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Super Speedy Skill Books Now Updated! SN/1.39 Compatible!!!

by vahi_master Posted 7th Jun 2009 at 9:41 PM - Updated 5th Oct 2012 at 4:26 PM by vahi_master : Updated for SN
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Super Speedy Skill Books by Vahi_master
Version 14 - Supernatural

Sparkly new feature: I noticed when playtesting SN that the new supernatural types can take a really long time to gain new abilities, and that those abilities are tied to hidden skills... so I went and made books for them! In all of the "+" files and the additional books only file you will find new books for the Lycanthropy, Spellcasting, and Fairy Magic skills! In ABO they are gated so that you need to have level 1 in the skill before you can use the books, because having level 1 implies that your sim is one of those types and should therefore have that skill.

Because they are hidden skills, there will not be a progress bar above your sims head while they are reading those books, but you can still see their progress in the queue, and make them read until they gain the next level.

What does it do: Ever feel your sims learned from books extremely slowly? Yeah, me too, so I created the Super Speedy Skill Books to combat this dilemma, now you can gain skills from books at vastly increased speeds!

Not only can you read and comprehend the books faster, but its almost like there is more to learn in the books to begin with, no longer do you need a new book every 3 levels!

Several hours to read what a fish eats, or a simple cooking recipe? that's preposterous! Fishing, cooking, and music compositions now take less time to read!

More books! Some weirdo named "Vahi" seems to of gone on a writing rampage and published all kinds of books, from books about athletics, to books about writing! and they even have titles! Download the files with a "+" in the name to get books for skills that normally don't have them, and thanks to me learning STBL files, they now have names! which reminds me, the names I came up with are certainly not the best, so feel free to suggest better ones!

Can't read a book because you are a kid? worry no more, children can now read all skill books, they should also be able to read the fishing guide books, and recipes, even if they cant use them yet, I don't think they can read music compositions though because that requires them to also play the instrument, which is beyond the scope of this mod. Promote child literacy today!

So okay, I know what you are thinking, you've tried the books out, and you like them, but my definition of fast is too fast for you, well guess what! I thought of you too! in addition to the super speedy skillbooks, there are also "50%" variations that have only half the boost of the originals, and if that is still too fast, the Lite files are half of that!

Oh, and if that is still too fast for you, but you want books for skills that normally don't have them, you are in luck too, I created a variation of the mod which only adds the new books, but at normal rates, with normal restrictions, and doesn't touch the other books except to make them child-read-able, because I thought it was rediculous that a child couldn't read a book simply because they were a child.

Credits
Peter L Jones for S3PE.
Twallan for his Untranslated-key mod, and a couple tutorials, which helped me master STBLs.
Jan Fiala for PSpad.
Chameleon Circuit for giving me something to listen to while doing all this.
Tags: #Skills, #books, #speedy, #super

Type: Skilling

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

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.38

This is a multi-part download:


An attempt to make the downloads easier to interpret:

Remember! Download only 1 version!

V14 and 14+ are full speed mods, + adds extra books
50% editions are half of that speed, again + adds extra books
Lite editions are half of the 50% versions, again + adds extra books
Additional books only edition does what it says on the tin, plus makes all skill books readable by children

If you send me a support request, ensure that the word "Potato" is present somewhere in your message, to prove that you have read these instructions. otherwise its not my fault that you can't or didn't read them, you have nobody to blame but yourself.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Super Speedy Skillbooks V14 ABO.rar | Adds additional books only, no speed increase, just books for every skill.

Size: 20.7 KB · Downloads: 5,223 · 14th Sep 2012
20.7 KB 5,223 14th Sep 2012
Super Speedy Skillbooks V14+ Lite.rar | Just like V14+, but even less of an increase.

Size: 20.2 KB · Downloads: 2,803 · 14th Sep 2012
20.2 KB 2,803 14th Sep 2012
Super Speedy Skillbooks V14 Lite.rar | Just like V14 Basic, but even less of an increase.

Size: 19.2 KB · Downloads: 2,087 · 14th Sep 2012
19.2 KB 2,087 14th Sep 2012
Super Speedy Skillbooks V14+ 50%.rar | Just like V14+, but half the rate.

Size: 20.2 KB · Downloads: 5,140 · 14th Sep 2012
20.2 KB 5,140 14th Sep 2012
Super Speedy Skillbooks V14 50%.rar | Just like V14 Basic, but half the rate.

Size: 19.2 KB · Downloads: 3,495 · 14th Sep 2012
19.2 KB 3,495 14th Sep 2012
Super Speedy Skillbooks V14+.rar | Extremely increases the leveling rate for skill books. Also adds additional skill books for all skills.Now SN/1.38 Compatible!

Size: 20.2 KB · Downloads: 39,121 · 14th Sep 2012
20.2 KB 39,121 14th Sep 2012
Super Speedy Skillbooks V14.rar | Extremely increases the leveling rate for skill books. Now SN/1.38 Compatible!

Size: 19.2 KB · Downloads: 21,793 · 14th Sep 2012
19.2 KB 21,793 14th Sep 2012
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Test Subject
#2 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 9:46 PM Last edited by saxyTARDIS : 7th Jun 2009 at 9:47 PM. Reason: Bragging rights
Hallelujah! It took me several sim hours just to gain ONE skill point. (At least, seemed like that to me... *shifty eyes.*) Stupid game. >.<
First post. Oh yeah. Been a while since I did that...

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#3 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 10:28 PM
perfect! Just what I needed.

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 10:56 PM
thank you bunches! you knew i was scouring the net looking for this!!

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7th Jun 2009 at 11:32 PM
Great idea!
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#5 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 11:36 PM
Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU hee hee
Test Subject
#6 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 11:54 PM
now, is there any possible way to do this with just 'practicing' anything?
like when you play guitar, your level goes BOOP BOOP BOOP all the way up?
and with writing too? i can't seem to find, nor do i think there is, any book for learning those things in the game.
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#7 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 12:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maskelyne
now, is there any possible way to do this with just 'practicing' anything?
like when you play guitar, your level goes BOOP BOOP BOOP all the way up?
and with writing too? i can't seem to find, nor do i think there is, any book for learning those things in the game.


Yes, I just have to find the right values to change for them, but since they are not books, I will be releasing them in a separate mod when I find them.
Test Subject
#8 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 12:09 AM
Hallelujah!! Thank you so much! :D
Test Subject
#9 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 12:13 AM
Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 12:18 AM
Thank U So Very Much
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 1:02 AM
Thankyou very much needed it takes so long to get your sims skills up great work thankyou again
Test Subject
#12 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 1:23 AM
I LOVE YOU! Marry me?
If I can't have a decent speed, at least they can get more done in their slow-motion!

Sheesh!
Test Subject
#13 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 1:34 AM
Thanks very much!!

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Test Subject
#14 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 2:07 AM
Awesome!
This is really awesome! Thank you immensely for this! It takes so long to learn a skill! Fantastic job!!! Thank You bunches!!!
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#15 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 2:12 AM
This mod is much needed. Thank you.

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Test Subject
#16 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 3:31 AM
Thank you! I can't get over how long things take. ^^; This will help a lot.
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#17 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 3:50 AM
where do you place this? your game mods folder or your downloads folder?
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 4:06 AM
Thank You! These are just the kind of hacks we need to make TS3 feel more like TS2.
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Original Poster
#19 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 4:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by joninmobile
where do you place this? your game mods folder or your downloads folder?


C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages

as stated in the install instructions, and the readme
Test Subject
#20 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 4:10 AM
woo freaking hoo i was getting so bored with hours and hours of waiting for skill levels to go up grrr yay going to try this now lol ty so much u people are so clever and quick hahaha great job
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 4:30 AM
I was thinking they took way too long to learn! Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 5:00 AM
This is great... I dont think it fair making a full on family where they dont have enough skills to support themselves
Test Subject
#23 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 5:21 AM
thanks for the mod. Works very well on mine however i found it a bit TOO fast. It makes the game a bit boring now like using a cheat. Is it possible to make a version which can speed up a bit like maybe 50x for all levels? It's so fast that my sim gains all the cooking skill in only 1 sim day. Anyway thanks!
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Original Poster
#24 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 5:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by catteys
thanks for the mod. Works very well on mine however i found it a bit TOO fast. It makes the game a bit boring now like using a cheat. Is it possible to make a version which can speed up a bit like maybe 50x for all levels? It's so fast that my sim gains all the cooking skill in only 1 sim day. Anyway thanks!


yes, I could make a 50X version quite easily, I'm headed to bed now, but tomorrow (or the day after at the latest) I'll have a 50X edition of V3 and V4 up for those interested
Test Subject
#25 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 6:00 AM
This is just what I was waiting for, everytime you pop a new one up I get rid and pop the new one in, thanks so much for this.
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