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Celebration & Custom Cakes can be placed in OFB Decra-Chill Food Display (Updated 2008/09/01) AL compatible

by Lord Darcy Posted 24th Dec 2007 at 5:30 PM - Updated 24th Jul 2011 at 8:13 AM by Lord Darcy : Updated to v1.1b
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2008-09-01: Updated to v1.1b.
AL finally updated Decra-Chill Food Display to accept 7 Celebration cakes.
If you have AL or M&G, MaxisCakesFixOnly version is largely obsolete save for "amount per shelf" fix. Only keep this version if you also want to put more birthday cakes and dessert plates per shelf.
NoPreventPlacement version is not affected by AL or M&G.

2008-05-27: Updated to v1.1a. Fixed a bug in EP flags. Now anyone can use the same version, whether they have Celebration SP or not. Celebration birthday cakes will be automatically deactivated for the people who don't have Celebration SP.

If you don't have Celebration SP and previously downloaded zLdDarcy_OFBFoodDisplay_NoPreventPlacement-OFBWithoutCeleb.package, delete it and get one of regular versions. The updated version will continue to work in case you get Celebration SP in the future. (You may have to move the fix to the new location though, depending on your EP/SP combination.)

2008-04-24: Changed installation location for people who have patched FreeTime, as this fix no longer works from the Celebration game folder. See below for the detailed instruction.

2007-12-25: Updated to v1.1. Added OFB-Without-Celebration version. If you don't have Celebration SP but have OFB, you should use zLdDarcy_OFBFoodDisplay_NoPreventPlacement-OFBWithoutCeleb.package. (Useless OBJD entries for Celebration cakes were removed.) Now discontinued. Use one of regular versions.


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Ever since Celebration Stuff Pack came out, OFB players have been complaining that they can't put Celebration cakes in OFB Decra-Chill Food Display Refrigerators. The problem lies not in new cakes, but in the display itself.

The object placement setting of Decra-Chill display is very stupidly coded. Basically, it won't accept anything but cooked dishes and harvestables. The only two exceptions are base game birthday cake and wedding cake. Instead of making exceptions for all cakes (Maxis and custom alike), it makes exceptions only for specific GUIDs of two base game cakes. Which means that even Maxis cakes added by later EP/SP (like those Celebration SP cakes) will be automatically disallowed. (How stupid is that? Do they really expect that players will be content to stock every single bakery shelf with only 2 cakes?) If you use moveobjectson cheat to force them into the display, you wouldn't be able to restock.

This stupidity is now fixed. You can put all 7 Celebration cakes in OFB food displays without resorting to moveobjects on cheat. Sims can restock cakes properly.


You can put custom cakes too, if you choose so. Or any other kinds of objects, really. With this fix installed, you can stock fake food in the fridge and sell them off.

It won't clash with Numenor's "Custom objects placeable on OFB displays and shelves" mod. You still need Numenor's mod to sell custom objects that aren't "OFB-Ready", be it on Decra-Chill or on regular shelves. In "No Prevent Placement" version, I only removed the "discrimination" of Decra-Chill, making it accept the same kind of objects as regular OFB shelves. If a custom object cannot be placed on regular OFB shelves without help of Numenor's mod in the first place, it can't be placed in Decra-Chill either.


In addition, I altered OFB shelf placement values of all 4 birthday cakes and dessert plate. Unlike wedding cakes, you can put only one birthday cake and 2 dessert plates per shelf, which looks a little empty IMO. With this fix installed, you can put 2 birthday cakes and 6 dessert plates per shelf.

This fix will also work on custom food displays cloned from OFB Decra-Chill display.


This fix comes in 2 flavors. Use ONLY ONE at a time.
  • zLdDarcy_OFBFoodDisplay_MaxisCakesFixOnly.package

    This version allows 7 cakes from Celebration SP to be placed and restocked in OFB Decra-Chill Food Display. You can't put custom cakes or fake foods. This is the way original game code works.

    If you have AL or M&G, MaxisCakesFixOnly version is largely obsolete save for "amount per shelf" fix. Only keep it if you also want to put more birthday cakes and dessert plates per shelf.

  • zLdDarcy_OFBFoodDisplay_NoPreventPlacement.package

    I removed the placement prevention setting of food display altogether. Anything that can be placed on regular OFB shelves can be placed and restocked in OFB Decra-Chill Food Display as well, including 7 cakes from Celebration SP and custom cakes. Also works for fake foods cloned from decorative objects. Stored foods will not spoil as usual.

  • zLdDarcy_OFBFoodDisplay_NoPreventPlacement-OFBWithoutCeleb.package

    Same as No Prevent Placement version. This is ONLY for the people that have OFB but do not have Celebration SP.

    Now discontinued. Use one of regular versions.


Installation:

If you put this fix in Downloads folder, birthday cakes will bear annoying CC asterisks in thumbnail pics, and delete button will be activated.
To avoid asterisks and delete button, put the fix in the following location.

If your latest EP is patched FreeTime or later:
(also for people who don't have Celebration SP)

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 <Your Latest EP>\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

(or the corresponding folder on your system if your game isn't installed in C:\Program Files)


If your latest EP is Bon Voyage or older, or unpatched FreeTime:

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Celebration! Stuff\TSData\Res\StuffPack\Objects

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Double Deluxe\SP4\TSData\Res\StuffPack\Objects
(for Double Deluxe)

DO NOT remove z- prefix in the filename. It is for ensuring that this fix is loaded after SP objects, overriding original settings.


Changelog:

v1.0: Initial release.
v1.1: Added OFB-Without-Celebration version. -> Now discontinued. Use one of regular versions. (2007/12/25)
v1.1a: Fixed a bug in EP flags. (2008/05/27)
v1.1b: Updated MaxisCakesFixOnly version to be compatible with AL. (2008/09/01)


Custom Contents featured in screenshots:

"Panettone" and "Pandoro" - Italian traditional Christmassy cakes by MaryLou & Numenor
Two 'celebrate anytime' birthday cakes by Jasana_BugBreeder
Recolorable 'Celebrate anytime' Birthday Cake - in 3 'colors' by Jasana_BugBreeder
Antique Bakery Set by mdhttr323


Additional Credits:

Jasana_BugBreeder for information about BHAVs of OFB food display
Everyone who contributed to the development of SimPE

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
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LdDarcy_OFBFoodDisplay_NoPreventPlacement.zip | Anything that can be placed on regular OFB shelves, including custom cakes

Size: 2.5 KB · Downloads: 24,006 · 27th May 2008
2.5 KB 24,006 27th May 2008
LdDarcy_OFBFoodDisplay_MaxisCakesFixOnly.zip | Only for 7 Maxis cakes from Celebration SP

Size: 2.7 KB · Downloads: 15,568 · 27th May 2008
2.7 KB 15,568 27th May 2008
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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\
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Demon Sheep
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#2 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 5:58 PM
Oh yay! This is a wonderful fix, Lord Darcy. Thank you!
Test Subject
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#3 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 6:01 PM Last edited by fanseelamb : 24th Dec 2007 at 6:05 PM. Reason: Is a "Thanks" post
Great fix! I was always irritated with the limitations of the food display. This makes things a lot easier. Thanks so much!!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 6:08 PM
Great fix. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 6:13 PM
This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 6:29 PM
OMG I looovvveeee youuuuuuuuuu!! *mashes the thank you button*
Excellent job. You made this better than I could have hoped for.
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 6:54 PM
*Worships*

OMG yes! I was So frustrated that I couldn't put any user made foods in my display cases! Thank you so much!!!
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 7:15 PM
Just in time for my next rotation play of my bakery! TY!
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 7:18 PM
Hooray! Great idea!
Mad Poster
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#10 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 7:35 PM
Awsome fix!!! Thank you so much for sharing. Need to go remake a bakery.
Scholar
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#11 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 8:12 PM
Once again our wonderful creators fix something that EAxis broke. Thank you!
Test Subject
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#12 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 8:21 PM
Thank you! This is wonderful, just what I needed.
Test Subject
#13 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 10:03 PM
I could be wrong, but I think your fix (the Maxiscakesonly fix) removed the Maxis birthday cake from my game when I deleted some content (presumably from Celebration stuff, which I don't have) that it wouldn't load.

I also can't serve food or do the 'grab a plate' action. The option is listed, but nothing happens. I can only think of this download as the possible cause, but I haven't tried loading the game after removing it yet.

Thanks anyway.
Top Secret Researcher
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#14 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 10:39 PM
a really brilliant fix!!! thanks!!!
Test Subject
#15 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 10:47 PM
Thanks!! Should we remove it when we get new EPs or SPs??
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 10:47 PM
u're awsome! i need this so bad for my bakeries...of which i have several.
Scholar
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#17 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 11:01 PM
Hooray! Apart from this useful increase in the capabilities of the food rack, I have finally found out what it is supposed to do in the game, apart from wasting space as a decoration with little-to-no Environment score!
Test Subject
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#18 Old 25th Dec 2007 at 12:19 AM
Thank you. My bakeries will no longer suck.
Instructor
#19 Old 25th Dec 2007 at 12:34 AM
oh how cool i usually use windkeepers space savers on let them set on top of the OFB Decra-Chill Food Display but this mod gives me another way

The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision. - L. Lavner
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#20 Old 25th Dec 2007 at 1:12 AM
You are FABULOUS! Thanks a million! No more using invisible magisplay trays! This will save me so much time! Thank you! Thank you Thank you!
Field Researcher
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#21 Old 25th Dec 2007 at 2:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by YamLin
I could be wrong, but I think your fix (the Maxiscakesonly fix) removed the Maxis birthday cake from my game when I deleted some content (presumably from Celebration stuff, which I don't have) that it wouldn't load.

The Maxis Cakes Only version enables only seven Celebration cakes to be placed in food display, and nothing else. If you don't have Celebration SP, this version will be entirely pointless.
Where did you put this fix? If you put it into the \TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins folder, the delete button in the object catalog should have been disabled, preventing accidental deletion of Maxis objects. I had this happened to me a couple of times, back when I didn't know about overrides folder. The "deleted" Maxis objects were back in game when I restarted the game.

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Originally Posted by YamLin
I also can't serve food or do the 'grab a plate' action. The option is listed, but nothing happens. I can only think of this download as the possible cause, but I haven't tried loading the game after removing it yet.

I had no problem in serving food or grabbing plates with this fix installed. I'm not sure if it may cause a problem in some EP/SP combination.

I posted an alternate NoPreventPlacement version for the people that have OFB but do not have Celebration SP.
Alchemist
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#22 Old 25th Dec 2007 at 9:11 AM
Very thoughtful, thanks,
Top Secret Researcher
#23 Old 25th Dec 2007 at 11:02 AM
This was very needed, Lord Darcy I resorted to use fake decra-chill but i can now go back to the real one! Thank you for that mod!

If i understand correctly, it only affects the decrachill, but will it clash with Numenor's 'Place custom content on OFB shelves' global mod? I'm already using that mod to be able to sell all custom content & since it's a global mod i'm a bit worried...?
Field Researcher
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#24 Old 25th Dec 2007 at 2:23 PM
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Originally Posted by MiniMimi
If i understand correctly, it only affects the decrachill, but will it clash with Numenor's 'Place custom content on OFB shelves' global mod? I'm already using that mod to be able to sell all custom content & since it's a global mod i'm a bit worried...?

It won't clash with Numenor's mod. You still need Numenor's mod to sell custom objects that aren't "OFB-Ready", be it on Decra-Chill or on regular shelves. In "No Prevent Placement" version, I only removed the "discrimination" of Decra-Chill, making it accept the same kind of objects as regular OFB shelves. If a custom object cannot be placed on regular OFB shelves without help of Numenor's mod in the first place, it can't be placed in Decra-Chill either.
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#25 Old 25th Dec 2007 at 8:32 PM
Great work!! Now I can have a fully functioning bakery
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