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Weather Realism Overhaul [2.0.1]

by no12 Posted 24th Nov 2018 at 1:44 AM - Updated 27th Nov 2021 at 4:39 PM by no12 : Discord server!
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Changelog: Bug fixes in 2.0.1, compatibility with the newest patch.
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The Weather Realism Overhaul changes the way the game handles weather events and forecasts to make weather more realistic. For a more complete experience, I strongly recommend Better Seasonal Changes. Features include:

Forecasts Aren’t Always Accurate:
In the unmodded game, a cloudy day will always be cloudy. With this mod, however, forecasts can be unpredictable, a day forecast to be sunny can instead have rain showers or a day forecast to be rainy can remain cloudy. As a result, all weather events can happen with every forecast.

Tweaked Weather Forecasts:
Along with the tweaked weather events, all forecasts' names have been changed, and new varieties added, to complement the new events, such as Warm Fog (June Gloom), Showers, more intensities of rain, etc.
All forecasts now display daytime temperature as well as weather event, so you can get an idea of what the temperature will be like in the forecast.

Visual Changes:
Cloud covers, weather transitions and how water puddles form have been changed.

Other Minor Changes:
Changes like lightning settings and forecast thresholds that are too minor and too many to write here, you can see the changelog for that.

Worlds' Weather Changed:
Weather for all worlds have been remade to match real-world locations, using this temperature scale.
Freezing - <0 C / <32 F
Cold - 0 - 10 C / 32 - 50 F
Cool - 10 - 20 C / 50 - 68 F
Warm - 20 - 30 C / 68 - 86 F
Hot - 30 - 35 C / 86 - 95 F
Heatwave - >35 C / >95 F

Oasis Springs, Science Lab: Phoenix, Arizona

Willow Creek, Hospital, Police Station, Magnolia Promenade: Shreveport, Louisiana

Newcrest: Vancouver, BC

Granite Falls: Lungern, Switzerland

Windenburg: Rostock, Germany

San Myshuno: Istanbul, Turkey

Forgotten Hollow: Reykjavik, Iceland

Brindleton Bay: Portland, Maine

Selvadorada: Manacapuru, Brazil

Del Sol Valley: Los Angeles, California

Strangerville: Roswell, New Mexico

Sulani: St.Lucia

Glimmerbrook: Cascade Gorge, Oregon

Britechester, Henford-on-Bagley: Oxford, UK

Evergreen Harbor: Trieste, Italy

Mt. Komorebi: Sapporo, Japan
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Conflicts:
The mod will conflict with any mod that changes weather events, forecasts, forecast lists for worlds, general weather tuning or lightning.

Additional Credits:
http://modthesims.info/d/615961/imp...for-worlds.html
Improved Weather Variety for Worlds by Peterskywalker!
I no longer use any of its files, however, it's still here as it was my first inspiration for the mod.

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 Seasons
Built with Game Version: 1.81.72

This is a multi-part download:


IMPORTANT:
Only download ONE file, and make sure to read the descriptions of each before downloading.


After you download (or update) my mod and enable it in game, make sure that you reset the forecasts once.
You can reset the forecasts this way:
  1. Go to the Seasons section your game's options.
  2. Change the season length (for example, if you're playing with 14 day seasons, change it to 7 or 28).
  3. Apply settings without leaving the game settings page.
  4. Change the season length to your preferred length.
    If you don't do this, the mod may not work properly! The glitch where there is snow in Sulani is a result of this.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
WRO 2.0.1 [Celcius].zip | The newest file with all new updates. In degrees Celcius and compatible with English, French (Thanks to The_Lapi), German (T. to fnaf12344), Spanish (T. to jordihs), Portuguese (T. to Mike_Itonula), Russian (T. to wisecowboysim), Polish (T. to Osqar) and Chinese Traditional (T. to TangY324)

Size: 273.4 KB · Downloads: 11,521 · 15th Nov 2021
273.4 KB 11,521 15th Nov 2021
WRO 2.0.1 [Fahrenheit].zip | The newest file with all new updates. In degrees Fahrenheit and compatible with English.

Size: 266.9 KB · Downloads: 7,272 · 15th Nov 2021
266.9 KB 7,272 15th Nov 2021
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
THANKS POST
#226 Old 1st Aug 2021 at 6:05 PM
no12,
Thank you for this awesome mod. Original sims 4's weather are a bit unrealistic to me.
With Cottage Living released, we now have the actual Henford-On-Bagley. Will you change Britechester weather to somewhere else or keep it as current?
Test Subject
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#227 Old 5th Aug 2021 at 11:09 AM
Default LittleMsSam has this app...
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Originally Posted by no12
Showing current conditions for another world is impossible as far as i know as the weather in another world only fully loads in when you've travelled there. I guess the other option is showing forecasts, which means that somehow the game would show another world's calendar, and i don't know if that's possible or not.


Yes and no. LittleMsSam https://lms-mods.com did make a mod that does this (It is not compatible with any weather mod) I think it is her "Sul Sul Weather App" and how she did it is the mod "predicts" the weather then forces the weather when you travel so it's not really "predicting" it, only making it happen before hand. She gives a great explanation on her site and I don't use it because I use this one so I have never used it, just know she has it. Hope this helps.

BTW Love the mod tyvm for keeping it updated it is much appreciated.
Test Subject
#228 Old 7th Aug 2021 at 9:00 PM Last edited by kagora2 : 7th Aug 2021 at 9:40 PM.
Hi no12
thx for your mod, i love it.
in my game the weather does not have a name in the calendar or the forcast.
also i do not get the tempartur displayed in the calendar.
i can see if there is / will be rain, a thunderstorm or clouddy weather, but no name or the temperatur forcast.

Is it because my game is in german?
i thought that i then would see the english names.

Update:

I changed the language of my game to english
now everything is visible.
so it is realy, because my game was set to german.
will wait for a german translation.
hopfully someone will translate it.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#229 Old 16th Aug 2021 at 1:28 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nynvieealmere
Yes and no. LittleMsSam https://lms-mods.com did make a mod that does this (It is not compatible with any weather mod) I think it is her "Sul Sul Weather App" and how she did it is the mod "predicts" the weather then forces the weather when you travel so it's not really "predicting" it, only making it happen before hand. She gives a great explanation on her site and I don't use it because I use this one so I have never used it, just know she has it. Hope this helps.

BTW Love the mod tyvm for keeping it updated it is much appreciated.


Yeah, I have seen her mod and honestly, I could have never imagined such a creative way to 'predict' weather. I was talking about viewing the weather of another world, in my original comment (not that this method came to my mind, obviously, that is all thanks to LittleMsSam), but I guess that explains my negative answer.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#230 Old 16th Aug 2021 at 1:29 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cekwebpage
no12,
Thank you for this awesome mod. Original sims 4's weather are a bit unrealistic to me.
With Cottage Living released, we now have the actual Henford-On-Bagley. Will you change Britechester weather to somewhere else or keep it as current?

I'm planning to keep it as current, as there isn't much climate variety in Britain anyway, so even if I did change it no one would notice a major difference.
Test Subject
#231 Old 15th Sep 2021 at 11:11 AM
Can you please change the temperature range? Temperatures like 44°C in Oasis Springs early spring bother me and it happens all the time - it should be restricted to middle of summer heatwaves if anything. Normally you couldn't survive in that kind of temperatures outside and the swimming pool and such wouldn't help much. And I believe I was getting 14-17*C in Newcrest in the middle of summer and sims considered that "warm", which was also bothering me (I remember waiting for temperatures like 22-25*C but it never come, is Newcrest really that cold climate or the temperature range is messed up?).

Please make it similar to The Sims 3 temperatures variety:
Range Minimum Maximum
Hot 32°C / 90°F 37°C / 99°F
Warm 21°C / 70°F 31°C / 88°F
Mild 10°C / 50°F 20°C / 68°F
Cool 0°C / 32°F 9°C / 48°F
Cold -17°C / 0°F 0°C / 32°F

My suggestion is:
Heatwave 35°C to 40°C
Hot 26°C to 34°C
Warm 16°C to 25°C
Cool 6°C to 15°C
Cold -5°C to 5°C
Freezing - 17°C to -6°C

It will be more realistic.
Test Subject
#232 Old 15th Sep 2021 at 4:33 PM
Hey could you change the sound for heavy rain event from weather_event weather_Rain_Heavy_Cool or weather_event weather_Rain_Heavy i've noticed in 2.0 heavy rain sounds like light rain. Heavy rain it doesnt mean Thunderstorm. Lemme show you on this Video with sounds.mp4
Lab Assistant
#233 Old 24th Sep 2021 at 4:57 PM
After newest update 1.80, mod Better Exception showed: NO12 - Weather Realism Overhaul Mod\WRO 2.0.package
Invalid Tuning
weatherForcastList_Fall_UniversityWorld_Late
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#234 Old 12th Oct 2021 at 2:57 PM
According to Better Exceptions Patch Day Results by TwistedMexi:

Invalid Tuning
forecast_Chance_Of_Thunderstorms_Hot | Incorrectly matched tuning types found in tuning for weather_event_time_blocks in Instance: 212662 (forecast_Chance_Of_Thunderstorms_Hot), Types.WEATHER_FORECAST. Expected 'U', got 'V'
forecast_Chance_Of_Snow_Freezing | Incorrectly matched tuning types found in tuning for weather_event_time_blocks in Instance: 212674 (forecast_Chance_Of_Snow_Freezing), Types.WEATHER_FORECAST. Expected 'U', got 'V'
Test Subject
#235 Old 20th Oct 2021 at 5:24 AM
Hey, I need some help with this mod. I edited it using sims 4 studio to make Willow Creek snowy again, but for some reason rivers and ponds are not getting frozen in winter anymore. And I`ve seen it happening in other worlds too, such as Henford on Bagley. Do you know what should I do to fix it?
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#236 Old 20th Oct 2021 at 7:44 PM
is there sombody who can translate this mod to german?
i can not see the tempratur or the name of the forcast
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#237 Old 29th Oct 2021 at 3:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FloridaDude1964
According to Better Exceptions Patch Day Results by TwistedMexi:

Invalid Tuning
forecast_Chance_Of_Thunderstorms_Hot | Incorrectly matched tuning types found in tuning for weather_event_time_blocks in Instance: 212662 (forecast_Chance_Of_Thunderstorms_Hot), Types.WEATHER_FORECAST. Expected 'U', got 'V'
forecast_Chance_Of_Snow_Freezing | Incorrectly matched tuning types found in tuning for weather_event_time_blocks in Instance: 212674 (forecast_Chance_Of_Snow_Freezing), Types.WEATHER_FORECAST. Expected 'U', got 'V'

Thanks for this, will fix sometime in November.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#238 Old 29th Oct 2021 at 3:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TSimFT
Hey could you change the sound for heavy rain event from weather_event weather_Rain_Heavy_Cool or weather_event weather_Rain_Heavy i've noticed in 2.0 heavy rain sounds like light rain. Heavy rain it doesnt mean Thunderstorm. Lemme show you on this Video with sounds.mp4

It's unfortunately not something I can change, but I'll see what I can do.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#239 Old 29th Oct 2021 at 3:23 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrid88
Can you please change the temperature range? Temperatures like 44°C in Oasis Springs early spring bother me and it happens all the time - it should be restricted to middle of summer heatwaves if anything. Normally you couldn't survive in that kind of temperatures outside and the swimming pool and such wouldn't help much. And I believe I was getting 14-17*C in Newcrest in the middle of summer and sims considered that "warm", which was also bothering me (I remember waiting for temperatures like 22-25*C but it never come, is Newcrest really that cold climate or the temperature range is messed up?).

Please make it similar to The Sims 3 temperatures variety:
Range Minimum Maximum
Hot 32°C / 90°F 37°C / 99°F
Warm 21°C / 70°F 31°C / 88°F
Mild 10°C / 50°F 20°C / 68°F
Cool 0°C / 32°F 9°C / 48°F
Cold -17°C / 0°F 0°C / 32°F

My suggestion is:
Heatwave 35°C to 40°C
Hot 26°C to 34°C
Warm 16°C to 25°C
Cool 6°C to 15°C
Cold -5°C to 5°C
Freezing - 17°C to -6°C

It will be more realistic.

Sorry, but this is not a bug and something I'm planning to change. The temperatures are the way they are because of gameplay constraints (freezing is 0*C because that's when water freezes eg. accumulating snow), but I will take a look at the issue with Oasis Springs. 44*C weather should be happening there, but restricted to late-spring to early-fall. Newcrest is pretty cold in real-life (Vancouver's summer high is around 20*C I believe, so days slightly below that are expected, although some above that should happen.)
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#240 Old 29th Oct 2021 at 3:24 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexWolf
After newest update 1.80, mod Better Exception showed: NO12 - Weather Realism Overhaul Mod\WRO 2.0.package
Invalid Tuning
weatherForcastList_Fall_UniversityWorld_Late

As with FloridaDude, thanks to you as well.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#241 Old 29th Oct 2021 at 3:26 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gabrielkugs
Hey, I need some help with this mod. I edited it using sims 4 studio to make Willow Creek snowy again, but for some reason rivers and ponds are not getting frozen in winter anymore. And I`ve seen it happening in other worlds too, such as Henford on Bagley. Do you know what should I do to fix it?

This mod makes rivers harder to freeze, because normally they kept freezing in the slightest cold snap. If needed I can give you a tutorial.
Test Subject
#242 Old 12th Nov 2021 at 3:35 AM
Hi there! Are this mod and your seasonal mod compatible with the latest patch? Thank you
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#243 Old 12th Nov 2021 at 10:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AN_Gel
Hi there! Are this mod and your seasonal mod compatible with the latest patch? Thank you
The minor issues present in the last update will probably persist, but there is no reason why this patch would cause any additional issues.
Test Subject
#244 Old 14th Nov 2021 at 12:38 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by no12
The minor issues present in the last update will probably persist, but there is no reason why this patch would cause any additional issues.

Thank you so much for confirming! Your mod is a must have for me and I can't imagine playing without it.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#245 Old 15th Nov 2021 at 12:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AN_Gel
Thank you so much for confirming! Your mod is a must have for me and I can't imagine playing without it.

All issues should now be fixed with 2.0.1, by the way.
Test Subject
#246 Old 15th Nov 2021 at 2:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by no12
All issues should now be fixed with 2.0.1, by the way.

Thank you soo much!
Test Subject
#247 Old 16th Nov 2021 at 3:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by no12
All issues should now be fixed with 2.0.1, by the way.

Thank you so much! You are the best
Instructor
THANKS POST
#248 Old 16th Nov 2021 at 5:30 PM
Hi! Is it compatible with seasons cheat by msqsims?
Or others ? Thanks !
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