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Testers Wanted: Vampire Coffin Mod (Updated 3/19/2007)

by syberspunk Posted 6th Jan 2006 at 3:52 AM - Updated 20th Mar 2007 at 4:26 AM by syberspunk : Minor update to allow vampires to user-directed access for coffins
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Vampire Coffin Mod v1.15 for TS2GLS v1.0p0
Made by: syberspunk

This mod was originally inspired by XPTL297's Coffin4VampiresOnly mod found at VS. I wanted similar functionality, and I was determined to find out why there were problems with the option showing up for other sims. I'm fairly certain I found the issue (see Compatibility below for further details). In anycase, this mod is different in that it features the following:
  • Autonomy for Sleeping in the coffin is restricted to resident Vampires Only (i.e. Vampires who live on the current lot)
  • Visiting Vampires who are invited to spend the night may still use the coffin
  • The user can still direct non-vamped sims to sleep in the coffin if they wish.
  • There are two additional options: Sleep (which allows you to direct your sim to sleep in the coffin regardless of what outfit they are wearing i.e. they won't change into PJs or Underwear) and Sleep Naked (which allows you to duh! ).
  • There is now a 20% random chance of death via the Peek interaction.
    Original requirements still remain (at least 4 motives must be in the red, and one of them must not be bladder - if bladder is in the red, the sim will piss themselves instead)
  • Vampires will no longer be creeped out. They should just shrug instead.
  • Knowledge sims will no longer be creeped out. They should approve instead.
  • Best Friends who are NOT Knowledge sims or Vampires will watch distressed, while all other sims should worry in general.
  • If the sleeping Vampire in the Coffin scares the Peeker, and the Peeker is a Vampire or Best Friend, they will react differently based on personality.
  • If the sim is playful, they will get a relationship boost, otherwise they will react negatively and take a relationship hit.
  • The sleeping Vampire will always take a relationship hit, because they are sleeping! Why would you want to disturb a sleeping vampire?
  • If the Peeker is a Best Friend, the relationship hit should be smaller.
  • If the Peeker is not a best friend, they will most likely sob and will always take a relationship hit.
  • Includes Bug Fix from J.M. Pescado's vampirefixes Critical bug fix (See below for more details).

This is a global mod that affects all Coffins.

Minor updates for OFB version. Also available, compatible version for use with twojeffs Smart Beds hack in testing. Subject to change should further updates be needed. Make sure this loads last after twojeffs' mod.

Note: Instructions for changing the the % random chance of death will be included in a README.

This MUST be in your Downloads folder, typically found under:

C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\My Documents\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\Downloads


Obviously this only affects you if you have an older version.

Nightlife ONLY, tested and approved. Feedback appreciated! Please let me know if sims do not behave as expected.

This hack is NOT compatible with XPTL297's original Vampire Only mod. Since that is what I based it on, but decided to change much of the functionality. His mod completely disables the Sleep interaction for non-vamps.

This hack may have a minor conflict with Crammyboy's nudist hack. It is this conflict with XPTL297's Coffin4VampiresOnly mod that was causing the error where the option will still show up for certain sims. If you use Crammyboy's nudist hack, to prevent any potential conflicts, you should rename your hacks so that this one loads last (Hacks load in alphabetical order - a first to z last).

This hack has a minor conflict with J.M. Pescado's vampirefixes Critical bug fix. This mod has been updated to include the critical fix (see Version History below) and has been renamed so that it will load after, and thus override J.M. Pescado's fix. If you use J.M. Pescado's vampirefixes (which I highly recommend that you do ), then this hack Must load after, otherwise you may experience unexpected behaviour (most likely, you will only lose the ability to Sleep in any outfit).

I have tested this in my game and it appears to work fine.

This hack is compatible with most, if not all mods by MATY crew (Pescado, TJ, and CBoy), dizzy, and probably more. Again, up to you to help me determine any possible conflicts.


REMINDER and fine print (to cover my ass ) :
Remember to ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR DATA BEFORE INSTALLING NEW HACKS. By using this hack, you agree to absolve me of any responsibility or liability for any potential loss of or damage to your data. You have been warned.

HOW TO REPORT: Conflicts, problems, or errors
I would appreciate any constructive criticism and feedback that is actually helpful. With that in mind, it would be helpful, when reporting any conflicts or issues, that you include the following:

1) thorough but reasonably brief description of what you were doing
2) clear, comprehendible explanation of your problem
3) list of hacks that may be related vampires or coffins
4) archived (.rar or .zip) of log produced by error

Posts which do not include a clear description of what your problem is will be pretty much ignored. (i.e. posts such as "This does not work! I am taking it out! You suck! Nice try! etc.") I can't and won't help you if you don't explain what's wrong.

Please be nice when trying to explain your problem and I might be nice and help you.

:grouphug: Finally, my Thank Yous go to:

XPTL297 for inspiration and his original mod. J.M. Pescado, twojeffs, dizzy2, and jase439 for being excellent tutors and providing excellent models in their mods. As always, thanks to those creators who've put out some excellent modding tutorials, Quaxi and co for SimPE, and dizzy2 for disaSim2, and the finally letters T and S, and the number 2, all of whom, without which this mod would not be possible.

If I left anyone out, I apologize in advance. You know who you are and you deserve my thanks.


There is a minor issue with the get Creeped out animation for Vampires and Knowledge sims. The coffin will open after they walk over to the side. If I ever figure out how to properly do animations and sync them, I may fix this in the future. But for now, I'm too lazy to dig deeper into this. I feel that this minor enough to overlook. :P

Version History:
v1.10 - Includes Bug Fix from J.M. Pescado's vampirefixes that "... eliminates newly discovered potential 'vampire killer' that can result in the death of sleeping vampires if they were last seen fleeing from the sun at some community lot." Forcibly resets motives back to sleeping-decay rates.
v1.11 - Fixed bug involving test for Knowledge Aspiration
v1.12 - Updated for OFB - only OFB users should use new version (adds some Servo checks and other minor code changes)
Note: Community Lot use enabled
v1.13 - Minor tweaks to OFB version. Sleepable on community lots with businesses only if business is open.
v1.14 - Compatible version for use with twojeffs' Smart Beds.
v1.15 - Minor update to allow vampires to user-directed access for coffins

More options for sleeping in the coffin:

A fellow vampire doesn't get creeped out:

A playful sim who is best friends will get scared, but find it fun AND funny! :haha:

Tags: #vampire, #coffin, #'vamps, #only'

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

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
OFB - vampirecoffinmod plus Smart

Size: 7.1 KB · Downloads: 3,234 · 15th Oct 2006
7.1 KB 3,234 15th Oct 2006

Size: 7.1 KB · Downloads: 3,596 · 7th Mar 2006
7.1 KB 3,596 7th Mar 2006

Size: 6.2 KB · Downloads: 4,344 · 25th Jan 2006
6.2 KB 4,344 25th Jan 2006
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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#2 Old 6th Jan 2006 at 3:55 AM
thank you! what a good idea! *downloading*

New Policy,applies to all my meshes ^-^
Im not meshing/Simming now,details in my Policy thing
#3 Old 6th Jan 2006 at 4:11 AM
Is this likely to conflict with the Smart Coffin from ?

"Even the computer industry failed to see the importance of the Internet, but that's not saying much. Let's face it, the computer industry failed to see that the century would end." - Douglas Adams
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 6th Jan 2006 at 4:36 AM
Thanks! This will make my vamp homes more realistic. I never liked how vamps would be fearful of their own mate if they were a vamp ... :p

"I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir." -David Bowie
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#5 Old 6th Jan 2006 at 6:27 AM
Originally Posted by gwillewyn
Is this likely to conflict with the Smart Coffin from ?

Thanks for letting me know about this hack. No, they do NOT conflict. That hack mods a different, specific BHAV which mine does not touch, so they should both work together in the game. My only minor gripe is that they changed the Catalog Description, which I think is unnecessary, since it is a global mod and Not an Object hack. :shrug:

In any case, you can use both in your game and it should be fine. Let me know if you have any problems. :thumb:

#6 Old 6th Jan 2006 at 4:14 PM Last edited by gwillewyn : 6th Jan 2006 at 4:23 PM. Reason: Ignore me, I can't read....
Sounds wonderful.
I'm going to test this as soon as I finish some other experiments.

"Even the computer industry failed to see the importance of the Internet, but that's not saying much. Let's face it, the computer industry failed to see that the century would end." - Douglas Adams
Field Researcher
#7 Old 6th Jan 2006 at 6:38 PM
This is great! Thanks! :D
Test Subject
#8 Old 7th Jan 2006 at 6:39 AM
Wicked! Well done!

Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 7th Jan 2006 at 11:55 AM
Very nice, thank you
Test Subject
#10 Old 7th Jan 2006 at 10:41 PM
Great - I'm sure the Vampyrre family will find it useful. On a different note, could you please try and do a hack to allow babies and children to be vampires and not just teens and older?

Thanks for reading this syberspunk
#11 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 11:15 PM
Downloaded. I'll check when the opportunity comes 'cause I do not play vampires that much, but Thanks for the link.
Test Subject
#12 Old 15th Jan 2006 at 7:59 PM
I was just thinking yesterday, what kind of vampire sleeps in pajamas?
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 18th Jan 2006 at 4:17 AM
The Sim kind! What kind of vampire goes around going "bleh!" either? And, Syberspunk, this is an awesome mod, I downloaded right away! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 6:16 PM
Thank you!! for your work keep it up!!( My brother and law wants to marry a fire man to . Hope to see more of your work!!

Field Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 25th Jan 2006 at 10:50 AM
Added Critical fix from Pescado's vampirefixes hack. Please read the first post for special info regarding installation. Thanks.

Lab Assistant
#16 Old 23rd Feb 2006 at 7:17 PM
great mod, thank you
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#17 Old 2nd Mar 2006 at 4:24 AM
Updated: Fixed a "minor" bug involving the test for Knowledge Aspiration. It should work properly now. Please let me know if you experience any problems.


PS. I have not yet received the OFB EP. I'm hoping that my hacks will still be compatible, but you never know. Feel free to post or PM me and let me know if you have any problems with any of my mods.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 7th Mar 2006 at 7:51 AM
I'm patiently awaiting for the update to this mod.... okay not so patiently.... i'm biting my nails!!! arrgg...
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#19 Old 7th Mar 2006 at 8:38 AM
Originally Posted by Bain
I'm patiently awaiting for the update to this mod.... okay not so patiently.... i'm biting my nails!!! arrgg...

Wait no longer, but please do test. I haven't had a chance to test "in game" yet all my changes so I'm basically going by code. :P

Anyhew, I've updated this for OFB, so if you have OFB you must use the new version. It has some checks regarding Servo and a few other minor changes. Additionally, I've disabled the Comm Lot check (for coffins only) so your vamps at least should be able to use coffins on Community Lots. I believe Echo has a mod that enables sleeping on Comm Lots for beds in general over here.


And remember to report any problems or issues, or even just to let me know that it indeed works and you have no problems at all.

Lab Assistant
#20 Old 14th Apr 2006 at 8:47 AM
Yes!!! The vampires were one of the best things about nightlife.... This makes them much much better!

What was it like to see
The face of your own stability
Suddenly look away
Leaving you with the dead and hopeless?
Test Subject
#21 Old 16th Jul 2006 at 1:19 PM
Fantastic, thank you so much! =D
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 16th Aug 2006 at 2:54 AM
I finally ran Paladin's Conflict Detector. This is what I came up with.

File Type: BHAV
Procedure Name: Interaction - Sleep TEST
Group ID: 0x7FB6CAE4
Instance ID: 0x00001008
Packages Containing This Procedure:
\downloads\Mods\Global Mods\Crammyboy - Nudist Mod\CBOY_nudist.package
\downloads\Mods\Global Mods\syberspunk - Vampire Coffin Mod\zvampirecoffinmod.package

Any cause for worry here? I haven't seen any difficulties from game play, just thought I should post it
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#23 Old 16th Aug 2006 at 5:33 AM
This is a 'harmless' conflict, except I made additional changes to that same BHAV. Crammyboy's hack basically allows sims to sleep in the coffin naked. This functionality is also included in my hack, so that's why you don't see any problem gameplay wise, but my other changes provide more options: As you can see from one of the pics, you have:

Sleep in Underwear
Sleep in Pajamas
Sleep Naked
and Sleep - which let's sims sleep in whatever current outfit they are wearing

And the other changes prevent non vamps from autonomously trying to sleep in the coffin, which I kind of found annoying. You should still be able to manually direct non vamps to sleep in the coffin if you want.

Test Subject
#24 Old 5th Nov 2006 at 4:06 AM
Default thank you
you ALWAYS make the best mods
awsome thank you X) your awsome
Test Subject
#25 Old 18th Jan 2007 at 11:49 PM
Theres a bit of a conflict with this, My sims can't get into coffin, Vampire sims get an error what do I do?
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