Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
Date Posted: 22nd Dec 2008 at 12:17 AM Views: 10984
My desk locator object is used to identify a desk or table as "owned" by a particular Sim so that when they come home with homework they will place it on their nominated desk (instead of leaving it on the floor, outside in the snow, or in some other awkward place so that you can't find it again later).

In order to use it with a 1x1 table you need to use OMSP objects. This is because there is only one place to put something on a 1x1 table and if you put the desk locator on it, there will be no room for the homework!

Here is a little step-by-step list to get you to the point of using the desk locator with a 1x1 table since it involves using various cheats that not everyone may be familiar with.
  1. Download the OMSP package from here. Specifically you will want to put these packages from the .rar file into your Downloads folder.
    • JB1-OMSP-Table.package
    • JB1-OMSP-Table-Recolour.package
  2. Start up your game
  3. Buy a green OMSP object and place it somewhere near your table.
  4. Buy a desk locator and place it on top of the OMSP object. It will look like it sinks into it a bit - don't worry this is deliberate!
  5. Press <Ctrl>+<Shift>+<c> to bring up the cheats window and in it type the following:-
    boolProp allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation true
  6. Select the desk locator with the hand tool and press the '<' or '>' keys to get the angle you want. Should look something like this so far.
  7. Press <Ctrl>+<Shift>+<c> to bring up the cheats window again and in it type the following:-
    moveobjects on
    This allows the intersection of the OMSP object and the table.
  8. Press <Ctrl>+<Shift>+<c> to bring up the cheats window again and in it type the following:-
    boolProp snapObjectsToGrid false
    This allows more granular placement of objects
  9. Now move your OMSP object to the corner of your desk. Position it so that it is still fully within the tile, and try to avoid intersecting with the wall so that it looks good. Should look something like this so far.
  10. Now use the design tool to change the OMSP object to the transparent recolor.
  11. [optional]Suggest at this point you press <Ctrl>+<Shift>+<c> to bring up the cheats window again and in it type the following:-
    boolProp snapObjectsToGrid true
    to turn off that cheat again.
  12. Now get your Sim to claim the desk locator using its pie menu option, and then next time she comes home from school she will put her homework on this table (so long as there isn't a stack of homework somewhere else which she will use by preference).

Recent Comments for: Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By MogHughson (21st Feb 2010 at 12:39 PM)
sharkbabe1223 - If the OMSP object is in the middle of the desk - I suspect you did not do step 8?
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By sharkbabe1223 (31st Jan 2010 at 10:54 PM)
it didnt go to the corner, it went in the middle of the table. what happened??

HELP PLEASE!!?!?!?!?
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By Drazard (22nd Aug 2009 at 10:34 AM)
I learned a lot of cheap thank you ~
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By MogHughson (20th May 2009 at 8:55 PM)
simsyouknowit - I don't know whether you are looking for the Desk locator or the OMSP object, but there are links in the main text of this journal entry for both. Click on which ever one it is you are after.
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By simsyouknowit (16th May 2009 at 5:41 PM)
what file do you find this in your game lol btw by the way HUGE THANK YOU!
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By mmullins123 (5th Apr 2009 at 4:39 PM)
I can't get the green OSMP object to go into my buy mode.
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By SISSIKI (27th Mar 2009 at 6:06 PM)
hi ! the desk locator is awesome ! good work ! but i can't use this cheat : boolProp allow45DegreeAngleOfRotation true ..... i don't know why please help me ......
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By blondecrystal (5th Mar 2009 at 1:49 AM)
Sorry about this.....me again!!!!
Just letting you know.....IT'S WORKING!!!
What happen was i placed the OMSP Object to far into the table which made the table surface unavailable for the homework after moving the OMSP Objects back a little it made the table available again.
Many thanks again for this Great mod.
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By blondecrystal (5th Mar 2009 at 1:16 AM)
OK! Just discovered that there are two OMSP Objects for tables one green the other brown.
As i mention before the green one does'nt work but the brown one does.
I put the locator on the brown one used the boolprop cheats to place it then made it invisible.
-So far so good but when the child came home with her homework she took it into her room which is half way there but instead of putting it on the table she placed it on the floor.
So i'm still at a loss as to why it is'nt placed on the table.
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By blondecrystal (4th Mar 2009 at 11:26 PM)
I think this is a wonderful mod But I tried putting the desk locator on top of the green table OMSP But it can't be placed on it. What am i doing wrong?
Would be greatful for any help or advice.
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By MogHughson (20th Jan 2009 at 9:10 PM)
RainbowBluee - the design tool is the thing you use to change the colour of an object (when it is available in more than one colour) after you have already bought it and placed it. It looks a bit like a swatch book that an interior design might have. I will add a little picture to the text above to aid you.
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By RainbowBluee (19th Jan 2009 at 4:30 AM)
What's the "design tool?"
I fail. D:
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By lovenote (10th Jan 2009 at 10:29 PM)
Picgin -- No, but it looks nice. ^-^
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By Mykenzie (4th Jan 2009 at 12:33 AM)
Dude, (or dudette) this is so totally awesome!!!!! ^_^
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By winniedory (3rd Jan 2009 at 11:39 PM)
That's Awesome! Can you use it for other thing then the DeskLocator?
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By modsims10 (24th Dec 2008 at 4:13 PM)
also i got apartment life i can test it for you
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By MogHughson (24th Dec 2008 at 1:22 PM)
picgin7 - no you don't have to use this at all, it's just one way to have an item on the same tile as the surface you want the Sim to place their homework, and also have it look nice too. If you have a 2-tile desk, putting the desk locator on the left will make the Sim use the right hand side for their homework.
Using One More Slot Please (OMSP) objects with the Desk Locator
By picgin7 (24th Dec 2008 at 2:28 AM)
Do you have to do this if you dont use a 1x1 desk?

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