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CRITICAL FIXES: Unofficial AL Patch

by J. M. Pescado Posted 31st Aug 2008 at 11:54 AM - Updated 20th Jan 2009 at 2:45 AM by J. M. Pescado
161 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
So yeah, I usually don't post stuff here because it's bothersome and messy, but this needed a wider audience since all the sheep are complaining about it and I don't want them all visiting me. You damn kids, stay off my lawn.

Download direct-linked below because I may update it frequently as additional issues are found. And you damn kids, stay off my lawn! I mean it! I'll use the hose on you, I mean it! Damn kids.


Mirror 1: alfixes.zip
Mirror 2: alfixes.zip

Apartment Life Fixes for TS2ALp0+
Made by: Flying Fish Systems (J. M. Pescado)

Congratulations to: Draklixa!

Special Thanks To:
Hobbsee the Scrawny Pencil Neck
Jelenedra, The New "Gay"
Fat, Hairy-Bellied Ness
Rohina the Ugly Butted
Fat Gwilly People

INSTRUCTIONS:
Place in your MYDOCU~1\EAGAME~1\THESIM~1\DOWNLO~1 directory.

FIXES:
1. Cellphones can now be answered without being eated.
2. Receiving NL-mail at an apartment now works, no longer renders mailbox
unusable and dooming your sim to eventual eviction.
3. Cooking skill is FUBAR'ed by moving into an apartment.
4. Inactive apartment residents no longer slowly drained of hobby enthusiasm.
5. Pianos no longer ADHD due to function arguments being garbage.
6. Teens able to work on restorable car again.
7. Apartment resident kids not in the active family no longer lose grades
every day and automatically fail school and get taken by the SS.
8. No longer required to greet Gypsy(impossible) or employees<->customers.
9. Should be able to retrieve date rewards dropped outside apartment now.
10. Love Potion no longer restocks as Nice Potion instead.
11. Chance cards at work/school no longer error if you walked.
12. NPC rentpayer hour moved to 1900 so vampire tenants don't suicide at noon.
13. Social Group townies no longer all generate as the same sex.

COMPATIBILITY:
This hack is fully compatible with all FFS hacks. For TS2ALp0+.

SIDE EFFECTS:
May cause computer damage, incontinence, explosion of user's head, coma, death,
and/or halitosis.

WARNING:
Do not open, crush, dispose of in fire, put in backwards, short-circuit, or mix
with non-awesome hacks - may explode, leak, or catch fire, resulting in injury
and/or death.
Type: Fixed

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 Apartment Life
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
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Size: 65 Bytes · Downloads: 13,952 · 31st Aug 2008
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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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Field Researcher
#51 Old 1st Sep 2008 at 5:28 PM
It works fine I just tried it. Try again.
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#52 Old 1st Sep 2008 at 5:40 PM
Has anyone (other than myself) noticed the inability to call the Garden Club now?
Field Researcher
#53 Old 1st Sep 2008 at 8:09 PM
Looks like a lot of us kids cant/dont read
"Why did you download this, fool? Don't you damn kids ever listen?"
...and I'm in my 40's Lmao

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do !!
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Field Researcher
#54 Old 2nd Sep 2008 at 1:24 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 2nd Sep 2008 at 4:23 AM. Reason: Removed off topic bits.
Thanks for all new fixes.
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Test Subject
#55 Old 2nd Sep 2008 at 4:42 AM
And here I thought the phone was feature. I mean, if I can cast all kinds of spells, why can't I chew up my tele? =) Thanks for the fixes.
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Fat Obstreperous Jerk
Original Poster
#56 Old 2nd Sep 2008 at 6:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kalynn4ever
One of my Sims isn't so pleased though. There was already a date letter or coupon in the apartment mailbox, and after downloading your fix it still reverts to the residential mailbox. Is this supposed to fix existing or only future borkedness?

The mailbox usually refixes itself back to an apartmental mailbox if you force an error on it.

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I cannot accept, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those I had to kill because they pissed me off.
Test Subject
#57 Old 2nd Sep 2008 at 3:09 PM
Thanks Pes, I was getting tired of the mailbox problem. You are a Sim-lifesaver!
Long live Pescado!

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Test Subject
#58 Old 2nd Sep 2008 at 3:48 PM
Sticks toungue out at Old Man and throws a rock at him and runs.
Darn Old folks.
If you were not so smart so many people would not put up with your old butt. They would have shoved you in a home by now to rot.

Hee Hee Hee
You know how us kids can be.

Seriously, Luv Ya Pes.
Thank you, and Much Luv!
Test Subject
#59 Old 2nd Sep 2008 at 5:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by J. M. Pescado
The mailbox usually refixes itself back to an apartmental mailbox if you force an error on it.


Did that. Nothing. And actually as far as mailboxes go, it turns out this isn't working for any of my Sims, existing NL or NL delivered since getting this. I haven't checked out whether it works for the cell phone problem or the cooking skill thing (though I never even noticed the cooking skill problem in the first place). Also, I noticed another glitch where Sims' portraits are refreshed whenever changing outfits or taking showers. I don't know how widely known that one is, so I just thought I'd point that out.
Field Researcher
#60 Old 2nd Sep 2008 at 9:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rudilyn
Has anyone (other than myself) noticed the inability to call the Garden Club now?


Sims living in apartments are unable to:
call a repairman
call an exterminator
call a gardener
call the garden club
start a home business

not a bug, but a "feature". Source Chapter 5 page 57 under telephone interactions in the guide.
Scholar
#61 Old 2nd Sep 2008 at 9:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PETCHY14
Priceless





isn't it?? ya' got me too! Thanks!

"What we say is good for nothing, if we say nothing for good.".
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 2nd Sep 2008 at 10:13 PM Last edited by erica_jean698 : 2nd Sep 2008 at 10:27 PM.
I've have had a major bug from this which really saddens me.

I installed this patch and used it. The neighbours were getting a bit to friendly and stopping by at all hours, walking in and using the television and waking up the dogs. That wasn't so bad, but I removed the patch to see what would happen. Well that restored boundaries to the apartment, so that was all good.

Then my sim got a want to go visit his neighbour. So I sent him over to knock on the door, and she let him then. Everything was black! The sims, the furniture, everything was solid black. They could still interact like normal however. He had visited her before and it wasn't black, then it was just like a normal house.

So I took out the patch and reloaded the game. It still is all black in the neighbours house. I'm not sure why this is happening. It is really disappointing actually, because I enjoyed that feature of visiting the neighbours in colour while I had it.

I recommend people do not install this patch unless they are having problems, just in case this happens to them.

I should also mention that I had no other mods installed at the time so there could not have been a conflict. Also my graphic card is decent and my game runs very smoothly otherwise.
Lab Assistant
#63 Old 3rd Sep 2008 at 12:03 AM
Erica, one effect is a "feature". The other is a bug. Both have been reported in clean games well before Fishy came out with this patch.

For the first, lock your apartment door against visitors by clicking on the door and picking the option. Otherwise, they think they can go wherever they please.

For the second, there's not a known solution yet. I haven't run into the bug, but I've seen multiple pictures of it. On release day. Before alfixes.

Do install this hack. I had a couple almost evicted due to bug #2 addressed in this hack. I chose not to save right as the eviction action started.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kalynn4ever
Did that. Nothing. And actually as far as mailboxes go, it turns out this isn't working for any of my Sims, existing NL or NL delivered since getting this. I haven't checked out whether it works for the cell phone problem or the cooking skill thing (though I never even noticed the cooking skill problem in the first place). Also, I noticed another glitch where Sims' portraits are refreshed whenever changing outfits or taking showers. I don't know how widely known that one is, so I just thought I'd point that out.
Kalynn, do you have the buyable mailbox? This needed to be updated for AL, otherwise the apartment version was immediately overwritten. There is a new version at http://daydream.etowns.net/ . The portrait change is a "feature". I hate it. Grr.
Test Subject
#64 Old 3rd Sep 2008 at 12:55 AM
I'm having issues with the buyable mailbox, and the sim a little dream a lot website directed me to this forum.. I've downloaded the new AL compatible version, installed it like normal, but it does not appear anywhere in the buy catalogue, under any category. Any ideas?
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#65 Old 3rd Sep 2008 at 1:10 AM
Athari, this is not an issue with the download concerned in this thread. You'll need to ask at the Simalittle site about concerns with their hacks.

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Test Subject
#66 Old 3rd Sep 2008 at 1:17 AM
the Simalittle site directed me here. So where am i supposed to go, if not here?
Field Researcher
#67 Old 3rd Sep 2008 at 1:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Athari
the Simalittle site directed me here. So where am i supposed to go, if not here?


Yeah they screwed up. It doesn't appear in the buy catalog but if you know how you can use SimPE you can change that. Otherwise you'll just have to wait until it's fixed.
Test Subject
#68 Old 3rd Sep 2008 at 6:18 PM
Thanks. I think we all need this hack
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