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Traveler Mod & Seasons

Hi :)

I plan on using traveler for vacations to Sunlit Tides during the summer..but then I came up with a thought. Imagine going to Hidden Springs in winter and staying at a lodge and doing winter stuff there?!

I'm just confused because I know weather won't work in vacation worlds..but technically that would be an EA world. And I wonder what would happen if you brought the weather machine there.

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  • sharena333sharena333 Posts: 1,579 Member
    edited September 2012
    Hi :)

    I plan on using traveler for vacations to Sunlit Tides during the summer..but then I came up with a thought. Imagine going to Hidden Springs in winter and staying at a lodge and doing winter stuff there?!

    I'm just confused because I know weather won't work in vacation worlds..but technically that would be an EA world. And I wonder what would happen if you brought the weather machine there.

    Hi! :mrgreen:

    I also plan on doing that too! :D

    And to answer your question about if your sim brought the weather machine to a vacation world, it wouldn't work, like for an example it could be greyed out, can't click or drag it, or maybe deleted from your sims inventory until they return back to their town. :-)
  • sharena333sharena333 Posts: 1,579 Member
    edited September 2012
    Oh and happy 500th post frenchpoodle777!!! :mrgreen:
  • palmtreecodpalmtreecod Posts: 261 New Member
    edited September 2012
    Amazing idea! Maybe I will after all have to build some base camps for the Traveler Mod vacation worlds!

    No, I like the idea of cheapest residential area :lol:
  • VictoriousSimmerVictoriousSimmer Posts: 2,715
    edited September 2012
    I have a feeling he will make a mod for weather in vacation worlds (;
  • LokendraLokendra Posts: 276 New Member
    edited September 2012
    We can Trust Nraas to make mods :)
  • caseynicole_23caseynicole_23 Posts: 1,006 Member
    edited September 2012
    Hi :)

    I plan on using traveler for vacations to Sunlit Tides during the summer..but then I came up with a thought. Imagine going to Hidden Springs in winter and staying at a lodge and doing winter stuff there?!

    I'm just confused because I know weather won't work in vacation worlds..but technically that would be an EA world. And I wonder what would happen if you brought the weather machine there.

    How does the Traveler Mod work? I've never tried it
  • frenchpoodle777frenchpoodle777 Posts: 842 New Member
    edited September 2012
    Hi :)

    I plan on using traveler for vacations to Sunlit Tides during the summer..but then I came up with a thought. Imagine going to Hidden Springs in winter and staying at a lodge and doing winter stuff there?!

    I'm just confused because I know weather won't work in vacation worlds..but technically that would be an EA world. And I wonder what would happen if you brought the weather machine there.

    How does the Traveler Mod work? I've never tried it

    Basically, it adds downloaded worlds to the travel option. And it shows the picture, itinerary, description etc. The only difference is that since there are no adventures you can stay as long as you want. Not sure how to buy a vacation home, but when you get there it puts you in a cheap home. But usually I edit the casino in Lucky Palms to make it a hotel, and edit the resort on the mountain in Sunlit Tides to make it a hotel. But you can totally change a mansion or home to base camp and your sim can live there. Not sure if other travelers will go..hasnt happened to me yet. :lol:

    And thank you @sharena333! I know 500 isn't a lot but I was like aw yay too!
  • caseynicole_23caseynicole_23 Posts: 1,006 Member
    edited September 2012
    Hi :)

    I plan on using traveler for vacations to Sunlit Tides during the summer..but then I came up with a thought. Imagine going to Hidden Springs in winter and staying at a lodge and doing winter stuff there?!

    I'm just confused because I know weather won't work in vacation worlds..but technically that would be an EA world. And I wonder what would happen if you brought the weather machine there.

    How does the Traveler Mod work? I've never tried it

    Basically, it adds downloaded worlds to the travel option. And it shows the picture, itinerary, description etc. The only difference is that since there are no adventures you can stay as long as you want. Not sure how to buy a vacation home, but when you get there it puts you in a cheap home. But usually I edit the casino in Lucky Palms to make it a hotel, and edit the resort on the mountain in Sunlit Tides to make it a hotel. But you can totally change a mansion or home to base camp and your sim can live there. Not sure if other travelers will go..hasnt happened to me yet. :lol:

    Thank you! I'm definitely downloading this mod for Seasons :)
  • bunbunnynybunbunnyny Posts: 3,678 Member
    edited September 2012
    Hi :)

    I plan on using traveler for vacations to Sunlit Tides during the summer..but then I came up with a thought. Imagine going to Hidden Springs in winter and staying at a lodge and doing winter stuff there?!

    I'm just confused because I know weather won't work in vacation worlds..but technically that would be an EA world. And I wonder what would happen if you brought the weather machine there.

    Well, actually it's not just EA worlds.
    The files for The Sims 3 worlds are marked either as Suburban, Vacation destination (Egyptian, French, or Chinese variations), or a city.
    I don't know how the traveler mod works, but if it turns any worlds into a vacation destination file, then just like how horses are set not to spawn in any world marked as a city (or a vacation destination, for that matter,) I think that any vacation world wouldn't work!

    Besides, it's not that they didn't disable the weather specifically in just those vacation worlds! It doesn't work in vacation worlds because technically, the game does not recognize the passing of time in those worlds! Yes, there is a clock and it changes from day to night, but the mechanics of a vacation destination don't allow the game itself to recognize the passing of time!
    And since the change of the weather and seasons relies almost entirely on the passing of time in the game, it just wouldn't work! :?

    So, basically, if the mod turns the world's file marker into one of the vacation destinations, I would say that weather will not work in any vacation destination world! Otherwise, it could work just fine, just so long as the days of the week continue passing!
  • RAE2786RAE2786 Posts: 683 New Member
    edited September 2012
    With the traveler mod we can basically do things on vacation that we are not normally able to do with EA's coding. He already made it so we can take pets on vacation and "switch" between vacation and home worlds. So I definitely think twallan will be able to make seasons work with vacation worlds. I like the idea of having Hidden Springs be a winter resort type place :-) .
  • MelanieSimlishMelanieSimlish Posts: 4,432 Member
    edited September 2012
    I think you do, but do you need World Adventures for this mod? I've never heard of it but it sounds great.
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  • PhantomflexPhantomflex Posts: 3,607 Member
    edited September 2012
    I think you do, but do you need World Adventures for this mod? I've never heard of it but it sounds great.

    Correct. Twallan warns that installing without WA may cause some bizarre results.
  • 3fansforever3fansforever Posts: 1,421 Member
    edited September 2012
    I got this mod as soon as Sunlit Tides came out. I love this mod but this question never occured to me but this definitly is a smart one to ask. I think it will work because if EA made their worlds to have weather why why would it matter if its a vacation or not?

    We can hope :D
  • frenchpoodle777frenchpoodle777 Posts: 842 New Member
    edited September 2012
    I got this mod as soon as Sunlit Tides came out. I love this mod but this question never occured to me but this definitly is a smart one to ask. I think it will work because if EA made their worlds to have weather why why would it matter if its a vacation or not?

    We can hope :D

    Yeah! I'm not worried about Sunlit Tides because although rain would be cool there..but an endless summer is fine there.
  • PhantomflexPhantomflex Posts: 3,607 Member
    edited September 2012
    why why would it matter if its a vacation or not?

    Because time doesn't pass when you're on vacation. It "passes" in a sense that there is day or night, but it's kinda like living the same day over and over. Next time when you're on vacation, notice how the clock never states what day it is. Without time, there's no weather. Without weather, there's no seasons.

    Unless Twallan can make the game think that you're in your base hood when you're "traveling" (which he might be able to!), I'm afraid that weather probably won't occur if you use this mod.

  • bunbunnynybunbunnyny Posts: 3,678 Member
    edited September 2012
    why why would it matter if its a vacation or not?

    Because time doesn't pass when you're on vacation. It "passes" in a sense that there is day or night, but it's kinda like living the same day over and over. Next time when you're on vacation, notice how the clock never states what day it is. Without time, there's no weather. Without weather, there's no seasons.

    Unless Twallan can make the game think that you're in your base hood when you're "traveling" (which he might be able to!), I'm afraid that weather probably won't occur if you use this mod.

    Although, I do think that just transporting you to a world without changing the files to a vacation world would be MUCH easier than having the mod hack the files and create a new world with that world's files set to a vacation destination!

    If he did make it so that pets can go to worlds, though, either he hacked them not being allowed, or the worlds are considered suburban.
  • michellehilbrandmichellehilbrand Posts: 2,331 Member
    edited September 2012
    Twallan answered this question in a different thread. I believe he said that he would have to see the code first to be able to answer the question, but he thinks it can be done.
  • MGSFan612MGSFan612 Posts: 3,429 Member
    edited September 2012
    I think weather will work in those worlds. Vacation worlds have slightly different programming the town type worlds(Sunset Valley, every other EA world besides Bridgeport) and City Worlds(Bridgeport) are also programmed slightly differently. Weather works in the town and city type worlds so I don't think that will change if you travel to them using the traveler mod.(I could be wrong but that seems like the most likely scenario to me.)
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