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Invisible Fishing Pond (Object Mod) + End-Fishing BHAV Fix (Global Mod)

by netmicro Posted 8th May 2007 at 1:51 AM - Updated 8th May 2007 at 2:04 AM by netmicro
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
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For those only looking for the fix mod: scroll down and find a long splitter.

This object (file: max-invisiblepond4.rar) enables your Sims to fish virtually anywhere. For example you can build a cottage alongside the bank of the neighborhood water (river/sea), and allow your Sims to fish at the edge of a platform extending onto the water. See screenshot for such a building example.

The object is invisible only in Live Mode, and in Build/Buy mode you'll see a big blue translucent board, allowing you to move/delete it. The object can be placed "in the air" so you can put it in "border tiles" with no floors without moveObjects on cheat. You can also place it on/across the road without the cheat but I don't see much usage of it.

The object occupies one tile but has a clickable area of 3x3 tiles, making it easier to find and queue commands in Live mode.

All interactions/functions of the normal pond are available except:

- Sims fishing cannot ask someone else to "Join", but it's OK for multiple sims to fish together.
- Sims fishing at this invisible pond and those fishing at nearby normal ponds will not chat with each other.
- Cats will not be able to "watch" this invisible pond (while they can for normal ponds--according to the original pie menu options).
- Penguins will not be summoned when any Sim catches a fish.

The following features (inherited from normal ponds) are maintained:

- When the temperature is low enough, even the neighborhood water doesn't freeze, it's unable to fish in the invisible pond.
- Sims fishing at different invisible ponds which are close enough will hold a conversation.
- You may gain any of the 8 types of objects (1 boot and 7 fish) from fishing at invisible ponds.
- Fishing experiences and badges are developed as usual.
- Splashes can sometimes be seen (I didn't deliberately made this effect).

Sometimes odd behaviors may be observed:

- Sims may be unable to route to the appropriate fishing location and the interaction terminates without any error or indication, but if you direct the Sims to move close enough and then ask them to fish they will start dragging out the pole.
- Sims may stand too far away from the invisible pond and slap their fishing poles against someone else closer to the pond.
- Sims may stand too close to the invisible pond and "fish from each other's pocket" (sometimes the scene can be seen as a duet--if two Sims are standing directly opposite each other and if you imagine the fishing poles as swords)

Requires Seasons of course.
Find it below General > Miscellaneous.

As instructed by the guideline the following information is necessary:
Mesh: Eight (8) vertices, four (4) polygons.
Textures: Transparent and translucent, not recolorable.
Made in: SimPE (Seasons version).
Policy: please do not publish this object to any pay sites. Please do not clone this object if you do not have enough BHAV modding experience. Please do not take the credit if you distribute it anywhere. Please DO link your distribution back here so downloaders can obtain updated versions if any. Please feel free to include it in any packaged lots but please do warn downloaders of the existence of a mod-like object.
Tested in an environment with all EP/SP except Celebration installed and all kinds of other custom contents and hacks present, using the built-in family Ramaswami.


Bonus: End-Fishing BHAV Fix (GLOBAL MOD)

This file (max-ssnfix-fishingpole.rar) fixes a very ridiculous error found in the sequence of fishing pole control instructions which will cause a small reset of the Sims ending a fishing interaction. This reset can be observed by playing the game at normal speed but not by turning on debug mode (no object error dialogs will be popped up), which caused my invisible pond to disappear (To be techny: this bug deleted the pond object instead of the fishing pole object at the end of the interaction. The reason it does not matter much for normal ponds is that the object for fishing actions will be generated on demand anyway).

This file tends to fix the glitch for NORMAL pond interactions (the instructions in the invisible pond object are corrected already), and MAY NOT BE REQUIRED ANYMORE if the second Seasons patch would fix the error. The two files provided here work individually and independently.

This file only modifies one BHAV resource (Event - Fishing - Manage Pole) in the game and is not at all likely to conflict with other hacks.


Please report any error you find that may be caused by either of these two files.

Enjoy fishy-fishing on your platform or even roof!

Tags: #invisible, #hidden, #fishing, #pond, #pole, #fix, #seasons

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 8th May 2007 at 7:16 AM
Thanks for this great idea which resolved this problem. I made many platform extending onto the water in different lots, I was annoyed because my Sims could'nt fish on this platform.

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Test Subject
#3 Old 8th May 2007 at 8:11 AM
i come to say thank !!!!!
Field Researcher
#4 Old 8th May 2007 at 10:28 AM
Very, very excellent idea!!!

It's annoying that the sims can't normally fish off of the pier/boardwalks that I have for my ocean-heavy lots... This will fix that right up! :D


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#5 Old 8th May 2007 at 10:37 AM
This is so cool.

Update: July 2009-I am back now to make invisible and tranparent recolors again in sims 2. You can pm me if you want your objects to be invisible and transparent from now.
#6 Old 8th May 2007 at 11:25 AM
Very cool mod.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 31st May 2007 at 12:38 PM
sims can fish now even there is fence. great!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 1st Jun 2007 at 3:59 PM
Thank you very much for this marvelous download, I've always wanted my sims to fish from my bridge on the backyard pond, now they can!


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Test Subject
#9 Old 28th Jul 2007 at 9:54 PM
I really like this mod. And it has solved a few problems I had on some small lots and no room for a pond, etc. So far I have not had any problems and I have many, many custom items and hacks. However, I do have one related question, If you would allow:How do you make the dock/pier/platform sit right on the water? Instead of above the water 4 clicks as in the maxis decking? This has been a frustrating problem for me.

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#10 Old 28th Aug 2007 at 5:45 PM
WoW! This is Fantastic! I Can Now Make Fishing an Option on the Swimmable Lake I Made! ThankYou Soo Much, This is Awesome!

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Top Secret Researcher
#11 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 5:15 PM
I'm using this on my sim beaches! woot!
#13 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 5:06 AM
Fish off the roof? LOL you've gotten me started now

Thanks much!


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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 19th Sep 2008 at 3:22 PM
Very much appriciated, thank you!
#15 Old 26th Feb 2009 at 6:15 PM
THIS IS W O N D E R F U L. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 8th Mar 2009 at 8:51 PM
Thank you very much! I've been trying to find ways to add the fishing feature to one of my pond-less lots. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 15th May 2009 at 9:15 PM
Great, thank you
Test Subject
#18 Old 13th Jul 2009 at 9:43 AM
does it have to be for sims 2 seasons or can u use it for any other sims 2 game like sims 2 bon voyage or something
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 13th Jun 2010 at 1:15 AM
Default Thank you - love it and use it everywhere
This has been a big boon for my simmies who didn't have room for a regular pond.

Thank you so much.

Hugs from Nonni
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 7th Jul 2010 at 6:27 PM Last edited by Clarina : 7th Jul 2010 at 6:45 PM.
Hi there. This is a great object and I would love to have it for some custom lots I got but the thing is the whole object is gray in my game. In buy mode and live mode, not transparent but solid gray. I do have screen-shots of the problem if you need them, I'm just not sure how to attach one. Hopefully someone still reads this. Thanks.

Edit: I think I managed it!
Test Subject
#21 Old 18th Oct 2011 at 5:27 PM
Amazing idea and awesome work! Just fantastic!! Works perfectly on my pier too!
Top Secret Researcher
#22 Old 13th Oct 2014 at 7:24 PM
Awesome, just what I wanted. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 15th Apr 2015 at 3:32 AM
penguins won't be summoned? well, you didn't say annoying nyan cats wouldn't...

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Mad Poster
#24 Old 19th Feb 2017 at 10:12 PM
Thank you