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Updated - Toddler Swim Tube

by rebecah Posted 29th Jul 2008 at 1:27 AM - Updated 23rd Apr 2009 at 5:11 PM by rebecah : Updated for Free Time
132 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 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.
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Updated April 23, 2009 - Sorry one more update to add an option to animate the tube without a toddled in it. I also found I'd made a mistake in the base game version.

Updated April 22, 2009 - Both versions now have an animated swim tube. I've also made several coding changes to both versions make the items work better. Please redownload and delete you old mesh files. There were no changes made to the recolor files so it is not necessary to redownload those.

Updated January 14, 2009 - Added Free Time Version to allow toddler to gain a small amount of enthusiasm for fitness, they will also gain actual fitness while playing in the tube.

Don't you just hate how EA left the toddlers out of so many activities? With this Swim Tube they can now enjoy the pool! Finally!

It has taken me quite sometime to get working, but it's pretty close to what Dragon_Slave and I wanted. My friend Dragon_Slave, requested this swim tube and came up with the idea to clone the highchair, we both had our doubts as to whether it would work or not. I tried a couple of other options but I did find the highchair worked the best.

Thanks Dragon_Slave for this great idea and all her help!

The toddler animations are my manual edit to the puddle splash for the arm movements, facial expressions, and effects, with some tweaking. The leg movements are from the idle in highchair animations. Thanks to Wes for his great plugins.

I tired to create my own animations, but the toddler legs just do not work good at all using MilkShape. Personally I think the toddler leg amimations are the hardest to get, they look great in MilkShape, but do 360° flips in game. I think mainly because I have so much trouble figuring out the stack item, it's something that really difficult for me to grasp, for some reason. I finally gave up on that idea. If anyone knows of a good tutorial explaining the stack items please let me know. I have read Echo's which is very good but I still don't quite get it, for multiple stack items.

Toddlers gain fun and body skills. It is found with Toddler Items (general/child) for $10.

You must place the swim tube in a tile at the very edge of the pool in order for adults to drop the toddler in it.

You Tube video Click Here to view

I've included a few recolors in the second file.


Be sure to download fakepeeps7 adorable swimwear for toddlers

Note: I have tested this with only base game installed and adults do not place the infants in the tube. I'm not sure what EP you might need to place Toddlers in, I'm thinking maybe Seasons because the pool walls changed with that EP. The tube can however be placed in the pool for decoration with the base game.

Polygon Counts:
Poly Count: 988

Additional Credits:
Dragon Slave for the whole idea. Everyone that contributes to this whole process. Fakepeeps7 for the adorable toddler outfit my toddler is wearing.

Style: Childrens
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 | Base Game Version Mesh Only

Size: 121.9 KB · Downloads: 40,631 · 23rd Apr 2009
121.9 KB 40,631 23rd Apr 2009 | Free Time or Higher Required Mesh Only

Size: 122.1 KB · Downloads: 46,256 · 7th Mar 2009
122.1 KB 46,256 7th Mar 2009 | Recolors Only

Size: 481.0 KB · Downloads: 78,016 · 29th Jul 2008
481.0 KB 78,016 29th 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\
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Test Subject
#51 Old 19th Sep 2008 at 5:21 PM
I have downloaded this and put it into my game but when i put it in the pool at the very edge as it states on the description of the item but when it comes to putting the toddlers in they have a bubble above their heads and its a picture of a wall do you suggest i do anything to prevent this from happening?
Many thanks

Excelent iten its Awsomee

Test Subject
#52 Old 21st Sep 2008 at 11:53 AM
awww you are sooooooo great! thank you this is so cute and amazing!
Test Subject
#53 Old 22nd Sep 2008 at 12:10 AM
i'm having the same problem as babbloo - i really wish it would work, i love the idea!
#54 Old 31st Oct 2008 at 12:31 AM
I'm also having that problem... I've tried rotating the tube and moving it over a tile or two, but when I did that it said the ladder was in the way instead of the wall... perhaps the pool has to have certain minimum dimensions?
Original Poster
#55 Old 2nd Nov 2008 at 3:05 PM Last edited by rebecah : 2nd Nov 2008 at 3:58 PM.
To those having problems could you please state the EP's you have.

The tube has to be placed on the edge of the pool there can not be any empty tiles between the edge and the tube. A ladder on the either side should not make a difference.

I checked and the size of the pool does not make a difference. You can actually have a 1x1 pool.

Lab Assistant
#56 Old 11th Nov 2008 at 3:48 AM
What a great idea! I have a few sims that think they're part dolphin and won't stay out of the pool. The problem is that the toddlers wreck the plumbing while the parents are swimming, now they can join in on the fun!
Test Subject
#57 Old 15th Nov 2008 at 9:57 PM
You are revolutionizing the Toddler word. xD

-thumbs up-

Compulsive Downloader and PROUD OF IT.
My Sims 3 game has a built in timer! It never fails to crash after an hour of playing. D;
Lab Assistant
#58 Old 11th Dec 2008 at 12:59 AM
this is totally sweet!

What a lovely way to burn
#59 Old 10th Jan 2009 at 8:30 PM
Thats awesome
Field Researcher
#60 Old 16th Jan 2009 at 3:42 AM
Just checked the YouTube video. When you say "in order for adults to drop the toddler in it" I didn't know drop what that literal lol

I will definitely try
Test Subject
#61 Old 25th Jan 2009 at 5:18 AM
This is a great idea! Do I need all three files? I'm confused as to what the third one is for.
Original Poster
#62 Old 25th Jan 2009 at 11:49 PM
Originally Posted by vkk
This is a great idea! Do I need all three files? I'm confused as to what the third one is for.

Only if you have Free Time installed. Then you would not want the first file. You only need the rc file if you want the recolors.
Test Subject
#63 Old 26th Jan 2009 at 3:12 AM
Okay, thanks so much : )
#64 Old 3rd Feb 2009 at 4:28 AM
This is great! Thanks so much.
Test Subject
#65 Old 18th Feb 2009 at 3:13 PM Last edited by slcd : 20th Feb 2009 at 6:19 PM. Reason: Question answered
Another great Rebecah creation! Thank you. Quick question: Will Plantsim toddlers satisfy their thirst for water while in the pool? They do with puddle playing, so I'm thinking they will?

I've tried the device in pool, and the Plantsim toddler did not satisfy her thirst. She still enjoyed splashing around though
Test Subject
23rd Feb 2009 at 5:18 AM
This message has been deleted by fern2539.
Original Poster
#66 Old 23rd Feb 2009 at 10:32 AM
Originally Posted by fern2539
I put my toddler in the swim tube.the problem is it won't work.It say Objects eror.What happen ? Pleasa tell me Thakyou

Gosh I don't know. Could you please post the object error file?
Test Subject
#67 Old 11th Mar 2009 at 2:13 PM
I love this! I downloaded it a while ago and it worked great. However I lost all my downloads and had to re-download everything, and now its not working. I put my toddler in, and after a second an error pops up saying "bad gosob tree number" whatever that means, and then I hit reset and the toddler pops up. I thought it might be the same thing as the swing, where the bladder effects it, but all areas were full. I don't know what could be wrong. I'd really love to use it though, because I loved it when it worked. I love your stuff it's so cool and useful!
Test Subject
15th Mar 2009 at 12:56 AM
This message has been deleted by plasticbox. Reason: Thank you, but this is not the original upload. Apparently it contains an outdated mesh.
Original Poster
#68 Old 16th Mar 2009 at 12:41 AM
I have replaced the missing file.
Test Subject
#69 Old 31st Mar 2009 at 12:06 PM
Hey, crazy as this seems the only problem I'm having is the tube sits on the bottom of my pool. Everything else outside of the baby being underwater works great. She giggles, splashes and gains fitness. No other problems and amazingly she doesn't drown. LOL. By the way I have all EP & SPs if that helps. Silly me I still use it.
Original Poster
#70 Old 4th Apr 2009 at 3:53 PM
Originally Posted by Angelicforce247
Hey, crazy as this seems the only problem I'm having is the tube sits on the bottom of my pool.

Do you have your pool placed high on a hill?
Test Subject
#71 Old 6th Apr 2009 at 1:55 AM
umm i having problems with it. like i can put the baby in but then a erro shows up
so i think i need you help

btw it is so cute. i love it
i wish that it would work tho
Lab Assistant
#72 Old 14th Apr 2009 at 1:55 PM Last edited by BandiitQueen : 15th Apr 2009 at 12:13 PM.
Love it .. ^^
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 19th Apr 2009 at 5:29 PM
I LOVE IT! I LOVE everything you make! You rock!!
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