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Picked upload! Get surely abducted when using "The Abducter 100"

by CtfG Posted 26th Oct 2006 at 11:27 AM - Updated 2nd Apr 2008 at 12:15 PM by CtfG : Update FREETIME
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Maxis' Astrowonder Telescope (the cheap one) offers no chance that your sim will get abducted during star gazing. "The Abducter 100" offers a small chance that your sim will NOT get abducted, while "The Abducter Standard" offers the same small chance on abduction like the expensive telescope. Both objects are included in the zip file and work independent from each other, so both can be placed on the same lot. Both are of the same color, though, so make sure you use the right one

"The Abducter Standard" is recommended for building up logic skill.

"The Abducter 100" is a fun object. Building up logic skill is quite impossible, but there's a guarantee of almost one hundred percent that your sim will meet some nice aliens. It doesn't matter if the telescope stands on grass or on the third floor: the aliens will get you anyway.


"The Abducter 100":
- Nearly immediate abduction when star gazing (10 out 10 tries succeeded within 5 - 20 ingame minutes)
- Costs ยง10 more than the Astrowonder

"The Abducter Standard":
- Same chance on abduction like with the expensive telescope
- Costs ยง10 less than the Astrowonder

- No impact on other telescopes' behaviour
- Available in Buy mode, Hobbies - Knowledge
- Green color for better identification (aliens are green, aren't they?)
- Registered GUID to avoid conflicts with other mods / hacks

File(s) in ZIP:
1. CtfG_Abducter100.package (100% chance on abduction)
2. CtfG_Abducter_Standard.package (standard small chance on abduction)

Installation / Uninstallation:
To install, simply extract the file(s) into your Downloads folder in "My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2".
To uninstall, remove or delete the file.

Update 2006-11-02
Pets-compliant: Yes, for both objects. No further modifications necessary.

Update 2007-03-29
Both objects works with SEASONS. No modifications necessary.

I set up both telescopes differently from all my other objects to make them base game compliant. I ask all players who use only the base game to test both objects and post if the objects can be seen in Buy mode, can be bought, can be placed and can be used according to the description. This echo will help me a lot to develop futher objects for the base game and/or to rework my other objects. Thanks in advance!

Update 2008-04-02
- Abducter100 is updated for FT and supports all hobby functions
- Abducter100's color changed to red
- AbducterStandard is removed; with FT, the cheap telescope now also allows to get abducted by default which makes the AbducterStandard obsolete.
- Use file "Abducter100_EP07.rar" for EP7 FreeTime

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
CtfG_Abducter100.zip 468.6 KB 42,959 26th Oct 2006
Abducter100_EP07.rar 155.8 KB 12,120 2nd Apr 2008
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\


4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

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