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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?) - 25 Feedback 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.

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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:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=239060

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:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=239160

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

Enjoy!

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 33,204 14th Jul 2007
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

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\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\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
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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Instructor
#2 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 3:21 AM
Awesome! Purely awesome! Great job! :D
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 3:24 AM
This is brilliant, Echo!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 3:39 AM
Wow, what an ingenious idea
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 3:50 AM
This is so cute! My son was a big Thomas fan when he was little(now he's 12) and this really takes me back.
Instructor
#6 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 3:58 AM
Freaking awesome,thank you!!!

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Instructor
#7 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 4:01 AM
Great Job, Echo!
Thanks for sharing.
Space Pony
#8 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 4:04 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 2nd Aug 2007 at 5:22 PM. Reason: is a thanks post
Wow, that's awsome.
I've wanted a train set for my Sims 2 sims. I missed the one from the original game.
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#9 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 4:40 AM
You guys totally rock! And yeah for new animation tools to make the job a bit easier!

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Field Researcher
#10 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 5:16 AM
Oh my god, that is so cute! Thank you!

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#11 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 5:22 AM
This looks like we are going to have some fun. Thank You for another excellent download from you!!!
Field Researcher
#12 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 5:37 AM
Aaw, so cute! I always wondered why silly EAxis never brought us the trainset back from Sims 1. Thank you very much!

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Instructor
#13 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 6:00 AM
That's adorable!! Nice work, thanks

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Thank you for your consideration.
Instructor
#14 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 6:31 AM
I cannot believe this! How wonderful.

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Field Researcher
#15 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 6:41 AM
You're amazing, Echo, thanks for the toy, my sims will love it
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 8:34 AM
wow! this is awesome! thank you so much

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Test Subject
#17 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 8:46 AM
This is a really cute idea and I love it!
Thanks man!!!

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Space Pony
#18 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 8:56 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 2nd Aug 2007 at 5:22 PM. Reason: is a thanks post
I am blown away by this - fantastic job! It is really amazing what this community has been up to!
Instructor
#19 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 9:03 AM
you did a good job on this. Thanks echo

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Scholar
#20 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 9:12 AM
Waow ! Bravo Echo ! I'm eager to give this train to my sims (to give them fun and to watch this nice toy functionning) !
A lot of thanks and congrats for the featuring, it's well deserved.

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Inventor
#21 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 9:17 AM
New toys for my sims. Yeah!
Thank you.

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Lab Assistant
#22 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 9:17 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 2nd Aug 2007 at 5:22 PM. Reason: is a thanks post
Thank you so much im sure ill enjoy this. :D

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Scholar
#23 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 9:31 AM
You did wonders,once more.This new creation from you is such a high-quality toy for our Simmies.THANK YOU !!!
Alchemist
#24 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 10:03 AM
All I say is Amazing.

Update: July 2009-I am back now to make invisible and tranparent recolors again in sims 2. You can pm me if you want your objects to be invisible and transparent from now.
Top Secret Researcher
#25 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 10:09 AM
wow! this is reallly fabulous! thanks a lot, echo!!!
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