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Vacation Souvenirs Buyable Everywhere (Including Fix for Missing OFB functions)

by Lord Darcy Posted 5th Aug 2008 at 2:34 AM - Updated 24th Jul 2011 at 8:07 AM by Lord Darcy
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
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This mod removes the neighborhood check for all 3 kinds of vacation souvenirs. Sims can buy souvenirs everywhere, not just in appropriate vacation sub'hood. No more "out of these imported items" message when Sims are trying to buy souvenirs at the community lots located in non-vacation 'hoods.

In addition, this mod makes souvenir racks fully usable in OFB businesses.

Souvenir racks come with full OFB features, complete with half-filled and empty state. (See the screenshot below.) You can set the price, restock, show item to customers. They have capacity of up to 15 items per rack in OFB businesses. (But if playables shop at neighbor's owned business, they can buy only 8 items per rack.)

However, OFB codes of souvenir racks are incomplete. Restockers will ignore understocked racks. Customers will jump out of racks when they pick up an item, and souvenir box will not be created on their hands.

Pescado explained that the missing Restock routine DID exist in unpatched BV, but got removed by subsequent BV patches. Why take away existing features instead of fixing other gazillion bugs?

Quote:
Originally Posted by J. M. Pescado
Actually, the souvenir racks ORIGINALLY worked, in p0. Either in p1 or p2, EAxis intentionally sabotaged them in an attempt to render them unrestockable, because, apparently, the nuisance of buying them ONE at a time from the original vacation lot when you need them in minimum doses of 5 was not enough.




I complemented the missing OFB codes for 3 souvenir racks. They will be added to Restock routine. Also, the souvenir box will be correctly created on customers' hand, and the proper animation for getting an item from souvenir racks (the same one as jewelry rack) will be called.

Pity that Sims can't set up tourist traps in vacation 'hoods, but at least they can sell ridiculously overpriced imported crapola to hapless townies.


Installation:

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


Changelog:

v1.0: Initial release.


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.

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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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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 8th Aug 2008 at 5:46 PM
Thank you L.D. for yet another great FIX of Maxis Messes! I honestly don't know what we'd do without you!
Top Secret Researcher
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#3 Old 8th Aug 2008 at 6:25 PM
Yes! Another great mod from you...this will be really useful for me, thank you!!
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 8th Aug 2008 at 7:57 PM
I'm grateful to you for this, as I really get bored sending sims on vacation just for these trinkets. I thought it would be nice to let a local shop "import" souvenirs, so thank you for making it possible.
Eminence Grise
#5 Old 8th Aug 2008 at 10:20 PM
Awesome I like to have a lot of different buyables for my sims on unowned community lots. Although I feel a lil guilty giving them the chance to get souvenir effects without the hassle of a vacation. Ah well, I suppose I'll be able to live with that
Forum Resident
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#6 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 4:39 AM
awesome! Thanks
Alchemist
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#7 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 7:27 AM
I´ll get my sims to selling "ridiculously overpriced imported crapola" at once! Glorious!
Thanks,
Top Secret Researcher
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#8 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 4:13 PM
oh, what a genious mod again! thanks, LD!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 4:46 PM
Thank you very much! This game is starting to make some sense...
Test Subject
#10 Old 10th Aug 2008 at 4:42 PM
Thanks ! We have made something like your mod, a long time ago. But you're the best !
TOTO & NONO
Instructor
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#11 Old 12th Aug 2008 at 4:17 AM
Thank you - you do a great job fixing the broken stuff!
Top Secret Researcher
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#12 Old 21st Aug 2008 at 11:56 PM
Aaahh! *Dies of joy* I love making shops and when my sims are on vacation i just drool on these displays and their lovely souvenirs! Thank you for making them available for normal hoods, Lord Darcy (and for correcting ONCE MORE ea's stupidity)
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 30th Aug 2008 at 4:33 AM
my hero!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 30th Aug 2008 at 8:15 PM
Thanks a lot, but I have a question: does this apply to jewelry stands as well? I recall a whiel back that I put one in a shop I had running, and for some reason it gave me that error message.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 17th Nov 2009 at 2:43 PM
I also have had problems with the jewelry stand. I made a player owned shop, and when i tried to choose which jewelry to apply to the sims (try and force them to buy certain jewelry) they just bought it, but no window popped up, like it does when you make them buy clothes. Does this fix that? And if not is there a fix?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 21st Nov 2009 at 4:26 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simathome
I also have had problems with the jewelry stand. I made a player owned shop, and when i tried to choose which jewelry to apply to the sims (try and force them to buy certain jewelry) they just bought it, but no window popped up, like it does when you make them buy clothes. Does this fix that? And if not is there a fix?
No, this mod doesn't fix that problem. AFAIK there is no mod which can make the jewelry stand actually work in owned businesses.

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#17 Old 1st Jul 2010 at 1:05 AM
Awesome thanks.
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#18 Old 9th Dec 2010 at 1:19 PM
do you know any mods that differentiate between color?like they only restock a green firetruck with another green one
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#19 Old 13th Aug 2014 at 7:06 PM
I've been looking for geodes for my rock shop. This is a perfect fit. thanks