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No 'zzZZ' while sleeping (Global Mod) - UPD 02mar2008

by Numenor Posted 8th Apr 2007 at 12:23 AM - Updated 10th May 2009 at 4:32 PM by Numenor : Tested with Apartment Life and Mansion&Garden
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* Global Mod *

WARNING: this is a Global Mod, i.e. it affects all the lots in all the neighborhoods; it might be unknowingly exported along with your lots, so always check them with the Clean Installer.

10 MAY 2009: This mod has been successfully tested in Apartment Life and Mansion&Garden, and is compatible with any existing expansion, as well as the bare base-game.

07 OCT 2007 - UPDATE
  • Removed the "zzZZ" from Recliners and Coffins.
  • Tested with Bon Voyage: the "zzZZ" is removed from tents and hammocks, too.

This is another instalment in my "No Visual Effects..." series. This specific mod has been requested to me by Mew_Mew.

Its purpose is very simple: remove the "zzZZ" effect when the sims are asleep.
It works for any age (including the sleeping babies and toddlers).

Game Compatibility - This Mod work in any game up to FreeTime. NOTE: there are high chances that the Mod will NOT be compatible with future expansions!

Installation: unzip to your Downloads folder (Q-Xpress is fine, too); to uninstall, just remove the file "Numenor_GlobalMod_No-zzz-while-sleeping.package" from the Downloads.

Technical explanation: this is a modded version of the following 'Text Lists 0x008F - Effects' (this mod is therefore incompatible with any hack the files listed below):
  • Globals: line 0x0E stripped off;
  • ChairGlobals: line 0x00 stripped off;
  • Coffin: line 0x01 stripped off.

Redistribution Policy - Unlike my other creations, you can do whatever you want with this mod; crediting me is not required (though it would be appreciated: my ego always claims a slice of the pie )
Tags: #sleeping, #visual, #effect, #zzz

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

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 52.3 KB · Downloads: 47,496 · 8th Apr 2007
52.3 KB 47,496 8th Apr 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#2 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 12:41 AM
cool! oh is it still in testing?
BTW I thanked you ^.^
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 12:41 AM
OMG! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I hate thoes little zzz.

Crazzy for The Sims 2!!! Woo Haa Hee!!! Told you...
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 1:07 AM
Test Subject
#5 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 1:11 AM
'Tis brilliant. Thanks! ♥
Test Subject
#6 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 1:18 AM
Oh GOD thank you! This helps so much when making stories! =D
#7 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 1:35 AM
Ahh... Yay! Thanks so much for this... Happy Easter!


kind of.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 1:45 AM
thank you! i hate it when i have my game on 3 speed, and if i slow it down for anything, the z's STAY while they're awake! drives me insane!
Test Subject
#9 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 2:05 AM
been waiting for this FOREVER. thanks.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 2:25 AM
thank you. :D

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
Test Subject
#11 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 3:23 AM
THANK YOU. You never cease to amaze.

My sims have been glitching for a while whenever they slept. Even when they were awake the "zzZz" would stick around and wouldn't dissapear until 10 A.M. Surely, this will help out big time.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 3:31 AM
Thank you sooo much!
This will be so helpful for stories. :]
Test Subject
#13 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 3:45 AM
Excellent Work!
Thanks so much!!
Test Subject
#14 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 4:29 AM
Graaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazie!!! Odio quel zzz...zzz...zzz. E' inopportuno, soprattutto quando uso i sims come attori. Sarà utilissimo!

Ehem, translation: thaaaaaaaaaaaaank you!! I hate that zzz...zzz...zzz... It's inopportune, mainly when I use my sims as actors. it will be very helpful!

Field Researcher
#15 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 4:44 AM
awesome! i was just thinking this evening it would be wonderful if you did this...
thanks to you, and many others, i don't have to deal with the lil goofy zzz's and thought bubbles...smooshies!
thanks again!
#16 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 4:52 AM
Your awesome Numenor,thank you so much for this!

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Unsocialized Homeschooler
#17 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 6:11 AM
Oh cool! To bad it removes it from babies.
I always keep the volume on low so I use that to tell if they are awake.
Aw what the heck. I'll download it!
Test Subject
#18 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 6:32 AM
Thanks a ton, those z's always get in the way of good pictures. I appreciate this a ton

"Don't Sweat the petty things, pet the sweaty things." - Dennis the Menace
#19 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 11:59 AM
Perfect for movie makers, Thanks Numi!

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Lab Assistant
#20 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 1:25 PM
I was just thinking about that annoying feature last night. Now all I need is for that green gas to vanish from my Sims' bodies...
Field Researcher
#21 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 1:49 PM
Looks like everybody's been thinking the same thing last night, me too... Weird... Never mind, a zillion thanks!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 2:51 PM
You rock! As someone who has slept many times, and can also say with confidence that everyone I know also sleeps, I've not once seen any Z issue from a sleeper. And I've never heard a snore that sounded like a "Z", either! Thanks SO much!!
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 4:27 PM
Does this work when they pass out? Twojeffs made a no zz's hack a while ago which I use (it's not global) but it doesn't work when they pass out.

Thanks for all your work.. they have been invaluable to my movie making.

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Test Subject
#24 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 6:28 PM
omg omg omg!!! i've been waiting for this soooo long !!!! you're a pure genius !!!
Test Subject
#25 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 6:42 PM
Great, thank you, so much
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