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Closing Hours For The Bookstore

by joninmobile Posted 8th Jan 2010 at 9:17 PM - Updated 22nd Jan 2010 at 4:23 AM by joninmobile
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
Normally without this mod, the bookstore would be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I thought I would give the poor bookstore workers a REST! Now you can choose (only one) set of hours you would like to see the bookstore open and close. I tried to make some reasonable hours that you would expect from a small bookstore. Even in real life, bookstores are never open all the time. So here's the different files:

Bookstore Open from 7am to 5pm
Bookstore Open 7am to 10pm
Bookstore Open from 8am to 6pm
Bookstore Open from 9am to 7pm
Bookstore Open from 10am to 10pm
Bookstore Open from 8am to 8pm
Bookstore Open from 9am to 9pm

I have World Adventures, if you have base game only you can test it out for me and let me know if it works in your game, I think it should, because I didn't see anything different that looked very World Adventuresy in any of the xmls, but just to be safe, it may not be compatible with the base game.

You should only download ONE of these files. Do Not Use Them All Together (of course). Enjoy!

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Type: Fixed

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Mad Poster
#2 Old 8th Jan 2010 at 11:12 PM
I'll give this a go.
Which version are you using in your screenshot though? You haven't got a 10am to 10pm version listed.

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Original Poster
#3 Old 9th Jan 2010 at 2:25 AM
I know it was a little quirk I made when naming the files, the moderators didn't catch it, I will update the post with the new name. The file for 10am to 10pm was named 10am to 8pm instead.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 9th Jan 2010 at 4:05 AM
It was always disturbing me knowing that the bookstore is open at all hours of the night.

There aren't many kinds of publication that people purchase at those hours...
Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 9th Jan 2010 at 5:41 AM
Thanks for this, its much more better now.
Test Subject
#6 Old 14th Jan 2010 at 1:58 PM
This mod is one of the best for the bookshop

God Said "Let There Be NOOBZ!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 15th Jan 2010 at 11:56 PM
Originally Posted by Menaceman44
I'll give this a go.
Which version are you using in your screenshot though? You haven't got a 10am to 10pm version listed.

If you pay closer attention to the file names youll see this :
hope this helps

Well done ! Im gonna have to use this!!
Original Poster
#8 Old 16th Jan 2010 at 2:56 PM
Actually, originally I had included a file with 10amTo8PM I had just renamed it wrong when making it, I edited this post to include the 10amTo10PM one.
Test Subject
#9 Old 22nd Jan 2010 at 1:34 AM
Default Book Store is open from 7am to 10 pm
Thanks for this.
Here is one to add you can thank (joninmobile) for the file & (Rainbow_Brite) for making it 7am to 10pm for me ...
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar MTS_joninmobile_1043096_BookstoreOpen7amTo10PM_jimTNW.rar (1.9 KB, 13 downloads)
Description: Book Store is open from 7am to 10 pm like a real store today 2010
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 2nd Feb 2010 at 10:11 PM
awesome. could you maybe do this for the grocery store too?
Test Subject
#11 Old 13th Mar 2010 at 12:37 AM
its good - but i like have feedback - 9am to 5pm is good one for small places
Test Subject
#12 Old 4th Jun 2015 at 9:57 AM
What about part-time job? Will it affect the part-time job take place in a bookstore if it's closed earlier?

The job start at 4pm to 7pm. If the bookstore is closing at earlier than 7pm, does the sims get reset or game crashes?

Is it compatible with patch 1.67?
Field Researcher
#13 Old 3rd Dec 2017 at 8:45 PM Last edited by LeeAlee : 4th Dec 2017 at 2:44 AM.
I tested the 8AM-8PM flavor with game patch 1.67 using both a rabbit hole rug and Tammy's Spa & Books (ITF). It works as described. The bookstore in the combination rabbit hole had set hours, while the day spa was open 24 hours.

Then I had my Sims get part-time jobs at the two bookstores to test the 8AM-6PM flavor to see what happens when the bookstore closes at 6PM, and the shift normally ends at 7PM.
*Sim 1 works at the store with the rabbit hole rug. She left work several times during her shift, but remained on the lot. I sent her back to work each time she left. She continued working until 7:00PM, even though the store closed at 6:00. I'm not sure if her leaving was caused by the mod/rabbit hole rug, or something else.
*Sim 2 works at Tammy's Spa & Books (standard rabbit hole). He worked through his entire shift without leaving work. He continued working until his shift ended at 7:00PM, even though the store closed at 6:00.

Neither Sim was reset.

Love having a store with opening and closing times, thank you for creating and sharing!

The file that states 10AM to 10PM is actually 10AM to 8PM.