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Darker Progress Circle

by scumbumbo Posted 23rd Nov 2014 at 5:08 AM - Updated 8th Nov 2017 at 8:09 PM by scumbumbo : Even Darker option added
100 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 23 Thanks Posts
November 8, 2017 - An update was required for the November 7, 2017 game patch. The updated mod should work for any game version, including older ones.

February 7, 2016 - Finally added an "Even Darker" option. It's a little too dark for me, personally, but I know quite a few people wanted one!

Description

This is yet another modification to The Sims 4 to change something that bugged me. Hopefully others will also find it useful!

This mod overrides the progress indicator circle user interface image in The Sims 4 to make the background of the circle darker. This makes it easier to see the progress of an ongoing action. This simple change makes the progress circle dramatically more visible, as can be seen in the before-and-after screenshot.

Installation Instructions

Just unzip the package file to your Mods folder as usual.

This mod WILL conflict with any other mod which alters the current action portion of the screen. A conflicting modification may result in a game crash on load.

This mod is tested to be compatible with the "pools" update of The Sims 4, version 1.2.16.10 (Nov. 4, 2014). It will likely work with any version of the game, but may cause graphic errors or crash untested versions of the game. If a crash occurs, it will occur when the first household is started and should not affect any save games - simply remove the mod and all will be fine again. Please report any incompatibility with a game update if one occurs.



Additional Credits:
Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool.

Type: Other

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

Sims 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
EvenDarkerProgressCircle.zip | Even Darker option of the Darker Progress Circle

Size: 62.9 KB · Downloads: 5,701 · 8th Nov 2017
62.9 KB 5,701 8th Nov 2017
DarkerProgressCircle.zip | Darkens the background of the progress circle to make it more visible.

Size: 62.6 KB · Downloads: 17,756 · 8th Nov 2017
62.6 KB 17,756 8th Nov 2017
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 File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 5:30 AM
..cant live without it now, thanks!
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#3 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 6:46 AM
Oh my gosh thank you! Being partially colorblind with greens made it nearly impossible to see that progress circle. This is exactly what I needed!
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#4 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 7:01 AM
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Originally Posted by CharlieSteal
Oh my gosh thank you! Being partially colorblind with greens made it nearly impossible to see that progress circle. This is exactly what I needed!


I can imagine that design must have been very annoying for you, considering how bad it was already for myself. Glad you found it helpful!
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 7:03 AM
You saved my eyes. Thanks!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 7:40 AM
Thank you so much! I think everyone can agree that this was needed
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 8:44 AM
Huh. This never occurred to me, but I guess it does now. Thanks.
Test Subject
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#8 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 9:19 AM
Thanks again for these little helpful mods
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 9:27 AM
Genius Mod... I wondered why EA made it so hard to see that green.. This fix is super needed!!! Thank you!
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#10 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 1:28 PM
Nice. Thanks a lot. I always found it hard to see the circle's progress.
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#11 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 3:42 PM
OMG, I never realized until I saw your mod that that had a progress bar. Downloading now. Thank you!!!!!
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#12 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 6:43 PM
I was just complaining to my daughter that I could not even see the progress circle so I am so happy to see someone agrees! Thanks so much for fixing this and for all your hard work. ;-)
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#13 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 6:57 PM
Thank you so very much! I did not even know there was a progress circle. That is how indistinct it was!
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#14 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 7:48 PM
Best mod 2014, thank you for this mod I always thought the progress was way too light.
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#15 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 11:25 PM
I must admit, that progress circle it so hard to see I never even noticed it was a progress circle! Thanks loads.
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#16 Old 24th Nov 2014 at 4:34 AM
Thank you so much! I was hoping someone would make something like this sooner or later!
Instructor
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#17 Old 24th Nov 2014 at 12:50 PM
This has never really bothered me, but downloading just because it's useful and makes it much easier to see. Glad to see people are fixing the UI designers' awful decisions!
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 24th Nov 2014 at 9:39 PM
Thank you!
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#19 Old 25th Nov 2014 at 1:11 PM
thank you so much ...finally you can see the process ...
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#20 Old 25th Nov 2014 at 11:45 PM
Thank you for this. Just as an aside: Is there a way to have a color other than green?
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#21 Old 26th Nov 2014 at 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by PcProz
Thank you for this. Just as an aside: Is there a way to have a color other than green?


Probably, I didn't look into that as I made the concious choice to keep it "sims" green.
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#22 Old 26th Nov 2014 at 1:31 PM
Another one of your simple looking, but big impoving game mods. Thank you!
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#23 Old 26th Nov 2014 at 8:50 PM
These comments make me feel grateful for my vision and/or monitor. Some never knew there was a progress circle! This is a nice improvement. Thanks!
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#24 Old 27th Nov 2014 at 6:18 AM
count me in with the group who never realized the circle was a progress bar... *never* saw it move till after I installed this MUST HAVE mod!! Thanks!
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#25 Old 30th Nov 2014 at 11:43 PM
As someone whose eyesight isn't as good as it used to be, I found the green really hard to see against such a light background. Thank you very much for this mod! I didn't actually expect to find anything to fix it for me, so I'm really glad you did. (:
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