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The Carnival Set (functional) [Update 05/08/07]

by Echo Posted 31st Dec 2006 at 6:41 AM - Updated 8th Dec 2008 at 5:42 PM by -Maylin-
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update 5 Aug 07:

Thanks to Hexameter, there's now an alternate version of the carousel with beautiful music! This is in "echo-carousel-withsound" which will overwrite the original "echo-carousel". You should only have one of these in your game at a time, you can choose which you would prefer. If you want sound, you must download "" from this thread.

Thanks to Hexameter for this, it really sets the mood beautifully! :D

Minor Update - 13 Jan '07: If you downloaded the bumper cars for the first time since the update on the 7th (below) you may need to download them again as I forgot to include a required file in the .zip. Sorry!

Update - 7 Jan '07: Hi all, just a quick update to a few of the files.
- The wonderful MaryLou has altered the carousel to make it completely recolourable. The horses are in one subset, and the rest of the carousel is in another. Thanks MaryLou! :D
- The clowns, spooky cart and bumper cars have had their advertising increased to the same ranges as the swing set. This *may* make your sims more inclined to use them autonomously, although I won't guarantee it. The roller coaster and the carousel have not been modified, for technical reasons.

- I've added poly counts to the text below.

If you have previously downloaded, the updated files are:

Thanks for all the wonderful feedback everyone has left me, and I hope you continue to enjoy!


It was over nine months in the making, but it's finally done... Now it's time for your Sims to visit the carnival!

This set contains working rides and entertainers to make your own carnival, fair ground or theme park. Everything from roller coasters to performing clowns.

Most of these items are designed to let you construct your own rides if you have a bit of build-mode know-how. You can make your own rollercoaster track, or build and set up a new haunted house. Some of the rides are straight drop-and-play though, so you don't need to be a great builder to use those ones in your community lots.

(note - click for larger versions of preview images)

Performing clowns
These two clowns juggle, dance, and generally make a fool of themselves for the enjoyment of their Sim audiences. Watching them raises fun, and causes a lot of laugher! Note: The clown podiums can only be moved while there are no clowns on them. Once a clown has been spawned, you will need to use Moveobjects on to move or delete the podiums.

Minor Update: For some reason, the clowns were not showing up on community lots in some games. If this is affecting you, please re-download and This should force the clowns to appear. Alternatively, re-buying the clown podiums has been reported to fix the problem as well. Thanks to fanseelamb and CynicalChick for finding this one.
Poly count: 30 faces (podium). The clown is an NPC, and so has the equivalent poly count of most sims (ie - quite high).

Required files:

Optional files:

For the more passive carnival goers, the carousel provides a calm, relaxing opportunity to sit and watch the world go by. The carousel can hold three sims at any time, and will spin slowly and continuously except when sims are getting on or off.
Poly Count: 1428 faces

Required files:

Bumper Cars
A fun and social activity, these carts let sims drive around a bumper car rink, and even drive into each other! They're a bit noisy, but a great activity for groups. Bumper cars can only be used on community lots.
Poly Count: 346 faces

Required files:

Optional files:

Roller Coaster
What sort of carnival doesn't come with a roller coaster, and this is certainly one for the thrill seekers! Each roller coaster can hold two sims. Builders can design their own tracks for the roller coaster to drive around, and sims will squeal with delight (or terror) as they zoom along. Roller coasters can only be used on community lots.
Poly count: 190 faces (cart), 4 faces (direction changer)

Required files:

Spooky Cart
All sims like to be scared once in a while, and for them a haunted house is great fun! This cart runs a little slower than the roller coaster and only holds one sim, which just makes it all the creepier. Sims will get really spooked in this cart, but will still have a lot of fun. Spooky carts can only be used on community lots.
Poly count: 446 faces (cart), 4 faces (direction changer)

Required files:

Track Flooring
These segments of transparent flooring can be used to build your own rollercoaster track up in the air. There is one straight segment and one corner segment - you'll need pets installed to rotate these floor tiles in all directions though.

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Track building instructions
This pdf document is intended for builders who want to create their own roller coasters. It is heavily illustrated, and shows how and where to use the necessary building cheats, and how to make the carts go where you want them to.

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Dancing Skeletons
These make a great prop for your haunted houses. These skeletons have all the best dance moves, yet still manage to look completely eerie!
Poly Count: These are in-game maxis skeleton meshes. (I don't have the exact count). They are designed for the Sims, but are still high poly.

Required files:

This could look good in any natural wonderland, but it's much more fun when you have to go right through it on a rollercoaster ride! A two tile, two storey waterfall.
Poly Count: 40 faces

Required files:

The community lot
To save you the time and hassle of actually building a carnival with all of these items, here's a complete carnival community lot so your sims can enjoy it straight away. The lot uses all of the items in this thread, as well as one of my previous creations, the jumping castle. Only the castle is included in the lot file, you must also have all the other downloads included in this post. This is a medium sized lot (3x4).

Required files:

Compatibility and warnings:
This set has been built and tested with all EPs up to and including pets installed. Some objects may only require one or two of the EPs, but in the interests of simplicity I assume that everyone playing with them has all EPs. Stuff packs are optional. If you want to try using these objects with one or more EPs missing you are quite welcome to (and they may well work), but you do so entirely at your own risk.

Also, some of these items have very substantial code modifications. This set is easily the most complicated thing I have created to date. Consequently, there is a good chance that things may occasionally behave oddly or unexpectedly. If this happens, feel free to post here or to PM me with a detailed explanation of what went wrong, and if possible, a copy of the error log. Consider this set "in testing" until otherwise stated, and if you are the cautious sort you may want to wait a week before installing so that any big bugs can be identified and fixed.

Known Issues
Getting on and off some of the rides, some of the animations are not quite right. The sim may try to board from the wrong direction, or may slide from one location to another during the movement. This is a known issue, and is not likely to get fixed.

Use, reuse, and redistribution:
As with all my custom content, you're allowed to recolour, remesh, or recode to your hearts content. I'd love to see what you make! Attribution (credit) for derivatives is appreciated.

Thanks to:
- Hunter, Numenor, Inge and Coke, who helped me to find stuff, and occasionally fix things that broke,
- Fisheeyes, Atavera and Frillen for their very informative tutorials on slots or transparent floor tiles,
- Quaxi, Peter Jones, everyone else who has contributed to SimPE, without which I'd still be puzzling over data files,
- Zook, for being the only person who volunteered and followed through with beta testing, and finally
- Delphy, all the mods, and the other regulars at MTS2 who made it the great place that it is. You all rock.

That's it folks, download, enjoy, and happy new year!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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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\
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Lab Assistant
#76 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 9:10 PM
UN-Flippin'-Believable!!! You are AMAZING!!! Thank you so very, very much!!!

~*~*~*~ Proud supporter of MTS2 ~*~*~*~
Test Subject
#77 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 9:34 PM
This is great!

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Test Subject
#78 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 9:59 PM
Seriously, this is able to make me buy at least Nightlife and OFB, well not really, but almost!
Man, I wish I didn't have just University and some stuff packs, I want this sooo bad!
I'm almost willing to try and see if it works.
#79 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 10:07 PM
Oh. My. God. This is incredible! Echo, you're amazing! Wow. Just wow.

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at
Test Subject
#80 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 10:10 PM
I have only the O4B and Nightlife expansion packs. (No Pets or Univ.) I am SOOO disappointed that this crashes my game.

This download may be reason enough for me to spend the money for Pets & Univ!!

Thanks anyway!
Field Researcher
#81 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 10:13 PM
Do Sims use the items autonomously?

BTW, the roller coaster manual was excellent. It's very easy to understand and beautifully illustrated. Thank you.

Running: Sims2, Uni, NL, OFB, Pets, Seasons, BV, FT & AL. Patched.
Test Subject
#82 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 10:45 PM
*DANCING!!* What's amazing job are you doing. I am so happy that you did do a good job!!!! you must be a good artest!!! :D
Lab Assistant
#83 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 11:32 PM
What an incredible creation! As said before, you have even outdone yourself this time! Excellent, excellent, excellent and excellent! Thank you sooooo much! If Maxis ever decided to award independent creators you are definitely deserving of a huge award.
Thank you x 100!

Test Subject
#84 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 11:40 PM
It isnt working!I cant download ANYTHING!
Test Subject
#85 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 11:59 PM
you are the best creator on mts2! its amazing i can finally make a theme park with a working rollercoaster!!

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Original Poster
#86 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 1:22 AM
McAlli: My SimPE says the same thing about the clown, but he still works fine in game. It could just be because he is an NPC, and SimPE just isn't all that familiar with them. The code for the male clown is the same as the female clown, it's just a different skin.

magicmoon: Yes, most of the items are autonomous. They don't advertise all that highly but sims are able to use them autonomously if they are looking for fun.

panicdevil: Have you downloaded anything from MTS2 before? If the server is particularly busy you might get a time out from your end and have to try again a few minutes later.

And thanks again to all the people who have left thanks posts. You make me feel really warm and fuzzy!
Lab Assistant
#87 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 1:26 AM
I thought for like 10 min what to write in this comment. I still have no idea.

"You got to be kidding me." was the first thought.. and oh yes, that's a very positive comment.


"Practice, practice, practice until you eventually get numb on rejections."
~Brian Klemmer
Lab Assistant
#88 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 3:03 AM
i am totally blown away by the creativity and effort put into this!!! my god amazing work!! thank you so much!!!!

"it is better to be hated for who you are, than loved for who you are not"
Field Researcher
#89 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 4:14 AM
I am awestruck! What an amazing creator you are. :D

Please do not upload my creations to any pay sites or the exchange. Do not include my meshes with recolors. Uploading in lots is fine on MTS2 only.

Come and check out my other creations at Thesimszone.
Test Subject
#90 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 5:05 AM

How coool, I soo want to try this one, but sadly I dont have OFB, well I have it, its just it wont install again (scratched disk :/). This makes me wish I was a sim, so I can go to the carnival.

I may not know much japanese, but I do know one thing, "Gazette Rocks"
Lab Assistant
#91 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 6:56 AM
This is amazing work thank you so much I can't wait to use it in the game.
Test Subject
#92 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 7:23 AM
This is so very cool. Every item you post shows real thoughtfulness, and they are such delights to use in-game. Thank you
Top Secret Researcher
#93 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 7:33 AM
Well done Echo! This set deffiently deserved it's featurement.
Lab Assistant
#94 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 8:38 AM Last edited by bloodstained_black_lace : 1st Jan 2007 at 8:57 AM.
This Carnival set is absolutely amazing. The very first thing I did was check everything multiple times. I have all the same EPs as you listed, and it works perfectly. The only problem, I noticed was a tiny bit of bleed-through, but it was nothing that noticable, and it definately doesn't detract from (for lack of a better word) absolute amazingness that went into this masterpiece of creative genius. Your Build-Your-Own-Rollercoaster tutorial is simple and easy to understand, even for beginners who know very little about building cheats. I am in awe over this creation, and thank you sincerely for sharing it with the Community. This is amazing.

They should use The Sims 2 in could work wonders.
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#95 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 9:06 AM

Need to know which object came with which EP or SP? Check the CEP Object database
Test Subject
#96 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 10:41 AM
This is soooooooooooooooooooo need!!!
Thank you so much for sharing this awsome set!!!
#97 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 11:04 AM
Echo this is a godsend thank you so much you made my dreams come true!!!
Test Subject
#98 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 11:44 AM
I don't know what else to say, but i'll agree with everyone else when I say this is amazing!!

Thanks so much
I don't usually play community lots - but my sims now have a carnival coming to town.

<3 Nicola, xx
..."Its not hard to dream, you'll always be my konstantine"
Lab Assistant
#99 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 12:38 PM
This is so amazing..when I saw it I couldn't believe my eyes. I am truly amazed at your concepts. thank you so much.
Lab Assistant
#100 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 12:42 PM
Thank you so much for this, I cannot add anything that hasn't allready been said, except; it is impossible not to respect the amount of talent shown with this set. I love it, thank you.
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