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Phone Mods

by simler90 Posted 14th Aug 2018 at 12:47 PM - Updated 15th Apr 2020 at 11:53 PM by simler90
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Random Calls Fix: There are two types of random calls in the Sims 2. The first one is the regular base-game random call, and the second one is the Downtownie call introduced in Nightlife. The Downtownie random call is properly coded, and the game picks a random sim to call you to talk, ask you out to an outing or date. However, the regular base-game random call is flawed. Whenever the game wants to generate a random call, there is a 50% chance it will generate a Downtownie call, and a 50% chance a regular random call. When the game generates a regular random call, it picks a sim in your household and then scans the neighbourhood to find every sim that your sim has met. After this, it checks to see if the sim has a familial relationship with your sim, if so it adds that sim to the list of potential callers. If the sim does not have a familial relationship, then the game checks to see if the sim has 15 or more STR towards your sim, and if so the sim is added to the list. The problem is that after the game is finished adding all the sims to the list, it goes and picks the sim with the highest neighbor ID. In other words, it always picks the last scanned sim to call your sim. This is why, if your sim has had a burglar visit, the burglar keeps calling you forever. If your sim has met a delivery person, that delivery person keeps calling you, and no one else will ever call you. This is so stupid. I very recently realized how flawed random calls were in the game, so I made this mod. This mod fixes all of these problems. The game now properly picks a random sim (either with familial relationship to your sim or STR of 15 or higher towards your sim). So now, you can get calls from family-related sims who live on other lots, or you can get calls from friends and so on.

Phone Teen Running Fix: Whenever a phone rings, teens have a chance to run to the phone. However, once they start talking on the phone, they don't stop running, which is a Maxis oversight. This mod fixes this and makes teens stop running once they answer the phone.

Phone Community Business Lot Fix: Maxis forgot to prevent the game from ringing landline phones on OFB community lots if the currently controlled family is not the owner's family. This mod fixes this.

You need the latest version of 7zip or WinRAR to get this mod.

Requirements: Nightlife.

Resources:
Random Call - Can this neighbor call?/0x7FD56A2A/0x00001002
Random - Load Sim Array/0x7FD56A2A/0x00001003

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Random Calls Fix.rar

Size: 490 Bytes · Downloads: 6,914 · 14th Aug 2018
490 Bytes 6,914 14th Aug 2018
PhoneTeenRunningFix.rar

Size: 411 Bytes · Downloads: 1,028 · 15th Apr 2020
411 Bytes 1,028 15th Apr 2020
PhoneCommunityBusinessLotFix.rar

Size: 574 Bytes · Downloads: 983 · 15th Apr 2020
574 Bytes 983 15th Apr 2020

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Type: Fixed Global Mods

Tags: #Phone, #Random, #Call, #Downtownie, #NPC, #Family, #Fix, #Nightlife

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