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Picked upload! Water "half tile" flowers fix & Water inaccessible flowers fix

by dickhurt Posted 11th Jun 2008 at 4:38 AM - Updated 29th Oct 2008 at 7:49 PM by dickhurt : compatibility
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
* Compatibility: Seasons, Bon Voyage, FreeTime, Apartment Life
* Modifications: Semi-Global (affects all flowers)
* Hack Version#: 1.0

Quick Info
There are 2 hacks included here.

The first one allows Sims to water one-half tile flower beds, even if a diagonal fence or foundation runs through the tile.

The second one, named df_water_inaccessible_flowers_fix.rar, does the same but also allows you to water all flowers regardless of their location on the lot, including completely inaccessible or blocked ones. It works for the "full tile" flower beds if the tile is completely surrounded by fences, walls, or foundations. And it allows for the disposal of all dead flowers, even if 100% surrounded by fencing or if completely inaccessible (such as using cheats to put flower beds on your roof!).

Originally, the game did not allow any Sim or Hydrobot to water these flowers. It would also prevent you from disposing of such flowers if they died. Having such a flower bed fully surrounded by fence tiles also prevented watering.

Sims will still display a 'door' icon above their heads while watering, which means that they are blocked by a wall/fence/foundation. However, the watering will still be successful and the flowers will get the water they need to live. All animations work perfectly.

* Check out the readme.txt file for more information.
Tags: #water flowers

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 Seasons
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Size: 1.6 KB · Downloads: 24,505 · 11th Jun 2008
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Size: 1.4 KB · Downloads: 19,379 · 11th Jun 2008
1.4 KB 19,379 11th Jun 2008
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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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#51 Old 8th Jun 2016 at 8:13 AM
Thank you for this little gem of a mod. :)
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#52 Old 30th May 2017 at 1:55 AM
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#53 Old 10th Oct 2018 at 7:26 PM
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#54 Old 2nd Nov 2020 at 4:17 PM
The 2 files appear to be conflicting. Is it possible to merge them to avoid this?
#55 Old 10th Nov 2020 at 4:29 AM
Originally Posted by YourNameGoesHere
The 2 files appear to be conflicting. Is it possible to merge them to avoid this?

I could be wrong here, but I think you only need one of two files, since the description states "df_water_inaccessible_flowers_fix.rar, does the same but also allows you to water all flowers regardless of their location on the lot"[I]
As far as my interpretation goes, I think this means that it will do exactly the same as the other file, but makes it so that enclosed flower beds can also be maintained.

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