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Baby toddler food and feeding fixes

by dickhurt Posted 7th Jun 2009 at 10:24 AM
33 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
* Requires : The Sims 2 (base game)
* Compatibility: The Sims 2, University, Nightlife, Open For Business, Pets, Seasons, Bon Voyage, Store Edition, FreeTime, Apartment Life, Mansion & Garden Stuff, all Stuff Packs
* Modifications: Semi-Global (affects all refrigerators and high-chairs)
* Hack Version#: 1.0

Quick Info
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* You must also download the following addon(s) for this hack to work correctly:

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

df_globals_pack.package (version 1.1 or higher)
http://modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=303432

Prevents Sims from magically getting a free bottle to feed babies or toddlers when the refrigerator lacks enough food points. A fridge must now have 3 or more food points (default amount unless you've hacked it) in order to produce a baby bottle. Also prevents Sims from getting "Toddler Mush" from fridges lacking 6 or more food points (by default unless amount is hacked). All of this prevents free bottles/mush when the fridge does not have enough food points because that is just cheating through a loophole in the game code.

Also has many cool features which are enabled by default. They allow the following behaviors. A Sim can *gasp* sit while feeding a bottle to a baby. Sims only do it if their comfort motive is at or below 50%. At above 50% comfort, they will instead feed the baby while standing, but first move away from the fridge after getting the bottle so that they don't block other Sims from using the fridge. Smart milk will now work for a toddler that drank it while sitting in a high-chair, which was broken by default in the base game of 2004 and in every EP/SP. Bad (red) smart milk will also give its penalties.

The sit to feed baby feature only works for bottles taken directly from a fridge. For bottles picked up off the floor, you will need to use the ADDON hack. The ADDON contain its own Customization file, whose settings actually override many of the main hack's settings. So if you force plantSims to stand in the main hack and force them to sit in the addon, the ADDON option will takeover and force them to always sit in all situations. So I suggest mirroring the settings in both files (make them the same). The ADDON will only work for the default Maxis baby bottle. No custom bottles will be affected. So ask the custom bottle author to add a similar feature if you want. Tell them that they have my permission to copy the code from my hack if they wish; but it will require my "Globals Pack" to work!

Fixes
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There are 2 fixes available as well:

- FIX_BASE.rar

Only use it in the base game alone (meaning no EPs/SPs are installed). It simply fixes glitches related to Smart Milk that were addressed by EPs/SPs newer than the base game, which Maxis failed to ever fix in a base game patch.

Without this fix, Sims can not clean up dirty Smart Milk bottles from a high-chair tray, nor can toddlers drink Smart Milk while in a high-chair.

- FIX_SNS_BV_FT.rar

Only use this fix if your latest EP is Seasons, Bon Voyage, Store Edition, or FreeTime. Do not use it if your latest EP is Pets or earlier.

It simply fix a glitch that prevents plantSim toddlers from being able to drink Smart Milk while sitting in a high-chair. The glitch was addressed by EPs/SPs newer than FreeTime (meaning AL/M&G), which Maxis failed to ever fix in any SNS/BV/FT patches.

* Check out the readme.txt file for more information.
Tags: #baby, #toddler, #food, #bottle, #feed

Type: Fixed

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
df_baby_toddler_food_and_feeding_fixes.rar | main hack

Size: 10.8 KB · Downloads: 10,036 · 7th Jun 2009
10.8 KB 10,036 7th Jun 2009
df_baby_toddler_food_and_feeding_fixes_ADDON.rar | optional addon

Size: 1.0 KB · Downloads: 6,354 · 7th Jun 2009
1.0 KB 6,354 7th Jun 2009
FIX_BASE.rar | optional fix for Base Game only

Size: 643 Bytes · Downloads: 3,808 · 7th Jun 2009
643 Bytes 3,808 7th Jun 2009
FIX_SNS_BV_FT.rar | optional fix for Seasons, Bon Voyage, or FreeTime

Size: 367 Bytes · Downloads: 5,325 · 7th Jun 2009
367 Bytes 5,325 7th Jun 2009
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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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Field Researcher
#2 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 3:25 PM
I've always wanted to sit to feed the baby and move away from the fridge so others can get in. But *biting nails* so many hoops to jump through. I'm just a little timid about downloading other hacks to help with one hack. *heart racing* but this does sound so cool. Thank you for putting this together.
Test Subject
#3 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 4:12 PM
WOW!! Finally!! Great work.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 7:26 PM Last edited by azraelchan : 7th Jun 2009 at 8:59 PM. Reason: added proper credit
Well, I would love it if this hack works in my game. I've already got the nursing hack (FeedBabyFemaleOnlyV1.0e, by squinge) Any idea if this will conflict? I'd really love it if my sim moms would nurse sitting down, if there's any chance these two mods would play well together, I'd be thrilled. It seems like every time I put in a new mod, something else gets borked, but..this is worth trying. I've wanted something like this forever, as I love playing sim parents and babies. Thank you Thank you!! :D

paysites suck.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 9:07 PM
Sitting...while feeding baby? O_O Does not compute...*eye twitches*

(I think I've grown too used to the annoying unrealistic aspects of the game to imagine it without them. XD Might download later though...once my brain has respawned from the explosion you caused.)
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#6 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 9:36 PM
That nursing hack is actually from Squinge at the insimenator site. Someone said they used both hack together without any problems and the HCDU tool reports no conflicts. But I do not believe that my hack will complement the nursing hack to make mothers sit to breastfeed. I'm pretty sure they only sit when feeding the baby an actual bottle.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 4:59 AM
Wow, what a great thing. Thank you very much.
Instructor
#8 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 3:41 PM
A certain somebody should be classified as a genius! My Sims who are raising babies are always lacking comfort! This is being downloaded immediately!

I don't get why so many Simmers hate Marsha Bruenig. She actually grows up to be quite pretty if you allow her to.
Test Subject
#9 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 4:41 PM
Oh God, I have wanted this for SO LONG, you are my HERO!!! :D

I can't be happy enough, but that aside, is there any chance of a sit while breastfeeding add-on? Someone mentioned it as Squinge's mod, but it is included with the game after a certain ep (I think OFB) as autonomous. Squinge just made it available in the pie menu, or so I think... I have always had that mod in my game ever since he released it. Very few of my female sims bottle feed anymore - that's changing now that I have this! Thanks again for the great mod!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#10 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 11:03 PM
I'll see about adding a Sit Feature to Squinge's hack. He did say on his forum that he was not updating that hack anymore and that it would be OK for someone else to mod it. So we'll see, but it may be a while because I'm very busy.
Field Researcher
#11 Old 12th Jun 2009 at 2:18 PM
When you say this doesn't work with "custom" bottles, are you referring to a cloned/hacked bottle or do you mean even custom bottle "skins" (just a cosmetic change w/no other modding) are a no go?

I love the idea of this mod, but I find the Maxis default bottle to be too hideous to live (in my game) & so I use a custom bottle overlay. Is this a problem?

**** Leader of the MoonBats! ****
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 8:52 PM
cooooool *-* •.•

Sims and Anime Rule!
Forum Resident
#13 Old 15th Jun 2009 at 8:23 PM
You are a friggin' GENIUS. Seriously, who would have ever thought this was possible? Thank you so much! And if you did manage to add a Sit feature to Squinge's breastfeeding mod, I would love you beyond all belief. Then my medieval sims could actually sit and rest their poor, tired feet when nursing their infants! :D
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#14 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 3:26 AM
Zirconia Wolf, I think a custom skin should work. I don't think that would modify the game code. It is probably only fully cloned bottles that include the "bhav" coding along with the skins/meshes/colors/sounds/etc.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 3rd Aug 2009 at 2:55 PM
i wish i could download this but we got a new hardrive on the computer NOW WE CANT FIND OUR SIMS2 GAMES DX *panic panic*

Sims and Anime Rule!
Test Subject
#16 Old 23rd Sep 2009 at 2:56 PM
this is such a great mod, i love it. thanks! if you're still considering updating/adding a Sit Feature to squinge's hack, that would be really cool.
Test Subject
#17 Old 11th Nov 2009 at 10:55 PM
it wont work with me becuase every time i go to the frige it saysthe error thing and i relly was holing i could feed my baby sitting down
Test Subject
#18 Old 13th Jan 2010 at 2:38 AM
i love you! The hack is awesome,but could you possibly make a version where they always sit down regardless of their comfort level?
Test Subject
#19 Old 14th Mar 2010 at 12:01 AM
It is great! I've always wanted to feed a baby while sitting!
Test Subject
#20 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 1:30 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by spicefairy58
i love you! The hack is awesome,but could you possibly make a version where they always sit down regardless of their comfort level?


Yes, that would be great
Test Subject
#21 Old 31st Jul 2010 at 1:04 AM
umm i downloaded it and it completely screwed up my fridges and my babies. so everytime i click the fride it cancels everything and it doesnt even say " feed bottle to " anymore ! and im trying to gt it off and its not working

shasha8227
Test Subject
#22 Old 31st Jul 2010 at 1:56 AM
omfg i hate this stupid download. it screwed up 10 years of playing this dam game... omg im soooo pissed of at you right now its not even funny. i tried deleting it but its stuck on it soo i have to erase everything. before i do that i need any advise on how to get this p.o.c off my computer.
thank you

shasha8227
Test Subject
#23 Old 31st Jul 2010 at 1:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by w2a2l2k2e2r
it wont work with me becuase every time i go to the frige it saysthe error thing and i relly was holing i could feed my baby sitting down

its doing the same thing to me !! how did u get this stupid hack off of ur sims ? i cant get rid of it

shasha8227
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 26th Dec 2010 at 8:13 PM Last edited by simsrsexy : 26th Dec 2010 at 8:14 PM. Reason: Additional Information
I did this too, and I had to remove the download because it made my fridges and the ability to feed my babies completly vanish.

I use to have this hack, and it use to work beautifully for me, however I don't know why it's not working now.

To remove the hack go to your downloads folder where you have your cc installed and remove the following downloads :

df_baby_toddler_food_and_feeding_fixes
df_baby_toddler_food_and_feeding_fixes_ADDON
df_baby_toddler_food_and_feeding_fixes_CONFIG
df_baby_toddler_food_and_feeding_fixes_zFIX_SNS_BV_FT

I would really like to figure out how to make this work with my game. The idea for it is simply amazinG!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#25 Old 27th Jan 2011 at 1:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simsrsexy
I did this too, and I had to remove the download because it made my fridges and the ability to feed my babies completly vanish.

I use to have this hack, and it use to work beautifully for me, however I don't know why it's not working now.

For people having problems with fridges and such, I bet it is because you are missing the 2 files that the main page says you need to download:

df_game_edition_addon.package
df_globals_pack.package (version 1.1 or higher)

or else it is a conflict with another hack. I test all of my hacks on a brand new installation of the game (with no other hacks or cc installed). And they all work flawlessly. I even test them with the 400-500 hacks by other authors that I personally use when playing the game. They all work flawlessly in both situations.
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