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Build/buy mode enabler for pets

by cathair2005 Posted 18th Nov 2006 at 1:54 PM
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Hi Guys,

Well after all this time I'm back. I'm now in the process of updating my files - I actually left the forums after NL and before OFB.

Anyway, this hack enables you to enter build or buy mode whilst downtown as a visitor or when you are driving the car. It is an update of my pre-OFB release which can be found here:

I could possibly extend this hack to one that makes it so that you never have the buy mode disabled again but doing that increases its chance of incompatibility with other hacks. Thinking seriously though, pending interest, of expanding it to work in emergencies.

Here are some things you can do with this hack:

* Add downtown items to your inventory
* Have a picnic downtown by taking your own food (OFB) and removing it from your inventory
* Move your sims out of jams (move objects on)
* Prevent traffic blocks which were a problem where on rare occasions kids were getting stuck on bus because you parked the bus in (may have been fixed with OFB)
* Buy stuff when downtown (if you have OFB you can toggle between business and home stuff)

You can't sell your car with OFB whilst downtown so don't even think about it.

Also, have no idea what will happen if you pilfer items for another sims store.

Requires all expansions up to pets; don't have the 2006 holiday pack but "should" work with it.

Here's what's up with the pics:

Senior Brandi Broke goes downtown. She can move her car while it's in motion on the home lot with the enabler. She goes to an unowned business and with the enabler she buys a machine so she can buy a phone. She also, boldly, places and serves one of her patented cheesecakes in the restaurant. Everyone digs in.

Then, using an update of the communityparty hack - one that works for pets that I haven't yet posted - she throws a party. With the enabler, she is able to buy the insimenator's deleter and summoner so she can regulate her guest list. Remember, too many people on the lot mean they will leave sooner for slower computers. The party is a total flop because, for some reason, there is a lot of abuse and negative interactions happening on the lot.

Anyway, that's the story there.

Enjoy and let me know how it goes.

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 Open for Business Pets
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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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#76 Old 12th Oct 2020 at 6:31 AM
Just in case any newcomers are still coming along, the BV version from Post 48 works well for all EPs. I've been using it for years with no problems.

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#77 Old 9th Dec 2020 at 4:44 PM
Originally Posted by Phantomknight
Just in case any newcomers are still coming along, the BV version from Post 48 works well for all EPs. I've been using it for years with no problems.

Thank you! I'm returning to the sims 2 and it's such a chore to locate mods from the early 2000s. Maybe the game aged like fine wine but I feel like archeologist tracing the long-lost civilization of sims 2 modding community.
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#78 Old 19th Jan 2022 at 9:07 PM
Just a reminder to anyone coming to get this - don't download the file from downloads section if you have a full set up (all Eps/Sps or Ultimate collection) - use the one linked in post #48 like PhantomKnight commented above. I also have used this version for years without any troubles and it's probably in my top 5 favorite mods of all time.
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