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Community items in residential lot

by loba Posted 23rd Jan 2005 at 5:58 PM - Updated 12th Dec 2008 at 1:20 PM by -Maylin-
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Thanks to Carrigon whose residential items for community lotes inspired me to create this collection. I wanted to be able to purchase clothes without going to a community lot. I decided to just put all of the community items into this folder. It can now be accessed via the Buy Mode. You will need to click on the folder icon to access it, it's the zebra print folder.

To but items you have to place the register on the lot. The only problem with this is that the NPC will consider your lot home even once you've deleted the register, if you don't like them sticking around and they love your home too much to leave you could always kill them off. :evil:

-I hope you enjoy it!

-Carmen

Update: It has been discovered that buying food does not work in a residential lot.

Update 03/20/2005: Added University communitylot only objects and added updated original items and university items files

Also wanted to make some notes about the items in the packages, I should hvae been more descriptive, but it was a first-time submitter mistake to not think of all of the things I should have noted originally:

Yes, it is Unviersity compatible!

You can buy (as long as you also place a register on the lot) clothes and the new university items (for instance, cell phone). You can not but food, magazines or games - well you can actually buy them, but they won't show up as purchased in your home so it's a waste of money.

The phone works for calling the taxi only. The urinal, speakers, counters, register and the garbage can work for their intended purposes as well. The signs are decorative only, just like on the community lots. You can try on clothes and woo hoo in the clothing booths.

Regrading the Impresso Espresso-matic and the Way Fluid Island Bar: NPCs will not generate, you will do your own espresso slinging and juice making.

Notes about which one you should download:

If you don't have the university expension pack: download the communitylotitemsinresidentialbuy file.
This will show up as a zebra print folder. If you ever want to delete this it will be package: oxeeff7b9b.package in your collections folder.

If you have already downloaded the above file and you have the University expansion pack and don't care about having the additional 3 university community lot items only in a seperate folder: download the universitycommunitylotitemsinresideidentialbuy file.
This will show up as a blue and white diagonally striped folder. If you ever want to delete this it will be package: 0x0f496a6b.package in your collections folder.

If you haven't downloaded either and you have the University expansion pack or you have the University expansion pack and you have already downloaded the other file but want everything all together: download the communitylotitemsoriginalandunivsersityforresidentialbuy file.
This will show up as a blue and green colored folder (reminds me of a landscape pic of the ocean for some reason). If you ever want to delete this it will be package: 0x6f497027.package
Note: if you already have done the first file and are downloading this you can delete the communitylotitemsinresidentialbuy file by going into the collections folder and deleting this package: 0xeeff7b9b.package

Other key notes: save this into your collections folder. Go to: Documents -> EA Games -> Collections
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Sims 2
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communitylotitemsoriginalandunivsersityforresidentialbuy.zip

Size: 5.3 KB · Downloads: 13,522 · 20th Mar 2005
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universitycommunitylotitemsinresidentialbuy.zip

Size: 2.3 KB · Downloads: 8,481 · 20th Mar 2005
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communitylotitemsinresidentialbuy_loba.zip

Size: 4.3 KB · Downloads: 19,690 · 23rd Jan 2005
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Test Subject
#2 Old 23rd Jan 2005 at 8:03 PM
ill try it :D
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 23rd Jan 2005 at 8:16 PM
Hehe, cool. Thanks alot! :D
Forum Resident
#4 Old 23rd Jan 2005 at 11:10 PM
this is awesome! I hope this works!
Guest
#5 Old 24th Jan 2005 at 2:03 AM
The clerk should leave after about a day once you delete the register. It's sorta funny to see him/her slouching around the lot, lounging in front of the TV all day.

Great hack!

-Enilk
Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 24th Jan 2005 at 3:34 AM
Default patience is a virtue
Quote:
Originally Posted by EnilkLibbVII
The clerk should leave after about a day once you delete the register. It's sorta funny to see him/her slouching around the lot, lounging in front of the TV all day.

Great hack!

-Enilk


I should have been patient the first time it happened he never wanted to leave so I walled him off, the poor guy when he announced he was leaving he was already walled off and I didn't want to let him out after I had waited so long for his death, poor poor Blair...

-loba
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 24th Jan 2005 at 7:50 AM
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this is just what i needed for the departmentstore that i am building....

thanks

perfect timing.............

You should never put a cap on violence!! Suppressing violent urges only leads to psycological internal violence! Got it!? If I were to use an analogy, I'd turn to yeast! The root of all bread making!!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 24th Jan 2005 at 8:36 AM
Still a cool idea and it has applications nonetheless. Especially if you were doing theme Sims (ie Regency, Victorian era) the sim's home would be the shop as well! Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#9 Old 24th Jan 2005 at 3:49 PM
That is so cool. My computer runs so slow it takes forever to go shopping. Thanks!!
P.S does anyone know anything about the cheat- StretchSkeleton ?
Top Secret Researcher
#10 Old 24th Jan 2005 at 7:22 PM
MIne too, mine bloody well too, I just cant go to the shops anymore, it takes forever. So I normaly force my Sims to wear what they've got.
Many thankyous Loba
Test Subject
#11 Old 25th Jan 2005 at 6:33 PM
hey where do you put the file? in downloads or in collections?
Test Subject
#12 Old 25th Jan 2005 at 6:35 PM
oh whoops, i just read the readme! hehe nevermind
Test Subject
Original Poster
#13 Old 26th Jan 2005 at 2:23 AM
Default Collections folder ;-)
Quote:
Originally Posted by addicted2clamp
oh whoops, i just read the readme! hehe nevermind


No problem, I know with so many read mes I don't always read each one either.

For anyone who might not check the read me, place the folder in your collections folder.
It is located in: EA Games -> The Sims 2 -> Collections

-loba
Guest
#14 Old 27th Jan 2005 at 2:41 PM
Really Great !!
Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you !!

It's all I can say ...

Cause I have to go playing now ... !! :-))

p.s. excuse my english cause I'm french (Quebecer) ;-)

Kira
Guest
#15 Old 28th Jan 2005 at 5:16 PM
could it mess up the game?? the hack?

im worried if the hack could mess up the computor and i don't want to get in a big mess!!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 28th Jan 2005 at 7:04 PM
Any chance we could get all the residential items made available for community lots?Not just the regular items but the other items like the repo gun and the boxes.I've had to settle for making a warehouse full of toy boxes,but the real boxes would be nice.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 28th Jan 2005 at 7:40 PM
Crosso, Not to sound harsh about this, but.....

There is always the chance any mod/hack could not only mess up your game and/or computer.

The golden rule, if you really want to try any of this and get involved, backup all your files first.
#18 Old 28th Jan 2005 at 9:33 PM
This is so awesome, thank you
Slacker of Immense Slackness
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#19 Old 29th Jan 2005 at 2:10 AM
Lovely but the ShopAtHome Collection was already here :D

http://forums.modthesims2.com/showt...?threadid=10409

<:3))~~ Loverat
"In some cultures what I do is considered normal"

www.loverat.net Check it out for other recolours & lot uploads =D
Test Subject
Original Poster
#20 Old 29th Jan 2005 at 6:53 AM
Default I'm not worried but I'm cautious
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crosso15
could it mess up the game?? the hack?

im worried if the hack could mess up the computor and i don't want to get in a big mess!!


While I haven't had any problems with this on my own system you must be aware that this collection was changed with SimPE which is a beta product so there's always a chance something can happen and these items were intended for use in the community lot so there may be some unintended consequences with using this collection. I would always advise that you back up your system.

However, I would like to note that while this is a hack what I did was (again thanks Carrigon for decribing how to make residential items for community lots after placing all, yes I'm insane, of the residential items in various folders for the community lots I decided I also wanted to shop at home - think of it as you sims shopping online) go into SimPE after having created a folder on the residential lot and change the type of collection it was. So instead of it being a community lot folder it became a residential lot folder. So the items themselves were never changed, just where the Sims 2 places the folder was changed.

But again, caution is a virtue. After we downloaded some hack attached to a lot that could not be found with djs sim's hack finder the game wasn't fun, 'cause parts of it were too easy and others were too buggy so we started over, all of our families gone. After that experience I would say always back up your game if you're invested in your sims.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#21 Old 29th Jan 2005 at 6:54 AM
Default Cool
Quote:
Originally Posted by Loverat
Lovely but the ShopAtHome Collection was already here :D

http://forums.modthesims2.com/showt...?threadid=10409


Great minds think alike. ;-)
Guest
#22 Old 29th Jan 2005 at 8:51 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by loba
While I haven't had any problems with this on my own system you must be aware that this collection was changed with SimPE which is a beta product so there's always a chance something can happen and these items were intended for use in the community lot so there may be some unintended consequences with using this collection. I would always advise that you back up your system.

However, I would like to note that while this is a hack what I did was (again thanks Carrigon for decribing how to make residential items for community lots after placing all, yes I'm insane, of the residential items in various folders for the community lots I decided I also wanted to shop at home - think of it as you sims shopping online) go into SimPE after having created a folder on the residential lot and change the type of collection it was. So instead of it being a community lot folder it became a residential lot folder. So the items themselves were never changed, just where the Sims 2 places the folder was changed.

But again, caution is a virtue. After we downloaded some hack attached to a lot that could not be found with djs sim's hack finder the game wasn't fun, 'cause parts of it were too easy and others were too buggy so we started over, all of our families gone. After that experience I would say always back up your game if you're invested in your sims.
backup the system?!? i don't know how to do that?
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 29th Jan 2005 at 9:57 PM Last edited by shaythong8 : 29th Jan 2005 at 10:00 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Loverat
Lovely but the ShopAtHome Collection was already here :D

http://forums.modthesims2.com/showt...?threadid=10409
http://forums.modthesims2.com/showt...?threadid=10409 Does not have all the objects. :argh:

THIS IS BETTER this one Has more objects like [phones, toilets, trash can] :D
Test Subject
Original Poster
#24 Old 29th Jan 2005 at 11:48 PM
Default Backing up
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crosso15
backup the system?!? i don't know how to do that?


This basically means saving things you don't want to lose. So the easiest way to do this would be to just copy the Sims 2 folder and save it somewhere. You could also just choose to save the things you want, for instance if you didn't care about saving families but wanted to save all of your downloaded items you would want to save the Downloads folder. If you want to save your familes then you could save just the Neighborhood folder (in that case you would also probably want to save the Storytelling and Movies folders).

I'm pretty lazy so I just save everything but downloads. For the downloads for clothes and recolors I save those in a seperate ongoing downloads folder and just because I don't want to go searching for hacks all hacked items are saved in another folder.

-loba
Test Subject
#25 Old 30th Jan 2005 at 2:43 AM
Has anyone seen a hack for residential items in a community lot ability?
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