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Longer seasons

by KittyCarey Posted 30th Nov 2012 at 8:34 PM - Updated 21st Mar 2014 at 12:43 PM by KittyCarey
48 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 9 Thanks Posts
Updates: Compatible with 1.66 and 1.67. No changes.
Compatible with 1.63. No changes.
Compatible with 1.57. No changes.
Compatible with 1.55. No changes.
Compatible with 1.50. No changes.
Compatible with 1.47. No changes.

An XML tuning mod that increases the maximum number of days per season to 84. Obviously, you need Seasons installed or there's no point downloading this.

Compatible with: version 1.42/Seasons or version 1.47

There are four versions (only download one):
  1. Basic version with EA standard 2 day transition period
  2. Version with a 5 day transition period
  3. Version with a 10 day transition period
  4. Version with a 20 day transition period

Choose whichever version you prefer. For all of them, the minimum season length is one day more than the transition period.

This mod changes the SeasonsManager file in GameplayData, and so conflicts with any mod that does the same (for example any xml mod that changes seasonal sunrise/sunset times). Otherwise there should be no conflicts.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the creaters of s3pe, without which I couldn't do this.

Type: Other

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: 1.42
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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
#26 Old 2nd Jun 2013 at 8:48 PM
Nice work
Test Subject
#27 Old 22nd Jun 2013 at 9:10 PM
working it with 1.55?
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#28 Old 24th Jun 2013 at 12:18 AM
I haven't updated yet, so I can't confirm, but I've been told it still works (thanks Hellshock70!) . Try and see.
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#29 Old 21st Oct 2013 at 1:02 AM
This should work with the new patch (1.63) as I've seen a list of XML changes that don't include this one, but I haven't updated yet so I can't confirm.
Test Subject
#30 Old 24th Oct 2013 at 12:52 PM
Originally Posted by KittyCarey
This should work with the new patch (1.63) as I've seen a list of XML changes that don't include this one, but I haven't updated yet so I can't confirm.

Could you please try and update to confirm that it works with 1.63? Thanks alot for your work !
Test Subject
#31 Old 29th Oct 2013 at 2:09 PM
Originally Posted by NumSimish
Could you please try and update to confirm that it works with 1.63? Thanks alot for your work !

It already works with the latest patch as I have it installed in my game and haven't had any problems.
Field Researcher
#32 Old 21st Nov 2013 at 1:56 AM
Hello again. I did fix my problem and get your mod out. I had to re-install the entire game anyway. I'm now using Twallan's retuner mod along with his tempest mod
#33 Old 24th Feb 2014 at 6:53 AM
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 13th Jul 2014 at 1:18 AM
I am a fan of your work, and I love it. Will you ever release Even Longer Seasons again. I remember you had one that was even longer than 84 days. I would love it you did so I could make a 365 day year again.
Test Subject
#35 Old 16th Jul 2014 at 12:11 AM
Wow, cool. I running 1.67 version with lots of mods and CC, every things fine. I'm using in them "relativity" by Nraas so the time look now more like in the real life. I love it.
Test Subject
#36 Old 27th Jul 2014 at 3:22 AM
Didnt work with 1.67 for me
Test Subject
#37 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 10:38 PM
what does "transition" means? can someone tell me the details of transition?
Test Subject
#38 Old 26th Oct 2014 at 2:55 AM
Wonderful mod thank you, the seasons were not long enough.
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 27th Oct 2014 at 4:23 PM
Works with 1.63???
i will try it and report
Test Subject
#40 Old 25th Dec 2014 at 10:33 PM
Hello and thank you for everything, including your patience with our questions ^^U
I'm not sure if I understood correctly some parts. For example, I have a mod to make sunrise at 4:00 and sunset at 22:00 (10:00 PM). If I'm not mistaken, you said your mod would conflict with a mod like this one, right?
Sorry about my English
Test Subject
#41 Old 19th Mar 2015 at 7:31 PM
Thank you for the mod! This is perfect for my playstyle
I've found a mod that changes pregnancy time to 21 days, and there are mods which can change lifespan settings, so my sims live their long realistic lifes.
There is only one problem left - 10 days lunar cycle, which makes poor sims seeing full moon every 5 days. (for 84 days seasons there are 10 months - not good)

Do you think it is possible to change lunar cycle to be 2-4-8-16-32 days long (to have ~2,5 months in a season, hwich looks pretty realistic)?

I tried to change lunarcyclelength to 32 and lunarphaselength to 4 values in options.ini, but it seems that changes aren't applied, at least the moon icon near sim's portrait doesn't show this (and fcourse there are no changes in interface, but theese are not prioritees for now (- is there a way to change lunar cycle panel to 2-4-8-16-32 values at all?)) or maybe I'm just doing everything wrong

My last question: can your mod anyway cause any conflicts with SLAM ?

Sorry for my bad english and writing about lunar cycle, I'm just no modder, and your mod changes the same options panel, so may be you can
Test Subject
#42 Old 2nd Jun 2015 at 2:17 PM
Thank you for this awesome mod.

Is there a possibility to use this mod with CAW so that the world will load in game with 84 days of each season?
Can I make my world using winter season only because I want to make a xmas world of my own.
Test Subject
#43 Old 20th Jun 2015 at 6:29 PM
Thanks for this!
Test Subject
#44 Old 14th Jul 2015 at 5:32 AM
no offense to the mod creator,But this setting is already in-game...So there's really no need for a mod for them to be set up to last longer
Test Subject
#45 Old 19th Nov 2017 at 1:26 AM
Thanks. This mod is awesome. I love the longer seasons.
Test Subject
#46 Old 25th Feb 2018 at 7:53 PM
please have to answer if this mod works in version 1.67 because mine is not going!
Test Subject
#47 Old 3rd Mar 2018 at 4:11 PM
Doesn't seem to work for this version
Test Subject
#48 Old 2nd Jun 2018 at 5:04 AM
thanks... but I hope this does not conflict with Nraas Tempest???
Lab Assistant
24th Nov 2019 at 3:47 AM
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