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Electronics Anywhere

by plasticbox Posted 28th Oct 2014 at 3:32 PM - Updated 26th Jan 2015 at 5:11 PM by plasticbox
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This makes it so that the base game tabletop TVs and small audio devices can be placed on side tables (not sure whether they go on fireplaces and dressers by default, but they now do that too). Kaboom Box, Grammyfone and InstaVision ( = the small flatscreen TV) will also go on shelves.

Because why wouldn't they?


Update 2014-12-16: Files updated for 1.3.18.1010. The "feetprint" package is not necessary any more now (only the other ones are) – you can use the bb.moveobjects cheat from now on to place the stuff that won't place otherwise. When re-downloading note the package has a new filename now (with version number) so make sure you delete the old one.

Update 2014-11-02: Added the Sea Captain's clock, it now also goes on shelves (separate .zip below).

Note to builders (2015-01-25): From what FakeHouses|RealAwesome posted here, downloaders still need this mod when you have used it for decorating a lot you upload, otherwise stuff on shelves will disappear. Maybe this will be fixed in some future patch (apparently just using bb.moveobjects has the same issue under some circumstances), we’ll see.




There are two packages attached below:


1. Placement:

This (electronics_basegame_placement.package) makes it so that the following devices will go on more surfaces:

Audio:
– Kaboom Box
– GrammyFone
– MiniBlaster

TV:
– Penguin Vision
– Been There Watched That
– Trusty Companion
– InstaVision
– InvisiView Tabletop
– GeniusVision Tabletop


The large TVs will only go on dressers off-center (which looks rather odd) since the slots on those are different from side tables. They look fine on side tables though (can't have one without the other).


2. Feetprint: -- obsolete




Compatibility:

Updated for 1.3.18.1010, see above.
Checked for differences in 1.2.16.10, the only change I can see is four new UNKS that are all 0 so should work fine.


S4PE, Notepad++. Thanks to Snaitf for the tip and Inge for the wrappers. More discussion of flags and stuff here.
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pbox_electronics-anywhere_seacaptainsclock.zip

Size: 566 Bytes · Downloads: 43,321 · 17th Dec 2014
566 Bytes 43,321 17th Dec 2014
pbox_electronics-anywhere.zip

Size: 1.9 KB · Downloads: 86,990 · 17th Dec 2014
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Scholar
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#2 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 3:46 PM
Thank you so much!
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#3 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 3:59 PM
This is perfect! Thank you!
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#4 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 4:10 PM
This is soooo cool! Thank you :D
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#5 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 4:16 PM
Oh thank God, the number of times I've had to resort to a big clunky table for a small TV or stereo I could not begin to count! Some of the design decisions that have gone into this game leave you wondering, did management just tell them, "Oh the mod community will fix that - get cracking on that 'Bro' trait!"?
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#6 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 4:20 PM
I have had a few moments of confusion with electronics placement. So yay for freedom! Thank-you!
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#7 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 4:23 PM
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Originally Posted by scumbumbo
Some of the design decisions that have gone into this game leave you wondering, did management just tell them, "Oh the mod community will fix that - get cracking on that 'Bro' trait!"?


I think the problem is more that they aimed at making the game 100% idiot proof -- after all, with this mod it *is* possible to place things so that they clip into each other. If this were officially supported, it may be seen as a "bug" by some, hence why so much in this game has been made impossible. Cf moveobjects, cfe and so on .. there are actually some interesting comments on that kind of thing in the EA modding forum (by Maxis game designers).

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
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#8 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 5:14 PM
so usefull ! Many thanks !
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#9 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 5:41 PM
Thank you for this plasticbox. Another amazing much needed item.
Scholar
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#10 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 5:47 PM
Finally something useful to place on shelves! Thank you
Test Subject
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#11 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 6:02 PM
Best improvement ever!
Scholar
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#12 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 6:55 PM
A big Thank you for this new creation. You are spoiling us so much.
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#13 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 7:12 PM
Great addition!
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#14 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 8:02 PM
plasticbox, you do SO MUCH to make this game better. Thank you! (BTW, I still occasionally play Sims 2, and your Elsewhere neighborhood is my favorite.)
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#15 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 8:10 PM
This is brilliant. Thank you.

I was also wondering if this would allow the smaller televisions to be placed on regular counters. For some reason, the game was programmed so that televisions could only be placed on island counters. It's a bit annoying. But this mod fixes a lot of the frustration.
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#16 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 8:25 PM
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I was also wondering if this would allow the smaller televisions to be placed on regular counters. For some reason, the game was programmed so that televisions could only be placed on island counters.


Oh, that is also something I didn't test for (I was mainly interested in side tables). Maybe try it and let us know?

As a rule of thumb, the smaller devices are now using the same placement flag as e.g. the toothbrush deco or mantle clock .. so should work on anything these can go on, provided the footprint isn't too large.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
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#17 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 8:31 PM
thank you for this!
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#18 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 8:51 PM
This was so needed! Thanks so much!
Mad Poster
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#19 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 9:03 PM
I am starting to feel freedom...freedom is on the horizon, especially when decorating. I am so thankful for this.
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#20 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 10:20 PM
Fantastic! Great idea! Thank you!!
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#21 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 10:27 PM
Another annoying limitation nuked. Thank you!
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#22 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 10:35 PM
You're on fire!
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#23 Old 29th Oct 2014 at 12:03 AM
Thanks for this. Do I install both or just one?
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#24 Old 29th Oct 2014 at 12:16 AM
Depends on what you want? If you want the smaller footprints and can live with the fact that this may now introduce clipping, then use the footprint thing; if you don't, then .. don't.

(I mainly made them separate packages for technical reasons though -- I'm not keen on overriding the entire OBJD just because of that one reference; once FTPT becomes editable I'll probably take a second look at that; there might be a more elegant solution. But for now, this will have to do.)

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#25 Old 29th Oct 2014 at 1:03 AM
Sweet!
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