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Retuned metabolism - 2 flavors - Natural metabolism part 3/3

by Candyd Posted 2nd Mar 2017 at 9:19 PM - Updated 28th May 2017 at 10:49 PM by Candyd : Checked compatibility with the latest patch (1.30)
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Tired of the crazy weight fluctuations of your sims ? Disappointed by how easy it is after just a few hours at the gym to make your sims lose all their weight and gain a six-pack ? Sims have a very high metabolism for sure. What if they had to work hard to transform their body ? What if their weight and muscle were much more stable and evolved more progressively, naturally ? This is what this mod allows you to offer your sims so that they can keep their natural shape more easily.


How does the game behave by default ?

In the Sims 4, sims don't need to work hard to gain or lose weight and muscle. Only a few high calorie meals will make them overweight, and only one session at the gym will allow them to come back home skinny and with a six-pack, as if they took steroids. You might not have wanted such a quick and radical body shape transformation in just a few hours, which is probably the case if you're reading this.


What does this mod change to the game's behavior ?

This mod has 2 flavors, which modify the speed at which weight and muscle changes happen : "5" divides metabolic changes by 5, and "10" divides metabolic changes by 10. The higher the number, the more stable your sims' weight and muscle is, other than changes caused by food. Furthermore, the higher the number, the slower your sims' muscle mass decays with time.
In addition, this mod adds one detail your romantic sims will appreciate : regular woohoo will help them losing weight and building muscle !
But in return, the higher the number, the harder your sims have to work at the gym to see any noticeable changes on their body shape. This mod has been designed to force your sims to work very hard and on a very long period to allow significant body shape transformation, unlike what the game allows without mods. Higher numbers will make body shape changes unnoticeable until after several days. On the contrary, "5" is a version of the mod that still allows some significant, although moderate, body shape change after one session at the gym.
For this reason, I advise to choose the flavor you want depending on your sims' lifespan and on the level of difficulty you want : "5" is best for normal lifespan, and "10" is best for long and custom lifespans. If you like to play with shorter lifespans, you should avoid using Retuned metabolism and just use the Balanced calories and Underweight teens fix parts of the Natural metabolism mod.
Still don't know what flavor to download ? Try "5" first and see if you want something more challenging with "10" !


How do I install this mod ?

Unzip it. Place the package in your Mods folder. Start the Sims 4 and enable custom content and mods in Game options - Other. Apply changes, quit and restart the Sims 4, and enjoy !
The "5" and "10" flavors conflict with each other, please install only one.
This mod can work alone. However, if you experience other weight and / or muscle issues with sims of all ages, or wish to control your sims' metabolism with more precision, I recommend to download and install the two other parts of the Natural Metabolism mod, for best results.
This is particularly true with the "10" flavor of the mod, which makes weight loss especially hard without installing Balanced calories. This is one of the reasons why I advise against using only some parts of the mod rather than all 3.


Conflicts

This XML tuning will conflict with other XML tuning mods using the following resources :



This mod conflicts with my "Woohoo is exercise" mod, for the simple reason that Retuned metabolism already includes its own version of Woohoo is exercise, which induces less weight and muscle changes than the separate release.


Patch and updates

The current version of this mod was built with version 1.29, including base game and City Living content, and is base game compatible. It might be incompatible with earlier versions of the Sims 4 ; if your game isn't up-to-date, use at your own risk.
I will do what I can to keep this mod up-to-date ; if the mod is out-of-date for several months or more, I encourage you to contact me. If I don't reply, you're allowed to upload an updated version, if you credit me as its author and link to the original mod.
This mod is compatible with the latest patch (version 1.30).


Additional Credits:

Sims4Studio

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 4
Built with Game Version: 1.29

This is a multi-part download:


This mod is the first part of the Natural metabolism mod. Although this mod can work alone, I advise to install the two other parts with it for best results.
This mod has 2 flavors, which conflict with each other. Please install only one !
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Retuned_metabolism_speed_10_by_Candyd.zip

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#26 Old 27th May 2017 at 1:34 PM
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Originally Posted by mactrocks
don't think so. I only used mod that add furniture and change other game play (like change working time or salary).

Given how this issue is likely to result from a mod conflict, I strongly encourage to use a mod conflict detector.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#27 Old 28th May 2017 at 4:14 PM
Is this mod compatible with the new patch?
Scholar
#28 Old 28th May 2017 at 4:26 PM
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Originally Posted by melissaq64
Is this mod compatible with the new patch?


It states on the creator's profile that they're in the midst of checking and updating mods. So, I would use at your own risk till the mod is either updated or verified to be fine. I've pulled it out of my game until then.
Test Subject
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#29 Old 3rd Aug 2017 at 2:03 AM
This mod sounds really cool. I was so annoyed with how fat my beautiful Sim got so quickly. And she got even bigger after twins. I hope this works! Thanks.
Test Subject
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#30 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 3:53 PM
Hi I was wondering whether the new fitness TV shows from the Fitness Stuff Pack would cause higher muscle gains than regular exercise? I was surprised to find one of my sims gain a lot of muscle recently and the only thing I can link it to is trying out the new fitness shows. Is this something that your mod might not cover? Thanks
Test Subject
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#31 Old 19th Aug 2017 at 5:59 AM
I had a concern regarding vampires. I'm unsure if its due to the mod or not but vampires seem to gain weight super fast and dont seem to lose any of it? This isnt a huge problem for me but for non withered stomach vamps this might be an issue. Possibly due to them not having a hunger moodlet?
Test Subject
#32 Old 29th Aug 2017 at 3:43 PM
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Thanks for this great mod ! By the way, yoga and TV workout seems to work like in vanilla since the last update. Weight loss in way more important with them than with jog or treadmill.
Test Subject
#33 Old 20th Sep 2017 at 6:16 AM
Nice mod! Out of curiosity would you be able to make a mod/flavor that does the opposite of this one, and makes weight/muscle fluctuate more?
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 8th Nov 2017 at 12:47 PM
These metabolism mods are in need of an update after the 1.36.99 Cats & Dogs patch. It's noticeable in-game that the treadmill can no longer be interacted with with these mods installed, but there might be other unseen effects too.
Test Subject
#35 Old 10th Nov 2017 at 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by roBurky
These metabolism mods are in need of an update after the 1.36.99 Cats & Dogs patch. It's noticeable in-game that the treadmill can no longer be interacted with with these mods installed, but there might be other unseen effects too.

Sims also can no longer woohoo with the mod installed. When it's removed, they're able to woohoo like normal. With it active in the game, sims just stand there after the dialogue interaction even if the offer was accepted. An update is definitely needed for all three parts.
Test Subject
#36 Old 11th Nov 2017 at 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by roBurky
These metabolism mods are in need of an update after the 1.36.99 Cats & Dogs patch. It's noticeable in-game that the treadmill can no longer be interacted with with these mods installed, but there might be other unseen effects too.


monkeybars can't be used too.
Test Subject
#37 Old 11th Nov 2017 at 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by roBurky
These metabolism mods are in need of an update after the 1.36.99 Cats & Dogs patch. It's noticeable in-game that the treadmill can no longer be interacted with with these mods installed, but there might be other unseen effects too.
And there's no option to go jogging when this mod is installed.
Test Subject
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#38 Old 12th Nov 2017 at 4:18 AM
I would like to confirm that the mods may be in need of an update, though I noticed that my Sims were able to jog and interact with the treadmill after removing this particular part of the mod. I haven't tried testing the Woohoo yet.

I also want to say thank you for making these mods. They've added some stability to my Sims weight which has been a very welcome change.
Test Subject
#39 Old 18th Nov 2017 at 4:37 PM
I've uploaded a fix for this mod http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=603051

It's currently being reviewed because I didn't list any potential conflicts but should be available in a day or two, I will of course remove the post if/when Candyd comes back and updates this, but after reading their profile I'm assuming they might not have the time right now.
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#40 Old 19th Nov 2017 at 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Ignoral
I've uploaded a fix for this mod http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=603051

It's currently being reviewed because I didn't list any potential conflicts but should be available in a day or two, I will of course remove the post if/when Candyd comes back and updates this, but after reading their profile I'm assuming they might not have the time right now.


Thanks for your update !
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 30th Nov 2017 at 9:32 PM
It seems I wasn't alone really missing these mods! I'd been working on my own mod to replace it as well. Mine implements the idea in a different way, is customisable, and comes bundled with some other tweaks. It's just been approved for Modthesims: Fitness Controls
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