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Faster Upgrades Times

by sibble Posted 23rd Jun 2014 at 4:09 AM - Updated 26th Jun 2014 at 4:50 AM by sibble
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Change Log
This is my first mod, so apologies if I break the entire world with something obvious.

So I noticed that the Upgrade Times mod by Chaavik no longer worked since 1.5. I figured that this would probably be a good opportunity to see what the Sims 3 data structure looked like. Needless to say, I was flabbergasted.

Anyway, this mod currently makes all upgrades times shorter, unless they were already shorter than that. It should be compatible with every expansion and stuff pack released. I've only tested on a small handful of items from the expansions that I do own, but looking at the way the Sim3 data is stored, it should just work for everyone that is fully patched. Items I have tested include computers, sinks, showers, tubs, toilets, solar panels, stereos and dart boards.

There are currently 4 flavors available: 30min, 1hr, 2hr, and 3hr. Choose only one of them.
For each flavor, there is also a version compatible with othiym28's All-on-One Bathroom Tweak . Only use this version if you use othiym28's mod.

If you have any requests for different upgrade times , I'm open to requests, although I'll only do blanket changes due to time constraints.

Compatibility and Defaults
This mod will be incompatible with with any mod that modify any of the XMLs in the table below.
Warning, clicking the spoiler will show a huge list.

How This was Achieved
After seeing the amount of repetition in the GameplayData.package, I decided to export all the files, extract the ones that had UpgradeTime in them and finally do a Search&Replace until all the necessary times were at one hour. Due to this, I should not have missed any items in the game.


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.

Built with Game Version: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
UpgradeTimes_30min_All-In-One_Self_Cleaning_Compatible.7z | othiym28's All-in-One Tweak Compatible

Size: 83.5 KB · Downloads: 12,422 · 26th Jun 2014
83.5 KB 12,422 26th Jun 2014
UpgradeTimes_3hr_All-In-One_Self_Cleaning_Compatible.7z | othiym28's All-in-One Tweak Compatible

Size: 83.7 KB · Downloads: 1,135 · 26th Jun 2014
83.7 KB 1,135 26th Jun 2014
UpgradeTimes_2hr_All-In-One_Self_Cleaning_Compatible.7z | othiym28's All-in-One Tweak Compatible

Size: 83.7 KB · Downloads: 1,528 · 26th Jun 2014
83.7 KB 1,528 26th Jun 2014
UpgradeTimes_1hr_All-In-One_Self_Cleaning_Compatible.7z | othiym28's All-in-One Tweak Compatible

Size: 83.4 KB · Downloads: 2,995 · 26th Jun 2014
83.4 KB 2,995 26th Jun 2014
UpgradeTimes_30min.7z | All Objects take 30min to upgrade - Updated 06/25/2014

Size: 84.5 KB · Downloads: 25,050 · 23rd Jun 2014
84.5 KB 25,050 23rd Jun 2014
UpgradeTimes_3hr.7z | All Objects take 3 hours to upgrade - Updated 06/25/2014

Size: 84.6 KB · Downloads: 1,706 · 23rd Jun 2014
84.6 KB 1,706 23rd Jun 2014
UpgradeTimes_2hr.7z | All Objects take 2 hours to upgrade - Updated 06/25/2014

Size: 84.7 KB · Downloads: 3,413 · 23rd Jun 2014
84.7 KB 3,413 23rd Jun 2014
UpgradeTime-1hr.7z | All Objects take 1 hours to upgrade - Updated 06/25/2014

Size: 84.4 KB · Downloads: 9,242 · 23rd Jun 2014
84.4 KB 9,242 23rd Jun 2014
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
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#76 Old 23rd Nov 2021 at 1:32 PM
Could somebody update this mod, please?
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