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No Autonomous Buy Retail Store (BugFix)

by scumbumbo Posted 16th Apr 2015 at 3:59 PM - Updated 5th May 2015 at 7:56 AM by scumbumbo : Note about May 4 game patch
17 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
Fixed by EA - This bug was fixed in the latest (May 4) game patch. There is no need to download this mod if your game is fully patched, and if you already have it installed it can be safely removed.

Description

I thought it was my fault, hitting some new hotkey key on my keyboard or something, until I saw others were having the issue with the Buy a Retail Store lot map showing up on occasion. It's worst at the library where there are many sims using computers, so that's what I looked at first.

Sure enough, sims can attempt to autonomously buy a retail store lot from the computers, including all those NPCs joyfully browsing porn the MTS website at the library.

Just pop this package into your mods folder and that annoyance is over.

Installation Instructions

Just unzip the package file to your Mods folder as usual.

This mod requires the Get To Work EP and is tested with the latest game patch (April 13, version 1.5.149.1020).

The bug will likely get fixed by EA one day at which point the mod can be removed.

Resource Overrides

In the event of a conflicting mod, this package modifies only the computer_BuyRetailLot (S4_E882D22F_00000003_000000000001C051) XML resource. It should not conflict with any other "No Autonomy" mods unless they are already doing the same thing in which case you hardly need this one

Additional Credits
  • Fogity for providing working copies of the XML for the GTW EP
  • Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool
Tags: #autonomy, #retail, #store, #computer

Type:
      No Autonomy: Mods to remove or reduce autonomous behaviours
      Fixed: Fixed EA mistakes

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

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
NoAutonomousBuyRetail.zip | Fixes GTW bug that allows sims to autonomously attempt to buy a retail store

Size: 1.9 KB · Downloads: 3,077 · 16th Apr 2015
1.9 KB 3,077 16th Apr 2015
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 File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
17 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 16th Apr 2015 at 5:28 PM
Thanks, more fine work from my favorite modder!
Smeg Head
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#3 Old 16th Apr 2015 at 6:34 PM
Hi, scumbumbo. Thanks for this. Just a quick question. Which resource file is this mod using? In other words, will it conflict with a "no autonomous computer games" mod?
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#4 Old 16th Apr 2015 at 6:59 PM
I quickly checked for you; it's 0xE882D22F-0x00000003-0x000000000001C051 computer_BuyRetailLot.

@scumbumbo , can you add this info to the upload post please? That is indeed good to know for downloaders -- thank you!

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Test Subject
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#5 Old 16th Apr 2015 at 9:11 PM
Thank you so much for this! The constant buy retail lot spam at the library was driving me crazy and I had no idea what was causing it. The fact that Sims are even allowed to autonomously buy a retail lot in the first place makes absolutely no sense! Thanks again for this timely fix until an official one is implemented. :)
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#6 Old 17th Apr 2015 at 12:13 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticbox
I quickly checked for you; it's 0xE882D22F-0x00000003-0x000000000001C051 computer_BuyRetailLot.

@scumbumbo , can you add this info to the upload post please? That is indeed good to know for downloaders -- thank you!
Whoops, I quite agree and I've added the info. Thanks for covering in the meantime
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#7 Old 17th Apr 2015 at 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by coolspear1
Hi, scumbumbo. Thanks for this. Just a quick question. Which resource file is this mod using? In other words, will it conflict with a "no autonomous computer games" mod?
Plasticbox noted the resource above, but no it shouldn't conflict with any other "no autonomy" mods unless they're doing the same thing already. I don't think any others are, but if they do then you don't really need this one!
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#8 Old 17th Apr 2015 at 12:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vespyr
The constant buy retail lot spam at the library was driving me crazy and I had no idea what was causing it. The fact that Sims are even allowed to autonomously buy a retail lot in the first place makes absolutely no sense! Thanks again for this timely fix until an official one is implemented.

No problem, bugged me too! And what really made no sense to me was that NPCs were triggering it!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 17th Apr 2015 at 12:25 AM
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! OMG!!!! You're Amazing!
Test Subject
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#10 Old 17th Apr 2015 at 12:30 AM
Wow, I really thought my sim had a problem I mean she would run through sims to get to a computer to buy a retail store. Thanks for the intervention
Mad Poster
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#11 Old 17th Apr 2015 at 10:49 AM
Really?! Shows how often I visit the library with my Sims. I'll download it now so that I don't have to come across this at all.
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 17th Apr 2015 at 3:26 PM
This is a great mod. Just another thing that EA overlooked.
Test Subject
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#13 Old 19th Apr 2015 at 7:18 PM
I seriously thought I was going mad. Thank you.
Mad Poster
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#14 Old 19th Apr 2015 at 8:19 PM
I am doing the same as Menaceman44 and downloading as prevention. Wow, sneaky EA.
Test Subject
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#15 Old 21st Apr 2015 at 7:57 PM
Thanks for this mod. I too thought I kept hitting a key on my keyboard that took me to the buy a retail store screen. Well done with this.
Instructor
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#16 Old 29th Apr 2015 at 1:23 AM
Great mod Ty :)
Field Researcher
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#17 Old 5th May 2015 at 4:46 AM
Supposedly they fixed this in the new patch. Fingers crossed.
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#18 Old 5th May 2015 at 7:57 AM
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Originally Posted by MoxieGraphix
Supposedly they fixed this in the new patch. Fingers crossed.

I removed it from my mods folder and had a sim go to the library for a good five or six hours and the bug did not occcur. Looks like they fixed it (and I figured they would as it was a really annoying bug that was easily fixed).