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Better Ladders - Carry items & Climb faster

by Arckange Posted 16th Jul 2020 at 12:54 PM - Updated 27th Jul 2022 at 10:22 AM by Arckange
34 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
Compatible with patch 1.90.358 (July 26th, 2022)

This tuning mod allows Sims to use ladders while carrying small items (books, dishes, trash bags, laundry, etc.).
It also makes Sims climb roughly 50% faster. This value is a good compromise between speeding up the action and maintaining a realistic animation.
With AlwaysSlideDown version: in addition to climbing faster and carrying items, Sims will now always slide down ladders instead of climbing down. Wheee!

Use either one version or the other. Not both!

13 September 2020
Split the mod into 2 versions: one makes Sims always slide down ladder, the other won't. Use only one of them.
17 July 2020
Sims will now always slide down ladders instead of climbing down. ~ Thanks SailorEffinMoon for the suggestion

- Pool ladders and ocean ladders (Island Living) aren't affected.
- Toddlers, cats and dogs still can't be carried while using ladders. This might be added in a future version if I manage to fix the animation for them.
- AlwaysSlideDown: Children and Sims with the childish trait usually get a +1 Happy "Wheeee!" moodlet when sliding down ladders. They won't get this moodlet when they autonomously slide down, only when you explicitly tell them them to slide down (click on a ladder > "Slide Down").

No known conflict.

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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 5th Oct 2020 at 6:27 PM
LOVE this!
Test Subject
#27 Old 1st Dec 2020 at 9:23 PM
I have this mod but have not actually try to use it yet, but it is a good idea when building a house with a basement and the laundry room is downstairs and the ladder is the only way down.
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 12th Dec 2020 at 1:23 PM
Originally Posted by Arckange
Hi maria

Fair enough! As I've mentioned, I hesitated to do separate versions first but eventually decided that one version was just simpler, both for me and for people downloading this mod. After reading your message I changed my mind though. Even though you're the only one to have mentioned that you'd have preferred the normal version so far, I think it's safe to assume that you're probably not the only one.

So here you go: I've re-uploaded the original version. Now you're free to choose whether you want Sims to always slide down or not.

Thanks for your feedback!

Omg, i leave the website for a few months and come back to this? Holy shit, I feel important XD Thank you so very much, Arckange!
Test Subject
#29 Old 13th Jan 2021 at 11:07 AM
Hey, thank you for this mod, is very useful, but my sim always climb the ladder to eat in other place, can you help me?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#30 Old 13th Jan 2021 at 12:22 PM
Originally Posted by Mattswift
Hey, thank you for this mod, is very useful, but my sim always climb the ladder to eat in other place, can you help me?

Hi Matt, thanks for your feedback!

If there is a suitable place to eat near the other end of the ladder it's likely that your sim will consider it to be at a closer distance than your usual dining room table for instance, and go there instead. Do you think it might be the case? Or is your sim going on a journey, crossing half the house to reach that ladder instead of sitting at the closest table?
Test Subject
#31 Old 10th Mar 2021 at 12:00 AM
Thanks because my sims act stupid with a basement laundry room
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 21st Mar 2021 at 5:54 AM
Can't live without it now!
Test Subject
#33 Old 19th Jun 2022 at 2:47 AM
this work with the wolves pack?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#34 Old 20th Jun 2022 at 4:50 PM
Originally Posted by skyblush
this work with the wolves pack?

Hi skyblush,

Yes, I can confirm from my (limited) testing that it should still be perfectly compatible with the latest game pack. I'll update the main post accordingly.
Of course let me know if you notice any weirdness or anomalies.
Test Subject
2nd Aug 2022 at 8:05 PM
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