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Featured upload! Pets and toddlers on Vacation

by Lamare Posted 10th Feb 2018 at 12:10 PM - Updated 27th May 2018 at 11:07 AM by Lamare : new lot link
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Who goes on vacation
- Normally, only humans from child to elder can travel to vacation destinations.
This mod allows to add:
- toddlers
- dogs
- cats
- puppies
- kittens

Practically everyone except babies.
Sims can:
- take their household members
- invite pets and toddlers from other families as guest vacationers (provided they're friends)

How they get there
So, a sim has booked vacation and airport shuttle has arrived.
- Grown-up pets get in the van and take a seat.
- Kids and older humans walk with their suitcases and take a seat in the van as well.
- If toddlers, puppies and kittens are free from any containers and can move around, they crawl near the car and poof. Otherwise they disappear from their beds/chairs/person's hands/whatever's holding them. If they can't get near the car for any reason, they just poof. In any case, rugrats will be linked to vacation party and appear at destination with everyone else.
- On arrival, little ones just appear near the airport shuttle after it stops. Everyone else gets out the van through doors, as usual.
- So, just to be clear, there's no animation for getting in and out airport shuttle van for toddlers, puppies and kittens, but they travel as well as others.

What they do
This depends on what your vacation sub-hood has to offer! :P
- If you decide to go on vacation community lot without toddlers, you'll be offered nanny services before you go (even in hotels). Pets don't need nannies.
- This mod can be used with 'Allow puppy kitten toddler riders' mod that allows to go to community lots with little ones. It's not needed for my mod to work, but I recommend it or some similar mod.
- Toddlers and pets don't go on tours. It's not very appropriate for them to get in a helicopter to explore ancient woods or whatever.
- Pets do not receive vacation benefits, even though it looks like you pick them in a dialog. Toddlers do receive them.

Important stuff
- The mod requires either Ultimate Collection or BV + AL/M&G
- Clear game's cache and backup your 'hoods once you installed it and before running the game.
- I tested different situations, but I'm not perfect. If you catch any bugs, please let me know.
- If you've been testing the file from this CFF thread, you can keep it. The difference is I compressed the resources.
- The mod may conflict with other mods that alter the same resources. When in doubt - run HCDU.
Does NOT conflict with:
- df_allow_puppy_kitten_toddler_riders (even though HCDU says so. I made sure it's OK)



Tips on building pet & toddler friendly hotels
Keep in mind:
- Sims can't get bottles from mini-fridge (unless modded). They can get toddler mush from it when toddler is in a high chair, though.
- Puppies, kittens and toddlers normally can't use stairs.
- To save space and money, you can put only sleeping items inside paid rooms, and the rest can go in special parenting rooms, play rooms and some kind of pet rooms.
- Don't forget to place vital items for pets and toddlers.
Pets:
- food bowl
- pet bed or house
- bathtub or shower-tub to bathe dogs
- optional - pet toys and litterbox
Toddlers:
- crib or toddler bed
- fridge
- bathtub or shower-tub
- optional - changing table, high chair, potty chair and toys

Optional downloads that might be useful
- Buy/build mode enabler mod to use inventory even where it's normally not available.
- Allow puppy kitten toddler riders mod to take rugrats to community lots.
- Custom mini-fridge that allows to get bottles: The SupaFridge.
- MoonlightDragons never ending sippy cups (can't find a link).
Pet & toddler friendly vacation lots:
- Dog friendly hotel Rover's Relax by CatherineTCJD
- 3 Lakes - Beach hotel by MyWickedSims
Hope to see more of such lots! Will be filling this list over time.

Additional Credits:
- The Sims 2
- SimPE - Photoshop
- MTS & wiki
- and I thank Kukamuukaanmuka and CatherineTCJD for giving it a test before I uploaded
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
pets-toddlers-on-vacation.zip 2.2 KB 5,618 10th Feb 2018
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\

-or-

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
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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37 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 22 Thanks Posts
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Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#26 Old 21st Feb 2018 at 12:31 AM
Behold! The eighth wonder!
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 26th Feb 2018 at 3:41 PM
Hi Lamare, I don't know why the allow puppies, kittens and toddlers riders doesn't work anymore.
Please answer me.
just a girl
Original Poster
#28 Old 26th Feb 2018 at 5:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by michela1390
Hi Lamare, I don't know why the allow puppies, kittens and toddlers riders doesn't work anymore.
Please answer me.

Hm. It works in my game.
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 27th Feb 2018 at 1:23 PM
yes, you have reason it works for me, it was a conflict with other mods. thanks
Test Subject
#30 Old 1st Mar 2018 at 11:04 AM
Not to be able to take my animals on holidays really began to annoy me, I am really satisfied that you has to create this mod, thank you very much!
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#31 Old 2nd Mar 2018 at 5:34 AM
Thanks!I would've loved this years ago.
Test Subject
#32 Old 2nd Apr 2018 at 11:36 PM Last edited by MyWickedSims : 2nd Apr 2018 at 11:46 PM.
Hi Lamare!

This is indeed one of the best additions to that game, thank you very much!
I had a interesting glich, certainly because there is lots of troubleshooting with the game.

One of my families took the oppurtunity to bring their 3 toddler boys to their 3 Lakes cottage, but only the youngest boy was playable like parents, older kids and all pets. His twin and his "soon-to-grow-up" brother where in the game and all playable sims could interact with them as usual, but their pictures in the side-bar were missing. I kept on playing to see if it was possible, without leaving the lot of course. At home, everything was back to normal.

Later, I took another family with one toddler to 3 Lakes to check out the now "toddler-friendly hotels", but they only could leave the lot for a new residency or returning back home.
just a girl
Original Poster
#33 Old 3rd Apr 2018 at 11:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyWickedSims
Hi Lamare!

This is indeed one of the best additions to that game, thank you very much!
I had a interesting glich, certainly because there is lots of troubleshooting with the game.

One of my families took the oppurtunity to bring their 3 toddler boys to their 3 Lakes cottage, but only the youngest boy was playable like parents, older kids and all pets. His twin and his "soon-to-grow-up" brother where in the game and all playable sims could interact with them as usual, but their pictures in the side-bar were missing. I kept on playing to see if it was possible, without leaving the lot of course. At home, everything was back to normal.

Later, I took another family with one toddler to 3 Lakes to check out the now "toddler-friendly hotels", but they only could leave the lot for a new residency or returning back home.

Hi.
First case with 3 toddlers. How many sims in total were travelling? Was the household larger than 8?
Second case. Isn't it normal that when you travel to your vacation home you can't check in in hotels? I'm not sure, but it's my first thought.
Test Subject
#34 Old 15th Apr 2018 at 10:04 PM Last edited by MyWickedSims : 18th Apr 2018 at 3:48 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamare
Hi

First case with 3 toddlers. How many sims in total were travelling? Was the household larger than 8?
Second case. Isn't it normal that when you travel to your vacation home you can't check in in hotels? I'm not sure, but it's my first thought.


Hi !
Thank you for your answer, after I found my mistake, everything works great!

1) Just 7 sims + 2 pets! I tried again and it worked perfectly fine with 2 Toddlers (the eldest boy grew up meanwhile).

2) My sims could not leave any lot because the "Allow puppy kitten toddler riders" mod was simply put into the downloads folder without DH's Addon file: I tried the same as CRiz in Comment #88 and changed the values in the BCON of the Config file by DH. It doesn't seem to matter how but that it was edited in SimPe. In my case, Toddlers that can walk are able to go to community lots with Teens / Adults.

Now great vacations for the whole sim family!! )
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staff: moderator THANKS POST
#35 Old 12th Jun 2018 at 3:17 AM
Congratulations on your feature.
Test Subject
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#36 Old 3rd Jul 2018 at 11:31 PM
Works perfectly with UC. Thanks !
Lab Assistant
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#37 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 4:39 AM
Do you know how much I appreciate your download? - like a million !
Test Subject
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#38 Old 20th Aug 2018 at 6:26 PM
Thanks, a lot!
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Tags: #petstheme, #pets, #vacation, #toddlers

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