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Teen Style Stuff Computer and Stereo Fix - BV functions enabled (Updated 2009/02/03) Fixed pie menu translations

by Lord Darcy Posted 11th Dec 2007 at 12:22 PM - Updated 18th Nov 2011 at 7:37 AM by Lord Darcy : Updated to v1.01
38 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts


2009-02-03: Updated to v1.01. Fixed pie menu translations in some languages.

This fix is for Pre-FT games only. It's obsolete in FreeTime or later EPs.

If your latest EP is FreeTime, get Teen Style Stuff Objects Fix for FreeTime instead.

If you have either AL or M&G, get Stuff Pack Objects Fix Collection for Apartment Life instead.


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Despite the fact that Teen Style Stuff was released 2 full months after Bon Voyage, EAxis didn't bother with adding new BV functions to Teen computer and stereo. You can't book vacations, purchase vacation home, order photos on the Teen Computer. You can't use Teen Boombox to do hula/slap dancing. You can't place Teen Computer on OFB shelves, even though OFB was released 1 and half years ago.

This mod restores full BV functionality for Teen Style Stuff computer and stereo.
(Note that this mod cannot give BV functions to pre-BV players.)
  • Teen computer and stereo have full BV functionality. (e.g. Book Vacation, Hula & Slap Dancing)
  • Teen computer can be properly placed on OFB shelves.
  • Fixed pie menu texts of Teen computer in some languages to remove redundant menus.
    (Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean & Brazilian Portuguese)


There are two versions of this fix. Only choose ONE of them, depending on your latest EP.
  • zLdDarcy_SP6TSSObjectsFix_BV.package (BV)
    Contains both BV fix (for computer and boombox) and OFB shelf and pie menu fix (for computer).

  • zLdDarcy_SP6TSSObjectsFix_OFB.package (Pre-BV)
    Contains only OFB shelf and pie menu fix for Teen computer. Use it only when you have OFB, AND your latest EP is Seasons or earlier.

Notes:

File names were changed in v1.01. Remove these files from your StuffPack\Objects folder.

TSSComputerStereoFix-BV.package
TSSComputerOFBShelfFix.package
TSSComputerOFBShelfFix-FT.package


Installation:

If you put this fix in Downloads folder, Teen computer will bear annoying CC asterisk.
To avoid asterisk in thumbnail picture, put the fix in the following location.

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff\TSData\Res\StuffPack\Objects
(or the corresponding folder on your system if your game isn't installed in C:\Program Files)

Do NOT remove z- prefix in the filename. It is for ensuring that this fix is loaded after SP objects, overriding original resources.



Changelog:

v1.0: Initial release. (2007/12/10)
v1.01: Fixed pie menu translations in some languages. (2009/02/03)


Additional Credits:

dizzy, J.M.Pescado
Everyone who contributed to the development of SimPE

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 + 1 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
LdDarcy_SP6TSSObjectsFix_OFB.zip | All Pre-BV EPs

Size: 16.5 KB · Downloads: 820 · 2nd Feb 2009
16.5 KB 820 2nd Feb 2009
LdDarcy_SP6TSSObjectsFix_BV.zip | BV Only

Size: 17.3 KB · Downloads: 1,250 · 2nd Feb 2009
17.3 KB 1,250 2nd Feb 2009
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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Instructor
THANKS POST
#2 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 1:17 PM
Thank goodness for modders like you, Lord Darcy! Appreciate you helping make our game playable!!

pureheart
Moderator of pixels for pixels
retired moderator THANKS POST
#3 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 1:18 PM
Awesome! Thanks so much, this is much needed
Test Subject
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#4 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 1:38 PM
Great! Thanks.
Theorist
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#5 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 2:59 PM
Excellent - thank you!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 3:15 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 19th Apr 2008 at 5:22 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Is it just me, or has EA/Maxis gotten lazy about this stuff? I noticed that pet can't use the Glamour Life stuff.

Thanks for the correction-mod! Cheers!
Alchemist
THANKS POST
#7 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 5:39 PM
Brillant! Thank you very much.
Stupid people are stupid
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#8 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 5:41 PM
Oh great! I thought i was going crazy when i suddenly missed all vacation choices from that computer. Thought i did download a bad hack or something....
Thanks for saving my time going through the hassle of finding files that i would never have found...
Demon Sheep
retired moderator THANKS POST
#9 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 6:30 PM
Oh silly EAxis. Thank you so much for fixing this.
Test Subject
#10 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 7:17 PM
Thank you. It is very helpful.
Have you any idea how I can fix costum computers in the same way?
Scholar
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#11 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 7:37 PM
Useful fix, thank you.

Arf now I wonder how Maxis create new things without thinking about the past...


PS : Because (lack of) time maybe. :D
Theorist
THANKS POST
#12 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 8:55 PM
Yes! I noticed the BV functions missing from the TSS computer and I was all "what the???" when I saw that. I didn't know about the OFB shelf problem though so thanks for fixing that too!
Instructor
#13 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 10:27 PM
Quick question: If you have BV installed but no TSS, would the objects show up?
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#14 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 10:38 PM
Another case of "What was Maxis Thinking!"
Field Researcher
#15 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 11:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadisticpyro
Quick question: If you have BV installed but no TSS, would the objects show up?


Why would they? If you don't have the corresponding ep or stuff pack, you won't have the objects either. Adding the mod doesn't "create" the objects, it only enables certain features of them. At least that's MY understanding.

Not having a sig IS my sig. Oh wait, this is a sig, isn't it? Nevermind...
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#16 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 11:35 PM
By the way...GREAT job in making this mod! I hadn't even thought about EAxis's mistake until I saw this mod of yours. I'm downloading right now, and thanks for the tip on where to install it to get rid of the cc "*" too!
Mad Poster
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#17 Old 12th Dec 2007 at 1:03 AM
Dear, dear EAxis. What will we do with you?
At least there are people out there like you, Lord Darcy who can find and fix these oversights.
Test Subject
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#18 Old 12th Dec 2007 at 2:41 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 19th Apr 2008 at 5:23 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DOHC46
Is it just me, or has EA/Maxis gotten lazy about this stuff? I noticed that pet can't use the Glamour Life stuff.

Thanks for the correction-mod! Cheers!


I don't know if they've just gotten lazy, or they're making us try to fix things ourselves....anyway. I never liked how you couldn't do BV options. So thanks!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 12th Dec 2007 at 3:24 AM
Thank you so much. They kill me with this. You can't place the celebration cakes in the maxis fridges either. You'd think they'd have thought about that but noooo. Anyway this is greatly appreciated. :D
Test Subject
#20 Old 12th Dec 2007 at 7:29 AM
I'm just wondering, ever since I installed TSS I've lost the "Order Photos'' option on ALL my computers, even the EAxis base game ones. Does anyone else have this problem?

And thank you for this great fix, Lord Darcy!

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~Kenji Miyazawa
Alchemist
THANKS POST
#21 Old 12th Dec 2007 at 8:05 AM
Fantastic! Thanks,
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#22 Old 12th Dec 2007 at 4:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DOHC46
Is it just me, or has EA/Maxis gotten lazy about this stuff? I noticed that pet can't use the Glamour Life stuff.

jfade from DJS Sims already made pet interaction enabler for GLS objects.
http://www.djssims.com/index.php?skip=10&category=10

I've made similar fixes for other EP/SP objects for my personal use. If interested, I'll post them here.

As for EAxis's laziness, it's just a tip of iceberg. How about primp interaction that is constantly broken by every EP, borked piano since base game, one female adult hair that does not show up in mirror ... the list goes on and on. I mean, how could thay break things AGAIN that they already fixed in the previous patches? Completely inexcusable.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadisticpyro
If you have BV installed but no TSS, would the objects show up?

No. Mimi52861 is right.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mimi52861
thanks for the tip on where to install it to get rid of the cc "*" too!

Usually, the location is like this:

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\<YOUR LATEST EP>\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

I made a subfolder in the above location, and threw all official Maxis objects (exchange/preorder) in there.
However, for some unknown reason, this TSS object fix won't work in there.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Sorrowful Mouse
ever since I installed TSS I've lost the "Order Photos'' option on ALL my computers, even the EAxis base game ones. Does anyone else have this problem?

I don't have any problem using BV functions in any other computers. Sounds like you have an incompatible hack in your DLs.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#23 Old 12th Dec 2007 at 4:49 PM Last edited by Lord Darcy : 9th Apr 2008 at 4:09 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goldgab
Have you any idea how I can fix costum computers in the same way?

IGNORE the previous instruction, it's way too complicate and contains too many unnecessary steps.

There is a much simpler way to do this. All you need to do is to make a fresh clone of objects that your cc are based on (unselect every other option except "Pull only default color"), extract Pie Menu Functions(TTAB) and Pie Menu Strings(TTAs), open your cc in SimPE, and replace the corresponding entries. There is a tutorial for custom fridges in here.
Basically it's the same process for computers, or most kinds of cc objects.


Quote:
Originally Posted by J. M. Pescado
The cheap computer and the expensive computer have subtly different pie menus, one of the options is inverted, IIRC. So you want to make sure you copy the right one.

The majority of CC computers are cloned from the cheap one though.

As of FreeTime, pie menus for computers are now handled semi-globally.

Like bookcase, just changing the Object Data is enough in FT. No need to extract and replace pie menu.

Object Data > RAW Data > Select Decimal > 07. Resource cross-refs > Interaction Table ID 128 -> 129. Commit and save.
Lab Assistant
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#24 Old 13th Dec 2007 at 1:42 PM
I hope you do post the other fixes you have. :D
Test Subject
#25 Old 13th Dec 2007 at 4:26 PM
The failure by Maxis to include items and functions from earlier expansion/stuff packs is not all laziness. Maxis wants the new pack to be compatible with the base game. Some people do not buy all packs. How else do you explain the BV vacation lots that do not include skating, fishing, etc.
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