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Is there a mod for slower need decay?

I need a mod for this, I forgot how fast their needs deplete after some time :eyeroll:


  • TreyNutzTreyNutz Posts: 5,780 Member
    Yes. That mod is Relativity:

    Once you have it installed click on any computer or city hall>NRaas>Relativity>Motive Decay Factors. The default setting is 1. That means the game's default. Lower than 1 is slower. Higher than 1 is faster.

    Most people use Relativity to slow down the game speed itself: computer or city hall>NRaas>Relativity>Set Speed. The game default is 37. A lower number means the flow of time is slower in the game (but animations are the same). Need and skill decay is adjusted by the mod. Try half speed (19) for awhile to see the difference, then adjust as to your liking. Don't set the value above 37. By setting Set Speed to a lower number essentially it takes less sim-minutes for sim to accomplish tasks.

    You can also adjust skill gain rates, the rate of need gain (Motive Delta in the mod), adjust skill gain to the life span your are using, etc.
  • x_Always_Heart_xx_Always_Heart_x Posts: 562 Member
    I actually have that already lol

    didn't know you could do that thank you!
  • DivinylsFanDivinylsFan Posts: 935 Member
    there is also the happiness rewards which you buy with happiness points that your sims get when they fulfill wishes
  • Deshong04Deshong04 Posts: 4,096 Member
    edited December 2018
    @DivinylsFan Yes, you mean the Lifetime Rewards such as Dirt Defiant, Hardly Hungry, Meditative Trance Sleep, Carefree and Steel Bladder. The motive mobile will always fulfill all needs every time it is driven.

    There's also a cheat to make all Sims happy and then put their needs on static. However, that makes the game pretty boring as Sims who are always content in needs don't seem to know what to do with themselves on high free-will in my personal experience. There's two ways to cheat motives. Ctrl+Shift+C brings up the cheats.
    1. Type in testingcheatsenabled true in the cheat console, press enter and then freely drag the need bar(s) to the desired position.
    2. Type in testingcheatsenabled true (if not done already) press enter and then shift-click the mailbox to make all happy and then make needs static which maxes out all Sims needs and then freezes it until you unfreeze by making needs dynamic. Or even make all happy without putting needs on static.

    There is also some content in EP's or The Store that helps fulfill some needs quickly like the book o' spells, casting spells as a witch, Sharper Sim's Super Sleeper, The Not So Routine Machine, alchemy, The MultiTab 6000 raises social really quickly and helps kids and teens do homework quickly as well. I'm sure there is a lot more of in-game shortcuts depending on what is owned.

    Motive depletion in TS3 is nothing compared to TS2 or especially TS. Oh, those games can be quite the struggle yet still fun but seriously the struggle for me is to not focus so much time on needs. :D However, I think they did an amazing job at balancing it in TS3. It's still relevant but not so much the focus. :mrgreen:
  • VexingQueryVexingQuery Posts: 2,109 Member
    Relativity is one of my must-have mods. I never felt the speed of motive decay was unreasonable (I mean, they only need to eat once or twice a day, shower every couple days, and so on), but I always felt like it took too long for my Sims to do things and I couldn't get enough accomplished before bedtime. I set the time speed at 25, which is about 2/3 normal, and it's been perfect.

    And then there's all the time savers @Deshong04 mentioned. The portability and rate of fun/social gain the Multitab tablet gives, along with the ability to passively raise skills while going about other business, makes it an absurdly useful time saver for the price. Those all-in-one bathrooms that max hygeine and bladder simultaneously are great too. My Sims also tend to end up with a bunch of dried food from their WA travels, and that stuff is instant hunger satisfaction wherever you happen to be standing.
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