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Picked upload! SimMacFly Potion: make your Sims fly for real! UPDATE: children can fly, and much more

by MajorJeff Posted 26th Jun 2006 at 1:24 PM - Updated 9th Aug 2006 at 6:47 PM by MajorJeff : fixed missing images
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Hi,
this is an updated version of my new hacked object.
Still for testing.

SimMacFly Potion

For any Sim who has ever dreamed of flying like a bird over his/her lot, this new potion object is designed for him/her!

Description

<< Free as a bird, fly like a bird... >> now possible thanks to the magic potion of SimMacFly. Just swallow a mouthful and you will feel like a flightless bird, ready to become the wild inheritor of the cloud!
For use outside the home.

  • Catalogue Category: Misc. - General / Miscellaneous
  • Price : 280 §
  • GUID: all of the objects have their own registered GUID. The SimMacFly potion object won't replace the existing potion objects.
  • Geometry: 274 vertices and 194 faces.
  • Supported languages: English and French.
  • Version: 0.2 (testing)
  • No global hack nor "boolprop" cheat required.

I strongly recommend you to take a look at the included guide in HTML Help format (the .chm file) that is natively supported by Windows.
You will find the guide in the zip archive among other *.package files. It contains some useful instructions about the object.

For Mac users, I also uploaded a PDF version of the guide (not required for PC users).

How to use?

Place the potion object somewhere on the lot (better outside the home! ), click on the object and select "Drink". That's all.

This object will increase fun and comfort. Some Sims (depending on their personality) may also watch other flying Sims automatically.

Your Sim will fly until you stop him/her (just cancel the current action) or until his/her motives are low. The Fly action begins just after you have drunk the potion.

See the included guide for more instructions.

Fly alone, with friends or your family!

Installation

More detailed instructions are in the included guide!

As usual for hacked objets, unzip ALL of the *.package files to your "Downloads" folder (typically "My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads"). I suggest to make a specific subfolder in your "Downloads" folder; it works fine and it will be better for future updates or removal.
For updates, overwrite any existing files even if they are read-only.

How to add an optional "Fly" menu action to your Sims?

In addition to the potion, you can directly have a "Fly" menu action when you click on your Sims.
To enable this menu action, you need to rename the included file "MajorJeffyFlyActionMenu.packageDISABLED" to "MajorJeffyFlyActionMenu.package" (in other words, remove "DISABLED" from the file extension).
This .package file enables the "Fly" menu action; this is not a global hack, but a social plug-in object. I decided not to make it available by default.

Expansion packs required: University (it is mandatory), Nightlife.

This object does not overwrite any globals or default game behaviors.

If you don't have Nightlife, you can't use the potion object but you can enable the "Fly" menu action as explained above, so your Sims can still fly.
Do not install the MajorJeffySimMacFlyPotion.package file as it is unnecessary.

Redistribution, modification

As this object is currently in testing, please do not clone, recolor or redistribute it on other sites. This rule will change in the future.


What's new
  • Children can now use the potion object and fly too! If your child is already "flying" when holding and drinking the potion, this is normal (potions are normally not designed for children). Just imagine this as a special potion effect on children...
  • The object is now visitor-enabled: your visitors, customers, friends... can drink the potion and fly on their own initiative. To force them to stop, just have your active Sim call them. Of course, visitors will also stop flying themselves when their needs are low or they have got enough fun.
  • New "Fly" action menu: if you install an additional package file named MajorJeffyFlyActionMenu.package (see instructions above), you will get a new menu option "Fly" when you click on your active Sim. If you select this option, your Sim will immediately begin to fly without having to drink the potion.
  • I've added the two remaining "in air" animations taken from the bubble blower.
How to get a broom for your flying Sims?
Check out this thread:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=169830&c=1
Bipsouille made a great Nimbus 2000 broom.

Feedback

For known problems, please see the included guide.
If you have a new problem, please report it and include an error log if possible: I'll try to fix it.
I'll always appreciate your feedback or your comments - but sorry I don't provide support by email, PM or anything else.
Note that the object does work fine for me (all EPs + SPs + patches), but it doesn't mean it will work on all machines!

Enjoy!




Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
SimMacFlyPotion.zip

Size: 679.7 KB · Downloads: 66,619 · 26th Jun 2006
679.7 KB 66,619 26th Jun 2006
SimMacFlyPotionGuidePDF.zip

Size: 503.0 KB · Downloads: 33,994 · 30th Jun 2006
503.0 KB 33,994 30th Jun 2006

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