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Tricorders and Phasers

by jasonduskey Posted 30th Dec 2007 at 4:52 AM - Updated 17th Sep 2008 at 10:33 PM by jasonduskey
36 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
These are buyable acessories for your Trek simmies. They're all found in the catalog under Electronics/Small Electronics. They were cloned off the fingerprint scanner.
Each of the different types of object affect a different skill. The tricorders affect Logic, the phasers and disruptors affect Mechanical, the bat'leth and mek'leth affect Body (what else?), and the PADD affects Charisma (a captain's most important attribute).
There are a total of 17 objects in the set.
Bajoran Tricorder: a stand-alone object
Bat'leth and Mek'leth: 2 objects, affect body skilling
Cardassian: 3 objects. A phaser, a phaser rifle, and a tricorder
Early Starfleet: 3 objects. A phaser, a phaser rifle, and a tricorder
Klingon: 2 objects. A disruptor and a tricorder
Late Starfleet: 4 objects. A phaser, a phaser rifle, a PADD, and a tricorder
Romulan: 2 objects. A disruptor and a tricorder.

The original inspiration for this set was a now-defunct Starfleet career. The skills needed for a promotion are Logic, Mechanical, Body, and Charisma. If I get to it in the distant future, I may right division-specific Starfleet careers. I'm not much of a writer.
Surprise! I found the career, it was just well hidden. Here's the link:
The PADD was a suggestion by MooreSpino. It wasn't in my original plans, but it seemed like an easy mesh. I hope you like it, sister.
I may do a Star Wars themed object set later on, if I can fit it onto my project list. I'm always open to requests/suggestions, but don't be disappointed if I don't get to it for a few months.

Polygon Counts:
2360 Tricorder: 36
2360 Type 2 Phaser: 60
2360 Type 3 Phaser: 168
Bajoran Tricorder: 64
Bat'leth: 252
Mek'leth: 240
Cardassian Phaser Rifle: 288
Cardassian Phaser: 160
Cardassian Tricorder: 76
Klingon Disruptor Pistol: 680
Kilngon Tricorder: 48
2373 Type 3 Phaser: 196
2378 Tricorder: 64
2378 Type 2 Phaser: 2136
Starfleet PADD: 64
Romulan Disruptor: 372
Romulan Tricorder: 344

Additional Credits:
Huge thanks to Echo for patiently explaining BHAVs to a complete bobblehead.

The usual suspects, for constant support. StephSim, nixnivis, MooreSpino, puppetfish, Rowenaenchantress, tanner1002, pjbrooks56, earcat, pfish, treksim, and anybody else I forgot. Positive feedback is what keeps me going.

      Sci-Fi: Science Fiction
      Living: Living Room
      Dining: Dining Room
      Study: Study/Office
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.

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Later Starfleet.rar

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Bat'leth and Mek'leth.rar

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Bajoran Tricorder.rar

Size: 58.5 KB · Downloads: 4,460 · 30th Dec 2007
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Early Starfleet.rar

Size: 147.4 KB · Downloads: 5,485 · 30th Dec 2007
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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\
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36 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 33 Feedback Posts
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Test Subject
#2 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 10:59 AM
Wow this looks cool and I'm going to be the first person to download it!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 11:03 AM
Awww. Whish I'd had these when I wrote my story.

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 11:58 AM
OMG! Yayz! *huggles Jason* Thank you thank you thank you!

And you called me sister! I feel speshul... :D

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Lab Assistant
#5 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 12:03 PM
I was looking forward to this ever since you mentioned them and I never expected you would make so many objects. You're the super-best! *dance of joy*
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Field Researcher
#6 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 1:12 PM
OMG! I remembered the previews and I could not wait when you upload them. They are FANTASTIC!
I hope you don't mind me using them with my Star Wars sims.
Thank you so much for sharing!

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Top Secret Researcher
#7 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 1:27 PM
I didn't realize you were FINISHED with these. I thought you were still tweaking them. I can't keep up with your projects J! Totally "stunning"! If only people realized the effort that goes into those lot creations as well. YOU TOTALLY RULE! This is a great addition to our Sci-fi Sim world!

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 1:40 PM
This is truly AMAZING!!!!!!!

Resistance is Futile
Test Subject
#9 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 3:04 PM
I think you would be wise to keep the Romulan with the disruptor away from the warp core.

The Cardassian method of handling trash is pretty cool, though.

Is there a way to adjust the "beams" so that they come out of the device where one would expect?
Test Subject
#10 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 3:05 PM
Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!! These are *amazing*! You should be proud of these, they are just perfect for the Trekkies and anyone else who wants a little Sci-Fi in their world! Thanks for all of the time and effort, it really shows!
Test Subject
#11 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 3:21 PM
These are great!!! I am downloading right now for my Trek Sims.

Forum Resident
Original Poster
#12 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 3:33 PM
nea200pl: I have a Star Wars set planned, but it's still a long way down my ever-expanding projects list. I had thought about doing a DL-44 blaster with this set, but never got to it.
lordrichter: I can try to move the beams again, but it would be difficult to line them up exactly. The original beam object doesn't exactly jibe with the the lower handle, the place where I set the the phaser shapes in SimPE. I'll work on it when I get to it, but it will be a process of trial and error.
Thanks, all of you, for the feedback.

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retired moderator
#13 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 8:30 PM
so cool!
Gone Fishin'
retired moderator
#14 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 8:57 PM
They're here! They're here! This is so awesome, it defies words! (And it got picked, too - it's about time, if you ask me!) THANK YOU from the bottom of my Trekky heart!

(And now I *really* need to get cracking on those Romulans and Klingons, if only so they can have proper uniforms to match their new equipment. )
Test Subject
5th Jan 2008 at 9:43 PM
This message has been deleted by lonebard. Reason: people are tracking me through google.
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Original Poster
#15 Old 5th Jan 2008 at 10:22 PM
Nixnivis: We both know the picking system is broke, sister. I don't conform to the paradigm of sitewide sameness, so my stuff doesn't get picked.
lonebard: Actually, she's a failed experiment. I was trying to resize Nix's uniforms to different body shapes (in this case, BBB's Athletic girl) and the texture map doesn't exactly jibe with the mesh. That's why the sleeves are gimped out. If I can find the time, I'll try to package her or have a look at how I made her.

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Gone Fishin'
retired moderator
#16 Old 6th Jan 2008 at 12:48 AM
I was trying to resize Nix's uniforms to different body shapes (in this case, BBB's Athletic girl) and the texture map doesn't exactly jibe with the mesh.

You know, it looks more and more like I need to do a slim bodybuilder version or the like of my uniforms; I've run into people trying to convert them all over the place, but since I'm sitting on the original PSD files, it's much easier for me to make them look good. I think I'll add it to my project list... somewhere where I might get to it before the end of 2010.
Field Researcher
#17 Old 6th Jan 2008 at 6:02 AM
Awesome! Thanks! :D
Mad Poster
#18 Old 6th Jan 2008 at 6:50 AM
love the starfleet phaser. Great fun at parties!

"When life gives you lemons, see the lemons, feels the lemons, BE THE LEMONS!"

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Test Subject
#19 Old 6th Jan 2008 at 5:04 PM
I know that these do not need Uni. The fingerprint scanner came with the base game and it's career rewards. Please update this thread.
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Original Poster
#20 Old 6th Jan 2008 at 11:25 PM
Uh-oh, it's the upload police. I mean seriously, don't you have anything better to do with your time than find miniscule things to nitpick about involving other people's creations? Get a life, dude.

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Lab Assistant
#21 Old 7th Jan 2008 at 5:20 AM
Where did you get the Romulan uniforms from in that picture?
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Original Poster
#22 Old 7th Jan 2008 at 7:26 AM
Lonebard: the hair is XM sims, female, page 26. I don't think I even messed with makeup, she started her sad little electronic life as an object tester. The skintone is one of the AG skintones from Insimadult. (I think it's the light skintone) The failed attempt at making a uniform was by me
Carenrose: There was this little Italian site that posted it, a while back. I searched everywhere, but I can't find it.

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Test Subject
#23 Old 7th Jan 2008 at 10:18 AM
Thankyou so much. I was looking for this earlier in the week because I was creating some Sci-Fi Sims in Pleasantview to stir things up there. I just think that it's too pleasant. But thank you for this, they're wonderful!
Lab Assistant
7th Jan 2008 at 3:52 PM
This message has been deleted by Canoodle. Reason: So off topic it's in another galaxy.
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Original Poster
#24 Old 7th Jan 2008 at 5:20 PM
I've seen them. Not the most useful object if you ask me. Are you posting to inform other users or to shill for simswardrobe?

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