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Faster cooking, slower eating and other tweaks

by himawara106 Posted 18th Jan 2012 at 6:54 PM - Updated 20th Oct 2019 at 11:53 AM by himawara106
75 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
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This mod has not been updated for 1.67/1.69. You can find an updated version here: http://modthesims.info/d/599349/qui...g-override.html

Update:
This mod is fine with the latest patches (1.31-1.34).
26.05.12: As of some requests I added a file that just slows down the eating process and leaves the cooking speed untouched.
25.01.12: Because of a request I additionally uploaded a file that only increases the cooking speed but leaves the eating process untouched.

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Since the game is out I don't like how long it takes Sims to cook and how fast they are when they eat. Eating is a social process so they should take more time to eat.

There is one mod from userunknown (http://www.modthesims.info/d/349675) which alters this but it hasn't been updated since World Adventures.

So I made my own mod and since I think some more people could be interested I provide it here.

Faster cooking:
To make faster cooking work I modified all in the game available meals, the stir and chop process and all stoves and the microwave.



Note:
I haven't modified the grills since sims endlessly prepare food at community lots where it piles up fast. (I haven't found a solution to stop this, so I excluded the grills)

Eating tweaks:
Eating is twice as low as before. The chance of choosing the favourite food is 60% instead of 33% and the chance of cleanup after eating is 70% instead of 50%.
Sims will sit 40 minutes after eating when someone is around instead of 20 minutes.




Technical stuff:
Conflicts:
The mod will conflict with any other faster/slower cooking mod.
Specifically with mods that alter these files and the meals:
Stove_0x9f020bc3cd70e3ef
StoveExpensive_0xea8d936a3fc2e3d6
StoveModern_0x44df9291bb077c32
StoveCountry_0x92d3bb05344a8f5f
StoveCheap_0x191c05896c8f88bc
0StoveRanch_0xf80ee5174abd6023
StovePatio_0xb7393b069d934c0a
StoveCeleb_0x448
CuttingBoard_0x5b270d2618573810
BowlLarge_0x54b12379c89e1a01
EatHeldFood_0x12a11069b3da4c03

Game version:
My patch level is 1.29.55.014002 - so I guess you have to update to the latest patch level to use the mod. I have no expansion packs installed so you don't need any. It works with some, all or with just the base game.

You can check with Delphys Dashboard if it conflicts with other mods you installed: http://www.modthesims.info/d/387006

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the creators of S3PE!

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: 1.29.55.01
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
himawara106_slowereating.zip | This file just changes the eating speed

Size: 2.6 KB · Downloads: 5,366 · 26th May 2012
2.6 KB 5,366 26th May 2012
himawara106_fastercooking.zip | This file just changes the cooking speed

Size: 25.5 KB · Downloads: 10,629 · 25th Jan 2012
25.5 KB 10,629 25th Jan 2012
himawara106_fastercooking_eatingtweaks.zip

Size: 25.5 KB · Downloads: 16,964 · 18th Jan 2012
25.5 KB 16,964 18th Jan 2012
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 18th Jan 2012 at 7:28 PM
I was hoping someone would make something like this! Thanks!

There's other stuff out there that needs to me tweaked! haha
Test Subject
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#3 Old 18th Jan 2012 at 9:02 PM
Thank you, very useful!
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 18th Jan 2012 at 9:04 PM
Thank you so much for updating this. I've been wanting a slower eating mod and I will test this out.
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 18th Jan 2012 at 11:30 PM
Thank you ! I always thought it was silly to have the sims ate and then ciao ! they never mind if the others aren't finished already lol
I will use it right now XD
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 19th Jan 2012 at 3:02 AM
Any chance we can get them as two separate mods? I'm gonna use both, but some might not want to.
Test Subject
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#7 Old 19th Jan 2012 at 4:34 AM
thank you!
Forum Resident
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#8 Old 19th Jan 2012 at 4:59 AM
That's really wonderful mod! On the other hand I experienced in real life, cooking takes indeed a long time, and while cooking, the family asks repeatedly how long it still will take. When served, the meal is quickly away and gone - as well as the family - and a frustrated housewife may clean up the kitchen :-((
Test Subject
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#9 Old 19th Jan 2012 at 7:46 AM
Thank you very much for this mod. It was much needed. : )
Test Subject
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#10 Old 19th Jan 2012 at 8:44 AM
Thank you for this mod. I have been wishing the eating with Sim family and friends was more of a social event as in Sims 2. Now thanks to you we have that again.

Kudos
Scholar
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#11 Old 19th Jan 2012 at 10:31 AM
Eat slow.... Don't speed and it's just like Sims 2 -)

Thank you so much =D
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 19th Jan 2012 at 2:37 PM
Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you soo much ! At last my families will be able to eat together ! I was so hoping someone would update that old mod.
Did I already said thanks to you ?
Oh well ! Doesn't matter, its' worth quite a few more thanks. So thanks again...
Inventor
Original Poster
#13 Old 19th Jan 2012 at 8:48 PM
Hey guys! Thank you very much for your lovely comments! I myself hate to cook but like to eat and talk.
So with this mod the sims are becoming more realistically for me.
:D

You never know what’s comin’ for ya.
Test Subject
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#14 Old 20th Jan 2012 at 4:51 PM
that was really great idea thank you very much
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 21st Jan 2012 at 1:17 AM
I tried your mod and I love it. I always hated how my sims would take something around 2 hours to cook and then eat for maybe 20-30 minutes. The changes in this mod are much more reasonable and preferable.
Test Subject
#16 Old 21st Jan 2012 at 4:34 PM
I like this idea. Is there any change to the rate of skilling for cooking since the cook time is shorter?
Test Subject
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#17 Old 22nd Jan 2012 at 9:14 AM
this is what I'm exactly looking for! thank you very much!
Inventor
Original Poster
#18 Old 22nd Jan 2012 at 12:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by scurvywench
I like this idea. Is there any change to the rate of skilling for cooking since the cook time is shorter?


I haven't changed anything in the skills file. When testing the mod it didn't seem to me that their rate of skilling is noticeable shorter.

You never know what’s comin’ for ya.
Field Researcher
#19 Old 24th Jan 2012 at 1:04 AM
Quick question... would you be able to make a modification to this mod and upload it separately? Basically giving us a choice between the cook time and eat time.

What I mean is I'll be happy to use this mod, because I agree that they take too long to cook the food, but I don't really want them to eat at a slower rate. I'm the type of player that speeds up the game to get more sim days in before I shut the game down. So could you make a version with the faster cook time and default eat time?
Inventor
Original Poster
#20 Old 25th Jan 2012 at 8:51 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayleena
Quick question... would you be able to make a modification to this mod and upload it separately? Basically giving us a choice between the cook time and eat time.

What I mean is I'll be happy to use this mod, because I agree that they take too long to cook the food, but I don't really want them to eat at a slower rate. I'm the type of player that speeds up the game to get more sim days in before I shut the game down. So could you make a version with the faster cook time and default eat time?


File added!

You never know what’s comin’ for ya.
Field Researcher
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#21 Old 27th Jan 2012 at 12:00 AM
Thank you!! I will be downloading now. :D
<3
Instructor
#22 Old 5th Feb 2012 at 9:37 AM
Faster cooking Thank you very much
Test Subject
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#23 Old 14th Feb 2012 at 12:25 AM
Thanks so much!
Test Subject
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#24 Old 24th Feb 2012 at 4:01 PM
Faster painting please, this is a request
Test Subject
#25 Old 3rd Mar 2012 at 10:01 PM
Does this work with patch 1.31? Thank you.
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