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Rideable Air Balloon

by rebecah Posted 7th Jul 2008 at 10:01 PM - Updated 30th Jan 2010 at 8:43 PM by rebecah : photobucket items not working
68 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
July 10, 2008 - A few people have found this not to work without Free Time. I have added a version without the code for the enthusiam, which was causing it not to work for you. If you do not have Free Time you need to download the NoEP version. I have tested this in Life Stories and it does work fine.

A few months ago Kate at http://www.parsimonious.org/ asked me for a Hot Air Balloon that could would go up and down. I owe the whole idea for this creations to her. Please be sure to check her site for her "Vintage Hot Air Balloon" and about 1000 new uploads in honor of her sites 5th birthday.

My version works differently than Kate's, and is not nearly as beautiful. The animations took me weeks to get insync. I have found at times during the ride the sims will drop a little too low, but the actual animations are in sync so I think this may actually happen when there is a lag in my computer. If this bothers you please don't download. I get some complaints about my animations and frankly I'm a little tired of them. I do the best I can with the tools I have. Even if I were to charge for my creations, I don't feel I could get much better animations. Milkshape only has the capability of doing 1k animations, while EA creators use Maya that has 2k capabilities.

Entry and exit animations are my manually edit to the hot tub jumpin and out. Credit for the idea for the outgoing sims to get ill after riding, goes to Kate's husband.

I have found a fix recolors will stay after the end of a ride...finally!

This item is found under Hobbies/Miscellaneous for $2500. It does not depreciate.

Sims will gain enthusiam for Nature, fun and Logic skills while riding in the balloon.

Warning the ride is somewhat lengthly don't have your sims take a ride just before school or work. The landing portion does take a little time.


I include 3 recolors.

I have these set to be viewable from the neighborhood also.

Enjoy!

Polygon Counts:
Very Low!
Face count 940

Additional Credits:
Thanks to everyone that help make these creations possible, creators of Simpe, Peter & Inge Jones, Echo great tutorials and Delphy for this site.

Special thanks to:
Kate at www.parsimonious.org

Style: Not Applicable
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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

Size: 115.1 KB · Downloads: 10,191 · 11th Jul 2008
115.1 KB 10,191 11th Jul 2008
BecksHotAirBalloon.zip

Size: 114.8 KB · Downloads: 15,774 · 8th Jul 2008
114.8 KB 15,774 8th Jul 2008
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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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BugMeNot.com
#26 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 5:26 AM
Hey, im sorry to post again, but im having the same glitch lozza230hawks, everytime im ordering my sims to ride it, it keeps reseting my sims and sometimes it made the flying without the sim.
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 6:21 AM
Love it Rebecah!! Thank you so much
Scholar
Original Poster
#28 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 8:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by arewethereyet
Hey, im sorry to post again, but im having the same glitch lozza230hawks, everytime im ordering my sims to ride it, it keeps reseting my sims and sometimes it made the flying without the sim.


I'm not sure why this would not work for you. I'm pretty sure I don't have any code that requires one of the EP's but it is possible. I will try to test with the Stories, to make sure it works with those. I have only tested it with all EP's installed. I believe most of my other rideable items work for base game, and this one shouldn't be any different. I just can't promise it will not require all ep's but I will try to work it out.
Top Secret Researcher
#29 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 8:40 AM
Oh, thank you so much!! This is really freakin' cool I have enjoyed many of your creations...this is no exception, great job!
Top Secret Researcher
#30 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 11:30 AM
omg! rebecah you really create the most fancy stuff here!!! thanks!!!!
Alchemist
#31 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 11:42 AM
I´m bedazzled. It´s shiny and glorious. Thanks,
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 12:16 PM
I LOVE IT. <333 Whoever complained about anims was too whiney. There's nothing wrong. : D I love it. Thanks a million. This is perfect for my theme park lot. :]

A winner is you.
Test Subject
#33 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 2:14 PM
This is absolutely amazing!

I downloaded the ones from Parsimonious the other day, and had no idea they were rideable until now! I guess I should install my downloads quicker, haha!

Fantastic, thank you!
Test Subject
#34 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 5:23 PM
Ouh! You are really amazing! sure you have heard it before.
you must be a sim - angel sent from above!
I also saw the other videos on the site and about those upcoming projects, are you going to post them here when they are ready? They truly looked great, especially the cow.
Scholar
Original Poster
#35 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 6:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sweet_lilja
Ouh! You are really amazing! sure you have heard it before.
you must be a sim - angel sent from above!
I also saw the other videos on the site and about those upcoming projects, are you going to post them here when they are ready? They truly looked great, especially the cow.


I did update my cow here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=265231

The other items did not make it through moderations here or I didn't post here because I knew they wouldn't make it. You can always find my newest items on www.simsafe2.com. Most are also posted at www.insimenator.net.
Test Subject
#36 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 7:24 PM
this isnt working for me, my sims are unable to get inside the balloon when i tell them to they ignore me and when i chose land ballon the balloon just comes crashing to earth
Theorist
#37 Old 11th Jul 2008 at 7:10 PM
wonderful - thank you! and anyone who complains about your stuff screw them your stuff is beyond great!
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 11th Jul 2008 at 7:37 PM
Thank You so much for this, Rebecah - you truly do make some of the amazing things for my Sims!

And, to any of the people criticizing your animations, I say: Let's see all the animations YOU'VE created!
Test Subject
#39 Old 14th Jul 2008 at 2:58 AM
Totally awesome! I love all your creations, your so talented! I'm so downloading. Don't let anyone tell you that your creations stink.. they're the best!
Please, keep it up! :D

I run with the blue dude.
Sonic The Hedgehog!
:D
Scholar
#40 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 1:12 AM
This Is Incredible! ThankYou Sooo Much! The Colors are Awesome Too!

Hello, I'm Tiya Marie :)
I Hope You Dance!
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 12:50 PM
This object is absolutely amazing..I cannot wait to try this out in my game..Thank you so much..you are a very talented creator..again thank you ..marykate
Test Subject
#42 Old 22nd Aug 2008 at 11:15 AM
Thank you so much for this balloon it is so fantastic. My sims keep taking off for a ride, they love it.
Forum Resident
#43 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 2:49 AM
Awesome!

Thank you.
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#44 Old 19th Jan 2009 at 8:02 AM
This is Brilliant! My brother used to take part in Air balloon Competitions, he will be so shocked to see this in my game when he visits me. He will want his kids to have The Sims just to have this in the game! LOL! Thankyou so much for sharing. I am in awe, especially as it is rideable too.x
Test Subject
#45 Old 4th Feb 2009 at 2:11 PM
hei!... is realy great....thanks
Test Subject
#46 Old 9th Mar 2009 at 3:19 AM
I am AMAZED! ...this is awesome
I would have never thought of this
Test Subject
#47 Old 4th Apr 2009 at 1:13 AM
Beck, Thank you for another awesome, funfilled object for our sims. You never fail to bring us objects that are fun for everyone, and the amount of hard work you put into everything you do shines through. From someone who thinks you are one of the best creators not only on MTS but in the Sims2 community, & a big thank you!

kanga
Scholar
Original Poster
#48 Old 4th Apr 2009 at 3:52 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kanga4u
Beck, Thank you for another awesome, funfilled object for our sims. You never fail to bring us objects that are fun for everyone, and the amount of hard work you put into everything you do shines through. From someone who thinks you are one of the best creators not only on MTS but in the Sims2 community, & a big thank you!

kanga


Thanks!
Test Subject
#49 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 6:25 PM
I appearently can't place the balloon in "buy mode" - it always have that red color. What could possibly be wrong?
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