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Jogging Track Marker

by icarus_allsorts Posted 5th Oct 2014 at 6:44 PM
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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.

Mod Description

This is a custom scripted marker object used for creating jogging tracks for your sims.Just place the markers at points along where you'd like your sims to jog on, and send them jogging along the designated track with a custom Go Jogging interaction by clicking on the ground or floor.


Details

The marker can be found in Buy Mode under Entertainment > Sporting Goods and is rather inexplicably named Go Jogging (after the interaction) to save the mod from having to be translated (both the object name and description reuse in game text so should automatically show up translated in your game)

You are free to place the object as you like to create your track (it has to be on an actual lot though, both residential and commercial lots are okay). Things to keep in mind:
  • It is NOT necessary to connect your markers in a loop but sims will still run through every marker in a room and then back to the one they started from before looping through same course again. In fact if you just want sims running round and round the same spot the entire time placing just one marker should do.
  • The arrows on the marker indicate the direction of the track so make sure they point correctly.
  • Sims will try to run in a straight line from one marker to the next, so in order for them to run a curved path would probably require a few extra markers depending on how smooth you want the curve.
  • If there is an obstacle along the way though sims should be able to dodge them as they jog, so you could set up a 'bendy' track with just two markers placed in a straight line if you placed objects suitably in between them.
  • You can't manually set the order of the markers are run in. The game will decide on the most "natural" path to take between marker to marker. (It should be safe to assume the marker that comes next is always chosen by distance and the general direction the current marker is pointing) You'll just have to experiment yourself to see how a more creative setup than a plain old circle or straight line will work.
  • Sims will only consider markers in the same room as the one they start from, so you can have separate tracks on the same lot so long as they are in different rooms or separately fenced off areas.
  • Up to 3 sims should be able to jog on a track comfortably at a time, any more and they will tend to bump into one another as they run but will still continue jogging anyhow.



The markers are only visible in Buy and Build Mode so you won't be able to see them or click on them in Live Mode. To get a sim to manually jog on a track just click anywhere on the floor of the room the track is on and use the Go Jogging interaction (requires at least 1 level of Athletic Skill or it won't appear). Unless the interaction is manually cancelled, sims will jog around the track until they become fatigued or have a dire need that needs tending to. Occasionally they will stop to recalculate routing, sometimes leaving the track to do so, but will immediately continue jogging afterwards.

Sims with the required Athletic skill can also autonomously decide to jog on the track on their own as long as there are less than 3 sims already on the track to prevent overcrowding (you can still manually direct sims to jog at any time). Also while jogging you can click on any other sim in the same room and ask them to join in provided there isn't anything blocking them from jogging in the first place (i.e. insufficient skill/fatigue/low needs)


End Notes

Build and tested on patch 1.67

Should be Base Game compatible. The object is based on the horse race training posts from the Pets expansion (in fact it just an extremely simplified version of it made for human sims), however the script and the object itself should not need the expansion itself to work. Can't actually confirm this until someone without Pets willingly tries it out, but it should be safe

Since this is a newly scripted object it should not conflict with any other mods. There is an ITUN in the package for the autonomous version of the jogging interaction, the user directed version uses the tuning from the game's JogHere_Terrain ITUN so if you have another mod modifying it this mod will simply read and use the changes from there without conflicting.

Additional Credits:
The Jones' for S3PE and S3OC

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: 1.67.2.024
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icarusallsorts_JoggingMarker.rar

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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Scholar
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#2 Old 5th Oct 2014 at 7:22 PM
Wow, this looks very nifty! Thanks for making such interesting stuff for us.
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 5th Oct 2014 at 7:24 PM
Very cool, thanks!
Icy Spicy
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#4 Old 5th Oct 2014 at 7:31 PM
You, sir, are the most innovative modder out there
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 5th Oct 2014 at 7:45 PM
OMG exellent !!! Video please ? ^^
Test Subject
#6 Old 5th Oct 2014 at 8:14 PM
You have no idea how much I wanted something like this. It's so great you and other modders are still cranking out TS3 mods, since I'm rather reluctant to move on to TS4. Now I don't have to queue spam "jog here"
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#7 Old 5th Oct 2014 at 8:28 PM
I swear you are an absolute SUPERSTAR!!! *glomps you* I have been checking the site all weekend wondering if you had a lovely mod for us, and was a bit sad not to find one. Then I just got home from work to find THIS! It's awesome, thank you so much for sharing your mods with us all! I can't wait to try this one out!!!
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#8 Old 5th Oct 2014 at 8:30 PM Last edited by FozzerBear : 5th Oct 2014 at 8:35 PM. Reason: spelling
Hi, fantastic idea. I'll test this out. I got Pets but my Sims family has no tame horses at the moment. If the wild horses in my world flock around the jogging area I'll let you know.

Any chance for a dog jogging track? I would love that.
Scholar
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#9 Old 5th Oct 2014 at 9:06 PM
Brilliant idea. Thank you 😉
One Minute Ninja'd
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#10 Old 5th Oct 2014 at 9:36 PM
Very, very clever! Thank you! Now I have to figure out where to make a track.
Test Subject
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#11 Old 5th Oct 2014 at 9:46 PM
This would be good to simulate an urban hiking trail. We can make all kinds of pretty trails, but without a draw at the end Sims won't use them. (And they might not leave if there is one.) Now I can make a scenic loop for larger parks.
Space Pony
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#12 Old 5th Oct 2014 at 10:08 PM
Great Mod
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#13 Old 5th Oct 2014 at 10:11 PM
Nice mod, many thanks :D
Field Researcher
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#14 Old 5th Oct 2014 at 10:34 PM
Thank you. Absolutely fabulous idea!!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 6th Oct 2014 at 12:03 AM
This is so wonderful!!! Thanks for your hard work :D
Test Subject
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#16 Old 6th Oct 2014 at 1:21 AM
Thank you! Really glad there are still interesting mods being made for the sims 3.
Instructor
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#17 Old 6th Oct 2014 at 1:42 AM
Wow! Your creativity is astonishing! Thanks for yet another reason to stick with TS3!
Test Subject
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#18 Old 6th Oct 2014 at 2:56 AM
Awesome! Do you know how long I have wanted something like this?! Well...a really long time. Thank you so much!!
Test Subject
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#19 Old 6th Oct 2014 at 3:05 AM
This is brilliant!! Thank you!
Test Subject
#20 Old 6th Oct 2014 at 4:13 AM
whoop!! This will work awesomely in the athletics club I'm building!!!
Lab Assistant
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#21 Old 6th Oct 2014 at 8:41 AM
This is amazing!! Can't wait to use it in my game!! :D
Test Subject
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#22 Old 6th Oct 2014 at 9:41 AM
Another fun thing for Simmies to do. Can children play too? Thanks Icarus_allsorts
Test Subject
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#23 Old 6th Oct 2014 at 11:04 AM
Can't wait to try it out. Thanks :)
Test Subject
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#24 Old 6th Oct 2014 at 12:50 PM
Perfect for gyms or olympic stadiums! Thank you
Lab Assistant
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#25 Old 6th Oct 2014 at 2:33 PM
Great idea! Thanks.
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