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OK... :-} I've found replacement car and pedestrian portals, mail boxes, and trash cans... however, my downloaded 'house' now doesn't have a telephone line... so even though the maid/gardener can get there now, I can't call them still :( Any ideas????
Asked at 08:40 on Tuesday 2 March 2004 by Thea Collier (LehzInCal) Report this Question


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A few possible solutions:
- Make sure your Sims have a phone (I assume that's taken care of). You could try selling and buying a new one
- Try the prepare_lot cheat
- If the "Phoneplugin.iff" file exists in your GameData\Objects directory in the Sims' folder (by default that's C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims). If it does, move it away out of the Sims folder (to the recycle bin for instance). Try running the game. If it works, completely delete the PhonePlugin.iff file. If the game behaves even worse, restore it from the location where you saved it (e.g. the recyclebin).

I hope that solves your problem!
Answered at 16:08 on Friday 26 March 2004 by ChEeTaH (TSZ Webmaster) (ChEeTaH)
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Thanks, I appreciate your response.
-They do have a phone and I have tried selling and buying it back.
-The prepare lot cheat is the one that tells me there is no phone line, when I try to call someone, they just pick the phone up and hang it back up.
-could it be the phoneplugin.iff when it's only one house in the neighborhood?

Thanks in advance for any further help :)

><> Lehz <><
Answered at 05:26 on Saturday 27 March 2004 by Thea Collier (LehzInCal)
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Thea Collier can u help me were did u get your mailbox its really important!!!
Answered at 05:00 on Wednesday 14 April 2004 by Omardakak
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yeah send me an email about the mailbox plz!! my address is Appleberry92791@aol.com
Answered at 19:26 on Friday 28 January 2005 by Allison (snoopypoo)
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where'd u get the car?
Answered at 16:54 on Saturday 30 July 2005 by Laura (xXCoolLauraXx)
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