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Enable "Rent Furnished Apartment" Outside of Debug Mode

by thetechnosim Posted 14th Apr 2009 at 11:47 PM - Updated 15th Apr 2009 at 2:57 AM by thetechnosim
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It always irritated me that you had to enter debug mode in order to rent a furnished apartment, and digging through the apartment door files did nothing for me. So, I delved into the AL objects.package file and found that, while the pie menu was in the actual door's files, it was being overwritten by a nearly identical one (except, with the Rent Furnished Apartment option present). All I did was set the option to show up on the regular pie menu, and so far, it's worked perfectly.

To install, just unzip and place in your Downloads folder. However, please keep in mind, this is a global mod, and will conflict with any other that modifies the Pie Menu Functions of the apartment door.

Seeing as how simple the change is, it shouldn't cause any problems, but if you notice any strange behavior after installing this hack, please let me know.

Additional Credits:
EAxis for the files, and SimPE to extract and modify them.

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
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Enable 'Rent Furnished Apartment' (Global Mod).zip | Enables the "Rent Furnished Apartment" option in the pie menu outside of Debug Mode.

Size: 456 Bytes · Downloads: 32,288 · 14th Apr 2009
456 Bytes 32,288 14th Apr 2009
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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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Test Subject
#26 Old 31st May 2009 at 1:26 PM
thanks i have been looking for somthing like this :D
Test Subject
#27 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 9:41 AM
um problem here i think this game mod deleted ALL my hair and probaly ALL my clothes from from my game so im dissipointed and can you tell me why?!?!?!?!
Test Subject
#28 Old 2nd Jul 2009 at 6:12 PM
This is wonderful, thank you!!! x

Shake it like a smustlin' sim :D
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 10th Jul 2009 at 7:28 PM

great hack =) but i ve got a problem with the apartment doors. All doors are locked by default! My npc cant go in their apartments

Any idea?

Ich bin bereit, meinem Schöpfer gegenüberzutreten.
Ob mein Schöpfer ebenso bereit ist,
diese Begegnung über sich ergehen zu lassen,
ist eine andere Sache.
Field Researcher
#30 Old 13th Sep 2009 at 7:30 AM
Test Subject
#31 Old 7th Sep 2010 at 12:02 AM
Thanks! I Spent Almost 7 Hours Furnishing An Apartment Before I Realized What Happened!
Field Researcher
#32 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 4:48 AM
Thanks - I will try this out! Hope it works as it will save a lot of annoyance and mucking around!
Test Subject
#33 Old 22nd Mar 2011 at 9:03 AM
Marry me. This is the best creation EVER
Field Researcher
#34 Old 6th Apr 2011 at 9:22 PM
Thanks! It always annoys me that I make these lavish apartments, then have all the furniture gone when I go to move in...
Top Secret Researcher
#35 Old 2nd May 2011 at 9:43 PM
I recently wrote in "Game Help Q&A" thread that I made my "dream apartment". I spent whole afternoon of Sunday the 1st (yesterday, hehe) furnishing it, making it most cozziest it can get... with bathroom, ventilation, everything... EVERYTHING, UNDERSTAND? And when my teenager Sim moved in, I was like "Ok. I'm calm. I'm getting angrier... WTF HAPPENED WITH MY APARTMENT UNITS????!!!!!!!!". Ok, I'm little bit imaginary, but you get the point.

Usually I debug all the time. Even there are warnings, like "Be careful! It will delete your Windows if you use it improperly! Watch out!"... that's all crap. I'm using it since I bought The Sims 2 (actually, when I found the cheat on web ), and there was NO SUCH THING as getting my expansion packs erased, or whatever. I'm just monitoring what errors are occuring, and reporting those to creators... and everything else.

I don't know if I'm stupid or what. On every object so far I SHIFT clicked to try Debug menus, but now I see I forgot those on Apartment Doors. :rooleyes:

But, I will download your mod, and I will thank you, because it is pretty stupid that I spent my whole afternoon furnishing the apartment, and... O What The Heck.

Test Subject
#36 Old 9th Jun 2011 at 11:23 PM
Just FYI, I realize this is an unsupported mod, but I wanted to add that I gave it a try, and it works, except it caused my game to stick really bad, and when I tried triple speed it didn't go any faster than normal speed.
YMMV of course, just thought I'd add my experience to anyone else who finds this via Google (as I did).
Test Subject
#37 Old 25th Nov 2011 at 9:05 PM
Default :)
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Test Subject
#38 Old 26th Nov 2011 at 3:16 AM
Yeah what Joinmobile sAID, sometimes the furniture is invisible. i had to put out the lot on the neighborhood again then the furniture came back! but really THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS MOD! :D
Test Subject
#39 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 4:37 PM
I had a problom and sadly im going to have to delete this useful file. It causes a error popup in my game allowing me only to reset and it never stops. Or delete the doors which causes many probloms -.-
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 10th Feb 2014 at 5:13 PM
oh this helps forgot about no being able to rent fully furnished apartments XD been a while since I played
#41 Old 21st Mar 2014 at 9:49 PM
I like building my own apartments, and I put some special care on matching items and decoration, so it's a bother to furnish them all over again every time a new family movest into them.
Debug mode is something I'm not familiar with, and this mod completely saves me from meddling with it! THANK YOU!
Test Subject
#42 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 9:49 PM
So if I build an apartment myself and have a sim move into one without using the cheat or your mod, all the furniture will disapear? Does this include the counter tops and kitchen stuff?
Top Secret Researcher
#43 Old 17th Sep 2014 at 2:47 PM
Thanks!I found it annoying that you had to furnish the apartments again with the household's cash.
Lab Assistant
#44 Old 16th Jan 2015 at 6:53 PM
I love this mod. Its a god-send tbh! Its such a pain to have to decorate the apartment every time. Plus, I always think the apartments are overpriced so the free full furnishings are deserved!

I hope people use this mod along with my custom apartments:
Forum Resident
#45 Old 4th Mar 2015 at 8:15 PM
Omg, this thing has always bugged me! Thank you, thank you!
Test Subject
#46 Old 10th Jun 2015 at 9:39 AM
Love it!
Test Subject
#47 Old 22nd Oct 2015 at 8:56 AM
Fantastic mod! Thanks a bunch
Top Secret Researcher
#48 Old 6th May 2016 at 4:31 PM
Awesome! I just started playing with Apartments. I never liked using them because the neighbors were always loud and waking my sims up. Then I started building my own apartments that are not connected. This is perfect. Thank you.
Test Subject
#49 Old 6th Sep 2016 at 4:59 AM
AWESOME! thanks so much
Lab Assistant
#50 Old 1st Oct 2016 at 6:00 PM
thankyou thankyouuu
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