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Longer Equestrian Center Hours

by KVRadiation Posted 7th Nov 2011 at 8:09 AM - Updated 27th Mar 2012 at 7:22 PM by KVRadiation
60 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
***New version is up. I would like any feedback from people on how their equestrian centers are functioning.***

Tired of the small window for equestrian competitions at the equestrian center? Look no further! This mod opens the equestrian center for 21 hours a day (10am to 7am). Rather than assigning the Equestrian Center its own hours, it was programed to use the generic venue hours for competition times. In order to make the competitions available those venue times had to be changed. One side effect of this is that the theater will display that the next show is at 10 am though the show seems to be available at it's regular time of 5 pm. Other venues don't seem to be affected by this change as they have their own start/end values.

Any mod that changes the functionality of the Equestrian Center competitions, including race payouts and win chances, will conflict with this mod. Any mod that changes the times that venues have shows and events *may* conflict with this mod.

This mod changes the following resources:

EquestrianCenter
kEveningShowDays changed from "Wednesday, Saturday" to "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday"

ShowVenue
kEveningShowStartHour changed from "17" to "10"
kEveningShowDurationHours changed from "6" to "23"
kMatineeStartHour changed from "12" to "10"
kMatineeDurationHours changed from "5" to "23"

When loading this mod, the next competition time will display but the extended hours do not activate until that time comes.


Additional Credits:
Thanks to velocitygrass who pointed me in the right direction.

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 Pets
Built with Game Version: 1.26
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 9:57 AM
Thanks.
Test Subject
#3 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 11:12 AM
Since you wrote that,
Quote:
Any mod that changes the functionality of the Equestrian Center competitions, including race payouts and win chances, will conflict with this mod. Any mod that changes the times that venues have shows and events *may* conflict with this mod.
does it mean that this mod is not compatible with Wolfgurl685's Easier International Races + More Prize Money (Four Versions) ?
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Sarlyssia
Since you wrote that,
does it mean that this mod is not compatible with Wolfgurl685's Easier International Races + More Prize Money (Four Versions) ?

As far as I can tell, they don't edit the same files, so they should be fine. But I'm not an expert and I haven't tested this.
Inventor
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#5 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 1:27 PM
Thank you. This will make a lot of difference to my game.

If the game day is Sunday when we put this in, does that mean it will be a week before the changes take effect? Or will it take effect right away?
Test Subject
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#6 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 1:41 PM
Nice
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 6:19 PM
omy, thank you. my vampire has considerable trouble racing his unicorn with such a limited window. this wil certainly come in handy
Scholar
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#8 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 7:41 PM
Ah, thank you. The limited hours were annoying me, but I didn't think about actually changing it. But you thought of it, and I'm glad.
Instructor
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#9 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 7:41 PM
Since riding classes are not available when competitions are going on, does that mean that they won't be offered at all if I have the 24-hour version?
Test Subject
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#10 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 9:19 PM
Yessssssssss, thank you!!! This is great!
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 1:18 AM
Oh major yay! Thank you SOooooo much. The short hours were driving me batty! (=
Instructor
#12 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 3:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Howabominable
Since riding classes are not available when competitions are going on, does that mean that they won't be offered at all if I have the 24-hour version?


I just tested this with the 12 hour. You cannot do riding lessons at the same time, so I'm assuming if you do the 24 hour, then you won't have acess to the riding class at all.
Test Subject
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#13 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 4:39 AM
no more waiting thanks for this
Test Subject
Original Poster
#14 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 2:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarlyssia
Since you wrote that,
does it mean that this mod is not compatible with Wolfgurl685's Easier International Races + More Prize Money (Four Versions) ?


This mod should be alright since it's modifying a different resource for the Equestrian Center. The resource I modified contains the multipliers that result in a score so my caution is there in case someone has modified it in that sense.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Howabominable
Since riding classes are not available when competitions are going on, does that mean that they won't be offered at all if I have the 24-hour version?


This is true. This also impacts the special event that goes on there.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wickedblue
Thank you. This will make a lot of difference to my game.

If the game day is Sunday when we put this in, does that mean it will be a week before the changes take effect? Or will it take effect right away?


It may, it may not. In my testing prior to submission, it seemed that the hours on the center were set at specific points during the week. One game I started fresh they were available immediately. Another game I went Wed-Sat with the original hours and when Sunday hit it was fine from then on. I would say that if the game is on Sunday and you load it and the hours aren't available to play through a Sim week to the next Sunday.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#15 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 2:16 PM
double post
Field Researcher
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#16 Old 9th Nov 2011 at 1:07 AM
Thanks so much for this! It was really bugging me that we have such a small window of time in which to compete, and that it's always at night. You rock!
Test Subject
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#17 Old 18th Nov 2011 at 8:56 AM
I have this installed and now I'm not getting any racing options, not even during normal hours. Suggestions?
Test Subject
#18 Old 18th Nov 2011 at 3:49 PM
I can only enter competitions immediately at midnight. If I wait until 2 AM or 2 PM or even 5 PM then there's no ability to enter and it says a competition is going on and to enter earlier next time. What did I do wrong?

Awesome Mod was all that was installed while testing it.
Test Subject
#19 Old 19th Nov 2011 at 6:46 AM
whenever i try to download it, internet explorer pops up and says the XML page can not be displayed
anyone have any suggestions?
Test Subject
#20 Old 20th Nov 2011 at 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by prettyevil
I can only enter competitions immediately at midnight. If I wait until 2 AM or 2 PM or even 5 PM then there's no ability to enter and it says a competition is going on and to enter earlier next time. What did I do wrong?

Awesome Mod was all that was installed while testing it.


that's the same thing that's happening with me, except i don't have awesome mod.
Test Subject
#21 Old 20th Nov 2011 at 10:22 AM
I took this hack off and I still can't enter a race, even during normal hours.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 20th Nov 2011 at 12:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by prettyevil
I can only enter competitions immediately at midnight. If I wait until 2 AM or 2 PM or even 5 PM then there's no ability to enter and it says a competition is going on and to enter earlier next time. What did I do wrong?

Awesome Mod was all that was installed while testing it.


I have the same issue. I use the 24 hour version.
Test Subject
#23 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 11:55 AM
after removing it, now i can't race period, it says the next race is tomorrow at 5pm, i wait til the next day at 5pm and still no race. this sucks.
Test Subject
#24 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 6:56 PM
This mod isn't exactly what you say it is. It doesn't make the equestrian center open for 24 hours a day, rather it makes it available every OTHER day for 22 hours. So for example I can start racing at 12:00AM on Monday and enter until 9:59PM on Monday evening. Then I cannot race again until 12:00 AM on Wednesday (being that all day on Tuesday the equestrian center says the next race is "tomorrow at 12am".

I mean it's great for the one day it works, but then you have to wait an entire day to keep going. Would be great if it were truly open 24/7 so one could race around the clock (obviously while cheating, but that's the point of this now isn't it?)

I'm going to try your 12 hour version, because I'd much rather have the equestrian center available at the same time every day instead of trying to remember what day I was last racing on.
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21st Nov 2011 at 9:46 PM
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#25 Old 22nd Nov 2011 at 10:55 AM
This worked fine for me, but I did notice that I could only compete once per day with any particular horse. Has anyone experiencing a problem tried going back on a different horse?
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