Nona's Sims

Modding and Troubleshooting The Sims 3

New Mods: Easier Relationships with your pets

I have some new mods out. The first of the bunch are a set of mods that make it easier to gain relationship with your pets. It was starting to get old that it would take too much time for my sims to have ncie relationships with their pets. After all, I want my sims to do other things too.

Improved Relationship Gain with Pets
This is a set of three separate mods, which you can use together, or individually, to improve your relationship with your pets. One file is for cats, one for dogs, and one for horses. Again, you may mix and match these mods as you please.

 

Improved Beloved Pet, and other Animal-Related Traits
This mod decreases the cost of the Beloved Animal Lifetime Reward, and improves the relationship gain bonus from having the lifetime reward. Additionally, the mod increases relationship gain bonus for Animal Lovers, Dog Lovers, Cat Lovers and Equestrians, as well as for Friendly pets.

 

September 13, 2012 Posted by | Mods, Pets Mods | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

[Pets] Horse mod: Immediate Interactions for Rails on Horse Jumping Objects

This mod alters the AlterObstacle Interaction available on all Horse Jumping objects. The interaction has been made immediate, so your sims will no longer need to walk to the object to pick up, add, or remove rails.

More Information and Download Available at Simlogical

July 8, 2012 Posted by | Mods, Pets Mods | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Horse mod: No Autonomous Bottle Feed Foal

This mod disables autonomous bottle feeding of foals.

Important Details:

  • This mod requires the Sims 3 PETS Expansion Pack. Using it without PETS should not have any effect on your game, but it will be a totally useless waste of space.
  • This mod was built with patch 1.34, and is compatible with patches 1.29, 1,31 and 1.33. It is also extremely likely to be compatible with patch 1.26.
  • Due to its simplicity, this mod may not necessarily require an update after major patches. It’s always best to check in, though.

Compatibility:

  • This mod will conflict with any other mod that alters the SimBottleFeedFoal_Sim resource in the GameplayData.package.
  • At the time of writing this, I do not know of any mod that will conflict with this mod.
  • If you are not sure if a mod will conflict with another, use Delphy’s Sims 3 Dashboard Tool to check.

Download at Simlogical

Please report any problems you come across with this mod.

June 29, 2012 Posted by | Mods, Pets Mods | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Horse mod: No Bareback Riding

This mod prevents sims from being able to ride bareback by increasing the riding skill required to 11.

Important Details:

  • This mod requires the Sims 3 PETS Expansion Pack. Using it without PETS should not have any effect on your game, but it will be a totally useless waste of space.
  • This mod was built with patch 1.33, and is compatible with patches 1.29, 1,31 and 1.33. It is also extremely likely to be compatible with patch 1.26.
  • Due to its simplicity, this mod may not necessarily require an update after major patches. It’s always best to check in, though.

Compatibility:

  • This mod will conflict with any other mod that alters the RidingSkill_0x75228494e1b94a86 XML resource in the GameplayData.package.
  • This mod does not conflict with my Racing and Jumping Challenges mod (also includes gallop “fix”), nor with Dweiathecat’s gallop mod.
  • At the time of writing this, I do not know of any mod that will conflict with this mod.
  • If you are not sure if a mod will conflict with another, use Delphy’s Sims 3 Dashboard Tool to check.

Please comment here or PM me at MTS if you have any problems with this mod.

Download Available Simlogical

Additional Credits:

Senyazza for the request 🙂

June 28, 2012 Posted by | Mods, Pets Mods | , , , , | Leave a comment

Horse mod: Easier Racing and Jumping Challenges

This mod makes it easier to complete the Racing and Jumping challenges for Horses. All requirements for the fix challenges (3 for racing, 3 for jumping) have been halved.

Important Details:

  • This mod requires the Sims 3 PETS Expansion Pack. Using it without PETS should not have any effect on your game, but it will be a totally useless waste of space.
  • This mod was built with patch 1.34, and is compatible with patches 1.29 – 1.33. It is also extremely likely to be compatible with patch 1.26.
  • Due to its simplicity, this mod may not necessarily require an update after major patches. It’s always best to check in, though.

Compatibility:

  • This mod will conflict with any other mod that alters the Racing_0xc1d7a4abff10ed56 and Jumping_0x3ca0afabbef43b28  resources in the GameplayData.package.
  • This mod will conflict with Dweiathecat’s gallop animation fix mod, which alters the horse’s speed at level 10 racing. Please use only one of these mods.
  • If you are not sure if a mod will conflict with another, use Delphy’s Sims 3 Dashboard Tool to check.
Flavor Description
Flavor 1 Horse challenges are 50% easier
Flavor 2 Horse challenges are 50% easier, and horses do not run at speed 3 (to fix the choppy gallop animation)

Download available at Simlogical

Please comment here or PM me at MTS if you have any problems with this mod. If you’d like another flavor of this mod, don’t hesitate to ask 🙂

Additional Credits:
Peter & Inge Jones for S3PE, BatQueen23 for the request 🙂 Check out her lovely Equestrian blog! Also, credit to Dweiathecat for her mod that prevents horses from using the speed 3 gallop animation.

June 17, 2012 Posted by | Mods, Pets Mods | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Horse mod: Foals Can Nurse on Community Lots

This mod enables the Nurse interaction for foals when they are on a community lot. With this mod installed, your foals will be able to nurse from their mother on community lots.

Important Details:

  • This mod requires the Sims 3 PETS Expansion Pack. Using it without PETS should not have any effect on your game, but it will be a totally useless waste of space.
  • This mod was built with patch 1.33, and is compatible with patches 1.29, 1,31 and 1.33. It is also extremely likely to be compatible with patch 1.26.
  • Due to its simplicity, this mod may not necessarily require an update after major patches. It’s always best to check in, though.

Compatibility:

  • This mod will conflict with any other mod that alters the FoalNurse_Sim ITUN resource in the GameplayData.package.
  • At the time of writing this, I do not know of any mod that will conflict with this mod.
  • If you are not sure if a mod will conflict with another, use Delphy’s Sims 3 Dashboard Tool to check.

Please comment here or PM me at MTS if you have any problems with this mod.

Download this mod at Simlogical

Additional Credits:
Peter & Inge Jones for S3PE, BatQueen23 for the request 🙂 Check out her lovely Equestrian blog!

May 18, 2012 Posted by | Mods, Pets Mods | , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Horse mod: Child and Pregnant Sim Can Mount Horse

This mod enables the “Mount” interaction on horses for children and pregnant sims.

30 June 2012 – Updated to allow children to enter equestrian competitions and to use “Buy Horse” at the Equestrian Center.

28 May 2012 – Updated to add more unlocked interactions for children. Please re-download if you use a child version. Pregnant sims did not need more interactions to be unlocked.

22 April 2012 – New Flavor Added! Children can mount horse.

27 March 2012 – New Flavor Added! Children and Pregnant Sims can mount horse.

2 March 2012 – This mod is compatible with patch 1.31

Important Details:

  • This mod requires the Sims 3 PETS Expansion Pack. Using it without PETS should not have any effect on your game, but it will be a totally useless waste of space.
  • This mod was built with patch 1.29.  Due to its simplicity, this mod may not necessarily require an update after major patches. It’s always best to check in, though.
  • New: New flavor added which allows children (in addition to pregnant sims) to mount a horse. Please note: When children mount a horse, they will stretch, but will return to normal child size once they dismount.

Compatibility:

  • Pregnant Sim can Mount Horse mod will conflict with any other mod that alters the Mount_Sim ITUN resource in the GameplayData.package.
  • Child can Mount Horse and Child and Child and Pregnant Sim can Mount Horsewill both conflict with any other mod that alters the following ITUN resources in the GameplayData.package.
    • Mount_Sim
    • MountedSlaveInteraction_Sim
    • RiderTrainForRacing_TrainingPosts
    • RideHere_Terrain
    • MountedReaction_Sim
    • UnsaddleHorse_Sim
    • GivePermissionToRideHorse_Sim
    • SaddleHorse_Sim
    • ReturnHorse_Sim
    • AskSimForPermissionToRideHorse_Sim
    • AskToDismount_Sim
    • Dismount_Sim
    • EnterEquestrianCompetition_EquestrianCenter
    • BuyHorse_EquestrianCenter
  • This mod will conflict with shad0w’s Child Can Ride Horse mod, available at Custom Sims 3.
  • If you are not sure if a mod will conflict with another, use Delphy’s Sims 3 Dashboard Tool to check.

Please comment here or PM me at MTS if you have any problems with this mod.

Ride on, Mama.


Download this mod at Simlogical

Additional Credits:
Peter & Inge Jones for S3PE, Armiel for the Builder’s DIY Island which I use so frequently for testing.

The lovely horse you see picture above was created by Miss Al at MTS. The hair on my sim is Peggy 445, converted by Savio and retextured by Shyne.

March 27, 2012 Posted by | Mods, Pets Mods | , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Horse mod: No Autonomous Exit Box Stall, multiple flavors

This was another request by the very nice people over at Equus Sims.

This mod is compatible with patch 1.36.

NEW FLAVOR Available at Simlogical!

Important Details:

  • This mod requires the Sims 3 PETS Expansion Pack.
  • This mod was built with patch 1.31 and I cannot guarantee that it will be compatible with any other patch level. Because it alters the Motives XML, it will very likely be incompatible with all major update patches. Check back for updates before putting this mod in your game after patch

Compatibility:

  • This mod is NOT compatible with any other mod that alters the Exit_BoxStall ITUN and Motives XML resources in the GameplayData.package.
  • This mod WILL conflict with my No/slower Social and Exercise Decay for Horses mods. It will also conflict with any other mod that changes motive decay in the game, including Twoftmama’s motive decay mods.
  • If you are not sure if a mod will conflict with another, use Delphy’s Sims 3 Dashboard Tool to check.

What does it do?

This mod disallows autonomous use of the “Exit” interaction on the Box Stall for horses. Additionally, it changes the decay rate for the hidden motive “BoxStallBoredom” for Horses.

Again, these mods are not compatible with my No/Slower Social and Exercise Decay for Horses mods. Please choose one of the flavors listed below.

Flavor Description
No Autonomous Exit Box Stall Horses do not autonomously exit the box stall, and the BoxStallBoredom motive does not decay.
No Autonomous Exit Box Stall, Slower Social and Exercise Decay Horses do not autonomously exit the box stall. BoxStallBoredom motive does not decay. Social and Exercise motives decay significantly slower. See the table below for exact motive decay rates.
No Autonomous Exit Box Stall, No Social and Exercise Decay Horses do not autonomously exit the box stall. The BoxStallBoredom, Social and Exercise motives do not decay.

NOTE: This mod will not stop all autonomous exiting of the box stall. If a horse’s motives are too low, the horse will stop what it’s doing and go satisfy its motives some other way. This means: if your horse’s Social and Exercise motives fall to a critical level, they will leave their stall anyhow and do something else. All other needs can be satisfied inside the Box Stall.

Motive decay rate changes for the Slower Social and Exercise motive decay flavor:

Original Social Decay New Social Decay Original Exercise Decay New Exercise Decay
Horse -8.33/hr -.71/hr -17.86 -.78/hr
Unicorn -6.67/hr -.57/hr -11.43/hr -.5/hr

If you have any problems with your horses leaving their box stalls too much, let me know and I’ll see what I can do. I am not comfortable removing the motive exit (when a sim stops doing something to satisfy a critical motive) for those two motives as I don’t want people to get their horses taken away.

Download this mod at Simlogical

Additional Credits:
Peter & Inge Jones for S3PE, Armiel for the Builder’s DIY Island which I use so frequently for testing.

March 4, 2012 Posted by | Mods, Pets Mods | , , , , | 2 Comments

Horse Mod: No/Slower Social and Exercise Decay for Horses and Unicorns (1.31)

19 June 2012 – Updated Slower Motive Decay mod to fix a typo which caused horse social motives to decay too quickly. Please re-download.

2 March 2012 – Updated for patch 1.31.

Please re-download if you patched your game.

This mod was requested by a very nice person over at Equus Sims. I have two flavors available.

Important Details:

  • This mod requires the Sims 3 PETS Expansion Pack. Using it without PETS may have unpredictable consequences. There is no reason to use this mod if you don’t have PETS, as this mod only affects motive decay for Horses and Unicorns.
  • This mod was built with patch 1.31 and I cannot guarantee that it will be compatible with any other patch level.
  • Please check for updates before using this mod after a major patch, as it is very likely to require an update.

Compatibility:

  • This mod is NOT compatible with any other mod that alters the Motives XML in the GameplayData.package. Therefore, this mod is NOT compatible with any mod that alters the fundamental motive decay rates for other species. Twoftmama’s 50% Energy Decay mod, and her Slower Motive Decay mod, are both examples of mods that will conflict with this mod. Use only one!
  • This mod will conflict with my No Autonomous Exit Box Stall mods. Those mods include this functionality, so if you want both, use No Autonomous Exit Box Stall.
  • If you are not sure if a mod will conflict with another, use Delphy’s Sims 3 Dashboard Tool to check.

Slower Social and Exercise Decay for Horses

This mod drastically slows down the Social and Exercise motive decay rates for Horses, and consequently, Unicorns.

Original Social Decay New Social Decay Original Exercise Decay New Exercise Decay
Horse -8.33/hr -.71/hr -17.86 -.78/hr
Unicorn -6.67/hr -.57/hr -11.43/hr -.5/hr

No Social and Exercise Decay for Horses and Unicorns

This mod removes decay for the Social and Exercise motives for Horses, and consequently, Unicorns.

Download

Use only one flavor!

Download and More Information/Flavors available at Simlogical

Additional Credits:
Peter & Inge Jones for S3PE, Armiel for the Builder’s DIY Island which I use so frequently for testing.

February 23, 2012 Posted by | Mods, Pets Mods | , , , , , | 6 Comments