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Working Alarm Clocks

by scumbumbo Posted 27th Jan 2016 at 7:58 PM - Updated 1st Feb 2019 at 7:50 AM by scumbumbo : Brazilian Portuguese translation added
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Updated 06-21-2018 --- Minor fixes to a bunch of things; however, upgrading the mod should not be required at this time if you have a previous version.

Note (Dec. 28, 2017) - I released a bugfix today which fixes the issue of Sims awoken by a loud noise not reacting with their fingers to their ears. See Bugfixes - It's a Crying Shame if you are interested in having this fixed in your game.

Description

While designing a new bedroom for some recently aged up twins, I started thinking the larger family might require more preparation time in the morning for the kids to make it to school on time. I had already written the Wakeup Early mod, which works well still (amazingly), but wouldn't it be nice to have actual alarm clocks? So I went on a search to find some, but the only alarm clocks I actually found were some static decorative alarm clocks. Elias943 had done a wonderful job on these TS2 to TS4 conversions, and I thought it was a shame that they didn't actually function. So I set to work looking at how it could be done.

The result was a new set of tuning which actually enables the clocks to wake up sims at the set time. With Elias943's gracious permission, I have included all three of his most excellent conversions modified to use this new tuning. These clocks are available for purchase in the bedroom and electronics/miscellaneous categories: the IKEA PS Clock, CyberChronometer Alarm Clock, and the Get Up! Alarm Clock. The last one being a wind-up alarm clock has the additional feature that it doesn't require power to operate, so your sims can't wake up late just because the power got turned off during the night!

Once placed, simply click the clock and choose what hour you want the alarm to ring. Any sims in that room will wake up to the loud noise of the alarm at the selected time. The alarm time is of course retained once set, so simply set once and forget it. You can always change the alarm, or turn it off as well.

ReubenHood's Sleep All Night mod is a highly recommended companion mod for these clocks. This mod will ensure that your sims don't wake up too early and will get up when you want them to. Since ReubenHood hasn't been around for a while, I have checked and used his mod and it is still functioning perfectly as of the January 7, 2016 game patch.

Compatibility and Installation

Please Note - These clocks will conflict with Elias943's original conversions. So if you have previously downloaded his clocks, you should remove the alarmclock1, alarmclock2 and alarmclock3 packages from your mods folder. Any clocks you have already placed as decoration will be upgraded to functional after installing this new package.

This mod was created using The Sims 4 1.44.77.1020 (June 19, 2018), and may not be compatible with earlier versions of the game.

To install simply unzip the package from the download into your mods folder. It can be placed in a subfolder if you wish to organize things neatly. Again, be sure to remove Elias943's original alarm clocks if you install this.

There is also a "Separated" zip file, which contains the base mod and each of the three clocks in separate package files. You must install the base mod package, and at least one of the clocks. If you want to install all three clocks, just use the main zip file which contains everything in one package file.


Additional Credits
  • Elias943 for his excellent TS2 to TS4 alarm clock conversions.
  • Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool.
  • Velocitygrass for the Sims4Data tool.
  • Translators:
    • Chinese by Egureh
    • German by HerrSims
    • Italian by Ele88
    • Brazilian Portuguese by Everton_Gaymer
Tags: #alarm, #clock

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

This is a multi-part download:


Use only one of the downloads below. The "Separated" zip file contains the base mod and each clock as a separate package file, while the other zip file contains everything in one package.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
WorkingAlarmClocks_Separated.zip | Base Mod + Three Functional Alarm Clocks as separate files

Size: 781.7 KB · Downloads: 48,469 · 1st Feb 2019
781.7 KB 48,469 1st Feb 2019
WorkingAlarmClocks.zip | Three Functional Alarm Clocks

Size: 787.2 KB · Downloads: 98,017 · 1st Feb 2019
787.2 KB 98,017 1st Feb 2019
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 8:09 PM
I was actually thinking of something like this (though more along the lines of how you have the sleep until fully rested or school//work time like in 3 since I've been playing that quite a bit again lately) and here's you posting an alarm clock that lives up to it's name XD Even better that it works with the sleep all night mod which I was going to ask about but you mention it in the description. Good work as always.
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#3 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 8:33 PM
How cool! Thank you =)
Forum Resident
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#4 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 8:39 PM
Oh man... This is amazing. Thank you so much!! I was just griping about the lack of these in TS4.
I shall have all my sims meditate to the great cowplant for 4 hours in your honor.
Icy Spicy
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#5 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 9:00 PM
Thank you so much!
Scholar
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#6 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 9:08 PM
Thanks so much, scumbumbo!! (hugs!)
Top Secret Researcher
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#7 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 9:31 PM
That's so useful, thank you scumbumbo! Finally they'll go to work/school while actually having eaten something lol
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 10:07 PM
Thank you! This will make waking up my Sims much much easier. I hate having to go all over the house to the different bedrooms to wake them up.
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 10:21 PM
It's literally wonderful to have you back! :-)
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 11:04 PM
I've wanted this for the longest time!!! <3
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#11 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 11:39 PM
Thank you and so happy to see you're back doing mods again. I use your mods a lot, the game would not be enjoyable without them. :-D
Forum Resident
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#12 Old 28th Jan 2016 at 12:36 AM
Great job! I'm really glad you added functionality to the clocks! Keep doing great stuff
Test Subject
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#13 Old 28th Jan 2016 at 12:51 AM
I did miss the alarm clocks from the other Sims games. Thank you for putting back this much needed necessity
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 28th Jan 2016 at 3:25 AM
I was looking for this, thankyou so much
Field Researcher
#15 Old 28th Jan 2016 at 5:02 AM
Sweet! I was expecting alarm clocks for a long time. Thank you!
And here is the Chinese translation for strings.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip AlarmClocks_STBL-02.zip (1.2 KB, 12 downloads)
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#16 Old 28th Jan 2016 at 7:15 AM
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Originally Posted by egureh
Sweet! I was expecting alarm clocks for a long time. Thank you!
And here is the Chinese translation for strings.

Thanks Egureh, I've added the translation.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 28th Jan 2016 at 9:03 AM
Awesome! Glad your back, I love your mods
Test Subject
#18 Old 28th Jan 2016 at 12:37 PM
Hello! Do you think you could include separate files?
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 28th Jan 2016 at 2:21 PM
YAAAAY I've been wanting this for so long! Thanks so much!
Test Subject
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#20 Old 28th Jan 2016 at 3:46 PM
Awesome, thanks!
Test Subject
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#21 Old 28th Jan 2016 at 8:52 PM
Thanks. I missed a working clock and kept looking for one. It only makes sense, it seems to me to have one that works.
Lab Assistant
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#22 Old 29th Jan 2016 at 1:28 AM
Thank you !
Mad Poster
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#23 Old 29th Jan 2016 at 5:18 AM
Cool idea, Scumbumbo! :)
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#24 Old 29th Jan 2016 at 7:13 AM
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Originally Posted by simsinspring
Hello! Do you think you could include separate files?

@simsinspring - There is now a zip file you can download which contains the base mod and each clock as an individual package. You'll need to install the base mod package, and at least one clock.
Test Subject
#25 Old 29th Jan 2016 at 5:59 PM
Great Mod! Here is the German translation :D
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar S4_220557DA_00000000_0850EF20CC8F450C.rar (1.2 KB, 13 downloads)
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