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Featured upload! *2007 Update*Animated/Functional Value Vending Machine! (Chips, coke, & more)

by pacotacoplayer Posted 7th Oct 2006 at 2:37 AM - Updated 19th Mar 2009 at 1:54 PM by -Maylin-
206 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Updates

-March 8/07 - The vending machine SHOULD no longer replace my drink vending machine. I think the GUIDs were the problem. But if it still does, then I don't think there's anything I can do. I will test it later. This new version is called "VM 07" when you download it. If you download both vending machines, DO NOT download the one here that has over 20 000 downloads.


- October/6/06 - Added a new food dedicated and requested to/by DiscordKitty! Now your Child - Elder sims can purchase a bag of cookies!


I am deleting the old files and adding a new one. So the downloads number will drop back down to 0. If you downloaded the version without the cookies, then just download the vending machine that replaces the old one an download the Cookies Accessory (all files included in .zip)
So now there are 5 files to extract!!
Description
Wow...well....where do I start? There was a hell of a lot of work put into this, guys. Seriously. Not only is it Version 2 of my original (ly crappy) vending machine, but it is also a new object! What I mean is, I fixed everything I said I was....and I also added new features! I dont know how I did it, folks....been working on this for so many days and the coding was breaking my back Anyway, lets skip my pain and get with the download.

FEATURES (PLEASE READ)

There are a lot of new features in this vending machine. Here goes:

- Sims can now choose 3 foods from the vender (Chips, coke, and Energy Drink)

- Sim now eats the food DIRECTLY from the vending machine. In version 1 the sim placed it on a surface and you had to tell him/her to drink/eat it.

- Sim now burps after eating

- Sim now places hand directly in compartment instead of...well....not in the compartment

- Has a totally new look! (which suits the chips)

- Energy Drink raises energy+hunger of sim!

- No more doorbell sound; Sim now uses right hand instead of left.

Credits
Echo
- This object was cloned from my vending machine, which was originally cloned from her cauldron because I couldnt get the Pie Menu strings and functions to show for the end table
Numenor, Smonaff, Atavera - They all helped in the custom animating and Numenor and Smonaff in finding some burping animations *cant resist giggle*

And a special round of applause for my very good pal Smonaff. Who has helped me with BHAV editing ever since I started I wouldnt be where I am without you, Smo!

Age Groups

Child sims CANNOT buy an Energy Drink. I thought this would make it more realistic. They can still by pop and chips

Child - Elder can use this vending machine. Making it work for the Child sims was like making the machine all over again....

EP Compatibility
*In testing* Please test this and tell me what glitches you get, etc. 2 known glithes so far:

1. Sometimes a sim anatamously (is that how you spell/say it?) grabs the food from the corner of the machine and will intersect some parts...

2. When a sim places a big of chips on the ground so that you can dispose of them, half of the chips sink into the ground. Dont worry, they are still *clickable*

Downloading
Total of 4 files included in .zip. MUST EXTRACT ALL!!!

Find this under Electronics/Miscellaneous for 1250 simo's
Animations
This project contains custom animations
Not custom as in something you've never seen before, but Numenor led me to create the doorbell animation without the doorbell sound. Well, I figured out most of it myself but he put me on square 1

The new animation consists of 2 files!!!

1: a2o-door-pushbuttonbyptp_anim
2: c2o-door-pushbuttonbyptp_anim

According to Numenor, these files are included within the vending machine and DO NOT replace the doorbell animations in-game.

Poly counts
Vending Machine: 128 Poly's
Bag Of Chips: 1312 poly's (used from Maxis bag of chips with Doritos textures)
Energy Drink and Coke: 526 Poly's

Costs
Bag Of Chips - 5 simoleons
Coke - 5 simoleons
Energy Drink - 25 simoleons (almost maxes out Energy of sim and raises hunger like the others)
Energy Drink effecting needs:

PLEASE VIEW

I have some video's for you guys becuase pictures cannot show the coolness of this thing! I was playing it for hours I even forgot I was testing it!

Please click the following link to view a video of an Adult Sim using the vender to buy a coke:

To view videos, you must click on the pik

Please click the following link to view a video of a Child Sim buying a bag of chips (its so cute!!)



Comes with an At-The-End dialogue!


Please report any bugs/errors/otherbadstuff at once!

Feel free to recolor
-ptp
Tags: #Value, #Vending, #Machine, #-, #Vends, #4, #Foods!

Style: Retro Contemporary
Room: Living Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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
Value Vending Machine October.6.06 updated version.zip 269.5 KB 86,720 7th Oct 2006
VM 07.zip 265.3 KB 55,660 8th Mar 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Field Researcher
#76 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 7:10 AM
Simply awesome!!!! Wow!

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. (Oscar Wilde)
Test Subject
#77 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 7:27 AM
whoa! Looking great but one thing is missing.. chocolate bars! I lov them it might be too much to asked..
Nah, anyway, im going to download that rright now!
<3
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 7:29 AM
This is so awesome! Thank you much!

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Bicycle.
Test Subject
#79 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 10:48 AM Last edited by Barbie : 10th Oct 2006 at 3:24 PM.
Hallo pacotacoplayer !

Very good Job. It has always been one of my wishes .

Attention ! My Sim -Child can buy the coke ,but doesn't drink it Sorry !

Sorry for my english . I'm from Germany !
I hope you can understand me .
Greetings !
Barbie
Scholar
Original Poster
#80 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 12:56 PM
Thankyou, Barbie

I will look into that.

And about the chocolate bars - I was going to do that but I don't know how to add Morph Mods to a plain object without them. Sorry.

By the way, barbie: Did everything else turn out well?

Call me Paco!
Rhymes with Taco

I'm currently taking requests until August 12th.
Test Subject
#81 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 5:19 PM
Thank you so much! I have been hoping that someone would make a useable snack machine. I have a neighborhood gym and this will be perfect!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?
Lab Assistant
#82 Old 9th Oct 2006 at 6:45 AM
awsome work.
and wonderful idea.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Lab Assistant
#83 Old 9th Oct 2006 at 2:56 PM
If sims buy vendor machines and will the owner sims earn money in Open for Business?? Just like Cell phone machine. If so, let me know!! I'm downloading them now! :D

Anyway, wonderful jobs !!
Test Subject
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9th Oct 2006 at 3:03 PM
Awesome
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Test Subject
#84 Old 9th Oct 2006 at 8:50 PM Last edited by Barbie : 10th Oct 2006 at 6:22 AM.
Your welcome ,pacotacoplayer
Thank you for your answer
The Sim - child buys the Coke and puts it away.
For everything else is fine. I have still another small problem. The Snackautomat is a Cokeautomat.It is not the automat on the picture above.However it have the same function . Last week I had downloaded the Cokeautomat http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=192803
Greetings
Barbie
Field Researcher
#85 Old 9th Oct 2006 at 11:25 PM
I had the exact opposite problem. A few days before downloading this one, I downloaded the Coke machine from:

http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=192803

The Coke machine looked correct when I downloaded it. But after downloading this vending machine, BOTH machines look like this one. The Coke one doesn't look right anymore, it is the same as this one.

Running: Sims2, Uni, NL, OFB, Pets, Seasons, BV, FT & AL. Patched.
Scholar
Original Poster
#86 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 12:02 AM
Guys, if you know how, try changing the GUID of the first version and it should fix the problem.

Call me Paco!
Rhymes with Taco

I'm currently taking requests until August 12th.
Lab Assistant
#87 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 2:58 AM
This is one of the better objects I've seen, and it's just awesome. The textures look good..animations as well fit in. The end message is also great, who could think of that? Well aparently not me. Heh.

Check out my uploads here!
Feel free to email, PM, or IM me!
Test Subject
#88 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 3:25 PM
hey, one question. If I have this on an owned community lot, will the owner of the lot get money when NPCs purchase snacks from it?

BTW: It's awsome. I've been looking for something like this for ages.

"Don't piss me off! I'm running out of places to hide the bodies..."
Scholar
Original Poster
#89 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 5:11 PM
No, the machine does not give the owner profit. Sorry; that gets into really complicated BHAV editing and I am not there yet.

Call me Paco!
Rhymes with Taco

I'm currently taking requests until August 12th.
Instructor
#90 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 5:45 PM
Well, I don't have OFB, so my sims don't own community lots-- and this will be a great addition to some of my community lots!

And I don't mind the kids/coke problem, either-- small price to pay for the genius that is this machine! *bows and pays homage*

Contemplating making Golden Sun stuff for TS2.
Lab Assistant
#91 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 8:30 PM
I wasn't aware the coke vendor machine still functioned the same its just the cool design has been destroyed
Test Subject
#92 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 9:37 PM
I have a problem like Jasmini.... I have this vending machine plus your coke machine and a pepsi recolour of the coke machine and now all 3 look like the coke machine... the menus are correct but they all look the same now, and i have no idea how to change a guid. Is there going to be a fix????
Field Researcher
#93 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 10:45 PM
I haven't had any sims use it on their own. Are they able to use it autonomously?

Running: Sims2, Uni, NL, OFB, Pets, Seasons, BV, FT & AL. Patched.
Scholar
Original Poster
#94 Old 11th Oct 2006 at 12:20 AM
Okay, then I guess I will have to post the new GUID-ed version. Give me 'till tommorow. But like I said, if y'all want the other one to work properly then change its GUID *for the ones who knw how*

Call me Paco!
Rhymes with Taco

I'm currently taking requests until August 12th.
Test Subject
#95 Old 11th Oct 2006 at 2:41 PM
This is one of those absolutely magical things that I never knew I needed till I saw it!

Thanks a million! I'm downloading it now to test later ....

Chaynne

~ I'm the sanest person I know ~
Field Researcher
#96 Old 11th Oct 2006 at 10:32 PM
Is there any way to get the cleanbots to recognize the used cans? The sims insist on putting them on the floor when done and the employee lounge is littered with used cans. I put a cleanbot in the room for the express purpose of cleaning up after these sims, but it doesn't "see" the cans on the floor.

Running: Sims2, Uni, NL, OFB, Pets, Seasons, BV, FT & AL. Patched.
Scholar
Original Poster
#97 Old 11th Oct 2006 at 10:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by magicmoon
Is there any way to get the cleanbots to recognize the used cans? The sims insist on putting them on the floor when done and the employee lounge is littered with used cans. I put a cleanbot in the room for the express purpose of cleaning up after these sims, but it doesn't "see" the cans on the floor.


Sims are pigs. We all have to learn to deal with it

Call me Paco!
Rhymes with Taco

I'm currently taking requests until August 12th.
Lab Assistant
#98 Old 12th Oct 2006 at 8:27 PM
I love the vending machine but it killed my coke machine, I liked the look of the coke machine in the game

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Test Subject
#99 Old 12th Oct 2006 at 9:02 PM
So is there somehting we can do to have both the vending and coke machine useable w/n the game?
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