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Freeze Vacation Benefits Duration Decrement; Updated 09/28/08

by mike_1102 Posted 25th Sep 2007 at 2:20 PM - Updated 28th Sep 2008 at 8:09 PM by mike_1102
15 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts
A complete collection of my mods, including those never published here on MTS2, can be downloaded here. http://cid-ca240b77438128c2.skydriv...0for%20TS2?uc=2
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Update 1, 09/28/08: Please download version 2 of this mod as it fixes a bug in v1 that creates redundant tokens in sims' memory. And remember to delete the old one. The token remover object can be used to remove the excess tokens generated by the older version or you can leave them alone as they don't affect your game in any way. This procedure is completely optional.
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Basically allows you to make the vacation benefits last as long as you want.

Requires BV
Compatible with AL, FT & BV




***please do not redistribute my mods without my permission.
all comments and feedbacks are welcome.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Bon Voyage
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Mike_1102_FreezeVBTokenDurationDecrement.zip 1,008 Bytes 4,256 25th Sep 2007
Mod FreezeVBDecrement v2.zip 973 Bytes 1,180 29th Sep 2008
Mod ExcessTokenRemover.zip 1.9 KB 704 29th Sep 2008
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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15 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts
Test Subject
#2 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 2:42 PM
great idea if you want to live in the vacation spot thanks.
Alchemist
#3 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 4:23 PM
Wonderful! Gaining these benefits is actually very hard, I have to say that sims vacations are not comfortable for the human being players, even it's a real exhausting work! I totally like the idea to get the results for more days (freezing forever is too close to cheating for my playing style ...). Thank you veeery much and ciao.
Instructor
#4 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 6:02 PM
thanks. your thing are all really useful!
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#5 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 7:46 PM
I wonder what number of want slots is maximum? :D
Let's check.
For now - 7 want slots is great!

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
Field Researcher
#6 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 11:25 PM
this is cool ! thanks
Test Subject
#7 Old 28th Sep 2007 at 1:35 AM
I don't want to sound stupid but my excuse is that Australia doesn't have the prima guide book yet so i'm basically playing this game in the dark so to speak.I don't know what this is actually for my sims have had this but don't know what it's used for ?.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#8 Old 28th Sep 2007 at 1:47 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by helter
I don't want to sound stupid but my excuse is that Australia doesn't have the prima guide book yet so i'm basically playing this game in the dark so to speak.I don't know what this is actually for my sims have had this but don't know what it's used for ?.


well, all vacation benefits are temporary and most expire in a few sim days after your sims return from a good vacation. this mod allows you to stop and resume the vb duration count down procedure in the game code so your sims can enjoy say their fifth want slot a little longer, or forever. you can check the amount of time left for each benefit for each sim by moving the mouse pointer over the sim's icon on the left side of the screen.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 28th Sep 2007 at 3:19 AM
Awsome. I love this. It's very handy.
Theorist
#10 Old 28th Sep 2007 at 8:23 PM
awesome!
Test Subject
#11 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 12:25 AM
This option is showing up for toddlers, who obviously can't use or benefit from it. Can you disable the option for toddlers? Other than that, I think it's a great idea.
Criminal Mastermind
retired moderator
#12 Old 5th Oct 2007 at 1:06 AM
Great job! Glad someone came up with this one because there were times I didn't want the benefits to run out.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 6th Oct 2007 at 12:13 AM
This hack has a very serious bug, it spawns hundreds of memories (a token) the longer it is in your game.

I had to spend a few hours just trying to remove these from my new neighborhood, needless to say I wasn't happy.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#14 Old 6th Oct 2007 at 2:55 AM Last edited by mike_1102 : 6th Oct 2007 at 4:11 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by PatchesSim2
This hack has a very serious bug, it spawns hundreds of memories (a token) the longer it is in your game.

I had to spend a few hours just trying to remove these from my new neighborhood, needless to say I wasn't happy.


This is not a bug. The custom tokens are deliberatedly created by the VB controller in the game and one is put into the inventory of each character in your neighbourhood. Each token functions as a storage of the freeze/unfreeze setting information for its owner just like most of the other countable tokens already in your sims' inventory. So the game will stop making this token eventually when each charater has one. Tokens in general are non-memory and non-visible objects so they don't show up in the memory and inventory panel in the game. Deleting these tokens with an external character editing program simply erases the setting associated with each charater in that neighbourhood.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 6th Oct 2007 at 5:58 PM
It doesn't stop at one token, it spawns hundreds of tokens per character because you have line 4 in "Check VBTD Token - Frozen?" redirecting to line 5 when it should be line 6. What it does right now is check to see if the token exists, then it creates a new one even if it is found.

You are creating a new token each time the game checks for what text should be displayed on the pie menu.
Test Subject
#16 Old 6th Oct 2008 at 10:53 AM
Great idea! Thanks for this =)