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17 Magical Effects for Apartment Life

by Sophie-David Posted 26th Nov 2013 at 12:13 PM - Updated 26th Nov 2013 at 8:23 PM by Sophie-David
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Title: 17 Magical Effects for Apartment Life


Purpose

- inspired by a request for green fire from pykkadilly at Plumb Bob Keep, to provide a set of Apartment Life magical effects, available from the Decorative/Misc buy mode catalogue for ยง19 each.

General Description

The effects have the following features: they may be placed on locked tiles and beach tiles, may be struck by lighting but are non-flammable, cannot be stolen or repossessed, and they remain in place if the lot is sold. For maximum flexibility, these items are flagged to allow placement on all types of surfaces. Although the catalogue descriptions may in some way categorize an effect as "Good" or "Evil" based on its original function, actually these Effects have almost no affect on Sims or other objects. For example the fires are completely harmless and do not cause panic. Note that Sims may come to see a newly placed effect, as they routinely do when new items are placed. All effects do have a slightly positive affect on environmental scores.

The catalogue descriptions also indicate that these effects are "Sinkable" meaning that they may be placed underwater or under the ocean. They are also height adjustable using the square bracket keys: []. I have included a "Magical Effects" collection file in a separate archive.

Contents

Magical Blue Smoke, Magic Circles, Magical Cyan & Pink Stars, Magical Gold Fire, Magical Green Fire, Magical Green & Yellow Stars, Magical Large White Orb, Magical Large Yellow Orb, Magical Light Beams, Magical Red Fire, Magical Red Smoke, Magical Small Green Glow, Magical Small Pink Glow, Magical Small White Orb, Magical Small Yellow Orb, Magical White Smoke, Magical Yellow & Orange Stars.


Note: please use caution when placing effects, as they may cause slowdowns on older machines, or in large and complex lots. Fires are particularly resource hungry. When using effects, less is more.

Terms of Use
You may include these effects in uploaded lots, whether for free or pay. Please include a credit and link to this page. I would be enjoy receiving a PM with a link to your uploaded creation, but this is not required.


Additional Credits

GIMP 2, IrfranView, Microsoft Paint and Microsoft Photo Editor for graphics creation, processing, sizing and titling
Numenor's AnyGameStarter for project testing
Milkshape 3D, Ultimate Unwrap3D Pro and UV Mapper Professional for tile creation and mapping
SimPE, PJSE, and CEP for Sims 2 object creation
StephSim's Gwrych Barony Castle and Gwrych March Church and Gift Shop form the settings for the in-game screen photos
Wikimedia Commons for some of the public domain symbols

Polygon Counts:
All Effects Tiles: 2 faces, 4 vertices
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
sdMagicEffectsAL.zip | Description: 17 Magical Effects for Apartment Life 285.1 KB 4,490 26th Nov 2013
sdCollection_MagicEffects.zip | Description: Magical Effects Collection File for installation in the Collections folder 2.0 KB 3,249 26th Nov 2013
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\

-or-

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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Style: Antique Contemporary Fantasy Sci-Fi
Room: Kitchen Study Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #magical, #magic, #witch, #wizard, #sorcery, #effects, #fire, #smoke, #stars, #light beams, #gleams, #glowing, #magic circle, #wizard, #witch, #orb, #green fire, #golden fire, #red fire

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