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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?) - 25 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 86,718 7th Oct 2006
VM 07.zip 265.3 KB 55,658 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
#2 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 2:43 AM
wow!!this is so awesome!! thank you..great job!!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 2:44 AM
This is amazing! Thanks!
Test Subject
#4 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 2:45 AM
wow. just wow. amazing job!

aww the munching sounds the kid makes are so cute.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 2:45 AM
I was just thinking how nice it would be to have a snack machine to go with your soda machine. Keep up your great work and thanks.
Forum Resident
#6 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:03 AM Last edited by General Oohoh : 7th Oct 2006 at 4:06 AM.
Wonderful job, Paco! You just keep getting better. I can't wait to test it in my game! Keep up the great work!

And congradulations on your feature!

Please do not upload any of my lots to the exchange, or any other site.
If you would like to see more of my lots click here.
Forum Resident
#7 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:04 AM
Thank you so much! This will be great for University lots. I'm off to test it now!


Julie =)

"I'm thinking about how if you took the W in answer, and the H in ghost, and the extra A in aardvark, and the T in listen, you could keep saying WHAT but no one would ever hear you because the whole word would be silent." - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Field Researcher
#8 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:07 AM
This is amazing! This shoud be featured!
Sarcastic Evil Muppet
staff: retired moderator
#9 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:19 AM
Outstanding, Paco. Your hard work really shows - great job.

I'll try and test it out some over the weekend and let you know if I find any problems

Congrats on being featured
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:17 AM
another awesome creation paco

Do not post my creations anywhere unless you have my permission

Check out my website!
Field Researcher
#11 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:20 AM
i really like it thanks!!!!
Scholar
Original Poster
#12 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:20 AM
Oh my gosh! Thank you MTS2 staff for featuring me! I feel so proud I'm really screaming inside :D

Call me Paco!
Rhymes with Taco

I'm currently taking requests until August 12th.
Sarcastic Evil Muppet
staff: retired moderator
#13 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:26 AM
Ohhhh I just thought - would it be possible to add cookies as well if it's not too much of a pain/if you do other revisions?
Scholar
Original Poster
#14 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:25 AM
Of course! I will do that immideatly

Edit: Oh, not other versions, I will just update this one

Call me Paco!
Rhymes with Taco

I'm currently taking requests until August 12th.
Instructor
#15 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:28 AM
You have outdone yourself paco! Wonderful job.

* If you download my sets please note that I usually include a collection file. Please do not pm me that you can not find something from my sets if you have not yet installed the collection file. I do it for a reason. Thanks!
Sarcastic Evil Muppet
staff: retired moderator
#16 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:40 AM
Thanks paco cookies, chips, pop and energy drinks YAY!
Instructor
#17 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:34 AM
Congratulations, all your hard work paid off! I can't wait to try it out.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 4:04 AM
Wow, this is brilliant! Thank you SO much! :D
Test Subject
#19 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 4:14 AM
This is great. Can't wait to try it.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 4:18 AM
This is wonderful! I'm so glad to see that this has been featured; you definitely deserve some recognition on this site! 5 stars!
Sarcastic Evil Muppet
staff: retired moderator
#21 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 4:42 AM
cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies
Field Researcher
#22 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 4:37 AM
This is too cool!! Thanks a million!
Scholar
Original Poster
#23 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 4:39 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by discordkitty
cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies cookies


Ha ha! You're welcome

Call me Paco!
Rhymes with Taco

I'm currently taking requests until August 12th.
Instructor
#24 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 5:15 AM
Haha, my friends and I kind of live off vending machines. This looks great, thanks!
Top Secret Researcher
#25 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 5:23 AM
Congratulations on a great project to be featured. Thanks for all your hard work and sharing your wonderful talent with all of us. This is going to be fun to watch them go to the vending machine and munch out. LOL Thanks!!!!!!!!
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