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Harvestable produce restocking fix

by dickhurt Posted 7th Jun 2009 at 11:00 AM - Updated 7th Jun 2009 at 9:53 PM by dickhurt : add note to description
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 16 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.
* Requires : Open For Business, Seasons
* Compatibility: The Sims 2, University, Nightlife, Open For Business, Pets,
Seasons, Bon Voyage, Store Edition, FreeTime, Apartment Life,
Mansion & Garden Stuff, all Stuff Packs
* Modifications: Semi-Global (affects all harvestable produce)
* Hack Version#: 1.0

Quick Info
Produce comes in 3 different qualities: Bland, Tasty, Mouthwatering. Each quality type has a unique monetary value. So Mouthwatering Produce will sell for a higher price than Bland Produce. Fish come in all sorts of different species and sizes, each being worth a different amount of money.

There is a problem in the game code though. When you restock a produce item, it may be replaced with one of a different quality. So if you had a Bland Cucumber on sale for $11 and it got restocked with a Mouthwatering Cucumber, the sale price would still be $11 for that new Mouthwatering variety. The game should be setting the price to the value of that new Mouthwatering Cucumber, which is $34. Had you placed a brand new Mouthwatering Cucumber up for sale, the price would have been set for $34. So it is only restocking that is buggy.

Fish already restock correctly. But this hack will correct the problem for produce, by only allowing a piece of produce to be restocked with another one of the exact same type at the exact same quality. This way, you won't be "giving away" your valuable Mouthwatering produce at super-low Bland prices.

Open For Business is necessary or else you can't have stores and can't restock. Seasons is necessary because it is the only expansion pack that gives you Produce (fruits, veggies, fish) which can be sold on OFB owned lots. This hack only affects Seasons Produce. If you don't have those 2 Expansion Packs, the hack will not crash your game (it just won't do anything useful for you).

Note: this hack essentially separates different qualities of produce into separate objects. So when you are out of a particular quality of the produce that is for sale, the game will display this standard message:

"There are no more harvestable items in the owner's inventory. Harvest some more items and the out of stock products will be replaced."

You may not actually be "out" of that item, but instead just out of it in the quality level that is required to correctly restock it.

* Check out the readme.txt file for more information.

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 Seasons
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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:
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#2 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 4:44 PM
The proprietors of Big Foot's Fish Mart thank you :-)
#3 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 11:01 PM
I've never noticed that. Thx for fixing it.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#4 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 11:08 PM
Me either because I never bothered to sell produce. But someone had requested this in the WCIF section.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 12:51 PM


Thank you for the wonderful fix! (Even if I do sell my foodz cheap.) :D
#6 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 9:18 PM
Now it's even a picked upload. Congrats.
#7 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 12:53 AM
Wait a minute, I just had a thought...if you first mark for sale a mouthwatering cucumber, then for ever after you could stock bland cucumbers and get the mouthwatering price. Hmmmm :-)
#8 Old 9th Jun 2009 at 7:27 PM
That does sound like a bug. Thanks for fixing it.

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#9 Old 10th Jun 2009 at 12:11 AM
bubbajoe62, very true. It will allow you to cheat in that situation to get better prices for cheap bland cucumbers (without this hack that is). That was another reason for making the hack.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 30th Jul 2009 at 6:34 PM
What would we do without people like you! Thank you so much:-)
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 20th Sep 2009 at 7:43 PM
oooh, i never thought of selling produce! i will immediately make a shop! and i will not use the hack yet, maybe later but for now i will legally cheat anyway, big THANX for making it
Test Subject
#12 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 2:09 AM
i have a question about compatibility: do you think this may conflict with Squinge's Restock no Owner hack? they both effect restocking...
Test Subject
#13 Old 31st Oct 2009 at 12:10 AM
Thank you so much I really appreciate it!
Test Subject
#14 Old 20th Apr 2010 at 5:16 PM
I am also wondering about compatibility. Will this hack conflict with simwardrobe's produce packing station?
Test Subject
#15 Old 7th Jul 2010 at 6:08 PM
Zennyrpg: This doesn't conflict with any of the business facilitators from SimWardrobe, at least not on my computer. I have most if not all of them, and I ran the conflict detection utility and it came up clean. The produce packing station packs all of the produce as whatever quality is last in the inventory. The picture in the inventory will tell you which it is. I had mostly mouthwatering tomatoes in my sim's inventory with a few tasties thrown in, and they were all packed as mouthwatering, and after unpacking the crates, remained mouthwatering.

That being said, I noticed that the hack doesn't separate produce already in the inventory, but I'm not a modder, I don't know how it works, and I can't make it better, so I'm not gonna complain. :P

*edited for clarity*
*edited again because I can't read*
Test Subject
#16 Old 9th Dec 2010 at 1:38 PM
this is awesome! and it makes me wonder could you or do you know of a mod that differentiates between other things, because it's so annoying when i set up my toy shop by color and then they just restock in the inventory order
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#17 Old 28th Jan 2011 at 7:02 AM
Originally Posted by delalune4
...know of a mod that differentiates between other things, because it's so annoying when i set up my toy shop by color and then they just restock in the inventory order

there are other restocking mods out there. and if none fix the wrong color restock, a mod could probably be made to do that. but i've not the time to do it myself
#18 Old 21st Sep 2013 at 11:55 AM
This is very important for farms and produce shops, thank you this is ingenious
Test Subject
#19 Old 8th Apr 2020 at 9:15 AM
Originally Posted by bubbajoe62
Wait a minute, I just had a thought...if you first mark for sale a mouthwatering cucumber, then for ever after you could stock bland cucumbers and get the mouthwatering price. Hmmmm :-)

Yes you will, thats why I stopped selling sparkling cakes at bakery. felt too cheaty. hope this will fix all of it :P