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

by Numenor Posted 14th Jan 2007 at 1:37 AM - Updated 7th Nov 2008 at 11:21 AM by Numenor : UPDATE: Faster skilling + OK with FT and AL
107 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
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!
Tags: #cash, #register, #badge, #skills

Type: Global Mods

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Open for Business
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 46,586 14th Jan 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Test Subject
#76 Old 16th Jun 2008 at 8:03 AM
This rocks!

Does it work on employees? Because they're really annoying me, now....
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#77 Old 16th Jun 2008 at 11:49 PM
Only selectable sims can train on the register; you can't "order" to an employee to train (if you want a trained employee, then you must hire a more expensive one )

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
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The ModFather
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Original Poster
#78 Old 17th Sep 2008 at 1:23 PM
Thanks for reporting (and sorry for the delay); I'll check this mod against FreeTime and AL as soon as possible.

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.
Theorist
#79 Old 7th Nov 2008 at 3:53 AM
I just found this today and saw the post about it not working with Free Time. I will be sooooo happy when I can use this in my game. (I have AL as well as FT)

By the way, I was curious: Will this work with any custom cash register objects?
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#80 Old 7th Nov 2008 at 9:52 AM
I have tested the mod with my clean "all EP" game (that included also FT and AL), and it works perfectly fine; and I checked the code to see if something could conflict with the new EPs, and there is nothing that can prevent a correct functioning.
Therefore, despite what ChelsDS reported, thi mod IS compatible with FT and AL and any other EP. Of course, as explained in the first post, the requirements for it to work are:

- OFB is obviously required;
- only the shop owner and his family members (children to elder) can practice;
- the shop must be CLOSED (you can't practice in front of the customers!).

This mod should also automatically change the behaviour of all the custom cash registers, as long as the creator only changed the mesh and didn't modify the internal code (in particular, the custom register must use the semiglobal TTAB).

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.
The ModFather
staff: retired moderator
Original Poster
#81 Old 7th Nov 2008 at 11:22 AM
Default Update
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

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.
Lab Assistant
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Lab Assistant
#82 Old 14th Nov 2008 at 2:16 AM
Awesome hack sims are already stupid enough. WHEN YOUR BUMP INTO ANOTHER PERSON LET ONE PASS DON"T RUN INTO HIM AGAIN AAAAAAAGH. Anyway great post You da
Test Subject
#83 Old 3rd Jan 2009 at 12:22 AM
Hi Numenor,

Just wondering if you could make it so that you could assign your employees to practise, like when you make them work OVERTIME? I would really like that.

And thanks, this is great! I have my kids going to my businesses doing it so that they can learn and join the family business!

El Jamo waz here
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#84 Old 3rd Jan 2009 at 2:11 AM
In real life, you can either hire an experienced employee (bigger wage but great efficiency) or a less experienced one (smaller wage, but causes little troubles in the shop, due to his low efficiency).
Hiring an inexperienced worker and then forcing him to practice (overtime!) it's like cheating to me Probably it's just a matter of personal preferences, but I'm not going to modify this hack the way you suggest.

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
#85 Old 10th Jan 2009 at 3:35 AM
Wow, what a fantastic idea! Thanks!
Test Subject
#86 Old 25th Apr 2009 at 9:25 AM
THANK YOU!
I swear, you are a LIFESAVER! :D
Forum Resident
#87 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 7:57 AM
Love it! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#88 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 1:34 PM
I love you!

Hee - hee, Aaow~
Test Subject
#89 Old 18th Feb 2010 at 6:44 AM
Genius! Working myself with a cash register i hate how those sims takes time to find their buttons! Great idea again! thanks alot!
Test Subject
#90 Old 2nd May 2010 at 9:43 AM
OMG, Numenor you are the best!
Test Subject
#91 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 4:25 AM
Thanks this is great for our sims
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#92 Old 8th Nov 2010 at 9:52 AM
thankyou
Test Subject
#93 Old 4th Jan 2011 at 9:31 AM
Thanks for the break! My Sims is proud to open their business with the gold medal in cash Register Thanks to you the life in my hoods runs more smoothly!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#94 Old 30th Jan 2011 at 1:40 AM
Where has this been all my life?
Instructor
THANKS POST
#95 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 12:38 PM
Thank you so much!!! Exactly what I wanted!
Test Subject
#96 Old 21st Jun 2011 at 9:53 PM
Very nice, but somehow (the file server crash ?) the updated version has been replaced again by the original one, as the GLOBAL-MOD file still shows its original January 2007 date, and doesn't match the info given under 'View Custom Content'.
Inventor
THANKS POST
#97 Old 12th Dec 2011 at 4:08 PM
Just perfect - now my little sim kids (who will be learning the family business anyway) can play on the tills when the shop is shut! Not to mention new business owners of any age...

After all, who IRL lets a new staff member loose on the till (actually serving customers) without any kind of training?
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#98 Old 3rd Apr 2012 at 12:16 AM
This is a great mod. I was looking for something that I could get my employees to learn the register without making my customers mad. thanks
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