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

by Chaavik Posted 24th Jul 2009 at 9:34 PM - Updated 18th Mar 2012 at 7:31 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.

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Generations Gardening.rar | Generations Only

Size: 56.0 KB · Downloads: 1,254 · 10th Jun 2011
56.0 KB 1,254 10th Jun 2011
LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningTAsks-AM-FIXED.rar | Fixed - Added Missing Fun To This Version - 4/17/11

Size: 7.0 KB · Downloads: 563 · 17th Apr 2011
7.0 KB 563 17th Apr 2011
LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningTasks-ChildEnabled-AM.rar | Sims 3 Ambitions - Child Enabled

Size: 5.1 KB · Downloads: 617 · 11th Jun 2010
5.1 KB 617 11th Jun 2010
LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningTasks-ChildEnabled-Sims3.rar | Child Enabled

Size: 4.7 KB · Downloads: 809 · 22nd Dec 2009
4.7 KB 809 22nd Dec 2009
LessHygieneFromWeeding-ChildEnabled-Sims3.rar | Child Enabled

Size: 1.8 KB · Downloads: 197 · 22nd Dec 2009
1.8 KB 197 22nd Dec 2009
LessHygieneFromWatering-ChildEnabled-Sims3.rar | Child Enabled

Size: 1.8 KB · Downloads: 199 · 22nd Dec 2009
1.8 KB 199 22nd Dec 2009
LessHygieneFromHarvesting-ChildEnabled-Sims3.rar | Child Enabled

Size: 1.7 KB · Downloads: 217 · 22nd Dec 2009
1.7 KB 217 22nd Dec 2009
LessHygieneFromFertilizing-ChildEnabled-Sims3.rar | Child Enabled

Size: 1.9 KB · Downloads: 207 · 22nd Dec 2009
1.9 KB 207 22nd Dec 2009
LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardenTasks-Sims3.rar | Less Hygiene Decay And More Fun From Garden Tasks

Size: 3.5 KB · Downloads: 5,252 · 27th Jul 2009
3.5 KB 5,252 27th Jul 2009
LessHygieneDecayFromFertiziling-Sims3.rar | Less Hygiene Decay From Fertilizing

Size: 1.7 KB · Downloads: 1,274 · 27th Jul 2009
1.7 KB 1,274 27th Jul 2009
LessHygieneFromWeeding-Sims3.rar | Less Hygiene Decay From Weeding

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 1,814 · 24th Jul 2009
1.6 KB 1,814 24th Jul 2009
LessHygieneFromWatering-Sims3.rar | Less Hygiene Decay From Watering

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 1,860 · 24th Jul 2009
1.6 KB 1,860 24th Jul 2009
LessHygieneFromHarvesting-Sims3.rar | Less Hygiene Decay From Harvesting

Size: 1.5 KB · Downloads: 2,202 · 24th Jul 2009
1.5 KB 2,202 24th Jul 2009
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Criminal Mastermind
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#26 Old 21st Dec 2009 at 6:12 PM
Ah, so it is a different version of Sims 3 you're playing. Mine is US English. The pie menus probably differ between these two versions.

Glad it fixed your problem!
Criminal Mastermind
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#27 Old 22nd Dec 2009 at 7:05 PM
Today, I decided to upload a series of mods to enable children to maintain their gardens and have fun caring for their little plants.

Take a look at what's new for both Sims 3 and World Adventures on the main Overview tab.
Test Subject
#28 Old 23rd Dec 2009 at 1:51 AM
Thanks have wanted this for a long time - can not believe I did not spot it before.
Forum Resident
#29 Old 9th Jun 2010 at 5:03 AM
Is this mod compatible with latest patch and Ambitions EP? Tank you.
Criminal Mastermind
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#30 Old 9th Jun 2010 at 4:16 PM
I have a test version right now in my game that seemed to be doing very well for Ambitions. I will have them out later tonight or tomorrow at the earliest. Only reason it's taking that long was because of RL and testing the mods personally to ensure they work before I upload them.

Keep an eye on this thread in the next day or so.
Criminal Mastermind
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#31 Old 11th Jun 2010 at 10:31 PM
Uploaded the newer updates for Sims 3 Ambitions. Enjoy!
Test Subject
#32 Old 13th Jun 2010 at 7:25 AM
Thank you so very much for the update. I have grown used to using your great mod. Thank again!
Test Subject
#33 Old 19th Jul 2010 at 12:12 AM
Thank you for updating this much needed mod. The files for AMB/no child are called "less hygiene" only. Has the fun part disappeared, or is it still there?
Criminal Mastermind
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#34 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 7:55 AM
They are still there, I believe.
Test Subject
#35 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 7:20 AM Last edited by catharsis108 : 9th Nov 2010 at 3:00 PM.
hi there, just a silly little question - do i have to use the AM mods or any is fine, for Late Night? i had installed the AM mod.. but while i am unsure as to whether hygiene decreases less, i don't think the fun meter increased (there is still the red arrow down indicator on the fun meter).. thank you for the useful mods you've created so far! :D
Test Subject
#36 Old 5th Jan 2011 at 6:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by catharsis108
hi there, just a silly little question - do i have to use the AM mods or any is fine, for Late Night? i had installed the AM mod.. but while i am unsure as to whether hygiene decreases less, i don't think the fun meter increased (there is still the red arrow down indicator on the fun meter).. thank you for the useful mods you've created so far! :D


I was wondering the same... Wich version should I download for LN and latest patches?? Thanks

A la Mancha, manchega, que hay mucho vino...
Mucho pan, mucho aceite y mucho tocino...
Field Researcher
#37 Old 5th Apr 2011 at 2:06 AM
My sims do not seem to be gaining any fun from this mod. The hygiene part works great just no fun. I do have the flavor for more fun installed
Criminal Mastermind
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#38 Old 8th Apr 2011 at 12:31 AM
What's your latest EP? And check for similar mods that may interfere with gardening.
Field Researcher
#39 Old 8th Apr 2011 at 6:39 AM
Late Night is my latest EP and it is patched to the latest patch. I have no similar mods. I have the the download for ambitions as that was the file that looked like it was updated last. I actually checked the ITUN file in your mod and the string at the end where it usually said "Change type = "Fun". . . was missing. So i added it myself and my sims are now gaining fun. You may want to check the download yourself. :D
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#40 Old 9th Apr 2011 at 6:29 PM
There's two AM mods. Which one did you use? Also, you didn't explain which gardening interaction was not giving a boost to the Sim's Fun motive.

I would appreciate more details than simply saying the mod doesn't give boosts to fun for gardening.
Field Researcher
#41 Old 9th Apr 2011 at 11:40 PM
Sorry for the lack of info =.=; I downloaded the AM flavor that is not children enabled.

The zip I DL'd said this "MTS_Chaavik_1103441_LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningMods-AM" and yet when I unzipped the description only said "Less Hygiene" Here's a pic.

As for which tasks that were not giving fun, none of them.
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Criminal Mastermind
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#42 Old 12th Apr 2011 at 1:14 AM
Which interaction wasn't giving fun?
Field Researcher
#43 Old 12th Apr 2011 at 1:23 AM
None of the interactions were giving fun. Fertilizing, Harvesting, Watering, or Weeding.
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#44 Old 17th Apr 2011 at 9:04 PM Last edited by Chaavik : 17th Apr 2011 at 9:29 PM. Reason: Misspelled Naiya's Name O_o
All right. I'll check them.

*Edited*

The Fun line was definitely missing from this particular series of gardening mods. I fixed them and included all of the mods in a single file as extra for those who like efficient space management in their Mods folders.

Re-uploaded the fixed version.

If you find anything else that's wrong, please post your findings here.

Thank you, naiyasfury, for bringing this to my attention.
Field Researcher
#45 Old 18th Apr 2011 at 1:06 AM
No, prob. Just hope I didn't irritate you too much XD
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#46 Old 18th Apr 2011 at 3:44 AM
Nope! Not at all. :D
Test Subject
#47 Old 7th Jun 2011 at 9:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by naiyasfury
Sorry for the lack of info =.=; I downloaded the AM flavor that is not children enabled.

The zip I DL'd said this "MTS_Chaavik_1103441_LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningMods-AM" and yet when I unzipped the description only said "Less Hygiene" Here's a pic.

As for which tasks that were not giving fun, none of them.


Hi, I'm seeing the same issue with the Child Enabled version of the AM mods: LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningTasks-ChildEnabled-AM.rar

My sims are receiving no fun with the mod enabled. Would it be possible to also put up the same fix for the child enabled version? Thanks very much!
Criminal Mastermind
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#48 Old 7th Jun 2011 at 5:22 PM
These mods will be going through a revamp this week or next. There were some changes in the code base. I do hope to implement a new version that I wanted from the beginning.

Check back for further updates.
Scholar
#49 Old 5th Jul 2011 at 8:52 PM
I don't have the Generations EP, but I do have the newest patch. For some of your mods, you state that people should use the mod version for the newest EP if they have the latest patch, even if they don't have the EP itself. Is that the case here, or should I use the non-Generations version for my Base-WA-AM-LN game with the latest patch?

Thanks so much for making all the fabulous mods you make!

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." -- Gandhi
Lab Assistant
#50 Old 22nd Jul 2011 at 8:10 PM
Just to avoid any problems in my game that getting this wrong may cause, if I use:

Chaavik-LessHygieneAndMoreFunFromGardeningTasks-AllInOne-ChildEnabled-GEN

do I also need:

Chaavik-MoreFunFromSpecialGardeningTasks-ChildEnabled-GEN

Or do I just need the one?
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