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Offline Hachiko

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Separate funds cheat?
« on: June 18, 2017, 01:25:06 PM »
Does anyone know of a cheat for separate family funds? Like each member has their own funds instead of any and all income going directly to the one household fund? I would like to have working teens. But what's the point if it's not going to be their own money?

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Re: Separate funds cheat?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 05:02:22 PM »
Separate family funds?? Isn't that something like a tall dwarf or a short giant? Family funds is for the entire family. If it was kept per sim personally, it would not be named family funds, but personal funds.
But even though all the money that every member of the household earns, disappears into the large savings jar, there *is* a kind of personal log for each sim that keeps track of their earnings, somewhat.

Anyway, as far as I know, there is no such cheat in TS2. Maybe there is a mod for download - somewhere - that makes this possible, but I have never heard of it. So if it exists, then hopefully someone else knows, because I cannot help you. I'm not counting on it, though.

If I want to keep track of what a sim has earned, I do one of the following:
  • - Every day the sim comes home from work, I see what (s)he brings home, and buy - from household funds - an object that is worth roughly the same amount. And every time they have 5 the same items, I sell them back to the catalogue, and buy one object that is worth as much as the five together. Like five objects of 120 is worth one objects of 600, for example.
  • - or I keep an eye open for the big sign over a sim's head. If that sign appears, you'll find a memory in the sims panel that tells you how much money (s)he has personally earned.
  • - if you have Pescado's money order mod, you can then write a money order for the proper amount to that sim's name. When the sim leaves the house, that amount of money is removed from the household funds, and transfered to the sim's own household.
  • - or if you have SimWardrobe's chequebook, you can write a cheque and send it to the sim after he has left the house. The next time you play the former teen in her/his new household, (s)he will have the cheque in inventory, and you can cash it in.

As you can see, there are ways around your issue, even though there is no cheat that does what you want.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2017, 05:09:34 PM by BoilingOil »

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Re: Separate funds cheat?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 01:01:14 AM »
Or with Monique's computer, you can put the money to a sim's bank account. They even get interest.
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Re: Separate funds cheat?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 09:46:08 AM »
Indeed, that is an option I forgot.

Though I believe it needs to be mentioned that interest is only calculated over multiples of 10,000. Working a job for about 2 weeks, most teens don't tend to get to that kind of money. The few that do get that kind of money, are usually the ones that paint or craft a lot in their spare time. And for them, the interest is putting it over the top!

And as they leave the house, the money from their bank account is not automatically transferred to them, so they end up in the Sim bin with a 'fair share' of the household funds that do not belong to them, while they have no access to the cash in their account, until they've found their own residence and access to a computer of ATM.

So from *that* perspective, I think that the money order (or the chequebook) would be more practical. The computer is easier to manage and it tends to add to the wealth, though.

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Re: Separate funds cheat?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 10:45:54 AM »
Well, my tinkering teens can easily amass multiples of 10,000 simoleons in those two weeks!  But I'm quite happy to let that join the family coffers, and if they don't have enough scholarship money for the house they want, the money order can send it to them.
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Re: Separate funds cheat?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 11:42:43 PM »
You said it, ZZ: *tinkering* teens. They are the few that make money from painting and/or crafting, as I said, and therefor *do* make the tens of thousands. They're not simply relying on a teen job! I have a generous share of those too. When they leave for college, I guesstimate how much they made so far, and write them a money order for that amount. Some use that money to run a business in the time between classes.

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Re: Separate funds cheat?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 08:11:27 AM »
Some of my rich sims open bank accounts for babies and I add to them when they grow to toddlers/kids/teens then they are able to add to it themselves when they start work or receive money other ways.  When they go to uni I add the scholarship money (rounded down) and any money from being on the Dean's list so when they leave uni they have enough for a deposit on an apartment or to buy a small house.

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Re: Separate funds cheat?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 08:13:34 AM »
For a short off-topic moment: hey Kaci, long time no read! How are we doing?

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Re: Separate funds cheat?
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 08:33:43 AM »
I'm ok thanks - I pop in from time to time but been too busy playing recently.  Liquid Vamp has decided to reorganise the DL folder and is now replacing everything EAxis from the TS2 Default Db.  https://sims2defaults.dreamwidth.org/


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Re: Separate funds cheat?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2017, 06:05:27 PM »
I recently started using Monique's computer banking online function for roommates in apartments. Not Apartment Life roommates, but 2 playables who live together. After each work day, I have them transfer ~ their take-home pay into their account, including any bonuses. I also use it to start college funds for my teens and add as the family can afford (everyone who goes to university has to have $20,000 upfront- liquid, scholarships or loans).

I like it for the most part except the interest setting on those accounts is set a little too high IMO. I want to keep funds separate for roommates who will move out when they earn enough to buy a house or move in with a partner, and then this account gives them like $1200 in interest. If I could turn off that function, it would be perfect for my needs. With Pescado's money order, I'd have to either keep a running tally or send 8 money orders, and that money would be inaccessible until they move out. With my system, I take money out of each person's account to pay the rent, pay bills and buy household items.

 

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