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Testers Wanted: Free Will Plumbbob ver 3g & lite

by dizzy2 Posted 2nd Aug 2005 at 6:55 AM - Updated 19th Sep 2005 at 9:26 AM by dizzy2 : Update
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This mod lets you selectively change individual free will of your sims, using the plumbbob. Just click on the plumbbob, and select either "Player Control" or "Free Will" (the option is either one or the other).

Note: The "lite" version is the original (for those who prefer less clutter in the pie menu).

NEW: Fixed a bug with off-world process handling.

Version 3g disables censor at all times.

"Ask Plumbbob" Free Will mode makes the sim consult the all-knowing plumbbob before going and doing something stupid anyway. "Ask Plumbbob" is now tuned properly and guards against overuse of fun actions (although you still have to manually unstick some things like chess or hang out). Tuned to be large family-friendly.

"Social" and "Fun" engage the partial free will, which makes them focus on either social or fun actions. Partial free will runs until one of the their tangible needs starts to get too low, then switches to "Ask Plumbbob" mode.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
free-bob3g.zip

Size: 2.6 KB · Downloads: 3,734 · 19th Sep 2005
2.6 KB 3,734 19th Sep 2005
free-bob-lite.zip

Size: 534 Bytes · Downloads: 3,051 · 6th Aug 2005
534 Bytes 3,051 6th 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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 2nd Aug 2005 at 7:06 AM
coooooooooooooooooooool
Test Subject
#3 Old 2nd Aug 2005 at 7:43 AM
cooool this will help alot thanks
Guest
#4 Old 2nd Aug 2005 at 8:22 AM
yeah thx, this will help alot
Field Researcher
#5 Old 2nd Aug 2005 at 11:50 AM
An excellent idea that Maxis themselves should have incorporated into basic gameplay IMHO. Excellent stuff. Well done, especially handy for those of us running extended (and evergrowing) sim-families!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 2nd Aug 2005 at 12:42 PM
Pure Brilliance!! Off to try it out on some of my bigger families...........
One horse disagreer of the Apocalypse
#7 Old 2nd Aug 2005 at 12:45 PM
Nice idea - looks convenient to use as well.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 2nd Aug 2005 at 1:21 PM
Great idea, thanks a lot :D
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 2nd Aug 2005 at 2:01 PM
Yeah, I hate characters sitting around. Thanks, I'll give this a try as well!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 2nd Aug 2005 at 3:39 PM
This is fantastic. Wonderfull! Great work
Guest
#11 Old 2nd Aug 2005 at 4:41 PM
Cool. Free will is overrated in my opinion.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 4th Aug 2005 at 12:18 AM
Great idea............Thanks a lot
Field Researcher
#13 Old 4th Aug 2005 at 4:50 AM
That is so cool. Thanks a bunch.
Forum Resident
#14 Old 4th Aug 2005 at 2:33 PM
thank you so much! No more standing around sims... or sims killing themselves because they are.. very dumb lol.
Instructor
#15 Old 7th Aug 2005 at 12:34 PM
What is the "Ask Plumbbob" mode supposed to do exactly, other than preventing fun interactions to go ahead if a Sim has full fun?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 8th Aug 2005 at 8:12 AM
"Ask Plumbbob" turns off the free will and allows the plumbbob itself to issue commands to the sim. The plumbbob is mostly programmed to tell them to do things in a very general way, but for when they are low on energy it can get very specific. Mostly, it just tells them to go sit down somewhere. :D
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 8th Aug 2005 at 5:00 PM
"I've waiting for this day, for too long!"
-Nightmare, from Soul Caliber2
Indeed I have. Perfect!

This is not my site, i still don't have one (yet).
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Instructor
#18 Old 8th Aug 2005 at 5:43 PM
Thanks d2. A good variant of Pescado's Power Idle.
Test Subject
#19 Old 9th Aug 2005 at 3:05 AM
i've been wondering what a plumbbob is, and well, what is it?
Field Researcher
#20 Old 9th Aug 2005 at 5:08 AM
It's the colored diamond above your sim's head. It changes based on their mood.
Field Researcher
#21 Old 12th Aug 2005 at 3:05 AM
This is an outstanding hack!!! Thanks. You have made it possible for one to have their cake and eat it too. No easy feat.
Field Researcher
#22 Old 12th Aug 2005 at 5:57 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mendota
This is an outstanding hack!!! Thanks. You have made it possible for one to have their cake and eat it too. No easy feat.


Sorry if im slow but im not quite sure what allows them to "have their cake and eat it too" with only one thing- free will.

あなたはすてきですよ。あいしてる
Forum Resident
#23 Old 12th Aug 2005 at 2:54 PM
I forogt I had downloaded this hack. So sorry for my stupidness do you click on the plumbob to get these options? Thanks.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#24 Old 12th Aug 2005 at 3:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dizzy2
Just click on the plumbbob, and select either "Player Control" or "Free Will" (the option is either one or the other).


Please read the above quote.

Forum Resident
#25 Old 13th Aug 2005 at 4:30 PM
ugh Im so stupid! I read through the original post about 3 times and I never caught that - -; Excuse my stupidness lol. Thanks!
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