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Taxi Charge Mod (Updated Oct 16)

by Sleepy-Genius Posted 29th Jul 2014 at 4:13 PM - Updated 16th Oct 2015 at 2:28 PM by Sleepy-Genius
168 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 14 Thanks Posts
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UDPDATES
2015-10-16: Translations added.
  • Norwegian - Normandy
  • Swedish - Sweden
  • Updated Translation Donor list
  • Updated TaxiCharge_Strings file


Mod Function
With this mod, your sims will be charged for Taxi rides. Your sim will call a taxi, pay the fee accordingly, and continue to their destination as usual.

Details
Is your sim addicted to riding taxis? Have you had enough of their free rides? Do you think Sailor Moon is the best anime ever?

Well, you're in luck!

Starting today, you can now charge your sims for their precious taxi rides. That's right! Surprise them like giving your cat their first bath. They will love it for sure! So whenever they call for a taxi, they will charged a fee every time.

This is a full script custom mod that took forever to code, so I'm sure it will be downloaded with love.

How It Works
This code is activated whenever a sim calls or uses a taxi.
  • If the sim has money to cover the fee, then the sim is charged, money will be taken out of the sim's household fund, and given a positive notification before proceeding.
  • If the sim does not have money to cover the fee, then the sim's charge will be added to the sim's unpaid household bills and given a negative notification, then the taxi will proceed.



To be fair to everyone, there are different fees for each age group.

Age GroupDefault FeeTuning DescriptionFees Changeable in Tuning
Young Adult/Adult20Base FeeYes
Elder50% of Base FeeElder Discount FeeYes
Teen70% of Base FeeTeen Discount FeeYes
Child30% of Base FeeChild Discount FeeYes


To have the children use the taxi, they must be grouped with a teen or older. Otherwise, they will use their default bike taxi. Still testing this.

Explanation
I did not want everyone to pay the same fee. In the real world, there are discounts for the age groups.
If the base fee is 20 simoleons, Elders will pay 50% (10 simoleons), Teens will pay 70% (14 simoleons), and Children will pay 30% (6 simoleons).
You can change the Base fee and the discount percentages in the XML file (inside of the package).

When and if you change the discount percent prices, DO NOT ADD PERCENT SYMBOLS or it will not work.



Videos
To watch a live demo of this mod for those in disbelief, YouTube is our friend, sometimes.
http://youtu.be/uWWI0PyPehs

Jae reviewed this mod on his channel. Great review! Thank you so much!
http://youtu.be/j0oVwdvurJU

Tuning
To change the values of the fees, you can edit the XML file in the package.
To do so, you can refer to this link.
https://nraas.wikispaces.com/How+to+Edit+XML+Tuning

Translations
How to translate this mod?
  • Download the TaxiCharge_Strings file and unzip it.
  • Select the text file you wish to translate and edit.
    • {0.String} = sim's full name.
    • {1.String} = sim's fee.
  • PM me with your translation, and I will update the mod with the new translation.
  • Simple, yes?

Thank you, Translation Donators!

Languages TranslatedTranslator(s)
01: Chinese (Simplified)
02: Taiwanese (Traditional Chinese)
03: Czechminarovakaja
04: DanishAdamhoijer
05: DutchPerensausje, Teddz0r
00: EnglishSleepy-Genius
06: FinnishTraveler x
07: Frenchcinthila
08: Greek
09: GermanIPatGamer
0A: Hungarianhzoli96
0B: Italianfedekiko
0C: Japanese
0D: Korean
0E: Norwegianwecanworkitout
0F: Polishanie_1981
11: Portuguese (Brazilian)Gaaabs
10: Portuguese (Standard/European)Stranger
12: Russianscoundrel
14: Spanish (Standard/European)EleazarAm7, gamer1616
13: Spanish (Mexican)gamer1616
15: Swedishkrooooon, LimeSims3
16: Thai


Installation
To install, delete the script package file in your Sims 3 folder, and place mod in your Packages folder, somewhere.

Conficts
There are no known conflicts with this mod as of now. If you come across a bug, just squash it, or just tell me and I will do my best to correct it.

More Info
Base Game Compatible.
Patch: 1.67
Game Tested: I have tested with all games installed (except the Katy Perry and Movie Stuff - did not want to buy), and had a small testing party with random people whom I lured with free money friendship.
Warning: No stealing, lying, cheating on your llama-wife, and eating other people's food without proper inspection.

Credits
This mod would not be possible if not for my friend, SucialSpiders, who wanted a taxi charge in the game. I have finished this in your honor.

Ms. Byte (CmarNYC). I know, you know, we all know how many times I have said 'Thank you' to you while creating this. If not for your guidence and forcing me to relearn a language that has been dead in my head for so long, I would not have finished this mod. I honestly would have just given it to you. Thank you once again (not the last time).

For the other people who have tested this mod and have given advice, Thank You for your services. Your sims game will love you.

Last but not least, my computer. Because you held out until the end, or until I replaced your battery. You are the best thing ever. Let's watch Sailor Moon sometime, yes?

Additional Credits:
S3PE, MS Visual Studio 2010, ILSpy, Modding tutorials from ModTheSims, Diabetes medicine, Panda Express...

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
TaxiCharge_Strings.zip | Translations Added: Swedish, Norwegian

Size: 8.1 KB · Downloads: 11,295 · 16th Oct 2015
8.1 KB 11,295 16th Oct 2015
TaxiCharge.zip | Translations Added: Swedish, Norwegian

Size: 6.9 KB · Downloads: 48,278 · 16th Oct 2015
6.9 KB 48,278 16th Oct 2015
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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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#2 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 4:41 PM
Thank you so much for this Mod ... I've been waiting for something like this for Taxis.
Forum Resident
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#3 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 6:01 PM
Thanks for this! I noticed in the video that each Sim was charged individually. Is there a way to make it so that if a group of Sims gets in the cab, they will be charged only one fee for the whole group? In my city, the number (or age) of individuals doesn't matter, the fee is based solely on the distance traveled, and it would be nice to be able to implement that in my game.
Scholar
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#4 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 6:21 PM
OMG, this is awesome! Love this so much!

Now if I only could stop my sims taking cabs to the subway. I mean, who does that?
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 6:40 PM
Please tell me this affects inactive sims. Im using NRas' SP and I'm always looking for ways to make inactive have less money too
Test Subject
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#6 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 6:51 PM
You did it. This is genius. I can't thank you enough for this.
Reading your explanations i can see it was not peace of cake. 1000s of thanks.
forever grateful.
Test Subject
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#7 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 7:01 PM
Gotta love the realism.
Test Subject
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#8 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 7:11 PM
Cool! I like that Elders, Teens and Children get a discount. Thank you! :D
Test Subject
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#9 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 7:59 PM Last edited by vortex199 : 31st Jul 2014 at 11:54 AM.
You are the best!

- On another note, it does not seem to be working. But looking forward to the update.
Scholar
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#10 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 9:02 PM
You finally did it, congratulations! It works great, Thank you so much for this excellent mod! I've always wanted my sims to be charged for taking a taxi as they used them so much!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#11 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 9:14 PM
Thanks for this brilliant mod. I'm always on the lookout for ways to make my sims pay
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#12 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 9:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by urbz
Thank you so much for this Mod ... I've been waiting for something like this for Taxis.

You are very welcome.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#13 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 9:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by chreai
Thanks for this! I noticed in the video that each Sim was charged individually. Is there a way to make it so that if a group of Sims gets in the cab, they will be charged only one fee for the whole group? In my city, the number (or age) of individuals doesn't matter, the fee is based solely on the distance traveled, and it would be nice to be able to implement that in my game.

You're Welcome.
Yeah... We tried it that way, but there is no way to actually do that right now. I could not find a piece of code that represented the actual 'time' in the Sims 3 code. I just decided to do a flat fee. I thought that would be easier to handle, especially with discounts and such.

There is a way to just charge on person in the group for the total fee, but you will have to make sure that that sim (whichever you want to be 'ring leader') is active/selected. I found that out through trail and error.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#14 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 9:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by 310175
OMG, this is awesome! Love this so much!

Now if I only could stop my sims taking cabs to the subway. I mean, who does that?

(^.^) I'm glad you love it.
I completely understand how you feel. But you will get the last laugh because they will now have to pay for their cab rides to the subway, and possibly soon the subway rides.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 9:38 PM Last edited by Sleepy-Genius : 29th Jul 2014 at 9:53 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vampchick
Please tell me this affects inactive sims. Im using NRas' SP and I'm always looking for ways to make inactive have less money too

Sorry to burst your bubble, but this current mod does not affect inactive sims; however, with a few simple tweaks, I can make that happen! I also learned through trial and error.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 9:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by debilucho
You did it. This is genius. I can't thank you enough for this.
Reading your explanations i can see it was not peace of cake. 1000s of thanks.
forever grateful.

I know, right? I had a lot of help from Cmar and others.

You are welcome.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#17 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 9:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by debilucho
You did it. This is genius. I can't thank you enough for this.
Reading your explanations i can see it was not peace of cake. 1000s of thanks.
forever grateful.

I know, right? I had a lot of help from Cmar and others.

You are welcome. :D
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#18 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 9:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by IbKayun
Gotta love the realism.

That I do.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#19 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 9:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lastgale
Cool! I like that Elders, Teens and Children get a discount. Thank you! :D

You are welcome.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#20 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 9:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by vortex199
You are the best!

Nae-ga jae-il cha-la-ga
Sorry. A little Kpop humor. I love 2NE1!

You are welcome!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#21 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 9:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by desiree101
You finally did it, congratulations! It works great, Thank you so much for this excellent mod! I've always wanted my sims to be charged for taking a taxi as they used them so much!

Thank you for testing it. I'm glad you like it.
Our sims really do make a lot of money... lucky pixel things they are...
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#22 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 9:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ukbucket
Thanks for this brilliant mod. I'm always on the lookout for ways to make my sims pay

Same here. haha.
You're welcome.
Mad Poster
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#23 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 10:59 PM
This is a GREAT idea! Cool; I don't know why taxis are free; Sunset Valley's economy must be something else :blink: :lol:
Test Subject
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#24 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 11:14 PM
Thank you, I always look for ways to have my sims spend their money.
Lab Assistant
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#25 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 12:10 AM
I have been wanting something like this or years! Thank you so much!!!
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