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Improved Hanging Exerto Punching Bag **Updated 10/2012**

by Honeywell Posted 9th Nov 2011 at 11:15 PM - Updated 2nd Nov 2012 at 5:47 AM by Honeywell
62 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 13 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Updates:
11/10/2011 Updated the punching bag to be available on community lots, as it should be! Please re-download if you want the punching bag to appear in your community lot catalog under hobbies/exercise. Sorry for the inconvenience.

02/11/2012 Added hobby enthusiasm in two flavors for those with the FreeTime Expansion pack. If you have FreeTime and would like your sims to gain hobby enthusiasm using the punching bag download one of the following files:

HW_exertopunchingbag-SPORTS - EA coded the punching bag to increase sports enthusiasm OR
HW_exertopunchingbag-FITNESS - Increases fitness enthusiasm instead of sports (Thank you, Almighty Hat. )

Special thanks to tunaisafish for her work on enthusiasm. It saved me a ton of time figuring out the BHAVs I needed to edit to change the hobby enthusiasm from sports to fitness.

10/12/2012 Fixed the shadows on the surface of the punching bag so the leather looks like it's all one piece like it should. It's a cosmetic change but it's a huge improvement, IMO. All of the versions have been updated with the improved mesh.


Hanging Exerto Punching Bag

Catalog Description:
Float like a moth and sting like a yellowjacket! With the Exerto Punching Bag, athletic Sims can punch away to release tension and keep in shape.

Slaved to the Exerto Punching Bag career reward.
Modified Maxis mesh and texture.

Catalog Sort:
Hobbies/Exercising - $2,500
Features:
  • Space Saver - 1 Tile
  • Maxis Match Recolors - Includes 2 recolors of the Exerto Punching Bag that match EA's exercise equipment.
  • Balanced Gameplay - Priced to line up with the treadmill which has a similar skill rate. I also removed the training interaction in order for that to be exclusive to the career reward punching bag.
Placement:
Your sims stand to the right of the green arrow so keep that in mind when placing the punching bag in a corner or against a wall.

Recommended Mods:
Kinda-sorta' related: Buyable Aspiration & Career Rewards by Sophie-David.

Terms of Use:
You're free to use however you'd like, for whatever you'd like. I hope you find a use for it.

Photo Credits:
Tracksuits by fanseelamb
Spiffy Spa (coordinating hot tub)

Polygon Counts:
Faces: 1076
Vertices: 1110

Additional Credits:
Maxis, SimPE, CEP, Wings3D, Milkshape, GIMP, and MTS as always.

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
HW_exertopunchingbag-SPORTS.zip | Punching bag only. Increases sports enthusiasm for those with FT.

Size: 41.1 KB · Downloads: 14,094 · 11th Feb 2012
41.1 KB 14,094 11th Feb 2012
HW_exertopunchingbag-FITNESS.zip | Punching bag only. Increases fitness enthusiasm for those with FT.

Size: 41.1 KB · Downloads: 17,932 · 11th Feb 2012
41.1 KB 17,932 11th Feb 2012
HW_expertopunchingbag.zip | Basegame punching bag and recolors.

Size: 282.2 KB · Downloads: 28,517 · 9th Nov 2011
282.2 KB 28,517 9th Nov 2011
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
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#26 Old 11th Nov 2011 at 5:50 PM
Just what I've been looking for. Thanks a bunch!
Field Researcher
#27 Old 11th Nov 2011 at 11:11 PM
for some reason, I can't get the red normal punching bag..
Theorist
Original Poster
#28 Old 11th Nov 2011 at 11:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by trambling101
for some reason, I can't get the red normal punching bag..
It's a career reward so it won't be in the regular buy catalog. Can you check again to be sure you didn't just overlook it? I just checked myself and I have both available. Let me know how you make out.
Screenshots
Meet Me In My Next Life
THANKS POST
#29 Old 12th Nov 2011 at 4:16 AM
Wow this is just "Great" just so wonderful thanks for sharing. will this work with Seasons as well as Bon Voyage ? Please reply
Theorist
Original Poster
#30 Old 12th Nov 2011 at 4:35 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simonut
Wow this is just "Great" just so wonderful thanks for sharing. will this work with Seasons as well as Bon Voyage ? Please reply
You're welcome and yes it will; it'll work with any combination of games.
Instructor
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#31 Old 12th Nov 2011 at 6:28 PM
Thank you! Less space, I'm lovin' it. Mass replacement in progress!
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 13th Nov 2011 at 2:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by leesester
Yay for less space taken by punching bags

I agree
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#33 Old 14th Nov 2011 at 8:06 AM
I wonder if this could be made for Sims 3, even as a deco! Very brilliant and useful!! ^^
Field Researcher
#34 Old 14th Nov 2011 at 12:00 PM
i was so happy when i saw this because the punching bag is my favorite body skilling object. however, its my favorite because i have the buyable reward punching bag which has the accelerated skilling benefit. is it at all possible to make a version with the same skill rate as the reward punching bag?
Theorist
Original Poster
#35 Old 14th Nov 2011 at 3:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mocha0030
is it at all possible to make a version with the same skill rate as the reward punching bag?
This is cloned from the reward punching bag and already has the same skill rate.
Meet Me In My Next Life
#36 Old 15th Nov 2011 at 3:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Honeywell
You're welcome and yes it will; it'll work with any combination of games.


Thanks for your reply back to me.

"Nothing in life is a Surprise it just happen to come your way at the time".
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#37 Old 28th Nov 2011 at 6:08 AM
Awesome! Now to go make a new gym for my simmies....
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#38 Old 3rd Dec 2011 at 1:56 AM
I really liked this one...but, don't they need a mesh? I couldn't find anyone.
Theorist
Original Poster
#39 Old 3rd Dec 2011 at 2:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmsant25
I really liked this one...but, don't they need a mesh? I couldn't find anyone.
Hi The zip contains three package files--the mesh is included in the first file listed.

HW_exertopunchingbag-1tile.package
HW_exertopunchingbag_rc-blue.package
HW_exertopunchingbag_rc-green.package
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 8th Jan 2012 at 12:03 AM
First of all, this? This is awesome. My game is Medieval and you wouldn't believe how hard it is to find decent training equipment for knights that isn't just an invisible or brownish recolor of modern exercise equipment! (Is a punching bag Medieval? Probably not, but as Sims can't practice with bows and spears and lances and beating the stuffing out of each other, I take what I can get.)

Second, I have a question-- does this increase Fitness enthusiasm for Free Time? As few ways as there are to train your footsoldiers, there are even fewer out there that work with hobby enthusiasm.

Thank you so much!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#41 Old 8th Jan 2012 at 6:30 AM
Oh man, this is great. Can't wait to have my boys Rocky-ing up the place!
Theorist
Original Poster
#42 Old 11th Feb 2012 at 9:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Almighty Hat
First of all, this? This is awesome. My game is Medieval and you wouldn't believe how hard it is to find decent training equipment for knights that isn't just an invisible or brownish recolor of modern exercise equipment! (Is a punching bag Medieval? Probably not, but as Sims can't practice with bows and spears and lances and beating the stuffing out of each other, I take what I can get.)

Second, I have a question-- does this increase Fitness enthusiasm for Free Time? As few ways as there are to train your footsoldiers, there are even fewer out there that work with hobby enthusiasm.

Thank you so much!
I'm sorry for the delay answering your question, Almighty Hat. The original punching bag does not increase hobby enthusiasm but I uploaded two options today that will. EA has the punching bag increase sports enthusiasm but since you mentioned using it to replace modern exercise equipment I also added an option that increases fitness instead of sports. Thanks for taking the time to post.
Lab Assistant
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#43 Old 18th Mar 2012 at 2:56 PM
Oh, I liked your first punching bag, no having to cheat to get one and I could put it in my apartment building gym. Now I can't decide if I want fitness enthusiasm or sports enthusiasm to go up... *thinks* Fitness, I choose you! Most of my sims seem to roll the sports hobby but a little fitness enthusiasm is a good thing.
Forum Resident
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#44 Old 22nd Jun 2012 at 3:51 PM
brillant punching bag so useful I already use it in my house !! thank you !!
Lab Assistant
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#45 Old 24th Aug 2012 at 7:18 AM
This is one of my favourite downloads. Love it
Test Subject
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#46 Old 28th Sep 2012 at 12:46 PM
I only just found this and I am so glad I did. I just started an Avengers mansion in one of my hoods and poor Cap was missing his punchbag.
Test Subject
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#47 Old 24th Jun 2013 at 12:01 PM
Help
Where can I get the big painting in the picture? Please help! Thanks
Theorist
Original Poster
#48 Old 27th Jun 2013 at 12:28 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kohav1003
Where can I get the big painting in the picture? Please help! Thanks
Hi kohav, the painting is from the Nightlife expansion pack.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#49 Old 9th Sep 2013 at 8:53 AM
Only yesterday I was building and thinking 'Damn! I need a punching bag!' I tried the cheats and moved a sim in the lot but I didn't want to kill it and have a ghost lurking around...
And now I discovered your object! =D
It's more realistic in shape and perfect for my old style gim!!!
Thank you so much for all your hard work, Honeywell! =)
Test Subject
#50 Old 18th Sep 2013 at 1:11 AM
Somehow the hobby enthusiasm doesn't work for me =/ I chose the fitness one. My sims are getting body points but no fitness enthusiam. What am I doing wrong?
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