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Updated - Rideable Fully Animated Donkey/Custom Sound - Testers Wanted

by rebecah Posted 15th Dec 2007 at 4:50 PM - Updated 8th Dec 2008 at 10:36 PM by -Maylin-
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update 12/19/07: After testing I've found that once I use the controller file in game it updates itself to only work with all EP (I have all ep installed). The controller file is 74kb when I start once I end my game it is 193kb. So I have concluded that I have to create the no ep controller and not use it in my game. The new post should work for any combination of EP's. The file most likely will only work if you have all EP's installed. If you do not have all Ep's please try the file

I have also added new animations and sound. A new option to have the donkey hee haw and kick. A new riding animation has been added also.

For a longer video Click Here

This is found under Knowledge/Exercise - I set the price at $1200.

Sims gain body skill, fitness and fun when riding the donkey.

It works about the same as my other rideable items. It should work with any combination of EP's and/or base game. I did have a report that the camel was not fully functional with just the base game and I have posted a new version for those that don't have the

I created the donkey animation, plus the sims animations for riding. Sometimes the sims will sit on the donkey backwards or sidesaddle, I've tried to direct them so that they no longer do this but I can't promise they won't sit on it backwards from time to time, usually the first time they ride it.

For those of you that are requesting a rideable horse. I have been working on Dragon_Slave's horse mesh and textures for a few weeks. I have a lot more to do on this before it will be ready to upload. I owe some of the idea of making a rideable animal to Dragon_Slave. Thanks Dragon_Slave!

If you are interested in seeing some of my progress on the horse Click Here

If there is enough interest I may add more animations later.

If a sims is riding it when you exit the game it will disappear, because it is controlled by an NPC.

Please let me know your opinions of this item. I really love to hear from those that enjoy my items. If you really like it and want to stay upto date on new version please add it to your favorites.

Donkey Info:
The Donkey is also known as the Burro, Jackass, or Jennet.
The Egyptians probably domesticated the Donkey around 4000 B.C.
The Egyptians used them for riding, pulling carts and wagons,
and as pack animals much like we do today. Donkeys come in a
variety of sizes from the miniatures that are less than 36 inches
to the Mammoth Jackstock that are 14 hh and up. The Donkey is easier
to teach and tame than the majority of horses and are very surefooted
which makes them better on mountain paths.The Donkey is very laid back
and self-preserving in nature.

They are very friendly and can perform all the gaits horses or mules do.
Donkeys can also make wonderful guard animals. The right donkey could take
care of an entire herd of cattle, sheep or goats with their natural aversion
to predators and wild canines. Donkeys and dogs typically don't mix, although
they can be trained to leave them alone.

Additional Credits:
To everyone 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. Dr Pixel for his base meshes for sims animations. Shaklin for her original rideable car. Hexameter for his sound tutorial.

      Not Applicable: None of the above
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.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 132.1 KB · Downloads: 8,633 · 17th Dec 2007
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Size: 237.0 KB · Downloads: 13,384 · 15th Dec 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:
  • 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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Forum Resident
#2 Old 15th Dec 2007 at 5:02 PM
Very cool! Just what I need for my medieval/fantasy hood. Great idea!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 15th Dec 2007 at 5:11 PM
Sooo cute! Great job.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 15th Dec 2007 at 5:41 PM
Brilliant work! I think the progress on the horse's animations is brilliant too. :-)
Forum Resident
#5 Old 15th Dec 2007 at 5:56 PM
he he u are so crazy and looks sooo cute and funny!brilliant work again and again thanx 4 sharing and all hard work!!!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 15th Dec 2007 at 5:58 PM
Excellent work!! EA/Maxis needs to hire you for all of their sims animations!!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 15th Dec 2007 at 5:59 PM
Oh wow. I'm so exited by this and I'm so glad you took up this project. I'm going to give it a try later Thank You.

"I'm afraid I'm not personally qualified to confuse cats, but I can recommend an extremely good service".
-Monty Python's Flying Circus
#8 Old 15th Dec 2007 at 6:01 PM
just great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lab Assistant
15th Dec 2007 at 6:12 PM
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Top Secret Researcher
#9 Old 15th Dec 2007 at 8:48 PM Last edited by MiniMimi : 16th Dec 2007 at 3:29 AM.
The model is sooo beautiful (& funny too ^^)!
Thank you for sharing this useful donkey, it'll be perfect for wild west hoods!
Can't wait for the horsie!
#10 Old 15th Dec 2007 at 8:50 PM
Donkeys are sweet and lovable creatures. The riding looks great and works swell!
Mad Poster
#11 Old 15th Dec 2007 at 9:05 PM
really good work! almost can't wait for the horse :D
Field Researcher
#12 Old 15th Dec 2007 at 10:16 PM
This is fantastic!
Thank you so much for this, I love it=)
Test Subject
#13 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 2:07 AM
Ahhhhh, great job...and can't wait for the horse as well! Loved the camel too!
Test Subject
#14 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 2:24 AM
Loveit!! Is there any chance of a llama?

Why Put A New Address On The Same Old Lonliness?
Test Subject
#15 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 2:24 AM
Loveit!! Is there any chance of a llama?

Why Put A New Address On The Same Old Lonliness?
#16 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 2:34 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 9th Jan 2008 at 7:51 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
rideable donkey
wow wow, OMG you are a genius, I am awestruck. I love this. Can hardly wait for the horse. wow. Thank you, thank you so very very much. Hugs
warmest regards.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 5:41 AM
Very nice work!You are very talented.Thank you for being one of those creators that make this game so interesting!
Forum Resident
#18 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 7:26 AM
This is so cool, am I right that you cloned it from your camel, so it has all the same animations, Its very Cool. thanks a lot!!!
Test Subject
#19 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 7:47 AM
This is such an great idea along with the camel and the horse. I particularly like the way the sim holds onto the donkey! its so cute!
Original Poster
#20 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 8:14 AM
Originally Posted by ShanOw
This is so cool, am I right that you cloned it from your camel, so it has all the same animations, Its very Cool. thanks a lot!!!

I'm not sure that I cloned the main file, but the marker and control file I re-did, to be sure it would work with the base game. I believe I cloned the horse file I've created for this. The animations are different for all of my items. I could have used the one's I've created for the horse for the donkey, because their structure is very simliar, but it didn't look right to me. I usually work on more than one thing at a time, in part for comparisons and beause it takes so long to start my game for testing.
Test Subject
#21 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 10:30 AM
Oh WOW this is so woderful!! I've waited for something like this for ages!
Thanks a lot!!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 11:33 AM
I think your creations are fantastic. These rideable horses, camels and donkeys are great. I just wished the donky was smaller. It seems to be the same size as the horse when they should be much smaller. Thanks for making these. I love them.
Test Subject
#23 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 11:37 AM
oh wow i have the camel and now the donkey cant wait for the horse!!!!!!!!! can you make a llama aswell?
#24 Old 16th Dec 2007 at 5:06 PM
No way!!!!

Hahah this is great

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Forum Resident
#25 Old 17th Dec 2007 at 7:53 PM
so you're doing the horse! you're... GOD!!!!!!!!!!
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