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(UPDATE 1) Lot Visit Mod

by simler90 Posted 16th Feb 2019 at 7:24 PM - Updated 19th Feb 2019 at 6:02 PM by simler90 : UPDATE 1
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UPDATE 1:
- Before this update, Townies housed in an apartment had to pass a 10% check to appear in Downtown. Now, they don't need to pass any checks.
- Before this update, housed young adults had to pass two 10% chances in a row to be able to appear in non-University lots, which is how I designed it. I don't like this. Here is how it works now: young adults will never appear on non-University residential lots as walk-bys. ALL young adults need to pass a single 10% check to appear in non-University community lots. ALL young adults need to pass a single 20% check to be able to appear on Downtown community lots. Housed young adults need to pass a single 10% check to appear in universities other than the one they are housed in.

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION

The way the game determines who to bring as a walk-by or visitor to a lot is very simple and lacks detail. For example, a sim who lives in a suburb is equally likely to appear in the main neighbourhood as someone who actually lives in the main neighbourhood. Even worse, young adults are prevented from appearing in non-univeristy lots, but as if that's not enough, the game does not check to see which university the young adult sim is living/studying at, which means the sim is equally likely to appear as a walk-by/visitor in all university neighbourhoods. I hate all this stuff. This mod fixes all this stupidity by adding many more checks to the game. Here is how it works:

- If the picked sim is a young adult, and if the current lot is non-university, the sim needs to pass a 10% check to be able to appear. If the young adult is a HOUSED playable or a dormie who has an assigned door AND if the current lot is not in the university neighbourhood in which the sim lives, then the sim needs to pass an additional 10% chance. In other words, you will rarely see young adults in non-university neighbourhoods, and housed young adults will also rarely appear in other neighbourhoods other than the university neighbourhood they are currently living in.
- If the picked sim lives in a neighbourhood other than where the current lot is in, then the sim only has a 10% chance to appear. Townies normally cannot be housed in the Sims 2. However, the mod does check to see if the sim is a Townie, and if so, the game checks to see if the sim is currently housed in an apartment, and if so, those sims are also considered housed, and will rarely appear in neighbourhoods other than where their apartment is in.
- If the current lot is in Downtown, then EVERYONE can appear normally in such lots. Young adults still need to pass their checks, though. Downtown is supposed to be a crowded area, and anybody should be able to appear there. Note that vacation locals and tourists will obviously not appear in non-Vacation lots, and Vacation Locals can only appear in their respective Vacation neighbourhoods.

So, let's say that you want to establish a business. If you establish in Downtown, then your potential customer base will be more crowded, as the majority of the sims in your game should be able to visit your business regularly. But, if you establish your business in a suburb, the majority of your customers will be sims living in that suburb. Don't forget that Townies who aren't living in an apartment can appear anywhere.

You need the latest version of 7zip or WinRAR to get this mod.

Requirements: Apartment Life and M&G.

Resources:
Non-Family Array - Fill with Eligible Sims/0x7F028F29/0x0000101A
College Townie Check/0x7F028F29/0x0000102F
Sub - Can Person Visit?/0x7F17187C/0x00001006
Download files
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Lot Visit Mod - UPDATE 1.rar 1.2 KB 223 19th Feb 2019
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

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4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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Apartment Life + 1 SPs

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Tags: #Visit, #Visiting, #Lot, #Check, #Business, #Customer, #Apartment, #University, #Dorm, #Residential, #Community