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Lot View Options

What do all the lot view options mean?

Previously, this page was dedicated to a bug in Nightlife where certain selected lot options wouldn't save. This bug has been fixed in the latest patch, however this page still has two uses:

  • It explains what each option is
  • It explains how you can fine tune the options if you want to.


The lot view options merely use a combination of boolprop and uintprop (notice the preceding "u") commands, so it is possible to completely customise them if you wish.

The following options are in the options dialog, and the corresponding boolprop/uintprop command.

View Distance (Small / Medium / Large / Extra Large)

How far you can see.

  • uintProp lotSkirtSizeIncrease x
  • x = between 1 and (unknown limit)
  • Example: uintProp lotSkirtSizeIncrease 9
  • From the options, 5 = "small", 9 = "medium", 18 = "large" and 36 = "extra large". You can have higher numbers too, if you like.

Neighbors (Off / On)

Do neighboring houses show?

  • boolProp enableLotImpostersInLot x
  • x = true or false
  • Example: boolProp enableLotImpostersInLot true
  • From the options, true = "on", false = "off"

Decorations (Off / On)

Do trees and other decorations show?

  • boolProp enableNeighborhoodOccupantsInLot x
  • x = true or false
  • Example: boolProp enableNeighborhoodOccupantsInLot true
  • From the options, true = "on", false = "off"

Clickable Neighbors (Off / On)

Can you click on the neighboring buildings?

  • boolProp clickableLotImposters x
  • x = true or false
  • Example: boolProp clickableLotImposters true
  • From the options, true = "on", false = "off"

Fade Distance (Off / Small / Medium / Large / Extra Large)

How much is the distance before a distant object fades (hard to explain, play with it you might pick it up)

  • uintProp neighborhoodPropFadeDistance 25
  • Difficult to test, I recommend you leave it at 25, "small"

Okay the above explains about each option. All you need do now is fire up the game and play with the options in game to see what you actually like, and what will run OK with the game. You can either use the options and correspond the command, or you can fiddle with the commands for more preciseness.


Note: Make sure the game isn't running.


Use Notepad (don't use Wordpad) to create a plain text file in My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Config called "userstartup.cheat" (if the file exists, use Notepad to edit it). Paste your commands at the top, an example set is below:

  • uintProp lotSkirtSizeIncrease 9
  • boolProp enableLotImpostersInLot true
  • boolProp enableNeighborhoodOccupantsInLot false
  • boolProp clickableLotImposters true
  • uintProp neighborhoodPropFadeDistance 25

(That sets the view size to 'medium', neighbours to 'on', trees + other decorations to 'off', clickable neighbors to 'on', and the prop fade distance to default.)


Save the file. And that's it.


Credits

Thanks go to bairy for the original article.

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