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Faster Eating and Drinking

by cyclelegs Posted 15th Dec 2017 at 7:48 PM - Updated 18th Jun 2019 at 10:21 PM by cyclelegs : File Update - 18 Apr 2019
115 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
Update Info

18 Jun 2019. Updated for V1.52. - Island Living pre-patch.
16 Apr 2019. Updated for V1.51 - Freelance Career Patch on 16 Apr 2019.
13 Nov 2018. Checked with V1.47 - Pre-Get Famous Patch. No Update Needed.
19 Jun 2018. Updated for V1.44(PC) Pre-Seasons Patch.
19 Jun 2018. Updated for V1.44(PC) Pre-Seasons Patch. Bad Upload.
31 May 2018. Checked with V1.43. No Update Needed.
18 Apr 2018. Updated and Tweaks for V1.42(PC)
Updated for Jungle Adventure Patch v1.40(PC)

06 Feb 2018. Checked Working V1.39
11 Jan 2018. No changes needed for v1.38 (PC).

Description

This mod reduces the time it takes sims to eat and drink. Instead of sitting and talking or watching TV or any number of other distractions, Sims will actually get on with the business of eating and drinking. Other activities are not stopped completely. Sims with still chat with each other. They will just do it less. Also, when they do eat or drink they can take several bites/gulps in a row without stopping to do other things.

Tuning Mod

This is a Tuning Mod that alters values in the xml files stated below. For active eating and drinking, the 'Lockout' requirement has been removed. For passive eating and drinking a lower bound for 'lockout' is added with a zero value and the upper bound set to 1 from 10. Both active and passive eating and drinking have the sub_action (distraction cause) base_weight set to 1000.

Credits

This mod combines and updates the work of 2 retired modders:

MadameButterfly(MB) created a Faster Eating and Drinking mod that reduced distractions. She retired from modding over a year ago but her mods have been kept alive by others like Coolspear and Catalina_45. With MB's blessing, I updated this mod for patch V1.36 (Cats&Dogs). The original MB mod is at http://simsasylum.com/tfm/index.php...g-and-drinking/

DrChillgood - http://modthesims.info/m/8712804 - created a Faster Eating and Drinking mod that allowed for multiple bites/gulps without stopping for a chat. He abandoned Sims 4 wef 23/10/2017. I updated his mod for patch V1.36 (Cats&Dogs). The original mod is at http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=546600.

Technical Stuff

The following xml files have been changed:

Drink_Active.InteractionTuning.xml
Drink_Passive.InteractionTuning.xml
Food_Eat_Active.InteractionTuning.xml
Food_Eat_Passive.InteractionTuning.xml

This mod will conflict with any other mods that alter the above resources.

Additional Credits:
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Sims 4 Studio

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: V1.37
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Faster Eating and Drinking v1_37.zip | Description: Faster_Eating_and_Drinking_v1_37 3.1 KB 53,546 15th Dec 2017
cyclelegs_faster_eating_and_drinking.zip | Description: Played with the tuning settings for this update. 4.3 KB 142,890 18th Jun 2019
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Test Subject
#101 Old 1st Dec 2019 at 6:58 AM
It's not working in my game, but Coolspear's does.
Lab Assistant
#102 Old 28th Jan 2020 at 9:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by eclipse538
If anyone notices the Mod is broken, it kind of is AFAIK when it comes to coding currently within this mod.

there is a bit in the mod package, you can find it if you use sims 4 studio, its the Lower limit and upper limit regarding time taking to eat. effectively the juice in the mod. as it is the settings are 0 and 1 relatively. if you change these to 1 and any number 2-10 you can basically dictate how long it takes per bite from what i can tell.

changing this allows to fix the mod, 0 means stop from what i can tell in this situation, in others regarding time, it can mean NO WAITING, but here it allows the sim to never START as well.

reply to this if you want me to provide the fix on here. enough replies and ill do it, im just busy.


I'm not too sure what you mean so providing a fix would be really appreciated
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#103 Old 30th Jan 2020 at 10:52 PM
this is not updated for university right? I really need this because I'm tired of my sims always getting up while eating and I want them to stop, they could chat without standing up right? I really need the updated version
Test Subject
#104 Old 2nd Feb 2020 at 2:23 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabby2805
I'm not too sure what you mean so providing a fix would be really appreciated


Hi Gabby, I have posted an update.

I mod under the name magneticsouth. Links to my mods are in my profile!
Test Subject
#105 Old 2nd Feb 2020 at 2:23 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnimangaGirl
this is not updated for university right? I really need this because I'm tired of my sims always getting up while eating and I want them to stop, they could chat without standing up right? I really need the updated version


Hi! I have posted an update!

I mod under the name magneticsouth. Links to my mods are in my profile!
Test Subject
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2nd Feb 2020 at 2:23 AM
This message has been deleted by Firegrl94. Reason: can't get file to upload
Test Subject
#106 Old 2nd Feb 2020 at 2:26 AM
I have updated this mod for 1.60
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip CyclelegsFasterEatingDrinking.zip (3.2 KB, 2148 downloads)

I mod under the name magneticsouth. Links to my mods are in my profile!
Test Subject
#107 Old 7th Feb 2020 at 7:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firegrl94
I have updated this mod for 1.60

Thank you girl, i appreciate it.
Test Subject
#108 Old 12th Feb 2020 at 7:39 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firegrl94
I have updated this mod for 1.60


Thank you very much !!!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#109 Old 5th Apr 2020 at 1:13 AM
Is there a way to tune this mod? My sim just finished a full breakfast in 3 minutes...
Test Subject
#110 Old 28th May 2020 at 6:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firegrl94
I have updated this mod for 1.60


This seems to be no longer working? My sims are sitting around twiddling their thumbs between bites again. Gonna try a similar mod on nexus and see if I notice a difference. Thanks for your previous updates.
Test Subject
#111 Old 10th Jun 2020 at 8:38 AM
Does this mod work for patch 1.63.134.1020 ?
Test Subject
#112 Old 10th Jun 2020 at 2:53 PM Last edited by epaor : 15th Jun 2020 at 10:55 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rosesareredtoo
Does this mod work for patch 1.63.134.1020 ?

I don't think so. My sims get stuck at the end of eating or drinking sometimes.
EDIT: that's actually a bug, but still I think this mod need an update, the time is not reduced.
Test Subject
#113 Old 13th Jun 2020 at 6:13 PM
needs updating
Test Subject
#114 Old 19th Jun 2020 at 3:22 PM
Does this mod works for the eco lifestyle patch?
Lab Assistant
#115 Old 19th Jun 2020 at 5:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firegrl94
I have updated this mod for 1.60

Thank you for this - would you happen to know if this still works for the newest patch?

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