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Testers wanted: Sketchbook and crayons

by Lethe_s Posted 15th May 2005 at 1:11 PM - Updated 23rd May 2006 at 6:57 PM by Lethe_s
39 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 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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Hello peeps,

here's a new object I'd like you guys to test: Artistic kiddy clutter
All help/comments/criticism are appreciated, since this is my first mesh (well, not really, but I didn't want to bore you with a boombox )
The mesh was made in Milkshape 3D, imported with the MTS2meshtool and SimPE 0.33.
It has a unique GUID and should work in both versions of the game. (please tell me if it doesn't!)
A big thanks to JWoods for his much-needed tutorial. :howdy:

The details:
The sketchbook and crayons are a one-tile decorative object, they can be placed on the floor or on a table.
Price: 35 Simoleons
Room score: 3
Poly count: 866 (triangles, pretty low)
Sims cannot interact with it, find it in Misc/All

You're free to recolour this and post the recolours on a site, provided you give the link to the mesh here, and you tell me all about it.
It's recolorable with normal Simpe, but not with the wizard. I don't know why that is. It worked perfectly at some point during creation, but now it doesn't anymore.. I vow to one day find out why and correct it
If, for some reason, you want to host the mesh on your site, ask me.
Since it is a beta, please do not put this object in a downloadable lot.

The package:
The one with the 'house' is the base. I included two recolours, a pastel,
um, princessy thing (my artwork, can you tell? ) and a grown up version for all those artist simmies out there.

Ok, enjoy and please let me know how they work out for you.
Tags: #clutter, #artist, #art, #kids, #kid, #child, #children, #toys

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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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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39 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 38 Feedback Posts
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#2 Old 15th May 2005 at 1:13 PM
thanks you
Test Subject
#3 Old 15th May 2005 at 1:16 PM
heh. i consider my self an artist. i wish i could download rar. wont work for me. otherwise i LOOOOVE that! Its sooooooo adorable. I *would* download it in an INSTANT. VERY cute. SUPERB job!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 15th May 2005 at 1:25 PM
sweet. thanks man.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 15th May 2005 at 2:08 PM
Cool! Thank you.
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Original Poster
#6 Old 15th May 2005 at 2:12 PM
jojokid, have you tried simfilemaid?
of winace?
they're free or have free versions and they open rar.files
you can also click the link next to the file, there's an entire helpsection for extracting archives on this forum
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 15th May 2005 at 2:29 PM
very cute thanks alot
Test Subject
#8 Old 15th May 2005 at 3:15 PM
I can`t download them, But they are gorgeuos!
Test Subject
#9 Old 15th May 2005 at 3:56 PM
I really like it!
Test Subject
#10 Old 15th May 2005 at 3:57 PM
Originally Posted by jojokid
heh. i consider my self an artist. i wish i could download rar. wont work for me. otherwise i LOOOOVE that! Its sooooooo adorable. I *would* download it in an INSTANT. VERY cute. SUPERB job!

First of all, good job! It looks great in the game!
And for jojokid, get WinAce... it unzips, unrars...well unpacks anything... :howdy:

Greetz, Essie

God made me a blonde... I just realised why...
Test Subject
#11 Old 15th May 2005 at 4:06 PM
WinAce? Okay, thanks, I'll talk to my father about it...
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 15th May 2005 at 4:08 PM
You know, I still fail to see what's so complicated about .RAR files. They're not really all that different from .ZIP files. The good folks here at MTS2 even went so far as to put a help link next to the download so that those who truly are confused can learn how to extract them into their game. Personally, I think people are just too damned comfortable (or lazy, whatever you want to call it) with .ZIP files. Well, like most things, the way files are compressed changes, and they'll continue to change, so you may as well get used to it. Not trying to bitch or anything, it's just annoying to see this over and over, and to see people complain about it when help is always being given...freely.
Sorry about the diatribe.

This is an awesome deco item! I'll be sure to test it as soon as I get home!
#13 Old 15th May 2005 at 4:41 PM
awww how cuteee thanks for showing
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 15th May 2005 at 5:05 PM
This is just too cute! Cannot wait for my little one to try it out. Thanks a lot!

Life is not about the amount of breaths you take, it's about the moments that take your breath away.
Test Subject
#15 Old 15th May 2005 at 5:33 PM
FINALLY! woooot! i was looking for stacks of messy paper but this will do
Field Researcher
#16 Old 15th May 2005 at 6:22 PM
I really love this mesh -- its adorable! Lord knows when my kids were little there was artwork laying around everywhere! I was bad about trying to keep every little artistic scrap of paper. "Sigh"! Anyway, thanks for the great mesh.

Aqueelah, I get your point, but not everyone is all that computer literate. After all, some of our members are just kids. Of course, like my teenager, some of these kids know way more than any adult, but also, some aren't even allowed to download at all. Sad, but perfectly understandable to us parents.

Have a great day!
Momica J.
#17 Old 15th May 2005 at 7:30 PM
ehe. Now my little Sims Kids can have Crayons! White... That's a bad thing o.o.. *Takes Sin Tucker's crayons away so not to draw on the wall* ^.^ Thanks for this. I can't wait to try it.
Field Researcher
#18 Old 15th May 2005 at 8:53 PM
Very cool. I would download but the sites down agen.
Field Researcher
#19 Old 15th May 2005 at 8:59 PM
Umm, its not the site thats not working its this, for me anyway.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 15th May 2005 at 9:10 PM
nice!! great for my kids :P
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 16th May 2005 at 2:50 AM
Wonderful work! I cant get enough of this deco stuff. It just makes the game so much more realistic. Thank you! :D
Field Researcher
#22 Old 16th May 2005 at 8:24 AM
Great job :thumb:
Thank you for sharing
Mesh Maestro
#23 Old 17th May 2005 at 2:40 AM Last edited by JWoods : 17th May 2005 at 4:08 AM. Reason: typo
That is adorable... Not a very masculine responce but my kids love it too... Nice turn out there... Just think of all the recoloring benifits with this type item... The possibilities are endless... Nice work and thank you for sharing with us all...

Edit here is some doodling (recolor) I did... Your free to do what you like with it as it was all out of fun... :D
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar JWoodsCrayonDoodle051605a.rar (10.6 KB, 92 downloads)
#24 Old 18th May 2005 at 11:46 AM
Thanks Lethe_s, our sim kids need clutter too. This is cute, as well as practical. Thank you too JWoods, Spongebob is cool.

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Original Poster
#25 Old 18th May 2005 at 2:23 PM
Spongebob! Wheee! Now my cool simkids can play with crayons too
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