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The Astronomy Mod - Find more Stars/Planets + Get Random Money + And more!

by Severino Posted 12th Aug 2018 at 2:18 AM
6 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
I've been looking through the forums, more specifically on the WCIF section, to maybe find a new idea for a mod, and then someone(name on the credits) bringed the idea for a mod where you can get random money from finding a star or a planet, and the chance of it happens were based on the sim's logic skill.
So, i took the challenge, and now i introduce to you, the mod i called The Astronomy Mod !

What it does?

This mod makes Astronomy more fun and dynamic, by:

Allowing you to find more stars and planets
Make you get random money from finding a star or a planet, instead of just $500
And makes the chance of finding a star or a planet be based on the sim's logic skill hability!

So, it provides more dynamism to it!

How it works?

Basically when your sim uses a telescope there's a random chance of he find a star or a planet(depending on the action), and your sim gets a certain random amount of cash from finding it, being it low or high depending on the find! And the much logic skill your sim gain, more chance he will have to find more stars and planets!

Do i have to install all the 3 .packages?

No, you must select just one of them, each package has a specific function and overrides the same resources! So, you can just have only one installed to not cause conflict! Here how they works:
Package NameFunction Description
Severino_UnlimitedS&POnly.packageIt only adds the possibilty of finding more stars and planets! But with the same $500 reward!
Severino_UnlimitedS&P+RandomMoneyOnly.packageIt adds the possibilty of finding more stars and planets. And makes your sim get random rewards from find them! But still with the default game chance of find one!
Severino_UnlimitedS&P+RandomMoney+LogicSkillChanceBased.packageThe full pack! Allows you to find more stars and planets, with a random reward from finding them and with the chance of finding them based on your sim's logic skill!


Cool, but i want to change the amount of cash they get. How do i do that?

You'll need SimPE and the package that has the resource "Tuning - Money (Min/ Max)" implemented on it.
Once you have both, open the .package using SimPE, then go to Behaviour Constant(BCON), there will be a file called Tuning - Money (Min/ Max), click on it, and then click on Plugin View(If you can't see Plugin View, then click on Window >> Plugin View, it should be visible now), you'll see 4 variables, each of them holds an specific function:

The First One holds the minimum money your sim can get from finding a Planet.
The Second One holds the maximum money your sim can get from finding a Planet.
The Third One holds the minimum money your sim can get from finding a Star.
The Forth One holds the maximum money your sim can get from finding a Star.

Here's a image explaining the process:


After you have done all the changes you wanted, just click on Commit File button to save it! :P

Resources used

Here it is a table with all the details of the used resources:

Resource NameTypeGroupInstance(high)Instance
Sub - Stars Thought BalloonsBehaviour Function(BHAV)0x7FFEA6640x000000000x0000202E
Sub - Planets Thought BalloonsBehaviour Function(BHAV)0x7FFEA6640x000000000x00002014
Dialog prim string setText Lists(STR#)0x7F5CBE110x000000000x0000012D
Dialog prim string setText Lists(STR#)0x7FA46DBF0x000000000x0000012D
Tuning - Money (Min/ Max)Behaviour Constant(BCON)0x7FFEA6640x000000000x0000201A
Tuning - Money (Min/ Max)Behaviour Constant Labels(TRCN)0x7FFEA6640x000000000x0000201A



Conflicts

This game may cause conflicts if there's a mod that overrides one of the functions below mentioned, but i haven't found any mod that may cause a conflict to it!

Also, a conflict may happens if you install all the 3 packages instead of 1, as i mentioned before.

Bugs

No bugs found so far! If you find any, please tell me!


Enjoy the mod!

Additional Credits:
Goldenbtrfly for the idea! Thanks! :D SimPE My sim character that got abducted over 3 times during the tests!

Type:
      Object Mods: Object Interaction Mods (things that change how sims interact with objects or their environment, like "Multi-owner door" or "sunbathe anywhere")
      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.

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Severino_UnlimitedS&P+RandomMoney+LogicSkillChanceBased(Full Pack).rar | The Full Pack - Unlimited Planets and Stars + Random Money from Finding them + Chance of find them is based on your sim's Logic Skill

Size: 3.3 KB · Downloads: 14,766 · 12th Aug 2018
3.3 KB 14,766 12th Aug 2018
Severino_UnlimitedS&P+RandomMoneyOnly.rar | Only adds the possibilty of find unlimited planets and stars and get random money from it, instead of $500!

Size: 3.2 KB · Downloads: 770 · 12th Aug 2018
3.2 KB 770 12th Aug 2018
Severino_UnlimitedS&POnly.rar | Only adds the possibilty of find unlimited planets and stars!

Size: 578 Bytes · Downloads: 589 · 12th Aug 2018
578 Bytes 589 12th Aug 2018
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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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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 12th Aug 2018 at 2:24 AM
Well, this is refreshing, but there is one little problem-the chances of getting abducted at the same time increase with every use of the telescope and if one stands outside long enough, whooosh!
But I'll get it anyway-they need a true incentive besides being abducted to see stars!
Thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
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#3 Old 12th Aug 2018 at 2:33 AM
I like the Logic skill based flavor. That's going right into my downloads folder.

Thank you.
Top Secret Researcher
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#4 Old 12th Aug 2018 at 2:56 AM
OMGosh thank you so much!!!! I can't believe you managed to do this so quickly from a little WCIF. I appreciate it so much! :D Of course, I'm using the full pack with my amateur astronomer - with the smaller telescope so she won't be abducted at all, haha! Again, thank you!
Forum Resident
#5 Old 12th Aug 2018 at 3:04 AM
Quote:
I've been looking through the forums, more specifically on the WCIF section, to maybe find a new idea for a mod...


@Severino - If you're looking for ideas for mods, might i suggest here? There's 8900 replies. Not all of them are new ideas... but there's gotta be hundreds of ideas in there, which have not yet come to fruition! If reading through 8900 replies doesn't put you in the boobie hatch, it's sure to inspire something!

Great work on the stars & planets mod!


-grinEvilly
>=)
Field Researcher
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#6 Old 13th Aug 2018 at 7:04 PM
This is great, reminds me of The Sims 1 days when you could randomly get money from phone calls. Nice job!
Mad Poster
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#7 Old 24th May 2019 at 2:47 AM
Thank you