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Teamwork: Horse Sleigh 2007

by hexameter Posted 16th Jan 2008 at 12:13 AM - Updated 23rd Feb 2009 at 3:02 AM by hexameter : Update and Recolour
54 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 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.
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Horse Sleigh 2007
by
Dragon Slave & hexameter

This is the first horse related vehicle we made as a team.
About a year ago Dragon Slave and me decided to make a horse related vehicle in teamwork. Unfortunately both of us had few opportunities to spend our free time with the Sims2. After a long time we finally come up now with this object.

The beautiful mesh of a Friesian horse for this project was made by Dragon Slave and on my opinion it's another master piece of a horse mesh she made. This type of horses is special in colour, the very long mane, tail and the feathered long hair on the legs.

See the profile of Dragon Slave here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=141051

The work on the sleigh was my part of work. All together is what you can download for the game if you like it.

Technical remarks:

You need Nightlife to use this sleigh.
Update Feb 2009: Compatible with Numenor's 'Drivable Cars Without Nightlife' add-on
......................... Fixed for recolours; added a second colour

Extract the *.rar file to your Downloads folder to install it in the game.

The vehicle uses custom sounds.

You will hear the horse with typical noises and bells that ring when the sleigh is moving which gives a special athmosphere for the game.
I had to change several entries in the animation recources to provide the correct new sound and to "switch off" the sound of closing doors, etc. So I had to include these animations in the package in order to edit them. That's why the package file is larger than a normal car package.
If you don't like to hear the sound simply delete the packages that contain it. The vehicle will still work in the game.

The object covers 18 tiles
As it is very detailed and the two horses as well:
faces: 22 632 (1 257 per tile)
vertices: 14 339 ( 797 per tile)

I also changed the lights to be more realistic for a vehicle of this kind. See the screenshot token by night.

The horses are not animated (yet)! The sleigh was tested in my game and worked well.

We hope that you enjoy this vehicle. Have fun with it in your games!

hexameter

Polygon Counts:
Horse-Sleigh 2007:
faces: 22 632 (1 257 per tile)
vertices: 14 339 ( 797 per tile)

Additional Credits:
The creators of SimPE Numenor for CEP EA for the cloned object
Shaklin for sharing her know how making custom sounds
And of course:
Dragon Slave for working with me on this project!

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 Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
team-sleigh.rar | Compatible with Numenor's 'Drivable Cars Without Nightlife' add-on

Size: 2.01 MB · Downloads: 15,539 · 23rd Feb 2009
2.01 MB 15,539 23rd Feb 2009
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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Scholar
#2 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 6:55 PM
Yes it a wonderful creation !!! Well done you two ! I like this new horse and this sleigh will be perfect for some romantic dates in winter ! Thank you a lot !

All of nature is within us and we are part of all nature (Chief White Cloud)
Instructor
#3 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 6:57 PM
wow this is fantastic, thank you.
Test Subject
#4 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 7:00 PM
Wow, this is just perfect!!! My sims will love it :D
Thank you for sharing
Scholar
#5 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 7:17 PM
OMG this is absolutely fantastic! Dragon Slaves Horses are so beautiful as always, and your sleigh is just super! Thanks so much for sharing your hard work with us. Please keep up the great work that you both do.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 7:20 PM
This rocks so many different ways. I agree that Dragon Slave has the best horses out there. Biiiig hugs to both of you for this! It looks lovely!
Not actually evil.
#7 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 7:40 PM
Just lovely! Great for seasons, for historical neighborhoods, for Christmas! Thank you for making this.
Top Secret Researcher
#8 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 7:47 PM
this is sooooooo cool! i really can't wait to try this out!!!
thank u so much, hexameter & dragon slave!
Test Subject
#9 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 8:40 PM
LOVE the sleigh! i cant get over how awsome dragon slave's horses are!!!! i cant even wait for the next set of horses... is the freisian available without the sleigh too?

An eager horse walks in front of you. A lazy horse walks behind you. But a patient horse walk beside you and sees you as an equal.
Test Subject
#10 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 8:34 PM
I was told about this one, nice to see it completed I saw the Friesian on its own so I didn't know what the sleigh would look like -- mesh looks great. You guys are both very talented.

"Standing on head makes smile of frown, but rest of face also upside down."

"If at first you don't succeed, you are running about average."

"A rose of fabric is a beauty in vain. The true rose remembers the dirt from whence it came."
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 9:01 PM
Oh my, those horses are gorgeous. I know I'll be using this sometime soon. I have all of your horse/carriage downloads. They are wonderful! Thank you for making my medieval/elven sims transportation more realistic and prettier.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 9:30 PM
my mother has a friesian stallion so when I saw this download I had to take a look. The horse look great and the sliegh as well. You guys do such great work.
Top Secret Researcher
#13 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 11:15 PM
Two of my favorite creators together -- my dreams come true. Thankyou.

Retired from the Sims world. Please continue to enjoy my creations. Thank you to everyone who helped -- by either giving me the tools and knowledge to create or by encouraging me & downloading my creations. The Sims community is the BEST!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 11:30 PM
Stunning, love it, and I hope someday you may think of possibly doing a stagecoach from the old west? *hint, hint* well done, indeed!!

"Play it Sam..."

Also known as ~Drew elsewhere

~Drew's Sim Stories (Sims 2)
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#15 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 11:43 PM
Default Thanks!
Thanks for the nice comments to all of you! I'm glad to see you like the new vehicle.
hexameter

Quote:
Originally Posted by bogart61
Stunning, love it, and I hope someday you may think of possibly doing a stagecoach from the old west? *hint, hint* well done, indeed!!

This is on top of my personal wish list since 2 years and hopefully I can finish it before the game is completed and no longer updated! I didn't dare to make it until now.
Field Researcher
#16 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 11:44 PM
I love it! Did anyone ever do any research how to change the car pool to custom vehicles?
Theorist
#17 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 11:46 PM
How beautiful! Thank you!
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Original Poster
#18 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 11:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ingeli
I love it! Did anyone ever do any research how to change the car pool to custom vehicles?

Yes, I did. It's a little bit complicated to fix all the positions but it works.
hexameter
Test Subject
#19 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 11:50 PM
yea this is so beautiful! do you think dragonslave could upload the freasian?i love she sleigh so so much!
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Original Poster
#20 Old 17th Jan 2008 at 11:52 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sidney7
yea this is so beautiful! do you think dragonslave could upload the freasian?i love she sleigh so so much!

At least she announced that in a mail I got some days ago.
hexameter
Test Subject
#21 Old 18th Jan 2008 at 12:12 AM
You guys rock!! I can't wait to use this in my Victorian-theme neighborhood where it is always winter!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 18th Jan 2008 at 12:10 AM
Stunning, Hexameter!! I`ve been working on a way of animating horses (until my baby make impossible for me to remain sat down for a long time ). I hope I do get it before this.
Thanks so much for sharing it!
Test Subject
#23 Old 18th Jan 2008 at 1:20 AM
Absolutely Stunning!! The detail is amazing and when I first saw the pictures I had to do a double-take becasue they really do look like real Friesians pulling a sleigh.

Will Dragon Slave be releasing the mesh of the Friesian on it's own? I would love to have them in my game in the paddocks alongside the other horses.

Great work guys... as always! :-)
Test Subject
#24 Old 18th Jan 2008 at 2:20 AM
What a wonderful collaboration! I have a Friesian-Clydesdale mix and just had to see this! Thanks so much for this wonderful creation and I do hope Dragon Slave releases the mesh on its own!
Forum Resident
#25 Old 18th Jan 2008 at 3:10 AM
Thanks so much Hex, this looks lovely, and dragon slave... another fantastic mesh!! Keep up the great work.
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