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Maxis "Lost & Found" #15: CAS Micro Spot

by Numenor Posted 20th Jan 2006 at 3:14 AM - Updated 20th Oct 2008 at 3:35 PM by Delphy
54 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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These spot lights weren't actually "hidden": they are used in the CAS screen (both in the screen where the sims are built and where the final photo is shot).
I liked their simple but modern shape, so I thought it was good to make them usable in normal lots.

Please note that in the CAS screen the lamps are always lit; so I have rebuilt the missing files, in order to make a working lamp of it
I've also moved the lamp downwards and shortened the cord: in the CAS screen the ceiling is very high, and the cord was too long for a normal house.

The spot light works with any game configuration; and is recolourable (shade and metal, separately), though the light is always white. Speaking of the light, Maxis has associated a very bright light to this lamp, so don't exceed with the number of spot lights!
Style: Modern
Room: Kitchen Dining Study
Maxis Flags: Unlocked

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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Numenor_MaxisLost_CAS-MicroSpot.rar

Size: 56.0 KB · Downloads: 18,679 · 20th Jan 2006
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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\
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 3:16 AM
Oh wow! This is awsome thanks sooo much :jig: Greatly appreciated !!

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#3 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 3:17 AM
Again, I have to say nice job, Numenor! Thank you very much! Is there no end to these hidden objects? I certainly hope not! Keep up the good work!
Forum Resident
#4 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 3:23 AM
Thanks! These lamps are great for coffee shops and bars.

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Test Subject
#5 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 3:32 AM
Thats fantastic!Thanks so much!

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#6 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 3:32 AM
oh these are my favorite type of pendant lights!!! thanks Numenor!

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#7 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 3:39 AM
Oh, very cool. I always thought it'd be a nice idea to have the lights from that... Thank you!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 3:42 AM
Wow. The number of hidden objects that you keep pulling out never ceases to amaze me... thanks Numenor!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 3:54 AM
I say this every time, but I love 'em! I hope you keep finding more. (But I think the best one so far was the Morty and Bella snowglobe.)
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 4:41 AM
Very cool, thanks so much Numenor.
Test Subject
#11 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 4:48 AM
Very nice. Thanks.

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Test Subject
#12 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 5:45 AM
Oh thankyou!! I've been wishing i had these for ages to put over my pool table. Thankyou very much oh wonderful creator.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 5:46 AM
Thanks! I like these :-)
Inventor
#14 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 5:48 AM
So many hidden objects! Thank you for finding them

This lamp is very modern and stylish!


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#15 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 5:54 AM
This is awesome!!! I love 'hidden' things. hehe..

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Field Researcher
#16 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 6:12 AM
Those are the best ceiling lights Maxis made for the original game... LOL!

Thanks for making them usable!

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#17 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 6:33 AM
Awesome, thanks!

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Field Researcher
#18 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 6:39 AM
OMG, I was looking for something like this. Thankfully I don't have to now. Thanks, Numenor.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 7:47 AM
neat thanks once again numenor :D
Field Researcher
#20 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 9:44 AM
Wow! Great work!

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Lab Assistant
#21 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 11:03 AM
Thank you Numenor for this nice light. I have a question is there a special lightning file needet for nightlife similar to the other lamp you have done ?
In my Game it gives not mutch light. Only Objects reflect not the Floor or Walls.

See Screenshot.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 1:49 PM
Awesome, you can never have too many pendant lights. Thanks
Forum Resident
#23 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 2:54 PM
Very cool. This is one object that I was looking forward to the day it was "found." Thanks.

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#24 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 4:09 PM
wow another lost and found! and it's relly a good lamp... what's happening in maxis that they forget to put objects in the catalog??
thanks again hoho :D

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#25 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 5:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Havelock
Thank you Numenor for this nice light. I have a question is there a special lightning file needet for nightlife similar to the other lamp you have done ?
In my Game it gives not mutch light. Only Objects reflect not the Floor or Walls.

See Screenshot.


I've checked, and you are absolutely right: this lamp is built to cast a light that is reflected only by objects, not floors and wall.
I didn't noticed this before you pointed it out; actually, I didn't even checked, because I haven't edited or changed anything in the lamp behaviour. Maxis designed it this way, and actually I can see a reason: it's a "spot light", i.e. it should enlight only a small area underneath it, not the whole room.
Since it's a "Maxis Lost & Found", in my opinion this object should be left as Maxis created it.

But if you, or other users like it, I can create a separate light definition to be put in the CEP3_CustomLights folder. Better: I'll do it in any case, and people will choose whether to install it (and have the reflections on the walls too) or not.

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