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ConvertiWall 1.2 - Change Wall IDs on a Lot (Updated Jan 13, 2010)

by Mootilda Posted 21st Apr 2009 at 2:51 PM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 4:23 PM by Nysha
 
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#2 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 3:00 PM
What an interesting tool! Thank you Mootilda for another great contribution

If I may, I'd like to give directions for the AnyGameStarter users.
This tool definitely CAN be used with the AnyGameStarter (I know that many lot builder create lots in "clean" AnyGames...). You just have to start the tool and select "Browse..." on the second page; then select the file:
"(Documents)\AnyGameStarter\AnyGameX\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods\NNNN\NNNN_Neighborhood.package"
(where "AnyGameX" is one of the installed AnyGames, and "NNNN" is the code of the chosen neighborhood: in a clean mini-game, there is only the neighborhood N009).

Remember to select the NNNN_Neighborhood.package file: you can't just select the folder containing the chosen neighborhood.

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#3 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 3:26 PM
This may be a dumb question but...

Whenever I build lots with basements, I find it hard to actually use the space, because the foundation "walls" are solid and don't come down in viewing.

Could one use this conversion tool to build a basement, then replace the foundation walls with actuall walls, thus allowing you to fully view the downstairs as you would the above-ground portions of the house? If you did replace foundation walls in this manner, would you then still have terrain which wasn't levelled? (As you know, walls require level terrain but foundations adjust to whatever your terrain height might be.)

Anyway, I like that you're always creating things like the Lot Adjustor (which I use a great deal of the time! *grin*), so thank you for all your efforts in improving our games! :-)
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#4 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 3:32 PM
writerchick,

yes, that's exactly where the usefulness of this comes in. Current (now outdated) workaround would be (have been) to recreate the foundation from normal walls, so that they go down in walls-down view, but now you can just change the wall type without having to rebuild anything.

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#5 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 4:57 PM
Ooh what a clever idea mootilda! Thanks, i will actually use this mod!


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#6 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 6:05 PM
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Originally Posted by plasticbox
writerchick,

yes, that's exactly where the usefulness of this comes in.


This is freaking awesome on a stick! :-D

Now if we could get the same kind of thing working for the Mansion and Gardens sloped roof pieces to make them see-through for interior viewing, but "solid" for exterior appearances...

Okay, a girl can dream, right? ;-)
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#7 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 6:08 PM Last edited by Mootilda : 13th Jan 2010 at 11:31 PM. Reason: Version 1.2
Default ConvertiWall Release History:
This is the release history for ConvertiWall:

Release 1.2:
- Allow hood prefixes which are not 4 characters long or which otherwise do not match standard naming conventions.

Release 1.1:
- Upper selector now shows only walls which actually exist on the lot.
- Do not display Wall GUIDs in the Wall ID list.
- Fixed typos.

Release 1.0:
Initial Release
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#8 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 6:09 PM Last edited by Mootilda : 28th Apr 2009 at 4:39 PM. Reason: Version 1.1
Default To-Do List for ConvertiWall
To-Do list has been moved to the Moo Tools social group:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=328161

Feel free to join in conversations about new features or new utilities in that group.
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#9 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 6:09 PM
Reserved for future use.
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#10 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 6:15 PM Last edited by Mootilda : 21st Apr 2009 at 6:42 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by writerchick
Now if we could get the same kind of thing working for the Mansion and Gardens sloped roof pieces to make them see-through for interior viewing, but "solid" for exterior appearances...
I know what you mean. I just can't believe that EA provided these roof pieces, then destroyed their ability to be used for "real" attics. After all, the whole reason that Mansard roofs came into being was to provide the largest possible livable attic space:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansard_roof
#11 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 6:39 PM
All of your tools are must-haves for any serious nuts-n-bolts Sims 2 player.

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#12 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 6:44 PM
What a nice complement. Thank you.
#13 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 6:46 PM
It is well-deserved! You`re welcome!

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#14 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 8:15 PM
YES - I have been itching to try your new upcoming releases! This will so so useful mootilda! I can -finally- make BG lots in my style without flowing my budget :D

Your work is amazing and this is nothing less, great great GREAT work :D

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#15 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 8:27 PM
I don't want Numenor's AnyGame instructions to get overlooked once you get a lot of comments in this thread. Could you please add a small note in the Overview saying there are instructions for using this sweet tool with AnyGame in the first Comments post? Thanks.

Yay for usable basements! :D

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#16 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 10:38 PM
I DONT GET IT =] lol
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#17 Old 21st Apr 2009 at 11:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CatOfEvilGenius
I don't want Numenor's AnyGame instructions to get overlooked once you get a lot of comments in this thread. Could you please add a small note in the Overview saying there are instructions for using this sweet tool with AnyGame in the first Comments post? Thanks.
I enhanced the "Instructions" section and added a note there. Hope this is what you were looking for.
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#18 Old 22nd Apr 2009 at 7:21 AM
Wow, thank you so much for sharing ! This program is so truly helpful and allows so many possibilities ! Fantastic
Alchemist
#19 Old 22nd Apr 2009 at 8:08 AM
It sounds really interesting, thanks Motilda.
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#20 Old 22nd Apr 2009 at 1:00 PM
This may turn out to be one of the most useful tools yet! I'm impressed. Actually, I think I may be developing a crush. Terms like fangirl, glomping and such are being tempted to be used from an otherwise unglomping, unfannish sort. I think I may just squee!

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#21 Old 23rd Apr 2009 at 12:00 AM
I must say, at first I wondered how this tool could be useful to me, and now with all these comments new ideas come to mind. But the most awesome was rescuing a corrupted lot that TS2 has refused to load since the early days of the original game (Oct '04) which repeatedly crashed the game during load. For a long time I suspected that the problem with the lot was a structural error generated during the gamesave. After all this years now I'm able to play it again thanks to this program, I don't know how but Convertiwall fixed it. Mootilda, what is the 8-digit hex number at the end of the top list for? It's different for every lot.
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#22 Old 23rd Apr 2009 at 1:02 AM Last edited by Mootilda : 23rd Apr 2009 at 1:29 AM.
I don't know. The location that stores the Wall IDs in the lot package also sometimes contains GUIDs, which I don't understand at this time. In version 1.1, I have removed those GUIDs from the list. The top list now contains *only* the Wall IDs which are actually on your lot.

I've actually been surprised at the response to this program. While I wrote it for my own use, I didn't think that there would be many other people who would be interested. So, I'm glad that people are finding it helpful.
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#23 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 11:31 PM
Default Version 1.2 Released
From: http://www.modthesims.info/showpost...9&postcount=468
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimSanta1992
Is there any possibility to make the tool compatible with custom prefixes in future? Cause for better organization I like to give them easy recognizable names (my nhood in this case is called Waabs) and the game has obviously no problems with them (but if I remember correctly, SimPE does).
Fixed. New version 1.2 now available.
#24 Old 14th Jan 2010 at 7:09 PM
"Fixed. New version 1.2 now available."
Thanks. ::nab::

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#25 Old 7th Mar 2014 at 11:38 AM
Thanks