is 100 that it wouldn't go down at all? BFF ya know :D

Thanks again,
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#33 Old 5th Nov 2006 at 4:12 AM
Originally Posted by CyberBob78
I'm also curious if perhaps you would make it so that if the relationship is 100 that it wouldn't go down at all? BFF ya know :D

Squinge made something like that.

Pls. see my journal for my hacks compatibility. Thanks.
Test Subject
#34 Old 7th Nov 2006 at 2:31 PM
This hack doesn't have the nasty side effect of freezing the LTR gain/loss per day, does it? When Squinge's No Relationship Decay hack was first released, the LTR would not increase or decrease normally to match the STR each day. You wouldn't lose best friends, but you also couldn't gain them easily (you'd have to invite them over for a +1 LTR hug every day for 50 days).
Test Subject
#35 Old 20th Nov 2006 at 6:52 AM
Since installing EP4 (Pets) and updating this mod, my LTR have been static. As mentioned, I can improve them directly, but the LTR does not modify to match the STR value over time.
Test Subject
#36 Old 30th Nov 2006 at 3:57 PM
Update: I found an additional mod that was conflicting with this one. Once removed, this updated mod works perfectly. Sorry for the confusion before.

Thanks Monique.
Test Subject
#37 Old 18th Dec 2006 at 2:49 PM
I am am not getting the "pawprint" friend icon between humans and pets at all. Does anyone know if this mod affects that? Basically with pets I can be 100/100 for a long time but no paw/pack/master/best paw icons EVER appear for pets. Hmm. Otherwise this mod is exactly the decay rate that feels right for the game.
Test Subject
#38 Old 23rd Jan 2007 at 11:17 PM
Anybody know where i can get the pink flamingo hack?
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 25th Feb 2007 at 3:38 AM
Thanks for this!
Forum Resident
#40 Old 22nd Apr 2007 at 4:45 AM
Is this hack compatible with seasons?
Test Subject
#41 Old 15th Aug 2007 at 6:50 AM
Originally Posted by anak_ponti
Is this hack compatible with seasons?

I was wondering the same thing.
Test Subject
#42 Old 6th Sep 2007 at 8:27 PM
Is there a hack out in the Sims world to completely do away with the relationship decay?
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 15th Mar 2008 at 4:59 PM
Is this hack compatible with FreeTime?
#44 Old 9th Jun 2008 at 7:56 AM
Excellent question! Much as aramatheya was for Seasons, I am wondering the same thing for Freetime.
Test Subject
#45 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 10:56 AM
Is this FT compatible? If not can anybody make one that cuts all relationship decay that is?
Test Subject
#46 Old 17th Apr 2011 at 8:10 PM
This is more than great, thanks!
Test Subject
#47 Old 22nd Apr 2014 at 10:41 AM
Good job... Great contribution... Thanks.
Test Subject
#48 Old 27th Oct 2016 at 2:04 PM
I've been using this in the Ultimate Collection, and it still works great after all these years!
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