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[24/10] WA Vacation objects + Newspaper + Pizza "Buyable at Grocerystore" (Compatible with Patch 1.63-1.67)

by anak_ponti Posted 27th Dec 2010 at 7:24 PM - Updated 13th Apr 2014 at 8:28 AM by anak_ponti : Added note about Easel
74 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
24-10-2013 Compatible with Patch 1.63.

Recently I noticed that at the grocerystore, the Home tab always shows only 4 items (birthday cake, ducky, bubble bath & candle). So I think, wouldn't it be great if it has more items for sale, like newspaper or pizza. So I began searching and found this Shopping XML file that control which items can be sold in Home tab at the grocery. At first I began with adding Newspaper and it worked (but the price is $0, so I also modified Newspaper OBJD file and changed the price to $3). Later I try to add WA exclusive vacation objects (these items usually found at the general store in vacation world) and this also works too. At last, I also add pizza (the price is changed to $25).

Here are the list of WA vacation objects that I include:
Dried Food (LQ, MQ, HQ)
Shower In A Can
Tent (Cheap & Expensive)
Camera (Cheap, Medium, Expensive)
Snake Charming Basket
Fireworks Big Boom
Incense Holder (China, Egypt, France)
teddy Bear Mummy
Bicycle (Adult & Child)
Fortune Cookie Maker (Placed in Family Inventory)
Training Dummy (Placed in Family Inventory)
Board Breaker (Placed in Family Inventory)
Treasure Chest (China, Egypt, France) (Placed in Family Inventory)
Nectar Maker (Placed in Family Inventory)
Nectar Rack (Cheap & Expensive) (Placed in Family Inventory)

Death flower, money tree seed & omni seed (separate version)

Adds number of objects buyable in grocery store -->
BaseGame: Easel, Laptop & Picnic Basket
GEN EP4: Canes (caneBall, caneLlama), Data Disc Storage & Camera Video (Cheap, Expensive), Sleeping Bag
PET EP5: Hay Stack
SHT EP6: MP3Player
SSN EP8: Snowboard (Adult, Child), Umbrella (Rain Disruptor)

I tested this mod in Sunset Valley and other EA worlds as well, and so far no problem for me.

Just put the package into your Mods\Packages folder.

For this mod, I modifies the Shopping XML file, Newspaper OBJD & the FoodPizza OBJD file, so it will conflict with any mod that modifies these same files.
If your screen is different from mine (notice the additional tabs), that's because I also use the Cooking Overhaul mod.

In order to use the easel in inventory, you must use this mod (also from me). This mod enable you can drag the easel (empty or not empty) in or out the inventory. All this time I don't aware of this issue, because I always use all my mods. And also no one report this issue until someone did (Thanks to instantmagic who report this)

The author of S3PE.



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

World Adventures
Built with Game Version: 1.18
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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anak_ponti_EP1Objects-Newspaper-Pizza_BuyableAtGrocery.rar | Description: WA Vacation objects + Newspaper + Pizza + other EP objects can be bought at the Grocerystore 2.1 KB 14,793 27th Dec 2010
anak_ponti_EP1Objects-Newspaper-Pizza_BuyableAtGrocery_AddSeeds+DeathFlower.rar | Description: Same as above, but add death flower, money tree seed & omni seed 2.2 KB 5,475 20th Nov 2012
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 27th Dec 2010 at 10:08 PM
this is awesome. It doesn't make sense that you have to go to a foreign country just to buy a camera or a tent, so thanks so much for this.
Test Subject
#3 Old 28th Dec 2010 at 5:02 AM
You know that you can buy all of the WA items from home from entering "buydebug" in the cheat menu, right?
Field Researcher
#4 Old 28th Dec 2010 at 5:41 PM
Originally Posted by EminenceFront
You know that you can buy all of the WA items from home from entering "buydebug" in the cheat menu, right?

Yeah, I used the buydebug thing to get my sim a nectar machine, but I hated wading through all the seemed like a gazillion items trying to find the ones I wanted, this just seems more suitabe to me
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 29th Dec 2010 at 7:46 AM
Thank-you so much! I don't like having to go through the whole buydebug menu to buy cameras for my sims, and spending a few grand to go to Egypt just doesn't seem to make sense. Occasionally I'd find them at the consignment store, but this mod makes sure they're always available. Once again, thank-you =)
Test Subject
9th Jan 2011 at 7:57 PM
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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 13th Jan 2011 at 9:39 AM Last edited by Groosalugg : 13th Jan 2011 at 10:00 AM.
thank you i really like the idea of having some of these items at the local store
May i ask where can i find the original files tagged OBJD, they're not from the GameplayData.package are they?

Thanks 4 sharing ur Hard work of art w/us.
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Original Poster
#7 Old 14th Jan 2011 at 1:03 AM
@Groosalugg: You can find them in this file "FullBuild0.package" located in this folder "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\Packages".

Be careful, don't modify this file directly. Extract the OBJD file you want to any folder and modify it from there.

Lab Assistant
#8 Old 14th Jan 2011 at 1:56 PM
thanks i appreciate your reply
Test Subject
#9 Old 9th Feb 2011 at 10:47 AM
I was wondering if you could update this one for the outdoor living stuff pack!! I know it will be useful I hate sending my sims on vacation just for a book or a camera it sucks big time!!
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Original Poster
#10 Old 10th Feb 2011 at 1:52 AM
This mod still works with latest patches, although I don't have OLS yet.
Test Subject
#11 Old 11th Feb 2011 at 7:43 AM
I can't get this one to work!! The one dealing with my sim buying books with out having to go on vacation that one worked!! But the grocery store one will not work!!
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Original Poster
#12 Old 11th Feb 2011 at 1:43 PM
@luvmug24: How odd. I really can't tell what your problem is. Please check it again, the Home tab in grocerystore. One more thing, did the buyable all fruits/fish work too?
Test Subject
#13 Old 11th Feb 2011 at 9:39 PM
No the Fruit and the Fish did not work either!!
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Original Poster
#14 Old 12th Feb 2011 at 12:15 AM
I think that you must be have a mod conflict. Try check with Sim3 Dashboard. Where do you put your downloaded mods, in Documents or Program Files folder?

Or try this first. Please move all your mods out to temporary folder (like Desktop), then copy back these mods: Grocery mod (this mod), buyable all fruits and fish. Start the game, check the grocerystore and tell me the result.

One more question: You do have EP1 Word Adventures, right?
Test Subject
#15 Old 12th Feb 2011 at 6:06 AM
I am gunna try and delete them and then reinstall them into my programs files!! i know where the mods go sometimes they just don't want to do what they are suppose to do!!
Test Subject
#16 Old 12th Feb 2011 at 9:19 PM
I got them all to work!! Thanks for the help!!
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Original Poster
#17 Old 13th Feb 2011 at 1:05 AM
Glad to hear that. You're welcome.
#18 Old 28th May 2011 at 7:02 PM
Love this, it makes things so much easier!
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Original Poster
#19 Old 15th Jun 2011 at 3:33 AM
This mod got updated to Patch 1.22 / GEN
#20 Old 24th Jun 2011 at 3:08 AM
Thanks for updating, this is one of my FAVORITE mods! :D
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 8th Jul 2011 at 8:55 PM
Hi thanks so much for updating this works great in the game and its so nice my poor Sims dont have to travel any more to get a book or spend forever trying to catch a death fish. Can i still use your other mod that makes the fruit and veggies a better quality? Just checking.
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Original Poster
#22 Old 9th Jul 2011 at 7:38 AM
Yes, it still can be used together.
Test Subject
#23 Old 27th Jul 2011 at 2:23 AM
Does anyone know if this is compatible with the 1.24 patch?
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Original Poster
#24 Old 27th Jul 2011 at 3:57 AM
Haven't got patch 1.24 yet (it's so big, 650MB), so I can't confirm if this mod still compatible or not.
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Original Poster
#25 Old 28th Jul 2011 at 3:53 AM
This mod still work with patch 1.24 / TLS
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