Friday, 18 February 2011

OLS compatibility.

Good News!

Thank's to my wonderful girlfriend, I have managed to get my hands on the relevant data for the 1.19 patch. As Baxim still hasn't updated CORE I have been unable to patch.

As suspected, EA changed nothing XML wise that I can see. Or at least, nothing that I have modded. So all Mod's are OLS compatible apart from Family Day Out (production suspended) and Simcredible Toilets (will not work for LN toilets, all other toilets will work fine.)

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Copyright and Sharing Policy plus Disclaimer.

It has come to my attention, that as this blog is now starting to get quite a bit of traffic, that I need to put some sort of rules on sharing, as some of my stuff is being used in ways I don't particularly like much. I apologise for the long list, but a quick google of my stuff (yeah I was bored) showed that alot of it was ending up on paysites, or links were only available to registered members of paysites.

These rules (where applicable) also apply to my stuff on MTS, I have changed my creator policies on there, so make sure you check there too. (Although it gets a bit hazy there, as they are also bound by MTS' copyright rules, so make sure you check their rules too.)

Due to the wonderful way that British copyright law works, as the creator I own the rights (excluding parts already copyrighted by EA or other parties.) for life plus 10 years. All of my creations are distributed as Freeware. This means that you should never have to pay a fee for anything I have made.

I expressly forbid uploading anything I have created to a payware site without my permission. Likewise I forbid bundling anything I have created with content that requires a fee to download (commonly called payware)

If you want to share any of my creations, do not bundle them with your own creations, or upload them to any sites. Instead link to the page with the description and the download link. All of my creations are either uploaded onto or (via 3rd party file sharing websites, which will always be linked to from the blog) if you have obtained any of my creations from elsewhere then please let me know, by contacting

If you wish to use my creations as a basis for your own work, and you intend to share it, then you must first obtain my permission. You must also credit me with a link to the original creation and make it clear that you have used my work as a baseline.

While I do offer support for my creations, all of my creations are presented "As is" and I accept no responsibility for any adverse effects they may have on your computer, your game, or the universe as a whole.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

News: Patch 1.19 and other stuff.

At the moment, I cannot check whether any of my Mod's are OLS compatible. This will remain the case until Baxim updates his CORE. I honestly do not see the point of patching at the moment, as EA didn't actually change anything anyway, and I hate playing the game without CORE.

If someone with the latest patch would like to upload their GamePlayData package from their latest expansion/stuff pack then I will quite happily take a look.

Also, while looking through some game files earlier, I discovered that Easier/Harder Homeshot Design LTW is actually incompatible with CORE. Therefore, as of today, I will be dropping support for that particular mod. Happily this shouldn't matter, as I don't anticipate EA changing an XML that should never need changing. (All it does is tweaks figures on LTW's so I don't think they will change that.)

For those of you waiting for an update for Simcredible Toilets. I am trying to track down the resource for the "Common Commode" which is (I think) the only toilet which isn't Simcredible at the moment. It doesn't appear to be with the other toilets though, but I'm trying to find it.

"Family Day Out" production has been suspended, due to a lack of progress with the rabbitholes. If someone expresses an interest in it, even with rabbitholes not working, I will consider an update. Otherwise, consider it dead.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

No Vampire Turning/ Vampires are born not made.

Might as well post this, as I have gone to the trouble to make it.

Basically this Mod turns off the "ask to turn" and the "offer to turn" interactions, effectively you can only get a Vampire through Try For Baby with a Vampire, not asking them to turn you.

I actually made it for brillopad over at MTS, he/she asked for some help with disabling the interactions, and as I actually had to do it to see whether it would work, I uploaded it to the post.

The Mod edits the "Socialization" XML and will conflict with any mod that edits the same. (Which is ALOT of Mods)

It can be got from here:

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Bug Report - All Ages NPC's

It has been brought to my attention that the "All Teen" package of All Ages NPC's has a serious flaw.

Basically, it seems that the Teen Burglar and the Teen Police Officer don't play nice together (for some reason). This issue is a game breaker, so please upgrade asap.

A temporary stopgap fix has been issued on the MTS download page, along with more details on the bug.

Also on the download page are details of a (smaller and non game breaking) issue with the workaround I have issued for the time being until I can figure out exactly what is wrong with it.