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SimMacFly Potion: make your Sims fly for real! UPDATE: children can fly, and much more

by MajorJeff Posted 26th Jun 2006 at 2:24 PM - Updated 9th Aug 2006 at 7:47 PM by MajorJeff : fixed missing images
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Hi,
this is an updated version of my new hacked object.
Still for testing.

SimMacFly Potion

For any Sim who has ever dreamed of flying like a bird over his/her lot, this new potion object is designed for him/her!

Description

<< Free as a bird, fly like a bird... >> now possible thanks to the magic potion of SimMacFly. Just swallow a mouthful and you will feel like a flightless bird, ready to become the wild inheritor of the cloud!
For use outside the home.

  • Catalogue Category: Misc. - General / Miscellaneous
  • Price : 280 §
  • GUID: all of the objects have their own registered GUID. The SimMacFly potion object won't replace the existing potion objects.
  • Geometry: 274 vertices and 194 faces.
  • Supported languages: English and French.
  • Version: 0.2 (testing)
  • No global hack nor "boolprop" cheat required.

I strongly recommend you to take a look at the included guide in HTML Help format (the .chm file) that is natively supported by Windows.
You will find the guide in the zip archive among other *.package files. It contains some useful instructions about the object.

For Mac users, I also uploaded a PDF version of the guide (not required for PC users).

How to use?

Place the potion object somewhere on the lot (better outside the home! ), click on the object and select "Drink". That's all.

This object will increase fun and comfort. Some Sims (depending on their personality) may also watch other flying Sims automatically.

Your Sim will fly until you stop him/her (just cancel the current action) or until his/her motives are low. The Fly action begins just after you have drunk the potion.

See the included guide for more instructions.

Fly alone, with friends or your family!

Installation

More detailed instructions are in the included guide!

As usual for hacked objets, unzip ALL of the *.package files to your "Downloads" folder (typically "My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads"). I suggest to make a specific subfolder in your "Downloads" folder; it works fine and it will be better for future updates or removal.
For updates, overwrite any existing files even if they are read-only.

How to add an optional "Fly" menu action to your Sims?

In addition to the potion, you can directly have a "Fly" menu action when you click on your Sims.
To enable this menu action, you need to rename the included file "MajorJeffyFlyActionMenu.packageDISABLED" to "MajorJeffyFlyActionMenu.package" (in other words, remove "DISABLED" from the file extension).
This .package file enables the "Fly" menu action; this is not a global hack, but a social plug-in object. I decided not to make it available by default.

Expansion packs required: University (it is mandatory), Nightlife.

This object does not overwrite any globals or default game behaviors.

If you don't have Nightlife, you can't use the potion object but you can enable the "Fly" menu action as explained above, so your Sims can still fly.
Do not install the MajorJeffySimMacFlyPotion.package file as it is unnecessary.

Redistribution, modification

As this object is currently in testing, please do not clone, recolor or redistribute it on other sites. This rule will change in the future.


What's new
  • Children can now use the potion object and fly too! If your child is already "flying" when holding and drinking the potion, this is normal (potions are normally not designed for children). Just imagine this as a special potion effect on children...
  • The object is now visitor-enabled: your visitors, customers, friends... can drink the potion and fly on their own initiative. To force them to stop, just have your active Sim call them. Of course, visitors will also stop flying themselves when their needs are low or they have got enough fun.
  • New "Fly" action menu: if you install an additional package file named MajorJeffyFlyActionMenu.package (see instructions above), you will get a new menu option "Fly" when you click on your active Sim. If you select this option, your Sim will immediately begin to fly without having to drink the potion.
  • I've added the two remaining "in air" animations taken from the bubble blower.
How to get a broom for your flying Sims?
Check out this thread:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=169830&c=1
Bipsouille made a great Nimbus 2000 broom.

Feedback

For known problems, please see the included guide.
If you have a new problem, please report it and include an error log if possible: I'll try to fix it.
I'll always appreciate your feedback or your comments - but sorry I don't provide support by email, PM or anything else.
Note that the object does work fine for me (all EPs + SPs + patches), but it doesn't mean it will work on all machines!

Enjoy!
Tags: #fly, #flying, #potion, #magic, #simmacfly, #bird, #sky, #fun

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

Sims 2 University Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
SimMacFlyPotionGuidePDF.zip

Size: 503.0 KB · Downloads: 34,147 · 30th Jun 2006
503.0 KB 34,147 30th Jun 2006
SimMacFlyPotion.zip

Size: 679.7 KB · Downloads: 66,902 · 26th Jun 2006
679.7 KB 66,902 26th Jun 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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Test Subject
Original Poster
#126 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 12:35 PM
Oops - I forgot to change the header flags of some BHAV in the Remote Control Car, especially of the 'Function - Init'.
I posted a modified version of the three files; remove any other previous test files and please use these three ones...
Your log is also very strange - it seems that the game created two many control cars! Maybe it would explain the errors you got...
Object Name : SimMacFly Remote Control Car id : 178
Object Name : SimMacFly Remote Control Car id : 29
Object Name : SimMacFly Remote Control Car id : 123
Object Name : SimMacFly Remote Control Car id : 156
Object Name : SimMacFly Remote Control Car id : 130
Object Name : SimMacFly Remote Control Car id : 126
Object Name : SimMacFly Remote Control Car id : 115
Object Name : SimMacFly Remote Control Car id : 53
I was not very cautious about some header version flags I suppose that when cloning an object, SimPE retrieves the last versions of BHAV functions. Would be interesting to see if old ones are still available in packages of previous expansion packs, or if they were replaced.

@Kingswood 1974
1) Be more explicit than "you cant move when your flying"... Sims DO move with hazardous paths.
2) and you forgot to say "please" in your kind post...
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip TestNoNightlife4.zip (171.2 KB, 23 downloads)
Test Subject
#127 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 2:53 PM
....
*must restrain self from hopping up and down on the spot*

It works! Itworks Itworks Itworksitworksitworks! Yay!

:D

Seriously, thank you so, so very much!
Test Subject
#128 Old 20th Aug 2006 at 7:06 PM
Default flying potion
THanks for the potion i will test it out as well
Forum Resident
#129 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 1:30 AM
This is awesome... thanks!
Test Subject
#130 Old 29th Aug 2006 at 1:35 PM
Default gr8!
works! look so cool!
preg sims look so funny!
Test Subject
#131 Old 6th Sep 2006 at 8:03 AM
This is still incredible! I have a faerie dwelling in my medieval neighborhood and they spent many happy hours flying around their home Thank you THANK YOU!!!

I attached a few screenshots so you could see, if you wanted
Screenshots
Test Subject
#132 Old 12th Oct 2006 at 1:04 PM
Owwww! That looks so fun! i dont have university... Is there any way you can make it possible to use with just Sims 2, it would apeal to allot more people.... Like me!

Looks great btw..!
Test Subject
#133 Old 5th Nov 2006 at 2:23 AM
Oh WOW!!!!!! This is AMAZING!!! It's perfect for any peter pan sims, Fairies, gargoyles, witches, vampires, super heros, angles, and tons more! I can't belive it! How On Earth did you do this!!? It's Fantasic! Thankyou Thankyou!!!
Test Subject
#134 Old 27th Nov 2006 at 4:57 PM
This download is not working,and now my game is not working,because i downloaded this fly drink.it is very bad. now i can not play,and my sim just drinked this and now i can not play naymore.
Test Subject
#135 Old 1st Dec 2006 at 4:02 AM
Hey do you mind if i make and ad for this hack and then after i finish it i'll give you the URL or the code for to see it??
Test Subject
#136 Old 1st Dec 2006 at 4:03 AM
Default an Ad
Hey do you mind if i make and ad for this hack and then after i finish it i'll give you the URL or the code for to see it??
Lab Assistant
#137 Old 8th Jan 2007 at 5:03 AM
that is so cool, too bad i don't have nightlife...there is no way you could do it for base game, university and pets could you? if you can plase let me know. fantastic.
Lab Assistant
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Lab Assistant
#138 Old 23rd Feb 2007 at 4:29 PM
Oops...um,when my Sim used this potion,it started fying.And wen I wanted him to stop flying,he turned invisible,and he flyed again.When restarted the game,the Sim wasn't flying but he was invisible!I saw just the green crystal...I don't know why it happened.
Test Subject
#139 Old 7th Mar 2007 at 6:01 AM
Can you please make it so it's automatically in the menu option when you click on your sims, because I read the direction's and it's just not registering to me in my head on how you actually do it
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#140 Old 29th Mar 2007 at 7:05 AM
wow this is one of the best potion hacks i ever seen i give it 4 stars!!! ****
Test Subject
#141 Old 30th Mar 2007 at 3:05 PM
i have University Ep but my sims still can't fly. everytime i choose "fly" menu , it 's appeard error report " badsub tree number". please help me to deal this
Test Subject
#142 Old 27th Apr 2007 at 10:30 PM
This is really amazing! Thanks for all the hard work you must have put into it.
Test Subject
#143 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 6:23 PM
Wow, this is SO cool. I can't wait to try it..
Test Subject
#144 Old 2nd May 2007 at 5:23 PM
Oh wow this is brilliant. Now this is another HUGE reason why I wish I had University.
Lab Assistant
#145 Old 24th Jun 2007 at 6:54 PM
the download links don't work anymore...humph.
Test Subject
#146 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 5:11 PM
is there any way you could make for just the base game? or just nightlife or just seasons? btw great work!
Test Subject
#147 Old 17th Jul 2007 at 3:47 PM
Um hi my Expansion packs stoped workin so if any 1 could make a similar thingy to this but like for the sims 2 only in like a drink or sumthin or a sink that could make you fly for the sims 2. any way if u dont understand its ok but iwold be cool thnks
Test Subject
#148 Old 24th Jul 2007 at 6:06 PM
Hey Do you think you could make a fly potion without university?

boolProp controlPets on: makes Pets Controllable
boolProp TestingCheatsEnabled true:shift+left mouse click =more options
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