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Picked upload! Maxis "Lost & Found" #10: Vincent's Sim Modder *UPD 22-SEPT*

by Numenor Posted 21st Sep 2005 at 1:36 AM - Updated 4th Nov 2005 at 9:08 AM by Numenor : Object now available in community lots
178 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
22 Sept 05 - UPDATE: As per request, now the object is available in community lots, too: you can find it in Misc/Misc section.

Credits to Wintermuteai1 for having been the first to discover this item (and to Maxis for having created it...).

Announcement: I can assure you that I know that most of these things can be done using the testingCheats... (BTW: why all the people call them "boolprop" - that just means "boolean property" - when the cheat has its own name? )

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(Original post follows)


Browsing the game files, I've found this object, that seems quite interesting and useful: it's a "cheat" object; it has been created by Maxis for testing purpose, that lets you change many characteristics of your sims:

- Set the life stage of the sim
- Raise and lower motives (one by one or all at once)
- Change personality treats
- Gain or lose skill points
- Unlock and get all the career rewards
- Change aspiration at will (even the hidden "Grilled Cheese" aspiration :rofl
- Become vampire or cure vampireness
- Gain or loose influence points

The object looks like a child-size doll; you can find it in the Misc/Misc section of the catalog (cost §0).

IMPORTANT:
This object has been introduced with the Nightlife EP, and is supposed to work with the Nighlife only. I haven't tested it in other environments: it may work or may not!

INSTALLATION: just extract to your downloads; remove the package to uninstall.

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

Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Numenor_VincentsSimModder_(Res+Comm).rar 281 Bytes 57,692 23rd Sep 2005
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


Need more information?
 
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 21st Sep 2005 at 2:20 AM
This looks very cool...
Scholar
#3 Old 21st Sep 2005 at 2:25 AM
Useful for those who oftenly confused which side of InSimerator do what... erm... me...
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 21st Sep 2005 at 5:09 AM
downloading now. Thanks numener lol don't think I spelled that right. Anyway will give it a shot. Wonder if it works with uni and nl since I have both. Should since maxis put it in there. Good job finding it.

Love yourself for who you are
Test Subject
#5 Old 21st Sep 2005 at 5:49 AM
You can also enable the testing cheats and spawn this by shift+clicking on a sim.
Forum Resident
#6 Old 21st Sep 2005 at 5:49 AM
Great find numenor

Now known as CMW15
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#7 Old 21st Sep 2005 at 7:54 AM
emino - Yes, but these are only a small fraction of the inSIMinator functions

laninseannsmomi - Your name, too, isn't that simple, so I've copied and pasted it!
"Nightlife only" means that you must have at least the NL in order for this object to work: therefore, if you have both EPs, the object will work fine. I warned users against trying this object with the UNI only (i.e. without the NL).

radiophonic - Yes, that's true. Some people don't like fiddling with the testing cheats, though (personally, I have the testing cheat in my startup.cheats...).

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 21st Sep 2005 at 9:46 AM
Thank you so much!!!! My simīs life will be better now
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 21st Sep 2005 at 11:31 AM
Isnīt it the same from here ? http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=90750
Or does it different things ?

Supertramp - the real one, because my default LogIn doesnīt work and no one fixed that !
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#10 Old 21st Sep 2005 at 1:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by [email protected]
Isnīt it the same from here ? http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=90750
Or does it different things ?


Ooops! You're right! I didn't spot Winter's post, because it was in the "testing" section (I thought to put it here, in the "Finished" section, since it's a Maxis creation, to be used as-is...).

Anyway, first of all let me credit Wintermuteai1 for being the first to discover this cheat object.

That said, I've examined Winter's package and I've found that it contains a lot of files (BHAVs, BCONs, Catalog description, Pie Menu...).
I don't know why he imported all these files into the package and if he has modified them in any way.

My package only contains a Object Data file: I've only modified the catalog placement, in order for the object to appear in the catalog.

Therefore, until further notice, the difference between my package and Wintermuteai1's one is that mine is much "lighter" that his, because my package only contains an OBJD file. This ensures that my object is exactly like Maxes designed it, without any modification.
This is the only reason why I haven't yet removed my package (like I should do ).

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Instructor
#11 Old 21st Sep 2005 at 1:35 PM
This is the same object that can be spawned using the debugging cheats, correct?
Field Researcher
#12 Old 21st Sep 2005 at 1:52 PM
I can't wait to try this out. I never heard of the grilled cheese aspiration.

This a little off topic but I am still using your fix for the tulip lamps because maxi never did fix it and I am assuming it is still safe to use in NL, what do you think. should I still use it. thanks
The ModFather
staff: retired moderator
Original Poster
#13 Old 21st Sep 2005 at 2:50 PM
That's right. Neither the expensive bed frame was fixed...

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 22nd Sep 2005 at 12:41 AM
Very cool..thanks to you and winter for finding this!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 22nd Sep 2005 at 1:45 AM
Numenor, i hope i didnīt annoying you! I only wanna know there a difference. I think your DL is a better choice because the filesize is very smaler. So my DL-folder has only 1,432.345 GB and not 1,432.888 GB :clap:

Supertramp - the real one, because my default LogIn doesnīt work and no one fixed that !
Field Researcher
#16 Old 22nd Sep 2005 at 11:47 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
:Credits: Maxis (for the object); me (for having found it and brought to you! )


Still hard at work I see, lol
Test Subject
#17 Old 22nd Sep 2005 at 6:03 PM
Does any one know how to make this item available on community lots?
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#18 Old 23rd Sep 2005 at 12:21 AM
Good idea!

A new version of the object has been posted on the front page: now the object is available in both residential and community lots.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 23rd Sep 2005 at 12:28 AM
There is a boolprop cheat for relationship scores, isn't there? Could someone please tell me what that is? Also, someone mentioned a cheat that allowed you to simply drag any of your bars up or down. Would that work the same way as this doll?
Retired Moderator
staff: retired moderator
#20 Old 23rd Sep 2005 at 12:30 AM
The cheat code can do these actions however, running the game with the cheat enabled has somehow been harmful to some peoples games. Whent he cheat code is extracted in an object is has a different and safer effect.

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Lab Assistant
#21 Old 23rd Sep 2005 at 12:30 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
That's right. Neither the expensive bed frame was fixed...


What is wrong with them? I don't really use the tulip lamp, but I have never had problems with the beds.
Field Researcher
#22 Old 23rd Sep 2005 at 1:02 AM
Brilliant! Just what I needed for story making! You're a gem! Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou (thanks to Winter too!).
Works perfectly, couldn't be happier and don't know how I'd cope without it now! *hehehe*
-Rav
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#23 Old 23rd Sep 2005 at 1:39 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silentthunder19
What is wrong with them? I don't really use the tulip lamp, but I have never had problems with the beds.


Probably you have a fairly good processor and graphic card. But on low-specs computers, or whenever the graphic options are set to minimum (try yourself), the expensive double bed "loses" the colour options for the frame, and you'll see only one frame instead of four.

You may find interesting the original thread for the Bed+Lamp fix:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=57977

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 23rd Sep 2005 at 4:52 AM
Oooh. Hidden object. <3
I think the only things this does that I don't know how to do easily yet is the life stage and the vampirism thing (huzzah for TestingCheatsEnabled), so I'll pick it up for that... and I'm horribly curious about this grilled cheese aspiration. XD
The ModFather
staff: retired moderator
Original Poster
#25 Old 23rd Sep 2005 at 8:22 AM
The grilled chees aspiration, in normal game, is the backfire effect of the "ReNuYuSenso" aspiration reward. I find it very funny (and very easy to satisfy)!

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
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