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Taxi charges money *UPDATED to v1.1*

by dickhurt Posted 11th Jun 2008 at 3:00 PM - Updated 14th Oct 2008 at 7:26 PM by dickhurt : update version
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* Requires : Nightlife or any later EP
* Compatibility: Nightlife, Open For Business, Pets, Seasons, Bon Voyage, FreeTime, Apartment Life, & all Stuff Packs
* Modifications: Semi-Global (affects all taxi cabs)
* Hack Version#: 1.1

Update ( 09/21/2008 )
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1.1
- Introduces compatibility with all Expansion Packs from Nightlife through
Apartment Life (prior version only worked on FreeTime and nothing else)
- Adds ability to ride the taxi even when you don't have enough money, by
putting the family funds into the negative
- Adds charge for the taxi ride back home (enabled by default)
- Adds charge for the taxi ride to a University Secret Society lot
(enabled by default)
- Adds charge for the taxi ride to a vacation getaway (enabled by default)
- Adds separate configuration file _CONFIG, for easier version updates
- Adds ability to choose which cost MOD (modification) you desire
- Adds MOD-COST.TXT to help would-be hackers write their own cost MODs

Quick Info
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* You must also download the following addons for this hack to work correctly:

df_game_edition_addon.package
http://modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=303431

df_budget_transact_addon.package
http://modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=303432

Riding a taxi will now cost you Simoleons for each trip you take. The amount charged will vary based on which cost MOD you are using. The charge is usually either related to the distance between the source & destination lots or is a flat rate fee for each trip.

* You must download a "cost MOD" or else the hack will have no effect and just cause an error preventing you from riding any taxi!

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

Type:
      Global Mods: Mods that change the way the game works without requiring any user intervention.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
df_taxi_charges_money_MOD_cost_is_flat_rate.rar

Size: 1.8 KB · Downloads: 2,724 · 22nd Sep 2008
1.8 KB 2,724 22nd Sep 2008
df_taxi_charges_money_MOD_cost_based_on_distance.rar

Size: 2.2 KB · Downloads: 9,828 · 22nd Sep 2008
2.2 KB 9,828 22nd Sep 2008
df_taxi_charges_money_1.1.rar

Size: 28.6 KB · Downloads: 9,223 · 22nd Sep 2008
28.6 KB 9,223 22nd Sep 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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Test Subject
#26 Old 13th Jun 2014 at 5:03 PM
This was a bit confusing... I wish you just included the addons and just made things more user-friendly.
Test Subject
#27 Old 13th Jun 2014 at 5:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dickhurt
TashaFaun, there are instructions in the readme file on how to set the amount charged to anything you want. I think that $5 is too little even. Maybe $10 or $20 would be better.
Wait, do you change the fares simply by editing the numbers in the README.txt?
Test Subject
#28 Old 13th Jun 2014 at 6:45 PM
So I downloaded it and now everytime I rollover a sink in the game, all these messages keep popping up on the side about which EP/SP I have installed. It's nonstop and really frustrating, so I had no choice but to delete the files. I looked up the problem on Y!A and someone else had the same problem with this mod. Anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it? I really, really love the idea of a taxi fare, but for now I can't have that. Thanks
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#29 Old 3rd Apr 2015 at 4:47 PM
I intend to get the version of flat rate for traveling, I'm supposed to dowload the "df_taxi_charges_money_MOD_cost_is_flat_rate.rar" and the "df_taxi_charges_money_1.1.rar" files, right? I just don't wanna mess up :/
Test Subject
#30 Old 2nd Sep 2015 at 3:57 PM
Well, I like adding a bit of realism in my game and this is also another good way of spendng some simoleons (it's really easy to become rich in this game), but I think something is wrong because of instead of being charged, I earn money from riding taxis. I downloaded the distance-based version
Is there any way we can fix this? Or are there any updated version/alternative of this one?
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Field Researcher
#31 Old 31st May 2020 at 1:27 AM
I'm confused about why this mod is not working for me...

In my downloads folder, I have your game edition and budget transact addons in a folder called !Frameworks (so they load first), and in a folder called Additions, I have: df_taxi_charges_money.package, df_taxi_charges_money_CONFIG.package, df_taxi_charges_money_MOD_cost_based_on_distance.package, and df_vehicle_and_taxi_messages.package in that order. My sims do not seem to be charged when they take a taxi and a blank message pops up containing no text - what is going wrong?
Test Subject
#32 Old 27th Nov 2020 at 6:38 PM
Damn, I just wanted to make my sims pay for their rides, but putting 7 different mod files in my game for it to happen is unreasonable imho
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 17th Nov 2021 at 12:18 AM
For anyone confused how to install this mod. You need to have all the files in the 1.1 rar ,either the charge flat rate file or the charge based on distance file, and the 2 other mods in the description. You don't need to rename any of the files for the mod to work properly. If you are having problems with the mod not working properly, then it's most likely a mod conflict.
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 17th Nov 2021 at 12:34 AM
I had the same problem you are having.
Quote:
Originally Posted by BellaDovah
I'm confused about why this mod is not working for me...

In my downloads folder, I have your game edition and budget transact addons in a folder called !Frameworks (so they load first), and in a folder called Additions, I have: df_taxi_charges_money.package, df_taxi_charges_money_CONFIG.package, df_taxi_charges_money_MOD_cost_based_on_distance.package, and df_vehicle_and_taxi_messages.package in that order. My sims do not seem to be charged when they take a taxi and a blank message pops up containing no text - what is going wrong?


The blank text box is meant to tell you how much the ride cost and I am guessing the blank text box being blank is caused by a mod conflict. I did something to my downloads folder and now the text box displays properly. My sims where still charged despite the text box problem. You could also try taking the game edition and budget transact adddons files out of the !Frameworks folder since I have found that the load order does not matter.
Test Subject
#35 Old 23rd Jul 2022 at 3:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by zachjohnunlimited
For anyone confused how to install this mod. You need to have all the files in the 1.1 rar ,either the charge flat rate file or the charge based on distance file, and the 2 other mods in the description. You don't need to rename any of the files for the mod to work properly. If you are having problems with the mod not working properly, then it's most likely a mod conflict.


I need to add on to your instructions. Not only do you need the 1.1rar, but you will also need the globals pack. The globals pack is basically the updated version of the budget transact addon. I was having issues with this download by using the budget transact that's linked in MTS but once I went to Insimenator to get the globals pack, everything worked!
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