Changing Aspiration Point Values
Let me take you through a few things that I think deep in your heart you already know... (because, heck, you've already mentioned them yourself )
1. If a wants.package from a later EP contains the same wants, it WILL override the ones from BG. So I would start with the latest Wants.package first and work my way back.
2. Just like anything from live.package that one wants to mod MUST be in a file named live.package, the same is true for the contents of wants.package. You can mod it, but you NEED to retain the filename for it to even be considered valid by the game.
So yes, those first two possibilities you mentioned, are BOTH true.
There may still be other considerations that I'm not aware of, but the aforementioned are absolutely certain!
Thanks Boiling Oil! - I thought I would play it safe with just the Base Game but yeah I realized as soon as I booted it up I was wrong lol. I'll just work my way through the games then and see where that takes me.
Quick question though - if the files are all called wants.package won't I need to put them in their own folders (of course then again if I use MG wants.package I won't need to use other EP packages at the same time.)
However, if the above is not an option, you would indeed require multiple wants.package files, that need to be in sub-folders in order to all be loaded. It's like my Numbered Business Ranks, which mods the live.package. Any mod that gives your sims new names, *also* mods the live.package. Hence, sub-foldering was required.
But you're right: it's unlikely that you need to mod two versions...
By the way... did you forget? I'm *not* Boiling Oil. ()
Ain'it cool how they crash your game or make your sims do insane things at the oddest moments?
Well that attempt also failed and with the added bonus of the game crashing as soon as it gets to a certain point in the loading. But I will prevail I just need to try new things I guess.
I changed the want values for ONLY the wants I wanted to change and didnt rename the package and still the changes aren't taking affect. MGS is the latest one I have but nothing changed. I might have to alter the next one down.... and also create a test neighborhood ;P
I was putting it in my downloads folder -> XGC mods so it does load pretty close to last.
Are there any examples of people actually changing Aspiration Point values? Maybe I should change Apartment Life ones next.
This is definitely a fun learning experience though