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Working Alarm Clocks

by scumbumbo Posted 27th Jan 2016 at 6:58 PM - Updated 1st Feb 2019 at 6:50 AM by scumbumbo : Brazilian Portuguese translation added
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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.
Updated 06-21-2018 --- Minor fixes to a bunch of things; however, upgrading the mod should not be required at this time if you have a previous version.

Note (Dec. 28, 2017) - I released a bugfix today which fixes the issue of Sims awoken by a loud noise not reacting with their fingers to their ears. See Bugfixes - It's a Crying Shame if you are interested in having this fixed in your game.

Description

While designing a new bedroom for some recently aged up twins, I started thinking the larger family might require more preparation time in the morning for the kids to make it to school on time. I had already written the Wakeup Early mod, which works well still (amazingly), but wouldn't it be nice to have actual alarm clocks? So I went on a search to find some, but the only alarm clocks I actually found were some static decorative alarm clocks. Elias943 had done a wonderful job on these TS2 to TS4 conversions, and I thought it was a shame that they didn't actually function. So I set to work looking at how it could be done.

The result was a new set of tuning which actually enables the clocks to wake up sims at the set time. With Elias943's gracious permission, I have included all three of his most excellent conversions modified to use this new tuning. These clocks are available for purchase in the bedroom and electronics/miscellaneous categories: the IKEA PS Clock, CyberChronometer Alarm Clock, and the Get Up! Alarm Clock. The last one being a wind-up alarm clock has the additional feature that it doesn't require power to operate, so your sims can't wake up late just because the power got turned off during the night!

Once placed, simply click the clock and choose what hour you want the alarm to ring. Any sims in that room will wake up to the loud noise of the alarm at the selected time. The alarm time is of course retained once set, so simply set once and forget it. You can always change the alarm, or turn it off as well.

ReubenHood's Sleep All Night mod is a highly recommended companion mod for these clocks. This mod will ensure that your sims don't wake up too early and will get up when you want them to. Since ReubenHood hasn't been around for a while, I have checked and used his mod and it is still functioning perfectly as of the January 7, 2016 game patch.

Compatibility and Installation

Please Note - These clocks will conflict with Elias943's original conversions. So if you have previously downloaded his clocks, you should remove the alarmclock1, alarmclock2 and alarmclock3 packages from your mods folder. Any clocks you have already placed as decoration will be upgraded to functional after installing this new package.

This mod was created using The Sims 4 1.44.77.1020 (June 19, 2018), and may not be compatible with earlier versions of the game.

To install simply unzip the package from the download into your mods folder. It can be placed in a subfolder if you wish to organize things neatly. Again, be sure to remove Elias943's original alarm clocks if you install this.

There is also a "Separated" zip file, which contains the base mod and each of the three clocks in separate package files. You must install the base mod package, and at least one of the clocks. If you want to install all three clocks, just use the main zip file which contains everything in one package file.


Additional Credits
  • Elias943 for his excellent TS2 to TS4 alarm clock conversions.
  • Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool.
  • Velocitygrass for the Sims4Data tool.
  • Translators:
    • Chinese by Egureh
    • German by HerrSims
    • Italian by Ele88
    • Brazilian Portuguese by Everton_Gaymer
Tags: #alarm, #clock

Type: Other

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 4

This is a multi-part download:


Use only one of the downloads below. The "Separated" zip file contains the base mod and each clock as a separate package file, while the other zip file contains everything in one package.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
WorkingAlarmClocks_Separated.zip | Base Mod + Three Functional Alarm Clocks as separate files

Size: 781.7 KB · Downloads: 47,837 · 1st Feb 2019
781.7 KB 47,837 1st Feb 2019
WorkingAlarmClocks.zip | Three Functional Alarm Clocks

Size: 787.2 KB · Downloads: 97,036 · 1st Feb 2019
787.2 KB 97,036 1st Feb 2019
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3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
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  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
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Lab Assistant
#126 Old 6th Dec 2019 at 10:02 AM
I can confirm that this mod works as of 6 Dec 2019 (1.58.69 patch).

I run a Discord server dedicated to assisting Mac Simmers. Come join me here: https://discord.gg/6sjegZD

"It wasn't long ago that I was just like you." -- "Emenius Sleepus" by Michael Ryan Pritchard
Forum Resident
#127 Old 6th Dec 2019 at 6:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Athena Apollos
I can confirm that this mod works as of 6 Dec 2019 (1.58.69 patch).

Glad to hear that. This is definitely one of my favorite mods by him that he did...

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
Forum Resident
#128 Old 24th Dec 2019 at 8:26 PM
Still works as of the December 12th patch (I just tested it), thankfully!

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
Lab Assistant
#129 Old 31st Jan 2020 at 2:10 PM
I can confirm that this mod works as of the 1.60 patch.

I run a Discord server dedicated to assisting Mac Simmers. Come join me here: https://discord.gg/6sjegZD

"It wasn't long ago that I was just like you." -- "Emenius Sleepus" by Michael Ryan Pritchard
Forum Resident
#130 Old 1st Feb 2020 at 12:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Athena Apollos
I can confirm that this mod works as of the 1.60 patch.

Phew, very glad to hear that!

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#131 Old 12th Feb 2020 at 9:31 PM
Rip Thank you for ever
Forum Resident
#132 Old 14th Feb 2020 at 12:50 PM
I should've said this sooner, but this happily still works with the Anniversary Patch, too.

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
Lab Assistant
#133 Old 8th Apr 2020 at 10:48 PM
I can confirm that this mod works with Patch 1.62.67 (7 April 2020).

I run a Discord server dedicated to assisting Mac Simmers. Come join me here: https://discord.gg/6sjegZD

"It wasn't long ago that I was just like you." -- "Emenius Sleepus" by Michael Ryan Pritchard
Forum Resident
#134 Old 9th Apr 2020 at 2:45 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Athena Apollos
I can confirm that this mod works with Patch 1.62.67 (7 April 2020).

Thanks for the info!

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#135 Old 26th Apr 2020 at 6:46 PM
I can't believe they removed this functionality since sims 1! I've yet to test this mod but hoping it works well enough. Until University I haven't had any issues with sims travel schedule to school/job because they always had a little "extra" travel time included. With universities they removed this... which is beyond stupid considering how short the classes are. You could miss valuable TIME for grading just because your sim was walking down a staircase or sitting on a couch/sofa eating. The university class starts pretty much on the dot which is just silly since you can't actually send your sim to the class AHEAD of time.
Test Subject
#136 Old 22nd May 2020 at 11:32 PM
Would be so great if this was sellable on retail lots!
Test Subject
#137 Old 1st Jun 2020 at 7:46 AM
Does this still work?
Forum Resident
#138 Old 1st Jun 2020 at 7:06 PM
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Originally Posted by NixWrld
Does this still work?

Yes, but tomorrow is Patch Day, sooo...cross your fingers!

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
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#139 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 2:50 AM
Sorry for the bump, but this mod's luck ran out with the Eco Lifestyle Pre-Patch.

Happily, I just learned that Athena Apollos updated it on the Scumbumbo memorial site, thank you!

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
Lab Assistant
#140 Old 8th Jun 2020 at 7:21 AM
It's updated at https://scumbumbomods.com/
Forum Resident
#141 Old 9th Jun 2020 at 2:47 AM
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Originally Posted by LaraCroftEyes1

Yep, I mentioned it in my last post, but I didn't include the link because I wasn't sure if it was okay. Thanks!

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
Test Subject
#142 Old 18th Mar 2021 at 2:54 AM
No longer working on here or through the link posted above...
Forum Resident
#143 Old 22nd Mar 2021 at 5:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Arox312
No longer working on here or through the link posted above...

It's been broken since 1.70.84, according to the Status page at the Scumbumbo Memorial site. Bummer.

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
Test Subject
#144 Old 23rd May 2021 at 4:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Starry Might
It's been broken since 1.70.84, according to the Status page at the Scumbumbo Memorial site. Bummer.


LittleMsSam updated this mod in April :D!!!
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#145 Old 24th May 2021 at 5:16 PM
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Originally Posted by hex-objekt
LittleMsSam updated this mod in April :D!!!

I know.

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
Test Subject
#146 Old 19th Jul 2021 at 5:26 PM
I'm confused by these two statements:

[QUOTE] It's been broken since 1.70.84, according to the Status page at the Scumbumbo Memorial site. Bummer. [\QUOTE]

[QUOTE LittleMsSam updated this mod in April :D!!! [\QUOTE]

Do I take this to mean that it is still broken? Or that the author is supposed to have fixed it in april?
Because if it's supposed to be fixed, it isn't. Or else I'm using it wrong.
Forum Resident
#147 Old 27th Jul 2021 at 1:53 PM Last edited by Starry Might : 27th Jul 2021 at 1:54 PM. Reason: Had to remove the quotes within quotes due to syntax failure
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sue D Nim
I'm confused by these two statements:

[StarryMight] It's been broken since 1.70.84, according to the Status page at the Scumbumbo Memorial site. Bummer.

[hex-objekt]LittleMsSam updated this mod in April :D!!!

Do I take this to mean that it is still broken? Or that the author is supposed to have fixed it in april?
Because if it's supposed to be fixed, it isn't. Or else I'm using it wrong.

LittleMsSam took over this mod back in April. I made my post about it being broken in March.

I just looked at the Scumbumbo Memorial site's Status page, and LittleMsSam's version is listed as Compatible for the new patch.

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
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