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UPD-Animated Infant/Toddler Swing - W/option to serve new foods - Testers Needed

by rebecah Posted 19th Nov 2007 at 8:34 PM - Updated 17th Jun 2014 at 6:52 AM by rebecah : Update
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update January 15, 2009 - Added version for Apartment Life for the swing that allows for my new foods.

I've re-meshed the chair portion of the swing.

Now textures are pulled from the EA Highchair, any recolors you have for the original Highchair will automatically work for these.

I have also updated the base game version. This version should work with any Expansion or Stuff Pack combination you have except for Apartment Life. I have tested it with base game only installed and it works great.

Please be sure to only download the version you need and delete my old version or you will have a conflict.

Update 07/01/2008: Fixed Corn Soup and Care Bear Bowl to work properly, and added my Plum Pudding.

Updated 04/25/2008: Fixed the stack underflow issue and the pie option no longer finds all ages for placing in the swing. It now only finds infants and toddlers.

Updated Corn Soup for non American Version: I found the default language button was not clicked for the description.

Because so many have reported problems with the rar file I have posted a zip format. Please let me know if you continue to have problems.

Update November 20, 2007: I've posted a new version of the BecksAnimatedBabySwing.rar for those that are having problems downloading. I didn't have a problem when I tried to download it but just incase. If any of you still have problems please let me know and I'll try a zip format. I've also added a little more code in the file I replaced.

It's been awhile since I've posted anything because this one took me quite awhile to learn the animations and then to apply what I've learned. My Infant/Toddler Swing is currently my top download, so I'm hoping those that have enjoyed it will enjoy this version even more.

I believe this should be compatible with the base game or any EP combination. If anyone finds that it's not please report it in this thread.

The swing in found under General/Child for $175. Toddlers/Infants gain fun and a very small amount of energy. Approx. the same amount per hour that the game decrease the energy. So you won't really notice much improvement on the energy but it should not decrease while they swing.

I used the repository technique to pull textures from the maxis crib. I had intended to lay the textures out differently but created the animation before I did my final layout. To change the layout I would have to recreate the animations, this would require at least another day of work, and I was anxious to get this posted. So hopefully you won't find the texture layout too bad. If a lot of you really hate the textures I will consider updating.

I've been working with Simotized to create an option for new foods for toddlers to eat. I have managed to finally get this working with the swing. Simotized has created Cheerios that I believe she will post sometime soon at MTS2. I've created Corn Soup with a Care Bears Bowl. To use these new foods you have to click on the Refrigiator to find them. Please see photo. You do not need the new food for the swing, but you do need the swing to use the new foods.

When placed in the swing the swing will start to swing until the toddler/infant is removed. I've added an option to stop the swing just as a safe guard. To stop it just click on the swing and selects stop swing.

When used with infants the adults will hold the infant behind their back once the infant is placed on the floor the infant will return to normal. This works the same as my other infant items, I am very limited in the things I can do with infants at this time. I'm trying to give the infants a few more options other than to lay around on the floor. If you don't like this please don't download.

Old Version animations are the same:
Place in Swing





New Version:



Enjoy!

Note: If you have problems with the food working. I've posting a version of the swing that does not include the new foods option. Please download the file: BecksAnimatedBabySwingNoFood.rar.


Additional Credits:
Credits to: All that help make this possible. SimPE creators, CEP creators, Peter & Inge Jones for the PJSE SimPE plugin, this site, Stephen Cox creator of UVMapper, and creators of MilkShape. Echo who has taught me more than anyone and I highly recommend her tutorials found at MTS2. Wes_h for his animation plugins and his detailed answers to my questions.

I also want to thanks Simotized for the idea of creating new toddler foods and for working with me on this project.

If you like this item please take time to rate, comment and click the thanks button. If you really like it please add it to your favorites.

Note this is not a simple mesh item. It is actually a mod which may not work if you add new expansions, because my code may conflict with the code within a new expansion and or update released by EA.

Please let me know when you find my items no longer work for you.

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

This is a multi-part download:


Note this is not a simple mesh item. It is actually a mod which may not work if you add new expansions, because my code may conflict with the code within an new expansion and or update released by EA.

Please let me know when you find my items no longer work for you.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ToddlerCornSoupWCareBearBowl.rar | This works with both Base Game and AL Version

Size: 116.0 KB · Downloads: 19,329 · 15th Jan 2009
116.0 KB 19,329 15th Jan 2009
BecksAnimatedBabySwing.zip | This works with both Base Game up to Free Time - Not Compatible with AL EP

Size: 55.2 KB · Downloads: 14,637 · 15th Jan 2009
55.2 KB 14,637 15th Jan 2009
BecksAnimatedBabySwingALEP.zip | Apartment Life required for this version to work

Size: 55.5 KB · Downloads: 7,980 · 15th Jan 2009
55.5 KB 7,980 15th Jan 2009
BecksToddlerPlumPudding.zip | This works with both Base Game and AL Version

Size: 47.1 KB · Downloads: 10,498 · 2nd Jul 2008
47.1 KB 10,498 2nd Jul 2008
Updated-BecksToddlerCornSoupWCareBearBowl.zip | This works with both Base Game and AL Version

Size: 124.2 KB · Downloads: 10,754 · 2nd Jul 2008
124.2 KB 10,754 2nd Jul 2008
BecksAnimatedBabySwingNoFood.rar | No updated yet

Size: 46.9 KB · Downloads: 16,220 · 20th Nov 2007
46.9 KB 16,220 20th Nov 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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Theorist
#2 Old 19th Nov 2007 at 8:40 PM
Wow, Congrats on the animations! (Cool to think what was impossible before is simpler Now!)
Love this, Thanks!!


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Test Subject
#3 Old 19th Nov 2007 at 8:52 PM
This is great! Thanks so much for sharing. I love it.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 19th Nov 2007 at 8:52 PM
This is really nice. Can't wait to try it out in the game.
Instructor
#5 Old 19th Nov 2007 at 9:14 PM
This is great,thank you for all of your hard work!!!

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Field Researcher
#6 Old 19th Nov 2007 at 9:23 PM
Very nice. My teenage couple just had twin girls so this will be perfect for them. Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 19th Nov 2007 at 9:25 PM
Thanks! I'm loving your creations.
Instructor
#8 Old 19th Nov 2007 at 11:00 PM
I downloaded the files three times now and each time they are corrupt.

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Test Subject
#9 Old 19th Nov 2007 at 11:06 PM
This is awesome! Thanks a lot
Scholar
Original Poster
#10 Old 19th Nov 2007 at 11:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Christi1971
I downloaded the files three times now and each time they are corrupt.


This happens when the server is busy. There used to be a notice concerning this. Sorry for the inconvience.
Test Subject
#11 Old 19th Nov 2007 at 11:34 PM
Thank you Rebecah for letting us know. I am also getting the corrupt thing. I will keep trying though. Love the new animations on the swing.
Scholar
Original Poster
#12 Old 19th Nov 2007 at 11:43 PM Last edited by rebecah : 20th Nov 2007 at 7:51 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by chicagobearjoeyp
Thank you Rebecah for letting us know. I am also getting the corrupt thing. I will keep trying though. Love the new animations on the swing.


I did download the files to make sure they are ok and found no problems with the actual archive. I have posted a zip format for those having problems with the rar file.
Top Secret Researcher
#13 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 12:54 AM
Rebecah, this is about the most amazing swing you have created.
You are such a creative person when it comes to making the cutest things for our Simmie's toddlers and babies.
Thank You for all that you create and share with us. You spoil us to no end and we enjoy it.
Test Subject
#14 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 1:17 AM
Rebecah, I love all of your stuff....I am always checking to see what great new stuff that you have made. Thank you so much for all your hard work, and for making the game more fun
Top Secret Researcher
#15 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 2:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gizmo7680
Rebecah, this is about the most amazing swing you have created.
You are such a creative person when it comes to making the cutest things for our Simmie's toddlers and babies.
Thank You for all that you create and share with us. You spoil us to no end and we enjoy it.


What she said!

I've made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at http://corylea.com/Sims1ModsByCorylea.html
Test Subject
#16 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 3:26 AM
ooh i love it... SO CUTE!
i love how it actually works for the baby, not just the toddlers!
PS) how were you able to dress the baby up?
Instructor
#17 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 5:41 AM
I got it Rebecah,thank you!!

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Scholar
Original Poster
#18 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 6:35 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aligatorxjane
ooh i love it... SO CUTE!
i love how it actually works for the baby, not just the toddlers!
PS) how were you able to dress the baby up?


The infant diaper over ride is posted here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=221546
Alchemist
#19 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 11:48 AM
Your animated baby swing with food for toddlers to eat is so amazing.

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.
Instructor
#20 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 12:12 PM
You've let an opening and I would really appreciate if you make it for normal baby high chairs. My family Sims always wish a high chair and never use it. I'm wishing a high chair that can be used and IS used. So, I would thank you very much if you can make the same to them. I have also a question that most of the custom items are not recognized by the game. I have pets beds that don't fullfill wants for pets beds and other items in the same category that never fullfill wishes. I checked most of them and they are correctly pointing to GUIDs and other requirements. Have you ever checked those?
Thanks for your babys stuff.
Alchemist
#21 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 2:06 PM
The animations really look perfect, I love all this children stuff, It´s simply amazing. Thank you!
Scholar
Original Poster
#22 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 2:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by xptl297
I'm wishing a high chair that can be used and IS used. So, I would thank you very much if you can make the same to them. I have also a question that most of the custom items are not recognized by the game. I have pets beds that don't fullfill wants for pets beds and other items in the same category that never fullfill wishes. I checked most of them and they are correctly pointing to GUIDs and other requirements. Have you ever checked those?
Thanks for your babys stuff.


This swing should fulfill the want for a highchair because it is cloned from a highchair. You have to direct the sims to use the highchair, if the toddlers could actually get in the highchair themselves it would be possible to make it autonomous, but because the adults have to place toddlers in it, toddlers can't use it autonomously. To my knowledge If you want an item that toddlers use autonomously and that fulfulls the highchair want. Please try one of my toddler eating tables.

I've never created a pet bed but I'm guessing the ones you have with this problem, were not actually cloned from the actual pet bed. Could you tell me which pet bed your are referring to. I will look at it to see if it.

I am working on a highchair.

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments. I sure hope you all enjoy the swing.
Field Researcher
#23 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 3:56 PM
Just letting you know that I'm having a problem with this file: BecksAnimatedBabySwing.rar. Everything else downloads fine with no problems, but that one always pops up WinRAR's "corrupt file alert" no matter how many times I download it. Not sure if it's due to a server jam or what. Not having this issue with other downloads. :-/
Test Subject
#24 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 5:18 PM
Hi Rebecah - I played around with the no food swing last night and the animations are fabulous. Just when I think you have outdone yourself, you do it again. I am going to test out the other swing tonight and I did download Simotized new foods which are now posted. Thank you again for all your hard work and great items. Keep them coming!
Field Researcher
#25 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 6:12 PM
OK, no problems for me now with downloading that file. Thank you, Rebecah.
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