Hey guys how’s it goin! If you’re on this page you’re very much like me and are fascinated with mods to help make the game play for the Sims 2 more useful, helpful and of course interesting! This page will forever be an ongoing project as long as there are still people interested in developing or updating mods for the Sims 2.

Because their are so many mods they will all be categorized by a dozen or so different page categories and eventually there will be a page dedicated to mod capability so you can know for certain which mods are guaranteed to work with each other.

So I downloaded the Hack Conflict detection utility mod. A subreddit dedicated to helping you get your Sims 2 game running smoothly. 2008.08.24 - Fixes 2 more bugs in bhav routines but mainly a tuning upgrade - one part relates the signs: now they are much less offensive in interrupting your sims. Implemented a random choice to select performing sim, another random routine to perform an undress or a demand to undress action - chance 4:1 for undress action.

As always putting modified content into your game can be tricky so please do run a compatibility check when loading mods and before starting your game! Some of the mods from Boiling Oil (BO) specifically states that conflict detection will appear when running compatibility with his mods and this is normal/not a conflict.

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Whenever you download mods, always make sure to run them with HCDU. It’s not a perfect system, sometimes the program will say mods will conflict with each other but really don’t but it’s still a good idea to run when installing new mods.
– If You have the UC (Ultimate Collection) You
HAVE to change the file name in your Documents Folder>EA>The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection to just The Sims 2 for the program to work. Change the folder name back when you’re done.

HCDU Plus

The Hack Conflict Detection Utility (HCDU) is an essential tool when using mods, but it does have some shortcomings

  • it doesn't consider STR#, OBJD, OBJf or other resources
  • it can't be told which folder to start in
  • it can't be told to ignore known conflicts (eg all the InTeenimater flavour paks)
  • it reports conflicts at the resource (BHAV, BCON and STR#) level and not at the package level (it's usually enough to know that 'InTeenimater_FlavorPak_BackToSchool.package' conflicts with 'InTeenimater_B.package' without giving the eleven resources that conflict)

The HCDU Plus application is my attempt to remedy these.

Version 1.1/1.2 Changes

Version 1.1/1.2 of HCDU Plus permits mods in a specific folder to be checked for conflicts against themselves and those already in the Downloads folder. This makes checking for conflicts in newly added mods a lot easier.

Intended Usage

  • Start HCDU Plus
  • Click the 'Downloads Folder...' button (or type Alt+D or Ctrl+D) and browse to The Sims 2 Downloads folder
  • Leave 'Scan Folder' blank
  • Click the 'SCAN' button - this will perform a full conflict scan on the Downloads folder
  • Resolve any reported conflicts as necessary. DON'T add acceptable conflicts to the Known Conflicts list
  • Create a test folder as a subfolder of the Downloads folder
  • Put mods for testing into the test folder
  • Click the 'Scan Folder' button (or type Alt+S or Ctrl+o) and browse to your test folder
  • Click the 'SCAN' button - this will perform a full conflict scan between mods in the test folder and a scan for conflicts between mods in the test folder and those in the downloads folder, but it will NOT report conflicts between mods already in the Downloads folder (which is why we don't need to add those as known conflicts)
  • Resolve any conflicts for the mods in the test folder
  • Move mods from the test folder into the main Downloads folder/sub-folders

Version 1.0 Details

Applies to version 1.1/1.2 as well

Before using DBPF Viewer it is necessary to tell it where to find the objects.pacakge file for the latest expansion you have installed. From the 'File' menu, select 'Configuration...' and either enter or browse to the install location (where the CSBin, TSBin and TSData sub-directories are located) - for UC this will end 'Fun with PetsSP9'

Yes, I know that's the configuaration dialog for BHAV Finder, but they're the same.

To scan a folder (and its sub-folders) for conflicting mods, from the File menu, select 'Select Folder...' (or click the 'Select Folder' button or type 'Alt+S' or type 'Ctrl+O') and browse to find the required starting folder. If this folder has been scanned recently, it can quickly be re-selected from the 'File', 'Recent Folders...' sub-menu.

Once the starting folder has been selected, click the 'SCAN' button (or type 'Alt+C').

The application will start scanning the mods in the selected folder and sub-folders, looking for conflicts. As conflicts are found they are displayed, to stop the scan, click the 'Cancel' button.

The display shows pairs of mods that conflict, to see which resources within that pair of mods conflict, hover the mouse over them.

The HCDU Plus application can be taught to ignore known conflicts (by default it knows about InTeenimater conflicts). To tell the app to ignore a specific pair of mods, right click on either of the mods in the pair and select 'Add As Known Conflict'.

Detection

The change the known conflicts, from the File menu, select 'Known Conflicts' (or type 'Ctrl+K').

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To delete a known conflict pair, select the pair and press the Delete key. To manually add a new pair, type the required filenames/patterns into the blank bottom line. To edit an existing pair, select the required filename/pattern and change it

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The 'By Resource' tab can be used to see which resources are conflicting in which mods (packages).

The conflict report can be saved to the clipboard (File menu, Save To Clipboard - Ctrl+S) or to file (File menu, Save As... - Ctrl+Alt+S)

Shortcut Keys

  • Alt+C - Scan
  • Alt+F - File menu
  • Alt+H - Help menu
  • Alt+S - Select folder
  • Alt+F4 - Exit

  • Ctrl+K - Known conflicts (opens editing dialog)
  • Ctrl+O - Open folder (select package)

  • F1 - Help (about)

Example Reports

HCDU Plus report

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Mods conflict report for 'D:UsersWilliamDocumentsEA GamesThe Sims™ 2 Ultimate CollectionDownloads' at 11/12/2020 14:52 CJCJ-NoHobbyAnimations.package --> HacksHobby Idle Anim Fix.package BHAV: 0x060A - Hobby - Enthusiasm Weighted Random Hobby Idle (0x7FD46CD0) HacksNo_Finals_at_Night.package --> InTeenInTeenimater_B.package STR: 0x012D - Dialog prim string set (0x7F17E3A4) InTeenInTeenimater_B.package --> WH_PayBookWH_PayBook_C.package STR: 0x012F - Call Named Tree prim string set (0x7F8F4EB6) InTeenInTeenimater_B.package --> WH_StuffGamePlayWH_BetterScopeRoom.package STR: 0x012D - Dialog prim string set (0x7F01EC29) InTeenInTeenimater_B.package --> WH_StuffWH_CustomAging.package BCON: 0x201C - Social - Proposition - Req. Rels. (0x7F01EC29) BHAV: 0x1054 - Sub - Decrement Age Days Left (0x7F07FBBC) TRCN: 0x201C - (0x7F01EC29) WH_PayBookWH_OptionalPayBonus_A.package --> WH_UniOfLifeUniversityOfLife.package STR: 0x012D - Dialog prim string set (0x7F8F4EB6) zzzTestStuffWH_BuySecretMapsAsSouvenirsAnywhere.package --> zzzTestStuffWH_BuySecretMapsAsSouvenirsAnywhereAlways.package BHAV: 0x1005 - CT - Set Selection (0x7F29D4F1) BHAV: 0x1005 - CT - Set Selection (0x7F53D8AD) BHAV: 0x1005 - CT - Set Selection (0x7F53EFE7) zzzTestStuffWH_BuySecretMapsAsSouvenirsAnywhereAlways.package --> zzzTestStuffWH_BuySecretMapsAsSouvenirsOnHoliday.package BHAV: 0x1005 - CT - Set Selection (0x7F29D4F1) BHAV: 0x1005 - CT - Set Selection (0x7F53D8AD) BHAV: 0x1005 - CT - Set Selection (0x7F53EFE7)

Equivalent HCDU report

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Report Start 11/12/2020 14:53:03 *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Hobby - Enthusiasm Weighted Random Hobby Idle Group ID: 0x7FD46CD0 Instance ID: 0x0000060A Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsCJCJ-NoHobbyAnimations.package downloadsHacksHobby Idle Anim Fix.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: CT - InTeenimater - Can Propose? Group ID: 0x7F01EC29 Instance ID: 0x0000270B Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_FlavorPak_NoAgeOfConsent.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Pregnancy State - Update Flags & Walk Group ID: 0x7F1D0F49 Instance ID: 0x0000102F Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsWH_StuffWH_Memory_ImPregnant_InTeen.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: College - Move In TEST Group ID: 0x7F3FDB15 Instance ID: 0x00001013 Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_FlavorPak_CollegeAdmissions.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Function - Get My Job Category Group ID: 0x7F441294 Instance ID: 0x00002022 Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_FlavorPak_NoTeenJobsForElders.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Interaction - Move In - College TEST Group ID: 0x7F441294 Instance ID: 0x0000205D Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_FlavorPak_CollegeAdmissions.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: CT - Object Menu Subqueue Group ID: 0x7F4437F2 Instance ID: 0x00002054 Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_FlavorPak_SilentPregnancy.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Interaction - Ownable - School Carpool TEST Group ID: 0x7F4EA230 Instance ID: 0x0000208F Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_FlavorPak_BackToSchool.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Interaction - Ownable - Take To School TEST Group ID: 0x7F4EA230 Instance ID: 0x0000208A Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_FlavorPak_BackToSchool.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Interaction - Ownable - WooHoo TEST Group ID: 0x7F4EA230 Instance ID: 0x0000209A Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_FlavorPak_SilentPregnancy.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Interaction - Dresser - Plan Outfit - TEST Group ID: 0x7FE10572 Instance ID: 0x00002008 Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsPostInTeenPregnancyWearAnyOutfitEP5_InTeen.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Interaction - Push Play In TEST Group ID: 0x7FE10572 Instance ID: 0x0000201B Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_FlavorPak_SilentPregnancy.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Sub - Decrement Age Days Left Group ID: 0x7F07FBBC Instance ID: 0x00001054 Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsWH_StuffWH_CustomAging.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Function - Main Group ID: 0x7FF4DCC2 Instance ID: 0x00001001 Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_FlavorPak_BackToSchool.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: School - Hail All Students Group ID: 0x7F4EA230 Instance ID: 0x000020CD Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_FlavorPak_BackToSchool.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Interaction - Try for Baby TEST Group ID: 0x7FCBB499 Instance ID: 0x0000102A Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_FlavorPak_SilentPregnancy.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Interaction - Dresser - Change Into - TEST Group ID: 0x7FE10572 Instance ID: 0x00002004 Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsPostInTeenPregnancyWearAnyOutfitEP5_InTeen.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Interaction - Move Out TEST Group ID: 0x7F441294 Instance ID: 0x00002035 Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_FlavorPak_NoAgeOfConsent.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Interaction - Closet - Try For Baby - TEST Group ID: 0x7FE10572 Instance ID: 0x000020B8 Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_FlavorPak_SilentPregnancy.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Interaction - Try for Baby - Test Group ID: 0x7F628A40 Instance ID: 0x00001032 Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_FlavorPak_SilentPregnancy.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Interaction - Attempt To Get Pregnant TEST Group ID: 0x7F5A0600 Instance ID: 0x0000200C Packages Containing This Procedure: downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_B.package downloadsInTeenInTeenimater_FlavorPak_SilentPregnancy.package *** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED *** File Type: BHAV Procedure Name: Interaction - 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Source Code

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Source code can be downloaded from GitHub

Change Log

Version 1.4

  • Improved error handling
  • Improved resource usage

Version 1.3

  • Error report now includes filename if an invalid package file is encountered
  • Invalid package files can be ignored (not recommended, better to move them out of the Downloads area and rescan)
  • Added 'Check For GUID Conflicts' to Conflicts menu - if checked, mods that use the same GUID as another mod will be reported. Note, this can report a lot of CC mods by the same author as conflicting.

Version 1.2

  • Application window is now resizable
  • Added Conflicts menu
  • Known Conflicts moved from File menu to Conflicts menu
  • Added 'Ignore Internal Conflicts' to Conflicts menu - if checked, mods that conflict with themselves will not be reported
  • Added 'Ignore HomeCrafter Conflicts' to Conflicts menu - if checked, mods that conflict over the STR# 0x007B resource will not be reported (this STR# is used only by HomeCrafter)
  • Added '*-STORE.package' to the default list of known conflicts - these are store packages and recolours tend to contain duplicate identical resources

Version 1.1

  • Added Scan Folder feature

Files

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  • Version 1.4 HcduPlusV1.4.zip
  • Version 1.3 HcduPlusV1.3.zip
  • Version 1.2 HcduPlusV1.2.zip
  • Version 1.0 HcduPlusV1.0.zip
  • Version 1.4 (debug build) HcduPlusV1.4_Debug.zip
  • Version 1.3 (debug build) HcduPlusV1.3_Debug.zip
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