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Simrock trashcan and mailbox

by crocobaura Posted 6th Aug 2006 at 10:13 PM - Updated 10th Sep 2006 at 1:06 PM by crocobaura
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks 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.
Hi. I made these to go with the simrock theme. I first stared with the mailbox, as the maxis one didn't fit in very well with the theme. I don't usually play with the mailbox, as I almost always delete it as soon as I start a new lot. This one is decorative, and if you hate paying bills as much as I do than you will definitely love it! As for the trashcan, I got the idea for it after a couple of my palmtrees caught fire after placing the simrock stove next to them. My sims have poor cooking skills and they managed to set the whole lot on fire. It is fully functional, only the lid won't come off and it looks like they are stuffing the garbage bag through it. Otherwise, it blends in naturally with the environment. Enjoy!

They were cloned from the maxis mailbox and trashcan respectively. You can find them under miscellaneous.


Trashcan - 760 faces / 551 vertices
Mailbox - somewhere around 1000 faces / 1000 vertices


Meshes and tree stump texture by me. Stone texture by Mod Squad. Log end and leaf texture from
Made with Wings 3D, UV Mapper Classic, UV Mapper Professional Demo, Paint Shop Pro, SimPE.

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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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\
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#2 Old 6th Aug 2006 at 10:18 PM
too cool, but are they functional? did you test them?

*oh nevermind i should have read the post first good job! *

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Mad Poster
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#3 Old 6th Aug 2006 at 10:26 PM
Well, the trashcan is very functional indeed. The mailbox, I think it's only decorative because the mailman just passes by it every morning. I tested it only for a couple or so of sim days. However I am presently experiencing some bugs, no NPCs work on my lots presently so maybe it works but I am not aware of it. I'll let you know after I reinstall my game.
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#4 Old 7th Aug 2006 at 4:59 AM
These are so cool, thanks!
Test Subject
#5 Old 7th Aug 2006 at 4:10 PM
I seem to remember from the sims 1, if you deleted the mailbox you wouldn't get any guests. Does this hold true for sims 2 or is it different?

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Mad Poster
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#6 Old 7th Aug 2006 at 4:44 PM
If you delete the mailbox you don't get bills anymore. you get the newspaper, but no bills! :D
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 1:17 AM
thanksss for you fantastic objects
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 23rd Oct 2006 at 11:24 PM
Crocobaura, that didn't answer really answer bob's question
Unsocialized Homeschooler
#9 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 6:40 AM
What if you use moveobjects on and place the simstone mail box over the original?
That would work wouldn't it?
Test Subject
#10 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 8:40 AM
This mail box does not work on "Bon Vojage" - at sim installed on lot with this mailbox " the mode of a life " was gone
Test Subject
#11 Old 20th Jul 2014 at 9:18 PM
I just stuck a working mailbox inside of this one! Thanks! :D
#12 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 2:35 AM
These are really nice, just what I love to find! I'm grateful for stone-themed recolors (since my own perfectionism gets in the way of doing new meshes myself) but shiny new meshes are of course the best thing to find, and these are perfect! Thanks!