Aspiration By Use

DESCRIPTION: Aspiration objects are free to buy and instead drain aspiration when a sim actually uses them.

Updated to add Kibble Of Life.

Existing aspiration objects will still work as before until their charges are drained. Once they are empty, they automatically convert to draining aspiration by use.

The objects I've converted are:

  • Elixir Of Life - Costs 6120 aspiration per dose.
  • Smart Milk - Costs 1500 aspiration per bottle. I've incorporated changes similar to Pescado's nosmartmilkdrag, so people will bring the milk to the toddlers rather than the other way around.
  • Thinking Cap - Drains 10 aspiration per minute. This is about 10% less aspiration than an unmodified thinking cap uses.
  • Noodlesoother - Drains 10 aspiration every 3 minutes. This is about 15% less than an unmodified noodlesoother uses.
  • Energizer - Costs 2800 aspiration per use.
  • ReNuYuSenso Orb - Costs 1250 aspiration per use, for both Reprogram Self and Reset Lifetime Aspiration Benefits. I've also made some other changes:
    • Bigfoot can use Reprogram Self but the game will force him to pick turnons and turnoffs. I clear those automatically when he's done, so it doesn't matter which ones you pick.
    • It will still generate a new LTW even if you make no changes to a sim's aspiration, turnons or turnoffs. This gives an in-game mechanism for changing LTW.
  • Weather Machine - Costs 1400 aspiration per use, regardless of function.
  • Love Tub - Each person in the tub, including visitors, pays 10 aspiration every 30 seconds. Love effect works as long as anyone in the tub can pay the aspiration cost.
  • Kibble Of Life - The sim who calls the pet to the kibble will lose 2400 aspiration.

This is the final version of this mod. I'm not going to add the other aspiration objects because they don't fit this model (Counterfeiting Machine, Money Tree) or I just don't care (Sim Vac, Cool Shades).

LAST UPDATE: February 5, 2012

REQUIRED EPs: Open For Business

COMPATIBLE EPs: All configurations from Open For Business through Apartment Life.

INCOMPATIBLE MODS: Pescado's nosmartmilkdrag (I think twojeffs has a mod like this as well). I do the same thing so you don't need these other mods.

*** THIS MOD REQUIRES Smarter EP Check ***

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