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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
168 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
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: 12,308 · 12th Jun 2011
740 Bytes 12,308 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: 44,614 · 9th Nov 2010
1.5 KB 44,614 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

Size: 1.3 KB · Downloads: 20,830 · 9th Nov 2010
1.3 KB 20,830 9th Nov 2010
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 the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#126 Old 9th Oct 2011 at 2:46 PM
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Originally Posted by MogHughson
Sounds like a jump bug - can you provide the error log as described in one of the earlier posts. Thanks


i can only see how to attach zip,rar or 7zip or images :S
Test Subject
#127 Old 12th Oct 2011 at 1:34 PM
K i saw theother dude put it in a zip thing so ill do it also^^ i hope u can help me now cuz i like this idea^^
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip ObjectError_E001_t245.txt.zip (14.9 KB, 20 downloads)
Miss BHAVing
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Original Poster
#128 Old 22nd Oct 2011 at 7:16 PM
JoshuaCSim and Killya,

Thank you both for attaching your error logs, and my apologies for taking so long to get back to you on this. I too have found that real life had got busy and was taking away from my Sims 2 time!

Both of you are suffering from an error called "Bad gosub tree number" - but don't worry about what that means. I have seen two different things that can solve these problems in my research:
  1. You are using the wrong version of the mod for the EPs you have - please double check, perhaps even post on here which version you are running and the EPs you have so I can also see?
  2. Deleting your cache files can also aparently help with this problem if you are not suffering from 1. Please read Game Help:Delete Cache Fileswiki for details on how to delete your cache files.

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
#129 Old 23rd Oct 2011 at 6:38 PM
i think i found the prob, i had the CTP-COMPATIBILITY-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104.rar and i dont got that mod so i deleted this file and i checked it once and it worked
Miss BHAVing
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Original Poster
#130 Old 23rd Oct 2011 at 10:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killya
i think i found the prob, i had the CTP-COMPATIBILITY-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104.rar and i dont got that mod so i deleted this file and i checked it once and it worked
Glad you're sorted now. I have updated the description of that package on the Downloads tab in case anyone else has a similar problem, hopefully that will prevent 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
Test Subject
#131 Old 4th Nov 2011 at 12:33 AM
When i copy it to the downloads folder and start the game it says on the side of the pakage content that it has a yellow triangle, so what i'm trying to say is it dont work but i would like it to work!
Miss BHAVing
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Original Poster
#132 Old 4th Nov 2011 at 9:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roadrunnerxxx
When i copy it to the downloads folder and start the game it says on the side of the pakage content that it has a yellow triangle, so what i'm trying to say is it dont work but i would like it to work!
This is normal (read Game_Help:What_are_Hacks?/Overrideswiki for more information) and is not an indication that it does not work. Are you seeing other things that also suggest it does not work when you actually get into the game?

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
THANKS POST
#133 Old 7th Jan 2012 at 9:46 PM
I love how easy your instructions are to follow. Thanks for the mods and putting the time into making them so easy to use!
Test Subject
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#134 Old 17th Jan 2012 at 8:38 PM
In the dialog in the sims 2 it has a yello ! and i don't have one clue how to make the overide work can u help me and explain for me plz!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#135 Old 1st Mar 2012 at 4:01 AM
thanx, IDK, but thanx...it won't work for me...i download it...save it...and then it comes up with a page saying it can't be used!!!!!! I'm very confused!!
Scholar
#136 Old 21st Mar 2012 at 12:06 AM
ThankYou Sooo Much for This! I play both TS2 and TS3... But really missed weather, so been playin' TS2. I had made a "Drive In Movies", that I had uploaded long ago to a no longer existing site. I recently put it back in game, to discover I could not get it to work properly. I now can, with Your Great Hack! Thankyou. I hope to share it, a bit more testing and tweeking is necessary... but, I wanted to thankyou for helping me repair my special lot!

Hello, I'm Tiya Marie :)
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Test Subject
#137 Old 24th Mar 2012 at 2:33 PM
I really can't wait to use this mod, but I need your help. I downloaded the 'beyond nightlife' pagage because I have all expansion packs and stuff packs. A message appeared i game saying this could cause conflinct. Could anyone help? Did i download the wrong one? Any reply is well apreciated......
Top Secret Researcher
#138 Old 24th Mar 2012 at 6:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MilkshakeMoo
I really can't wait to use this mod, but I need your help. I downloaded the 'beyond nightlife' pagage because I have all expansion packs and stuff packs. A message appeared i game saying this could cause conflinct. Could anyone help? Did i download the wrong one? Any reply is well apreciated......


Is this your first download? Are we talking about a big blue box that appears before you can select a neighbourhood? That one always appears, it's just a warning for custom content in general, if your game isn't crashing it's fine.

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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#139 Old 19th May 2012 at 9:55 AM
I bet my sister will love this! not saying i don't I love it!
Test Subject
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#140 Old 19th May 2012 at 7:25 PM
thanks for sharing! it has allways been a dream to park in the parking!
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#141 Old 21st Sep 2012 at 2:08 AM
Thisis so cool...something i hav anted forever. I just started playing again so am really looking forward to thi.
Lab Assistant
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#142 Old 18th Oct 2012 at 1:51 AM
May I ask what a CTP is?
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#143 Old 24th Oct 2012 at 12:20 PM
Thank you.
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#144 Old 22nd Nov 2012 at 5:16 AM
Something else I can't pass up- cool!
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#145 Old 10th Dec 2012 at 4:12 AM
In the first place why did maxis make the cars park in the street, IT MAKES NO SENSE OF REAL LIFE!!!! but when i found this i was like DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD lol
Lab Assistant
#146 Old 24th Dec 2012 at 10:51 PM
Which one do you download id you have nightlife AND an ep beyond?

Any machinima support or tips sent to me will be VERY much appreciated!
I love the MTS Community!
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#147 Old 25th Dec 2012 at 9:48 AM
This is great for both gameplay ad movie-making!Thank you so much!!
Test Subject
#148 Old 28th May 2013 at 12:02 AM
I downloaded it. Yet whenever I use it on my community lots my character will drive, then step out of their car, but it'll glitch. The sim will disappear and so will the car. And then it'll turn into build/buy mode of the lot.
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