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

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NPC081227.zip | Please download this if you don't have EP8.

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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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Test Subject
#126 Old 8th Jul 2008 at 2:32 AM
Can I just do the stove and not the painting? If I put both then I get 2 ain1's. Also, I have the autonomy set to full time and clicked on autonomy sit and they just stand near the stove. I can't get them to sit at all. And she will not go to bed.
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#127 Old 8th Jul 2008 at 5:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BJF
Can I just do the stove and not the painting? If I put both then I get 2 ain1's. Also, I have the autonomy set to full time and clicked on autonomy sit and they just stand near the stove. I can't get them to sit at all. And she will not go to bed.


you can use normal stoves (including custom ones). ain1s will cook using them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BJF
And she will not go to bed.


please do following things.

1. turn on autonomy full option.
2. please set up time plan to let them work overnight. they will sleep from 0:00 to 5:00.
2. please buy the special bed for ains.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BJF
Also, I have the autonomy set to full time and clicked on autonomy sit and they just stand near the stove.


i do not see this in my game.
Test Subject
#128 Old 8th Jul 2008 at 9:45 AM
YAY.....that update fixed me. Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#129 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 4:29 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by christianlov1
Could you give me your log?


I downloaded the latest Ikea hack and it works now!!!!!!! WOAH!!! I'm overjoyed!!!


Thank you sooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *o*

Test Subject
#130 Old 12th Jul 2008 at 3:50 PM
Hi Christ, I hope your problem with your password will be resolve soon
I don't have major problem with All-In-One, but the nanny don't recognize the Free-Time nursery stuff, and this stuff have a better look then the original one.
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Original Poster
#131 Old 12th Jul 2008 at 10:55 PM
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Original Poster
#132 Old 12th Jul 2008 at 10:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dan_sims2
Hi Christ, I hope your problem with your password will be resolve soon
I don't have major problem with All-In-One, but the nanny don't recognize the Free-Time nursery stuff, and this stuff have a better look then the original one.


have you tried "recognizing"?
Field Researcher
#133 Old 15th Jul 2008 at 1:40 PM
When in CAS, I keep getting the message that the controllers are missing and should be re-installed.
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Original Poster
#134 Old 15th Jul 2008 at 2:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FLChicago
When in CAS, I keep getting the message that the controllers are missing and should be re-installed.


it was updated. please download again.

http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost...9&postcount=127
Test Subject
#135 Old 16th Jul 2008 at 10:46 AM
Do we have to worry about their needs and wants ect.
Field Researcher
#136 Old 17th Jul 2008 at 12:58 PM
Thanks a lot.
Lab Assistant
#137 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 10:09 AM
I like the idea of this hack, but where do you find the All-In-One Painting as you suggest to use with the program?
Test Subject
#138 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 5:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by christianlov
have you tried "recognizing"?

Yes, and it's said a message about I don't have custom content for toddler or baby.
And I made some test and wen I used the FT nursery potty train, change table or baby bed, the nanny act like those things don't exist, I think they probably have there own GUID Maxi code.
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#139 Old 20th Jul 2008 at 12:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dan_sims2
Yes, and it's said a message about I don't have custom content for toddler or baby.
And I made some test and wen I used the FT nursery potty train, change table or baby bed, the nanny act like those things don't exist, I think they probably have there own GUID Maxi code.


because most of the toddler items have no category number at all, it's hard to see if which one is changing table, which one is high chair and so on. so, if there are new toddler items installed, even if they are maxis ones, my nannies will ignore them. do they say there is no custom content for toddlers, even if you have toddlers seated on those objects and click the option?
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#140 Old 20th Jul 2008 at 1:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by helter
Do we have to worry about their needs and wants ect.


No, we don't, the controller will take of them.
Test Subject
#141 Old 20th Jul 2008 at 8:16 PM Last edited by kool24 : 21st Jul 2008 at 9:10 AM.
Welcome back !!!! i have question..

How do the Ain1/ nanny's work with the door's? In the old verion b4 you came back, They wasn't reconized as part of the household ect. for locked door's and so on.

Thanks!!! Alot
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UPdate for cash Register
I have Ain1 on my lot with a buisness on it. I have the modern cash register, And the Ain1 does sales and restocking

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Lab Assistant
#142 Old 24th Jul 2008 at 9:54 AM
Hi there, Thanks so much for this hack i LOVE it, however, for some reason when i get the Nanny picture and put it in the nursery the game begins to run painfully slowly. (like everytime i click the mouse it waits about ten seconds to respond, very irritating.) I have only had the nanny as well as the fruit picture that brings in the other NPC which works fine on its own, but everytime i put in the nanny pic it craps down. Any idea why that might be? I still love the hack and will use it reguardless but it would be good to be able to use the nanny part too!!! Thanks, Jess
Test Subject
#143 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 3:20 AM
Hi, I commented on this wonderful creation/hack probably over a month ago. It worked great! I had the nanny and the maid and they were excellent... But unfortunitely at that time my specs weren't so great and my computer did a lot of pausing with so many sims moving around in the house so I had to say farewell to my npcs... When I ended their services there was someone taking a shower- but no one there, someone going to the bathroom- but no one was there... I saw this because of the "blur" that usaully goes around the sim when doing those things... And even when I exited the game and went back... The "invisible" was still there LOL! I wind up moving the family out of that "haunted" house.. But anyways, that's not why I'm commenting. I have a better graphics card and power supply now and I "recalled" my npc's.. I recalled the nanny first- and she was awful! She did nothing but wipe down the counters... And neglected the kid when the first time I had her she was teaching the child and everything.. I had all the things to where the said like "teach off" Which I'm assuming means click for it to be off and so that it's actually on... Same with all settings... I got rid of her and got the maid... But the maid doesn't do much socializing. She doesn't spend the night even though I have the npc bed. All those things r confusing... In how they're worded.. And I have no idea how or what I did the first time... I probably just clicked things and got it to go the way i wanted it to by luck... PLEASE Tell me what to click like I have 3 sections.. that I'm so confused on like autonmy, sit, fulltime... It seems when I clcik one something else has changed a long with it... I've looked through the comments and others problems but to no prevail...I'm an idiot, unfortunitely... So please tell me what the setting should say and what i should do to get a live in maid that does eveything and is sociable... And also I know the table has to be clear of decorative stuff and the kitchen with the table has to be one room with the picture and oven but I hate eat in kitchens and I couldn't bare to part with my cashcraft victorian place settings so I was just wondering is all that necessary just for her to serve food but npc will still cook it and just not serve it? Or it has to be the way u state or nothing not even cooking? Thank u in advance if u happen to reply... Thanks, Alan
Test Subject
#144 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 11:53 AM
Welcome back! This was my all time must-have hack, and it worked quite well with Seasons. There wasn't a household that didn't have one of your NPCs. I will give the new version a go. Thanks so much!!!
Test Subject
#145 Old 1st Aug 2008 at 2:55 PM
Thanks so much for this hack.

I've been searching this thread for a couple days and haven't found anything about the problem I am having. I have a single sim with a child. She works so I have scheduled the nanny to show up at 3pm with the school bus. The problem is that the nanny shows up and says something like, "Hey, there aren't any children here, I'm leaving." If I change it to 4pm my children will end up at social services. I think this thing with the nanny not staying if there aren't any children is new. Should I install 080717? or am I doing something wrong (like a setting I'm not aware of)?
Test Subject
#146 Old 5th Aug 2008 at 2:42 PM
will it work for free time too wich one should i download
Test Subject
#147 Old 5th Aug 2008 at 2:42 PM
will it work for free time too wich one should i download
Lab Assistant
#148 Old 8th Aug 2008 at 9:41 PM
Wow! I've always wanted something like this, it's brilliant how it does all of my sims' chores for them, even the gardening :D
However there is this thing that annoys me a bit, the Ain1 keeps leaving trash bags on the floor outside my sims' houses which i have to keep deleting. I don't know if this is because it's conflicting with another hack in my game or something like that. Also when the Ain1 picks up puppies and kittens they sometimes disappear as if you had deleted them in buy mode because they come back after you've come back from a community lot. Again I don't know if this is my fault because I have a few other hacks installed but any advice would be helpful. thanks
Test Subject
#149 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 10:51 PM
First of all - well done and thanks for a great hack.

Secondly, I was testing this out, with a single parent sim with two infants. I have all expansions, and a few stuff packs. The nanny made no move to pick up the infants, even when they were crying and had green stink lines above them. I see from previous posts this could be as I was using the sleigh crib from FT. And then, my controlled sim went to work...or tried to. I had a message saying "I know I have other responsibilities...but I can't leave the little ones home alone.." So - she doesn't go to work, even though the nanny is there, and subsequently gets fired, but that's beyond the point. Also, the nanny mainly just stands there or tries to talk to my controllable sim, even when there is housework to do, and I often have to click "Get back to work" for her to, er, get back to work.

Despite this - great mod. Everything else works perfectly.
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Original Poster
#150 Old 12th Aug 2008 at 1:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by whatkatydid
First of all - well done and thanks for a great hack.

Secondly, I was testing this out, with a single parent sim with two infants. I have all expansions, and a few stuff packs. The nanny made no move to pick up the infants, even when they were crying and had green stink lines above them. I see from previous posts this could be as I was using the sleigh crib from FT.


there is an 'recognize' option which let you use ft objects. you have to use that option first if you want to use those non-base game baby items.

Quote:
Originally Posted by whatkatydid
And then, my controlled sim went to work...or tried to. I had a message saying "I know I have other responsibilities...but I can't leave the little ones home alone.." So - she doesn't go to work, even though the nanny is there, and subsequently gets fired, but that's beyond the point.


i do not see this in my game

Quote:
Originally Posted by whatkatydid
Also, the nanny mainly just stands there or tries to talk to my controllable sim, even when there is housework to do, and I often have to click "Get back to work" for her to, er, get back to work.


you have to use 'recognize' option as explained above. if you don't, nannies hardly do anything. also, turn off the autonomy option.
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