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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-
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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
24.0 KB 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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Field Researcher
#2 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 1:33 AM
awesome, i always love adding little bits of reality into my game! Great job!

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Test Subject
#3 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 2:40 AM
Very original, im surprised no one has come up with this yet.. I might add it to my lot im uploading, but ill be sure to ask first.

Dowloading now
Space Pony
#4 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 3:15 AM
Very nice.
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#5 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 3:17 AM
This is a cool little detail that'll make any house seem more realistic. Thanks for sharing it!

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 3:24 AM
IMG this idea is really creative. this NEEDS to be an award winning object
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 3:49 AM
Thanks! It adds a definite touch of realism.

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Lab Assistant
#8 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 3:51 AM
w00t! More realism for houses
#9 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 3:53 AM
Actually I was in the making of this Only it WAS animated and your sims would walk up to it and click it and lighs in only one room would turn on. The operation has taken so long someones beat me to it

Thanks it looks great

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Test Subject
#10 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 4:12 AM
wow! this should be a featured object!!!

Field Researcher
#11 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 4:41 AM
Very cool

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Field Researcher
#12 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 5:03 AM
I've seen a working light switch at tsr by Toddfx

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 5:08 AM
Great idea KevinsHope. Love these little details that make the game more realistic. Keep up the great work.
Field Researcher
#14 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 5:11 AM
Oh my gosh, thank you, thank you, thank you!! I wanted this for my game!
Forum Resident
#15 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 6:12 AM
super awesome! I love it!

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Sims 3 Creations
#16 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 6:29 AM
Wow. Very cool object.

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Field Researcher
#17 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 6:43 AM
Hey, great job! I'm glad to see you got this up!

Keep it up!

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Field Researcher
#18 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 6:55 AM
Awesome idea!

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?

great upload =)

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#19 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 7:29 AM
Can I throw lightswitch raves with it?

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Lab Assistant
#20 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 8:03 AM
Ahh excellent! I see you got there. Congratulations! And thankyou for sharing. *Downloads*.

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Test Subject
#21 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 8:20 AM
Very cool!

Lab Assistant
#22 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 8:32 AM
ah, yass, awesome... yesterday I was almost considering joining tsr and paying to get a working lightswitch now i don't have to! =D
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#23 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 8:47 AM
That is a lovely mesh! What a good idea.

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Lab Assistant
#24 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 10:42 AM
Yeah, loving the added realism here too. Adding my appreciation to this list. Nice one. Cheers.
Test Subject
#25 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 11:42 AM
It's little details like these that makes the game more fun.

Thanks for creating it
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