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OFB Craft Objects Collections *Pets update*

by windkeeper Posted 10th Mar 2006 at 12:20 AM - Updated 16th Dec 2008 at 2:52 PM by -Maylin-
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Two collection files of custom crafted objects that are normally made at craft stations in OFB. With these you can buy the craft objects directly from the game catalog instead.

==> Installation: Place OFBCraftObjects.package and OFBCraftObjectsCommunity.package files in your Collections folder (My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Collections). The new collection called "OFB Craft Objects" will appear in your game catalog under Collections. One is visible on residential lots, the other - on community lots. Residential file also includes dining podiums and restaurant stove.

To remove: Delete the files named above.

==> Special instructions for robots (except servo): Turn on moveobjects cheat code (moveobjects on). Buy a robot and a base unit for that type of robot - hover base for flying robots, rover base for others - place the base unit on the ground first, place the robot on top. Turn off the cheat code (moveobjects off).


*Update* Added two OFB community counters to the residential file. One is a Story Book style, the other is modern.

*Update* Added car podium to the residential file, as reqiested.

*Oct 21/06* BIG THANKS to Twojeffs for updated collection files! If you have Pets EP, download the new files. Note, you have to use collection folder in BUILD MODE. Also the objects still appear greyed out in the collection folder. But at least it they are usable again!
      Living: Living Room
      Dining: Dining Room
      Study: Study/Office
Maxis Flags:
      Unlocked: Unlocked Maxis Content

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

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Size: 5.2 KB · Downloads: 21,304 · 10th Mar 2006
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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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Lab Assistant
#101 Old 24th Jun 2007 at 11:06 AM
Thank you! It was rather needed! :D
Lab Assistant
#102 Old 1st Jul 2007 at 7:56 PM
Originally Posted by Shelobs_Sneak
Could you make a collections for 'Seasons'.

I still get all objects (except the flowers) greyed out. And when I'm editing comunity lots i only get the first flower. I guess it's becuase i have seasons.

The objects are greyed out for me too, but they work anyway; you have to go into build mode and choose the collection from there, though. I have Seasons, with both patches, and it still works fine.

Thanks for a lovely and helpful mod!
#103 Old 17th Jul 2007 at 3:10 AM
Oh my! No more endless sim weeks spent at crafting items just to get those evil toys! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#104 Old 8th Sep 2007 at 2:26 AM
Just to let you know that this isn't working correctly with Bon Voyage. I have tried in build and buy mode and the only things I can place are flowers. This was working fine right before I installed BV, as I decked out my founders house with some items, then I went to another house post BV install and all I could use were flowers.
I've run with testingcheats enabled but no errors were produced.


I try to take one day at a time, but lately several days have been attacking me at once.

Owner - Sublime Sims -
Test Subject
#105 Old 12th Sep 2007 at 1:40 PM
same problem here with bon voyage. only flowers work fine, but others i can't place. update would be appreciated thanx
Test Subject
#106 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 11:25 AM
Windkeeper is no longer making any items for the Sims. As far as I know she has some problems with her health.
So that would be nice, if someone could update that collection.
Field Researcher
#107 Old 15th Oct 2007 at 9:19 PM
She's back at TSR. Let's hope she doesn't forget us here either.
#108 Old 26th Oct 2007 at 8:44 PM
Thank you for all the hard work you've put into creating Sims 2 things for all of us. I hope your health improves...take care of yourself, Windkeeper. We all miss you, holler now and then to let us all know how you are doing.
Top Secret Researcher
#109 Old 8th Nov 2007 at 5:54 PM Last edited by fway : 15th Jul 2008 at 10:33 AM.
Jaxad over here has a colllection of items that belong on community lots from the BaseGame to OFB. And they Show Up as Custom Content (Hacked I Believe) But No Problems With BV (Since I Have It) Everything Seems to Be Buyable. I can Still Run a home restaurant without any problems.

Test Subject
#110 Old 20th Dec 2007 at 10:12 PM
I would definitely love if this would be updated for the new expansions. Thanks!!
Lab Assistant
6th Feb 2008 at 6:52 PM
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Lab Assistant
#111 Old 6th Feb 2008 at 6:53 PM
Hi Windkeeper, I was very pleased to find these collections files as I have wanted the OFB Stove in my residental homes for ages! But although the collection is showing up (tried putting the files in downloads & collection folders with same results) I can only access the OFB flowers! I have all the SIMS 2 Extension pack (up to Bon Voyage) & Stuff packs (up to Teen Style Stuff). Help!
Lab Assistant
#112 Old 6th Mar 2008 at 10:54 PM
Dear Windkeeper

In Bon Voyage, I am told, all non-buyable objects cease to appear in collections, I was wondering if you had a fix for this, perhaps making these items buyable..

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Test Subject
#113 Old 13th Aug 2008 at 9:47 AM
wow this is awesome!! but i cant use them anymore eversince i got freetime expansion... are you going to be making any updates on that??
Test Subject
#114 Old 18th Aug 2008 at 6:56 AM
I've put the hacks into both my download and collections folder and nothing is working. I realy only want to be able to have restaurants for home businesses, if someone could help me out with even just that I'd be grateful! What am I missing?
Lab Assistant
#115 Old 19th Aug 2008 at 2:32 AM
Hacked collections no longer work with BV, Seasons or FT. If you have any or all of those installed, this will no longer work. Blame Maxis.

I try to take one day at a time, but lately several days have been attacking me at once.

Owner - Sublime Sims -
Test Subject
#116 Old 19th Aug 2008 at 4:20 AM
so just to be clear, if I have any expansion above pets, this will not work; and if so, will there be any up-dates for the expansions after pets?. thanks for your time.
Test Subject
#117 Old 9th Nov 2008 at 10:52 AM
Most of the pictures were grayed out in they didn't show up only the floweres weren;t grayed out so they appeared. In short most of it doesn't work!
Test Subject
#118 Old 29th Nov 2008 at 5:35 AM
So which one do I put in downloads and which do I put in collections?

That's why you never see it coming. That's why you never see the lies behind those eyes...
Test Subject
#119 Old 17th Mar 2009 at 4:47 PM
i can't use the objects they are grey please help me i need help X(
Test Subject
#120 Old 17th Mar 2009 at 4:49 PM
i want this download really bad please help me
Test Subject
#121 Old 20th May 2009 at 5:34 PM

is there a chance that someone will update this download to apartment life? I´m really disappointed because it´s all grey, please, please, if anybody can do this, please DO IT!!! ;-)


PS: I hope, I wrote it understandable, English is not my language.
Test Subject
#122 Old 21st Jun 2009 at 6:11 AM
Originally Posted by windkeeper
Are you trying on residential or community lot? Current file is for residential, I'm working on the community file.
what exactly does this mod do...?
Lab Assistant
#123 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 9:57 AM
Hi! Since this isn't working for people who have BV etc, can anyone who knows other places we can get these things provide links? Cheers!
Test Subject
#124 Old 28th Jan 2010 at 2:14 AM
Hey, to use these items, go into build mode and access the collections folder from there.
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