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Saddle-horse "Thunder"-Now with Custom Sound

by hexameter Posted 8th Jan 2006 at 7:12 PM - Updated 16th Sep 2009 at 3:24 PM by -Maylin-
134 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
For knights, burglars, riders, farmers, fairies, princesses, princes and others:

Saddle-horse "Thunder"!

Update with Custom Sound (June 2007; Feb 2009)

Some of you requested a "horse-car". I tried and it was another chapter of my book of experiences in making objects. It was also the next step to my object which is in my mind for a long time.

Please keep in mind that this is and will be a clone of a car!
If you don't mind you surely will accept the disadvantages and use it with fun. Animations are not yet possible! - Although I found, as it is a clone of the hatchback, that it moves a little bit stubborn. In this case an advantage.
Thanks for your interest.

As already said in other uploads: Don't expect splended texturing - I don't have enough skills to do it better. I'm happy to see the objects in the game - working. Maybe some day I can do it better but till then I still do my very best.

This object needs Nightlife! It is colour-enabled. After installation you can find it under the carcollection.

Statistics: faces - 3127; vertices - 1570

This horse - made by myself because I didn't want to hurt anybody's rights - belongs to the same breed like the others in front of the carts I made. The breeder told me it would be very useful for any purpose as long as it had not to move too much!

This is a clone of the Maxis original hatchback that is buyable in the game.
It is tested in an unhacked game. All functions of the original car seem to be available and work. That means also some strange animations like mounting the horse, upcoming windows in some scenario, noise of a motor are normal. Don't be surprised!

If you are interested in my horse use it like you want. If you find any faults please give us a warning. Though I get better in doing simsobjects I doubt to be able to fix it. But it would be useful for others and maybe we find somebody who could help.

If you think the object is useless or too bad don't download!!!

This is the only site I uploaded the object and it should remain the only site for it!

Installation: copy the package-file (within the zip-file) to your downloadfolder or in a subfolder of it. To get rid of it just delete the file.

I hope all of you who asked for this object will have fun. All the others who would say it's childish should have a look on the hundreds of "dreamcars" and should think about why they are playing The Sims.

I like the horse-theme and surely it's not the last object with horses.
Much fun with it!


Update (July 2006) as requested:

Filename: update_saddle_horse.rar
Content see picture!

Very often I was asked in PMs to make recolours for this horse. Finally I finished them. This gave me the opportunity to do it a little bit better than in my beginning of making objects. At the same time I changed the animations of getting on the horse (not more!). As it is the same file name of the package you will overwrite the old version and get the changes by installing from the .rar-file.
Installation: unpack the .rar-file to your download folder and it's done. The content of the file is shown in the picture "Recolours.jpg".
Have fun with the different colours of the horse.

Remark: The horse works with installed Pets!


Update (June 2007)

The latest version without light and changed sound will overwrite the old file and install the needed sound packages when you extract the file
to your downloads folder or if you use a subfolder for it.

Update (Feb 2009)
This update is compatible with Numenor's 'Drivable Cars Without Nightlife' add-on
Some smaller fixes



Thanks to Shaklin for sharing her knowledge and help with custom sound!
Thanks to Quaxi and SimPE Thanks to Numenor, RGiles, Quaxi for CEP Thanks to Maxis for the game and the original object

Tutorials and comments that I used and/or which were very useful for me:

J. Woods: The Sims 2 Start to Finish Object Creation Tutorial (
Numenor: The Resource Node (CRES) (
Numenor: Understanding UV-Mapping (
Willem81: How to create nightlife Cars (

Thank you very much!

Car Type:
      Special: Special Type
Car Era:
      Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
NewSound-Thunder.rar | Compatible with Numenor's 'Drivable Cars Without Nightlife' add-on

Size: 1.05 MB · Downloads: 29,845 · 23rd Feb 2009
1.05 MB 29,845 23rd Feb 2009
update_saddlehorse.rar | Second version

Size: 533.6 KB · Downloads: 44,039 · 10th Jul 2006
533.6 KB 44,039 10th Jul 2006 | The very first version!

Size: 553.2 KB · Downloads: 52,869 · 8th Jan 2006
553.2 KB 52,869 8th Jan 2006
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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#2 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 7:18 PM
Heh!! Thats too kewl hexameter! You started with a horse and wagon, then ya lost the wagon cover - now you've lost the wagon entirely! I look forward to riding just a set of hooves next week

This is really just too tooooo toooooooooooo goodly - thank you :D

<:3))~~ Loverat
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#3 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 7:21 PM
YEAY FIRST! Okay I just wanted to say wait a go! I've been waiting for something like this for a while! I really appriciate it an it looks megga cool! THank you very much!!!!!!!!! :o)

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#4 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 7:21 PM
aww! *cries* I just missed first but I still want to say megga cool! :o)

At my final resting place
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Test Subject
#5 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 7:22 PM
thats great! i like it
Field Researcher
#6 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 7:23 PM
OMG !!! Brilljant !!!
:bow: This is wonderfull ... !!! :bow:
Perfect for my medieval sims !!! :D
Thank you so much for sharing ...! :D

Happy apple poison.
#7 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 7:28 PM
Thank you! This is fantastic!

#8 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 7:31 PM
One little observation here that should be directed to someone who runs MTS2 and not Hexameter.... That is that I just downloaded this and so far 4 people have said thanks for the download, so we have to assume that at least 1 if not 4 or more downloads should be showing for this object, but it's still reading like as if 0 people downloaded it.
#9 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 7:36 PM
Fantasic, I love it. Thank you very much
Test Subject
#10 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 7:59 PM
i`ve been hoping for someone to make this ever scince i bought nightlife. i love it!
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Original Poster
#11 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 8:00 PM
Thank's to all of you for your comments!
@Loverat: Very funny! It's a good Idea, I could use horseshoes. I like this comment!
@netseeker2: You are a very attentive lawyer. Thank you for the kind assistance.

As I say in the description I try and wait for the time when I'll be able to finish my "dreamobject". Till then I use the stuff and the parts exsisting that come up with gathering experience.

Lab Assistant
#12 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 8:01 PM
I want more Colors.....Black, Chestnut and more
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 8:04 PM
That Rawks! I'm going to try this one out for Sure! Thanks :D

"For Zen students, a weed is a treasure." ~ Shunryu Suzuki
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 8:06 PM
Great job but I just have a question. Can kids and teens ride it too? If not still a great job.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 8:10 PM
Really cool creation!
Test Subject
#16 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 8:20 PM
This is great, thanks so much! I can't wait to try it out :D
Test Subject
#17 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 8:27 PM
OOOO! That was me requesting this one!!!! THANK A LOT! YOU ARE THE GREATEST!
(U now, i didn't really think anyone was ever going to do it...!)

I'm a fucking viking!

CKY <3 *vade mecum*

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#18 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 8:38 PM
Originally Posted by I.D.R.
OOOO! That was me requesting this one!!!! THANK A LOT! YOU ARE THE GREATEST!
(U now, i didn't really think anyone was ever going to do it...!)

I know. And I was curious if you would show a reaction. Thanks for your proposal and the comment.
#19 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 9:19 PM
very cool
Field Researcher
#20 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 9:30 PM
For some reason the image or a horse backing up with headlights is just too much for me! Good job! Haha!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 9:32 PM
Cooool! I luv it! GO HEXAMETER! Cant wait to see more stuff from you!

Dont look down on someone unless you're helping them up-Me
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#22 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 9:37 PM
This is totally and completely AWESOME!!!
Test Subject
#23 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 9:45 PM
PONIES!!! hah yes! thank you!! oh man this is cool...

squee X3
Test Subject
#24 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 9:49 PM
i like it :-)
Test Subject
#25 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 9:54 PM
That's pretty cool
I'm still waiting for Maxis to get it in their heads that we want horses in The Sims 2. Too bad you cannot find a way to animate this horse yet. I work with 3D horses all day long, myself.

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