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Featured upload! Train set toy (new animations) Minor update 16/07/07

by Echo Posted 14th Jul 2007 at 3:21 AM - Updated 29th Aug 2008 at 3:38 AM by Echo
65 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Minor update 16/7/2007
I just uploaded a slightly tweaked version of this (I changed a '2' to a '1' in one line ). If you have the old version it appears to be possible for sims to get stuck permanently cheering because of an odd little timing/threading issue. This version *should* fix that issue. Thanks to Llial for bringing this one to my attention. If anyone else has issues or bugs to report, please post them here or let me know in some other way.

Original post

Hi all!

This was originally posted in R&D, but after a few suggestions to do so, I've moved it to regular downloads.

As an example of the new capabilities provided by the Wes' wonderful new animation tool set, this train set toy contains a brand new animation on the object mesh. The train will drive around the track while sims are playing with it, and the windmill in the center will spin. Sims build fun by playing with it, and cheer enthusiastically while doing so.

If you want to create something like this too, then you need to check out the brilliant new animation tools by Wes_h which you can find here:

It allows you to make animations for sims and jointed objects using Milkshape. It's brilliant fun, and orders of magnitude easier than doing it all manually.

There's also a tutorial on using the tools here:

This is a testing download, so please keep that in mind. I don't imagine it will do anything horrible to your game, but we're playing with new techniques here so no guarantees!

You are welcome to clone this object, change it, use it as a base for other projects, copy the code, whatever you want. Just don't claim it in its current form as your own, and if you're planning on redistributing please wait a few weeks in case there are any unforseen bugs I need to fix. The code includes examples of event loops for object animations and sim overlays, which will probably come in handy if you're just starting with non-blocking primitives.

Polys: 880 (across 8 tiles, so pretty low)
Catalogue: Electronics > Entertainment


Additional Credits:
Massive thanks have to go to Wes for the tools, his guidance and his patience with me no matter how often I sent it to him in all manner of broken states.
Tags: #train, #toy, #animation, #trainset

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
echo-trainset.zip 151.6 KB 33,306 14th Jul 2007
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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
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4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
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  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

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Test Subject
#51 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 5:39 PM
This is cool. can you do a thomas the tank engine recolor of this? i'm just asking because i think you can do it more brilliantly than i can.
Test Subject
#52 Old 18th Nov 2007 at 11:42 PM
This is so great! We all had so much fun with trains when we were little, makes my houses a little more homey for my little ones
Test Subject
#53 Old 21st Nov 2007 at 1:28 PM
Originally Posted by ZeonZumDeikun
Wow, that's awsome.
I've wanted a train set for my Sims 2 sims. I missed the one from the original game.

Exactly what I was thinking when I saw this...
Test Subject
#54 Old 4th Dec 2007 at 4:14 PM
This is cool! I must say though that I never got use it because... Well, it crashed my game. When you first start to load it and the Sims 2 Open For Business logo comes up it crashed half way through the loading.
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 6th Feb 2008 at 10:56 PM
This is too cute! My son loves those wooden toy train sets and he has a traintable.
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Original Poster
#56 Old 7th Feb 2008 at 8:18 AM
Jizabel - that's odd... Do you have any other custom animation objects? If so, can you point me to them?
Forum Resident
#57 Old 29th Jun 2008 at 5:06 AM
You´re truely impressive.
Test Subject
#58 Old 2nd Aug 2008 at 4:48 AM
Genius, pure genius! *worship* *worship*

Thanks a bunch for your hard work!! :D

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Test Subject
10th Aug 2009 at 5:43 PM
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Field Researcher
#59 Old 16th Feb 2011 at 6:51 PM
Nice Work Echo Thanks!
Test Subject
#60 Old 8th Jul 2011 at 10:00 PM
nothing to say
Lab Assistant
#61 Old 20th Apr 2012 at 12:13 AM
Love it, thanks
Test Subject
#62 Old 5th Jul 2014 at 6:50 PM
Thank you ! :)
Top Secret Researcher
#63 Old 14th Oct 2014 at 3:15 PM
This is great. Thank you
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 30th Dec 2014 at 3:00 AM
Thank you.
#65 Old 13th Mar 2018 at 2:59 PM
My kids will love it!
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