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Faster Eating (and drinking) (NO LONGER UPDATED)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, 17 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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#76 Old 30th Jan 2015 at 4:36 AM
Yasss!
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#77 Old 30th Jan 2015 at 3:08 PM
Thanks i really like this mod it helped alot
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#78 Old 30th Jan 2015 at 9:12 PM
Dude, there is a bug, where i can't make protein meals while being energetic. The fridge is really bugged out, had to remove this mod.
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#79 Old 30th Jan 2015 at 9:14 PM
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Originally Posted by xcecilia
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.


Same problem here
Test Subject
#80 Old 30th Jan 2015 at 10:03 PM
Just fyi guys, I'm /not/ having the same problem. It may be a conflict with another mod causing it.
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#81 Old 31st Jan 2015 at 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Baarogue
Just fyi guys, I'm /not/ having the same problem. It may be a conflict with another mod causing it.

Sims being unable to use the fridge / sink has nothing to do with my mod, period. It's an EA glitch, not a mod-induced glitch. I occasionally experienced it before I made my mod.

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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#82 Old 1st Feb 2015 at 6:24 PM
Thanks n.n :D
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#83 Old 1st Feb 2015 at 6:24 PM
Thanks n.n :D
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#84 Old 1st Feb 2015 at 10:32 PM
thank you so much for this! my sims were spending WAY too much time eating.
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#85 Old 2nd Feb 2015 at 10:34 PM
Sorry, but I only get the fridge glitch when I use this mod. My Sims are charged for meals that are never cooked. Was not sure if it is the mod specifically or a conflict with another mod causing this problem. I removed your mod. I ran the game and my Sims could cook. I put the mod back in without other mods and my Sims could not cook again. (don't see a conflict) The only other mods I have are the faster painting - writing - programming mods. I also have testing cheats always on mod. There is no conflict on my end!
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#86 Old 4th Feb 2015 at 12:15 AM
This mod is so great!! They took way to long to finish a meal before!! Thanks so much!
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#87 Old 4th Feb 2015 at 6:40 PM
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Originally Posted by annlee1987
Sorry, but I only get the fridge glitch when I use this mod. My Sims are charged for meals that are never cooked. Was not sure if it is the mod specifically or a conflict with another mod causing this problem. I removed your mod. I ran the game and my Sims could cook. I put the mod back in without other mods and my Sims could not cook again. (don't see a conflict) The only other mods I have are the faster painting - writing - programming mods. I also have testing cheats always on mod. There is no conflict on my end!


I get it without the mod too. Reloading usually fixes it as well as clearing caches. It pops up for people with NO mods too. Just FYI. Not saying it's 100% definitely not the mod in your case (as it could be conflicting with something you missed) but it happens without the mod too and to a wide number of people.
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#88 Old 5th Feb 2015 at 2:25 PM Last edited by Valdesca : 14th Feb 2015 at 2:57 AM. Reason: more info
i did not see this mod work on my game , no sure why, they are 2 hour to eat a sandwich, very healthy but .... ARG...
where how i can found MadameButterfly mod? to put toguether?


ok edit: i noticed possible problem my sims dont stop eating couse i have cheat objects.consumables_infinite_toggle , as plate dont finish they dont stop eating, even full hunger filled. any option they stop eating with full hunger fill?

fridge bug has nothing with this mod it happen event mod is disabled,
i solve bug with fridge in several steps and diferent results,
1.buy another fridge put old on building inventory, ..if its solved can delete new one and restore old one upgraded.
2. dont upgrade fridge for all options, only "preserve fresh" or whatever on english it is, some times it save me to next step.
3. exit game, delete cache, restart.
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#89 Old 5th Feb 2015 at 7:47 PM
awesome mod, ty
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#90 Old 7th Feb 2015 at 7:38 PM
With your mod the interaction with the fridge don't work after the last patch... could be thrue there is a conflict with other mod, maybe with "Fridge Stores All Kinds of... " to egureh, maybe not.... How much is missing me a program like Dashboard for sims4.
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#91 Old 7th Feb 2015 at 11:21 PM
This is one of the best mods ever, thank you.
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#92 Old 8th Feb 2015 at 1:15 PM
Just last night I thought to myself, "holy fuck I need a mod that makes them eat faster." So, THANK YOU!
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#93 Old 9th Feb 2015 at 8:30 PM
This mod is awesome... but then it started causing problems after the last patch. Sims will no longer interact with the fridge. They just auto cancel the interaction every time. When I removed the mod things started working properly again, and this was the only mod I had installed at the time so it couldn't have been a conflict.

Thanks for the mod though Hope you can continue to update it if at all possible.
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#94 Old 10th Feb 2015 at 4:14 PM
more great work, thanks!
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#95 Old 11th Feb 2015 at 11:21 PM
Seriously man, much needed and appreciated.
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#96 Old 12th Feb 2015 at 5:48 AM
Is there a way we can choose how fast they want to eat? Like the time speed mod where we can put in a number to set their time. I really like this mod, but it's still too fast for my preference sniff
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#97 Old 12th Feb 2015 at 10:26 PM
This mod is wonderful! I hate how much time is wasted with sims just eating, staring into space!
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#98 Old 13th Feb 2015 at 4:41 AM
I will try this one and hope will work. It's bothering to have to wait for them to finish. thank you!
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#99 Old 14th Feb 2015 at 9:26 AM
A must have addition! great job!
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#100 Old 14th Feb 2015 at 11:51 AM
OMG THANK YOU. The sitting in front of the plate and contemplating existence was more than I could bear. You're gonna need to pee before you go to work. Hork it down and move on. YASSSS
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