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Dark Meditation and Dark Energy - Two Vampire Mods (JANUARY 28TH 2021)

by Chaavik Posted 29th Jan 2017 at 2:12 AM - Updated 28th Jan 2021 at 6:08 PM by Chaavik : Updated Info For December 2020
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INFO ON PARANORMAL STUFF PACK AND GAME VERSION 1.70.84.1020
The mods are safe to use with Paranormal Stuff Pack and Game Version 1.70.84.1020. Remember to choose 1 meditation mod and 1 buff mod and put them into the Overrides folder.

OLD INFO ON SNOWY ESCAPE AND GAME VERSION 1.69.59.1020

The new changes to the code base for several packs (Star Wars to Snowy Escape) changed significantly to affect how Vampires gain their Power needs in full and when Vampires can use Dark Meditation again. A new set of mods had to be created to replace the old ones with a different approach to TIME because there is a hidden modifier inside the game to affect both the Dark Meditation interaction and the Dark Energy buff.

INFO ON ZERO'S BATUU VAMPIRES POWERS MOD

Zero's "Batuu Vampires Powers" mod shares the same resource used in my "Dark Meditation" interaction mods. The ONLY difference between Zero's and my mods is that my Dark Meditation mods modify the time and remove the region to allow Vampires to meditate anywhere for however long they want. You can safely use Zero's mod with one of my Dark Meditation mods as long as you put both into the Overrides folder.

Sims 4 and Sims 4 Vampires are required to use any flavor of this mod!

Does it bother you to see your Vampire gain almost nothing from using Dark Meditation to restore their Vampire Energy? Does it also bother you to see how long Dark Meditation last for your Vampire? 15 minutes??

Without further ado...

DARK MEDITATION MODS (interaction):

These mods changes the amount of time and energy a Vampire needs to meditate to regain their Vampire Energy:

1 Hour - EA default energy gain values (full Power bar)
1 Hour - Reduced EA default energy gain values by half (slightly over half of the Power bar)
1 Hour - Reduced EA default energy gain values by 1/3 (1/3rd of the Power bar) Pescado
2 Hours - EA default energy gain values (full Power bar)
2 Hours - Reduced EA default energy gain values by half (full Power bar after 2 hours)

DARK ENERGY MODS (buff):

These mods modify the amount of time a Vampire's Dark Energy buff lasts until the Vampires can use Dark Meditation:

No Buff: Can use Dark Meditation Immediately
1 Hour : Can't use Dark Meditation for 1 hour
2 Hours: Can't use Dark Meditation for 2 hours
3 Hours: Can't use Dark Meditation for 3 hours
4 Hours: Can't use Dark Meditation for 4 hours
24 Hours: Can't use Dark Meditation for 24 hours Pescado

NOTE ABOUT THE PESCADO VERSION:

J.M. Pescado was a well known modder for Sims 2 and Sims 3, having done a ton of mods to make the games harder to play or to make the Sims suffer. I'm pretty sure his poor Sims literally begged him to let them out of his games! The special Pescado mod makes the challenge more interesting for players playing their Vampires to survive with what little energy they have to go about their daily (or should I say nightly?) activities.

ABOUT THE VALUES:

The following information about the values in both the interaction and buff mods are outlined below:

Dark Meditation:

EA Default Energy Values:
Without True Master trait: 4
With True Master trait : 6

Chaavik Energy Values:
Reduced Energy Values By Half:
Without True Master trait: 2
With True Master trait : 3

Reduced Energy Values By One-Third:
Without True Master trait: 1
With True Master trait : 1.5

Dark Energy buff:

EA Default Value: 12 hours

BUT.....

EA modified a piece of code and added a hidden modifier inside the game to adjust the timer for the Dark Energy buff. This is what I discovered in my research:

EA Default Buff Values:
15 mins = 1 hour
30 mins = 2 hours
45 mins = 3 hours
60 mins = 4 hours
180 mins = 12 hours
360 mins = 24 hours

WARNING:

You can have 1version from the Dark Meditation Mods (interaction) folder and 1 version from the Dark Energy Mods (buff) folder together in your game. Put them in the Overrides folder! Support will not be provided if either mod isn't put into the Overrides folder.

TUNING XML FILES USED:

The following .XML files have been edited and will conflict with other mods using below:

E882D22F!00000011!0000000000024E70.vampire_Power_DarkMeditation.InteractionTuning.xml
6017E896!00000011!0000000000026006.buff_Vampire_DarkMeditation.BuffTuning.xml

Additional Credits:
Sims 4 Studio
Notepad++
Sita Bloodrose - my Vampire model
Tribute to J.M. Pescado



Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Dark Meditation Mods - Snowy Escape.zip | For Snowy Escape and/or Game Version 1.69.59.1020

Size: 18.7 KB · Downloads: 912 · 16th Dec 2020
18.7 KB 912 16th Dec 2020
Dark Meditation Mods-Seasons.7z | Defunct - Do Not use

Size: 5.0 KB · Downloads: 3,295 · 7th Aug 2018
5.0 KB 3,295 7th Aug 2018
Dark Meditation Buffs Mods-Seasons.7z | Defunct - Do Not Use

Size: 4.5 KB · Downloads: 2,037 · 7th Aug 2018
4.5 KB 2,037 7th Aug 2018
Dark Meditation Buff Mods-1242018.zip | Defunct - Do Not Use

Size: 8.5 KB · Downloads: 1,668 · 24th Jan 2018
8.5 KB 1,668 24th Jan 2018
Dark Meditation Mods-Dec282017.zip | Defunct - Do Not Use

Size: 6.2 KB · Downloads: 1,390 · 28th Dec 2017
6.2 KB 1,390 28th Dec 2017
Dark Meditation Buff Mods.zip | Defunct - Do Not Use

Size: 6.3 KB · Downloads: 5,227 · 3rd Feb 2017
6.3 KB 5,227 3rd Feb 2017
Dark Meditation Mods.zip | Defunct - Do Not Use

Size: 6.2 KB · Downloads: 7,481 · 29th Jan 2017
6.2 KB 7,481 29th Jan 2017

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