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Testers Wanted: Homework In Bedroom hack ver 1c

by dizzy2 Posted 8th Jul 2005 at 11:55 AM - Updated 11th Nov 2008 at 5:55 AM by Christy1077
123 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
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Please note that the bunk beds are from the Grand Trianon Collection. PLEASE STOP PMing ME ABOUT THEM.

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This mod attempts to make child/teen sims place their homework in their bedroom rather than some random place.

If the sim has a bedroom, they will go to the bedroom and either place their homework on the nearest desk/table or find a more convenient desk/table near their bedroom.

Note: If you have the simlogical.com reservable beds you should always sell and replace old beds. Don't just give a bed to another sim.

Also note: Children need to have a space just to the right of a desk. If you don't have a space, then you'll have to use a table.

I've tried the Grand Trianon Loft Desks, and they don't seem to work with children. See the attached pic for my current solution.

The Grand Trianon Collection is available here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=76172

NEW: Search and placement routine updated again.
Type: Global Mods

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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homework-in-bedroom1c.zip

Size: 943 Bytes · Downloads: 33,050 · 27th Aug 2005
943 Bytes 33,050 27th Aug 2005
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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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Test Subject
#2 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 12:16 PM
Hey great idea! *downloading*
Field Researcher
#3 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 12:54 PM
thanks!!! I've never liked children doing their homework at the garden
Test Subject
#4 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 1:24 PM
Just what I wanted, thankyou !! x
The Quiet One
retired moderator
#5 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 1:25 PM
Yeah, I always put my homework in my room.

Will this interfere with any of the other homework hacks, like Jenflower's realistic homework hack?
Guest
#6 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 1:43 PM
Thanks. I hated my sims doing their homwork by the mailbox.
Test Subject
#7 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 2:18 PM
Great sims improvement!
thanks
Instructor
#8 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 2:26 PM
how do they know where the bedroom is, and which one is theirs? Does this require uni?
Test Subject
#9 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 2:37 PM
I have been waiting for this!!! Thank You! *smile
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 2:39 PM
i have to thank you for this, as i've wanted for so long a way to make my sims [lace theer homework in there room. bless ya! ^_^
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 2:43 PM
This is the very first hack that I have downloaded.. Thats right I'm a hack virgin...
ANY Whooooo
I hope I did it right, it goes in the download folder like everything else?

*I envision a world where a chicken is free to cross the road with out its motives being questioned*

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Consciously Undead
retired moderator
#12 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 3:10 PM
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Originally Posted by mistyravynmoon
This is the very first hack that I have downloaded.. Thats right I'm a hack virgin...
ANY Whooooo
I hope I did it right, it goes in the download folder like everything else?


Yes, it does go in the downloads folder. Thanks dizzy2 for a useful and practical hack! :D
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 3:27 PM
thank you Superfly
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 3:32 PM
Dropping homework anywhere and everywhere is one of the most annoying bugs in the game.

Thanks so much for this hack.

Best,
Doc
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 5:42 PM
I don't think it requires Uni although I haven't bothered to play anything but Uni lately. This mod really should not conflict with any other mod that I know of.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 5:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Ellatrue
how do they know where the bedroom is, and which one is theirs?


This uses the fact that the bed adds to the "ownership" a sim has of the bed every time they use it. I just use the standard "is sim the primary owner" routine.
Test Subject
#17 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 5:53 PM
Thanks! My kidsims always put their homework in the bathroom where it sinks below the carpet - sneaky way to get out of homework!
Field Researcher
#18 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 5:58 PM
:bow2: you are my he/she-ro!!!
Guest
#19 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 6:57 PM
wow, thanks! my first download to.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 8th Jul 2005 at 8:12 PM
thankyou .my sims took their homework to their parents room and it was begining to bug me so this is a very much needed hack .
Instructor
#21 Old 14th Jul 2005 at 7:05 PM
This appears to conflict with the homework patch/Reservable desks from simlogical.com: the kids don't use their desks anymore if they're not also in the bedroom.
Will do some more testing on my second (cleaner) system to confirm.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#22 Old 14th Jul 2005 at 7:21 PM
This mod *requires* the desk/table to be in the bedroom. If it is not, they will leave their homework by the bed.
Instructor
#23 Old 14th Jul 2005 at 7:44 PM
I didn't make myself clear

The mod from simlogical.com allows you to set a specific desk for a Sim to place their homework on. In the house I tested this in, I have a study room where these desks are (not the bedroom).
Without your mod, the kids walk to their desks and place it on there. With it, they ignore the desks and place it by the bed instead.

No big problem (and fairly logical come to think of it), but just something to be aware of. Fortunately in most cases I have the desk in the bedroom.
Test Subject
#24 Old 14th Jul 2005 at 11:38 PM
Does this also work for Young Adults at the university? I'm sick of them going to the noisiest, busiest part of the apartment to do their assignments. They insist on the dining room table right next to the people who're eating. They should do the assignments in their bedrooms as well.
One horse disagreer of the Apocalypse
#25 Old 14th Jul 2005 at 11:45 PM
Jordi, I wouldn't have expected the two hacks to be compatible given the description of what this one does. It sounds as if they are both using one of the same BHAVs, edited in different ways. Players will probably have to decide between the two based on their preferences.
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