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More Efficient Upgrade Name Fix

by Buzzler Posted 29th Oct 2010 at 4:48 PM - Updated 15th Mar 2014 at 2:06 PM by Buzzler
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
This tiny little mod is a fix for the missing upgrade name string on the upgrade buttons of solar panels and windmills.

usage
There is no ingame interface and no notifications will be shown for this mod. The mod only adds the missing key to the dictionary that stores the upgrade localization keys.

compatibility
Supported for base game version 1.67. Will probably work on all game versions, though. Mind you, you're on your own if you try this mod with any other than the supported game version.

possible conflicts
This is a scripting mod and as such the possibility for conflicts with other mods, no matter what kind, is next to non-existant. I can't think of any kind of mod which could possibly interfere with this mod.

installation
Just follow the regular installation instructions for packages.

deinstallation
Just rip it out whenever you like.

disclaimer
Might lead to a serious case of squished brain. Your game should be safe, though.

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 4.3
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Buzz_MoreEfficientUpgradeNameFix.zip

Size: 2.3 KB · Downloads: 8,242 · 29th Oct 2010
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 8:50 PM
Has this been tested with Late Night? I have found several scripting mods that interfere with Late Night.
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#3 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 9:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tmadrk
Has this been tested with Late Night? I have found several scripting mods that interfere with Late Night.
It has been tested with code version 0.2.0.125 and works. This mod is so puny that it didn't get borked by the LN patch.

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Mad Poster
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#4 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 9:53 PM
Glad to see you finally decided to release this to the masses!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 30th Oct 2010 at 6:53 AM
This is the first im hearing about solar panels in sims 3 is it in the sims 3 store or comes with the game ?
1978 gallons of pancake batter
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#6 Old 30th Oct 2010 at 9:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by skyline220
This is the first im hearing about solar panels in sims 3 is it in the sims 3 store or comes with the game ?
Solar panels and windmills are part of the eco pack(s) from the store.

If gotcha is all you’ve got, then you’ve got nothing. - Paul Krugman
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#7 Old 31st Oct 2010 at 7:54 AM
oh ok cool what would it be listed under home improvement or just eco packs?
Mad Poster
#8 Old 31st Oct 2010 at 1:36 PM
It's not found under a Store catagory. It has its own page.
http://gb.store.thesims3.com/renault.html
If that link gives you a 404 when you follow it then try changing your site language between UK or US.

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Field Researcher
#9 Old 5th Nov 2010 at 4:24 PM
Does this work with Prius version of the ecopack too? (http://store.thesims3.com/prius.html)
1978 gallons of pancake batter
Original Poster
#10 Old 5th Nov 2010 at 5:53 PM
@ac220: I don't see why it wouldn't. This fix doesn't depend on a certain object being present anyway.

If gotcha is all you’ve got, then you’ve got nothing. - Paul Krugman
Field Researcher
#11 Old 5th Nov 2010 at 9:22 PM
Thanks, will try it.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 26th May 2011 at 12:43 AM
Thank you for this! Personally, It was getting on my nerves with the mislabeling!
Test Subject
#13 Old 1st Jun 2011 at 3:07 AM Last edited by Nari73 : 2nd Jun 2011 at 4:43 PM.
Generations...
Hi, I have this mod installed. I tried one of the solar panels with Generations and the new update. The solar panel only gives the view option. Unfortunately I did not try it out before I installed the new game + updatye, so I cannot say whether or not it worked for me then (sorry).



06/02/2011 - Thank you for the update!!!
Smeg Head
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#14 Old 25th Feb 2012 at 1:29 PM
I've been using this little beauty for a while now, and only just discovered something a tad weird. With this mod taken out, when a handy sim upgrades the eco objects, the number of unique upgrades increses by one, but the percentage of unique upgrade does not increase. With the mod installed, the percentage does increase by 3 percent, but no picture or discription of the windmill or solar panal is added to the sim's handiness journal. Is this common, or just unique freakiness on my pc?
1978 gallons of pancake batter
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#15 Old 27th Feb 2012 at 7:00 PM
@coolspear1: For reasons that elude me, the devs didn't go to lengths (irony) of adding the needed strings for the skill journal, but blocked the efficiency upgrade from showing up with a hard-coded check. I can just tell you that it's deliberate.

If gotcha is all you’ve got, then you’ve got nothing. - Paul Krugman
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#16 Old 30th Apr 2016 at 4:18 AM
hi, I really love this mod and DL it as soon as i saw it. I'm just not sure which section of the game(buy mode) i can find this? can anyone please point it for me. thanks