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Same energy gain for any bed

by Marhis Posted 4th Mar 2009 at 9:30 AM - Updated 12th May 2009 at 9:18 PM by Marhis : Chosen as personal pick
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Let's say you are annoyed because you can't have your sims sleep in that bed you like a lot, because of its crappy energy gain: your sim would need a lot more hours of sleep than usual, to be fully restored.

Let's also say you love that fancy expensive bed for your sim children, but those pesky brats keeps to wake up again before midnight, and when it's time to go to school they're pretty much destroyed.

If those beds are Maxis-made, you can use Lord Darcy's mod and relieve a huge part of stress, but what if you're using a custom bed? One of those typical custom beds which are amazingly luxurious, but were cloned from the pine bed or something like that, and the creator didn't mind to adjust their stats, so they're actually confortable as much as a bed with no mattress.

You can manually edit each of them in SimPE, of course. Heh. And what if you play on a Mac or/and don't want to mess around with SimPE?

Plus, the children issue (they go to bed early... and wake up too much early, too, if their bed is good enough) remains unsolved.
Let alone the weird fact that usually the value of a bed may influence the comfort, but not the amount of hours a person have to sleep, to be fully restored (if a bed is not confortable... well, you'll wake up restored in energy, but messed up in comfort, wouldn't you?).

I was sick of all this fiddling around, and I made my own mod.


How this mod works
  • It's a a global mod, therefore it works the same on every neighborhood and lot.
  • It provides the same energy gain rate on any bed in game, regardless they're Maxis or custom, overriding their settings.
  • Children have a different (slower) energy gain rate, compared to adults, teens and elders.
  • Confort gain rate, on the other hand, is not modified: it will be the original one, built in with the bed.
  • The energy rating value advertised in the catalog will still be shown as the original value, but it will matter no more.



Childrens will have a fixed energy gain rate of 28 per hour, corresponding to the catalog value of 3, like the Caress of Teak bed.

Teens, adults and elders will have an energy gain rate of 40 per hour, corresponding to a catalog value of 8-9, like the most expensive beds (Majestically Medieval and such).


In conclusion, you can have e.g. an adult and a child share the same bed and refill their energy bar at a different rate, regardless the luxury of the bed itself: Colonial Ironwood bed has a built-in energy rating of 6, but the dad will gain energy like it were 9, and its son like it were 3.

Just because I knew someone will ask for, sooner or later, I have included in this submission an alternate version of this mod - a more "cheaty" one - which will maximize comfort too, along with energy, and with no differences between children and adults.
That's the v2 package; use only ONE of them at once.

Last but not least, it's base game compatible. Enjoy!
Tags: #bed, #energy, #comfort

      Global Mods: Mods that change the way the game works without requiring any user intervention.

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marhis-all_beds_same_energy_v2.rar | Same energy/comfort gain for any bed - alternate version

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marhis-all_beds_same_energy.rar | Same energy gain for any bed - standard version

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Test Subject
#76 Old 18th Sep 2011 at 9:35 PM
you...are....awesome ^.^ thanks much
Test Subject
#77 Old 25th Nov 2011 at 10:11 PM
Thank you. (;
This has always bothered me.
#78 Old 12th Dec 2011 at 1:23 PM
I too agree that the bed shouldn't make a difference in how long a sim needs to sleep for, so this is a must-have!
I went for the "cheaty" option, only because the comfort rating bugs me more than the energy one... and the main reason why I normally choose the more expensive beds! Now I can choose the bed that's right/affordable for the sim in question. Thanks!
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#79 Old 29th Aug 2012 at 7:44 PM Last edited by Simonut : 29th Aug 2012 at 7:58 PM.
Ok I tested this mod in my game to be honest this is a warning ( so back up your game before using this. ) This Mod Mess up my game completely The Sims Behavior was so off balance and if they are already asleep in their bed when you go into your game after placing this mod into your downloads folder the Sims will be standing beside their beds and the beds sheets are in a upward shape of a hill.

If they are having dinner at the table / bed they will all be standing up around the table / bed. Everytime you enter your game this will repeat it self over and over.

So if you already have Lord Darcy's "Keep It" we all know he one of the best modder around. If you take a chance with this Mod be sure to back up your game. Like I did. If you want a good bed download Creator like CtNutmegger beds, there are creators of custom beds with a good condition bed for Sims. I am sorry but I have to be honest here everything that sound good for your game is not always so..
Test Subject
#80 Old 8th Sep 2013 at 2:51 AM Last edited by eluong : 8th Sep 2013 at 7:37 PM.
I downloaded the 'cheat' version, just to let you know that the mod did not work as it said, it did not apply to all beds, the comfort level increased to about 85% and it stopped right there, it never reached 100%, my sims always woke up with the comfort score not maxed out.

I would like to try to the non cheat version, was the price of the beds adjusted to match the most expensive bed now since you have raised the stats? Strictly speaking the price should go up accordingly, otherwise, it is still cheating.
Test Subject
#81 Old 5th Dec 2013 at 11:57 PM
This is the perfect solution to one of the greatest banes of my Sim2 life. Thank you so very much!
#82 Old 4th Feb 2014 at 9:24 AM
thank you soooo much - I'll feel some much less guilty now choosing beds I like the look of, rather than beds for sim comfort!!!
#83 Old 13th Jun 2014 at 6:33 PM
Not sure how long I've been using this mod now, but it's been months. I'm actually using it in The Sims Pet Stories since there are only a few beds in this game and only low motive ones. I will be adding it to Sims2 once I've got that computer straightened out. I've had no problems with kids or adults getting up during the night except the occasional pregnant sim. With this mod no sims of any age have gotten up before 6am even though their energy and comfort are full. Even if kids, teens or adults stay up until 1-2 am, they're still at full energy and comfort by morning. I'm pretty sure this doesn't affect toddlers or babies, not sure they were mentioned. I do use the hacked toddler beds where they can put themselves to bed and there is no problem with them. I love this mod and having a bit more time for sims to do other things than sleep for 9 hours is great. Thanks!
Test Subject
#84 Old 16th Jun 2014 at 12:35 AM
how did you make the graphic like that?
Test Subject
#85 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 8:30 PM
Thank you ! :)
Test Subject
#86 Old 17th Nov 2014 at 8:58 PM
Thank you SO MUCH i really needed this.
Test Subject
#87 Old 1st Nov 2016 at 2:37 AM
muito obrigado amei
#88 Old 21st Mar 2018 at 3:34 PM
This is very useful!
Lab Assistant
#89 Old 4th Sep 2021 at 10:32 AM
I'm pretty late but I really love you for making this. Thanks!!
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