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Buyable Hidden Lot Entrances

by Snaitf Posted 23rd Sep 2014 at 1:45 PM - Updated 2nd Oct 2014 at 3:58 AM by Snaitf
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
Buyable Hidden Lot Entrances

Use them for quicker access, or just as decorations.

They're the entrances to both the Sylvan Glades and Forgotten Grotto hidden lots.

Each entrance comes in 2 flavors.
One that is already open and explored (the white swatch.)
And, one that has yet to be opened or explored (the black swatch.)

These are non-default clones of the Maxis objects, made accessible in buy mode.
They will not affect the ones already in the game.

You can find both of them in Buy Mode - By Function - Decorations - Miscellaneous.
There will be 2 thumbnails, each with 2 swatches for both variations.

You may need to create a folder in your mods directory called "unpackedmod" (no quotes), and edit your resource.cfg file to include the line "DirectoryFiles unpackedmod autoupdate" (no quotes) at the bottom to get these to work properly. This was fixed with the latest patch as of 10/01/2014

Style: Not Applicable
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Unlocked

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 4
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Test Subject
#2 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 2:06 PM
Thanks
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 2:26 PM
Just put them in my game and they work perfectly, got to Sylvan Glades despite being on the other map. Thanks.
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#4 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 2:47 PM
Great job!!!
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#5 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 2:49 PM
Gracias, lo probaré en el juego.
Test Subject
#6 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 2:55 PM
Hello, I would like to buy and change mailboxes listed on the various sites. See if there is a way or trick mods. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 3:37 PM
neat, thanx
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#8 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 5:20 PM
You ARE freaking BRILJANT
Test Subject
#9 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 8:03 PM
I cannot get these to work. Will not load into game.
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#10 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 9:24 PM
Thank you.
Sir Not Appearing In This Film
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#11 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Timbro427
I cannot get these to work. Will not load into game.


So, you downloaded the .zip file, unzipped it, placed the .package file into your mods directory, loaded the game and saw that Snaitf_Buyable_Hidden_Lot_Entrances is in your mods list, went into buy mode, went to By Function - Decoration - Miscellaneous and scrolled down a little (or searched for them, i suggest using the keyword 'entrance') , and they still weren't there?

If not, I don't know what I can say, you seem to be the only one having problems with these particular items.
Instructor
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#12 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 10:54 PM
Alice in Wonderland is begging to be made with this mod. Especially with the ability to gigantize objects.
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 11:08 PM
This is fabulous! However, it is also a spoiler! Now, I know. hahaha... My curator, Joey, thanks you. :D
Test Subject
#14 Old 23rd Sep 2014 at 11:15 PM
Downloaded and unzipped, placed in mods directory. It will not show up in mods list on loading the game. The ponds will not show up either.

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Originally Posted by Snaitf
So, you downloaded the .zip file, unzipped it, placed the .package file into your mods directory, loaded the game and saw that Snaitf_Buyable_Hidden_Lot_Entrances is in your mods list, went into buy mode, went to By Function - Decoration - Miscellaneous and scrolled down a little (or searched for them, i suggest using the keyword 'entrance') , and they still weren't there?

If not, I don't know what I can say, you seem to be the only one having problems with these particular items.
Sir Not Appearing In This Film
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#15 Old 24th Sep 2014 at 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Timbro427
Downloaded and unzipped, placed in mods directory. It will not show up in mods list on loading the game. The ponds will not show up either.


Hmm, if they don't show up in your mods list, then the game isn't recognizing that they are there at all. Are you putting them directly into your mods folder, or are you putting them into a sub-folder under mods? If it's the latter, have you made sure to edit your resources.cfg file? Have you been able to get other downloads to work, like clothing or game mods? I once read someone moved all their mods out of their mod folder, deleted the folder, ran the game so it made a new mods folder, and moved the mods back, then they started to work, maybe try that? If nothing seems to work, maybe try asking in the forums, perhaps someone else has had a similar problem and knows more than I about how to fix it.
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#16 Old 24th Sep 2014 at 1:31 AM
Great job!
Test Subject
#17 Old 24th Sep 2014 at 2:24 AM
Thanks for being so helpful. I did what you said and that worked. Now seeing everything in buy mode. Ponds work. Get a script call fail on the entrances.




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Originally Posted by Snaitf
Hmm, if they don't show up in your mods list, then the game isn't recognizing that they are there at all. Are you putting them directly into your mods folder, or are you putting them into a sub-folder under mods? If it's the latter, have you made sure to edit your resources.cfg file? Have you been able to get other downloads to work, like clothing or game mods? I once read someone moved all their mods out of their mod folder, deleted the folder, ran the game so it made a new mods folder, and moved the mods back, then they started to work, maybe try that? If nothing seems to work, maybe try asking in the forums, perhaps someone else has had a similar problem and knows more than I about how to fix it.
Sir Not Appearing In This Film
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#18 Old 24th Sep 2014 at 2:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Timbro427
Thanks for being so helpful. I did what you said and that worked. Now seeing everything in buy mode. Ponds work. Get a script call fail on the entrances.


In the options, there is a place to enable script mods, maybe try that. (You'll have to exit the game and restart after changing the option.)

Edit: I tried turning off script mods in my game, restarted, and they both still work fine, so it's probably not that. Honesty, I don't know what's going on, I've never seen a script call fail before, so I don't know what's causing it or how to fix it for you, sorry.
Test Subject
#19 Old 24th Sep 2014 at 5:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Snaitf
In the options, there is a place to enable script mods, maybe try that. (You'll have to exit the game and restart after changing the option.)

Edit: I tried turning off script mods in my game, restarted, and they both still work fine, so it's probably not that. Honesty, I don't know what's going on, I've never seen a script call fail before, so I don't know what's causing it or how to fix it for you, sorry.


I'm getting the same "script mod fail" error message when trying to place the tree or the cave. Could it have to do with my files being in a subfolder?
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#20 Old 24th Sep 2014 at 8:09 AM
Great idea!
Sir Not Appearing In This Film
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#21 Old 24th Sep 2014 at 9:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Timbro427
Thanks for being so helpful. I did what you said and that worked. Now seeing everything in buy mode. Ponds work. Get a script call fail on the entrances.


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Originally Posted by mythchick
I'm getting the same "script mod fail" error message when trying to place the tree or the cave. Could it have to do with my files being in a subfolder?


Ok, I'm pretty sure I've figured it out. Try this: Create a folder in your mods directory called "unpackedmod" (no quotes), then edit your resource.cfg file and include the line "DirectoryFiles unpackedmod autoupdate" (no quotes) at the bottom. Now any installed .xml tuning mods should work.
Test Subject
#22 Old 24th Sep 2014 at 12:29 PM
Hi there to place it in a garden? is that at home I do not get anything, sorry for my English barely :P
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#23 Old 27th Sep 2014 at 11:31 AM
Awesome. Cheers for this!
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#24 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 3:08 AM
This is awesome!
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#25 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 6:07 AM
Please do not laugh at me, I have not made any items for the Sims 3 or 4.
Where would I find the resource.cfg file and could you write it out here the way it needs to be written. I can not even find the tree in my game. Whaaaa!!!! I feel like a dummy.Also once you have the folder in our mod directory we place the down loaded file in that folder??? I will check back here tomorrow to see your answer. Thank you in advance,
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