A Warning in advance:
When installing this mod, I advise you to remove any version of Individual Aging or Slow Aging you already have, as well as AncientHighway's NPC Aging.
Failing to remove the aforementioned files will cause big trouble, and I will not be able to fix it. So please take no risks: get rid of those files!
Also, this mod conflicts with Inteen. Don't worry about it! If you make sure this file loads AFTER Inteen, all will be fine. Only pregnant sims may get to live an extra day or so.
Now let's talk features!
I use a different technique than Monique did. Monique didn't prevent aging at 6 PM, but gave back a day to each sim every day at 5 PM. I actually *do* prevent aging at 6 PM, thereby saving the game engine some work, in stead of giving it some extra.
There's a BCON named "Aging Configuration", which you can alter as you wish. This BCON contains aging information for normal sims (all ages), Werewolves (teen, adult, elder), Plantsims (toddler, adult, elder) and Witches (teen, adult, elder). Servos, Vampires and Zombies are not changed, because they don't age anyway.
Young Adults don't age normally, so this mod does NOT affect them.
There are no settings for babies and pets: they always age normally.
Each line contains a number 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4.
- 0 = Age normally.
- 1 = Age only on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (three times a week)
- 2 = Age only on Thursday and Sunday (twice a week)
- 3 = Age only on Sunday (once a week)
- 4 = Do not age at all (aging OFF)
This info is also found in the BCON as a reminder.
So, by default, the BCON is set to make:
- normal sims and all teens age normally
- adult and elder werewolves age three times a week
- adult and elder plantsim age twice a week
- adult and elder witches age once a week.
But you can change those settings as you wish.
Now there's nothing more one needs to do; your sims will age up slower according to their 'type'. If a sim is both a Werewolf and a Witch, for example, the system will use the slowest of the two aging rates for your sim. With the above default settings, that would mean that this sim ages only on Sunday and thus lives 7 times as long as a normal mortal.
But there's more... In-game, you can override the Default settings of the BCON for each sim individually!
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The 'default' menu option means that the sim will use the BCON settings for its aging. The option that's currently active, will be greyed out.
The aging menu is NOT available for Young Adults, Pets, Visitors, Employees, NPCs, Servos, Vampires or Zombies. Only human household members' aging can be changed.
Alas, this mod REQUIRES OFB or better.
UPDATE, October 12th, 2011: only slightly edited the description.
UPDATE, June 8th, 2015: Version 1.01 released. I've finally fixed the menu, so the Aging options will not appear on babies anymore. Also cleaned up some typos in the description above...
File Updated 08-06-2015
I understand that infants age normally, right? But any other playable sim can have variable aging. This mod works by individual sim, not by lot. Please say that I got it right because I really, really want/need this. And I trust your mods, dear BO.
If you look at the last two pictures, you'll see that the option is named "Alice's Aging". That means it's only about Alice, not about John-living-around-the-corner