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TeenStar PC -> New Name: PC Omega 3000 - Updated for FREETIME

by CtfG Posted 12th Mar 2006 at 2:42 AM - Updated 16th Apr 2008 at 11:48 AM by CtfG : Update FREETIME, Bugfix info
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Description:
This updated version (2007-04-24) contains a few more options:
- Buy Electronics Online (Cellphone, MP3-Player, Handheld Game)
- Buy Potions Online (all pots the Gypsy and the Garden Club offer, plus Perfume)
- Buy Magazines Online
All items are teleported into the active sim's inventory.
French text by Youri987.


The version "CtfG_TeenStarPC.package" will work with all game versions. Seperate versions are no longer necessary. I will leave the older versions here, though, to ensure compatibility, for whatever reasons might occur.


Features:
- Teens may move out, write novels, quit school and enter public / private school. All other functions of the original game, like eMail, games, chat and so on, remain as they were.
- With Uni (EP1) installed, teens may apply for scholarship, review scholarship and move to college if they meet the game conditions like grades high enough.
- With OfB (EP3) installed, teens may perform any OfB-related action, like buying community lots, hiring employees and so on.
- Children may move out (option added in September 2006 by request; please read included documentation for further comments on this one) and enter public/private school.
- No memory update for entering Private School; this is still linked to the Headmaster's agreement.
- Teens and kids receive the usual §20,000 when they move out, and they can determine if other members of the household shall move out with them (function uses the standard move-out screen). After moving out and having saved the lot, the teens/kids can be found in the neighborhood bin. From there, they can be added to an existing household, or they can buy a lot / house and thus create a new household.
- Though it is possible for children to establish a new household by using this PC, it is highly recommended to only add them into an already existing household! Remember that children cannot pay bills or go shopping, and when they live alone, the social worker is not far away. Try this option at your own risk, and don't sue me when the social worker picks up your single-living child. You have been warned. Teenagers, though, can live on their own without any problem as long as they pay the bills.
- Young adults, adults and elders can only repair and turn off this PC (latter option added in September 2006)
- No loss of family ties or relations to friends and lovers
- Pie menu both in english and german. Other languages will (hopefully) default to english.
- Based on Maxis' standard PC, so no extra mesh is needed.
- Five colors (blue as default, green, lilac, red and yellow as additional colors included)
- Available under "Electronics - TV/Video & Computer"
- GUID registered with SimPE to avoid conflicts with other SimPE-registered mods / hacks.

This ZIP-file contains:
- CtfG_TeenStarPC.package
- this readme-file

Installation:
Extract the .package file into your Downloads folder under:
- English/US version: MyDocuments\EA Games\The Sims 2
- Deutsche Version: Eigene Dateien\EA Games\Die Sims 2
If you use one of the former "CtfG_PC01" versions, delete it prior to game start.

Uninstallation:
Just delete the file stated above, or move it to any folder outside of the subfolder "EA Games". For future reference, you may want to print this readme file.

Update 2006-11-02
Pets-compliant: Yes. No further modifications necessary.

Update 2006-12-05
Added the possibility to enter adult jobs. See paragraph "Description" on top.

Update 2007-03-30
- Added the six SSN careers
- Added online shopping of clothes with discount
- Fixed a bug that did not delete the school when a teen got promoted to an adult job position. Undid the changes for school values in GUID1 and GUID2.

Update 2007-03-30
Added the options to buy magazines, electronics and potions online.


Please download "CtfG_TeenStarPC_v0.51_SSN.zip" if you have "Seasons" installed! If you already downloaded v0.5.01, then please re-download v0.51. Thank you.


Update 2008-04-02
Updated for FREETIME. Please use the new file "PC-Omega-3000_v0.1.07_FT.rar" if you have EP7 FreeTime. Also check the manual; there are some changes regarding EP6 Bon Voyage. Thank you.


Bugfix 2008-04-03
Please check here for further details:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...762#post1920762
If you have downloaded the new PC for FT since yesterday, please download again. There's now a manual included (englisch and german) which lists all new pie menu interactions and gives also in-detail explanation.

Vironin


Bugfix 2008-04-16
Please check here for further details:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...895#post1928895
Teens can now move out again. Use file "TK_PC-Omega-3000_v0.1.07_FT-Hotfix_A.rar" for this. Please read the post above if you use InTeenimater!



Recoloring of this object made possible by: Numenor's CEP




Conditions & Disclaimer:

1.
This object and all related files are given to the community "as is". During my tests, no problems showed up. However, I cannot guarantee that all functions will work under all circumstances and/or on all computers. Use all files and mod-options at your own risk!

2.
This object shall not be re-posted to any other site. It is (and shall be) available ONLY through http://www.modthesims2.com. If you downloaded this zip-file or any of its contents from any other site, please inform me by sending a private message to CtfG on modthesims2. Thank you.

3.
Feel free to recolor this object and post any recolor to modthesims2, but please include a link to the original object you recolored. Every modder likes to take at least some credits for his/her work, and pretending that you created this mod from scratch will be very bad for your reputation and karma, and it will also have a negative affect on your christmas gifts. Guaranteed.


Have fun with this mod!

CtfG (on MTS2)

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
TK_PC-Omega-3000_v0.1.07_FT-Hotfix_A.rar

Size: 2.0 KB · Downloads: 6,826 · 16th Apr 2008
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2.0 KB 6,826 16th Apr 2008
PC-Omega-3000_v0.1.07_FT.rar

Size: 1.10 MB · Downloads: 7,148 · 2nd Apr 2008
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1.10 MB 7,148 2nd Apr 2008
CtfG_TeenStarPC_v0.51_SSN.zip

Size: 1.14 MB · Downloads: 13,411 · 24th Apr 2007
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1.14 MB 13,411 24th Apr 2007
CtfG_TeenStarPC.zip

Size: 1.13 MB · Downloads: 21,530 · 5th Dec 2006
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1.13 MB 21,530 5th Dec 2006
CtfG_PC01_Uni-OfB.zip

Size: 1.08 MB · Downloads: 13,275 · 31st Oct 2006
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1.08 MB 13,275 31st Oct 2006
CtfG_PC01_OfB.zip

Size: 1.08 MB · Downloads: 11,767 · 31st Oct 2006
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1.08 MB 11,767 31st Oct 2006
CtfG_PC01_Uni.zip

Size: 1.08 MB · Downloads: 12,325 · 31st Oct 2006
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1.08 MB 12,325 31st Oct 2006
CtfG_PC01.zip

Size: 1.08 MB · Downloads: 19,595 · 7th Oct 2006
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1.08 MB 19,595 7th Oct 2006
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#76 Old 28th Aug 2007 at 11:02 PM
I seriously love this hack. HOWEVER, when I use the one with the option to buy clothes, I always have to reset it. So, I guess I have3 to use version 1. Darn, I hate going to community lots.

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Lab Assistant
#77 Old 7th Sep 2007 at 4:51 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Netza
How does it work when the teen has moved out then? Can they really move into a lot by themselves?


When a kid is at home and their parents die and they're all by themselves, the soicial worker comes over and a pop-up sais 'off to the orphanage' and it's game over. If a teen is there though, they can stay living by themselves!

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Test Subject
#78 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 12:16 PM
What one should i do if i have pets?
The base game one? Sorry, if its posted anywhere!

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Test Subject
#79 Old 29th Oct 2007 at 2:51 PM
Hallo du!

Sag' mal, ist der Hack auch GR kompatibel?

For all of you that can't speak german:
Is this hack compatible with BV, too?
Test Subject
#80 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 4:05 AM
I'm confused as to which one I download if I have all eps
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#81 Old 8th Jan 2008 at 3:27 AM
Update 2008-01-08
This object works with EP6 - Bon Voyage, though it will (of course) not offer the option to buy a vacation home. An update will follow shortly.

Vironin

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Test Subject
#82 Old 25th Mar 2008 at 7:52 AM
I've been using you Teenstar for awhile now and love it but I have encountered a problem and wondered if you knew how I could fix it.My teen was at work and I made a wrong decision and got fired,instead of exiting without saving I hit the save button and so now hes fired,thing is,I got him his teen job back and got him to the top but when I go for the adult career in that field it says I'm already on file and can't have 2 shifts.So I tried quiting and getting an adult career but I keep getting an Object error and have to Reset.Any ideas?
P.S. it still works fine for other teens in the game just not that one.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#83 Old 2nd Apr 2008 at 11:02 AM
Update 2008-04-02
Updated for FREETIME. Please use the new file "PC-Omega-3000_v0.1.07_FT.rar" if you have EP7 FreeTime. Also check the manual; there are some changes regarding EP6 Bon Voyage. Thank you.

Vironin

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#84 Old 2nd Apr 2008 at 11:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbuck01
I've been using you Teenstar for awhile now and love it but I have encountered a problem and wondered if you knew how I could fix it.My teen was at work and I made a wrong decision and got fired,instead of exiting without saving I hit the save button and so now hes fired,thing is,I got him his teen job back and got him to the top but when I go for the adult career in that field it says I'm already on file and can't have 2 shifts.So I tried quiting and getting an adult career but I keep getting an Object error and have to Reset.Any ideas?
P.S. it still works fine for other teens in the game just not that one.


Right, this is wrong *g*. No, serious: It's a bug which I will immediately remove. Reason for this bug: CtfG has set certain numbers during the application process, but did not reset them. I have already changed that, but I too forgot about the "I got fired!" situation. Should be fixed by tomorrow.

Vironin

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Test Subject
#85 Old 3rd Apr 2008 at 12:46 AM
That will be great! Thanks so much for such a wonderfull object,My teen sim thanks you too.LOL,I wish I had half of your ability I got pretty handy with editing sims 1 but I just don't seem to get the SimPE program,I'll keep trying though,maybe one day.
I only have the base game for now so can you tell which version will be best for me once you fixed the,"got fired" bug.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#86 Old 3rd Apr 2008 at 10:49 AM Last edited by CtfG : 3rd Apr 2008 at 11:00 AM. Reason: More info
Bugfix 2008-04-03
As reported here http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...127#post1915127, there is a bug which prevents a teen who got fired from a teen or adult job to enter another adult career. This is fixed now. Please download the new version (will be uploaded immediately after this entry).

The problem was a non-resetted value. Both CtfG and I take good care of our sims, and during testing, not one got fired. Put that issue into my "to test" list. Thanks for the info, and my apologies for this error.

Vironin


Edit:
@ tbuck01 (and all the others who dl'ed this PC): I encluded a manual (both english & german) with an in-detail explanation of all new pie menus. Especially for your kind of problem, tbuck01, I put in an "Emergency Reset" (available from "Person Detail.../Emergency Reset.../Reset Sim On Strange Message". When selecting this option, the teen will get removed from any job, all PTO and joblevels will be deleted, and the teen will be registered back to school (with the last achieved school grade, no change in that one). This is kind of a brute way to fix the problem, but the only one I found on the fly. Please use this option ONLY if nothing else helps! After that, the teen should go the usual way of entering a teen career, then start the application for an adult position in that teen career.

Thanks for finding out this error!

Vironin

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Test Subject
#87 Old 3rd Apr 2008 at 10:51 PM
I hate to make things worse but I d/l'ed The Omega version and it crashes the game during start-up.even tried both Packages,same thing,version 0.51 is worse than the 1 before that I was useing as it object errors as soon as my cursor runs over it.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#88 Old 3rd Apr 2008 at 11:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbuck01
I hate to make things worse but I d/l'ed The Omega version and it crashes the game during start-up.even tried both Packages,same thing,version 0.51 is worse than the 1 before that I was useing as it object errors as soon as my cursor runs over it.



Which EP's do you have installed?

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Test Subject
#89 Old 3rd Apr 2008 at 11:52 PM
I'm running only the base game for now,just getting started ya know,finally got a PC that can handle it.
Test Subject
#90 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 12:36 AM
I was thinking,(oh,oh)
I was reading somewhere that in Uni and on they came up with a 3 deep pie menu and that won't work with the base game as it only is able to go 2 deep,so if you cut down on clutter in the Omega version buy useing the 3 deep pie menu,that might be it.
the CtfG_TeenStarPC.zip still working well,might be the one to fix the bug in to work for the base game,just a thought.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#91 Old 5th Apr 2008 at 9:36 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbuck01
I was thinking,(oh,oh)
I was reading somewhere that in Uni and on they came up with a 3 deep pie menu and that won't work with the base game as it only is able to go 2 deep,so if you cut down on clutter in the Omega version buy useing the 3 deep pie menu,that might be it.
the CtfG_TeenStarPC.zip still working well,might be the one to fix the bug in to work for the base game,just a thought.


When running the base game, please use the file "CtfG_PC01.zip". Every other file will indeed cause problems.

Vironin

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Test Subject
#92 Old 5th Apr 2008 at 10:59 AM Last edited by tbuck01 : 6th Apr 2008 at 3:20 AM.
Ya but I've been running CtfG_TeenStarPC.zip and its been working just fine with the base game,still is, other than the 1 teen that got fired and can't get back into the adult careers.
I d/l'ed the "CtfG_PC01.zip" and tried it out and though it works in the game the pie menu for School & Work has only 4 options so with that version he can only apply for a teen job,no adult job or find adult job in current position.
Instructor
#93 Old 14th Apr 2008 at 3:22 PM
I don't know if anyone else asked this... but I downloaded the last one on the list. Everything works (I haven't tried the job yet) but I can't move my teens out.
I try to with two teens and it says "Only Adults and Elders can move out."
>.< Maybe I DLed the wrong one? i have every single expansion pack and stuff pack...
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#94 Old 16th Apr 2008 at 11:43 AM
Bugfix 2008-04-16 for EP7 FREETIME only
I found a bug concerning the "Teen Move Out" option: It doesn't work. Though the option is available in the pie menu and the teen starts to prepare the move out by sitting and typing on the PC, the interaction ends with the message: "Only Adults and Elders may move out", and the teen stays where s/he is.

After looking into the files, I found two places where I had to change the age check (which wasn't necessary until the release of FreeTime). Though the problem is now fixed, the bugfix will most probably conflict with Jase's InTeenimater. That's why I decided to not implement the fix into the PC itself, but to release it as a "Hotfix".

a) If you use InTeenimater, DO NOT install this bugfix. Following Jase's programming of InTeenimater, the option "Move Out" will appear when the teen is at lease 5 days old (or sooner, depending on the FlavorPack you use).

b) If you do not use InTeenimater, download the hotfix and put the extracted package file into the same folder as the PC Omega 3000 package.

c) If you use any other hack that enables teens to move out, chances are high that you won't need this bugfix. If in doubt, download the file, check the documentation and compare the facts with the documentation of the other hack.

Please note that this hotfix affects EP7 FreeTime only and is not needed for any earlier version of this PC!

Vironin

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Let Teens Adopt A Baby/Toddler/Child
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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#95 Old 16th Apr 2008 at 11:55 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbuck01
(...) I d/l'ed the "CtfG_PC01.zip" and tried it out and though it works in the game the pie menu for School & Work has only 4 options so with that version he can only apply for a teen job,no adult job or find adult job in current position.



True. The base game offers 10 careers, and a PC offers 5 jobs per day, so you will find your "dream job" within 2 days. UNI added 4 careers, PETS introduced 3 pet careers, with SEASONS came 6 new careers, and with FRETTIME 5 new. But still any PC offers only 5 jobs per day, so it was about time to offer all jobs with the later versions of this PC.

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Original Poster
#96 Old 16th Apr 2008 at 11:57 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luckk
I don't know if anyone else asked this... but I downloaded the last one on the list. Everything works (I haven't tried the job yet) but I can't move my teens out.
I try to with two teens and it says "Only Adults and Elders can move out."
>.< Maybe I DLed the wrong one? i have every single expansion pack and stuff pack...


I found the same problem, as you can read a bit above. During testing, when my teen sat down in front of the PC and started typing, I assumed everything okay and aborted the interaction. Well, stupid me :D. Anyway, it's fixed now. Sorry for this.

Vironin

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Let Teens Adopt A Baby/Toddler/Child
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Instructor
#97 Old 21st Apr 2008 at 3:41 AM
Thanks for the fix.
I was worried that I'd have to killt he parents again.
Test Subject
#98 Old 27th May 2008 at 5:50 AM
I have up to BV and don't have Inteem. Which one do I download?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#99 Old 28th May 2008 at 9:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by petwaitress
I have up to BV and don't have Inteem. Which one do I download?


For reasons that have to do with CtfG's health, he never did create a version for BonVoyage. You may try the FT version with BV, though I cannot guarantee that it works. If you want to take the risk and run into severe problems:
- exit the lot WITHOUT saving
- end the game
- remove the mod from the Downloads folder
- post here what the problem was.

If necessary, I will create a separate version for BV, but this may take some time since I am involved into another major project.

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Let Teens Adopt A Baby/Toddler/Child
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Test Subject
#100 Old 8th Jun 2008 at 10:15 PM
I'm sorry if this problem has already been covered, but my computer wouldn't load threads 1-3 for me and thus, I was unable to read them. Apologies. :/

I have the base game, Uni and Pets, and don't have Inteem. I downloaded the CtfG_TeenStarPC.zip, and all went well until I tried to open the download to extract the files. A window opened up saying, 'The Compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupted', and wouldn't let me open the folder.
Did I download the wrong one, or do you know what's causing this to happen? I don't THINK it's my computer because I downloaded your Bonsai of Wisdom (awesome job, by the way!) successfully shortly afterwards. Any thoughts?

Thanks!
Oh, and congratulations on this fantastic idea!

-Scotty
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