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Higher Comfort and Energy for Maxis Beds (Updated 2008/09/05) Updated to Apartment Life

by Lord Darcy Posted 17th Jan 2008 at 7:40 PM - Updated 24th Jul 2011 at 8:12 AM by Lord Darcy : v1.13: Updated to AL
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2008-09-05: Updated to v1.13. Added 3 AL beds. Updated TSS & IKEA beds to be compatible with AL.
Rewrote the installation guide to reflect the post-AL change, especially for Teen Style Stuff and IKEA Home Stuff beds. Please read it carefully.

File names were changed for SP bed mods. To avoid confusion, you'd better to remove all files starting with LdDarcy_MotiveFix_Bed_... or zLdDarcy_MotiveFix_Bed_... from your game completely (Bins, Downloads, StuffPack\Objects and Overrides folder) and start over.

2008-07-30: Updated to v1.12. Added Base Game compatible version for people who have only Base Game, or Base Game + Happy Holiday Stuff.

2008-06-29: Updated to v1.11. Added all 5 IKEA Home Stuff beds.

2008-02-29: Updated to v1.1. Removed redundant BCONs. Added FreeTime Comfy single bed.

Updated Teen Style Stuff Goth double bed to FreeTime.
FreeTime updated TSS Goth Bed, thus breaking my old fix. Remove the previous version from TSS folder, and reinstall FT version to the new location.
If your latest EP is FreeTime or later, get the file with -FT suffix. If your latest EP is only up to Bon Voyage, get the file with -BV suffix.

Files with either -FT or -BV suffix now contain ONLY Teen Goth Bed file, as it's currently the only bed that requires different versions for FT and Pre-FT. (e.g. LdDarcy_MotiveFix_Bed_DBL_SP6_Goth-FT.zip)

Any other beds are included in the main files, (LdDarcy_MotiveFix_Bed.zip or LdDarcy_MotiveFix_Bed-PriceAdjusted.zip, depending on your choice) and they are for all EPs.



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Tired of using same old expensive beds over and over for higher comfort and energy rating?
This mod will raise comfort and energy ratings of all Maxis beds up to Apartment Life to match the most expensive one.
("Majestically Medieval Double Bed" for double beds, "Bed by St. Ajoque Reproductions" for single beds)

This mod comes in 2 flavors. Use ONLY ONE flavor at a time for each bed.
  • Standard version: Price is the same as original.
  • Price-Adjusted version: Price was raised to match the most expensive one.
If you have only Base Game or Base Game + Happy Holiday Stuff, get the corresponding file tagged with -BaseGame. Otherwise the game will crash!


It only contains BCONs and OBJDs for each bed (note the tiny file size), stripped of all other redundant extra stuff. It wouldn't interfere with existing recolors.

It will conflict with any other similar mods that raise comfort and energy ratings of Maxis beds, like gwillewyn's mod or Ailias's mod.
My version has a slightly higher comfort/energy rating than gwillewyn's.

This mod does NOT affect custom beds. If you want to raise motives of custom objects, you must edit BCON values of your custom objects with SimPE on your own. Changing motives in OBJD(Object Data) is purely cosmetic and will NOT affect actual ratings.
Extract BCONs from my mod, and replace the corresponding BCONs in your custom objects. Edit the Object Data for cosmetic purpose, i.e. the rating that appears in the buy mode catalog.


Installation: (Read carefully!)

All beds except for Teen (SP6) & IKEA (SP8) beds

If you put them in your Downloads folder, Maxis beds will bear annoying custom star, and the delete button will be enabled in the catalog.
Instead of Downloads folder, make a subfolder in the following location and put the files there.

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 <Your Latest EP>\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

(or the corresponding folder on your system if your game is not installed in C:\Program Files)

If your latest EP is Mansion & Garden Stuff, the location will be like this:
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins


Teen (SP6) & IKEA (SP8) beds

DO NOT remove z- prefix in the file name. It's there to ensure that the mod is loaded after SP objects, overriding original settings.


1) If your latest EP is Bon Voyage (or earlier)

Teen Style Stuff bed mods should go here: (SP6 in the file name)

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff\TSData\Res\StuffPack\Objects

IKEA Home Stuff bed mods should go here: (SP8 in the file name)

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 IKEA Home Stuff\TSData\Res\StuffPack\Objects


2) If your latest EP is FreeTime

Same as BV, except for Teen Goth bed.
EAxis updated Teen Goth bed in FT, including it in FT Overrides.package.
You have to put Teen Goth bed mod TWICE in your game, in Downloads folder AND FT Overrides folder.

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 FreeTime\TSData\Res\Overrides
My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
(or in a subfolder of Downloads folder)

If you've patched FreeTime, you can put Teen (except for Goth) & IKEA bed mods in the same location as the rest of EP bed mods, i.e. Bins folder.


3) If your latest EP is Apartment Life

EAxis updated all 3 Teen beds and 5 IKEA beds in AL, including them in AL Overrides.package.
You have to put all Teen & IKEA bed mods TWICE in your game, in Downloads folder AND AL Overrides folder.

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Apartment Life\TSData\Res\Overrides
My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
(or in a subfolder of Downloads folder)


Changelog:

v1.0: Initial release.
v1.1: Removed redundant BCONs. Added FreeTime Comfy single bed. Updated TSS Goth double bed to FreeTime. (2008/02/29)
v1.11: Added 5 IKEA Home Stuff beds. (2008/06/29)
v1.12: Added Base Game compatible version. (2008/07/30)
v1.13: Added 3 AL beds. Updated TSS & IKEA beds to be compatible with AL. (2008/09/05)


Check out my other motive mods:

Higher Hygiene and Comfort for Maxis Showers and Tubs


Additional Credits:

gwillewyn for inspiring me to make my own version
CTNutmegger for tutorial on changing BCONs
Everyone who contributed to the development of SimPE



Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
LdDarcy_MotiveFix_Bed-PriceAdjusted-BaseGame.zip | Base Game Only or Base Game + Happy Holiday Stuff (Price-Adjusted version)

Size: 6.6 KB · Downloads: 1,366 · 30th Jul 2008
6.6 KB 1,366 30th Jul 2008
LdDarcy_MotiveFix_Bed-BaseGame.zip | Base Game Only or Base Game + Happy Holiday Stuff

Size: 6.3 KB · Downloads: 1,812 · 30th Jul 2008
6.3 KB 1,812 30th Jul 2008
LdDarcy_MotiveFix_Bed-PriceAdjusted.zip

Size: 20.4 KB · Downloads: 2,343 · 29th Jun 2008
20.4 KB 2,343 29th Jun 2008
LdDarcy_MotiveFix_Bed.zip

Size: 19.3 KB · Downloads: 8,024 · 29th Jun 2008
19.3 KB 8,024 29th Jun 2008

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