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Maxis Centerpiece... as Centerpiece! (Centerpiece Enabler for Maxis Small Objects) - Updated 2008/11/23, Added 1 M&G table plant and TV Dinner tray

by Lord Darcy Posted 29th May 2008 at 11:36 AM - Updated 18th Nov 2011 at 8:34 AM by Lord Darcy : v1.0e: Added 1 M&G table plant and TV Dinner tray.
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2008-11-23: Updated to v1.0e. Added 1 M&G table plant and TV Dinner tray.


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As of NL, many Maxis small objects like vases or table lamps work as "centerpieces". If you put one of those centerpieces on a dining table, Sims can still use that table as an eating surface. (Sims won't put plates on it when they're Serving a Meal from fridge, though.)

However, a lot of Maxis small objects are not valid centerpieces, despite their small size. For example, every single object from Happy Holiday Stuff doesn't work as a valid centerpiece. (See the screenshot above.) If you put one of those invalid centerpieces on a dining table, Sims will refuse to use that table to dine on. (Like the tables on the back patio at Crypt O'Night in NL downtown, where small candles prevent Sims from using those tables.)

This mod makes nearly all Maxis small objects up to Mansion & Garden Stuff Pack to function as valid centerpieces. If there are missing small objects, please let me know.
It does NOT work for custom objects.
  • Decorative: small decorative objects (sculptures and plants)
  • Dish: plates, bowls, platters and cakes
  • Electronics: some small electronics
  • Lamp: table lamps

Required EP: NL or later. Even if you don't have any EP, it will work if you have at least one SP. (Except for Happy Holiday Stuff)

Installation:

Place in your My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads folder.
(Or in a subfolder of Downloads folder.)


Technical Stuff: Valid centerpieces have "CT - Allow With Food" BHAV. If you want to make custom objects to work as valid centerpieces, extract one of BHAVs from this mod and add it to the custom object. Change the group of newly added BHAV to 0xFFFFFFFF, otherwise your custom object will work as a hack! Make sure to adjust Instance number to prevent resource conflict.


Changelog:

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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LdDarcy_MaxisObjectsCenterpieceEnabler.zip

Size: 3.5 KB · Downloads: 47,702 · 25th Mar 2009
3.5 KB 47,702 25th Mar 2009
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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
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#2 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 1:16 PM
~You rock,thanks for all the ways you better our game~
Test Subject
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#3 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 2:04 PM
I've been looking for it for so long.Thank you so much!!~
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 2:28 PM
This is great, and so needed.
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 2:30 PM
Very nice! Thank you sir
Instructor
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#6 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 2:55 PM
I've been downloading your fixes and mods for some time ... and it's past time I tell you how much I appreciate all your doing for us. You are making the game more playable in so many ways. I really cannot thank you enough.

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Mad Poster
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#7 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 4:25 PM
aaarrrghhh...the stupidty of Maxi/EA never ends!! Thanks you for this simple yet outstanding fix. Long Live Lord Darcy!!
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 4:32 PM
Very useful. Thank you.
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 4:40 PM
This is awesome, thanks a gazillion times for it!
Test Subject
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#10 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 5:04 PM
Thank you this mod is very useful.
Mad Poster
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#11 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 7:13 PM
Thank you SO much!
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 7:15 PM
I've been hoping someone would do this! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Seriously, you would think Maxis would have noticed that.
Scholar
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#13 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 8:53 PM
An useful modification ! Thank you Lord Darcy !
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 9:35 PM
Wow...who's spreading "Don't-put-certain-EP-features-in-certain-objectsitis" around EAxis's workplaces?

(Oh, and PS: Good luck when that Ikea stuff pack comes out.)
Field Researcher
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#15 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 10:18 PM
Brilliant! Thank you very much
Demon Sheep
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#16 Old 2nd Jun 2008 at 11:34 PM
OMG this is so.... useful! Thanks a million!
Top Secret Researcher
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#17 Old 3rd Jun 2008 at 1:32 AM
i was always using JohnBrehaut's OMSPs to place deco on dining tables...but this will be much more convenient...thank you so much, LD!!!!
Field Researcher
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#18 Old 3rd Jun 2008 at 1:34 AM
Super fix, thanks!! :D
Scholar
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#19 Old 3rd Jun 2008 at 2:09 AM
This is great; thanks so much for making it!
Mad Poster
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#20 Old 3rd Jun 2008 at 1:43 PM
I am soo happy you did this! Thanks so much!
Forum Resident
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#21 Old 3rd Jun 2008 at 4:33 PM
Oh I can't tell you how (but I'm sure you know!) frustrating the Crypt club tables are/were! Thank so much for banishing that thorn in my side!
Field Researcher
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#22 Old 3rd Jun 2008 at 5:47 PM
Way to go Lord Darcy! Another great idea that was long overdue and you're just the man to take care of it! You are truly a LORD OF MODDING!!!
Test Subject
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#23 Old 3rd Jun 2008 at 10:43 PM
Thank you so much!
Forum Resident
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#24 Old 3rd Jun 2008 at 10:58 PM
Really useful hack! Thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
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#25 Old 4th Jun 2008 at 5:34 AM
Well i most certainly be using all these fixes since the patch is worth nothing to our game and computers.No thanks to Maxi/EA for the headache & heartache that we all receive in their stuff up.
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