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Offline emsnu

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Too slow ultra speed :(
« on: January 26, 2016, 07:34:05 AM »
Hi all,

I'm having some issues with the ultra speed, which is too slow and only slightly better than the fast speed (2) :( In the Sims 2 ultra speed is like 10 times faster than the fast speed, which means that it took only less than 20s in real life for the sims to get their full sleep or return home from work. In the sims 4 it's much slower (at least on my computer) and I'm positively sure that my computer's specs exceed the minimum requirements if not recommended. Is the game's ultra speed supposed to be this slow or did I miss something? :(

Here are my specs:

Operating System
         Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
      CPU
         Intel Core i5 4690 @ 3.50GHz   
         Haswell 22nm Technology
      RAM
         8,00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
      Motherboard
         Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. B85M-HD3-A (SOCKET 0)   
      Graphics
         Generic Non-PnP Monitor ([email protected])
         Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)
         2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (Gigabyte)   
         ForceWare version: 353.54
         SLI Disabled
      Storage
         931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB10C (SATA)   
      Optical Drives
         ASUS DRW-24D5MT
      Audio
         High Definition Audio Device

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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 09:55:04 AM »
Welcome to the Forum, emsnu! I think in TS4, the ultra speed just is slower than it was in TS2. There are also 2 types of ultra speed -- the kind that the game imposes when all your sims are sleeping or at work and then the kind when you click on ultra speed. The latter is barely faster than speed 2. In other words, I doubt that it's your computer; I think it's the game.
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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2016, 12:37:54 AM »
I see :( I hope that EA fixes this soon, either by making ultra speed faster or making the 4 speed available.

Thanks for your help :)

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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2016, 07:02:52 AM »
I miss the quick speed 4. I used it a lot in Sims 3.

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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2016, 09:58:57 AM »
If you don't mind using a mod there is one that will let you activate the fast speed that kicks in when all sims are asleep or at work any time you want.
Super Speed Mod.
The mod hasn't been update in awhile but I still use it with no problems and it is nice when doing something that takes a long time, like writing a book or a song.
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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2016, 10:35:53 AM »
Ok I'll try this mod and tell you the result soon :)
Thanks for your suggestion!

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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2016, 12:22:02 PM »
Hey everyone I tried the mod suggested by Grimsoul, it worked :D The only problem is that ever since I installed that mod it seems that the sims free will is gone, they just stand there all day doing nothing waiting for me to assign an action for them. Is there anyway to fix this :(



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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2016, 01:58:57 PM »
I'm sorry to hear it's causing you problems. I'm not sure why the mod would have done that to you, I've been using it for a long time without any problems.
But you might try clearing the Cache Files or do a repair the game through Origin and see if that helps.
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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2016, 11:07:31 AM »
It seems that the loss of autonomy is caused by the mod. After removing the mod my sims have free will again, although they still idle occasionally. Guess I'll have to get myself accustomed to wait for sims to finish their tasks :(

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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2016, 12:17:49 PM »
This sounds familiar. I don't know if the two are related or not, but am sharing this link just in case.

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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2016, 12:25:30 PM »
To bad it didn't work for you. I done a lot of searching to see if there was another mod that was more up to date that done the same thing but I haven't been able to find another one. But if I do run across another one I'll let you know.
I know how you feel, I missed the super speed from the sims 3 and I miss the option to fast forward until the current task is finished then go back to normal speed.
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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2016, 12:33:32 PM »
@grimsoul although that might be by design on the part of the devs... Can you imagine how easy it would be to miss your sim getting mortified or enraged and only twigging on to it when your namesake shows up to reap them?

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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2016, 01:20:42 PM »
That's true, I hadn't thought about that happening. But I do still miss fast forward until task is done option. I use fast speed a lot and hate having to watch the progress bar all time until it task is finished.
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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2016, 02:16:49 AM »
I do hope that EA will release un update for this soon. Without the fast speed I became afraid to send my sims to conventional 9-to-5 jobs or have them practice writing. Oh well, guess I'll be back to The Sims 2 for awhile.

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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2016, 07:03:29 AM »
Ok forget about the time flow I just heard that the townies and sims in the neighborhood don't reproduce or regenerate and that after a few hours the currently active household will be the only one alive

Is it true? :)

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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2016, 09:47:53 AM »
@emsnu

Unfortunately, that is true.  :'(
Not that it takes only a few hours...it would be a few sim weeks. When the young adults become elders and pass away. Married couples don't have babies. Lovers don't marry. Basically no progression.

But there is something you can do about it. Read this  stickied post by Lisa46.

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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2016, 10:57:32 AM »
That's true, Like The Sims 3 there isn't really any story progression in The Sims 4 either. I guess that's one of the reasons why I like so much mods in both games to bring the sims to life and have townies to actually have lives.
I love knowing I can sends my sims kids out into the world knowing they'll get a job, meet someone, get married, move in together and have kids of their own and carry on the family name. Or seeing the Landgraab and Goth name still alive after 5 generations.
I think it's sad I have to depend on mods to do this.
But that's just me, There are a lot of people that play without mods and love it. And I do have a couple games going I play without mods if it's for a challenge that I enjoy also. 
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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2016, 10:59:50 AM »
Interesting. Definitely worth a try. Thanks a bunch for the helpful link :)

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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2016, 03:36:54 PM »
@emsnu you can also play all the other families in the world, marry them make them have a family, get them careers etc and then mark them as unplayed in the Manage Worlds>Manage Households menu. It's a much easier way and probably more fun as you get to temporarily play everyone.
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Re: Too slow ultra speed :(
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2016, 04:18:36 AM »
That sounds doable, I'll try it soon, switching between households :)