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Fix that umbrella!

by Merkaba Posted 11th Dec 2012 at 7:40 AM - Updated 30th Jun 2014 at 9:50 AM by Merkaba
51 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 18 Thanks Posts
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Ahhh the sweet, sweet probability. My game seems not to be good at maths, or at least believes that everything is 100% possible all the time. It was raining for 5 days in a row in my game and every damn time my Sims used their umbrellas, they broke, which is extremely stupid, because umbrellas are set to check if they can break every 24 hours. If you're experiencing a similar problem, please, enjoy this little mod in 4 flavours:
Fix3Days - the game will check if the umbrella should break every three days;
Fix5Days - the game will check if the umbrella should break every five days;
Fix7Days - the game will check if the umbrella should break every seven days;
(the default time is set to 24hours)
FixIndestructible - well, basically, it won't ever again break.

Update 20/02/2013: in patch 1.50 the check time is set to 3 days plus Percent Chance Break Increase is lower than previously. Shouldn't be so annoying anymore

PM me with any suggestions for this mod

This mod edits the Umbrella XML so it will conflict with anything that edits this one. Built with Base game 1.42., works for 1.67
You need Seasons for this mod, and please, USE ONLY ONE FLAVOUR!

//My mod was still in moderation queue when WTFeathers's mod came out. Go check out his mod if you want to change the % chance of breakage
Tags: #umbrella, #seasons, #weather, #rain

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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 Seasons
Built with Game Version: 1.42
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Merkaba'sUmbrellaFixIndestructible.rar

Size: 2.5 KB · Downloads: 15,177 · 11th Dec 2012
2.5 KB 15,177 11th Dec 2012
Merkaba'sUmbrellaFix7Days.rar

Size: 2.5 KB · Downloads: 2,254 · 11th Dec 2012
2.5 KB 2,254 11th Dec 2012
Merkaba'sUmbrellaFix5Days.rar

Size: 2.5 KB · Downloads: 873 · 11th Dec 2012
2.5 KB 873 11th Dec 2012
Merkaba'sUmbrellaFix3Days.rar

Size: 2.5 KB · Downloads: 948 · 11th Dec 2012
2.5 KB 948 11th Dec 2012
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See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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#26 Old 5th Jan 2013 at 6:30 AM
Thank you so much for this for a moment there I thought something was wrong with my graphics card. I didn't know the umbrella was actually broken it's weird that this feature is in the game to begin with.
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#27 Old 11th Jan 2013 at 4:34 PM
Thanks for creating the mod and I really appreciate it. Would you be updating your mod for the latest EA patch v1.47? I can't imagine playing the rain effects without your mod.
Field Researcher
#28 Old 11th Jan 2013 at 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Malekitty
Thanks for creating the mod and I really appreciate it. Would you be updating your mod for the latest EA patch v1.47? I can't imagine playing the rain effects without your mod.


There were definitely no changes from 1.42 to 1.47 that would affect this mod.
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#29 Old 16th Jan 2013 at 11:59 AM
At first, I thought the near-constant breakage of umbrellas was being caused by a bug or conflict between my mods, lol. This mod is going to be one of my "must haves"!
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#30 Old 28th Jan 2013 at 9:01 PM
My Sims umbrellas also break all the time. Fortunately some of them are witches, so they can magically upgrade them.
This mod is such a temptation! I usually make it a rule never to put any mods other than custom content, because it's so easy for the game to develop problems, especially with new expansions. It's the buggiest game, the slowest to load, with the most infuriating company behind it, but still I love it and will play no other.
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#31 Old 13th Feb 2013 at 3:27 AM
thank you very much! )
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#32 Old 23rd Feb 2013 at 5:09 PM
Today, you are my new favorite person. Thank you SO much :D
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#33 Old 3rd Mar 2013 at 5:06 PM
Does this work with 1.50?
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Original Poster
#34 Old 4th Mar 2013 at 5:02 PM
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Originally Posted by MariTom
Does this work with 1.50?


EA only changed the settings in 1.50, so yes, this mod does work.
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#35 Old 16th Mar 2013 at 11:33 AM
Life saver...i was so sick of spending hard earned money on replacing a milliom umberellas!!!
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#36 Old 3rd Jul 2013 at 6:27 AM
I Need 1.55...Please update
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#37 Old 21st Jul 2013 at 7:35 PM
So my sims can simply use his handliness skill to upgrade the umbrella so it will not break?
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#38 Old 13th Aug 2013 at 7:54 PM
THANK you
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#39 Old 6th Sep 2013 at 7:40 PM
Does this work with 1.57? Thanks for creating this mod, it would really help me
Liar liar, pants on fire.
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#40 Old 20th Sep 2013 at 6:53 PM
Thanks so much, i hate it when they break, in my live i've never seen a umbrella break before.
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#41 Old 12th Nov 2013 at 11:16 PM
Is it compatible with 1.63?
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#42 Old 2nd Dec 2013 at 4:33 PM
Thank you very much for this mod!
Field Researcher
#43 Old 28th Jan 2014 at 3:36 AM
Is this compatible with patch 1.67?

"Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters." - Neil Gaiman

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#44 Old 18th Feb 2014 at 12:05 PM
THANKS
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#45 Old 4th Mar 2014 at 5:41 PM
THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! Does this work with patch 1.63?
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#46 Old 15th May 2014 at 4:45 PM
Thank you been looking for this!
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#47 Old 6th Nov 2014 at 1:05 AM
I will let you know if anything goes wrong. I will be testing it and if nothing goes wrong, you won't see me again.
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#48 Old 12th Mar 2015 at 10:35 AM
Thanks bunches!
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#49 Old 19th Jul 2015 at 9:58 PM
Thank you
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#50 Old 29th Oct 2015 at 7:35 PM
The biggest thanks ever!!!! I was tired of being soaked from a broken umbrella.
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