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Automatic Payment Mod << UPDATED 04/15/2007 <<

by monique Posted 16th Nov 2006 at 3:04 AM - Updated 15th Apr 2007 at 9:13 AM by monique
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This mod contains 2 objects (one is cloned from stack of bills, I named it "Monique's Payer Bills" and the other one is cloned from Homework, "Monique's Payee Notebook") and 2 controllers.

When JadeEliott requested something like this I thought she was referring to lot rental so I came up with the Landlord Mod. Then she requested again and explained it in details. To give you an idea what the mod is all about, here is what she said or requested:

Quote:
Originally Posted by JadeEliott
An object, if looks like the stack of bills that would be cool or any applicable object you think of, that when the sim clicks on it, the following options are available:

Set Up Automatic Payment:
A list of all sims who live in a lot or who are in the sim bin or at college or in another *sub*hood come up. Choose a Sim to pay.

Set Payment to Daily or Weekly

Set Day of Week payment to be made

Set Amount (from 10 simoleans to 10,000 perhaps?)

Notification on/off: set whether pop up comes up notifying of an auto payment has been made.

Cancel Automatic Payment: stops payments to one specific *OR* all sims.

Display current auto payments: a pop-up comes up showing all the sims the sim is currently paying and when.

On that day, at 6 am or some time that you think is best, an automatic transfer of funds is taken from the household funds of the sim who set it up, and put into the household funds of the sim who is being paid. A pop-up would come up saying:

Automatic Payment Mod: Sim A just paid Sim B X amount!

*IF* funds not available, then what you do with your child support/landlord mod could be the same here as well.

Could this be done? I hope it is not too much work. I am very grateful to you.

Thank you for listening. Please let me know what I could do in return. I would be happy to beta test it before you posted it.



So, the mod is all about setting up of individual payment. You may setup one PAYEE with several PAYERS or one PAYER to several PAYEES. And then the automatic transfer of fund or payment will trigger at 3AM. Pls dont forget to put that "Monique's Payer Bills" in your sim's personal inventory after you're done with setup, because at 3AM the controller will search for Monique's Payer Bills" in your sim's personal inventory and perform computations according to your setup.
Like in my Child Support/Landlord mod, a tracking of behind payments is included here.


Thanks to JadeEliott for providing this directions on how to setup the automatic payment mod, screenshots and doing a Beta test:

Directions to Setup the Automatic Payment Mod
Payer: Sim paying the Simoleons
Payee: Sim receiving the Simoleons

Monique's Payer Bills:
You use this to set up your payments to another Sim.

Go to PAYER Lot
Find "Monique's Payer Bills" in Misc/All (Infinity Symbol)
Click SET "ME" AS PAYER
Click again then CHOOSE PAYEE (Choose from: Playable, Townie, Downtownie, Adoption, Sim Bin, NPC, or Special NPC)
Then PAYER'S SETUP
Choose DAILY or WEEKLY (If WEEKLY is chosen, then choose Day of the Week)
Choose AMOUNT (from 10 to 10,000)
When finished, click PUT IN MY INVENTORY
RESET SETUP to clear all options

Payment will be taken out at 3 am. A pop-up will notify of payment made or received.

Global Notification ON/OFF: Turns off payment notification pop-up at 3am.
Automatic Payment (Global) ON/OFF: Turn off Automatic Payment for a specific Payer/Payee or for all Payers/Payees. Payments restart when turn back on.


Monique's Payee Notebook:
You can use this tool to see who you are paying (PAYEE) or your PAYERS, or set up a Sim to pay you.

Go to PAYEE Lot
Find "Monique's Payees Notebook"
Click ADD PAYER
Choose from Choose from: Playable, Townie, Downtownie, Adoption, Sim Bin, NPC, or Special NPC
MODIFY PAYER to change options for payment to be received
REMOVE PAYER to stop receiving payments from chosen Sim
MY PAYERS to view who is paying you
MY PAYEES (only shows up if you are paying other Sims) to view who you are paying

You can use this to set up families to pay for your custom private school, or send taxes to your town's King or Mayor, to pay for any favor/service received - whatever you can think of for your neighborhood's economy.


UPDATED: 11/17/2006
- Uploaded "Automatic_Payment_Mod_Icon-Auto.zip"

The "Automatic_Payment_Mod.zip" uses code 85 (neighbor icon) which is the right code for this (this one works fine to me) but if you are having problem with icon you may use "Automatic_Payment_Mod_Icon-Auto.zip" which uses code 00 (automatic icon). When I tested that code 00, it gave me no icon in popup messages which is better rather than the career icons just like JadeEliott's report (post #3).

UPDATED: 11/20/2006
- Uploaded v1.1, I forgot to default it to English language, so that's why the pop-up message is "TEST" for other languages. Sorry about that, pls re-download it again. Thanks to Vren for reporting this.

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UPDATED: 04/15/2007
- Uploaded v2.0, added new feature "Lend and Borrow". This will allow us to lend/borrow money with interest to/from other sim.

Pie Menus:
"Lend Money.../(0 to 30,000)"
"Borow Money.../(0 to 30,000)"
"Interest.../(0% to 9%)"
"Credit Balance = $$$"

Example:
You lend $30,000 to Sim A with an interest of 1%.
So the Credit Balance = $30,300. This amount is payable depends on the amount and terms of payment (daily/weekly). Sim A will stop paying once the Credit Balance is equal to 0 and Monique's Payer Bills will automatically be deleted from Sim A inventory.

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Compatibility :
- OFB and Up


Monique

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
Automatic_Payment_Mod_v2.0.zip

Size: 373.1 KB · Downloads: 10,678 · 15th Apr 2007
373.1 KB 10,678 15th Apr 2007
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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Test Subject
#2 Old 16th Nov 2006 at 6:42 PM
Thanks very much, Monique
Field Researcher
#3 Old 16th Nov 2006 at 7:40 PM
Monique, I have been using this and it works perfectly.

When the sim gets notification of being paid, the icon is a career icon rather than a picture of the sim paying. Just FYI, don't know if you intended that or not.

I LOVE this mod. Last night, I set up all my playables to pay the Mayor taxes. (I love that I can do that from the Mayor's house and instead of needing to visit every house in the hood.)

Tonight I am going to set up the families who have schoolchildren to pay the Schoolteacher tuition for my custom made school.

Thank you so much for this, Monique!!!

--Jade
Mad Poster
#4 Old 16th Nov 2006 at 8:00 PM
Thank you! This will be great to use with a hospital I built ages ago. Now I can charge for health insurance.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 17th Nov 2006 at 4:02 AM
looks god just one question what is this landlord/child support mod? is it a basic version of this mod is it required for this mod to work or is it totally different?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#6 Old 17th Nov 2006 at 4:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blacksmith2
looks god just one question what is this landlord/child support mod? is it a basic version of this mod is it required for this mod to work or is it totally different?

The Landlord Mod here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=171883

Child Support Mod here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=163933

This one is totally different or separate from those two mods you wont need those two mods in order for this to work. Those two mods have their own special function but this one is more flexible. You can have all of them without problem.

Pls. see my journal for my hacks compatibility. Thanks.
Test Subject
#7 Old 17th Nov 2006 at 5:34 AM
Nice. Another home run. King Alexander Goth of Pleasantview and King Prometheus Kamale of Simfrancisco thank you
Forum Resident
#8 Old 17th Nov 2006 at 6:00 PM
Again you made a very useful mod for the game! Thank you for taking the time and sharing! As all the mods you made before worked very well, I think this one will cause no problems, too.
hexameter
Scholar
#9 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 5:33 AM
I was waiting for this ever since the lord/tenant mod. I know it will work perfectly, just like your other stuff (I have it all). Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 20th Nov 2006 at 10:08 AM
I just tried this mod.

The setup of payers and payees (tried only one payee) works as intended.
Also, at about 3 am the money is added/subtracted from the family funds.

Only thing not properly working is the 3 am pop-up message.
It always says "TEST" - on the payer's and the payee's lot.

After more than 16 years of working with PCs using several versions of DOS (from MS-DOS 3.1 over DR-DOS to PTS-DOS), numerous versions of Windows (from 3.0 to XP, excluding ME) and even experimantally OS/2 and Linux, Vista finally did it: It made me buy a Mac!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#11 Old 20th Nov 2006 at 12:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vren Lyet
I just tried this mod.

The setup of payers and payees (tried only one payee) works as intended.
Also, at about 3 am the money is added/subtracted from the family funds.

Only thing not properly working is the 3 am pop-up message.
It always says "TEST" - on the payer's and the payee's lot.

Oh I see, other languages are not default to English. Pls download v1.1 and let me know if you sees that message again.

Pls. see my journal for my hacks compatibility. Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 21st Nov 2006 at 12:46 AM
Tested version 1.1: seems to be working fine now with my UK language version.

Pop-up messages correctly show the payer icon and the payment information.

Superb! Thank you so much for this!

After more than 16 years of working with PCs using several versions of DOS (from MS-DOS 3.1 over DR-DOS to PTS-DOS), numerous versions of Windows (from 3.0 to XP, excluding ME) and even experimantally OS/2 and Linux, Vista finally did it: It made me buy a Mac!
Test Subject
#13 Old 21st Nov 2006 at 3:55 PM Last edited by the_hana : 21st Nov 2006 at 6:23 PM.
Thank you for sharing.
Would you please tell me whether I have to install both files, or just choose one?
:D
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#14 Old 21st Nov 2006 at 4:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_hana
Thank you for sharing.
Would you please tell me whether I have to install both files, or just choose one?
pls choose only one file. Try first "Automatic_Payment_Mod_v1.1.zip" then if you have problem with neighbor icon which is not displaying correctly then try "Automatic_Payment_Mod_Icon-Auto_v1.1.zip".

Quote:
Originally Posted by the_hana
I have all the EPs and stuff packs except for Pets. This problem started when I installed the new update version of the computer.

And that's your problem. Because the latest version of Monique's computer is for PETS. And I dont have the OFB version now, I deleted it. I posted OFB version of that computer for several months and yet there are others asking for OFB version. Maybe you could find someone (OFB user) to send you a copy of OFB version of this computer. If you find someone you may upload that file to that thread for others asking for that version.

Pls. see my journal for my hacks compatibility. Thanks.
Test Subject
#15 Old 21st Nov 2006 at 6:35 PM
Gosh that was a quick reply. Thanks. And sorry, I just edited my post, and posted in the computer's page.So, just ignore it. I have MTS2_289261_monique_MQ_Computer_Not_Global_Expensive_v12.3. Is this the one? And I also have this one MTS2_180305_monique_MQ_Computer_Not_Global_Cheap_v9.0
I can send it to you, cos it's yours. Let me know.
Thanks again for replying. I guess, now I have another reason to get the new EP, cept that where I am now, I can't find it. And I can't download it. But anyways. Love all your hacks...especially the wants pictures. *thumbs up*
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 22nd Nov 2006 at 12:20 AM
Yes that version v12.3 is for OFB. Would you like to upload that in that thread because I have some PMs asking for OFB version. Thanks.

Pls. see my journal for my hacks compatibility. Thanks.
Test Subject
#17 Old 23rd Nov 2006 at 7:29 PM
Ok. I'll try, I never uploaded anything before.
Test Subject
#18 Old 23rd Nov 2006 at 9:34 PM
these mods r brilliant and it works well for me. i have all the EP except for pets. thanks so much for the effort you put into it monique. keep up the good work.
Test Subject
#19 Old 24th Nov 2006 at 1:18 AM
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

THIS was exactly, what I need for my new medieval neighborhood!! Now I can build on payee in the castle and several peasant who had to pay the rich one's live...

Aaaah, your mods are soooooo awesome!!
Field Researcher
#20 Old 24th Nov 2006 at 10:32 PM
Thanks, Monique -- I can't wait to try this out!
Instructor
#21 Old 9th Jan 2007 at 6:13 PM
This is fabulous! I'm using it so my serfs can pay their lords and the lords can pay the King. Excellent!
Test Subject
#22 Old 16th Feb 2007 at 3:43 AM Last edited by sannu : 16th Feb 2007 at 3:50 AM.
Monique:

Yes, I know, some people are never satisfied!

I've got a Sim who borrowed rather heavily ($250,000) from Mr. Moneybags to start his own business and it has to be repaid on a daily/weekly basis.

Your Auto Payment Mod would be just the thing to handle this but... (you knew there was going to be a 'but', didn't you?) I need to keep track of the progressive total amount that is repaid.

Possible?

Sannu

Just when I thought 'The Sims' was PC...there they are serving up PORK chops!
Test Subject
#23 Old 1st Mar 2007 at 3:58 PM
Your mods are awesome, very awesome, so much so that I have gotten spoiled and hope that they will work with seasons....has anyone tried it yet? Will you update it for us when you are able? Thanks a million!
Instructor
#24 Old 2nd Mar 2007 at 12:57 PM
Please let us know if this works with seasons. Geeez, I hope so!
Test Subject
#25 Old 14th Mar 2007 at 11:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sannu
Monique:

Yes, I know, some people are never satisfied!

I've got a Sim who borrowed rather heavily ($250,000) from Mr. Moneybags to start his own business and it has to be repaid on a daily/weekly basis.

Your Auto Payment Mod would be just the thing to handle this but... (you knew there was going to be a 'but', didn't you?) I need to keep track of the progressive total amount that is repaid.

Possible?

Sannu


That would definitely be a handy feature. I currently keep track of payments in a little notebook of my own, just to make sure the payer doesn't overpay what he borrowed from the payee.

Even without the feature, this is such an incredibly useful mod. Thank you so much, Monique! I love the little touches of realism you add to the game.

"That probably would have sounded more commanding if I wasn't wearing my yummy sushi pajamas."
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