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#26 Old 4th Jul 2020 at 11:27 PM
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Given your son's reading ability and his age, consider disabling internet on the computer when he uses it. I have six kids, 5-17. The likelihood of him finding stuff you really don't want him finding is quite high. My younger ones are never allowed to use internet capable devices without an adult close enough to see what they are doing, but that's not an option for everyone all the time. I've taken the router with me before, as a way to disable internet with no adults around.

At that age, they're simply lacking judgement and experience to make uniformly good internet usage choices, and there are Sims sites where I wouldn't want a five-year-old.


This game is rated T for Teen for a reason. I think if he wants to play a sims game that maybe sims 4 would be more suitable.
I did vaguely hear of a mod that stops a lot of the romance socials between sims 2 sims but I have no idea where that is.

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#27 Old 5th Jul 2020 at 5:54 PM
I actually downloaded a mod that hides the WooHoo interactions.
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#28 Old 5th Jul 2020 at 11:14 PM
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I actually downloaded a mod that hides the WooHoo interactions.


There are a lot more actions that just that one. Sims 2 is far more risque than sims 4. It's also prone to easy corruption.
But if you want him to play it then you will have to teach him what not to touch or do.
No moving sims in houses into the bin, no moving sims between hoods, no deleting sims, no using Boolprop. If boolprop was off there would be no option to make Universals selectable unless you have a mod for it, which I would remove.
The new UI removes the bin that lets you delete sims so you might want to look into that as well.

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#29 Old 6th Jul 2020 at 11:01 AM
I already have done all those things, but, he can use the testingcheats.
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#30 Old 6th Jul 2020 at 11:07 AM
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I already have done all those things, but, he can use the testingcheats.


There are a few things in testing cheats that can corrupt the hood or the game.

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#31 Old 7th Jul 2020 at 11:43 AM
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There are a few things in testing cheats that can corrupt the hood or the game.

I know that very well, but I installed mods that hide those options.
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#32 Old 16th Jul 2020 at 12:03 PM
Sorry for the double post but it's been a while. One of my friends in around 2010's neighbourhoods began imploding with weird stuff which is possibly linked to corruption.
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#33 Old 16th Jul 2020 at 1:46 PM
Get them to make a backup and run Hood Checker.

Make sure they have all the anti corruption mods and know all the ways the hood can be corrupted.

If the hood are the pre-made hoods, they come corrupted already.

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#34 Old 16th Jul 2020 at 4:17 PM
Well, I believe the thing that happened was that he used a gun mod to shoot and kill a neighbourhood NPC like a Social Worker.
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#35 Old 16th Jul 2020 at 11:28 PM
That would do it. Don't touch the social worker. That could cause game corruption not just hood corruption. Hope their object packages are read-only or it might need a reinstall.
The SW can be modded out, much safer.

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#36 Old 17th Jul 2020 at 3:24 AM
deleting a tombstone can apparently cause corruption too. i used to do this a lot as a kid and never saw any damage to my game but that doesnt mean it doesnt happen. i wouldnt risk it.

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#37 Old 17th Jul 2020 at 5:31 AM
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deleting a tombstone can apparently cause corruption too. i used to do this a lot as a kid and never saw any damage to my game but that doesnt mean it doesnt happen. i wouldnt risk it.


That is what No Unlink on delete is for, the game can delete them randomly as well. http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...hp?topic=2083.0

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#38 Old 18th Jul 2020 at 1:28 AM
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deleting a tombstone can apparently cause corruption too.
Yes, but only that one neighborhood. OP's asking about things that can corrupt the game installation itself, perhaps to the point of needing an uninstall/reinstall (okay, perhaps not "needing" one, but that is the most straightforward approach to fixing such corruption).

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#39 Old 18th Jul 2020 at 1:37 PM
You can reinstall to a corrupted game since a corrupted version may be left behind in the registry.

Also, joandsarah77, he used a gun mod to kill her because he was trying out the mod, it wasn't like a kid was being taken away and he wanted to stop her.
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#40 Old 22nd Jul 2020 at 9:01 PM
Double post once again, but it's ok because they are days apart. Can the Sims Stories games get corruption too?

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#41 Old 23rd Jul 2020 at 4:06 PM
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Originally Posted by SloveneBanana87
Well, I believe the thing that happened was that he used a gun mod to shoot and kill a neighbourhood NPC like a Social Worker.


Social Workers are game generated from a template so they have their own character file, they are not Unique NPCs. Killing them won't cause corruption.
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#42 Old 25th Jul 2020 at 3:43 PM
In the years of playing the game.

Excluding the obvious CC conflicts

The 2 critical corruptions I'm familiar with.

(1) [Unfixable] Bringing an occupied lot from another neighbourhood. - [Side effects] [Ageing to a specific age, commonly Teen to adult will crash the game. In addition, it leaves an unfinished tag due to the crash in the Neighbourhood that corrupts the game globally. Which is weird because even neighbours that have never met this person will still be contagious to the corruption, it's some sort of tag each individual has.]

(2) [Fixable] Having a family with a specific NPC. - [Side effects] [If a CPU controlled neighbour visits a lot or community area, the game crashes, This also occurs if there's a duplicate skin and default replacement conflicts with a different name given to it, generally the blend skins. By removing the default replacement or skin duplicate will default the individual to the hierarchy default replacement.]


The safest way to check new neighbours in lots, is to use the Batman box.
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#43 Old 27th Jul 2020 at 2:01 PM
Does Sims Stories games get corruption too?

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#44 Old 27th Jul 2020 at 2:50 PM
I'd think the same or similar things that cause corruption in TS2 also cause corruption in the Stories games, because while they are different games they technically are based on the same game, so the differences aren't huge.

Also, trying to port files between the games, either from TS2 to one of the Stories games, or between Pets/Life/Castaways probably will cause corruption and other problems (or at least doing it in all the wrong ways - there are some ways that kind of work, but it has to be done properly and safely).
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#45 Old 28th Jul 2020 at 7:31 PM
The manual for the base game actually tells you to put an occupied lot in the bin and move it to another neighbourhood if you want to move your Sims cross-neighbourhood which is disgusting. Also, are the Pets occupied lots in the bin safe to use? I believe they might be because of being created using internal developer tools and not made in the game.

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#46 Old 28th Jul 2020 at 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by SloveneBanana87
The manual for the base game actually tells you to put an occupied lot in the bin and move it to another neighbourhood if you want to move your Sims cross-neighbourhood which is disgusting. Also, are the Pets occupied lots in the bin safe to use? I believe they might be because of being created using internal developer tools and not made in the game.


yes, I can believe they would, maxis probably didn't know when they gave these buttons and EA never removed corrupting ways from the game because they don't care.
The two pre made families are safe.
of course be sure you have all patches when on disks, without the patches the Ottomus and Critters came corrupt.

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