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Hobby Lot Visitors Fix

by Lamare Posted 3rd Aug 2022 at 7:10 PM - Updated 4th Aug 2022 at 4:32 PM by Lamare
9 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
This mod concerns hobby lot visitors and requires Free Time.

4th August 2022: Updated the file with additional restrictions and renamed it to hobby_lot_visitor_fix. If you downloaded hobby_lot_visitor_membership_fix, please remove it.

What it does
Fixes a few things about uncontrolled visitors the game generates on hobby lots:
- sims that do not have a membership card get it and receive a memory of it as long as they have 5+ enthusiasm,
- sims from the current family that were supposed to be left at home can't visit,
- sims from the family bin can't visit,
- vampires can only arrive from 9 pm to 5 am.

It only applies to uncontrolled sims who arrive to hobby lots naturally, one or two sims at a time. Therefore the membership aspect's effect on the neighborhood will be gradual and depend on how often you visit the lots.

For playable sims who lack due memberships use hacked objects such as ffsdebugger (batbox). 1) Click Fix > Missing Hobby Lot Memberships, 2) wait or reload the lot.

Conflict resolving
- Simler90's Lot Visit Mod must load before this mod (I included his family restrictions in my file)

This mod may conflict with other mods that override the same resource:
Instance X People | BHAV 0x7F9ECC6A 0x00001007

Type:
      Fixed: Fixed Maxis Mistakes
      Global Mods: Mods that change the way the game works without requiring any user intervention.

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

Free Time
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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hobby_lot_visitor_fix.zip

Size: 975 Bytes · Downloads: 630 · 4th Aug 2022
975 Bytes 630 4th Aug 2022
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 3rd Aug 2022 at 10:15 PM
This sounds great! Unfortunately, it conflicts with Simler90's Visitor Mods (Lot Visit Mod). That mod does quite a few things but if I'm right in making the assumption that Instance X People only affects secret hobby lots, then I think the only conflicting features are this: "This update fixes issues with the way the game determines which sim to bring to a secret hobby lot. In an unmodded game, the game can bring sims who are part of the currently controlled sim's family, which should never be allowed. It can also bring sims who are currently in the Family Bin. The game can't bring such sims to secret hobby lots any more." which all sound like valuable fixes too.
just a girl
Original Poster
#3 Old 3rd Aug 2022 at 10:28 PM
@BellaDovah, thank you for the info, I will make a version with those fixes. I don't know about bin sims, though. Should they really be excluded?
Test Subject
#4 Old 3rd Aug 2022 at 11:38 PM
@Lamare Apparently, Sims in the Family Bin are intended to have a place in some kind of "limbo" where although they are not intended to interact normally with other sims until they are placed on a lot, the game allows it in other ways, so, I think that's the reason why simler90 excluded them in their mod. Also, it makes it easier to keep your family as clean as possible until you find a lot for them, 'cause you can intercat with them in other ways if you want to...
Mad Poster
#5 Old 4th Aug 2022 at 4:03 AM
Thanks for making a fix for another of EA's mistakes.
just a girl
Original Poster
#6 Old 4th Aug 2022 at 4:37 PM
Alright, you win You may grab an updated file.
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#7 Old 4th Aug 2022 at 8:09 PM
That's awesome, thanks so much for the update Lamare! You're on an absolute roll, pumping out some real gems. I'm very glad the Bin sims were excluded because I have a lot of bin families I don't want the sims in my neighbourhood to interact with, I want to delete them but daren't so with mods that prevent them showing up places, I thankfully never have to see them!
Forum Resident
#8 Old 8th Aug 2022 at 8:22 PM
Fixing modders are amazing creators. You correct the game and help us to play without crashing.Thank you Lamare . Be blessed !

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Test Subject
#9 Old 9th Aug 2022 at 9:56 AM
Quote:
It only applies to uncontrolled sims who arrive to hobby lots naturally, one or two sims at a time.

I don't understand why the game only allows one or two visitor Sims at a time on hobby lot. In my game, in a cooking contest, the participants are always my currently played Sim, two visitors, and the hobby instructor herself because there's no one else available on the lot. I wish there's more Sims on hobby lot like on regular community lot. Unfortunately, cheat code intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims has no effect on this type of lot .
just a girl
Original Poster
#10 Old 9th Aug 2022 at 8:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieSiedjan
I don't understand why the game only allows one or two visitor Sims at a time on hobby lot. In my game, in a cooking contest, the participants are always my currently played Sim, two visitors, and the hobby instructor herself because there's no one else available on the lot. I wish there's more Sims on hobby lot like on regular community lot. Unfortunately, cheat code intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims has no effect on this type of lot .

Hm. I guess the number of visitors can be helped, but it would be a separate mod. I don't remember how the game determines this number right now, so I can't tell you more.