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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: 31,976 · 14th Apr 2009
456 Bytes 31,976 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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Zombie Socks
#2 Old 14th Apr 2009 at 11:54 PM
Wow! Thank you so much! I can't thank you enough!

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Test Subject
#3 Old 14th Apr 2009 at 11:56 PM
Thank you! This is truly helpful!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 12:07 AM
Yayyy! No more debug mode! Thanks.
Not actually evil.
#5 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 12:25 AM
Why EA leaves stuff like this out is beyond me. Probably because they didn't feel like testing it. Then again, that never stopped them from releasing other stuff, so who knows?

Thanks for letting sims rent furnished apartments! :D

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Instructor
#6 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 12:43 AM
Thankyou soo much!! I always forget to do it with the cheats and now its there to remind me!!
Banned
#7 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 1:48 AM
That's incredible thank you so very much, you are an ingenious human being!
Cult Leader
#8 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 3:11 AM
Brilliant! And much needed. Thanks so much.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 3:57 AM
Oh wow- thank you! I hate getting in debug mode. This is wonderful! Thank you thank you!
Instructor
#10 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 9:39 AM
Perfect! Thank you so much. I hate having to use the debug mode so this helps a lot. =)
Test Subject
#11 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 1:06 PM
Will the apartment cost more to rent with the furnishings?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#12 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 1:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kirkat2k2
Will the apartment cost more to rent with the furnishings?


I'm not totally sure, but I don't think so. I didn't change the behavior of the option, I just made it appear on the regular pie menu, so it will still work the way it did before.
Test Subject
#13 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 3:07 PM
Excellent, I've been using a different hack which increases the cost for furnished places. I much prefer this one, thank you!
Test Subject
#14 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 5:02 PM
Thanks so much for this great little hack...makes things alot easier. So thank you!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 5:47 PM
thanks, this is really useful, I sometimes wonder what they're thinking at Maxis with little things like this!
Inventor
#16 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 6:34 PM
Awesome!! I always forget to go into debug mode to get furnished apartments. Thanks for this!!

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Test Subject
#17 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 10:04 PM
thank you, this is great.
Field Researcher
#18 Old 16th Apr 2009 at 1:01 AM
thanks a lot! i hate having to enter like 10 cheats before being able to do something as simple as renting a furnished apartment. you have solved that problem!

:]]


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Test Subject
#19 Old 16th Apr 2009 at 2:12 AM
i was using a different hack for this but i noticed that when i rented a furnished apt the landlord was not collecting rent. even though its nice but i would like the landlord to collect rent and see what happens when they have no money. will the landlord still come to collect?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#20 Old 16th Apr 2009 at 4:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by shalay1979
i was using a different hack for this but i noticed that when i rented a furnished apt the landlord was not collecting rent. even though its nice but i would like the landlord to collect rent and see what happens when they have no money. will the landlord still come to collect?


I'm not totally sure, as I haven't gotten the chance to play with it much. Like I said, it will work the same way as using the option from the debug mode pie menu before this hack, but I'm not sure about all of the behavior involved. I can't open up TS2 at the moment, but I'll experiment later this afternoon and get back to you.
Test Subject
#21 Old 16th Apr 2009 at 9:59 PM
Thank you so much! I definitely can use this! It will make it so much easier to have my Sims rent furnished apartments.

hugs,
Michele
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 18th Apr 2009 at 3:07 AM
OMG!, thanks for this fix :D

This should be a Featured Download
Test Subject
#23 Old 18th Apr 2009 at 1:09 PM
THANK YOU – THANK YOU. I just can’t thank you enough. It was most annoying to get a furnished Apartment – so much I just did not want to play them anymore, but thanks to you – ME PLAY APARTMENT AGAIN – SMILE – From me, BERNA, in the far South point of Africa
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 23rd Apr 2009 at 9:24 PM
thanks that's great

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Banned
#25 Old 24th Apr 2009 at 9:31 AM
I've noticed that with some, some but not all apartments it allows them to rent furnished, but the furniture is invisible.
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