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Featured upload! Age

by Consort Posted 23rd Dec 2013 at 6:53 PM - Updated 7th Jan 2014 at 2:56 AM by Consort
169 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 19 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
7 Jan 2014 - Version 1.2 released


What this mod does

This mod updates adults and elders every night to simulate an ageing process.
You are free to run the mod on everyone or just selected Sims.




-Sims gradually get gray hair
-Sims get wrinkles and stuff (age weathering) according to their age
-Some walkstyle adjustments (young elders are more agile)
-Sims have the option to dye their hair if they are unhappy with their greying hair

Activating the mod

The mod is not active by default.
Every adult and elder has a ConsortAge sim-menu where you can activate the mod.

Uninstalling the mod

Please use the !CLEAN UP option before you delete the mod.
Also disable the Mod before you copy Sims to the sim bin.
If everything goes wrong, the mod offers cheat command that tries to undo changes.


Sim Menu


Enable Mod for $Name
Updates the Sim according to her age and adds him to the list of nightly updates

Disable Mod for $Name
Updates the Sim with cached values to undo changes.

Enable mod for all Sims in Town
Cycles through all relevant Sims and applies Age features.
The mod will now run nightly updates on ALL new found adults and elders unless you specifically have disabled the mod for them.

!CLEAN UP (Undo Mod for all Sims in Town)
Cycles through all relevant Sims currently present in your town and restores non-modded values for them.
Turns off nightly updates

Info
This is how you can find out if the mod is active for a specific Sim plus some mod related stuff.

Dye Grey Hair (cheap)
Dye Grey Hair (expensive)

-Not available for active Sims. Please use any mirror or spa.
-Only available if the Mod is on for the specific sim

Force dyes the townie's hair to make them look younger



Dyeing Hair

Some Sims feel too young to have grey hair. Luckily modern chemistry offers amazing solutions:

Dye Grey Hair Cheap (ยง29.98)

Available with every Mirror

Your Sim will apply Grey-Gon-Goo(tm) to their face hair.
Grey-Gon-Goo(tm) Landgraab Industries(tm) latest and bestest hair-encancement product. Absolutely nothing can go wrong.
However, page 42 of the Grey-Gon-Goo(tm) End User License Agreement (included in the box) states that "user experience may vary."
Grey-Gon-Goo should not be applied near eyes, mouth or pubic areas and must be kept out of reach of children.

Dye Grey Hair Expensive (ยง300)

Available at the Spa

Your Sim will be offered a coffee while waiting. Along with a leaflet stating that "Home dyeing is killing the DaySpa industry!"
I hear they do a a really good job.


Nighghtly updates
They get triggered at 1 a.m. and might take a while.
If you run the game on a weak CPU you might see some choppyness around that time.

Birthdays
The adult to elder birthday first turns your Sim into an ordinary elder. The mod will run an update within an hour or so.

Cheats
There are some cheats you can type in via the cheat console. You should not need them but they might be useful.

age clean
The mod keeps data for Sims it has modified and will not delete it for 21 sim-days. This data can be force flushed by typing the above command

age fix $firstname $lastname
Tries to restore original hair and removes all age weathering for a Sim.
Try to remember to switch off the mod for Sims you export and before you uninstall the mod, so hopefully you will not need this.
"*" runs on all Sims, handle with great care.

XML Tuning
The ConsortAgeTuning.package is optional. You only need it if you wish to modify it.


Compatibility
This is a pure scripting mod and should play nice with all other mods, custom content etc.
The mod most likely works with earlier patches than 1.63, but you're on your own there. I can't test or fix things in earlier patch versions.

Thanks
Special <3 to Inge for the hair-counselling and coding suggestions!

-Most of the Simlogical crowd. You guys rock
-Peter and Inge for S3PE and S3.. the other one. SimsMX for his very readable code I could use as "inspiration", Twallan ofc for MasterController which made testing so much easier.

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

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: see docume
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ConsortModAgeTuning1.zip | Description: OPTIONAL tuning file. You only need this if you want to re-mod the mod. 969 Bytes 2,914 23rd Dec 2013
ConsortModAge1.1.zip | Description: ConsortAge Version 1.1 250.8 KB 2,829 27th Dec 2013
ConsortModAge1.2.zip | Description: ConsortAge Version 1.2 252.0 KB 19,456 7th Jan 2014
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Forum Resident
Original Poster
#2 Old 24th Dec 2013 at 8:45 AM
Wee, thanks for all the nice comments!

@Rosebud1773
Sorry I forgot the compatibility section (just fixed that)
There's not much to report. I'm not aware of incompatibilities with other mods. Should all work fine.

Find my Mods: Here at MTS, over at Simlogical
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#3 Old 24th Dec 2013 at 7:28 PM
Can sims dye their hair autonomous?
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#4 Old 24th Dec 2013 at 8:29 PM
It doesn't work for aliens?
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#5 Old 25th Dec 2013 at 9:27 AM Last edited by Datch : 25th Dec 2013 at 9:48 AM.
That's a totally awesome mod and it seems to work well in my game. I noticed two things:

1. For some CC hair that uses the highlight channel for shine, the greying looks weird and unnatural, with whole bands of the hair being white. Of course it's not a flaw of the mod itself, but this should be considered for players who use a lot of these "shine" retextured hair.

2. Switching the mod on for a sim (or all sims) seems to delete any hat/hat categorized hair. I had an elder sim with EA's "partially bald" hair and for the outerwear, the hair was set to EA's touque (winter hat). When the mod was switched, more wrinkles and age spots appeared on the sim (that seems normal) but the hair with touque in the outerwear section was replaced by a hatless hair (the same as the other categories). Hats also disappeared from all other Adults and Elder sims in town when the mod was switched on for all sims. Disabling the mod for a specific sim, or all sims (Clean up) do not restore the hats, nor does typing the fix age cheat. I'm not sure if it's an unavoidable side-effect or an unintended glitch, but thought I'd point it out

Edit: Weirdly, sims that had an "accessory hair" as their default hair (by that I mean hair found under the hat tab, but not especially with an actual hat)... well these sims did not get their everyday hair switched to something else, but the touque that was there as part of the winter outerwear was replaced by the everyday hair... it looks like what happens is the everyday hair is copied to every category when the mod is switched on... I'll investigate more.

Edit2: almost forgot... Happy Holidays to all!
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#6 Old 25th Dec 2013 at 11:53 PM Last edited by Consort : 26th Dec 2013 at 3:41 AM.
@Datch
Thanks for the report, I can confirm this glitch:
The mod copies the everyday1 hairstyle to all outfit categories and indexes
This is not intended and I believe I was able to fix it. I'd like to test-play the new version a bit longer before releasing the fix.

@jeromycraig Yes, the mod dynamically checks for the lifespans you have selected. This is checked every time a Sim gets updated.

@MeiXin I blocked the mod for aliens, that's correct. I don't remember why... I think because some of them are like 750 days old, so they seem to have different lifespans. I don't know if real aliens get grey hair

@majca_90 AFAIK Sims don't dye their hair unless you tell them to

Find my Mods: Here at MTS, over at Simlogical
Test Subject
#7 Old 26th Dec 2013 at 7:42 PM
I changed the default alien hair color to black instead of the stock green color, so they all get grey hair when they age to elder. Other than that, the aliens age like normal sims. Is there any way I can enable it for aliens?
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