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Kitchen & Bath Stuff Objects Fix - Missing Seasons/FreeTime Functions Enabled - Updated 2008/08/31, Rolled into New AL fix

by Lord Darcy Posted 16th Apr 2008 at 2:31 PM - Updated 24th Jul 2011 at 9:11 AM by Lord Darcy : AL Compatibility
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2008-08-31: This fix was rolled into Stuff Pack Objects Fix Collection for Apartment Life in Apartment Life. If you have AL, remove this fix and get the new AL fix.

2008-07-10: v1.01 - Added a new version for FreeTime 2nd patch or later. Fixed the wrong pie menu text of Romantic Dishwasher in non-English games.

The second and third FT patch updated most of K&B objects to FT, but EAxis as usual did a poor job, messing up pie menu text of Romantic Dishwasher in all non-English games. "Get Out of The Way" will come up instead of the appropriate equivalent of "Tinker".
Also, the patch didn't update some missing codes in K&B Coffee Maker, Toilets and Tub, which may or may not affect the gameplay in a subtle way. It's possible those missing bits are never used in game anyway.

If you're playing game in English and do not mind those missing codes, you can remove my fix. But if you'd rather get missing codes just in case, or if you're playing non-English game, get the new version for FT second patch. (Don't forget to remove the old version.) The installation location was changed, please read the instruction carefully.

Seasons and BV players were left out again, just like BV players were left out with outdated Teen stereo and computer. Seasons and BV players should continue using this fix.


2008-05-31: FreeTime second patch fixed this issue, according to patch changelog.

However, the changelog doesn't say anything about other objects like the K&B coffee maker or toilets, which may or may not affect the gameplay in a subtle way. As I personally haven't installed the thing yet (and I'm not going to touch it with a ten-foot pole for the time being, given the numerous complaints over at BBS), I don't know if those unmentioned objects were updated or not. Many people reported that the glaring major problem with missing EP interactions was all fixed though, so I think FT players can safely remove this fix.


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Just as I predicted some months before, new fridges, appliances and plumbing fixtures in Kitchen & Bath Stuff Pack are missing functions added after Seasons. Official stuff pack objects working no better than some outdated custom objects, how lovely.

They're based on Pets version, so none of Seasons functions (Get Leftovers/Stock/Compost) and FT functions (Serve Platter/Tinker) are working.

This mod will enable all missing Seasons and FT functions for KBID objects.
Only needed for Seasons or later EPs. Not needed for Pets or older EPs. At least Sims can bathe dogs in the new clawfeet bathtub. (And thank God for that, updating pre-Pets bathtub would have been a nightmare.)

There are 3 versions of this fix. ONLY choose one of them, depending on your latest EP and patch.
If you use FT version when your latest EP is either Seasons or BV, the game will throw an error whenever you mouse-hover on the K&B Trash Compactor.
  • zLdDarcy_SP7KBIDObjectsFix_FTp2.package
    Your latest EP is FreeTime, and have applied the 2nd patch or later

  • LdDarcy_SP7KBIDObjectsFix_FT.package
    Your latest EP is FreeTime, but have NOT applied the 2nd patch or later

  • LdDarcy_SP7KBIDObjectsFix_SNS.package
    Your latest EP is either Seasons or Bon Voyage

List of objects fixed by this mod:
  • Solid Sense Fridge by Romantic Notions (Fridge - Romantic): Get Leftovers/Stock (SNS), Serve Platter (FT)
  • The Coldinator by Kitchensations (Fridge - Stylish): Get Leftovers/Stock (SNS), Serve Platter (FT)
  • Garbage Ninja by Kitchensations (Trash Compactor Stylish): Compost Contents (SNS), Tinker (FT)
  • Big and Brown Dishwasher by Romantic Notions (Dishwasher - Romantic): Tinker (FT)
  • SuperJet Corner Shower by Sleek Sensations (Shower - Stylish): Tinker (FT)
  • You Got Feets Bathtub (Tub - Romantic): Tinker (FT)

I also updated some of codes for KBID Coffee Maker, 2 Toilets and Microwave, just in case.
Some bits about PlantSim toddlers and temperature were missing.

Seems that EAxis is almost expecting for modding community to clean up their mess. Base game compatibility? Nonsense. How could it be THAT difficult to check the latest EP upon installation? Or to provide a simple patch on the official website, so that later EP owners can enjoy new functions? If an average player like me can make a quick fix with third party tool just in one day, then bunch of PAID professional programmers can damn well find a workaround, if they only care. This is just pure laziness.
/rant over


Installation:

FreeTime (Unpatched or Patch 1) and Seasons version

Place in your My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads folder.
(Or in a subfolder of Downloads folder.)

FreeTime Patch 2 version

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 FreeTime\TSData\Res\Overrides
(or the corresponding folder on your system if your game isn't installed in C:\Program Files)

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






Stuff Pack objects were always missing new functions introduced by later EPs. For example, Sims can't plan outfits using H&M clothing booth. Pets can't sleep on GLS bed. BV players can't book vacations on Teen computer. It's just more noticeable this time, as previous SPs never included kitchen objects. As the whole point of this SP is kitchen appliances, fridges are the centerpieces of this SP. Given the vast change in fridge functions introduced by Seasons, one would expect that EAxis would at least make this SP based on Seasons engine, but no.

Check out my other similar fixes for outdated and neglected Stuff Pack objects:

Community Wedding Fix for Celebration Wedding Arch
BV clothing booth interactions (Change/Plan Outfits) enabled for H&M clothing booth
Fix for Empty State of H&M Clothing Racks - No longer revert to base game wooden rack
Teen Style Stuff Objects Fix for FreeTime (FT Only)
Fix for Teen Style Stuff Computer and Stereo (BV Only)
Teen Style Stuff Armoires Animation Fix (Pre-FT Only)
IKEA Home Stuff Objects Fix (Missing FreeTime Functions Enabled) + IKEA TV Screen Fix
Pet Interactions Enabler for Forgotten Objects


Changelog:

v1.0: Initial release.
v1.01: Added a new version for FreeTime 2nd patch or later.
Fixed the wrong pie menu text of Romantic Dishwasher in non-English games. (2008/07/10)


Additional Credits:

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 Seasons + 1 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
LdDarcy_SP7KBIDObjectsFix_FTp2.zip

Size: 4.4 KB · Downloads: 4,982 · 10th Jul 2008
4.4 KB 4,982 10th Jul 2008
LdDarcy_SP7KBIDObjectsFix_SNS.zip

Size: 10.5 KB · Downloads: 7,720 · 16th Apr 2008
10.5 KB 7,720 16th Apr 2008
LdDarcy_SP7KBIDObjectsFix_FT.zip

Size: 18.7 KB · Downloads: 17,750 · 16th Apr 2008
18.7 KB 17,750 16th Apr 2008
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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Scholar
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#2 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 1:05 PM
I love you!
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 1:10 PM
Yay! I love you too lol. Thanks for fixing EAxis' stupidity. Again. :P
Mad Poster
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#4 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 1:10 PM
I wasn't even aware this pack had been released yet. (Maybe its not in the UK yet. Could be out tomorrow) But thankyou so much. I will be downloading this now to make sure I have it when I buy the pack. I agree 100% with your rant about EAxis. Its just plain lazy.
Scholar
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#5 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 1:15 PM
Thanks! It's much needed.
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 1:25 PM Last edited by UserLaura76 : 17th Apr 2008 at 1:33 PM.
Wow that was fast. Thank you so much. Eaxis should get their act together and release addons to the game that work properly. (K&B comes out tomorrow in UK.)
Wiki Wizard
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#7 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 1:37 PM
This pack isn't in the uk yet but i am sure the same problems will arrise anyway Nicely done
Test Subject
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#8 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 2:06 PM
Thank u!
Can't believe ea missed this
d'ling for future needs
Test Subject
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#9 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 3:04 PM
I can´t belive EA´s stupidity either!!! Thank you soooo much! You´re the greatest!!
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 4:20 PM
It really isn't hard to admit there are working a bunch of idiots at EAxis, thank you so much for this fix :D
Alchemist
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#11 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 4:28 PM
Thank you forever! :D
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 4:37 PM
I am so tired of their crap *sighs* Thank you so much for this LD you are awesome
Test Subject
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#13 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 4:50 PM
Thanks for this. Will download this as soon as my copy arrives!
Field Researcher
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#14 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 5:40 PM
Thank you so much! My copy of K&B is still en route, but now I won't have to worry when it gets here! My hero!
Coffee, anyone?
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#15 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 6:38 PM
Now this is forward thinking! I would like to thank you for this and all the other things you have fixed that EAxis has managed to bungle or break. Kudos to you.
Demon Sheep
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#16 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 7:20 PM
Oh Lord, what were they thinking! 'Tis another one for the WTF file. Thank you for fixing this.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 9:03 PM
Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Field Researcher
#18 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 10:14 PM
Heh I called EA today, you know just see what they would say....

1. The support staff have not even been given the game to test yet!
2. They tried to lay blame on some download (even though I told them TWICE that I had tested in a vanilla game *rolls eyes)
3. They then told me to uninstall every single EP and stuff pack I have then reinstall but install KBID second (considering I have everything that is no small feat). WTF???
4. Now they claim they will be sending the problem to "Upper Management to remedy."

This took 20 minutes of being on hold to come to this conclusion. I was laughing! They are complete idiots. Just thought you would get a kick out of that
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 10:33 PM
I hope others who might call up for "help" see this fix before they reinstall every EP and stuff pack.
Thanks for saving us from EA tech support, Lord Darcy.
Test Subject
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#20 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 10:50 PM
Thank you very much for fixing Eaxis blunders. I just wish i could fix a BV vedio glitch, I did everything they told me to do and I still have the glitch. Fortunately it can be gotten around so I can play but its a hasel(s?) to do so.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE FIX! ! ! ! !
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 10:57 PM
Hello, execelente courage, good job. A question: the hair of the girl in the image, is included in the Kitchen & Bath Stuff?

thank (:

*}·SeluXereZ·{*
Instructor
#22 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 11:21 PM
Yes, that hair is included in K&B.

I already thanked you at MATY, but, I really can't thank you enough! Thanks again!
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Lab Assistant
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#23 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 3:11 AM
Thank you again. I originally saw your patch at MATY and downloaded it from there.
Lab Assistant
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#24 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 3:26 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 24th Apr 2008 at 6:43 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
I really appreciate this fix, Lord Darcy. It seems as though EA should owe you quite a bit by now, at least in gratitude.

Perhaps if they hadn't cranked out the EPs and stuff packs at such a rate they could have gotten them right before their initial release. They have kind of employed the slaughterhouse method of production, so to speak. And even as they have us all buying another stuff pack, they are getting ready to release TS3.... Here we go again?

Thank you, Lord Darcy, for this very valuable download.

centime
Instructor
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#25 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 6:21 AM
I picked this up elsewhere but hadn't posted regarding it yet. I just wanted to say thanks so much for making this. I'd like to say that I'm surprised at Eaxis' laziness, but, honestly, I'm not. Nice work!
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