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Rideable Air Balloon

by rebecah Posted 7th Jul 2008 at 9:01 PM - Updated 30th Jan 2010 at 8:43 PM by rebecah : photobucket items not working
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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.
July 10, 2008 - A few people have found this not to work without Free Time. I have added a version without the code for the enthusiam, which was causing it not to work for you. If you do not have Free Time you need to download the NoEP version. I have tested this in Life Stories and it does work fine.

A few months ago Kate at asked me for a Hot Air Balloon that could would go up and down. I owe the whole idea for this creations to her. Please be sure to check her site for her "Vintage Hot Air Balloon" and about 1000 new uploads in honor of her sites 5th birthday.

My version works differently than Kate's, and is not nearly as beautiful. The animations took me weeks to get insync. I have found at times during the ride the sims will drop a little too low, but the actual animations are in sync so I think this may actually happen when there is a lag in my computer. If this bothers you please don't download. I get some complaints about my animations and frankly I'm a little tired of them. I do the best I can with the tools I have. Even if I were to charge for my creations, I don't feel I could get much better animations. Milkshape only has the capability of doing 1k animations, while EA creators use Maya that has 2k capabilities.

Entry and exit animations are my manually edit to the hot tub jumpin and out. Credit for the idea for the outgoing sims to get ill after riding, goes to Kate's husband.

I have found a fix recolors will stay after the end of a ride...finally!

This item is found under Hobbies/Miscellaneous for $2500. It does not depreciate.

Sims will gain enthusiam for Nature, fun and Logic skills while riding in the balloon.

Warning the ride is somewhat lengthly don't have your sims take a ride just before school or work. The landing portion does take a little time.

I include 3 recolors.

I have these set to be viewable from the neighborhood also.


Polygon Counts:
Very Low!
Face count 940

Additional Credits:
Thanks to everyone that help make these creations possible, creators of Simpe, Peter & Inge Jones, Echo great tutorials and Delphy for this site.

Special thanks to:
Kate at

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Maxis Flags:
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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

Size: 115.1 KB · Downloads: 10,223 · 11th Jul 2008
115.1 KB 10,223 11th Jul 2008

Size: 114.8 KB · Downloads: 15,826 · 8th Jul 2008
114.8 KB 15,826 8th Jul 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\
  • 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 9th Jul 2008 at 12:31 PM
So great!Thank you so much!!!Absolutely fantastic!



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#3 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 12:47 PM
This is soo awesome! Fantastic job! I can tell that a ton of work went into this! Keep it up

Just amazing! :D
#4 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 12:59 PM
Rebecah, this creation is one of the most interesting of these last months.
I've already spent about an hour to check the wonderful anniversary set but your baloon is the genius touch indeed. It obviously also makes happy all those sims1 simmer like me that enjoyed the Making Magic baloon.
I love it! Thank you veeery much and ciao
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 2:00 PM
This is wonderful! I love it! I love all of your creations! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#6 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 2:16 PM
This hot air balloon is awesome but my sims can't ride in it. It can only come down from the sky.

I think all of your creations are great!! Especially the bike! Thanks!
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#7 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 2:35 PM
You come up with the cutest ideas! Thanks!

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Test Subject
#8 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 2:35 PM
WOW!! This is great!! Your creations are one of the main reasons I still play Sims 2.
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#9 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 3:07 PM
lol neato thanks! =P

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#10 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 4:44 PM
LOVE IT! I'm in shock that anyone would criticize your work. It seems so childish not to realize that downloads that are offered on sites like this one are labors of love. Being untalented that way, I truly appreciate your work!

Addicted to The Sims since 2000.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 6:00 PM
This looks great. And anyone who complains about your animations should just go try to do it themselves. If they think they can do better, I'd like to see it. I'll be eagerly awaiting recolors of this, I'm sure someone will want to make them.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 6:18 PM
Wow! You are such an amazing creator!

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#13 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 6:55 PM
It's a whole new level of nifty! Tell those whiny people to go make their own animations if they don't like yours. Let them get an appreciation for how much work goes into your projects.

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#14 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 7:08 PM
This is perfect for a story im writing! thanks!
Test Subject
#15 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 8:05 PM
This really is an awesome invention! Thanks! *grabs one before they float away*
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 8:34 PM
BANANAS!!! Thank you :D

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#17 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 10:11 PM
I downloaded the ones at Par. for their fifth anniversary and found it so much fun just to play with.
Thank You for being so creative and you know how you have brought joy to our games. I just enjoy all that you make for us and get happy when I see your name with another fantastic object that makes us laugh and have fun with.
I wait to see what you surprise us with next, for I know it shall bring laughter and fun into the game. Thanks
Field Researcher
#18 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 10:35 PM
i saw the ones on Parsimonious the other day and thought it was an awesome idea
i cant imagine how much hard work this must have taken you to make! thank you so much for the time and effort you put into these, they look wonderful, and i cant wait to try them out
Test Subject
#19 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 11:25 PM Last edited by nana62618 : 9th Jul 2008 at 11:30 PM. Reason: spelling
I think your work is fabulous! I always check to see if you have something new out.

If a person does not like a small glitch in an animation they can always remove it from their game, simple, huh?
You cannot please everyone all of the time, so don't sweat it.
Even Maxis makes mistakes, hehehe! Count their patches.

Thank you so much for your work, I am very happy with this, I cannot even draw a stick-man that does not look like he has been in an accident!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 9th Jul 2008 at 11:49 PM
That is SO freaking cool! Thanks!
#21 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 1:11 AM
This is a really cool air balloon.
I can't wait to use.

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Test Subject
#22 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 1:19 AM
This is so unexpected and believeable!
We can see you put so much effort into it!
#23 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 1:32 AM
This is so awesome! Your awesome Rebecah!!!
Totally cool, can't wait to use it! Thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
#24 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 2:48 AM
Everything you do, never ceases to amaze me! Awesome work!

Field Researcher
#25 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 4:08 AM
Absolutely amazing! You definitely make some of the coolest objects for the Sims 2!

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