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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?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 2 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.
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: 13,937 · 31st Aug 2008
65 Bytes 13,937 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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Test Subject
#126 Old 22nd Apr 2009 at 8:43 PM Last edited by Erica8120 : 22nd Apr 2009 at 8:45 PM. Reason: add information about phone problem
Thanks for a working link to get the AL fix. The cell phone issue was REALLY ticking me off. I had a Sim in University buy 4 phones before giving up because 3 of them disappeared from her inventory (and this only worked because I had more than one phone in the inventory at the time of purchase and gift transfer). The 4th was successfully able to be given as a gift but only on a community lot. Gonna try this and see what happens.
1st Jun 2009 at 7:10 PM
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Test Subject
#127 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 3:49 PM
Originally Posted by kylebeans
So THATS where my cell phone went! He ate it!! LOLL and his phone was the LG Chocolate too =\Thanks for the Patch, and for the laughs!! LOLLL

are you serious? LOL! He ate his LG Chocolate? wow... he must have thought it was actually chocolate... (sorry, I can't make very good jokes, but that is funny to me)
Awesome, I got annoyed when I tried to get my sim to answer their cell phone and all of a sudden the ringing DID stop, but I clicked on the sim (and, of course, the phone options were gone) and I was like "WTF??!!!!!" Thanks... and I'm not on your lawn- *looks down at Pescado's lawn under feet* oops... *runs away screaming in terror at the hose*
Lab Assistant
#128 Old 9th Jul 2009 at 9:15 PM
ROFL at download message. Nope, no comprende. lol
Test Subject
#129 Old 1st Aug 2009 at 10:45 PM
Thanks, Pescado! I just got AL and had no idea these were even needed. I'll get off the lawn now. No need for the hose, sir.

Test Subject
#130 Old 3rd Aug 2009 at 5:20 AM
Quick Q:

How do I put it in backwards encase I want to turn my computer into a bomb?
O.O TEACH ME!!!!!!
Test Subject
#131 Old 14th Sep 2009 at 6:59 AM
This is just the fix I need.
Excluding the fact that it won't even let me download :S
It says the URL can't be retrieved after taking years to load.
Help. Me.
Lab Assistant
#132 Old 13th Oct 2009 at 6:48 PM
Thanks J.M. You are the man! No one told me you had such a sense of humor... all I've heard is that you and TJ are the best hackers around....
#133 Old 2nd Nov 2009 at 12:18 AM
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, J.M. Pescado! I`m sure that this will prevent major issues with my newly-installed Apartment Life expansion. Now, please tell me where your lawn is so I can camp out there, waiting for you to release another major Sims Two hack. .

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Test Subject
#134 Old 13th Nov 2009 at 8:10 AM
Message me please! I have a question about one of your downloads. Specifically the bbq babies one. I absolutely have to have it! lol. I'm just having trouble downloading it. =/
#135 Old 13th Nov 2009 at 7:42 PM
Originally Posted by awissa
Message me please! I have a question about one of your downloads. Specifically the bbq babies one. I absolutely have to have it! lol. I'm just having trouble downloading it. =/
awissa, please repost in THAT thread.

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Test Subject
#136 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 2:11 AM
Originally Posted by GeneralOperationsDirector
awissa, please repost in THAT thread.

Its a closed thread.
And I was having trouble contacting him.

Any better ideas please??
#137 Old 16th Nov 2009 at 7:15 PM
Oh, I didn`t know they`d closed that thread.

Sorry, no better ideas. I presume you`ve already tried to send him a P.M....

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Top Secret Researcher
#138 Old 1st Jan 2010 at 3:53 AM
Wow, I JUST completed my EP collection yesterday (With AL, of course! *wink* ) but I saw this and never knew the game had these serious bugs! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#139 Old 1st Jan 2010 at 3:59 AM
I have noticed since installing this that my Sims no longer get as much or maybe not any boost from studying physiology. I did not see it mentioned anywhere so I thought I'd bring it up.
#140 Old 16th Jan 2010 at 6:03 PM
Thank you sooooo much. The cell phones, I never used them just because sims ate them and couldn't answer them. And the date gifts... those drive me crazy!!! My sim has so much stuff outside of her apartment she couldn't get out to pay rent and shop. So anyways thank you!

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."
- Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Test Subject
#141 Old 14th May 2010 at 3:29 PM
"Why did you download this, fool? Don't you damn kids ever listen?"
I don't think I've laughed this hard at a .txt file before...
Thanks for the download, and the laughs.
Test Subject
#142 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 8:43 AM
i loved the side effects and the warning messages!!!
Field Researcher
#143 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 11:52 AM
Thanks, Pescado! I love your hacks and fixes I thank the gods of willpower for people like you

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism", they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."
- Norman Thomas, 1944
Lab Assistant
21st Jul 2010 at 11:58 PM
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Lab Assistant
#144 Old 22nd Jul 2010 at 10:21 PM
Kept wondering where my socialite cheerleader girl sim's cell phone kept going. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
7th Aug 2010 at 12:21 AM Last edited by funcioná!!! : 15th Aug 2010 at 6:26 PM. Reason: Because you hacked my computer, h de p
Pescado doesn't allow anyone to tell the truth about him
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Test Subject
#145 Old 28th May 2011 at 9:13 PM
This thing doesn't work for me,the cellfone still desapears!!!
Field Researcher
#146 Old 16th Sep 2011 at 9:02 AM
Is this still needed, or did they fix this stuff in the later patches?
Test Subject
#147 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 11:01 PM
I've lurked all over your lawn, and enjoyed it. Besides, everyone needs a good hosing down once in awhile.
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