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Magazine Delivery

by monique Posted 4th Dec 2005 at 3:27 PM - Updated 5th Mar 2006 at 12:35 AM by monique
44 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
This will add magazine to newspaper delivery.
This is not free, your sim will be charged of $15 for every delivery.
Only sims who have a family funds of greater than or equal to $1000 can avail this magazine subscription.
To turn off subcription just simply remove this mod.

Here is the schedule of delivery:
Monday = Young Sim Magazine (Toys/Animals/School)
Tuesday = The Superstar Report (entertainment/fashion/sports)
Wednesday = Highbrow Review (Politics/Culture/Environment)
Thursday = Mode:Live (Food/Travel/Weather)
Friday = Rat Race (Work/Money/Crime)
Saturday = Beyond Belief (sci-fi/health/paranormal)
Sunday = no delivery

If the old newspaper will turn into gray upon delivery of newspaper, there is no change material available for magazine so I used the selling price, all magazines who have a depreciated value of $10 will be removed from your lot. Before it reach $10 from $15 it will takes two days, so removing of magazines are every other day. If you dont want to remove a certain magazine just simply put it in your sim's personal inventory, if you have NL.

I assumes that this mod is compatible with all games because the six magazines are available in all games but I didnt test it for I didnt want to uninstall my NL and UNI. Maybe if you have time pls reply back the results if you are using Orig or UNI.


Hope you enjoy it.


EDITED:

- OFB Compatible


:angel: Monique :angel:

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

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Size: 684 Bytes · Downloads: 8,141 · 4th Dec 2005
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Scholar
#26 Old 7th Dec 2005 at 6:32 PM
i have had this mod in and workig for a sim week now. it is excellent. the sims seem to really enjoy picking it up to read

no negative issues as far as i can tell
Test Subject
#27 Old 7th Dec 2005 at 6:42 PM
Seems to work alright i'll post if it go wrong
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 8th Dec 2005 at 2:38 AM
ok lady you know you are the best i have to try this out right now. i guess i can stop work on my magazine rack that hold all those magazines.
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 11th Dec 2005 at 4:14 AM
Awesome! This reminds me of the other magazine thing from TS1 Superstar. Now we just need to be able to unsubscribe from on a lot basis.
Field Researcher
#30 Old 12th Dec 2005 at 1:57 PM
I had a slight problem with this tonight. The delivery girl put the magazine in the street for some reason. I didn't see what was going on when it was delivered. Maybe the kids were in her way trying to get on the school bus or something. Anyway.. when one of my sims came home from work, the magazine was in the road. And of course, build and buy mode are blanked out when the car is on the lot with the sim active in it. I don't know why.. but he couldn't cross over the magazine to drive into the garage. The magazine was near the driveway. My sim just sat in the car on the street blowing his horn. LOL!! He was due to arrive home from work at 2pm. He sat out there blowing his horn at that magazine until about 6:35pm. Then he finally crossed over it. During that time, I tried to have my sims pick it up and read in.. in order to get it out of the way. But none of the sims could pick it up either. No idea why. Maybe the sim trying to get into the driveway was the reason they couldn't pick it up. But after he finally drove over it and got into the garage... my other sim could finally pick up the magazine.
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 12th Dec 2005 at 7:25 PM
Hey! great idea! I have all expansions installed and works perfectly fine for me thanks, monique

Give peace a chance. ☮
Test Subject
#32 Old 13th Dec 2005 at 11:01 PM
thanks for this mod is works great, except for when there is a shadow falling on the magazine it becomes invisible. at first i thought the mod was not working untill i turned off shadows and bam there it was, i turned shadows on and off a few times and sure enough the shadows make it dissapear.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#33 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 1:12 AM
zombhunt2004,
I think that's another technical problem of Maxis because I didnt mod the bhavs of magazine I simply called it to appear on paper girl's hand then intructs to put it down. How about trying to buy a magazine from a community then place that magazine in the exact location (same tile) where the magazine (invisible one) is located, then try to turn on/off the shadow and compare them.

happygolucky,
Thanks for the tips, we should always have a lot of space (maybe more than six tiles) in front of our house to avoid placing it on the street. That putting down of magazine is a paper girl's decision, her first priority is on your lot next is the sidewalk then on the street. My instruction is to put it down, and that instruction is a global bhavs that will search an empty space near to her and place down the object. I dont want to modify that global bhavs instruction (put down object) because there are other global bhavs are using this and it will affects the gameplay, so a simple strategy will solve your "slight problem".

Happy Simming and Merry Christmass to All !!!!



:angel: Monique :angel:

Pls. see my journal for my hacks compatibility. Thanks.
Test Subject
#34 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 2:03 AM
this is a nice mod it would be better if you could order it by phone and have it delivered.
Field Researcher
#35 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 2:10 AM
I really like this, although so far none of my Sims have picked one up to read, they just go for the newspaper as always. It sounds as if they will pick it up autonomously, but in my game they don't seem to want to! Incidentally, if they do pick them up and take them inside to read, will they stay there forever or disappear when the next issue of the same mag comes out?

WHY DO SIMS NEVER EXPERIENCE A MID-LIFE CRISIS?
Object(ive) Investigator
retired moderator
#36 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 4:08 AM
Ancient Sim,
Quote:
Originally Posted by monique
there is no change material available for magazine so I used the selling price, all magazines who have a depreciated value of $10 will be removed from your lot. Before it reach $10 from $15 it will takes two days, so removing of magazines are every other day.
Instructor
#37 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 11:49 AM
good idea, what about a neverending garage sale next door and the neighbors drop some article of clothing off in front of your door every day (excpet sunday). and u can decide to keep it and put it into your inventory or let the maid throw it away? maybe plants? i really really want to be able to put movies in my inventory so i can watch them on tv later... is this possible?
Test Subject
#38 Old 18th Dec 2005 at 10:08 AM
Thanks,I don't have to go to the community lot just to get some.
Test Subject
#39 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 5:29 PM
does this keep the normal newspaper too?
Object(ive) Investigator
retired moderator
#40 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 8:41 PM
hahi64, yes, the newspaper and magazines will both be delivered daily.
Test Subject
#41 Old 29th Jan 2006 at 4:01 AM
THis is neat, could you make an updated one, something like you have to subscribe and unsuscribe via phone or computer?
Field Researcher
#42 Old 12th Jun 2006 at 1:54 AM
Does this work on campus? That is on private property and Greek houses, I know dorms don't get newspaper delivery.

I'm trying to track down another campus problem I have so I don't know if my game is causing this or this is how the mod is made, but I am not getting magazine delivery on campus and the newspaper is hit and miss...sometimes comes, sometimes doesn't.

Running: Sims2, Uni, NL, OFB, Pets, Seasons, BV, FT & AL. Patched.
Field Researcher
#43 Old 17th Jun 2006 at 9:25 PM
This is awesome!!!! Thanx!
Test Subject
#44 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 11:14 PM
Thank you very much! Yet another quality mod from Monique!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#45 Old 14th Sep 2011 at 1:05 AM
Thanks!!!!
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