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*5th UPDATE* A lightswitch (It can an turn lights on and off)

by KevinsHope Posted 25th Nov 2006 at 1:32 AM - Updated 22nd Oct 2008 at 1:29 PM by -Maylin-
40 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 1 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.
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*UPDATE 5* I have corrected the issue that was leading to the light switch not turning on or turning off any lights when you click on the option. It is now operational. Until I learn to animate the object, this will be my last update.

*update 4* There was an issue with the pie menu conflicting with earlier versions of the game. That has been corrected. It should no longer cause a crash on the original Sims 2. Sorry to anyone that that glitch troubled.

*update 3* This is probably my last update unless people report issues w/ the switch. I removed the pie menu items that were not aplicable to the switch. It now turns off the lights and turns on the lights for whatever room it is in. Thanks to Worship4ever for your support, and thanks to Echo for the awsome tutorial. Please check out their great work if you haven't already.

*update 2* I fixed the blank thumbnail for this object. I still plan to correct the pie menu, so please check back here for update 3.

*update 1* I had neglected to change the GUID which lead to this object replacing the object it was cloned from. That is fixed. Just replace the first file with this one.

Hi everyone,

I've finished my light switch...well, relatively speeking. You can operate the lights in the room with this switch. The switch has no animations yet. Other than that, this object is done. You will find this item under wall lights. For those of you who downloaded my outlet, I have updated it to correct some minor issues, so please get the updated outlet if you liked the first one I posted.

Please do not repost or recolor this object without my permission.

I hope you guys like it. Let me know if there are issues with it.

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
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Size: 24.0 KB · Downloads: 18,025 · 30th Nov 2006
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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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Test Subject
#26 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 3:35 PM
Interesting- its the little things that make the game special.
Test Subject
#27 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 4:46 PM
i've been on the lookout for a light switch since forever. maybe u can also make a switch with 2 and 3 toggles. thanks a ton!
#28 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 6:03 PM
OMG you read my mind!!! I was thinking of this a couple of days ago, Thanks a lot for making it
Test Subject
#29 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 6:52 PM
Now I know I love you x). First the outlet - now this. It's great! Kudos!! :D
Field Researcher
25th Nov 2006 at 7:01 PM
This message has been deleted by worship4ever0227. Reason: oOps! double post
Field Researcher
#30 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 7:09 PM
Originally Posted by purplebookworm2
Is there an automatic turn on/off? Or to turn the lights on and off do your sims have to do it themselves? And does it matter if some of the lights are already on and some are still off, if you turn the switch on?

The automatic lights are triggered by your sim walking into the room... this light switch doesn't change any of that. The sims don't actually interact with the switch - if you click on it and click to "turn on all lights" they automatically turn on without your sim having to do anything with it.

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Field Researcher
#31 Old 26th Nov 2006 at 12:33 AM
I have wanted this form the beging,Thanx a world.

PS. I am so ''turned on'' Now,(You know the light Switch.)
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 26th Nov 2006 at 4:44 AM
hmm a problem i uploaded an earlier up date and my game load fine with this one it crashes, sad.
From that guy in New Zealand
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 26th Nov 2006 at 3:57 PM
thanks alot! this is so cool because it drives me crazy to still have all the lights on aftre my sims have gone to bed.(^_^)
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 28th Nov 2006 at 1:49 PM
This is awesome thank you so much for making this..
Test Subject
#35 Old 3rd Jan 2008 at 5:24 PM

Lab Assistant
#36 Old 6th Mar 2008 at 5:24 PM
What a great idea! I love adding realism into the game, and this does just that. Now I'm off to find an outlet (you did one, right? I'll have to look ) and a roll of toilet paper :P

Check out my uploads here at MTS2.
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 10:18 AM
Nice but a bit too detailed for something so small. Why not reduce the poly count by making the sides a simple angle of 2 polys each and lose the curved switch end and just make it flat (2 polys vs. what appears to be 32+ from the pic. Egads...remember, the smaller the object, the less detail (sides/polys, complexity) it needs--basic 3D modelling technique...
Test Subject
#38 Old 6th Apr 2009 at 1:13 AM
This is so cool I need one of these to make my house more realistic! Thank you! :D
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 15th Apr 2011 at 10:53 PM
Thanks so much. I downloaded this ages ago and I am wondering, have you been able to animate objects yet. If you haven't you could ask Numenoer (dont know how to spell it) and etc. But, if you have PLEASE UPLOAD THEM!!! I am getting very giddy XD

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Test Subject
#40 Old 12th Jun 2011 at 11:10 AM
Any chance of converting this to TS3?
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