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All-In-One and Nanny 090429

by christianlov Posted 26th May 2008 at 9:57 AM - Updated 12th Jan 2010 at 1:22 PM by christianlov : Bug found
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090429

This version is provided for AL users. So you don't need to download this version if you don't play AL. There is no new feature included. I just fixed a few parts to make it work in new expansion. If you find anything strange, please let me know~!!

Thanks!! ^^;;

Known AL related bugs

The NPC fails to get the mail. If the mail option is turned on, you will experience a series of object error continously. I think it happens because my NPCs don't know how to handle the brand-new mail box introduced in AL.

Solution: Please click the AIO painting and then turn off the mail option (you can find it under Options.../ or More Options.../ menu).

Brief Introduction

All-In-One NPC: A custom npc set which provide you with a 24/7 working NPC. This NPC will do maid, gardener, handyman, cook, firefighter, coach, bartender and so on.

Nanny NPC: A custom npc set which provide you with a 24/7 working nanny.

How to use

Buy the painting and stove item and place them in your lot. Wait for at least one sim hour.

Tips

1. Cooking

1) Please buy the "All-In-One" painting and place it on your kitchen wall.
2) Place a "stove" including custom ones, in that "same" kitchen.
3) Double check if you placed the stove in that room. Room is divided by walls. Even if it looks like a same room, sometimes it has a different room number if you look into the log.
4) Place a "dining" table in that room. No tea tables or computer desks.
5) Do not place any decorative object on that dining table.
6) Place "dining" chairs in the right direction in that room. No bar stools or lounge, living chairs.
7) You can control how many dishes will be served by adding and reducing the chairs.
8) Turn on cook option. See if the option has been changed to "cook - turn off".

2. Autonomy

1) There are three options. "Full time", "Limited (or night time)", and "Sit down".
2) The controller will call every NPC once a sim hour, so they won't be too much autonomous but they won't be like robots so it's useful sometimes.
3) You will need the special npc bed to let npcs sleep at night. Find it at the bed category.

3. Firefigther option

1) This is experimental and dangerous sometimes.
2) Fire alarm is a lot more safe.

4. Assign

At the first time, do not assign. Instead, please wait for one sim hour after buying the painting or stove. Then the scheduler will write a custom NPC for you. If you see how it works and get used to the options, then try assigning a townie.

Because normal sims have different set of functions, it's possible that they can be released from the control unexpectedly and don't work fine as regular Ai1s. In such cases, please just switch to ai1s.

5. Businees add-on

1) Open your shop.
2) Buy the antique cash register machine and assign ai1s. Then they will sell goods.
3) This is experimental and provided as-is.

6. Pay

1) Wait till your NPCs show up.
2) Set up working hours.
3) Turn on pay option using preferences menu.
4) If you move in ains or nannies, the pay token controller will check how many tokens they have, and will give the accumulated money back to them. It will be limited to about $32,000.

7. Uninstallation

1) Remove all files from your downloads folder.
2) Kill all of my NPCs using the tweak tool, or just let them live free.

Best Place to Test My NPCs

When I write this NPC set, I usually test it in Brandi Broke's lot or Darren Dreamer's house. If you have not played their house and didn't change their kichen and so on, please try it in their house. Nannies will take care of Beau Broke as soon as they arrive, and Ai1s will clean and so on. Also because Brandi and Darren has a perfectly designed kitchen for Ai1s, NPCs will cook if they find the table is empty.

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
NPC090429_EP8_ONLY.zip | Please download this if you play EP8 Apartment Life expansion pack.

Size: 160.6 KB · Downloads: 17,103 · 29th Apr 2009
160.6 KB 17,103 29th Apr 2009
NPC081227.zip | Please download this if you don't have EP8.

Size: 159.8 KB · Downloads: 15,876 · 29th Apr 2009
159.8 KB 15,876 29th Apr 2009
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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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Not actually evil.
#26 Old 26th May 2008 at 8:15 PM
I'm amazed by the technical aspects of this! What a wonderful idea for medieval and Victorian neighborhoods. The Ain1 can be a maid of all work, a farmhand, and indentured laborer, a live-in nanny, etc. I'm just glad I'm not the Ain1, not an easy life! I don't know if anyone else noticed, but in the pictures, when they are small, that Ain1 looks like she has no pants on! Her pants are beige and blend in with her legs.

Please spay or neuter your pets. --- Cat Music Video! --- my meshes
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#27 Old 26th May 2008 at 8:50 PM
hi i dont see if anyone asked this yet but i have all the eps and stuff (but the kitchen and bath one) and was wondering what parts of your mod i have to download and if i can download all of them to get all options for my game
Test Subject
#28 Old 26th May 2008 at 9:32 PM
WOW.
Thank you so much for this.
3 thumbs up!
^_^

Yo ho, yo ho
A pirates life for me
And really bad eggs
Theorist
#29 Old 26th May 2008 at 9:32 PM
Thank you
Test Subject
#30 Old 26th May 2008 at 9:37 PM
Does it work with Free Time? I would really love to use this hack!
Test Subject
#31 Old 26th May 2008 at 10:01 PM
Oh yay thanks for this. I might actually get brave and try to have pets again since my sims won't have to do so much!
Test Subject
#32 Old 26th May 2008 at 10:04 PM
Im going to go play, thanks. This is really fun!

"Don't Sweat the petty things, pet the sweaty things." - Dennis the Menace
Test Subject
#33 Old 26th May 2008 at 10:05 PM
Welcome back Christianlov! We missed you!
Banned
#34 Old 26th May 2008 at 10:08 PM
WOW, I'm speechless! So cool, thank you!
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 26th May 2008 at 10:10 PM
Chris - I am a diehard fan of ur mod/hacks

I especially love the Thinking Cap that allows u 2 speed up skilling time. My sims r clever without the long tiresome skilling thanks 2 ur creative inventions!

Thanks again Christianlov
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 26th May 2008 at 10:16 PM
This is just amazing. It seems kinda strange how EA didn't do anything like this. Thanks for creating and sharing, MM
Field Researcher
#37 Old 26th May 2008 at 10:17 PM
Ooh, great! I will update my manual for it as soon as I get my comp fixed. TY for updating this! ((((Christianlov))))
Test Subject
#38 Old 27th May 2008 at 12:08 AM
I like the idea of this mod, however I have many hacks/mods in my game. How well does this mod work with other mods?
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 27th May 2008 at 12:08 AM
Thanks so much for updating this hack! It is definitely one of my favorites. You may be pleased to know that I was still using it with reasonable success with all expansions and stuff packs installed. Excellent work!

"They can jump, and land, and have no natural predators. Unless, of course, you count me!" *SH-BOOF!* - The Maxx
Test Subject
#40 Old 27th May 2008 at 12:32 AM
This sounds like a great hack, if I remove it will my game be back to the way it was before installing this hack? Sorry, but I am not too bright about things like this.

I am so happy to see you back!!! Now I am hoping that Squinge will return, with the 2 of you I was really in "Hack Heaven".

Thank you very much for sharing your talent, I really do appreciate it.
Alchemist
#41 Old 27th May 2008 at 12:48 AM
Thanks so much. I understand the menus much better in English, too.
Field Researcher
#42 Old 27th May 2008 at 1:15 AM
Thank you! My Sims REALLY missed this mod!
Test Subject
#43 Old 27th May 2008 at 3:44 AM
Hi...I for one am glad to download this mod. I have so many of your mods and I trust your mods. very hack/mod friendly. I do have a question. Do the NPC's need to live in the household, meaning will I need to have a seperate living quarter for them or will they be released to go home (or wherever they go) after the assigned job hour is up? I am only asking because unlike some people who are saying they have missed this mod, this is my first time seeing this and believe me I do have a lot of hacks/mods many many of them are yours...thank you for this mod it is brilliant and definitely better than hiring a nanny...hate the maxis nannies so my mommies always quit working.
Lab Assistant
#44 Old 27th May 2008 at 4:21 AM
This is by far my favorite dowload for TS2. I simply cannot play without it. I kept it even unsupported for Seasons and Free Time. Although missing some functionalities it was working just fine.

So as much as I try I could never thank you enough for it!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#45 Old 27th May 2008 at 5:11 AM Last edited by christianlov : 27th May 2008 at 5:40 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by denisejacquelyndelaney
Hi...I for one am glad to download this mod. I have so many of your mods and I trust your mods. very hack/mod friendly. I do have a question. Do the NPC's need to live in the household, meaning will I need to have a seperate living quarter for them or will they be released to go home (or wherever they go) after the assigned job hour is up? I am only asking because unlike some people who are saying they have missed this mod, this is my first time seeing this and believe me I do have a lot of hacks/mods many many of them are yours...thank you for this mod it is brilliant and definitely better than hiring a nanny...hate the maxis nannies so my mommies always quit working.


Of course, they are released to go home after the assigned job hour is up, so they don't need to live in the houseold.

There are three options available.

One is let them go home by scheduling job hour, like setting up a schedule like "please come to my house at 9:00 AM and then go home at 17:00 PM".

Second is turining on 24 hour option which you can find in the preferences option. With this option turned on and autonomy turned off (my item's autonomy option, not the whole household autonomy one), they will work all day long without sleeping at all. They will be in your lot all day long. But they don't belong to the household.

Third option is here. You may not like it because NPCs are too much robotic and don't look like a sim at all. They just work, work and work. Even nannies work all the time and isn't interested in anything else. Now they need to be like a sim sometimes. They need a fresh air. So if you want a full time maid but you don't like a robot, and you want a more sim-like and lively one, then you can turn on the full time autonomy option and buy the NPC bed. Then they will work, watch TV, take a shower, work again, and then sleep at night.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#46 Old 27th May 2008 at 5:31 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nana62618
This sounds like a great hack, if I remove it will my game be back to the way it was before installing this hack? Sorry, but I am not too bright about things like this.

I am so happy to see you back!!! Now I am hoping that Squinge will return, with the 2 of you I was really in "Hack Heaven".

Thank you very much for sharing your talent, I really do appreciate it.


Sure, you can safely remove all of the items and the game will just go on, but my NPCs remain in the neighborhood. So you have a few options. First one is killing all of the NPCs using the tweak tool. This may look a bit cruel, but anyway the tweak tool can search for my NPCs and wipe out them one by one automatically. Second option is just let them to live a free life, give them freedom and play them sometimes. They are just like other sim except that they are written based on my template file and they can be controlled more.
Field Researcher
#47 Old 27th May 2008 at 6:36 AM
Thank god for this hack. My life is now complete.
Test Subject
#48 Old 27th May 2008 at 8:22 AM
I only have NL and Uni ep's so which download do I need to install?
Lab Assistant
#49 Old 27th May 2008 at 9:03 AM
I loooove this! My only problem: the NPC is invisible! It's fun to watch the dishes float to the sink and wash themselves, but...I'm thinkin' thats not right, so any idea what I did wrong or am missing? I only have Nightlife, and I thought I installed it correctly (I overwrote the file as instructed). I read everything through, but I must have missed something! Any ideas?
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