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No "Crib Death" By Pets

by syberspunk Posted 23rd Dec 2006 at 6:18 AM - Updated 23rd Dec 2006 at 6:19 AM by syberspunk : fixed typo
24 Comments / replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
No "Crib Death" By Pets for TS2PETS v1.0p0
Made by: syberspunk

This hack should disable the Chew/Scratch option for pets on all cribs if the crib is occupied. It has been reported that babies/toddlers can disappear if a crib is destroyed by chewing/scratching while the baby/toddler is still in the crib. Although you can probably restore the family and/or use cheats to summon the baby/toddler back, to circumvent the problem, this hack should disable the option when the crib is occupied. Pets can still destroy the crib if it is unoccupied.

This bug was reported by Nauthiz over here.

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

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

Note: You can use subfolders, however, be aware of 'benign' conflicts that depend on the load order of hacks.


Compatibility:

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 aging, moving in sims, or inheritance
4) archived (.rar or .zip) of log produced by error

HOW TO PRODUCE AN ERROR LOG:
1) Open the cheat menu - Ctrl + Shift + C
2) Enable the debug mode - Type: boolprop testingcheatsenabled true
3) Hit Enter :P
4) Play as normal until an error occurs. If an error dialog box pops up, note the location of the error log and choose Reset. If the error pops up repeatedly, choose Delete and exit WITHOUT SAVING!
5) Post your error log here, preferably as a .zip or .rar archive.

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.

Finally, my Thank Yous go to:

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.

Thanks to Nauthiz for reporting this problem.

Version History:


Here is a pic showing an unoccupied crib still having the chew option:


Here is a pic showing an occupied crib has no available options for pets:
Tags: #baby, #toddler, #crib, #pets, #scratch, #chew, #break, #furniture

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

Size: 2.2 KB · Downloads: 5,841 · 23rd Dec 2006
2.2 KB 5,841 23rd Dec 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 23rd Dec 2006 at 1:43 PM
More safety for the young ones. Thanks Syber !
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#3 Old 23rd Dec 2006 at 6:11 PM
Oh my ! I didn't know this bug existed! Thanks for making a fix for this, I would hate to have the children go missing.

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#4 Old 23rd Dec 2006 at 7:32 PM
Thank you for making this. I wasn't aware of it either, so I am so glad to have this fix!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 23rd Dec 2006 at 8:13 PM
So that's where my baby Reno went...silly little redhead; I thought he crawled away and fell into a hole dug by the dog and landed himself somewhere on the other side of the Sims world lol.

This mod ought to come in handy now. Guess I'll go search for Reno now before baby Rude and the other baby Turks start looking for him lol!!! :p
Test Subject
#6 Old 27th Dec 2006 at 7:15 PM
This seems like something Maxis really should have caught. Think they'll patch it?

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 3:45 AM
I didn't know this could happen!!!!!!!!!

ELIZAAAMOLLYYYYY.
When this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious shit...
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 8:21 PM
kinda implies the dog ate the baby!! EEKKKKKKKKKK

Didn't know this could happen either, I will be using this
Test Subject
#9 Old 29th Jan 2007 at 7:03 AM
Weird, what kind of hack are you using to the control the dog because i didn't think you could let them choose things? :D
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 31st Jan 2007 at 7:37 PM
I didnt know this bug existed untill i viewed this page! THANKS SOO MUCH FOR FIXING THIS. I didnt know you could tell them what to do? Is it a hack and, if it is can you tell us what one?? Much appreciated.
Cheers, Tiff

P.s Does anybody know the answer to this: My sim put her baby toddler, Julie, in her crib. Julie started crying, but my mother sim was outside somewhere, I moved the camera away from the toddler to look for her mom. Then when i went back to the toddler she was on the floor?!
Can someone plz tell me why?
Test Subject
#11 Old 5th Feb 2007 at 9:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TiffanielovestheSims
I didnt know this bug existed untill i viewed this page! THANKS SOO MUCH FOR FIXING THIS. I didnt know you could tell them what to do? Is it a hack and, if it is can you tell us what one?? Much appreciated.
Cheers, Tiff

P.s Does anybody know the answer to this: My sim put her baby toddler, Julie, in her crib. Julie started crying, but my mother sim was outside somewhere, I moved the camera away from the toddler to look for her mom. Then when i went back to the toddler she was on the floor?!
Can someone plz tell me why?


For your first question (and the question of someone else above) you can control dogs and cats with a cheat code that EA included in the game. In the cheat bar you enter: boolprop ControlPets on. To stop controlling pets you type in: boolprop ControlPets off.

As for the second question, the toddler probably climbed out of the crib herself. They can do that though it doesn't happen that frequently in the game by itself (I have a hack that makes it happen all the time... saves the parent a trip to go get them out). They shake the bars so hard they finally slide down and then the toddler peaks over to see if anyone's watching and climbs out. It's an absolutely adorable animation.

Thank you syberspunk, this is a worthwhile hack. Though I don't really need it since I just lock all my nursery doors so pets aren't allowed in. But I suppose if I have a family sometime that can only afford to stuff the crib in the corner of the living room or whatever, it could still be helpful.
Test Subject
#12 Old 23rd Feb 2007 at 7:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimmyfrmtx
kinda implies the dog ate the baby!! EEKKKKKKKKKK

Didn't know this could happen either, I will be using this


I thought it would be more like it mauled the baby to death then buried the remains.... O.O thats sick!
Test Subject
#13 Old 15th Mar 2007 at 7:35 PM
thank you thank you.... its sad when that happens to your babies i know because that happened to Sesshomaru's daughter.
Test Subject
#14 Old 17th Mar 2007 at 10:47 PM
OMG! I'm glad I found this before I found it in my game. I have scolded pets for chewing on the crib before just didn't know they could actually destroy it with the baby inside! *downloading fix*
Test Subject
#15 Old 15th May 2007 at 6:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by grindline33
For your first question (and the question of someone else above) you can control dogs and cats with a cheat code that EA included in the game. In the cheat bar you enter: boolprop ControlPets on. To stop controlling pets you type in: boolprop ControlPets off.

As for the second question, the toddler probably climbed out of the crib herself. They can do that though it doesn't happen that frequently in the game by itself (I have a hack that makes it happen all the time... saves the parent a trip to go get them out). They shake the bars so hard they finally slide down and then the toddler peaks over to see if anyone's watching and climbs out. It's an absolutely adorable animation.

Thank you syberspunk, this is a worthwhile hack. Though I don't really need it since I just lock all my nursery doors so pets aren't allowed in. But I suppose if I have a family sometime that can only afford to stuff the crib in the corner of the living room or whatever, it could still be helpful.


Wow! Never knew toddlers could do that! I'm going to see that!

Wow... I Never Knew It Was This Easy! :)
Test Subject
#16 Old 27th Jun 2007 at 9:49 PM
thanks for this - and if you want to be able to cancel your pet's actions, type
boolprop petActionCancel true
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 9th Aug 2007 at 12:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimmyfrmtx
kinda implies the dog ate the baby!! EEKKKKKKKKKK

Didn't know this could happen either, I will be using this


i know thats just discusting though
Test Subject
#18 Old 26th Jun 2009 at 2:31 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TiffanielovestheSims
I didnt know this bug existed untill i viewed this page! THANKS SOO MUCH FOR FIXING THIS. I didnt know you could tell them what to do? Is it a hack and, if it is can you tell us what one?? Much appreciated.
Cheers, Tiff

P.s Does anybody know the answer to this: My sim put her baby toddler, Julie, in her crib. Julie started crying, but my mother sim was outside somewhere, I moved the camera away from the toddler to look for her mom. Then when i went back to the toddler she was on the floor?!
Can someone plz tell me why?
http://www.modthesims.info

When I first got the sims I put my baby in her crib then I did something that i can't remember and then I couldn't find the mum then the social worker took my baby. Shortly after I found my lady In the garage working on the car that I did not buy, I then grabbed the social worker and put her in a room without a door and she just went straight through the wall! http://www.modthesims.info/newreply...eply&p=1563008#

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Test Subject
#19 Old 26th Jun 2009 at 2:33 PM
Reply
Quote:
Originally Posted by TiffanielovestheSims
I didnt know this bug existed untill i viewed this page! THANKS SOO MUCH FOR FIXING THIS. I didnt know you could tell them what to do? Is it a hack and, if it is can you tell us what one?? Much appreciated.
Cheers, Tiff

P.s Does anybody know the answer to this: My sim put her baby toddler, Julie, in her crib. Julie started crying, but my mother sim was outside somewhere, I moved the camera away from the toddler to look for her mom. Then when i went back to the toddler she was on the floor?!
Can someone plz tell me why?
http://www.modthesims.info

When I first got the sims I put my baby in her crib then I did something that i can't remember and then I couldn't find the mum then the social worker took my baby. Shortly after I found my lady In the garage working on the car that I did not buy, I then grabbed the social worker and put her in a room without a door and she just went straight through the wall! http://www.modthesims.info/newreply...eply&p=1563008#
The answer to your uestion is that if toodlers aren't tired they will climb out of their cribs and fall on the floor.

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Test Subject
#20 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 3:57 AM
woah thats so scary EEK! thnx!
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#21 Old 9th Feb 2011 at 4:44 PM
Hmm... didn't know that can happen. I gotta try it >:-)
Test Subject
#22 Old 11th Jun 2011 at 10:54 PM
How can you get to choose a pets option????? Cool creation
Test Subject
#23 Old 8th Jul 2013 at 4:54 AM
I saw this on my legacy family so i had to restart gen 2 THATS WHEN I DELETED PETS.
Test Subject
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#24 Old 6th Mar 2016 at 8:20 AM
Thanks You
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#25 Old 23rd Feb 2021 at 3:04 AM
I guess I'll get this in case I ever have cribs and pets on the same lot xDD