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Faster (and Slower) Homework - 8 Flavours!

by Beccapixie10 Posted 13th Dec 2011 at 8:43 PM - Updated 7th Sep 2017 at 3:53 AM by Beccapixie10
93 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 9 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
SEPTEMBER 2017: I have not opened TS3 for a number of years. I have no idea if this mod still works. If it does - great! If not, I'm sorry, but it won't be updated.

What is it, what does it do?
I've always had an issue with the time it takes Sims to do their homework - the EA default is 3 Sims hours (roughly), and from my experience that is extremely unrealistic. There have been faster homework mods previously, but none are compatible with pets or the latest patch (the homework XML was modified in the Pets patch), so I have made my own.
I only edited the base completion rate, so all bonuses or deductions for mood, age, traits, etc. are still the same.

What are the options?
There are 8 flavours;
Time-----------------% per minute (Completion Rate)
EA Default - 3 Hours-----0.556
4 Hours-----------------0.417
2.5 Hours---------------0.667
2 Hours-----------------0.833
1.5 Hours---------------1.111
1 Hour------------------1.667
45 Minutes--------------2.222
30 Minutes--------------3.333
15 Minutes--------------6.667
IMPORTANT: Only install ONE at a time, they will conflict with each other.

Conflicts & Compatibility:
This is a simple XML tuning mod that only edits the Homework_0x279b8bc53dcefa96 XML.
It should therefore only conflict with other mods that edit this file.
I'm not sure if it's compatible with Awesome or any other core mods, as I do not use one, however I doubt there would be any issues unless they modify something to do with the homework. If you encounter any issues with Awesome, comment and I'll add a warning.

Compatible with base game patch 1.39 through to 1.67
I made this with all EPs and SPs installed, however it should work with any combination. If you encounter any issues, again, please report them and I'll either try and fix it or add a warning.
Tags: #homework, #faster, #slower

Type: Other

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: 1.36/14.0
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Homework 45 Minutes.zip | Homework takes 45 Sim minutes

Size: 3.8 KB · Downloads: 3,696 · 5th Apr 2012
3.8 KB 3,696 5th Apr 2012
Homework 30 Minutes.zip | Homework takes 30 Sim minutes

Size: 3.8 KB · Downloads: 8,628 · 5th Apr 2012
3.8 KB 8,628 5th Apr 2012
Homework 15 Minutes.zip | Homework takes 15 Sim minutes

Size: 3.8 KB · Downloads: 20,425 · 5th Apr 2012
3.8 KB 20,425 5th Apr 2012
Homework 4 Hours.zip | Homework takes 4 Sim hours

Size: 3.8 KB · Downloads: 529 · 5th Apr 2012
3.8 KB 529 5th Apr 2012
Homework 2.5 Hours.zip | Homework takes 2 and a half Sim hours

Size: 3.8 KB · Downloads: 477 · 5th Apr 2012
3.8 KB 477 5th Apr 2012
Homework 2 Hours.zip | Homework takes 2 Sim hours

Size: 3.8 KB · Downloads: 1,213 · 5th Apr 2012
3.8 KB 1,213 5th Apr 2012
Homework 1.5 Hours.zip | Homework takes 1 and a half Sim hours

Size: 3.8 KB · Downloads: 2,546 · 5th Apr 2012
3.8 KB 2,546 5th Apr 2012
Homework 1 Hour.zip | Homework takes 1 Sim hour

Size: 3.8 KB · Downloads: 6,750 · 5th Apr 2012
3.8 KB 6,750 5th Apr 2012
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Forum Resident
#76 Old 21st Jun 2013 at 2:55 PM
On nona site is the list of XML changed by the new patch.
The XML file used for this mod don't appear changed, so the mod must be compatible with 1.55
Alchemist
Original Poster
#77 Old 22nd Jun 2013 at 12:41 AM
Thank you catalina_45! I updated my game last night and will test today to make sure, anyway, but it seems as if it would be compatible.

Would you mind giving me a link to this site? I haven't heard of it before.
Alchemist
Original Poster
#78 Old 22nd Jun 2013 at 1:56 AM
Tested - there is a couple of changes in the new patch in that xml, but it's merely fixing spelling errors in their comments that have existed for a long time, so confirmed compatability to 1.55.
Forum Resident
#79 Old 22nd Jun 2013 at 6:31 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beccapixie10
Thank you catalina_45! I updated my game last night and will test today to make sure, anyway, but it seems as if it would be compatible.

Would you mind giving me a link to this site? I haven't heard of it before.


here the link to nonamena site: http://nonasims.wordpress.com/ who send you to her thread on simlogical.
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 8th Sep 2013 at 3:06 AM
Is it compatible with 1.57? I haven't updated my game yet so I'm just wondering. :3
Alchemist
Original Poster
#81 Old 8th Sep 2013 at 3:16 AM
This is the first I've heard of another new patch, but since I believe it ties in with a stuff pack (The Sims Wiki is telling me Movie Stuff is released in a couple of days?) I doubt it will cause any hassles.

I will patch as soon as I can but it might be up to a couple of weeks until I can.
Lab Assistant
#82 Old 26th Sep 2013 at 3:51 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beccapixie10
This is the first I've heard of another new patch, but since I believe it ties in with a stuff pack (The Sims Wiki is telling me Movie Stuff is released in a couple of days?) I doubt it will cause any hassles.

I will patch as soon as I can but it might be up to a couple of weeks until I can.


Are you busy? I'm just wondering, lol :P.

It's taking you a while to update. Can you let us know when it will be done cause I really want to update my game, okay? No pressure
Alchemist
Original Poster
#83 Old 26th Sep 2013 at 5:12 AM
I am fairly busy at the moment and I won't be able to download the patch until at least next Wednesday Australian time.

However, having read through every description of it I can find, there is no mention of homework so there's a very high chance everything will work fine without needing an update.
Alchemist
Original Poster
#84 Old 28th Oct 2013 at 7:27 AM Last edited by Beccapixie10 : 1st Mar 2014 at 12:14 AM.
Confirmed compatibility (no update needed) through to Patch 1.63

1st March 2014: Still compatible with 1.67 no update needed
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#85 Old 10th Jun 2014 at 8:28 AM
Yay~ now I can do other things like chat on the computer~ :3
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#86 Old 25th Aug 2014 at 1:53 AM
AHH thank you so much! Like someone earlier, I never gave my teens jobs because then they had no time for their outrageously long homework. And now my little kid sims won't be spending ages doing homework instead of having fun at slumber parties. :,) THANK YOU!!!
Field Researcher
#87 Old 6th Nov 2014 at 3:00 AM
Thanks so much for this mod!
I am creating a scenario that requires you to not have your sims work for the man! What sense does it make for your simmies always doing homework? I will be testing this for you and will return if any issues occur.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#88 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 6:54 PM
My sims have more time for other activities not just hw nemore
Test Subject
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#89 Old 25th Sep 2015 at 8:20 PM
THANKS
Test Subject
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#90 Old 7th Oct 2015 at 10:36 AM
YOU'RE AWESOME THANKS
Test Subject
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#91 Old 18th Feb 2016 at 3:37 AM
I was so happy when I found this. I'm so tired of them taking a century to do homework, thanks so much
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#92 Old 1st May 2018 at 10:52 PM
Doesn't work anymore. I'm trying to use the thirty minutes mod
Test Subject
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#93 Old 8th May 2020 at 5:53 AM
Downloaded this recently. Omg this is a godsent! My sims no longer spend all day just doing their homework. I found 30 mins to be a nice sweet spot between fast homework but not TOO fast.
Test Subject
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#94 Old 16th Aug 2021 at 12:09 AM
Still works. Amazing mod! Thankfully I got more time to do things with kids. I wasnt able to do anything with them. You are important!
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