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Featured upload! Drivable Cars without NL (Game Add-on) *UPD 28nov2008*

by Numenor Posted 10th Nov 2008 at 1:57 AM - Updated 14th Dec 2009 at 9:25 AM by Numenor : Updated "Cars.package" archive
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
DRIVABLE CARS WITHOUT NIGHTLIFE
Game Add-on by Numenor (and Maxis...)




14 DEC 2009 - Updated the "Cars" archive
In order to achieve compatibility with MogHughson's "Decorative Parking Spaces", the Cars.package archive has been updated (thanks MogHughson!). If you use MogHughson's Parking Spaces, please redownload the Cars.package (Note: the updated package works fine even without the Parking Spaces, so you can redownload it anyway...).

28 NOV 2008 - Updated the "Stuff" archive
  • Fixed the Maxis recolours for both the Driveways/Extensions, and for the Garage Door
  • Included the light definition in the garage door (in some games, the light flowing through the door only hit the objects, but not the walls and floor)
  • Included the "fogged" texture needed for the windshields when woohooing.
Please redownload the "Stuff.rar" archive (the other two rar files were not modified).

11 NOV 2008 - Added Nightlife cars + Updated the "Stuff" archive
Please redownload the "Stuff.rar, because I forgot some animations
for the "Smoogo Minima" car. And enjoy the *FIVE* Nightlife cars,
included in the "Cars.rar" archive.




IMPORTANT: GAME REQUIREMENTS
This add-on can be used by people that don't have Nightlife, but have at least ONE expansion pack or stuff pack except University.
In other words, if you have Open For Business or any *newer* EP/SP, then you can use this add-on; it works fine even if you only have one stuff pack, such as Family Fun or Celebration, etc.
Of course, if you already have Nightlife, this add-on is completely useless for you


WHAT IS THIS ADD-ON:
It allows using custom drivable cars in non-Nightlife games.
As you probably know, Maxis released some months ago a similar add-on, named "Driveway & Garage Set", that lets the player use drivable cars without Nightlife, but it only works with the Maxis cars. Therefore, I've created a special version that allows using custom-made cars, too (but read below!).
Downlaoding the "Cars.rar", you will also get the 5 cars that came with Nightlife (Hatchback, MiniVan, Sedan, PickUp and Sportscar).


HOW TO USE CUSTOM CARS IN NON-NIGHTLIFE GAMES
  1. It's mandatory to download the "Stuff.rar" and unpack it to your Downloads. It's strongly advised to download and unpack the "Sounds.rar", too (without it, you won't hear any sound with the car animation). Optionally, download and unpack the "Cars.rar", in order to get the 5 Nightlife cars.
  2. Download from our Automotive section (or from any other site ) your favourite cars.
  3. Modify the downloaded cars using this simple procedure (you will need SimPE); look at the following image as a guide:
    • Open the car with SimPE.
    • From the Resource Tree, select "Object Data (OBJD)".
    • Select the Object Data file that appears in the Resource List.
    • Be sure that the "Raw Data" tab is selected.
    • Find the line labeled "0x0040: Valid EP Flags 1" and change the value to 0x0001.
    • COMMIT and SAVE, then close SimPE.
  4. Put the modified car into your Downloads and play at will!

NOTE: of course, the modification of the car is NOT needed, if the creator stated in his thread that the car is already "Compatible with Numenor's 'Drivable Cars Without Nightlife' add-on".



CREDIT and ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
All the resources included in this add-on are by Maxis / EA Games; my job was to understand why the custom cars didn't work with the original "Garage Set" by Maxis; and then to find the needed resources in the game files, extract them and conveniently pack them into the two files attached to this post, providing the needed instruction to modify the custom cars.



REDISTRIBUTION POLICY
Please DON'T REPOST THIS MOD ANYWHERE. People NEED to know where to ask questions and report bugs, and THIS is the only place where they can find help and support.
Tags: #drivable, #car, #nightlife

Type: Global Mods

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

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
DrivableCarsWithoutNL_Stuff.rar 1.91 MB 31,223 10th Nov 2008
DrivableCarsWithoutNL_Sounds.rar 8.37 MB 29,085 10th Nov 2008
DrivableCarsWithoutNL_Cars.rar | Description: Compatible with MogHughson's "Decorative Parking Spaces" 5.10 MB 31,722 10th Nov 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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Lab Assistant
#226 Old 20th Aug 2012 at 5:56 AM
This is cool, but the first EP I owned was Nightlife because I got Double Deluxe. XD
But good job!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#227 Old 23rd Aug 2012 at 2:42 AM
OMG!!!Superb Job Numenor!!You're Legendary!!But I Don't Use this Mod I Have Nightlife!!!!!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#228 Old 1st Sep 2012 at 1:46 AM
I already have Nightlife, but regardless, this is awesome, thanks for sharing!=D
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#229 Old 1st Sep 2012 at 1:48 AM
Wow Better than that maxis one Numenor!!!!=D
Test Subject
#230 Old 10th Jun 2013 at 12:22 PM
Do you still need the Driveway and Garage set if you have this, or do you need this one only? Because I don't have Driveway and Garage set....
Test Subject
#231 Old 30th Aug 2013 at 5:18 AM
This is amazing!

But I plan to get Nightlife soon, and I'm scared this will corrupt my game. Do I remove this from my downloads folder before I install NL? Will that mess up my neighborhood/lots if I have lots with cars and garage doors and driveways??
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#232 Old 26th Sep 2013 at 5:19 PM
merci,mais SimPE ne fonctionne pas,je n'arrive pas a transformé la voiture,il me marque erreur et il beuge!!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#233 Old 30th Sep 2013 at 11:29 AM
After i copy the stuff why my sims 2 always say "The application has crashed. The application will now terminate
Test Subject
#234 Old 31st Oct 2013 at 3:44 AM
It doesnt work. When I start the game, the usual blue loading screen comes up. It doesnt load anything. I have a popup then come up saying 'the application has crashed. the application will now terminate' what do I do?
Test Subject
#235 Old 22nd Dec 2013 at 4:20 AM
Default help
In cars.rar the values are already set to 0x0001, so do we need to just put cars.rar in Downloads without having to modify it? Also, do we need to modify stuff.rar and sounds.rar in any way?
Test Subject
#236 Old 24th Mar 2014 at 12:02 AM
Same i only have the base game and now my game doesn't work anymore please help i miss sims 2 so much D;
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#237 Old 1st Aug 2014 at 11:50 AM
It's superb, a dream come true without having to chase a rare game and waste 1 gb of memory, thanks a lot!
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#238 Old 14th Dec 2014 at 9:59 PM
So cool, but I was wondering if it also add wishes like "Buy a 4,000 dollar car"
Test Subject
#239 Old 22nd May 2015 at 12:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gylife
I lost my code for nightlife when I switched computers And my computer doesn't let me download .rar files. Is there no chance of getting this as a .zip file?


I understand that its now 2015, but if you lose your codes, you can google some. I had to do this for one of my games, and I searched something like "sims 2 installation codes" and found several helpful simmies with codes hope this helps someone :p
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