Faster Pass Along

DESCRIPTION: Business perks are passed on much more quickly, taking exactly 2.5 hours per perk.

BORING TECHNICAL STUFF: I've been trying to make this mod for years, ever since my first generational business in OFB. It shouldn't take 200+ hours to pass perks to a new generation! I found I could increase speed by a factor of 2 or 3, which was still far too slow, but if I increased speed beyond that perks would be passed instantaneously. After much hair pulling, the creation of a half-assed compromise mod where the sims just stared at each other without talking, and ultimately abandoning the idea I decided to tackle it again recently. I finally realized the problem is "Do Conversation". It calls this routine for each cycle, but very often the BHAV simply does nothing. You need to call it 100 times to get a handful of successful conversations. This also made the time to pass perks extremely variable. Not sure why it works like this and I finally realized I didn't care. I linked progress strictly to time rather then attempts at conversation, ticking along at 1% progress for every 1.5 game minutes. Now it's perfectly predictable, and passing all 10 perks for a successful business takes about as many sim-hours as studying a skill from 0 to 10.

LAST UPDATE: August 19, 2010

REQUIRED EPs: Open For Business

COMPATIBLE EPs: All configurations from OFB through Apartment Life.

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