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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!





(click the images to enlarge)

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.

There are TWO versions of this mod:
Version 1.01, the oldest, is designed to work with FreeTime or better game engine.
Version 1.02, the newer, is fixed to work with Pets or better game engine.
If you do not have at least the Pets EP, I recommend NOT using this mod. You can try v1.02 with OFB, but I guarantee nothing.

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...

UPDATE, Januari 18, 2020: @lordtyger9 pointed out a problem that -- in his game -- occurred only with children so far. The logs indicated that my previous claim that this mod was OFB-compatible, was false. It required at least FreeTime. In order to make it work with earlier packs (Pets, minimum), I had two choices: either add a test that requires the presence of Cyjon's Smarter EP Check, or make a second version for pre-FT players. I've chosen the latter. Just pick the correct version for your game.
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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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File Updated 08-06-2015

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Comments
#29 18-01-2020

.zip  Invalid_constant.zip (Size: 51.23 KB / Downloads: 16) I like this mod and mostly it works fine, however it throws an error with Children from what I can tell it does not with Adults not sure about other age categories. I have this mod loading last and also I don't have any other aging mods installed. As a reminder I use the Super Collection on my Mac and it does not include Free Time or Apartment Life.

Build:
at Nov 6 2015,14 15

Object id: 135
name: Controller - Age
Stack size: 3
Error: Invalid constant.
Iterations: 618

I am including a zipped archive of two of the error logs.

Let me know how it goes. Take care and be well.

By The Way I am a Tea Drinker. lol

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#30 18-01-2020
@lordtyger9 - CHILDREN, you say? This is the first time I hear of that being an issue. Some questions before I continue:
  • have you been messing with these children's age settings? Or does this happen with ALL children?
  • have you been messing with this mod's BCON?

While I await your answers, I will start poking around, trying to get re-aquainted with the mod's logic. It's been a while since I last looked at it...

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#31 18-01-2020
I have not messed with the ages of the sims in question. I have not been playing with any children lately as I have been playing University.

I have made no changes to the mod.

I used to have Monique's Individual Aging, but I removed that before I installed your Slow Aging Mod and the Sims that threw the errors were born after I removed Monique's mod. I don't have any other aging mods.

The error does not seem to happen with all of the sims in a household. I use your Unlimited Sims mod and run households with 6 Adults and I usually have 3 or 4 children, once in a while more.

In my testing I had 4 other error logs, and that is out of over 10 Sims...so I am sure that it only happened with some Sims. Near as I can recall it was only the Children and not Adults or Elders.

I will soon play one of my non-University Sub-Neighborhoods and I will make sure to play with the TestingCheats on {Usually I don't have the TestingCheats on} and I will try to give you some more information in the future.

The mod works well enough that I kept it in and it is nice, I like the logic and that one can set it up how one wants it. In my game I did not change Children or Teens, I set Adults to Once per week and Elders I sometimes let be the Default or otherwise once per week...Usually default for what I can recall.

I have used the Sim Blender to reset the Aging on Adult Sims, but I don't use it to change the age of Children and Teens.

Hopefully you can track down what is happening.

Take Care and be Well.

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#32 18-01-2020
@lordtyger9 - Thank you for your speedy response. I had just now -- in my preliminary investigation -- already figured out that it is nothing that you did, what caused the problem, though.

The error logs show that at some point the ageing routine tries to access a constant which does not appear until the FreeTime expansion. My original claim that this mod works with OFB or better, is therefor now deemed to be incorrect. And nobody before ever noticed. Clearly, hardly anyone ever plays with less than FT anymore.
But if I remember correctly, you are on BV, because Apple! So that constant does not exist in your game. Sorry about that stupid hiccup; it is entirely my fault! Thank you for pointing out the error of my ways, my friend.

I will now see if I can make adjustments that allow the mod to be used pre-FT. You're going to hear from me again...

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Sorry, that is a members only option