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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?) - 24 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.

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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

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

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.

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

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

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

Size: 65 Bytes · Downloads: 13,939 · 31st Aug 2008
65 Bytes 13,939 31st Aug 2008
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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Lab Assistant
#101 Old 10th Oct 2008 at 4:25 AM
This mod has nice hair =)
Lab Assistant
#102 Old 12th Oct 2008 at 12:16 AM
Thanks for the great download! *is on the side walk and not on the lawn*

Now that I think about, half of my downloads are mod like these that fix what should have been done by Maxis/EA. I hope they do a better job on The Sims 3.

Now Taking Requests for House's and Paintings! Downloads also at
Test Subject
12th Oct 2008 at 12:31 AM
This message has been deleted by Canoodle. Reason: wth?
Forum Resident
#103 Old 15th Oct 2008 at 2:17 PM
Lol I had no idea they ate their phones. I had a sim who just bought a cell and when I went to call someone on a community lot it was gone... so I just had her buy another because I had no idea where it went XD
Top Secret Researcher
#104 Old 19th Oct 2008 at 11:17 AM
Haven't visited your lawn (yet! *chuckle*) but I greatly appreciate all your nice work and help!
Test Subject
#105 Old 26th Oct 2008 at 5:54 AM
Now, since EA has released another AL patch (as of Oct 23rd), does this patch conflict?
Fat Obstreperous Jerk
Original Poster
#106 Old 26th Oct 2008 at 3:34 PM
No. EAxis typically has incorporated similar fixes in a haphazard or insuperior manner, and totally missed others. This still functions in ALp2.

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.
The ModFather
retired moderator
#107 Old 26th Oct 2008 at 5:28 PM
Are they going to publish a new patch every week??? Bah...

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)

I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#108 Old 27th Oct 2008 at 6:51 PM
Appreciate the response!
Test Subject
#109 Old 7th Nov 2008 at 7:51 PM
Thanks for the patch!
I'll stay off your lawn now.
But you should get an electric fence. My friends think of camping there this weekend.

Test Subject
#110 Old 12th Nov 2008 at 6:39 PM
Thank you so much. I only just got AL and would have been sorely disappointed had my inactive apartment children been taken by SS. Glad I found this before that became an issue :D

When the kids on the street say
What's your problem girl?
And the weight of their smile gets too much for you to bare
When they all make you feel like you're a problem girl
You're no problem at all
-Rob Thomas "Problem Girl"
Forum Resident
#111 Old 10th Dec 2008 at 11:18 PM
ty Pes, also for the txt (I had already downloaded :P)
Test Subject
#112 Old 11th Dec 2008 at 12:16 PM
Thanks for these fixes Pescado. There is another bug no one seems to have noticed, my witches, good, evil, and neutral, are completely maxed out in their magic skill, have all reagents required for all spells, and the only spell they can perform is inferno. I want my familiar (kitty) damnit! Ok, already, I'm getting off the lawn and I'm not even a kid!! LOL :D
#113 Old 11th Jan 2009 at 5:19 AM
I don't even have AL... I just thought the comments were funny... anyway great job man!
Test Subject
#114 Old 12th Jan 2009 at 12:01 PM
Thank you so much!! I was looking for this! :]
Lab Assistant
#115 Old 19th Jan 2009 at 12:42 AM
For some reason, it's not letting me get to the page. Can you send me something that will make it so that I can get the download. I'm not sure what the problem is, it might just be that I've been on my computer too long and need to let it cool down.
Lab Assistant
#116 Old 26th Jan 2009 at 11:29 PM
thank you! I didn't realize AL had so many issues.
Test Subject
#117 Old 30th Jan 2009 at 10:31 AM
Fine I'm getting of the lawn!!!

If you want the best things in life you have to work for it! Now shut up they're already announcing the lottery numbers!
Test Subject
#118 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 1:05 PM
Oooh, downloading now! I'm not good enough in english to understand the depth in what it fixes, but I just wonder if it fixes the problem with custom mailboxes on AL lots :p

To all creators: If you make for example a mailbox; ADD THE FREAKING "MAILBOX" into the filename so people can find it, track it down and blast the file when they don't want it anymore

I always add several things related to my creation, for example: BMW M6 Blue by Tre Zillah --Thaxter-- Hope this might be a common file name(not downloadable anymore, is partly closed) :D

Thank you Pescado for fixing things that isn't you fault at all! "Someone is watching over us"
Lab Assistant
#119 Old 6th Mar 2009 at 1:47 AM
As my id for maty mysteriously stopped working, finding this is a treasure! Thank you!
Field Researcher
#120 Old 6th Mar 2009 at 1:53 PM
Originally Posted by SnickerWhack27
For some reason, it's not letting me get to the page. Can you send me something that will make it so that I can get the download. I'm not sure what the problem is, it might just be that I've been on my computer too long and need to let it cool down.
Test Subject
#121 Old 9th Mar 2009 at 8:51 PM
um when my cats go to jump on the counters or they go to lay down in a pet bed it comes up with an invalid constant
please help!

Blenderized to Pieces
retired moderator
#122 Old 19th Mar 2009 at 9:58 PM
Sets up chair near to the Fishy's lawn to watch the tossing action.

What you need is a shark infested pool to toss the kids into. That'll learn 'em how to swim.

Test Subject
#123 Old 14th Apr 2009 at 4:24 PM
Thank you so much

Sinnie is my name and the Sims are my game!!!
Test Subject
#124 Old 20th Apr 2009 at 9:55 AM
Lol, one of my observations as an avid fan of the Sims has been that custom content in general, and patches like these, are about the only things keeping TS2 worth playing...which sounds melodramatic, I'm sure, but looking at the list of things this patch alone fixes...*shudder*

Just recently got AL and didn't even know about the bugs in it until I came across this post randomly (I look for all mods and such immediately after adding expansion packs to it for exactly this reason). I'm REALLY glad now that I didn't first put hours of work into my sims and families/stories only to risk screwing things up.

Great work *hugs and purrs*
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