Wilf's Sims Stuff: Hacking info
Some odds & sods that might help all you object hackers out there.
Changing NPC skins with Strings Scavenger
How to change the skins of NPCs when you want a bit more control than NPC Replacer gives you. Especially useful if you want to change the skins of my dancer NPCs.
Cloning objects with NPCs
A description of a technique you can use to clone items like the bars, the food carts, the tills, etc. that have their own NPCs.
Cloning and hacking the Version 3 Dancers
How to clone, and modify the behaviour of, the Version 3 Dancers (found on the Dancers page).
This is a list of the GUIDs of all the Maxis-supplied items from the original Sims game, all the expansion packs up to and including Superstar, and the downloads from the official Sims site. It's useful for when you're looking through the code of an object and you come across a "create new object instance" command. Using this list, you can find out exactly what it is that's being created. The list is in tab-delimited text format, so it should be easy to import it into the wordprocessing or spreadsheet package of your choice to make it more "readable".
Download GUIDs.ZIP 27-May-03 56k