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Less Hygiene Decay From Garden Tasks Series - Showtime: 3-18-2012

by Chaavik Posted 24th Jul 2009 at 9:34 PM - Updated 18th Mar 2012 at 7:31 PM by Chaavik : Sims 3 OLS Information
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Compatible with Showtime / Current Patch 1.3x

No new updates for Showtime.


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Sims 3 Pets

There is no change in the code used for these mods. You can safely use any of the GEN version(s).

Look below for further details on the mods.


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Sims 3 Generations

There were new changes done to the code in Generations. To be on the safe side, use the Generations mods instead.

By EA default, the decay rate for Hygiene was huge, forcing Sims to quit gardening sooner whether it be watering, fertilizing or weeding. Planting does not cause the Sim's Hygiene motive (bar) to decay because the planting interaction(s) do not have the Hygiene code. Neither does planting have the Fun code to increase Fun, which I added to make planting fun for the Sims.

Gardening Tasks:

Fertilizing - giving the plants food
Watering - giving the plants water
Weeding - removing weeds from the plants
Harvesting - gathering the crops from the plants
Picking up seeds - picking up seeds (Special Gardening Task - Required)
Planting single or many seeds - planting new plants (Special Gardening Task - Required)

Folders:

Less Hygiene And More Fun Series - Individual mods to increase Fun at a faster rate and decrease Hygiene at a slower rate from the gardening tasks.

Less Hygiene Series - Individual mods to decrease Hygiene at a slower rate from the gardening tasks. The mods do NOT increase Fun.

Child Enabled Less Hygiene And More Fun Series - Individual mods to enable children to perform gardening tasks. The mods increase Fun at a faster rate and decrease Hygiene at a slower rate.

Child Enabled Less Hygiene Series - Individual mods to enable children to perform gardening tasks. The mods decrease Hygiene at a slower rate. The mods do NOT increase Fun.

All In One Series - Gardening tasks compiled into 4 single mods such as LessHygieneAndMoreFunFromGardeningTasks-AllInOne-GEN, LessHygieneFromGardeningTasks-AllInOne-GEN and etc.

Child Enabled Special Gardening Tasks - Either mod REQUIRED to enable children to pick up and plant seeds. One of the mods increases Fun planting single or many plants.

Skills - Mod REQUIRED to allow children to perform gardening tasks and have Gardening show up in their HUD panels under Skills.

Required to work with the mod(s):

Chaavik-MoreFunFromSpecialGardeningTasks-GEN or Chaavik-SpecialGardeningTasks-GEN
Chaavik-Skills-GEN

Special Note:

If you already have Chaavik-Skills-GEN installed from my Children Can Make Meals thread, you can just skip installing the one from this thread. They are the same thing.

Install Instructions:

Put the mod into the following location:

C:\Documents and Settings\****\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages

**** - your user account with admin rights

Vista and Windows 7:

Under Documents or wherever your Mods\Packages folder is located.

Mac:

Wherever your mods folder is located.

Support:

I only provide support for my own mods and no one else's. If you have trouble figuring out where to put the mod or how to run the game, please consult the Sims 3 forums for further help.


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Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff Information

The AM versions of the gardening mods are compatible with Outdoor Living Stuff. There is one change with one of the versions that was missing the Fun code to boost the Sim's Fun motive while the Sim is performing a gardening task. The newly replaced mod, LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningTasks-AM-FIXED, contains the changes and also has an All-In-One file that has all of the mods in a single file for those who want to save space in their Mods folders.

Sims 3 Late Night Information

These mods have been checked for compatibility with Late Night. Will work with the latest patch.


Sims 3 Ambitions Information

These mods have been updated for Sims 3 Ambitions. And they're repacked to make it easier to download.

LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningTasks-AM contains the mods you can choose from to install. You can install any mod or install all of the mods if you like. These mods are not enabled for children.

LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningTasks-ChildEnabled-AM contains the mods you can choose from to install. You can install any mod or install all of the mods if you like. These mods are enabled for children to maintain their gardens.

Special Install Instructions:

Install the mod(s) in the following location:

C:\Documents and Settings\****\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages (XP)

NOTE:

I don't provide support for your game. I only provide support for my mods. If you have problems installing the mods, please check the Sims 3 forums for help installing the mods. Any game-related issues (not mod-related issues) should be posted in those tech forums.

Sims 3 High End Loft Stuff (HELS)

I verified these gardening task series to be compatible with Sims 3 HELS (game version 3.0.3.x) and Sims 3 patched up to 2.4.x.


OLD NEWS:

What's new for both Sims 3 and World Adventures?

I decided to come up with a version of these mods to enable children to water, weed, plant and fertilize the garden. These mods are labeled clearly to inform you they're child-enabled so you can choose which mods you want to install.

I haven't seen the other gardening mods updated or verified to be compatible for World Adventures, and I also came across a comment from another site where someone wanted these mods updated for World Adventures to allow children to maintain gardens. Since I already verified these mods to be sure they work for both Sims 3 and World Adventures, I decided to go ahead and come up with a series to enable children to maintain their gardens although the others exist already.

You will find that the children will stretch when they perform gardening tasks, but they will do fine maintaining gardens that way. When they're done, they will return to their normal child sizes.

BUT if you want your Sims' Fun motives to be boosted, only choose the package labeled Less Hygiene Decay And More Fun From Gardening Tasks - Sims 3 if you don't want your children to maintain a garden.

If you want your children to maintain a garden and have your Sims gain Fun, choose Less Hygiene Decay And More Fun From Gardening Tasks - Child Enabled - Sims 3.

The other mods do not boost the Fun motive.

Do not install all of them at once! The mods labeled Harvesting, Weeding, Watering or Fertilizing are separate mods you can choose to install individually. The Gardening Tasks mods (both Fun and non-Fun) are the packages with everything included.

SPECIAL NOTE:

If you don't have World Adventures, you can still use these mods. All of these mods work with both the original Sims 3 game and World Adventures.

These mods will work with my other gardening mods called Faster Garden Tasks Series because they use different files. You can find other Sims 3 mods by just clicking on my name and then switching to view Sims 3 mods.


World Adventures Information:

I verified the mods to see if they needed updating for World Adventures. Both mods are compatible with World Adventures. Nothing changed in the code for the interactions with the garden. Remember to choose ONE mod to install.

The install location is for XP users:

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

Vista and Windows 7 players will have to install the mod into their World Adventures folder where indicated. I don't use either Vista or Windows 7 and can't help you with installation issues or questions. You will have to search the Sims 3 forums for help installing your mods.


Basic Description:

The series reduce the decay rate at which Hygiene drops from watering, fertilizing, weeding and harvesting in the garden.

Less Hygiene Decay From Watering reduces the decay rate at which the Hygiene motive drops when the Sim waters the plants in the garden.

Less Hygiene Decay From Weeding reduces the decay rate at which the Hygiene motive drops when the Sim weeds the plants in the garden.

Less Hygiene Decay From Harvesting reduces the decay rate at which the Hygiene motive drops when the Sim harvests the plants in the garden.

Less Hygiene Decay From Fertilizing reduces the decay rate at which the Hygiene motive drops when the Sim fertilizes the plants in the garden.

SPECIAL NOTE:

Fertilizing does not decrease or increase Fun because the Fertilize interaction itself is different from the other gardening interactions (Weeding, Watering and Harvesting), but this interaction does have a decay rate for Hygiene.


Less Hygiene Decay And More Fun From Garden Tasks:

This set of Less Hygiene Decay And More Fun From Garden Tasks mods has one additional feature to boost the Fun motive for Sims while they are weeding, watering or harvesting the plants in their gardens.

You can choose one or all of the new alternate versions from the Less Hygiene Decay And More Fun From Garden Tasks to install in your game.


These mods are for people who do not use gardening mods to enable children to perform gardening chores or collect seeds.

Modifications:

The original value (EA's value) in one line for all three tuning files caused the Sim's Hygiene motive to bottom out or go into the red very quickly within minutes of starting the gardening tasks. I changed the value in each tuning file from -25 to -10 to slow down the Hygiene decay rate. The Sim's Hygiene motive will decay over time, allowing him or her to work in the garden for a longer period of time. This is ideal for those players who want farmers in their games to make a living growing and cultivating their gardens all day as real life farmers do.


SPECIAL NOTE:

The original mods did not contain a line to allow for the Fun motive to be increased while the Sim is watering, weeding or harvesting the plants in the garden. Even the Eaxis scripts themselves did not contain a line to boost the Sim's Fun motive while the Sim is performing a gardening task in the garden.


NOTE:

The series will conflict with other mods modifying the gardening tasks and/or motives related to the gardening tasks such as XLStormyLX's Children Can Garden mods. Her mods are based on my Less Hygiene Decay series.


Note of Differences:

Her mods included the changes to enable children to do the gardening tasks and to collect seeds. My series don't include the changes to allow the children to perform their gardening tasks or collect seeds.

Without a mod to affect the Hygiene motive when the gardening tasks are performed, the Sim's Hygiene motive would bottom out very quickly within minutes. With my series, the Sim's Hygiene motive would decay slowly over time, allowing them to work in the garden for longer periods of time. The series would be perfect for players who want farmers in their games.

Additional Credits:
Inge and Peter Jones crew - Hosting Sims 3 tools
NotePad++ - That sweet little program that saves headaches
WinMerge - Merging Sims Since Sims 3
MTS - Hosting Sims 2 and 3 custom content



Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Generations Gardening.rar | Generations Only

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LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningTAsks-AM-FIXED.rar | Fixed - Added Missing Fun To This Version - 4/17/11

Size: 7.0 KB · Downloads: 559 · 17th Apr 2011
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LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningTasks-ChildEnabled-AM.rar | Sims 3 Ambitions - Child Enabled

Size: 5.1 KB · Downloads: 617 · 11th Jun 2010
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LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardeningTasks-ChildEnabled-Sims3.rar | Child Enabled

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LessHygieneFromWeeding-ChildEnabled-Sims3.rar | Child Enabled

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LessHygieneFromWatering-ChildEnabled-Sims3.rar | Child Enabled

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LessHygieneFromHarvesting-ChildEnabled-Sims3.rar | Child Enabled

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LessHygieneFromFertilizing-ChildEnabled-Sims3.rar | Child Enabled

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LessHygieneDecayAndMoreFunFromGardenTasks-Sims3.rar | Less Hygiene Decay And More Fun From Garden Tasks

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LessHygieneDecayFromFertiziling-Sims3.rar | Less Hygiene Decay From Fertilizing

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LessHygieneFromWeeding-Sims3.rar | Less Hygiene Decay From Weeding

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LessHygieneFromWatering-Sims3.rar | Less Hygiene Decay From Watering

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LessHygieneFromHarvesting-Sims3.rar | Less Hygiene Decay From Harvesting

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 2:15 AM
It's great!
Can you please make this mod compatible with this: http://linna.modthesims.info/download.php?t=351416? With the Gardening Modifiers.
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#3 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 5:11 PM
I'll think about it. I might make another set to boost Fun. But first, have you used Indie Stone Compatibility Checker to see if my mod is compatible with that mod you posted in the link?
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 25th Jul 2009 at 7:31 PM Last edited by Lorea : 25th Jul 2009 at 7:45 PM.
Yes I have and it says incompatibility detected between these packages: Chaavik-LessHygieneFromWatering-Sims3.package + Chaavik-LessHygieneFromWeeding-Sims3.package and JJ_GardeningIsVeryFun.package.
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#5 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 12:53 AM
Okay. I'll look into this this weekend. I already got another project in the works for Sims 3, so it will be a smidge of time before I get to this and make up an alternate version.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 26th Jul 2009 at 3:27 AM
Thank you!
Mad Poster
#7 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 1:01 AM
Thank-you...I also use JJ_GardeningIsVeryFun.package...
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#8 Old 27th Jul 2009 at 8:53 PM
I added a new mod to reduce the decay rate for Hygiene while the Sim fertilizes the plants in the garden.

Plus I created a set of new mods to include the Fun motive boost to all three gardening tasks - Weeding, Watering and Harvesting.

There is one special note about Fertilizing though. It does not increase or decrease the Fun motive because this particular interaction is different. Fertilize is an interaction to "instantly" fertilize the plants. There is no set of time to spend on fertilizing the plants.

Enjoy!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 3:45 AM
Thank you! Really!
Mad Poster
#10 Old 28th Jul 2009 at 10:03 PM
Most excellent!!
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Scholar
#11 Old 1st Aug 2009 at 5:29 PM
Hi Just to clarify and make absolutely sure--I was looking at the text instructions that came with the download--so is it correct that simply placing the download in the /Mods/Packages folder is not enough to make it work? You really MUST have Pescado's Framework installed so the mod will activate? Sorry to ask you a question about something stated so clearly in your readme file. I just wanted to make sure you hadn't changed anything about the download that the readme fails to reflect--since it's not covered in the overview.
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#12 Old 2nd Aug 2009 at 4:12 PM
Basically, you have to have Pescado's Framework installed in your main Sims 3 directory in order for the mods to work. Framework mainly forces Sims 3 to read the mods.

Most people find Delphy's TS3 Monkey Installer much easier to use because the program will install Framework for them without much guesswork.

Try that one out if you haven't already installed Pescado's Framework. It's available here on MTS3.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 1:46 AM
Just downloaded, but I have a dumb question. Would it be possible to add a body benefit in this, since I have found gardening in r/l to be both fun and exercise as well?
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#14 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 6:08 PM Last edited by Chaavik : 22nd Aug 2009 at 8:23 AM.
Body benefit? Hmm.... I'll see what I can do. Ya know, that is a good idea to look into. Expect to check back within a few days.


*Edited*

I am working on a new package of mods to include body skilling only. The Sims in Sims 3 can only perform an activity to gain skill points in one skill and not more. The game is hard coded to prevent Sims from gaining points in more than one skill.

So, this time, it's a choice to choose either Gardening or Body (Athletic), not both.

*Edited*

I have been working on a possible mod to allow Sims to gain points in Athletic (Body), but I won't know if this will work or not for a few more days.

Figured you would like to be kept updated on the progress as this is a big piece of work to do.
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#15 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 1:29 AM
Checking back in to update:

Seems like this will require at least a core mod to actually change a few values and scripts to allow Sims to build body points instead.

May or may not need a core mod, but it was looking like that while I was digging deeper into the coding for this particular series of interactions with the garden plants and trees.

Check back in some time. I also will keep updating my journal to track things easily.
Forum Resident
#16 Old 23rd Nov 2009 at 4:08 AM
Is this mod compatible with patch 1.6/1.7 and WA? Thank you
Instructor
#17 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 11:21 AM
don't work with WA. Please an update...
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#18 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 12:56 PM
I haven't updated yet. Should be getting the EP soon. Check back for further details.
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#19 Old 4th Dec 2009 at 1:35 PM
I verified the mods for compatibility with World Adventures. They do not need any updating, but they will need to be installed in a different location for World Adventures in order for the mods to work with the game.

For XP users, if you already have the framework set up, you can install the mods in the following location:

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


As for Vista and Windows 7 players, I can only assume you will have to set up the framework for your World Adventures folder and put the mods there. I don't use either Vista or Windows 7 to be able to help with installation questions or issues. Search the Sims 3 forums for any help or info about where to install them for your OS.

However, Trif wrote up a nice thread to address this:

http://www.the-isz.com/theisz/index.php?showtopic=3567

Extremely useful tutorial for those of you with installation questions for World Adventures. At least this is something I used for my own mods.

Happy Simming!
Test Subject
#20 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 1:55 PM Last edited by za1susi : 16th Dec 2009 at 5:59 PM.
Thank you for checking and updating your mods. I´m glad to have them all back in my game. But there is a small problem with the less decay mods after the patch and installing WA.They are working, but now I only can see the pie menue, that is affected by this mods, in english. ( I´m playing the game in german). Removing the mods fixes the problem. Please can you have a look at it ?
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#21 Old 17th Dec 2009 at 6:13 AM
They're tuning mods that had nothing to do with the interactions really. It sounded like you have something else interfering with the pie menu.

I am wondering exactly what you were doing and please describe exactly what pie menu you were talking about. A pie menu to plant things? A pie menu to harvest or what?
Test Subject
#22 Old 17th Dec 2009 at 10:53 AM
I mean the pie menue for the garden tasks, exactly for watering, weeding, harvesting and fertilizing. I still can see the speaking to plants menue in german. It started after the 1.7.9 Patch and persists after installing WA.
Criminal Mastermind
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#23 Old 18th Dec 2009 at 12:05 AM
Are you getting any interaction on the pie menu? I meant if you got any interaction to show up to perform a gardening task before your Sim learns Gardening?
Test Subject
#24 Old 18th Dec 2009 at 2:16 PM Last edited by za1susi : 18th Dec 2009 at 11:26 PM.
Sorry that I´m not able to explain it better. I tried to take a screenshot but I failed.
But now I`ve learned to look at the xml-files with S3PE and found that they added a line - Codeversionname = Base Game.
Maybe thats the reason why it shows the wrong language string with your mod installed.
I tried the following- extracted the xml-files from the WAGameplayData package to a
new package, added your hygiene tweaks, put it in my mods
folder and started a test game.
That fixed the problem. All is now working and showing up like it
should.
Criminal Mastermind
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#25 Old 21st Dec 2009 at 6:12 PM
Ah, so it is a different version of Sims 3 you're playing. Mine is US English. The pie menus probably differ between these two versions.

Glad it fixed your problem!
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