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More Gem Cutting Options (Best, Random, Hidden, Unlocked Cuts) *Compatible with 1.67*

by treeag Posted 21st Jan 2010 at 7:40 PM - Updated 18th Mar 2014 at 12:58 PM by treeag
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Compatible with 1.67

Hi, it's me and my RGM-related mods again These are four separate script mods I made yesterday after lunch (no longer at 2 am in the morning :D) They add a few options to the gem cutting interaction:

- GemRandomCut.package
Adds a new option "Random" under "Get Cut..." and "Cut All...". The game will pick a cut type at random. Costs §500/gem.

- GemHiddenCuts.package
Enables all cuts not normally accessible in the game:
-Skull Cut
-Polished Split Cut (enabled for all gems, not just Geode and Septarian Nodule)
-Spire Cut (enabled for all gems, not just Tiberium)
-All regular cuts for Tiberium, Geode, and Septarian Nodule (gem-cutting skill is still required)

- GemUnlockedCuts.package
Unlocks all regular cuts for non-qualified sims. For the cheaters lazy, like me
-Oval Cut
-Pear Cut
-Plumbbob Cut
-Marquis Cut
-Crystal Ball Cut
-Brilliant Cut
-Star Cut
-Heart-Shaped Cut
-Sculptor's Egg Cut (requires Ambitions) for sims with sculpting skill level < 5

- GemBestCut.package
Automatically calculates the best cut for a gem. If a gem is best left uncut, the "Best Cut" option won't show up at all. By default, only the valid cuts are taken into account, but this is tunable.

Pick and choose which features you want. They will not conflict with each other.

Note that all prices remain unchanged (that means Skull cut is free of charge) unless you download a separate mod I provided in this very thread specifically to change its price (StarSkullCutPriceMod.package.) It's an XML tuning mod and it changes the price of Skull cut to §2,000.

This is NOT a core mod so it shouldn't conflict with other mods.

-GemRandomCut: 1.38 and up.
-GemHiddenCuts: 1.38 and up.
-GemUnlockedCuts: 1.38 and up.
-GemBestCut: 1.67 and up.


-Updated GemBestCut for 1.67

-Updated for 1.38.
-Added an event listener so that the interactions will still show up even though the object's state has changed.

-Updated GemHiddenCuts and GemUnlockedCuts for 1.29.
-Added Star cut to GemUnlockedCuts.

-Added a new mod, Best Cut.
-Merged Sculptor's Egg Cut unlocker mod with GemUnlockedCuts.package.

-Updated all packages for 1.17/2.12/3.8/4.5/5.2/6.0.

-Fixed GemUnlockedEggCut.package bug where heart cut and egg cut would show up twice under certain conditions.

-Updated GemRandomCut for 1.12 and newer patches.
-Added a separate package for unlocking Egg Cut (requires Ambitions)

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: 1.38
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | requires Ambitions/OBSOLETE as of 02/27/2011

Size: 5.2 KB · Downloads: 3,971 · 28th Sep 2010
5.2 KB 3,971 28th Sep 2010 | for game version 1.12/2.7/3.3/4.0

Size: 7.6 KB · Downloads: 4,128 · 5th Jun 2010
7.6 KB 4,128 5th Jun 2010 | for game versions 1.38 and 1.42

Size: 9.7 KB · Downloads: 7,943 · 10th Feb 2010
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Size: 23.9 KB · Downloads: 24,379 · 21st Jan 2010
23.9 KB 24,379 21st Jan 2010
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Test Subject
#151 Old 9th Aug 2017 at 5:49 PM
I guess this will never work with the Gem-U-Cut machine that came with Supernatural to let you cut gems.

My sim can cut a Septarian emerald cut in the mailbox, but not with the Gem-U-Cut machine.

As for your other awesome mod, the RGMmachine.package - my sims can cut anything any way and lots of different stuff at a time, which is awesome, but when they have a WISH to "Cut 3 Gems Using the Emerald Cut" it does not get fulfilled by using that machine.

It's 2017 so I don't know if we are just out of luck. Maybe someone could tell me why I should play The Sims 4, but I really don't want my sims to have emotions and I just can't imagine why I want The Sims 4, and I sure don't feel done with The Sims 3.
Lab Assistant
#152 Old 5th Jun 2018 at 11:13 PM
Data point of one, but I like the fact that this mod does't work with the Gem-U-Cut machine. It's like if you want a specific cut, you either have to pay a professional gem cutter to do it, or figure out how to do it yourself using trial and error. More realistic that way.
Test Subject
#153 Old 12th May 2019 at 12:15 AM
Great mod when it worked but now this crashes my game.

maybe its conflicting with another mod I dont know
Lab Assistant
#154 Old 26th Jun 2021 at 9:03 PM
Love this mod, works great with 1.69. My sims get stinkin' rich...stinkin' fast.
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