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OFB locked tiles fix **fixed by latest Maxis patch**

by windkeeper Posted 18th Apr 2006 at 6:34 PM - Updated 19th Nov 2006 at 9:42 PM by windkeeper
98 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
IMPORTANT NOTICE! This hack conflicts with Numenor's Custom objects placeable on OFB displays and shelves hack. Numenor was kind enough to include my hack into his version and provide additional download for merged hacks! If you want both features in your game, download his uupdated hack instead! Thanks, Numenor!
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MAXIS PATCH FIXED THE PROBLEM! The latest patch for OFB and FFS fixes the problem of locked tiles. If you install the patch, you will no longer need this hack, simply delete the file from your Downloads folder.
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This fix is for Open for Business only. It allows you to place any object within 2-tile wide area of a lot along the road. By default that area is locked and you get “out of bound” message if you try to place anything in there.

Place the file into your Downloads folder. Delete to uninstall.

The fix does not affect the objects already on a lot. You have to buy the object to place it in the locked area. No cheat code required for object placement.

If you are going to use this fix, you don't need to download my OFB mailbox fix, this fix will work for maibox and trashcan as well. But you still need a collection file to make mailbox buyable. Collection is available in the same thread

Just like any other hack, use at your own risk.

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 Open for Business
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
wind_OFBlockedtilesfix.zip

Size: 402 Bytes · Downloads: 5,836 · 18th Apr 2006
402 Bytes 5,836 18th Apr 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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Field Researcher
#2 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 6:39 PM
Thank you! You're my hero for the day! (well, one of my heroes at least LOL). As a long-time Sims1 user, this was driving me buggy.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 6:47 PM
I was shocked to see OFB didn't allow move objects on to work properly. I for one use a mailbox cover with a shelf underneath (I think I got it from here somewhere), and I was going mad about having to move the entire mailbox into the lot, just to use that item properly.
I hope they fix the move objects not working for the whole lot with the next patch, no offence to you, this was much needed as maxis didn't even realise this was missing, until asked if it was included in the patch. ^rolls eyes.
So thank you for this!
Scholar
#4 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 6:48 PM
I never download hacks... But this one is sooooo great
*downloading*
Thanks man, great job
Instructor
#5 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 6:55 PM
Instructor
#6 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 7:09 PM
I can't thank you enough for this. I was shocked to see Maxis "solution" to people accidentally deleting their mailbox, trashcan, or portals was to completely remove access…

Glad you found a fix
Test Subject
#7 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 7:13 PM
THX :nod: THX :nod: THX :nod: THX :nod: THX :nod: THX :nod:
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#8 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 7:16 PM
Finally! Thank you!

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 7:18 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by blubug
I for one use a mailbox cover with a shelf underneath (I think I got it from here somewhere)
Lol! Its by me! I forgot to remove it and took a picture with that cover on. That cover is published at TSR and should be currently in a free rotation. I've updated the cover to work on locked tiles even before I published this hack.
Forum Resident
#10 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 7:32 PM
I have to say that you are one awesome creator!!!! I absolutely LOVE you and ALL your creations!!!! For people in contests (myself included) this is a dream come true for the pictures we take for them. When OFB came out and we couldnt put stuff past the sidewalk I was horrified, but now, YOU have made this possible again and I thankyou soooooooooo much for this, I cant even begin to tell you how much this means to me and all the people in contests!!!!!!! You are so awesome!!
Field Researcher
#11 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 7:32 PM
does this work with the new sims family fun stuff as well? Oh well I will try it out and let you know... thank you this is great!!

"I have chosen darkness as my guide, Broken is my heart, Pain walks by my side, Grey is my Reality."
Test Subject
#12 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 7:37 PM
Thank you so much for this hack, it was driving me nuts that I could not place my driveway where I wanted it to go and now I can.

Thank you again.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#13 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 7:38 PM
Not sure about FFS, please post here the results!
Field Researcher
#14 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 7:49 PM
Thanks windkeeper, I have lots that I had flowers and such pass the sidewalk I have not yet been in those lots since I install OFB now I can go in them and not be upset if the trees and flowers are somewhere else I can put them where I want them. Thanks again.
Field Researcher
#15 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 8:05 PM
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!
i am SO happy you decided to put it up!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 8:10 PM
A million thanks for this!! Having those tiles locked was driving me even closer to complete raging insanity!


you stare at my shoulders
are you surprised to see one more devil 
where angel wings should be..?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#17 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 8:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by toriamos
Thanks windkeeper, I have lots that I had flowers and such pass the sidewalk I have not yet been in those lots since I install OFB now I can go in them and not be upset if the trees and flowers are somewhere else I can put them where I want them. Thanks again.
I think they will still be there even if you don't install this fix. You just wont be able to move them within that locked area.
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#18 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 8:11 PM
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Lab Assistant
#19 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 8:21 PM Last edited by mrcheeks : 18th Apr 2006 at 8:26 PM.
thank you! thank you! this has totally made my day!! i was highly peeved at being unable to use the mailbox covers.. you rock windkeeper :yippee:

People who like this sort of thing will find this is the sort of thing they like. -Abraham Lincoln
Instructor
#20 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 8:23 PM
:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: WINDKEEPER



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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#21 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 8:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrcheeks
i was highly peeved at being unable to use the mailbox covers.. you rock windkeeper :yippee:
As I said in another thread, mailbox covers by me were also updated and don't require hack at all .
Field Researcher
#22 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 8:30 PM
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Originally Posted by windkeeper
Not sure about FFS, please post here the results!


It still doesn't seem to work with FFS I agree w/I think numeror sp this is more like an expansion pack than an add on maybe they will fix it or one of you cleaver folks will... I will just keep moving my stuff else where I guess till some bright lad or lass fix is it.. ))

Good work...

"I have chosen darkness as my guide, Broken is my heart, Pain walks by my side, Grey is my Reality."
Field Researcher
#23 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 8:35 PM
I hear the choir sing Hallelujah Chorus! As always you give to us the simple things that make our sims more realistic. I LOVE that. :o)
Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Karr
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#24 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 8:40 PM
Care, did you test it by buying a new object or by moving existing one? You need to buy an object.
Field Researcher
#25 Old 18th Apr 2006 at 8:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by windkeeper
Care, did you test it by buying a new object or by moving existing one? You need to buy an object.

i just moved what was there what do I need to buy? and will get back to you on my findings...

"I have chosen darkness as my guide, Broken is my heart, Pain walks by my side, Grey is my Reality."
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