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Critical Fix: Portal Deletion Fix (Now Includes NIGHTLIFE fix)

by Crammyboy Posted 14th Aug 2005 at 1:28 AM - Updated 11th Nov 2008 at 6:56 AM by Christy1077
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This is fixed in the patches from maxis found on the sims2 site. Please uninstall the portal fix package before installing any patch.

This is a critical fix that will stop at least one code error which would result in the disappearance of portals/mailbox.

Symptoms: maid/repairman/gardener/nanny/delivery man/pizza/Chinese food do not appear and game slows to a crawl or mailbox disappears.

The zip file contains 2 packages. One fixes a maxian error resulting in the deletion of something random. (normally a portal), the other is an early warning system that looks for deleted portals.

Download only ONE zip file. the CBOY_Portal_fix is for UNIVERSITY and the CBOY_Portal_fix_nightlife is for NIGHTLIFE ONLY. Use the correct one

This is a preventative measure. If you already have the problem you should install this and proceed with This Thread

Made with SimPE QA version 47b and P.L.Jones BHAV editor (Thanks for getting them out so quickly for nightlife)
      Global Mods: Mods that change the way the game works without requiring any user intervention.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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

Size: 2.2 KB · Downloads: 1,939 · 17th Sep 2005
2.2 KB 1,939 17th Sep 2005

Size: 2.0 KB · Downloads: 3,681 · 14th Aug 2005
2.0 KB 3,681 14th Aug 2005
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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 14th Aug 2005 at 1:38 AM
Neat! ...should I download this even if I don't have the problem?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#3 Old 14th Aug 2005 at 1:44 AM Last edited by Crammyboy : 14th Aug 2005 at 1:50 AM.
Yes. It will prevent the problem from happening. If you already have the problem, then it is a bit late, but still install it.
Test Subject
#4 Old 14th Aug 2005 at 1:51 AM
thanks...I dont think my mailbox has disapeared yet, but I will use this anyway! muhahahahaha

(\__/)/ "What do I look like, a book of quotes??"
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 14th Aug 2005 at 2:56 AM
How about one that makes them on time. J/k. This will work great for just in case.
#6 Old 14th Aug 2005 at 3:23 AM

Thanks soooo much!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 14th Aug 2005 at 3:37 AM
I'm downloading this, with thanks, Crammyboy.
I haven't experienced the problem, but from what I've read it is becoming more common, maybe because of all the downloads we're using (A wild guess, so don't you all shoot me!!).
#8 Old 14th Aug 2005 at 4:58 AM
This first started happening to me when I installed the "pay biils at box" hack. I removed it, but my mailbox still doesn't work... so I'm going to try this.

Thanks again Crammyboy!
Forum Resident
#9 Old 14th Aug 2005 at 5:06 AM
My mailbox disappeared one time, couldnt figure out why. And my game slows down bigtime everytime another sim (walkby or npc) comes on the lot. Will this help that?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#10 Old 14th Aug 2005 at 5:20 AM
It may prevent the mailbox dissapearing. There may be other code out there deleting things.

Slowdowns are only really the game getting data for the sim to come on the lot. It is when you have no maid or such that yoy should check out the thread refered to in the first post
Forum Resident
#11 Old 14th Aug 2005 at 5:44 AM
Ok thankyou so much for replying. Those slowdowns drive me insane lol Laggy Laggy Laggy :D
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 14th Aug 2005 at 2:23 PM
Thank you crammyboy for sharing this
rubytuesday do you remember to defrag? It does slow the game down eventually.
#13 Old 14th Aug 2005 at 2:34 PM
thank you!
Field Researcher
#14 Old 14th Aug 2005 at 2:48 PM
Who knew book reading could be so dangerous? :P

Maxis really ought to be more careful about how they Remove Objects.
Test Subject
#15 Old 14th Aug 2005 at 4:38 PM
Glad to see someone tracked down the cause of the problem which I was forced to solve
Thanks much.
Test Subject
#16 Old 16th Aug 2005 at 9:05 PM
This bug has nothing to do with downloaded stuff, but seems to happen more often on lots that have been played a long time -- it popped up a LOT with Legacy challenges since lots would be played over many generations.

Glad there's a fix for this, or at least the start of one!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 18th Aug 2005 at 10:30 PM
Thank you thank you for looking into t his and creating this! I had given up on ever having nannies..gardeners..anything again b/c without fail I always ended up with them stuck on my lot. I've downloaded the other fix as well and hopefully this stupid problem will become a thing of the past.
Test Subject
#18 Old 20th Aug 2005 at 7:50 PM
Last night a fire began while one of my sims was cooking. The fire alarm went off but no fireman appeared. The game nearly froze it slowed so much. Plus the nanny just wouldn't leave. Is this a similar problem to the one this hack is supposed to fix? :dolt:
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#19 Old 20th Aug 2005 at 8:07 PM
This is the one.
But if that has happened already. you have to install this and follow the link in the first post.
Test Subject
#20 Old 31st Aug 2005 at 11:55 AM
I didn't know the disappearing mailbox was related to the npc/slowdown bug. Thanks for this fix, the slowdown bug has been plaguing me for months!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 31st Aug 2005 at 11:29 PM
Thank you SO much. I've had several lots bug up irreparably in the past. I really appreciate having a preventative fix now.

This is better than winning the lottery! LOL

Test Subject
#22 Old 3rd Sep 2005 at 2:26 PM
Thank you for this...I have deleted many families and houses because of this...i just couldn't figure out what was causing I know and now I don't have to delete :evilnod: *mumble mumble*hmm wish I had known this before I deleted my 6th generation legacy family :weep:

BB ~~jo~~
Test Subject
#23 Old 3rd Sep 2005 at 6:17 PM
Fan-made critical updates...I smell a revolution.
#24 Old 4th Sep 2005 at 6:24 PM
Simple thanks is totally inadequate for your achievement. I think I will have to build a monument to you in each of my sim neighborhoods. Do you have any preferences as to what form it should take? Crammyboy Memorial Park? Crammyboy Library and Music Hall? Crammyboy Pleasure Palace? etc
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 4th Sep 2005 at 6:42 PM
I haven't had my mailbox disappear, but I had my garbage can disapper once. Is this related?
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