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Lower/Higher Lifetime Reward Prices [updated 10/24/2013 for 1.63]

by ellacharmed Posted 15th Sep 2012 at 8:42 PM - Updated 18th Nov 2013 at 6:49 PM by ellacharmed : 1.63 updates
130 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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What?
As the outdated version by werismyki no longer works for newer patches, I've actually edited it for my own use and then I saw the thread keep getting bumped by questions on whether it is going to be updated. Well it is now.

This tuning mod makes the Lifetime Reward prices cheaper or more expensive, depending on your needs. Refer to tables for the new values. Choose the column and the corresponding flavor of the .package file from the 7z. Each flavor contains tweaks for both Sims and Pets. You can choose only ONE flavor! And it applies for all Sims and Pets as the original would.

Table for Sims, and the new Supernaturals introduced in EP07: Supernatural.
2x1.25xOriginal (1x)0.8x0.6x0.4x0.2x.005x
4000250020001600120080040010
1000062505000400030002000100025
1500093757500600045003000150040
200001250010000800060004000200050
3000018750150001200090006000300075
35000218751750014000105007000350090
400002500020000160001200080004000100
5000031250250002000015000100005000125
6000037500300002400018000120006000150
7000043750350002800021000140007000175
8000050000400003200024000160008000200
9000056250450003600027000180009000225
100000625005000040000300002000010000250
120000750006000048000360002400012000300
130000812506500052000390002600013000325
140000875007000056000420002800014000350
150000937507500060000450003000015000375


The following are the values for Pets' Lifetime Rewards.
2x1.25xOriginal (1x)0.8x0.6x0.4x0.2x.005x
300018751500120090060030010
50003125250020001500100050015
80005000400032002400160080020
1000062505000400030002000100025
1200075006000480036002400120030
1500093757500600045003000150040
200001250010000800060004000200050
2500015625125001000075005000250065
3000018750150001200090006000300075
400002500020000160001200080004000100


Where?
  • It goes in the usual /Mods/Packages folder like any other .package CC. Would also work in the /Overrides folder.
  • Just make sure the game is patched to 1.38 current patch as shown in the last row of Game Help:Patch_Tablewiki.
  • Choose only one flavor!

Compatibility
Quote:
Originally Posted by ellacharmed
This needs an update. Each time a new EP adds new Traits and Lifetime rewards, it won't be compatible.
Any patch that coincides with an Expansion pack release that has new Traits & LifetimeRewards would make this mod incompatible with that new patch version. Use the incompatible older version (if you have patched to a new game version) at your own risk. And before you ask,
  1. yes, I will update
  2. when? Would most likely complete any updates needed and the testing I do for it during the week of the pack release and thus only release the updated version on the weekend after an EP release (best case scenario). If I get the EP immediately, that is. Else, any purchase delays would delay the updates as appropriate.
Update logs
  • 10/24/2013 New version uploaded for patch 1.63 which adds new Traits and new Lifetime Rewards to coincide with Into the Future release.
  • 09/05/2013 Patch 1.57 compatibility report: it is compatible. No updates needed.
  • 07/04/2013 Patch 1.55 compatibility report: update is done.
    1. New version uploaded for patch 1.55 which adds new Traits and new Lifetime Rewards to coincide with Island Paradise release.
  • 03/09/2013 Patch 1.50 compatibility report: update is done.
    1. New version uploaded for patch 1.50 which adds new Traits and new Lifetime Rewards to coincide with University Life release.
    2. New row added for Sims for the 2000 rewards.
  • 01/22/2013 Patch 1.48 compatibility report: it is compatible. No updates needed.
  • 01/08/2013 Patch 1.47 compatibility report: it is compatible. No updates needed.
  • Update 12/13/2012
    • Fixed the ella_lifetimerewards_0.2x.package with missed edit for a LTR as pointed out by @Simbiosis in post#34
  • Update 10/30/2012
    • updated for patch version 1.42
  • Update 10/23/2012
    • Reported to conflict with hidden skills (post#22)/ hidden traits (post#68) mods.
  • Still compatible with Patch 1.39
    • no updates required as the patch did not make any changes to the GameplayData.package this time.
  • This mod is made with patch 1.38 installed. I have tested that the new Traits in Supernatural does appear in CAS.
  • This mod changes values in the Traits xml resource in the \Game\Bin\Gameplay\GameplayData.package file. It would conflict with any other mod that make changes to this same resource (0333406C_00000000_905E2204EBCAC0B6_Traits)

Additional Credits:
Makers of S3PE & werismyki

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 3
Built with Game Version: 1.38
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
lifetimerewards.7z | All the flavors in one 7z. Choose ONLY ONE .package within! [updated for 1.63]

Size: 45.3 KB · Downloads: 47,446 · 15th Sep 2012
45.3 KB 47,446 15th Sep 2012
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 29th Oct 2012 at 4:00 AM
It is odd... the .4x worked for me, but the .005x did not. No idea what would cause that. I'm going to test the .2x to see if that one works.

Mods rock my sox.
In the Arena
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Original Poster
#27 Old 30th Oct 2012 at 3:13 PM
Did you mange to get it working, @Lupusdragon?

Anyways, mod updated for 1.42. Let me know if I messed up anything.
With the patch, 2 Traits and 8 LifetimeRewards for Seasons was added.

If you have not updated to 1.42, and you want the older version, I've updated the 1.39 version to my Box.com account. You can get it via my blog in the link in my signature.
Test Subject
#28 Old 16th Nov 2012 at 11:16 PM Last edited by Theshewolf : 16th Nov 2012 at 11:37 PM.
Default Doesn't seem to work :/
Quote:
Originally Posted by ellacharmed
Did you mange to get it working, @Lupusdragon?

Anyways, mod updated for 1.42. Let me know if I messed up anything.
With the patch, 2 Traits and 8 LifetimeRewards for Seasons was added.

If you have not updated to 1.42, and you want the older version, I've updated the 1.39 version to my Box.com account. You can get it via my blog in the link in my signature.


It worked fine before Seasons. I got seasons, updated the mod. Have tried all different flavours, have tried switching them between the Overrides folder and the Packages folder, but sadly enough the game just plain won't read it. It won't show up in the list of Core/Script mods on starting the game, and there's no difference to lifetime rewards prices. If you could please look into this, that would be great. Thankyou, and have a nice day! :3

Edit: To clarify something, I've already tried clearing my caches, and I did delete the old version before updating.
Test Subject
#29 Old 21st Nov 2012 at 11:47 PM
Hi, I just wanted to ask if your mod is compatible with seasons. I love this mod but the game just keeps crashing, maybe mods are the problem
Field Researcher
#30 Old 21st Nov 2012 at 11:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sejla193
Hi, I just wanted to ask if your mod is compatible with seasons. I love this mod but the game just keeps crashing, maybe mods are the problem


I'm currently using the ella_lifetimerewards_0.05x.package with Seasons & latest patch, & it's working fine...no crashes because of this mod.

Maybe you have other mods that could be the cause of your crashes? Or maybe other issues with your computer? Graphics? Memory? I know that when my memory gets too low it causes my game to freeze & crash. The game (with many expansions & stuff packs) is a real memory hog, lol!

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Test Subject
#31 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 12:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mimi52861
I'm currently using the ella_lifetimerewards_0.05x.package with Seasons & latest patch, & it's working fine...no crashes because of this mod.

Maybe you have other mods that could be the cause of your crashes? Or maybe other issues with your computer? Graphics? Memory? I know that when my memory gets too low it causes my game to freeze & crash. The game (with many expansions & stuff packs) is a real memory hog, lol!


Yeah the other mod was the cause Anyway, thank you very much :D
Test Subject
#32 Old 3rd Dec 2012 at 6:49 AM
I've been using 0.2X package - mine works fine, no crashes.
I've noticed that some of the new rewards that have come with seasons and supernatural, are missing when your mod is in the game.
Test Subject
#33 Old 4th Dec 2012 at 12:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sejla193
Yeah the other mod was the cause Anyway, thank you very much :D


Which mod was it as I'm also experiencing crashes and I'm pretty sure its got to be one of my mods.



Glad to know its not this one because I love it. I'm going to get the latest version and get it installed. Thanks for taking it over and keeping it updated!
Test Subject
#34 Old 11th Dec 2012 at 3:04 PM
No crashes or missing rewards in my game (Seasons 1.42). Thanks for this great mod.

However, just to let you know, you forgot to change the Immune To Cold reward points needed in the 0.2x mod - it still requires 10,000 and not 2,000 as it should.
In the Arena
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Original Poster
#35 Old 12th Dec 2012 at 4:55 AM Last edited by ellacharmed : 13th Dec 2012 at 8:33 AM. Reason: fixes uploaded
@bransko1982,
did you test with just this mod alone in game or with other mods as well? If just this mod alone and with no CC at all the rewards are available, please let me know which ones are missing? By points or name, please, would be helpful.

@Simbiosis,
thank you for the heads up and the detailed error report. I'll look into that.
And, sorry for the inconvenience.

[eta]
Edits for the missed LTR in 0.2x version uploaded. Please redownload.
Screenshots
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 21st Dec 2012 at 4:01 PM
Is there any possibility of getting a standalone 0.4x for pet rewards (if this is a moddable possibility)? I find my sims reward costs are about right, but pet rewards are usually totally unobtainable unless I'm playing a household that consists of doting animal lovers or 1 sim + 1 pet. I have a lot of red pet ghosts in my family's graveyard, oops!
In the Arena
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Original Poster
#37 Old 29th Dec 2012 at 10:30 AM
Do you mean whether it is possible for me to provide multiple permutations of the .package file where the Sims' rewards might be 0.8x and the Pets' rewards might be 0.4x?

The Traits and LifetimeRewards for Sims and Pets are all in one .xml file.
To cover all the possible permutations, would be very confusing and I'm bound to make mistakes when I do the edits with different percentages on one file. I do a "Search and Replace", not edit them one-by-one.

Not to mention, more confusion of "if I want Sims on Ax and Pets on Bx, which file do I get" type of questions...and the hell it would be to repeat the steps over again each time a new patch is released.

But, not to say it is impossible.
You can edit the file yourself using the tables I provided. Just read up on How to create XML Tuning mods on the Wiki. And you can create whatever permutation you like that suits your gameplay style.
In the Arena
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Original Poster
#38 Old 7th Feb 2013 at 4:08 AM
Yes, it is compatible.
I've added the note. Thanks for the reminder.
Test Subject
#39 Old 23rd Feb 2013 at 11:42 PM
is this working for 1.50? this is a great mod. Keep up the great work
Top Secret Researcher
#40 Old 1st Mar 2013 at 12:39 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildone1969
is this working for 1.50? this is a great mod. Keep up the great work
I spent several hours using the .005x version with patch 1.50 and did not see any problems with it. All of the rewards had the proper prices and I was able to get them all without problems. I do only have the base game and Supernatural though, so I was only able to check those rewards.

I also want to comment about the compatibility problems mentioned with mods for hidden skills. I was already using the Faster/Slower and/or Hidden Skills mod by gesimz before I even started using this mod, and I have been using the version for near instant skills plus the hidden skills. I tested with an existing family and also tried creating a completely new family, and unless there was something I missed I didn't notice any problems.
Test Subject
#41 Old 1st Mar 2013 at 7:25 AM
I finally updated to 1.50 and I have all expansions and stuff packs with University Life on preorder, and might pre order Island Paradise in the next few days
Test Subject
#42 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 5:13 AM
ellacharmed, i just installed the Sims 3 university life and wonder if this will work with it. Please understand, I do not want a mod in my game that is not compatible with my game and will not accept other members that say that it appears to be compatible. I apologize to anyone who feels offended, but only the creator of the mod can say weather or not it is compatible. I do enjoy this mod and hope to continue to use it.
Test Subject
#43 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 9:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by e1990r
ellacharmed, i just installed the Sims 3 university life and wonder if this will work with it. Please understand, I do not want a mod in my game that is not compatible with my game and will not accept other members that say that it appears to be compatible. I apologize to anyone who feels offended, but only the creator of the mod can say weather or not it is compatible. I do enjoy this mod and hope to continue to use it.


Actually anyone that knows about coding can figure it out, just saying.
Lab Assistant
#44 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 3:32 PM
I installed UL and after some playing without mods, decided to throw some in to test them. I was unable to click on any Sims, including my Sim, and the problem didn't sort out until I pulled out the 0.2x configuration of this mod. I haven't tested with JUST this mod yet, though I plan to, as I have no idea how this mod could render Sims unclickable. I do plan to test in a setup with only this mod when I have a bit more time on my hands.

Anyways, just thought I'd drop by and mention it, see if I'm the only with with the problem or not.
In the Arena
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Original Poster
#45 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 3:47 PM
This needs an update. Each time a new EP adds new Traits and Lifetime rewards, it won't be compatible.

I'm finalizing my edits. Have to wait until I get Uni Life before I'll upload the updated versions.
Have to test if it would work with the new EP first, don't I? Didn't make much sense to update and then have things be reported as broken if I just edit without having the new EP to test and confirm stuff works first. I mean, we get shunted by EA all the time with their half-arsed "final" product. I'm not gonna be treating the community the same, as I hate being on the receiving end of such treatment.
Test Subject
#46 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 3:50 PM
this mod does not work with university life.

please do an update ella ^^
Test Subject
#47 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 3:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by e1990r
ellacharmed, i just installed the Sims 3 university life and wonder if this will work with it. Please understand, I do not want a mod in my game that is not compatible with my game and will not accept other members that say that it appears to be compatible. I apologize to anyone who feels offended, but only the creator of the mod can say weather or not it is compatible. I do enjoy this mod and hope to continue to use it.


All who know a bit about mods or have experience with know that. Because this mod affect lifetimerewards, the new lifetimerewards are conflicting with that mod. They will not appear in the game. However this mod also influences the traits so the new traits are also not appearing.

Hope that explaines it to you xD If you using mods more often you will also be able to know when a mod might need an update or not. :D
Test Subject
#48 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 3:54 PM
ella, do you know at what point you'll be getting the new EP so you can update? just wondering if there is a time frame for that
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