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Halved Apartment Rent

by kestrellyn Posted 21st Aug 2018 at 1:02 AM - Updated 21st Aug 2018 at 1:25 AM by kestrellyn
14 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
I like to play with halved wages to avoid the accumulation of huge fortunes. However, this makes it very hard to make apartment rents. So, to compensate for that, I've made this mod that halves apartment rents as well.

There is no need to move apartment-dwelling sims out of their apartments and back in again, the change to their rent should take effect immediately. If you have existing apartments in your hood, or you place pre-built apartments, the rents displayed at hood-level will not update to the halved values until you go into the base lot in build mode and make a change. After that, they should be recalculated, however, even if the apartment rent is displaying incorrectly in the hood the sims living there will still pay the halved prices.

Game Compatibility

This hack requires Apartment Life.

Hack Compatibility

This hack changes the BHAV that calculates apartment rent, which is 0x20A8 in group 0x7FD0DEBA. It conflicts with Inge's (Simlogical) Lot Rights system, specifically the apartment overrides, which can change the apartment rent if you set the rent on an owned apartment lot using that mod. If you play with that hack, download halvedaptrent+lotrights instead, and make sure it loads after the Lot Rights apartment overrides file. The rent can still be set in the Lot Rights mod, only the default rent will be affected. I don't know of any other mods that conflict with this.

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

Apartment Life
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halvedaptrent.zip

Size: 515 Bytes · Downloads: 735 · 21st Aug 2018
515 Bytes 735 21st Aug 2018
halvedaptrent+lotrights.zip | Compatible with Inges Lot Rights for apartments

Size: 542 Bytes · Downloads: 451 · 21st Aug 2018
542 Bytes 451 21st Aug 2018
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Alchemist
#2 Old 21st Aug 2018 at 2:25 PM
I love this mod. It can make my economical system more realistic.

But will this conflict with the pay rent every day mod (uploaded not long ago)?

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#3 Old 21st Aug 2018 at 3:12 PM
I'm not sure, but I can check when I get home.
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#4 Old 21st Aug 2018 at 4:14 PM
Although, just looking at the resources listed in the MTS thread, I don't think it should conflict at all.
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#5 Old 22nd Aug 2018 at 2:44 AM
After actually looking at that mod, I am certain it should be 100% compatible with this one.
Alchemist
#6 Old 22nd Aug 2018 at 8:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kestrellyn
After actually looking at that mod, I am certain it should be 100% compatible with this one.


Thank you!
I will download this one next time I play. I love this mod.

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#7 Old 11th Sep 2018 at 6:17 AM
Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 4th Nov 2018 at 6:29 PM
Great idea! Many thanks!
Test Subject
#9 Old 3rd Dec 2018 at 3:22 AM
How do I uninstall this properly? I had it in my game, didn't like it so I removed it. Doesn't seem to have completely been removed though. I even started a brand new hood but no difference.
Scholar
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#10 Old 3rd Dec 2018 at 6:11 PM
The apartment rents displayed in the hood seem to be cached somehow, but the prices should change for your sims when you play them. You can force the hood prices to change by modifying the apartment base lot.
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Alchemist
#11 Old 15th Dec 2018 at 10:42 PM
@kestrellyn
I checked it and indeed this doesn not conflict with pay rent every day. But that mod doesn't work as it should.
On Monday the rent is divided by 7, but on the other days the sims have to pay full rent. So in the end they pay +6 times as much rent.
Is it possible to change this mod so that it doesn't divide rent by 2, but by 6 or 7?
Then the other mod will work correctly.

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#12 Old 16th Dec 2018 at 12:34 AM
That sounds like a problem with the other mod that you should inform the creator about.
Alchemist
#13 Old 16th Dec 2018 at 8:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kestrellyn
That sounds like a problem with the other mod that you should inform the creator about.


I did inform him.
But is it possible for this mod be divided by 7 instead of 2?

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