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Title: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2005 July 15, 05:31:47
The compilation of the collection of everything I use, guaranteed not to make your game explode in a big fiery ball visible from space unless you have somebody else's hacks conflicting, because MY game hasn't exploded in a big fiery ball visible from space.

AL:
moreawesomethanyou.zip (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/ffs/al/moreawesomethanyou.zip)
DIRECTORY (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com//ffs/al/moreawesomethanyou.txt)

FT:
moreawesomethanyou.zip (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/ffs/ft/moreawesomethanyou.zip)
DIRECTORY (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com//ffs/ft/moreawesomethanyou.txt)

BV:
moreawesomethanyou.zip (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/ffs/bv/moreawesomethanyou.zip)
DIRECTORY (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com//ffs/bv/moreawesomethanyou.txt)

SEASONS:
moreawesomethanyou.zip (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/ffs/seasons/moreawesomethanyou.zip)
DIRECTORY (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com//ffs/seasons/moreawesomethanyou.txt)

PETS:
moreawesomethanyou.zip (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/ffs/pets/moreawesomethanyou.zip)
DIRECTORY (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/ffs/pets/moreawesomethanyou.txt)

OFB:
moreawesomethanyou.zip (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/ffs/ofb/moreawesomethanyou.zip)
DIRECTORY (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/ffs/ofb/moreawesomethanyou.txt)

NL:
moreawesomethanyou.zip (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/ffs/nl/moreawesomethanyou.zip)
DIRECTORY (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/ffs/nl/moreawesomethanyou.txt)

UNI:
moreawesomethanyou.zip (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/ffs/uni/moreawesomethanyou.zip)
DIRECTORY (http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/ffs/uni/moreawesomethanyou.txt)


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: PanSola on 2005 July 17, 03:57:01
Hmm, I've noticed the Director's Cut is not a strict subset of the "All Hacks".

There are stuff in the director's cut that are not in the "all hacks", and vice versa too, unless the zip file name in the All Hacks directory differ from the .package name in the director's cut.  I haven't got time to check indepth.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2005 July 17, 03:58:21
All Hacks comprises everything that has been released as a standalone hack. The Director's Cut comprises everything that I, the Director, personally use in my game. This includes a few obscure, unreleased extras, as befits any Director's Cut.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: sotadragon on 2008 December 19, 03:52:24
Are these hacks compatible with InTeenimater and InSIMenator?  I had both installed and everything was fine, but then when I installed these hacks and tried to play the game would crash after I went into a house.  It didn't matter if I disabled the custom content, still crashed.  But when I removed all my hacks from the downloads folder the game worked fine.  It could have been something else I had installed besides InTeen or InSIM; I also had a couple of hacks from Marhis, but I was pretty sure they wouldn't conflict.  I could be wrong.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Kyna on 2008 December 19, 04:43:09
There are InTeenified versions of Pescado's hacks, I presume they're now at www.Simbology.com.  InTeen conflicts with just about everything, since it does quite a lot of things.  It hasn't been updated for AL.  If you're using AL or M&G, don't use InTeen.

InSim was updated for AL, but it wasn't beta tested in the way that earlier versions of InSim were, and the absence of Eric after he released the AL version suggests that it was unsupported from the moment he uploaded it (i.e. so no bug fixes for the AL version).  I don't expect a version of InSim will be released for M&G.  You'd be better off getting TwoJeffs' SimBlender, available at Simbology.  It has most of the InSim functions and is supported.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Pandaah on 2008 December 19, 15:46:31
^Well, thats not quit right.
Cause InTeen was updated to AL/M&G by MadCat256  and is now betatesting.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Kyna on 2008 December 19, 17:25:11
Thanks for the correction, Pandaah.  I wasn't aware it was being updated as I haven't visited Simbology recently, and I usually ignore the kitten killer section when I do go there.

I expect that it will still conflict with just about every other hack in existence, and Pescado mods that were Inteenimated may need updating.  Has Jordi said whether he will be updating his Inteenimated versions of Pescado mods?  I note that his Inteenimated versions of Pescado mods were all uploaded to Simbology before AL's release and haven't been updated since, so there may be some that aren't compatible with AL.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Lord Darcy on 2008 December 19, 17:42:36
Has Jordi said whether he will be updating his Inteenimated versions of Pescado mods?
Jordi has retired from TS2 modding. (http://linna.modthesims2.com/journal.php?do=showentry&e=2433) I don't know if someone else has taken over updating them or not.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Pandaah on 2008 December 19, 21:09:26
At the moment- nobody. But if I remember correctly MadCat said something in this regard...
Oh and there is a discussion over there to make the InTeen after the betatest to conflict lesser with other mods.

(Fake) Edit: They released a hidden flavour pack (made by Jase!) thats prevents the kitten to die with the "kitten killler". So this name would be obsolet.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: sotadragon on 2008 December 19, 22:05:02
Thanks for the info!  I'm only running Uni and NL, never bought any more expansions.  I'll probably try getting rid of InTeen and just using these hacks instead.  I'm not sure if I read correctly... Does InSIM by itself conflict with these hacks?  Sorry if my questions are dumb, but I'm not Sim-tech savvy!  :-[


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Pandaah on 2008 December 19, 22:38:20
The older Insim versions probably not.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: sotadragon on 2008 December 19, 22:41:40
Yay!  I'll do some more "diagnostic testing" tonight and see which other hacks I have work with these.  Thank you!


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Sette on 2008 December 19, 22:42:19
Thanks for the info!  I'm only running Uni and NL, never bought any more expansions.  I'll probably try getting rid of InTeen and just using these hacks instead.  I'm not sure if I read correctly... Does InSIM by itself conflict with these hacks?  Sorry if my questions are dumb, but I'm not Sim-tech savvy!  :-[
I don't know if there ARE conflicts between InSim and FFS hacks, but since I now have an Awesome Sims2 game, I rarely need InSim and only put it into my CC when I know I'll need a feature that can't be done using an Awesome hack or cheat code.  Thus, I've never searched for the answer.

Read more.  For a week at least.  Read entire threads, warts and all.  I read for a week or two, asked a question(Have I asked a second one?), and then continued to read.  I've found 99% of my questions have already been asked, answered, and fixed.

My recommendation is this, go all out and build an Awesome Sims2 game using clean templates and nothing but Awesome hacks.  The instructions are all on site.

After you've successfully installed and played your fixed, bug-free, fully patched Awesome Sims2 game, and it's not acting quirky, put InSim back and see what happens.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: sotadragon on 2008 December 19, 23:06:19
Sette - Thank you for the advice and recommendations, I appreciate it!  :)


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: sotadragon on 2008 December 20, 02:33:24
I'm sorry, I'm at a loss right now.  I took out all my hacks.  Then I installed only the Director's Cut for NL.  It crashed.  So I tried that binary thing to see if I could figure out which hack was making it crash, but I couldn't narrow it down to one.  I had to have done something wrong, but I have no idea what since all these hacks are supposed to work together with no problems.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: sotadragon on 2008 December 20, 04:50:32
Went through it again and this time I figured out that interactwogreet.package seems to be part of the problem.  With all the other hacks plus that one, it crashes.  With all the other hacks except that one, it does not crash.  With only that hack, it does not crash.  So it's conflicting with... something.

Searched this site for "interactwogreet" and couldn't find where anyone else had this problem.  Same with Google.

So, it's not really a huge horrible thing, just annoying.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2008 December 20, 14:23:13
Argh, another mystery NL crash. I fucking hate NL, it's a buggy piece of shit.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: sotadragon on 2008 December 20, 17:37:53
Well, don't worry, soon we'lll have Sims 3!  More complicated buggy pieces of shit to deal with then.  Of course I'm absolutely still buying it when it comes out; I don't think I could stop myself...  :P


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2008 December 20, 18:22:13
Does it still crash even if you have nl-anticrash from the NL DC?


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: sotadragon on 2008 December 20, 19:32:11
Unfortunately, yes, it does.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2008 December 22, 08:52:12
Even the new version?


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: sotadragon on 2008 December 23, 01:55:28
Is that the one that's posted in this thread?


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2008 December 23, 05:06:23
Well, I uploaded it shortly afterwards, so make sure you're using the latest.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: GayJohnScarritt on 2009 February 02, 00:42:45
   An update was posted today about the FFS Debugger.  So i updated and now i'm getting errors while clicking on the Debugger in debug mode.
   Log Attached.
  I have Univ, NL, OFB, Seasons and FFS.


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Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Insanity Prelude on 2009 April 13, 01:38:36
Over in the Podium, M&G involving engine upgrades was mentioned. Does that call for upgrades to any of the hacks?


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2009 April 13, 06:40:58
M&G is AL-engine.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: JCSpencer on 2009 May 29, 21:34:46
Went through it again and this time I figured out that interactwogreet.package seems to be part of the problem.  With all the other hacks plus that one, it crashes.  With all the other hacks except that one, it does not crash.  With only that hack, it does not crash.  So it's conflicting with... something.

Searched this site for "interactwogreet" and couldn't find where anyone else had this problem.  Same with Google.

So, it's not really a huge horrible thing, just annoying.

I'm having the same problem. I had to remove interactwogreet.package after narrowing my crashes down to that one. I am running all EPs and SPs except the holiday pack, and have had nary a problem with any of your other awesomeness. I have all the updated shininess from the AL directory (including the DC goodies).


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: funnykid on 2009 June 01, 01:14:45
Ok. Noob here.

If I have all EP's. Should I download simply the AL version to cover all EP's or should I download all of the Director's Cuts?


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Jack Rudd on 2009 June 01, 01:17:59
Ok. Noob here.

If I have all EP's. Should I download simply the AL version to cover all EP's or should I download all of the Director's Cuts?
You only need to download one version, and it's the version for whatever the most recent expansion pack you have is. So in this case, just the AL version.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Mindy on 2010 April 07, 06:02:18
I'm confused (more than usual).  Someone on here told me that if I have FT that I should download that version. I have Apartment Life also, all ep's.  So which one should I load? In light of the above question I am quite unsure.

Thank you in advance



Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Dragon Slave on 2010 April 07, 06:14:36
Like Jack Rudd said, the version needed is the one for the most recent expansion pack you have.  AL is the most recent (Actually, M&G, if there's a version for that), not FT.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Mindy on 2010 April 07, 18:16:44
Thank you muchly for clarifying!  Off to work..


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Maranatah on 2010 April 08, 19:46:51
I found a strange bug with antipeeobsession-file. My sims were unable to read magazines bought from magazine racks as well as FT-hobby magazines. I removed all other files from my downloads except hacks and started to exclude them one by one. When I removed this file, the problem disappeared. I ran the game with only this in my downloads and same bug came back. Just to let you know...


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2010 April 09, 02:48:12
How baffling. I haven't noticed this and can't see why it would be related. What do you mean by "unable to read"? What happens when you try? Does an error occur?


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Maranatah on 2010 April 09, 12:35:03
I mean that sim takes a magazine, sits down, opens it and immediately after two seconds closes it and puts it to a counter/table/floor. I didn't see either that how this hack could be related to that  :o Strange mystery... I play all the time with testingcheats on, it doesn't give an actual error, the interaction just cancels by itself. Anyway, after I removed the file everything works just like it should. Too bad though  :-\


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2010 April 10, 15:23:37
Are you sure they're not stopping because their interest level in that magazine is maxed out?


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Maranatah on 2010 April 10, 19:47:47
Yes, the interest level was low at the time. It happened with hobby magazines too. But since it's not doing that with anyone else, I guess it's just an exclusive bug in my game. Anyway, thanks for your time JM! Off to lurk some moar 8)


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Callista on 2011 February 20, 19:23:45
Is there a Director's Cut for base-game-only?


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2011 February 21, 02:01:40
Not really. Base game is so horribly crippled that there's no sane reason anyone would do that. Upgrade your engine. However, most Uni items work for base game.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Callista on 2011 February 21, 02:43:32
Oddly enough, that's exactly why I'm playing it. Things are just so easy with all the EPs.

I'll have to do trial-and-error with the Uni stuff, I guess.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: rufio on 2011 February 21, 07:16:31
You could just install NL (which I kind of remember Pes saying will upgrade your engine to be Awesomeware-compatible) and nothing else, and simply not use any features from NL you think make it too easy.  NL doesn't even get you any real bonuses if you ignore the vampires and dates, does it?  There are plenty of things I specifically avoid using in the game because they make it too easy - it is not that hard.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2011 February 21, 15:04:53
If you want the "simplified" game, it is best to achieve this by installing one of the later non-MGS stuffpacks. (If you install MGS, you need to install AL). Then you will get the benefits of an upgraded engine, but with no new "features". I would recommend not-merely-NL, because the NL engine is horribly buggy.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Callista on 2011 February 22, 21:47:48
OK. So if I have IKEA stuff, then what EP would that be with regards to which hacks I can use?


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2011 February 23, 09:33:01
OK. So if I have IKEA stuff, then what EP would that be with regards to which hacks I can use?
If it runs its own executable, then it should match the previous expansion. If it runs the executable of another expansion, then it matches that one.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Mootilda on 2011 February 23, 17:40:53
Here's the list of EPs associated with each SP:
http://www.simbology.com/smf/index.php?topic=1228.0


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2011 October 25, 12:11:13
I assume the 'RTFM' is search moar until I get all the info of what these do?


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Bliss on 2011 October 25, 16:09:22
I assume the 'RTFM' is search moar until I get all the info of what these do?

Well considering RTFM means Read The Fucking Manual, perhaps you should READ THE FUCKING MANUAL.  Just a thought.

ETA: Since Pes is all about bursting my balloon of grump, each individual hack .zip does have its own manual.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2011 October 25, 16:23:12
The Director's Cut doesn't actually come with a manual, it's just a big giant wad of all the stuff in the main directory and each of those individual manuals. But as a rule, Awesomeware Is Good.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2011 October 25, 16:47:20
The Director's Cut doesn't actually come with a manual, it's just a big giant wad of all the stuff in the main directory and each of those individual manuals. But as a rule, Awesomeware Is Good.

Yep. These fixed the game up a shitload and fixed that problem with interactions I had too.

I assume the 'RTFM' is search moar until I get all the info of what these do?

Well considering RTFM means Read The Fucking Manual, perhaps you should READ THE FUCKING MANUAL.  Just a thought.

ETA: Since Pes is all about bursting my balloon of grump, each individual hack .zip does have its own manual.

Seeing as those .zips have NO FUCKING MANUAL in them, it's kinda hard to. So I searched for descriptions for what all the mods do. Amazing what logic does, right? I found out everything I needed to know before you came along with your oh so helpful advice.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: Bliss on 2011 October 25, 20:17:34
I specified that the original zips have manuals, because fucking surprise, THEY DO.  Just not when they are all bundled up in the directors cut. 


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: J. M. Pescado on 2011 October 25, 20:22:31
Yes, but reading the manuals of each individual file sort of defeats the point of using the Director's Cut. The point of the Director's Cut is that you plop it in and go THIS IS AWESOME!

Mostly, your game will play as it did before, only with less bugs, less idiotic obnoxiousness, and more awesome.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2011 October 26, 03:07:25
I specified that the original zips have manuals, because fucking surprise, THEY DO.  Just not when they are all bundled up in the directors cut.  

Doesn't change the fact that before Pes replied and you changed it that you told me to do something which made no sense because there are no manuals in the .zips for the Directors Cut. Like I said, I got all the info I needed on my own, downloaded it on my own, and now my game is awesomefied. So you didn't 'specify that the original zips have manuals', you came along with a stupid and unhelpful answer and changed it because you were wrong.


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: jezzer on 2011 October 26, 03:13:55
I specified that the original zips have manuals, because fucking surprise, THEY DO.  Just not when they are all bundled up in the directors cut.  

Doesn't change the fact that before Pes replied and you changed it that you told me to do something which made no sense because there are no manuals in the .zips for the Directors Cut. Like I said, I got all the info I needed on my own, downloaded it on my own, and now my game is awesomefied. So you didn't 'specify that the original zips have manuals', you came along with a stupid and unhelpful answer and changed it because you were wrong.

Was it as stupid and unhelpful as telling someone to post a question about framework fail in the Bug Report thread?


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2011 October 26, 03:17:48
I specified that the original zips have manuals, because fucking surprise, THEY DO.  Just not when they are all bundled up in the directors cut.  

Doesn't change the fact that before Pes replied and you changed it that you told me to do something which made no sense because there are no manuals in the .zips for the Directors Cut. Like I said, I got all the info I needed on my own, downloaded it on my own, and now my game is awesomefied. So you didn't 'specify that the original zips have manuals', you came along with a stupid and unhelpful answer and changed it because you were wrong.

Was it as stupid and unhelpful as telling someone to post a question about framework fail in the Bug Report thread?

Eh. If it was a framework error, surely it wouldn't have recognized awsomemod in the first place causing the game to crash?


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: PA on 2011 October 26, 04:41:22
Like I said, I got all the info I needed on my own, downloaded it on my own, and now my game is awesomefied.

So, why did you ask in the first place?


Title: Re: FFS Director's Cut: More Awesome Than You
Post by: ElectricSimmer on 2011 October 26, 04:50:50
Like I said, I got all the info I needed on my own, downloaded it on my own, and now my game is awesomefied.

So, why did you ask in the first place?

I found the info after I asked, lol it was easier to find than I assumed.