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Picked upload! Another Pixel Anachronism: Yasimo F# Symphonator Keyboard

by Nysha Posted 13th Mar 2013 at 4:54 AM
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I've always found it strange that EA didn't include any keyboards in TS2. You'd think it'd be an obvious thing to have - more obvious than, say, a bong disguised as a lurid pink children's toy, or a plant-watering robot that doesn't water plants. There have been a few CC keyboards made over the years, but none of them are that much to my liking, so I decided to take the easy way out and convert this rather lovely TS3 keyboard.

I discovered a few hours ago that while I was working on this, someone else (amitovam?) converted the same object. I decided to upload this anyway, because I did it, it is objectively superior to everyone else's keyboards (because it comes in unwashed piss-poor hippie colour), and because I don't think anyone else has done a version with two subsets. So, yay me!

There are five keyboard colours and four stand/stool colours, as per the pics.

The keyboard can, unsurprisingly, be found in Hobbies -> Creative, and costs ยง1,000 - making it significantly cheaper than the upright, but still pricey enough to keep away the hipsters. I was hoping to do a set of less fancy instruments, but cloning any instrument other than a piano is a complete nightmare, and unfortunately I just don't have time. Maybe next year.

I was also intending to make a basegame compatible version - and indeed I did so! Unfortunately, it suffers from an error I can't figure out and, again, I just don't have time to go beating it with sticks of inquiry and tweaking. So... maybe next year.

But all is not lost! Even though I haven't provided a full set of affordable instruments for your simmies, I have provided one extraordinarily affordable keyboard - no liability accepted if the stand rusts through and collapses on your sim's foot.

I told you it came in unwashed piss-poor hippie colour.


Polygon Counts:
1783 - A little high, I'm afraid, due mainly to the cylindrical stand bits

Additional Credits:
The lovely Phae, whose daughters of chimeway piano helped me confirm that my own keyboard is not broken, I just have some stupid hack conflict in my main game that I'm too lazy to fix. And I think it was Phae who helped me work out the EP requirements, too.

And to Tim Minchin, for singing in F#.
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Yasimo F# Symphonator.7z 437.0 KB 20,323 13th Mar 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\


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

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