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Featured upload! Cash Register Trainer (Global Mod version) - *UPD 07 NOV 2008*

by Numenor Posted 14th Jan 2007 at 12:37 AM - Updated 7th Nov 2008 at 10:21 AM by Numenor : UPDATE: Faster skilling + OK with FT and AL
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CASH REGISTER TRAINER - *OFB REQUIRED*
Compatible with any game up to Apartment Life


07 Nov 2008 - UPDATE: Skill gaining speed now is twice as faster
(when training, in real life, you concentrate on learning, right? )
Tested and working with FreeTime and Apartment Life

"GLOBAL MOD" VERSION - If you want a "Custom" version, download it here
(Just choose one: installing both is useless)

PLEASE NOTE:
  • This IS a Global Mod, i.e. it will affect all the cash registers in all the Neighborhoods. It should NOT be unknowingly exported with the lots, but nonetheless it's strongly adviced to check the exported lots with the Clean Installer. If you don't like Global Mods, download the Custom Version, instead.
  • This is NOT a Hacked Object: it will NOT grant you any "magic" impossible to achieve in the real life (such as instant skill gain or such).


CUSTOM Vs. GLOBAL VERSION
The Custom version is a normal object, like any other custom object; it won't affect anything in your game; the drawback is that the new "Practice" option will be available only for the two custom cash registers provided.
The Global Mod, on the other hand, affects the whole game, and modifies all the cash registers in all the neighborhoods, including the ones created by other users.


WHY THIS MOD?
I find very annoying that my sims, when they start a new business, take ages to sell each single item, due to their low skills in using the cash register.
In the real life, if I were such a noob, I'd practice using the cash register when alone, instead of making my customers angry for the excessive waiting.
So, here's the idea: your sims can practice with the cash register, so to gain skills without losing customers


IN-GAME USAGE
When you click on the cash register, you will get a new "Practice" option: use it, and your sim will mimic the process of ringing up the customers (while there is no actual customer, of course), gaining skills and badges at the same speed they would get them with a normal cash register.
Every family member can practice the cash register, including children! As you know, the badges are not shown in the children's stats, but they will gain them nevertheless, and when they grow to teens, the badges will be visible.
IMPORTANT - The "Practice" option will appear only if:
  1. there is a business running in the lot (community or residential);
  2. the training sim is the business owner or a member of his family;
  3. the shop is closed: you can't practice in front of the customers!
  4. As a funny side effect, you can practice when you are in a community lot (while the cashier tries desperately to go back to his working location )
Once installed the mod, all your cash registers will instantly gain the new "Practice" option: no need to re-buy them.
Since this is a global mod, you won't notice anything different in the game catalog: only the usual two cash registers will be visible; but when you buy them, they will have the "Practice" option. BTW, the "Practice" option is translated in every language


GAME COMPATIBILITY
*OFB IS REQUIRED* - Any other EP in addition to OFB will work fine, too.


INSTALLATION / UNINSTALLATION
To install, unpack the attached rar to your Downloads folder (you can use the Q-Xpress); the rar contains two files: one is the actual global mod, and the other is a special stool used by children in order to reach the cash register. You need both in order for the mod to work correctly.
To uninstall, remove the two files from the Downloads folder: all your cash register will instantly lose the "Practice" option.


REDISTRIBUTION POLICY
Do NOT clone - Do NOT repost anywhere!
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
CashRegisterTraining_GLOBAL-MOD.rar 6.8 KB 46,771 14th Jan 2007
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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Field Researcher
#26 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 9:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
Ghogin - If the business owner is the only one who can operate the cash register, then he will be the only one able to practice. In a "home business", each family member is automatically enabled to operate the register (and practice); I'm not sure if family members are allowed to use the register on community lots, I will check this.


I have no difficulty in my game with other family members operating the cash register on comm lots. However, none of my Comm lot business owners have children, so I haven't tried this with anyone younger than adult. Servos also have no problem doing all the normal business functions such as selling, using the cash register, etc.

I never thought about making a 5 year old a cashier before. I forgot that Sims don't have child labor laws.

Running: Sims2, Uni, NL, OFB, Pets, Seasons, BV, FT & AL. Patched.
Field Researcher
#27 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 9:54 PM
You are an absolute darling, is all I can say. This has been driving me mad, especially considering it was so unrealistic. Nothing to say but brilliant, thank you very much!

Touch my mind
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 10:39 PM
OMG Finally my sims can gain Cash Register Badges! ^_^
Instructor
#29 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 10:58 PM
This is a very good idea, thanks
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 14th Jan 2007 at 11:48 PM
Thank you for Yet Another Really Useful Thing!

Miao.
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Original Poster
#31 Old 15th Jan 2007 at 12:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by magicmoon
I have no difficulty in my game with other family members operating the cash register on comm lots. However, none of my Comm lot business owners have children, so I haven't tried this with anyone younger than adult. Servos also have no problem doing all the normal business functions such as selling, using the cash register, etc.

Thanks for the good news

Quote:
I never thought about making a 5 year old a cashier before. I forgot that Sims don't have child labor laws.

Children can't be cashiers: they can only practice with the cash register, like it was a game for them. When I was a child, my father allowed me to enter his office, on Sundays, and I enjoyed a lot using the typewriter, the adding machines etc
Yes, I said adding machines, not calculators: I'm that old

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Test Subject
#32 Old 15th Jan 2007 at 3:29 AM
I had the same frustration with the use of cash registers also! Thanks so much for this, it is awesome!
Field Researcher
#33 Old 15th Jan 2007 at 4:30 AM
OMG I hate tills...I've worked on too many of them and they are frustrating. This mod will help my Sims gain experience without being stumped in front of a customer...thanks for this

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Field Researcher
#34 Old 15th Jan 2007 at 6:38 AM
Good...Good...Very Useful

Yes I agree as well, quite shallow and pedantic....
Scholar
#35 Old 15th Jan 2007 at 9:47 AM
Thanks for this, Numenor. It is a great idea - no real business would allow an untrained cashier to anger the customers.

I can confirm that all family members including teens can do business functions on community lots owned by a family member.
Test Subject
#36 Old 15th Jan 2007 at 12:17 PM
Great idea, but a little thought...
Too bad for the need to own a business lot to train or to be on a business lot.
I usually train sims in most artisanal skill while they are in university simply because as long as all sims born in game have maxed the 7 skills and have an average 40 buddies BEFORE going to college they don't have much to do there. But the neighborhood lacks of trained cashiers to hire. Not all playable sims own a business, most are just employees. At 150-200§/hour it is not a bad job but no one has a cashier skill among the hireable ones. The only ones with that skill are already shop owners or robots ( or both, in fact, as almost all the business lots are owned by servos and the sims work for them)
Test Subject
#37 Old 15th Jan 2007 at 11:35 PM
Absolutly outstanding Numenor, welldone!
Test Subject
#38 Old 16th Jan 2007 at 1:42 AM
Thank you! While the difficulty sims have with the register at first is very realistic (I work in retail and know this first hand), it isn't realistic that such sims would be actually allowed to deal with customers. This mod is much closer to reality: at starbucks we have a computer program in the back room that new partners train on, safely away from our angry, caffeine-dependent patrons :P
Test Subject
#39 Old 16th Jan 2007 at 2:19 AM
I am unable to download it...not sure why..but its really bugging me because I really want this.

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Test Subject
#40 Old 18th Jan 2007 at 9:16 PM
What a great idea! Watching long lines of annoyed customers start to hurl the shopping bags on the floor is the most discouraging thing. This is fantastic -- thank you!
Test Subject
#41 Old 20th Jan 2007 at 2:53 PM
What more can I add to what has already been said. A big thank you for making life that bit easier. Thanks!!
Test Subject
#42 Old 20th Jan 2007 at 8:15 PM
What a great idea! This would be great for new retail business owners! :D
Test Subject
#43 Old 24th Jan 2007 at 1:27 AM
Long time downloader - first time poster LOL - all of the above pretty much say it all - THANK YOU! Brilliant idea and much needed (as it seems all of your creations are IMO) top notch as usual - cant wait to make them practice (and yeah - adding machines - I'm right there with ya :grin
Field Researcher
#44 Old 27th Jan 2007 at 11:18 AM
Thanks so much for this, it makes life so les stressful for the Sims, what cruel shop owner just throws a newbie on to a till and lets them sink or swim. Much appreciated.
Test Subject
#45 Old 29th Jan 2007 at 12:48 AM
Is there nothing you can't do?

You are my hero! <sigh>
Forum Resident
#46 Old 30th Jan 2007 at 9:27 AM
Great Idea..

Thank you for sharing,
Makai

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Lab Assistant
#47 Old 1st Feb 2007 at 6:28 PM
I totally agree that it is so anying that my simmies are so noobed, in cashiers... so this is life saving for us not using cheats... btw how did u translate to danish, hungarian etc?

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#48 Old 2nd Feb 2007 at 2:26 AM
I just grabbed the same menu used by MAxis for the musical instruments: it already contained all the languages
I'm a master of Copy&Paste...

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


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Test Subject
#49 Old 8th Feb 2007 at 3:59 PM
This is so cool thank you soo much for making and sharing this keep up the good work :-)
Test Subject
#50 Old 1st Mar 2007 at 4:12 AM
Thank you so much! it's just what i needed!
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