Now than the game really has Story Progression, but then I need find smaller modfs than just do:
- Change game speed (real miliseconds per sim second)
- Change lifespan (each age, no matter if allow or no change pets lifespan)
- Allow same sex try for baby (so per example Thinker household have chance to have biological baby)
Another way besides MCCC to have same sex couples have biological children is to go into CAS and change it so one of them can get others pregnant. I imagine if you do that the neighborhood stories would let them have biological children (I haven't tried this though, just thought that might be something to try).
The idea is to no need for it. As when edit a household in CAS, it go to your played households
You can remove a household from your played households by clicking on the little heart you see by them in Manage Households so that is no longer colored in. This moves them back to general population.
According a spanish simmer, same sex couple can have biological babies, using the new story progression, without need to edit them
In my opinion MC is really useful, but if TS4 added the MC features in Base game Neighbourhood Stories I'd still keep MC for their sulani and seasons cheats.
How to change lifespan in-game settings
Realistic Lifespans Mod
Simulation Lag Fix
Regarding game time speed and age durations, I don't know of any up-to-date mods that do either of those things. For good reason...MCCC exists, is modular, and is widely used, so there's no need to re-invent the wheel.
My advice would be to just remove all of the MCCC modules you feel you no longer need due to NS. The other features you mention are part of the core mod, but the ones replaced by NS functions are in the modules that can be removed.
The Winters family Tree --- My Mods