Maxis Computers as Decorative Objects *Updated 7-6-2011*
Updated: 26th May 2014 at 6:47 PM - Fixed an issue I found
I downloaded a lot recently that has a few too many computers on it, and rather than destroy the look of the lot (its a hospital) and get rid of all the extraneous computers, I created a decorative object to replace them with. All four Maxis computers are provided. The Moneywell, Little Sister WD15, Pear ShinyStation, and LyfeBGon computers all pull all textures from the original computers plus any recolors you may have. Here Jessica Picaso is admiring musiquefille's steampunk recolor on the closed version of the Little Sister (as it sits next to an actual Little Sister computer)
I've provided two versions of the Little Sister computer, one with the screen down (closed) and one with it up (open).
The Pear ShinyStation and LyfeBGon computers DO work in BaseGame, but as they pull their textures from the actual computers, they don't display textures (they flash blue) unless TeenStyleStuff or Apartment Life are installed, respectively. As such, I've marked those two files as needing the proper expansion/StuffPack.
The base for the computers is the "Measure of a Sim" sculpture, and as such, the computer is place-able on any surface that sculpture is, including the floor as I found out in my test house, and coffee tables as shown in the first picture.
Like I said, these pull the recolors of the original computers, so if you want to recolor them, just recolor the original computer.
The Decorative Computers are found in Decorative/Sculptures OR in the Decorative Category of Living Room or Study in Room Sort. They cost 1/10 the cost of the original computers. The Moneywell Sculpture costs $100, the LyfeBGon costs $190, the Pear ShinyStation costs $200 and the Little Sister costs $280
Do whatever you want with these things, all of it comes from the game, I just made it decorative.
SMALL UPDATE: I noticed as I was taking pictures of my Decorative TVs and Stereos that some of the stereos and these computers were not place-able on OfB shelves. So I fixed them. Re download if you got these before July 6th 2011. You need the ones with the "OfB" after the name. These files are still base game compatible and DO NOT require OfB, they simply will sit on the OfB shelves if you have it installed. I suggest everyone get the OfB ones instead of the originals.
The poly counts are as follows (I didn't alter the maxis mesh in anyway, so if they seem high, blame the game)
Little Sister (both versions): 1418 polys/1914 vertex
Moneywell: 1306 polys/1985 vertex
LyfeBGon: 1004 polys/1192 vertex
Pear Station: 1196 polys/1462 vertex
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below for more information.
Too much information to load! Please check each package file individually inside the Downloads tab!
| TeenStyleStuff Required
Size: 20.1 KB · Downloads: 1,141 · 6th Jul 2011
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Size: 23.7 KB · Downloads: 1,432 · 6th Jul 2011
|23.7 KB||1,432||6th Jul 2011|
| ApartmentLife Required
Size: 20.2 KB · Downloads: 1,138 · 6th Jul 2011
|20.2 KB||1,138||6th Jul 2011|
Size: 54.1 KB · Downloads: 1,471 · 6th Jul 2011
|54.1 KB||1,471||6th Jul 2011|
| TeenStyleStuff Required
Size: 20.1 KB · Downloads: 1,473 · 14th Jun 2011
|20.1 KB||1,473||14th Jun 2011|
Size: 23.8 KB · Downloads: 1,863 · 14th Jun 2011
|23.8 KB||1,863||14th Jun 2011|
| ApartmentLife Required
Size: 20.2 KB · Downloads: 1,573 · 14th Jun 2011
|20.2 KB||1,573||14th Jun 2011|
Size: 54.1 KB · Downloads: 2,174 · 14th Jun 2011
|54.1 KB||2,174||14th Jun 2011|
- - File was updated after upload was posted
1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
- Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
- Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
- Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
- Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
- Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
- For a full, complete guide to downloading complete with pictures and more information, see: Game Help: Downloading for Fracking Idiots.
- Custom content not showing up in the game? See: Game Help: Getting Custom Content to Show Up.
- If you don't have a Downloads folder, just make one. See instructions at: Game Help: No Downloads Folder.
I make things mostly b/c I want them in my game and can't find them elsewhere. So far I know how to make objects, clothing and accessories. I cannot and have no plans as of yet to learn how to make hair or any other Bodyshop content. Mods are also currently beyond my scope of comprehension, but I'm working on them.
I will take requests, but whether or not I choose to fulfill them depends on how easy it would be to make the item (ie. is it knowledge I already have?) or how much I'm willing to learn to make it. Mind you I'm willing to learn a lot. So don't be afraid to send me a PM requesting something.
My policy: You can use any of my meshes or textures anyway you want, but if you base something off of them, or use them in another project, please credit me and provide a link to my MTS profile if possible. Also any part of my work or anything based off of it MUST remain free. This includes putting it in a free section of a pay site. If someone has to pay to get something off that site, I don't want my work there. I'm not making money off this stuff, neither should you.