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Automatic Savegame Loading

by QuackGames Posted 4th Apr 2019 at 9:13 PM
39 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
  • What does the mod do?
This mod automatically loads your most recent savegame when you enter Main Menu for the first time. A brief countdown will appear right after the loading screen, as seen bellow:


After this 15 seconds countdown, your most recent savegame will be loaded. This is especially useful for you to simply launch the game and go do something else while everything loads (we all know The Sims 3 takes an eternity to load). When you come back, the game will be all loaded and ready to play, instead of still being in the Main Menu. You can obviously cancel the countdown if you want to load a different savegame or start a new game.
  • Changelog
2019.04.03: Release.
  • Notes
This is a pure scripting mod compiled on the 1.67 (latest) version of the game. It simply adds a new behaviour to the game and doesn't override any game tunings, so there shouldn't be any conflicts with other mods or CC.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to S3PE developers.

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: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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QuackGames_AutomaticLoading.zip

Size: 5.7 KB · Downloads: 3,854 · 4th Apr 2019
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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
THANKS POST
#26 Old 7th Apr 2019 at 7:09 PM
Thank you for this mod. I have been playing with it for the last few days and it has been great! Also a special thank you for making mods for Sims 3.
Test Subject
#27 Old 10th Apr 2019 at 1:12 PM
I have the same problem as ATS Sandy. This mod seems to conflict with installing sims3pack files. It starts the game up instead of installing the file. Shame because the mod is useful, as I really only play one family on TS3 so auto-loading that save makes it quicker. Makes me feel like I'm speedrunning.
Test Subject
#28 Old 18th Apr 2019 at 1:08 PM
I use Nraas Saver, and with this mod names of new savegames completely different. Maybe it's part of '"Save as" problem.
Test Subject
#29 Old 30th Apr 2019 at 9:06 AM
please release version short 0 second (no delay) for skip very fast loading
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#30 Old 5th May 2019 at 7:14 AM
ALL HAIL THE DUCK GOD
PRAISE TO THE DUCKY-DEVS
PRAYERS TO THE DUCKY DEITY!!!
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THANKS POST
#31 Old 5th May 2019 at 7:14 AM
ALL HAIL THE DUCK GOD
PRAISE TO THE DUCKY-DEVS
PRAYERS TO THE DUCKY DEITY!!!
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Lab Assistant
#32 Old 7th Jun 2019 at 2:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ATS Sandy
Thank you so much for doing this! It was so much needed!

Like Woolysmurf, I have also that "Save as" issue, only for the first time I save in a game session, then, the "Save as" option is back.

I have also another issue: I can't install any .sim3pack through the Launcher anymore, because it launches the game instead of installing. I have to remove the mod to install the sims3packs.

This said, even with these small issues, I love your mod!

You can cancel it by clicking the cancel button. And I think contents can be successfully installed/uninstalled if you let your save load. I managed to uninstall some contents while my save was loading.
To the creator: However this is still an issue.
Screenshots

Feel free to add me on The Sims 3 and to send me in-game gifts. ^^
You can also find me on The Sims Forums, but inactive.
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 8th Jun 2019 at 3:52 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuackGames
Wait what? "Save as" is gone? That's not intended and is definitely a bug, a very weird one at that. I didn't even touch the menu in any way, so I have no idea what could have caused this. I'll see what I can do about that.

EDIT: Does it only happen when the savegame is automatically loaded?

As far as I know, when you load a new game you can't use 'Save As' because the game already uses it when you save your game for the first time. I assume that the game considers saves as new games if they are automatically loaded. Your mod forces to use 'Save As', however, the game will be saved over the old one.
Test Subject
#34 Old 23rd Jun 2019 at 8:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crimson_2015
I have the same problem as ATS Sandy. This mod seems to conflict with installing sims3pack files. It starts the game up instead of installing the file. Shame because the mod is useful, as I really only play one family on TS3 so auto-loading that save makes it quicker. Makes me feel like I'm speedrunning.

I saw this problem too
Test Subject
#35 Old 18th Jul 2019 at 3:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrcnlbyrk
As far as I know, when you load a new game you can't use 'Save As' because the game already uses it when you save your game for the first time. I assume that the game considers saves as new games if they are automatically loaded. Your mod forces to use 'Save As', however, the game will be saved over the old one.


This exactly! Whenever I click "save" and get to the "save as" mode, even though I give my save game a totally new name it saves over my latest game and it's very bothersome.
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 16th Oct 2019 at 7:50 AM
Hello! I am having to say the same issue here too. maybe give it a 60 seconds countdown should fix the issue so we can have enough time to cancel. 10 seconds is just too fast for someone to react.
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 8:46 AM
This is how it worked for me:
Used the mod to auto-load an existing NRaas created numbered save.
There was no save-as button, however, the save button acted like it was the first save, and asked me for a filename.
Upon saving with the new inputted filename (same as my NRaas saves), then the save-as button reappeared.

The problem lies in that each time you load the game, it thinks that it's the first time and there's no save-as, as it thinks there's no other save files yet, and the name gets reset to default along with it.
Field Researcher
#38 Old 1st Jul 2020 at 6:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Workman
please release version short 0 second (no delay) for skip very fast loading


I love this mod! It's great to be able to walk away for coffee and come back just to play the game - no more staring at the loading screen just to select the latest save and get the second part of loading begin.

That said, I do agree with @Workman above, an "instant" version of the loading time would be great, anything between 0-5 seconds ideally. For regular gameplay saves that have a lot of CC, the 15 sec is unnoticeable because I'm away from the computer but for modding gameplay saves, a shorter loading time would be darling.

Thank you so much for sharing your work with us! Really appreciated.
Test Subject
#39 Old 14th Aug 2021 at 8:25 AM Last edited by Knight : 4th Sep 2021 at 12:22 PM. Reason: Update
Fixed version
Hello there

I also enjoy this mod and I made new version myself. A mod for the mod.
All bugs from the previous comments should be solved here (At least I hope so). In addition, dialog window looks a little different, message text can be translated into other languages via STBLs (English and Russian are already inside) and most importantly, the seconds countdown is now tunable value in the internal xml (available range from 1 to 600, default is 10 secs).

Tip: if you are using the "smooth patch" I recommend calculate how long your PC loads main menu then add countdown time and set delay to this value (e.g. 150000), because the timer in this mod is tick-based and will run much faster than usual.

Update: Fixed a bug when mod tries to load an incompatible or corrupted save.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: 7z AutomaticLoadingFixed.7z (5.8 KB, 8 downloads)
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