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Non Default - Complete Skill Books Revised

by mikey Posted 4th Apr 2013 at 4:14 AM - Updated 24th Jun 2014 at 4:56 AM by mikey
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OVERVIEW
This is a set of Complete Skill - Non Default Books, meaning these are all new books and does not edit or alter any of the Default Books.
  • Your Sim can learn all levels of each of skill except those noted below.
  • Each skill max is level 10 unless followed by the max in parentheses.
  • Complete Skill and Know Your Fish books are 100 pages and cost 100 Simoleans
  • You can buy the books at any bookstore in Sunset Valley, Twinbrook, Bridgeport, etc., as well as the Book Registers in World Adventures Vacation Worlds (France, China, & Egypt) and in the University World, as well as Oasis Landing (Into the Future)
  • Only the books for the EP's you have will show up in your game. So if you have the Base Game, World Adventures, and University Life; you will not see books from the other EP's. I have tested multiple game configurations without any issues
  • While it only requires the Base Game, in order for the other books in the EP's to show up, you will need that EP
  • Children can read most books, I didn't add this to some as it really didn't make sense




HOW THEY WORK
There are 2 methods to achieve the goal of reading the Skill books faster.
  • Method 1 involves raising the amount of skill points per page. As the Sim reads, the amount of skill points are added for each page read. So if you choose SkillBooks20, each page is worth 20 skill points
  • Method 2 involves raising the amount of pages a Sim can read in a minute. Since there have been many requests for raising the speed for ALL books, I'm adding these as an alternative to Method 1.
NOTE: You must choose whether you only want the Complete Skill Books to change (method 1) or All Books to change (method 2), YOU CAN ONLY USE 1 VERSION OF THIS MOD AT A TIME.

METHOD 1: Only the Complete Skill Books change, All other books are still default
EA Default: Levels 0-3 at 5 skill points per page, Levels 4-6 at 9 skill points per page, Levels 7-10 at 14 skill points per page
SkillBooks5.rar - 5 skill points per page (Half Speed)
SkillBooks10.rar - 10 skill points per page (Default)
SkillBooks20.rar - 20 skill points per page (2X)
SkillBooks100.rar - 100 skill points per page (10X)
SkillBooksInstant.rar - 10000 skill points per page

METHOD 2: All Books change, each version contains the Complete Sill Books at 10 skill points per page
EA Default Speed - 1ppm, Bookworm 2ppm
AllBooks2x.package - 2ppm, Bookworm 4ppm
AllBooks3x.package - 3ppm, Bookworm 6ppm
AllBooks5x.package - 5ppm, Bookworm 10ppm
AllBooks10x.package - 10ppm, Bookworm 20ppm
AllBooks100x.package - 100ppm, Bookworm 200ppm


KNOW YOUR FISH
Know Your Fish Books can be found under the Fishing Books, also for 100 Simoleans. You can learn All the Fish with One Book! Like the Skill Books, you will only see the books you have the EP for, They are:
Complete Skill: Know Your Base Game Fish
Complete Skill: Know Your World Adventures Fish
Complete Skill: Know Your Supernatural Fish

ANYONE CAN USE POTTY CHAIR
This simply allows any sim of any age, who has been potty trained or learned the potty training, to use the potty chair. Note that sims, child through elder, merely stand in front of the potty chair to relieve their bladder. The nice thing about this, your sims will relieve their bladder without privacy issues.



RESOURCES & CONFLICTS
  • This is a Tuning Mod and it was created with patch 1.50.56
  • This mod edits the Books.xml from GamePlayData.package, and will conflict with any other mod which does the same.
  • It only changes how fast you can learn a skill by reading "these books", if your sim reads the Default Skill Books they will learn at the game default rate.
  • This mod does NOT, in any way, edit or alter the Skills or the points to reach skill levels. So you would be able to use a mod which speeds up skills.
  • Hidden Skills do not show up in the Skill Journal, if you want to see the levels of Hidden Skills, you will need to find a mod which makes hidden skills visible in the journal



ADDITIONAL CREDITS
- CmarNYC for Easy STBL Manager
- ralphaelninja, for Sim Selector allowing me to test multiple game configurations for compatibility.
- Twallan, Nraas Industries for letting me know the issues with Ambitions displaying untranslated strings
- Echo for Postal and her insight in the New Books thread
- Others in the same thread, who asked questions, which I was able to take advantage of
- Peter Jones for S3PE

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: 1.50.56

This is a multi-part download:


YOU CAN ONLY USE ONE (1) VERSION AT A TIME!
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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
AllBooks100x.rar | Read All Books at 100x

Size: 28.4 KB · Downloads: 4,901 · 23rd Jun 2014
28.4 KB 4,901 23rd Jun 2014
AllBooks10x.rar | Read All Books at 10x

Size: 28.4 KB · Downloads: 1,640 · 23rd Jun 2014
28.4 KB 1,640 23rd Jun 2014
AllBooks5x.rar | Read All Books at 5x

Size: 28.4 KB · Downloads: 983 · 23rd Jun 2014
28.4 KB 983 23rd Jun 2014
AllBooks3x.rar | Read All Books at 3x

Size: 28.4 KB · Downloads: 706 · 23rd Jun 2014
28.4 KB 706 23rd Jun 2014
AllBooks2x.rar | Read All Books at 2x

Size: 28.4 KB · Downloads: 821 · 23rd Jun 2014
28.4 KB 821 23rd Jun 2014
Anyone_Can_Use_PottyChair.rar | Tuning File to allow anyone Toddler thru Elder to use the Potty Chair

Size: 1.2 KB · Downloads: 2,293 · 4th Apr 2013
1.2 KB 2,293 4th Apr 2013
SkillBooks100.rar | Complete Skill Books at 10x

Size: 28.4 KB · Downloads: 9,757 · 4th Apr 2013
28.4 KB 9,757 4th Apr 2013
SkillBooks20.rar | Complete Skill Books at 2x

Size: 28.4 KB · Downloads: 4,410 · 4th Apr 2013
28.4 KB 4,410 4th Apr 2013
SkillBooks10.rar | Complete Skill Books at Default Speed

Size: 28.4 KB · Downloads: 3,496 · 4th Apr 2013
28.4 KB 3,496 4th Apr 2013
SkillBooks5.rar | Complete Skill Books at half speed

Size: 28.4 KB · Downloads: 2,284 · 4th Apr 2013
28.4 KB 2,284 4th Apr 2013
SkillBooksInstant.rar | Complete Skill Books - Instant Speed

Size: 28.4 KB · Downloads: 21,198 · 4th Apr 2013
28.4 KB 21,198 4th Apr 2013
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See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Field Researcher
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4th Apr 2013 at 4:47 AM
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Interstellar Traveler
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#2 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 4:57 AM
This is awesome! Thank you!
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 5:37 AM
As stated in the overview, this will not conflict with a mod that changes the skills.xml (aka faster skills mod)
Test Subject
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#4 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 10:36 AM
whoa, that broke my game xD in a good way
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 11:33 AM
Thanks
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 12:16 PM
'Toddler Skills: Learn To Talk (1), Learn To Walk (1), Potty Training (1), Xylophone (3), Peg Box (3)'

One of the main reasons I kept my sims childless, now gone! And adults using the potty? Priceless! :D
Field Researcher
#7 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 12:20 PM
Is there any way to make these default or at the very least hide the original books in the bookstore?
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 12:41 PM
Thank you
Mad Poster
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#9 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 6:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TashaFaun
Is there any way to make these default or at the very least hide the original books in the bookstore?
Actually, yes, there is. Simply removing the default books listed in the books.xml will keep them from showing up, leaving only the Complete Skill Books.

When I first came up with this, they were intended to be in addition to the default. So that the user could use the default books as normal, but still have access to the Complete Skill Books, as needed.

Looking at the old upload, the default and instant speeds were the most popular. I suppose I could add those two versions as a default set, if there was enough interest in it.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 10:11 PM
I'm interested in a default set for sure!
Field Researcher
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#11 Old 4th Apr 2013 at 11:36 PM
*fingers crossed that enough people want default*
Test Subject
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#12 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 12:25 AM
I've been waiting for this update - thank you so much - love the complete skill books and hated playing without them. I also would be interested in a default mod. I use the 2X version.
Forum Resident
#13 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 12:52 AM
Default replacement would be good. There's no reason to use the default books with this installed, so the defaults just clutter up newly purchased book cases. But how would you decide what skill points per page to use, and would the user be able to set the skillpoints per page somehow?
Instructor
#14 Old 5th Apr 2013 at 1:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by werismyki
Actually, yes, there is. Simply removing the default books listed in the books.xml will keep them from showing up, leaving only the Complete Skill Books.

When I first came up with this, they were intended to be in addition to the default. So that the user could use the default books as normal, but still have access to the Complete Skill Books, as needed.

Looking at the old upload, the default and instant speeds were the most popular. I suppose I could add those two versions as a default set, if there was enough interest in it.


Instead of removing them from the XML, I'd recommend you to edit this line:
Code:
  <NotInBookStore>False</NotInBookStore>

to:
Code:
  <NotInBookStore>True</NotInBookStore>

That way if the user has those books in a bookshelf, the game won't go nuts trying to look for them.
Field Researcher
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#15 Old 6th Apr 2013 at 6:24 AM
The only thing it needs is some of Maxis' dry humor.
Field Researcher
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#16 Old 6th Apr 2013 at 6:46 AM
I love it! Amazing idea and work, yay for less cluttered bookshelves!

I only wish they were a bit more expensive, as if they were actually the 3 different volumes combined in one. Having them cost 100 simoleons just seem so cheaty for me :/
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 7th Apr 2013 at 12:34 PM
Thanks so much for this mod it was driving me crazy in the game I had to read fish books to learn what bait catches what type of fish. Thanks to your faster learning mod I no longer have to worry about this.Much Thanks to you
Test Subject
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#18 Old 9th Apr 2013 at 6:44 PM
I could honestly kiss you!!!! Sims 3 takes forever for them to learn skills, especially when they reach 6 or above it takes them HOURS!!! I was hoping it would have been like Sims2 where you enter the cheatsenabled cheat and just drag...but oh well, your idea and whoever elses are genius!! absolutely genius!!!
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Test Subject
#19 Old 18th Apr 2013 at 5:39 PM
do they need the traits? my sims read the book and gained nothing?
my game is like close to broken, so is it just my game or did this happen to anyone else? (-:
Test Subject
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#20 Old 18th Apr 2013 at 9:48 PM
Awsome! Thanks!
Test Subject
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#21 Old 25th Apr 2013 at 2:58 PM
I honestly can't tel you enough how much I love this!!!! I would give you a million thumbs up and comments if i could lol thank you again
Test Subject
#22 Old 26th Apr 2013 at 6:42 PM
Hi!

Thanks so much for this! However, I have not been able to use it yet. Is this just one book that I am looking for? I can't find any other books, at the book store, than those that are default. I might be totally thick here, so sorry!

Could someone please help? Thanks! :-)
Test Subject
#23 Old 27th Apr 2013 at 6:38 PM
Recipes would be nice to match the fishing bait learning.
Test Subject
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#24 Old 2nd May 2013 at 2:35 AM
Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. What a wonderful mod.
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