MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

Halved Apartment Rent

by kestrellyn Posted 21st Aug 2018 at 1:02 AM - Updated 21st Aug 2018 at 1:25 AM by kestrellyn
25 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts
I like to play with halved wages to avoid the accumulation of huge fortunes. However, this makes it very hard to make apartment rents. So, to compensate for that, I've made this mod that halves apartment rents as well.

There is no need to move apartment-dwelling sims out of their apartments and back in again, the change to their rent should take effect immediately. If you have existing apartments in your hood, or you place pre-built apartments, the rents displayed at hood-level will not update to the halved values until you go into the base lot in build mode and make a change. After that, they should be recalculated, however, even if the apartment rent is displaying incorrectly in the hood the sims living there will still pay the halved prices.

Game Compatibility

This hack requires Apartment Life.

Hack Compatibility

This hack changes the BHAV that calculates apartment rent, which is 0x20A8 in group 0x7FD0DEBA. It conflicts with Inge's (Simlogical) Lot Rights system, specifically the apartment overrides, which can change the apartment rent if you set the rent on an owned apartment lot using that mod. If you play with that hack, download halvedaptrent+lotrights instead, and make sure it loads after the Lot Rights apartment overrides file. The rent can still be set in the Lot Rights mod, only the default rent will be affected. I don't know of any other mods that conflict with this.

      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.

Apartment Life
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Compatible with Inges Lot Rights for apartments

Size: 542 Bytes · Downloads: 2,122 · 21st Aug 2018
542 Bytes 2,122 21st Aug 2018

Size: 515 Bytes · Downloads: 7,379 · 21st Aug 2018
515 Bytes 7,379 21st Aug 2018
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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
Need more information?
25 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)
Page 2 of 2
Test Subject
#26 Old 15th Sep 2021 at 8:09 PM
Just wanted to update you, I downloaded a custom apartment lot and went into that lot in build mode and edited it. And the rent got reduced by half! So I’m sure the other apartments are fine, just displaying the regular price right now. Once I move my Sim out I’ll get it all fixed up. Thanks so much for your help!! ????????
Page 2 of 2
kestrellyn also recommends you check the following:

To avoid making apartments too cheap, you probably want to also play with the halved career wages I mentioned, which can be found here: