MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

Instant Stereo Op - Global Hack

by Numenor Posted 11th Apr 2007 at 12:22 AM - Updated 12th Jun 2008 at 4:43 PM by Numenor : Tested with FT / K&B
35 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
INSTANT STEREO OP
*Global Hack *



Warning: this is a global hack, which means that it will affect all your stereo's in all your lots; it might be unknowingly included in your exported lots, so you should always check them with the Clean Installer.


IN GAME USAGE
Using this hack, your sim will be able to operate any stereo from any location, without going near it, not using the remote.
I understand that this is not very realistic, but I was *way too annoyed* by having my sims wandering from room to room, trying to get near the stereo, only to skip to the next song! Thank you Daysies for having requested this mod!


GAME COMPATIBILITY
This mod has been tested, and is compatible, with any game from the base game to Free Time / Kitchen & Bath.



INSTALLATION
Unpack to your Downloads folder (using the Q-Xpress is fine, too); to uninstall, remove the file "Numenor_GlobalMod_InstantStereoOp.package" from the Downlaods.


TECHNICAL DATA
This mod contains a modified (well... "annihilated" is more proper, in this case ) version of the BHAV "Stereo - Use Remote" (StereoGlobals, instance 0x2032). Therefore, this mod won't be compatible with other hacks containing a modified version of the same BHAV.

REDISTRIBUTION POLICY
Unlike my other creations, you can do whatever you want with this mod.

Additional Credits:
Maxis, for the (completely stripped off) BHAV 0x2032. Requiescat in pacem.
Tags: #global, #hack, #stereo

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
GlobalHack_Instant-Stereo-Op.zip

Size: 276 Bytes · Downloads: 7,730 · 11th Apr 2007
276 Bytes 7,730 11th Apr 2007
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
Need more information?
 
35 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 32 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)
Page 2 of 2
The ModFather
retired moderator
Original Poster
#26 Old 8th Jul 2007 at 10:48 PM
yes, it should work on all lots; as far as I know, operating a stereo on UNI lots is not different...
But try on normal residential lots. If it doesn't work at all, perhaps you might have not installed it correctly.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
The ModFather
retired moderator
Original Poster
#27 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 1:49 AM
INFO: This hack has been tested, and works with Bon Voyage.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Field Researcher
#28 Old 11th Nov 2007 at 8:12 PM
Very nice mod, this will help a lot Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 26th Dec 2007 at 3:04 AM
Love this mod!!! Thanks Modfather ^_^
Field Researcher
DELETED POST
6th Jan 2008 at 8:55 PM
This message has been deleted by Lianne87.
Test Subject
#30 Old 29th Apr 2008 at 5:41 PM
I know that it's been tested and works on BV, but does it work with FT and K&B?
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 11th Jun 2008 at 4:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dizzysmile
I know that it's been tested and works on BV, but does it work with FT and K&B?

I'd like to know too.
The ModFather
retired moderator
Original Poster
#32 Old 12th Jun 2008 at 4:48 PM
INFO: This hack has been tested, and works with FreeTime / Kitchen & Bath.

However, while testing I noticed a Maxis bug affecting FreeTime games: whenever the stereo is on, and you click on it, the selected sim may experience a "jump bug". This is due to a problem in the Maxis (Lua) routine that checks the existence of custom music channels (a new feature introduced with FT).

As said, this is not a problem related to this mod, but it happens even without this mod installed (only in FreeTime games). Hopefully it will be fixed by Maxis in a future patch.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#33 Old 7th Sep 2008 at 5:23 AM
Any word on AL? No trouble on my end, but you know, could be summoning a firey ball from space right behind me. No heat yet though.
The ModFather
retired moderator
Original Poster
#34 Old 12th Sep 2008 at 6:16 PM
Whenever a new EP comes out, this is my schedule:
- Updating the AnyGameStarter
- Updating the BaseGameStarter
- Updating the CEP - Checking all my other hacks and mods against the new EP.

Therefore, it might take a while until I check this. Maybe you could try yourself? And let me know if it works? -
I can only say that HackDiff tool marks this hack as "clean", and therefore compatible with AL (but a check in-game is always required to be sure).

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#35 Old 1st Dec 2010 at 2:59 AM
Thanks for a great mod - I am so tired of my Sims waving their arms when they can't get to the stereo, and wasting so much SimTime! Can you make one irl?
Page 2 of 2