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Park in the Car Park

by MogHughson Posted 9th Nov 2010 at 6:48 PM - Updated 7th Jun 2021 at 11:21 PM by HugeLunatic
168 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
In the very first Sims 2 game I was curious why the various community lots in Pleasantview had large car parking areas where there were no cars. Then the Nightlife Expansion Pack came out and Sims had cars to drive, but parked on the side of the road when visiting community lots. Why don't they park in the car park?

Having made a mod to fill your empty car parks with cars, this mod now allows you to park among them. This mod updates the driveway objects to allow the placing of them on community lots where they can then be used to park on by Sims driving to that lot.

Please make sure you have the latest version of the decorative parking spaces to use in combination with this mod. If you don't, you will find that your cars get put into the decorative parking spaces and your Sim cannot get out.


I have also built an example lot to show you what I was imagining when I made this.


Click on the picture above to view a video

Expansion Pack Requirements
This object works with all EPs from NightLife onwards, including if you do not have NightLife, but do have Numenors Driveable Cars without NL.

If you have no EPs beyond Nightlife (i.e. you have NL only or UNI and NL) please download the package entitled "NIGHTLIFE-ONLY-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104".

If you have Double Deluxe or any EP beyond NightLife please download the package entitled "BEYOND-NIGHTLIFE-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104".

If you have CrammyBoy's Community Time Project please additionally download the package entitled "CTP-COMPATIBILITY-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104". I have named the file inside the .rar so that it will be loaded after this mod and the CTP mod if you place all three in the same folder or sub-folder. If you have an array of different sub-folders, please read more about Load Orderwiki to understand where to place it.

Please note: You must have the NightLife EP OR any EP/SP later than NL as per the description of Numenors Driveable Cars without NL. In short, if you have cars, you can use this mod.



This previously clashed with CrammyBoy's Community Time Project, but an extra package to fix this clash has now been provided.

I don't know of any other mods this clashes with. There is always the possibility of course, so the pertinent information for the owner of the other object is here.


Additional Credits:
Quaxi for SimPEwiki.
Numenor for the AnyGameStarter.
Chloe.Cirocco, epiphany10021 and Gwenke33 for testing the CTP compatibility package.

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 Nightlife
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CTP-COMPATIBILITY-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104.rar | Additional package to allow compatibility with CTP - DO NOT USE if you don't have CTP

Size: 740 Bytes · Downloads: 12,421 · 12th Jun 2011
740 Bytes 12,421 12th Jun 2011
BEYOND-NIGHTLIFE-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104.rar | Allow driveways to act as parking space - download this if you do have EPs beyond NightLife

Size: 1.5 KB · Downloads: 44,874 · 9th Nov 2010
1.5 KB 44,874 9th Nov 2010
NIGHTLIFE-ONLY-driveway-as-a-parking-space-Mog-20101104.rar | Allow driveways to act as parking space - download this if you have NightLife and no EPs beyond

Size: 1.3 KB · Downloads: 20,871 · 9th Nov 2010
1.3 KB 20,871 9th Nov 2010
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 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
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#101 Old 25th Jan 2011 at 6:06 AM
It wont work
Miss BHAVing
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#102 Old 26th Jan 2011 at 12:39 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simslovertatiana
It wont work
I'm afraid I'm going to need a little more detail in order to help you make it work. What exactly have you done, and in what way doesn't it work? For example, can you even place the driveway on a community lot to start with?

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
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#103 Old 8th Mar 2011 at 7:52 PM
THIS IS BRILLIANT!! Thank you I am going to try it out right a way!
Test Subject
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#104 Old 21st Mar 2011 at 7:07 PM
Any updates on clash with Community Time Project? I reeeeeally want to use this mod but CTP is an "essential" for me
Test Subject
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#105 Old 28th Apr 2011 at 1:16 PM
can you make this in a zip file not rar because my computer does not accept RAR? reply as fast as you can. by the way nice mod. preety cool.
Miss BHAVing
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#106 Old 28th Apr 2011 at 6:11 PM
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Originally Posted by akash12
... my computer does not accept RAR
I used to be a zip only person until I tried WinRAR and now I'm a convert. It's easy to get - click on the auto link for the word rar in this text - easy to use, and integrates with your windows file explorer so much nicer than zip. I wholeheartedly recommend you go for it and get it installed.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Instructor
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#107 Old 1st May 2011 at 10:35 PM
I would also be very happy for a version that plays nice with Community Time Project.
Test Subject
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#108 Old 14th May 2011 at 7:54 AM
Thanks!
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#109 Old 14th May 2011 at 11:41 AM
Has anyone tried using this with an apartment building? Did it work?
Sockpuppet
#110 Old 14th May 2011 at 6:37 PM
Yes, it works with apartment lot and residential lot too .
Test Subject
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#111 Old 24th May 2011 at 12:03 AM
Thanks this is awesome
Test Subject
#112 Old 3rd Jul 2011 at 8:55 AM
Love this mod, and it adds much more realism to my Community Lots. I also use the Decorative parking everywhere, WooHoo! Has worked perfectly since downloading these in Jan. 2011. Until I had a Sim family of three drive to a Pleasantville Comm Lot last night(7/ 1/ 11). Their car(Vovillia's 1965 VW Beetle) stranded them on the lot after parking in the driveway! The Sims exit the car after parking and walk away like normal. The car then disappears, and reappears driving on the Street for a second, then in the driveway, and disappearing repeats over and over! Tonight I tried a single Sim with the VW, same thing. I evicted/ moved the Sim back to same house, had him drive a Maxis NL car, happened again. I downloaded your NL and Beyond version/ latest Decor Parking, use Windows 7 PC, and don't have UNI or the CTP thing in my game. Sorry for the lengthy post, and would love some advice on fixing this bizarre thing with my Sims' vehicles/ parking. Thanks again for your cool mods and keep up the good work!
Miss BHAVing
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#113 Old 3rd Jul 2011 at 1:26 PM
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Originally Posted by JoshuaCSim
... The car then disappears, and reappears driving on the Street for a second, then in the driveway, and disappearing repeats over and over!...
This sounds like a 'jump bug'. Can you turn on boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true and get me the error log?

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
#114 Old 4th Jul 2011 at 8:11 AM
I went into the game, and turned on that Boolprop cheat. I found the error log in C:/ User/ Documents/ EA/ Sims2DoubleDeluxe/ Log. The log is in Notepad. How do I link it to you? Please guide me through it. thanks.
Miss BHAVing
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#115 Old 4th Jul 2011 at 10:18 PM
You should be able to attach it here, if you use "Go advanced" to edit your post you will see if you scroll down that there is a place to attach a file.

By the way, I see you are using Double Deluxe from your file path that you mentioned. Can I also double check that you have downloaded the correct version of the mod? The main text has specific instructions for DD.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing your error log.

Cheers
Mog

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
#116 Old 6th Jul 2011 at 5:59 AM Last edited by JoshuaCSim : 4th Sep 2011 at 5:41 AM. Reason: Updated info!
Hi, Mog. I can't for the life of me figure out how to attach this file! I tried the "Go Advanced", no can do. I'm just not as savvy as you wonderful MTS folks here

Hi. Sorry for the 2- month hiatus! Been very busy in the NON- SIM world. I finally figured out how to attach my error log file pertaining to the Jump Bug!
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar ObjectError_N001_t46385.rar (7.8 KB, 7 downloads)
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#117 Old 7th Jul 2011 at 8:32 PM
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#118 Old 12th Aug 2011 at 3:16 AM
Thank you so much! This makes everything in my game a bit more realistic :P
Test Subject
#119 Old 21st Aug 2011 at 8:28 PM
when i parked and i get out of the car i get an error and when i press 'reset' my sim and car is gone but when i go to my house its back :o
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#120 Old 23rd Aug 2011 at 3:28 AM
yay thank you, everytime the car was parked on the street, i was afarid of hitting innocent sims walking across the street
Test Subject
#121 Old 3rd Sep 2011 at 11:08 AM
when i parked and i get out of the car i get an error and when i press 'reset' my sim and car is gone but when i go to my house its back :o
Miss BHAVing
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#122 Old 22nd Sep 2011 at 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Killya
when i parked and i get out of the car i get an error and when i press 'reset' my sim and car is gone but when i go to my house its back :o
Sounds like a jump bug - can you provide the error log as described in one of the earlier posts. Thanks

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
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#123 Old 22nd Sep 2011 at 4:50 PM
You are my savior I need these for my drama seris!
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#124 Old 28th Sep 2011 at 4:53 AM
This brought a whole new realism to The Sims 2. I have millions of mods, and this just completed my collection. Thanks!
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