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« Reply #50 on: 2008 October 08, 21:06:26 »
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dizzy has updated his fix to work with the new patch.

It's apparently a bit borked, though, you now have to run the fix every time you play the game.  Bleh.  I'll probably just stay unpatched or else run an Unholy Hybrid.  Stoopid patch.
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« Reply #51 on: 2008 October 08, 23:32:45 »
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dizzy has updated his fix to work with the new patch.

It's apparently a bit borked, though, you now have to run the fix every time you play the game.  Bleh.  I'll probably just stay unpatched or else run an Unholy Hybrid.  Stoopid patch.

Not really borked.  I think that the problem is that he hasn't got the no-cd yet, which meant that he has to patch the actual game.  Unfortunately, it seems that he can only do that when the game is in memory (ie, every time that the game is run).

Wait for a while... I'm hoping that he'll have a fix for the patched no-cd soon.  Since it's a no-cd, he should be able to do a proper patch on the EXE again.
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« Reply #52 on: 2008 October 09, 17:59:40 »
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Here is the Vitality NoCD.exe with Dizzy's thumbnail mod added.

For Apartment Life v1.16.0.187 Patch 1.

Sims2EP8_P1(NoCD)+DizzyPatch.rar
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« Reply #53 on: 2008 October 09, 18:49:30 »
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Here is the Vitality NoCD.exe with Dizzy's thumbnail mod added.

For Apartment Life v1.16.0.187 Patch 1.

Sims2EP8_P1(NoCD)+DizzyPatch.rar

Thank you Xiomberg.  Has it been tested?
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« Reply #54 on: 2008 October 09, 19:17:51 »
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Oh yes, wouldn't dare post here without checking it started the game and stopped the thumbnails Cheesy
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« Reply #55 on: 2008 October 09, 19:45:41 »
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Oh yes, wouldn't dare post here without checking it started the game and stopped the thumbnails :D

Awesome I can patch!  :D
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« Reply #56 on: 2008 October 10, 17:50:42 »
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« Reply #57 on: 2008 October 11, 00:02:13 »
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Try these links:

Mediafire Link AL_P1.rar

4Shared Link(new) AL_P1.rar


Edit: Added link to Apartment life patch #2 NoDVD.exe combined with Dizzy's thumbnail hack V3b.

AL_P2_D3b.rar
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« Reply #58 on: 2008 November 02, 04:21:36 »
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Try these links:

Mediafire Link AL_P1.rar

4Shared Link(new) AL_P1.rar


Edit: Added link to Apartment life patch #2 NoDVD.exe combined with Dizzy's thumbnail hack V3b.

AL_P2_D3b.rar

Awesome, thanks.  Now just to double-check, this new one doesn't have the problem where you have to fuss with it every time you run the game?
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« Reply #59 on: 2008 November 02, 04:30:10 »
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I've not needed to fuss, whatever that means Smiley
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« Reply #60 on: 2008 November 02, 14:23:58 »
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Awesome, thanks.  Now just to double-check, this new one doesn't have the problem where you have to fuss with it every time you run the game?

No fussing required for this one or the other two I have links for. The fussing was only for an early version of Dizzy's mod for AL P1, he de-fussed it later  Wink
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« Reply #61 on: 2008 November 02, 20:47:42 »
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Awesome, thanks.  Now just to double-check, this new one doesn't have the problem where you have to fuss with it every time you run the game?

No fussing required for this one or the other two I have links for. The fussing was only for an early version of Dizzy's mod for AL P1, he de-fussed it later  Wink

Muchas gracias.  Smiley
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« Reply #62 on: 2008 November 21, 19:17:19 »
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Dizzy just updated this for Mansions and gardens.
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« Reply #63 on: 2008 November 21, 19:23:42 »
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Is he still hiding out at LS?
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« Reply #64 on: 2008 November 21, 19:33:56 »
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Yes, sorry I forgot to put the link
http://www.nectere.net/smf/index.php?board=39.0
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« Reply #65 on: 2008 November 21, 20:00:11 »
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Me too for some reason my system won't let me update the exe.I have to rely on the kindness of strangers to upload a fixed exe.
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« Reply #66 on: 2008 November 24, 02:22:42 »
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I could patch the .exe fine, and I have Vista. At least there is no portrait regeneration in my game.

M&G nodvd p0 plusDizzyThumbV4.rar.
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« Reply #67 on: 2012 June 19, 08:01:47 »
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The link appears to be broken, anyone know a link that works?
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« Reply #68 on: 2012 June 19, 15:35:17 »
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Which link are you having problems with?

The M&G link in the post immediately above yours works just fine.  I just downloaded it and extracted the EXE without any problem.

At that point, you just backup your old Sims2EP9.exe (rename it to Sims2EP9.bkp), and add the new EXE to that folder.  You'll be using the new EXE to run the game.

If you are using the launcher to run the game, you'll have to fix your shortcut to run directly from the game EXE instead.  Here are some instructions on how to do that:
http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Bypassing_Launcher
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« Reply #69 on: 2013 January 09, 10:15:54 »
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Ok, now it is for real. The filelink that Crash placed no longer works. Mediafire seems to have removed the file. Anyway to make a new link, because I need it again (lost it, pc automatically removed it thinking it was a virus or something).
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« Reply #70 on: 2013 January 09, 17:40:12 »
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I was asked to supply the installation instructions for the Thumnail Hack and all versions of the hack.  Here's what I have:
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Something Apartment Life added which I had wanted gone was the constant hammering on thumbnails. Eventually came a way to fix it, although not the way I would have preferred: by modifying the exe file. This is always a last resort, but it is sometimes necessary (as in this instance).

This hack modifies your no-CD cracked exe file (TSBin\Sims2EP8.exe) so make sure you back it up first! If you don't use a no-CD crack, then perhaps it's about time to start. Smiley

Note: The upx instructions only apply to the noCD for patch1 (r187).

To use the thumb3 (for r187), download thumb-old and unpack the Sims2 executable with upx (see http://upx.sourceforge.net). Copy upx.exe to the TSBin folder and perform the following in a cmd box:

upx -d Sims2EP8.exe

Then double-click on thumb3.exe.

Downloads:

thumb-old.zip = older versions of this hack: Attached File  thumb-old.zip (11.63K)
thumb3b.zip = patch for Sims2 AL + patch2 (r194): Attached File  thumb3b.zip (2.72K)
thumb3b-src.zip = source: Attached File  thumb3b-src.zip (929bytes)
thumb4.zip = patch for M&G: Attached File  thumb4.zip (2.73K)
thumb4-src.zip = source: Attached File  thumb4-src.zip (939bytes)

This post has been edited by dizzy2: 12 March 2010 - 10:00 PM

The attached zip file includes all of these versions, plus the source code for the versions specified.

* ThumbnailHacks.zip (36.48 KB - downloaded 341 times.)
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« Reply #71 on: 2013 January 13, 15:32:13 »
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Many thanks for re-uploading thaT, Mootilda. However, Avast! tells me the file is infected by a trojan called Win32:Crypt-OAU. Anything you can do to help?
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« Reply #72 on: 2013 January 13, 18:11:45 »
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You could try downloading them at SimsAsylum:
http://simsasylum.com/tfm/index.php?/topic/635-dizzys-mods-for-sims-2/

However, I think that Avast is going to complain no matter where you download them from.  After all, these are unofficial patches that modify your game executables... that's exactly what viruses do.

I'm afraid that I can't guarantee that they are safe.  I downloaded them from Dizzy before they disappeared from the internet and my anti-virus didn't complain at that time.

[Update:] If you'd like, I could upload just the source code and you could compile them yourself.
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« Reply #73 on: 2013 January 13, 22:34:56 »
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Thanks - you were right, Avast did complain about that too. I've taken the risk! Tongue
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« Reply #74 on: 2016 October 27, 00:35:35 »
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Does someone have already patched Sims2EP9.exe? Using the patch doesn't work with the ultimate collection because it has a different registry path than the normal game version. I was thinking about changing the paths in the code of the fix and compiling it, but given that I don't know the registry values of the normal game version (I don't know the difference between that and the ultimate collection values) I'd prefer to not take a risk of breaking something.

Edit: Nevermind, I did decide to edit the code and it worked.
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