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PostBroomhilda on Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:50 am

Sorry about that..but I am so computer stupid..ask anyone that knows me lol..



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PostBroomhilda on Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:04 am

It's 3am..and since it is cool outside right now and it's quiet I am going to go do a couple of loads of laundry then take a nap..

Back in the 90's today

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PostBroomhilda on Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:21 am

Now I am wide awake..and did only one load of clothes and it's 5:20am..dang it lol..

Croi can or will you still help me please.. :goldstars:



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Postcroiduire on Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:49 pm

Sorry, Broomie, I had to get some sleep too. I was exhausted and literally falling asleep on my keyboard. I am currently working on getting a minimal therapeutic level of caffeine in my system, after which I will be able to try again.

(Edit: two hours later...)
OK, I've had two cups of coffee (with a third right beside me), a quart of cold orange water, and two big glasses of milk. I'm awake, hydrated, well-fed, and as ready as I'll ever be. Let's do this.

I am going to walk you through each and every step. A lot of this will sound too simplistic, but since I don't know where you're running into trouble, I don't want to leave out anything. Sometimes it's the little things that trip us up.

1. Open your Bins folder. If you have the default UC installation, from your start menu (accessed by clicking the big Windows button in the lower left hand corner of your screen) the path is Computer\Hard Disk Drives\(C:)\Program Files (x86)\Origin\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins.

2. DO NOT TOUCH globalcatbin.bundle.package, H05.bundle.package, or H06.bundle.package. DO use the path you just followed to download AmFCareerRewardEducationDefault and SDpatchSims2_Rewards.zip directly into the bin you have open. That is where they need to be.

3. Unzip them. Pull zAmFCareerRewardEducationDefault-SEA-FT-AL.package out of the AmFCareerRewardEducationDefault folder and into the main Bin. This will make sure it loads after the game files and Sophie-David's patch.

4. Once the zips have been extracted, move the zip files to wherever you store them for safekeeping.

5. Load your game and test.



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Postszanne7000 on Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:19 am

Sam, I've been following this thread and saw your post about the issues with your game in Lorry's portfolio - I hope this helps a bit <3

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1 - Go to the Bins folder Croi told you about.

(C:)\Program Files (x86)\Origin\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

Your path should look similar to the one above.

2 - While you are in it, download the two files she linked for you AND download them directly to the Bins folder you are in.

AmFCareerRewardEducationDefault.zip and SDpatchSims2_Rewards.zip

(See Croi's post for the actual links to these two files above)

3 - Then, extract the zip files right there in the Bins Folder.

Unzip the two files - make sure you unzip each file as a folder, not just the files themselves.

4 - Go into the folder and pull the file she told you about.

zAmFCareerRewardEducationDefault-SEA-FT-AL.package

You get it out of the folder by the similar name: AmFCareerRewardEducationDefault

5 - Move it up one level to the main Bins Folder.

Copy and paste the file here:

(C:)\Program Files (x86)\Origin\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

Again, like step 1, your path should look similar :D

6 - the unzipped folder with files you created when you unzipped the SDpatchSims2_Rewards.zip file - just leave where it is.

You don't need to move any files.

7 - The other folder, AmFCareerRewardsEducationDefault folder, stays where it is, as well.

You don't need to move any other files in this folder, either.

8 - Cut and past the original downloaded zip files to a safe place on your computer.

Move these out of the Bins Folder.

9 - Start your game and test it.

See if it works :D

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Apologies for butting in, Croi - Sam wrote in another post she was having issues, so I figured I'd step it out a tad more :D



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PostBroomhilda on Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:03 am

Thank you so much girls.. bighugs2

I have them in the game..even some of the recolors..

But the bookcase that is in the buy mode only does 3 of the 7..and the one you get out of the aspiration points does ALL 7 so that is a good thing..

Just don't like the recolors..not ruff/rustic/old looking enough..they still look to new..the books I will live with but the bookcase itself..

Suzanne #8 is confusing..I just downloaded both of those into the bin folder..nothing else..

Where do I put #4???

Because this is what I did..downloaded both to the

(C:)\Program Files (x86)\Origin\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins



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Postcroiduire on Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:40 am

Suzanne and Broomie, SDpatchSims2_Rewards.zip unzips as SDsims2_AspirationRewards.package and SDsims2_CareerRewards.package. Both of these are necessary, and (once unzipped) are good to go; they are not in a folder. AmFCareerRewardEducationDefault. zip does unzip as a folder. For zAmFCareerRewardEducationDefault-SEA-FT-AL.package, the default mesh, to show up it must load last, and it won't if it's in a sub-folder. If Broomie has done it right, her Bins folder should look like exactly this:

AmFCareerRewardEducationDefault (a folder containing 26 recolours)
globalcatbin.bundle.package
H05.bundle.package
H06.bundle.package
SDsims2_AspirationRewards.package
SDsims2_CareerRewards.package
zAmFCareerRewardEducationDefault-SEA-FT-AL.package

As long as it's done like that, I assure you, it works perfectly, with all seven skills and all the FT/AL features showing up just like they're supposed to. Broomie, does your Bins folder look exactly like that? If not, how is it different?



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Postamythestfenix on Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:22 am

I hope it's finally working for you, Sam. It works perfectly for me, with all skills and FT/AL features.

I uploaded all the recolors I had made for myself, since maybe someone would like the newer-looking ones. Old wood and Pirate Bay are the only 2 old/rustic recolors you might like, Sam. There is one old grungy book recolor there (I pictured Pirate Bay and old/grungy books earlier). I don't really do rustic grunge very well, but the book case is easy to recolor so I hope others will give it a try.
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Postcroiduire on Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:44 am

For those not familiar with it, here is Parsimonious' Pirate Bay; IMHO it's one of the very best hard-worn and rustic but not filthy textures available (and the bookcase looks amazing in game).

I, for one, am very grateful for all the recolours; I already have a darling little reading nook tucked into an unused corner of an upstairs hallway using the bookcase in SDA white and a matching SDA bench. I just need to add cushions. ^_^



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PostBroomhilda on Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:24 am

Thank you Kate and Croi..for ALL your help and patience..lol.. bighugs2

Croi I am missing these 2..

SDsims2_AspirationRewards.package
SDsims2_CareerRewards.package

Where do I get those and I am not getting 26 recolors..just a few..

Croi I don't see the bookcase at Parsimonious



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Postcroiduire on Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:17 am

You are missing SDpatchSims2_Rewards.zip. I've linked to it several times; just scroll up. It must be installed before the default bookcase will show up and be fully functional.

The bookcase isn't at Parsimonious; Kate used the Pirate Bay texture on one of her recolours. I think it is probably just what you're hoping for.



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PostBroomhilda on Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:40 am

I did download it..this is what I have..




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Postamythestfenix on Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:18 pm

Sam, you have to take Sophie-David's files out of the folder. Many game files do not load correctly if they are in folders. Then, everything should work correctly. pinkflowers
You can also take out all of my recolors that you don't want. They don't need to be in a folder either. Take them out and look at the names. I think you will not want any of them except:

zAmFCareerRewardEducationDefault_k8piratebay
zAmFCareerRewardEducationDefault_oldwood
zAmFCareerRewardEducationDefault-books_oldgrungy


You might like:
zAmFCareerRewardEducationDefault_BVcabingrey

The rest will not be rustic enough for you. They are for Croi and other people who might like non-rustic recolors. I included them because I had already made them and thought people could choose what they wanted and leave out the rest.

The mesh is called zAmFCareerRewardEducationDefault-SEA-FT-AL; all of my recolors have names that start with
zAmFCareerRewardEducationDefault_ or zAmFCareerRewardEducationDefault-books_

So you can tell which are the recolors.

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PostBroomhilda on Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:26 pm

Ok, so I take ALL the files out of the folders???

Girl I also have modern neighborhoods lol and when I do the contests/challenges I use modern..so I know yours will fit right in there lol..



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Postcroiduire on Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:07 pm

If that makes it easier for you, then YES!!! Girl, you are finally so close. I feel like I've been climbing a mountain. I can only imagine how you must feel. I also realise in 20/20 hindsight that I should have specified that you needed to unzip the files using the "Extract Here" command, not the "Extract To..." command. Live and learn, I guess, right?



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PostBroomhilda on Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:35 pm

I'm so sorry everyone for being computer stupid..I have always struggled with English and understanding instructions..for me it was easier to have someone either over my shoulder or pictures to understand things..and in 2007 found out I only have a 7th grade reading level..I feel like that a 2 year old can understand things better than me.. baghead

Ok this is how I have it now..




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Postcroiduire on Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:27 pm

Make sure you don't have duplicates. You want only ONE copy of SDsims2_AspirationRewards.package, SDsims2_CareerRewards.package, and zAmFCareerRewardEducationDefault-SEA-FT-AL.package; there should not be copies in the folders too. In fact, your MTS_Sophie-David folder should be completely empty now and you can delete it. Otherwise, it looks perfect.



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PostBroomhilda on Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:37 pm

Thank you so much Croi and so sorry to have been a pain in the rear lol..off to check this out again..be back in a bit



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Postszanne7000 on Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:17 am

Thanks, Croi - I hadn't realized the archives were just files :D

(that was #4, Sam)

Sam, #8 was just a reminder to remove the zip (archive) files from the Bins folder (as that is where Croi told you to download them to. :D



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PostBroomhilda on Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:07 am

Ok everyone..well it took me this long just to get into the game..and well..the only recolor I have in there now is Carmen's..so I am done..

Thank you all for your help, and patience.. bighugs2

I am so sorry I have wasted everyone's time with this.. baghead



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Postcroiduire on Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:04 am

Sam, don't give up now! Go to your Buy catalogue and click Hobbies, Miscellaneous. All the career rewards, including the bookcase, should be right there. Check for me, please.



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PostBroomhilda on Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:19 am

They are not there now..just one and that is the one that Carmen recolored for me..there was even several recolors in the aspiration section but they are not there now..



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Postcroiduire on Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:46 am

OK, (1) is there any chance you have that same mesh in your game as a regular bookcase, one of the ones you only use for decorating, and (2) did you take out the mod that lets you buy career rewards for aspiration points?



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PostBroomhilda on Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:52 am

No and No..sorry Croi..

I just did what you all asked me to do..I showed you the picture of what is in my bin now..



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Postcroiduire on Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:36 am

Your Bin is perfect--you did it! Now we just have to troubleshoot other conflicts. Don't be discouraged; we WILL get this working. We're too close to give up now!

Take out the mod that lets you buy career rewards for aspiration points. Kick it to the kerb! You don't need it any more, and I don't need an HCDU report to know it conflicts with Sophie-David's mod like good vs evil.



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