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[24/10] Newspaper & Mail Mods (Compatible with Patch 1.63-1.67)

by anak_ponti Posted 27th Dec 2010 at 7:51 PM - Updated 13th Apr 2014 at 9:27 AM by anak_ponti
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Update:
24-10-2013 Compatible with Patch 1.63.

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This mod changes certain things to both newspaper & mail delivery.

Newspaper delivery:
1. The paperboy will drop newspaper near the mailbox without go to the door first.
2. The paperboy will come at between 7AM and 8AM.
3. The newspaper costs $5 or $10 or free (I include this because it's more realistic and also that I will know if the paperboy come to my house).

Mail delivery:
1. 50% chance of getting junk mail in the mailbox
2. Normal bills or 2x higher bills or 3x higher bills or 4x higher bills (I think the default is too cheap)
3. The mailman will come only at Friday between 11AM and 12PM.

There are three flavors for each newpaper and mail mods:
1. Newspaper costs $5 or $10 or free.
2. Normal bills or 2x higher bills or 4x higher bills.


Usage:
Pick the flavor you want and just put the package file into your Mods\Packages folder.


Note:
For the newspaper mods, I modify the DeliverNewspaper (2321D284620CE91A) and NewspaperDelivery (C5373656FA02CAB3) XML files, this will conflict with mod that modifies same files such as early newspaper delivery mod or realistic newspaper (with price) mod.

For the mail mods, I modify the Mailbox (894944A6DAD4A2CF) and MailCarrier (97B382ABD18C7701) XML files, this will conflict with mod that modifies same files such as higher bill mod or werismyki's Auto Pay Bills mod (because his mod includes higher bills too).

I also try to convert the junk mail into coupon, but no luck. If anyone can help me with this, I will appreciate this.


Thanks:
Peter L. Jones for s3pe.
Tags: #newspaper, #mail, #junkmail

Type:

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: 1.17
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
anak_ponti_Mail-Mods_3xBills.rar | The bills amount = 3x

Size: 4.5 KB · Downloads: 436 · 29th Nov 2012
4.5 KB 436 29th Nov 2012
anak_ponti_Mail-Mods_4xBills.rar | The bills amount = 4x

Size: 4.5 KB · Downloads: 1,205 · 27th Dec 2010
4.5 KB 1,205 27th Dec 2010
anak_ponti_Mail-Mods_2xBills.rar | The bills amount = 2x

Size: 4.5 KB · Downloads: 2,030 · 27th Dec 2010
4.5 KB 2,030 27th Dec 2010
anak_ponti_Mail-Mods_NormalBills.rar | The bills amount = 1x (normal)

Size: 4.5 KB · Downloads: 2,530 · 27th Dec 2010
4.5 KB 2,530 27th Dec 2010
anak_ponti_Newspaper-Mods_$10.rar | Newspaper costs $10

Size: 1.2 KB · Downloads: 1,817 · 27th Dec 2010
1.2 KB 1,817 27th Dec 2010
anak_ponti_Newspaper-Mods_$5.rar | Newspaper costs $5

Size: 1.2 KB · Downloads: 3,599 · 27th Dec 2010
1.2 KB 3,599 27th Dec 2010
anak_ponti_Newspaper-Mods_Free.rar | Newspaper costs free

Size: 1.2 KB · Downloads: 2,673 · 27th Dec 2010
1.2 KB 2,673 27th Dec 2010
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#51 Old 21st Jun 2013 at 4:01 AM
21-06-2013 Still compatible with Patch 1.55.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#52 Old 8th Jul 2013 at 3:50 AM
Will this work with the "no gifts or love letters" mod or will it conflict?
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#53 Old 9th Jul 2013 at 6:45 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by keepmesafe10120
Will this work with the "no gifts or love letters" mod or will it conflict?

Where do you get the mod?
Test Subject
#54 Old 25th Aug 2013 at 10:14 AM
Hello,
Thanks very much for your Mod.
I was wondering if you could add a "No newspaper delivery" for those who play castaway scenario. Thanks in advance.
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#55 Old 25th Aug 2013 at 2:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by debilucho
Hello,
Thanks very much for your Mod.
I was wondering if you could add a "No newspaper delivery" for those who play castaway scenario. Thanks in advance.

I don't know if that mod is possible or not, but afaik you can just use the cellphone to cancel the newspaper delivery service.
And you're welcome.
Test Subject
#56 Old 26th Aug 2013 at 1:41 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anak_ponti
I don't know if that mod is possible or not, but afaik you can just use the cellphone to cancel the newspaper delivery service.
And you're welcome.


Thanks for taking the time to reply. I thought it might be a different thing altogether but as I am a complete noob I preferred to ask. Using the phone makes things so much unrealistic when you're supposed to be stranded on a secluded island. If I could use my phone in this situation it would be to call for help
But thanks anyway for all your contributions that allow other players to enjoy the sims 3 to a different (and better) level.
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#57 Old 26th Aug 2013 at 1:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by debilucho
Thanks for taking the time to reply. I thought it might be a different thing altogether but as I am a complete noob I preferred to ask. Using the phone makes things so much unrealistic when you're supposed to be stranded on a secluded island. If I could use my phone in this situation it would be to call for help
But thanks anyway for all your contributions that allow other players to enjoy the sims 3 to a different (and better) level.

I understand your situation (using cellphone on stranded island), but I think you don't have to worry. Based on my memory, when the sim call to cancel the delivery service, actually they don't use the phone (I mean there is no animation). We only get the notification, that's it. This way doesn't violate your play scenario, right?
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#58 Old 26th Aug 2013 at 4:10 PM
Now if only this also made them auto-pay the bills, this mod would be perfect :p
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#59 Old 27th Aug 2013 at 9:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minaki
Now if only this also made them auto-pay the bills, this mod would be perfect :p

Actually in here at MTS, there is a mod for that function you mentioned, Auto Pay Bills by werismyki. But one of the xml inside his mod conflict with mine, to make they compatible each other, you have to open the file "AutoPayBills.package" with S3PE and then delete the xml named "Mailbox_0x894944a6dad4a2cf" and save. Done.
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#60 Old 7th Sep 2013 at 3:56 AM
07-09-2013 Still compatible with Patch 1.57.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#61 Old 18th Sep 2013 at 4:52 PM
Thank you :)
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#62 Old 24th Oct 2013 at 2:58 AM
24-10-2013 Compatible with Patch 1.63.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#63 Old 28th Oct 2013 at 3:21 AM
This is helpful.
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#64 Old 18th Feb 2019 at 12:59 AM
I didn't even think I needed such a mod! Brilliant, now my sims get a $5 fee every morning. It helps to add some realism to the gameplay. Thank you!
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