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Auto Pay Bills - Once per week - 5 Flavors (0, 1%, 2.5%, 5%, and 10%)

by mikey Posted 26th Dec 2009 at 11:45 AM - Updated 17th Jun 2014 at 2:56 PM by mikey
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Ever notice that your Sim's neighbors go out and get their mail while you have to make your sim do it? I wanted a more realistic instance and kind of got tired of RepoMan if I forgot to make someone pay bills. So I looked into the bill paying sections and found that User sims are not Autonomous enabled by default. Enabling this though, wasnt enough, so I added a fun instance to prod them along.

What You Need To Know:
  • Base game has you pay bills twice a week (Monday & Thursday) at 1.3% each day. This mod schedules the bill to arrive on Friday only.
  • There are 5 versions: bills at 1%, bills at 2.6%, bills at 5%, bills at 10%, and bills at 0% aka No Bills. (The default is 2.6%)
  • I have used this for some time and have only had them not pay bills a couple of times. Often times sims will line up to do this. This is NOT a guarantee that bills will be paid since Sims are busy taking care of personal needs, job requirements, etc so they may or may not carry this out depending on free time and mood. You are ultimately responsible for paying bills.
  • Works with patches 1.57 - 1.67 and edits the following resources:
    • PayAllBills_Bill
    • PayAllBills_Mailbox
    • PayBill_Bill
    • Mailbox_0x894944a6dad4a2cf
    • Bill_0x4c526e5a10fc8802


Giving Credit where Credit is Due!

cazelfax - Higher Bills - No money for you! Now in SEVEN exciting flavours!
The reason this mod has various bill amounts

SilentResident - ***UPDATED *** Pay Bills Only Once Per Week (Choose the day you like!!!)
I used this mod for sometime, until I looked into autonomous actions for bill paying

Peter L Jones for S3PE
Tags: #Auto, #Pay, #Bills, #Mail

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

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 2.3

This is a multi-part download:


YOU CAN ONLY USE ONE VERSION AT A TIME! ---- Did you Remember to click the "Thanks" button ??
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
NoBillsGetMail.rar | No Bills (rate at 0.0%)

Size: 4.1 KB · Downloads: 5,632 · 26th Dec 2009
4.1 KB 5,632 26th Dec 2009
AutoPayBills10.rar | Auto Pay Bills at 10%

Size: 5.3 KB · Downloads: 4,380 · 26th Dec 2009
5.3 KB 4,380 26th Dec 2009
AutoPayBills5.rar | Auto Pay Bills at 5%

Size: 5.3 KB · Downloads: 2,198 · 26th Dec 2009
5.3 KB 2,198 26th Dec 2009
AutoPayBills1.rar | Auto Pay Bills at 1%

Size: 5.3 KB · Downloads: 2,936 · 26th Dec 2009
5.3 KB 2,936 26th Dec 2009
AutoPayBills.rar | Auto Pay Bills at 2.6% (Game Default)

Size: 5.3 KB · Downloads: 15,183 · 26th Dec 2009
5.3 KB 15,183 26th Dec 2009
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Test Subject
#2 Old 26th Dec 2009 at 8:03 PM
Thanks, very much! I was waiting all this time
for a mod like this. I got tired too taking care
my sims pay its bills. But I still keep an eye on
this "bill thing".
Banned
#3 Old 27th Dec 2009 at 8:09 AM
Nice but it's pretty useless for those that have WA, since they can get the ''No bills'' reward and pay no bills, ever.

Thanks tho
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#4 Old 27th Dec 2009 at 9:49 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TUDOR_T_BEST
Nice but it's pretty useless for those that have WA, since they can get the ''No bills'' reward and pay no bills, ever.

Thanks tho


Yes, I'm aware of the additional traits and LTR in WA. While the WA LTR gives the user game specific "No bill" options, it does not apply to Legacy users or non WA users. The "No Bill" version is only one of 5 available and 3rd in number of downloads. Personally, I have no need for LTR or Opportunities and have completely disabled the latter in my game. It's about options and choices.
Mad Poster
#5 Old 27th Dec 2009 at 8:25 PM Last edited by ~MadameButterfly~ : 28th Dec 2009 at 5:03 AM.
Is it possible to have one that just gets the mail? I have a mod that automatically pays bills that I like. Not sure if there would be a clash or not.

(I'm using 1.2.7, I think...and everything works the way I like with the mods I have...so I am just trying to maintain my personal sim utopia.)
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
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#6 Old 28th Dec 2009 at 3:40 PM
Hmmm. I guess it's only "pretty useless" if you have already collected enough LTRP to get the reward and it's your first choice reward, AND if you have the mod that makes your LTR multiply.

Some people don't do all of those things at the very beginning of the game, so I'd say this is a VERY useful mod.

Considering the options is, of course, one of the first things to look for in a really great mod.

Great work werismyki! Thanks :-)
Test Subject
#7 Old 29th Dec 2009 at 5:28 PM
This mod is great, thank you. Even those for WA will enjoy this. The no bills LTR is nice, but if you can have this then why waste any rewards points? For me I like this because it makes the game even more real life (other then the no bills, of course.)

Thanks again!
Forum Resident
#8 Old 10th Jan 2010 at 6:51 PM
Thanks. I always forget and then I get the last minute notice.

Life is moving too fast, I don't have the energy to keep up.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#9 Old 3rd Feb 2010 at 5:47 PM
I have upgraded to the 2.4/1.9 patch and even installed High End Lofts as of 2 Feb 10. I did some testing to determine if the patch or installation affected the mods I have listed on this site. It appears all are functioning properly and should not cause any issues.

If you happen to run into any problems with them concerning the new patch, please post under the appropriate mod and explain what anomalies you encountered.
Mad Poster
#10 Old 15th Feb 2010 at 11:14 PM
I love it...it's great...
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#11 Old 31st Mar 2010 at 7:05 AM
For anyone wondering about Version Compatibility, I am running 1.11/2.6/3.2 and all aspects are functioning properly.
Space Pony
#12 Old 3rd May 2010 at 4:54 PM
Ok, dumb question here. What do the percentages mean? I see 2.6%, 10% etc but I don't know to what they are referring.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#13 Old 3rd May 2010 at 5:05 PM Last edited by werismyki : 13th Jul 2010 at 1:16 AM.
Percentages represent the amount of the Household wealth to be billed per week.
If you household wealth is 10,000 and you choose 1%, your bill will be 100



EDIT: This mod continues to work with Patch 1.14.11 / 2.9.10 / 3.5.8 / 4.2.32.
Test Subject
#14 Old 31st Jul 2010 at 10:00 AM
thanks this is so cool but i was wondering if its compatible with awesome mod. i mean i tried it without the awesome mod and it definitely works.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#15 Old 30th Oct 2010 at 12:08 AM Last edited by werismyki : 31st Oct 2010 at 7:00 PM.
This continues to work with patch 1.17.60 / 2.12.8 / 3.8.6 / 4.5.6 / 5.2.4 and Late Night, with the exception of the Get Mail aspect. Apparently EA has made some changes to autonomous actions, while the pay bills works autonomously, sims no longer will get mail autonomously
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#16 Old 6th Nov 2010 at 3:36 PM
Sweet! Thanks so much! I hate missing the bill and get my stuff taken!
Instructor
THANKS POST
#17 Old 3rd Sep 2011 at 9:24 PM
I just tried this with Generations and Patch 1.24, and it is still functioning properly. Thanks for making this handy mod, Werismyki!
Test Subject
#18 Old 27th Oct 2011 at 2:39 AM
The file in the first link is broken.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#19 Old 11th Jan 2012 at 10:19 PM
does anyone know if this works with patch 1.29
Instructor
#20 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 9:10 PM
It was working with patch 1.29 in my game; I'm just wondering if it will work with 1.32 now.

Is it not better to be counted among the strange rather than the incurably stupid? ♥ Receptacle Refugee ♥
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#21 Old 8th Nov 2012 at 1:07 PM
Updated to 1.42
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#22 Old 8th Nov 2012 at 3:30 PM
Thanks for the update! i really like this mod..
Forum Resident
#23 Old 8th Nov 2012 at 4:05 PM
Good to see you back and updating this mod again.
Scholar
THANKS POST
#24 Old 8th Nov 2012 at 6:49 PM
Thanks for updating this!
Test Subject
#25 Old 4th Mar 2013 at 6:06 AM
Default Patch link
Quote:
Originally Posted by werismyki
Updated to 1.42


Is this the same patch that EA has or is is a special MTS patch.
Thanks
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