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Globals Pack (including Budget Transact) *UPDATED to v1.1*

by dickhurt Posted 13th Oct 2008 at 5:01 PM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 4:28 PM by Nysha
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Globals Pack (including Budget Transact)

* Requires : Varies (depends on which global function is being called, but most of them do work on the base game)
* Compatibility: The Sims 2, University, Nightlife, Open For Business, Pets, Seasons, Bon Voyage, Store Edition, FreeTime, Apartment Life, Mansion & Garden Stuff, all Stuff Packs
* Modifications: Global (but needs to be specifically called by a modder)
* Hack Version#: 1.1

Update ( 06/06/2009 )
- adds 6 new functions, 0x0E69 to 0x0E6E
- backward compatible with all 1.0 functions

Quick Info
Read the included INSTALL.TXT file before you start randomly copying files!

* You must also download the following addon(s) for this hack to work correctly:


This "Globals Pack" file replaces my older addon named "Budget transact". So if you were instructed to download the Budget Transact addon by another hack, you must download this Globals Pack instead. It will do the same thing. One important change is that this pack requires my Game Edition addon, while the older "Budget transact" did not.

Globals Pack is a set of globally accessible functions that many of my hacks use. It is not a game-altering hack in and of itself. It is simply an addon that other hacks need to explicitly call. If no other hacks call the file, it will just lay dormant doing absolutely nothing (not even using up CPU cycles).

Instead of including this file along with each individual hack that needs it, I made it only available as a separate download. I've done that so that my old hacks will not need to be constantly repackaged to include a new "globals pack" file every time this file gets changed to fix issues or to add new features.

It is just so much simpler (for me anyway, maybe not for you) to do it that way.

Other people can reference these routines from their own hacks if they wish and can even tell people that my "Globals Pack" is required for their own hack to function. It is not advisable to directly include my file along with any other hacks though, since I do plan on updating it to newer versions frequently.

You also need to extract the file from fix_for_BASE_UNI_NL_only.rar if you only have the base game, University, and/or Nightlife. Players with Open For Business or higher do not need the fix.

* Check out the readme.txt file for more information.
Tags: #globals, #budget, #transact

Operating System: Windows Linux Mac OS X
Utility Type: Miscellaneous
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 25.6 KB · Downloads: 13,258 · 7th Jun 2009
25.6 KB 13,258 7th Jun 2009

Size: 394 Bytes · Downloads: 3,438 · 14th May 2009
394 Bytes 3,438 14th May 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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#2 Old 13th Oct 2008 at 8:31 PM
What a useful tool for modders. I'm curious to see how people use this.

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#3 Old 16th Oct 2008 at 8:01 PM
Glad you're using the 0x0Exx range, as I use the 0x09xx range. And Inteenimator cuts across several lower ranges!

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Original Poster
#4 Old 17th Oct 2008 at 11:33 PM
I've never even looked at Inteen or Insim, they seem like cheats to me and I think the game is too easy as it is. I'm just glad the game does not crash when using such high ID numbers. I was also surprised that the game works perfect with negative budgets. I think I even had a negative one long ago (probably on the base game) when a chance card fined me money. Might have been a glitch though because I've not seen it happen recently. The game just makes the budget = 0 if you can't pay the fine.
Test Subject
#5 Old 21st Oct 2008 at 7:44 PM
This may seem like an odd question..but I wanted to know if I was reading/understanding this correctly. This add-on makes it so that I can add or remove money from a household? Sorry if it seems silly but I haven't an earthly idea about all of those gamer/modder words.

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#6 Old 29th Oct 2008 at 8:41 PM
Hey fayeli,
This is just a tool that many of my other hacks use or for people that want to write their own hacks. It is not a standalone mod to allow you to transfer funds between families nor to give/take money from your Sims. Hope that answers your question.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 20th Jan 2009 at 3:13 AM
*bow* Thank you SO much this will be very helpfull :D

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#8 Old 14th May 2009 at 12:28 AM
The previous version called df_budget_transact_addon.rar was downloaded 1257 times. This new hack includes that old addon and a whole lot more.
#9 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 12:31 PM
I am not a modder. Is it useful that I download this?
What will it do in my game?

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#10 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 9:54 PM
It won't do anything for you if you don't make your own mods. You should only download it if you are grabbing one of my other hacks that say this is required.
Test Subject
#11 Old 7th Mar 2014 at 9:37 AM