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Maxis Centerpiece... as Centerpiece! (Centerpiece Enabler for Maxis Small Objects) - Updated 2008/11/23, Added 1 M&G table plant and TV Dinner tray

by Lord Darcy Posted 29th May 2008 at 10:36 AM - Updated 18th Nov 2011 at 8:34 AM by Lord Darcy : v1.0e: Added 1 M&G table plant and TV Dinner tray.
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2008-11-23: Updated to v1.0e. Added 1 M&G table plant and TV Dinner tray.


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As of NL, many Maxis small objects like vases or table lamps work as "centerpieces". If you put one of those centerpieces on a dining table, Sims can still use that table as an eating surface. (Sims won't put plates on it when they're Serving a Meal from fridge, though.)

However, a lot of Maxis small objects are not valid centerpieces, despite their small size. For example, every single object from Happy Holiday Stuff doesn't work as a valid centerpiece. (See the screenshot above.) If you put one of those invalid centerpieces on a dining table, Sims will refuse to use that table to dine on. (Like the tables on the back patio at Crypt O'Night in NL downtown, where small candles prevent Sims from using those tables.)

This mod makes nearly all Maxis small objects up to Mansion & Garden Stuff Pack to function as valid centerpieces. If there are missing small objects, please let me know.
It does NOT work for custom objects.
  • Decorative: small decorative objects (sculptures and plants)
  • Dish: plates, bowls, platters and cakes
  • Electronics: some small electronics
  • Lamp: table lamps

Required EP: NL or later. Even if you don't have any EP, it will work if you have at least one SP. (Except for Happy Holiday Stuff)

Installation:

Place in your My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads folder.
(Or in a subfolder of Downloads folder.)


Technical Stuff: Valid centerpieces have "CT - Allow With Food" BHAV. If you want to make custom objects to work as valid centerpieces, extract one of BHAVs from this mod and add it to the custom object. Change the group of newly added BHAV to 0xFFFFFFFF, otherwise your custom object will work as a hack! Make sure to adjust Instance number to prevent resource conflict.


Changelog:

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: 3.5 KB · Downloads: 50,063 · 25th Mar 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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Lab Assistant
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#76 Old 22nd May 2010 at 6:22 AM
Ahh, thank you so much!!
Test Subject
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#77 Old 16th Jun 2010 at 1:23 AM
TY! it would have driven me crazy to see my sims acting stupid, not using the table when its available and such, this will prevent that little annoyance.
Test Subject
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#78 Old 3rd Aug 2011 at 3:00 AM
This is pretty awesome! Thanks!
Mad Poster
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#79 Old 13th Aug 2011 at 5:44 PM
now this makes decorated tables useful, thanks a lot.
Field Researcher
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#80 Old 30th Oct 2011 at 1:27 AM
Good job. Now these objects can finally be useful
Test Subject
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#81 Old 15th Jan 2012 at 4:40 AM
Love this! It makes everything look more..realistic.
Test Subject
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#82 Old 29th Jan 2012 at 12:36 AM
Very very useful! Thanks! :D
Lab Assistant
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#83 Old 26th Jul 2012 at 5:41 PM
it's been so long but i've finally found you, the genius who thought to do this! thanks
Lab Assistant
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#84 Old 29th Sep 2012 at 3:45 PM
Finally... now my sims can have a nice little candle-light dinner.
Field Researcher
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#85 Old 24th Apr 2014 at 1:50 AM
Finally! it always did annoy me.
Meet Me In My Next Life
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#86 Old 10th Aug 2014 at 10:44 PM
Thank you much this is most needed, now my Sims can act like human and still eat with a centerpiece.
Test Subject
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#87 Old 18th Aug 2014 at 8:20 PM
Thank you ! :)
Mad Poster
#88 Old 5th May 2015 at 3:42 PM
I wrote a tutorial on how to apply this fix to CC objects. I figured I'd post and up the chances it reaches the people who needs it.
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=554590

Retired creator.
Top Secret Researcher
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#89 Old 10th May 2015 at 4:59 PM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
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#90 Old 7th Feb 2017 at 10:35 PM
This always drove me batty! Thank you. <3
Mad Poster
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#91 Old 10th May 2017 at 2:09 AM
Thank you
Test Subject
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#92 Old 28th Oct 2017 at 11:59 AM
Thank you!
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