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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?) - 24 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 57,685 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
#101 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 2:13 AM
Awe, I love it but it's a .rar... I can only use zip... Oh well, see you around!
Test Subject
#102 Old 30th Jan 2006 at 9:14 AM
guys!
Help guys when I downloaded it only came up in note pad not in a file! what do I do :mad:
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#103 Old 30th Jan 2006 at 9:27 AM
Al_Gal, Rainbow: both your problems can be solved using the Q-Xpress.
Rainbow: you can also solve the problem by right-clicking on the link and choosing "Save As", instead of just left-clicking on it.

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
#104 Old 1st Feb 2006 at 2:43 AM
Thanks to you and Winter. This is great. I have no problem with the snapobjectstogrid or the moveobjects, but when I tried to use the testingcheatsenabled true to be able to kill off a sim who had a wish to be saved from death, it backfired. The sim was killed but no grim reaper, consequently, no saving. Then, on top of that, I couldn't exit my game to the neighborhood nor to the normal exit. They were grayed out. I couldn't even do a hard boot on my pc. I had to turn off the pc and start over. Now, I am afraid to even try testingcheatsenabled true again at all. So thank you for this.

ps. I am aware that this object doesn't offer ways to kill the sim. Still, if I ever do need what it offers I can use it instead.
Lab Assistant
#105 Old 3rd Feb 2006 at 10:54 AM
does it really require nightlife because i only have the original
Lab Assistant
#106 Old 3rd Feb 2006 at 11:31 AM
Wow. First of all, thanks go to Numenor. Second, who ever asked about babies in University...that is called spamming another thread. Dont do it! Make a thread of your own. Third, Numenor knows about the boolprop cheat. However instead of typing it in everytime, now all you have to do is buy the doll. It makes life a little more easier. And lastly, jonathan707....are you kidding me?! If it says that it requires Nightlife then there is a good reason why it does. There are things that are in nightlife that arent in the other games. Such as interactions. Maxis added with university as well as with nightlife. Therefore, if you want to crash your game, then by all means try it. Otherwise, dont download it and stick with the boolprop cheat.

Numenor and Lyric Lee, please let me know if I was wrong on any of this and please correct it for me. My apologies for any one offended.

WRONG!! That's a drinking foul!

"No man is worth your tears. And the one that is, won't make you cry." -Author Unknown-

"Love is the ultimate magic, the ultimate spell, without reason, often making no sense."
Guest
#107 Old 6th Feb 2006 at 1:39 PM
i don't know in whis folder i most copy this file!!! someone can tell me please
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#108 Old 7th Feb 2006 at 9:42 AM
Put it in the Downloads folder, like any other downloaded object.

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
#109 Old 7th Feb 2006 at 1:02 PM
Default the master!!!!!
you're a genious!!!!!!! :smash:
Test Subject
#110 Old 10th Feb 2006 at 10:41 AM
Hi... is it just me... whenever i use the modder a few times to max out motives, i cant get my sims to cook any food... can someone tell me if this is coz of the modder thing or is something wrong somewhere? Thanx loads for any response
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#111 Old 10th Feb 2006 at 3:01 PM
I'm not sure, but I think I've read around that sometimes maxing out all motives prevents the game from computing correctly the list of the "cook-able" dishes for that sim...
Try lowering the motives (by hand, using the testing cheats, or just waiting for them to go down by themselves).

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.
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#112 Old 10th Feb 2006 at 6:59 PM
Numenor, thanx for ur reply.... done tht, to the point whr the sims wld go stuff themselves from the fridge, still can't seem to cook, or snack... tried rebooting the pc even, but it dsnt seem to help... so, its not juz me then? kept thinkin thr's somthin wrong with my computer or my game....
Guest
#113 Old 11th Feb 2006 at 11:47 AM
Jeah! This is cool, but i don't need this.
The ModFather
staff: retired moderator
Original Poster
#114 Old 12th Feb 2006 at 12:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by whitelilies_2002
Numenor, thanx for ur reply.... done tht, to the point whr the sims wld go stuff themselves from the fridge, still can't seem to cook, or snack... tried rebooting the pc even, but it dsnt seem to help... so, its not juz me then? kept thinkin thr's somthin wrong with my computer or my game....


First off, you'd better remove temporarily *all* the hacks from your downloads (better to remove *the whole* Download folder) and start the game. See if the problem is fixed (don't save when exiting!). If it's fixed, take back your downloads folder, and look carefully into it (I suggest to sort the files by last modification date), trying to spot which file might cause the problem.

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.
Test Subject
#115 Old 12th Feb 2006 at 6:10 AM
Ok thanx LOADS for helping me out Numenor, i really appreciate it... & btw, i really think anyone whos able to put their stuff out here are geniuses! kudos to all of u
Lab Assistant
#116 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 1:08 AM
I have the baby thing, but i got it somewhere else, Now i don't remember where, I see something that you doantated to spiffy sims or helped w/ the nursery set "Choo choo Nursery". I have to figure out where i got it form, I've had it before i ever came to modethesims or the insiminator
Lab Assistant
#117 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 1:15 AM
lol, one day my game is going to blow up when i try to play the sims 2, It is slower to load w/ all the fileds for the game. I would probably cry but i don't know the image just poped into my brain. I found files i forgot to put in my downloads folder which is why some of the stuff wasn't showing up in the game, i feel dumb, i hope the limosine you made will work eventually
Lab Assistant
#118 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 1:19 AM
oh yea advice to people, a cheat when you use cntrl shift c type in "maxmotives" then hit enter, and type in "moitvedecay off" enter, to max all their stats and lock them. sims low on aspiration there's a code for that too, but the doll is usfull too, i use it for certain things, and the insimnator thingy magig for other things
The ModFather
staff: retired moderator
Original Poster
#119 Old 14th Feb 2006 at 2:52 PM
I suggest great caution when using the maxmotives cheat, or maxing out motives using the doll: that cheat is known to be buggy! People reported to have a variety of problems after having used it!

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.
Test Subject
#120 Old 20th Feb 2006 at 12:42 AM
I just have one question how do i use it on my game ??
do i just click on a sim and a little screen will appeare or do i go to buy/build mod
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#121 Old 20th Feb 2006 at 1:23 AM
You "buy" this object from the catalogue (you can find it in the misc/misc section; it looks like a doll); then, you click on the doll, and you'll have many options to choose from.

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
#122 Old 21st Feb 2006 at 12:14 AM
Will this effect my game? ( in a bad way)
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#123 Old 21st Feb 2006 at 12:37 AM
As far as I know, no. But as I've declared in my post, this is an object that Maxis created for testing purposes: they were not interested in having a *safe* environment.

So, use it at your own risk! If you are in doubt, avoid using it.

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.
Test Subject
#124 Old 24th Feb 2006 at 2:03 AM
Hi numenor. I tried the aspiration cheat, "all reward points". I don't seem to understand how this works exactly. First all the rewards points are there. Then I clicked it again, they're gone. All my sims reward points have been reset to zero.? Tried the cheat again, still, nothing happened. Still zero..

I didn't save the game though so that reward points will remain. I'm just a little confused in using the cheat. thanks.
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