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Picked upload! Pets and toddlers on Vacation

by Lamare Posted 10th Feb 2018 at 1:10 PM - Updated 17th Feb 2018 at 6:29 PM by Lamare
25 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Who goes on vacation
- Normally, only humans from child to elder can travel to vacation destinations.
This mod allows to add:
- toddlers
- dogs
- cats
- puppies
- kittens

Practically everyone except babies.
Sims can:
- take their household members
- invite pets and toddlers from other families as guest vacationers (provided they're friends)

How they get there
So, a sim has booked vacation and airport shuttle has arrived.
- Grown-up pets get in the van and take a seat.
- Kids and older humans walk with their suitcases and take a seat in the van as well.
- If toddlers, puppies and kittens are free from any containers and can move around, they crawl near the car and poof. Otherwise they disappear from their beds/chairs/person's hands/whatever's holding them. If they can't get near the car for any reason, they just poof. In any case, rugrats will be linked to vacation party and appear at destination with everyone else.
- On arrival, little ones just appear near the airport shuttle after it stops. Everyone else gets out the van through doors, as usual.
- So, just to be clear, there's no animation for getting in and out airport shuttle van for toddlers, puppies and kittens, but they travel as well as others.

What they do
This depends on what your vacation sub-hood has to offer! :P
- If you decide to go on vacation community lot without toddlers, you'll be offered nanny services before you go (even in hotels). Pets don't need nannies.
- This mod can be used with 'Allow puppy kitten toddler riders' mod that allows to go to community lots with little ones. It's not needed for my mod to work, but I recommend it or some similar mod.
- Toddlers and pets don't go on tours. It's not very appropriate for them to get in a helicopter to explore ancient woods or whatever.
- Pets do not receive vacation benefits, even though it looks like you pick them in a dialog. Toddlers do receive them.

Important stuff
- The mod requires either Ultimate Collection or BV + AL/M&G
- Clear game's cache and backup your 'hoods once you installed it and before running the game.
- I tested different situations, but I'm not perfect. If you catch any bugs, please let me know.
- If you've been testing the file from this CFF thread, you can keep it. The difference is I compressed the resources.
- The mod may conflict with other mods that alter the same resources. When in doubt - run HCDU.
Does NOT conflict with:
- df_allow_puppy_kitten_toddler_riders



Tips on building pet & toddler friendly hotels
Keep in mind:
- Sims can't get bottles from mini-fridge (unless modded). They can get toddler mush from it when toddler is in a high chair, though.
- Puppies, kittens and toddlers normally can't use stairs.
- To save space and money, you can put only sleeping items inside paid rooms, and the rest can go in special parenting rooms, play rooms and some kind of pet rooms.
- Don't forget to place vital items for pets and toddlers.
Pets:
- food bowl
- pet bed or house
- bathtub or shower-tub to bathe dogs
- optional - pet toys and litterbox
Toddlers:
- crib or toddler bed
- fridge
- bathtub or shower-tub
- optional - changing table, high chair, potty chair and toys

Optional downloads that might be useful
- Buy/build mode enabler mod to use inventory even where it's normally not available.
- Allow puppy kitten toddler riders mod to take rugrats to community lots.
- Custom mini-fridge that allows to get bottles: The SupaFridge.
- MoonlightDragons never ending sippy cups (can't find a link).
Pet & toddler friendly vacation lots:
- Dog friendly hotel Rover's Relax by CatherineTCJD
Hope to see more of such lots! Will be filling this list over time.

Additional Credits:
- The Sims 2
- SimPE - Photoshop
- MTS & wiki
- and thanks, Kukamuukaanmuka and CatherineTCJD for giving it a test before I uploaded

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

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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pets-toddlers-on-vacation.zip 2.2 KB 759 10th Feb 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: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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Theorist
#2 Old 10th Feb 2018 at 5:01 PM
YAY!!! It's up This is a wonderful mod - my puppy went on vacation and had the BEST time ever
EAxis should have made it this way in the first place! Thank you so much for this mod!
I'll get my hotel up asap...

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Test Subject
#3 Old 11th Feb 2018 at 1:46 AM
Thank you very much for fixing the stupid restrictions that EA applied!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 11th Feb 2018 at 12:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CatherineTCJD
YAY!!! It's up This is a wonderful mod - my puppy went on vacation and had the BEST time ever
EAxis should have made it this way in the first place! Thank you so much for this mod!
I'll get my hotel up asap...


Can i please ask you what else you did except downloading this mod ? thank you in advance
just a girl
Original Poster
#5 Old 11th Feb 2018 at 2:32 PM
@SellaSu, click Install Instructions tab for info on how to install. Basically, you unzip the file and place it in Downloads folder. Make sure you have required expansion packs before downloading.

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Thank you all for kind words
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 11th Feb 2018 at 4:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamare
@SellaSu, click Install Instructions tab for info on how to install. Basically, you unzip the file and place it in Downloads folder. Make sure you have required expansion packs before downloading.

***
Thank you all for kind words



thank you
Not actually evil.
#7 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 6:40 AM
Love this so much! Combined with the toddlers and pets ride and climb stairs mods, it really opens up the world. However, I do notice that toddlers get hungry on outings and then I have to leave. Any way to feed them on community lots other than placing fridges there? I'd rather have buyable toddler food or bottles I can take along. Anyone know of portable toddler food objects? Buyable mush, buyable bottles colored to look like juice?

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just a girl
Original Poster
#8 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 12:44 PM Last edited by Lamare : 13th Feb 2018 at 12:54 PM.
I think someone made never ending bottle, but I don't remember who and where...

Also, I just saw Charity's post about serving grown up food in another thread:
Quote:
If a toddler is in the high chair when it's served then they'll get a serving and it will turn into mush.

But yeah, you'd need to place high chair on a lot for that.

I was thinking about making restaurants toddler friendly, but man, it would be so much work. Tempting though.
just a girl
Original Poster
#9 Old 17th Feb 2018 at 6:12 PM
Good suggestions, I'll make a list of recommended downloads in main post. Still can't find a link to never ending sippy cups, though, but I'll mention they exist.
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