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#1 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 3:25 AM
Default What's in your UserStartup.cheat file?
Hey, all:

Was curious, after reading this thread at MATY:

http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...p?topic=13473.5


If you want to know what a userstartup.cheat is:

http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...erstartup.cheat


So, here is mine:

Quote:
boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true
boolProp allow45degreeAngleOfRotation true
floatProp tvVolume 0.1
boolProp dontMergeNHFlora false
uintProp maxTotalSims 50
uintProp maxTotalHumans 35
uintProp maxTotalPets 15
boolprop ControlPets on
boolprop PetActionCancel true
intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims 20





#------------------------------------------------------------------
# Aliases
#------------------------------------------------------------------

alias mton "modifyNeighborhoodTerrain on" "modifyNeighborhoodTerrain On" "modifyNeighborhoodTerrain On"
alias mtoff "modifyNeighborhoodTerrain off" "modifyNeighborhoodTerrain Off" "modifyNeighborhoodTerrain Off"

alias mon "moveObjects on" "Move Objects On" "Move Objects On"
alias moff "moveObjects off" "Move Objects Off" "Move Objects Off"

alias kc "kaching" "Grants 1,000 cash"
alias ml "motherlode" "Grants 50,000 cash"

alias soff "boolProp snapObjectsToGrid false" "Snap Objects to Grid Off" "Snap Objects to Grid On"
alias son "boolProp snapObjectsToGrid true" "Snap Objects to Grid On" "Snap Objects to Grid Off"

alias coff "boolprop constrainFloorElevation false" "Constrain Floor Elevation Off" "Constrain Floor Elevation Off"
alias con "boolprop constrainFloorElevation true" "Constrain Floor Elevation On" "Constrain Floor Elevation On"

alias ton "boolprop testingCheatsEnabled true" "Testing Cheats Enabled On" "Testing Cheats Enabled On"
alias toff "boolprop testingCheatsEnabled false" "Testing Cheats Enabled Off" "Testing Cheats Enabled Off"

alias hon "showHeadlines on" "Show Headlines On" "Show Headlines On"
alias hoff "showHeadlines off" "Show Headlines Off" "Show Headlines Off"

alias res "changeLotZoning residential" "Make residential lot"
alias comm "changeLotZoning community" "Make community lot"
alias greek "changeLotZoning greek" "Make greek house"
alias dorm "changeLotZoning dorm" "Make dorm lot"
alias secret "changeLotZoning secretsociety" "Make secret society"

alias rsa "roofSlopeAngle" "Roof Slope Angle"
alias irsa "individualRoofSlopeAngle" "Individual Roof Slope Angle"

alias ff "FamilyFunds" "needs family name; e.g. 'fam smith 1000'"

alias petwill "boolprop PetsFreeWill True" "Free will ON for pets"
alias petwill- "boolprop PetsFreeWill False" "Free will OFF for pets"

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Mad Poster
#2 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 4:06 AM
vsync off
boolprop testingcheatsenabled true
boolprop controlpets on
boolprop cancelpetactions on
intprop maxnumofvisitingsims 40
floatprop tvvolume 0.2
uintProp maxTotalSims 36
uintProp maxTotalHumans 24
uintProp maxTotalPets 12

alias k "kaching"
alias m "motherlode"
alias a+ "aging on"
alias a- "aging off"
alias mo+ "moveobjects on"
alias mo- "moveobjects off"
alias bp+ "boolprop testingcheatsenabled true"
alias bp- "boolprop testingcheatsenabled false"
alias lzd "changelotzoning dorm"
alias lzr "changelotzoning residential"
alias dt+ "boolprop dormspecifictoolsdisabled false"
alias dt- "boolprop dormspecifictoolsdisabled true"
alias lzc "changelotzoning community"
alias lzs "changelotzoning secretsociety"
alias thbal+ "showheadlines on"
alias thbal- "showheadlines off"
alias pb+ "plumbbobtoggle on"
alias pb- "plumbbobtoggle off"

Funny thing is, I never use the aliases at all. I copy/pasted a suggested list of aliases, but I never actually use them. Don't even think to. And I notice at least one error in the bottom two. The cheat is simply plumbbobtoggle. On/off is unnecessary.

I don't have boolProp allow45degreeAngleOfRotation true in mine, but I get that from SeeThem2. Come to think of it, SeeThem2 is checked for boolprop testingcheatsenabled true as well, so I don't actually need it in my startup cheat. Oops.
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#3 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 4:55 AM
boolProp allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation true
boolProp ControlPets on
boolProp force12HrTime true

alias snapf "boolProp snapObjectsToGrid false"
alias snapt "boolProp snapObjectsToGrid true"
alias rawr "setquartertileplacement on" (easy 4 letters with just my left hand since i use this quite often haha)
alias 1 "moveobjects on"
alias 2 "moveobjects off"
alias boolt "boolProp testingcheatsenabled true"
alias boolf "boolProp testingcheatsenabled false"
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 5:10 AM
intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims 20
uintProp maxTotalSims 50
uintProp maxTotalHumans 35
uintProp maxTotalPets 15
boolProp dormSpecificToolsDisabled false (unfortunately though, this doesn't work by default)

alias dormdis "boolProp dormSpecificToolsDisabled true"
alias dormen "boolProp dormSpecificToolsDisabled false"

alias snapoff "boolProp snapObjectsToGrid false" "snap to grid = no" "snap to grid = no"
alias snapon "boolProp snapObjectsToGrid true" "snap to grid = yes" "snap to grid = yes"

alias angleon "boolProp allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation true"
alias angleoff "boolProp allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation false"
Instructor
Original Poster
#5 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 5:12 AM
Darby,

What's vsync off do?

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Forum Resident
#6 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 5:18 AM
uintProp maxTotalSims 50
uintProp maxTotalHumans 35
uintProp maxTotalPets 15
boolProp allow45degreeAngleOfRotation true
boolprop PetActionCancel true
boolProp testingCheatsEnabled false
Mad Poster
#7 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 5:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liv Lukas
Darby,

What's vsync off do?


I don't remember. It's something I read about on Snootysims, and since they went all wonky with their Sims 2 stuff, I doubt I could find it again. I just vaguely know it makes something work better, with some risk of graphical glitches as a side-effect. My game doesn't suffer from any unusual graphics issues, so I leave it there.
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#8 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 6:02 AM
VSync syncs the swapping of frames (static pictures on the monitor) with the period of time that it takes to refresh the screen. This helps to prevent tearing, but may slow down refresh. So, if you turn off vsync, you risk seeing tearing on the screen, but your frame rate should go up.

Tearing is when the screen contains portions of two different frames. If the picture is moving, then you will see a disconnect somewhere on the screen; that's called tearing.

Sorry if that's too technical. I can see it all clearly in my mind, but it's a bit difficult to explain. Feel free to ask for clarification.
Mad Poster
#9 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 10:20 AM
intProp MaxNumOfVisitingSims 25
boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true
boolProp carsOnRight false
boolprop useshaders true

alias m "moveObjects on" "Enables the ability to move normally unmovable objects" ""
alias m- "moveObjects off" "Disables the ability to move normally unmovable objects" ""

alias s "boolProp snapObjectsToGrid false" "Lets you move objects off the grid" ""
alias s- "boolProp snapObjectsToGrid true" "Makes objects snap to the grid" ""

alias f "boolprop constrainFloorElevation false" "Enables the ability to change terrain even when there is a building on it" ""
alias f- "boolprop constrainFloorElevation true" "Disables the ability to change terrain even when there is a building on it" ""

alias a "boolProp allow45degreeAngleofRotation true" "Enables 45 degree angle rotation of objects" ""
alias a- "boolProp allow45degreeangleofrotation false" "Disables 45 degree angle rotation of objects" ""

alias d "boolProp dormspecifictoolsdisabled false" "Enables all functions of build & buy modes" ""
alias d- "boolProp dormspecifictoolsdisabled true" "Disables all but dorm tools" ""

floatProp tvVolume 0.2

uintProp maxTotalSims 50
uintProp maxTotalHumans 35
uintProp maxTotalPets 15

setHighestAllowedLevel 10

alias al "boolProp aptSubLotSpecificToolsDisabled false" "outside apartments"
alias al- "boolProp aptBaseLotSpecificToolsDisabled false" "lifts build restrictions"

alias q "setQuarterTilePlacement on"

alias pb "plumbbobtoggle"

# Lighting problems
alias clearlight "setLotLightingFile clear" "deletes file and hopefully fixes lighting"

boolprop dontMergeNHFlora false

alias ` "Pause" "Pause the game"


Most of the aliases were copypasta from someone else - hence the explanations. I know perfectly well what the cheats do. Anyway, I do use the aliases a lot - saves a lot of typing. I have never got the pause to work properly though - it did with the base game - I think it's something to do with having the European version of the game.

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Inventor
#10 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 10:38 AM
Maxon, in regards to "pause", I've found that just hitting the "P" button does the job, no cheat box required. To resume, simply press it again

And If I may be so bold, please may I swipe some of your aliases? I've never got ANY of mine to work... I've obviously typed them in wrong.

No need to use my full name, "Selly" will do just fine.

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Mad Poster
#11 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 1:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darby
vsync off
boolprop testingcheatsenabled true
boolprop controlpets on
boolprop cancelpetactions on
intprop maxnumofvisitingsims 40
floatprop tvvolume 0.2
uintProp maxTotalSims 36
uintProp maxTotalHumans 24
uintProp maxTotalPets 12


What do these exactly do?
Mad Poster
#12 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 2:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by M.M.A.A.
What do these exactly do?


Well, I assume you're familiar with some of them as commonly used cheats?

The last three on my list have to do with a hack that allows larger households. There are several such hacks, and all of the (as far as I know) require those three lines to be added to the startup routine. Total Sims refers to the maximum number of household members my game will allow. Total Humans is how many of those 36 household members can be human (24), and Total Pets is how many of those 36 household members can be pets (12).

floatprop tvvolume 0.2 determines television volume, from what I understand. I don't remember what the default value is, but many consider it to be too high. Reducing it to 0.2 brings the volume down.

ETA: Mootilda, thanks for explaining VYsync. I can't say I get it completely, but I do think I get the gist. Question: Do VYsync settings apply with the newer flat monitors? I've heard something about them not "refreshing" in the same way the old clunkers did/do.
Mad Poster
#13 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 3:37 PM Last edited by maxon : 21st Dec 2011 at 9:09 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Selly_2009
Maxon, in regards to "pause", I've found that just hitting the "P" button does the job, no cheat box required. To resume, simply press it again

And If I may be so bold, please may I swipe some of your aliases? I've never got ANY of mine to work... I've obviously typed them in wrong.

Oh I know about 'P' and use it because there is no other option (well, apart from the mouse). I wanted the pause button to be on the left of no.1 on the keyboard as it used to be when the game was first released.

As for the aliases - not mine, most of them anyway, so help yourself.

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Inventor
#14 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 5:35 PM
This thread is awesome! I never knew about a userstartup.cheat.

Now I added to mine:

boolProp allow45degreeAngleOfRotation true
boolprop ControlPets on
boolprop PetActionCancel true
Mad Poster
#15 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 5:38 PM Last edited by M.M.A.A. : 21st Dec 2011 at 5:48 PM.
boolProp dontMergeNHFlora false

what does this one do?

and is there a cheat to increase the number of sims visiting a community lot? not just a residential lot?
Mad Poster
#16 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 9:09 PM
This one, intprop maxnumofvisitingsims 40, supposedly affects the number of sims that can be invited to parties and how many can be on community lots at a time.

In my game, though, 8 is the maximum number of party invitees I get, even with this in my startup cheat file, so my info is obviously wrong or incomplete.
Mad Poster
#17 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 9:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by M.M.A.A.
boolProp dontMergeNHFlora false

what does this one do?

It was a Seasons issue to do with rendering the neighbourhood trees. Basically, the game missed a lot of them out from view when you were on lot.

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Mad Poster
#18 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 9:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by maxon
It was a Seasons issue to do with rendering the neighbourhood trees. Basically, the game missed a lot of them out from view when you were on lot.


as in some trees not appearing when you are playing a lot? i had this problem with a household were i placed a forest of pine trees and those that were near the house didnt appear.
Forum Resident
#19 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 12:59 AM
For some reason I could never get the User startup cheat thing to work for me. When I tried, though, I had boolprop snapobjects and the 45degree one. Also had moveobjects off/on. Few others.. Would have been handy but I can't figure it out.

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#20 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 3:29 AM
Bwinney, you can start with mine and then modify it to your tastes. I've attached it to this post.
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File Type: zip userStartup.zip (826 Bytes, 132 downloads) - View custom content
Description: Unzip to: \Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Config

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#21 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 4:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootilda
VSync
Tearing is when the screen contains portions of two different frames. If the picture is moving, then you will see a disconnect somewhere on the screen; that's called tearing.


Is this what I see when the following happens:

Sometimes I see sims just jump to the next activity instead of moving smoothly. For example, a couple is slow dancing outside and I have queued up "get mail" on one of them.

They stop slow dancing, but instead of moving towards the mailbox normally, the sim just magically jumps/teleports in front of it in a flash of a second. But after this he continues the activity normally.

I've seen this happen in many different occasions.
Mad Poster
#22 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 10:26 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bwinney43
For some reason I could never get the User startup cheat thing to work for me. When I tried, though, I had boolprop snapobjects and the 45degree one. Also had moveobjects off/on. Few others.. Would have been handy but I can't figure it out.

An issue with it is that if you spell one of the cheats incorrectly, the game stops reading the file at that point. Basically, anything you include after the error doesn't get read and so doesn't work. It's why copypasta from someone else's working userstartup.cheat is a good option.
Quote:
Originally Posted by M.M.A.A.
as in some trees not appearing when you are playing a lot? i had this problem with a household were i placed a forest of pine trees and those that were near the house didnt appear.

Yes.

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#23 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 12:45 PM
There is a hack to get rid of the plumbobs without using cheats from Ja Rivera-it's listed in the Best finds section of the site. Unfortunately, that site is gone..but I still have the file. I think that Ja did reopen her site somewhere else, according to GOS.
Will try to find the link for it.
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#24 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 2:36 PM Last edited by Mootilda : 22nd Dec 2011 at 5:19 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by maxon
An issue with it is that if you spell one of the cheats incorrectly, the game stops reading the file at that point. Basically, anything you include after the error doesn't get read and so doesn't work.
That's also why you also need to be careful not to use cheats from an EP that you don't have.
Mad Poster
#25 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 7:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootilda
That's also why you also need to be careful not to use cheats from an EP that you don't have.

Good point - I have all EPs/SPs and never think about that!

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