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"Write In Diary" Pen Fix.

by Menaceman44 Posted 19th Nov 2007 at 4:35 PM - Updated 29th Aug 2008 at 8:46 PM by Menaceman44 : Added a bit more info.
 
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#26 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 7:33 AM
This always bugged me and when I mentioned it my friend all were laughing because they never noticed it. Thank you so much. I have always be a little O.C.D.
Test Subject
#27 Old 29th Nov 2007 at 4:37 AM
Wow, I never noticed... but that's kinda creepy, heh.
Test Subject
#28 Old 28th Dec 2007 at 8:51 PM
I'm pretty sure i read somewhere (in my lefty calendar, maybe) that will wright is left handed, so it's likely that all sims are left handed as well.
Instructor
#29 Old 2nd Mar 2008 at 8:26 AM
Hey there. This scans as possibly needing an update for Free Time...any idea whether it still works?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#30 Old 3rd Mar 2008 at 6:05 PM
I've got Free Time and had a Sim write in their diary and it still seems to work fine for me. If you find any different though please let me know.

What program do you use to find if hacks might need updating?

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Instructor
#31 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 3:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Menaceman44
I've got Free Time and had a Sim write in their diary and it still seems to work fine for me. If you find any different though please let me know.

What program do you use to find if hacks might need updating?


Thanks for the info. Pescado at MoreAwesomeThanYou has a command line tool that compares the previous EP's objects.package against the new one, then checks your installed hacks against the changes and lists any code that may need an update. Get it here:

http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...pic,3247.0.html

Also, he has posted the difference report for Free Time vs. Bon Voyage here (reports for previous EP's are in the same section of the site):

http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...ic,11181.0.html

Syntax is explained in the RTFM included with the utility.
Not actually evil.
#32 Old 25th Mar 2008 at 7:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Menaceman44
DUpheal, from the looks of the code that I had to alter it seems the pen may have been cloned from the scalpel which may be why this error happened in the first place: MAXIS got lazy and didn't bother to check if they entered the right number.


Maxis lazy? Errors in their code? I'm shocked! No, not really. XD Thanks for fixing this. I never noticed, but now that you pointed it out, it would have bugged me, hee hee.
Test Subject
#33 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 1:40 PM
Thanks a lot! I didn't notice either, but it's nice to know it's all fixed. =) Now I'm just pissed 'cause it looks like they're writing in a book... The pages aren't empty and the cover is the same... But I guess you can never have everything fixed. Lazy, lazy EAxis dudes. Anyway, thanks again. =)
Test Subject
#34 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 11:36 PM
Wow, I never noticed!! :3
Instructor
#35 Old 11th Dec 2008 at 7:39 AM
I always thought they were using a fountain pen... :S
Test Subject
#36 Old 1st Nov 2009 at 10:17 AM
thats...wow i never really noticed untill about 5 mins ago when i was taking a picture for my story then im like omg come on serously a knife?? what is wrong with you?! anyway this is very good i thank you very much!!

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Test Subject
#37 Old 5th Dec 2009 at 2:05 AM
Thanks for this. I really hated that damn scalpel.
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 15th Feb 2010 at 8:48 AM
Lmao, I'm surprised I'd never noticed this before! Thank you so much
Test Subject
#39 Old 13th May 2010 at 4:51 PM
Thanks for this fix. The Year is 2010, and I have the all the EPs installed (including the latest Apartment Life, and I have official patches for every EP), and the scalpel is still being used in the game. So as far as I know, this fix is still useful.
Test Subject
#40 Old 25th Aug 2010 at 10:26 AM
Actually it IS a scalpel. Its the scalpel Sims use with the medical career reward. I know this because the code for writing in the diary was calling the code that refers to the scalpel.
Test Subject
#41 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 10:35 PM
You mean you don't write with a scalpel? Hell, I've been doin' it wrong.
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 25th Jan 2011 at 3:10 PM
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Originally Posted by 1337m4573r
You mean you don't write with a scalpel? Hell, I've been doin' it wrong.

LOL!

Thanks for this fix, by the way. The scalpel thing was ridiculous.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#43 Old 30th Apr 2011 at 9:15 PM
u think the scalpel is annoying? my sims HUG their diarys! I MEAN RLY THEY HUGGG THEM???
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#44 Old 30th Apr 2011 at 11:45 PM
That's usually because there are other Sims in the room that they do not want to be able to read the diary.
I had one Sim who did it when her own toddler daughter was in the same room.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#45 Old 12th Oct 2012 at 8:03 AM
I've never noticed it before, but from the picture included it reminds me of a disassembled mechanical pencil with the lead sticking out. Because the metal thing sticking out is so paper thin, I would've never come to the conclusion that it was some sort of knife, but maybe that's just the angle the picture was taken, as I've never actually noticed this in game... Funny, I thought I was one to notice details, I guess not lol!
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#46 Old 12th Oct 2012 at 4:25 PM
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Originally Posted by blink-1994
...from the picture included it reminds me of a disassembled mechanical pencil with the lead sticking out. Because the metal thing sticking out is so paper thin, I would've never come to the conclusion that it was some sort of knife, but maybe that's just the angle the picture was taken...


You're right, it's the angle I took the picture at. If I had a shot from the front then you would be able to see the "pencil lead" is actually a silver blade.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Field Researcher
#47 Old 25th Dec 2012 at 5:36 PM
Thank you,this will be very useful in story telling/movie making.
It really bugged me too when sims write in their diaries with a bleeping scalpel!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#48 Old 18th Aug 2014 at 8:35 PM
Thank you ! :)
Mad Poster
#49 Old 24th Jan 2020 at 7:54 AM
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Originally Posted by felicity_raven
Now I'm just pissed 'cause it looks like they're writing in a book... The pages aren't empty and the cover is the same... But I guess you can never have everything fixed.

There actually is a fix for that: Re-Enabled Diary Textures by Midge the Tree.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#50 Old 14th Apr 2020 at 10:02 AM
How funny. I bet whoever coded that animation saw the scalpel first and just went, "Eh! Close enough."
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