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Dolphin's Business Adjuster -- Now With Freebie Purging 4/20/2006

by dolphin26 Posted 6th Mar 2006 at 12:57 AM - Updated 5th Mar 2008 at 3:00 AM by dolphin26 : keywords
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I've expanded this hack from the original versions. It currently has these options:

Blatant Cheats.../Add 25 business reward points - Gives your business owner 25 business reward points. That enables you to get all the business rewards without changing your current business' rank, as if your business owner had already earned the perks on another lot. Be sure to have the owner selected when you use this option.

Blatant Cheats.../Give me all gold badges - Gives the currently selected sim all the badges at the gold level. If you want finer control over this, I suggest the Maxis badge juicer, which has been extracted by LyricLee here.

Reports.../Customers - Shows information on all of your current customers. Right now this includes their mood, desire, and funds. This is the same as the access mood and access desire interactions, except that it is a lot quicker and covers everyone on the lot.

Reports.../Employees - Shows information on all your current employees. This includes their percentage chance to quit in the form of two percentages: the first is if they are paid (which is normally the case) and the second is if they are unpaid (if you run out of funds). The first percentage can be negative, in which case they have no chance to quit. How negative it is shows you how much you are potentially overpaying your employees. Note that these percentages appear to depend not only on what you pay your sims, but also your relationship with them (or, more precisely, their STR & LTR values about you.)

Reports.../Inventory - Shows a count of all craftable items in your selected sim's inventory. To be useful, this should be the owner of your business.

Reporter.../Spawn Reporter - Will spawn a reporter. This is similar to the badge juicer, except it won't silently fail if you already have a review. Instead, it will tell you that you already have a review, and ask you if you want to spawn the reporter anyway. Thus, you can always get a reporter if you want to, for example, go for the best-of-the-best award.

Reporter.../Enable Notification - If you select this option, the business adjuster will keep an eye out for any reporters, and will notify you, within 15 minutes, of when the reporter arrives. Once enabled, you get an option to disable notification. Notification starts disabled, and you have to enable it on each lot for which you want it.

Purge Freebies - Have you noticed that when you use the electrono ticket machine but grant someone free access to your lot, they get it permanently? Well this option makes them pay by clearing the list of signed-up sims. It will also have a side affect of causing everyone who is currently paying to be on your lot to go through the process of deciding if they want to sign-up all over again, so I suggest you use this option when your shop is closed.

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Version History
2006-04-24: Added "Purge Freebie" option.
2006-04-09: Added Spanish translation (thanks to Tere_562). Also added a debug mode only menu option: spawn burglar. This will force the burglar to try to rob you. Since most people won't want this, I marked this as debug mode only, so in order to see it you must have testing cheats enabled and shift click the business adjuster.
2006-03-24B: Fixed a minor bug that prevented pictures showing up of a customer's desire in the customer report.
2006-03-24: Improved on the funds reported in the customer report. It will now only report funds less than $30,000, because the way I retrieve funds is only accurate at these levels. (If the sim has more than $30,000 to spend, odds are they aren't going to use lack of funds as an excuse not to buy anyway.) Also, formatting of the report is better, and it will tell you if you've got an unlimited funds townie.
2006-03-23: Added inventory report, added funds to customer report, and added reporter options
2006-03-11: Added employee report, removed robots and employees from customer report
2006-03-08: Added gold badge cheat, customer report, and fixed a GUID issue (see below.)

NOTE: - In my initial release I forgot to commit changes made to the GUID. As a result, it had the same GUID as the wooden sculpture it is based on, and replaced it in the game. I've fixed this, so now you can have both in your game. However, items you have already placed will revert back to the original object. If you already have the business adjuster on a lot in your game, you may need to delete it and recreate it before you can use the functionality described above.

*** Please read this if you are having trouble finding it in your game: ***
You can find the adjuster under sculptures for $1. If it doesn't show up, make sure you have custom content enabled. See this post for details. Also make sure you're putting the extracted package file in your downloads directory, not the zip file.

Note that if you post that it won't show up in your game but don't mention whether you've tried and understood these instructions, I won't respond. The least people can do is read the instructions before posting problems.

This hack is unsupported
I just don't have time for making hacks anymore. I believe the functionality continues to work as advertised, except that gold badges made after OFB aren't included in the give all gold badges cheat. Use the Maxis badge juicer or the insiminator for that.

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 Open for Business
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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dolphin26_BusinessAdjuster.zip

Size: 217.3 KB · Downloads: 61,055 · 6th Mar 2006
217.3 KB 61,055 6th Mar 2006
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
#76 Old 10th Mar 2006 at 8:48 PM
Wow, thanks! A really cool object!

Roof=Roof(1/3*pi*r^2*h)
Test Subject
#77 Old 11th Mar 2006 at 9:10 AM
Thanks for this! I downloaded the first one and it worked great - i had wondered if it was even possible to get there without a hack and i'm so glad you came along! I then downloaded your update and the gold badges works better than other badge cheats.
i don't seem to notice any other differences with the customers however. i can'tfind a mindread option. but to be honest i don't care about that. i'm just enjoying the freedom you've given me with the other bits.

Nattysims
Simming since the year dot - orignial, sims2, sims 3 - waiting for sims4!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 11th Mar 2006 at 10:13 AM
I don't know how to say but so here it goes, thank you very much.

"Okay, I know what you're thinking. Eick, bad guy. You think I'm a super-villain like Dr. Doom or Apocalypse or-or The Riddler. But I admit I went over to the dark side, but just to pick up a few things, a-and now I'm back. I've learned. I'm good again."
Eick (Eickley)
Test Subject
#79 Old 11th Mar 2006 at 2:36 PM
I am ennuyed because i downloaded your game modification, i install, i play with a house and a sim, no problem, but when i click on another house directly or when my sim go to is community lot my game chrash on desktop. I put out you game modification and all is good. Please what is wrong ?
(sorry for my bad english)
Test Subject
#80 Old 11th Mar 2006 at 3:18 PM
Default Yes!
I have OFB but i can never get higher ranks cos the sims are stupid...

YAY Cheating is the only way to win...

<The CoSmIc AnAcOnDa LoVeS YoU AlL>
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#81 Old 11th Mar 2006 at 4:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by didinnedidinne
I am ennuyed because i downloaded your game modification, i install, i play with a house and a sim, no problem, but when i click on another house directly or when my sim go to is community lot my game chrash on desktop. I put out you game modification and all is good. Please what is wrong ?
(sorry for my bad english)


I doubt it has anything with my hack, because it isn't a global hack. It doesn't override anything that already exists in the game, it only adds the new object, and the code in this hack only gets run if you actually interact with the object.
Guest
#82 Old 11th Mar 2006 at 11:50 PM
hi
ok i downloaded your object and then unziped the file and double clicked it and said chose a custom content to install im like "what the omg" i tryed so many times can u help me
Lab Assistant
#83 Old 12th Mar 2006 at 1:30 AM
this will help me so much! thank you very much!
Forum Resident
#84 Old 12th Mar 2006 at 2:28 AM
Works beautifully..Now would like to change the rank from a ? to a 10 rank...Can you do this too? :baloons: :bandit:

"This too shall pass, I shall walk and not become weary, I shall run and not faint, I shall mount up with wings like and eagle and fly."
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#85 Old 12th Mar 2006 at 2:38 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anglesims2
Works beautifully..Now would like to change the rank from a ? to a 10 rank...Can you do this too? :baloons: :bandit:


Maybe, but I'm not sure it's a good fit. I think overall business rank is a function of your individual customer's ratings. More likely would be a way to make a specific sim rate your business higher, which would, in turn, bolster you overall rank if you apply it to enough sims. Still, I'm not sure I feel the need for doing this in my game. Between using a please-me plant (either Inge's or my update, if you have Servos) and this object, it's pretty easy to get a high ranking business in very little time.
Guest
#86 Old 12th Mar 2006 at 4:10 AM
Nice idea but it wouldn't show up for me. I have all the expansion packs and no other custom content installed.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#87 Old 12th Mar 2006 at 6:00 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Myth
Nice idea but it wouldn't show up for me. I have all the expansion packs and no other custom content installed.


Read the instructions, at the bottom.
Guest
#88 Old 14th Mar 2006 at 2:59 PM
I downloaded the adjuster and read all of the instructions for how and where to install and find it in the game but it doesn't show up in the inventory.

Do you have any suggestions as to what could be wrong as so many people have used it so I know it's not a problem with the file.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#89 Old 14th Mar 2006 at 11:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsdrutter
I downloaded the adjuster and read all of the instructions for how and where to install and find it in the game but it doesn't show up in the inventory.

Do you have any suggestions as to what could be wrong as so many people have used it so I know it's not a problem with the file.


Not really. Do you have any other custom content in your game?
Guest
#90 Old 14th Mar 2006 at 11:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dolphin26
Not really. Do you have any other custom content in your game?


No I have no other custom content in the Sims2 or OFB game.
When the menu comes up after the game loads I leave it disabled (although I have tried it enabled with no effect either!!)
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#91 Old 15th Mar 2006 at 8:34 PM Last edited by dolphin26 : 15th Mar 2006 at 8:39 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsdrutter
No I have no other custom content in the Sims2 or OFB game.
When the menu comes up after the game loads I leave it disabled (although I have tried it enabled with no effect either!!)


If you disable it, it definitely won't work! You do realize this is what you would be disabling, don't you? Also, until you get at least some other content working in your game, it's likely you are doing something wrong, like putting the file in the wrong place or putting the zip file directly in downloads instead of the pacage file. You might try using the Q-Xpress installer if you can't get it to work manually, that tool does it automatically.
Guest
#92 Old 15th Mar 2006 at 10:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dolphin26
If you disable it, it definitely won't work! You do realize this is what you would be disabling, don't you? Also, until you get at least some other content working in your game, it's likely you are doing something wrong, like putting the file in the wrong place or putting the zip file directly in downloads instead of the pacage file. You might try using the Q-Xpress installer if you can't get it to work manually, that tool does it automatically.


I have enabled the custom content as I mentioned before, other downloads which I have now got from the official EA site are working in the game but the business adjuster still is not. All downloads are in the same place in my sims folder.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#93 Old 15th Mar 2006 at 11:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsdrutter
I have enabled the custom content as I mentioned before, other downloads which I have now got from the official EA site are working in the game but the business adjuster still is not. All downloads are in the same place in my sims folder.

Make sure you've downloaded the latest version and that you are looking in the correct place: Under decorative/sculptures. If that doesn't work, I'm not sure what the problem is. Many people are using it without problems.
Test Subject
#94 Old 16th Mar 2006 at 1:09 AM
Dolphin26, I'm very happy with this hack!!!!
It works perfectly!! Great job!!

Hugs from Ria , living in Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
Test Subject
#95 Old 16th Mar 2006 at 12:17 PM
maybe an option to give all gold badges to employees, it would be cool because I want to pay and not control them. Thanks for this hack
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#96 Old 16th Mar 2006 at 4:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davidoff76
maybe an option to give all gold badges to employees, it would be cool because I want to pay and not control them. Thanks for this hack


Ah, yes that is an idea, but you probably don't want to give employees all the gold badges because then their salary would be through the roof! You generally want your employees to only have the badges you expect them to use on the job, otherwise they become quite expensive.

What you probably want to do is use the mind control mirror to take control of the employee, then use the maxis badge juicer to give the employee just the badges you need. And double check with the employee report that they aren't ready to quit afterwards; you might need to up their salary.

I suspect you should use the mind control mirror to take control of the employee rather than the insiminator because I believe the mind control mirror will do a better job of resetting the employee back to employee status after your done. I actually have an unpublished hack that combines the best of both these hacks from a sim selecting point of view which I use, and I'll be publishing that hack later this week on MTS2.
Test Subject
#97 Old 17th Mar 2006 at 11:13 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dolphin26
Ah, yes that is an idea, but you probably don't want to give employees all the gold badges because then their salary would be through the roof! You generally want your employees to only have the badges you expect them to use on the job, otherwise they become quite expensive.

What you probably want to do is use the mind control mirror to take control of the employee, then use the maxis badge juicer to give the employee just the badges you need. And double check with the employee report that they aren't ready to quit afterwards; you might need to up their salary.

I suspect you should use the mind control mirror to take control of the employee rather than the insiminator because I believe the mind control mirror will do a better job of resetting the employee back to employee status after your done. I actually have an unpublished hack that combines the best of both these hacks from a sim selecting point of view which I use, and I'll be publishing that hack later this week on MTS2.


Ok, thanks I will use Mind Control Mirror but I will download your hack when it will be posted.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#98 Old 17th Mar 2006 at 6:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davidoff76
Ok, thanks I will use Mind Control Mirror but I will download your hack when it will be posted.


It is posted, here:

http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=140314
Forum Resident
#99 Old 18th Mar 2006 at 7:17 AM
What about the rank system of up to 10 ranks??? Can you add this menu too? Thank you! :dmille: :dmille: :dmille:

"This too shall pass, I shall walk and not become weary, I shall run and not faint, I shall mount up with wings like and eagle and fly."
Object(ive) Investigator
retired moderator
#100 Old 20th Mar 2006 at 12:37 AM Last edited by jaxad0127 : 20th Mar 2006 at 7:35 PM.
For the customer wealth, I've been studying the Whats your Wealth social (it displays wealth as one to three simoleon signs) and I believe I know how it does it:
Code:
Temp0 := Sim's Family ID
Temp1 := 0x0
Temp4 := 0x64

Generic Sims Call 0x3E

Temp0 := (0x3A98 / 0x2710) mod 0x2710
Temp1 := 0x1388

Temp2 > Temp0, Wealth level 3
Temp2 == Temp0 && Temp3 >= Temp1, Wealth level 3

Temp0 := (0x1388 / 0x2710) mod 0x2710
Temp1 := 0x1388

Temp2 > Temp0, Wealth level 2
Temp2 == Temp0 && Temp3 >= Temp1, Wealth level 2

Wealth level 1

Just remember, for the purposess of buisnesses, townies (family id 0x7FFF, 0x7FFE or 0x7FFC) have unlimited funds.

By the way, nice hack.

Please don't PM me with questions. Post them in the appropriate thread.
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