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All-In-One and Nanny 090429

by christianlov Posted 26th May 2008 at 9:57 AM - Updated 12th Jan 2010 at 1:22 PM by christianlov : Bug found
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090429

This version is provided for AL users. So you don't need to download this version if you don't play AL. There is no new feature included. I just fixed a few parts to make it work in new expansion. If you find anything strange, please let me know~!!

Thanks!! ^^;;

Known AL related bugs

The NPC fails to get the mail. If the mail option is turned on, you will experience a series of object error continously. I think it happens because my NPCs don't know how to handle the brand-new mail box introduced in AL.

Solution: Please click the AIO painting and then turn off the mail option (you can find it under Options.../ or More Options.../ menu).

Brief Introduction

All-In-One NPC: A custom npc set which provide you with a 24/7 working NPC. This NPC will do maid, gardener, handyman, cook, firefighter, coach, bartender and so on.

Nanny NPC: A custom npc set which provide you with a 24/7 working nanny.

How to use

Buy the painting and stove item and place them in your lot. Wait for at least one sim hour.

Tips

1. Cooking

1) Please buy the "All-In-One" painting and place it on your kitchen wall.
2) Place a "stove" including custom ones, in that "same" kitchen.
3) Double check if you placed the stove in that room. Room is divided by walls. Even if it looks like a same room, sometimes it has a different room number if you look into the log.
4) Place a "dining" table in that room. No tea tables or computer desks.
5) Do not place any decorative object on that dining table.
6) Place "dining" chairs in the right direction in that room. No bar stools or lounge, living chairs.
7) You can control how many dishes will be served by adding and reducing the chairs.
8) Turn on cook option. See if the option has been changed to "cook - turn off".

2. Autonomy

1) There are three options. "Full time", "Limited (or night time)", and "Sit down".
2) The controller will call every NPC once a sim hour, so they won't be too much autonomous but they won't be like robots so it's useful sometimes.
3) You will need the special npc bed to let npcs sleep at night. Find it at the bed category.

3. Firefigther option

1) This is experimental and dangerous sometimes.
2) Fire alarm is a lot more safe.

4. Assign

At the first time, do not assign. Instead, please wait for one sim hour after buying the painting or stove. Then the scheduler will write a custom NPC for you. If you see how it works and get used to the options, then try assigning a townie.

Because normal sims have different set of functions, it's possible that they can be released from the control unexpectedly and don't work fine as regular Ai1s. In such cases, please just switch to ai1s.

5. Businees add-on

1) Open your shop.
2) Buy the antique cash register machine and assign ai1s. Then they will sell goods.
3) This is experimental and provided as-is.

6. Pay

1) Wait till your NPCs show up.
2) Set up working hours.
3) Turn on pay option using preferences menu.
4) If you move in ains or nannies, the pay token controller will check how many tokens they have, and will give the accumulated money back to them. It will be limited to about $32,000.

7. Uninstallation

1) Remove all files from your downloads folder.
2) Kill all of my NPCs using the tweak tool, or just let them live free.

Best Place to Test My NPCs

When I write this NPC set, I usually test it in Brandi Broke's lot or Darren Dreamer's house. If you have not played their house and didn't change their kichen and so on, please try it in their house. Nannies will take care of Beau Broke as soon as they arrive, and Ai1s will clean and so on. Also because Brandi and Darren has a perfectly designed kitchen for Ai1s, NPCs will cook if they find the table is empty.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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NPC090429_EP8_ONLY.zip | Please download this if you play EP8 Apartment Life expansion pack.

Size: 160.6 KB · Downloads: 17,106 · 29th Apr 2009
160.6 KB 17,106 29th Apr 2009
NPC081227.zip | Please download this if you don't have EP8.

Size: 159.8 KB · Downloads: 15,877 · 29th Apr 2009
159.8 KB 15,877 29th Apr 2009
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Test Subject
#2 Old 26th May 2008 at 1:27 PM
This seems REALLY interesting. I personally am interested to see what you do in the future. It will be really nice for the Goths' to have their own personal staff in-house, thanks for the upload!
Test Subject
#3 Old 26th May 2008 at 2:05 PM
wow this is my fav ever download...thank you very much for updating it....off to install it now.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 26th May 2008 at 2:25 PM
I've read a lot of good things about this mod in the past, so I'm glad I'll now be able to try it out myself.

Thank you so much for updating it .
Alchemist
#5 Old 26th May 2008 at 2:30 PM
Is that Korean in the screenshots? Are there menus in English too?
Inventor
#6 Old 26th May 2008 at 3:00 PM
What a great surprise! Thank you so much for the update as my Sims need all the help they can get.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#7 Old 26th May 2008 at 3:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aelflaed
Is that Korean in the screenshots? Are there menus in English too?


Absolutely!
Screenshots
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 26th May 2008 at 3:47 PM
Wowzers christianlov!!! My sims are soooo happy to have you back!!!

tyvm for sharing!!!!
Forum Resident
#9 Old 26th May 2008 at 3:51 PM
Thankyou very much for your work!
It is good to see you again!
Thanks for updating of it mods!

«Kindness - quality, which surplus does not harm».
John Golsuorsi.
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Dorothea Lange
Test Subject
#10 Old 26th May 2008 at 4:15 PM
Wow!
my most favorite hacks!
i have to hug 1000 times & press "Thanks" icon 1000 times.
Test Subject
#11 Old 26th May 2008 at 4:24 PM
I figured out how to change the npc's appearance, but is there any way to change their clothes? Also, does moving the npc into the lot cause that npc to become a standard playable sim, or do they continue to do their npc duties?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#12 Old 26th May 2008 at 4:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dan2025
I figured out how to change the npc's appearance, but is there any way to change their clothes?


Please try my sim boutique clothing rack. Click my name~~.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dan2025
Also, does moving the npc into the lot cause that npc to become a standard playable sim, or do they continue to do their npc duties?


They can continue to do their duties. But if you want them to go free, you can just assign other NPCs.
Field Researcher
#13 Old 26th May 2008 at 4:59 PM
Thank you so much for updating this!

My sims gaming journal. Not very informative.
http://marjchaos.tripod.com/
Top Secret Researcher
#14 Old 26th May 2008 at 5:07 PM
Can we still assign playables to be maids and gardeners? Thanks for updating!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 26th May 2008 at 5:19 PM
Love the idea and would like to try it out; will this conflict with DMA NPC's by any chance?

Even an old dog learns new tricks
Mad Poster
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Mad Poster
#16 Old 26th May 2008 at 5:29 PM
Oh, this is a great mod! I keep having to remember to hire nannies, and maids. A live in anything is preferable to calling one. Thanks so much!
Instructor
#17 Old 26th May 2008 at 5:53 PM
Ican just say WOW, WOW,WOW....
This is one of the best objects in the Simworld and I'm so glad you are back christianlov!!!
Thanks!

/Lisaen
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 26th May 2008 at 6:38 PM
OMG this is something that have been missing in the game for... like... forever!
Thanks for making this!

SIMale the Simlish linguist. Simlish made easy: Version 1 & 2 and Version 3 & Comic (Now only available at IS)
Test Subject
#19 Old 26th May 2008 at 6:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by christianlov
Please try my sim boutique clothing rack. Click my name~~.


I can't figure out how to work it! Oh well...

Anyway, this is still one of the best things I've seen on MTS2 for a long time. I have no doubt that this is going to get featured.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 26th May 2008 at 6:43 PM
Awesome! I was also excited to see this back! Thanks ever so much darling!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 26th May 2008 at 7:02 PM
I'm sooo glad you are Back!! Thanks for the updated All in one!
Test Subject
#22 Old 26th May 2008 at 7:29 PM
So glad to see you again.

Thanks,
Twink

Stressed is desserts spelled backwards...
Field Researcher
#23 Old 26th May 2008 at 7:35 PM
I was so sad of no longer have this hack updated in my game since you retired, and your re-debut has been heaven sent. Thanks, thanks and thanks!
Mad Poster
#24 Old 26th May 2008 at 7:44 PM
I just started playing the sims 1 1/2 years ago and you were just a "legend" then. I'm so thrilled to see you back updating your great creations so I can finally have them in my game! Thanks and please keep up the GOOD work!! LOL :b
Not actually evil.
#25 Old 26th May 2008 at 8:15 PM
I'm amazed by the technical aspects of this! What a wonderful idea for medieval and Victorian neighborhoods. The Ain1 can be a maid of all work, a farmhand, and indentured laborer, a live-in nanny, etc. I'm just glad I'm not the Ain1, not an easy life! I don't know if anyone else noticed, but in the pictures, when they are small, that Ain1 looks like she has no pants on! Her pants are beige and blend in with her legs.

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