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Faster Eating (and drinking) (NO LONGER UPDATED)

by DrChillgood Posted 22nd Jan 2015 at 11:55 PM - Updated 24th Oct 2017 at 4:05 AM by DrChillgood
243 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 19 Thanks Posts
NOTICE 10/23/2017: After a falling out with EA's community management, I have deleted my Origin account and have retired indefinitely from The Sims.

Let's keep this one short. This was one of the most fundamental problems with The Sims 4 - the way Sims just sit with their fingers up their bums between each bite of food or swig of their drink. No wonder Sims take forever to eat! Well, I'm here to fix this problem!

The problem is that the EAxis defaults put a lockout timer on the "active" eating and drinking actions (0xE882D22F Interaction instances 3441 and 341F respectively), to ensure that Sims always performed a passive action in between bites and swigs. Great to make sure families talk at dinner, terrible if you're all alone and just sit and stare into space.

With my mod, my test Sims could take multiple bites and swigs in a row without sitting and staring into space in between.

EDIT 1/25/2015: Now, the active eating and drinking actions are weighed much less. Previously, they were weighed at 1000, now they are reduced to a reasonable 5. Now, groups might take a little time to chat.

EDIT 2/24/2015: I have reduced the weight of the active eating/drinking to 2, further increasing the chance that Sims will talk at the dinner table. Eating alone is not slowed down.

EDIT 1/12/2017: UPDATED FOR THE TODDLER PATCH. Apparently the only difference is that the active eating has more entries for buffs from DLC (Dine Out?). Now it should work even with said DLC, but I don't own any of it.

MadameButterfly has a mod that speeds up eating, too. My mod does not conflict with hers. She changes the passive eating and drinking actions. I did test to make sure that it was my mod and not hers that speeds up eating.


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Tags: #eat, #drink, #faster

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Test Subject
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#26 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 2:37 PM
Finally thank you!!!

P.S I love your mods
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#27 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 3:25 PM
Desperately needed! Thanks!
Test Subject
#28 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 3:51 PM
This is a Script Mod so not unzipping it, right? Just asking because I don't really feel like it's faster at all and maybe I did something wrong.
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#29 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 3:59 PM
Thank you so much! I have been waiting for someone to make this mod! <3
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#30 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 5:48 PM
Sorry, I thought you were talking about the microwave mod.
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#31 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 6:17 PM
Great Thank you so much will try it right away
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#32 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 6:22 PM
thank you, does it fix eating only or it fix every actions? My sim just stare in space while painting or using the atletic items ater a while.
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#33 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 6:29 PM
Thanks - could you also make a "faster showers" mod? They spend more than an hour in the bath every time. It is unnatural.
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#34 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 6:36 PM
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Originally Posted by jesmart
Thanks - could you also make a "faster showers" mod? They spend more than an hour in the bath every time. It is unnatural.

MadameButterfly has that mod over at Sims Asylum.

1/8/2016: New avatar! Pre-censored for EA's approval.
3/19/2015: Teens are too close to YAs. EA needs to either shorten the teens, or add preteens and make YAs look older.
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#35 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 6:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Smooooothie
This is a Script Mod so not unzipping it, right? Just asking because I don't really feel like it's faster at all and maybe I did something wrong.

Not a script mod. It should be unzipped.

1/8/2016: New avatar! Pre-censored for EA's approval.
3/19/2015: Teens are too close to YAs. EA needs to either shorten the teens, or add preteens and make YAs look older.
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#36 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 7:13 PM
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Originally Posted by DrChillgood
MadameButterfly has that mod over at Sims Asylum.

hey man if not ask too much you can link that because i was unable to find that site, anyway thanks for the great works.
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#37 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 7:56 PM
omg, thank you! <3
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#38 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 9:04 PM
Much appreciated :)
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#39 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 10:25 PM
Thank you very much!
Mad Poster
#40 Old 24th Jan 2015 at 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by ellessarr
hey man if not ask too much you can link that because i was unable to find that site, anyway thanks for the great works.


You need an account but it's free to join

http://simsasylum.com/tfm/index.php...garden-of-mods/
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#41 Old 24th Jan 2015 at 2:00 AM
If this works, then you have my undying gratitude. I really hate how the Sims take forever to eat a meal. Now if we can stop them from playing musical chairs, (I suspect they have worms) mealtimes will stop being such a hassle.
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#42 Old 24th Jan 2015 at 2:36 AM
Perfect!
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#43 Old 24th Jan 2015 at 3:46 AM
Awesome. This was driving me nuts.
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#44 Old 24th Jan 2015 at 3:46 AM
Awesome. This was driving me nuts.
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 24th Jan 2015 at 4:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Caitie
Thank. You.

Seriously, I've been looking for a mod like this for awhile. Totally spaced on the MadameButterfly version, but I think I'll try just yours for now. But sims sitting there eating, taking a bite, then staring off into space, then taking another bite, was driving me crazy!

Will effecting what the sims do between bites also effect the whole "musical chair dinner theater" thing? I mean, when sims sit down to eat, then realize that there's someone else in the house, then pick up their plate and go to where that person is so that they can talk and eat at the same time? I've had sims do that, even though there was nowhere for them to sit, so they were just standing there like a dolt eating while chatting with someone on the computer or whatever, when there's a perfectly good dining table not six tiles away. I've also had multiple sims sitting at a table literally stand up mid-meal, pick up their plates, rearrange themselves, then sit down and continue eating. It was like some sort of bizarre culinary version of musical chairs. Only the player is the one who loses.


Try this mod by Shimrod: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=541132

My sims will still pick up their plates and chase down sims in other parts of the house but the musical chairs when people are sitting at the table has been reduced dramatically.
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#46 Old 24th Jan 2015 at 11:17 AM
Awesome, thank you! Works great
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#47 Old 24th Jan 2015 at 3:18 PM
Thank you! This is great :D
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#48 Old 24th Jan 2015 at 4:26 PM
thankyou my sims are o slow at eating
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#49 Old 24th Jan 2015 at 4:35 PM
Thanks! It made me so angry that my sims would waste alsmot 2 hours just to eat
Field Researcher
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#50 Old 24th Jan 2015 at 5:51 PM
Thanks!
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