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Faster Gardening Mod v7b

by scumbumbo Posted 28th Sep 2014 at 8:03 PM - Updated 8th Jul 2018 at 9:43 PM by scumbumbo : Bugfix for Version 7 - Weeding Planters
350 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 18 Thanks Posts
BUGFIX July 8, 2018 - Version 7 had several bugs which caused issues for weeding and tending gardens that used planters. These bugs should now be fixed in version 7b.

Updated June 21, 2018 - Version 7 should be compatible with the latest game patches as of the June 19, 2018 patch.

Older versions have been removed and are no longer supported.

Description

This is a mod for The Sims 4 to speed up the simple gardening tasks, such as weeding and watering. The more complex tasks, such as planting and harvesting are not affected. Tasks will take about one-third as long with this mod in place.

The mod also triples the distance a sim will consider walking between plants to perform these tasks.

XML Mod Installation Instructions

Just unzip the package file to your Mods folder as usual.

This mod may cause conflicts with any other mod which change gardening tasks. Due to the wide variety of mods and sources for them, it is unlikely I will be able to help you with such a conflict. If there is a conflict, either one or both mods may fail to work properly, your game may crash, frogs may rain down from the sky...

Version 7 of the mod should be compatible with games patched to version 1.44.77.1020 (June 19, 2018) or later.

Tech Notes


Additional Credits:
Thanks go out to Velocitygrass for the Sims4XmlExtractor and, of course, Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool.
Tags: #faster, #garden, #weed, #water

Type: Other

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 4

This is a multi-part download:


Use only one version of the mod. Use version 5 if you are running the latest (December 4, 2015 or later) game updates.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
FasterGardening.zip | Version 7b of Faster Gardening mod - July 8, 2018

Size: 75.3 KB · Downloads: 26,846 · 8th Jul 2018
75.3 KB 26,846 8th Jul 2018
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Test Subject
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#26 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 9:16 AM
Thank you very much!!!
With all the time that it takes away, gardening is a hell!!
I miss the sprayers of TS3...
Test Subject
#27 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 9:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Alundra
Might I suggest that instead of making it faster, that you perform the action once per plot and it affects all plants? I mean you weed and water a plot, not one plant in the plot .

Wonderful idea! This would be great!!
Test Subject
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#28 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 9:33 AM
Thank you. This will be great when I start gardening.
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#29 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 9:51 AM
Danke schön!!!
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#30 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 10:57 AM
What a life saver! I can't believe it takes so long to garden a few plants. Now it doesn't. Thank you!
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#31 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 12:20 PM
Thank you so so much, this will make my sims life a lot easier and allow her to spend more time with her family, thank you again! :)
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#32 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 3:08 PM
Thanks! You would think watering a small garden wouldn't take longer than a painting XD.
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#33 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 4:09 PM
Thank god for this!
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#34 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 4:38 PM
Oh THANK GOD someone finally made this mod! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Test Subject
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#35 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 5:38 PM
great mod thank you
Field Researcher
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#36 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 6:25 PM
I am so happy to see this!! Thaaaaank you! This is the first gardening mod I've seen and I truly appreciate it.

(Now, if someone would only make a perfect plant mod, or at least one that allowed us to upload a perfect garden intact to our library, or even just a mod where we could plant from buydebug. . .)
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 7:05 PM
First, thank you so much for the mod. I read somewhere that EA intended for the gardeninig task to be less grueling once the Sim was able graph the different plants. But, I like simple gardens and this mod fits the bill.

One question, though. What is the purpose of the unpackedmod folder and the edit to the resource file? I put all my mods into separate folders and my game changing ones like this go into a folder called "Hacks". Does that change the name of the empty folder you advised making? Thanks!
Test Subject
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#38 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 7:38 PM
I was hoping someone would make this, thank you! Also, frogs from the sky would be sort of nice. It would make collecting them much easier.
Mad Poster
#39 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 7:42 PM
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Originally Posted by SamIAm2
I am so happy to see this!! Thaaaaank you! This is the first gardening mod I've seen and I truly appreciate it.

(Now, if someone would only make a perfect plant mod, or at least one that allowed us to upload a perfect garden intact to our library, or even just a mod where we could plant from buydebug. . .)


About uploading a garden on a lot, it don't happen in my game. All my lots that had gardens saved on it are wiped out when I use it from my library.

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Lab Assistant
#40 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 8:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Pooky213
One question, though. What is the purpose of the unpackedmod folder and the edit to the resource file? I put all my mods into separate folders and my game changing ones like this go into a folder called "Hacks". Does that change the name of the empty folder you advised making? Thanks!


I've found my answers! The mods did load from the "Hacks" folder. No problem.
Lab Assistant
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#41 Old 29th Sep 2014 at 9:52 PM
Finally, someone with a sense of balance! Thank you. Now I can have more than one sorry rosebush!
Test Subject
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#42 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 4:05 AM
OMG THANK YOU!! Seriously I don't know what EA was thinking with the length of time this task takes. I know I could end up spending hours taking care of a garden in meatspace but that doesn't mean I want to watch my sims do that!
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#43 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 2:05 AM
Thank you! Really wanted this mod :)
Test Subject
#44 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 8:52 PM
Is anyone aware if mods need updating for patches yet?
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#45 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 9:45 PM
Gracias
Test Subject
#46 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 9:58 PM
I do not understand how to rename the ressource.cfg... I tried and now its a notepad thingy. Now I am scared I have messed up everything
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#47 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 10:55 PM
Awesome -- looking forward to having this in my game.
Lab Assistant
#48 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by SamIAm2
I am so happy to see this!! Thaaaaank you! This is the first gardening mod I've seen and I truly appreciate it.

(Now, if someone would only make a perfect plant mod, or at least one that allowed us to upload a perfect garden intact to our library, or even just a mod where we could plant from buydebug. . .)


The new patch today enables a cheat to get into the "hidden items" area for things like the ponds and such -- I wonder if the plants might be in there as well? I'm planning to check it out next time in game.
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#49 Old 2nd Oct 2014 at 12:56 AM
There is a god. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#50 Old 2nd Oct 2014 at 3:26 AM
I am unclear on the unpacked mods folder. My system wont let me create a folder inside the mods folder. And I am afraid to change the name of my cfg, can someone post a pic of what the cfg should look like when I edit it? This is just strange to me & I want the mod but dont want to do it wrong. The gardening takes wayyyyyy tooo long. Almost unusable, you have to give up an entire sim day.
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