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Gardening for All Seasons

by gettp Posted 27th Jun 2020 at 6:05 PM - Updated 13th Sep 2022 at 7:09 PM by gettp
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Gardening for All Seasons!

This mod will make ALL your gardening plants grow, spawn harvestables, and evolve in ALL seasons!

Version 1.5.x is compatible with The Sims 4 version 1.91.205

** I have split the mod into TWO different versions! The original "5am Edition" will cause plants to spawn fruit at 5am like in the default game.

** The NEW "11am Edition" will now spawn fruit at 11am instead of 5am! This will allow you to garden at the Science Lab without need of my Graveyard Shift mod!

** Note: The Cottage Living plant "Nightly Mushroom" was set to spawn at 11PM, I left it the way it was set, rather than change it to 11am.

Note: If you use the 11am edition with my Scientist Career Graveyard Shift mod OR the 5am edition WITHOUT Scientist Career Graveyard Shift, plants will not spawn at the Science Lab.
You should either use GFAS 5am WITH Scientist Career Graveyard Shift or GFAS 11am WITHOUT it.


History

I've always loved the gardening feature of The Sims 4. It always had so many uses! Food ingredients for cooking, flowers for romantic gifts, dates, and laundry, Dragon Fruit for money, Death Flowers to save your loved ones from Grim, Honey from the Bee Hive for food, money and protection from the elements... So many uses!

I was making so much money from Dragon Fruit, Normal quality was getting $250 a fruit, 8 per harvest, $2000 a plant every day!

Then Seasons came out.

They nerfed it down to only 4 per harvest, only 1 SEASON A YEAR! I hated it so much I removed Seasons. Until I created this mod that is. I created this mod at least a year ago but only used it myself, and have used it ever since.

It ONLY changes the seasons the plants grow in so they all grow all-year 'round. Nothing else. Weeds and insects have NOT been changed and will not infect the plants all-year. Plant evolution rates and growth rates are unchanged as well.

These are the plants that have been converted to grow in ALL seasons:

Base Game
Plantain, Tulip, Potato, Mushroom, Onion, Carrot, Basil, Parsley, Spinach, Tomato, Death Flower, Grape, Strawberry, Blackberry, Dragonfruit, Bluebell, Rose, Daisy, Lily, Orchid, Snapdragon, Chrysanthemum, Bird of Paradise, Pear, Apple, Pomegranate, Cherry

Cottage Living
Mushroom (Nightly,Verdant,Charming,Spicy,Lovely,Mysterious), Blueberry, Raspberry, Chocoberry

Eco Lifestyle
Soy Beans

Get To Work
Quill Fruit, Fang Flower, Glow Orb

Island Living
Kava, Taro, Pineapple, Coconut

Jungle Adventure
BlackBeans

Outdoor Retreat
Chamomile, Fireleaf, Elderberry, Huckleberry, Morel Mushroom

Realm of Magic
Mandrake, Valerian

Seasons
Christmas Rose, Begonia, Crocus, Holly, Dahlia, Snowdrop, Bell Pepper, Green Peas, Green Beans

* All other plants already grow in all seasons and a mod isn't necessary.

This mod is incompatible with any mod that changes any of the following tuning files:


Install Instructions:

There are two options:
1) If you have ALL the packs listed below, you can download just the "Merged" package.

2) If you don't have all the packs, download the "Separate Packages" zip and only install the ones for the packs you have:

Game packPackage
Base Game:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-BG.package
Get To Work:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-GTW.package
Cats & Dogs:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-CD.package
Cottage Living:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-CL.package
Seasons:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-SEAS.package
Island Living:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-IL.package
ECO Lifestyle:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-EL.package
Outdoor Retreat:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-OR.package
Vampires:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-Vamp.package
Jungle Adventure:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-JA.package
Realm Of Magic:TPS-GFAS-1.5-5/11am-RoM.package

Only pick ONE of the two downloads!

Simply place the package file(s) somewhere in your game's Mods folder.

Updating from previous versions:

* Delete the old package(s)
* Copy in the new package(s)

Bugs:

None that I know of.

Changelog:

1.5.1 - Updated GFAS 11am Separate Packages edition for 1.89.214
1.5 - Added support for 18 Cottage Living plants
1.4 - Updated GFAS for Sims 4 version 1.77.131
1.3 - Updated GFAS for Sims 4 version 1.72.28
1.2 - Updated GFAS for Sims 4 version 1.68.154
1.1 - Added Mandrake and Valerian Flowers to RoM and Merged packs.
1.0 - Initial Release! 116 Plants made to grow year 'round!
Tags: #gardening, #seasons, #plants

Type:
      Fixed: Fixed EA mistakes
      Other

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
TPSGFAS5-1.5.zip | GFAS 1.5 5am Separate Packages

Size: 914.8 KB · Downloads: 2,781 · 2nd Dec 2021
914.8 KB 2,781 2nd Dec 2021
TPSGFAS5-1.5-Merged.zip | GFAS 1.5 5am Merged Package

Size: 908.0 KB · Downloads: 5,757 · 2nd Dec 2021
908.0 KB 5,757 2nd Dec 2021
TPSGFAS11-1.5.1.zip | GFAS 1.5.1 11am Separate Packages

Size: 1.24 MB · Downloads: 1,378 · 14th Jun 2022
1.24 MB 1,378 14th Jun 2022
TPSGFAS11-1.5-Merged.zip | GFAS 1.5 11am Merged Package

Size: 1.23 MB · Downloads: 2,005 · 2nd Dec 2021
1.23 MB 2,005 2nd Dec 2021
TPSGFAS11-1.5.zip | GFAS 1.5 11am Separate Packagess - OUTDATED!

Size: 1.24 MB · Downloads: 613 · 2nd Dec 2021
1.24 MB 613 2nd Dec 2021
TPSGFAS5-1.4.zip | GFAS 1.4 5am Separate Packages - OUTDATED!

Size: 841.8 KB · Downloads: 954 · 21st Jul 2021
841.8 KB 954 21st Jul 2021
TPSGFAS5-1.4-Merged.zip | GFAS 1.4 5am Merged Package - OUTDATED!

Size: 835.7 KB · Downloads: 4,243 · 21st Jul 2021
835.7 KB 4,243 21st Jul 2021
TPSGFAS11-1.4-Merged.zip | GFAS 1.4 11am Merged Package - OUTDATED!

Size: 1.11 MB · Downloads: 1,013 · 21st Jul 2021
1.11 MB 1,013 21st Jul 2021
TPSGFAS11-1.4.zip | GFAS 1.4 11am Separate Packages - OUTDATED!

Size: 1.12 MB · Downloads: 418 · 21st Jul 2021
1.12 MB 418 21st Jul 2021
TPSGFAS11-1.3-Merged.zip | GFAS 1.3 11am Merged Package - OUTDATED!

Size: 1,017.5 KB · Downloads: 706 · 6th Jul 2021
1,017.5 KB 706 6th Jul 2021
TPSGFAS11-1.3.zip | GFAS 1.3 11am Separate Packages - OUTDATED!

Size: 1,023.5 KB · Downloads: 422 · 6th Jul 2021
1,023.5 KB 422 6th Jul 2021
TPS-GFAS-Merged-1.3.zip | GFAS 1.3 5am Merged Package - OUTDATED!

Size: 766.7 KB · Downloads: 2,644 · 23rd Mar 2021
766.7 KB 2,644 23rd Mar 2021
TPS-GFAS-1.3.zip | GFAS 1.3 5am Separate Packages - OUTDATED!

Size: 772.0 KB · Downloads: 1,078 · 23rd Mar 2021
772.0 KB 1,078 23rd Mar 2021
TPS-GFAS-Merged-1.2.zip | Merged Package - OUTDATED!

Size: 763.5 KB · Downloads: 3,186 · 10th Nov 2020
763.5 KB 3,186 10th Nov 2020
TPS-GFAS-1.2.zip | Separate Packages - OUTDATED!

Size: 769.2 KB · Downloads: 1,187 · 10th Nov 2020
769.2 KB 1,187 10th Nov 2020
TPS-GFAS-Merged-1.1.zip | Merged Package - OUTDATED!

Size: 747.4 KB · Downloads: 3,384 · 14th Jul 2020
747.4 KB 3,384 14th Jul 2020
TPS-GFAS-1.1.zip | Separate Packages - OUTDATED!

Size: 751.7 KB · Downloads: 1,253 · 14th Jul 2020
751.7 KB 1,253 14th Jul 2020
TPSSageBasilFix-1.0.zip | Sage/Basil fix. - OUTDATED!

Size: 14.4 KB · Downloads: 512 · 26th Jul 2020
14.4 KB 512 26th Jul 2020
TPS-GFAS-1.0.zip | Separate Packages - OUTDATED!

Size: 737.8 KB · Downloads: 456 · 14th Jul 2020
737.8 KB 456 14th Jul 2020
TPS-GFAS-Merged-1.0.zip | Merged Package - OUTDATED!

Size: 733.6 KB · Downloads: 475 · 14th Jul 2020
733.6 KB 475 14th Jul 2020
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#76 Old 20th Jan 2022 at 2:42 PM Last edited by gettp : 1st Mar 2022 at 5:51 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by StarInterloper
Hey, is it possible to have an option for plants to not grow harvestables while they're not in-season, but still grow to "mature"? I've been trying to find a mod that fixes the age-old "plants reverting back to dirt piles" bug, but so far I haven't found anything. I quite like the changes this mod makes, but I also like the seasonality. I just don't like that planted trees and bushes fall over and die whenever they're out of season.


Yes, its possible to have plants stay full-size but not spawn fruit. Plants have three states, InSeason, OutOfSeason, and Dormant. Dormant is when plants revert normally to dirt piles. You can just swap any "Dormant" to "Out of Season" and they'll stay full size but not spawn fruit during their off-season.

However, doing that will NOT fix the reversion bug you're referring to. My mod keeps them full size but is still susceptible to the reversion bug.

As far as I know, the whole reversion bug is totally random. I have never been able to figure out what is triggering it. There is absolutely NO commonality when they revert. If there were, I would have fixed it.

It's possible to make harvests work seasonally, but I'm not going to do it. It would completely defeat the purpose of why I made the mod in the first place.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#77 Old 17th Mar 2022 at 10:58 AM
Hello thanks for the mod. I already have a all year plants mod but have the problem that plants at the science lab dont produce haverstable. Can i still download the 11AM file seperatly without conflicting?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#78 Old 17th Mar 2022 at 2:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PreCiious
Hello thanks for the mod. I already have a all year plants mod but have the problem that plants at the science lab dont produce haverstable. Can i still download the 11AM file seperatly without conflicting?


I appreciate it!

It WILL conflict with your other "all year plants" mod. There's NO WAY to separate the 11am feature from the "all year" feature as they are both in the same tuning files. If it were possible to separate them, I would have made the 11am feature a separate mod that way I would only have to update 2 mods instead of four on patch day.

If you want them to grow at 11am, you will need to remove your other all year plants mod and run GFAS-11am.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#79 Old 24th Mar 2022 at 4:21 PM
Thank you so much! I appreciate your wonderful brain and amazing skill! I hate the weird seemingly random season assignments! If they wanted to limit us, why not have them grow as they do in RL? no harvest til summer and/or fall and dormant in winter with an option for tropical plants to have a second harvest in winter? What they did was just so ungainly and inconvenient... like many weird choices they have made.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#80 Old 14th Jun 2022 at 9:35 PM
Just an FYI... The latest update moved the Wolfsbane plant that originally came with the Vampires pack over to base game. This plant was already set up to grow in all seasons. And since this plant's configuration hasn't changed at all, only moved from Vampires to base-game, it only affected the GFAS 11am edition Separate Packages pack.

So, if you are using the GFAS 11am Separate Packages edition, you'll want to download the new 1.5.1 update.

For All others, you're still good-to-go!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#81 Old 18th Jun 2022 at 10:36 PM
Thank you so much for this!
Test Subject
#82 Old 2nd Aug 2022 at 11:12 PM
I'm trying to download the 1.5.1 versions, specifically the merged versions, but it looks like they are missing. I only see the "1.5.1 11am Separate Packages". Do you also have the merged packages for 11am and 5am?
Lab Assistant
#83 Old 25th Aug 2022 at 6:00 PM
I like to use the 5am mod but my plants keep resetting, removing it until hopefully it gets updated.
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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#84 Old 1st Sep 2022 at 10:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smokey
I like to use the 5am mod but my plants keep resetting, removing it until hopefully it gets updated.


That's a bug in the game. Been there for years. Unfortunately my mod doesn't fix the bug:

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Repor...0475991#M188190
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#85 Old 1st Sep 2022 at 10:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrrt1459
I'm trying to download the 1.5.1 versions, specifically the merged versions, but it looks like they are missing. I only see the "1.5.1 11am Separate Packages". Do you also have the merged packages for 11am and 5am?


Read the post two posts above yours.
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