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Privacy Mods

by simler90 Posted 13th Sep 2020 at 11:06 AM - Updated 15th Mar 2021 at 12:14 AM by simler90
10 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
Privacy Mod: This mod changes the way privacy works. It also adds a few extra features to how privacy works while a sim is using the toilet (non-stall). Note that this mod is not compatible with "Privacy Thought Balloon Fix", as it already includes the features of that mod.
- Sims won't shoo pet birds, spectral assistants, RC cars and so on.
- The game prevents sims from shooing sims towards whom they have a crush. This mod makes it so that Sim A will not shoo Sim B if they have a crush/love/married/engaged/steady flag towards them, but only if Sim A has a woohoo memory with Sim B.
- When a sim is using the toilet (non-stall), if there is a sim in the same room and within 8 tiles who is perceived to be invading the sim's privacy, the game will make the sim react accordingly. Maxis didn't add any code that makes sims aware of the invasion of their privacy in this game which is very strange. All other games in the series have this feature. I have made it so that sims will only react if their privacy is invaded while using the toilet, and not any other object. Showers are pretty concealed any way, and I don't like the idea of forcing the sim out of a bath.
UPDATE 1: The game couldn't check memories properly, this has been fixed.
Resources:
Privacy - Ignore person?/0x7FD46CD0/0x00000138
Privacy Set?/0x7FD0DEBA/0x0000201C
Set to Next - Shooable Sim/0x7F4437F2/0x000020CA
Interaction - Use/0x7F16556B/0x00002001
Toilet - Use - Standing/0x7F16556B/0x00002006
Toilet - Use - Sitting/0x7F16556B/0x00002005

Privacy Thought Balloon Fix: Whenever sims consider doing something, they have the potential to show a crossed-out thought bubble of a sim who is currently using the toilet, or taking a shower/bath. This is very annoying, and this mod prevents this behaviour. The sim will only be allowed to show such a thought bubble if the sim is routing to use an object which is in the same room where the other sim is using the toilet or taking a shower/bath.
Resources: Privacy Set?/0x7FD0DEBA/0x0000201C

You need the latest version of 7zip or WinRAR to get this mod.

Requirements: You will most likely need Pets or a later EP.

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

Sims 2 Pets
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PrivacyMod-UPDATE1.rar

Size: 2.4 KB · Downloads: 678 · 15th Mar 2021
2.4 KB 678 15th Mar 2021
PrivacyThoughtBalloonFix.zip

Size: 542 Bytes · Downloads: 1,162 · 13th Sep 2020
542 Bytes 1,162 13th Sep 2020
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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
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10 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 13th Sep 2020 at 5:25 PM
I hated this bug so much!
Thank you for this mod!!!
Space Pony
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#3 Old 13th Sep 2020 at 5:49 PM
I always wondered why that came popping up. Thanks for the fix.
Test Subject
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#4 Old 14th Sep 2020 at 8:32 AM
Thank you SO much! I've been waiting for a mod like this since forever and I tried to fix the problem myself but I had no idea how to go about it... This is perfect!!! Thank you!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 12:10 AM
I often wondered if I was the only one who noticed that! At last!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 29th Sep 2020 at 4:07 PM
I don't understand why that's a problem. It's a thought bubble.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 29th Sep 2020 at 4:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ecca
I hated this bug so much!
Thank you for this mod!!!


It's not even a bug...
Mad Poster
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#8 Old 2nd Oct 2020 at 1:22 AM
Oh, thank you for this! It is so annoying to see 2 or three of them spamming with that stupid thought bubble!
Meet Me In My Next Life
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#9 Old 10th Oct 2020 at 1:01 AM
@simler90 I really don't understand the purpose of this ( I am not trying to be rude ) the bubble is the only way to see what the Sims are thinking or what on their mind.
Why would that even be considerate a bug ? I never encounter this in my game as a bug it's just their thinking bubble. Maybe I am missing some understanding of this mod or maybe it need more explaining.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 3rd Dec 2020 at 8:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Simonut
@simler90 I really don't understand the purpose of this ( I am not trying to be rude ) the bubble is the only way to see what the Sims are thinking or what on their mind.
Why would that even be considerate a bug ? I never encounter this in my game as a bug it's just their thinking bubble. Maybe I am missing some understanding of this mod or maybe it need more explaining.


If your sim is outside on the swings, there's no reason they should be spamming an X bubble about the sim who is in the shower. This mod stops that.

Or it should, it's still an issue in my game. Probably a load order thing, AGH. Eh, I'll figure it out.

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." ~Theodore Geisel
"If what you are is just what you own, what have you become when they take from you almost everything?" ~Destroya, My Chemical Romance
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 21st Apr 2021 at 7:52 PM
Extra many thanks for this Simler! I have always been annoyed by the red-X thought balloon nonsense and your take on the rest of the mod is much better than Maxis'es logic on privacy.