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Functional wading pool

by Echo Posted 25th Feb 2005 at 1:08 PM - Updated 28th Apr 2009 at 12:49 AM by Echo
265 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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UPDATE: This download has been superseded with this one which resolves most of the issues present in this version. If you just want a kiddie pool, get that one! I'm leaving this one here for those people who have recoloured it and linked here for the mesh.

UPDATE: Bugs have now been ironed out. Anyone who wants to make and share recolours now for this item may do so. :D

Original post:
I present the "Water Babies" wading pool. Both toddlers and kids can use this item, which acts as a single tile shallow pool of water for splashing in.

The water shouldn't spread or flood when being splashed in. It raises fun, and slowly decreases hygene (much like the grown up's pool). The default colour is the magenta one. The two other colours are in the "recolours" zip.

The object is recolourable.

You can find it under Plumbing > Miscellaneous.

Special thanks to Braveheart for her diligent and detailed testing efforts!

Enjoy, and let me know if anything bizarre comes up!

Statistics: Verts: 202, Polys: 268
Tags: #wading pool, #pool, #toddler, #toy, #water, #splash, #swim

      Childrens: Childs furniture or objects
Maxis Flags:
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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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Field Researcher
#76 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 4:57 AM
Originally Posted by chbimun
A bit difficult to do when there is no clothing specified as swimwear for toddlers. There's only everday and pajamas and diaper.

i know that. that's why i implied that i wished THAT was possible!
Test Subject
#77 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 5:01 AM
It looked good from what I could see of it, but I have the impression that it's causing my game to crash. Could it do this? I don't actually have it on the house I was playing, but it's the only thing I downloaded since I played last (when it ran fine, like it normally does). I'm going to delete it just to see if that makes a difference anyway.
Field Researcher
#78 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 5:02 AM
they have some stuff at TSR2 that you can easily pass off as lil' swimming briefs (or whatever) for toddlers.

use your imagination. beats nothing.
Lab Assistant
#79 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 5:21 AM
wow. great job.
Test Subject
#80 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 5:58 AM
Cool, this should really fun to watch...Cute Idea
I'll let you know how it goes
Thanks for sharing
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Original Poster
#81 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 6:23 AM
YamLin: It is technically possible that it is the cause of the crash, but if you weren't actually playing it at the time it's somewhat unlikely... If you delete it and the problem goes away, could you send me this info in a PM?
- What you were doing when the game crashed
- What then error message was (if you can remember it... Missing Animation? Stack Underflow? Something like that?)
- How high end your graphics capabilities are (very low perchance?)
- Details of any global hacks you have (ie - no splashing in the toilet, etc)

Thanks for the heads up - I hope it's not caused by this object, but if it is I'd like to figure out why!
Forum Resident
#82 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 6:28 AM
I made some swimsuits for toddlers awhile back that are on my Yahoo group. I'm working on some new ones that will be on TSR.
Test Subject
#83 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 8:21 AM
very good.i am lovin it
#84 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 9:01 AM
awesome..! I can't believe it, I was just thinking about requesting something exactly like this. thank you! you're fudgin' awesome!
Lab Assistant
#85 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 10:17 AM
awsome i love them no problems ive noticed
thanks for posting great idea.....can i ask...whats next??? cant wait :bump:

Honey :howdy:
Lab Assistant
#86 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 10:48 AM
sweet! next step: addin the pie menu option of drownin them...:D
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Original Poster
#87 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 12:02 PM
:o kayeartemis! I would never do such a thing! (toddlers are essentially immortal - they don't die easily. ) heh heh.
Lab Assistant
#88 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 12:15 PM
so cool man
#89 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 12:38 PM
I have downloaded this and can't find it in plumbing>miscellaneous. It is in my downloads folder so I don't know what I did wrong.
Forum Resident
#90 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 12:45 PM
it seems to be crashing my game i had to take it out
Test Subject
#91 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 3:09 PM
worked fine for a couple hours, sent a toddler to go splash, she started towards the pool and turned around to go play with toys.. the pool had dissapeared from the lot. :confused:
Test Subject
#92 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 3:33 PM
about toddlers changing their clothes... you can make it more realistic if the toddler, when it plays alone with the pool with its clothes on, it looses higiene, but if their parents or an adult uses the pool it changes the toddlers clothes to play with it... i hope it is clear...

great work... if it could be for more than one baby/toddler and play between them splashing and whatever... ill say it again: GREAT WORK!!!!
Lab Assistant
#93 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 4:22 PM
WOW ,beautiful .Thank you very much for sharing.

Lab Assistant
#94 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 5:30 PM
These are so cute! Thank you so much for sharing these
Test Subject
#95 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 5:38 PM
very cute, thank you so much, Wonderful object
Test Subject
#96 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 7:42 PM
That is so cool. iWILL GIVE IT A TRY.
Test Subject
#97 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 7:46 PM
Cute, but what about bathing suits?
#98 Old 26th Feb 2005 at 11:04 PM Last edited by coolcat66664 : 27th Feb 2005 at 3:57 AM.
This is great but maybe you can try to make them a bit deeper for the kids.
Field Researcher
#99 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 12:23 AM
Great job. No problems so far in my game.
Lab Assistant
#100 Old 27th Feb 2005 at 12:41 AM
This works great thanks :D
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