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-Old Tire Swing- Swing for BaseGame, and a (BV) Treehouse!

by Phaenoh Posted 13th Jan 2008 at 8:35 PM - Updated 16th Sep 2009 at 1:42 AM by Phaenoh
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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.
This download is part of the Farm/Rural Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
After a very long and frustrating journey, I have arrived at the Challenge Uploads page. With me I bring my project, a Tire Swing, completely BaseGame compatible and it WON"T overwrite the Maxis swing. If you are thinking, well good, new objects aren't supposed to anyways... what's your point? Then you have NO IDEA why there aren't more CC swings out there. The BaseGame Maxis swingset was deemed 'not clonable' because of badly coded GUID referencing BHAVs. It required a lot of patience and the talents of our wonderful Echo to discover. This project would not have been possible without her and Stormwench. The two were constantly offering to look at my project to see what was going wonky with it this week. After I finally had one that didn't have coding errors, she and Echo helped me fix the mesh/texture problems. THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH!



This tire swing was made from an old tire off a (real maxis) car, and strung up by a rope to a tree branch (tire, rope, and branch all included!). This swing is separate from the tree so you can have any tree you want with a swing! There is a branch included so your rope doesn't have to hang from nothing if the tree doesn't have a convenient enough branch. The mesh has no branches (ok, invisible), and the two recolors are the left and right branches. I could have done just one, but then if you swing ends up not facing the way you want it to, what then? The branches can be recolored to match any tree you want it to, and by leaving parts of the .png transparent, you can lengthen or shorten the branches. This is truly a universal tire swing. The picture below shows many of the larger Maxis trees with a swing strung up. These were all done with the three branches that I've already given you. With a bit of careful 'boolprop snapobjectstogrid false' the trees can be moved to intersect exactly with the branch. I hope this will come in handy for storytellers (let everyone know where you got it if you do use it in a story!)




Now, everything isn't peaches, strawberries, and roses. Animation. A sim's fingers are still going to be in a grasping fist position. To enter and exit the swing a sim will just float through the top part of the tire. During the backwards half of the swing arc a sim's head and shoulders dip into the tire. Small children can get lost in the tire as well. I really can't help any of these, I am at the mercy of the Maxis swing animation. Small fixes could be made on the mesh itself, but I've already tried doing that as much as possible with still keeping it looking like a tire swing and keeping it the same size as the tires on a car. None of my pictures show these issues, so I'm sure all the great storytellers can avoid having them in their shots as well. (Movie makers are going to have a trickier time covering it). All that aside, I still love the way it turned out, and I plan on using it far more than I've ever used the Maxis swing (footprint was too big in my opinion, this one is 1x6 instead of 2x6). I hope you enjoy it too.

As a final parting gift I have included a community lot (requires all EPs) for you to use in your newly created rural communities that this contest has sprouted. The community lot has a tree house, my tire swing, and a pond and trees. To correctly view and play the lot you need to download my Tire Swing and Marvine's Animated Ladders. There is no other CC in the lot at all.



My First Time: Making an object with such complicated BHAV editing!

Previous Knowledge:
Intermediate SimPE skills, beginning object creation, object recoloring, object meshing.

Custom Content by Me: (with guidance by the brilliant ones of course!)
- Phaenoh-Old Tire SwingR
- Phaenoh-Old Tire SwingL
- Phaenoh-Old Tire SwingMESH
- BV Treehouse

Polygon Counts:
FaceCount:630
VertextCount:754

Compatibility:
Tire Swing = Everything or Anything
Treehouse = Needs all EPs up to BV

Nitty-gritty: Please don’t upload any of my creations anywhere, they are my toys to share, but I want to be the one to share them. If you use my swing in a lot you upload, please link back to me instead of including it. Thanks for respecting my work! You can, however, recolor it and upload those recolors here at MTS2 without asking for my permission. There are a bunch of trees with different shades of bark out there and I KNOW I made sucky branches. I would find it a compliment if you recolored it!

Enjoy!
-Phaenoh


Additional Credits:
To Echo and Stormwench and JasanaBugbreeder and Tiggerypum and Wndy26 and everyone else who has helped me during my late night chat room sessions on this project. THANK YOU ALL!

Kalimos and I had fun playing on the swing, we felt like little kids, or at least young lovers again!
Tags: #swing, #swingset, #tire, #rope, #rural, #kids, #tireswing

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
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Phaenoh-Treehouse.rar | Requires OFB, PETS, SSN, and BV

Size: 225.4 KB · Downloads: 31,303 · 14th Jan 2008
225.4 KB 31,303 14th Jan 2008
TireSwing.rar | BaseGame Compatible

Size: 56.8 KB · Downloads: 51,796 · 14th Jan 2008
56.8 KB 51,796 14th Jan 2008
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Forum Resident
#2 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 2:52 PM
YAY first!!!
Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you! I was looking for this! *clap clap clap*
Field Researcher
#3 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 2:52 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 29th Feb 2008 at 11:32 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Congrats on finishing what you set out to do...it looks great. Can't wait to see it in my game

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do !!
Forum Resident
#4 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 2:59 PM
Phaenoh...You are a god. Seriously. I adore absolutely everything you create, and this is no exception! You did such a good job!! Thank you so much, this is definitely going into my already-stuffed downloads folder...I can't bring myself to look at any other of your creations anymore, cause I think my download folder will explode if I add anything else! :p
Mad Poster
#5 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 3:01 PM
Thank you! I'd gotten so tired of that darned swing set! Now the kids have a real swing to use! I hope it's cheaper than the swing set, though!
Test Subject
#6 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 3:03 PM
Thank you sooooooo mcuh this is exactly what i wanted for my stories!!!!!
Test Subject
#7 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 3:43 PM
Thank You this look like great fun
Alchemist
#8 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 3:35 PM
What a wonderful and playful contribution! Thanks you!
Alchemist
#9 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 3:59 PM
Great job, Phaenoh! I had a tire swing when I was a kid & I really look forward to having one now for my Sim kids (of all ages, lol).
Now that the 'walk to lot' feature has made cars obsolete in my game, it's nice to know the old tires will be recycled, lol.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 3:59 PM
this looks so much better than the childishly colored maxis swing. i use that one so little i forgot there even WAS a swing in the game. i thought you had created a completely new-to-the-sims-2 object. nevertheless it sounds like the work involved was probably just as great as if you had. thanks for refreshing an old forgotten toy for all of us! good luck in the challenge!

Musiquefille's Modest Mods - well, lots really.
Space Pony
#11 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 4:04 PM
OMG - you did an amazing job on that tire swing !! You get 10 stars from me for all the work - looks fantastic !

Thank you so much for sharing this treasure with us. *huuuuugs*

Silvi
Mad Poster
#12 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 4:05 PM
I was looking forward to this swing ever since I saw pics of it on the chat. Thank you so much for sharing.
Field Researcher
#13 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 4:18 PM
This is awesome, Phaenoh! =D I was browsing through the downloads, and nothing caught my eye, until I saw your tire swing! I was like..."ooh, that looks pretty cool"! And when I clicked on it, I realized it was from you! Your creations are amazing! Thank you so much for this swing. My Sims will have so much fun playing on it!

P.S. And if you come on IM, I have a bit of good news about Murphy.
Scholar
#14 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 4:44 PM
Super job Phaenoh! Thanks for sharing your hard work with us.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 6:04 PM
Aww... tire swings! It brings back some good childhood memories. ^_^This is absolutely amazing! I love it and I can't wait to try it out in-game. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome creation.
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#16 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 6:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FranH
I hope it's cheaper than the swing set, though!
It is, I believe I set the cost at $150, I also tuned the fun down from 7 to 5. I had a complaint about the Maxis swings being to appetizing.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sims2manic
this is exactly what i wanted for my stories!!!!!
Send me a link! I'd love to see it in action!
Quote:
Originally Posted by musiquefille
i use that maxis one so little i forgot there even WAS a swing in the game. i thought you had created a completely new-to-the-sims-2 object. nevertheless it sounds like the work involved was probably just as great as if you had.
Not quite, but close to as frustrating if I had.
Quote:
Originally Posted by crocobaura
I was looking forward to this swing ever since I saw pics of it on the chat.
Oh god, those pictures were horrible! The tire wasn't swinging with the sim!

Thanks for the comments everyone! I love reading everything you write!
Test Subject
#17 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 7:13 PM
Awesome! This swing makes me think in somethink more familiar (if the word is not right, English is not my language, sorry!) than the Maxis swing set, like it is more natural for home. Thanks for all the effort!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 7:41 PM
All hail Phaenoh. :D
Test Subject
#19 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 7:48 PM
This is awesome! ^.^
Field Researcher
#20 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 8:57 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 29th Feb 2008 at 11:33 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
I have wanted a tire swing ever since I saw the horrid Crayola colored swing-thing in screen shots. I had no idea how much work it was, thank you for making my old-fashioned world a bit more fun.

boolprop iqtestingenabled true
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 9:39 PM
OMG Phaenoh! You are a genius as well as Echo and Stormwench! I've been wanting a different swingset for AGES! Thankyou! Thankyou! Thankyou! Thankyou! X a million!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Remember SILENCE=DEATH.
If you're not saying what's on your mind,
you're as good as dead!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 9:53 PM
Cool idea! Congratulations on this accomplishment. Who would have thought that "swinging" would be such a challenge.

--- Tatiana ---

You can find out more about my creations at the SterlingSims2 Creator's Forum Tatiana's Tea Room.
Top Secret Researcher
#23 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 10:50 PM
oh my gosh! this is sooo cool! thanks a lot, phaenoh!!! :D
Scholar
#24 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 11:37 PM
It's been so very cool watching you grow as a creator. Congratulations on making a very difficult object and having it turn out so well!

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes ONE :-) -- which you can find at http://corylea.com/Sims%201%20Mods%20by%20Corylea.html
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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#25 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 12:04 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corylea
It's been so very cool watching you grow as a creator. Congratulations on making a very difficult object and having it turn out so well!
Thank you and thank you!
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