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Water "half tile" flowers fix & Water inaccessible flowers fix

by dickhurt Posted 11th Jun 2008 at 3:38 AM - Updated 29th Oct 2008 at 6:49 PM by dickhurt : compatibility
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* Compatibility: Seasons, Bon Voyage, FreeTime, Apartment Life
* Modifications: Semi-Global (affects all flowers)
* Hack Version#: 1.0

Quick Info
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There are 2 hacks included here.

The first one allows Sims to water one-half tile flower beds, even if a diagonal fence or foundation runs through the tile.

The second one, named df_water_inaccessible_flowers_fix.rar, does the same but also allows you to water all flowers regardless of their location on the lot, including completely inaccessible or blocked ones. It works for the "full tile" flower beds if the tile is completely surrounded by fences, walls, or foundations. And it allows for the disposal of all dead flowers, even if 100% surrounded by fencing or if completely inaccessible (such as using cheats to put flower beds on your roof!).

Effects
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Originally, the game did not allow any Sim or Hydrobot to water these flowers. It would also prevent you from disposing of such flowers if they died. Having such a flower bed fully surrounded by fence tiles also prevented watering.

Sims will still display a 'door' icon above their heads while watering, which means that they are blocked by a wall/fence/foundation. However, the watering will still be successful and the flowers will get the water they need to live. All animations work perfectly.

* Check out the readme.txt file for more information.
Tags: #water flowers

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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df_water_inaccessible_flowers_fix.rar

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df_water_half_tile_flowers_fix.rar

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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 16th Jun 2008 at 8:02 PM
Thank you! I was getting so irritated that the gardener couldn't water my plants. Will this work with clipping inaccessable shrubs too?
Field Researcher
#3 Old 16th Jun 2008 at 8:04 PM
Thanks, I needed this! My flowers always die because to make a pretty flower garden, half of them are blocked by fences or hedges, etc and can't be watered.

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Field Researcher
#4 Old 16th Jun 2008 at 9:53 PM
Thank you! I was so sick of being unable to water flowers I just gave up on putting flowers on my lot altogether. I'll be sure to try them again with this !
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 16th Jun 2008 at 10:58 PM
Yay. I really needed this mod. Its so frustrating that Sims can't even water plants which have the edger fences from Pets around them. The diaganal plant bug also got on my nerves. Thanks so much.
Top Secret Researcher
#6 Old 16th Jun 2008 at 11:14 PM
that's great! i also often had problems with watering the plants properly. this will help a lot!!!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 17th Jun 2008 at 3:13 AM
Thankgod it pissed me off to no end when the gardner would stamp his/her feet and not water plants. Can you make a trim one too so they can trim plants they can't reach?? Thanks
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 17th Jun 2008 at 3:42 AM
This is a fantastic idea...I so agree with Deeney, all that fussing about not watering, was annoying. Looking forward to using the modd and a trim one too....

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#9 Old 17th Jun 2008 at 4:29 AM
Oh thank you! I can finally, finally have the realistic flower beds I want! No more, oh no, there's an itty bitty little half fence in my way, I can't POSSIBLY water the flowers now. Silly sims!

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Test Subject
#10 Old 17th Jun 2008 at 1:49 PM
Great! I hated that in sims, you are my hero.
Instructor
#11 Old 17th Jun 2008 at 2:04 PM
THANK YOU! This is a much needed mod that I have been waiting to see for a long time. This will allow my Sim gardens to look much more realistic without being forced to use the "plastic" decorative plants out there (which are nice, but sometimes limiting). Anyway, thanks again for sharing this!
Field Researcher
#12 Old 17th Jun 2008 at 2:38 PM
Thank you so much!!! I've been waiting for something like this.
Test Subject
#13 Old 17th Jun 2008 at 4:41 PM
U Rock! I have been waiting for EA to fix this problem since day one! Thanx *S*
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 17th Jun 2008 at 5:51 PM
YES!!! This is something that has plagued me since the very first day I installed the game. It so severely limits what you can do with the landscaping, but your mod has fixed all that. Thank you SO MUCH!
Test Subject
#15 Old 17th Jun 2008 at 6:39 PM
Thank you, I can't even believe how useful this is. I have so many beautifully landscaped lots with dead flowers everywhere, and I was wondering if I was the only person this irked...I can't believe it took this long to get something this awesome. Thank you!!
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#16 Old 17th Jun 2008 at 6:39 PM
ThankYou very much!!!

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Lab Assistant
#17 Old 17th Jun 2008 at 10:14 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

SO MUCH!

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 18th Jun 2008 at 11:08 PM
These are great! Thanks for making them! I do have a question however; are these meant to be used together or separately? When I run the Sims 2 Hack Conflict Detection Utility (http://www.simwardrobe.com/), it comes up as these two hacks conflicting with one another:

*** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED ***
File Type: BHAV
Procedure Name: Water - Route to Flowers
Group ID: 0x7F8A5209
Instance ID: 0x00002001
Packages Containing This Procedure:
\downloads\df_water_half_tile_flowers_fix.package
\downloads\df_water_inaccessible_flowers_fix.package

End Of Report

1 possible conflicts detected.

Thanks again!

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#19 Old 19th Jun 2008 at 11:00 PM
you should only use one of them. You don't need the half_tile hack if your are using inaccessible_flowers_fix.
Top Secret Researcher
#20 Old 23rd Jun 2008 at 11:19 AM
Oh I've been needed something like this, thanks for creating and sharing!
Top Secret Researcher
#21 Old 5th Jul 2008 at 10:56 PM

Thanks very much now I can create my gardens without restrictions!! yay!!
Field Researcher
#22 Old 11th Jul 2008 at 9:32 AM
thank you very much

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Top Secret Researcher
#23 Old 30th Jul 2008 at 2:12 PM
Now i can stop using plastic flowers, thank you! This is so useful
Test Subject
#24 Old 29th Oct 2008 at 8:43 AM
hello :D
does this work with al?
Nice upload, keep up the good work :P
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#25 Old 29th Oct 2008 at 6:48 PM
Yes it is compatible with Apartment Life.
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