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Seasons Sunrise ans Sunset Time Offset Tweaks

by mahamudo Posted 31st Dec 2012 at 2:21 AM - Updated 23rd Jun 2013 at 5:57 AM by mahamudo : 1.55 compatible.
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*1.42~1.55 compatible.

In seasons, EA set the default day-night length to summer.
In Spring and Fall, sunrise is 1 hour late and sunset is 1.25 hours earlier.
In Winter, sunrise is 2 hour late and sunset is 2.5 hours earlier.

Which means.... if the default sunrise time is 6 am and sunset time is 18 pm then.....
In Spring and Fall, sunrise will be at 7 am and sunset at 16:45 pm.
In Winter, sunrise will be at 8 am and sunset at 15:30.

We only get shorter daytime, but not a longer one in summer.


However, with this mod, you can change it.
You want a high-latitude day-night cycle? Here's it!


There are six flavors, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 5.8 hours, which means the offset value of sunrise and sunset time in summer and winter..
In summer, sunrise is x hours earlier and x hours late.
In winter, sunrise is x hours late and x hours earlier.
All of them are set with offset of sunrise and sunset time to 0 in Spring and Fall.


ex. If the default sunrise time is 6 am and sunset time is 18 pm and you choose "3 hour"...
Sunrise and sunset time in each season will be....
Spring 6/18, Summer 3/21, Fall 6/18, Winter 9,15


There is transition of seasons in game, so you'll notice that the daytime is getting longer of shorter in Spring and Fall.


This mod is a default replacement. It will replace....
_XML SeasonsManager_0xda46c4abc19a24ff


You need 1.42 and Seasons to get this work.



If you want to change the degrees of sun, moon and starfield equator, you'll need to tweak Skycommon.ini.

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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 31st Dec 2012 at 4:02 AM
Awesome. I love realism mods.
Instructor
#3 Old 31st Dec 2012 at 8:53 AM
This is so cool, I was just thinking about this the other day!

"Deep down I'm pretty superficial"

Test Subject
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#4 Old 31st Dec 2012 at 12:36 PM
Using the example you've used, if I download the 3 hours flavour, the sun will rise at 3am in spring? D:
Field Researcher
#5 Old 31st Dec 2012 at 8:52 PM Last edited by JT` : 31st Dec 2012 at 9:06 PM.
3 AM in the summer. 6 AM in the spring.

Actually, the beauty of mahamudo's tweak is that you can edit it easily in S3PE if you want to include daylight-saving style tweaks so summer sunrise is at, say, 4:30 AM or so -- just change the -3 to a -1.5 and change the 3 to a 4.5.
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 1st Jan 2013 at 2:11 AM
I love this! Thanks!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 1st Jan 2013 at 3:27 PM
Thanks for making and sharing this Mahamudo. Also, thanks JT' for your info.
Test Subject
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#8 Old 3rd Jan 2013 at 9:54 PM
Great, thank you
Field Researcher
#9 Old 7th Jan 2013 at 9:17 AM
I used to know what to tweak to change the Sunrise/Sunset in S3 but, after a hard drive crash, I lost that info and can't find it. I see, however, that Seasons changes that up...have the game just haven't installed it or Supernatural while I try to decide if I want to go on without Showtime or not. The biggest problem I have with EA's times are the evenings.... I want Summer at 5 or 6 am and 9pm. Spring/Fall is 6 or 7am and 7pm and Winter at 7 or 8am and 5pm. Downloading your tweak and will see if I can get it to approximate these or find out what I can do to get me closest to what I want. Terrific that you did this....I can't help but wonder sometimes what those people at EA are thinking!!!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 7th Jan 2013 at 11:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kslibra
I used to know what to tweak to change the Sunrise/Sunset in S3 but, after a hard drive crash, I lost that info and can't find it. I see, however, that Seasons changes that up...have the game just haven't installed it or Supernatural while I try to decide if I want to go on without Showtime or not. The biggest problem I have with EA's times are the evenings.... I want Summer at 5 or 6 am and 9pm. Spring/Fall is 6 or 7am and 7pm and Winter at 7 or 8am and 5pm. Downloading your tweak and will see if I can get it to approximate these or find out what I can do to get me closest to what I want. Terrific that you did this....I can't help but wonder sometimes what those people at EA are thinking!!!


It's all simple math -- they're just positive or negative numbers of hours to add to the time of day for sunrise and sunset respectively. =)

Since the default sunrise/sunset times are 6 AM and 6 PM, and using the higher bounds you specified, I believe that equates to...

Spring: 1.0, 1.0
Summer: -1.0, 3.0
Fall: 1.0, 1.0
Winter: 2.0, -1.0

Note that you should make sure you don't have a mod that changes CommonSky.ini and/or that the mod uses the default 6.0/18.0 SunriseTime/SunsetTime if it does, or else your numbers will get thrown off. Any pre-Seasons longer days mod (e.g., dDefinder's Lighting Tweaks), for instance.

Basically, Seasons added a new SeasonsManager XML that lets us tune the sunrise and sunset for specific seasons without having to override the CommonSky INI, so now it's easier to tune seasons to your heart's content while still using lighting mods.
Test Subject
#11 Old 26th Jan 2013 at 6:37 PM
Does it work for 1.48 ?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#12 Old 28th Jan 2013 at 2:40 AM
Works fine with 1.47 and 1.48.
Test Subject
#13 Old 10th Feb 2013 at 3:41 AM
Id get this, but the times available for this mod arent very realistic. Tried to figure out how to use S3PE, but I couldn't figure out how to edit a mod.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#14 Old 11th Feb 2013 at 3:24 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by void2812
Id get this, but the times available for this mod arent very realistic. Tried to figure out how to use S3PE, but I couldn't figure out how to edit a mod.

Edit the part I showed in the picture~~~~~
It's easy to edit the XML items.
Test Subject
#15 Old 13th Feb 2013 at 6:26 PM
I've never used S3PE before. The most I was able to learn how to do was upload a mod onto the program. Tried to read some instructions, but there was nothing specific enough to tell me how to start editing a mod.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#16 Old 7th Apr 2013 at 8:17 PM
Love it thank you very much
Test Subject
#17 Old 27th May 2013 at 7:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JT`
It's all simple math -- they're just positive or negative numbers of hours to add to the time of day for sunrise and sunset respectively. =)

Since the default sunrise/sunset times are 6 AM and 6 PM, and using the higher bounds you specified, I believe that equates to...

Spring: 1.0, 1.0
Summer: -1.0, 3.0
Fall: 1.0, 1.0
Winter: 2.0, -1.0

Note that you should make sure you don't have a mod that changes CommonSky.ini and/or that the mod uses the default 6.0/18.0 SunriseTime/SunsetTime if it does, or else your numbers will get thrown off. Any pre-Seasons longer days mod (e.g., dDefinder's Lighting Tweaks), for instance.

Basically, Seasons added a new SeasonsManager XML that lets us tune the sunrise and sunset for specific seasons without having to override the CommonSky INI, so now it's easier to tune seasons to your heart's content while still using lighting mods.


I downloaded S3PE and I tweaked the Sunrise/Sunset values to:

Summer "-2, 4.5"

Fall "1, 1"

Winter "4.5, -3"

Spring "1, 1"

I added the package file to "Sims 3 Mods" folder under My documents and when I tested it out it didn't work, I'm not sure if I did it right, can anyone please help me?
Test Subject
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#18 Old 22nd Jun 2013 at 9:02 PM
working it with 1.55?
Test Subject
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#19 Old 9th Jul 2014 at 9:23 PM
where is the SeasonsManager.xml i can't find it and when i search for it my computer can't either????????