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*Custom Tailored* Pet Pillows and Basket

by MaryLou & Numenor Posted 22nd Dec 2006 at 4:46 PM - Updated 19th Nov 2008 at 10:37 PM by Canoodle : moved to correct subcatagory. :)
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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.
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A bed size for each pet size!
by MaryLou & Numenor


Don't you think that those little puppies and kittens look so lonely when sleeping in the huge Maxis pet beds?
Wouldn't you agree that a pet bed created for a large dog should be different than the one used by cats?

A Custom Tailored Pet Bed is what you need!
It comes in several versions, that will perfectly fit your pet size:
  • Small Pillow for puppies and kittens only;
  • Medium Pillow and Medium Basket for cats, small dogs, kittens and puppies;
  • Large Pillow for large dogs only.

You will find all the above Pet Pillows & Basket in the Buy Mode catalog, subsection Misc/Pets. They all work exactly like the Maxis pillows and baskets, with the only difference that our beds can be used only by selected pets, as explained above.

All the pet beds, of course, require the Pets EP; any other EP in addition to Pets is fine.
To install the pillows and the basket, extract the packages from the attached RARs and put them in the Downloads folder (or use the Q-Xpress). To uninstall, just remove the packages from the Downloads.

The Pet Pillows and the Pet Basket borrow the texture from the Maxis' "The Basket Experience"; so, in order to create a recolour for our pet beds, select from the Object Workshop list (subsection General->Pets) the entry "The Basket Experience" (internal name: "Pet Bed - Basket - Wicker").
For the same reason, all the recolors that you download (or create) for the Maxis basket will automatically apply to all our pet beds, too.

Please DO NOT CLONE and DO NOT REPOST ANYWHERE. Recolours are fully allowed, but don't include the mesh in your packages: provide a link to this thread, instead.
You can include these items in your lots and post the lots on free sites (NO EXCHANGE!!!), but you must credit MaryLou & Numenor and provide a link to this very thread (not just to MTS2).
Tags: #petbed, #pillow, #basket

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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Size: 62.4 KB · Downloads: 19,181 · 22nd Dec 2006
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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 4:51 PM
OMG Thats awesome i have been waiting for this!! thank you so much!!!

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Mad Poster
#3 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 4:51 PM
friendly idea for my cats
thank you both

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Mad Poster
#4 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 5:01 PM
I have a sim with a male cat and three female cats. Apparently he likes none of the female cats, so I am still waiting to see kittens in my game. Thank you both for these, they will come in handy when that alley cat will finally make up his mind.
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#5 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 5:01 PM
This is amazing!!! Thanks!!

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 5:03 PM
Thank you so much!!
#7 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 5:07 PM
Oh, I've been wanting something like this! Thank's guys!

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Lab Assistant
#8 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 5:26 PM
Oh, wicked!

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Test Subject
#9 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 5:37 PM
this is awesome! I'm so glad for smaller pet beds.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 5:51 PM
this is wonderful! awesome beds. thanks marylou and you too numenor!
#11 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 6:01 PM
I have been wanting something like this, so thank you!
Field Researcher
#12 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 6:42 PM
Awsome!!! These are puuuurrrfect for my pets!!!

Great job!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 8:57 PM
Great work, a definate download!
Space Pony
#14 Old 22nd Dec 2006 at 9:44 PM
Thank you guys so much, I smell a feature !!



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#15 Old 23rd Dec 2006 at 12:49 AM
Absolutely spectular! My poor pug does look so lonely on that huge pillow, he'll love this. Thank you :D

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Test Subject
#16 Old 30th Dec 2006 at 11:00 PM
It'll certainly save space! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 3:02 PM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 7:29 PM
I have not yet tried these in game, but they look GREAT! I've often thought the kittens look ridiculous on the huge pillows... too bad they can't all curl on one pillow together or something. This is definitely a great solution though.

One small comment though, just looking at the screenshots... I don't mean to be picky, but I notice that it seems like the pets aren't "centered" on the smaller pillows. When the pillows were "cropped" was more chopped off from one side than the other? I'm just curious...

I don't know how difficult it would be to adjust, and I seriously don't mean to sound like I'm complaining, as these are truly a wonderful creation. Thanks so much!

Edited to add: it just occurred to me that part of the non-centeredness might be due to the fact that the pet probably has to be the same distance back from the "front" of the pillow in order for the climbing in & settling down animations to work the same way. I'm definitely curious to see how these look in-game!
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#19 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 10:10 PM
Yes, the pets can't sleep in the center of the pillow because they need space in order to perform the climbing and accommodating animations.

As for the pillow usable by multiple pets... who knows what will bring the new year?

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Lab Assistant
#20 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 1:07 PM
Brilliant! Thanks sooo much, I've been waiting for this!
Test Subject
#21 Old 15th Jan 2007 at 3:03 AM
Yes! how stupid really, though. My Cat had 4 kittens and they all slept together till they were 8 weeks(sold) GEZ! kittens need to stay warm or they'll get sick! Silly Maxis...

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Lab Assistant
#22 Old 16th Jan 2007 at 7:35 AM
these are great, I've thought the same thing myself many times.

(personally, i'd love something even smaller for the puppies and kittens, even if the getting in and out animations didnt line up properly. But maybe that's just me...)
Test Subject
#23 Old 19th Jan 2007 at 11:17 PM
Finally! Those two-square pillows were taking up too much unnecessary space for my tiny dogs!
Field Researcher
#24 Old 24th Jan 2007 at 10:43 AM
Superb work as usual, cheer and thank you like always.
Forum Resident
#25 Old 10th Feb 2007 at 2:59 AM
Can you make a mod that "Scratchpaw Manor Pet House", "Average Paws Bedding" & "Pets' Desires House" can only used by dog; while "Pet Pillow Fantastic" & Galactix Animal Home" can only used by cat? The other pet bed ("Comfy Critter Pallet", "Comfy Pet Pillow", "Basket Experience") can be used by both cat and dog. I think this is more realistic, It's so strange to see a cat sleep in pet house.
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