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No Townie Neighbours

by Nysha Posted 4th Sep 2013 at 2:40 PM
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This a simple mod which prevents the game from spawning townie neighbours when you play an apartment complex with one or more vacant apartments. With this mod installed, the extra apartments will stay vacant, unless you decide to move a playable family into them. This is useful if, like me, you're a complete control freak playing an isolated village where every sim must be a playable, and even seeing the dang garden club member and mailwoman makes your brain start ticking over ways to eliminate them.



Bear in mind that you can only move four families into an apartment complex. This means that if you have an apartment complex with more than four apartments, the leftover apartments will be permanently empty.

The mod simply modifies the Apartments - NPC Management BHAV to always return false when asked if there is an empty apartment which needs to be filled. Conflicts are unlikely, but possible. This mod does not interfere with the roommate search function. To get your apartments spawning neighbours again, simply remove the mod from your Downloads folder.

Should work with any configuration which includes AL, but I haven't tested all EP configurations (because AGS hates me), so please do report any problems.
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No Townie Neighbours.7z 434 Bytes 2,935 4th Sep 2013
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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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Type: Global Mods

Tags: #NPC, #townie, #neighbor, #neighbour, #apartment, #apt, #AL, #spawn, #regen

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