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IKEA Home Stuff Objects Fix - Missing FT Functions Enabled (Updated 2009/01/09) Made IKEA clock fully usable

by Lord Darcy Posted 25th Jun 2008 at 1:10 PM - Updated 24th Jul 2011 at 8:08 AM by Lord Darcy : v1.01: Made IKEA clock fully usable. Elders can watch IKEA TV while lounging on the sofa.
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2009-01-09: Updated to v1.01. Made IKEA clock fully usable. Elders can watch IKEA TV while lounging on the sofa.

File names were changed, and "IKEA TV Screen Fix" is now incorporated into the main package.
Remove these files from your Downloads folder, Bins or StuffPack\Objects folder.

LdDarcy_SP8IKEAObjectsFix_FT.package
zLdDarcy_SP8IKEAObjectsFix_ClockOnly.package
LdDarcy_SP8IKEATVScreenFix.package

Rewrote the installation guide to reflect the change.

This fix is only for pre-AL EPs. If you have either AL or M&G, use my Stuff Pack Objects Fix Collection for Apartment Life instead of this fix.


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Even after the whole K&B fiasco, EAxis STILL failed to learn the lesson. Which was fully expected, of course. Anyone could have seen it miles away.


This mod will fix several IKEA Home Stuff objects that EAxis did not bother to update.
  • Enables all missing FreeTime functions for IKEA TV and Bookcase.
  • Makes the decorative IKEA Alarm Clock fully usable.
  • Fixes the nonexistent TXMT of IKEA TV screen which broke the thumbnail picture.

List of objects fixed by this mod:
  • EXPEDIT TV Storage Unit: All FreeTime functions (Tinker, Watch Movie), missing TV screen texture
  • BILLY Bookcase: All FreeTime functions (Study.../Parenting, Discuss, Custom Novel etc.)
  • IKEA PS Clock: All alarm clock functions, can be placed on coffee tables

There are two versions of this fix. Choose only ONE of them, depending on your latest EP.
If you use FT version for pre-FT games, you may experience crash or errors in IKEA objects.
  • LdDarcy_SP8IKEAObjectsFix_FT.zip: If your latest EP is FreeTime
  • LdDarcy_SP8IKEAObjectsFix_PreFT.zip: For all pre-FT EPs (from Base Game up to Bon Voyage)

If you have either AL or M&G, use my Stuff Pack Objects Fix Collection for Apartment Life instead of this fix.


Notes:

In Buy Mode catalog, ctrl + right-click on the thumbnail of each IKEA TV recolor to regenerate the thumbnail picture.

File names were changed in v1.01, and "IKEA TV Screen Fix" is now incorporated into the main package.
Remove these files from your Downloads folder, Bins or StuffPack\Objects folder.

LdDarcy_SP8IKEAObjectsFix_FT.package
zLdDarcy_SP8IKEAObjectsFix_ClockOnly.package
LdDarcy_SP8IKEATVScreenFix.package


Known issue:

I think EAxis deliberately disabled the pie menu of IKEA alarm clock, making it purely decorative. Mesh is too large, so Sim's hand will pass right through the clock in table heights. Perfect size for coffee table heights though.
This clock also lacks "broken state" mesh, so it will revert to the base game cheap alarm clock when it's broken.

DO NOT put this fix in your game before you actually install IKEA pack, otherwise your game will crash! (Thanks to cwykes for the information.)




Installation:

This fix comes in TWO parts. The installation location is different for each part.

LdDarcy_SP8IKEAObjectsFix_Downloads_XXXX.package (XXXX means either FT or PreFT)

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


zLdDarcy_SP8IKEAObjectsFix_Bins_XXXX.package

If you put this file in your Downloads folder, IKEA bookcase and alarm clock will bear annoying custom star, and the delete button in the catalog will be enabled.

Instead of Downloads folder, put it in the following location:
(or the corresponding folder on your system if your game is not installed in C:\Program Files)

Patched FT: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 FreeTime\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
(You can make a subfolder under Bins folder and put the file there for better organizing.)

Pre-FT or Unpatched FT: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 IKEA Home Stuff\TSData\Res\StuffPack\Objects
(Don't make a subfolder under StuffPack\Objects folder.)

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


The third FreeTime patch does NOT fix these IKEA objects. By now, one can only hope EAxis will at least include fixes for neglected SP objects in the subsequent EP patch, but no. They're lightning-fast in releasing patches when it comes to MONIES (read: Sims Store), shoving updated Securom and EA Downloader down everybody's throat, but do not give a damn about fixing the stuff they b0rked in the past SP. I'm afraid IKEA objects will be fixed only in AL, if we're lucky at that. And chances are extremely high that they'll do a half-assed job yet again like they did for TSS and K&B. (Missing "Tinker" option for Teen TV anyone?)


Check out my other similar fixes for outdated and neglected Stuff Pack objects:

Community Wedding Fix for Celebration Wedding Arch
BV clothing booth interactions (Change/Plan Outfits) enabled for H&M clothing booth
Fix for Empty State of H&M Clothing Racks - No longer revert to base game wooden rack
Teen Style Stuff Objects Fix for FreeTime (FT Only)
Fix for Teen Style Stuff Computer and Stereo (BV Only)
Teen Style Stuff Armoires Animation Fix (Pre-FT Only)
Kitchen & Bath Stuff Objects Fix - Missing Seasons/FreeTime Functions Enabled
Pet Interactions Enabler for Forgotten Objects


Changelog:

v1.0: Initial release. (2008/06/25)
v1.01: Made IKEA clock fully usable. Elders can watch IKEA TV while lounging on the sofa. (2009/01/09)


Additional Credits:

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_SP8IKEAObjectsFix_PreFT.zip | From Base Game up to Bon Voyage

Size: 3.2 KB · Downloads: 946 · 28th Apr 2009
3.2 KB 946 28th Apr 2009
LdDarcy_SP8IKEAObjectsFix_FT.zip | FreeTime

Size: 6.8 KB · Downloads: 2,821 · 28th Apr 2009
6.8 KB 2,821 28th Apr 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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 3:01 PM
Great to know you get to fix things before I can even buy them in my country
Stupid people are stupid
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#3 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 3:12 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I was wondering what was going on with that tv thumbnail.
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 3:21 PM
Wow, I didn't even know this was out yet! Thank you for the fix, I'll keep it in mind for when I get my copy.
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 3:37 PM
Absolutely fantastic! I think I have all your fixes - and so fast. Thank you so much. :D
Instructor
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#6 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 3:43 PM
Your the best!
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 4:06 PM
"Known issue:

I think EAxis deliberately disabled pie menu of IKEA alarm clock, making it purely decorative. Mesh is too large, so Sim's hand will pass right through the clock when they interact with it. This clock also lacks "broken state" mesh, so it will revert to base game cheap alarm clock when it's broken."

Unbelievable. Talk about half-ars... you rule, my man. Er, my lord.
Test Subject
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#8 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 4:14 PM
Thank you! I was going to fix this, but you did it much better than I did! (besides, it would have taken me forever since I'm just a novice at SimPE...=_=)
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 4:34 PM
This seems to be a tradition now. EA always makes foolish ignorant mistakes as per usual, and someone comes along to fix it. That's where you come in! Great stuff.

When will EA ever learn, we creators are more skilled than they are!
Demon Sheep
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#10 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 5:26 PM
Holy cow that was quick! Thanks so much, LD! It's wonderful that we can count on you to fix these things ....just as reliably as we can count on EA to break 'em.
Scholar
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#11 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 7:15 PM
The Community is so lucky to have you, LD! Thanks again for your hard work!
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 7:37 PM
Thanks a lot, LD! I'm planning to order Ikea home stuff soon, so this will be very useful!
Alchemist
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#13 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 7:53 PM
What a good thing it is to have you around and your ever watchful eye on the lesser ones. (we all know who) Thank you!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 8:33 PM
Eaxis is complete crap now. I hope anyone who downloads any of LD's fixes doesn't buy the Sims 3 in protest. Look at how many things they forget.
Mad Poster
#15 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 8:38 PM
Fantastic! Saved once again by Lord Darcy before I even own the game.
Is there any chance of you releasing a version of this fix that doesn't include the updated clock though? Or PMing me instructions on how to remove that bit myself?
I'm quite happy for the clock to be decorative and the hand passing through it would annoy me more than the lacking options.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Field Researcher
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#16 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 8:52 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menaceman44
Is there any chance of you releasing a version of this fix that doesn't include the updated clock though? Or PMing me instructions on how to remove that bit myself?
I'm quite happy for the clock to be decorative and the hand passing through it would annoy me more than the lacking options.

Deleting OBJD for the alarm clock will do.

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Recent Updates: Pie Menu Text Strings Fix | Teen Style Stuff Computer and Stereo Fix | IKEA Home Stuff Objects Fix
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#17 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 8:53 PM
Thank you once again. EAxis continues to sink to new lows. I don't know why I even bother to get disappointed anymore.
Theorist
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#18 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 9:06 PM
I love you!! lol
Instructor
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#19 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 9:09 PM
Great work. Don't forget to send EA/xis the invoice.
Top Secret Researcher
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#20 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 10:47 PM
i'll buy this SP not later than next week...and this is a very useful fix! i'll bookmark it and come back soon! thanks lord darcy!!!!
Field Researcher
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#21 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 11:09 PM
You're so fast . thanks
Eminence Grise
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#22 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 11:58 PM
LOL -- I keep finding out the stuff packs are out when I l see LD's fixes

Which is the best way, since then I can fix em as soon as they're installed.

<3 Lord Darcy! and </3 EA :p
Test Subject
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#23 Old 26th Jun 2008 at 12:59 AM
Thank you! Without you, my game just wouldn't work right.

It's just sad that EA keeps making the same mistake over and over again. If I did that at work, I'd be fired!
Test Subject
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#24 Old 26th Jun 2008 at 1:48 AM
What would we do without you to clean up Maxis' messes? You're awesome!
Field Researcher
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#25 Old 26th Jun 2008 at 3:26 AM
Great job! Thanks too! I was the first person to receive/buy IKEA Home Stuff I beleive in my state...
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