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Picked upload! No 'zzZZ' while sleeping (Global Mod) - UPD 02mar2008

by Numenor Posted 8th Apr 2007 at 1:23 AM - Updated 10th May 2009 at 5:32 PM by Numenor : Tested with Apartment Life and Mansion&Garden
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
* Global Mod *

WARNING: this is a Global Mod, i.e. it affects all the lots in all the neighborhoods; it might be unknowingly exported along with your lots, so always check them with the Clean Installer.

10 MAY 2009: This mod has been successfully tested in Apartment Life and Mansion&Garden, and is compatible with any existing expansion, as well as the bare base-game.

07 OCT 2007 - UPDATE
  • Removed the "zzZZ" from Recliners and Coffins.
  • Tested with Bon Voyage: the "zzZZ" is removed from tents and hammocks, too.

This is another instalment in my "No Visual Effects..." series. This specific mod has been requested to me by Mew_Mew.

Its purpose is very simple: remove the "zzZZ" effect when the sims are asleep.
It works for any age (including the sleeping babies and toddlers).

Game Compatibility - This Mod work in any game up to FreeTime. NOTE: there are high chances that the Mod will NOT be compatible with future expansions!

Installation: unzip to your Downloads folder (Q-Xpress is fine, too); to uninstall, just remove the file "Numenor_GlobalMod_No-zzz-while-sleeping.package" from the Downloads.

Technical explanation: this is a modded version of the following 'Text Lists 0x008F - Effects' (this mod is therefore incompatible with any hack the files listed below):
  • Globals: line 0x0E stripped off;
  • ChairGlobals: line 0x00 stripped off;
  • Coffin: line 0x01 stripped off.

Redistribution Policy - Unlike my other creations, you can do whatever you want with this mod; crediting me is not required (though it would be appreciated: my ego always claims a slice of the pie )
Tags: #sleeping, #visual, #effect, #zzz

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 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 52.3 KB · Downloads: 47,042 · 8th Apr 2007
52.3 KB 47,042 8th Apr 2007
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 download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#101 Old 1st May 2009 at 12:39 AM
Originally Posted by Twilight-Rose
THANK YOU! YOu have no clue how long I've been searching for something like this!

As a movie-maker, you just made my life =D


blahh,vampires rule. o,..,o
Test Subject
#102 Old 8th May 2009 at 11:51 PM
So, does this not work with Apartment Life?
The ModFather
retired moderator
Original Poster
#103 Old 10th May 2009 at 5:30 PM
Yes, it works with Apartment Life, and with Mansion & Gardens too; I tested it myself few moments ago.
As for the apparent bug reported by Iron Mum back in December, where her M&G crashed when going to community lots, I couldn't reproduce it: my game works perfectly fine even when visiting community lots (of course, it's not possible to verify the missing "zzz" effect in comunity lots, since sims can't sleep there, without using a separate hack).

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)

I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
#104 Old 29th Jul 2009 at 1:30 AM
The modfather strikes again Thanks for removing all those annoying little Zzzz when they sleep. I was about to shoot something. Good job to you, Numenor
Lab Assistant
#105 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 1:44 PM
I love you!

Hee - hee, Aaow~
Test Subject
#106 Old 14th Dec 2009 at 4:08 AM
Thanks so much :3 The z's never bothered me ... until tonight. I had a cute Sim couple cuddling in their sleep, and I finally noticed how gosh darn distracting those z's are!
Test Subject
#107 Old 21st Mar 2010 at 6:38 PM
Omg, this is awesome! But i have the Sims 3 :\ Do you know if a mod like this could be made for the Sims 3? or if there is one like this for the Sims 3? That would be great!
Btw, great work
Test Subject
#108 Old 21st Jul 2010 at 4:35 PM
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU this is soo usefull for my series!!!!!!!!
Test Subject
#109 Old 5th Sep 2010 at 5:11 AM
thank you sooooooooooo much =D
Test Subject
#110 Old 20th May 2011 at 8:34 PM
I LOVE YOU! I am a (suckish) sim movie maker, and I always had to angle the camera so that the 'zzzz' would not appear
Lab Assistant
#111 Old 13th Jun 2011 at 10:16 AM
does it work when someone passes out also?
Test Subject
#112 Old 27th Jul 2011 at 3:38 PM
YAAAAAAAAAAY! Thanks so much!
Test Subject
#113 Old 3rd Aug 2011 at 2:58 AM
Default I need help installing it...
Originally Posted by Eliskuya in darkness
reminds me of a movie
Hi, I just want to know how to install the no zzZZ Global Hack mod. Because I tried installing it and whenever I go to my game it shows that the no zzZZ Global Hack mod isn't on there. I tried reading the installation directions on how to install it, but i just don't understand what it means on how to do it. And I was wondering if you could give me some tips on how to have it show up. If you could I would greatly appreciate it thanks.
Test Subject
#114 Old 10th Nov 2011 at 11:42 AM
Thanks, great for my realistic story-telling. People don't really have ZZZ's coming out of their nose when their sleeping. :D
Test Subject
#115 Old 17th Dec 2011 at 11:26 AM
This has issues with SIMS3 Pets EP - Ophs - maybe not -

_HystericalParoxysm_927421 does have the issue -

I notice that is no longer in MTS
world renowned whogivesafuckologist
retired moderator
#116 Old 17th Dec 2011 at 11:30 AM
... That's because it's for TS2, not TS3. Look under my profile for No Zzzs for TS3.

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
Panquecas, panquecas e mais panquecas.
Test Subject
#117 Old 17th Dec 2011 at 11:31 AM
Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
... That's because it's for TS2, not TS3. Look under my profile for No Zzzs for TS3.

Uhh - ok

Sorry to be a pain - I realize theres a lot of hard work in doing this for us fans -

The "MTS2_HystericalParoxysm_927421_NoZzzs" I downloaded a while back - causes micro-freezing once I start a Video grab in Uncompress format. Removing it solves the issue.

Thank you again for allowing us to enjoy no ZZZs. Its just happened with Pets EP
Lab Assistant
#118 Old 2nd Sep 2012 at 5:52 AM
thanks for making this mod, i can tell when my sim is sleeping, i dont need to see "zzz" when their sleeping. keep up the good work.
Field Researcher
#119 Old 25th Oct 2013 at 3:15 PM
ugh those zzZZ's were so annoying. Now they aren't.
Test Subject
#120 Old 7th Jul 2014 at 12:24 AM
Test Subject
#121 Old 19th Feb 2015 at 9:32 AM
Those ZZZs were grinding my gears. Will be great for my series especially when my Sims will be asleep when being filmed.
Test Subject
#122 Old 6th Nov 2020 at 10:54 PM
Default Unistall
the mod works, but, i don't want it for playing, only for making I deleted the .package and when my sim is sleeping, ''zZzZz'' don't appear, someone can help me?
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