Sims 2 Institution Sign
|NO JOB OR SCHOOL - IMPROVED FOR FREETIME
(please look further down the page for older versions)
This hack is so that you can stop all processing to do with jobs or schools (no bus, no carpool, no warnings, no grade drops) on lots where the object is placed.
As from the Freetime version, the sign now has a menu so its effect can be turned on and off, and it can have its appearance changed to a hydrangea shrub so that it will fit in with a home lot. It is no longer just an institution sign! The patches are also in seperate packages from the sign object itself so that you can choose your exact combination to suit your game.
This hack suite is for three situations.
ijInstitutionSignFT.zip (no overrides)
updated 10th November 2008 to improve mapping for recolours (legs only affected)
See below for decorative-only sign
This is the file containing the object itself. It should be placed on any lot where you sometimes want to stop the car pool or school bus coming. It has two alternative 3D meshes, so it can appear as an institutional looking sign board, or you can use its menu to toggle the model to a shrub, to use it on home lots. This file alone contains no global overrides so may be used as a purely decorative object if you don't want the patches.
When you first place this object, it will be automatically set to stop job and school car pools and processing if you have the appropriate patches. A menu option allows job and school carpools and processing to go back to normal. To make it actually work to stop school and job processing, you also need one or more of the patches listed below. Each one will likely clash with other non-Simlogical hacks, so you have to choose the combination that will cause you least problems with your favourite hacks. I list the known clashes, and perhaps you could let me know any others you discover
|You can choose to have one of the job patches, or one of the school patches, or one of each.|
|JOB||If you want the hack to affect sims going to work, choose ONE of the following.|
|ijInstSignPatchAL_Job2009.zip (contains game overrides)|
|ijInstSignPatchFT_Job2009.zip (contains game overrides)|
|ijInstSignPatchAL_Job201C.zip (contains game overrides)|
|ijInstSignPatchFT_Job201C.zip (contains game overrides)|
|SCHOOL||If you want the hack to affect sims going to school (children and teens), choose ONE of the following.|
|ijInstSignPatchAL_School201F.zip (contains game overrides)|
|ijInstSignPatchFT_School201F.zip (contains game overrides)|
|ijInstSignPatchAL_School200B.zip (contains game overrides)|
|ijInstSignPatchFT_School200B.zip (contains game overrides)|
|Users are encouraged to report any more advantages, disadvantages or clashes to me in the forum.|
Requires original sign to be in your Downloads, as this is uses the same recolours.
|FOR GAMES UP TO BON VOYAGE ONLY|
|These have the
sign as well as the patches for school and work processing bundled into one
NB All versions below clash with TwoJeff's School Bus Hack. You cannot have both hacks in your downloads at the same time.
|ijInstSignPatchNL.zip (contains replacement globals)|
|ijInstSignPatchOFB.zip (contains replacement globals)|
|ijInstSignPatchPets.zip (contains replacement globals)|
|ijInstSignPatchSeasons.zip (contains replacement globals)|
|ijInstSignPatchBV.zip (contains replacement globals)|