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« Reply #25 on: 2008 September 22, 21:57:07 »
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I would like this feature if they hadn't gone so overboard with it.  I don't pay enough attention to the poses to care that those change, but I have noticed the phonebook and relationship panels taking ridiculously long to load.  That is definitely something I Do Not Want.

I normally don't play with OFB businesses much but I had a Sim with the lifetime want for 5 level ten's, so I thought I'd give it a shot.  He now has all the perks.. including the one that means you can call every single Sim in the neighbourhood.  And my neighbourhood is large, to put it mildly.  Loading that phonebook, especially the first time, was 'fun'.  Luckily he doesn't use the phone much since his social is nearly constantly green thanks to spending pretty much his whole life running businesses.
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« Reply #26 on: 2008 September 23, 06:51:11 »
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Heads up: Dizzy over at The Laden Swallow has made a low-level uberhack that allegedly fixes this problem, but it's only usable with a no-CD crack.

http://www.nectere.net/smf/index.php?topic=1530.0

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« Reply #27 on: 2008 September 23, 15:03:50 »
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That's great, but I'm not sure how to make the .c file and the .exe dizzy made work. It's probably not compatible with Vista.  Cry

EDIT: nvm, I got the 'file is patched' message (just had to re paste-copy the AL no-cd .exe). Whooo, going to test it out now.
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« Reply #28 on: 2008 September 23, 15:15:25 »
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Oh thank fuck! Now I play my other hoods. I haven't been touching them as the portraits change upon loading and I like them a certain way because I'm a fussy bastard.
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« Reply #29 on: 2008 September 23, 16:06:29 »
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I have worked out that the portrait is wiped every time a sim inits, resets or errors.  I think it's not so much that the game wants to make a new one than that the reset wipes out the old one, and provided your sim is in play at the time the game knows it has to generate a portrait for him.

That explains why there are so many missing in SimPE.  You know when you add hacks to the game, or remove them, you go into the game and find some families standing to attention by their beds?  Well that means they were reset as they reached a line of code you have removed or replaced by a hack or other custom object.   The ones without pictures in SimPE are ones who have had their stacks reset but who you haven't played since, in order to regenerate their portraits.
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« Reply #30 on: 2008 September 23, 19:03:45 »
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Inge, what does this mean for the hack that dizzy made?


EDIT: Inge, yeah, I guess. Still testing it out.  Wink
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« Reply #31 on: 2008 September 23, 19:19:05 »
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I'm assuming he's worked out what's happening and where, and that's what his fix addresses?
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« Reply #32 on: 2008 September 25, 16:23:10 »
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« Reply #33 on: 2008 September 25, 17:34:53 »
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'splain. Are you using the cracked .exe?


I'm using Dizzy's .exe hack and it's working perfectly. I do have to regenerate portraiture for kids on age transition or their old age pic shows in other sims' relationship panels. No big deal...I normally do that anyway.
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« Reply #34 on: 2008 September 25, 17:47:02 »
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Well when I first did it, it loaded normally. I entered a sort of test family, and the computer crashed pretty much as soon as it had loaded and the actual lot/sims appeared (I don't think the crash is related though as I've been getting it on Spore as well).

When I rebooted and tried to load the game, that thing came up. Replaced crack with a new one and tried the .exe hack again and this thing still comes up. I don't know what could have gone wrong, seeing as it was fine before it crashed. I hope I don't have to reinstall as that would mean having to download the torrent again (which I deleted to make room for bloody Spore).
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« Reply #35 on: 2008 September 25, 19:55:33 »
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I had to try a couple of times before I got the 'file is patched' message. I put the .c file and the .exe in a folder somewhere, then I copied the latest no-cd .exe to the bin folder. It was exactly the same .exe, but somehow that got it to work - when I ran dizzy's fix again I got the correct message. I have Vista, which means I have .net 2.0 installed (I also have .net 1.1 installed)  dunno if that's got anything to do with it.  Works like a charm. 
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« Reply #36 on: 2008 September 25, 20:16:42 »
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I have tried everything under the sun and can't get it to patch. Cry
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« Reply #37 on: 2008 September 25, 20:19:24 »
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I have tried everything under the sun and can't get it to patch. Cry

Perhaps someone who's got it to work would be kind enough to put up a torrent for those who can't?
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« Reply #38 on: 2008 September 25, 20:23:48 »
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That would be so much appreciated Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: 2008 September 26, 16:06:55 »
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Apartment Life NoCD.exe + Dizzy Portrait patch.


Sims2EP8.rar
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« Reply #40 on: 2008 September 26, 16:35:43 »
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Baaaaaaaaa Smiley
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« Reply #41 on: 2008 September 26, 17:32:54 »
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I just had this depressing thought: that eaxis effectively borked the game so it will crash all the time with no hope of recovery - and that eaxis will ignore the borkage because they want people to buy sims 3 instead.   Sad

I don't think they're done milking the TS2 teet just yet. They'll probably be working the Double Deluxe, Super Whammola Deluxe, and/or Obligatory Complete Collection angle for the next year or so - not to mention, they won't want us to abandon TS2 anytime soon, now that they've started selling their rejected crap in that online store.
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« Reply #42 on: 2008 October 01, 20:45:24 »
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Apartment Life NoCD.exe + Dizzy Portrait patch.


Sims2EP8.rar


when i download i get a message that file is corrupted from winrar.
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« Reply #43 on: 2008 October 01, 21:09:18 »
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Try downloading again.  Sometimes they get corrupted in transit.
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« Reply #44 on: 2008 October 01, 23:39:56 »
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tried it 3 times.  second time i saved it instead of opening and when i tried to extract it get message about corrupt file. 
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« Reply #45 on: 2008 October 05, 12:35:01 »
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Apartment Life NoCD.exe + Dizzy Portrait patch.


Sims2EP8.rar



 Smiley Is there any chance of making a new version of this that has been patched with the new Apartment Life patch please Xiomberg ( that's if you want to patch that is )   Smiley
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« Reply #46 on: 2008 October 05, 13:03:25 »
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Reading comprehension beyond you? That hack is by Dizzy, not Xiomberg. It even says so on the box.
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« Reply #47 on: 2008 October 05, 14:04:06 »
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When Dizzy updates his patch I will put a link up for the new dizzy patched NoCD.exe
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« Reply #48 on: 2008 October 05, 18:27:01 »
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Reading comprehension beyond you? That hack is by Dizzy, not Xiomberg. It even says so on the box.

I can read fine thanks  Tongue Cheesy and I know the original hack is by Dizzy . But I also know this amalgamation of the hack and the no cd exe is by Xiomberg so that's why I'm asking him . Dizzy's hack itself may barely need updating , if at all because it may patch the patched AL exe just as easily and successfully as the unpatched AL exe . However , a new NOcd part of Xiomberg's amalgamation of the 2 hacks will DEFINITELY be needed and that's where the pitfalls are . Because there are so many No CD's for games that for those who have hardly ever used them it's hard know which are the reliable sites for the good genuine ones and which are the sites that carry the virus riddled pieces of shit . Xiomberg obviously knows his is reliable though , or he wouldn't have posted it here so I put my trust in him and I'm prepared to do so again if and when he makes a patched AL version of this  Smiley 

And thanks Xiomberg , for combining the two hacks for other people and thanks to Dizzy for the hack in the first place  Smiley
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« Reply #49 on: 2008 October 08, 21:02:29 »
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dizzy has updated his fix to work with the new patch.
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