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Can't greet delivery person
« on: 2007 October 15, 09:58:46 »
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Not my game but my sister's. She has base game and uni with no custom content. AFAIK the computer usually runs it fine because when I lived there I was playing both (on a separate Windows username) on medium graphics settings with loads of custom.

Basically whenever the grocery delivery guy turns up her sims can't greet him. He won't come to the door, he just mills around on the opposite side of the road and eventually leaves the groceries on the floor and drives off. If she clicks on him he's unselectable.

I'm sure this must be something simple but I can't find any mention of it happening before. Am I being a big n00b?
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« Reply #1 on: 2007 October 15, 10:25:17 »
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Are there any other vehicles on the lot, ie. Maid. Gardener?
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« Reply #2 on: 2007 October 15, 11:08:49 »
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She said it happens every time so I would assume she has tested with and without. I'll have to check though. Even if there are vehicles in the road it's still a problem though, surely?
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« Reply #3 on: 2007 October 15, 11:22:46 »
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There is space for 3 service vehicles in the road. However, if there are 3 in the road, if the delivery person is the last to arrive it has trouble accessing the van to get the groceries out. I am thinking there may be something stuck there if there are no visible vehicles.
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« Reply #4 on: 2007 October 15, 11:40:52 »
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On more than one lot? Huh
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« Reply #5 on: 2007 October 15, 12:03:31 »
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This has happened to me on certain Maxis-EA-made lots since day one.  One in particular that I can think of is the Specter house in Strangetown.  Another is one that's in the bin ..... Federal Fortress or somesuch.
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« Reply #6 on: 2007 October 15, 12:46:00 »
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On more than one lot? Huh

Oh! It is on more than one lot. I didn't realise that is what you meant in your first post as I do not have the power to read your mind.  Roll Eyes You need to be more specific. Are they maxis made lots or ones your sister has made herself? Does it happen in every neighbourhood? Is it one of the pre-made hoods that your sister is playing? Does it happen in university neighbourhoods too?
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« Reply #7 on: 2007 October 15, 13:39:25 »
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Sorry Embarrassed I suppose I thought it was clear when I said it happened every time. I'm going to have to email her and get back to you tomorrow.
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« Reply #8 on: 2007 October 15, 15:11:53 »
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Sorry Embarrassed I suppose I thought it was clear when I said it happened every time. I'm going to have to email her and get back to you tomorrow.

This is a critical problem when asking for help for a third party.  You have not seen the problem firsthand, and do not know firsthand what the setup is.  For example, what hacks is she running?  Has anyone scanned for conflicts.  I ran a base+uni combination for months and never had this problem, and consequently think that it is likely some sort of hack incompatibility or problem cc object or mesh that is borking the game.  However, this is difficult to test without a better description of the situation (as Emma mentioned).
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« Reply #9 on: 2007 October 15, 16:37:23 »
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She has base game and uni with no custom content.

I've discovered the problem. She obviously needs the awesome fixes and anti-annoyances.
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« Reply #10 on: 2007 October 15, 21:38:34 »
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I have this problem too, not on every lot though.  I have all expansions.
What is the hacks you recommend Dizzy?
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« Reply #11 on: 2007 October 16, 17:38:14 »
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Since you have all the EPs, you can use my "no-auto-accept-delivery" which will prevent the situation of a sim preventing the one you control from accepting the delivery and thus annoying and delaying your efforts.

If you had been stuck with base or Uni, you would be forced to do some design change to the house to better facilitate the stupidity of the Maxis code (i.e. use a bigger patio and/or make your front door more obviously in front).
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« Reply #12 on: 2007 October 20, 12:46:25 »
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I used to get this problem in the base game, mainly with the lot at the end of the road (next door but one to the Broke house) and the delivery van would then get stuck on the lot.  The original patch cleared this up.  I presume your sister has installed the necessary patches for the base game and Uni?

As dizzy says, you may also need to make larger front doorsteps and make sure there is plenty of room for sims to manouevre.

The Federal Fortress was a problem for me because the delivery people always tend to go round to the back door.  You could try the "Bamboozle" doors from MTS2, and replace the back door with one of them.



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« Reply #13 on: 2007 October 20, 14:06:05 »
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Doesn't JM have a hack that fixes the front door problem?  Frontdoorhack?
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« Reply #14 on: 2007 October 20, 14:15:04 »
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He does indeed, but if I remember correctly, it didn't use to work on one of the delivery NPCs,  (Mitch Wolosenko) can't think why, but that one always went round to the back of the Federal Fortress (home of Keanu Broke and family) and then, if the answering sim went to the front door he'd then stroll through the house while the said sim was on his way round to the back.  If no-one else was at home to intercept the delivery, this became an extended game of Follow my Leader!

I think Mitch is a bit borked, if I ever had problems with deliveries, it was almost always him - he'd be paid and then go and help himself to the toilet in payment because he hadn't been paid, things like that!
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