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Futuristic Transportation Charge (UPDATED: 28 August 2018)

by gamefreak130 Posted 19th Aug 2018 at 2:30 PM - Updated 29th Aug 2018 at 4:28 AM by gamefreak130 : Mod Updated; See Changelog
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Changelog

28 August 2018: Added Polish translation. Thanks Wojtek!

Reminder: When removing or updating mods, it is good practice to clear the ScriptCache.package file from your Userdata folder.

Ever wanted to make the future world a bit more realistic and...capitalist?



What Is This Mod?
Similar to Sleepy-Genius's Taxi Charge Mod and SimsMatthew's Subway Charge Mod, this is a scripting mod that charges sims for using the ZEPHYR system in Oasis Landing or custom worlds with a custom ZEPHYR track. It also charges sims for hover taxi rides, something Sleepy-Genius's mod is unfortunately unable to do.


The hover taxi fare is 20 Simoleons, and the ZEPHYR system fare is 15 Simoleons. Teens receive a 25% discount, and children and elders receive a 50% discount. These values are tunable; see below for more info.

Sims riding a ZEPHYR system in a custom world who do not have enough money to pay for their ride will have the cost added to their household's unpaid bills. Since there are no bills in Oasis Landing, sims who do not have enough money to cover a transportation charge in the future will have a random object repossessed from their current home as compensation. If the sim does not own or is not currently living in their own home, the community living center will cover the cost, making their ride free. (What can I say? There's a great welfare system in the future!)

To add a little bit of flavor to the world, sims will be designated as "Citizens" when riding the ZEPHYR system if they are living in their own home and as "Residents" if they are living in the community living center.

Tuning and Translations
The cost of both hover taxis and the ZEPHYR system is tunable for each age group -- children, teens, young adults/adults, and elders. These values can be found in the "Gamefreak130.FutureTransportCharge.Main" XML resource and changed using the text editor in S3PE or a similar package editing program. The values can also be set to 0 if you want a particular age group or vehicle to be free.


Currently, only English and Polish are supported. Translations are very welcome and much appreciated; formatted string tables and unhashed keys have been provided in the package if you wish to help.

Compatibility and Uninstallation
Built, tested, and (mostly) working on game version 1.69. It may work on earlier versions, but it has not been tested; do so at your own risk.

Technically, no expansion packs are required for this mod to run, but without the Into the Future expansion pack, it will be very useless.

As this mod does not replace any existing resources, conflicts with other mods should be next-to-nonexistent -- that is, unless some doppelganger is using my exact namespaces.

Uninstallation should not create a huge problem -- simply remove the mod from the packages folder. However, to avoid potential game problems, it is good practice to ensure no sims are riding a hover taxi or ZEPHYR train. After removal or update of the mod, it is recommended that you delete the "ScriptCache.package" file from your Userdata folder.

Known Issues
None yet, surprisingly.

Additional Credits
Tags: #zephyr, #taxi, #hover, #hovertaxi, #charge, #fee, #price, #future

Type: Other

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

Into the Future
Built with Game Version: 1.69
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Gamefreak130_FutureTransportCharge.rar

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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Instructor
#2 Old 20th Aug 2018 at 1:07 AM
This mod makes the game more realistic. Good job. I attached the Polish translation.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar S3_220557DA_00000000_0F365E7AC4D90CA8_FutureTransportCharge_Strings POL_PL%%+STBL.rar (845 Bytes, 9 downloads)
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#3 Old 22nd Aug 2018 at 10:17 PM
Genius mod! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#4 Old 29th Aug 2018 at 2:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissPat
Genius mod! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!


Why, thank you

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wojtek
This mod makes the game more realistic. Good job. I attached the Polish translation.


Thank you so much for the translation! I'll update the mod as soon as I can!

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#5 Old 29th Aug 2018 at 2:22 AM
NEW UPDATE: AUGUST 28, 2018

Changelog:
  • Added Polish translation. Thanks Wojtek!

"The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had." - Eric Schmidt

If you enjoy the mods I put out, consider supporting me on patreon: www.patreon.com/Gamefreak130
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#6 Old 5th Oct 2018 at 5:19 AM
Excellent work, congratulations.
Thanks for continuing to create content for Sims 3!
To avoid having characters using the train or taxis in Oasis Landing, it is advisable to use Master Controller to restart the city, save changes, exit the game and install this mod. I do not know what would happen if any of our sims stayed in an infinite circle, paying and not paying for their trip.
If you wish (and if any other creator of mods also wishes), I offer myself for the translation into Spanish, the language that I dominate at the literary level. I have never translated mods, but I can easily explain what I should do.
Test Subject
#7 Old 14th Jun 2020 at 11:45 PM
i know its not in the future but, could it also affect boat taxis? as the other mod don't do that yet and aparently he will not update it anymore as he says its retired in he facebook page :/