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Garden Sprinkler Mod - Less Animation Loops

by mike_1102 Posted 24th Apr 2007 at 6:19 PM - Updated 28th Sep 2008 at 7:36 PM by mike_1102
22 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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I've noticed a significant frame rate reduction when the sprinklers on my big lots are watering the flowers and plants all at once.
This is a really simple mod that changes one game constant to shorten the sprinkler animations to 25%.

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Compatible with AL, FT, BV & Seasons


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Mod SprinklerLessAnimLoops.zip

Size: 381 Bytes · Downloads: 4,591 · 24th Apr 2007
381 Bytes 4,591 24th Apr 2007
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 24th Apr 2007 at 6:36 PM
This is greatly needed in my game. Thank you so much!

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#3 Old 25th Apr 2007 at 1:59 AM
Does this mean that sprinkling takes 25% of the game time that it used to take?
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#4 Old 25th Apr 2007 at 2:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Sophie-David
Does this mean that sprinkling takes 25% of the game time that it used to take?


precisely
Field Researcher
#5 Old 25th Apr 2007 at 10:00 AM
Thanks, I'll try this out! I have noticed a significant lag when those buggers are on so I'm quite thankful.

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Test Subject
#6 Old 25th Apr 2007 at 12:38 PM
Always great ideas from you! Thanks for sharing with us

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Test Subject
#7 Old 25th Apr 2007 at 3:18 PM
Is there any conflict with Numenor's mod making the water stream invisible on the sprinklers?
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#8 Old 25th Apr 2007 at 5:10 PM
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Originally Posted by johnhutch11
Is there any conflict with Numenor's mod making the water stream invisible on the sprinklers?


I don't know this mod made by Numenor, but i'm guessing that it was made for the same purpose of eliminating/reducing the annoying lag. So maybe you don't necessarily need both. Anyway, I highly doubt that there is any conflict between mine and his. Perhaps if you can give me the link to his mod, i'll be able to give you a definitive answer.
Test Subject
#9 Old 25th Apr 2007 at 6:56 PM
It sounds like it has the same basic intent....to reduce strain on graphics cards. Here's the link: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=222748 His mod takes the water stream away totally.
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#10 Old 25th Apr 2007 at 7:25 PM
Thanks for the link and there is no conflict .
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#11 Old 28th Apr 2007 at 1:13 PM
Thank you

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#12 Old 2nd May 2007 at 3:01 AM
Thank YOU LOL I remember seeing this and logged in just to download it after the hellacious lag on one of my larger lots.

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 3rd May 2007 at 12:58 AM
Neat. I hope this can help solve my problem when the sprinklers start to water. Sure slow my PC speed.
Thanks.
Test Subject
#14 Old 15th Jun 2007 at 5:16 AM
Thank You so much for this. You are not kidding about that lag. I was starting to get real annoyed with it. Thanx again xoxo lulu

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Field Researcher
#15 Old 11th Nov 2007 at 8:08 PM
Very helpful mod, thanks a lot!
Test Subject
#16 Old 3rd Dec 2007 at 7:39 PM
Does this mod work with Bon Voyage?
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#17 Old 4th Dec 2007 at 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by myao_cowgirl
Does this mod work with Bon Voyage?


Yes it does
Test Subject
#18 Old 3rd Mar 2008 at 2:43 AM
Does this hack work with FreeTime? I would assume it does, but I'd like to make sure before I put it back. I'm already missing this hack, because my game all but freezes when all the sprinklers go off at once.

Thanks for making such a useful hack!
Test Subject
#19 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 5:37 AM
Yep, had same problem here so thanks for this. I also have the same problem with orchard trees for some reason, though they don't look at all that animated.
Test Subject
#20 Old 30th Aug 2008 at 11:40 PM
Curious if it works with apartment life?
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#21 Old 20th Oct 2013 at 3:49 PM
Beautiful! Thank