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Wake up apartment neighbors fix

by dickhurt Posted 7th Jun 2009 at 11:03 AM - Updated 10th Jun 2009 at 12:03 AM by dickhurt
8 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
* Requires : Apartment Life
* 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: Global (affects all apartment lots)
* Hack Version#: 1.0

Quick Info
There is a little problem in the game code. After your neighbors go to sleep, they technically never wake up. Yes they do appear to be awake. They leave their apartment, go to work, answer the door when you knock (if they're in the mood), and so on.

But the game code still leaves them classified as being asleep. Many hacks which check to see if Sims are awake on the lot will fail for Apartment Neighbors because they're considered to be sleeping all day long.

This hack fixes the glitch. No it doesn't forcible wake them up and make them leave their apartments. It just fixes a data value that was classifying them as always being asleep.

* 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 Apartment Life
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Size: 5.5 KB · Downloads: 5,359 · 7th Jun 2009
5.5 KB 5,359 7th Jun 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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Test Subject
#2 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 3:45 PM
This is great i've been waiting for a hck like this thanks!!
Test Subject
#3 Old 7th Jun 2009 at 6:57 PM
wow. what is maxis thinking? it kinda makes me think about getting TS3...hmm. Anyways Thnks!
Test Subject
#4 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 4:39 AM
"Get up fool!" Classic XD
Thanks for the fix!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 7:15 PM
ehm, is this any use for 'non'-modders? I mean if the neighbours do all the things they are supposed to do why bother? Wouldn't something like this be better placed in the modding forum?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#6 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 4:32 AM
Even a person that doesn't make their own mods may find this useful. It may fix bugs in other hacks that happen to check for sleeping neighbors. And it may even fix bugs in the Maxis game code if any exist related to sleeping neighbors. I don't know for sure if it will do any of what I just said, but it doesn't hurt to use this mod regardless.
#7 Old 29th Mar 2011 at 11:39 AM
I installed this mod, and I got a problem. My servo neighbor remains in his sleeping state, meaning he will never get out of his apartment nor be visited. Luckily, he has a roommate, so I could actually visit him. What's strange was that I can't interact with him. But when I play the servo in his household, he is just normal.

I then uninstalled your mod, but the servo still behaves the same! Could this be the mod's side effect?
Forum Resident
#8 Old 19th Oct 2014 at 11:54 PM
Thanks for fixing this.
#9 Old 12th Jun 2017 at 9:12 PM
Thank you