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Want Pet Only Doors?

by MogHughson Posted 27th Jun 2010 at 1:48 AM - Updated 26th Jul 2010 at 10:20 AM by MogHughson
15 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts
As requested by
Quote:
Originally Posted by shmegel
I made a house that only lets certain sims travel to certain places using pathways and doors. I want the doors to have a lock for all sims except pets, or only allow pets. Is there a way you could allow doors to lock like this?
here is a mod that changes the way the locks on doors work just very slightly.

Without this mod "Lock for all Sims" will stop all people and all pets from going through a door.

With this mod "Lock for all Sims" only stops people going through a door. If you want to also lock the door to Pets (i.e. deadbolt the door so no-one can go through) you must additionally select "Disallow Pets".

So if you want to have a door that only Pets can go through, you just use "Lock for all Sims" and make sure that you don't select "Disallow Pets".

EP Requirements
There are two versions of this download - because the changes that went in for Apartment Life were so pervasive it was too difficult to make a version that worked for all EPs.

If you DO NOT have the Apartment Life Expansion Pack, please download NOT-FOR-APARTMENT-LIFE-door-lock-menus-Mog-20100613.package.

If you have Apartment Life EP, then please download APARTMENT-LIFE-REQUIRED-door-lock-menus-Mog-20100613.package.

I don't know of any mods this clashes with. There is always the possibility of course, so the pertinent information for the owner of the other object is here.



Additional Credits:
Quaxi for SimPEwiki.
Numenor for the AnyGameStarter.
Tags: #Requested, #pets, #door, #lock

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NOT-FOR-APARTMENT-LIFE-door-lock-menus-Mog-20100613.rar | ONLY IF YOU DON'T HAVE APARTMENT LIFE - Mode to change door lock behaviour

Size: 512 Bytes · Downloads: 1,185 · 27th Jun 2010
512 Bytes 1,185 27th Jun 2010
APARTMENT-LIFE-REQUIRED-door-lock-menus-Mog-20100613.rar | APARTMENT LIFE REQUIRED - Mod to change door lock behaviour

Size: 636 Bytes · Downloads: 1,800 · 27th Jun 2010
636 Bytes 1,800 27th Jun 2010
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15 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts
Forum Resident
#2 Old 27th Jun 2010 at 2:41 AM
Cool, now it just needs a pet door mesh.

Life is moving too fast, I don't have the energy to keep up.
Not actually evil.
#3 Old 27th Jun 2010 at 3:20 AM
Intriguing! Now I wonder if it would be possible to make a door with a "pet door flap" joint in its skeleton. Makes me more motivated to learn object animations.

Please spay or neuter your pets. --- Cat Music Video! --- my meshes
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 27th Jun 2010 at 7:04 PM
Cool
I just wondered - is it possible to make a door lock where all sims can go in, but only one pet?

actually, the name is camille & this username is very, very old
Miss BHAVing
retired moderator
Original Poster
#5 Old 27th Jun 2010 at 10:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Catyme24
I just wondered - is it possible to make a door lock where all sims can go in, but only one pet?
Can I confirm what you mean? You have several pets in one household, but only want one of those pets to be able to use a certain door?

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
#6 Old 28th Jun 2010 at 12:39 AM
Omg I Love You!
Thank you so much for creating this for me!!!! You are just AMAZING!
I have been looking for this FOREVER, and now, here it is!
Test Subject
#7 Old 28th Jun 2010 at 6:00 AM
Thanks, this is awesome! But I have a question. I have M&G, but *not* AL. Are the AL changes also in M&G? Which do I download?
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 28th Jun 2010 at 4:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MogHughson
Can I confirm what you mean? You have several pets in one household, but only want one of those pets to be able to use a certain door?

Yes, exactly, but humans should still be able to use the door

actually, the name is camille & this username is very, very old
Theorist
#9 Old 28th Jun 2010 at 6:06 PM
This is a very elegant solution!
Miss BHAVing
retired moderator
Original Poster
#10 Old 28th Jun 2010 at 10:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by myokichoccy
I have a question. I have M&G, but *not* AL. Are the AL changes also in M&G? Which do I download?
Unfortunately I don't have M&G to be able to check. If there is anyone out there who could extract the function mentioned on the main thread (DoorAndGate - Check Lock Status) and send me it I will be able to check for sure.

Remind me, did M&G come out before or after AL?

In general though, I think your best bet would be to go for the non AL one, as the problem you will get if you take the wrong one is a loss of function in your doors and if you don't have AL then you won't miss that function anyway.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
#11 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 8:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MogHughson
Unfortunately I don't have M&G to be able to check. If there is anyone out there who could extract the function mentioned on the main thread (DoorAndGate - Check Lock Status) and send me it I will be able to check for sure.

Remind me, did M&G come out before or after AL?

In general though, I think your best bet would be to go for the non AL one, as the problem you will get if you take the wrong one is a loss of function in your doors and if you don't have AL then you won't miss that function anyway.


It came out afterwards. Unfortunately SimPE really, REALLY hates loading for me, so I can't extract the function...
Test Subject
#12 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 9:57 AM
Have you considered to make it so it also still allows pets when set to "allow me only"?
Test Subject
#13 Old 4th Sep 2010 at 1:31 PM
i want a Lock for toddlers button! . they always play in the toliet that really annoys me
Forum Resident
#14 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 4:01 PM Last edited by LaurellKH : 4th Aug 2012 at 3:23 AM.
I know this is no longer supported but would be nice if file had smaller name. As is named: APARTMENT-LIFE-REQUIRED-door-lock-menus-Mog-20100613 is very long. Could conflict if put in many subfolder with long names?

Would be nice if mod also use "Allow Me Only" and "Allow Household Only."

I def use this mod in game! Thanks.

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Finally, would be nice if someone make mod that pet bird cannot fly out doors not global.

PS: Still using this mod and I use it a lot because playing style for me is to build more than one house on a lot with people living in each with their own pets accordingly. I found way around "Allow Me Only" is to place two doors and one is locked "Allow Me Only" and other door is "Lock For All Sims." I can make room for two doors so all is well.
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#15 Old 4th Aug 2012 at 8:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitty Paine
Cool, now it just needs a pet door mesh.


That would be great!

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A lock on doors for birds would be great! I had a nanny let a bird out and I was afraid it wouldn't come back inside.

Although I don't understand this mod. I thought this was already possible?