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Service Taxi Replacements (incl. Basegame version)

by hexameter Posted 3rd May 2008 at 5:39 AM - Updated 24th Feb 2009 at 6:46 PM by hexameter : added remarks for downloads; changed the link to the sound package
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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.
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Car-Service Taxi replacement
-Included Basegame Version-
by Dragon Slave & hexameter




The next horse drawn carts of the set of replacements I started to make now will override the original Taxi Services. In fact there are several versions for this service:
1) The original Taxi that is basegame/Nightlife compatible (filename: BasegameTaxi.rar)
2) The Sevice Taxi for PETS including new options (filename: CarServiceTaxi-New.rar)
3) The Service Airport Shuttle that came with Bon Voyage (filename: CarServiceAirport.rar)

Download
BasegameTaxi.rar .............. for Basegame, Uni, Nightlife, Open for business
CarServiceTaxi-New.rar ...... for Pets, Seasons, Bon Voyage, Free Time
CarServiceAirport.rar .......... for Bon Voyage, Free Time (This file only replaces the Shuttle Service of Bon Voyage)

If you want to replace the Taxi and the "Airport Shuttle" as well you need both "CarService..."-files.

For the latest EPs I had to provide 4 different vehicles in 2 packages though you will see the difference only in their signs.

All these vehicles use Dragon Slave's beautiful mesh of her Friesian horse. This type of horses is special in colour, the very long mane and tail and the feathered long hair on the legs.



The taxi service vehicles are prepared to use custom sound that is available here:
http://linna.modthesims2.com/download.php?t=291343 (Soundpackage.rar)

Note: It may happen that the wheels don't spin smoothly at once when the vehicles enter the lot, though all vertices are assigned correctly.
The driver's and the passenger's positions are correct and it worked without other problems in my tests. The horse is not animated. The lanterns in the rear of the vehicle will work at night.

Install extracting the *.rar-file to your downloads. Stop the override by deleting the packages.


Enjoy these carts in your neighbourhoods of past times if you like.

hexameter

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Note, as this is teamwork, have please a look at the policy of Dragon Slave if you want to use this vehicle for your purposes.
Dragon Slave: http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=141051


Polygon Counts:
All vehicles cover 14 tiles.
Faces: 20,778 (1,484 per tile); vertices: 13,234 (945 per tile)

Additional Credits:
- Quaxi and the developers of SimPE - Numenor for his Basegame Starter
- Shaklin for sharing her knowhow of making custom sound packages

To all the eager writers who built the database of tutorials on MTS2

Last but not least Dragon Slave, thank you!

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
CarServiceAirport.rar

Size: 903.4 KB · Downloads: 13,213 · 24th Feb 2009
903.4 KB 13,213 24th Feb 2009
CarServiceTaxi-New.rar

Size: 771.2 KB · Downloads: 15,885 · 3rd May 2008
771.2 KB 15,885 3rd May 2008
BasegameTaxi.rar

Size: 762.0 KB · Downloads: 14,163 · 3rd May 2008
762.0 KB 14,163 3rd May 2008
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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#2 Old 4th May 2008 at 7:56 AM
WOW sums it up, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing.

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#3 Old 4th May 2008 at 8:14 AM
I waited a very long time for replacements like this. Thank you, hexameter.

-DANKE-

Too old to learn better english.but too young to have no wishes (for my sims)
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 4th May 2008 at 9:02 AM
yay! i love these replacements it adds soooo much to my medieval sims!! literally thank you x 1,000,000!!! XDXD

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#5 Old 4th May 2008 at 12:01 PM
For Clarification: If I have all 3 expansions, I need all 3 files, or just the one for the newest expansion (Bon Voyage)?

Would it be possible to have a milk cart for the Delivery NPCs?

Either way , and I look forward to other wonderful creations you make.

~Corsetcrush
Test Subject
#6 Old 4th May 2008 at 12:03 PM
thanks for sharing,,
very nice =]
Scholar
#7 Old 4th May 2008 at 12:56 PM
Exceptional work as always Hexameter! Thanks for sharing with us.
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#8 Old 4th May 2008 at 1:57 PM
Default Clarification
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corsetcrush
For Clarification: If I have all 3 expansions, I need all 3 files, or just the one for the newest expansion (Bon Voyage)?

You'll need only the one for the newest expansion.
The basegame version was made to complete the set and to work with EPs up to OFB.
Maybe some day I'll make basegame versions of the other NPC vehicles, too, as far as they are included there.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Corsetcrush
Would it be possible to have a milk cart for the Delivery NPCs?

The delivery vehicle is one of the next carts in my list of vehicles I want to have for my game though I don't know how long this will take.
It's a good idea to make it as a milk cart, thanks.

hexameter
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#9 Old 4th May 2008 at 2:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by hexameter
You'll need only the one for the newest expansion.
The basegame version was made to complete the set and to work with EPs up to OFB.
Maybe some day I'll make basegame versions of the other NPC vehicles, too, as far as they are included there.


Maybe you could update your original post, as it's a bit unclear. I too was not certain if I needed all the files or just the BV one.

Quote:
Originally Posted by hexameter
The delivery vehicle is one of the next carts in my list of vehicles I want to have for my game though I don't know how long this will take.
It's a good idea to make it as a milk cart, thanks.


Yay! Great! I'm looking forward to the other versions, as well.

This is a great idea and the cart is beautiful! Thank you!

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#10 Old 4th May 2008 at 2:34 PM
today 2 new ''cars'' from Hexameter! YAY!!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 4th May 2008 at 3:17 PM
Awesome! Thank you.

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Field Researcher
#12 Old 4th May 2008 at 4:03 PM
Terrific looking! Thank you!
Theorist
#13 Old 4th May 2008 at 4:50 PM
Wonderful! There was nothing worse than having an authentically dressed medieval family moving into their new castle or hovel from the doors of a yellow minivan!
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#14 Old 4th May 2008 at 5:18 PM
Default Moving to a new home
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sophie-David
Wonderful! There was nothing worse than having an authentically dressed medieval family moving into their new castle or hovel from the doors of a yellow minivan!

Thanks for your nice comment, but, sorry to disappoint you:
EA has an extra vehicle to move sims to their new home. In fact there are 7 (seven!) different meshes to handle all taxi services.
Unfortunately I didn't provide the version you talk of. I wonder if all the work was worth making that replacement because it's not very often used. Simply let me know your opinion.
hexameter
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#15 Old 4th May 2008 at 5:31 PM
omg!!this look classic!!Thank you so much for sharing.
Theorist
#16 Old 4th May 2008 at 5:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by hexameter
Thanks for your nice comment, but, sorry to disappoint you:
EA has an extra vehicle to move sims to their new home. In fact there are 7 (seven!) different meshes to handle all taxi services.
Unfortunately I didn't provide the version you talk of. I wonder if all the work was worth making that replacement because it's not very often used. Simply let me know your opinion.
hexameter
Oh dear! How typical of EA's lack of organization and efficiency that shows up throughout their coding. It is disappointing, but as you say the move-in taxi is not often used.
Field Researcher
#17 Old 4th May 2008 at 5:44 PM
*Bowing*...Thank You!!!
*I bow to you* and say...THANK YOU... my medieval village will forever be grateful!

Let me know if you use any of my recolors in a story, video, etc. I'd like to see it!
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#18 Old 4th May 2008 at 6:11 PM
Would it be quick and painless just to take the taxi that you have done here and used it also for the move-in taxi? I don't see why we would really *need* a different taxi for it, so using the beautiful one you have already made seems to make sense, unless it isn't that simple, in that case, never mind!

Also, as a special favor, could you refrain from putting text on the vehicles? Half the simmers prefer Simlish and half perfer English and a lot don't even speak English. By not putting text on the vehicle it works for everyone.

And as I know I haven't said it enough, THANK YOU. Veronaville is really shaping up thanks to all your stunning creations. It just wouldn't be quite medieval enough without your work. THANKS!
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#19 Old 4th May 2008 at 7:26 PM
Thanks so much for these! Little by little I am nearing my dream of a complete fantasy/medieval hood. I appreciate greatly what you've done so far and look forward to more.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 4th May 2008 at 9:02 PM Last edited by DoomAngelsc : 4th May 2008 at 9:08 PM.
It seems I am not alone in the gratitude for making our medieval hoods more realistic with your wonderful creations. Its been a real challenge maintaining an all Medieval hood, changing all the sims/townies/Npc's into medieval clothing and such. So again I THANK YOU it wouldn't be complete without all your replacements for vehicles in this game. I'm also requesting the grocery delivery truck, that would just be awesome.

Oh an its awesome to see I'm not alone as an all Medieval/fantasy player, hats off to ya all!! maybe EA should notice us and make an expansion pak truly Medieval... haha I know dream on.... What I fear is now that I've got my game just the way I like it, they will come out with Sims3 and I'll have to start all over.
Field Researcher
#21 Old 4th May 2008 at 9:48 PM
The habitants of all Windle thank you :D
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#22 Old 5th May 2008 at 12:07 AM
thanks a lot hex, they look great... my only issue is that when I am playing a modern neighborhood, my Sims get picked up in medieval carts lol... and I know theres no way around this lol. I'll keep them in a folder for when I want to play a medieval lot lol. Awesome work btw!!
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retired moderator
#23 Old 5th May 2008 at 3:52 AM
Make yourself an AnyGame for your medieval neighborhood. It will create a separate downloads folder and you won't have to keep moving things around. It will also load the game faster because it won't have to load the medieval stuff when you are playing modern or the modern stuff when you are playing medieval. It also lets you pick which EPs and SPs to include, now I don't have to worry about all my medieval teens wanting to go to University. It really is the best way to go, check it out.
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#24 Old 5th May 2008 at 4:38 AM
Yesssssssssssssssss, Thank You seems like two very small words and that we should be screaming at the top of our lungs to express our thanks.
It seems a typical EA mess up with that many different taxis.
I appreciate each and every thing you share with us and cant wait to see what else you bring to us.
Thanks again.
When I want to have different Hoods with different styles I have 3 users on my PC, so one users game has the Victorian Hood, normal and then without custom creations is the last one. Its easy for me that way.
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 5th May 2008 at 11:16 PM
This is so awesome! Like others have said above me, these car replacements are making my medieval neighborhood a joy to play. Thanks so much for all your hard work!
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