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Faster Eating (and drinking) (NO LONGER UPDATED)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?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 16 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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#51 Old 25th Jan 2015 at 2:13 AM
This is probably going to be my favorite mod so far! I can't bare watching my Sims sit there and smile at nothing waiting for any chance to start a conversation lol I'll let you know how it works once I've tested it!
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#52 Old 25th Jan 2015 at 8:01 AM
Awesome mod. Exactly what i needed! Thanks!
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#53 Old 25th Jan 2015 at 10:53 AM
Faster Eating Mod!
Thank you Dr ChillGood!

Now my Sims can be like normal Sims again, i.e. "I didn't eat breakfast for a week."
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#54 Old 25th Jan 2015 at 1:49 PM
Merging with upload thread (and converting to Thanks post). @rpalland, please use the upload threads for feedback instead of randomly posting elsewhere on the site.

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#55 Old 25th Jan 2015 at 3:38 PM
Thank you.
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#56 Old 25th Jan 2015 at 6:22 PM
Bless you! All that wasted time just eating and showering had me ripping out my hair. With the aide of mods such as yours, I'm beginning to fall in love with sims 4.
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#57 Old 25th Jan 2015 at 7:35 PM
Thank you for doing this. :)
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#58 Old 26th Jan 2015 at 1:22 AM
Thank youu!!! I was looking for this mod and waiting for someone to make it for weeks.
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#59 Old 26th Jan 2015 at 12:41 PM
I don't know this is because a conflict or something. BUT since i installed the mod, everytime i go to nightclub other sim keep spamming "order drink" and the bartender just like "oh dear" with out doing anything. i wish you could help me. Thx
Scholar
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#60 Old 26th Jan 2015 at 1:37 PM
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Originally Posted by PeaceSims
I don't know this is because a conflict or something. BUT since i installed the mod, everytime i go to nightclub other sim keep spamming "order drink" and the bartender just like "oh dear" with out doing anything. i wish you could help me. Thx

That's the infamous bartender bug, it happens even without any mods, from what I'm told.

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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#61 Old 26th Jan 2015 at 9:34 PM
Hey I loved the idea of this mod ... but since i installed it my sims refuse to wash their dishes. they pick it and and put it back down. its to bad, they take way to long to eat
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#62 Old 27th Jan 2015 at 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by gia0305
Hey I loved the idea of this mod ... but since i installed it my sims refuse to wash their dishes. they pick it and and put it back down. its to bad, they take way to long to eat

The picking up dishes and putting them back down is another glitch that existed before my mod. My mod only changes the eating actions, not the "clean up" action.

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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#63 Old 27th Jan 2015 at 1:32 AM
Deleting your localthumbcache file should fix the dishes thing.
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#64 Old 27th Jan 2015 at 12:02 PM
amazing now my sims won't waste a hour just eating
Lab Assistant
#65 Old 27th Jan 2015 at 1:14 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.

It didn't work for me until I unzipped it, now it works fine. hope this helps

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#66 Old 27th Jan 2015 at 9:11 PM
this makes life so much easier when kids need to get to school and adults to work
THANK YOU! :-)
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#67 Old 27th Jan 2015 at 9:34 PM
Thank you! This was seriously pissing me off when I had my sims on a morning schedule to get the asses to work with needs met and the desired emotional state.
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#68 Old 28th Jan 2015 at 1:06 AM
:)
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#69 Old 28th Jan 2015 at 8:20 AM
Thank you They take forever to Eat!!!
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#70 Old 28th Jan 2015 at 10:00 AM
The weighting of actions - could that also be the key to making bartenders stop getting drawn into group conversations, forgetting to serve?
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#71 Old 29th Jan 2015 at 10:40 AM
Thanks a lot. This slowly eating is very annoying. I realy need it.
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#72 Old 29th Jan 2015 at 7:05 PM
Since I installed it, my Sim cannot cook meals anymore.
Also they can be in another room or outside the house and can still open the fridge to get a snack. They don't walk to the fridge anymore.

When I removed the mod, it fixed the problem. I love the idea of the mod and would love for it to work with my game.
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#73 Old 29th Jan 2015 at 10:11 PM
ty
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#74 Old 30th Jan 2015 at 12:02 AM
Thank you so much! It was so annoying watching them eat and talk and by the time they're done it's night LOL Thank you again!
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