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Picked upload! Buyable Reagents

by Neder Posted 1st Mar 2009 at 10:03 PM - Updated 11th Jun 2010 at 4:07 AM by Neder : Updated package
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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.
I am tired of my witches spending so much time toiling over their cauldrons, but I still like the idea of Spell Reagents.
I hit a compromise and made Reagents buyable (you know, for emergencies.)

There are 2 options.
MTS2_NDR_Simol_BuyableReagents makes reagents buyable under the Hobbies/Misc. category for their standard prices ranging from 20 to 50 Simoleans.
As an added bonus, folks with OFB can set reagents for sale on a business lot and restock them from the catalog.
Note: I have not tested restocking reagents as craftables, i.e. from owner inventory. If you try it, let me know how it works.

MTS2_NDR_Asp_BuyableReagents makes reagents appear under Aspiration Rewards ranging in price from 200 to 500 aspiration points each. It may seem steep, but my adult Sims routinely have over 200000 aspiration points each. For aspiration items, they are cheap, and how many energizers can your lot really hold anyway?


Install only one. If you install both, the "simolean" version overrides the "aspiration" version.

Creaturefixes from MATY contains a copy of the OBJD for the Dragon Scales that (like this hack) overrides the original from the game,
If you have creaturefixes installed, it will also override this hack, and Dragon Scales may not appear in your catalog (either version). Renaming or sub-foldering files so that this one loads second should prevent this behavior. (If both files are in the same folder or sub-folder, this one should be second by default as it is second alphabetically)

Update 12/15/2009: The simolean version has been updated so that you may buy multiple items without returning to catalog (like how dining chairs work). Thanks, Hackster Manic for keeping me honest



Additional Credits:
Thanks to the SimPE team for the usual reasons.

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

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MTS2_NDR_Simol_BuyableReagents.zip | Description: Reagents appear in catalog under Hobbies/Misc. 619 Bytes 27,785 1st Mar 2009
MTS2_NDR_Asp_BuyableReagents.zip | Description: Reagents appear as Aspiration Rewards 602 Bytes 8,901 1st Mar 2009
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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\

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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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