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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 46,772 14th Jan 2007
2,980 Thanks Say Thanks
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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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 4:21 AM
I just wanted to let everyone know that I downloaded and installed and sucessfully used this with a child, in a business, after I installed Seasons.

I have all EPs and family fun installed.
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#52 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 11:06 AM Last edited by Numenor : 11th Mar 2007 at 11:36 AM.
Thank you ToniDale I too have tested it in Seasons, and worked fine for me, too.

BTW, I've found a curious side effect (not only in Seasons, but in any game): if your sim visits a community lot, where there is a cashier, your sim can practice with the cash register, while the cashier tries to push you away!

(Click to enlarge)

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)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Field Researcher
#53 Old 12th Mar 2007 at 5:19 AM
Hey Numenor

Pescado's diffhack tool also reported the following possible changes;

Quote:
p 0x7FDE81DC 0x0001 name unsupported
S 0x7FDE81DC 0x0082 name unsupported


I didn't investigate myself to confirm if these are legitimate changes, but I thought I would mention them, in case you might actually need to update.

Ste
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#54 Old 13th Mar 2007 at 2:35 AM
Thanks Syberspunk You do a job that I should do myself, if only I could find the time -
I've compared the TTAB/TTAs from Seasons with the original one from OFB (the one that my mod is based on), and I couldn't find any difference. And the two STR# 0x82 (child animations) look identical too. It seems a false alarm, then; but thank you anyway: it's always better to check

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)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#55 Old 16th Mar 2007 at 4:16 PM
This is absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much for this!
Test Subject
#56 Old 18th Mar 2007 at 11:36 AM
Loving your work as usual!

Im Simalicious, baby! ;)
Field Researcher
#57 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 7:41 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
Thanks Syberspunk

<snip>

it's always better to check


No problem Numenor. Anytime. I know what it's like to be pretty busy. And I know how hectic things can get everytime a new EP comes out, and people keep asking/demanding updates. It always takes me sometime to go through all my hacks and check which ones are compatible and which ones might need updating.

I always start with my own, and move on to other modders. I'm glad to report things, just in case people might be wondering or maybe the original creator hasn't had time to check themselves. I figure at best it can help, and at worst it saves time some time, so the original creator can maybe focus on only looking at certain things, even if only to confirm no update is needed.

I love a lot of your hacks and I like that you have a lot of fixes for just normal everyday stuff that otherwise people might not notice. They definitely help, because those tiny things, even with just furniture not matching or windows not lining up properly, they can add up to a lot of annoyance from Maxis EA. So it is a great relief to have your fixes.

Keep up the great work. Cheers!

Ste
Test Subject
#58 Old 20th Mar 2007 at 11:55 PM
Thank you so much!!! *bows*
Field Researcher
#59 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 8:39 PM
Default thanks
Was just hoping the other day for this, great idea.
Thanks.
Test Subject
#60 Old 2nd Apr 2007 at 8:46 AM
Oooh, you're an absolute genius! Thank you!
Test Subject
#61 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 7:15 PM
Nice! I also hate the fact that your Sims are really bad at the cash register, I always wanted a way to practice. And now there is!
Test Subject
#62 Old 14th Apr 2007 at 10:24 AM
THANK YOU!
i been looking forever for a mod like this!
Test Subject
#63 Old 21st Apr 2007 at 12:21 AM
awesome now when my cashier opens the register he won't jump back like he's scared of the drawer
Top Secret Researcher
#64 Old 23rd May 2007 at 6:38 AM
Very clever. Thank you for this one.

I know I can't do it, but I'm still going to do it. - M. C. Escher
Lab Assistant
#65 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 6:17 PM
Awesome idea

Check out my uploads here at MTS2.
Test Subject
#66 Old 6th Jun 2007 at 11:17 PM
This is great.I hate watching them fumble around when trying to ring someone up.
Test Subject
#67 Old 27th Jun 2007 at 11:58 PM
Ok, I don't know if its my computer, but i can't download it. when i run the sims 2 OFB, I enabled it, but whenever i click on the cash registers, practice isn't an option. I've tried uninstalling, and then downloading it again, and nothing seems to work. any suggestions?
The ModFather
staff: retired moderator
Original Poster
#68 Old 28th Jun 2007 at 10:18 AM
It seems that you haven't installed correctly this hack. If you have problems installing (or downloading) it, use the Q-Xpress.
Double check your Downloads folder: you should have a file named "Numenor_CashRegisterTraining_GLOBAL-MOD.package" (size: 15.3 KB)

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)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Instructor
#69 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 8:55 PM
Thank You! I never really have had my Sims own businesses because of the very thing this avoids. Now my Sims can have their skills on the cash register long before I send em in to have a business. Thank You, thank you, thank you! *hugs and kisses*

I don't get why so many Simmers hate Marsha Bruenig. She actually grows up to be quite pretty if you allow her to.
Test Subject
#70 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 1:53 AM
what is an OFB? l love this by the way thanks
Test Subject
#71 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 6:41 PM
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!!
Lab Assistant
#72 Old 4th Oct 2007 at 6:27 AM
Thanks for not overlooking another important aspect of the sims2. Excellent job!!! Close to reality and relieves the shoppers frustration on the community lots. With the sleep and cashier mod on community lots, you can become King/Queen of sims2 business. BiG THanks!!!

WM64

LOTR Sauron: "Time??, What time do you think we have?"
Test Subject
#73 Old 27th Feb 2008 at 8:14 PM
HAR, I love that last pic:

"Um, excuse me, sir...?"
"Huh? Oh, sorry, I was just practicing, I'll be done in a few hours."
"Um... I'm sorry, sir, but I'm going to have to ask you to go to the other side of the counter."
"What? But... but I was practicing..."

XD I love this mod! This was the most annoying part of the business for me. It took me one day on my last job to learn all the ins and outs of the cash register. So unrealistic. I'm so happy they can practice now without ruining the budding business's reputation! Thanks much :D
Test Subject
#74 Old 6th Mar 2008 at 1:44 PM
Hey Numenor! It's working with free time?
Test Subject
#75 Old 29th May 2008 at 3:33 PM
What can I say that hasn't already been said... Wonderful as always. I have a lovely curio shop but rarely play due to just this. I am looking forward to using this. This is just an example of why you are one of my fave creators.

Thanks,
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