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Less Hygiene Decay From Garden Tasks Series - Showtime: 3-18-2012

by Chaavik Posted 24th Jul 2009 at 10:34 PM - Updated 18th Mar 2012 at 8:31 PM by Chaavik : Sims 3 OLS Information
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Compatible with Showtime / Current Patch 1.3x

No new updates for Showtime.


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Sims 3 Pets

There is no change in the code used for these mods. You can safely use any of the GEN version(s).

Look below for further details on the mods.


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Sims 3 Generations

There were new changes done to the code in Generations. To be on the safe side, use the Generations mods instead.

By EA default, the decay rate for Hygiene was huge, forcing Sims to quit gardening sooner whether it be watering, fertilizing or weeding. Planting does not cause the Sim's Hygiene motive (bar) to decay because the planting interaction(s) do not have the Hygiene code. Neither does planting have the Fun code to increase Fun, which I added to make planting fun for the Sims.

Gardening Tasks:

Fertilizing - giving the plants food
Watering - giving the plants water
Weeding - removing weeds from the plants
Harvesting - gathering the crops from the plants
Picking up seeds - picking up seeds (Special Gardening Task - Required)
Planting single or many seeds - planting new plants (Special Gardening Task - Required)

Folders:

Less Hygiene And More Fun Series - Individual mods to increase Fun at a faster rate and decrease Hygiene at a slower rate from the gardening tasks.

Less Hygiene Series - Individual mods to decrease Hygiene at a slower rate from the gardening tasks. The mods do NOT increase Fun.

Child Enabled Less Hygiene And More Fun Series - Individual mods to enable children to perform gardening tasks. The mods increase Fun at a faster rate and decrease Hygiene at a slower rate.

Child Enabled Less Hygiene Series - Individual mods to enable children to perform gardening tasks. The mods decrease Hygiene at a slower rate. The mods do NOT increase Fun.

All In One Series - Gardening tasks compiled into 4 single mods such as LessHygieneAndMoreFunFromGardeningTasks-AllInOne-GEN, LessHygieneFromGardeningTasks-AllInOne-GEN and etc.

Child Enabled Special Gardening Tasks - Either mod REQUIRED to enable children to pick up and plant seeds. One of the mods increases Fun planting single or many plants.

Skills - Mod REQUIRED to allow children to perform gardening tasks and have Gardening show up in their HUD panels under Skills.

Required to work with the mod(s):

Chaavik-MoreFunFromSpecialGardeningTasks-GEN or Chaavik-SpecialGardeningTasks-GEN
Chaavik-Skills-GEN

Special Note:

If you already have Chaavik-Skills-GEN installed from my Children Can Make Meals thread, you can just skip installing the one from this thread. They are the same thing.

Install Instructions:

Put the mod into the following location:

C:\Documents and Settings\****\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages

**** - your user account with admin rights

Vista and Windows 7:

Under Documents or wherever your Mods\Packages folder is located.

Mac:

Wherever your mods folder is located.

Support:

I only provide support for my own mods and no one else's. If you have trouble figuring out where to put the mod or how to run the game, please consult the Sims 3 forums for further help.


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Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff Information

The AM versions of the gardening mods are compatible with Outdoor Living Stuff. There is one change with one of the versions that was missing the Fun code to boost the Sim's Fun motive while the Sim is performing a gardening task. The newly replaced mod, LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningTasks-AM-FIXED, contains the changes and also has an All-In-One file that has all of the mods in a single file for those who want to save space in their Mods folders.

Sims 3 Late Night Information

These mods have been checked for compatibility with Late Night. Will work with the latest patch.


Sims 3 Ambitions Information

These mods have been updated for Sims 3 Ambitions. And they're repacked to make it easier to download.

LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningTasks-AM contains the mods you can choose from to install. You can install any mod or install all of the mods if you like. These mods are not enabled for children.

LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningTasks-ChildEnabled-AM contains the mods you can choose from to install. You can install any mod or install all of the mods if you like. These mods are enabled for children to maintain their gardens.

Special Install Instructions:

Install the mod(s) in the following location:

C:\Documents and Settings\****\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages (XP)

NOTE:

I don't provide support for your game. I only provide support for my mods. If you have problems installing the mods, please check the Sims 3 forums for help installing the mods. Any game-related issues (not mod-related issues) should be posted in those tech forums.

Sims 3 High End Loft Stuff (HELS)

I verified these gardening task series to be compatible with Sims 3 HELS (game version 3.0.3.x) and Sims 3 patched up to 2.4.x.


OLD NEWS:

What's new for both Sims 3 and World Adventures?

I decided to come up with a version of these mods to enable children to water, weed, plant and fertilize the garden. These mods are labeled clearly to inform you they're child-enabled so you can choose which mods you want to install.

I haven't seen the other gardening mods updated or verified to be compatible for World Adventures, and I also came across a comment from another site where someone wanted these mods updated for World Adventures to allow children to maintain gardens. Since I already verified these mods to be sure they work for both Sims 3 and World Adventures, I decided to go ahead and come up with a series to enable children to maintain their gardens although the others exist already.

You will find that the children will stretch when they perform gardening tasks, but they will do fine maintaining gardens that way. When they're done, they will return to their normal child sizes.

BUT if you want your Sims' Fun motives to be boosted, only choose the package labeled Less Hygiene Decay And More Fun From Gardening Tasks - Sims 3 if you don't want your children to maintain a garden.

If you want your children to maintain a garden and have your Sims gain Fun, choose Less Hygiene Decay And More Fun From Gardening Tasks - Child Enabled - Sims 3.

The other mods do not boost the Fun motive.

Do not install all of them at once! The mods labeled Harvesting, Weeding, Watering or Fertilizing are separate mods you can choose to install individually. The Gardening Tasks mods (both Fun and non-Fun) are the packages with everything included.

SPECIAL NOTE:

If you don't have World Adventures, you can still use these mods. All of these mods work with both the original Sims 3 game and World Adventures.

These mods will work with my other gardening mods called Faster Garden Tasks Series because they use different files. You can find other Sims 3 mods by just clicking on my name and then switching to view Sims 3 mods.


World Adventures Information:

I verified the mods to see if they needed updating for World Adventures. Both mods are compatible with World Adventures. Nothing changed in the code for the interactions with the garden. Remember to choose ONE mod to install.

The install location is for XP users:

C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 World Adventures\Mods\Packages

Vista and Windows 7 players will have to install the mod into their World Adventures folder where indicated. I don't use either Vista or Windows 7 and can't help you with installation issues or questions. You will have to search the Sims 3 forums for help installing your mods.


Basic Description:

The series reduce the decay rate at which Hygiene drops from watering, fertilizing, weeding and harvesting in the garden.

Less Hygiene Decay From Watering reduces the decay rate at which the Hygiene motive drops when the Sim waters the plants in the garden.

Less Hygiene Decay From Weeding reduces the decay rate at which the Hygiene motive drops when the Sim weeds the plants in the garden.

Less Hygiene Decay From Harvesting reduces the decay rate at which the Hygiene motive drops when the Sim harvests the plants in the garden.

Less Hygiene Decay From Fertilizing reduces the decay rate at which the Hygiene motive drops when the Sim fertilizes the plants in the garden.

SPECIAL NOTE:

Fertilizing does not decrease or increase Fun because the Fertilize interaction itself is different from the other gardening interactions (Weeding, Watering and Harvesting), but this interaction does have a decay rate for Hygiene.


Less Hygiene Decay And More Fun From Garden Tasks:

This set of Less Hygiene Decay And More Fun From Garden Tasks mods has one additional feature to boost the Fun motive for Sims while they are weeding, watering or harvesting the plants in their gardens.

You can choose one or all of the new alternate versions from the Less Hygiene Decay And More Fun From Garden Tasks to install in your game.


These mods are for people who do not use gardening mods to enable children to perform gardening chores or collect seeds.

Modifications:

The original value (EA's value) in one line for all three tuning files caused the Sim's Hygiene motive to bottom out or go into the red very quickly within minutes of starting the gardening tasks. I changed the value in each tuning file from -25 to -10 to slow down the Hygiene decay rate. The Sim's Hygiene motive will decay over time, allowing him or her to work in the garden for a longer period of time. This is ideal for those players who want farmers in their games to make a living growing and cultivating their gardens all day as real life farmers do.


SPECIAL NOTE:

The original mods did not contain a line to allow for the Fun motive to be increased while the Sim is watering, weeding or harvesting the plants in the garden. Even the Eaxis scripts themselves did not contain a line to boost the Sim's Fun motive while the Sim is performing a gardening task in the garden.


NOTE:

The series will conflict with other mods modifying the gardening tasks and/or motives related to the gardening tasks such as XLStormyLX's Children Can Garden mods. Her mods are based on my Less Hygiene Decay series.


Note of Differences:

Her mods included the changes to enable children to do the gardening tasks and to collect seeds. My series don't include the changes to allow the children to perform their gardening tasks or collect seeds.

Without a mod to affect the Hygiene motive when the gardening tasks are performed, the Sim's Hygiene motive would bottom out very quickly within minutes. With my series, the Sim's Hygiene motive would decay slowly over time, allowing them to work in the garden for longer periods of time. The series would be perfect for players who want farmers in their games.

Additional Credits:
Inge and Peter Jones crew - Hosting Sims 3 tools
NotePad++ - That sweet little program that saves headaches
WinMerge - Merging Sims Since Sims 3
MTS - Hosting Sims 2 and 3 custom content

Type:

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

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Generations Gardening.rar | Generations Only

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LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningTAsks-AM-FIXED.rar | Fixed - Added Missing Fun To This Version - 4/17/11

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LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningTasks-ChildEnabled-AM.rar | Sims 3 Ambitions - Child Enabled

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LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningTasks-ChildEnabled-Sims3.rar | Child Enabled

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LessHygieneFromWeeding-ChildEnabled-Sims3.rar | Child Enabled

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LessHygieneFromWatering-ChildEnabled-Sims3.rar | Child Enabled

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LessHygieneFromHarvesting-ChildEnabled-Sims3.rar | Child Enabled

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LessHygieneFromFertilizing-ChildEnabled-Sims3.rar | Child Enabled

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LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardenTasks-Sims3.rar | Less Hygiene Decay And More Fun From Garden Tasks

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LessHygieneDecayFromFertiziling-Sims3.rar | Less Hygiene Decay From Fertilizing

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LessHygieneFromWeeding-Sims3.rar | Less Hygiene Decay From Weeding

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LessHygieneFromWatering-Sims3.rar | Less Hygiene Decay From Watering

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LessHygieneFromHarvesting-Sims3.rar | Less Hygiene Decay From Harvesting

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Criminal Mastermind
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Original Poster
#51 Old 2nd Aug 2011 at 6:11 PM
If you plan to use the AllInOne file, use that one instead.
Instructor
#52 Old 7th Oct 2012 at 3:10 AM
Is this mod still good for Supernatural and Pets? Had an error when trying to dispose of some dead plants but I'm unsure if it was this mod or another.

EDIT: Nevermind, just saw your journal. I guess I can assume it needs updating. Thanks!
Test Subject
#53 Old 19th Oct 2013 at 4:54 AM
I absolutely love this mod!!! Are you going to update it? It seems to be causing some problems with the new 1.63 patch that just came out.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#54 Old 13th Jul 2015 at 2:10 AM
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS. Ever since my sims started gardening I've wanted a mod exactly like this one, it's perfect!!!! Thank you!!! :D
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#55 Old 4th Dec 2015 at 2:39 AM
Thank You,
is this 1.67-1.69 compatible?
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