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Community Bookshelfes for Libraries! (Visitor Enabled to use Bookshelf)

by Severino Posted 7th Sep 2018 at 12:18 AM
26 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
Another day, another mod! This time a Object Mod! This time, the suggestion came from a friend of mine(Name in the Credits), that came with a ideia of making a community bookshelf, where all the visitors could grab a book and read it on the lot, like a Library! So, here it is the Community Bookshelfes for Libraries

What this mod does?
It adds 3 bookshelfes types on the game, where each of them allows a visitor to grab a book for it and read it, making it more functional instead of just a piece of decoration

How it works?
Basically, when one of those 3 bookshelfes are on a community lot, there's a chance of a visitor interact with them, by grabbing a book and read them! A thing that was disabled on the original ones!

Download Contents
This mod has 4 download packages, each of them has a function, here are some details from each of them:

File NameDescriptionImportant?
Severino_PublicBookcaseCheap.rarHere contains the remade Craftmeister Booknook for community lots! + Original RecolorsJust if you want it
Severino_PublicBookcaseModerate.rarHere contains the remade BiblioFile Bookcase for community lots! + Original RecolorsJust if you want it
Severino_PublicBookcaseExpensive.rarHere contains the remade Renaissance Bookcase for community lots + Original RecolorsJust if you want it
Severino_PublicBookcase_Global.rarHere contains a important file you need to install in order to visitors be able to read the books!Very important


You can download and use more then one if you want to! (Or all of them)

But these bookshelfes are already on the game... What's the difference between them?
Yeah, the bookshelfes are original contents from Maxis, but the original ones doesn't allow the visitors to use them, so, i've just cloned the bookshelfes and changed the interactions table, enabling these bookshelfes to be used by visitors on community lots!

I can't find it on the building catalog?!
Be sure you're a building a community lot, because as i mentioned before, these 3 bookshelfes are for Community Lots Only!

So, i've downloaded it and installed it, but the visitors just grab the books and put them back to the bookshelf! Help!
Did you forgot to download and install the Severino_PublicBookcase_Global.package file? This file is important since it allows the visitors to grab the book and also read them! So, it's important to also have this file to fix this inconvenience.

Object Details
Here are some details from the objects:
NameDescriptionGUIDOrig. GUIDFallback GUIDPriceCatalog SortCatalog TypeOverrides Something?
Craftmeister BooknookSpy thriller, sci-fi, romance, horror, horror romance—all your favorite stories have a place on this set of shelves from Craftmeister. Made from reconstituted and regurgitated chipboard, the Booknook is a testament to recycling. Some assembly required, but no Fortran.0xAC5B877A0x46870AE00xAC5B877A$ 250Hobbies / KnowledgeCommunityNo
BiblioFile BookcaseThe BiblioFile Bookcase is a real space-saver for book lovers. Made of recycled pressboard, the BiblioFile is sturdy enough to hold all kinds of trinkets and volumes but lightweight enough that it won't leave those embarrasing dents in the carpet.0xAC5B87790x46870ADF0xAC5B8779$ 400Hobbies / KnowledgeCommunityNo
Renaissance Bookcase by Literary DesignsStack your Shakespeare with pride in this beautifully finished wood piece that really is much ado about something. Hard metal fixtures, engraved wood skirting and intricate claw feet make the Renaissance bookcase an enlightened residence for your most treasured books. Literary Designs, because your classics deserve a classic home.0xAC5B87780x46870ADE0xAC5B8778$ 950Hobbies / KnowledgeCommunityNo


Conflicts
This game may cause conflict with other mods that overrides the following resource(s):
Resource NameTypeGroupInstance(high)Instance
untitled tree tablePie Menu Functions(TTAB)0x7FE64A8D0x000000000x00000081


Or with other object mods that have the same GUID as mentioned on Object Details
Haven't found any so far, so let me know if you find any!

Bugs

Haven't found any bugs so far, so please let me know if you find any!

Thanks, and enjoy the mod! :D

Additional Credits:
SimPE,
Maxis,
Simonut

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Severino_Publicbookcase_Global.rar | IMPORTANT FILE!! You need to download this file in order, so the visitors will read the books instead of just getting them and putting them back to the bookshelf!

Size: 476 Bytes · Downloads: 1,131 · 7th Sep 2018
476 Bytes 1,131 7th Sep 2018
Severino_PublicBookcaseExpensive.rar | The Renaissance Bookcase + It's original recolors

Size: 410.0 KB · Downloads: 958 · 7th Sep 2018
410.0 KB 958 7th Sep 2018
Severino_PublicBookcaseModerate.rar | The BiblioFile Bookcase + It's original recolors

Size: 387.3 KB · Downloads: 950 · 7th Sep 2018
387.3 KB 950 7th Sep 2018
Severino_PublicBookcaseCheap.rar | The Craftmeister Booknook + It's original recolors

Size: 412.2 KB · Downloads: 982 · 7th Sep 2018
412.2 KB 982 7th Sep 2018
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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Meet Me In My Next Life
#2 Old 7th Sep 2018 at 1:59 AM
Severino this is the GREATEST mod this is so much needed, I can't thank you enough, for taking the time to create this mod. This is something the Sims game needed for a long time.
Now with your mod a Community Library is possible, Much Love and thanks for this Mod for me and all members.

"Nothing in life is a Surprise it just happen to come your way at the time".
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#3 Old 7th Sep 2018 at 2:11 AM
Strangely enough, I've never had a problem with visitors using bookshelves on community lots in my game. Then again, my libraries are usually all in university neighborhoods, so young adults probably have that behavior already enabled. I had no idea that visitors wouldn't autonomously use bookshelves on regular community lots!
Instructor
#4 Old 7th Sep 2018 at 2:49 AM
Why not just make a global mod to change the behavior of ALL the bookshelves? That way we wouldn't have to have another copy of the same thing.
Instructor
THANKS POST
#5 Old 7th Sep 2018 at 2:54 AM
Thank you very much.
Test Subject
#6 Old 7th Sep 2018 at 3:09 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by child_of_air
Why not just make a global mod to change the behavior of ALL the bookshelves? That way we wouldn't have to have another copy of the same thing.

Some prefer modded objects over global mods, depending on what it is, because they don't want it affecting residential lots, too. They may just want it to affect specific lots. Having your bookshelves on residential lots be accessible by your visitors may become rather annoying.


Alternatively, if say a deco object could be modded and placed on a lot that would affect any/all bookshelves on that lot to be visitor-enabled without having to make a global mod or make duplicates of the bookshelves.. I am by no means a modder, but I wonder if that would be possible?

I do really like these bookshelves, but I hope to see more bookshelves be made visitor-enabled.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#7 Old 7th Sep 2018 at 4:48 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by child_of_air
Why not just make a global mod to change the behavior of ALL the bookshelves? That way we wouldn't have to have another copy of the same thing.

Keep in mind this mod was a request from a friend of mine, she wanted a bookshelf that only worked on community lots, so the best thing to do was make an new object.
But i can try to make another mod where all the bookshelfes are visitor enabled.
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#8 Old 7th Sep 2018 at 7:35 AM
Thank you I like the idea of the bookshelves and this will suit my game
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
staff: administrator
#9 Old 7th Sep 2018 at 1:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by child_of_air
Why not just make a global mod to change the behavior of ALL the bookshelves? That way we wouldn't have to have another copy of the same thing.


Agreed. This is the most inefficient example of creating a mod. These bookcases contain all the original mesh/textures resource when you have changed nothing. This is also in the wrong category. All of your bookcases contain meshes and textures, with edits to only what, the OBJD and TTAB? So most of this upload belongs in the buy/objects section of downloads.
Top Secret Researcher
#10 Old 7th Sep 2018 at 9:32 PM
A global mod for this object would be great! I use autonomy control by Pescado, and I can easily disable autonomous behavior for the world and enable it for certain lots (e.g. library/bookstore) and combine it with this mod if it were global.
Meet Me In My Next Life
#11 Old 8th Sep 2018 at 12:47 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
Agreed. This is the most inefficient example of creating a mod. These bookcases contain all the original mesh/textures resource when you have changed nothing. This is also in the wrong category. All of your bookcases contain meshes and textures, with edits to only what, the OBJD and TTAB? So most of this upload belongs in the buy/objects section of downloads.


@HugeLunatic This is just my personal opinion, why is your comment reply so harsh in words ? Sometime to help a person or give constructive feed back there are ways to do so with kindness.
It's not what you say to a person but how you say it, don't you think that you being a Staff Administrator with years of modding experience that helping a newcomer with Mods should be more tactful in your feed back.
I mean no disrespect here to you, but we all can learn from each other with kindness and respect.

"Nothing in life is a Surprise it just happen to come your way at the time".
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#12 Old 8th Sep 2018 at 5:28 PM
Severino, many thanks for this mod. It always annoyed me that Sims would not use bookcases in public libraries, hotel rooms, etc. In Belladonna Cove Maxis even included a Public Library and sims would play chess all day and that was it! Your mod will add more realism to my game, thanks again and happy Simming!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#13 Old 9th Sep 2018 at 8:31 PM Last edited by sandya : 10th Sep 2018 at 12:54 AM.
Thanks for the new ability to use a library or other community spot in a more natural way. Especially my reading sims who often walk around with their noses in a book but never actually picked one off the shelf at the library.
As I read the comments pro and con about making it a global mod for all bookcases, the reply about wanting it to be for community lots only strikes me as the most valid. However as a person who often doesn't follow all explanations well, I was glad the comments were there to make me think about why I needed to be sure to download the global mod as well. And I also subscribe to the urge to be kind when expressing an opinion or explaining something. Thanks again
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#14 Old 10th Sep 2018 at 9:54 AM
I actually like the fact that this is not a global mod - while I would love my sims to read in a library, I don't want them to read when they should be lying on the beach - but still like a bookcase there for writing in a diary. This mod means I can pick and choose which bookcases to place where and it suits my game very well. While some players may prefer a global mod, I certainly don't.
Instructor
THANKS POST
#15 Old 13th Sep 2018 at 2:13 AM
Thanks for this mod! It's something that didn't exist before and DOES exist now, so it would seem to be an "object mod" in my book. Appreciate you sharing it, and also, I think you should be given props for doing a request. It takes a lot of time and talent, and few people really want to take on requests. +2500 bonus points for that aspect alone!

As for the debate over whether or not it should be a global mod... Perhaps a good compromise would be a global mod with an on/off toggle? That way, you could click on the bookcase and select "community" or "residential" depending on how you wanted the effect applied.

But regardless... it's great the way it is! I wouldn't want every visitor to my residential lot going for the bookcase and leaving books strewn about the house! The damned maid is lazy enough, without having to put thousands of books away! She'd never get to cleaning the toilets!! As it is now, i've never seen her dust or vacuum ONCE! ☺


-grinEvilly
>=)
Test Subject
#16 Old 13th Sep 2018 at 4:30 PM
Does this mod compatible with Apartment Life? Because I can't read AL special books on residental lots from ANY of bookshelfes sinse I've installed this mod. (Books like fire safety, physiology est) My sim tried to read this book and I've got this error: Reference to tree table entry that does not exist. But I can still learn cooking/cleaning and read my sim's books without any problems.

I found no conflicts with other mods, by the way. Deleting of this mod cured my game. Too bad, I wanted this mod for ages.
Scholar
THANKS POST
#17 Old 14th Sep 2018 at 1:14 AM
I'm getting the exact same thing as Left4LifebyLight.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#18 Old 17th Sep 2018 at 7:13 PM
That's SO wonderful! Thank you very much!
I wonder if it's possible to make a version of this mod that almost "forces" the visitor sims to grab a book & read. Perhaps to create a more serious atmosphere like the visitor sims literally just go there to read & study on that lot
Meet Me In My Next Life
#19 Old 18th Sep 2018 at 3:22 AM
@xRedcrossx Would you really want a Sims that Visiting to just walk into a Sims home and start using the Sims Bookcase and read? It's bad enough that the Sims eat food at the table, that not meant for the visitor but for the household, or walk into a Sims home lot and start playing the piano visitors can be very rude. The Sims will walk straight into another Sims home not invited if you don't lock the door. Lol

"Nothing in life is a Surprise it just happen to come your way at the time".
Alchemist
#20 Old 6th Dec 2018 at 7:03 AM
Just adding another bug report - like others above, I have the problem where this mod seems to break the extra skills for all bookcases.
A shame, as I was really happy to be able to have a functioning library. Hope this gets fixed!
Top Secret Researcher
#21 Old 9th Dec 2018 at 7:48 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Left4LifebyLight
Does this mod compatible with Apartment Life? Because I can't read AL special books on residental lots from ANY of bookshelfes sinse I've installed this mod. (Books like fire safety, physiology est) My sim tried to read this book and I've got this error: Reference to tree table entry that does not exist. But I can still learn cooking/cleaning and read my sim's books without any problems.

I found no conflicts with other mods, by the way. Deleting of this mod cured my game. Too bad, I wanted this mod for ages.


Error: Reference to tree table entry that does not exist.

I don't have AL, but even though I had no other Mods installed this Severino_Publicbookcase_Global.package causes an error with The Education Bookcase that is the Reward for Education Career. When a Sim tries to Study Charisma, Creativity or Logic it throws an Error: Reference to tree table entry that does not exist.

This Mod is not ready for Prime Time, It was reported that it does not properly work with AL and I am reporting that it does not properly work with The Education Bookcase. Obviously you didn't test this mod very well. Even with no other Mods installed this Mod causes an error when a Sim tries to Study Charisma, Creativity or Logic on the Education Bookcase. Pull the Mod and fix it or just figure that it is not Compatiable with Seasons and Above.

Too Bad that it does not work properly I was looking forward to having bookcases on Community Lots that were usable.

From the Error Log.
at Nov 6 2015,14:10:15

Object id: 1046
name: N002_User01894 - Mimi
Stack size: 5
Error: Reference to tree table entry that does not exist.
Iterations: 11
Frame 4:
Stack Object id: 1046
Stack Object name: N002_User01894 - Mimi
Node: 3
Tree: id 8213 name 'Interaction - Study' version -32754
from BookCaseGlobals
Prim state: 0
Params: Locals: 835 74 19
Frame 3:
Stack Object id: 1046
Stack Object name: N002_User01894 - Mimi
Node: 5
Tree: id 281 name 'Wait For Notify' version 8
from global
Prim state: 1
Params: 0 1 Locals:
Frame 2:
Stack Object id: 1046
Stack Object name: N002_User01894 - Mimi
Node: 1
Tree: id 8282 name 'Function - Main - Check Queue' version 50
from PersonGlobals
Prim state: 0
Params: Locals: 835
Frame 1:
Stack Object id: 1046
Stack Object name: N002_User01894 - Mimi
Node: 18
Tree: id 8193 name 'Function - Main' version 113
from PersonGlobals
Prim state: 0
Params: Locals: 5 20 0
Frame 0:
Stack Object id: 1046
Stack Object name: N002_User01894 - Mimi
Node: 1
Tree: id 4096 name 'Function - Main' version 2
from TemplatePerson
Prim state: 0
Params: Locals:

for info on changing the Mac Open File Limit check out my post here http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...html#msg1628939
Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.
Test Subject
#22 Old 23rd Feb 2019 at 12:22 PM
Unfortunately, this mod doesn't seem to work with the Ultimate Collection. When I instaled it, my Sims could no longer study the Life Skills that came with FT and AL.

It caused the jump bug when I tried to get them to do as such and I when I removed this mod they could study them again.

It's a shame, I would have loved to have this work properly but it doesn't seem to have been tested very well.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 8th Mar 2019 at 6:13 PM
I had exactly the problem as Little White Comet mentions. The problem got progressively worse until only the original three choices from the pie menu could worked even though all the choices displayed. Removing the files fixed the problem. This was happening with all bookshelves in the game. I also have the Ultimate game.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#24 Old 11th Jun 2019 at 2:42 AM
Funny, thanks
Scholar
#25 Old 21st Aug 2019 at 3:23 PM
I'm also having the problem where I can't read the special books that came with "Apartment Life," like Fire Safety or Parenting or Couples Counseling.

I have all of the expansion packs but no stuff packs, and I have them on disk, not the Ultimate Collection.

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." -- Gandhi
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