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Stuff Pack Objects Fix Collection for Apartment Life (Updated 2009/01/09) - Made IKEA clock fully usable

by Lord Darcy Posted 31st Aug 2008 at 10:41 AM - Updated 18th Nov 2011 at 1:06 PM by Lord Darcy : v1.05: Made IKEA clock fully usable. Fixed New Year's Party Phone Call in all languages.
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2009-01-09: Updated to v1.05. Made IKEA clock fully usable. Fixed New Year's Party Phone Call in all languages.



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This fix is a compilation of various Stuff Pack object fixes that I've released earlier.
ONLY for people who have either Apartment Life or Mansion & Garden Stuff.
Even if you don't have AL, you can use this fix if you have M&G. If you don't have either AL or M&G, continue to use my previous fixes.
It's safe for everyone who has AL or M&G, even though you don't have all of stuff packs released so far. Fixes for SPs you don't have are simply unused.
Compatible with all versions of AL (Unpatched, Patch 1 and 2) and M&G.

In addition to combining previous fixes, newly found bugs were fixed, and missing AL codes were added.
  • Teens and Elders can change/plan outfits in H&M clothing booth.
  • Missing AL codes were added for Teen TV, Teen Boombox and IKEA TV.
  • Missing "Compost Contents" function was restored for K&B Trash Compactor.
  • Missing "Tinker" function was restored for K&B Romantic Tub.
  • Pie menus of K&B appliances will display translated texts correctly in all non-English languages.
  • Elders can watch Teen TV while lounging on the sofa.
  • Small dogs and cats can actually chew/scratch Teen Surfer bed and 2 IKEA single beds.
  • IKEA TV displays correct Fun and Environment ratings in buy mode catalog.
  • Fixed the wrong GUID and price of K&B bathtub. Lowered Hygiene and Comfort were restored to the original.
  • Fixed the pie menu text strings of New Year's Party Phone Call in various languages.
    (Norwegian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai & Czech)
  • Fixed the furniture sound of 3 Celebration dining chairs.
  • Made IKEA clock fully usable.

Below is the list of fixes which were rolled into this collection. Remove them all to avoid conflict.


SP3 Happy Holiday Stuff
  • Throw Party menu fix for UK English players (by jordi)
    (PetsHPPMenuFix.package)

    Only remove HolidayNewYearsPartyPhoneCall_Override.package if you've ever used Jordi's edited version of this file. If not, leave them alone.

SP4 Celebration Stuff

SP5 H&M Fashion Stuff

SP6 Teen Style Stuff

SP7 Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff

SP8 IKEA Home Stuff
  • IKEA Home Stuff Objects Fix
    (LdDarcy_SP8IKEAObjectsFix_FT.package, zLdDarcy_SP8IKEAObjectsFix_ClockOnly.package)

  • IKEA TV Screen Fix (LdDarcy_SP8IKEATVScreenFix.package)


Note:

This fix does NOT conflict with my decorative slot mod or Store Deco armoire. If Hack Conflict Detection Utility reports a possible conflict, just ignore it.
Make sure that LdDarcy_SPObjectsFix_Downloads_AL.package is loaded after Store Deco armoire to fix the wrong animation.
You may have to replace K&B bathtub. I missed the wrong GUID bug in the previous version. Fixed in v1.02.


Installation:

This fix comes in three parts.

LdDarcy_SPObjectsFix_Downloads_AL.package

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


LdDarcy_SPObjectsFix_Bins_AL.package

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Apartment Life\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
(or the corresponding folder on your system if your game is not installed in C:\Program Files)

If you have M&G, the location will be like this:
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Mansion and Garden Stuff\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

If you have Best of Business Collection, use BoB folder instead of M&G or AL folder.


zLdDarcy_SPObjectsFix_Overrides_AL.package

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Apartment Life\TSData\Res\Overrides
(or the corresponding folder on your system if your game is not installed in C:\Program Files)

If you have M&G, the location will be like this:
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Mansion and Garden Stuff\TSData\Res\Overrides

If you have Best of Business Collection, use BoB folder instead of M&G or AL folder.


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


Changelog:

v1.0: Initial release.
v1.01: Small dogs and cats can actually chew/scratch Teen Surfer bed and 2 IKEA single beds. (2008/09/06)
v1.02: Updated to AL patch 1. (2008/10/04)
v1.03: Fixed Russian text strings of New Year's Party Phone Call. (2008/11/06)
v1.04: Fixed furniture sound of 3 Celebration dining chairs. (2008/11/22)
v1.05: Made IKEA clock fully usable. Fixed New Year's Party Phone Call in all languages. (2009/01/09)


Additional Credits:

dizzy, J.M.Pescado
jordi for Holiday Party Phone Fix
wes_h for UniMesh plugins
Emma and rednotdead for providing "updated" Overrides.package
AnriRS for providing Russian translations
marie2sims for testing in Best of Business Collection
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 Apartment Life
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_SPObjectsFix_AL.zip | AL / M&G

Size: 39.2 KB · Downloads: 15,496 · 28th Apr 2009
39.2 KB 15,496 28th Apr 2009
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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Top Secret Researcher
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#2 Old 31st Aug 2008 at 11:11 AM Last edited by fway : 31st Aug 2008 at 11:16 AM.
baaa! Who would've thought EA would patch their game with the release of a new expansion pack? Oops they didn't. They expect people like you to do it. I want to thank you so much for sticking up with this crap from EA.
Sockpuppet
#3 Old 31st Aug 2008 at 11:51 AM
Does it include the preorder items and The Sims 2 Store stuff ?
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#4 Old 31st Aug 2008 at 12:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kabuto
Does it include the preorder items and The Sims 2 Store stuff ?

Of course not, why would it?

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#5 Old 31st Aug 2008 at 12:31 PM
Because they needs to be fixed ? EP8 preorder TV/Computer ?
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#6 Old 31st Aug 2008 at 12:57 PM
Preorder objects =/= Stuff Pack objects. Most preorder objects cannot be fixed by external overrides. In any case, it's against the site rule to post them here.

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#7 Old 31st Aug 2008 at 1:01 PM
great Lord Darcy , all along I very love your work , thank you very much .
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#8 Old 31st Aug 2008 at 1:26 PM
Lord Darcy you are awesome! but I didnt understood something, if I got the FT, H&M and IKEA fixes should I remove them before using this?
Not actually evil.
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#9 Old 1st Sep 2008 at 12:13 AM
Thank you again. Your bug fixes are so thorough and that is much appreciated.
Scholar
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#10 Old 1st Sep 2008 at 4:31 AM
Thank you again for making the work which EA/Maxis staff forgot
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#11 Old 1st Sep 2008 at 9:59 PM
Good thing we have people like you fixing EAxis' fuck ups!! Thanks for all your hard work.
Eminence Grise
#12 Old 1st Sep 2008 at 10:14 PM
Even love the icon you did for this pack
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#13 Old 2nd Sep 2008 at 2:54 AM
Thank you so much!!
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#14 Old 2nd Sep 2008 at 4:52 AM
Thank you so much for this!
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#15 Old 2nd Sep 2008 at 11:52 PM
Thanks for this, but I have a little issue...

I love the fix-ups you made but I don't have the H&M Stuff Pack and the fixes aren't separated. Would it still be safe to install even though I don't have one of the stuff packs?
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#16 Old 3rd Sep 2008 at 2:00 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarmeeKitty
I love the fix-ups you made but I don't have the H&M Stuff Pack and the fixes aren't separated. Would it still be safe to install even though I don't have one of the stuff packs?

If it can be potentially dangerous to someone, I would not have combined them all in the first place...
It's safe for everyone who has AL. Fixes for stuff packs you don't have are simply unused.

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#17 Old 4th Sep 2008 at 3:31 AM
Thanks!
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#18 Old 6th Sep 2008 at 2:19 AM
Default Updated to v1.01
2008-09-06: Updated to v1.01. Small dogs and cats can actually chew/scratch Teen Surfer bed and 2 IKEA single beds.

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#19 Old 8th Sep 2008 at 9:37 AM
Like SharonSims2 I was wondering if I had to take out the previous versions of this fix before installing and then I’ve got to remember where I put them, there are so many And thanks really thanks for all your time and effort.
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#20 Old 9th Sep 2008 at 10:22 PM
Is this safe to use with CRITICAL FIXES: Unofficial AL Patch here http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=299586&c=1?
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#21 Old 10th Sep 2008 at 1:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Illyianna
Is this safe to use with CRITICAL FIXES: Unofficial AL Patch here http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=299586&c=1?

Yes. This fix is all about SP objects, which has nothing to do with Pescado's fix.

When in doubt, use Sims 2 Hack Conflict Detection Utility to find possible hack conflicts.

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#22 Old 11th Sep 2008 at 11:06 AM
If there's no Bin folder in C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Apartment Life\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins, is it okay to just create one?
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#23 Old 11th Sep 2008 at 12:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimtasticCitizen
If there's no Bin folder in C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Apartment Life\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins, is it okay to just create one?

Uh... you already HAVE Bins folder.

However, it doesn't matter whether you put the file in Bins folder, or in a newly created subfolder located under Bins folder. I've created several subfolders under Bins folder, as I have a bucketload of stuff like OBJD overrides or Exchange/preorder objects that I don't want custom star enabled on.

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#24 Old 11th Sep 2008 at 2:08 PM
Thank you very much. :-)
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