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Treadle Sewing Machine with Creativity and $$

by cokenasmile Posted 8th Aug 2006 at 7:44 AM - Updated 7th Dec 2008 at 10:11 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
The Treadle Sewing Machine will increase a Sim’s creativity and may be used by children through elders. I made this from the Maxis piano and it borrows the animations from there. You need at least one Expansion Pack (EP) plus the base game for the EP's version. The Base Game version works only in the base game. Do NOT install both!
*EDIT*: I have now uploaded a "No Frills" version for Maxon that does NOT have the $$ payout but does still add creativity points. This is for EP only and has different file names and GUID's so it can live happily along side the other EP version. It costs $500. It is named "cokenasmileTrdleEPnf.rar"

***NOTICE: It has been confirmed that the EP versions do not work if you have university only. There is a University version now available that does not pay out (no frills) but it does also work with NL+OFB. It will not overwrite other files or replace other versions. It is the "cokenasmileUNItrdl.rar" file.***

I changed the animations played to look more like sewing. This will appear under Living Room and Misc and under Hobbies. It costs $550 for EP’s and $450 for the base game. Your sim will gain $1000 for every creativity skill point earned on it.

I changed the pie menu for this item to allow your Sim to “Sew”. The piano music is disabled so you won’t hear that during the animations. I was not able to take out the pie menu option of “Perform/Jazz/Rock/Country”, but if you choose them, they fade away (your Sim would rather sew anyway). So, the sewing machine does not play music, but any piano’s you have will still be just fine and play as normal.

Maxis piano had: 3210 faces and 4220 vertices
Treadle Machine: 3254 faces and 3447 vertices

BigThanks to for their Tutorials, help, and/or encouragement:
Echo: Programmer’s guide to BHAV’s tutorial and Making your first custom BHAV tutorial

Programs used in the making of this: SimPE CEP MilkShape 3D
UVMapper Classic
Adobe Photoshop CS2
And Plug-ins by :
wes_h UniMesh plug-in

***DO NOT upload to any paysite or anything like a paysite. My work is to stay on MTS2. Period. DO NOT recolor or clone without my permission. I worked hard on this and would want any recolors or inclusions in other items to be by my permission and with credit and a link here for the mesh.***

~ cokenasmile

Style: Antique
Room: Bedroom Study
Maxis Flags: 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.

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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
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#2 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 7:46 AM
*squeal* Yay, zomg, coke, it's PERFECT! I knew you were working hard on it, but I had NO idea it was going to be this gorgeous. Your mesh is stunning... I can't believe you did all the detailing on the base! You're insane, and I adore you! Thank you so much for sharing this stunning *coughfeaturedcough* creation with all of us. :D

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#3 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 7:47 AM
Wow. Your sewing machine looked exactly like my mom's.

Update: July 2009-I am back now to make invisible and tranparent recolors again in sims 2. You can pm me if you want your objects to be invisible and transparent from now.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 7:47 AM
That's cool!
Forum Resident
#5 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 7:48 AM
This is so awesome, thank you so much! You are great!
Corrosively Delightful
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#6 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 7:50 AM
Thank you everyone! I did work for over a week straight on the mesh, so it's a little high on polies but I needed it for detail, and it's about the same as the Maxis item I cloned.

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
#7 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 7:51 AM
Wow this looks excellent, great mesh, great texture and great idea, thanks a lot
Miss Bona Fiscalia
#8 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 7:58 AM
OMG! cokenasmile. It looks awesome! Thank you so much! You really are amazing. Thanks again, hun.

"Morning, Starbuck, what do you hear?"
"Nothin' but the rain."

Field Researcher
#9 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 7:59 AM
this looks very cool nice job!! thanks!! :D

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Test Subject
#10 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 8:09 AM
Wow coke,
that looks really good. i have to use it on my manor lot for the attic and a couple of my movie sets. I love the wrought iron detail. Would give 10 stars if i could!

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As of right now, and until further notice, I am not taking requests due to a imbroglio upon my part.
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#11 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 8:22 AM
Amazing! Really gorgeous work. Thank you so much

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#12 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 8:25 AM
What a cute idea! I love it!
Field Researcher
#13 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 9:13 AM
This is awesome, thank you!!
Test Subject
#14 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 9:14 AM!!!! *huggles* Thank you sooo much for sharing this with us!!!
Forum Resident
#15 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 9:38 AM
HOLY COW this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic job on it, it looks terrific, I love it!!!!!!!
Corrosively Delightful
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#16 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 9:44 AM
Thanks everyone. I hope to change-up the screen shots to better show the detail. I think I compressed them too much, because in game you can make out the "singer" in the wrought iron and on the machine. Plus the silver texture on the business end has more detail in game.

Speaking of detail, I had to cut *a lot* out to save on poly counts. That's why the bench is so basic and the circles aren't perfectly smooth... but hey, close enough for government work.

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
#17 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 10:21 AM
I HATE sewing. But this machine reminds me of my grand mother. She was forever making dolls clothes for dolls I never played with. What better place to put your so realistic sewing machine in with my elders. Well done, I love it.
Test Subject
#18 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 10:44 AM
Great news!, I surprise you. Super likes .thank you so much!!!!
Field Researcher
#19 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 11:33 AM
Wow great idea. Thank you very much I love it.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 11:44 AM
the details are just amazing! Wow!

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#21 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 12:24 PM
This is a nice looking mesh but the textures OMG that must have took you forever to make! Great work!!!

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#22 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 12:32 PM
My sims will be sewing all the time now, lol.

Please note - I'm not taking any requests at the moment.

You may include my items in your uploads but please credit with a link to either the object or my creator page please.

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The Great AntiJen
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#23 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 1:11 PM
Very nicely done once more Cokenasmile though I wish you hadn't added the earning capacity - ah well, you can't please everyone. I might have a go at it with SimPE and try and disable it.
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#24 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 1:43 PM
Woah!! That is too nice for words! Coke, this is incredible. The fact that children can use this is perfect for my 1920's sweat shop scenario.

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Test Subject
#25 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 3:03 PM

You do know just how much you rock, right?

Thank You!

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