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Testers Wanted: Magazine Rack **May 02 2005***MAJOR UPDATE: ANIMATIONS ***

by boblishman Posted 28th Apr 2005 at 11:44 PM - Updated 2nd May 2005 at 1:39 AM by boblishman
78 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 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.
***********May 02 2005 **** Major update: Now with animations!!******* see below

Hi Guys,
Would you test this for me please?
Made with SimPE v0.35, Milkshape, Meshtool and UVMapper it is EP ready (not required) with unique (registered) GUID and colour enabled.
Polygon Count:574 (= Low)

This is a modern style wooden magazine rack...complete with magazines.
Choose from 4 different magazine sets and six different wood finishes (see pics)

It can be placed almost anywhere..(except on the mantlepiece... where it would catch fire!!)

It can be found in HOBBIES...and then..ALL(* see below)

Please report any issues...and thanks for testing


UPDATE 2nd May:: Thanks to the amazing Numenor. ..This package has been totally remade by him to inculde animations. I take NO credit for this...this was all his hard work. Thank You are THE man!

If you want to have the new animations you need the new file(s) dated MAY 05.... if you've not bothered then you need not redownload.

The update means that it now appears in HOBBIES/ALL...and you will need to download the new zip file and replace the master file ....(including all the (new) recolour files),

They have the same file names and will simply overwrite your original downloaded files.


Recolours: Please do not post files containing the original mesh. Recolours are fine to post (preferable here in the recolours section). Please pm me before posting recolours- I always reply.

Please do not include this (or any of my other items) in uploaded LOTS. These are BETA objects for you to test...not something to 'inflict' on an unsuspecting LOT downloader. Thanks

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

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 461.0 KB · Downloads: 8,717 · 2nd May 2005
461.0 KB 8,717 2nd May 2005
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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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 9th May 2005 at 7:31 PM
wow. one more cool creation from you. thank you very much!
Test Subject
#52 Old 10th May 2005 at 3:02 AM
Originally Posted by boblishman
seems my new avatar is causing a bit of a stir ... he is based on me...but I'm afraid he's much more handsome!.

If you want to know what I look really like (in 'real life') then look very closely at one of my objects (not this one) ...there's an actual picture of me (not my avatar) on one of them... :omg:

Oo hoo hoo, Bob is a big tease! I shall go searching for this mysterious picture, but it may take me a while! You devil, you.
Test Subject
#53 Old 11th May 2005 at 4:40 AM
I love this object and have downloaded it into my game. One thing I noticed (and I didn't see mentioned in this thread, but if I missed it, I'm sorry) is that children cannot use it.

Now I didn't test alot, but using it in my house, mom and dad could read and study just fine. When Jr. was born, I had him study cooking from it as a child and as he went to reach for a magizine, he jumped back and the action was cancelled.

I deleted the object (just from this house) and replaced with a standard book case and the child was able to read and study normally.

One other thing that was strange though is that when Jr. was a toddler he was able to "ask to be read to" and did several times.

I can test it in other families for you if you'd like, but I was wondering if anyone else noticed this?
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Original Poster
#54 Old 11th May 2005 at 10:04 AM
vaughje: You may well be right about this.... I didn't remake the package with the animation....Numenor did... so I'm not exactly sure which animation/actions he included in the package.... sorrry!
11th May 2005 at 2:55 PM
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Test Subject
#55 Old 11th May 2005 at 2:58 PM
Gah I posted under my sister's name..

Anyways don't be sorry, I love this objects and brought it back into the house. What's the harm of having this next to an easy chair and then another bookcase somewhere else?!

Your objects are awesome and big thanks to numenor for the animations.

I just wanted to make sure it wasn't just me is all.
Lab Assistant
#56 Old 12th May 2005 at 2:24 AM
Oh Numenor....just what animation did you use? Since it works without EP I am baffled as to which animation this came from since they dont put back or grab reading material from thin air but only from the action of bending down and getting a magazine....hmmm.
Test Subject
#57 Old 12th May 2005 at 9:36 PM
Man that would be PIMPED if he made the animations... I didn't think it was possible to though... hmmm is right!
Field Researcher
#59 Old 17th May 2005 at 12:08 AM
this is cool ......WOW ...thanx alot
#60 Old 17th May 2005 at 6:55 PM
wow this is great i like this
Test Subject
#61 Old 18th May 2005 at 2:32 PM
omg this is awsome wit hthe animations Thank you bob
Test Subject
#62 Old 21st May 2005 at 6:12 AM
[COLOR=Indigo]Your stuff is totally great. As I go through the Mod the Sims 2 pages, all the great stuff I want to download is always done by you!! Great job!![/COLOR] :bump:
Field Researcher
#63 Old 2nd Jun 2005 at 9:45 AM
A magazine rack is one of those things I can't believe maxis left out. Thanks. Now I won't have to run around the house looking for scattered papers
Test Subject
#64 Old 10th Jul 2005 at 4:12 AM
all of your realistic things are making the game... well... more realistic

Lab Assistant
#65 Old 13th Jul 2005 at 4:02 AM
wow. Looks great. Thank you
Lab Assistant
#66 Old 22nd Jul 2005 at 11:44 AM
very nice is it possible to do one with cooking and stuff?
Top Secret Researcher
#67 Old 27th Jul 2005 at 8:21 AM
Thank you very much for this. I really like how simple and clean it is. I shall say I cant wait to go play my game and have them do some reading. Thanks again.
Also thanks to Numenor for adding the animations.
Field Researcher
#68 Old 30th Jul 2005 at 11:37 PM
Me and my sims thank you very much
Test Subject
#69 Old 20th Oct 2005 at 2:10 AM
One word....Awesome objects, man!!

That was three words actually...your stuff just excites me so much, it messes with my brain!

(\__/) ...(\__/)...
(='.'=) .>(^.^)<.
(")_(") ...(')_(')...

Decided to help BOTH of them gain world domination
Top Secret Researcher
#70 Old 21st Oct 2005 at 2:43 PM
I love this thankz
Lab Assistant
#71 Old 18th Nov 2005 at 11:03 PM
this is what i was looking for is there a way to make him read magazines and get the interest boosts. or is this just like reading a book with magazine in the place.
Test Subject
#72 Old 9th Jan 2006 at 5:23 PM
Hey, thats really cool! I bet it would look good in a bathroom! lol. Thank you!
Field Researcher
#73 Old 18th Jan 2006 at 11:53 AM
Awesome!!! Thank you
Lab Assistant
#74 Old 12th May 2006 at 3:46 AM
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