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Sim Sourcery - Working wand for magic sims

by Echo Posted 17th Nov 2007 at 9:21 AM - Updated 8th May 2009 at 1:44 PM by Echo
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This download is part of the Fairytale Creator Challenge
"People who used magic without knowing what they were doing usually came to a sticky end. All over the entire room, sometimes."
-- Terry Pratchett


Fortunately this isn't a risk for your simmies... But if your simmies are a bit on the evil side it's certainly a risk for their enemies!

** Update 20/11/2007: As pointed out by fireflies, there is a chance that furnishings which are being levitated may permanently disappear. The chance seems to vary from machine to machine. It looks to me like this is an issue with an EA global function for ghosts, and so I can't do much about it short of a global hack. Make sure your sims don't get the chance to levitate anything valuable, and if there is sufficient concern I'll put together a global hack to fix the issue. **



From the catalogue point of view, this set only includes one object, with one additional recolour. This object is a wand, which placed on a table or on the floor, does absolutely nothing. Placed into a sim's inventory however, and that sim will be able to learn and cast spells on their surroundings... And on other sims!

The wand adds a new pie menu option to sim menus called "Magic", which can have up to three submenus under it. It uses the magic skill originally created for the "Harry Potter Project" to track their capabilities, but these spells are not HP specific. The spells included here are as follows (the required magic skill level is in brackets):

Mischief
- Disappear furnishings (lvl 0)
- Levitate furnishings (lvl 1)

Bless
- With creativity (lvl 3)
- With irresistability (lvl 5)
- With long life (lvl 6)

Kill
- By electrocution (lvl 7)
- By choking (lvl 8)
- With flies (lvl 9)


Mischief is only available when you click on the active sim. The Kill and Bless options are available when you click on a different sim. Options will not appear until reaching the required magic skill level, and will only appear on eligible sims (ie, no killing kiddies!). Children cannot cast spells, although they can be blessed with creativity and long life.

The wand REQUIRES Nightlife, AND the "DA_Echo_magicskill.rar" file from the below link in order to work:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...893#post1149893
If you do not have these installed, you will get jump bugs!

The magic skill is used in the same way as it is in the HP set, so skill gained with one will transfer to the other (if you earn skill reading the HP magic books, it will count towards spells with this wand, etc). This wand is not intended to be HP specific though.

WARNING! This is a fairly complex hack, and as such is considered IN TESTING for the first two to three weeks after release. If you are not comfortable with potentially risky code in your game, then I suggest you wait a week or so before downloading. By then any big issues should have been found and fixed.

For the technically curious, the files contain the object mesh, two new custom sim animations (_anims), a social plugin object (_spellset), six new socials (_socialobject), and the object recolour (_recolourblack).

Known issues:
- There is a little bit of foot sliding in the animation when sims start/stop brandishing their wands. It's a custom animation, and they're a bit tricky foot-wise.

Polygon Counts:
Sourcery wand: 94

Custom Content by Me:
- Magic social object
- Magic social plugin
- "Sourcery" wand
- Animations for magic wand
- "Sourcery" wand recolour

Additional Credits:
Atavera for the handy notes on sim social plugins, Wes for the animation tools, Quaxi and Peter Jones for SimPE and PJSE, and Delphy, the ranchies, and everyone else at MTS2 for being generally awesome!
Tags: #sourcery, #sorcery, #magic, #spell, #wand

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

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
echo_magicwand_recolourblack.zip

Size: 3.2 KB · Downloads: 39,604 · 17th Nov 2007
3.2 KB 39,604 17th Nov 2007
echo_magicwand.zip

Size: 61.5 KB · Downloads: 53,216 · 17th Nov 2007
61.5 KB 53,216 17th Nov 2007
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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:
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Scholar
#2 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 3:44 PM
*speechless*

Understand Material definition-TXMT and customize the look of your objects ! This way

"The longer something exists in this world, the more wear and tear it will have."
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 3:48 PM
Now how cool is this! You wouldn't, by chance be working on a similar project for RL would you? lol. Thanks for the fun!

--- Tatiana ---

You can find out more about my creations at the SterlingSims2 Creator's Forum Tatiana's Tea Room.
#4 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 3:49 PM Last edited by CynicalChick : 17th Nov 2007 at 5:53 PM. Reason: not the voting section
Wow this is awesome!!

AbstractSIMmer187 Has Retired From Sims 2 Creating
All Of My Creations Are Found Here
Field Researcher
#5 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 3:54 PM
Wonderful! My Sims will be using this one! Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#6 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 3:54 PM
Cool, now I dont need a lightsaber or machine gun to kill Sims. I love making sims kill sims, am always looking for creative new ways to do it, theres only so much fun one can have with a gun or sword, this, this is awesome.

...yeah so the hit me like a ton of bricks..... cos it was a ton bricks, it bloody hurt... stay away from condemnd buildings.....
Instructor
#7 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 3:59 PM
That's amazing "o" !!! A really magic item for all sims.
THANKS!!!:D
Test Subject
#8 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 3:59 PM
AWESOME!...i was just looking for something like this! :D
Scholar
#9 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 4:08 PM
Now this is exactly that shock factor I was talking about!

This is ASTONISHING Echo! Beautiful work! This is just unbelievable! So amazing, absolutely love it! Thanks so much! Great job on this and keep up the hard work as always!
Mad Poster
#10 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 4:18 PM
This is awsome, I'm going to have a magician in my hood now! Thank you.
Forum Resident
#11 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 4:21 PM Last edited by whiterider : 17th Nov 2007 at 5:52 PM.
WOW!!! THIS IS PERFECTTTTTT!!!
NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I NEEDED THIS!!!!!!
My HP neighbourhood loves you!!! (and so do I)
Test Subject
#12 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 5:15 PM Last edited by Townieforsims : 17th Nov 2007 at 5:17 PM. Reason: Spelling Error... Sorry!
Wow! Absolutely COOL! THANKYOU!

Love the Terry Pratchett quote aswell! have you read the new one yet -Making Money-!? its one of his best yet.
Test Subject
#13 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 5:19 PM
This is probably the very coolest thing I've ever seen for the game. You are an awesome creator, and thats all I have to say about that...
I will wait a few weeks to get it, but I will get it, I've already said thanks, but it just didn't seem quite enough...
You Rock.....
Test Subject
#14 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 5:44 PM
this is a super download!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 6:14 PM
Wow!!! Fan-tas-tic!!! Echo strikes again!!! It remembers me my missing Makin`Magic times (well, I also miss Superstar... )...
Thanks sooo much for sharing your awesome job with us, Echo!
Hugs.
Test Subject
#16 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 6:25 PM
I might just have to make a harry potter neighborhood now... Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 6:26 PM
~You are to die for!Love your creations~
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 7:45 PM
Once again, on the cutting edge of the modding world. Well done, Echo! =D
Theorist
#19 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 8:00 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH....

-around 10 mins-

....HHHHHHHHHHH

THIS
IS
AMAZEING!


BodyShopped /// ShoofleedSims
♦ // Jack.exe // ♦
/
Inventor
#20 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 8:11 PM Last edited by JLonier : 17th Nov 2007 at 8:49 PM. Reason: is a thanks
Eee! My Harry Potter sims are going to be so perfect now!
Thank you SO MUCH!
Alchemist
#21 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 9:21 PM
Yes, good old Rincewind..., Thanks for a new toy!
Your male model for the wand is a first choice!
Field Researcher
#22 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 9:31 PM
Instructor
#23 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 9:53 PM
You always awe me. Always.

Cogito ergo nupta non sum.
Test Subject
#24 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 10:07 PM
WOW! Been waiting for something like this forever! Thank you, thank you!
Field Researcher
#25 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 10:54 PM
very cool Echo, thank you for taking the time to make such an awesome item
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