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Faster Eating (and drinking) (NO LONGER UPDATED)

by DrChillgood Posted 23rd Jan 2015 at 12:55 AM - Updated 24th Oct 2017 at 5:05 AM by DrChillgood
243 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 9 Thanks Posts
NOTICE 10/23/2017: After a falling out with EA's community management, I have deleted my Origin account and have retired indefinitely from The Sims.

Let's keep this one short. This was one of the most fundamental problems with The Sims 4 - the way Sims just sit with their fingers up their bums between each bite of food or swig of their drink. No wonder Sims take forever to eat! Well, I'm here to fix this problem!

The problem is that the EAxis defaults put a lockout timer on the "active" eating and drinking actions (0xE882D22F Interaction instances 3441 and 341F respectively), to ensure that Sims always performed a passive action in between bites and swigs. Great to make sure families talk at dinner, terrible if you're all alone and just sit and stare into space.

With my mod, my test Sims could take multiple bites and swigs in a row without sitting and staring into space in between.

EDIT 1/25/2015: Now, the active eating and drinking actions are weighed much less. Previously, they were weighed at 1000, now they are reduced to a reasonable 5. Now, groups might take a little time to chat.

EDIT 2/24/2015: I have reduced the weight of the active eating/drinking to 2, further increasing the chance that Sims will talk at the dinner table. Eating alone is not slowed down.

EDIT 1/12/2017: UPDATED FOR THE TODDLER PATCH. Apparently the only difference is that the active eating has more entries for buffs from DLC (Dine Out?). Now it should work even with said DLC, but I don't own any of it.

MadameButterfly has a mod that speeds up eating, too. My mod does not conflict with hers. She changes the passive eating and drinking actions. I did test to make sure that it was my mod and not hers that speeds up eating.

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Tags: #eat, #drink, #faster

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Forum Resident
#226 Old 3rd Jun 2017 at 2:33 PM
The creator of this mods has disappeared again....
Test Subject
#227 Old 9th Jun 2017 at 3:39 PM
Works exceptionally well on 1.30.
#228 Old 10th Jun 2017 at 7:26 PM
Originally Posted by outerxpace
Works exceptionally well on 1.30.

Thanks, Outerxpace, for letting us know that it works on 1.30!

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at
Test Subject
#229 Old 12th Jun 2017 at 6:08 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH. Makes me mad when my sims stops in the middle of a meal to admire a random piece of decoration.
Test Subject
#230 Old 17th Jun 2017 at 9:10 PM
Apparently this mod is broken, see the "BROKEN/UPDATED MODS: MAY 25 ’17 PATCH & PARENTHOOD GP" thread on the Sims 4 forums.

This has got to be one of my favorites.
Test Subject
#231 Old 16th Jul 2017 at 7:02 AM
Test Subject
#232 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 9:52 AM
Still don't have any problems with it on 1.33.
Test Subject
#233 Old 8th Nov 2017 at 1:47 PM
Any possible update from anyone? I can't live without this mod
Test Subject
#234 Old 11th Nov 2017 at 7:00 PM
Im just saying, to give up on a game because you couldnt agree with someone is so childish. It pretty much confirms that they are the problem and not whoever they faught with
Test Subject
#235 Old 13th Nov 2017 at 7:21 AM
Originally Posted by prettypetalgirl
Im just saying, to give up on a game because you couldnt agree with someone is so childish. It pretty much confirms that they are the problem and not whoever they faught with
This post so makes the creator of the mod want to really update it.
Test Subject
#236 Old 14th Nov 2017 at 1:49 AM
I'm having difficulties with this mod and Cats & Dogs, could very well be my side but just wanted to say thanks for helping my game for so long; my Sims must have saved days worth of time from actually eating rather than sitting there making faces! I'm sorry you feel the need to quit Sims and thanks for the mod
Test Subject
#237 Old 19th Nov 2017 at 8:17 PM
Seems doesn't work on 1.36, my sims eating while staring into eternal void for 30 sims minutes on every single scoop of cereal during dinner.
Come back please. :'( my sims needed help.
Lab Assistant
#238 Old 21st Nov 2017 at 7:56 PM
Updated for V1.36 - Cats & Dogs.
Very little was changed so the original may still have worked.
Test Subject
#239 Old 24th Nov 2017 at 4:51 PM
Thank's for your update , cyclelegs .
Test Subject
#240 Old 1st Dec 2017 at 12:45 AM
Well done, cyclelegs!
Test Subject
#241 Old 1st Dec 2017 at 10:10 AM
Thanks cyclelegs!
Field Researcher
#242 Old 6th Jan 2018 at 1:10 PM
Thank you!
Test Subject
#243 Old 7th Jan 2018 at 12:31 PM
I wanted to extend my thanks to both DrChillGood for creating this mod (I understand and respect your reasons for leaving the community. You and your creations will be missed) and Cyclelegs for updating it for those of us who can't live without it :D
Lab Assistant
#244 Old 27th Jul 2019 at 12:54 AM
I'm very sad to hear about this mod and moderator Is there a replacement.
Edit Thanks found it

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