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Easter Bunny NPC

by Echo Posted 16th Apr 2006 at 5:38 AM - Updated 22nd May 2009 at 2:18 PM by Echo
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Since it's Easter, and Maxis hasn't given us one, here's a (hopefully) fully functioning Easter Bunny NPC! A while ago I did some research into custom NPCs that never eventuated, but this occurred to me yesterday and I just had to make it.

You will need all three packages in the zip file installed.

To get an easter bunny in your game, buy the "Crest of Bunny" object from Decorative > Wall (it looks like two crossed carrots) and put it somewhere in your house. Now, send all your sims to bed, and once they're all asleep, wait for Bunny to arrive!

Bunny will cheer at the carrot-crest for a moment, before swiping it (hey, it's *his* family crest!). Then, for each of the non-NPC sims on the lot (who are child or older), he will show a thought bubble of their face and create an easter egg that can only be eaten by that sim. When everyone has been given an egg, he will disappear.

Within a few minutes of waking up, your sims will "discover" the egg, look shocked for a moment, then eat it. This will slightly boost fun and hunger.

Bunny does not interact with sims. He is shy and does not like to be crowded. Visitors will receive eggs, but if they leave the lot before eating them then the eggs will become useless and the sims will clean them up. No stealing of eggs is allowed!

Bug reports are very welcome here, so long as they are detailed. This is a *testing* download and may cause unforseen problems.

Have a marvellous Easter everyone!

Edits:
-This download is not compatible with original + Uni installations. No idea why at this point - it seems like the changes in maxis global functions was just too significant for me to manage between Uni and NL.
-Some users without all the EPs have noted unusual behaviour, including having the hula dancer appear instead of the bunny. This seems to be related to users having OFB or not, so it is now being flagged as OFB required. Note that it may still work with different combinations of EPs, but is not guaranteed.

-Thanks to stazie13 for pointing out the toddler egg problem. New version should not generate eggs for babies or toddlers (as neither of them can eat the eggs anyway!)
Tags: #Easter, #Easter Bunny, #Bunny, #Holiday, #NPC, #Egg

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

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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 16th Apr 2006 at 5:41 AM
Awsome Job Echo, Happy Easter!

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#3 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 5:42 AM
Can you possibly get any more amazing? wow brilliant!

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#4 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 5:42 AM
OH MY GOD!!!!!!! This absolutely amazing thanks so much

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#5 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 5:43 AM
OMG!! u r a genius!! WOW!!!!! congrats on a FABULOUS JOB :D

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#6 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 5:46 AM
This is sooo rad!! Thank you and Happy Easter!!!! =]
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#7 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 5:59 AM
ummmm..... well......

HOLY SHIZNIT YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!
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#8 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 6:01 AM
woohoo~~~... thankzz... why not you change the bunny with grim reaper.. hahahha

Woof !
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#9 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 6:05 AM
Okay, Echo, seriously... you rock. A lot.

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#10 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 6:10 AM
Cute idea! (>=
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#11 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 6:16 AM
*gasp* This is beyond incredible. I worship you Echo.
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#12 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 6:16 AM
Thanks for sharing this, I love it!

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#13 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 6:17 AM
amazing really!!
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#14 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 6:20 AM
wow, sounds complex and it only took you a day to make it?

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#15 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 9:54 AM
This sounds awesome! I can't wait to get home and try this out! (I am out of town visiting family that don't have The Sims 2 on their PC)

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#16 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 9:57 AM
this is really awesome! well done
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 10:02 AM
I'm seriously thinking Maxis has the wrong folks working for them! This is amazing! Thanks.
Field Researcher
#18 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 10:04 AM
this is awesome!
Test Subject
#19 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 10:04 AM
Brilliant! Thank you, Echo
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#20 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 10:07 AM
wow this is amazing thank you!!!!!!
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#21 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 10:07 AM
hey.. like i said earlier... this is amazing.. i tried it and it works fantabulous!! i found ou tthat toddlers can't eat it.. they crawl to it and sit with it between their legs but are unable to 'consume' it.. one of my toddlers got stuck and couldn't do anything else until someone came and pick it up...
it might just be my game..... and THANKU so much again.. ur a genius :D

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#22 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 10:16 AM
Absolutely fantastic! This is great...you are great! Hopping off to download....
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#23 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 10:17 AM
Hmm... I thought I'd fixed the toddler thing. I'll check it again.
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#24 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 10:24 AM
This is great, thank you so much!!
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#25 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 10:42 AM
Echo! You did it again!
You are so amazing
I adore this, happy easter,
and thank you!
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