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Functional Standing Consoles

by jasonduskey Posted 7th Jan 2008 at 2:21 AM - Updated 4th Sep 2008 at 2:09 PM by jasonduskey
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 21 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.
My original intent when I created my standing consoles was to make them "operable" somehow. I thought about it for a while, but I couldn't come up with anything. Since the consoles are cloned from surfaces, in with the sitting consoles an invisible computer can be placed in the slot and it looks like the sim is operating the console.
So I mentioned it to StephSim (co-creator, good friend, and all-around excellent human being) She suggested an invisible table phone, but it didn't work exactly the way it was supposed to. Then she suggested cloning the Uni arcade game. I tried it and it worked. I had to redo the original meshes and texture maps a bit, but that part was child's play. I was never quite happy with the original shape of the Galaxy Class security station, so I redid it. I made Ops and Helm stations (this time cloned from 1x1 tables) to match. I remeshed them so they fit the footprint a bit better and redid the texture maps.
So there you have it. 13 objects: 2 1x1 tables, an invisible computer, and 10 arcade games.


Polygon Counts:
Cardassian Security Console: 160
Galaxy Class Security Console: 360
Galaxy Class Ops: 34
Cardassian Tactical Console: 160
Galaxy Class Helm: 34
DS9 Ops Console 7: 256
Klingon Standing Console: 96
Romulan Security Console: 204
Romulan Tactical Console: 204
Science Lab Console: 814
Sovereign Class Security Console: 448
Transporter Console: 60
Invisible Computer: 36

Additional Credits:
The texture on the Cardassian consoles is taken from one of Steph's sci-fi floors.

Style:
      Sci-Fi: Science Fiction
Room:
      Living: Living 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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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Transporter Console Game.rar

Size: 763.3 KB · Downloads: 1,847 · 7th Jan 2008
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763.3 KB 1,847 7th Jan 2008
Sovereign Class Security Console Game.rar

Size: 478.7 KB · Downloads: 1,764 · 7th Jan 2008
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478.7 KB 1,764 7th Jan 2008
Science Lab Console Game.rar

Size: 875.2 KB · Downloads: 1,835 · 7th Jan 2008
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875.2 KB 1,835 7th Jan 2008
Romulan Tactical Console Game.rar

Size: 508.0 KB · Downloads: 1,511 · 7th Jan 2008
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508.0 KB 1,511 7th Jan 2008
Romulan Security Console Game.rar

Size: 505.4 KB · Downloads: 1,536 · 7th Jan 2008
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505.4 KB 1,536 7th Jan 2008
Klingon Standing Console Game.rar

Size: 535.6 KB · Downloads: 1,570 · 7th Jan 2008
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535.6 KB 1,570 7th Jan 2008
Invisible Computer for Consoles.rar

Size: 167.3 KB · Downloads: 1,795 · 7th Jan 2008
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167.3 KB 1,795 7th Jan 2008
Galaxy Class Security Console Game.rar

Size: 492.5 KB · Downloads: 1,871 · 7th Jan 2008
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492.5 KB 1,871 7th Jan 2008
Galaxy Class Ops New.rar

Size: 154.8 KB · Downloads: 1,854 · 7th Jan 2008
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154.8 KB 1,854 7th Jan 2008
Galaxy Class Helm New.rar

Size: 153.2 KB · Downloads: 1,858 · 7th Jan 2008
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153.2 KB 1,858 7th Jan 2008
DS9 Ops Console 7 Game.rar

Size: 543.6 KB · Downloads: 1,717 · 7th Jan 2008
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543.6 KB 1,717 7th Jan 2008
Cardassian Tactical Console Game.rar

Size: 542.1 KB · Downloads: 1,600 · 7th Jan 2008
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542.1 KB 1,600 7th Jan 2008
Cardassian Security Console Game.rar

Size: 512.1 KB · Downloads: 1,733 · 7th Jan 2008
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512.1 KB 1,733 7th Jan 2008
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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\
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  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
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21 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 7th Jan 2008 at 9:08 PM
Brilliant! These will be handy for movies and storytelling. Thanks. :D

~Purveyor of All Things Pantyhose and Feet~
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 7th Jan 2008 at 9:15 PM
Amazing! You did it! You make me just stare with admiration every time you upload something. Wow!

My medieval legacy: Rowena's Sims
Field Researcher
#4 Old 7th Jan 2008 at 9:49 PM
these are very cool and creative, but not my style. but great job on it!

my personal life can be supported by veiwing this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n2z-Q6x6eU and others on my youtube page. I believe there's a few building tutorials there aswell. I create rather sporadically, so excuse me if I'm gone from this website for months or years at a time.
Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 7th Jan 2008 at 10:04 PM
well, I don't have a sci-fi neighbourhood to use this for, but it's really super-great. :D
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 7th Jan 2008 at 10:21 PM
Just awesomeness, Jason. :D

It might look I'm doing nothing, but at the molecular level I'm really quite busy.
~Anonymous
Field Researcher
#7 Old 7th Jan 2008 at 11:24 PM
Very great! I was really needing an invisible computer & some of these consoles for an upcoming story I'm working on. Great work! :D

<('_'<) <('_')> (>'_')>
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 8th Jan 2008 at 1:31 AM
Extremely well done, I'm impressed :D
Top Secret Researcher
#9 Old 8th Jan 2008 at 1:45 AM
I don't actually need these for anything, but you did such a fabulous job on them that I had to tell you how impressed I am!

I've made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at http://corylea.com/Sims1ModsByCorylea.html
Top Secret Researcher
#10 Old 8th Jan 2008 at 2:35 AM Last edited by StephSim : 8th Jan 2008 at 2:48 AM.
Well you KNOW I love these! Consoles where the Sims just stand are no fun! I'm glad you found a solution! It's actually HILARIOUS beyond belief watching them get angry over losing! I'm slowly collecting all of your items so I can fill my Sci-fi neighborhood with lots and objects. These are really wonderful as they give your Sci-fi Simmies something to do on board. Your invisible computer was my first fav for doing that, but now my Sims can have fun points while standing too! Thank you for bringing a little Sci-fi reality to our Sims.

BTW - I'm prepping something a little special for your next project (IF IT WORKS) now that I am "learning" how to work with texture maps and this new program. It's nothing MAJOR, but I think you'll like it! Incoming subspace signal...I mean e-mail.

Creativity is giving the soul permission to leap beyond the boundaries of the ordinary!
~*~Stephanie~*~
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#11 Old 8th Jan 2008 at 2:36 AM
Steph: If you get them to play SSX3 on the computer, they start freaking out too. That anim is especially hilarious with the Klingon tactical console.
Thanks, all. More to come, stay tuned.

I'm no longer active here. My latest creations can be found here:

https://blueheavensims.wordpress.com
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 8th Jan 2008 at 2:48 AM
Awesome!!!

Resistance is Futile
Forum Resident
#13 Old 8th Jan 2008 at 10:43 AM
xemnas is going have a ball when he sees this

"Anyone who dares oppose me no, the Life Fibers will suffer the same fate." ~Ragyo Kiryuin
Field Researcher
#14 Old 8th Jan 2008 at 10:52 AM
This is cool, thank you!

Sorry but I don't do requests!
Alchemist
#15 Old 8th Jan 2008 at 6:23 PM
Absolutely fantastic work but could you tell me wich one of the files contains the round table shaped console? That's my favorite. It would help a lot if there could be names in those pictures. I'm a Star Wars fan myself and therefore Star Trek stuff is less familiar. Oh, and where could I find that bridge chair, by the way?

I stand with Ukraine!

Sorceress Supreme - Shadow City
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#16 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 12:51 AM
The round one with the spherical screen is the science console. It appeared in Galaxy calss furniture as a surface. The bridge chairs are Xan's, the link is here: http://www.modthesims2.com/creator/xanathon

I'm no longer active here. My latest creations can be found here:

https://blueheavensims.wordpress.com
Alchemist
#17 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 1:41 AM
Thank you and thanks for the link. I hope we'll get to see more of your work soon.

I stand with Ukraine!

Sorceress Supreme - Shadow City
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#18 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 2:05 AM
Definitely. I've been doing almost exclusively Trek stuff, but I have some Star Wars and other projects planned.

I'm no longer active here. My latest creations can be found here:

https://blueheavensims.wordpress.com
Test Subject
#19 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 11:18 PM
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!
Please continue to create Star Trek stuff!!!!!

I'm so happy!!!

Visit my website http://drlatasic.altervista.org/
A Star Trek resource for The Sims 2
My creations and links to everything else is available on the web.
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#20 Old 18th Jan 2008 at 12:25 AM
No worries, sister. I'll keep creating as long as somebody's downloading it. I have an ever-expanding projects list and I intend to make everything on it eventually.

I'm no longer active here. My latest creations can be found here:

https://blueheavensims.wordpress.com
Scholar
#21 Old 31st Jan 2008 at 5:53 PM
These are also very exceptional work. Thanks for sharing your very hard work with us.
Scholar
#22 Old 3rd Feb 2008 at 3:34 AM
Very good work. Thanks.