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Faster/Slower Leaf Raking and No Leaves in other Seasons

by mikey Posted 15th Sep 2013 at 3:43 PM - Updated 6th Jun 2014 at 7:15 PM by mikey
47 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 18 Thanks Posts
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Working with Patch 1.55-1.67


Overview
I'm still kinda of fascinated by the changing weather in Seasons, including the changing and falling of the leaves in Autumn. However, the amount of time it takes for a Sim to rake leaves is a bit long. It seems to take them forever to rake leaves for even a couple of trees. Have you also noticed that leaves hang around through other seasons? This mod will help clean those up too!


Faster or Slower Raking
I've been using a mod to reduce the time to rake for awhile now, in order to meet the guidelines on MTS, there are several versions, some faster and some slower. The default time to rake leaves is 15 minutes:
Faster Raking - 5 minutes
Fast Raking - 10 minutes
Slow Raking - 20 minutes
Slower Raking - 30 minutes

NOTE: You can only use one version at a time


Other Changes
Additionally, I made 2 other changes in reference to the leafpile:
While the sim is raking, if there is no existing leafpile or the nearest one is more than 10 tiles away, they will create a new leafpile (the default is 6 tiles)
When disposing leafpiles, Sims can pickup up to 10 leafpiles at one time (default is 5)


Removing the Leaves out of Season
Each version now also includes the SeasonsManager+TreeManager_0xc29125d9d63f220f
Changes to this xml refer to how many leaves fall at a time, the amount of time between falling leaves, and leaf cleanup by the game in non fall seasons. <!--[Min,max] of how much leaves are removed from ground outside of Fall. 1 is max coverage.--> the default values were 0.5, 0.6 and have been changed to 1.0, 1.0 so there should be no leaves outside of fall.


Resource and Conflicts
This mod was created with patch 1.57 and requires the Seasons EP to work, it edits the LeafPile_0xff99d95ee4316199 xml from the GamePlayData package. Note that there are other values in this xml that are related to the leafpile such as: baby made chance in leafpile, chance of spreading fire from burning a leafpile, chance or spawning rodents and/or roaches from leafpiles. I did not make any changes to these areas, but this mod will conflict with any other mod which does.

Each version now also includes the SeasonsManager+TreeManager_0xc29125d9d63f220f


IF YOU LIKE THIS MOD, PLEASE CLICK ON THE "THANKS" BUTTON


Additional Credits:
Thanks to fullsheet for alerting me to the SeasonsManager+TreeManager edit
pljones for S3PE
Tags: #seasons, #raking, #leaves, #leaf, #leafpile, #rake, #fall

Type: Other

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 Seasons
Built with Game Version: 1.57

This is a multi-part download:


You can only use 1 version at a time! Please remember to click on the "Thanks" button
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See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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#2 Old 15th Sep 2013 at 4:35 PM
I loathe how EA managed leaf disposal in TS3... chiefly in that they don't and it's left up to the player on EVERY SINGLE LOT!!! So I've disabled autumn completely to avoid my neighborhood becoming leaf-covered year round.

With this mod, though, I might stand a chance of seeing the beautiful colors and awesome holidays of one of my favorite seasons again. Thanks~!
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#3 Old 15th Sep 2013 at 8:29 PM
Thanks! Raking leaves was fun at first but then it became tedious so the faster it's done the better.
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 15th Sep 2013 at 8:31 PM
this is awesome!! i always hated how long it took, so i never had my sims rake the leaves. Now i can! Thank you so much!!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 15th Sep 2013 at 8:31 PM
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Originally Posted by The Dashing Wario
I loathe how EA managed leaf disposal in TS3... chiefly in that they don't and it's left up to the player on EVERY SINGLE LOT!!! So I've disabled autumn completely to avoid my neighborhood becoming leaf-covered year round.

With this mod, though, I might stand a chance of seeing the beautiful colors and awesome holidays of one of my favorite seasons again. Thanks~!


I hate this too. it did disappear at first when Winter came but since the last few patches it stopped.

If your hand touches metal, I swear by my pretty floral bonnet I will END you.
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#6 Old 16th Sep 2013 at 1:57 AM
Thanks!
Forum Resident
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#7 Old 16th Sep 2013 at 5:19 AM
Very useful, thanks.
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#8 Old 16th Sep 2013 at 11:56 AM
Great idea! I can't wait to try it out. I got so tired of raking leaves that I replaced all of my trees with pines or something else that doesn't lose it's leaves. I like the fall season in the game (I love Halloween), so instead of getting rid of the season, I changed the trees. But now, I can have my pretty trees back...thank you so much!
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#9 Old 16th Sep 2013 at 1:10 PM
:)
Not actually evil.
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#10 Old 17th Sep 2013 at 12:10 AM Last edited by CatOfEvilGenius : 17th Sep 2013 at 1:05 AM.
Now I can do something more constructive than pulling my hair while yelling "rake faster!!!". Thank you.

edit: Oops, this is a Sims3 mod. Still glad you made it. I'll look for a Sims2 one, sure there's one somewhere.
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#11 Old 18th Sep 2013 at 3:36 AM
Haha, this is great.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#12 Old 18th Oct 2013 at 3:00 AM
Patch 1.63 was released 17 Oct 13, it updates nearly 1000 xml and itun resources from GamePlayData, Most if not all Tuning Mods WILL NOT work with patch 1.63 and will require updating.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 29th Oct 2013 at 7:52 PM
Any ideas when this might get updated for 1.63? Seriously, I'm considering disabling Fall without being able to scoop up all the dang leaves.

I have no idea. . . o.o
Mad Poster
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#14 Old 29th Oct 2013 at 8:34 PM
Patch 1.63 does not appear to have changed anything in this xml, so it should continue to work with 1.63
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 31st Oct 2013 at 2:49 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by werismyki
Patch 1.63 does not appear to have changed anything in this xml, so it should continue to work with 1.63

Yay! Thank you much! After your previous announcement, I was afraid there would be a long wait before I could use my favorite mods, including this one.

I have no idea. . . o.o
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#16 Old 25th Nov 2013 at 7:49 PM
Finally! Thank you! THANK YOU! I'm getting tired of the time to rack my garden!
Test Subject
#17 Old 11th Dec 2013 at 2:01 PM
i so really love this...i hate my butler always outside raking even when it's raining! thank you!!
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#18 Old 31st Dec 2013 at 2:15 PM
Thank you so much for this mod . It was driving me mad at how long it was taking to rake a few leaves.
Field Researcher
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#19 Old 15th Jan 2014 at 4:52 PM
Less time raking more time dancing at the club XD
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#20 Old 20th Jan 2014 at 11:28 PM
I love this mod but will it work with patch 1.66?
Field Researcher
#21 Old 28th Jan 2014 at 2:01 AM
Ahhh, so much better to rake leaves faster. It just took too long for me. xD Lol! I wonder, though, will this work for patch 1.67?

"Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters." - Neil Gaiman

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#22 Old 24th Mar 2014 at 3:22 AM
raking does take forever!!!! thank u!!!
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#23 Old 12th Apr 2014 at 9:41 PM
Finally. Thank you for a mod that removes leaves outside fall. Thank you so, so much!
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#24 Old 7th May 2014 at 1:18 PM
Thank you! :D
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#25 Old 10th Jun 2014 at 6:58 AM
OMG Thank you~! I've loathed autumn seasons because of the stupid leaves that I've started deleting any trees in my lot. Now I can enjoy the trees and manage to get the work done in a fraction of the time~!
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