Originally Posted by FranH
If you look on Simbology, you will see some mods that are actually better than Pescado's and they're not quite so old.
Remember, he did his mods almost 10 years ago, and there have been a few more done he had never gotten around to doing: Simbology
You can pick and choose really what kind of mods you want to run, but you really should check out Paladin's place to download the HDCU, which (if you don't have it already) will help you figure out what mods do or don't play well with one another:
Did you have particular one's in mind?
I was looking at downloading ACR,but it makes me nervous lol
This is the BoilingOils' Mods/hacks page with BO's hacks/mods. Not all of them are in my game, but what there are, definitely belong there.
TwoJeffs' Page has an entire section of his hacks as well. These are definitely an improvement on the game!
Paladin did a few that are fun and useful, but the HCDU is essential for anyone who plays the game and has lots of mods/hacks in it.
As for ACR, it is a lot less complicated and fussy than the Inteenimator..by far. You don't have much to do to set it up, and it can just sit in the background..but it is useful for when you're starting a custom hood, and want to set everyone's sexual preferences-either deliberately or randomly.
There's nothing to be afraid of-ACR works with nearly every single mod/hack ever put out by competing modders/hackers.
Just a bit of trivia: TwoJeffs used to belong to MATY and was as featured modder there for many years until he decided to open his own site. He was friends with JMP, alias the "Dirty Old Man", "Pescado"..among the other names he's been called.
So you know where the talent comes from.
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Just like the There Can Only Be One Professor mod, it reduces the number of townies and NPCs in the neighborhood.
ETA: This mod fixes a game-crashing bug. Have you ever tried it? Mannequin sims can't give birth to babies because the game always crashes then but that mod fixes this issue. Therefore, I find it essential as well.
bloodredtoe's Mannequin babies can be born mod.
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Sims2Pack Clean Installer
Hoodchecker (Checks your neighbourhoods and can remove corruption)
No Unlink On Delete
Creature Fixes (Mrs Crumplebottom is NOT healthy for your game, your sims or for her own self to become a vampire)
No Corrupt Death Memory
By other creators - Optional for your own use, but I recommend them
SuperDuperHug hider (Only the LBFRemovesocial file - stamps down the silly SuperDuperHug pie menu thingy)
Watch TV from all chairs (MogHughson - more Mog mods below)
Park inside the carpark! (Requires Nightlife - self explanatory)
Sit down with your drink (Self-explanatory)
Decorative parking spaces (Goes well with the park inside the carpark mod, generates random unusable cars)
Never lose homework again (Self-explanatory)
Phaenoh's Phone Book (The Yellow Pages of the Sims, basically. Get anyone's number, including townies)
treeag's Book of Talent (For the lazy who cannot be bothered to go on vacation to learn a dance and then go back home again)
Smonaff's Ghost Hack (Alive sims become deadlooking)
Change clothes in the pie menu (Smonaff again - this is really time-cutting by SIM HOURS and I seriously recommend this)
GunMod's camera mod Zoom in closer and see to the corners of your neighbourhood!
Inge Jones' teleportersBring stubborn townies to your lot!
Originally Posted by marka93
There is no thread that has "just" essential mods to help with corruption that can happen in every ones game, so I thought I would put up this list.
Feel free to add any that I missed and I will put them in this first post.
FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s.../topic,8.0.html
These are the essential mods but there are many more in each set, get the one for your last EP.
All these mods is included in the FFS Director's Cut download so you don't have to go search for each one for your EP setup.
nossrespawn Helps stop the bloat.
nodormieregen Helps stop the bloat.
notownieregen Helps stop the bloat.
Unofficial AL Patch - Assorted Fixes http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...p?topic=12892.0
BoilingOil's Mods. http://www.simbology.com/smf/index....i3;topic=7875.0 and many more great mods.
No Sim Loaded: Remove a lot of junk controllers, tokens, and other broken stuff, without the need for a Batbox.
No Trash Memories: PREVENT gossip and silly repetetive memories from being generated. (Helps with the severe bloating on slower computers.)
Cyjon's Sims 2 Mods 'n' Stuff http://cyjon.net/node/42
Smarter EP Check http://cyjon.net/node/323 must have for a lot of Cyjon's mods.
No Auto Urn Cleanup
There Can Be Only One (Professor)
Each group has at least 1 fix that will help on corruption. The none essential mods are under spoiler tags.
Twofeffs Bug Fixes. http://www.simbology.com/smf/index.php?topic=16.0
â€¢Bring Hobby Friend From Work Fix
â€¢Complain to Owner Social fix
â€¢Cheesecake & Twins fix
â€¢Death by Toddler Toy fix
â€¢Engagement Memory fix
â€¢Go steady fix
â€¢Gypsy - Free Time Genie Delivery Fix
â€¢Photobooth Try for Baby fix
â€¢Pet Pregnancy Fix - AKA Too Many Pregnancy Controllers Fix
Misc Annoyance Fixing Mods http://www.simbology.com/smf/index.php?topic=13.0
â€¢Autonomous Bath Fixes
â€¢Autonomous Computer Fixes
â€¢Busker Tipping Hack
â€¢Dance Sphere in use Fix
â€¢Hobby Idle Animation Fix
â€¢Hot Spring Fix
â€¢Less (or No) Belching & Farting
â€¢No Bogarting OFB Toys
â€¢No Dancing in Silence
â€¢No Shade Eyes Salute
â€¢No Shoving from Looking Through Telescope
â€¢No Swooning at Romance Sims
â€¢No Weekly Report
â€¢No Whining About Missing/Stolen Objects
â€¢Perfect Plants & Perfect Gardens
â€¢Play Sanity Fixes
â€¢Reduced Playing in Bathtub
â€¢Social Sanity Fixes
â€¢Teasing & Congrats Hacks
â€¢Young Adult & Lazy Anim Fixes
â€¢Skunk Attraction Fix
Pet Related Mods/Fixes http://www.simbology.com/smf/index.php?topic=12.0
â€¢Caged Pet Fixes
â€¢No Pet Unlock Code Spam
â€¢No Pet Obsession
Even though this is not a "Essential Mods" I think it is an "Essential Program" for newer computers and graphics cards.
Here is another "Essential Program" the "Hack Conflict Detection Utility" http://www.paladins-place.org/main.htm
Mootilda's Hood Checker is a must have for all who play Sims 2. http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=456523
None Essential Mod but it may help save someones game. Auto Save game mod by Aaroneous http://simmanipulator.forumotion.com/t25-auto-save-game
Argon's archtype fix. http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...pic,9028.0.html (Thank Jawusa.)
Ok this is not an Essential mod or program but it is very good info need for new players.
Firstborn Syndrome http://modthesims.info/t/334945
Crumplebottom fix: http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...pic,2688.0.html
Also, I should remind everybody that the Magnanimous J. M. Pescado has lowered the base price for VIP membership AGAIN! Get in while you can.
Originally Posted by Charity
Not all of these are essential mods. Some are just style of gameplay, like No Trash Memories (some of us actually want gossip) or the only one Professor. Also, the cheesecake fix is only useful if you don't want twins every time they eat cheesecake and the annoyance fixing mods are just annoyances, not corruption.
It would be more useful if only the essential to avoid corruption mods were included.
I'm sure someone included this or a similar list, but I found this article (http://sims.wikia.com/wiki/Game_gui...ding_corruption) on avoiding corruption (with it's list of mods) very helpful. I keep those in a separate folder under Must Haves/ Anti-Corruption Mods. Some of the suggested mods in this MTS article DO change or "curb" the game in a way that I missed until I had to rebuild my Downloads folder and eliminated a lot of things I had previously.
This is one of the most prevalent memory that shows up in may game using Mootilda's Hood Checker program and this mod takes care of them.
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Cyjon's Ghost Hack - Bug Fixes version http://www.cyjon.net/node/188
Bug Fixes - Contains a critical fix that prevents ghosts from haunting tombstones, potentially destroying them, shredding character data and corrupting your neighborhood. Contains smaller fixes that allow angry ghosts to visit the cowplant, and fixes reversed logic that causes Nice and Neat (rather than Grouchy and Sloppy) ghosts to create messes.
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