Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tree Pricing Overhaul

Chinese Bamboo is some of the most sought after bamboo in the world, according to the in-game description. And yet it costs 200 simoleons? No. Now it costs 2,000.

This mod is intended for those of us who can never find anything to spend money on or work towards being able to afford. Those of us who play the game and get bored when we have too much money!

Tree prices are all overhauled to be anywhere from 5x to 10x their original price. I seriously doubt getting fully grown bamboo straight from china would cost the same as a boom box!

This *will* affect the price of lots! If you use this mod and make lots for upload, keep in mind that the price as it appears in your game is not the price it will be in someone elses game if they don't have this mod. Similarly, house prices will not be the same in your game WITH this mod as reported by builders who don't have this mod. Remove the mod before uploading houses so you can see their "actual" price, or remove it before buying houses so you don't have to pay for the trees, if you so choose. 

This is a default replacement for the price of all trees.

I did not change the following trees:

Charred Tree
Scorched Tree
Creepy Tree

Special Notes:

Very Tall Fir Tree: Default price of "Tall Fir Tree" is 210, and I made that 2100. But the default price of the Very Tall tree is only 200. I made it 2500 to stay consistent with the fir tree pricing.

Oak Moss Tree: The description for this one explicitly states that they are very common and thus a deal (despite being one of the more expensive trees to begin with, at 450 simoleons). Despite the description of the surplus, I made this one 5x its original price.

Oak trees: These are 10x their normal price because they are huge. Oak is also quite valuable. This makes them quite expensive. One of them mentions a drop in sales and thus yet another surplus- I ignored this, as well. The game seemed to ignore it with the pricing anyway.

WA Palm Trees: The ginormous WA palm tree comes in at a staggering 3900 simoleons with a 10x price. I think this price is justified since it is not only enormous but also usually foreign.

Spruce Trees: Spruce Trees are 10x their original price simply because they're a very commonly purchased tree, and the whole point of this mod is to give you something to spend money on.



There are four packages: Base, World Adventures, Ambitions, and Late Night. Use whichever you want, as long as you have the EP!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Shiftable Awnings

These make the awnings from Ambitions and WA shiftable. They're much more useful now! They can adapt ot any window instead of sitting way up at the top of the wall :)



You can't really tell in the pictures very well. But they will shift all the way up and down the wall, and in these pictures they're quite a bit lower than their default heights! Normally they're way up at the top of the wall, and it looks ridiculous over most windows. The Ambitions awnings show it off in these pictures more obviously, as I used two windows of different heights.

Thanks to Inge for figuring out making stuff shiftable :D

Shiftable Wall TVs (Base Game and Late Night)

This is the wall TV from the base game made shiftable. It is a default replacement.

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I have also fixed the Late Night wall TVs- the smaller kitchen one ( Hang Anywhere Crystal TV ) and the larger celebrity one ( Super Stretch Television Experience ).