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Faster Crafting

by gummilutt Posted 29th Apr 2017 at 9:30 PM - Updated 1st May 2017 at 5:36 AM by gummilutt
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I've always thought crafting was a fun addition to the game, but the slow crafting and massive motive drain takes away some of that fun. I've long intended to mod the motive-aspect of it, but after playing a household that only gets to use what they make I decided the slowness was a bigger problem. I set out to find a mod to make it faster, and the only thing my searches brought up were other people looking for it. So off to fix it I went.

How does it work?
This mod makes crafting quicker by setting the crafted object as partially finished right from the start. I would have preferred to make the actual crafting faster, but the game refused to listen to that so I had to figure out another solution and this is what I came up with. It should also help with the motive drain, since your Sims get more items in less time and won't have to spend as much time crafting. It does not affect motives directly though.

Comes in three versions.
25% complete - Objects start 1/4 done, which means your crafting will be 33% faster.
50% complete - Objects start 1/2 done, which means your crafting will be 200% faster.
75% complete - Objects start 3/4 done, which means your crafting will be 400% faster.

Known issues
With this mod the crafting progress bar will lag a little, remaining visible a little longer than usual if you cancel the crafting before the item is finished. I decided it was a small enough problem that it is an acceptable side effect.

For the types of crafting where the object changes shape during the crafting process (like toys and robots) you may see less of that shape-changing. It does still change shape, but depending on which object it is and which mod you use, you might not have time to see the change before the object is complete.

Compatibility
Compatible with all games from OFB and onward. If your highest game engine is Open for Business up to Seasons, please use OFB-Seasons version. If your highest game engine is Freetime up to Mansion & Gardens, please use FT-MG version.

Conflicts
None that I am aware of. May conflict with mods that affect crafting.

Will not affect most, possibly all, custom crafting stations. The ones tested have not been affected. There's nothing I can do about that, sadly, it's because of how they were made.

How to edit
This is easy to modify if you'd like objects to start out with a different % than the versions I offer here. Open the package in SimPE and modify the line in the BCON called Tuning - Faster Crafting. Enter whichever % you want it to start at in the Dec box, commit and save. If you'd like to try and you need more specific instructions than this, let me know and I'll make a picture showing you the steps.

Disclaimer: I would not recommend setting it to 100 as I don't know how it'll react to that.

Credits
Joandsarah77 and Sunbee for testing for me.
Gdayars and Jones for making the sewable object recolors you see in the thumbnail. Gdayars made the teddybear recolor, and Jones made the quilt recolor. I'd highly recommend checking both of them out, both very cute!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Constant Contestant
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#2 Old 29th Apr 2017 at 10:30 PM
Ooh another very useful mod, thank you L(
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 29th Apr 2017 at 11:42 PM
Thanks!!! Very useful
Scholar
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#4 Old 30th Apr 2017 at 1:33 AM
YES YES SO MUCH YES THANK YOU LOVE YOU
Top Secret Researcher
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#5 Old 30th Apr 2017 at 4:19 AM
Brilliant. The time it took to craft always put me off. Thanks.
Test Subject
#6 Old 1st May 2017 at 1:32 AM
Do you know how this affects hobby and badge gain?
Mad Poster
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#7 Old 1st May 2017 at 2:59 AM
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Originally Posted by flyingkitty67
Do you know how this affects hobby and badge gain?


Since I made it, yes, I do know My mod does not affect enthusiasm and badge gain rates. Sims will start earning enthusiasm and badge points when they start crafting the object, as usual, and will stop gaining when they stop crafting. Because the object takes less time to craft and enthusiasm/badge gain is a set amount per time unit, they will get less enthusiasm and badge points per object than they would without the mod. However, enthusiasm/badge gain over time will be the same since I haven't edited those in any way.

If you have questions on how to use SimPE or WW, you're welcome to PM me.
Test Subject
#8 Old 2nd May 2017 at 5:57 AM
Does this effect reagent crafting?
Mad Poster
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#9 Old 2nd May 2017 at 1:58 PM
No, it does not affect reagent crafting, it uses it's own code separate from the other kinds of crafting. But Cyjon has a mod for faster reagent crafting if you are interested, faster reagents.

If you have questions on how to use SimPE or WW, you're welcome to PM me.
Forum Resident
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#10 Old 3rd May 2017 at 3:11 AM
Ooh nice! :D
Top Secret Researcher
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#11 Old 9th May 2017 at 7:20 PM
Great idea. Thank you!
Forum Resident
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#12 Old 6th Jun 2017 at 11:37 AM
Thank you
Theorist
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#13 Old 12th Jun 2017 at 1:46 AM
Thank you
Criminal Mastermind
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#14 Old 16th Jul 2017 at 1:49 AM
Good idea. Thank you.
Test Subject
#15 Old 24th Aug 2018 at 11:26 AM
I have Freetime, but I don't have any Accessoirs packs, so, what do I download? I really would like to try it :3
Test Subject
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#16 Old 16th Jun 2020 at 4:20 AM
This is awesome! Is there a mod for other crafts, by chance? Pottery, toy making, flower arranging, etc?
Mad Poster
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#17 Old 1st May 2021 at 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by marinka512
This is awesome! Is there a mod for other crafts, by chance? Pottery, toy making, flower arranging, etc?


@marinka512 This mod impacts all maxis crafting, so sewing, pottery, toy making, flower arrenging and robotery are all covered.

If you have questions on how to use SimPE or WW, you're welcome to PM me.
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 26th May 2021 at 10:43 PM
This really makes crafting a useful way for a stay at home spouse to earn their own money. Thanks!