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Faster/Slower Leaf Raking and No Leaves in other Seasons

by mikey Posted 15th Sep 2013 at 4:43 PM - Updated 6th Jun 2014 at 8:15 PM by mikey
47 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 19 Thanks Posts
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Working with Patch 1.55-1.67


Overview
I'm still kinda of fascinated by the changing weather in Seasons, including the changing and falling of the leaves in Autumn. However, the amount of time it takes for a Sim to rake leaves is a bit long. It seems to take them forever to rake leaves for even a couple of trees. Have you also noticed that leaves hang around through other seasons? This mod will help clean those up too!


Faster or Slower Raking
I've been using a mod to reduce the time to rake for awhile now, in order to meet the guidelines on MTS, there are several versions, some faster and some slower. The default time to rake leaves is 15 minutes:
Faster Raking - 5 minutes
Fast Raking - 10 minutes
Slow Raking - 20 minutes
Slower Raking - 30 minutes

NOTE: You can only use one version at a time


Other Changes
Additionally, I made 2 other changes in reference to the leafpile:
While the sim is raking, if there is no existing leafpile or the nearest one is more than 10 tiles away, they will create a new leafpile (the default is 6 tiles)
When disposing leafpiles, Sims can pickup up to 10 leafpiles at one time (default is 5)


Removing the Leaves out of Season
Each version now also includes the SeasonsManager+TreeManager_0xc29125d9d63f220f
Changes to this xml refer to how many leaves fall at a time, the amount of time between falling leaves, and leaf cleanup by the game in non fall seasons. <!--[Min,max] of how much leaves are removed from ground outside of Fall. 1 is max coverage.--> the default values were 0.5, 0.6 and have been changed to 1.0, 1.0 so there should be no leaves outside of fall.


Resource and Conflicts
This mod was created with patch 1.57 and requires the Seasons EP to work, it edits the LeafPile_0xff99d95ee4316199 xml from the GamePlayData package. Note that there are other values in this xml that are related to the leafpile such as: baby made chance in leafpile, chance of spreading fire from burning a leafpile, chance or spawning rodents and/or roaches from leafpiles. I did not make any changes to these areas, but this mod will conflict with any other mod which does.

Each version now also includes the SeasonsManager+TreeManager_0xc29125d9d63f220f


IF YOU LIKE THIS MOD, PLEASE CLICK ON THE "THANKS" BUTTON


Additional Credits:
Thanks to fullsheet for alerting me to the SeasonsManager+TreeManager edit
pljones for S3PE
Tags: #seasons, #raking, #leaves, #leaf, #leafpile, #rake, #fall

Type: Other

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 3 Seasons
Built with Game Version: 1.57

This is a multi-part download:


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See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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#26 Old 16th Jul 2014 at 1:55 PM
I get so annoyed when I see leaves, for almost 2 years, just lying on the ground. So, Thank You very much for this mod.
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#27 Old 19th Jul 2014 at 11:05 PM
Thank goodness for you and this mod!
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#28 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 1:16 PM
thanks
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#29 Old 12th Aug 2014 at 1:11 AM
Thanks!
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#30 Old 26th Aug 2014 at 7:48 PM
PERFECT!!!
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#31 Old 10th Sep 2014 at 3:00 AM
Love it!
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#32 Old 24th Sep 2014 at 8:56 PM
thank you
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#33 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 11:16 AM
Hi! Thank you so much for this mod, I've been testing it today and while I noticed that all the leaves on my active lot and non-lot areas in the world disappeared, the leaves on inactive residential and community lots stayed, is this supposed to happen?

Edit: typo!
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#34 Old 25th Jan 2015 at 3:48 AM
Thank you so much! While the seasons mechanic is fun to watch, raking the leaves takes up so much of my Sims' time. :D
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#35 Old 4th Apr 2015 at 9:31 PM
Wonderful!!
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23rd Apr 2015 at 1:54 AM
Cannot get mod to work
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#36 Old 25th Apr 2015 at 11:30 PM
Thanks!
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#37 Old 26th May 2015 at 9:11 PM
Thanks so much.
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#38 Old 21st Jul 2015 at 11:28 PM
Love the mod, only issue I have is that leaves still show up in other seasons. :S
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#39 Old 26th Jul 2015 at 4:39 AM
Doesnt work for me. The Leaves are still there though, so can someone tell me what's wrong please?
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#40 Old 1st Aug 2015 at 2:48 PM
Nice work!
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#41 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 8:02 PM
My sims are obsessed with raking, and were neglecting every other aspect of their life (even their kids) during the fall. This mod saves them from the perpetual nightmare.
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#42 Old 16th Aug 2015 at 3:17 AM
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
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#43 Old 11th Nov 2015 at 11:29 AM
Thanks alot!!!! <3
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#44 Old 19th Nov 2016 at 9:59 PM
Thanks!
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#45 Old 25th Jan 2017 at 11:21 PM
Thank you so much, you have no idea how much the leaves staying around after Fall annoyed me! It's like EA didn't even test it...
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#46 Old 27th Apr 2019 at 10:07 PM
Thank you very much for your contribution
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#47 Old 2nd May 2021 at 9:24 AM
Does this Mod conflict with NRaas Tempest mod ( I mean when leaf cleaning in Common lots is turned on there)?
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