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*UPDATED for Ambitions - REDOWNLOAD*Fruit Buying Mods

by Jenesis Posted 27th Nov 2009 at 6:06 PM - Updated 10th Jun 2010 at 7:00 PM by Jenesis : Updated to work with Ambitions
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I was bored of having to trek back and forth between countries just to buy fruit and veg (not to mention HOURS of hunting for those darned grapes), so I made a selection of little tweaks to make fruit shopping easier! Read the descriptions of the flavours carefully before choosing. The France destination is the only one with non-buyable exclusive fruit, the four rare Grape varieties, the other destinations' exclusive fruits (Pomegranates etc.) are all buyable in their own locations by default.

This mod comes in five flavours, of various "cheatiness" levels, so make sure you only install one. There are now only two flavours as the others seemed a little redundant. One making all fruit, including the Life and Flame fruits and the grapes, buyable everywhere, and one making just the location-exclusive fruits buyable. If you don't want the others to be buyable just don't buy them, or you can make your own personal mod, it's quite easy to do. However remember to only install one.


Installation

Unsurprisingly, you MUST have World Adventures and Ambitions for this to work (it should work with any combination of patches, as long as you have Ambitions installed). If you have not downloaded any new mods since installing Ambitions, you need to create a new mods folder and move some files. See the Installation Instructions on the Download page for details, it's quite easy.

These mods are incompatible with any other mods that modify plantables/buyables, and do not use them with pre-Amb gardening mods. In fact, when installing a new expansion pack, you should uninstall all your old mods as compatibility issues can arise from the two versions trying to work together.

Other Buyables: SimsMX has made a mod (or pair of mods, really) that make the nectar maker, shower in a can, cameras, training dummy etc etc. buyable in Buy Mode. I will not be making a mod to make those items buyable in a shop as his mod is a much better idea and much better implemented. Go download his mod if you want to be able to buy the new equipment at home!


The Mod

There are two flavours. Only install one.

AllFruitBuyableAmb:

This flavour will make the Flame Fruit, Life Fruit, the four rare grape varieties - Cherimola Blan, Cranerlet Nuala, Meloire, Renoit - and the location-exclusive fruit - Pomegranates and Cherries from Egypt and Plums and Pomelo from China - buyable in any Grocery or Food shop in the game world. To compensate for cheatiness with the rare fruit I have upped the price of the Flame/Life Fruits from $24/$33 each (what it was by default) to $645/$1290 each respectively, and the price of the rare grapes from the default $7/$8/$10/$13 to $300/$400/$500/$600 respectively.

EDIT: I've had a few enquiries about making the fruits and grapes cheaper. Let me make a blanket statement: This mod is a blatant cheat as it is, and those fruits are supposed to be hard to get. If they were cheap as well as buyable, the game would lose even more challenge - not that there's much challenge to begin with, it's easy to find seeds and very easy to make money. Or you can just kaching things up a bit, or edit the XML yourself, if you're that bothered.

Screenshot:


LocExcFruitBuyableAmb

Just makes the location exclusive fruit and veg - all six Grape varieties from France, Pomegranates and Cherries from Egypt and Plums and Pomelo from China - buyable in any food shop in the world including the Home neighbourhood. The Life and Flame fruits are not buyable with this flavour. The prices of the normal fruits haven't been changed, but the grape price increases still apply - see above for reason .

Screenshot:


I have playtested these mods (one at a time, obviously ) extensively in my game.

Additional Credits:
Peter L Jones for creating s3pe.
Delphy and the modding community for making it easy to mod the Sims games.

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 3
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LocExcFruitBuyableAmb.rar | Rare grapes and location-exclusives buyable anywhere

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 3,327 · 10th Jun 2010
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AllFruitBuyableAmb.rar | Flame/Life Fruits, rare grapes, all location-exclusives buyable anywhere

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 9,960 · 10th Jun 2010
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FruitAllBuyableAnywhereWA.rar | All foreign fruit + grape varieties + Life/Flame Fruit buyable anywhere

Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 30,504 · 27th Nov 2009
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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Scholar
#2 Old 27th Nov 2009 at 6:30 PM
Your mod will be quite useful....just started to travel and can see the need for it...thank you very much for sharing!!
Test Subject
#3 Old 27th Nov 2009 at 6:34 PM
thanks!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 27th Nov 2009 at 6:35 PM
This a very useful game mod. Now I can make nectar much easier. Thanks for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 27th Nov 2009 at 6:43 PM
Thank you very much. This will be very useful for many of us!

"Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life."

-- Terry Pratchett, Jingo
Test Subject
#6 Old 27th Nov 2009 at 9:51 PM
And about all the seeds and mysterious gnome?

Are there in the Fruit Buyable Everywhere mod?

i can't see them in the shop :D

don't care about gnome, but seeds are very useful
Inventor
#7 Old 28th Nov 2009 at 12:08 AM
You should be able to find the seeds all over the towns if you are using the buy all fruit and vegetables in all towns. The uncommon and rare ones won't show you what they are until after they have grown.
Test Subject
#8 Old 28th Nov 2009 at 10:32 AM
Are there be able to plant the new fruits in your garden? (at the vacation home or home in sunset valley)
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
retired moderator
#9 Old 28th Nov 2009 at 1:52 PM
How wonderful are you? Thanks so much for working on these things :-)
Test Subject
#10 Old 28th Nov 2009 at 4:06 PM
This is wonderful! Thanks so much!
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#11 Old 28th Nov 2009 at 5:47 PM
Hmmm....It is nice to know someone finally made one for World Adventures, but I the prices are too high for me ://. I guess I'll just wait for someone else to come up with one.....
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#12 Old 28th Nov 2009 at 7:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by classicplayer
And about all the seeds and mysterious gnome?

Are there in the Fruit Buyable Everywhere mod?

i can't see them in the shop :D

don't care about gnome, but seeds are very useful


The seeds and Gnome are not made buyable with my mods. If I don't put it in the description, it's not there. However I am looking into making the Gnome and the new equipment (nectar maker etc.) buyable in any shop. As to seeds, I am looking into it but I'm very new to modding so that will be harder to do! Keep an eye out, if I can't make that mod I'm sure someone else will.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Virtual_Life
Hmmm....It is nice to know someone finally made one for World Adventures, but I the prices are too high for me ://. I guess I'll just wait for someone else to come up with one.....


I made the prices of the rare fruits high because this mod would just be a huge cheat otherwise. It's quite simple to change the prices yourself, just lookup "Sims 3 XML Modding" to see how to change the prices of things.

Quote:
Originally Posted by chocoluva1012
please please make a zip file of this please i been waiting forever for this please


I'm not allowed to upload the same thing multiple times (such as having both a .zip and a .rar of the same file). However, 7-Zip is a good free utility that will open .rar files if you're having trouble.

Quote:
Originally Posted by lizzie88
Are there be able to plant the new fruits in your garden? (at the vacation home or home in sunset valley)


Yes you can plant the new fruits, in the home neighbourhood or at your vacation home.
Test Subject
#13 Old 28th Nov 2009 at 9:34 PM
Thank you. Are your mods compatible with the new version of awesomemod?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#14 Old 28th Nov 2009 at 10:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by uroboros07
Thank you. Are your mods compatible with the new version of awesomemod?


I don't see why they wouldn't be, I don't use awesomemod myself but I know that it's a core mod, and my mods (and most mods you find here) are simple XML tuning mods. There shouldn't be any compatibility issues, but as always, test it and report back if there are any problems with these mods and awesomemod!
Test Subject
#16 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 12:17 AM
awesome mod but can update it for u can grow it and have perfect fruit in the garden to pick for u can have perfect nectar
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#17 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 1:27 AM Last edited by Jenesis : 29th Nov 2009 at 1:39 AM.
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Originally Posted by MTS2BugMeNot
I've been placing my .package CC in my base game Mods/Packages folders even after I've installed WA, and they show up perfectly fine. Will I need to move my Mods/Packages folders to WA's folder?


If you're comfortable moving the files (remember to move the resource.cfg and that .dll file as well) then I suggest moving them, it lessens the chances of a conflict. There's a thread at Crazy Town about using mods with WA. It's a little verbose and convoluted, but there's some good info in there.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mark46725
awesome mod but can update it for u can grow it and have perfect fruit in the garden to pick for u can have perfect nectar


I'm sorry, I don't understand what you're asking. If you're asking if you can plant the vacation fruits, yes you can. Otherwise, I don't know what you're saying. Can you please make your query a little clearer?
Field Researcher
#18 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 1:33 AM
Jenesis, you are a gem! I came to temporarily use the old fruit mod just to buy the fruit then pull the mod before it wrecked my game but I was greeted with this wonderful surprise. Thanks a HUGE bunch!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 2:45 AM
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Originally Posted by melcelestial83
This is wonderful! Thanks so much!

like your picture..anyway yeah, this is an awesome post. i love you! (that weird?)
Forum Resident
#20 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 10:36 AM
I buy it the vacantion fruit, but I can not plant them in sunset valey...
Test Subject
#21 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by catalina_45
I buy it the vacantion fruit, but I can not plant them in sunset valey...


same here
Forum Resident
#22 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 11:10 AM
I discovred why don't work...don't use any old hack regarding gardens...Now it work...
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#23 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 11:48 AM Last edited by Jenesis : 29th Nov 2009 at 1:26 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by catalina_45
I discovred why don't work...don't use any old hack regarding gardens...Now it work...


catalina is dead right, I have now added to the description that my mods are incompatible with any other mods that change plants and plantables. When installing a new expansion pack, it's best to always remove all your old mods as incompatibilities and errors can crop up from the two versions trying to work together.
Forum Resident
#24 Old 30th Nov 2009 at 2:16 PM
to all of you that complain about COSTS; HERE IS THE SOLUTION. use the cheat "testingcheatsenabled true". Then use the cheat "familyfunds (last name) 9999999. Your sims will then have 9,999,999 simolions and will be set for life. Anyfamily can be rich with this cheat and travel the world.

If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, then what about an empty desk?

My stuff may be used in uploads if 1. Credit is given, 2. link to my page provided. Happy simming!
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