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Aquariums Create Community Dummies

by Richi3frog Posted 8th Jan 2009 at 2:00 AM - Updated 8th Jan 2009 at 3:30 AM by Richi3frog
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
In The Sims 1, community lots with aquariums and other pet containers or cages were always stocked (had community dummies). In The Sims 2, pet cages and containers (dog pen, womrat cage, bird cage) are also stocked with dummies but aquariums were forgotten! I made a fix for this issue, aquariums will now be stocked when visited on community lots.

Description:
Aquariums on community lots are stocked with dummy fish.

Flavors:
  • Free Fish - Fish will be created on every community lot. Does not require EPs (EP-ready, will update Pets aquarium).
  • No Free Fish (original download) - Fish will be created on every community lot not owned by a Sim (no free fish for pet shop owners). Requires Open For Business or any later EP, such as Seasons, FreeTime, Garden & Mansion, etc.

Changelog:
v1.0: Initial release. (2009/01/05)
v1.01: New flavor was added; free fish. (2009/01/07)

Custom Aquariums:
Custom aquariums cloned from large saltwater aquarium (Pets) need an update in order to create community dummies, such as this one by lastrie. Replace custom aquarium's "Function - Main" with one included in my package.

Additional Credits:
Ailias, for requesting this.
Numenor, for helping me with the fish on head issue.

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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Richi3f-CreateCommunityDummyFish-FreeFish.zip | Fish will be created on every community lot.

Size: 1.3 KB · Downloads: 5,827 · 8th Jan 2009
1.3 KB 5,827 8th Jan 2009
Richi3f-CreateCommunityDummyFish.zip | Fish will be created on every community lot [B]not owned[/B] by a Sim.

Size: 1.3 KB · Downloads: 4,805 · 8th Jan 2009
1.3 KB 4,805 8th Jan 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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 8th Jan 2009 at 2:49 AM
Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

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Field Researcher
#3 Old 8th Jan 2009 at 3:56 AM
Neat thanks!
Mad Poster
#4 Old 8th Jan 2009 at 4:44 AM
Thanks! I always hated it when my Nature sims came to the Peerless Park and rolled the want "watch fish". But then to fulfill that, I had to actually *buy* the fish!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 8th Jan 2009 at 7:11 AM
A very good idea!
Alchemist
#6 Old 8th Jan 2009 at 9:37 AM
Nice and useful addition, thank you
(and hope you will develop also the fish-on-head thing, which is interesting as well, I read the specific thread with those funny pics )
Instructor
#7 Old 8th Jan 2009 at 3:42 PM
Thank you for this fix. It's one of the little annoyances that really bugged me.
Test Subject
#8 Old 8th Jan 2009 at 6:56 PM
You must be reading my mind, because I thought about wanting a hack like this just yesterday while playing the game. Thank you!
Forum Resident
#9 Old 9th Jan 2009 at 2:13 AM
Fantastic!

Thank you.
Mad Poster
#10 Old 9th Jan 2009 at 10:39 PM
Brilliant! I'd not noticed this since shaders don't work in my game so I can't see fish when a tank is stocked anyway. I'm downloading now for when I get a machine that actually can use shaders.

Is there any chance of doing something similar with fireplaces on comm lots so that I don't have to get my Sims to light them all when arriving on a lot for a date?

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#11 Old 10th Jan 2009 at 1:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menaceman44
Brilliant! I'd not noticed this since shaders don't work in my game so I can't see fish when a tank is stocked anyway. I'm downloading now for when I get a machine that actually can use shaders.


Forgot to say this but you may need to use "boolProp useShaders true" in order for fish to show up. My machine doesn't display them until I use the cheat.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Menaceman44
Is there any chance of doing something similar with fireplaces on comm lots so that I don't have to get my Sims to light them all when arriving on a lot for a date?


That's sounds interesting. I'll think about it.

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Instructor
#12 Old 10th Jan 2009 at 8:24 PM
Useful!
Mad Poster
#13 Old 10th Jan 2009 at 10:41 PM
'boolProp useShaders true' isn't always that useful. While on my machine it does make fish show up, it also makes my swimming pool walls flash blue and yellow.

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Test Subject
#14 Old 11th Jan 2009 at 12:24 AM
Awesome. This always drove me crazy. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 11th Jan 2009 at 3:26 AM
Ahh thank you!! I hate that they aren't automatically stocked >_<
This is great =)
Scholar
#16 Old 16th Feb 2009 at 6:36 AM
Now THAT makes sense... I really hated to have visiting Sims stock the aquarium just because they want to look at fish...
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14th Mar 2009 at 10:33 AM
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Test Subject
#17 Old 27th Mar 2009 at 10:02 AM
Another weird, glitchy behavior spued out by Maxis-laziness fixed by a nice modder. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 3:39 AM
I was hoping someone would make this and you did!!! Thank you! :D
Field Researcher
#19 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 6:01 PM
I noticed that on the hobby lots the fish aren't created. Is something you can fix? I know it's because the secret lots of categorized differently than normal community lots and I wasn't sure if it's doable.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#20 Old 19th Mar 2016 at 10:32 PM
Empty aquariums are not fun!
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#21 Old 13th Sep 2017 at 9:39 AM
I find that in very rare instances, there is a chance that the fish can disappear out of the tank. Usually, they're back by the next visit, and again, this very rarely happens. Most of the time (at least 95% ... probably more), they're there and they stay there. And it's so nice to see them there, too! It's annoying that a Sim has to pay to see the fish on a community lot. (I downloaded the non-owned version.) Next is fixing the custom tanks.

Wherever you are, thank you!