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Electronics Anywhere

by plasticbox Posted 28th Oct 2014 at 4:32 PM - Updated 26th Jan 2015 at 6:11 PM by plasticbox
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This makes it so that the base game tabletop TVs and small audio devices can be placed on side tables (not sure whether they go on fireplaces and dressers by default, but they now do that too). Kaboom Box, Grammyfone and InstaVision ( = the small flatscreen TV) will also go on shelves.

Because why wouldn't they?


Update 2014-12-16: Files updated for 1.3.18.1010. The "feetprint" package is not necessary any more now (only the other ones are) – you can use the bb.moveobjects cheat from now on to place the stuff that won't place otherwise. When re-downloading note the package has a new filename now (with version number) so make sure you delete the old one.

Update 2014-11-02: Added the Sea Captain's clock, it now also goes on shelves (separate .zip below).

Note to builders (2015-01-25): From what FakeHouses|RealAwesome posted here, downloaders still need this mod when you have used it for decorating a lot you upload, otherwise stuff on shelves will disappear. Maybe this will be fixed in some future patch (apparently just using bb.moveobjects has the same issue under some circumstances), we’ll see.




There are two packages attached below:


1. Placement:

This (electronics_basegame_placement.package) makes it so that the following devices will go on more surfaces:

Audio:
– Kaboom Box
– GrammyFone
– MiniBlaster

TV:
– Penguin Vision
– Been There Watched That
– Trusty Companion
– InstaVision
– InvisiView Tabletop
– GeniusVision Tabletop


The large TVs will only go on dressers off-center (which looks rather odd) since the slots on those are different from side tables. They look fine on side tables though (can't have one without the other).


2. Feetprint: -- obsolete




Compatibility:

Updated for 1.3.18.1010, see above.
Checked for differences in 1.2.16.10, the only change I can see is four new UNKS that are all 0 so should work fine.


S4PE, Notepad++. Thanks to Snaitf for the tip and Inge for the wrappers. More discussion of flags and stuff here.
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Sims 4
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pbox_electronics-anywhere_seacaptainsclock.zip

Size: 566 Bytes · Downloads: 43,482 · 17th Dec 2014
566 Bytes 43,482 17th Dec 2014
pbox_electronics-anywhere.zip

Size: 1.9 KB · Downloads: 87,210 · 17th Dec 2014
1.9 KB 87,210 17th Dec 2014
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#51 Old 30th Oct 2014 at 10:35 AM
Thank you for this! It was weird to see that some furniture obviously is big enough for a telly or radio to be placed on, but then the game wouldn't let me.
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#52 Old 30th Oct 2014 at 7:25 PM
Great!! Thank you. :-)x
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#53 Old 31st Oct 2014 at 6:34 AM
Default Respond to update please?
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Originally Posted by Ophyllini
I can't seem to get this to work in my game. I didn't see any installation instructions on your description page, so I tried it both ways - as an unzipped file and as package files in the Mod folder. I'm using other mods without any problems, so I'm not sure what the problem is. Any thoughts? (I'm having the same issue with the "Ask to Leave" mod - can't seem to get either one to work.) Thanks!

Update:
I tested again using the default Resource file and it worked just fine. I'd altered the default Resource file so that I could have subdirectories to separate mods from custom content (skins, clothing, etc). I guess I'll just keep everything in the same sudirectory. Maybe I can rename the files so that they sort appropriately. I'll give that a try. Thanks for all the great work you and the other modders do for the rest of us. It certainly makes my game a lot more enjoyable.


Can you respond to my question about your update. I also am having problems getting this mod to work. I cannot complete a current lot project, due to this mod not working. I could complete the lot without the mod, but I was depending on the space for the lot. Anyways, your update instructions are very vague. What did you mean by "tested again using the default Resource file (which one) and it worked just fine." "I'd altered the default Resource file (which one) so that I could have subdirectories (in which file) to separate mods from custom content."? Can you clarify.

pbox: Will any of what she has done conflict with the mod? Is this recommended?

All the best,
uhriahx
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#54 Old 31st Oct 2014 at 6:49 AM
Default Update:
Quote:
Originally Posted by uhriahx
Can you respond to my question about your update. I also am having problems getting this mod to work. I cannot complete a current lot project, due to this mod not working. I could complete the lot without the mod, but I was depending on the space for the lot. Anyways, your update instructions are very vague. What did you mean by "tested again using the default Resource file (which one) and it worked just fine." "I'd altered the default Resource file (which one) so that I could have subdirectories (in which file) to separate mods from custom content."? Can you clarify.

pbox: Will any of what she has done conflict with the mod? Is this recommended?

All the best,
uhriahx


I figured it out. I had moved the folders over into a subfolder of the mods folder. The game cannot read subfolders within subfolders in side the mod folder. So I just put the files in general population. Hahaha!

pbox the mod is a simarchitect's dream. I will use this mod for every lot, every project, everytime! This and the clutter everywhere mod will totally change how I design lots and how I play the Sims 4. You are a genius! You Scumbumbo, ReubenHood, Shimrod, Zerbu, MDina, just to mention a few should definitely have been on the game design team. Thank you sooooooooooo very much!

All the best:
uhriahx

PS. I'm so loving these mods!
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#55 Old 31st Oct 2014 at 8:55 AM
goooD~!
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#56 Old 31st Oct 2014 at 12:47 PM
WOW! Thanks a lot!
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#57 Old 2nd Nov 2014 at 12:02 AM
Thank you those side tables seem useless, why they even made them and nothing go on them!
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#58 Old 2nd Nov 2014 at 1:44 AM
I just updated with an additional package for the Sea Captain's Clock, that doesn't go on shelves by default either.

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#59 Old 3rd Nov 2014 at 7:20 AM
Many thanks !
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#60 Old 3rd Nov 2014 at 5:03 PM
Thank you!!! Object placement in Sims 4 doesn't make sense a lot of the times.
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#61 Old 3rd Nov 2014 at 5:07 PM
Thank you, I couldn't figure out why they didn't do it in the first place, so thanks a lot.
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#62 Old 7th Nov 2014 at 10:58 PM
Do I need to download both zip files?
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#63 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 6:14 PM
thank U !!!
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#64 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 8:53 PM
Wonderful- Thnx so much 4 sharing!
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#65 Old 9th Nov 2014 at 6:21 AM
Hi, thanks for this! Reallygreat work! Just a quick question: Has this been updated to the latest version of Sims 4? Looking forward to using this.
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#66 Old 9th Nov 2014 at 7:24 AM
I just checked for differences and don't see any significant changes. Does anything misbehave?

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#67 Old 10th Nov 2014 at 4:27 PM
Thank you for this,some things just shouldn't have to be placed on the floor.
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#68 Old 15th Nov 2014 at 8:57 PM
This is sooooo appreciated right now. I'm not sure why they made the TV stand the way they did. Either way, you're amazing.
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#69 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 11:13 AM
Fantastic. Going to try it now, thank you :)
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#70 Old 23rd Nov 2014 at 3:25 PM
Thanks! I swear mods make Sims 4 feel alot more like a base game.
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#71 Old 24th Nov 2014 at 3:50 AM
Great Work!
Thank you for sharing your Great Work! And keep up the good work; it's always appreciated! And you have a Great Day!
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#72 Old 4th Dec 2014 at 6:10 PM
thank you.
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#73 Old 11th Dec 2014 at 4:04 AM
Looks useful. Gonna give it a try, thanks for doing the work and sharing this :-)
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#74 Old 11th Dec 2014 at 11:23 PM
thanks someone finally made a mod like this I've always needed a mod like this to design better
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#75 Old 21st Dec 2014 at 1:59 PM
I was always angry that the music boxes can't stand everywhere thanks that will help a lot :D
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