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Egyptian Chariot with Custom Sound

by hexameter Posted 29th May 2007 at 1:41 AM - Updated 27th Jun 2007 at 11:40 PM by hexameter
35 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 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.
Egyptian Chariot
Custom Sound

Finally I finished this vehicle. I wanted to have it since about 10 months. Meanwhile other players asked me to make such a chariot and I'm sorry that it took such a long time, but there is a life without the Sims, too. I tried to make it as authentic as I could. - Enjoy!

Technical remarks:

This vehicle uses custom sound.

A Big "Thank You!" goes to Shaklin for sharing her knowledge and her help with me to make the sound package!!!
She encouraged me to share this object. Unfortunately she retired from modding the Sims.

This vehicle is drivable and a clone of a car. That's why you must have Nightlife to get the chariot to work.
Extract the packages of the *.rar-files as usual to your downloads-folder or a subfolder of it.
That's all! - To get rid of the object simply delete the packages.

The object needs the separate sound package to work correctly!

You should hear the new sound of a horse related vehicle and the neigh of the horse. As long as I tested this vehicle I had no problems. I changed the animations like shown in the pictures. This chariot has no lights. All the other functions of the cars work like before.
I also prepared the textures in a way that the horses can be recoloured separately. That means the textures of the two horses are in the same file. So different colours can be combined while the carriage and so on is textured in a second file.

Edit 07-06-27: Small improvements of the animations for children as I didn't remember they would use the vehicle, too. Thanks to SnowHawk9 for the feedback.

mesh handmade by hexameter

Used Software:
MilkShape 3D; PaintShopPro; UV-mapper Pro; SimPE; Nero Wave Editor; Jet Audio (to convert the sound of Nero correctly)

Polygon Counts:
Vertices: 9,763 ( 814 per tile)
Faces: 13,879 (1,157 per tile)

Additional Credits:
Of course at first they go to Shaklin for detecting how sound works in animations. Thanks for explaining me how to do it for my objects, too!

The site owners for the possibility to share my objects.
Several modders for the tutorials I used during the last years.
Quaxi for SimPE Maxis for the game

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

Sims 2 Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 786.9 KB · Downloads: 14,549 · 29th May 2007
786.9 KB 14,549 29th May 2007

Size: 1,004.9 KB · Downloads: 16,873 · 29th May 2007
1,004.9 KB 16,873 29th May 2007
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 29th May 2007 at 1:49 AM
Oh WOW, this is amazing!! You're the king of vehicles of course!! Thanks for yet another fantabulous one!!

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#3 Old 29th May 2007 at 1:53 AM
Outstanding! Thanks so much for creating and sharing.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 29th May 2007 at 1:54 AM
looks cool thanks

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#5 Old 29th May 2007 at 2:04 AM
Wonderful!! All of the details are perfect.

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#6 Old 29th May 2007 at 2:32 AM
Wow, impressive!

If you could please put the links to the tutorials you used, that would be so helpful. Did Shaklin happen to make a sound tutorial?

Does one of the horses have a glowy green eye?
Forum Resident
#7 Old 29th May 2007 at 2:35 AM
This is fantastic hexameter! Your stuff just gets better and better

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Original Poster
#8 Old 29th May 2007 at 3:39 AM
Default Tutorials
Originally Posted by CatOfEvilGenius
Wow, impressive!

If you could please put the links to the tutorials you used, that would be so helpful. Did Shaklin happen to make a sound tutorial?

Does one of the horses have a glowy green eye?

Thank you for the compliment. - As most of my few creations are these special carriages which I started to make at the time when Nightlife came out I depended in the beginning on a thread here on MTS2 titled, I think, "How to create Nightlife cars". All the other know-how was most of try and error. Meanwhile I know the vehicle packages nearly by heart.
No, Shaklin didn't make a special sound tutorial. I asked her help and she explained it to me. It's rather complicated. I'm glad she shared her know-how!

"... a glowy green eye?" - That's possible, but I can't tell you because I'm a little colour blind for red/green ;-) ! So, if anybody thinks my colours are somehow strange, please don't beat me for that. Take the chance to make a beautiful recolour of my vehicles!
Test Subject
#9 Old 29th May 2007 at 3:54 AM
I have important question... i don't follow your previous creations but i saw awesome looking Victorian carriage . Question is: Did this chariot has horse animations? if yes, Are You planing to update Your old Victorian Carriage or Hansom Cab? I really want correct working horse vehicle
#10 Old 29th May 2007 at 4:36 AM
Wow, fantastic job! Thank you hexameter!

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#11 Old 29th May 2007 at 4:55 AM
Great job hex! Specially with custom sound - it's awesome! thanks
Test Subject
#12 Old 29th May 2007 at 8:42 AM
It's so wonderful!!! (why isn't it featured?;-))
thanx hexameter
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 29th May 2007 at 9:05 AM
This is so cool! I love it!
Field Researcher
#14 Old 29th May 2007 at 1:21 PM
Wow, it looks amazing
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retired moderator
#15 Old 29th May 2007 at 2:04 PM
And now you're going to write a tutorial on adding custom sounds so that the rest of us can do it too, right??

Very impressive work, well done!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 29th May 2007 at 2:07 PM
This is awesome I don't see how it isn't featured!


Thank you for everything! You all are great those who create and those who download! Thank you!

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29th May 2007 at 5:46 PM
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Test Subject
#17 Old 29th May 2007 at 8:33 PM
This is awesome. You will be seeing some recolors from me, as I am a horse fanatic on this site. (I think almost everyone's noticed that if they've been to my page, right?) XD
Great job. It's beautiful.!

I did NOT make the horse mesh! Only recolors. I do not control the mesh! Please do not message me to do something to it, whether it be a new pose, or updating it to Sims 3. I can NOT do this. D=
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 30th May 2007 at 1:14 AM
Woweee! This is amazing! Thank you!

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Lab Assistant
#19 Old 30th May 2007 at 5:19 AM
This is way cool,Thanks
Field Researcher
#20 Old 30th May 2007 at 2:50 PM
Brill, thanks muchly, it is always such a pleasure to see your work here, as it gives us a totally new and original vehicles to play with. Thank you again!

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Forum Resident
#21 Old 30th May 2007 at 9:26 PM
Wow!, your work just gets better & better (the custom soundfile is a very nice touch!)- I'm truly lost for words...

Hmmm?, 'Thank you' hardly seems adequate - but it's all I've got at the moment! - so many thanks for taking the time to create/upload/share your outstanding work with us!.

To all, of the very talented MTS-2 creative types - my sincere thanks for taking the time to create/upload/share...
Test Subject
#22 Old 31st May 2007 at 2:21 AM
Very Nice! Good work on this "Automobile"
^_^ Kudos!

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#23 Old 11th Jun 2007 at 12:33 PM
This is brilliant. The carriage is amazing and so is the sound feature. Well done.


kind of.
#24 Old 16th Jun 2007 at 10:53 AM
Wow wonderful!
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 16th Jun 2007 at 2:31 PM
Thank you for your 10 months of creation. Beautiful work hexameter! I have been waiting for someone to make one of these for my egyptian palance...inspires me to make more egyptian wallpapers now!
Where did you find those excellent skins on the drivers?
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