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The Pond in July (Small Update)

by macarossi Posted 30th Jun 2007 at 9:29 PM - Updated 5th Jul 2007 at 2:12 PM by macarossi : A small update
272 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 19 Thanks 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
It has been so unbearably hot the past week that all I could think of was of a nice cool retreat from the heat. And here it is - the pond in July
I placed the objects form the Pond Collection under the category Build Garden Centre, but actually some of them are found under different categories in the game catalogue.
Items in Build Mode - Garden Centre:
The Sacred Lotus - 948 polys
4 recolours
Bog arum - 926 polys - 2 recolours (First image)
Mosaic Plant - 656 polys - 3 recolours (5th image)
Thalia Dealbata - about 900 polys -no recolours
Taro - 752 polys - 4 recolours
Pagoda Rocks - 640 polys - 5 recolours matching the stone texture of the waterfalls
Required Eps - none
Known Issues - none

Items in Buy Mode
Ground Plants: These are under Decorative Plants in the game catalogue.
Aubretia - a ground cover plant for rockeries - 1140 polys - 3 recolours
Trillium - a ground cover plant - 1080 polys - 4 recolours
Vincas - a ground cover plant - 1070 polys - 2 recolours

The Four Plants rar contains:
Fritillaria - 1128 polys - 3 recolours
Border Lilies - 1102 polys - 4 recolours
Cleome - 1056 polys - 3 recolours
Verbascum - 1014 polys - 4 recolours


Pond Border Stones - 734 polys; 4 recolours
Required EPs - none
Known Issues - none

The Waterfalls and the Floating Hippo Fountain:
These can be found under Decorative Sculptures
Floating Hippo Fountain - 1416 polys - 352 per tile; no recolours
Required EPs - University
Known Issues - none
Features - fully animated; can be placed on the water surface without cheats
The Function "Add Soap" has been disabled; Th hippo occupies 4 tiles. Make sure that you have 4 tiles free so that you can place the hippo on the pond surface without any cheats. You don't need to make the bottom of the pond even. And of course, you can always use the moveobjects on cheat to place the plants nearer the hippo fountain.

Cascading Waterfall - 1899 polys - about 475 per tile; 3 recolours;
Small (Pool) Fountain(second image) - 1002 polys - about 250 per tile; 3 recolours;
Required EPs - Nightlife and the Glamour Life Pack
Known Issues - the waterfalls are bigger than the 4 tiles they occupy. Place them at the edge of the pond or in the water, so that the sims won't pass through them.
Features: both are fully animated. They can be placed on the water surface without using any cheats.

A rather inept attempt to make an animated gif of the waterfalls:


Waterfall Base Game(the fourth screenshot) - 859 polys; 3 recolours
Required EPs - none
Known Issues - same as above
Features - fully animated, designed to be placed on water surfaces or on terrain. The animation for the waterfall is different from that of the other two, because I had to use only effects from the base game.


The picture shows an overview of the pond and the waterfalls.
Yes, you can still use the pond for fishing:



As always, feel free to recolour the objects. Please do not upload them to pay sites. Thank you.

Credits:
Atavera for the tutorial Addding an Effect to an Object
Jonesi for the wonderful terrain paint
Quaxi for SimPE Inge Jones
and last but not least Numenor for the tutorial Changing the Object Placement

Small update (02.07.07) I added the sound of running water to the Base Game Waterfall for a more realistic effect. The new file is Waterfall BaseGameWithSound.rar. Please note that you cannot have both the old and the new package file in your Downloads folder because they share the same GUIDs. If you decide to have the waterfall with the sound effect, just replace the existing file with the new one, when prompted.

Update 05.07.07
Thanks for telling me about the GUID conflict for the Floating Hippo Fountain and the Pond Border Stones. The files have been replaced with the correct ones. Please replace the older files with the new ones, because the old files overwrite the original Maxis objects. Accept my apologies for the inconvenience.

Polygon Counts:
641
1416
741
859
1014
1102
1056
1126
1140
1080
1072
1899
927
656
752
1018
948
1002
Tags: #pond, #plant, #hippo, #fountain, #waterfall, #stone, #rock

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 University Nightlife + 1 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
PondBorderStones_macarossi_PondCollection2007.rar

Size: 207.4 KB · Downloads: 66,612 · 5th Jul 2007
207.4 KB 66,612 5th Jul 2007
Fountain_FloatingHippo_macarossi_PondCollection2007.rar

Size: 238.7 KB · Downloads: 61,036 · 5th Jul 2007
238.7 KB 61,036 5th Jul 2007
Waterfall_BaseGamewithSound_macarossi_PondCollection2007.rar

Size: 427.9 KB · Downloads: 72,145 · 2nd Jul 2007
427.9 KB 72,145 2nd Jul 2007
Pond Plants_macarossi_PondCollection2007.rar

Size: 748.4 KB · Downloads: 81,665 · 30th Jun 2007
748.4 KB 81,665 30th Jun 2007
WaterfallSmall_macarossi_PondCollection2007.rar

Size: 544.1 KB · Downloads: 73,460 · 30th Jun 2007
544.1 KB 73,460 30th Jun 2007
PagodaRocks_Pond Collection2007.rar

Size: 507.6 KB · Downloads: 73,062 · 30th Jun 2007
507.6 KB 73,062 30th Jun 2007
Waterfall_BaseGame_macarossi_PondCollection2007.rar

Size: 435.2 KB · Downloads: 71,901 · 30th Jun 2007
435.2 KB 71,901 30th Jun 2007
CascadingWaterfall_macarossi_PondCollection2007.rar

Size: 566.1 KB · Downloads: 74,578 · 30th Jun 2007
566.1 KB 74,578 30th Jun 2007
GroundCoverPlants_macarossi2007.rar

Size: 437.4 KB · Downloads: 70,055 · 30th Jun 2007
437.4 KB 70,055 30th Jun 2007
FourPlants_macarossi_PondCollection2007.rar

Size: 420.0 KB · Downloads: 75,069 · 30th Jun 2007
420.0 KB 75,069 30th Jun 2007
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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\
  • 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
#251 Old 19th Jun 2010 at 12:43 PM Last edited by Liza495 : 19th Jun 2010 at 12:43 PM. Reason: Typo
Just stopping by here to thank you SO MUCH for having made the Waterfalls basegame compatible. The fact is that I downloaded Glamour SP from EA Store. I got a new computer under Windows 7, and got all SPs and EPs back in CD-rom format. No way for me to buy anything in Downloadable format again for the game, because I hope to use AnyGame Starter by my friend Numenor. Your set and other of yours, for gardening, plants, etc. are great. I use many plants and trees to decorate my lots, they just add that kick ass plus on a house without much CC furniture. So I'm a fan of such creations.
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#252 Old 15th Jan 2011 at 5:40 AM
Fantastic! Thankyou for sharing!
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#253 Old 23rd Feb 2011 at 12:51 AM
thanks for the all!!
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#254 Old 16th May 2011 at 4:47 AM
I am a horticulture lovers, you create flowers so beautiful! I like oh! (my English is not very good, please forgive me!)
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#255 Old 29th Aug 2011 at 2:28 AM
LOVE these items. Have all BUT the Glamour Life, and only one waterfall doesn't show up - the cascading. All the rest is thee. beautiful items....and might have to get that stuff pack for the other waterfall!
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#256 Old 28th Apr 2012 at 3:24 AM
Hi Macarossi! This is beautiful :-) You have inspired me, thank you.
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#257 Old 1st Jul 2012 at 6:21 PM
It's BEAUTIFUL, and you deserve to be one of the featured creators!
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#258 Old 23rd Jul 2012 at 11:54 AM
Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing!!!
Forum Resident
#259 Old 3rd Apr 2013 at 3:34 PM
I am confused. Are you saying that you must choose between these files:

Waterfall_BaseGamewithSound_macarossi_PondCollection2007.rar
and
Waterfall_BaseGame_macarossi_PondCollection2007.rar

And you cannot have both???
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#260 Old 16th Oct 2013 at 1:57 AM
Love and use them for most of my lots. Thanks ever so much if you ever return to see this.
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#261 Old 10th Nov 2013 at 4:57 AM
*drools*
Field Researcher
#262 Old 6th Feb 2014 at 11:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LaurellKH
I am confused. Are you saying that you must choose between these files:

Waterfall_BaseGamewithSound_macarossi_PondCollection2007.rar
and
Waterfall_BaseGame_macarossi_PondCollection2007.rar

And you cannot have both???


I don't have this downloaded-as of yet, lol. What I read is the following:
Small update (02.07.07) I added the sound of running water to the Base Game Waterfall for a more realistic effect. The new file is Waterfall BaseGameWithSound.rar. Please note that you cannot have both the old and the new package file in your Downloads folder because they share the same GUIDs. If you decide to have the waterfall with the sound effect, just replace the existing file with the new one, when prompted.
I am assuming since they share the same GUIDs it will conflict with each other or just not work at all. Hope that helps you & I like your ladybug :-)

Kindnesses from our heart goes much farther than we shall ever know :-)

The best things in life are all the little things
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#263 Old 13th Jun 2014 at 8:15 PM
=) nice Pics
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#264 Old 13th Nov 2014 at 9:46 AM
One of my favourite sets for the garden! Thank you for all your jobs, amazing! 8D
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#265 Old 21st Nov 2014 at 3:03 PM
the hippo fountain is the best :)
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#266 Old 6th Apr 2015 at 7:52 PM
Awesome! Thank you.
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#267 Old 14th Jun 2015 at 3:06 PM
Thank-you!
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#268 Old 1st Jul 2015 at 6:29 PM
great
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#269 Old 10th Mar 2016 at 3:11 AM
thanks
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#270 Old 9th Dec 2016 at 7:11 PM
This is such a beautiful and fun set!! I can't wait to put that little hippo in my game. She's so precious!
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#271 Old 5th Jul 2017 at 11:01 PM
This is great!
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#272 Old 14th Oct 2017 at 6:32 AM
Thanks
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