MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

Buyable Reagents

by Neder Posted 1st Mar 2009 at 9:03 PM - Updated 11th Jun 2010 at 3:07 AM by Neder : Updated package
60 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 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.
I am tired of my witches spending so much time toiling over their cauldrons, but I still like the idea of Spell Reagents.
I hit a compromise and made Reagents buyable (you know, for emergencies.)

There are 2 options.
MTS2_NDR_Simol_BuyableReagents makes reagents buyable under the Hobbies/Misc. category for their standard prices ranging from 20 to 50 Simoleans.
As an added bonus, folks with OFB can set reagents for sale on a business lot and restock them from the catalog.
Note: I have not tested restocking reagents as craftables, i.e. from owner inventory. If you try it, let me know how it works.

MTS2_NDR_Asp_BuyableReagents makes reagents appear under Aspiration Rewards ranging in price from 200 to 500 aspiration points each. It may seem steep, but my adult Sims routinely have over 200000 aspiration points each. For aspiration items, they are cheap, and how many energizers can your lot really hold anyway?

Install only one. If you install both, the "simolean" version overrides the "aspiration" version.

Creaturefixes from MATY contains a copy of the OBJD for the Dragon Scales that (like this hack) overrides the original from the game,
If you have creaturefixes installed, it will also override this hack, and Dragon Scales may not appear in your catalog (either version). Renaming or sub-foldering files so that this one loads second should prevent this behavior. (If both files are in the same folder or sub-folder, this one should be second by default as it is second alphabetically)

Update 12/15/2009: The simolean version has been updated so that you may buy multiple items without returning to catalog (like how dining chairs work). Thanks, Hackster Manic for keeping me honest

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the SimPE team for the usual reasons.

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 | Reagents appear as Aspiration Rewards

Size: 602 Bytes · Downloads: 9,861 · 1st Mar 2009
602 Bytes 9,861 1st Mar 2009 | Reagents appear in catalog under Hobbies/Misc.

Size: 619 Bytes · Downloads: 30,705 · 1st Mar 2009
619 Bytes 30,705 1st Mar 2009
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
Need more information?
60 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 44 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)
Page 1 of 3
Field Researcher
#2 Old 1st Mar 2009 at 9:20 PM
It's make me remember Makin Magic, when I've bought reagentes, by a hacked objects. Nice!

It's alright to make mistakes you're only human. Inside everybody's hiding something. Take time to catch your breath and choose your moment. Don't slide.
#3 Old 1st Mar 2009 at 9:30 PM
Thanks for this! I like the reagents idea too, but my witches spend most of their time creating them because spells require so many!

If wishes were fishes we'd all cast nets
1st Mar 2009 at 9:31 PM
This message has been deleted by Wojtek. Reason: No pain no gain
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#4 Old 1st Mar 2009 at 10:27 PM
elctrodj and Ghanima Atreides, I appreciate the support. It's a shortcut- not really cheating, right?

Wojtek0, check your inbox. The 3rd one got me thinking, for sure.
Test Subject
#5 Old 1st Mar 2009 at 10:57 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I was just thinking how much I would like to have one of my warlock sims set up a reagent shop, if only it didn't take so long to make the darn things. Love this hack.
Test Subject
#6 Old 1st Mar 2009 at 11:55 PM
This is so awesome ^-^ And I noticed no one has comment about selling the reagents as craftables. And I have just yesterday actually lol It worked just like the other craftables did, and I had a different sim stocking from the sim with them in their inventory. Absolutely nothing different from the flowers, robots ect. But making all of them to be sold was really annoying -_- Grr lol

I shall definitely use this! Thanks again!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 2nd Mar 2009 at 12:36 AM
Wow---amazing!! Making reagents is annoying when you have an uber experienced witch or warlock. Thanks so much!! (^_^)V!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 2nd Mar 2009 at 12:40 AM
Thanks for this, I have a hack so my sims don't need reagents for spells, but I wanted to start a few potion/witch shops so this is perfect for that
#9 Old 2nd Mar 2009 at 1:23 AM
Omg thank you! I was getting tired of inviting the witches over to buy reagents or having my sims take forever to make them themselves. They never had any time for family or they were broke. What a huge help. :D
Forum Resident
#10 Old 2nd Mar 2009 at 1:35 AM
THanks for this great hack!

"If you suspect you won't like the answer, then don't make the question"
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 2nd Mar 2009 at 6:51 AM
I can really use this Hack! Thank you for sharing this hack with us.

Visit Vaya Sims site for free downloads!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 2nd Mar 2009 at 7:57 AM
Exactly what i need! Thank you so much for making theese buyable :D

Hugs Piggi ^(°oo°)^

>> Piggi's Sims <<
Mad Poster
#13 Old 2nd Mar 2009 at 9:51 AM
Great idea ! Thanks for sharing
2nd Mar 2009 at 12:21 PM
This message has been deleted by Wojtek. Reason: No pain no gain
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 2nd Mar 2009 at 12:29 PM
Great idea. Prefer the 'Aspi'-version. Thank you very much.
Forum Resident
#15 Old 3rd Mar 2009 at 1:59 AM

Thank you.
Top Secret Researcher
#16 Old 7th Mar 2009 at 10:34 AM
useful idea! thanks!
Test Subject
#17 Old 9th Mar 2009 at 3:04 AM
Thank you!! I LOVE the witches and warlocks aspect, but making reagents takes forfreakingever. What fun are the powers if you don't have the time to use them??
And yes, I echo Wojtek0 on the secret door. Only not just accessible to magical sims, but have it "assigned" to a sim (or sims) of your choosing.
I don't do witchcraft, but I always wanted a secret room in my own home!
Test Subject
#18 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 12:48 AM Last edited by 3chordvalentine : 31st Mar 2009 at 1:43 AM.
I prefer the option to have them as aspiration rewards, but the dragon scales are missing.

EDIT: I tried the simoleon version as well and they were still missing in my game. Looking at the file in SimPE showed that they are there... I must have another file that is messing with these silly dragon scales.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#19 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 3:14 AM
Originally Posted by 3chordvalentine
I prefer the option to have them as aspiration rewards, but the dragon scales are missing.

EDIT: I tried the simoleon version as well and they were still missing in my game. Looking at the file in SimPE showed that they are there... I must have another file that is messing with these silly dragon scales.

I was wondering when this would happen.
Creaturefixes from MATY has a copy of the Dragon Scales OBJD in it (I have no idea why). Try renaming one of the files so that mine loads second (falls second alphabetically).
If you don't have creaturefixes, I'm not sure what other file could be causing the problem.
#20 Old 1st Apr 2009 at 5:32 PM Last edited by Gingerxyz : 1st Apr 2009 at 5:33 PM. Reason: made a thanks post
Cool, pity you can't have both.
Cause I have both 'poor but happy' and 'filthy rich and miserable' sims and i can't decide
which to get!

Guess ill get the money one.

no power in the verse can stop me
ge smak daun, gyon op nodotaim
jus nou drein jus daun
#21 Old 16th Apr 2009 at 10:21 AM
Great!I really need this!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 17th Apr 2009 at 3:01 PM
Thank u for sharing this ^^
Test Subject
#23 Old 19th Apr 2009 at 4:40 AM
Love this Download! *finshes downlaoding*. I hate going to buy reagents from the head whiches.

Mad Poster
#24 Old 20th Apr 2009 at 3:08 AM
I downloaded the Asp version. I'm glad I read the comments, though, because now I know about the conflict and load-order issues with creaturefixes (which of course I use!). You might want to put a note about that so people don't have to read comments to find that out, since many people use fixes from MATY.
Page 1 of 3