Create A Mod – Faster Interactions

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Create a Mod – Faster Interactions will show you how to make interactions faster. Before you begin, please make sure that you’ve followed these tutorials:

Create A Mod – Programs for Modding
Create A Mod – Setting Up

Creating the Mod

Since song writing takes forever, I’m going to make a Faster Song Writing mod for the guitar as an example. Other interactions have different ways to speed up their times, more examples are shown in the Additional Info section below.

  1. Go to Mod Creating\Current Patch XMLs folder.
  2. Search for the interaction that you want to make faster:
    cam_fastinteraction1 For this one, we want guitar_WriteSong_Staging.
  3. Double-click to open in Notepad++.
  4. Scroll down until you get to the progressive_stat_change code (line 191). We need to reduce the y numbers (750 and 330) in this part:
  5. I’m just going to reduce them by half:

Note – If you’re in doubt on what you need to edit, don’t forget you can check your DESCs as instructed here.

  1. When you’re done editing the XML, click File > Save As and save to your Modded XMLs folder.
  2. Package the mod and test!

You may have to adjust the numbers a few times to get the interaction to your desired speed.

Additional Info

As I mentioned earlier, other interactions have different ways to speed up their times. Here are some examples:

Faster Restocking Items

  1. Open the retail_RestockItem XML
  2. Find the <V t=”time_based”> code and set the preferred <T n=”max_time”> and <T n=”min_time”> in sim minutes:

Faster Homework

  1. Open the Loot_Commodity_Homework_Default XML
  2. Find the <U n=”statistic_change”> code, then increase the <T n=”amount”> for the commodity_Career_Homework stat:

Faster Extra Credit

  1. Open the Book_Homework_Teen-ExtraCredit and Book_Homework_Child-ExtraCredit XMLs
  2. Find the <U n=”statistic_change”> code, then increase <T n=”amount”> for the statistic_Career_Homework-ExtraCredit:

Feel free to contact me if you need additional help. The next tutorial will be the first of the Intermediate Series!