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Candy Cane Christmas Mailbox

by i_like_rubber_ducks Posted 30th Nov 2006 at 11:43 PM - Updated 20th Nov 2008 at 7:16 PM by -Maylin-
15 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 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.
This new mesh was cloned from the standard maxis mailbox and IS NOT COLOUR ENABLED (so to recolour it you must clone it and then altar the textures, and in game it will appear as a different object). You may recolour in this way, but if you upload it anywhere, you must link back to this post (or you shall feel my wrath lol). You must also link back here if you are going to use this custom mailbox in houses you are going to upload.

This mailbox has the same properties as the normal mailbox and can be found only in residential lots under miscellaneous-miscellaneous in buy mode.

I made all textures and meshes myself (go me ) using SimPE, Wings3d, UVMapper and Paint Shop Pro 7. PolyCount = 1540 and VertexCount = 1071.

I think you need to download a patch from either mts2 or the official sims 2 website if you want to place the mailbox within 2 spaces of the road on lots. Also, to pick up the mailbox after placing it you will need to use the "moveobjects on" cheat (type without quotation marks in ctrl + shift + C cheat box).

FINALLY, lol, many thanks to Jasana_BugBreeder, Inge Jones and IgnorantBliss, who advised me on what to do with some *technical difficulties* Anyway, i hope you like the mailbox everyone and enjoy!

This now has a trashcan to go wih it which i made. It can be found at http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...304#post1493304.
Tags: #christmas, #xmas, #mail, #mailbox, #candy, #cane, #noel, #holidays

Style:
      Fantasy: Fantasy styled things
Room:
      Outdoor
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.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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sean_xmas_mailbox_001.zip

Size: 54.3 KB · Downloads: 6,862 · 30th Nov 2006
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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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15 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 30th Nov 2006 at 11:47 PM
*GIGGLES* O____O candycane. *grab* Hilarious!

"Practice, practice, practice until you eventually get numb on rejections."
~Brian Klemmer
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 30th Nov 2006 at 11:47 PM
How sweet is that! lol thanks!

You will find my older and newest creations here
Space Pony
#4 Old 1st Dec 2006 at 12:42 AM
Awsome. This will look great with the house belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Claus that I've been working on.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 1st Dec 2006 at 12:52 AM
Wow, ever awesome! Thank you! WOW! Cute
Test Subject
#6 Old 1st Dec 2006 at 1:08 AM
Ooh, I don't think I've seen a custom mail box before.

Thank you, it's awesome!
The Anti-Social Extrovert
#7 Old 1st Dec 2006 at 1:56 AM
thank you! this will work great with the idea that i have been having, thanks!

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Field Researcher
#8 Old 1st Dec 2006 at 4:39 AM
That is adorable! Thank You so much for sharing.

Animals are really little People in disguise.
Alchemist
#9 Old 1st Dec 2006 at 4:48 AM
Your candy cane mailbox looks great.

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.
Test Subject
#10 Old 1st Dec 2006 at 5:09 AM
Aww thats so cute! Great job

Happy Holidays :)
Test Subject
Original Poster
#11 Old 1st Dec 2006 at 10:37 AM
thanks for the feedback everyone! this was my first upload so i didnt know what to do too well. anyway glad you like it and thanks again! im making a trashcan to go with it now!
Test Subject
#12 Old 1st Dec 2006 at 11:08 AM
Oh thats so sweet, can't believe this is your first upload.... *jealous* lol
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#13 Old 11th Jun 2007 at 3:28 AM Last edited by joydove321 : 11th Jun 2007 at 3:31 AM. Reason: Changing word, person meaning.
What do you mean I might need to download a patch from either mts2 or the official sims 2 website if I want to place the mailbox within 2 spaces of the road on lots? Will it not function as a mailbox without doing that? If not, please can you direct me like with a link or something to the place I need to download the patch? Thanks, these are awesome, I can't wait to use them in my game!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#14 Old 11th Jun 2007 at 10:41 PM
joydove321 and anyone else who needs to know, just go to http://thesims2.ea.com/update/?pid=Help_patches and download the one you need for your latest expansion (if any) and remember to use the moveobjects on cheat when placing the mailbox in the game.
Test Subject
#15 Old 12th Jun 2007 at 2:22 AM
Thanks for the link to the patches! I also figured out a way to get the mailbox (and trashcan) into the lot if it is missing altogether from the start. (For example if it was a community lot and you changed it to residential, etc.)

Use this site http://daydream.etowns.net/ and download the "Lot Setup Collection" Make sure to follow the directions though. That gets the lot working as a residential lot... Go from there to make the download work as you would else wise. (I still have to figure that part out myself.)