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Enthusiasm Overhaul (V3.02) for FreeTime+
« on: June 01, 2013, 04:07:58 PM »
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Enthusiasm Overhaul (V3.02) for FreeTime+
Made by J. Turner (tunaisafish)

INSTRUCTIONS:

 Place the new file(s) from this version in your 'Downloads' directory.

 *Delete* these files from the previous version 2
    tunaisfish_enthusiasmrate.package
    tunaisfish_enthusiasmZharder.package
    tunaisfish_enthusiasmtuning.package


DESCRIPTION:
  5 package files that alter how hobby enthusiasm works.

  File 1 contains an important fix so interests no longer screw up, a saner algorythm
  to control the rate your sim gains enthusiasm, and better matching interests to hobbies.
   
  For additional features, also install the optional files in addition to file 1.

  File 2 makes the One True Hobby more important than other hobbies
  File 3 makes hobbies decay dependant on sims interests
  File 4 stops annoying messages about hobby enthusiasm loss
  File 5 stops your sim being interupted by annoying phone calls


TUNA's CHOICE:  I play with all five files installed.
  File 1 - tunaisafish_enthusiasm-core
  File 2 - tunaisafish_enthusiasm-o-maxOTHonly
  File 3 - tunaisafish_enthusiasm-o-decay
  File 4 - tunaisafish_enthusiasm-o-lesshobbylossmsg
  File 5 - tunaisafish_enthusiasm-o-nophonecalls


FILE 1: tunaisafish_enthusiasm-core.package
This is the main file.  Install this to get...

 ANNOYANCES FIXED:
 1/ a) Interests are not increased by hobbie activity.  Except for the Sims' One-True-Hobbie.
    b) Only one relevant interest will still gain an increase when a sim in engaged in the OTH,
       instead of all relevant interests. (See table below)
    c) The interest is increased in a non-destructive way and will not decrease random other
       interests as the original EA code always did.
 2/ Illiminated interest-enthusiasm bleed.  To achieve the maximum gain rate, the primary
    interest is the one that matters.  Each hobby now has a unique primary interest.
    eg. With EA code, a sim with the Games hobby would also get maximum enthusiasm gain in
    Film&Lit and Music&Dance.
 3/ Sims no longer lose their bonus effects at higher enthusiasm levels.
    (Due to the way integer maths works, adding 50% to 1 still equals 1.)
 4/ Steadier gain rate of enthusiasm during long interactions.
 5/ Pets no longer given useless enthusiasm.
 6/ Sims no longer lose their ability to 'instruct' at level 10
 7/ Alien Abductions can no longer lose random interest points

 FEATURES:
 1/ Modified conditions by which sims will recieve an increase in enthusiasm gain.
    'Interest' is now the dominant factor over the gain rate.
    Sims with a high interest (5+) will get a faster gain, (8+ interest faster still).
    If they are interested, then relevant high skill (5+ & 8+) will increase the rate too.
    The OTH still gets a 50% boost.
 2/ Relevant interests to hobbies changed. (See table below)
 3/ Enthusiasm gains on a hobby lot recieve a super bonus.
    An extra 2/3 added to the final rate after all other bonuses
    Yes, now there is a reason to go there.
 4/ Sims will only gain enthusiasm in a hobby if they have a minimum primary interest
    value of 1 point.  This does not apply to the OTH.
    They may still win a point with the hobby chancecard gamble.


FILE 2: tunaisafish_enthusiasm-o-maxOTHonly.package
This is an optional file.  It also requires tunaisafish_enthusiasm-core.package to be installed.
Install this file to get...

 FEATURES:
 1/ Your Sims' OTH matters more than other hobbies.
    Sims will *only* get the want, and be able to maximize their enthusiasm in their OTH.
    non-OTH enthusiasms are capped @ 9.99 points, so sims....
      i)  can only experience the 'zone' in their OTH.
      ii) can only achieve the lifetime aspiration of maximizing a hobbie for their OTH.
 2/ The want to maximise a hobby will not appear if the sim has already achieved that
    Lifetime Aspiration.  In the original game a Sim could get the want to achieve
    maximum enthusiasm even after they had the t-shirt (plaque).
 3/ The thresholds for interest and skill bonus to take effect are raised 1 point (6+ and 9+)


FILE 3: tunaisafish_enthusiasm-o-decay.package
This is an optional file.  It also requires tunaisafish_enthusiasm-core.package to be installed.
Install this file to get...

 FEATURES:
 1/ The base decay rate varies depending on the current level of enthusiasm.
    The higher the level, the slower the rate of decay becomes (100hrs at top).
    The lower levels decay faster than they did before (down to 25hrs).
 2/ Sims that qualify for the interest bonus (5 in file 1, 6 in file 3), are given additional
    'grace' hours where the enthusiam will not drop to the lower level.
    The grace hours increase with enthusiasm level, interest, and OTH. (max 120hrs)

    This helps to sustain the hobbies that your sim is interested in, while allowing the
    others to decay faster.

    As the EA code had this upside-down, all the enthusiasm bars would tend to hover at values
    around the middle of the scale.  It would take 100 hours for each point up to 4 to decay, so
    unwanted hobbies would take forever to decay even if left alone, and your sim would be spammed
    with hobbie wants.  At the high end of the scale, the zone would take 20hrs to empty. So if you
    reached the zone, you'd need to keep your sim doing the hobbie every day to sustain it.
   

FILE 4: tunaisafish_enthusiasm-o-lesshobbylossmsg.package (SleepyCat Edition)
This is an optional file.
Install this file to get...

 FEATURES:
 1/ Messages about losing hobby enthusiasm are greatly reduced.
    You are only told about loss for the high levels (6+)
    Loss messages about the True Hobby are still given at all levels.


File 5: tunaisafish_enthusiasm-o-nophonecalls
This is an optional file.
Install this file to get...

 ANNOYANCES FIXED:
 1/ No more 'keep it up' phone call from the hobby maven when reaching level 2 enthusiasm.
 2/ No more 'buy this mag' phone call from the paperboy when reaching level 3 enthusiasm.
    You still get the dialog box popup though, so you can to choose whether to subscribe
    to the magazine or not.


COMPATIBILITY:
 Requires FreeTime.
 Works with FT, AL, M&G


ALSO RECOMMENDED:
 tunaisafish_fix_enthusiasm_food
 interestlosshack & ftminifixes by Pescado


HACK CONFLICTS:
  Compatible
    interestlosshack, nohobbyspam, ftminifixes.  All by Pescado.

    'interestlosshack' also addresses the fix (1a) above.
    Can be installed without problems.
    If you install both packages in the same folder without changing the filenames then you
    will get fix 1b, 1c & 2 too, as 'tunaisafish_enthusiasm-*' will load last.

    'nohobbyspam' has different decay and lesshobbylossmsg algorithms
    Can be installed without problems.
    If you install both packages in the same folder without changing the filenames then you
    will get the features described above as 'tunaisafish_enthusiasm-*' will load last.
    You don't need File 5 if you use nohobbyspam

    'ftminifixes' includes exactly the same fix for the instructhobby bug.
    Can be installed without problems.

  Not Compatible
    Cristianlov has a collection of phone call annoyance removers @ MTS2
    They have similar aims to tunaisafish_enthusiasm-o-nophonecalls so you don't need
    to install both.  If you do, you may lose the dialog popup for level 3.


OTHER COMPATIBLE OPTIONAL FILES:
    tunaisafish_ovrd_noenthusiasmdecay
    jfade's zone effects removal mods


RELEVANT SKILLS AND INTERESTS:

 HOBBY          SKILL       PRIMARY        SECONDARY
                            INTEREST       INTERESTS
 Art & Craft    Creativity  Fashion        Culture
 Cuisine        Food        Food
 Film & Lit     Charisma    Travel         Entertainment  Culture
 Fitness        Body        Health         Food
 Games          Logic       Entertainment
 Music & Dance  Creativity  Culture        Entertainment
 Nature         Cleaning    Animals        Environment    Weather
 Science        Logic       Sci-Fi         Weather        Paranormal
 Sports         Body        Sports         Health
 Tinkering      Mechanical  Toys


THANKS:
My wife (Simlover) for nagging me to start modding again.
She posts her creations at http://linda.simlogical.com/
Sagana, Dopp, EsotericPolarBear, zephyrzodiac, SleepyCat,
J.Pescado, Peter Jones, Inge Jones, Quaxi


CHANGELOG:
v3.02 Tweaked hobbymag fix.
      Removed interest destruction caused from Alien Abductions
      Added lesshobbylossmessage & nophonecalls
v3.01 Added hobbymag to fix even more EA interest destruction
      Efficiency tweaks when hobby is maxed.
      Interest gain for OTH reduced for low ages
      tuning file gone for now.
v3.00 Files renamed
      Changed enthusiasm decay
      Added minimum level of primary interest required to gain enthusiasm.
v2.00 General cleanup of EA code.
      Bonus calculations use 0.05% resolution and rounding.
      Adjustments to constants.
      Added hobbylot super bonus
      Relevant interests changed.
      Hobby absorption fix pets.
v1.01 max limits checking changes.
V1.00 Split the tuning into a different package
      Made weather interest relate to Science
V0.06 Raised hobbie constant for non-OTH max.
      Interest gaining tweak.
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Re: Enthusiasm Overhaul (V3.02) for FreeTime+
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 09:42:21 AM »
Pandaah, thank you so much for posting this, and everything else.  I can't get on my PC at the moment, so I have been unable to upload my copy of the above, so your hard work is much appreciated! :thumb:
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Re: Enthusiasm Overhaul (V3.02) for FreeTime+
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2014, 09:00:33 AM »
An old thread I know, but I wasn't sure from reading the readme. Does this fix the AL bug where inactive apartment residents get drained of hobby enthusiasm?

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Re: Enthusiasm Overhaul (V3.02) for FreeTime+
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2014, 09:10:24 AM »
I haven't a clue, but it doesn't fix the inactive sim in the College Bin losing theirs if you don't move them into a dorm or house pretty quickly.

It's not an AL bug, it's normal game behaviour that if you don't play a sim, they will lose enthusiasm, although once they have maximised their LTH this doesn't seem to be a problem.
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Re: Enthusiasm Overhaul (V3.02) for FreeTime+
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2014, 09:16:12 AM »
So houses you don't play lose enthusiasm while you're playing another house?

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Re: Enthusiasm Overhaul (V3.02) for FreeTime+
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2014, 09:19:04 AM »
Exactly.

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Re: Enthusiasm Overhaul (V3.02) for FreeTime+
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2014, 09:56:57 PM »
Ouch. That's a worse bug than I thought.

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Re: Enthusiasm Overhaul (V3.02) for FreeTime+
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2014, 10:32:40 PM »
It's not exactly a bug.  It's just how EA coded it.  The loss in houses is fairly slow, I play a 2/3 day rotation and it's not terribly noticeable, and as I said, once they have reached maximum in their LTH, it doesn't seem to lessen (most of my sims do this at College, when I play for 1/2 semesters at a time.)  It also seems that once they are halfway, they do not lose enthusiasm so quickly, so maybe the longer it takes to reach the next level, the longer it takes to sink down again?
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