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Posted 16th Apr 2008 at 01:31 PM - Updated 24th Jul 2011 at 08:11 AM by Lord Darcy : AL Compatibility - Viewed 189632 times. Direct link to this thread
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Tags: #fridge, #trash, #trash compactor, #dishwasher, #shower, #tub, #bathtub, #kitchen and bath, #kitchen, #bath, #leftover, #leftovers, #stock, #tinker, #compost
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2008-08-31: This fix was rolled into Stuff Pack Objects Fix Collection for Apartment Life in Apartment Life. If you have AL, remove this fix and get the new AL fix.
2008-07-10: v1.01 - Added a new version for FreeTime 2nd or later. Fixed the wrong pie menu text of Romantic Dishwasher in non-English games.
The second and third FT updated most of K&B objects to FT, but EAxis as usual did a poor job, messing up pie menu text of Romantic Dishwasher in all non-English games. "Get Out of The Way" will come up instead of the appropriate equivalent of "Tinker".
Also, the didn't update some missing codes in K&B Coffee Maker, Toilets and Tub, which may or may not affect the gameplay in a subtle way. It's possible those missing bits are never used in game anyway.
If you're playing game in English and do not mind those missing codes, you can remove my fix. But if you'd rather get missing codes just in case, or if you're playing non-English game, get the new version for FT second patch. (Don't forget to remove the old version.) The installation location was changed, please read the instruction carefully.
Seasons and BV players were left out again, just like BV players were left out with outdated Teen stereo and computer. Seasons and BV players should continue using this fix.
However, the changelog doesn't say anything about other objects like the K&B coffee maker or toilets, which may or may not affect the gameplay in a subtle way. As I personally haven't installed the thing yet (and I'm not going to touch it with a ten-foot pole for the time being, given the numerous complaints over at BBS), I don't know if those unmentioned objects were updated or not. Many people reported that the glaring major problem with missing EP interactions was all fixed though, so I think FT players can safely remove this fix.
Just as I predicted some months before, new fridges, appliances and plumbing fixtures in Kitchen & Bath Stuff Pack are missing functions added after Seasons. Official stuff pack objects working no better than some outdated custom objects, how lovely.
They're based on Pets version, so none of Seasons functions (Get Leftovers/Stock/Compost) and FT functions (Serve Platter/Tinker) are working.
This mod will enable all missing Seasons and FT functions for KBID objects.
Only needed for Seasons or later EPs. Not needed for Pets or older EPs. At least Sims can bathe dogs in the new clawfeet bathtub. (And thank God for that, updating pre-Pets bathtub would have been a nightmare.)
There are 3 versions of this fix. ONLY choose one of them, depending on your latest EP and patch.
If you use FT version when your latest EP is either Seasons or BV, the game will throw an error whenever you mouse-hover on the K&B Trash Compactor.
List of objects fixed by this mod:
I also updated some of codes for KBID Coffee Maker, 2 Toilets and Microwave, just in case.
Some bits about PlantSim toddlers and temperature were missing.
Seems that EAxis is almost expecting for modding community to clean up their mess. Base game compatibility? Nonsense. How could it be THAT difficult to check the latest EP upon installation? Or to provide a simple on the official website, so that later EP owners can enjoy new functions? If an average player like me can make a quick fix with third party tool just in one day, then bunch of PAID professional programmers can damn well find a workaround, if they only care. This is just pure laziness.
FreeTime (Unpatched or 1) and Seasons version
Place in your My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads folder.
(Or in a subfolder of Downloads folder.)
FreeTime 2 version
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 FreeTime\TSData\Res\Overrides
(or the corresponding folder on your system if your game isn't installed in C:\Program Files)
DO NOT remove z- prefix in the filename. It is for ensuring that the fix is loaded after SP objects,
overriding original settings.
Stuff Pack objects were always missing new functions introduced by later EPs. For example, Sims can't plan outfits using H&M clothing booth. Pets can't sleep on GLS bed. BV players can't book vacations on Teen computer. It's just more noticeable this time, as previous SPs never included kitchen objects. As the whole point of this SP is kitchen appliances, fridges are the centerpieces of this SP. Given the vast change in fridge functions introduced by Seasons, one would expect that EAxis would at least make this SP based on Seasons engine, but no.
Check out my other similar fixes for outdated and neglected Stuff Pack objects:
Community Wedding Fix for Celebration Wedding Arch
BV clothing booth interactions (Change/Plan Outfits) enabled for H&M clothing booth
Fix for Empty State of H&M Clothing Racks - No longer revert to base game wooden rack
Teen Style Stuff Objects Fix for FreeTime (FT Only)
Fix for Teen Style Stuff Computer and Stereo (BV Only)
Teen Style Stuff Armoires Animation Fix (Pre-FT Only)
IKEA Home Stuff Objects Fix (Missing FreeTime Functions Enabled) + IKEA TV Screen Fix
Pet Interactions Enabler for Forgotten Objects
v1.0: Initial release.
v1.01: Added a new version for FreeTime 2nd or later.
Fixed the wrong pie menu text of Romantic Dishwasher in non-English games. (2008/07/10)
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