MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

Picked upload! Photos & Plaques hide with walls down

by Numenor Posted 22nd Feb 2009 at 6:23 PM - Updated 14th Mar 2009 at 8:47 PM by Numenor : Restored missing attachment
48 Comments / replies (Who?) - 17 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Photos & Plaques hide with walls down
(Object Mods)





These mods are a sort of "extension" of my earlier "Diplomas go down with walls". Just like Diplomas, photos and plaques (see below for details) are purely decorative objects that sims don't need to interact with; and therefore, having them visible all the time, even when the walls are down, is useless and annoying.


DESCRIPTION and GAME REQUIREMENTS
This is a set of Object Mods that force the following objects to hide when walls are down:
  • UNI Photos (created with the Antique Camera) -------------------> Requires UNIVERSITY
  • NL Photobooth Pix (created using the Photo booth) ---------------> Requires NIGHTLIFE
  • BV Vacation Photos (created using the "Order Print" feature) -----> Requires BON VOYAGE
  • FT Hobby Plaques (assigned when the sim maxes out an interest) -> Requires FREETIME

After installing one or more of these mods, the corresponding photos/plaques will hide when walls are down (as opposite to the default Maxis behaviour, that forces them to be always visible, hung to the thin air).

IMPORTANT: only the photos/plaques created after installing the mods will be affected! The objects already hung on the walls must be "reset" using one of the following methods:
  • Method 1 - Pick the photo/plaque from the wall and put it in the sim's inventory; then pick them from the inventory and place it again on the wall.
  • Method 2 (if #1 doesn't work) - Activate the testing cheats (boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true), then hold down the Shift key and click on the photo/plaque; choose "Force Error"; in the error window, click "Reset". When finished, deactivate the testing cheats (boolProp testingCheatsEnabled false).
Type: Object 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
UNI-Photo-HidesWithWalls.rar | Description: UNIVERSITY required 294 Bytes 9,645 22nd Feb 2009
NL-PhotoboothPix-HidesWithWalls.rar | Description: NIGHTLIFE required 322 Bytes 9,447 22nd Feb 2009
BV-VacationPhoto-HidesWithWalls.rar | Description: BON VOYAGE required 317 Bytes 7,905 22nd Feb 2009
FT-HobbyPlaques-HidesWithWalls.rar | Description: FREETIME required 360 Bytes 10,090 22nd Feb 2009
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?
 
48 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 39 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)
Page 2 of 2
The ModFather
retired moderator
Original Poster
#26 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 9:56 AM
The various mods (the Diploma, posted on a different thread, and the plaques/photos posted here) are completely unrelated one another; they modify different game resources, strictly related to specific objects.
You mean that:
- with only the plaques/photos mods the diploma is is correctly owned, and doesn't go down with walls;
- with only the diploma mod, the diploma is correctly owned, and goes down with walls;
- with both the diploma mod and (one or more of) the plaques/photo mods, the diploma becomes unowned, and goes down with walls.

Correct?
In the last case (all the mods installed), does the problem happen with any of the three mods posted here? Or maybe it's just one? I ask because I find difficult to replicate your problem: making a sim earning a diploma is too long a process, and I don't have owned diplomas in my game.

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
#27 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 11:36 AM
Alright, I'm an idiot. It seems the only diplomas that are affected by this are the ones that are re-spawned. The ones they get right out of university work but if you respawn them they become unowned. I'm not sure if re-spawning is normal game behaviour since I use Pescado's lot debugger to get back lost diplomas.

I guess that's why then. I'm not sure why only the re-spawned ones become unusable because prior to these three mods the new diplomas and the diploma mod worked fine together. Is there a way to fix this?
Test Subject
#28 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 7:56 PM
great! thank you
Top Secret Researcher
#29 Old 6th Mar 2009 at 8:26 PM
i was just scarcely using any photos and plaques due to this...thanks a lot for fixing it, numenor!
The ModFather
retired moderator
Original Poster
#30 Old 8th Mar 2009 at 2:42 PM
TashaFaun, I guess that Pescado's hack uses special routines (not the normal in-game ones) to re-spawn the diplomas, while my diploma mod modifies the in-game spawning routine.

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
#31 Old 9th Mar 2009 at 11:44 PM
this is very good indeed!
finally i wont have stupid things blocking my view.
is there a hack that makes ceiling lights disappear or does this do that?
The ModFather
retired moderator
Original Poster
#32 Old 14th Mar 2009 at 12:41 AM
NOTE: Missing attachments have been restored

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
#33 Old 15th Mar 2009 at 3:03 PM
I wish there was something like this for trees. I know they fade when you get close enough but viewing from above while playing is how I usually do things and I can't click anything with a tree in the way.

This is awesome, thanks for uploading it!
Test Subject
#34 Old 21st Mar 2009 at 3:21 AM
A Must Have!! Thank You!!!
Perfecting the Pedagogy
retired moderator
#35 Old 19th Apr 2009 at 7:45 AM
this is a very stupid question but how exactly do you get he photos on the wall?

When I do the "order photos" thing it just gives me a photo album with the pictures >>"
And what is this antique camera you speak of?
Test Subject
#36 Old 8th May 2009 at 4:09 AM
That helps alot
Test Subject
#37 Old 10th May 2009 at 6:43 AM
numenor, you are god! *bow*
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 12:22 PM
thank you man

Hee - hee, Aaow~
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 24th Jan 2010 at 2:10 AM
does it work with mirrors?????? that would be great especially with the huge mirror in Freetime that covers the whole wall.
Test Subject
#40 Old 7th Mar 2010 at 11:13 PM
I don't know what's wrong with your game but my stuff does hide with the walls down.
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 25th Jun 2010 at 7:04 AM
thank you so much for this mod :DDDD
Test Subject
#42 Old 26th Sep 2011 at 9:08 PM
I tried to delete this mod when I decided I wanted to see the pictures again, but still everytime I put a painting on the wall it hides when I put walls down :[[
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#43 Old 11th Oct 2012 at 7:04 AM
You're kind of a genius. You know that, right?
Top Secret Researcher
THANKS POST
#44 Old 1st Dec 2013 at 4:58 AM
I like putting these things on my walls, but I don't want to see them with the walls down. This mod makes it look so much better.
Guest
THANKS POST
#45 Old 4th Feb 2014 at 8:33 AM
At last a complete walls down experience! Many thanks
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#46 Old 30th Jun 2014 at 2:07 PM
Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent. I have been using your creations since Sims1.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#47 Old 10th Mar 2016 at 4:14 AM
thanks
Test Subject
DELETED POST
18th Jan 2017 at 4:18 AM
This message has been deleted by Tá uma porra.
Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#48 Old 14th Jun 2019 at 10:35 AM
This is a great idea Numenor and it makes sense. Thank you for sharing.
Page 2 of 2