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Carpool Not Showing Up - FIX

by Erzengel Posted 23rd Jul 2005 at 11:17 PM - Updated 16th Dec 2008 at 1:20 PM by -Maylin-
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Everywhere I've looked has claimed this problem is well reported yet unsolved, so I took a few minutes out to solve it.

This fixes the carpool, bus, taxi, and service vehicles "not showing up." What actually happens is one or more to the car portals has been deleted, probably through no fault of your own.

This collection includes all four vehicular portals, and instructions upon how to determine which you need and where to place them. Please make sure that you keep those instructions with the collection so you will know what to do the next time your carpool takes a vacation.

Please note that this is a manual solution that mends a broken component. To prevent the breaking of the component, check this thread. It should make it less likely to lose the portals. If you still lose the portals, or lost them before installing Crammyboy's fix, this will still help.
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Carpool_Fix.rar 3.9 KB 3,096 16th Sep 2005
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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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