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Build/buy mode enabler for pets

by cathair2005 Posted 18th Nov 2006 at 12:54 PM
74 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
Hi Guys,

Well after all this time I'm back. I'm now in the process of updating my files - I actually left the forums after NL and before OFB.

Anyway, this hack enables you to enter build or buy mode whilst downtown as a visitor or when you are driving the car. It is an update of my pre-OFB release which can be found here:

http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=132485

I could possibly extend this hack to one that makes it so that you never have the buy mode disabled again but doing that increases its chance of incompatibility with other hacks. Thinking seriously though, pending interest, of expanding it to work in emergencies.

Here are some things you can do with this hack:

* Add downtown items to your inventory
* Have a picnic downtown by taking your own food (OFB) and removing it from your inventory
* Move your sims out of jams (move objects on)
* Prevent traffic blocks which were a problem where on rare occasions kids were getting stuck on bus because you parked the bus in (may have been fixed with OFB)
* Buy stuff when downtown (if you have OFB you can toggle between business and home stuff)

You can't sell your car with OFB whilst downtown so don't even think about it.

Also, have no idea what will happen if you pilfer items for another sims store.

Requires all expansions up to pets; don't have the 2006 holiday pack but "should" work with it.

Here's what's up with the pics:

Senior Brandi Broke goes downtown. She can move her car while it's in motion on the home lot with the enabler. She goes to an unowned business and with the enabler she buys a machine so she can buy a phone. She also, boldly, places and serves one of her patented cheesecakes in the restaurant. Everyone digs in.

Then, using an update of the communityparty hack - one that works for pets that I haven't yet posted - she throws a party. With the enabler, she is able to buy the insimenator's deleter and summoner so she can regulate her guest list. Remember, too many people on the lot mean they will leave sooner for slower computers. The party is a total flop because, for some reason, there is a lot of abuse and negative interactions happening on the lot.

Anyway, that's the story there.

Enjoy and let me know how it goes.

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

University Nightlife Open for Business Pets
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
buybuildenablerpets.zip 1.0 KB 8,311 18th Nov 2006
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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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 10th Aug 2007 at 4:27 AM
I so love you for this! It's driven me crazy (which isan't hard) not being able to do buy/build stuff on community lots! Like if you get to a restaurant and all the tables are full -except for the one you forgot to put a second chair atZ! Now I can fix my spaz's w/o the rigamaroll!
Test Subject
#27 Old 11th Sep 2007 at 12:29 AM
Feedback from the Bon Voyage EP, it eliminates the ability to claim a door at hotels. This also can cause a shutdown of the game in any vacation lot that is identical of when the last person on a lot dies. I cleaned out all downloads completely, ran Sims 2 Pack Clean Installer, removed The Sims 2 completely, reinstalled, added and removed each download one at a time. As much as I have loved your hack, I have had to leave it out. Still using your dresser, works perfectly. If you would like any more feedback or testing, I would be glad to help.
Test Subject
#28 Old 11th Sep 2007 at 3:59 AM
Yes, I am having the same problem as Linda41258 discribed. And yes, it does work with seasons because before installing BV, it ran fine. I can't seem to play my game anymore without this hack (I love it too much) that getting it updated would be great. thank you.
Scholar
#29 Old 12th Sep 2007 at 1:58 AM
Same problem in my game, as linda41258, and Tragic_mistake. My Sim cannot reserve a room. I hope you update this for BV. This is an Awesome Hack! Thanks!

Hello, I'm Tiya Marie :)
I Hope You Dance!
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 2:56 AM
I've got to speak up also, Cathair...This is probably my all time favorite hack, if i was forced to choose. Not so much for the buy build enabler, although that's like the icing on the cake, but so Sims can access their inventories.

I was so disappointed that I can't have my creative sims bring their easels and reward cameras (i think the reward cam takes better photos than the new digital--more options)....and bring home the resulting vacation photos AND paintings......your mod just adds so many more creative scenario possibilities.

I didn't have a chance to see if my BV lots crashed, but I also noticed my hotel doors weren't selectable with buybuild in the game. Your pets version did work fine for me up through Seasons though....

Anyway, just putting in my 2 cents, just because I'm keeping my fingers crossed you'll update.

Take Care,
Suzanne
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 16th Sep 2007 at 3:26 PM
Me too. I love your hack and hope you're able to update for BV!
Test Subject
#32 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 5:58 PM
Update: Since Cathair2005 did mention the Insiminator, I will add that the new model updated for Bon Voyage does have a buy/build enabler on it that doesn't shut down the room reservation function on hotels. I have tested it and it does indeed work. You unfortunately still can't access your inventory (As crowridgestudio stated in using your reward camera or easels. Such a great idea CRS). If you use the Insim, click onto the chair area, go into "other" and keep following "other". You'll find it. BUT- you have to use the Sim model that allows you to spawn the Insim or sectionals. Otherwise, there's no way to get it to where you are. I hope this helps, and by no means have I tried to downplay Cathair2005's great mod of enabling the buy/build funtion by mentioning the Insim. It is my intention to help others and pass along some useful information. I still do hope Cathair2005 will update this mod since it simply works on its own, is a great idea, and a wonderful work of creativity.
Test Subject
#33 Old 27th Sep 2007 at 9:11 PM
There's one updated for Seasons at cathair2005's web site (see profile). I've used that one to create one that works for BV, but I'm still waiting to hear from him to see if he minds me uploading it. It is so nice to have access to my inventories on a vacation lot.
Test Subject
#34 Old 27th Sep 2007 at 9:24 PM
mmholt, If Cathair allows you to update this for BV and also to post it, will it be posted here along with this thread or posted elsewhere? Thanks for your effort and time.
Linda
Test Subject
#35 Old 28th Sep 2007 at 3:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by linda41258
mmholt, If Cathair allows you to update this for BV and also to post it, will it be posted here along with this thread or posted elsewhere? Thanks for your effort and time.
Linda


Linda, I would post it everywhere I could! I'd even just give it to cathair and let him take the credit (mostly his work anyway), since I don't care about the credit - I just want the hack. I know so many people who want access to the inventories on vacation.
Test Subject
#36 Old 28th Sep 2007 at 6:44 PM
LOL, my best wishes and hopes for your success! Actually, if you're successful, we all are. Thanks for your ambition and drive to get this done. BTW, if you need a tester, I'm available.
Forum Resident
#37 Old 2nd Oct 2007 at 12:53 PM
still checking this thread everyday to see if the update has taken place...
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#38 Old 3rd Oct 2007 at 9:22 PM
It is so egoistic - cathair visit MTS2 but ignores all complaints...he can at least post some answer about BV update..

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
Forum Resident
#39 Old 4th Oct 2007 at 12:40 AM
yeah, maybe its just too difficult to update this mod.
that would be ok, too.
if i knew then i'd stop checking.
Test Subject
#40 Old 6th Oct 2007 at 6:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cathair2005
This probably won't work for seasons and as for not having OFB, I don't remember what the effect will be. But I wouldn't advise it for now.


Actually, It seemed to work great with SEASONS (using the pet version). It didn't break till BV for me. Just a note... I reaaalllllly miss the access to my inventory on vacation. I shall keep my hopes up in the meantime! Thanks so much for the prior working versions.
Test Subject
#41 Old 7th Oct 2007 at 7:46 PM
Default I doubt it's ego....
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ailias
It is so egoistic - cathair visit MTS2 but ignores all complaints...he can at least post some answer about BV update..


I've already heard from cathair about this mod, and he's been waiting for SimPE to be updated.
Test Subject
#42 Old 7th Oct 2007 at 7:54 PM Last edited by mmholt : 7th Oct 2007 at 7:56 PM. Reason: left something out...
Default OK, Build/Buy Enabler for BV is finally done-ish
Quote:
Originally Posted by linda41258
LOL, my best wishes and hopes for your success! Actually, if you're successful, we all are. Thanks for your ambition and drive to get this done. BTW, if you need a tester, I'm available.


I can't say it's really done til a version of SimPE comes out for BV, but with much fiddling around with SimPE and the location of various game files, I was able to create a Build/Buy Enabler that works with BV. Many thanks to cathair2005 for graciously allowing me to post this, since I so totally cribbed off his work.

This hack has not had too much testing, but I've confirmed that build, buy, and inventory remain enabled: on the home lot with a fire or burglar, on a community lot, and on a vacation lot. When playing last night, I had one lot open with build/buy/inventory disabled, but I went into that lot again later and it was fine. The only difference I could see was that in the first case, I'd chosen the campground lot while booking the vacation, and the second time I chose the campground lot once at the destination. I don't know if this is a fluke or not. On a vacation lot or a dorm, not all build tools are enabled, but I think this is normal - I've always had the dorm issue with other enablers.

If you use this hack, please let me know of any problems, maybe make a backup first just in case. All feedback is appreciated. I've been using this just fine for about a week, but you never know...

I didn't have time for screenshots and all the other hoops to jump thru in order to post an object here, so you can find it at http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...pic,9923.0.html

Enjoy!
Scholar
#43 Old 8th Oct 2007 at 2:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmholt
I can't say it's really done til a version of SimPE comes out for BV, but with much fiddling around with SimPE and the location of various game files, I was able to create a Build/Buy Enabler that works with BV. Many thanks to cathair2005 for graciously allowing me to post this, since I so totally cribbed off his work.

This hack has not had too much testing, but I've confirmed that build, buy, and inventory remain enabled: on the home lot with a fire or burglar, on a community lot, and on a vacation lot. When playing last night, I had one lot open with build/buy/inventory disabled, but I went into that lot again later and it was fine. The only difference I could see was that in the first case, I'd chosen the campground lot while booking the vacation, and the second time I chose the campground lot once at the destination. I don't know if this is a fluke or not. On a vacation lot or a dorm, not all build tools are enabled, but I think this is normal - I've always had the dorm issue with other enablers.

If you use this hack, please let me know of any problems, maybe make a backup first just in case. All feedback is appreciated. I've been using this just fine for about a week, but you never know...

I didn't have time for screenshots and all the other hoops to jump thru in order to post an object here, so you can find it at http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...pic,9923.0.html

Enjoy!


ThankYou!!! I Will Try It! I Miss This Hack In My Game!

Hello, I'm Tiya Marie :)
I Hope You Dance!
Scholar
#44 Old 9th Oct 2007 at 11:36 PM Last edited by TIYARN007 : 10th Oct 2007 at 4:12 AM. Reason: New Discovery
mmholt, Feedback on your Updated Version: I tried this and, My results were; that it works without any problems, except, I can't get it to work on the "Camping Vacation Lot" no matter how I enter the lot. I tried it several different ways & Build/Buy & Inventory is disabled every time. I guess the tent has something to do with it, but I do not code for hacks, so I don't really know. It would be Great if this were fixable. ThankYou...

ADDENDUM:
....A few hours later....I have made a discovery that seems to fix this problem I had earlier. If a Check-In Desk is placed on the "Camping Vacation Lot" Build/Buy options, and Inventory are all accessible...I hope this information is of help. I am also Really Happy to have it all working at Camp! Yippie! Happy Camper...LOL

Hello, I'm Tiya Marie :)
I Hope You Dance!
Test Subject
#45 Old 10th Oct 2007 at 3:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TIYARN007
mmholt, Feedback on your Updated Version: I tried this and, My results were; that it works without any problems, except, I can't get it to work on the "Camping Vacation Lot" no matter how I enter the lot. I tried it several different ways & Build/Buy & Inventory is disabled every time. I guess the tent has something to do with it, but I do not code for hacks, so I don't really know. It would be Great if this were fixable. ThankYou...

ADDENDUM:
....A few hours later....I have made a discovery that seems to fix this problem I had earlier. If a Check-In Desk is placed on the "Camping Vacation Lot" Build/Buy options, and Inventory are all accessible...I hope this information is of help. I am also Really Happy to have it all working at Camp! Yippie! Happy Camper...LOL


Thanks for the feedback. I found the problem to be sporadic - sometimes I had build/buy on the campground, sometimes not. I think difference for me was that I probably went to a hotel lot and checked in first before moving to the campground. I'm not sure. But it's going to drive me crazy until I figure it out!
Test Subject
#46 Old 20th Oct 2007 at 4:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmholt
I can't say it's really done til a version of SimPE comes out for BV, but with much fiddling around with SimPE and the location of various game files, I was able to create a Build/Buy Enabler that works with BV. Many thanks to cathair2005 for graciously allowing me to post this, since I so totally cribbed off his work.

This hack has not had too much testing, but I've confirmed that build, buy, and inventory remain enabled: on the home lot with a fire or burglar, on a community lot, and on a vacation lot. When playing last night, I had one lot open with build/buy/inventory disabled, but I went into that lot again later and it was fine. The only difference I could see was that in the first case, I'd chosen the campground lot while booking the vacation, and the second time I chose the campground lot once at the destination. I don't know if this is a fluke or not. On a vacation lot or a dorm, not all build tools are enabled, but I think this is normal - I've always had the dorm issue with other enablers.

If you use this hack, please let me know of any problems, maybe make a backup first just in case. All feedback is appreciated. I've been using this just fine for about a week, but you never know...

I didn't have time for screenshots and all the other hoops to jump thru in order to post an object here, so you can find it at http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...pic,9923.0.html

Enjoy!

ohmygosh I'm so glad I read the second page and saw your post. My favorite family has been stuck on a hotel lot and a simple moveObjects on cheat would have fixed the problem, but because build/buy mode isn't enabled I was still stuck. Even if this hack doesn't work perfect atm, I'm in no condition to be choosey. :P
Lab Assistant
#47 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 12:54 PM
I'm soooo happy !!

Thanks mmholt
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#48 Old 13th Jan 2008 at 10:38 PM
Here is the build buy mode enabler for all expansions up to BV by request. I have also posted it here at my site:

http://simswithcomplements.googlepages.com/mods.html

If you download it from there, you will find it directly below the seasons enabler on that same page.

Test it out for me if you have all expansions up to BV and remove it immediately without saving if there is a problem. With this hack, the disable mode should never appear again - after all it's your game to do as you please

Cheers guys,
Mark.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip buyenablerBV.zip (4.0 KB, 2022 downloads)
Test Subject
#49 Old 19th Jan 2008 at 9:02 AM
Much thanks for this.

--
SF
Test Subject
#50 Old 25th Jan 2008 at 8:06 AM
Thanks! It was a major pain not being able to use this hack with BV.
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