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Fix Capped Lot Taxes/Bills (Eco Lifestyle Patch)

by zhanbow Posted 16th Jul 2020 at 4:44 PM - Updated 16th Jul 2020 at 4:58 PM by zhanbow
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 Thanks Posts
Description
The Eco Lifestyle patch introduced a new billing system that breaks down your bills into categories based on water usage, lot taxes, etc.

However, this also introduced a bug that caps Lot Taxes at 300 Simoleons even if your lot value was much higher. This means that bills for expensive lots after this patch dropped significantly.

This is a pure script mod that fixes this by implementing different calculations for Lot Taxes and should return bills to relatively normal values.

I take no real credit for this, I just packaged up the fix as described by elelunicy in this bug thread: https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Repor...ht/true#M135550

Compatibility
This mod was made and tested on PC version 1.64.84.1020
This mod shouldn't require Eco Lifestyle or any other packs to function

Conflicts
This mod shouldn't conflict with any other script mod as long as it doesn't modify the "_get_property_taxes" function in "Bills".
Should be compatible with XML bill changers and MCCC bill amount options.
Tags: #fix, #bills, #lot, #taxes

Type: Fixed

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zhan_FixLotTaxes.zip

Size: 1.9 KB · Downloads: 8,896 · 16th Jul 2020
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#2 Old 16th Jul 2020 at 5:42 PM
I really need this mod!! Thank you so much!!
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 16th Jul 2020 at 5:44 PM
Finally! A fix for this. Thank youuuuu!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 16th Jul 2020 at 6:52 PM
Thank you for this!
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#5 Old 16th Jul 2020 at 8:58 PM
You are my favorite person right now, this was driving me nuts.
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 17th Jul 2020 at 1:39 AM
Thank you so much! I can't believe we are so many patches in and this still hasn't been fixed
Test Subject
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#7 Old 17th Jul 2020 at 1:21 PM
Oh great that someone finally took it from that thread and made it a mod. All hail to you!
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#8 Old 17th Jul 2020 at 3:05 PM
Thank you so much for this! This is perfect!
Scholar
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#9 Old 17th Jul 2020 at 5:41 PM
Thank you so much!
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 17th Jul 2020 at 7:27 PM
OMG! Thank you!
Now I can back to game <3
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 17th Jul 2020 at 7:29 PM
Thank you very much!!
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#12 Old 17th Jul 2020 at 8:36 PM
Thank you for this.
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#13 Old 18th Jul 2020 at 8:17 AM
thank you for this because I was curious as to why certain homes that were worth $100K or more had bills capping out at only $400
Field Researcher
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#14 Old 18th Jul 2020 at 3:48 PM
it's tiresome every pack brings many stuff needs fixing yet Maxis skips to fix them ugh Thank You so much!
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 18th Jul 2020 at 6:52 PM
Thanks soo much !
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#16 Old 18th Jul 2020 at 7:53 PM
You my dear person, deserve a medal. Thank god for modders fixing broken EA crap.
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#17 Old 18th Jul 2020 at 9:00 PM
Awesome!! I've been waiting for someone to fix this bug. Thank you so much!!!
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 21st Jul 2020 at 9:07 PM
Does this mean that the smallest lots with tiny homes will have less than 300 in taxes? I did wonder why they were all the same amount.
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#19 Old 24th Jul 2020 at 7:25 PM
Thank you fellow modder! This is a much needed fix while we wait (far too patiently) for EA to fix their mistakes.
Lab Assistant
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#20 Old 25th Jul 2020 at 4:23 AM
Haven't played in over a month now, so I've downloaded this now, but I'm not going to install it until I reach the stage when paying 300 simoleons for my house starts to feel silly :-)