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Tomb of Ghost 080712

by christianlov Posted 20th Jun 2008 at 5:31 AM - Updated 18th Jul 2008 at 1:56 PM by christianlov
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Introduction

Mainpulate ghosts on your will. Spawn a ghost and terrify sims, let ghosts work for you for a while. This is an object which is immitating Sims 2 tombstones and you can make use of ghosts in various ways using this item.

Category and Price

General/Misc
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Commands

Assign: Assign a ghost.
Scare.../SimName: Let the assigned ghost terrify a specific sim.
Haunt.../GhostName: Spawn a ghost and let it go around on your lot.
Ghost Worker.../GhostName: Spawn a ghost and let it work as a maid for a while.
Clear.../GhostName: Clear ghost from lot temporarily.
Clear.../All: Clear all ghosts from lot.
Kick: Kick this urn.
Mourn: This seems to be a bit nonsense because actually this is no one's tomb at all, but if you want to mourn, do it.
Ghost Color: You can set ghost color for spawned or assigned ghosts.
Option.../Schedule Haunt: Let the assigned ghost to haunt every day periodically.
Option.../Schedule Work: Let the assgined ghost to be spawned every day and work on your lot.
Option.../Remove Schedule: Cancel the schedules described above.
Option.../Turn On(Off) Death by Fright: Originally sims can die of fright when they see ghosts in the game. It's random but it's possible. You can turn it off exclusively for this modded tomb object.
Option.../Turn On(Off) Day Ghost: Originally ghosts won't appear at day time. But you can make them go around at day time too.

How to Use

1. Assign a ghost.
2. Scare a sim.

Notice

1. This is not a global hack.

2. Although this tombstone looks like a tomb or urn, it's not classified as a tomb or urn at all. So you cannot move this tomb to cemetries. Also even if you delete this tombstone for which a ghost is already assigned, the owner ghost won't be unlinked. So you can safely do whatever things you would want to do with this tomb object.

3. Ghost worker is just a combination of three simple work routines. Please don't expect too much from this worker menu.

Update

1. Pre-ep2 check will work more correctly.

080712

1. Fix for base game users.
2. Fix for SP8 IKEA users.

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
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GhostTomb_080712.zip

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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 20th Jun 2008 at 2:02 PM
This is very cool!!! must have it...and I'll have a try...Thank U~

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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 20th Jun 2008 at 2:22 PM
I have been waiting for something just like this. Thanks!
Field Researcher
#4 Old 20th Jun 2008 at 2:49 PM
Great job!! Now I don't have to kill my sims intentionally!!

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Scholar
#5 Old 20th Jun 2008 at 2:49 PM
very interesting - I must try it out! thank you!
Test Subject
#6 Old 20th Jun 2008 at 3:09 PM
This is sooo cool!!! I've been waiting for a mod like this for....uhm... very long! Just about every sims wants to see a ghost, and now their wishes can be granted. Thanks!

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#7 Old 20th Jun 2008 at 3:09 PM
Yay! Now I can intentionally kill my sims! Death by fright! You're a miracle worker!

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Lab Assistant
#8 Old 20th Jun 2008 at 4:40 PM
one question:

if a ghost is told to scare a sim, will the scared sim then resent or hate the sim that was selected at the time of when the ghost was told to scare the sim? Oy, that's confusing...
Test Subject
#9 Old 20th Jun 2008 at 6:37 PM
ROTFLOL! This will be a neat tool to have for any Addams family-type households! Great idea; thank you.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 20th Jun 2008 at 6:49 PM
Cool Idea!Great job and Thank's!
Instructor
#11 Old 20th Jun 2008 at 11:21 PM
thank you!!! this is awesome!!! i love your hacks ^-^ !!

hi!
Field Researcher
#12 Old 21st Jun 2008 at 10:14 AM
Yaay! Will this work on a community lot, or for an owned business? If so, Haunted House Theme Park, here I come!
Field Researcher
#13 Old 21st Jun 2008 at 3:12 PM Last edited by terriecason : 21st Jun 2008 at 4:28 PM.
Christianlov, this is awesome! I've been looking for a mod like this that I could use with my vampire families. A monster mansion isn't quite complete when there are no ghosts. I couldn't use ghosts from deceased Sims because they would scare the inhabitants in the mansion which didn’t work for me. It didn't think it fit the bill for a ghost to scare vampires. Thanks again and welcome back.
Test Subject
#14 Old 22nd Jun 2008 at 9:30 AM
Looks good i'll give it a try. Just a few questions, in the game, ghost are linked to urns on a lot. Do this effect the link of certain ghost to their certain urnstones? lLike a platnum urn to a platnum sim. Also if you spawn a ghost from another lot, do it effect the ghost still appearing on it orginal lot or is it now stuck on the current lot like if you used the tombstone of life and death to spawn a sim to the family?
Instructor
#15 Old 22nd Jun 2008 at 10:33 AM
This is very interesting. Some questions: once the ghost program seems to be completely independent and don't depend on an workable Sim at all, is it possible to assign Sims that do not character data at all?
I mean, everytime Eaxis releases an EP, it destroys alleatorily some character data for dead Sims. So, you have a Sim that died in game and has a very long storyboard and suddenly the Sim is made to a No Character Data just because the new EP changes the way the game was saved before. Main example is PleasantView.
I use Dead Sims as deposit for facial structures (to make Simsurgeries) and this feature bothers me.
Anyway in last resource, is it possible to use your tombstone to assign Sims without character data and no "real" tombstone at all?

Thanks.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 22nd Jun 2008 at 11:08 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by xptl297
This is very interesting. Some questions: once the ghost program seems to be completely independent and don't depend on an workable Sim at all, is it possible to assign Sims that do not character data at all?
I mean, everytime Eaxis releases an EP, it destroys alleatorily some character data for dead Sims. So, you have a Sim that died in game and has a very long storyboard and suddenly the Sim is made to a No Character Data just because the new EP changes the way the game was saved before. Main example is PleasantView.
I use Dead Sims as deposit for facial structures (to make Simsurgeries) and this feature bothers me.
Anyway in last resource, is it possible to use your tombstone to assign Sims without character data and no "real" tombstone at all?

Thanks.


"sims that do not character data at all"... does it mean "unlinked sims"? (if not, i have no information ) if so, unlinked sims can't be ghosts. ghosts are just like normal sim except that they are dead. on the contrary, unlinked sims only have a few thumbnails and object data.
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Original Poster
#17 Old 22nd Jun 2008 at 11:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gastalt
Looks good i'll give it a try. Just a few questions, in the game, ghost are linked to urns on a lot. Do this effect the link of certain ghost to their certain urnstones?


no

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gastalt
lLike a platnum urn to a platnum sim. Also if you spawn a ghost from another lot, do it effect the ghost still appearing on it orginal lot or is it now stuck on the current lot like if you used the tombstone of life and death to spawn a sim to the family?


ghosts can be on the original lot as well as the current lot. also it won't actually "move" ghosts to and from lots. they will remain attached to their their original tomb, but they can be assignee to this tomb at the same time.
Instructor
#18 Old 22nd Jun 2008 at 11:44 AM
Unlinked Sims can appear as ghosts. There's a difference between Unlinked and No character Data. Most of the ghosts at the Goth House are unlinked and they appear every night. Unlinked means that all the invisible memories (that are the ones that Links the Sims to each other) were somehow deleted to reduce character size or simply because they were not matching. There are several circustances in game play where you unmatch memories, either by manipulating them self or moving Sims by using modded objects or simply accidentally making a non recognizable movement. Or you can even unlink Sims self. I don't know the reason the game allows you to do this.
You also unlink them by deleting tombstones.
No character data means that the whole file in the character folder was deleted.
There are some Sims data that cannot be deleted at all because it would provoke a massive crash and this is the result you see in no character data. They are remainings that are kept in LOT. This is the reason you cannot delete those remainings manually. It would cause that your Lots will be unplayable and would crash at the first attempt to load them. It is also the main reason you cannot move Sims from one hood to the other inside a house/lot. The lot keeps information that are self reconstructed and cannot be deleted. The main limitation of TS2.
So, it is possible to have an unlinked ghost and this was the reason for my question.
And the other reason was that I was playing a test lot and one of my Sim died there and I didn't see him die. Result is that when I was ready with the test, I deleted the lot and unfortunately I unlinked the Sim by deleting also his tombstone.
I had to ressurrect her and kill her again because all Sims she knew got a memory of her death. This is very time consumming and very far from logic. That is what I thought your mod could be used to. To have a ghost without the need to ressurrect it to recover the original tombstone.
Thanks.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#19 Old 22nd Jun 2008 at 12:38 PM Last edited by christianlov : 22nd Jun 2008 at 5:25 PM.
well, xptl297, i think i cannot help you maybe you can open a thread at "sims 2 modding discussion" and people there might help you.
Test Subject
#20 Old 22nd Jun 2008 at 7:44 PM
First of all, thanks, this is great! But I have one question: I'm using InSimenator, do you know if there are any conflicts to be expected? Cause I'd really like to use this hack, too!
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Test Subject
#21 Old 23rd Jun 2008 at 12:38 AM
You know, if they're going to go raiding my little Sims' fridges, they darn well should at least scrub a counter afterwards.
Test Subject
#22 Old 23rd Jun 2008 at 7:49 AM
I had a problem when sing the file in game. I just have base game. when i used the option "assign a ghost" my game freezed. I had to remove the object manually (using cheat move objects on) and the game restarted. Did i use the object in a wrong way? thanks
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#23 Old 23rd Jun 2008 at 8:27 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by monmari2
I had a problem when sing the file in game. I just have base game. when i used the option "assign a ghost" my game freezed. I had to remove the object manually (using cheat move objects on) and the game restarted. Did i use the object in a wrong way? thanks


no you didnt use the object in a wrong way. very proper. i need to reproduce it so please be bothered to inform me of following things. have you tried assigning a different ghost? and could you please give an error log?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#24 Old 23rd Jun 2008 at 10:09 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by monmari2
I had a problem when sing the file in game. I just have base game. when i used the option "assign a ghost" my game freezed. I had to remove the object manually (using cheat move objects on) and the game restarted. Did i use the object in a wrong way? thanks


ah, i see, you have only base game, and my pre-ep2 check doesn't produce correct result. I only thought about ep1, not base game. This will cause problems in the base game. I am going to update this and other items by ................... saturday maybe??? by then, please don't use this.....
Mad Poster
#25 Old 23rd Jun 2008 at 5:32 PM
This is so much fun!! I finally was ble to fulfill my sim's want to see a ghost. So cool!! Thanks!!!
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