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Better locations for food serving and dropping

by dickhurt Posted 16th Jun 2009 at 11:37 PM
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
* Requires : The Sims 2 (base game)
* 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 lots)
* Hack Version#: 1.0

Quick Info
* You must also download the following addon(s) for this hack to work correctly:


df_globals_pack.package (version 1.1 or higher)

Have you noticed Sims walking far distances all over the lot to find places (counters/tables) to put serving platters on, especially on apartment lots? How about the Sim who prepares a meal in their apartment and then serves it up on the rooftop tables instead of on the tables in their own apartment?

This hack will eliminate most bizarre and unrealistic behaviors such as that.

The place setting (serve) locations are altered as follows:

- For apartments, only sets places inside of the current apartment (can be disabled)

- For all lots, will only serve to tables 15 or less tiles away

The drop food (serving platter or single dish) locations are altered as follows:

- For apartments, only drops on counters/tables/floors within the current apartment (can be disabled)

- For all lots, will only drop on counters/tables 10 or less tiles away. If no counters/tables are that close, then it will drop on the floor. This is done instead of strolling up to the rooftop just to drop it on a rooftop table

- Allows many counter/table drops to be canceled, which results in the food being dropped on the floor (as opposed to the default game behavior which prevented most counter/tables drops from being ever being canceled)

Some types of food will not be affected by this hack, such as: individual Pizza Slices & Chinese Takeout Boxes. The Pizza Box itself and the main Takeout Tray are affected, meaning it's only the individual servings that are ignored by the main hack. You'll want to try the much more invasive ADDON hack to restrict drop locations on any food types that are not affected by the main hack. But the ADDON will affect many other "droppable" objects in the game as well though. So the drop locations for the OFB pet brick, possibly some custom content objects, mail from the mailbox, etc will all be affected. That is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it allows those objects be dropped in more realistic locations as well (instead of on far off end tables up on the roof).

* 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.

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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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#2 Old 17th Jun 2009 at 2:25 AM
Oh, thank you, this got specially anoying after AL, so thanks a lot for fixing it!

Field Researcher
#3 Old 17th Jun 2009 at 2:43 AM
thank you for this!! very useful for lots with multiple houses.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 17th Jun 2009 at 7:45 PM
Thank you so much for this! Serving food at some random table in apartment lots really annoyed me, so I'm very happy to have a fix for it. <3

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retired moderator
#5 Old 17th Jun 2009 at 10:20 PM
Thank you for making our Sims behave more sensibly! Just like your other fixes, this was much needed!
Test Subject
#6 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 5:40 PM
Ohh gosh, this is wonderful, that is one of the things that I was getting annoyed about. My Sims would bring her coffee cup up stairs, to her bedroom table, two floors up! ~Lol~
Test Subject
#7 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 3:08 AM
i recently downloaded a bunch of food items, and also this hack.
after doing that, my sims now cannot eat.. they will cook something, an as soon as it's done, it will disappear from their hands.
very frustrating, and im guessing that the problem stems from this hack?
i probably didnt download all the right things.
but just letting you know.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 14th Jul 2009 at 12:13 AM
Mariah, I'm having the same problem, but I believe I was missing one of these as mentioned in the description:


df_globals_pack.package (version 1.1 or higher)

Hopefully that's all my problem is, because these sound like a big IQ boost for my sims.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#9 Old 16th Jul 2009 at 12:16 PM
I hope you are correct kassarc16. Mariah, if you still have that problem, then send me a private message and I'll try to find out if there is a hack conflict.
Test Subject
#10 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 7:34 PM
I had the same problem as Mariah. They could have meals just fine, but if they served a meal it disappeared as soon as they were finished cooking it. I can't remember whether I dowloaded the other two addons as well, though. I'll do that and try again.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 19th Aug 2009 at 10:24 PM
It has a problem: when my Sim finishes the cooking of the meal, it just dissapears and she can`t eat. I think it`s because of this hack because it`s the only mod related to food I`ve downloaded. Oh, I just noticed more people have this problem. Well, please check it and good luck with fixing it. ;]
Test Subject
#12 Old 27th Nov 2009 at 5:17 PM Last edited by Lorit : 27th Nov 2009 at 5:40 PM.
I had the food vanishing problem, so i came back to see if there is a fix. I realised i needed these:

df_globals_pack.package (version 1.1 or higher)

but when i came to download the second one i wasn't sure which one to download, as it said Base Game, NL and Uni only i have not got NL or Uni so should I which should I download?
Test Subject
#13 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 7:50 PM
Thanks now they don't set the food on the floor
Test Subject
#14 Old 9th May 2014 at 2:11 PM
This isn't work for me and I download the others 2 hacks, anyone can help me?