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This is an advanced hybrid, combining features from Monique's Individual Aging (sorry, no link available), AncientHighway's Individual Aging for Witches (based on Monique's mod) and my own BO - Slow Aging.

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. The menu DOES show up on Babies (that's a bug), but it doesn't function. A later version will do better.

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...
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I've used quite a few mods by others, thus taking FROM the community. With the work that *I* create, I'm hoping to give something back TO the community.

Do with my work whatever the &#$% you like. If you re-use, edit and republish my work, I consider it a compliment. Especially if you let me know about it, and mention me in the credits.

But, although I would *appreciate* the note and the credits, if you choose to be a dick and act as if YOU created my mods, there's not a whole lot I can do to stop you, so I won't even TRY.

Enjoy.

Screenshots
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Comments
#21 24-06-2016
I reread it...again. It wasn't clear to me at first, but is now. Been going nuts, looking over a dozen or so aging mods, and I had just wanted to be sure.

I had gotten myself confused by your explanation of the BCON, how it is done and how we can change it. I was thinking that we needed to do that or be stuck with the default, the combo you said that this mod is...not registering.

It does seems I annoyed you, and sorry if I did. I always try to read things over more than once, I always read every comment, spend a lot of time on mod threads because of it..but I also deal with chronic fatigue and FMS brainfog, and although I consider myself far from dumb, I don't always catch things, nor retain well, not like I use to, because of this. Thank you for the explanation, BO. I appreciate it.
(This post was last modified: 24-06-2016 07:12 PM by Dominie.)

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#22 24-06-2016
No Dominie, you did not annoy me. I'm just annoyed with my own failure. I write a description that I hope explains it well, and still many people misunderstand. Which means that I do NOT explain it well enough.

True, you *can* alter the BCON to change the defaults, *if* you want different defaults. But even without editing the BCON, you can also just override the settings for individual sims in-game.

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#23 24-06-2016
Bo, you didn't fail as far as I am concerned. I am overtired..and just didn't catch the obvious.

I really truly like what you have done with this mod, thank you again.

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#24 19-12-2017
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Hello, I can't get it yet. For example, if I want that my sims only age twice a week, in SIMPE what should I do?

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Sorry, that is a members only option