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Updated 7-14-2014 - Dancing Bear Play Nursery Rhymes - Custom Sounds

by rebecah Posted 4th Jun 2008 at 7:28 AM - Updated 14th Jul 2014 at 2:58 PM by rebecah : Added No EP Version and FTVersion
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Updated July 14, 2014: LilSister brought it to my attention, that there were issues with the original version. I have done a major overhaul on it.

Please download the file named Updated-BecksNurseryRhymeDancingBear.zip.
The sing along option has been totally redone and checks to be sure you have Free Time installed before you are allowed to use that option.

The dance option should work for any expansion combination you might have.

The turn on/off options are not longer autonomous. Sims are able to turn it on no matter where they are on the lot. In other words they don't have to walk over the the bear to turn it on/off.

I test to be sure it is turned on, before the sing along and/or dance options become available options.

The sound volume for the nursery rhyme music is lower, I found it overshadowed the toddler's singing.

Toddlers are able to select an option of gaining 90% of their singing skill learned, but only if they do not already have 90% or above of the skill.

I've always loved the bear sculpture but felt it would make a nicer deco item for children's rooms. Then I came up with the idea to add nursery rhymes and make it animated.

Sing Along option toddlers gain charisma skills and fun when they sing along with the dancing bear.

Toddlers gain fun and enthusiasm for music, when they dance along with the music.

Toddlers gain fun, social, learn Charisma and Enthusiasm for Music with the sing along option.

I also, fixed up some issues with the mesh. The mesh was an EA sculpture, that I reduced in size, moved it's arms, added joints and assigned sections to those joints. To make it animatable. Textures are pulled from the EA sculpture.

This is found with other radios, under electronics, for $99.

Credits' To LilSister for telling me about the issues and for testing.

Note:

Be sure you remove any older version of this bear from your downloads folder, and both files found in the folder are needed for this to work properly.

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
Updated-BecksNurseryRhymeDancingBear.zip

Size: 3.53 MB · Downloads: 1,519 · 14th Jul 2014
3.53 MB 1,519 14th Jul 2014
BecksNurseryRhymeDancingBearFTEP.zip

Size: 3.37 MB · Downloads: 11,716 · 7th Jun 2008
3.37 MB 11,716 7th Jun 2008
BecksNurseryRhymeDancingBearRCs.zip

Size: 247.3 KB · Downloads: 12,860 · 6th Jun 2008
247.3 KB 12,860 6th Jun 2008
BecksNurseryRhymeDancingBearNoEP.zip

Size: 3.67 MB · Downloads: 15,045 · 6th Jun 2008
3.67 MB 15,045 6th Jun 2008
BecksNurseryRhymeDancingBearFTOFB.zip

Size: 3.70 MB · Downloads: 21,701 · 6th Jun 2008
3.70 MB 21,701 6th Jun 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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Test Subject
#2 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 3:53 PM
This is going to look so cute in my nursery school classroom! Fantastic work once more!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 4:03 PM
Wow, what an object! Thanks!

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 4:09 PM
This is so good and unique, it'd help my toddlers.

But one thing, the URL to the video is malformed with dots.

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Forum Resident
#5 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 4:10 PM
This is really cute! Thanks for sharing this object. Of course I'll have to get it for my game.
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Test Subject
#6 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 4:12 PM
so clever and cute, thanks

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Test Subject
#7 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 4:19 PM
SWEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!! I love this!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 4:40 PM
So adorable! I always wished that bear would be more interactive, as well. Great job!

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Field Researcher
#9 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 4:40 PM
How cute, thanks for making this. You do a great job with all of your things.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 4:51 PM
You know this is something Maxis should have taken on board - we all know kids toys generally make noise (much to the detriment of parents) but it's something Maxis overlooked. Not that I mind, I do like what Maxis gave us, but I have to say this creation is one of the best I have seen in a long time. This is one download I will keep in every game (where I have kiddies ) Sounds adorable too.

Actually I was wondering as a side note, I have seen mobiles for baby cribs but they don't play music or move. Do you think it would be possible to make a mobile that attaches to the side of cribs that moves, like turns around and plays lullabyes or something? I just love the sound... but even if you cant make it play music can you make it move or something? The ones I have I think might have come from MATY (It's been a while) and they are fantastic because they look real but they also give the baby body points which to me doesn't seem right.

Anyway, I adore your creations, I have a folder with all of your creations. My sim toddlers have much richer life thanks to your wonderful creations!! Bless you for all your work and always look forward to see what you come up with next!
Again, thanks again.

~ Rav
Scholar
Original Poster
#11 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 5:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ravynlee
Actually I was wondering as a side note, I have seen mobiles for baby cribs but they don't play music or move. Do you think it would be possible to make a mobile that attaches to the side of cribs that moves, like turns around and plays lullabyes or something? I just love the sound... but even if you cant make it play music can you make it move or something? The ones I have I think might have come from MATY (It's been a while) and they are fantastic because they look real but they also give the baby body points which to me doesn't seem right.


~ Rav


Thanks Rav...very cute idea you have. I'll see what I can do on this.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 5:08 PM
Thank you so much! Its so cute. My sims barely have time to teach their toddlers the basics. You are such a wonderful creator!
Test Subject
#13 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 5:31 PM
This is amazing, i love it. You must have worked hard getting this up. I appreciate it a lot!! Great job! ^_^
Test Subject
#14 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 5:37 PM
Marvellous,Rebecah,absolutely marvellous!
Test Subject
#15 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 5:44 PM
Wonderful item. I love objects that not only look nice but also are useful for Sims;-) Thank you very much!
Test Subject
#16 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 6:20 PM
This sounds so cool.... and yet I have a problem. I do have FT but I don't have OFB... Please make one version for FT. So my todlers will gain points for the sing along songs.
I'll download the non EP version for no, :'S.

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Original Poster
#17 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 7:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Musjes4
This sounds so cool.... and yet I have a problem. I do have FT but I don't have OFB... Please make one version for FT. So my todlers will gain points for the sing along songs.
I'll download the non EP version for no, :'S.


Sure 'tis posted.
Test Subject
#18 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 7:12 PM
Very cute idea...though it feeds into the creepiness that I have for toys that move. Teddy Ruxbin was a demon doll.

Good job though!
Forum Resident
#19 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 7:34 PM
How cute! I'm a little puzzled about which version I should download though. I have EP's through BV installed, so I have OFB, but not FT. Should I download the no ep version?
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Original Poster
#20 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 8:49 PM
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Originally Posted by jmtmom
How cute! I'm a little puzzled about which version I should download though. I have EP's through BV installed, so I have OFB, but not FT. Should I download the no ep version?


If you don't have FT your only option is the NoEP Version. It will work with any combination of EP's you just don't get the FT options.
Instructor
#21 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 9:32 PM
I hate to have to quote everyone else but this is seriously CUTE! I don't know how easy it would be, nor what work would be involved to make this bear a tad smaller to be even cuter, but anywhichway well done....seriously something that was missing in game.
Field Researcher
#22 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 10:16 PM
So adorable! I agree with above folks, in that this is adorable, and in that there isn't enough loud toddler items in game. I'm always on the hunt for new children's toys, and sometimes I hit goldmines with items such as yours.

May I add the bear animation looks very good? You've become/are quite the excellent animator, and I thank you especially for giving our younger sims stuff to do!
Top Secret Researcher
#23 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 11:52 PM
That is SOOOO cute! When I was scrolling through most recent downloads, I saw this and then the picture popped up. I literally said, "Awww! That's so cute!" Especially with the toddler in the picture! GREAT creativity and work!!! I think I might tell others about it!
Test Subject
#24 Old 7th Jun 2008 at 12:43 AM
How cute! Getting it right now! Nice work.
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#25 Old 7th Jun 2008 at 12:54 AM
Very, very nicely done. Did you need to add a skeleton and joints to the teddybear? I assume it did not have them originally? Is the animation borrowed from a dancing snowman, or did you make that too? Either way, I'm impressed. What's currently your preferred tool for joints and animations?

Will you want testers for the 90% rhyme thingie? I'll check back here later and see. I appreciate that you test this with so many different EP configurations, I'm sure other folks do too.

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