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OFB locked tiles fix **fixed by latest Maxis patch**

by windkeeper Posted 18th Apr 2006 at 7:34 PM - Updated 19th Nov 2006 at 10:42 PM by windkeeper
98 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts
IMPORTANT NOTICE! This hack conflicts with Numenor's Custom objects placeable on OFB displays and shelves hack. Numenor was kind enough to include my hack into his version and provide additional download for merged hacks! If you want both features in your game, download his uupdated hack instead! Thanks, Numenor!

MAXIS PATCH FIXED THE PROBLEM! The latest patch for OFB and FFS fixes the problem of locked tiles. If you install the patch, you will no longer need this hack, simply delete the file from your Downloads folder.

This fix is for Open for Business only. It allows you to place any object within 2-tile wide area of a lot along the road. By default that area is locked and you get “out of bound” message if you try to place anything in there.

Place the file into your Downloads folder. Delete to uninstall.

The fix does not affect the objects already on a lot. You have to buy the object to place it in the locked area. No cheat code required for object placement.

If you are going to use this fix, you don't need to download my OFB mailbox fix, this fix will work for maibox and trashcan as well. But you still need a collection file to make mailbox buyable. Collection is available in the same thread

Just like any other hack, use at your own risk.

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 Open for Business
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 402 Bytes · Downloads: 5,820 · 18th Apr 2006
402 Bytes 5,820 18th Apr 2006
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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
#76 Old 26th Apr 2006 at 5:09 AM
I'm the one who couldn't (and still can't) place a driveway without the "out of bounds" thing even if I knew it was a perfectly OK place. Came back to report that I had a peculiar phantom mailbox and trashcan on one lot and that I had a couple of screenshots. Well. I read about the conflict with the shelves hack and said "Hmm, that could be it." I pulled the shelves hack out of my downloads and I'll let you know if that fixes things.

Field Researcher
Original Poster
#77 Old 26th Apr 2006 at 5:18 AM
There is a new shelves hack available, Charlene5, the one that includes locked tiles fix as well. Try that version instead.
Test Subject
#78 Old 8th May 2006 at 3:15 AM
Thank you so very much for this *fix*! I have been waiting for someone to do this ever since I bought OFB. I had almost given up on ever *customizing* my curbsides again and then found your post today. So far, it is working perfectly in my game. Bless you, bless you!!! !!!

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most!
Test Subject
#79 Old 9th May 2006 at 11:31 AM
Default Works also with walls?
This a BIG question.
Does this hack allow me to build walls (and other built-mode stuffs) on the latest two tiles of the lot?
Mainly I think about left and right sides (looking from the road) of the lot.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#80 Old 9th May 2006 at 6:28 PM
The hack only affects objects, I doubt it will change anything else.
Test Subject
#81 Old 21st May 2006 at 12:55 PM
Thanks for this wonderful hack! and..
I have one request and question.
I think this hack can't affect build mode, doors, windows. right?
Is there any hack that can build doors, windows in looked area?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#82 Old 21st May 2006 at 7:12 PM
Not that I know of. Besides, that area is locked for a reason, don't you think? Building something there might damage a portal for example.
#83 Old 8th Jun 2006 at 7:18 PM
Thanks so much for this one, I sorely need it for my stories.

If wishes were fishes we'd all cast nets
Lab Assistant
#84 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 2:40 AM
I've been waiting and looking for a hack like this since O4B ruined my life! I love building beyond the road...changing the road, building bridges going across the road. This is a great hack! Thnks

"I cannot live without MODTHESIMS2! :D ><

Sims has never been this much fun..."
Lab Assistant
#85 Old 16th Jun 2006 at 12:54 AM
Yaaay! thank you, 3 times this is just wonderful
Lab Assistant
#86 Old 16th Jun 2006 at 3:03 AM
Do the new OFB & FFS patches interfere with this hack? Descriptions of the patches include "Moveobject cheat can now be used to manipulate and place objects in out of bounds tiles."
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#87 Old 16th Jun 2006 at 3:12 AM
I will have to check that. But if those patches fix the problem, why do you need this hack?
Lab Assistant
#88 Old 16th Jun 2006 at 3:31 AM
I guess that's what I'm asking -- do I still need this hack?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#89 Old 16th Jun 2006 at 4:04 AM
I have FFS with the patch and I just tested my game without this hack. Wasn't able to place objects on locked tiles, getting "location out of bound" message. Doesn't look like the problem was fixed. Maybe someone else can confirm this?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#90 Old 16th Jun 2006 at 7:21 PM
I take it back, didn't know that the new version of game patch was released. Just installed and tested it, yes, the locked tiles problem is FIXED! I'm going to update my post with this info.
Forum Resident
#91 Old 16th Jun 2006 at 7:29 PM
Woooohooooooooooo thankyou Windkeeper for letting us know!!!
Lab Assistant
20th Jun 2006 at 11:05 PM Last edited by blubug : 20th Jun 2006 at 11:12 PM.
This message has been deleted by blubug. Reason: Fixed the problem, it was an error on my side. Nothing to do with the patch, this mod or this thread :D
Forum Resident
#92 Old 20th Jun 2006 at 11:22 PM
Did you type in moveobjects on in the cheat box?
Lab Assistant
20th Jun 2006 at 11:30 PM Last edited by blubug : 20th Jun 2006 at 11:45 PM.
This message has been deleted by blubug. Reason: Fixed the problem, it was an error on my side. Nothing to do with the patch, this mod or this thread :D
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#93 Old 21st Jun 2006 at 3:39 AM
Hmm, you sure you installed the latest patch? I would try installing it again.
Lab Assistant
#94 Old 21st Jun 2006 at 4:45 PM
I fixed the problem today, it was to do with the exe file I had, it's fixed now sorry for the confusion :D
Test Subject
#95 Old 13th Jul 2006 at 9:22 AM
umm, this may be related? i can no longer place doors because they are not centered on the tiles? I cannot get it to place no matter what....>.<
#96 Old 13th Jul 2006 at 10:45 AM
You probably have one or two of the cheats enabled.

Type the following in the console:
boolProp snapObjectsToGrid false
boolProp MoveObjects false

Remove these cheats from your My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\config\userstartup.cheat or globalstartup.cheat files if they're in there.
Test Subject
#97 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 2:22 PM
Thank You
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