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TeenStar PC -> New Name: PC Omega 3000 - Updated for FREETIME

by CtfG Posted 12th Mar 2006 at 2:42 AM - Updated 16th Apr 2008 at 12:48 PM by CtfG : Update FREETIME, Bugfix info
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Description:
This updated version (2007-04-24) contains a few more options:
- Buy Electronics Online (Cellphone, MP3-Player, Handheld Game)
- Buy Potions Online (all pots the Gypsy and the Garden Club offer, plus Perfume)
- Buy Magazines Online
All items are teleported into the active sim's inventory.
French text by Youri987.


The version "CtfG_TeenStarPC.package" will work with all game versions. Seperate versions are no longer necessary. I will leave the older versions here, though, to ensure compatibility, for whatever reasons might occur.


Features:
- Teens may move out, write novels, quit school and enter public / private school. All other functions of the original game, like eMail, games, chat and so on, remain as they were.
- With Uni (EP1) installed, teens may apply for scholarship, review scholarship and move to college if they meet the game conditions like grades high enough.
- With OfB (EP3) installed, teens may perform any OfB-related action, like buying community lots, hiring employees and so on.
- Children may move out (option added in September 2006 by request; please read included documentation for further comments on this one) and enter public/private school.
- No memory update for entering Private School; this is still linked to the Headmaster's agreement.
- Teens and kids receive the usual §20,000 when they move out, and they can determine if other members of the household shall move out with them (function uses the standard move-out screen). After moving out and having saved the lot, the teens/kids can be found in the neighborhood bin. From there, they can be added to an existing household, or they can buy a lot / house and thus create a new household.
- Though it is possible for children to establish a new household by using this PC, it is highly recommended to only add them into an already existing household! Remember that children cannot pay bills or go shopping, and when they live alone, the social worker is not far away. Try this option at your own risk, and don't sue me when the social worker picks up your single-living child. You have been warned. Teenagers, though, can live on their own without any problem as long as they pay the bills.
- Young adults, adults and elders can only repair and turn off this PC (latter option added in September 2006)
- No loss of family ties or relations to friends and lovers
- Pie menu both in english and german. Other languages will (hopefully) default to english.
- Based on Maxis' standard PC, so no extra mesh is needed.
- Five colors (blue as default, green, lilac, red and yellow as additional colors included)
- Available under "Electronics - TV/Video & Computer"
- GUID registered with SimPE to avoid conflicts with other SimPE-registered mods / hacks.

This ZIP-file contains:
- CtfG_TeenStarPC.package
- this readme-file

Installation:
Extract the .package file into your Downloads folder under:
- English/US version: MyDocuments\EA Games\The Sims 2
- Deutsche Version: Eigene Dateien\EA Games\Die Sims 2
If you use one of the former "CtfG_PC01" versions, delete it prior to game start.

Uninstallation:
Just delete the file stated above, or move it to any folder outside of the subfolder "EA Games". For future reference, you may want to print this readme file.

Update 2006-11-02
Pets-compliant: Yes. No further modifications necessary.

Update 2006-12-05
Added the possibility to enter adult jobs. See paragraph "Description" on top.

Update 2007-03-30
- Added the six SSN careers
- Added online shopping of clothes with discount
- Fixed a bug that did not delete the school when a teen got promoted to an adult job position. Undid the changes for school values in GUID1 and GUID2.

Update 2007-03-30
Added the options to buy magazines, electronics and potions online.


Please download "CtfG_TeenStarPC_v0.51_SSN.zip" if you have "Seasons" installed! If you already downloaded v0.5.01, then please re-download v0.51. Thank you.


Update 2008-04-02
Updated for FREETIME. Please use the new file "PC-Omega-3000_v0.1.07_FT.rar" if you have EP7 FreeTime. Also check the manual; there are some changes regarding EP6 Bon Voyage. Thank you.


Bugfix 2008-04-03
Please check here for further details:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...762#post1920762
If you have downloaded the new PC for FT since yesterday, please download again. There's now a manual included (englisch and german) which lists all new pie menu interactions and gives also in-detail explanation.

Vironin


Bugfix 2008-04-16
Please check here for further details:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...895#post1928895
Teens can now move out again. Use file "TK_PC-Omega-3000_v0.1.07_FT-Hotfix_A.rar" for this. Please read the post above if you use InTeenimater!



Recoloring of this object made possible by: Numenor's CEP




Conditions & Disclaimer:

1.
This object and all related files are given to the community "as is". During my tests, no problems showed up. However, I cannot guarantee that all functions will work under all circumstances and/or on all computers. Use all files and mod-options at your own risk!

2.
This object shall not be re-posted to any other site. It is (and shall be) available ONLY through http://www.modthesims2.com. If you downloaded this zip-file or any of its contents from any other site, please inform me by sending a private message to CtfG on modthesims2. Thank you.

3.
Feel free to recolor this object and post any recolor to modthesims2, but please include a link to the original object you recolored. Every modder likes to take at least some credits for his/her work, and pretending that you created this mod from scratch will be very bad for your reputation and karma, and it will also have a negative affect on your christmas gifts. Guaranteed.


Have fun with this mod!

CtfG (on MTS2)

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
TK_PC-Omega-3000_v0.1.07_FT-Hotfix_A.rar

Size: 2.0 KB · Downloads: 6,759 · 16th Apr 2008
2.0 KB 6,759 16th Apr 2008
PC-Omega-3000_v0.1.07_FT.rar

Size: 1.10 MB · Downloads: 7,107 · 2nd Apr 2008
1.10 MB 7,107 2nd Apr 2008
CtfG_TeenStarPC_v0.51_SSN.zip

Size: 1.14 MB · Downloads: 13,385 · 24th Apr 2007
1.14 MB 13,385 24th Apr 2007
CtfG_TeenStarPC.zip

Size: 1.13 MB · Downloads: 21,473 · 5th Dec 2006
1.13 MB 21,473 5th Dec 2006
CtfG_PC01_Uni-OfB.zip

Size: 1.08 MB · Downloads: 13,262 · 31st Oct 2006
1.08 MB 13,262 31st Oct 2006
CtfG_PC01_OfB.zip

Size: 1.08 MB · Downloads: 11,753 · 31st Oct 2006
1.08 MB 11,753 31st Oct 2006
CtfG_PC01_Uni.zip

Size: 1.08 MB · Downloads: 12,309 · 31st Oct 2006
1.08 MB 12,309 31st Oct 2006
CtfG_PC01.zip

Size: 1.08 MB · Downloads: 19,580 · 7th Oct 2006
1.08 MB 19,580 7th Oct 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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Scholar
#2 Old 12th Mar 2006 at 2:45 AM
Pretty cool, but I think the inTeenImater has been updated now though.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#3 Old 12th Mar 2006 at 2:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by zookini
Pretty cool, but I think the inTeenImater has been updated now though.


I just checked the site under http://mysite.verizon.net/aestudios/sims2/
This is what Jase wrote: "...I have stated that things are a bit of a mess with InTeen right now, and I am trying to determine if/when/how to go about such an update. ..."

So the whole package of InTeenImater is not updated yet, and there is no deadline as to when it will happen. That's the reason why I forced myself to do this PC
Guest
#4 Old 12th Mar 2006 at 10:56 AM
:bandit: nice :wave:
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 12th Mar 2006 at 6:47 PM
This is really great, this is compatiable with OFB right?
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 12th Mar 2006 at 10:04 PM
How does it work when the teen has moved out then? Can they really move into a lot by themselves?
Guest
#7 Old 12th Mar 2006 at 10:20 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Netza
How does it work when the teen has moved out then? Can they really move into a lot by themselves?

Yes, I have experimented with this myself--trying to get teen sims to be on their own. You can move out the adult, and leave the teen there. Then go into neighborhoods and move the teen sim out of the house into another one... It's a loooong way to go about it, but it's possible.

This just makes it WAY easier! Thanks so much!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 12th Mar 2006 at 10:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by [email protected]
Yes, I have experimented with this myself--trying to get teen sims to be on their own. You can move out the adult, and leave the teen there. Then go into neighborhoods and move the teen sim out of the house into another one... It's a loooong way to go about it, but it's possible.

This just makes it WAY easier! Thanks so much!


Great then, thanks.
Guest
#9 Old 13th Mar 2006 at 1:09 AM
Awesome! Just today I was playing my money-tight sims and wishing their two teen boys could do more to make money. Now they can!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#10 Old 13th Mar 2006 at 11:44 AM Last edited by CtfG : 13th Mar 2006 at 11:49 AM. Reason: Edited my usual typos...
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaegotH
This is really great, this is compatiable with OFB right?

Yes, it is. No problems with OFB right now, and I've played OFB extensively lately.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Netza
How does it work when the teen has moved out then? Can they really move into a lot by themselves?

The move-out option is like the standard option for young adults, adults & elders. The teen will get the usual §20,000, will move to the neighborhood bin and can be moved from there into any other empty residential lot in any neighborhood (Residential, Downtown, Business...) which is in the range of §20,000. Or the teen can be added to any other family, taking the §20,000 with to the new home.

@cuddlymidget: Exactly that was the reason for me to make this PC As I said: I really miss InTeenImater and all the "freedom" the teens had. And I also found it unfair to have the parents move out first, since then they leave back all the money they have earned until then.

As soon as SimPE will be available for OFB, I will update this PC and add the functions to open a shop / buy an existing shop. Promised.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#11 Old 13th Mar 2006 at 11:52 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KruegersKat
Awesome! Just today I was playing my money-tight sims and wishing their two teen boys could do more to make money. Now they can!


Teens (and children) can easily make money: starting with toddler, build up their creativity and let them paint. When their personality is high on both outgoing and nice, they can sell their paintings for +600 as teens. One of my sims whom I let paint his sim-life long sold paintings for +1000 when he became an elder. Nevertheless, I just missed the option "Write Novel" for teens, as stated above, and that was - in the first place - the reason for this PC. Have fun!
Systemic Anomaly
#12 Old 16th Mar 2006 at 4:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CtfG
I just checked the site under http://mysite.verizon.net/aestudios/sims2/
This is what Jase wrote: "...I have stated that things are a bit of a mess with InTeen right now, and I am trying to determine if/when/how to go about such an update. ..."

So the whole package of InTeenImater is not updated yet, and there is no deadline as to when it will happen. That's the reason why I forced myself to do this PC

Behold, the power of reading...
Instructor
#13 Old 20th Mar 2006 at 11:39 PM
Thanks, the novel writing feature is something I've really wanted for teens.
Guest
#14 Old 5th Apr 2006 at 1:12 PM
OMG i thank you so much!!!!! whenever I get a pregnant teen (yea i have that hack) i can't get them to move out w/ their boyfriends and it bothers me soooo much! but now i can. THaNk U!!!
Test Subject
#15 Old 15th Apr 2006 at 2:44 PM
Thank you
Test Subject
#16 Old 31st Aug 2006 at 8:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CtfG
The move-out option is like the standard option for young adults, adults & elders......the teen can be added to any other family, taking the §20,000 with to the new home.


I never knew this was possible! How can one do this? I've been trying to figure it out to no avail... It would be great if all people (including babies, toddlers, and children) could move out so that they could be taken care of by someone else without having to be taken away by the social worker and losing their last name and family tree . Do you know anyway this is possible?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#17 Old 28th Sep 2006 at 10:07 AM Last edited by CtfG : 28th Sep 2006 at 9:26 PM. Reason: Added P.S.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orkenekro
I never knew this was possible! How can one do this? I've been trying to figure it out to no avail... It would be great if all people (including babies, toddlers, and children) could move out so that they could be taken care of by someone else without having to be taken away by the social worker and losing their last name and family tree . Do you know anyway this is possible?


I'm terribly sorry for the late answer, Orkenekro; due to some hardware problems, I couldn't use my PC for more than 3 weeks (damn those multi-function floppy drives... *grrr*).

As for your question: It *is* possible to let toddlers and children move out, but ONLY if there's a hack for it. I didn't include these age groups for certain reasons:
- teens are able to pay bills, so they can manage a household on their own.
- children and toddlers are NOT able to pay bills, so they can't manage a household
- babies cannot move out since they are not selectable. If you make them selectable with a cheat, they still cannot interact with any object (newspaper or computer is needed to move out, in this case).

If you want to "transfer" an existing Sim to another household, use the "Tombstone of L&D" from the cheat menu. Or use the cheat "AddneighbortoFamilycheat [on/off]" on the Sim you want to add to a different household. For this, invite the Sim over, click on him/her, and select "Add Neighbor".

Hope this helps, and again sorry for the delay in answering!
- - - - - -
P.S.: I tried it today and modified a function so that a kid can move out. It works, but when the kid moves into an empty house, it won't take long for the social worker to appear. But if the kid moves into an existing household, everthing is okay, and even the §20,000 which the kid brings with it are added to the household fund. So if you (or any other fan of TS2) are still interested in having this option, let me know.

CtfG
Field Researcher
#18 Old 5th Oct 2006 at 5:48 PM
Wow this hack is great. Thank you.
Instructor
#19 Old 5th Oct 2006 at 10:30 PM
Wait... so this works if I just have the original? *downloads, thanks, bookmarks your profile forever*

Contemplating making Golden Sun stuff for TS2.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 6th Oct 2006 at 2:57 PM
this mod works great i tested it sevral times and i ran into only oen problem lol i thought i had a teen as active and looked again and it was an adult as soon as i clciked on the teen they were able to move out with no problem at all thanks
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#21 Old 6th Oct 2006 at 7:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Proxian_girl
Wait... so this works if I just have the original?


Exactly. The object was taken from NL initially and then extended with OfB functions, but I checked against all other EP's. With only the original game installed, teens may write novels, move out, quit school, chat etc. With Uni installed, teens may apply for scholarships, review them and move to college. With NL installed: no effect, since NL didn't extend the computer's pie menu. With OfB installed: Real Estate and Business options are available. When one or more EP isn't installed, the pie menu won't show these options.


@hotrod50s: Right, adults can only repair the PC and/or turn it off. Same goes for young adults and elders, so this PC is useless on a Uni lot (intentionally).
Instructor
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6th Oct 2006 at 10:57 PM Last edited by Proxian_girl : 7th Oct 2006 at 12:24 AM.
This message has been deleted by Proxian_girl. Reason: Never mind...
Instructor
#22 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 12:25 AM
Deleted, then re-written.

Okay, I unzipped the whole thing in my Downloads folder and moved the Readme to a separate folder (where I keep all my Readmes from downloading custom content). The Readme says the PCs should appear with the other PCs... but they don't. I know I have the .package files correctly placed, where are my PCs?

Contemplating making Golden Sun stuff for TS2.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#23 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 1:29 AM
Proxian_girl,

there might be a conflict with the GUID. Please be so kind to download the new version which I uploaded a few seconds ago. This one should fix any ID conflict.
Instructor
#24 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 12:10 AM
Still no luck. I'm sorry to be causing so much trouble!

Contemplating making Golden Sun stuff for TS2.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#25 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 10:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Proxian_girl
Still no luck. I'm sorry to be causing so much trouble!


No problem If I can help, I'm glad to help.

You posted a comment in a different thread: "Hanging on to this because who knows when something like this may come in handy? Putting it with the other hacks I can't use right now because I'm working on a Legacy Challenge..."

Now, are you absolutely sure you put the .package into the correct Downloads folder? Into the one, which is active right now and loaded when the game starts? Just to make sure: the .package file belongs to
<drive>:\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads

As soon as the PC is there, it should appear in the buy catalogue. But if it is still not available there, please try Paladin's "Sims 2 Hack Conflict Detection Utility", available at http://www.simwardrobe.com/ . It will list any possible conflicts among your downloads.

If, after all these checks, you still have problems, don't hesitate to post here

CtfG
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