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Park in the Car Park

by MogHughson Posted 9th Nov 2010 at 6:48 PM - Updated 7th Jun 2021 at 11:21 PM by HugeLunatic
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In the very first Sims 2 game I was curious why the various community lots in Pleasantview had large car parking areas where there were no cars. Then the Nightlife Expansion Pack came out and Sims had cars to drive, but parked on the side of the road when visiting community lots. Why don't they park in the car park?

Having made a mod to fill your empty car parks with cars, this mod now allows you to park among them. This mod updates the driveway objects to allow the placing of them on community lots where they can then be used to park on by Sims driving to that lot.

Please make sure you have the latest version of the decorative parking spaces to use in combination with this mod. If you don't, you will find that your cars get put into the decorative parking spaces and your Sim cannot get out.


I have also built an example lot to show you what I was imagining when I made this.


Click on the picture above to view a video

Expansion Pack Requirements
This object works with all EPs from NightLife onwards, including if you do not have NightLife, but do have Numenors Driveable Cars without NL.

If you have no EPs beyond Nightlife (i.e. you have NL only or UNI and NL) please download the package entitled "NIGHTLIFE-ONLY-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104".

If you have Double Deluxe or any EP beyond NightLife please download the package entitled "BEYOND-NIGHTLIFE-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104".

If you have CrammyBoy's Community Time Project please additionally download the package entitled "CTP-COMPATIBILITY-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104". I have named the file inside the .rar so that it will be loaded after this mod and the CTP mod if you place all three in the same folder or sub-folder. If you have an array of different sub-folders, please read more about Load Orderwiki to understand where to place it.

Please note: You must have the NightLife EP OR any EP/SP later than NL as per the description of Numenors Driveable Cars without NL. In short, if you have cars, you can use this mod.



This previously clashed with CrammyBoy's Community Time Project, but an extra package to fix this clash has now been provided.

I don't know of any other mods this clashes with. There is always the possibility of course, so the pertinent information for the owner of the other object is here.


Additional Credits:
Quaxi for SimPEwiki.
Numenor for the AnyGameStarter.
Chloe.Cirocco, epiphany10021 and Gwenke33 for testing the CTP compatibility package.

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 Nightlife
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CTP-COMPATIBILITY-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104.rar | Additional package to allow compatibility with CTP - DO NOT USE if you don't have CTP

Size: 740 Bytes · Downloads: 12,316 · 12th Jun 2011
740 Bytes 12,316 12th Jun 2011
BEYOND-NIGHTLIFE-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104.rar | Allow driveways to act as parking space - download this if you do have EPs beyond NightLife

Size: 1.5 KB · Downloads: 44,630 · 9th Nov 2010
1.5 KB 44,630 9th Nov 2010
NIGHTLIFE-ONLY-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104.rar | Allow driveways to act as parking space - download this if you have NightLife and no EPs beyond

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Miss BHAVing
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#51 Old 13th Nov 2010 at 11:58 AM
If you have no EPs beyond Nightlife (i.e. you have NL only or UNI and NL) please download the package entitled "NIGHTLIFE-ONLY-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104".

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Instructor
THANKS POST
#52 Old 13th Nov 2010 at 1:05 PM
This is incredibly wonderful! Thank you very much!
Field Researcher
#53 Old 13th Nov 2010 at 5:04 PM
Default question
Quote:
Originally Posted by MogHughson
Please get the latest version of the decorative parking spaces mod as noted in the main thread - what you describe is an issue I noticed before releasing. Perhaps I should make the warning more obvious.

Cheers
Mog


Where can I find the latest version of the deco parking spaces. It stil says decorative-parking-space-Mog-20090327.rar . Should it not be 2010...
Iz a little confussed..
But love it and can't wait to try it out.
Miss BHAVing
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#54 Old 14th Nov 2010 at 12:26 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by roxmaniac
Where can I find the latest version of the deco parking spaces. It stil says decorative-parking-space-Mog-20090327.rar . Should it not be 2010...
Just go to the thread and re-download the file. The name doesn't change - it has the date that it was created within it just for uniqueness. That date doesn't change when it is updated. Sorry for the confusion.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Inventor
THANKS POST
#55 Old 15th Nov 2010 at 10:55 AM
That's a very nice addition to the game and finally it makes sense to add parking slots to a lot. Thank you a lot for creating and sharing this with us.
Sockpuppet
THANKS POST
#56 Old 15th Nov 2010 at 12:44 PM
I agree with Randir.

There is still a lot of mods to do, I'm happy to see, you are still brave and keep interest of this game.

Again thank you very much !!!
Test Subject
#57 Old 16th Nov 2010 at 4:20 PM
This does'nt work for me, when I drive to the community lot I only get the same car driving by the lot (on the street) over and over again.

P.S.
I have TS2 Double Deluxe could that be the problem?
Miss BHAVing
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#58 Old 16th Nov 2010 at 8:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Terquoise
This does'nt work for me, when I drive to the community lot I only get the same car driving by the lot (on the street) over and over again.
That sounds like a jump-bug on the car. Could you turn on boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true and send me the resultant error log please?

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Sockpuppet
#59 Old 17th Nov 2010 at 12:10 AM
If your sim don't move in an invisible car, maybe it's caused by something put over the driveway.
Test Subject
#60 Old 17th Nov 2010 at 9:32 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MogHughson
That sounds like a jump-bug on the car. Could you turn on boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true and send me the resultant error log please?


It showed this:

An error occurred in object ''Car Ownable - Super
Sprts'' #590
Error: Reference to tree tree parameter when no parameter exists.
The stack trace is saved in
''C:/Users/USERNAME*/Documents/EAGames/The Sims
2/Logs/ObjectError_N004_t1291.txt''

*thats where the username was written.
Miss BHAVing
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#61 Old 17th Nov 2010 at 10:52 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Terquoise
The stack trace is saved in
''C:/Users/USERNAME*/Documents/EAGames/The Sims
2/Logs/ObjectError_N004_t1291.txt''
Please attach that file here so I can look at it

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Miss BHAVing
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#62 Old 17th Nov 2010 at 10:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kabuto
If your sim don't move in an invisible car, maybe it's caused by something put over the driveway.
Are you having a problem with an invisible car? Can you provide more details?

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
#63 Old 17th Nov 2010 at 4:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MogHughson
Please attach that file here so I can look at it


Here it is
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File Type: rar ObjectError_N004_t1291.rar (9.2 KB, 12 downloads)
Sockpuppet
#64 Old 17th Nov 2010 at 7:36 PM Last edited by Kabuto : 17th Nov 2010 at 8:08 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MogHughson
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kabuto
If your sim don't move in an invisible car, maybe it's caused by something put over the driveway.

Are you having a problem with an invisible car? Can you provide more details?


In fact, I don't think it's caused by your mods.

The first time, in a community lot, my sim was locked in an invisible car on the road, street lights were over the driveway, I moved them now it work well.

Another fact, I did a mistake, I put the old "Decorative Parking Spaces" with it, even if I updated the package, my sim was locked inside a decorative car, so I remove and put these spaces. The problem is fixed.

The second time, in a residential lot, my sim was locked in an invisible car on the road again, there was a fence over a "Decorative Parking Space", so I removed the fence.

Now, both mods seem to work well.
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Miss BHAVing
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#65 Old 17th Nov 2010 at 8:48 PM Last edited by MogHughson : 17th Nov 2010 at 8:59 PM.
Hi Terquoise,

My understanding is that Double Deluxe is the Pets Game engine. I see from the error file that you are using the Nightlife only version. If I run the Nightlife only version in a game with the Pets EP I see errors (not quite the same but certainly it does not work correctly). Please can you try running the BEYOND-NIGHTLIFE version of this mod? Let me know if it works and I will put a specific comment about DD in the main thread.

Hi Kabuto,

It is definitely not a good idea to put something on the driveway. In fact you have to use a cheat in order to manage to put something on the driveway that isn't a car! The invisible car just means the car object has detected a problem before it has faded in. I'm glad to hear that you have managed to get it working once you removed the objects in the way.

Cheers
Mog

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
#66 Old 18th Nov 2010 at 12:20 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MogHughson

My understanding is that Double Deluxe is the Pets Game engine. I see from the error file that you are using the Nightlife only version. If I run the Nightlife only version in a game with the Pets EP I see errors (not quite the same but certainly it does not work correctly). Please can you try running the BEYOND-NIGHTLIFE version of this mod? Let me know if it works and I will put a specific comment about DD in the main thread.


Yes now it works, thank you for the help and for the mod
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#67 Old 2nd Dec 2010 at 4:45 AM
I'm having a problem and I'm hoping that you help me. I was playing my game last night, and the past week or so after installing your mod, with no problems. I sent my one sim to her owned community lot three times, she also went out with her friends, and came home with no problem.

I then loaded another lot, I sent my teen to a community lot, then sent her back home. Now I have the community lot time hack in by CrammyBoy, I've had no problems with my other lots. But this lot, the teen cannot come home. She and the car starts to come home but then it stops and she's stuck off world. I don't know how to get her home. error log attached too.
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File Type: rar ObjectError_N004_t1783864.rar (19.4 KB, 12 downloads)
Miss BHAVing
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#68 Old 2nd Dec 2010 at 10:24 AM Last edited by MogHughson : 2nd Dec 2010 at 1:22 PM.
Unfortunately the error log you attach is not related - it is an error in the Nanny Controller. Thankfully, Maxis made it so that if anything happens in error while a Sims is away from their lot, you can just leave the community lot and go back to the Neighbourhood without saving and next time you load the home the Sim will return in the car. I will do some more testing in my own game and see if I can recreate.

You mention a few other things in your post - an owned community lot - does this have a driveway on it? And then taking another sim to a community lot which I assume also has a driveway on it? You mention two different Sims - did they both go to the same community lots (i.e. and thus park in the same driveways at some point)?

You say the Sim goes off world - I assume you mean that they left the lot but that the home lot doesn't load? Or are they trying to leave the lot and get stuck? i.e. car still visible?

I notice you have a huge number of biological clocks (inTeen?) on the lot that the error log was from. What other hacks do you have?

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Lab Assistant
#69 Old 3rd Dec 2010 at 2:09 AM
Ah, so it's the nanny. I wonder why it's doing that. I'll have to google and see what I find. Thanks for telling me!

The first sim I played owns a community lot, but I don't have parking there. So she just parks on the street in front of her store like normal. It's an old lot, I built it way back in 2007. But the sims didn't go to the same lot. Once I left her home lot and went to my other sim (the one giving me the trouble) she was already gone to another community lot.

I had sent her to a local mall, and then had her come back home. But before she came home I saved and exited the family lot. I've done this countless of times. Do you think that's what messed her up?

The mall lot loaded fine, it was when I was waiting for her to come home, that's when she never came. The rest of the family played fine, even her father came home from work, but she never came. I had to keep refreshing her moods because they kept dropping. As for the biological clocks, which are Inteen, I don't know why there are so many.

After posting I loaded the game back up and forced error off world. It took me a better part of 20 minutes deleteing and restarting all the errors. After that I was able to get the sim home, minus the car. Also, with forcing the errors the driveway parking slab was deleted. I had to replace it and buy them a new car. But I'm scared now to have any of them to use it. I'm afraid that the glitch will happen again.

Like I said, this hasn't happened to any other family I've played. So could it just be that family for some reason.

Sorry for all the questions. And again, that's for the help!
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#70 Old 3rd Dec 2010 at 12:08 PM Last edited by MogHughson : 4th Dec 2010 at 2:43 PM.
It is clearly not something as simple as just saving and exiting the family lot before the teen had driven onto the lot. I have tried this out too and it is OK.

Can you tell me how to "force error off world"? The fact that the driveway was deleted does suggest that the returning car had found the correct driveway which is the only thing I can think off that might have stopped them returning.

EDIT: Actually, although I don't know how to do it, I assume forcing an error in off world things means you have error logs for them. Could you send me the error logs you created while doing this pleasE?

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
#71 Old 5th Dec 2010 at 2:42 AM
Quick question, how do you turn the driveway invisible?
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#72 Old 5th Dec 2010 at 5:42 AM
I'm not sure which one to send you. I think there are like 5 error logs for that playing session. As for the forcing the errors off world, I used the lot debugger to do that.
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#73 Old 5th Dec 2010 at 3:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlanOwen
Quick question, how do you turn the driveway invisible?
Use the linked driveway recolour - see the description of building a carpark.
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldenBuffy
I'm not sure which one to send you. I think there are like 5 error logs for that playing session. As for the forcing the errors off world, I used the lot debugger to do that.
I'll take them all!

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
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THANKS POST
#74 Old 14th Dec 2010 at 9:49 AM
thanks$$$
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