[TW1] [mod] Sex Takes Time Mod
24.12.2012 @ 05:42 #1
I've made you a little Christmas present.
Where To Get It
You can get it at the Witcher Nexus or at my site, for those times when the Nexus is down.
I've always thought it was strange that when Geralt has sex with a woman, most of the time, they don't go anywhere, no time passes, and she has nothing to say about it afterwards.
Many times, the woman says "Come with me," or Geralt says, "Let's find a nook somewhere" or they say something else to indicate that they're going to go somewhere private for their tryst ... but they almost never do.
Well, I've fixed that.
I've revamped all 25 sexual events in the game. For most of Geralt's trysts, I've sent him and his lover somewhere else. For example, he and the peasant woman in the Outskirts sneak into one of the abandoned houses for their encounter, Geralt and the Gossip go into one of the houses in the Temple Quarter, and the prostitute you meet on the streets of the Temple Quarter takes Geralt into the Eager Thighs Brothel for their encounter.
Some of the trysts were already happening in a private place, so the Half-Elf and Geralt meet in her house, where they were already meeting, Princess Adda takes Geralt to her room in the New Narakort, where they were already meeting, and so on.
There are a few sexual events where what's happening is a big part of the plot, and for those events, I've only added some time, so that anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours will have passed. The events that are part of the plot need to stay pretty much the way they are so as not to mess up the game, and most of those encounters were already done reasonably well, except for the fact that no time passed. So I added the time.
Sex should have an effect on Geralt, and I figure the effect it will have is to make him feel a bit better; the way I've implemented this is to reduce Geralt's toxicity whenever he has sex.
In some cases, CDPR already had a post-sex line of conversation for the woman; it's just that the player didn't get that line right after sex. In those cases, I've made the woman say that line right after sex and have added a reply (or in some cases, a choice of replies) for Geralt. In cases where CDPR gave the woman no post-sex conversation at all, I've made some up, just one or two lines for the woman and one line for Geralt. Most of Geralt's lines are voiced. All of the CDPR lines for the woman are voiced; the ones I've made up are not voiced. So, something like three-fourths of the post-sex conversational lines are voiced.
I've tested every single fix. (Yes, I've watched 25 sex scenes half a dozen times each. You see the sacrifices I make for you guys? ) Nothing in there will hurt your game. BUT, if The Witcher is going to crash, it's usually when a new area loads. Since new areas are loading more often using this mod, sometimes it will be during one of those new areas that The Witcher does its thing. So save your game right before having sex with anyone. (In real life, use a condom; in virtual life, save your game. )
Because the area files are part of your saved game, I can't alter anything about the areas with a mod. This means that I can only have Geralt and his lovers go to places that already have special marks -- called "waypoints" -- in the area files already. That's why Geralt and his ladies aren't standing next to the bed but are standing elsewhere in the house when they go inside to have their tryst.
Two of Geralt's ladies -- Morenn and The Lady of the Lake -- aren't indoor kinds of people. I have them move slightly aside from where they were standing, so you no longer have sex with the Lady of the Lake in the MIDDLE of the lake, but sending them inside wouldn't make character sense, so I didn't do so.
The new conversational lines are only available in English, but the characters all move to the right places, and time passes, regardless of what language you play in. When I tested the fix by setting the language to French, the new English lines were printed on the screen, so the fix should still work for you, just some of the lines will be in English.
1.1 -- Fixed a problem where there could be TWO Celinas in her house if the player had sex with her at certain times of day. (This wouldn't actually have hurt your game any, but it didn't exactly increase the realism of the game, which is what this mod is supposed to do. ) There should only be one Celina now. (Certainly one of her is more than enough!) This version was released on December 27, 2012.
1.0 -- Initial release, December 24, 2012
Unzip SexTakesTimeMod.zip. This will give you a folder, SexTakesTimeMod. Put this folder in your The Witcher Enhanced Edition\Data folder. (Notice that this is NOT where your saved games are; the game's working data is in another place.)
To the best of my knowledge, this mod will NOT conflict with any other mods. Obviously, it's only for the main game; it doesn't do anything to fan-made adventures.
If you want to go back to having sex in the street and having no time pass, just take the SexTakesTimeMod folder out of your The Witcher Enhanced Edition\Data folder.
Thanks to Tommy for the Chapter 5 Order save; I wouldn't have been able to test White Rayla without him. But then, you all know he's the best.
24.12.2012 @ 07:35 #2
24.12.2012 @ 22:10 #7
What a great thing to say! That's the effect I was hoping for.
*smile* Thanks for your help with that saved game!
Thanks for letting me know you like the idea!
*smile* I'm glad you like it! I had thought about calling this mod Don't Frighten the Horses, but I wasn't sure how widely known that phrase was, and I was afraid it might confuse some people.
24.12.2012 @ 23:18 #8
Where in the world do you keep getting these ideas from?!?
24.12.2012 @ 23:29 #9
..and when I clicked that link (didn't know that phrase), there was ads for panties all over the place - coincidence, I think not!
"Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." - George W. Bush
25.12.2012 @ 15:17 #11
*smile* Thanks for your help with that saved game!
Thanks for letting me know you like the idea!
*smile* I'm glad you like it! I had thought about calling this mod Don't Frighten the Horses, but I wasn't sure how widely known that phrase was, and I was afraid it might confuse some people. ›››
very much indeed....i will let u know!!!!!!!!!!!
26.12.2012 @ 06:18 #12
*smile* Thank you! I like the way you put that -- "relaxed, unhurried sex in a cozy little love nest" -- no wonder he feels better after that than after a quick screw in the street.
My husband FINALLY played "Medical Problems 1" -- only 2.5 years after it came out -- and as I watched him play it, I saw a few things that I wanted to change, things that I'd learned to do better while I was making MP2. So I started making a new, more polished version of MP1 -- the Enhanced Edition of MP1, I suppose. (It's not out yet; I'll announce it when it's ready.)
So as I was thinking about MP1, I got to thinking about how when Geralt has sex in that adventure, he and his lover-of-the-moment go somewhere, time passes, and the woman has something to say afterwards. And I thought about how much more satisfying that was and how I wished that TW1 had done that. And then it occurred to me that I could MAKE TW1 do that. Not as well as it was done in MP1, since I can't alter the area files, but still a lot better than in the vanilla game.
I tried to put the idea aside, because I have my own game that I'm working on making; I keep thinking that I've made my very last Witcher mod. But I'm having to learn a ton of stuff to make my own game, and I thought it would be restful to use something as easy and familiar as Djinni for a week or two. And then I realized that Christmas was coming, so this could be my present to the community. So I talked myself into sitting down and making it.
I have an add-on for my browser that suppresses ads, so I didn't realize that site had any ads at all. Sorry about that!
28.12.2012 @ 22:39 #13
There should only be one Celina now. (Certainly one of her is more than enough! )
Celina is the only character that was implemented in the way she was -- for technical reasons that I won't bore you with -- so there should be no other cases of two identical women running around.
28.12.2012 @ 23:57 #14
There should only be one Celina now. (Certainly one of her is more than enough! /> )
Celina is the only character that was implemented in the way she was -- for technical reasons that I won't bore you with -- so there should be no other cases of two identical women running around. ›››
Hmmm two Celinas at once...what a tryst that could be. Being that I still have the original and I am in Murky Waters....Mhm, see you fellas !!
29.12.2012 @ 12:27 #15
Just for you, because you're so sweet, the double-Celina card:
29.12.2012 @ 13:21 #16
The Celina twins! Just ...WOW!! Thanks Cory you just made my day!
31.12.2012 @ 19:50 #18
Thank you, Zanderat.
And thanks to the two other kind people who've endorsed this mod on the Nexus.
01.01.2013 @ 19:55 #20
I'm very glad to hear that you're enjoying it, RSIK4! Which women have you seen so far with the new mod?
As I explained earlier, the 1.1 version of the mod fixes a problem where there could be TWO Celinas in her house if the player had sex with her at certain times of day. This wouldn't actually have hurt your game any, but it didn't exactly increase the realism of the game, which is what this mod is supposed to do.
If the two-Celinas problem isn't important to you -- or if you never get her card, anyway, because she's so nasty -- then you don't need to go to the trouble of downloading the new version of the mod.
Happy New Year!