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Sleep on Community/OFB/Vacation/Apartment/Secret lots - Global Hack

by Numenor Posted 27th Jul 2007 at 5:46 PM - Updated 8th Oct 2008 at 10:00 PM by Numenor : Tested with AL
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SLEEP & NAP ON COMMUNITY LOTS - GLOBAL HACK
Let your sims get a "second home"!





WARNING - This is a Global Hack: it will affect all your lots in all your neighborhoods; it can be exported with your lots (always use the Clean Installer!).

Tested with Apartment Life: when used in an apartment lot, this hack allows your sims to sleep in your neighbor's beds and sofas (and the opposite: your neighbors can sleep in your bed ).
Moreover, sleeping is allowed to anyone in Witches' secret lots.


WHY THIS HACK
Many users want to have a "second home" for their sims; a Business lot is good for that (or even a normal Community lot, if you don't have OFB), but unfortunately sims can't sleep on Community/OFB lots.
I've googled like a mad to find a hack like this, but I only found hacks that for several reasons didn't fit my tastes:
  • OFB Sleep on Community Lots (by Echo @ MTS2) -> This is not compatible with Seasons and is officially discontinued.
  • Community Lot Sleeping (by Squinge @ Insimenator) -> This requires OFB, is not compatible with Season and applies (purposely) only to OFB lots.
  • Sleep and Napping Enabled on Community Lots (by jfade @ DJS Sims) -> Requires OFB, not comp. with SSN.
  • Plus, another hack that I won't mention because it's a pay content, and I couldn't even test it; I only know that it is a bunch of hacked beds, more than a global hack.


WHY THIS HACK IS DIFFERENT
  • It's fully compatible with any game configuration, from base-game up to Apartment Life; the hack will recognize your game version and will act accordingly.
  • Full support for Sleep and Nap on any (Maxis or custom) bed, sofa, loveseat, recliner/long chair, coffin and hammock; none of the mentioned hack would allow napping on long chairs or coffins (one enables the sofas, though).
  • Full support for Sims, Servos, Vampires and Pets.


HOW TO INSTALL AND USE IN GAME
Very simple: extract the package from the zip and put in your Downloads.
Then, whenever you go to a Community/OFB lot, you will be able to sleep and nap at will.
To uninstall, just remove the package from the Downloads.


GAME TIPS: HOW TO CREATE A SECOND HOME
  1. If you have OFB
    • Create a community lot on the neighborhood, enter it in build mode and create a house shaped like a residential home. Since you have OFB, you can access all the residential objects from the catalog, including beds.
      Alternatively, if you have an already-made empty residential house that you would turn into a "second home", enter it in build mode, open the cheatbox and type exactly changeLotZoning community, then SAVE the lot and go back to the neighborhood.
    • Enter the lot where your sims live, and order to one member to call the Real Estate and purchase the "community" lot that you have built/converted.
    • Call a taxi and transport the whole family to your new "second home"
      Be sure to put an "Open/Close" sign on the lot, and set it to "Close", otherwise the townies will swarm in your home in a matter of seconds
  2. If you don't have OFB.
    • Create a community lot on the neighborhood, enter it in build mode and create a house shaped like a residential home. In order to access the residential objects and put them into the community lot, you might need the Residential-to-Community Collection (by Loverat) and optionally (if you have NL) the Cars at Community Lot Collection (by Morten8035).
      Alternatively, if you have at least ONE EP (any one) and you have an already-made empty residential house that you would turn into a "second home", enter it in build mode, open the cheatbox and type exactly changeLotZoning community, then SAVE the lot and go back to the neighborhood.
    • Enter the lot where your sims live, and order to one member to call the taxi and transport the whole family to your new "second home"
      Keep in mind that you can't save when on a community lot, so you have to go back home before shutting down the game.
  3. THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND while living in a second home
    • When your family is on the "second home" lot, you are considered "on vacation": no school, no job and no earnings (but no bills, either!!!).
    • I could manage to place ownable cars in the second home, but they are NOT usable.
    • You can't build skills on community lots, and neither you can in your second home. You need a hack like the "Comm-Skilling" by JM Pescado (download it here: choose the versions suitable for your game).
    • Unwanted (but useful) side effect: you can sleep on your own OFB shop, even if it's not built as a second home.
    • Another (useful) side effect: townies that come visiting you in your "first" residential home will be able to nap on sofas and recliners (though NPCs prefer to go away, instead of sleeping/napping).
    • In my tests, apart from driving cars and building skills, I could do almost everything in such a second home, but of course your tests and reports will be precious!


CREDITS and ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
I've created this hack by myself (as anyone can verify looking at the code); nevertheless, I want to grant full credits to Echo, Squinge and jfade (and possibly others?) for the idea of enabling the sleep functions on community lots.
Many thanks as usual to Quaxi for the SimPE and to Peter & Inge Jones for the PJSE plugin for SimPE.
Tags: #sleep

Type: Global Mods

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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\
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Instructor
#2 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 6:07 PM
Thanks you so much, I needed this hack!!! Grazie

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Test Subject
#3 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 6:14 PM
Oh, my gosh! Thank you so much for making this! I've always wanted this!

Now my sims can stay at the community lots basically as long as they want, and when they eventually get home they won't pass out on the pavement! xD

Thanks so much, once again! ^-^

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Scholar
#4 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 6:25 PM
Great hack Numenor! Thanks for sharing your hard work.
Demon Sheep
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#5 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 6:28 PM
Thanks so much for this, Numenor. It will be very useful. And those are some mighty cool trophies your sleeping sim has!
Top Secret Researcher
#6 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 6:41 PM
Thanks so much Numenor!!! I will certainly use this !

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One horse disagreer of the Apocalypse
#7 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 6:45 PM
Thank you!

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Instructor
#8 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 6:48 PM
Awesome, this will definitely add a new dimension to the game!
Test Subject
#9 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 6:50 PM
Thanks for this one. It's gonna be cool owning a hotel :D
Coffee, anyone?
retired moderator
#10 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 6:54 PM
Wonderful! I will definately be using this. Thanks again.
ETA a shameless MTS2 Challange Plug: The prize for MTS2's monthly challange we are having looks tres' cool sitting next to the sim. If any one wants to try to win one, go to site news>creator challanges for information.

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Scholar
#11 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 7:12 PM
this is awsome! where di u get that lumbob lamp? thats really nice. now i dont need ot used maxmotives on my vom. lots anymore! yay!
Mad Poster
#12 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 7:29 PM
This is awsome Numenor! Thank you so much for sharing! Also, regarding cars on the community lot, sims get to keep their privately owned car if they drive to the community lot themselves. So instead of going by taxi they could drive there themselves and keep the car.
Scholar
#13 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 7:32 PM
Oh this is great ! Thank you Numenor !! A second home for vacations ? Hehe this will be useful !!! Grazie !

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#14 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 7:40 PM
Thanks Numenor for this "Sleep Hack to End All Sleep Hacks"! Finally!

For anyone interested in timing issues, this might be perfect in combination with the Community Time Project (crammyboy): http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...hp?topic=7462.0 -- the point of which is that sims can leave for a comm lot, stay there for a week, and then return to the home lot *after a week has passed* (and not on the morning they left). Together with the sleeping hack, I think it'll make an even bigger difference than on its own.

Not meaning to hijack your thread =) I just wanted to point out that this exists, because I think the two hacks will fit together fantastically.

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Field Researcher
#15 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 7:56 PM
Thanks, this will work perfect with my B&B lot.
Coffee, anyone?
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#16 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 7:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sim~obsessor
this is awsome! where di u get that lumbob lamp? thats really nice. now i dont need ot used maxmotives on my vom. lots anymore! yay!


The plumbob thing-a-ma-jig is one of the prizes for our monthly contest. See site news>creator contests for information on how you can win one.

I'm worried that my latest Salvation Army donation will result in homeless people looking like sluts from the 90s.
Field Researcher
#17 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 7:57 PM
Thanks! It's annoying not to be able to sleep on community lots, and this fixes it
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#18 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 8:13 PM
Plasticbox - Thanks for the link! That "Time Project" hack is very interesting indeed!

Quote:
Originally Posted by fanseelamb
And those are some mighty cool trophies your sleeping sim has!

Oh, you noticed them? I swear (*keeps fingers crossed behind his back*) that was absolutely unintentional!

People! I've blatantly advertised the Magic Plumbob because I want you all to enter the MTS2 Creators Challenge!

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


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Scholar
#19 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 8:16 PM
Yay! Thanks for this.

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Lab Assistant
#20 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 8:44 PM
Awesome. I used to have Echo's hack, but since I got Seasons.... you know. I know that there's no way you can promise, but do you think it's likely that it will still work with the new EP once it comes out? I know nothing about things like that, but i often see hacks that the creator says it's very likely it will still work with any new EPs that come out.
Theorist
#21 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 8:57 PM
This is a wonderful new gaming feature - thank you!

Actually Irishman did post a Community Sleep & Nap patch here as a bonus file. Irishman's solution is Seasons compatible, but only Seasons compatible. However, your new patch has quite a bit more functionality, as you mentioned:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
It's fully compatible with any game configuration, from base-game up to Seasons (and H&M); the hack will recognize your game version and will act accordingly.
Full support for Sleep and Nap on any (Maxis or custom) bed, sofa, loveseat, recliners/long chair and coffin; none of the mentioned hack would allow napping on long chairs or coffins (one enables the sofas, though).
Full support for Sims, Servos, Vampires and Pets.
I will particularly value the vampire and coffin enhancement because otherwise vampires can be frustratingly awkward to take out on trips.
Scholar
#22 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 9:09 PM
Wowee! I'd become resigned to the idea that Sims had to go home after 5-6 hours unless they were on a date; this mod makes all-day trips (and hotels) possible. Thank you very much Numenor for sorting out this mod!
Forum Resident
#23 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 9:15 PM
amazing as usual!great idea,my simmies will have good dream and outside the house ^_^ thanx Numi!regards
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#24 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 9:40 PM Last edited by Numenor : 27th Jul 2007 at 9:48 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by igloolik
I know that there's no way you can promise, but do you think it's likely that it will still work with the new EP once it comes out? I know nothing about things like that, but i often see hacks that the creator says it's very likely it will still work with any new EPs that come out.


The bare truth is that this hack is very UNlikely to work with Bon Voyage - At least, it depends on how Maxis manages the "vacation trips" and the vacation lots. If they are simple community lots, then no problem; if they are new special lot types, well, I'll have to update this hack! :D


Sophie-David - Thanks for the link! I've read Irishman's thread in search of possible problems with his sleep/nap hack (which works in the same way as mine), and luckily there were no complaints at all

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 10:21 PM
O.....M.....G! I always wanted this! THANKS SO MUCH! ^_^ Woot go Numenor!

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