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*Working* Magazine Rack [UPD 29 jan 2009]

by Numenor Posted 25th Jun 2008 at 11:47 PM - Updated 14th Mar 2009 at 8:49 PM by Numenor : Restored missing attachment
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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.
*WORKING* MAGAZINE RACK
Store away all your magazines and books!
-- Updated 29 Jan 2009 --




29 JAN 2009 - BUGFIX
Fixed a bug that affected games with Seasons:
- the rack doesn't cause any more a "jump bug" whenever hovering the mouse over it;
- it's now possible to correctly study the extra subjects (charisma etc.) if there is a "Golden Bookcase" (SSN career reward) in the lot.
Thanks Amberkat for reporting.

29 OCT 2008 - UPDATE
Improvement: sims can read magazines at will, increasing their interest, without losing interest in other subjects (thus getting rid of the annoyance reported by MagicMoon here)
Bugfix: a rare jump bug occurred when clicking on the racks (see Aelflaed's report here).

16 SEPT 2008 - UPDATE
- Included the 5 new skills from Apartment Life
- Added 5 more languages (see below for complete list and credits)

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Tidy up your home! All those magazines that usually clog your house, covering tables and floor, have finally found a nice place to be stored into!


FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
  • You can store in the racks all the base-game magazines, the hobby magazines, the books (including the custom-written novels) and even the unattanded UNI assignments.
  • You can then pick back from the rack any of the stored magazine or book (not the assignments), read it at will, and then put it back into the rack.
  • The magazines, after a number of readings, become "old" and can't be read any more (this apply to the base-game one, too!).
  • The maid, and any sim "influenced" to clean, will automatically put away all books, magazines and UNI assignments.
  • Lost&Found magazines: all the rack by default contain the lost "money" magazine (base-game) and also the lost "Entertainment Hobby" (FT required).
  • Lost&Found animation "View Centerfold": while reading, the sims will randomly play this funny animation.
  • The Magazine Rack comes in two versions: vertical and horizontal; the horizontal can become a simple pile of magazines by applying the "invisible" recolour provided in the package.
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GAME ADAPTIVITY - GAME COMPATIBILITY
The racks are compatible with any game (tested from base-game to Apartment Life). Depending on your game, some additional features may become available.
  • Common features, available in all games:
    • store into/pick from the rack the "interest" magazines (i.e. the ones bought from the community vending racks);
    • store into/pick from the rack reading and study books;
    • Lost&Found "Money" magazine + Lost&Found "Centerfold" animation;
    • Automatic cleaning by maid.
  • If you have University:
    • the unattended assignments can be "stored" in the rack (actually, deleted from the game). The assignments owned by playable sims are not removed; the assignments currently in use by any sims are not removed;
    • Automatic clean-up by sims "influenced" to clean.
  • If you have FreeTime:
    • store into/pick from the rack the "hobby" magazines (i.e. the ones received by subscription);
    • store into/pick from the rack the custom-written novels (i.e. the ones received by subscription);
    • Lost&Found "Entertainment" magazine.
  • If you have Open for Business:
    • DON'T try to sell books in your store using this rack; and don't try to sell the rack itself: the OFB functions are disabled and won't work This is a residential object, after all .
  • If you have Apartment Life:
    • You can study the 5 new skills.

Note: Multiple racks - You can put as many racks as you want in your house, but they work as in real life: if you store a magazine into one rack, don't expect to find it in all the other racks!
On the other hand, the standard bookcase functions (reading books, studying books, custom novels) work like the Maxis bookcases: all the books are shared between all the bookcases (including the rack).

Note: Pie Menu - Most of the pie menu entries have been modified to make them consistent with the idea of "magazine" (e.g. Study/Parenting has become Browse Monthly Review/"Children: User Manual" ); I only speak English and Italian, and several users helped translating the menu into new languages, but some players might read the usual text.


INSTALLATION
In the attached rar you will find two Racks (horizontal and vertical), and a Magazine. All the three packages must be put in your Downloads folder.
NOTE: The Magazine is always required for the Racks to work; on the other hand, if you don't like one of the two racks, you can safely discard it.


RECOLOURING INSTRUCTIONS
You can recolour the racks by following two alternate methods.
  1. (Preferable) Using the TEMPLATES - Download the recolour templates from this thread; Start Object Workshop, click "Open..." and load the chosen template (racks or magazines); then choose "CLONE" (attention: not "recolour"!) and proceed; when the clone is created, just replace the texture with your own. This method will create ONE recolour package (for either the wooden part or the magazines) that works for BOTH racks at the same time.
  2. Following the general recolouring tutorial - Keep in mind that the vertical and horizontal racks are autonomous objects (they don't share the textures) and must be recoloured separately. Start Object Workshop, click "Open..." and load the chosen rack mesh (either the horizontal or the vertical); then choose "Recolour" and proceed. In the subset selection, I recommend to choose only one subset (either "magazines" or "rack"). Finish the recolour following the tutorial.


CREDITS and ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The "vertical" rack is based on a mesh originally created by Boblishman for a different rack (working just as a normal bookcase) and posted here.
The horizontal meshes and the internal code were entirely made by myself.


Polygon Counts:
Vertical rack: 590 faces, 954 vertices
Horizontal rack: 1316 faces, 1953 vertices
Magazine template: zero (it uses the Maxis mesh already in game)


MENU TRANSLATIONS
Languages currently included in the racks (some languages don't have the exact magazine names, but it's not important):
- English (by Numenor) - Italian (by Numenor) - German (by Frizelbliz) - Spanish (by Man1968) - Swedish (by Stimy) - French (by SeasonPink) - Polish (by domilika) - Urdu-Romanised (in the Hindi language) (by ieta_cassiopeia) - Japanese (by mijiki-kun) - Norwegian (by Annapast) - Portuguese (by Ocorreia) - Brazilian (by DaniloFTS and Larissamenezes) - Thai (by The T) - Russian (by Shoukeir).

Thanks a lot to anyone provided the translations! By now, I don't plan to add more languages.
Tags: #magazine rack

Style: Contemporary
Room: Living Bedroom
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
MagazineRacks.rar

Size: 211.8 KB · Downloads: 33,161 · 29th Jan 2009
211.8 KB 33,161 29th Jan 2009
Recolour_TEMPLATES.rar

Size: 41.1 KB · Downloads: 28,507 · 4th Jul 2008
41.1 KB 28,507 4th Jul 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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Test Subject
#126 Old 3rd Jul 2008 at 2:35 PM
I just tried it in my game and it worked perfectly. Thank you for creating this solution to what was beginning to be a very messy neighborhood full of magazines. I was beginning to think that maybe Jehovah's Witnesses had crept into my Sim 'hood.

"A psychotic is a guy who's just found out what's going on."
William S. Burroughs
Test Subject
#127 Old 3rd Jul 2008 at 3:39 PM Last edited by SimSanta1992 : 3rd Jul 2008 at 4:49 PM. Reason: i should read the whole text before i post something
Default Working on Translations...
Hi Numenor!
Once again, you did brilliant work!
In the post, you wrote that we can help you to translate it into different languages. I'm speaking (i think you better say "i speak" or "i can speak", but doesn't matter to me now ) 4 Languages:
German (native language)
English
French
Spanish
Now i thought i could make at least the German, French and Spanish translations, so i'll look at it in some minutes (but first of all i've to install ) simPE, 'Cause i resetted my computer a month ago).
I'll tell you, when I'm ready and i'll post them here.


Edit:
OK, forget about that, next time i should read the whole text before i post something, sorry *doh*

LG SimSanta1992

If I was able to use img-tags here, you would see my personal 275px × 42px signature...
The ModFather
retired moderator
Original Poster
#128 Old 3rd Jul 2008 at 4:27 PM
Thanks anyway for your willing to help

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#129 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 7:48 AM
Default Japanese translation
Wow, this magazine rack is definitely a must have item!
Thank you Numenor.

I hereby attach the text which I translated into my language (Japanese).

(For Japanese player)
It was fine in my game but any correction would be appreciated if there are mistakes.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip Japanese.zip (1.2 KB, 11 downloads)
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#130 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 9:02 AM
Default Update!
UPDATED 04 JULY 2008
  • Added Japanes translation (thank you mijiki-kun! While I can't even read Japanese, I find it a fascinating language )

  • Added Recolour Templates to help people creating recolours for the magazine racks more easily (instructions provided in the first post).

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#131 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 2:19 PM
Thank you SO much! This looks 10 times better than the stack of magazines in my sims front yard, haha.
Test Subject
#132 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 3:12 PM
Thank you!
Numenor! I want to say thank you!!! I had made a post at the BBS http://bbs.thesims2.ea.com/communit...74c738250228ece

requesting this and hoped that The Sims 2 Division would make something, but you saved the day!!!

I really can't thank you enough! The little bit I have managed to play Sims the past weeks, I was getting extremely frustrated regarding the magazines.. I am so thankful you chose to do this.. I finally got to play last night and I was so tickled to have the magazine rack available for them to use! It made alot of difference to the household..

lol my goal now is for some of those oversized families that have up to 30 magazines available to them to load one up and donate( give as a gift) it to a University Dorm.. Since magazines aren't typically deliverable to a dorm..

Thank you again, I totally appreciate it alot!
The ModFather
retired moderator
Original Poster
#133 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 9:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Azsimmer1
lol my goal now is for some of those oversized families that have up to 30 magazines available to them to load one up and donate( give as a gift) it to a University Dorm.. Since magazines aren't typically deliverable to a dorm.


SMART!!!

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#134 Old 5th Jul 2008 at 6:05 AM
Must say- amazing object. Thanks a million. :] It's especially useful in dorms for me. Heheh. One point out- there's a typo on the thread- you called Japanese Jabanese once. LOL. I'm not trying to be a spelling nazi or anything, I just thought you might like to know. :D
The ModFather
retired moderator
Original Poster
#135 Old 5th Jul 2008 at 8:41 AM
Thanks, I don't like typos too (in my own threads, at least )

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#136 Old 7th Jul 2008 at 9:09 PM
can i ask what the "Lost&Found "Money" magazine" is? never heard of it.

and can you write your own novels in Free time? didnt know that either, lmao. how does that work? =)
Field Researcher
#137 Old 7th Jul 2008 at 10:11 PM
Superbe travail comme toujours, merci Maitre, thank you Master.
Lab Assistant
#138 Old 8th Jul 2008 at 2:15 AM
Why can't these racks be placed on a coffee table, regular table, counter, shelf, etc? Very annoying...
Test Subject
#139 Old 8th Jul 2008 at 10:46 AM
Maybe cause they are using some bookcase info/animations?
Forum Resident
#140 Old 8th Jul 2008 at 12:28 PM
Yeah, I think that's why you can not place it on tables or such. It's sort of a bookcase, but with more options.


I made another Dutch translation, because I'm a perfectionist and I want everything just the way I like it. So I changed a lot of the already existing translation, but not everything. I don't know if you want to use mine or the one that already exists, but I thought I post it here anyway.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar Dutch.rar (1.0 KB, 8 downloads)
Test Subject
#141 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 6:07 AM
Wonderfull!! Numenor. I translate for Portuguese Brazil. Thank you!!
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar Portuguese Brazil.rar (703 Bytes, 8 downloads)
Lab Assistant
#142 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 2:04 PM
Thanks for this!

Check out my LiveJournal for more downloads.

"The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!" - Coco
Lab Assistant
#143 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 12:22 PM
You have so wonderful ideas. Thank you very much.

Greetz picy
Test Subject
#144 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 9:26 PM
"You are not allowed to get this file. If you are a MTS2 supporter, or a Featured Artist, or a MooMoo winner, then you must log out of the site and log back in again to access these pages." - I've already relogged a couple of times, & I still can't download it ..
Lab Assistant
#145 Old 11th Jul 2008 at 11:36 AM
Grazie Numenor, come sempre
Finalmente posso riorganizzare le mie riviste

Thank you Numenor as usual
Now I can finally re-organize all my magazines

Here Again For Pets!
If someone have the patience to help me with 3ds max...please contact me!
Byeeeee!
Scholar
#146 Old 11th Jul 2008 at 12:00 PM
A so welcome addition ! Especially with FT magazines subscription !!! It's wonderful Numenor ! Two new magazines and a special view centerfold ! Lol ! It's great ! :D
Congrats for the featuring, you deserved it ! Mille grazie (a lot of thanks) !!!

All of nature is within us and we are part of all nature (Chief White Cloud)
Field Researcher
#147 Old 12th Jul 2008 at 12:38 PM Last edited by The T : 12th Jul 2008 at 2:37 PM.
I try to translate into Thai now.

I use Thai words that means Pick Magazine up for "Browse Magazine".

And all action about FT magazine I use Thai word that means "Pick Magazine about... up" and instead of using the name of magazine I use the name of hobbies. I think it is easier to use.


What is ignore the "[Dynamic]" entries means ?
Is it means I need to translate the message behind [Dynamic] or I must not translate anything in that line ?

Like
[Dynamic] Pets Scratch-Chew
I translate "Pets Scratch-Chew", but left [Dynamic] off the translated message.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar Thai.rar (1.7 KB, 5 downloads)
Test Subject
#148 Old 12th Jul 2008 at 3:05 PM
Umm i pressed 'Put away all books and magazines' and it took away my BOUGHT magazine and now i can't get it back . And This is awesome besides that last comment and Thanks!

(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")
Lab Assistant
#149 Old 12th Jul 2008 at 10:31 PM
Can you make versions that can be placed on various surfaces? I don't care if the animation is off...
Test Subject
#150 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 1:34 PM
Much thanks! I needed this desperately - had magazines everywhere!!!
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