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Alienware computer update for freetime.

by fovex Posted 5th May 2008 at 2:39 AM - Updated 25th Jun 2008 at 5:57 AM by fovex
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This is an update for the alienware computer that maxis made. It has a new guide, so it shouldn't override the original. The animations are a little off(OK, allot off, well, actually, only the putting the disk in is glitchy). You should have the options fore whatever EPs you have and when it's appropriate. Note that Freetime is required! Feel free to do whatever you like with it.

Additional Credits:
Maxis for making the alienware PC and the game.
Jordi of here for updating the PC to Pets.
Irishman3332000 of the BBS for upddating the PC to freetime, and for letting me base this update on his/hers.
Tags: #alienware, #alien, #ware, #PC, #update

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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\
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#2 Old 20th May 2008 at 6:53 PM
Since this is a fix for Maxis bugs, I would prefer that it override the original so I don't have to go sell old computers and buy this one, or clutter up my catalog with two versions (Maxis broken and this fixed one).

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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 20th May 2008 at 8:02 PM
I agree, plus the recolors that are available for the broken Maxis ones would still be useful as well.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 23rd May 2008 at 9:23 AM Last edited by Lord Darcy : 27th May 2008 at 12:31 PM.
There is no reason to give a new GUID to updated version. It's such a pain in the posterior to delete old version that reverted back to Maxis object and to put the new version all over again. In case of Alienware, existing Alienwares on the lot may just vanish into thin air, if you delete original version and put the new version with different GUID.

And there is a simpler, and more proper way to update computers. As of FT, pie menus of computers are handled in semi-global level. In most cases, just changing the Object Data is enough in FT. No need to extract and replace pie menu.

Edit: Here's a more detailed tutorial for updating custom computers to FreeTime.

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Test Subject
#5 Old 27th May 2008 at 7:17 PM
Well it works great in my game. Thanks!
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Original Poster
#6 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 5:18 AM
I only put a new guid so would not have to go out and remove the original for this to work.
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#7 Old 2nd Aug 2008 at 1:44 AM
You wouldn't have to remove anything - just use the same GUID and yours will overwrite the original, as long as it's the download folder.

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Test Subject
#8 Old 17th Aug 2008 at 4:33 PM
It isn't working on mine, any suggestions on how to make it so?
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 10:40 PM
Thank you very much, I needed this
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 8:12 PM
Gee Big Thanks, Much needed for update to Freetime ! <3
Test Subject
#11 Old 8th Apr 2011 at 1:58 AM
Does this items use the recolors of the original? Or does it have its own textures that are simply copies of the original?
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 20th Apr 2014 at 9:54 PM
Does this include the computer itself in the download, or is it just a modification to the computer--would I have to track down the actual computer? (If EA didn't keep destroying their websites for older Sims games, I could just go to The Sims 2 website and grab the Alienware computer, no problem... but now... *sigh*)