The Movies

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  • Control Lion Head Studios logo

    When the game loads and the Lion Head Studios logo appears, you can control it when all the balls tip out. To quit, press [Esc].

  • All costumes/sets/decades unlocked in Sandbox mode

    Note: This procedure involves editing a registry value; do not attempt this if you are not familiar with working with your system registry, as a mistake can cause serious problems with Windows. Start Regedit and use the "Registry/Export Registry File" menu option to create a backup copy of your original registry. Search for "Allow any Decade" with Regedit. Double click the "Allow any Decade" entry and change the value data to "1". Start Sandbox mode to have access to all decades and just about all of the sets, costumes, props, etc.

  • All sandbox rewards

    Note: This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Use a text editor to edit the "unlocking.ini" file in the "c:\documents and settings\[username]\application data\lionhead studios\the movies" directory. Note: This file is not created by the game until you get the first reward in Story mode. Replace the current content of that file with:

      highest_decade = 2100

      [prizes]
      RANKPRIZE_1
      RANKPRIZE_2
      RANKPRIZE_3
      RANKPRIZE_4
      RANKPRIZE_5
      RANKPRIZE_6
      RANKPRIZE_7
      RANKPRIZE_8
      RANKPRIZE_9
      RANKPRIZE_10
      RANKPRIZE_11
      RANKPRIZE_12
      RANKPRIZE_13
      RANKPRIZE_14
      RANKPRIZE_15
      RANKPRIZE_16
      RANKPRIZE_17
      RANKPRIZE_18
      RANKPRIZE_19
      RANKPRIZE_20
      RANKPRIZE_21
      RANKPRIZE_22
      RANKPRIZE_23
      RANKPRIZE_24

  • Gain experience quickly

    This procedure requires that you create a file and place it in your "\gameinstall\data" directory. If at any time you wish to revert the game back to its original state, simply delete the file. All of the original scripts can be found inside the "MISC0000.pak" file. Create a file called "experience.ini" containing the following information, and place it in the "\gameinstall\data" folder. This will make your already hired people gain experience in large chunks, instead of in tiny increments, and will also make the people you hire start with maximum experience.

      LOT_PERHAMMERBUILD = 1.0
      LOT_PERHAMMERREPAIR = 1.0
      LOT_PERLITTERSWEPT = 1.0
      SET_REHEARSELOOP = 0.01
      SET_WATCHSHOOTLOOP = 0.0075
      SET_WATCHREHEARSELOOP = 0.005
      SET_REHEARSE_INCREMENT = 0.5
      SET_WATCH_INCREMENT = 0.05
      SET_WATCHSHOOT_INCREMENT = 0.75
      SET_REHEARSE_TIME = 0
      MOVIES_WRITERSTART = 1.0
      MOVIES_SCIENTISTSTART = 1.0
      MOVIES_SCIENTIST_INCREMENT_PER_MONTH = 1.0
      MOVIES_CREWPERSHOT = 1.0
      MOVIES_LEADROLE = 1.0
      MOVIES_SUPPORTROLE = 1.0
      MOVIES_DIRECTOR = 1.0
      SCRIPT_QUALITY_GAIN = 1.0
      SCRIPT_EXP_GAIN = 1.0
      stars_experience_interval = 0
      stars_experience_decay = 0
      StaffStartMinExp = 1.0
      StaffStartMaxExp = 1.0
      CrewStartMinExp = 1.0
      CrewStartMaxExp = 1.0

  • Better ground

    This procedure requires that you create a file and place it in your "\gameinstall\data" directory. If at any time you wish to revert the game back to its original state, simply delete the file. All of the original scripts can be found inside the "MISC0000.pak" file. Create a file called "ground.ini" containing the following information, and place it in the "\gameinstall\data" folder. This will make any ground type pretty and boost your lot prestige, and will also make people run "concrete speed" on any ground type.

      pathlengthedgemult = 0.01
      pavementniceness = 1.0
      grassniceness = 1.0
      scorchedniceness = 1.0
      concreteniceness = 1.0
      sandniceness = 1.0
      rockniceness = 1.0
      nicenessfactor = 0.3
      overallscale = 4
      nicenesszeropoint = 0
      pavementspeed = 1.4
      grassspeed = 1.4
      scorchedspeed = 1.4
      concretespeed = 1.4
      sandspeed = 1.4
      rockspeed = 1.4
      layoutshowlevel = 1

      costpavement = 20
      costunpave = 5
      costgrass = 10
      costsand = 5
      costconcrete = 5
      wiltlevel = 0.5
      maxlayarea = 400
      clusterradius = 10
      # 1-((0.5+(atan((x/attspread)-atthalfcount))/pi)*attdropoff)
      attspread = 4.0
      atthalfcount = 6.0
      attdropoff = 0.65

  • Less stress

    This procedure requires that you create a file and place it in your "\gameinstall\data" directory. If at any time you wish to revert the game back to its original state, simply delete the file. All of the original scripts can be found inside the "MISC0000.pak" file. Create a file called "mood.ini" containing the following information, and place it in the "\gameinstall\data" folder. This will make people not get as stressed out over things as they normally would. They may still become stressed, but with this script it is easier to manage them back into "happy" stress. It also decreases the time it takes for them to de-stress at bars and such by a substantial amount.

      WORKINGONAMOVIESTRESS = 0.00001f
      WORKINGONAMOVIEBOREDOM = -0.0004f
      REHEARSINGSTRESS = 0.00001f
      REHEARSINGBOREDOM = -0.0002f
      WAITINGONAMOVIESTRESS = 0.00001f
      WAITINGONAMOVIEBOREDOM = 0.0f
      DOINGPRSTRESS = 0.00002f
      DOINGPRBOREDOM = -0.0004f
      MAKEOVERSTRESS = 0.00002f
      MAKEOVERBOREDOM = 0.0f
      HEALTHCLINICSTRESS = 0.0002f
      HEALTHCLINICBOREDOM = -0.0002f
      STAFFJOBSSTRESS = 0.0002f
      STAFFJOBSBOREDOM = 0.0002f
      RESTAURANTSTRESS = -0.0009f
      RESTAURANTBOREDOM = -0.0009f
      SNACKVANSTRESS = -0.00015f
      SNACKVANBOREDOM = -0.00015f
      DRINKINGSTRESS = -0.0009f
      DRINKINGBOREDOM = -0.0009f
      IDLINGSTRESS = -0.000008f
      IDLINGBOREDOM = 0.00004f
      TRAILERALONESTRESS = -0.00008f
      TRAILERALONEBOREDOM = 0.0f
      TRAILERTOGETHERSTRESS = -0.00008f
      TRAILERTOGETHERBOREDOM = 0.0f
      EATDRINKONSPOTSTRESS = -0.0002f
      EATDRINKONSPOTBOREDOM = -0.0002f
      DETOXBOREDOM = -0.0002f
      DETOXSTRESS = 0.0f
      DETOXTIMEDECAY = 0.0f
      DETOXTIMEFORDETOX = 30.0f
      DETOXADDBUFFER = 120.0f
      DETOXADDICTIONS = -0.5f
      CLINICTIMEDECAY = 0.0f
      CLINICSURGERYTIME = 10.0f
      CLINICWEIGHTALTER_KG = -20.0f
      CLINICCUTENESSALTER = 0.3f
      CLINICSEXAPPEALALTER = 0.5f
      CLINICADDBUFFER = 120.0f
      CLINICAGEMODIFIER = 20.0f
      MAXIMUMBOREDOMONPROJECT = 0.19f
      ADDICTEDWORKDECAYPERTICK = 0.0002f
      [quit]
      QUITTHREATDURATION = 1.0f
      QUITCONSIDERDURATION = 1.0f
      [start dates]
      salary = 1910
      image = 1905
      trailer = 1904
      entourage = 1902
      addictions = 1915
      workbar = 1901
      [thresholds]
      UI_ORANGE_THRESHOLD = 40.0f
      UI_RED_THRESHOLD = 25.0f

  • Increase relationships faster

    This procedure requires that you create a file and place it in your "\gameinstall\data" directory. If at any time you wish to revert the game back to its original state, simply delete the file. All of the original scripts can be found inside the "MISC0000.pak" file. Create a file called "social.ini" containing the following information, and place it in the "\gameinstall\data" folder. This script will make social engagements between people increase their relationship bar by much larger increments, instead of the normally tiny increments, thereby building good relationships in much less time.

      [MM]
      LOT = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0,0,0.99994
      BARNORMAL = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0,0.6,0.99997
      BARVIP = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0,0.65,0.999975
      CANTEENNORMAL = 0.25,0.25,0.054,0,0.7,0.99998
      CANTEENVIP = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0,0.8,0.999985
      TRAILER = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0,0.25,0.99999
      REHEARSE = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0.25,0.99,0.9999
      FILM = 0.25,0.25,0.002,0,0,0.99994
      CASTING = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0.2,0.99,0.9999

      [FF]
      LOT = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0,0,0.99994
      BARNORMAL = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0,0.6,0.99997
      BARVIP = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0,0.65,0.999975
      CANTEENNORMAL = 0.25,0.25,0.054,0,0.7,0.99998
      CANTEENVIP = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0,0.8,0.999985
      TRAILER = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0,0.25,0.99999
      REHEARSE = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0.25,0.99,0.9999
      FILM = 0.25,0.25,0.002,0,0,0.99994
      CASTING = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0.2,0.99,0.9999

      [MIX]
      LOT = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0,0,0.99994
      BARNORMAL = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0,0.6,0.99997
      BARVIP = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0,0.65,0.999975
      CANTEENNORMAL = 0.25,0.25,0.054,0,0.7,0.99998
      CANTEENVIP = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0,0.8,0.999985
      TRAILER = 0.25,0.25,0.05,0,0.9,0.99999
      REHEARSE = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0.25,0.99,0.9999
      FILM = 0.25,0.25,0.002,0,0,0.99994
      CASTING = 0.25,0.25,0.25,0.2,0.99,0.9999

      [blocks]
      RelBlockFoodAddict = 0.7
      RelBlockDrinkAddict = 0.7
      RelBlockHighStress = 0.7
      RelBlockUnhappySalary = 0
      RelBlockUnhappyImage = 0

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