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1  Awesomeware / The Armory / Re: Anti-Redundancy *CRITICAL FOR BVp0* on: 2007 October 15, 07:41:11
While the "patch" may have addressed the issue of tourguide spawning, it did nothing to stop previous over-spawns of NPCs in the main hood, for example.  Hence, antiredundancy should be left in.

I love it when people answer my questions before I even have to ask them.

Now I must Boogaloo.
2  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: [Non-Sims Related...or maybe it is...] "Access Denied" and STOP: errors on: 2007 September 30, 04:43:01
Didn't work. Guess I'll have to wait for a patch.
3  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: BV and no CD? on: 2007 September 28, 19:24:41
Well, I didn't find it either and I've been playing the EP out of the box and using the launcher. I've not got around to using a no CD patch.

FYI I'm running Vista Ultimate.
Same here, and I'm on Windows XP, SP2.
4  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: [Non-Sims Related...or maybe it is...] "Access Denied" and STOP: errors on: 2007 September 28, 19:21:14
Hm. I decided to go ahead and try to get SecuROM to go away, and I don't have a SecuROM User Access Service OR UAService7.exe (or UAServie8.exe) on my system.
5  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: [Non-Sims Related...or maybe it is...] "Access Denied" and STOP: errors on: 2007 September 28, 19:05:15
Administrator settings are located in Start>Control Panel>User Accounts.  Uninstall nVidia drivers from Start>Control Panel>Add or Remove Programs, the way nVidia recommends.
According to UserAccounts, I am the Administrator.

If you are having trouble with driver installation, use Safe Mode, it is evil and should work just fine in Hell.  To get to Safe Mode, press and hold [F8] while Windows is trying to load during startup.
Ah! The one thing I didn't try. Thank you! I was under the impression that using msconfig to use Diagnostic startup was the same as using Safe Mode. That's didn't work, obviously. (Neither did using Add/Remove Programs to try to remove the old drivers, which was the first thing I tried, then five times more, before trying it through the device manager. Sorry I wasn't clearer on that.)

For the time being, I'm going to leave things as they are, since I was able to play for two hours last night without a freeze-up, by saving every 30 minutes or less. Of course, I didn't take any Sims on vacation. If it starts happening again (and I have no doubt it will), I'll start with Safe Mode driver updating, and proceed from there with a direct attack on SecuROM, as provided by B...

JMP, people aren't supposed to be able see a change in refresh rate above 30? I did back mine down to 75, as advised, but anything below that flickers horribly. I'll give you that I do have a cheap card (it is from Dell, after all), but this is NOT a cheap monitor by any means. So it must be my cheap eyes, huh?  Wink

Or, as I've always suspected, I am not completely human.

Thank you all for taking the time to teach me some things.
6  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / [Non-Sims Related...or maybe it is...] "Access Denied" and STOP: errors on: 2007 September 27, 14:28:24
I know I haven't been around here for a while, but if anyone can help me with this, you guys can. I'm no computer dummy, but my knowledge only descends to about the fourth level of Hell.

My vital specs:

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_qfe.070227-2300)
System Model: Dell DXP051                 
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A05
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 469MB used, 4491MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Mode: 1152 x 864 (32 bit) (75Hz) (I changed it to 85Hz after I noticed that)
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.6218 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 6/29/2007 00:43:00, 5690624 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a

Question: Do I have the final version of this driver, or am I still running the beta version? The date is the same as the beta, but it says there that it's the final WHQL version.  Huh I need to know because I've tried six times to UNinstall the beta (I thought) and install the final, but every time I try to install (or think I'm installing), I get the damned BSOD and a STOP: error that reads, in part:

STOP: 0X0000008... (No terms, just a very long string of numbers)
nv4_disp.dll - Address BF01319c
base at BF012000
Datestamp 4684bf14

Then it commences a memory dump.

When I reboot, the stats are the same, as if I never UNinstalled/installed.

Here's the driver download page, if you need more info on the driver:
Note the difference in the dates. That one says July 26, 2007, where as the one I'm running says 6/29/2007.

Second verse: I've tried uninstalling the beta ~ if it is the beta, and not the final ~ through the hardware device manager, and got "Access denied. You may need to log into an administrative account to change these settings, blah blah blah go away asshole." I have never seen an "Access denied" message before last week. I AM THE ADMINISTRATOR. I'm the only one who ever touches this computer. What is the secret handshake to be able to change settings and remove/change things on MY COMPUTER? Did BV or *kack* SecuROM do this???

BTW. yeah, BV freezes the whole system every hour or so, but I manage...with the aid of 160+ of JMP's entire BV-approved mod collection (nothing non-awesome). I'd like to update the driver, though, to see if that helps.

7  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: Split-Level Interior Foundations on: 2006 April 13, 01:28:17
I did have backup copies of the files. All fixed, everything's working.  Grin

I'm relieved that all the stairs and railings I've downloaded that players have made also work fine on the foundations ~ without them, there wouldn't be much point in having the foundations working!
8  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: Split-Level Interior Foundations on: 2006 April 11, 07:15:06
its the original foundation scripts which have the pool scripts in...
YES! (Sorry it's taken me so long to reply ~ had to find out how to edit my hosts file to get in here.) I put a pool on a lot the other night, and noticed that the greenish pool thumbnails now show the interior foundations instead. My big "clue-by-four."  Grin Now to track down the file and change it back to the original...and keep my fingers crossed that I indeed did make a backup before making the change! (If not, I deserve the headache it's gonna give me.)

Thanks for the confirmation.
9  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: Inge where are thou? on: 2006 April 06, 18:31:06
It's too bad Inge shut down the site so abruptly, but sometimes a clean break is necessary. I was glad to read in her message that she'll be around forums as a player.  Smiley

It's good of you guys to set up the YahooGroup, so newcomers (and us slow downloaders who took it for granted that she'd always be there!) can continue to enjoy her work.
10  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: Split-Level Interior Foundations on: 2006 April 01, 22:57:03
Well, hmm... I can't recall ever making a change to the foundation file. Would that have been the file that had to be changed to use the first recolorable connecting stairs? Because I remember doing that. I just don't remember which file(s) I changed. I looked around MTS2 to see if I could find out, but it appears those older stairs have been removed, since new ones have been made that don't require any core-file changes.

If anyone does remember which files had to be changed for those older stairs, let me know, and I'll undo the changes. It makes sense that that would be the problem. I never used Numenor's walls that required file-changes, just his walls that work without file changes.

Thanks so much for your help, everyone.
11  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: Split-Level Interior Foundations on: 2006 March 25, 21:56:26
Thank you for the replies. It's good to hear that they're not globally broken! I'll try going back into the lot and see if that helps.

I've had so few problems in my game until now...I have a very low threshhold for frustration with this.  Wink
12  TS2: Burnination / Peasantry / Re: Clothing equality mod - adult clothes for elders (updated 11-28-05) on: 2006 March 25, 21:48:28
BTW, if anyone wants more coordinates to go with the Adult-on-Elder Maxis clothes, I've got some on the Cove, here:

The pants were the most important thing, for me. I can live with Maxis' tops, which is why there are so few of those (so far) recolored for Adult-on-Elders, but their pants are dreadful.
13  TS2: Burnination / Peasantry / Re: Clothing equality mod - adult clothes for elders (updated 11-28-05) on: 2006 March 25, 21:40:33
I've been using the original Mod ever since Motoki first made it available, and I've never seen a Townie in any of the career outfits. So there's something in their code that keeps them from being used on generated Townies. I'd expect the same to be true of those HIDEOUS OFB "uniforms." OMG, what WERE they thinking?! I'd cross the street to avoid any RL business that had employees dressed as gorillas, or deep-sea divers, or even ninjas. Unless I was in a theme park...

I have the pre-order chicken suit, which I kinda like. I'm going to have one of my Sims open a fried-chicken restaurant eventually. Maybe I'll just dress one as a giant (recolored) pink chicken and have it seduce Sim-Pescado.
14  Awesomeware / The Armory / Re: Smarter Cashier on: 2006 March 25, 21:03:55
Someone must have paid the ransom, because it's back.  Wink
15  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Split-Level Interior Foundations on: 2006 March 25, 20:57:05
Plain and simple, they don't work. If there's another topic about this already here, just point me to it so I can bitch there.

I'm able to put Interior Foundations inside a room, but connecting stairs won't connect to them (indoors or out, I tried both) so there's no access. Fences and rails can't be built atop them. Furniture will go on them, but only with moveobjects on cheat, but it floats up near the ceiling and pokes up through the second floor. The "DownShift" hack at MTS2 doesn't help ~ tried that.

Yes, I've run the patch. I thought it might fix this, but nope. And I couldn't find a damn thing about it on the BBS (surprise!).
16  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: Professors crash the game, OFB, anyone else? on: 2006 March 23, 13:21:58
If it helps anyone, I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 / 256MB with driver v. 78.01, and I have no problems whatsoever (knocking wood till knuckles bleed). It says it's the English version, if that makes a difference.

I have all EP's, and haven't noticed any performance degradation since installing OFB. It's not fantastic, but it's not crap, either.
17  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: Let me be the first on: 2006 March 23, 12:06:48
I'm glad to see you're all back. I know I'm not here all that often, but when I get the urge...nothing satisfies it but MATY!

Have Josh's parents been notified of their loss?  Shocked
18  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: Servo recolors on: 2006 March 23, 11:39:20
What if your recolored Servos just had bigger heads, so the "human" head would be completely covered?

Servo's a robot...s/he can be any shape you want.  Wink
19  TS2: Burnination / Peasantry / Re: Clothing equality mod - adult clothes for elders (updated 11-28-05) on: 2006 March 23, 10:16:56
CuriousSpurious, I co-host Motoki's mod on my site, Mermaid Cove. May I have your permission to replace the original version on my site with your updated version(s)? You'll be fully credited for the update, of course. Have a look here:

You can let me know in a reply, PM, email (hairfish @ hairfish . com), whatever is most convenient.

(I LOVE this mod...)
20  TS2: Burnination / Peasantry / Re: Alienware for OFB on: 2006 March 23, 10:08:27
The site was down and all the downloads got erased. Just wait a while, it has to be posted again.
Thanks for that explanation. I wondered why so many files had "404-ed" notations.

And thank you for the updated Alienware, Motoki!
21  TS2: Burnination / Peasantry / Re: Pink Servo on: 2006 March 23, 09:32:20
Motoki, it's really good to see you back (I haven't been here myself for a bit...OFBusy-ness)! Your friend is adorable ~ 5 stars, benes, and ASCII kisses! ~ and she'll make a terrific addition to my Strange Town. Thank you!
22  TS2: Burnination / Peasantry / Re: Clothing equality mod - adult clothes for elders (updated 11-28-05) on: 2006 March 23, 09:21:48
Oh no! I just now found this update, got all excited, and the file's been 404-ed.  Cry

Any idea where I can locate it?

[edit] Thank you for the quick re-attachment!  Grin
23  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: OFB *home* business ideas for the creatively challenged? on: 2006 March 23, 09:09:17
Hey, Z. Missed ya!

Santa's Toyshop in Strange Town employs a staff of vampires who make toys all night.

That's getting a little boring, so I'm thinking of adding the hacked Slacker Hydroponic Garden so Santa can deal herb and bongs (psyckotic's hacked bubble-blower), too. (Goodies from MTS2.)
24  Awesomeware / The Armory / Re: Smarter Cashier on: 2006 March 23, 07:57:30
Did someone kidnap the Smarter Cashier? I'm getting an "it ain't here" error. My eyeballs can't find it, either.
25  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: OFB and new BodyShop executable on: 2006 March 04, 05:33:18
Thank you for the reminder!

Also remember to move any custom CAS screens to the relevant OFB folder.  Wink
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