How to Set a Decorative Object's Environmental Rating in the Sims 2
I have noticed that the Environmental score of decorative objects is often listed as high as 10 but the price does not correspond to this rating. As far as I have been able to determine the actual environmental effect of an object is only determined by its OBJD's Price in conjunction with its OBJD Niceness Multiplier, whereas the catalogue Environment score number has no tangible effect. In other words the score as shown in the Buy Mode catalogue is only a guide for the player but it does not actually affect a Sim's environment (room) motive.
To set the Environmental score that is displayed in the catalogue, use SimPE to adjust the ratingRoom value as shown in the OBJD's Catalog Ratings section.
To actually cause an object to significantly improve a room's environment, adjust its price to an appropriately high value, as shown under the OBJD's Catalog Price section. The ratingRoom value can then be adjusted to correspond to this OBJD's Catalog Price.
The following list of Basegame decorative objects can be used as a guide for setting the ratingRoom value to a number that is approriate to its catalogue price.
Environment Score vs Cost
|0||§12||0x4CA170EB||Shocking Pink Flamingo|
|1||§30||0x6C75B8BD||Frost de Fieur Bud Vase|
|1||§120||0xCC6CC226||Red vs. Blue Oil Portrait|
|2||§150||0xAC80A424||Chinese Opera Mask|
|2||§200||0x8CC50511||Musee Public 'Collection Sculpture'|
|2||§300||0x2CE0A6C7||Collage in Black and White|
|2||§333||0xAC75B83B||Fruitless Fig Tree|
|3||§335||0x8C7B340C||Floor-Length Tieback Curtains|
|3||§350||0x6CDB8991||Rainy Day Main Street|
|3||§425||0xECD8C479||SimCity at Night|
|4||§500||0x8CA69948||Ancient Transport Urn|
|4||§600||0xACC50126||In the Beginning|
|10||§1500||0x8C6CC5AC||Immobile Chimes Mobile in Steel|
|10||§1500||0xCCDA18FA||The Meaning of Fruit|
|10||§3500||0xECC4FDBE||Open-Wall Wall Fan|
|10||§4000||0xEC6A3430||12th Century Song Dynasty Vase|
|10||§5000||0x0C7B5397||The Fourth Element Wall Hanging|