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Fixed Maxis Bug: Apartment Lots ... any incoming calls?

by MogHughson Posted 28th Sep 2010 at 7:38 PM - Updated 26th Sep 2010 at 6:22 PM by MogHughson
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When testing a reported issue with the phone call that is part of novel writing, I discovered (by running with testing Cheats Enabled) that all the incoming calls to an Apartment seem to fail. I had errors with the hobby magazine subscription phone call, and a sim phoning up for a chat before I even got to the novel complete phone call. They all failed in the same way.

So, if you've noticed that you don't get incoming calls to your Apartment lots, I suspect you suffer from this same error - if you turn on boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true, and you get a pop-up window notiying you of an error on an incoming call type object, then you have this problem.



This is a global mod. I don't know of any mods this clashes with. There is always the possibility of course, so the pertinent information for the owner of the other object is here.


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#2 Old 28th Sep 2010 at 10:20 PM
Well spotted, and elegantly fixed! Great work, Mog. Thank you!
Test Subject
#3 Old 29th Sep 2010 at 4:20 PM
I've also experimented, on appartment lots, the cellphones disappearing when the sims are trying to answer the phone call. Will it fix it too?
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 2nd Oct 2010 at 9:55 PM
Cellphones AND black pictures.
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Originally Posted by svt
the cellphones disappearing when the sims are trying to answer the phone call. Will it fix it too?


I have that same problem! I thought there was just something wrong with my game. Just like how all my pictures come out black. (Don't recall when or why that started happening though.) Even when my sims are painting a "press C to take a snapshot" type painting. :/ Wonder if anyone else has that problem, and even if there's a fix for it...
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#5 Old 2nd Oct 2010 at 10:36 PM Last edited by MogHughson : 3rd Oct 2010 at 10:02 AM.
Re: the cellphones dissappearing, I'm not sure whether this will fix it, unintentionally I may have got lucky! I will try it out, but in case I don't have the problem to start with, can you run with boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true and send me the resultant error log. That way I can look into making a fix.

EDIT: So, the error that this mod fixes does not cause cell phones to dissappear - even after hitting this defect I still have my cell phone. So awaiting an error log for further investigation.

Re: black paintings, this won't fix that I'm sure. Do your black painting appear if you play a game with no CC? i.e. perhaps have a go with the AnyGameStarter?

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#6 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 5:56 PM
Thanks for this! By the way for others the way to fix the disappearing cell phones is to apply the latest patch to the game. If you use a no cd crack you can get a patched one at game copy world. Note that you have to have the orginal exe in place download and install patch. Then use the no CD exe if that is how you do things. Otherwise just apply the patch.
So nice to have the apt working right. Thank you again Mog.
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#7 Old 24th Oct 2010 at 6:27 AM
Is this compatible with Pescado's aptfixes?
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#8 Old 24th Oct 2010 at 6:25 PM
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Originally Posted by potatoehead
Is this compatible with Pescado's aptfixes?
If you provide me with a link to the fix(es) you mean - I will take a look and let you know.

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#9 Old 24th Oct 2010 at 6:40 PM
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#10 Old 28th Jan 2011 at 12:55 AM
It seems to conflict with twojeff's Schoolbus Hack. Not sure why.
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#11 Old 6th Feb 2011 at 3:11 PM
This does not clash with either Pescado's AL fixes, or twojeff's Schoolbus hack.

Twisted_words: Can you provide whatever information you have that made you think it did? Did you run a conflict detection utility perhaps? Do you have the output that suggested the clash?

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
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#12 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 2:51 PM
Thanks for this... much much better than the "workaround" I found (give each sim a cellphone, the stuck call will ring through on the cell phone and unblock your phone, allowing the novel call to come through).
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#13 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 1:47 AM
try typing in the cheat before you go into whatever house or family so that it will work i type in all the cheats that i need before i go in a family and i'm a beginner and u should be an expert but clearly we cant always stand up to u
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#14 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 1:47 PM
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Originally Posted by minnie.mouse
try typing in the cheat before you go into whatever house or family so that it will work i type in all the cheats that i need before i go in a family and i'm a beginner and u should be an expert but clearly we cant always stand up to u
Hi there - can you expand a little more on what you mean? Which cheat are you referring to and what does it have to do with this mod?

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#15 Old 11th Nov 2011 at 2:38 PM
Good ;D
Test Subject
#16 Old 10th Aug 2013 at 3:15 AM
in the photo where is the phone being used from?
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#17 Old 31st May 2014 at 11:35 PM
This is a CRITICAL MOD FOR APARTMENT LIFE USERS. In my humble opinion, at least. Thank you for cleaning up after EAxis.
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#18 Old 19th Mar 2016 at 8:52 PM
Appreciate this! Thanks