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Garden Helpers #1 - Show Contents Of All Compost Bins

by CtfG Posted 21st Apr 2007 at 5:10 PM - Updated 2nd Apr 2008 at 11:44 AM by CtfG : Update BV & FREETIME info
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts
Description:
This hack extends the display when selecting the compost bin info: It adds up all compost bins on the lot and displays also the total values of composted amount, amount to be composted, and the overall empty space. This shall help to get a quick overview in case the compost bins stand far apart from each other (see screenshots for example). I left in the function that the sim has to go to the selected bin, but only to the first one. It is no longer necessary to walk up to each bin and check it individually.

All game languages found in the original compost bin file are included! I simply copied the text and modified some variables. If you find any error in your language, please send me a PM with the correct text, and I'll update this object. Thank you in advance

This hack requires EP5 - SEASONS.



File(s) in ZIP:
1. CtfG_EP5_ShowAllCompostBins.package
2. Readme.rtf



Installation / Uninstallation:
To install, simply extract the file(s) into "My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads".
To uninstall, remove or delete the file.


Update 2008-04-02
All Garden Helpers work with EP6 BonVoyage and EP7 FreeTime. No changes necessary.


Vironin



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 is Freeware, but not Public Domain, and thus it 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
Tags: #compost, #bin, #compost bin

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 Seasons
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
CtfG_EP5_ShowAllCompostBins.zip

Size: 5.3 KB · Downloads: 6,821 · 21st Apr 2007
5.3 KB 6,821 21st 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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12 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts
The Quiet One
retired moderator
#2 Old 21st Apr 2007 at 6:05 PM
oh yes! garden mods, my favorite! (maybe you can figure out how to make compost profitable, too... i have so many full bins, i don't know what to do with them all! *hint*hint*)

DDO
Scholar
#3 Old 21st Apr 2007 at 6:50 PM
Great idea!

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at http://corylea.com/Sims%201%20Mods%20by%20Corylea.html
The Quiet One
retired moderator
#4 Old 21st Apr 2007 at 10:47 PM Last edited by daysies : 22nd Apr 2007 at 12:51 AM.
this should be a global mod because you don't have to buy anything in the catalog to activate it. from what it looks like, you just added another menu option to calculate all the compost on the lot. am i correct?

[edit] i'm going to take the liberty to move to "global mods" because you don't need to buy anything from the catalog to activate it. plus, i tested it and it works!

DDO
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 21st Apr 2007 at 10:53 PM
This is great!!! Thank you!!!
Test Subject
#6 Old 22nd Apr 2007 at 1:19 AM
Thanks so much! This is great! Where did you get the car in the photos from? It looks pretty cool! lol
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 22nd Apr 2007 at 3:53 AM
Thank you another great mod of yours I have on hand now. This is another time saving device, so many things the time factors in game seem to be rediculously high on, considering how much time they have to get everything done in.

Doc
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 22nd Apr 2007 at 9:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by daysies
this should be a global mod because you don't have to buy anything in the catalog to activate it. from what it looks like, you just added another menu option to calculate all the compost on the lot. am i correct?

[edit] i'm going to take the liberty to move to "global mods" because you don't need to buy anything from the catalog to activate it. plus, i tested it and it works!


I did not add a pie menu entry. All I did was setting up an additional "Set Next Compost Bin" loop within the existing function to check the lot for further compost bins, and if found any, I added their data to variables Local3, Local4, and Local5 (Local0 - Local2 are used in the original function). You are right in some way that it affects all lots, but since this feature is connected to the compost bin, I thought it would fit better into "Object Mods". But actually, it doesn't really matter

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Original Poster
#9 Old 22nd Apr 2007 at 9:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fairy321
Thanks so much! This is great! Where did you get the car in the photos from? It looks pretty cool! lol


The car is the "Fiat Punto", available from the EA Games Homepage of your country. You maybe have to search in their archive to find it, and you need to be registered with EA or Maxis to download it. It comes in a dark blue. Numenor made it recolorable; check his pages on this site to see all the recolors for it.

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The Quiet One
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#10 Old 22nd Apr 2007 at 7:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CtfG
I did not add a pie menu entry. All I did was setting up an additional "Set Next Compost Bin" loop within the existing function to check the lot for further compost bins, and if found any, I added their data to variables Local3, Local4, and Local5 (Local0 - Local2 are used in the original function). You are right in some way that it affects all lots, but since this feature is connected to the compost bin, I thought it would fit better into "Object Mods". But actually, it doesn't really matter

Because it affects all lots without having to buy an object from the catalog to make it work, I consider this to be a "global mod" because it happens in the background. To me, "object mods" are cloned objects with new functionality (different from the original) or completely new objects with a mishmash of actions/functions.

DDO
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#11 Old 23rd Apr 2007 at 8:34 AM
daysies wrote:
Quote:
To me, "object mods" are cloned objects with new functionality (different from the original) or completely new objects with a mishmash of actions/functions.


And to me, "object mods" were mods related to any object. I'll gladly take your explanation for further uploads. Thanks!

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Original Poster
#12 Old 2nd Apr 2008 at 11:46 AM
Update 2008-04-02
All Garden Helpers work with EP6 BonVoyage and EP7 FreeTime. No changes necessary.


Vironin

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#13 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 4:54 PM
where did you get that cute hairstyle?