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Theme Seasons and Celebrations - posted on 1st Oct 2017 at 1:52 PM
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#1 Old 26th Apr 2017 at 10:15 AM
Default Carpool drivers keep generating!
I'm playing Free Play mode and for some reason the game generates a new carpool driver every time a carpool of any kind arrives (school bus or work vehicle). Anti-redundancy doesn't seem to fix it, either.
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#2 Old 24th Jun 2017 at 11:28 PM
Yes, for some reason, when a carpool driver arrives on a lot, he is automatically moved to the default family (0x000) :s
I don't know how to fix it. What I do is every once in a while, before more are generated, I use SimPE to put the drivers to whom it has happened back in the NPC family, by changing their family instance back to 0x7FFF.
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#3 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 1:24 AM
Thanks for letting me know! I had extracted the driver's NPC template (when I had the base game only installed) and stuck it into the Downloads folder for LS and that fixed it, but I don't know if it would affect the beginning of Riley's story since obviously Dylan Kincaid is used as a driver in the beginning.

It makes sense now that I think of it: The game moves each one to the Default household / family, so when the time comes for the carpool to drop off / pick up your Sim again the game looks for an NPC to use, but then it obviously won't find one so it makes a new one. Wash, rinse and repeat...
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#4 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 10:56 PM
I must be lucky because I have never had this problem in any of the stories games or hoods.

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#5 Old 5th Jul 2017 at 8:20 AM
I've only had it in Life Stories. i honestly haven't really played PS enough to notice if it happens there as well. I will, however, say that Aspyr's re-release of Life Stories (named "The Sims 2 Life Stories") appears to have it fixed. I reached out to them and they didn't have a list of things they had fixed on them, so.. yeah. They also fixed the horrible "disable the mouse when clicking pie menus" bug which was exclusive to the Mac versions.
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#6 Old 5th Jul 2017 at 9:45 AM
I play all three (PC disk versions), it's only in the Life Stories.
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#7 Old 5th Jul 2017 at 2:55 PM
I have played well over 100 time both hoods for the Life Stories and then taken them to anywhere from 3 generation to 1 time over 10 generation and only ever had 3 drivers for the car pool/taxis/bus drivers.

I have only every played the PC version of all 3 Stories Games.

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
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#8 Old 5th Jul 2017 at 3:08 PM
Good for you. You didn't ever have the issue. It doesn't mean that it doesn't exist. you don't have to get snarky about it.
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#9 Old 5th Jul 2017 at 3:30 PM
Do you play with a lot of hacks and mods when you play?

The only custom contend I have ever used is the stuff made by EA and my favorite default Maxis Match skins.

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
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#10 Old 5th Jul 2017 at 3:34 PM
I actually don't play with much CC on the Stories games aside from InSim. Otherwise it's untouched.
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#11 Old 5th Jul 2017 at 4:28 PM
I know InSim has a lot more to offer but you may want to try the Sim Manipulator, just don't use anything from later EP's above Open for Business.
Its the one I use, I only use it after the stories have ended but it is in my downloads folder from the start. Its the only hack I have used in my Life Stories games for the Sim Blender works in the other 2.

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
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#12 Old 5th Jul 2017 at 7:20 PM Last edited by Lili975 : 5th Jul 2017 at 9:24 PM.
Testing without CC and userstartupcheats is of course the first thing I did after I noticed the issue, it's not CC. The drivers NPC get moved to the Default family after they have appeared on a lot, with or without CC, during the scenario and after.
It's not a new issue either, or the first post about this issue.

http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=523860
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#13 Old 5th Jul 2017 at 11:55 PM
I truly never had checked out Manipulator prior to you mentioning it: I love it! It's a million times better than InSim. Thanks.
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