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by Consort Posted 7th Nov 2012 at 6:03 AM - Updated 20th Sep 2013 at 2:11 AM by Consort
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
17 Sep 2013 - Version 0.6 released

Some Info for you brave Testers out there


I do not recommend this mod for beginners.

What this mod does

This mod attempts to give the impression of your Sim kids growing up.

This mod updates Children and Teens every night to simulate the physical process of growing up.
They grow in body height and shape and their voices are adjusted accordingly.

When the Sims turn into young adults, all the modifications are reverted as if nothing has ever happened.

Of course you can activate and deactivate the mod for each Sim. Or have the mod auto update everyone.

You also have to activate it manually for each world/savegame you are playing. So having one game with growing Sims and another with standard Sims is absolutely no problem.

How fast they grow depends on the lifespan you have set for Child and Teen in your game.

What values is this mod changing?

This mod demands some responsibility from you as a user. Please read the instructions carefully.

This mod keeps the original data about your child/teen. Only the mod itself can restore the data for your sim precisely. This data is stored in your savegame, not in your Sim! Before you separate your Sim from the Mod or the Savegame you have to switch it off manually.

Uninstalling the Mod
You really should use the !CLEAN UP and save your game before uninstalling the mod. Technically you have to do this for every Savegame!

Exporting Sims and Households
The mod must be disabled for all Sims you plan to export in any way! This applies to copying sims to the library, too.

Installing EA Patches

Yes. You should !CLEAN UP and save your game before you install an EA patch. And yes. technically for every savegame you ever plan to reload.

This only applies to games in which you activated the mod. Playing any normal game without switching on the mod can be considered safe.
I really hope I scared you enough, time to tell you about...

The mod is switched on by pressing Ctrl+Shift+C and typing consortgrow and then pressing enter.
You will get a popup message asking you to confirm.

This is a security feature and there is no functionality to undo this.
This just unlocks the mod, it does not alter your sims yet.


The ConsortGrow menu only shows when you click on Teens and younger.
Shows you mod-related information about the Sim.
Sorry, some of the data is a bit cryptic. Important for you:
-Is the mod activated for the sim?
-How many Sims are activated in total?

Enable Mod for $Name
The Mod takes the Sim under it's spell.
Transforms the Sim to his/her new form.

Disable Mod for $Name
Transforms the Sim back to the original values.

Enable Mod for all Sims in Town
Transforms all Children and Teens in your World and takes them under it's spell.

Click this option any time again and it will do a check and only add new found Sims.

!CLEAN UP (Disable Mod for all Sims in Town)
Restores and applies original values on all Sims the Mod has data for.

Errors after playing the game for a while are not unusual. I'm getting them too.
Errors and left over sims mean that the mod holds data for Sims that are no longer in the game. This could have many reasons.
The mod is quite stubborn. It will keep the data of those Sims until they return (most never do) and lists them as errors every time you use this function. See this as a precaution.

More Details about Functionality

Birthday Spin

For your household Sims, the mod tries to make the birthday spin look as smooth as possible. It does not alter the original birthday code of the game though.

Instead, it updates your Sim just before the birthday spin and again a while after. This proceducre can glitch and your Sims will have a wrong physique before or after their birthday spin. This is just a visual thing and will usually be fixed after a while or during the nightly updates.
Nighly updates

The nightly updater fires at 1 A.M. and updates All Sims you switched it on for
Voice randomization and mutation

If a kid has a standard 0 voice, the mod attempts to inherit voice from same gender parent including a 10% mutation.
If that doesn't work or the parents also have 0 voices, the voice gets randomized.

This only applies to sims affected by the mod.
I should have made this switch on and offable, but if you care about voices you probably have adjusted them already.


The mod sniffs for birthdays and applies changes to those Sims - If you have activated them.
The mod also automatically activates after Toddler to Child birthdays if you are using the "Enable Mod for all Sims" option.

Even more Details about Functionality

Known Glitches (and Bugs that are actually Features)

This Mod is XML tunable

Undocumented Cheat Codes

What are the files in the .zip?

Switching to CmarNYC Height slider
-Make sure you are running version 0.6 (or later) of this mod
-You have CmarNYC's Sim Height Slider installed (this one

Ok, lets go: (This is the simple brute force version)
-Step 1: Delete the Bloom_SimHeight_slider.package from your mod folder.
-Step 2: Download ConsortModGrowTuning 0.6 CMAR from the files section and put the containing file in your mod folder (overwrite the old file)
-Step 3: Start the game, wait for the next 1 a.m. update to fix your growing Sims.

Or, do it the elegant way. This way you can keep both sliders installed and don't have to wait until the nightly update.
-Step 1: Download ConsortModGrowTuning 0.6 CMAR from the files section and put the containing file in your mod folder (overwrite the old file)
-Step 2: Start the game
-Step 3: Copy and paste the following cheats in the cheat console (Ctrl+Shift+c to open up the console). One cheat at a time please.

consortgrowsliders #E9B528D8A39D1885 copyto #F9E284139E1F88CF if TeenOrBelow
(copy the slider values from blooms height slider to Cmar's height slider for all teens and younger)

consortgrowsliders #E9B528D8A39D1885 setto 0 if TeenOrBelow
(set blooms height slider to 0 for all teens and younger)

consortgrowsliders #B070845D2D84BB7A setto 0 if TeenOrBelow
(do the same for the head correction slider)


Bug reports
Just keep them coming in.
Also report if it works fine for you.

When you report a bug:
-Please know your main game's patch level
-The Sim-Time of your crash is very interesting. A crash about 1 o'clock at night means that the updater fails, evening would mean that something with the birthadays might be wrong. Any other time and it might not be my fault but who knows
-Since you are not a beginner (this mod is not intended for beginners), you will be familiar with error logs. This mod writes them too. They are in your Documents..Sims3 folder and are only relevant if they contain the word "consort". If they do they might be interesting for me.

I am not aware of technical incompatiblilities
You definitely need to have a recent game patch installed. I recommend 1.42 but 1.38 also works, 1.3x is possibly good.
Not tested with all Expansion Packs
Mods or Cheats that change the age of Sims will confuse the mod or possibly break things.

What can I say? Thank you modding community, all of you. Let's work together!
Special Thanks to Bloom for making the height slider and allowing me to use and redistribute it. His site is here:
And of course:
The Buzzler, The Inge, Peter Jones, twallan, MDM, nona, a, cmo and you other folks over at the poop chat at Simlogical and the Modding Discussion forum here at MTS

Additional Credits: S3PE by Peter Jones S3OC by Peter Jones
Master Controller by twallan
CmarNYC's Morphing Penis mod

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Version 0.6 Compiled against 1.57 patch level

Size: 31.3 KB · Downloads: 57,151 · 17th Sep 2013
31.3 KB 57,151 17th Sep 2013
ConsortModGrowTuning 0.6 CMAR | OPTIONAL: Premade Xml tuning file if you wish to use CmarNYC's height slider instead of blooms. Please read instructions.

Size: 1.1 KB · Downloads: 9,514 · 17th Sep 2013
1.1 KB 9,514 17th Sep 2013 | Version 0.5 Compiled against 1.47 patch level

Size: 29.2 KB · Downloads: 13,315 · 20th Jan 2013
29.2 KB 13,315 20th Jan 2013 | Version 0.4 Compiled against 1.42 patch level

Size: 29.1 KB · Downloads: 11,310 · 8th Dec 2012
29.1 KB 11,310 8th Dec 2012 | Version 0.3 Compiled against 1.42 patch level

Size: 28.5 KB · Downloads: 6,323 · 25th Nov 2012
28.5 KB 6,323 25th Nov 2012 | Version 0.2 Compiled against 1.42 patch level

Size: 28.6 KB · Downloads: 9,092 · 23rd Nov 2012
28.6 KB 9,092 23rd Nov 2012
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 6:18 AM
I must try this NOW. *Snags*
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 6:29 AM
Wow, I love modders. Thank you. Sadly, I use teen preggo mods and won't be testing this version
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 6:44 AM
Are you freaking KIDDING me?! This is AWESOME!
Test Subject
#5 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 7:11 AM
Neat idea! But I'm too lazy to test mods, so I'll wait to download.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 7:30 AM
Wow, this is so cool! I've been waiting for this for too long to count and it's been a feature I was hoping would be implemented in at least Sims 4. I'll definitely try this out later on. Great job and thank you so much for your effort!
#7 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 7:32 AM
O.O OH... MY ...GOD
Did you just basically invent gradual Aging for the sims 3?!
This is Amazing. Extraordinary. Revolutionary.Extramazinnarilonate! (<Yes I just made up an adjective to describe it xD)
Even more reasons the sims 4 should feature gradual aging, if they are inept in doing so, they should hire you to see what real skills look like
Thank-you so much for this! Whether or not there a bugs when I try it, this is still incredible.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 7:33 AM
This is actually one of the most excellent mods in a while. You just won the whole internet.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 8:20 AM
This is so awesome!!!!!!!! *___*
Can you make this mod for toddlers as well?
#10 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 9:22 AM
Coolest. Mod. Ever.

Thank you!
Mad Poster
#11 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 9:57 AM
I must wake up my entire house now.
Test Subject
#12 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 10:00 AM
Trying this tomorrow,
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 10:14 AM
Oh and just as I was about to start up a family with kids! Lemme get started testing this piece of awesome :'D
Test Subject
#14 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 10:14 AM
wow..thank you very much for this mod. i have this in my game and this is great!
Mad Poster
#15 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 10:37 AM
woww. definitely trying this one out. thank youu.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 11:32 AM
This mod is actually an amazing idea, but I'm quite prone to bugs and errors of all sorts and am currently already testing a mod, so I think it's best I wait.. but awesome idea! love it!
Field Researcher
#17 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 11:35 AM
I think I'm gonna try to experiment with tuning to make it seamless from one growth stage to the next (this would mean setting maxAge a bit higher than 100 and minAge a bit lower than 0, by the look of it). My only concern is that the breast slider might go wonky in a weird way, where it might end up that it is bigger as a "final" teen than it is as a "beginner" young adult.

Might we be able to be given separate figures for minAge and maxAge settings for each of the parameters modified, instead of all-or-nothing for the entire age stage?

Also, any word on what exactly the teen pregnancy incompatibility is? Is it a lack of height slider compatibility with a pregnant morph or something, and might it be something that'd be fixed simply by having a non-default body model like Navetsea's?
Test Subject
#18 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 11:57 AM
genius and amazing mod but i'm still afraid of it ;P
Mad Poster
#19 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 12:55 PM
This is a really clever and amazing idea, nice one!
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#20 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 1:38 PM
Setting the kAge tuning to <0 or >100 is a bit of uncharted terrain, you have to try for your self. Sims will look funny in many ways if you overdo it, the bust slider being one among other problems. Changing the kAgeMin should have no effect on how the Sim looks at the end of the age span though.
I might consider adding more tunable variables in future releases

Teen Pregnancies
Babies will inherit physical features from their parents at the moment of birth. If parents are growing teens, their baby can inherit their momentary body height or bust values and keep them for life.
The mod does not detect those babies, so switching off the mod will not un-mutate them.
However, you get away with a lot if you also use the mod on the babies once they are children since it fixes at least the height slider (in standard settings).
Forum Resident
#21 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 1:56 PM
This is seriously too amazing....I can't test right now because my game is acting really screwy since the 1.42 patch. I wouldn't want to get those bugs mixed up with any this mod might produce. But once I've gotten it settled or Twallan has lol...I'll definitely help test this...It's truly phenomenal!!! Great Job!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 2:03 PM
I will definitely try this out
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 2:30 PM
What'd happen to Teen sims made with height sliders? Would they be affected differently!! Thank you!! Your work is so original!!

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
#24 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 2:58 PM
Congratulations Consort, it is a awsome mod!
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 7th Nov 2012 at 3:17 PM
Very nice. I'm really glad you made this. I'll give a test run very soon. ^_^
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