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Gipsy Carts (incl. Basegame versions)

by hexameter Posted 1st Dec 2008 at 2:16 PM - Updated 14th Mar 2009 at 4:18 AM by hexameter : Added the link to the sound package
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Gipsy Cart Set
- Dragon Slave -
- Charme699 -
- hexameter -

It's not very often that I make special vehicles by request. This type of cart was first requested by Majin_Tenshi but by others, too. I liked the vehicle in the picture provided by Majin_Tenshi (see comparison) and I also wanted to have such a cart for my game. My friend Netseeker2 suggested to make a "tent" version and as I thought it might be a good idea to also have this cart as a decorative object for other occasions I got different vehicles and put them to this set.
No object creator can make a requested object exactly like it might be in the imagination of the one that requested it. So I convinced one of them who requested it, too, my friend Charme699, to make the textures. The vehicles never had got this great look (on my oppinion) if I had made the textures by myself.
So a big "Thank You!" to Charme699 for all the beautiful textures.
A horse drawn cart without a horse is only a nice decoration. The versions made for traffic situations use the great horse mesh of Dragon Slave.
The next "Thank You!" therefore has to go to Dragon Slave who created this special mesh.

Here the description of the parts:

- NL-GipsyCart-2008.rar
This is the drivable version with custom sound. If you want to have the correct noises use my sound package.
Get the "soundpackage" here:
This cart comes with five recolours using the textures made by Charme699.
Compatible with Numenor's 'Drivable Cars Without Nightlife' add-on

- BV-GipsyCart-2008.rar
Bon Voyage EP users may be interested in the cart that works like a tent. You can download this file with all the textures of Charme699. It doesn't use the horse mesh of Dragon Slave but you can get her horses here:

Combine them for decorative reasons as you want with the cart.

Basegame users can download
- BG-GipsyCart-2008-parked-StandAlone.rar
containing a decorative cart with horses. The RAR-file includes all recolours with textures of Charme699 and works as single object in the game.

- BG-GipsyCart-2008-parked-dependent.rar
containing a decorative cart without horses. This version is made for parking situations and pulls its colours from the first BG version. If you decide to have a cart without horses you'll have to download both versions. Decide on your own whether you want to keep the decorative cart with horses or not.

All carts have their own GUID and can be used all together in the game without conflict.

Known issue: The drivable version has two states for the ladder. Unfortunately I couldn't get it to work correctly with recolours. The object always falls back to the original texture in these cases (ladder only). This doesn't cause problems in use.
Install the objects as usual in your download folder.
Catalog: NL version = - Outside-Misc.-Cars - and the others - Outside-Misc.-Misc. -
To make sure that these carts work independent of each other the recolours for BG, NL and BV are included and separate for each version.

These objects are tested in my games and worked like they should. I made some changes concerning animations, sound and footstep that you'll see in the game. Take it as surprise. They don't use custom animations and the horses are not animated.

Enjoy these objects and get them as Christmas presents

A big "Thank you!" to Delphy for the possibility to share these objects here.

Polygon Counts:
BG-GipsyCart-2008-parked without horses: f = 10.150 (847 per tile); v = 7.213
BG-GipsyCart-2008-parked with two horses: f = 15.904 (1.136 per tile); v = 10.845
BV-GipsyCart ("tent" version): f = 10.164 (847 per tile); v = 7.241
NL-GipsyCart-2008(drivable version): f = 15.988 (761 per tile); v = 11.057

Additional Credits:
Quaxi and all the developers of SimPE Numenor for CEP and his BaseGameStarter
All the writers of tutorials I used during the last years

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 Nightlife Bon Voyage
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
NL-GipsyCart-2008.rar | Compatible with Numenor's 'Drivable Cars Without Nightlife' add-on

Size: 2.78 MB · Downloads: 21,990 · 1st Dec 2008
2.78 MB 21,990 1st Dec 2008
BV-GipsyCart-2008.rar | Cloned of the BV-tent and working like this.

Size: 2.35 MB · Downloads: 21,491 · 1st Dec 2008
2.35 MB 21,491 1st Dec 2008
BG-GipsyCart-2008-parked-StandAlone.rar | Package including recolours

Size: 2.43 MB · Downloads: 20,780 · 1st Dec 2008
2.43 MB 20,780 1st Dec 2008
BG-GipsyCart-2008-parked-dependent.rar | This object uses textures of the Stand-Alone-Version!

Size: 122.6 KB · Downloads: 21,478 · 1st Dec 2008
122.6 KB 21,478 1st Dec 2008
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 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
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Field Researcher
#26 Old 2nd Dec 2008 at 6:35 AM
As usual, fantastic work!

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
#27 Old 2nd Dec 2008 at 1:36 PM
This is Fantastic! I love it! Thank you!
Test Subject
#28 Old 2nd Dec 2008 at 1:41 PM
I've a little question: what do we do when we have NL AND BV? :D
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#29 Old 2nd Dec 2008 at 2:03 PM
Default About different versions
Originally Posted by eleonoreb
I've a little question: what do we do when we have NL AND BV? :D

That depends on your taste and what you want to do with the carts. You can use them all together (BG + NL + BV) or each version for itself. All will work for you.

@ShanOw: "Thankyou very much Hexameter, its great to see you back creating!! And great work Charme699, you've become very good at texturing."
Actually I never took a break, I only need that much time because of some special ideas I want to realize and I have to fight for. Most of it fails but every now and then I succeed ;-). Try to find out what I mean.
Concerning Charme: She always was such a talented artist in those things I saw as drawings and others. So I was lucky to convince her to help me.
Forum Resident
#30 Old 2nd Dec 2008 at 11:41 PM
lol, guess I just haven't paid much attention to things lately. Thanks a lot for your reply btw :p
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 3rd Dec 2008 at 12:00 AM
That's like... wow, fantastic! I love it! Thank you very much!
Test Subject
#32 Old 3rd Dec 2008 at 9:55 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 5th Dec 2008 at 4:46 AM. Reason: Removed image tags. Please read the posting guidelines.
This is beyond amazing!
I realy LOVE how this project turned out
I can not thank you enough for all your effort and hard work!
It was totaly worth the wait

thank you thank you thank you!
Test Subject
#33 Old 4th Dec 2008 at 9:18 PM
THANK YOU!!! I have a medieval village with gypsies and they looked weird with the carriage and now you made this LOVELY gypsy cart!! So HAPPY!!!
Field Researcher
#34 Old 12th Jan 2009 at 11:40 PM
Excelent work. What more can I say that has not already beed said. I also thank you fo sharing
13th Mar 2009 at 8:28 PM
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Test Subject
2nd May 2009 at 7:59 PM
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Test Subject
#35 Old 2nd May 2009 at 8:02 PM
Such a beautiful carts !
Your creation is always soooo amazing.
Field Researcher
#36 Old 3rd May 2009 at 7:33 AM
Oh!, That is very nice. Thank you so much
Forum Resident
#37 Old 3rd May 2009 at 4:14 PM

Thank you.
Test Subject
#39 Old 4th May 2009 at 6:16 PM
aaaaa!! love it! love it! love it!!! thanks!!!!!! :*
Test Subject
#40 Old 5th May 2009 at 3:54 AM
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 6th May 2009 at 6:21 AM
These are so lovely, hexameter! My medieval neighborhood would be a shadow of itself without your cart 'cars', and this is another awesome addition. Thank you so much for all the work you put into these, and for sharing them with us.
Test Subject
#42 Old 8th May 2009 at 11:01 AM
this is unbelievable! i'm very impressed by your talent (to everyone who contributed in this)!!!
Test Subject
#43 Old 27th May 2009 at 11:04 AM
thnx alot
Test Subject
#44 Old 3rd Jun 2009 at 1:48 AM
I seem to have a problem with the tent version of the BV Gipsy Cart. I can't click on the cart in order to get inside. The sims on the lot looked glitched whenever I placed the BV Gipsy Cart on the lot. I tried removing all custom contents and hacks, but I still have the same problem. I'm on a Mac (10.4.11) with Sims 2 Base Game, Uni, OFB, NL, Pets, Seasons and BV only.

Is it because I'm on a Mac? Nobody else seems to have any problems, so I assume it is. Any help? Thanks in advance.
Test Subject
#45 Old 4th Jul 2009 at 3:57 AM
Wow! This is incredible! The vardos are absolutely gorgeous! The horses could use more hair, bulk and feather though. That one would have a hell of a hard time pulling a vardo! Awwwwesome job with the vardo though!

Test Subject
#46 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 12:21 AM
Test Subject
#47 Old 30th Jul 2009 at 2:04 PM
I really like this download


Question though, if I wanted to have the tent version, driveable version and norm version with horses, do I download all 3 ???

Ta x
Test Subject
#48 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 6:10 AM
Haha. Cute!
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