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"The Old Tree Swing"

by Targa Posted 9th Oct 2005 at 9:38 PM - Updated 17th Nov 2008 at 1:08 PM by -Maylin-
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

I needed an attention-getter to prevent redundant comments later.

I'm a big fan of houses and furnishings with "character". Plain-vanilla stuff just doesn't tickle my fancy, so I converted the boring swingset into this old tree swing. However, currently there is no way of creating a copy of the original swingset and making it into a functional new object. Due to either the Object Workshop, SimPE, or the original Maxis coding of the swingset, cloning a swingset results in game lockups, so I had to make this replace the default swingset.

Note also that the tree itself does not take up part of the object's footprint, and consequently is "invisible" to Sims. This means that they will walk through the tree as if it didn't exist (if they're going around it in that direction). If you have swingsets already in your neighborhood, they will probably not change unless you go into buy mode and buy this swingset. Once it's on the same lot as an original swingset the game will change the model for the old one to the tree.

All that being said, this is a fully-functional swingset, and the tree even shakes and bends when the Sims use it!



Regarding the file size: A little on the large side because I had to replace the textures with newer larger ones.

Mesh info: 832 Polygons

**EDIT** I have had a report that this does not work if you only have The Sims 2 and no expansions. I have changed the compatibility until either someone tells me different, or I can change the object. It's possible that the swing was "patched" by the Uni expansion and is no longer compatible with the base game.
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Size: 1.88 MB · Downloads: 22,543 · 9th Oct 2005
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Test Subject
#76 Old 18th Oct 2005 at 4:32 PM
This is lovely Targa, thanks :salute:
Someone suggested using moveObjects to put an object inside the tree? While this didn't work - the objects poke out and show, I did try putting 4 flower beds around the trunk with moveObjects and this seems to work quite well. I imagine the gardener is going to look a bit wierd, but it means the Sims choose to walk around the flowers

Thanks again Targa I never really used the maxis swing but this is great!
Test Subject
#77 Old 19th Oct 2005 at 1:05 AM
If you want the tree to make it look like it has leaves, just put the original willow tree into the swing by using the moveobjects on and the boolprop snapobjectstogrid false cheats. If you align the tree and swing just right, it looks like one object. (I don't know if anyone figured this out yet, but I just figured that I'd share this.)

Thanks again for this object, my sims and I love it!
Lab Assistant
21st Oct 2005 at 1:49 PM
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Lab Assistant
#78 Old 21st Oct 2005 at 2:40 PM
I have no idea as to file naming complication. But if it is possible to look at [Testers Wanted: Porch Swing w/ Awning ( 1 2 ) by momma"b" 7th Sep 2005]using the appropriate protocol. I would like to use both though maxis will be taking a back seat in this one in favor of yours. Thank you.
Test Subject
#79 Old 21st Oct 2005 at 11:40 PM
This is WONDERFUL!! <b>Thank you so much</b> for making this. I couldn't stand the original swingset, either.
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 23rd Oct 2005 at 6:05 AM
:jaw: I love this. After watching my Sims walk through the tree a few times, I put a tree in the same space. Now there are leaves and the Sims don't walk through the tree anymore. Now if I could just get the parents off the swing so the kid can play on it.

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Lab Assistant
#81 Old 1st Nov 2005 at 12:10 AM
Hey if you put two tree swings beside each other it will turn into the normal double swing(with rope instead of chain) you can have both in your game. I love this thing I never liked the original swing anyway.
Forum Resident
#82 Old 1st Nov 2005 at 6:10 PM
After trying this in my game I'd have to say that my fun loving sims (Adult) just can't get enough of using it. So funny! Thank you for this swing tree.

Oh, simbad44 that's a great tip!

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Mad Poster
#83 Old 4th Nov 2005 at 7:22 AM
Hehe, you're right, it crashes the base game without any EP lol...

But, thanks for making it.
Test Subject
#84 Old 6th Nov 2005 at 10:04 AM
Originally Posted by VAMPY BITES V^^^^V
Maybe if you use the Move_object on cheat you can hide a thin coloum in the tree,this will stop the Simmies from walking through it(?)


It doesn't even need to be a column, just some littele object, a vase or something.
Lab Assistant
#85 Old 6th Nov 2005 at 5:02 PM
Whoa! I Love It Soo Much! Thanks U Rox My Sox

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#86 Old 8th Nov 2005 at 3:38 AM
This is gorgeous, and I've bookmarked it while I decide whether I'm willing to replace the existing swings or wait for a cloned version to appear.
#87 Old 8th Nov 2005 at 3:44 AM
*reads posts above mine* Oooh. Okay, I'm sold. Gotta have it -- I would most likely have been using groups of two or three swings on any lot that had swings anyway.
#88 Old 8th Nov 2005 at 7:56 AM
Default default swingset
This is great,,make me think back when
i swung from my grandpa's oak tree

But think ill keep defaults one unless
its updated for a stand alone swing


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Test Subject
#89 Old 8th Nov 2005 at 1:37 PM
I tried to upload the swing to my downloads folder, but I got a message from the WinRAR that said the file was corrupt. I just wanted to know if you had heard anything else about this, or if it was just my computer.

P.S. You've got some awesome mods, dude. :þ
Test Subject
#90 Old 11th Nov 2005 at 2:50 PM
lovely...I love it.
Test Subject
#91 Old 17th Nov 2005 at 12:11 AM
Looove it! ^^o_o^^

Field Researcher
#92 Old 6th Dec 2005 at 2:24 AM
thank just for an old house!
Lab Assistant
#93 Old 6th Dec 2005 at 4:54 AM
Terrific! There's invisible tables somewhere on the site, I use them for baby grands and the limo front. One will do very nicely keeping simmies from going through the tree. I just love this!!
Test Subject
#94 Old 7th Dec 2005 at 1:07 PM
Though I love this one a lot...but it seems that my simmies prefer the original there any way to recover?
Lab Assistant
#95 Old 7th Dec 2005 at 9:49 PM
super neat... the other swingset looks so artificial... I loved my treeswing as a child! so this is awesome.

Field Researcher
#96 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 9:24 PM
Is there a way to stop it from replacing maxis swing (I really like it but it do not fit all of my lots)?
#97 Old 17th Dec 2005 at 9:19 PM
love it! The original swings were soo boring, this will be much better. :DThanks!
Test Subject
#98 Old 31st Dec 2005 at 10:33 PM
Default Help
i have a question for you?

i downloaded the swing, and it did replace the other swing. however, when i clicked the swing to put it onto the lot, the swing did not show up! i was wondering if you could maybe send me a private message, to help me so that my swing will work! thanks for your time! i truly do love the swing, and would love it if the swing worked in my game!! :clap:

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Field Researcher
#99 Old 1st Jan 2006 at 6:36 AM
Thhaaannnnkkkkk yoouuu. :thankyou:

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