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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: 60,812 · 6th Mar 2006
217.3 KB 60,812 6th Mar 2006
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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
#101 Old 20th Mar 2006 at 1:47 AM
do i need to enable custum content in order for this to work.. - pleas reply..

i liek this hack so much but whenever i enable custum content.. i cnat quit LOL like i click the three dots.. then the buttons arnt buttonized.. and u cnat clik on them.. so.. yha.
Guest
#102 Old 20th Mar 2006 at 9:38 AM
sorry to ask this of you, but is there any way that someone can make a hack that will stop the person at the cashier from daydreaming? My sims just stand there while the customers are waiting, often resulting in the customer throwing their bags down and my customer loyalty going down.....
Test Subject
#103 Old 20th Mar 2006 at 2:43 PM
Thanks! This is really great!!!!!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#104 Old 20th Mar 2006 at 2:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaossama
sorry to ask this of you, but is there any way that someone can make a hack that will stop the person at the cashier from daydreaming? My sims just stand there while the customers are waiting, often resulting in the customer throwing their bags down and my customer loyalty going down.....


You should post this idea in the global hack request forum: http://www.modthesims2.com/forumdisplay.php?f=280. This isn't my style of hack because it modifies global BHAVs, but there are others here that do this type of stuff. Lately Squinge has done a bunch of similar hacks.
Test Subject
#105 Old 21st Mar 2006 at 12:28 AM
can someone answer?
Object(ive) Investigator
retired moderator
#106 Old 21st Mar 2006 at 1:39 AM
Like all custom content, you need to enableit for it to work.

Please don't PM me with questions. Post them in the appropriate thread.
Test Subject
#107 Old 21st Mar 2006 at 1:51 AM
Thanks so much! LOVE your avatar, btw!!
Test Subject
#108 Old 23rd Mar 2006 at 6:04 AM
How do I install it?
Blenderized to Pieces
retired moderator
#109 Old 23rd Mar 2006 at 8:10 PM Last edited by porkypine : 23rd Mar 2006 at 8:16 PM.
I have all the EP's and tons of custom content so I don't know what's conflicting with it.
The BLANTANT CHEATS WORK GREAT!!!!! Yea!

The customer and employee options never appear.

Other mods that I run - InSIMenator 2.3, Badgebear, all the other Dolphin's stuff, skillinator.. hmm... What else... :gonemad: Sooo many choices.... must have them all..... :nod:
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#110 Old 23rd Mar 2006 at 9:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaxad0127
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.


Hey, thanks a lot! I hadn't noticed this, before!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#111 Old 24th Mar 2006 at 3:22 PM
The business adjuster has been updated with new features, check them out!
Object(ive) Investigator
retired moderator
#112 Old 24th Mar 2006 at 7:34 PM
I would like to point out that the generic sims call used in that bhav isn't made for retrieving actual funds. Its for calculating wealth level, which is what I gave you.

Please don't PM me with questions. Post them in the appropriate thread.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#113 Old 24th Mar 2006 at 8:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaxad0127
I would like to point out that the generic sims call used in that bhav isn't made for retrieving actual funds. Its for calculating wealth level, which is what I gave you.


I think it does retrieve actual funds. The code you gave me also checks to see if it is more than $15000, in which it gives you $$$, then more than $5000, in which it gives you $$, then finally just $.

It's a bit confusing because the numbers involved would overflow a int16, so it has to be stored in two int16s. Temp2 has the high value, measured in $10,000 increments, and Temp3 has the remainder.

Am I completely off-base? I tested this on a playable sim, and I thought it was working... the only thing I'm unhappy about is that I can't make the dialog look good... I have to do something like this: "$15 0,000 + $3,223" instead of "$153,223".
Object(ive) Investigator
retired moderator
#114 Old 24th Mar 2006 at 8:56 PM
One problem though, it can't handle large amounts. This is what I got in my testing:
8 and 7919 making 87919
2651 and 2140 making 98850911

Please don't PM me with questions. Post them in the appropriate thread.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#115 Old 24th Mar 2006 at 9:05 PM Last edited by dolphin26 : 24th Mar 2006 at 9:17 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaxad0127
One problem though, it can't handle large amounts. This is what I got in my testing:
8 and 7919 making 87919
2651 and 2140 making 98850911


In your above example, where did the 98850911 come from?
Object(ive) Investigator
retired moderator
#116 Old 24th Mar 2006 at 9:17 PM
Thats what the user inteface reported.

Please don't PM me with questions. Post them in the appropriate thread.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#117 Old 24th Mar 2006 at 9:18 PM Last edited by dolphin26 : 24th Mar 2006 at 9:31 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaxad0127
Thats what the user inteface reported.


That is weird. Yes, the tests I had all were with modest wealth sims.

Hey, I've got an idea: Perhaps I could construct a BHAV that calculates exact funds if they are < $32,000, and -1 otherwise. Then I could use one of two dialogs, a generic one which says that it is over $32,000 for townies and rich sims, and another that says the exact amount for those with less than $32,000. That would probably fix both my formatting issue and any problem with really large numbers. And... I don't think you care if someone has more than $32,000 from a business perspective. What do you think?
Object(ive) Investigator
retired moderator
#118 Old 24th Mar 2006 at 9:34 PM
Go right ahead. Its your object. I was just making sure you knew about this.

Please don't PM me with questions. Post them in the appropriate thread.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#119 Old 24th Mar 2006 at 10:20 PM
It's done. The customer report now looks a lot nicer, too!
Object(ive) Investigator
retired moderator
#120 Old 24th Mar 2006 at 11:21 PM
Glad to hear it.

Please don't PM me with questions. Post them in the appropriate thread.
Test Subject
#121 Old 24th Mar 2006 at 11:58 PM
Hey guys.......................
I really want to download this, but I'm afraid it might harm the game...................

How is it working for you guys?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#122 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 4:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fantastik
Hey guys.......................
I really want to download this, but I'm afraid it might harm the game...................

How is it working for you guys?


I'm not aware of any problems related to this hack, and it's been downloaded nearly 10,000 times.
Field Researcher
#123 Old 26th Mar 2006 at 2:59 PM
MAN! i wish i had OFB!

It takes more time to TyPe LyK dIs than it does to type like this.
Forum Resident
#124 Old 26th Mar 2006 at 4:55 PM Last edited by anglesims2 : 26th Mar 2006 at 4:57 PM. Reason: Downloads
Ranking
Hey how can I get the ranks up to 10 in this cheat? Or is there away to cheat on this rank? Or can you make this happen with in this cheat object? It would be nice to get this too? Since I have disabilities it is hard for me to sit an extra timing for the ranks to hit the # 10 ranks. Thanks I hope you under stand? :baloons: :sci: :salute: :bandit:

PS: The download can not be found. The link for the download is coming up as a page can not be found. This is a problem? Help. Thanks! :sci:

"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
#125 Old 26th Mar 2006 at 5:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anglesims2
Hey how can I get the ranks up to 10 in this cheat? Or is there away to cheat on this rank? Or can you make this happen with in this cheat object? It would be nice to get this too? Since I have disabilities it is hard for me to sit an extra timing for the ranks to hit the # 10 ranks. Thanks I hope you under stand? :baloons: :sci: :salute: :bandit:

PS: The download can not be found. The link for the download is coming up as a page can not be found. This is a problem? Help. Thanks! :sci:


I don't have a way to add business rank in this object, but you can do it indirectly with Squinge's adjust customer loyalty object. Just add stars to enough customers, and you get up the ranks quick enough.

As for your download problems, click on the having trouble downloading link next to the download. I can download it fine, and apparently over 10,000 others have as well.
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