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Fixed Rat Race Magazine

by MogHughson Posted 2nd Jun 2010 at 9:38 PM
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This mod fixes a small defect in Maxis code spotted by
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Originally Posted by scarletwings
When my sims read the magazine 'Rat Race', their interest level in Work doesn't ever seem to increase. This is disappointing, as I want my money sims to be work bores who drone on about profits, promotions, etc.! Would there be any way to fix the magazine?

There are several interest increasing magazines in the Sims 2 game which can be bought from magazine racks on community lots.
  • Rat Race (Work/Money/Crime)
  • Mode:Live (Food/Travel/Weather)
  • Highbrow Review (Politics/Culture/Environment)
  • Young Sim Magazine (Toys/Animals/School)
  • The Superstar Report (Entertainment/Fashion/Sports)
  • Beyond Belief (Sci-Fi/Paranormal/Health)

The defect is that the magazine does not increase the level of interest in the area the Sims is reading about.

Prior to the Freetime EP this defect does not occur. After the Freetime EP this defect does occur, but only in the 'Rat Race' magazine and only for the Work interest. I have checked all the others and they do not suffer from this problem.

You therefore do not need this fix if you do not have the Freetime EP or any EPs after Freetime. However the fix has been done in such a way that it is also safe to put in a Base Game, so you can download it ready to fix a later EP that you plan to buy.

Additional Credits:
Quaxi for SimPEwiki
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ratrace-magazine-Mog-20100327.rar | Description: Fixed Rat Race Magazine 293 Bytes 3,276 2nd Jun 2010
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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\

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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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Type: Fixed Object Mods

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