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Anonymous
March 10, 2005 6:07:24 PM

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I downloaded and installed the famous 'teleport shrub' to deal with
stuck maids and the like. Now I find that since I've installed it
(only actually placed it on one lot), the MAILBOX on every lot gives me
a load of freaky options like 'know all sims', 'stop all animations',
'force burglary', 'force bills' etc.

I happen to be one paranoid cookie and worry that in the process of
getting the mail, I'm going to accidentally click on one of these
millions of other options and screw up the game (having to reinstall
twice for faults and once for University really tried my patience so I
really don't want to have to do it again).

Is it ok to just delete the relevant file from the downloads folder
after removing the shrub from the one lot I've installed it on? Or
should I delete it ingame? Or... something else I haven't thought of?

~*~
vecki

More about : deleting downloads

Anonymous
March 11, 2005 3:28:43 AM

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vecki wrote:
> I downloaded and installed the famous 'teleport shrub' to deal with
> stuck maids and the like. Now I find that since I've installed it
> (only actually placed it on one lot), the MAILBOX on every lot gives
> me a load of freaky options like 'know all sims', 'stop all
> animations', 'force burglary', 'force bills' etc.
>
> I happen to be one paranoid cookie and worry that in the process of
> getting the mail, I'm going to accidentally click on one of these
> millions of other options and screw up the game (having to reinstall
> twice for faults and once for University really tried my patience so I
> really don't want to have to do it again).
>
> Is it ok to just delete the relevant file from the downloads folder
> after removing the shrub from the one lot I've installed it on? Or
> should I delete it ingame? Or... something else I haven't thought of?
>
> ~*~
> vecki

It's not the teleport shrub that's doing that. I have it in my game and
have nothing like that going on with the mailbox. Perhaps you downloaded a
house full of hacks or something. but isn't Carrigton's teleporter shrub.

Jeanie
Anonymous
March 11, 2005 3:45:32 PM

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It sounds like the Mailbox hack- you can look for it and delete it with the
Clean Pack Installer. It almost certainly came with a lot. You're right
Jeanie, it's not the shrub.

Best wishes
Maxon

"Jeanie" <Nobody@home.com> wrote in message
news:%C5Yd.115047$4q6.88734@attbi_s01...
> vecki wrote:
> > I downloaded and installed the famous 'teleport shrub' to deal with
> > stuck maids and the like. Now I find that since I've installed it
> > (only actually placed it on one lot), the MAILBOX on every lot gives
> > me a load of freaky options like 'know all sims', 'stop all
> > animations', 'force burglary', 'force bills' etc.
> >
> > I happen to be one paranoid cookie and worry that in the process of
> > getting the mail, I'm going to accidentally click on one of these
> > millions of other options and screw up the game (having to reinstall
> > twice for faults and once for University really tried my patience so I
> > really don't want to have to do it again).
> >
> > Is it ok to just delete the relevant file from the downloads folder
> > after removing the shrub from the one lot I've installed it on? Or
> > should I delete it ingame? Or... something else I haven't thought of?
> >
> > ~*~
> > vecki
>
> It's not the teleport shrub that's doing that. I have it in my game and
> have nothing like that going on with the mailbox. Perhaps you downloaded
a
> house full of hacks or something. but isn't Carrigton's teleporter shrub.
>
> Jeanie
>
>
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Anonymous
March 11, 2005 7:05:10 PM

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Jeanie wrote:
> vecki wrote:
> > I downloaded and installed the famous 'teleport shrub' to deal with
> > stuck maids and the like. Now I find that since I've installed it
> > (only actually placed it on one lot), the MAILBOX on every lot
gives
> > me a load of freaky options like 'know all sims', 'stop all
> > animations', 'force burglary', 'force bills' etc.
> >
> > I happen to be one paranoid cookie and worry that in the process of
> > getting the mail, I'm going to accidentally click on one of these
> > millions of other options and screw up the game (having to
reinstall
> > twice for faults and once for University really tried my patience
so I
> > really don't want to have to do it again).
> >
> > Is it ok to just delete the relevant file from the downloads folder
> > after removing the shrub from the one lot I've installed it on? Or
> > should I delete it ingame? Or... something else I haven't thought
of?
> >
> > ~*~
> > vecki
>
> It's not the teleport shrub that's doing that. I have it in my game
and
> have nothing like that going on with the mailbox. Perhaps you
downloaded a
> house full of hacks or something. but isn't Carrigton's teleporter
shrub.
>
> Jeanie

It can't be a lot because the last time I downloaded a lot and
installed it, the only option I still had from the mailbox was get
mail, it's ONLY since installing the shrub that I've had these options
pop up.

~*~
vecki
Anonymous
March 11, 2005 7:27:03 PM

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Ok, let's assume it is (even though the only lots I've downloaded have
come directly from thesims2.com website with only maxis objects). What
is Clean Installer? Is that from SimsPE or whatever it's called?

~*~
vecki
Anonymous
March 11, 2005 10:12:35 PM

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It is the infamous "mailbox hack". And it DID come with a download. It has
nothing at all to do with the teleporter bush and/or painting. Delete it
via Clean Installer.




"vecki" <vecsta02@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1110585910.508508.216150@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>
> Jeanie wrote:
>> vecki wrote:
>> > I downloaded and installed the famous 'teleport shrub' to deal with
>> > stuck maids and the like. Now I find that since I've installed it
>> > (only actually placed it on one lot), the MAILBOX on every lot
> gives
>> > me a load of freaky options like 'know all sims', 'stop all
>> > animations', 'force burglary', 'force bills' etc.
>> >
>> > I happen to be one paranoid cookie and worry that in the process of
>> > getting the mail, I'm going to accidentally click on one of these
>> > millions of other options and screw up the game (having to
> reinstall
>> > twice for faults and once for University really tried my patience
> so I
>> > really don't want to have to do it again).
>> >
>> > Is it ok to just delete the relevant file from the downloads folder
>> > after removing the shrub from the one lot I've installed it on? Or
>> > should I delete it ingame? Or... something else I haven't thought
> of?
>> >
>> > ~*~
>> > vecki
>>
>> It's not the teleport shrub that's doing that. I have it in my game
> and
>> have nothing like that going on with the mailbox. Perhaps you
> downloaded a
>> house full of hacks or something. but isn't Carrigton's teleporter
> shrub.
>>
>> Jeanie
>
> It can't be a lot because the last time I downloaded a lot and
> installed it, the only option I still had from the mailbox was get
> mail, it's ONLY since installing the shrub that I've had these options
> pop up.
>
> ~*~
> vecki
>
Anonymous
March 12, 2005 4:32:46 AM

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vecki schrieb:
> Ok, let's assume it is (even though the only lots I've downloaded have
> come directly from thesims2.com website with only maxis objects). What
> is Clean Installer? Is that from SimsPE or whatever it's called?
>
> ~*~
> vecki
>

No, it's a separate program. http://sims2pack.modthesims2.com/
In the program open your downloads folder. Hacks are marked red.
Anonymous
March 12, 2005 4:32:47 AM

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That is *exactly* where I accidentally got it in a download... from the
official Maxis site.



"Manuel Bander" <shark2006_de@yahoo.de> wrote in message
news:D 0tdb8$9hv$04$1@news.t-online.com...
> vecki schrieb:
>> Ok, let's assume it is (even though the only lots I've downloaded have
>> come directly from thesims2.com website with only maxis objects). What
>> is Clean Installer? Is that from SimsPE or whatever it's called?
>>
>> ~*~
>> vecki
>>
>
> No, it's a separate program. http://sims2pack.modthesims2.com/
> In the program open your downloads folder. Hacks are marked red.
Anonymous
March 12, 2005 7:09:18 AM

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All I can tell you is I have her shrub and I do not get weird mailbox
options. The only time you hear of weird mailbox options is with the mailbox
hack - so maybe somebody else has put something into your machine? No matter
where it came from using Clean Install will enable you to find and delete
any unwanted hacks.

MM



"vecki" <vecsta02@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> Jeanie wrote:
> > vecki wrote:
> > > I downloaded and installed the famous 'teleport shrub' to deal with
> > > stuck maids and the like. Now I find that since I've installed it
> > > (only actually placed it on one lot), the MAILBOX on every lot
> gives
> > > me a load of freaky options like 'know all sims', 'stop all
> > > animations', 'force burglary', 'force bills' etc.
> > >
> > > I happen to be one paranoid cookie and worry that in the process of
> > > getting the mail, I'm going to accidentally click on one of these
> > > millions of other options and screw up the game (having to
> reinstall
> > > twice for faults and once for University really tried my patience
> so I
> > > really don't want to have to do it again).
> > >
> > > Is it ok to just delete the relevant file from the downloads folder
> > > after removing the shrub from the one lot I've installed it on? Or
> > > should I delete it ingame? Or... something else I haven't thought
> of?
> > >
> > > ~*~
> > > vecki
> >
> > It's not the teleport shrub that's doing that. I have it in my game
> and
> > have nothing like that going on with the mailbox. Perhaps you
> downloaded a
> > house full of hacks or something. but isn't Carrigton's teleporter
> shrub.
> >
> > Jeanie
>
> It can't be a lot because the last time I downloaded a lot and
> installed it, the only option I still had from the mailbox was get
> mail, it's ONLY since installing the shrub that I've had these options
> pop up.
>
> ~*~
> vecki
>
Anonymous
March 12, 2005 4:57:25 PM

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The Maxis Exchange is the WORST place to get unwanted hacks and other stuff
in your game.

Best wishes
Maxon

"Maxine" <noone@nowhere.net> wrote in message
news:FQqYd.15033$c72.10428@bignews3.bellsouth.net...
> That is *exactly* where I accidentally got it in a download... from the
> official Maxis site.
>
Anonymous
March 12, 2005 6:33:20 PM

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Maxon wrote:

> The Maxis Exchange is the WORST place to get unwanted
> hacks and other stuff in your game.

Actually, it's the BEST place to get unwanted hacks ;-)

T
Anonymous
March 12, 2005 7:08:17 PM

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Thank you so much.

!

Best wishes
Maxon

"Taemon" <Taemon@zonnet.nl> wrote in message
news:39gctqF63afouU1@individual.net...
> Maxon wrote:
>
> > The Maxis Exchange is the WORST place to get unwanted
> > hacks and other stuff in your game.
>
> Actually, it's the BEST place to get unwanted hacks ;-)
>
> T
>
>
March 15, 2005 11:21:54 PM

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I had the same problem, but I ended up deleting it manually from the
downloads folder... the file name is....

47f6694823608ee078ac6dfs218e1926

and it came with a supposedly 'hack free' lot from the exchange...

~ jo

http://thesims2.ea.com/mysimpage/mysimpage.php?user_id=...
"vecki" <vecsta02@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> I downloaded and installed the famous 'teleport shrub' to deal with
> stuck maids and the like. Now I find that since I've installed it
> (only actually placed it on one lot), the MAILBOX on every lot gives me
> a load of freaky options like 'know all sims', 'stop all animations',
> 'force burglary', 'force bills' etc.
>
> I happen to be one paranoid cookie and worry that in the process of
> getting the mail, I'm going to accidentally click on one of these
> millions of other options and screw up the game (having to reinstall
> twice for faults and once for University really tried my patience so I
> really don't want to have to do it again).
>
> Is it ok to just delete the relevant file from the downloads folder
> after removing the shrub from the one lot I've installed it on? Or
> should I delete it ingame? Or... something else I haven't thought of?
>
> ~*~
> vecki
>
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 11:21:55 PM

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It obviously won't work for hacks, but for the decorator items that turned
bright blue, I found that you can delete them using the redecorate mode.
There is an option to trash custom items there. MADE IT MUCH EASIER.
"jo" <aeracura@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
news:4236a933$0$5598$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
>I had the same problem, but I ended up deleting it manually from the
>downloads folder... the file name is....
>
> 47f6694823608ee078ac6dfs218e1926
>
> and it came with a supposedly 'hack free' lot from the exchange...
>
> ~ jo
>
> http://thesims2.ea.com/mysimpage/mysimpage.php?user_id=...
> "vecki" <vecsta02@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1110496044.951339.99840@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>
>> I downloaded and installed the famous 'teleport shrub' to deal with
>> stuck maids and the like. Now I find that since I've installed it
>> (only actually placed it on one lot), the MAILBOX on every lot gives me
>> a load of freaky options like 'know all sims', 'stop all animations',
>> 'force burglary', 'force bills' etc.
>>
>> I happen to be one paranoid cookie and worry that in the process of
>> getting the mail, I'm going to accidentally click on one of these
>> millions of other options and screw up the game (having to reinstall
>> twice for faults and once for University really tried my patience so I
>> really don't want to have to do it again).
>>
>> Is it ok to just delete the relevant file from the downloads folder
>> after removing the shrub from the one lot I've installed it on? Or
>> should I delete it ingame? Or... something else I haven't thought of?
>>
>> ~*~
>> vecki
>>
>
>
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 11:21:56 PM

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"Nancy Scott" <nanschellscott@sprintmail.com> wrote in message
news:FCBZd.4378$qW.4056@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> It obviously won't work for hacks, but for the decorator items that turned
> bright blue, I found that you can delete them using the redecorate mode.
> There is an option to trash custom items there. MADE IT MUCH EASIER.
> "jo" <aeracura@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
> news:4236a933$0$5598$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
> >I had the same problem, but I ended up deleting it manually from the
> >downloads folder... the file name is....
> >
> > 47f6694823608ee078ac6dfs218e1926
> >
> > and it came with a supposedly 'hack free' lot from the exchange...
> >
> > ~ jo
> >
> > http://thesims2.ea.com/mysimpage/mysimpage.php?user_id=...
> > "vecki" <vecsta02@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:1110496044.951339.99840@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> >>
> >> I downloaded and installed the famous 'teleport shrub' to deal with
> >> stuck maids and the like. Now I find that since I've installed it
> >> (only actually placed it on one lot), the MAILBOX on every lot gives me
> >> a load of freaky options like 'know all sims', 'stop all animations',
> >> 'force burglary', 'force bills' etc.
> >>
> >> I happen to be one paranoid cookie and worry that in the process of
> >> getting the mail, I'm going to accidentally click on one of these
> >> millions of other options and screw up the game (having to reinstall
> >> twice for faults and once for University really tried my patience so I
> >> really don't want to have to do it again).
> >>
> >> Is it ok to just delete the relevant file from the downloads folder
> >> after removing the shrub from the one lot I've installed it on? Or
> >> should I delete it ingame? Or... something else I haven't thought of?
> >>
> >> ~*~
> >> vecki
> >>
> > What is the Redecorate mode? Is it during game play? At the
neighborhood screen?
> >
>
>
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 4:36:32 PM

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"ssjkm" <nanajn@home.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Nancy Scott" <nanschellscott@sprintmail.com> wrote in message
> news:FCBZd.4378$qW.4056@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> It obviously won't work for hacks, but for the decorator items that
>> turned
>> bright blue, I found that you can delete them using the redecorate mode.
>> There is an option to trash custom items there. MADE IT MUCH EASIER.
>> "jo" <aeracura@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
>> news:4236a933$0$5598$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
>> >I had the same problem, but I ended up deleting it manually from the
>> >downloads folder... the file name is....
>> >
>> > 47f6694823608ee078ac6dfs218e1926
>> >
>> > and it came with a supposedly 'hack free' lot from the exchange...
>> >
>> > ~ jo
>> >
>> > http://thesims2.ea.com/mysimpage/mysimpage.php?user_id=...
>> > "vecki" <vecsta02@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> > news:1110496044.951339.99840@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> >>
>> >> I downloaded and installed the famous 'teleport shrub' to deal with
>> >> stuck maids and the like. Now I find that since I've installed it
>> >> (only actually placed it on one lot), the MAILBOX on every lot gives
>> >> me
>> >> a load of freaky options like 'know all sims', 'stop all animations',
>> >> 'force burglary', 'force bills' etc.
>> >>
>> >> I happen to be one paranoid cookie and worry that in the process of
>> >> getting the mail, I'm going to accidentally click on one of these
>> >> millions of other options and screw up the game (having to reinstall
>> >> twice for faults and once for University really tried my patience so I
>> >> really don't want to have to do it again).
>> >>
>> >> Is it ok to just delete the relevant file from the downloads folder
>> >> after removing the shrub from the one lot I've installed it on? Or
>> >> should I delete it ingame? Or... something else I haven't thought of?
>> >>
>> >> ~*~
>> >> vecki
>> >>
>> > What is the Redecorate mode? Is it during game play? At the
> neighborhood screen?
>> >
It is the little icon in the buy mode that looks like fabic samples. Click
on that and on the object and it shows you all the choices available for it
and lets you change them for 15 simoleons. A very nice addition to the
program.
Anonymous
March 16, 2005 9:02:41 PM

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HAHA - gotchya!

No more scary letterbox things, regardless of where in heck it came
from.

Next query - Clean Install refers to some 'empty packages' in my
Downloads folder. What's happened here and is it safe to just delete
them?

~*~
vecki
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 1:27:47 AM

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I did not know that clean install read packages too. Thought it was a
sims2pack reader only.

"vecki" <vecsta02@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> HAHA - gotchya!
>
> No more scary letterbox things, regardless of where in heck it came
> from.
>
> Next query - Clean Install refers to some 'empty packages' in my
> Downloads folder. What's happened here and is it safe to just delete
> them?
>
> ~*~
> vecki
>
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 11:29:36 AM

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It can scan the folder like SimPe can. It's really good for finding
conflicting GUID's and identifying all the different hacks you have as well
as doing selective installs of Sims2Pack files.

--
Morituri Nolumus Mori

MM



"Bluegenie2" <me@fuil.com> wrote in message
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> I did not know that clean install read packages too. Thought it was a
> sims2pack reader only.
>
> "vecki" <vecsta02@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1111024961.429572.191840@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
> > HAHA - gotchya!
> >
> > No more scary letterbox things, regardless of where in heck it came
> > from.
> >
> > Next query - Clean Install refers to some 'empty packages' in my
> > Downloads folder. What's happened here and is it safe to just delete
> > them?
> >
> > ~*~
> > vecki
> >
>
>
Anonymous
March 17, 2005 11:29:37 AM

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Yeah I checked that out tonight. But I found I had to do it folder by
folder or it gave me an error. I gotta divide my decoration folder more,
lol.

"Madame Mim" <mad.mim@S.P.A.M.bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
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> It can scan the folder like SimPe can. It's really good for finding
> conflicting GUID's and identifying all the different hacks you have as
well
> as doing selective installs of Sims2Pack files.
>
> --
> Morituri Nolumus Mori
>
> MM
>
>
>
> "Bluegenie2" <me@fuil.com> wrote in message
> news:zdSdnccAO-SrZKXfRVn-tQ@comcast.com...
> > I did not know that clean install read packages too. Thought it was a
> > sims2pack reader only.
> >
> > "vecki" <vecsta02@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:1111024961.429572.191840@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
> > > HAHA - gotchya!
> > >
> > > No more scary letterbox things, regardless of where in heck it came
> > > from.
> > >
> > > Next query - Clean Install refers to some 'empty packages' in my
> > > Downloads folder. What's happened here and is it safe to just delete
> > > them?
> > >
> > > ~*~
> > > vecki
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
!