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No Autonomous Eating Contest

by Oldcustard Posted 25th Nov 2012 at 2:45 PM - Updated 3rd Aug 2013 at 6:06 AM by Oldcustard
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
This tuning mod disables the autonomous "Participate in eating contest" interaction in the Sims 3 Seasons. This means your sims won't enter the contest and potentially die by themselves!

Information

This mod overrides the ParticipateInEatingContest_EatingContestStand ITUN resource (Instance 0xA1258E3A1B7C8763).

It will conflict with any mod that does the same (any mod that modifies the "Participate in Eating Contest" interaction will be incompatible.)

Compatibility

This mod requires the Seasons expansion. The mod was tested with Game version 1.42, if you have seasons your game should be at this patch-level. Works with 1.55.

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
Built with Game Version: 1.42
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Oldcustard_NoAutonomousEatingContest.zip

Size: 1.5 KB · Downloads: 2,460 · 25th Nov 2012
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
18 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 25th Nov 2012 at 6:18 PM
Thank you so much! It was getting so annoying.
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 26th Nov 2012 at 12:48 AM
Many thanks! Got tired of seeing my Sims die each time they would enter!
Test Subject
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#4 Old 26th Nov 2012 at 4:39 AM
No problem guys! Glad you liked it!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 26th Nov 2012 at 5:13 AM
I haven't installed Seasons yet. But, wow, they can die?
Great, I want this mod then!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 26th Nov 2012 at 7:18 AM
Yeah, there's a chance a sim will choke in eating contests
Forum Resident
#7 Old 26th Nov 2012 at 11:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldcustard
Yeah, there's a chance a sim will choke in eating contests


Actually, there is no chance that a sim will choke during the eating contest. There is no death by choking in the game. The reason some sim deaths have been reported is because EA re-calculates the hunger value of every sim in the contest at halfway through the contest. They set the hunger value lower, so that the sims can keep participating in the eating contest. If a sim starts the eating contest with low hunger, they may get the Starving moodlet because of EA re-calculating the hunger. So, basically, sims are dying from starvation while gorging themselves on food as fast as possible.

In theory, it should be impossible for sims to die during the contest. At halfway through, the hunger bar is lowered, but the sims will continue to gain hunger while participating. Also, at the end of the contest, everyone's hunger bar will be replenished. Vampires, however, are in danger of dying, because their thirst gets reduced during the contest, but the contest does not replenish thirst until it's over. In cases of non-vampires dying, it is probably due to the sim starting the contest with very low hunger and being unable to replenish the hunger before the starving moodlet can time out.

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#8 Old 27th Nov 2012 at 4:28 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nonamena
Actually, there is no chance that a sim will choke during the eating contest. There is no death by choking in the game. The reason some sim deaths have been reported is because EA re-calculates the hunger value of every sim in the contest at halfway through the contest. They set the hunger value lower, so that the sims can keep participating in the eating contest. If a sim starts the eating contest with low hunger, they may get the Starving moodlet because of EA re-calculating the hunger. So, basically, sims are dying from starvation while gorging themselves on food as fast as possible.

In theory, it should be impossible for sims to die during the contest. At halfway through, the hunger bar is lowered, but the sims will continue to gain hunger while participating. Also, at the end of the contest, everyone's hunger bar will be replenished. Vampires, however, are in danger of dying, because their thirst gets reduced during the contest, but the contest does not replenish thirst until it's over. In cases of non-vampires dying, it is probably due to the sim starting the contest with very low hunger and being unable to replenish the hunger before the starving moodlet can time out.


I'll be darned... I'm sure that people may still want the mod though, but thanks very much for clearing that up!
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#9 Old 27th Nov 2012 at 10:48 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldcustard
I'll be darned... I'm sure that people may still want the mod though, but thanks very much for clearing that up!


Of course It's still a handy mod!

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#10 Old 27th Nov 2012 at 9:00 PM
This is wonderful mod, thank you! I can't believe how much mods need to be used for this game to stop them from doing all their annoying things
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 28th Nov 2012 at 4:37 AM
I don't have "Seasons" yet, but I already knew I was leery of the eating contest--I find them kind of gross and would rather not have my Sims racing over to participate. I'll plan to download this when / if I pick up "Seasons!" Thanks!
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#12 Old 23rd Feb 2013 at 7:08 PM
My Sim died of hunger during an eating contest! I couldn't believe it! & I thought it was because he vomited so much he emptied his stomach! I think I really need this mod! Thank you!
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#13 Old 23rd Feb 2013 at 7:12 PM
ah I don't know how to do the zip files just the rar files... oh well! xD
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#14 Old 22nd Jun 2013 at 9:11 PM
working it with 1.55?
Test Subject
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#15 Old 3rd Aug 2013 at 6:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Villucia
working it with 1.55?


Yes, everything looks fine with 1.55
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#16 Old 30th Aug 2013 at 9:12 AM
Oh great EA encountered another problem with
"Choking death" like in sims 2 a pregnant
Woman would have a high chance of choking
And disappeared forever out of memories
Round about when they vomit in the toilet
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 9th Sep 2013 at 2:20 AM
Is this compatible with 1.57? I'm not updating my game until I'm sure this is compatible or updated. This mod is mandatory for me.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 10th Nov 2013 at 7:23 PM
Hi I think this mod needs updating because I found out that some xml related to eating contest have been updating with the 1.63 patch
That would be great if you could update it :3
Test Subject
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#19 Old 16th Feb 2014 at 3:02 PM
EA sucks. Thanx for using brain for them :)