How do I use Nraas to control weather

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How do I use Nraas to control weather

Post by Satanu Reeves » March 12th, 2019, 9:35 pm

Hello,

My Sims are living in a region that is supposed to be a warm climate. I would still like to participate in the seasonal festivals so I don't want to disable certain seasons all together. What I really want to know is, how can I use Nraas mods to prevent leaves from falling in Autumn and stop freezing temperatures so my plants can grow outside year round? Thank you.

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Post by TreyNutz » March 12th, 2019, 9:52 pm

The NRaas mod to modify the weather is Tempest. AFAIK, Tempest can't prevent leaves from falling in Autumn. (Tempest does have an option to remove fallen leaves over the winter.) I suspect the leaf falling in Autumn due to the progression through the season and cannot be avoided entirely. Same with plants going dormant; it's not due to freezing temps but due to how far along you are in Autumn (this is possibly exasperated with Relativity settings). Preventing freezing temps does ensure fishing spots don't freeze over though.

You can grow plants indoors by using a ground floor room without floor tiles, or the ITF soil rugs, or planter bowls. There's an EA bug where the base game sprinklers won't water plants on the ITF soil rugs or planter bowls, but Tempest includes a fix for that. The Swift-Gro Gardening station from the Store doesn't have this problem.

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Post by igazor » March 13th, 2019, 12:43 am

Is it the seasonal festivals you wish to preserve or the holidays? Unless you have an indoor festival lot, I think the winter one might look a bit strange with its ice skating and snowboarding activities while it's still very warm out. Then again I'm not sure, is it possible to ice skate outdoors when it's very warm out in the real world?

What I do with hotter or more tropical worlds is restrict the seasons to two,such as Spring (short, warm, drier) and Summer (long, hot, wetter), and use Tempest to manage the weather patterns and to put instances of the two "missing" holidays in so that I still have all four of them.

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How do I use Nraas to control weather

Post by Satanu Reeves » March 13th, 2019, 9:24 pm

Okay, thank you both. I've decided to go in a different direction. I wanted the festivals for family activities but wasn't thinking about how silly the winter activities would look. So I'm just going to disable cold seasons and build a bowling alley / arcade instead. I will download tempest though as some of it's features sound interesting.

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