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Snapdragon Hack - Updated 09/05/08

by simmodder Posted 22nd Nov 2007 at 5:08 PM - Updated 9th May 2008 at 11:43 AM by simmodder : Added new stuff
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Hi this is my first upload to the site. The purpose of this mod is to make snapdragon bouquets less powerfull in their magical needs boosting effects.

For those who don't know, good snapdragon bouquets release a pink mist that boosts the moods of all sims around them (bad ones release a green mist which reduces needs). The only needs that aren't affected are energy and environment. The problem I found with this is that the object is far too powerful, 2 snapdragon boquets can keep the needs of a sim fully maxed out forever, all they need is a bed or expresso maker to keep energy up.

The mod replaces the default snapdragon bouquet with a less powerfull version. If you want the original items back just delete the package. The differences between the default and new version are:
  • Hunger and bladder needs are no longer affected by snapdragon bouquets
  • The needs that are still affected (comfort, fun, social and hygiene) can only be filled up to 2/3 full by snapdragons.
  • Snapdragons cost 2x as much to make, and take 3x as long to make. They can be sold for 2x as much as the original price too

For this mod to work you will need OFB obviously. I run the game with Open for Buisness, Seasons and Nightlife and it works, I can't see there being a problem with any other installed EPs. *edit* this mod will probably conflict with other mods that change the snapdragon object in any way (ie buyable snapdragon).

Any bugs found, requests for enhancments welcome. If it breaks anything in your game I am sorry but download at your own risk! I am working or 2 more mods, one to make socialising more realistic (a bit like Alexx58's harder relationship mod but affecting different things) and one to make the cost of bills higher. I'll upload these when I think they're ready.

Update - Added new version (cd_snapdragon where the snapdragon Bouquet is now buyable from the flower stall. The price is $1,200, twice the wholesale price. The item bought is placed in the sim's inventory.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the makers of simPE, and to the makers and contributers of this site.

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
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Size: 2.8 KB · Downloads: 1,065 · 9th May 2008
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Size: 508 Bytes · Downloads: 1,940 · 22nd Nov 2007
508 Bytes 1,940 22nd Nov 2007
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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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#2 Old 22nd Nov 2007 at 6:02 PM
HA! something ELCE I didn't know about OFB!

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#3 Old 22nd Nov 2007 at 9:28 PM
I agree; the snapdragons unbalance the game terribly!

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at
Field Researcher
#4 Old 25th Nov 2007 at 5:37 AM
I didn't know that's what they did. But I never have a flower shop in my game.
#5 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 7:29 AM
Cool Thanks a bunch!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 18th Feb 2008 at 7:29 PM
Thats grate! thanks!
Test Subject
#7 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 9:41 AM
This is wonderful, thank you! I always thought the snapdragons were too powerful, they kind of sucked the fun out of the game, but at the same time, a little motive boost is good. This balances it out nicely.
#8 Old 27th Oct 2017 at 2:43 PM
Thank you! Exactly what I need!