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Faster Drafting Table Sketches & Paintings

by gesimz Posted 15th Sep 2012 at 6:44 PM - Updated 19th Oct 2013 at 1:39 PM by gesimz
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No Update Is Required For Patch 1.63 and Into the Future

What This Mod Does



This is a tuning mod that decreases the amount of time it takes to research fashion concepts & produce fashion sketches, the amount of of time it takes to research architectural design & produce interior design sketches and the amount of time it takes to practice painting on the Ambitions Drafting Table (not the Easel) in multiples of x2, x4, x8 and x16 and essentially acts as a compliment to existing faster painting easel mods.

What's The Purpose of This Mod/What's The Point of It?

This mod serves two purposes.

Firstly, this mod intends to as mentioned above, COMPLIMENT the existing Easel faster painting mods (like the ones hosted here that are still compatible with current patches) and fill in the current gap that is present with current faster painting mods that generally do NOT deal with the time it takes to produce sketches and paintings on the Drafting Table.

Secondly, this mod intends to ease the frustration of using the Drafting Table to some degree. if you have used the Drafting Table like I have, you would have noticed the massive amount of sketches and paintings that are possible to produce with the Drafting Table. There are nearly 500 of them spread across the 3 categories of fashion sketches, interior design sketches and drafting table paintings. Each sketch/painting takes approximately 4 Sim hours to produce and there are a specific set of sketches and paintings for each level of the painting and hidden styling skills. To make matters more complicated, the sketch your Sim will produce is generated randomly, which means it can potentially take hundreds of attempts up and down between skill levels to get your Sim to produce the sketch you're after and just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, these sketches CANNOT be purchased in the catalog, nor can they be transferred from one save file to another so once you lose your existing save file and start a new one, that's it, your Sims many hours of effort put into producing these sketches and paintings is ultimately wasted. So this mod aims to ease the pain a bit by making the whole process of producing material on the drafting table just that bit faster so the repetition at least becomes a bit more tolerable and manageable due to the output of sketches and paintings increasing in a shorter period of time.

Specifics Regarding The Different Versions of this Mod

This mod comes in a few different versions to suit your individual preferences, which are as follows, YOU CAN ONLY USE ONE!:

FasterDraftingTableSketches&Paintings(x2) = Reduces the time it takes to produce fashion sketches, architectural sketches and paintings from 240 Sim minutes to 120 Sim minutes;
FasterDraftingTableSketches&Paintings(x4) = Reduces the time it takes to produce fashion sketches, architectural sketches and paintings from 240 Sim minutes to 60 Sim minutes;
FasterDraftingTableSketches&Paintings(x8) = Reduces the time it takes to produce fashion sketches, architectural sketches and paintings from 240 Sim minutes to 30 Sim minutes;
FasterDraftingTableSketches&Paintings(x16) = Reduces the time it takes to produce fashion sketches, architectural sketches and paintings from 240 Sim minutes to 15 Sim minutes;

NOTE: This mod has NOTHING to do with the Easel and Faster Painting on the Easel. That is dealt with by a separate mod which is a reason why this mod was made in the first place as already mentioned above, which is due to the Easel faster painting mods generally not having the Drafting Table incorporated into those mods.

Compatibility

This mod was made with the latest 1.38 patch but in order to get proper use out of this mod, you'll need to have the Ambitions expansion pack installed so you can actually buy the The Drafting Table by Scuzzmarr Industries to be able to research fashion concepts and architectural design in the first place. This mod CAN be used together with other faster painting mods that just edit the Easel XML and/or the PaintingSkill XML files, which is just about all of them.

This mod edits the DraftingTable+Canvas XML File and will conflict with any other mod that edits the same XML file.

Installation

Simply drag and drop/cut & paste/copy & paste the .package file into your Mods\Packages as normal.

Additional Credits: S3PE and its developers & MTS for hosting this upload.

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 Ambitions
Built with Game Version: 1.38
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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gesimzFasterDraftingTableSketches&Paintings(x16).rar

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gesimzFasterDraftingTableSketches&Paintings(x8).rar

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gesimzFasterDraftingTableSketches&Paintings(x4).rar

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gesimzFasterDraftingTableSketches&Paintings(x2).rar

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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
24 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 15th Sep 2012 at 6:50 PM
OMG - THANK YOU for this!! I had an old one from another creator but it hasn't been updated in a long time & I have been waiting ever since!

Woohooooo!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#3 Old 16th Sep 2012 at 12:17 AM Last edited by gesimz : 16th Sep 2012 at 6:26 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sassable1
OMG - THANK YOU for this!! I had an old one from another creator but it hasn't been updated in a long time & I have been waiting ever since!

Woohooooo!


I was only ever aware of one individual Faster Drafting Table mod being in existence (which was why I didn't upload initially) but it was taken down indefinitely quite some time ago and I have not seen another one since (despite there being plenty of Faster Painting mods with the Easel) which why I ended up uploading this so there's a mod again specifically for the Drafting Table to fill in that long existing gap in terms of Faster Painting mods.
Instructor
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#4 Old 16th Sep 2012 at 5:05 PM
Thank you very much! This makes me want to play that profession again.
Test Subject
#5 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 5:53 PM
Is it compatible with your Faster/Lower and/or Hidden Skills, or this is yet include like hidden skill? Thanks in avance for your answers.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#6 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 9:28 PM Last edited by gesimz : 20th Sep 2012 at 10:40 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by revedefleur
Is it compatible with your Faster/Lower and/or Hidden Skills, or this is yet include like hidden skill? Thanks in avance for your answers.


This mod is compatible with the Faster Skills mod. Both mods can be used at the same time without issue because they edit different resources as detailed in the Compatibility sections of both mods.
Test Subject
#7 Old 21st Sep 2012 at 11:57 AM
Thanks for the explanation
Test Subject
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#8 Old 22nd Sep 2012 at 8:06 PM
This will definately make using the drafting table less irratible, thanks!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 22nd Sep 2012 at 8:15 PM
awesome and update!! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 27th Sep 2012 at 10:57 AM
So happy. It kills me that the drafting table takes so long.
Architectural career is already difficult. (for me anyway).
Test Subject
#11 Old 11th Nov 2012 at 7:33 AM
Is this compatible with 1.29 and if not, do you happen to have it saved and able to
re-post it?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#12 Old 15th Nov 2012 at 11:00 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sweetdarling
Is this compatible with 1.29 and if not, do you happen to have it saved and able to
re-post it?


Yes, the XML was unchanged with the 1.29 patch, so this mod should work fine in earlier patches without issue.
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Test Subject
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#13 Old 7th Apr 2013 at 12:37 PM
Can you make one for the thingie that sims draw on with University? :3
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 16th Jun 2013 at 8:29 AM
Thank you for this! I had no idea there were that many pictures included with the drafting table - this really helps to move everything along. Great mod - thank you.
Test Subject
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#15 Old 30th Jun 2013 at 8:28 PM
Thanks you do such a great job of keeping your Mods up to date. Great job
Field Researcher
#16 Old 7th Sep 2013 at 8:36 AM
Does it still work with 1.57?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#17 Old 16th Sep 2013 at 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Minaki
Does it still work with 1.57?


Yes, no update is required for patch 1.57.
Test Subject
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#18 Old 31st Oct 2013 at 8:50 PM
Thanks! :D
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#19 Old 15th Jun 2014 at 10:16 PM
Thank you so much for creating this! Is this mod compatible with patch 1.67?
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19th Jul 2014 at 2:55 AM
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Test Subject
#20 Old 30th Aug 2014 at 12:04 PM
I don't think it works with the newest Patch, at least it isn't working for me :\
Test Subject
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#21 Old 21st Nov 2014 at 11:50 AM
Great Mods
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#22 Old 5th Aug 2017 at 5:32 AM
Thanks
Lab Assistant
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#23 Old 19th Jul 2019 at 6:55 PM
Great mod. Thank you