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Work/Study Hard Gains More Performance (UPDATE: 2021-08-16)

by egureh Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 3:37 AM - Updated 15th Aug 2021 at 5:32 PM by egureh
194 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
UPDATE 2021-08-16: Update for Game Version 1.77.146
Interior Decorator included.

Now works on these away actions:
Child/Teen: Study Hard
All Careers: Work Hard
All Careers: Schmooze with Boss (Confident Mood)
Astronaut: Wander the Universe (Smuggler)
Secret Agent: Take Risks
Style Influencer: Research Stories (Stylist)
Style Influencer: Network (Stylist)
Style Influencer: Promote Brand (Trend Setter)
SocialMedia: Research Stories
SocialMedia: Promote Content
Activist: Study Legislation (Politics)
Gardener: Dig in the Dirt
Gardener: Analyze Plant Anatomy (Botanist)
Gardener: Promote Restock Sale (Florist)
Conservationist: Study Field Logs
Conservationist: Gather Field Samples
Conservationist: Organize Data Files
Lifeguard: Strictly Enforce Rules
Diver: Record Underwater Footage
Fisherman: Catch Dangerously
Soccer Team: Practice Hard
University: Take Notes
Interior Decorator: Socialize With Clients

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Since my sims have to do quite a lot extra tasks back home, I decide to make them easier at working time.
This mod only increases PERFORMANCE at work/school.
Your sims have to do the extra requirements still.

Maxis/EA Defaults
Work/Study Hard increases the performance 1.5 times than Normal.

Mod Effects (3 Flavors)
X5: Work/Study Hard increases the performance 5 times than default Normal rate.
X25: Work/Study Hard increases the performance 25 times than default Normal rate.
X50: Work/Study Hard increases the performance 50 times than default Normal rate.
*CHOOSE ONLY ONE.

Compatibility
Based on Game Version [U]1.77.146/U], INCOMPATIBLE with previous patches.

Conflicts
This mod edits these files, will conflict with any other mod does the same.
S4_AFADAC48_00000000_0000000000012BAD_CareerTone_WorkHard.xml
S4_AFADAC48_00000000_0000000000012BF7_CareerTone_Astronaut_Smuggler.xml
S4_AFADAC48_00000000_0000000000012C3E_CareerTone_Agent_Main.xml
S4_AFADAC48_00000000_0000000000012C41_CareerTone_Agent_Agent.xml
S4_AFADAC48_00000000_000000000001858C_CareerTone_Confident.xml
S4_AFADAC48_00000000_00000000000188BE_CareerTone_School_StudyHard.xml
S4_AFADAC48_00000000_000000000002F344_careerTone_StyleInfluencer_Main_Research.xml
S4_AFADAC48_00000000_000000000002F34A_careerTone_StyleInfluencer_Stylist_Network.xml
S4_AFADAC48_00000000_000000000002F34C_careerTone_StyleInfluencer_TrendSetter_PromoteBrand.xml
S4_AFADAC48_00000018_00000000000214E4_careerTone_SocialMedia_Main.xml
S4_AFADAC48_00000018_00000000000214E5_careerTone_SocialMedia_InternetPersonality.xml
S4_AFADAC48_00000018_000000000002184F_careerTone_Activist_Politics.xml
S4_AFADAC48_0000001A_000000000002DA8A_careerTone_Gardener_0_Main_digDirt.xml
S4_AFADAC48_0000001A_000000000002DA8B_careerTone_Gardener_1_Botanist_analyzePlant.xml
S4_AFADAC48_0000001A_000000000002DA92_careerTone_Gardener_2_Florist_promoteSale.xml
S4_AFADAC48_0000001B_0000000000031AA7_careerTone_WorkHard_actor
S4_AFADAC48_0000001C_000000000003202E_careerTone_Conservationist_0_StudyResearchData.xml
S4_AFADAC48_0000001C_0000000000032030_careerTone_Conservationist_0_GatherFieldSamples.xml
S4_AFADAC48_0000001C_000000000003203C_careerTone_Conservationist_2_OrganizeDataFiles.xml
S4_AFADAC48_0000001C_000000000003305E_careerTone_AdultPartTime_Lifeguard_StrictlyEnforceRules.xml
S4_AFADAC48_0000001C_0000000000033065_careerTone_AdultPartTime_Diver_RecordUnderwaterFootage.xml
S4_AFADAC48_0000001C_0000000000033067_careerTone_AdultPartTime_Fisherman_CatchDangerously.xml
S4_AFADAC48_0000001D_0000000000036232_careerTone_SoccerTeam_Practice_Hard.xml
S4_AFADAC48_00000017_000000000004167F_careerTone_Social_SocializeWithClients
S4_AFADAC48_0000001D_00000000000369A2_careerTone_University_TakeNotes_A.xml
S4_AFADAC48_0000001D_00000000000369A3_careerTone_University_TakeNotes_B.xml
S4_AFADAC48_0000001D_00000000000369A4_careerTone_University_TakeNotes_C.xml
S4_AFADAC48_0000001D_00000000000369A5_careerTone_University_TakeNotes_D.xml

Install
This is a non-script mod. Unzip and place the package file in the Mods folder.


Additional Credits
S4PE & XML Extractor for The Sims 4 & Notepad++

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
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WorkStudyHardX25.zip | Gains More Performance (x25)

Size: 18.3 KB · Downloads: 10,388 · 15th Aug 2021
18.3 KB 10,388 15th Aug 2021
WorkStudyHardX50.zip | Gains More Performance (x50)

Size: 18.1 KB · Downloads: 19,410 · 15th Aug 2021
18.1 KB 19,410 15th Aug 2021
WorkStudyHardX5.zip | Gains More Performance (x5)

Size: 18.3 KB · Downloads: 10,439 · 15th Aug 2021
18.3 KB 10,439 15th Aug 2021
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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#126 Old 28th Mar 2016 at 6:34 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emily_HH_19
Is this working after latest patch?

Still works fine with v1.16.61, no need to update.
Lab Assistant
#127 Old 5th Jun 2016 at 8:42 PM
Wondering if this still is working with the 1.19 patch
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#128 Old 6th Jun 2016 at 7:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by zaleth
Wondering if this still is working with the 1.19 patch

Yep, no need to update.
Test Subject
#129 Old 24th Aug 2016 at 9:43 PM
Is it working with 1.22.22 ?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#130 Old 29th Aug 2016 at 1:43 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sakira1993
Is it working with 1.22.22 ?

Sure.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#131 Old 2nd Nov 2016 at 3:24 AM
Does it work with City Living?
Test Subject
#132 Old 4th Nov 2016 at 6:03 PM
Does this work with patch 1.24.102.1020?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#133 Old 5th Nov 2016 at 4:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nataliie
Does this work with patch 1.24.102.1020?

Yep, perfectly compatible.
Test Subject
#134 Old 12th Nov 2016 at 2:08 AM
I think the prepatch for City Living broke it... not working for me.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#135 Old 23rd Nov 2016 at 7:53 PM
This is a very needed mod. Thanks alot
Field Researcher
#136 Old 28th Nov 2016 at 9:02 PM
Does this work with City Living?

Wow, it's beautiful outside. I should probably do something....

Like close the blinds on my window so there isn't a glare on my computer screen.
Test Subject
#137 Old 29th Nov 2016 at 6:41 AM
No longer works for me. Not sure if it's City Living or if it's conflicting with MCCC updates. Not sure which, if not both, is adversely affecting this mod.
Lab Assistant
#138 Old 30th Nov 2016 at 7:18 PM
It still works for me but I had to download the X20 to be quickly promoted, before I was fine with the X5 but it works apparently not for me anymore.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#139 Old 29th Dec 2016 at 6:32 AM
Thank you.I know you worked hard on this. ....I'll go now. Thanks...again.
Test Subject
#140 Old 21st Jan 2017 at 2:31 PM
In my case its not working and i have version 1.25.136.1020
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#141 Old 22nd Jan 2017 at 3:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0m4ly
In my case its not working and i have version 1.25.136.1020

Actually it's still compatible with Version 1.25.136, but not with Version 1.26.96, however I am waiting for the vampire code updating, so just be patient please.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#142 Old 23rd Jan 2017 at 1:35 AM
Thanks egureh. I'll look for the update after the GP is released.
Test Subject
#143 Old 25th Jan 2017 at 6:07 PM
Thanks for your mod! Could you add a "x3" flavour ? I think it's too easy otherwise, with the x25 version, my sims come back from work with a new promotion every day, too easy when you're doing a challenge... :X

English is not my native language, don't be afraid to tell me if you don't understand what I'm saying.
Lab Assistant
#144 Old 26th Jan 2017 at 2:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bisou-n-ours
Thanks for your mod! Could you add a "x3" flavour ? I think it's too easy otherwise, with the x25 version, my sims come back from work with a new promotion every day, too easy when you're doing a challenge... :X


I'd second this request if that's OK. I'm frustrated with what seems to me to be a change to the amount of benefit "Work hard" has nowadays, but I don't want virtual freebie promotion every day. x 3 would suit me fine.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#145 Old 26th Jan 2017 at 9:52 AM Last edited by egureh : 26th Jan 2017 at 9:31 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bisou-n-ours
Thanks for your mod! Could you add a "x3" flavour ? I think it's too easy otherwise, with the x25 version, my sims come back from work with a new promotion every day, too easy when you're doing a challenge... :X

Then why don't you go to work with Normal state...?
You could just keep your own pace and swith to Work Hard on the promotion day as planned.
Lab Assistant
#146 Old 26th Jan 2017 at 9:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by egureh
Then why don't you go to work with Normal state...?
You could just keep your own pace and swith to Work Hard on the promotion day as planed.


I always set my sims to Work Hard when I'm ready to have them chase that promotion at higher levels. That seems to be how the game was designed to work if you want to push for a promotion, after all ...I'm not entirely daft

However, I feel that the Work Hard option is less effective now than it used to be and I suspect that that means that the Entrepreneur reward is still broken and doesn't give the boost to work performance that it used to give (or maybe I'm imagining it all and I've just become crap at playing the game). I seem to get little or no benefit from Entrepreneur anymore, anyway, and I was hoping that a smaller boost from your mod might help to redress the balance somewhat while not making promotions too easy.

I enjoy the little challenges of the game, but I hate missing a promotion late on a Friday evening because a game feature doesn't work properly any more. I'd rather be able to solve that with a small tweak than a sledgehammer, hence my request.

I appreciate your skills as a modder and respect your right to build mods however you choose to do so, and I apologise if my request has in any way upset you. Thank you for taking the time to respond to me, it's much appreciated.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#147 Old 26th Jan 2017 at 10:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by deathrolla
I always set my sims to Work Hard when I'm ready to have them chase that promotion at higher levels. That seems to be how the game was designed to work if you want to push for a promotion, after all ...I'm not entirely daft

However, I feel that the Work Hard option is less effective now than it used to be and I suspect that that means that the Entrepreneur reward is still broken and doesn't give the boost to work performance that it used to give (or maybe I'm imagining it all and I've just become crap at playing the game). I seem to get little or no benefit from Entrepreneur anymore, anyway, and I was hoping that a smaller boost from your mod might help to redress the balance somewhat while not making promotions too easy.

I enjoy the little challenges of the game, but I hate missing a promotion late on a Friday evening because a game feature doesn't work properly any more. I'd rather be able to solve that with a small tweak than a sledgehammer, hence my request.

I appreciate your skills as a modder and respect your right to build mods however you choose to do so, and I apologise if my request has in any way upset you. Thank you for taking the time to respond to me, it's much appreciated.

Just added a x5 flavor, you can have a try. I don't think Work Hard has been weakened since I always use x50 myself and the effect keeps steady.
Won't make it x3, I prefer rounding numbers to the nearest 5.
Lab Assistant
#148 Old 27th Jan 2017 at 3:50 AM Last edited by deathrolla : 29th Jan 2017 at 1:27 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by egureh
Just added a x5 flavor, you can have a try. I don't think Work Hard has been weakened since I always use x50 myself and the effect keeps steady.
Won't make it x3, I prefer rounding numbers to the nearest 5.


x5 it is then. I shall give it a try immediately. Thanks very much indeed.

YES!! x5 is visibly that little bit quicker. Excellent mod!!
Test Subject
#149 Old 27th Jan 2017 at 8:55 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by egureh
Just added a x5 flavor, you can have a try. I don't think Work Hard has been weakened since I always use x50 myself and the effect keeps steady.
Won't make it x3, I prefer rounding numbers to the nearest 5.


Thank a lot, x5 is still a little number so I think it won't be as fast as the x25 is! Thanks again!

And I don't use the normal because it's too slow :/ and the base game work hard is way too slow, as deathrolla said :p

English is not my native language, don't be afraid to tell me if you don't understand what I'm saying.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#150 Old 2nd Feb 2017 at 9:37 AM
Thank you very much for the updating !!!
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