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Scientist Career - Graveyard Shift and Gardening Fix

by gettp Posted 22nd Mar 2019 at 4:27 PM - Updated 30th Nov 2021 at 8:16 PM by gettp
29 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
This mod changes the Scientist Career work hours from 10am-7pm to 12am-9am. This allows your sim to work the graveyard shift at the lab!

Since the plants on lots only spawn fruit/flowers at 5am, this has the added benefit of allowing your sim to accomplish most tasks at the Science Lab. Plants at the Lab will now dry out, get weeds, spawn fruit and flowers, etc!

Plant new plants and watch them grow and spawn fruits, flowers, and vegetables again!

Tasks such as "Order CoWorkers to garden" will function again.

Version 1.10 is fully compatible with The Sims 4 version 1.82.99

Compatibility:

This mod is incompatible with any mod that changes any of the following Tuning files:



DO NOT use this mod with my Gardening For All Seasons 11am edition. It kinda defeats the purpose.
If you want to use GFAS with this mod, use the GFAS 5am edition!


Install Instructions:

Simply place mod into your Sims4 mods folder.

Updating from previous versions:

* Delete the old package
* Copy in the new package

Bugs:

Due to a design flaw in The Sims 4 with how holidays work, graveyard shift around holidays will grant your sim two days off for the holiday instead of just one. Your sim WILL be paid for both days. If you wish, you may send your sim to work using the job panel but it will be the rabbit-hole version. This flaw may only be bypassed if I change the work hours to 3am-12pm, which I'm not willing to do.

Changelog:
1.10 - Updated mod for Sims 4 patch 1.77.131.1030
1.9 - Updated mod for Sims 4 patch 1.68.154.1020
1.8 - Updated mod for Sims 4 patch 1.63.133.1020

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.

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Built with Game Version: 1.54.120
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TPSScientist1.10.zip | Scientist Career - Graveyard Shift - Gardening Fix version 1.10 - Current!

Size: 33.1 KB · Downloads: 806 · 20th Jul 2021
33.1 KB 806 20th Jul 2021
TPSScientist1.9.zip | Scientist Career - Graveyard Shift - Gardening Fix version 1.9 - Outdated

Size: 33.1 KB · Downloads: 1,158 · 10th Nov 2020
33.1 KB 1,158 10th Nov 2020
TPSScientist-1.8.zip | Scientist Career - Graveyard Shift - Gardening Fix version 1.8 - Outdated

Size: 31.1 KB · Downloads: 991 · 3rd Jun 2020
31.1 KB 991 3rd Jun 2020
TPSScientist-1.7.zip | Scientist Career - Graveyard Shift - Gardening Fix version 1.7 - Outdated

Size: 30.5 KB · Downloads: 1,400 · 13th Nov 2019
30.5 KB 1,400 13th Nov 2019
TPSScientist-1.6.zip | Scientist Career - Graveyard Shift - Gardening Fix version 1.6 - Outdated

Size: 28.8 KB · Downloads: 642 · 5th Sep 2019
28.8 KB 642 5th Sep 2019
TPSScientist-1.5.zip | Scientist Career - Graveyard Shift - Gardening Fix version 1.5 - Outdated

Size: 28.8 KB · Downloads: 663 · 22nd Jul 2019
28.8 KB 663 22nd Jul 2019
TPSScientist-1.4.zip | Scientist Career - Graveyard Shift - Gardening Fix version 1.4 - Outdated

Size: 28.3 KB · Downloads: 1,001 · 19th Jun 2019
28.3 KB 1,001 19th Jun 2019
TPSScientist-1.3.zip | Scientist Career - Graveyard Shift - Gardening Fix version 1.3 - Outdated

Size: 28.3 KB · Downloads: 3,163 · 22nd Mar 2019
28.3 KB 3,163 22nd Mar 2019
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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Rabid Recoloring Renegade
retired moderator THANKS POST
#2 Old 22nd Mar 2019 at 4:29 PM
I love this! Having worked the graveyard shift for many years in the past, it reminds me of those days And, since the scientist career is my favourite EA-made career, I know I'll enjoy using this mod. Thanks so much!
Test Subject
#3 Old 22nd Mar 2019 at 4:48 PM
Good idea, but I'd rather someone found a way to move plants spawn time to midday instead.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#4 Old 22nd Mar 2019 at 5:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eliste
Good idea, but I'd rather someone found a way to move plants spawn time to midday instead.


I researched that but couldn't find a way. Either shift it to 11 or 12, or make it spawn every 12 hours... etc.

Doing it this was a very easy method, and it was more of a problem to me with the Scientist career anyway. Hopefully, Maxis will fix it so they'll spawn on all lots again.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#5 Old 22nd Mar 2019 at 6:08 PM
well EA can eat shit now!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 22nd Mar 2019 at 8:28 PM
support chinese ?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#7 Old 22nd Mar 2019 at 8:41 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by fishvip
support chinese ?


Not at the moment.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#8 Old 22nd Mar 2019 at 10:46 PM
Thank you so much!
Smeg Head
THANKS POST
#9 Old 23rd Mar 2019 at 2:42 AM
Nice one!

Quote:
Originally Posted by cathaclac
well EA can eat shit now!


That's the fertilizer that might make them grow better, too. We can but hope.
MTS2 Hot Pepper
THANKS POST
#10 Old 23rd Mar 2019 at 9:21 AM
I remember after 5PM all co workers leave home and my sim will be so lonely all night with nobody to interact
this is what you suggested in this mod
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#11 Old 23rd Mar 2019 at 10:57 PM
The scientist career might actually be playable again. Thanks!
Forum Resident
#12 Old 24th Mar 2019 at 3:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eliste
Good idea, but I'd rather someone found a way to move plants spawn time to midday instead.


If you have Seasons, you could try my buymore_phone mod. It doesn't alter the growing shifts, but allows your Sim to buy fruits, vegetables and plants via "buy presents" on the phone:
https://www.deichschafblog.de/s4/mo...r-jahreszeiten/
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#13 Old 5th May 2019 at 12:36 AM
No update needed for the latest patch. Currently compatible with 1.51.77
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#14 Old 24th May 2019 at 10:58 AM Last edited by Mechanos : 25th May 2019 at 7:02 AM.
Heya. Cool mod. Been looking for a Scientist plant fix for a while. I have a suggestion though. Would it be too much trouble to have a second/alternate version with daylight hours instead? For example, instead of 10am-7pm (broken plants) or 12am-9am (nocturnal), something like.. 5am to 2pm? Or if that isn't early enough to trigger the plants, 4am to 1pm? The reason for this suggestion being.. it's pretty common for players to get in the habit of (or just preferring) controlling the majority of their sims during day time when a lot of activity is going on, including many special events. A lot of game mechanics kinda favor this, and having your sims all sleep at the same time is handy for fast forwarding. Having the Scientist career switch to night only means... possibly throwing off your schedule and/or having to sleep through events. Something some players may not want to work around? I personally would much prefer my sim to work early morning, just in time to get the plants working properly, then come home early afternoon, even if that just means gaining an extra 4-5 hours of daylight.

Either way, thank you for your consideration (and the mod).
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#15 Old 1st Jun 2019 at 1:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mechanos
Heya. Cool mod. Been looking for a Scientist plant fix for a while. I have a suggestion though. Would it be too much trouble to have a second/alternate version with daylight hours instead? For example, instead of 10am-7pm (broken plants) or 12am-9am (nocturnal), something like.. 5am to 2pm? Or if that isn't early enough to trigger the plants, 4am to 1pm?


I've actually been considering moving the start of the day to some time after 2am. Since the holidays don't end until 2am, working hours from 12-9 causes two days off for holidays instead of one. It's not a big deal but been thinking about it.

Gonna need to test it though. There may be an issue with staffing since anything other than 12-9 or 10-7 is outside the game's fixed staffing hours.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#16 Old 18th Jun 2019 at 11:31 PM Last edited by gettp : 19th Jun 2019 at 1:04 AM.
Mod should work with the latest update, however there were changes made in the Tuning files. I'll need to check for all the changes Maxis made and update my mod for maximum compatibility.

Edit:

Mod has been updated for version 1.52.100.1020
Please download the new version 1.4 for the best compatibility with the latest update.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#17 Old 22nd Jul 2019 at 6:17 PM
Mod has been updated for Sims 4 version 1.53.115.1020
Please download the new version 1.5 for the best compatibility with the latest update.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#18 Old 5th Sep 2019 at 9:43 PM
Mod has been updated for Sims 4 version 1.55.105.1020
Please download the new version 1.6 for the best compatibility with the latest update.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#19 Old 22nd Sep 2019 at 5:06 PM
Thanks first of all, but I also wonder, would it be possible to make an alternative version where you start work at 04:30 and end at 13:30 so you kinda of get a bit of a "normal" workday? It's hard to fit it into the normal schedule lol
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#20 Old 25th Sep 2019 at 3:37 AM
The co-worker work schedules are fixed. There are co-worker schedules for Midnight, 10am, and 7pm. I can set the co-workers to come in at any of those times, but going outside those hours don't work for some reason. I tried shifting the schedule once to fix the holiday problem but it didn't work.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#21 Old 25th Sep 2019 at 2:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gettp
The co-worker work schedules are fixed. There are co-worker schedules for Midnight, 10am, and 7pm. I can set the co-workers to come in at any of those times, but going outside those hours don't work for some reason. I tried shifting the schedule once to fix the holiday problem but it didn't work.


Aha I see, then I understand. Still, as long as it's working it's already a no-brainer to use Thanks again!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#22 Old 13th Nov 2019 at 2:25 AM Last edited by gettp : 13th Nov 2019 at 4:14 PM.
Mod has been updated to work with Sims 4 version 1.58.63.1010.

Please download and install version 1.7 if you have the latest Sims 4 11/12/2019 patch
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#23 Old 13th Dec 2019 at 10:05 PM
Mod is fully compatible with latest update 1.59.73.1020
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#24 Old 3rd Jun 2020 at 6:23 PM
Mod has been updated to work with Sims 4 version 1.63.133.1020.

Please download and install version 1.8 if you have the latest Sims 4 6/3/2020 patch.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#25 Old 10th Nov 2020 at 9:06 PM
Mod has been updated to work with Sims 4 version 1.68.154.

Please download and install version 1.9 if you have the latest Sims 4 11/10/2020 patch.
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