WooHoo: Ultimate Mac Hack for The Sims 2

June 27, 2006

Wish List

Filed under: Wish List — masteralphonso @ 7:51 pm

This is where you post suggestions for improvements to the Web Site or the WooHoo application.

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  1. Will there eventually be a forums area? A lot of us hang out at TSR because they have a dedicated Mac forum for simmers. You know, we all like to stay together, where it’s safe.

    Comment by macgirlffx — July 27, 2006 @ 3:23 pm | Reply

  2. i’d love that, but forum are expensive and our current budget is very… non-existing. maybe in the future, we can all get together and stay safe!

    Comment by smid — July 30, 2006 @ 6:57 am | Reply

  3. Ok. Not a problem. I don’t really know all the expenses that go into a website. We can all hang at TSR for now. It’s nice there. 😛

    Comment by macgirlffx — August 2, 2006 @ 2:36 am | Reply

  4. I would like this site to become a center for Mac Sims 2 support. That would be natural. And as far as I know the only site devoted to mac sims 2. Correct me if I am wrong. Unless you count the Aspyr site.

    There are already a few “Categories” for various things. Categories are like a forum. Right now site visitors can post comments to the Catagories. Soon I want to get the login working so people can become members and can posts their own “Categories”. For now if anyone wants a new Category let me know and I will create it.
    MA

    Comment by masteralphonso — August 3, 2006 @ 11:35 pm | Reply

  5. It will definately take a while, but a package editor. (I asked about it on MTS2.)

    Comment by Dymaxel — August 11, 2006 @ 2:40 pm | Reply

  6. A character editor. Like SimPE, to check on dominant and recessive traits, hair color, etc. and be able to change it if we wish. Like, you don’t want that huge nose to be passed on to the offspring so you can make it recessive instead of dominant. You suspect a townie dyed their hair and messed up your gene pool, you could view their genetics to see what their genetic haircolor is. Those shifty townies.

    Also, I too would love to see this site become a center for Mac Sims 2 support. There isn’t any out there that I am aware of either, not for Sims 2 specifically. The closest thing is the Mac forum over at The Sims Resource. The official site won’t even give us the time of day.

    Comment by macgirlffx — August 19, 2006 @ 3:22 pm | Reply

  7. I agree, a character editor would be nice. I deleted a custom eye set, and now all the sims who had those (deleted) deep brown eyes suddenly have freakishly light green eyes and I really want to change them to brown again.

    Comment by Lia — August 20, 2006 @ 10:16 pm | Reply

  8. i agree too!

    Comment by smid — August 21, 2006 @ 2:37 am | Reply

  9. What I’d like more than anything (and is probably already on the list) is something allowing me to import/edit custom objects like SimPe. That and something like homecrafter would be great. Woohoo looking really nice so far, btw! Thanks!

    Comment by aa — August 31, 2006 @ 6:01 am | Reply

  10. Sorry, it’s me again. And there already are plans for making a package editor… Guess I’m just too excited. Anyway, is it possible to make something in the browser that allows us messy downloaders to group or categorize things already in our downloads folder? I know there are things to sort stuff like “saved sims” “junk”, etc., but it’d be great if I could take all the furniture, for instance, and be able to create a “furniture” folder for them from within downloads using the browser. Would make things much easier. I have a billion things and its getting way out of hand, lol.

    Comment by aa — August 31, 2006 @ 6:28 am | Reply

  11. Here’s an idea. Would it be possible to work a neighborhood renumbering automator program into Woohoo? So if we need to renumber a neighborhood we don’t have to change all the files by hand and risk missing one? I think it would be cool and useful. Maybe just drag and drop a neighborhood folder in a window or icon and it asks what neighborhood (N00#) you want and it goes through and changes all the files.

    Comment by macgirlffx — September 6, 2006 @ 2:11 am | Reply

  12. aa ~ an easy way to organize. The hardest part of organizing in woohoo is that there is no 3d model, yet. 😀 Anyway just select the items and click the hold button (my hold folder is empty). Then in finder create a new folder and just move all items from hold there. I find it faster than using the other button. Actually its easiest to sort as you download, but hey you gotta start somewhere. My current downloads has 98 folders, each with 2 or more subfolders. My downloads are currently at 18,000 or so. I’ve exceeded the file limit the os has and had to change it. 😀 My downloads folder REALLY needs to go on a diet!

    Comment by hugelunatic — September 6, 2006 @ 5:44 pm | Reply

  13. (referring to the above post) good idea and you don’t even have to make a new folder. just rename the ‘hold’ folder and move it wherever you want. WooHoo will automatically recreate the hold folder when it is needed.

    Comment by masteralphonso — September 7, 2006 @ 1:32 am | Reply

  14. (referring to neighborhood renumbering) that’s sounds like a nifty idea. but I’m wondering why you would need to renumber a neighborhood?

    Comment by masteralphonso — September 7, 2006 @ 1:35 am | Reply

  15. I’ve seen some neighborhood group projects at TSR. And the hood is made then available for download. Since users create there own neighborhoods beyond the main three, there will be conflicts. I’ve seen reference to a program for this on the pc, it’s probably simpe but I’ve not looked into the neighborhood stuff with it.

    Comment by hugelunatic — September 7, 2006 @ 2:49 pm | Reply

  16. sort of like a neighborhood importer. ok,

    Comment by masteralphonso — September 8, 2006 @ 7:39 pm | Reply

  17. Every neighborhood has a number. N001-Pleasantview, N002-Strangetown, N003-Veronaville. These are Maxis default hoods. Anything after that, starting with N004 is a custom hood the user created. There are neighborhood projects at TSR that groups of simmers work together to make (creating something similar to the Maxis hoods, with sims and stories), and then the finished hood goes up for download to anyone that wants it. Well, so you don’t overwrite an existing neighborhood you have because you downloaded one with the same number, you need to renumber that folder plus all the files in it. So N005 would become N007 and then all the files (often hundreds) have to be gone through by hand and renumbered as well to match the neighborhood folder number (I’ve done this myself). It’s tedious and if you miss one the whole thing can go kablooey. PC simmers have utilities to renumber the folder and all it’s contents automatically, thus cutting down on human error. I am working on one of the neighborhood projects over at TSR currently. Morewood. We want to number it N009 so it doesn’t conflict with Maple Valley and Beacon Falls (two TSR custom neighborhood projects that are completed) or the Maxis defaults. So this put the notion in my head that perhaps this sort of utility might be able to find a place with Woohoo.

    Comment by macgirlffx — September 10, 2006 @ 3:03 am | Reply

  18. So, all that needs be done is to rename the files with the new number? no changes are needed to any files? This sounds pretty easy to implement. thanks for the info. MA

    Comment by masteralphonso — September 10, 2006 @ 7:05 am | Reply

  19. Yes, and actually, only the first four digits of the file names need to be changed if memory serves. Each file starts with the neighborhood number and corresponds to the folder neighborhood number. So all the files in a folder labled as N005 start with N005…….package. So just that front portion of the file name needs to be altered to match the new number given to the neighborhood folder, nothing else. Things just turn bad if all those files don’t match the folder number.

    Comment by macgirlffx — September 10, 2006 @ 10:13 pm | Reply

  20. Another idea. I know we’ve requested a character editor time and time again. Would a memory manager be able to be worked in? Like sim memories. I have trouble with corrupt death memories and by gen3 I’m trashing my neighborhood or completely reinstalling because of the corruption. PC folks can use SimPE to go in and fix these corrupt memories, but Macs have nothing to correct corruption so we just have to lose our hoods. So I was wondering about a memory manager to be able to edit sim memories. This would probably fall into a character editor. I just wanted to mention this specifically because it is a big problem for me and the only response I get from Aspyr time and time again is to reinstall.

    Oh, and it is nice being able to see the file names of bad files now. Thank you to you and a luws!

    Comment by macgirlffx — September 13, 2006 @ 3:19 pm | Reply

  21. Another tidbit for you to chew on. In the character editor of Woohoo, would it be possible to adjust the age of a sim by days and not just by age group? Sometimes I’d like my adults to be different ages, one middle aged and one younger, instead of both even or one an adult and one an elder. I know you can use the elixer in the game and have it fail to add days on by 3 but… I’d like to have more control over their ages by days.

    Just wanted to mention it.

    Comment by macgirlffx — September 19, 2006 @ 7:39 pm | Reply

  22. RE: adjusting sim age by day. That sounds doable to me.

    Comment by masteralphonso — September 19, 2006 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

  23. Hi, I love woohoo! My wish is to be able to easily go into a package, see what file directory it shows up in within the game (i.e. comfort -> dining chair) and edit that. I find, especially with clothing, creators make the file so that it shows up in more than one category. also, this would be very helpful for creating a well organized downloads folder. Thanks for all your hard work! and thanks to luws for unlocking the bad file names!

    Comment by fynn — September 21, 2006 @ 3:39 pm | Reply

  24. I echo this want. I would love to be able to fix clothing files that a creator put in every clothing category. I don’t go for that stuff, but sometimes the piece is really nice so I’d love to keep it, but I don’t want my sims working out in their underwear. 😛 Being able to recategorize clothing would be a nice plus.

    Comment by macgirlffx — September 21, 2006 @ 6:52 pm | Reply

  25. Finding GUID conflicts would be handy. And to be able to change them. I had a coffee table once that the creator didn’t change it so it overrode the original. Took me a while to realize that. I wonder how many custom stuff I’ve downloaded that may override another custom?

    Comment by hugelunatic — October 3, 2006 @ 1:28 pm | Reply

  26. Oh, this would be useful. I downloaded a recolored version of the Maxis dollhouse and it overrode the old one. I had to delete it to get the original back. A warning about GUID conflicts would be good so you know ahead of time one of your objects is going to screw with things. So far I think the only one I’ve come across has been the dollhouse, but I might have more lurking in sets I haven’t tested in-game yet.

    Comment by macgirlffx — October 3, 2006 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

  27. How about something that allows you to compare package files? Currently when you install with the Maxis package installer (say a lot) if you have the items already on the lot then you can delete the repeats. Or does WooHoo already do this somehow?

    Also, as far as a forum goes, what kind are you thinking of? I have some forum skills and I also know of somebody who might be willing to host it for free. network54.com has some slimmed down forum and chat software, but it’s all free as well.

    Regarding the custom neighborhoods, for those of you with X.4 there is Automator which might help. A quick workflow could easily rename all of the files in the folder without any risk of missing any.

    Comment by FlameFlash — October 14, 2006 @ 3:57 am | Reply

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