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The Numenorean Hibernation Cell (Aspiration reward OR Buyable) - *UPD 08 NOV 2006*

by Numenor Posted 31st Oct 2005 at 1:03 AM - Updated 17th Nov 2008 at 1:14 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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08 NOV 2006: ADDED BUYABLE VERSION. Many users asked me for a version of the Hibernator buyable from the catalog; at first I resisted, because I think it's a nice idea to have it as an aspiration reward. But anyway, if people want to buy it from the catalog, well, here is the buyable versio
NOTE: YOU CAN'T HAVE BOTH! Choose either the Aspiration Reward OR the buyable version. The buyable version is attached to this post, in the archive "Hibernator_main_(BUYABLE).rar". Install it as usual (the QX works fine, too). Once installed it, the buyable Hibernator can be found in the normal Buy Mode catalog, in the section Misc/Misc, at a price of §15,500 (sorry, but you have to earn it anyway! ).

08 NOV 2006: Also ADDED a new "Glass" recolour made by CyberBob: it's more transparent then mine, and has a transparent base, too (not only the door).

11 SEPT 2006: FIXED the bug that caused the children to sit on the floor after exiting the Hibernator; also improved compatibility with other hacks involving beds by removing the categorizaton of the Hibernator as "bed".
Thanks to TwoJeffs for both bug-fixes.

21 JUNE 2006: Added Finnish translation (thanks Kissamies)

22 APR 2006: Added Spanish translation (thanks HarlotBoy) and Italian translation

27 DEC 2005: FIXED the "jump" bug that occurred when cancelling the "Hibernate" interaction while the sim was still walking toward the Hibernator.

You want to have 10 children and an entire life isn't enough? You want to meet your grand-grand-grand-nephew? Just take a "nap" into the Numenorean Hibernation Cell!

I'm very proud of this object (though it isn't perfect ), because it's definitely the project that I worked on for the longest time.
I've made a completely new animated mesh (created from scratch), heavily modified the BHAVs, edited and adjusted the animations, enabled the colour options... A special thanks to Inge Jones for having pointed me in the right direction with the BHAV that saves/restores the age of the sim.

The Hibernator functions: you can send your sims to hibernate for a chosen time (from 1 day to 1 month); the sim will enter the hibernator (obviously naked: have you ever been hibernated with your clothes on? ) and will stay there in life suspension: no aging, no needs, nothing! If you don't manually interrupt the hibernation, by deleting the action from the command queue, the sim will automatically "wake up" when the chosen time has finished.
The hibernator takes care of all the body's needs (all the stats will slowly increase during the hibernation); only drawback: the sims will feel lonely into the hibernation cell, and their "social" will slowly decrease; the more they stay in, the more they will need social interactions when they wake up.
I suggest to put the Hibernators in a quiet place: though hibernated, the sims don't like noise, music and such (a "thought balloon" will be displayed if a sound disturb them).

Installation: put the package(s) in the downloads folder. You will find the Hibernator among the Aspiration Rewards, not in the normal catalog!

Additional data
The objects that I've cloned, in order to create the Hibernator, were the cheap single bed and the coffin, though very little still remains of both of them.
The Hibernator works in every game, even without EPs, is recolourable, and is shipped in three colours: blue (default), pink and transparent glass.
The mesh is only 822 faces / 584 verts (= very low, for an object of these dimensions).
If you are going to create recolours for the "metal" cover, be sure to recolour the separate "plaque" texture".

Known bugs
I said it's not perfect
1) When the Hibernator is used by a child, the animation of the door isn't perfectly synchronized with the body movement, and the child's body sometimes peeks out of the door (this happens only when entering and exiting: the hibernation itself has no glitches).
2) FIXED (Was: As soon as the child exits the hibernator, he suddenly sits down to the floor; this happens in Nighlife only)
3) FIXED (Was: If you order a sim to hibernate and cancel the action before he reached the hibernator, an error occurs (the sim will "jump"); there's nothing to worry about, though).
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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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#2 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:05 AM
Bless you numenor... I've been hoping for an item like this!!!
#3 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:06 AM
What a fab idea... I have a number of Sims that I need to send into limbo till they serve their purpose. LOL

Will definately be back to download this one soon.

Many thanks.

*♥.¸Here we go again .♥*
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:07 AM
Oh wow! Coolest thing EVER!
Test Subject
#5 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:07 AM
Default Thanks another wonderful creation :D
Thanks for another great creation

Test Subject
#6 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:13 AM
*bows down* This is just what I needed. :square:
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:13 AM
OMG!!! This is so awesome! This will be great for Strangetown!

Will it suspend pregnancies?
Cult Leader
#8 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:18 AM
You Rock, thax for this it's cool.
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Original Poster
#9 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:19 AM
Originally Posted by ts1&2fanatic
Will it suspend pregnancies?

Err.... Try yourself and let me know! :D
I think that suspending the aging will suspend the pregnancy, too, but I haven't tested.

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My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)

I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:20 AM
o wow. thats awsome, i'm downloading now.
Test Subject
#11 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:23 AM
You're the best, really great thanks for this beautiful item !!!

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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:23 AM
Awesome can't wait until my computer stops acting up to download! Thank you

P.S. You Rock

Ughhh jms if you ever get on message me k :)
#13 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:29 AM
wow wow wow I love you
On a Radical Sabbatical :)
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#14 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:29 AM
This is *wonderful*, Numenor! And it's so very well-made! Thank you very much for making this and sharing it with us :D

At the moment we are trying to put our lives in order. But this is not an end in itself. Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us. -- The Big Book

I will be inactive indefinitely.
Tentacle Of Righteousness
#15 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:31 AM
Very awsome Numenor, this reminds me of the old laboratory beds as far as looks from ts1, I'm impressed. Great high quality item, i'd expect no less from you! great job.
Field Researcher
#16 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:33 AM
wow numenor -^.^-

um, can you make a bed version that isnt for taking long cold naps?
kinda like a space age bed, you remember the purple star trek style bed in the original sims, ya?
this would be totally perfect simply from a looks point of veiw for spacestation type sims
Field Researcher
#17 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:37 AM
Two words.YOU RULE!

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Field Researcher
#18 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:40 AM
What a cool idea! Thank you for taking the time to make this, Numenor.

For a species that claims to be intellectually superior to all other life forms, humans do some stupid things.
Field Researcher
#19 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 1:41 AM
Rediculously Unique..... WOW !

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Field Researcher
#20 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 2:32 AM
Very clever! Thank you so much, it's amazing :D
Test Subject
#21 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 2:34 AM
Now there's a proper, original idea.

Thank you, as always.
Forum Resident
#22 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 2:39 AM
this is awesome numenor

Now known as CMW15
Test Subject
#23 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 2:44 AM
Yes! I don't like cheating but I'm ok with hacks, this will be gr8 for legacies. :nod:
Test Subject
#24 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 2:47 AM
oh crud, where can i get a program to unpack the rars?
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 31st Oct 2005 at 2:58 AM
Holacrap thats cool! O_O

Stay frosty, Squeaks.
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