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Tweaked Age Lengths (v3)

by Dark Gaia Posted 12th Oct 2014 at 8:13 PM - Updated 7th Apr 2015 at 11:49 AM by Dark Gaia
69 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
V3 is now released! This version of the mod is designed to complement Deaderpool's Story Progression mod .

Introduction

If you're anything like me and you play TS4 on the default lifespan, you're probably annoyed with the fact that your Sims just don't have enough time in their lives to accomplish everything. 20 days in the YA and Adult stages was far too little for me (and the Long lifespan setting was far too much) and, unless my Sims reproduced in their first week of being a YA, most of them died of old age before their grandchildren were even born.

I took a look in TS4's XML tuning to see what I could do about this. I discovered that EA's default length for the Elder stage was 10 days. That's by far the shortest life stage of them all.

Mod Effects

This mod tweaks the lengths of all life stages, to make them flow in a more realistic manner and give your Sims more time to live their lives, without being rushed by EA's short default YA and Adult ages. As of V3 of this mod, I've been using Deaderpool's MC Command Centre mod, which triggers pregnancy/marriage among the townie population when they age up to Adults. As such, I've tweaked the age lengths with this in mind, so that these Sims can still have a chance to have grandchildren.

With this mod:

Young Adult: 21 days (was 20 days) - represents the ages of 18-30, designed to focus on establishing a career, meeting a soul mate and making friends.
Adult: 35 days (was 20 days) - represents the ages of 31-60, designed to focus on having and raising children, completing aspirations and mastering careers.
Elder: 14 days (was 10 days) - represents the age 61+, designed to give Elders more time to meet and get to know grandchildren.

Assuming your Sim conceives a child on their first day of the Adult stage, they will be about a week away from Elder by the time their child is a Young Adult, which I find to be far more realistic than simply dying a few days later.

These tweaks work with the Fast and Long lifespan settings as well -- on the Fast setting, each of the above lengths is halved, while on Long they are doubled.

Compatibility

This mod is based on Game Version 1.0.732.20, but it should be compatible with all patch levels, as no changes have been made to the age lengths.

Conflicts

This mod edits the AgeTuning XML, and will conflict with any other mod that does the same. As most of the other aging mods out there are based on this same edit, they'll obviously conflict with this one.

Install

Unzip the archive and place the .package file in your Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Mods folder.

Additional Credits

S4PE and Sims4XMLExtractor

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Aging V3.zip

Size: 1.5 KB · Downloads: 5,921 · 7th Apr 2015
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Aging V2.zip

Size: 1.5 KB · Downloads: 1,416 · 28th Mar 2015
1.5 KB 1,416 28th Mar 2015
DarkGaiaAgingLengths.zip

Size: 2.0 KB · Downloads: 5,108 · 12th Oct 2014
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Test Subject
#51 Old 28th Mar 2015 at 5:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Dark Gaia
Hi everyone. V2 is the updated version. I left the previous one up in case anyone who chose not to updated needed it.

You can use V2 as a basis for your age mods using the same method as before.


Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#52 Old 28th Mar 2015 at 11:02 PM
Default ThankyouThankyouThankYou! :D
Thanks so much for updating this, and so quickly, too! So so happy now~
Test Subject
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#53 Old 28th Mar 2015 at 11:59 PM
Thanks you for updating the mod !
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#54 Old 29th Mar 2015 at 8:50 AM
Thanks a lot for the mod!
I'm happy it's updated for the latest patch, since most aging mods are still broken.
Also, thanks for the explanation on how to edit the files, this way I can put the same lifespans as my old mod.
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#55 Old 7th Jun 2015 at 5:52 AM
Thank you for creating this mod although I haven't downloaded it.

Can you make a version with each stage set to 9999 days? I already tried downloading tools to do this myself; ran into so many problems with Notepad++ DLL's that are outdated and unavailable, pretty XML or something...I have no idea. I just know that trying to edit this in S4PE doesn't work and I wanted to request an aging mod that essentially makes aging nearly impossible (I don't play babies/family/legacies).

Thanks you in advance for any consideration.
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Test Subject
#56 Old 29th Jul 2015 at 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by SHOWER_SCREAM
Thank you for creating this mod although I haven't downloaded it.

Can you make a version with each stage set to 9999 days? I already tried downloading tools to do this myself; ran into so many problems with Notepad++ DLL's that are outdated and unavailable, pretty XML or something...I have no idea. I just know that trying to edit this in S4PE doesn't work and I wanted to request an aging mod that essentially makes aging nearly impossible (I don't play babies/family/legacies).

Thanks you in advance for any consideration.


I downloaded the tools to fix the age lenghts for myself and made one for you too with 9999 in all ages! I hope it works.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar 9999AllAges.rar (1.9 KB, 55 downloads)
Description: The age mod with all ages set to 9999 days.
Alchemist
#57 Old 29th Jul 2015 at 2:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Alistryn
I downloaded the tools to fix the age lenghts for myself and made one for you too with 9999 in all ages! I hope it works.


When I made my mods (a few updates ago) I tried to change it to +9999 but it didn't work.
So did you test your mod and did it actually work?
It might work now because of the newer updates of course, but I want to be sure.

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#58 Old 30th Jul 2015 at 2:44 PM
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Originally Posted by lientebollemeis
When I made my mods (a few updates ago) I tried to change it to +9999 but it didn't work.
So did you test your mod and did it actually work?
It might work now because of the newer updates of course, but I want to be sure.


I tested it in my game and I realised it doesnt work, neither with 999 or 99 days. I'll try to find the max days available and tell you. Sorry for that!
Alchemist
#59 Old 30th Jul 2015 at 3:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Alistryn
I tested it in my game and I realised it doesnt work, neither with 999 or 99 days. I'll try to find the max days available and tell you. Sorry for that!


I looked at my old thread http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=539112
It appeared that the longest possible is 1548 days.
Weird that 999 or 99 days didn't work.
1548 days worked for me but not (+)9999 days.

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Lab Assistant
#60 Old 10th Aug 2015 at 2:57 AM
Thanks so much for making this mod, I haven't downloaded yet, but am just wondering do all townies etc take on the new aging? and also, it is updated for the latest patch? Thanks in advance

Dooglebear
Lab Assistant
#61 Old 1st Sep 2015 at 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Alistryn
I downloaded the tools to fix the age lenghts for myself and made one for you too with 9999 in all ages! I hope it works.


I was finally coming back to see if anyone replied and I see you did so, THANK YOU! I downloaded your mod but I guess I shouldn't use it. I don't think patch level is affected by this kind of mod since they haven't changed anything about age. If they ever add Toddlers, then we'd definitely need to update.

Still looking for the version for the weird 1548 age length if someone wants to share...?
Test Subject
#62 Old 29th Oct 2015 at 11:08 PM
Unfortunately the mod doesn't work for me... Guess I'll have to get used to the game's default age lenghts.
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THANKS POST
#63 Old 5th Dec 2015 at 2:08 AM
The best aging mod for Sims 4! It works in the new patch.
Test Subject
#64 Old 9th Dec 2015 at 7:04 PM
Mod bugs game in combination with MC Command Center 2.2.2
example: when sims are sleeping they keep sleeping untill they are death
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#65 Old 11th Apr 2016 at 9:17 AM
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Originally Posted by AstrellaLunari
I also haven't had any issues yet. I'm wondering, though, if changing the thresholds back in forth might create issues in sims. I'm playing with:

Baby 3
Child 14
Teen 18
YA 35
A 40
E 35


Would you be so kind as to share your modified mod? I would love those values as well but I cannot, for the life of me, open the file to change values with the s4pe. I tried.
Test Subject
#66 Old 21st Feb 2017 at 12:15 AM
Update for toddlers?
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#67 Old 30th Jun 2017 at 5:22 PM
this is amazing thank you!!!! you are amazing! bless you! :)
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