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Sim's Globetrotter

by hexameter Posted 16th Jul 2008 at 1:10 PM - Updated 5th Jan 2009 at 11:51 PM by hexameter : Added some hints of explanation
47 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.
Summertime time of Vacations
The Sim's Globetrotter
by hexameter

All over the year you can see caravans and camping vehicles taking the road to discover nearly every parts of the continents. So, why not put such a car into the Sims2 game?
Did you also look for this very special car among all those beautiful uploads we can find on plenty of sites?


Here is "The Sim's Globetrotter", my version of a camping vehicle as a drivable car to play with in the game. It was not intended to reproduce a special brand. It's just reflecting this type of vehicle with it's features.
There are three cars available for:
- Globetrotter-drivableNL for Nightlife as a drivable car (it worked in my tests only with this EP)
- Globetrotter-drivableBV for Bon Voyage, a drivable version that was tested in the game
up to Free Time. It should work with all EPs.
- Globetrotter-campinggrounds for Bon Voyage, a version that is cloned of a tent and works like this.
This way your sims can drive around even in the vacation areas (neighbourhoods!). Simply buy a residental lot and your sims can drive around, also to a camping area where you can put the tent clone in build mode in. This car cannot be used to drive with!

Don't use both drivable versions at the same time, they will override each other! Choose the one that fits to your installed EPs.

The drivable versions come with two simple recolours.

I hope you enjoy the cars as much as I do. Have fun with them and - Bon Voyage!

hexameter

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Polygon Counts:
Globetrotter-drivableNL: faces 9043 (430 per tile); vertices: 8328 (396 per tile) - low
Globetrotter-drivableBV: the same number of faces and vertices
Globetrotter-campingarea: 8930 (425 per tile); vertices: 7824 (373 per tile) - low

Additional Credits:
EA - for the base of the object (I used some parts of the van mesh as well as parts of the texture)

Quaxi and the developers of SimPE Numenor for his Basegame Starter
To all the eager writers who built the database of tutorials on MTS2

Car Type: Special

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 Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Globetrotter-drivableNL.rar | Compatible with Numenor's 'Drivable Cars Without Nightlife' add-on

Size: 656.7 KB · Downloads: 14,614 · 5th Jan 2009
656.7 KB 14,614 5th Jan 2009
Globetrotter-campingarea.rar

Size: 1.08 MB · Downloads: 17,832 · 16th Jul 2008
1.08 MB 17,832 16th Jul 2008
Globetrotter-drivableBV.rar

Size: 903.1 KB · Downloads: 17,424 · 16th Jul 2008
903.1 KB 17,424 16th Jul 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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Mad Poster
#2 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 11:39 AM
Wow, this looks fantastic. I'll definitely check it in game when I get home. Form your despription it appears that sims can drive within a lot as well, am I understanding this right?
Test Subject
#3 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 12:08 PM
Hi. If I download the Globetrotter-campingarea.rar, will my Sims be able to drive it from city to city, or is just used as a tent, putting the van inside a lot? Can I put both "campingarea.rar" and "drivableBV.rar" in my game?
Loved this idea, congrats, your work is beautiful!
Scholar
#4 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 1:47 PM
Most excellent idea, Hex! Looks great!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 2:09 PM
Thank you so much! It looks great, I'm going to go try these out right now!
Field Researcher
#6 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 2:53 PM
Wow this is simply amazing! Thank you !

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Scholar
#7 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 3:22 PM
You always come up with really great and different vehiles. Super job on this Hexameter! Thanks so much for sharing you hard work with us.
Instructor
#8 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 4:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lempika
Hi. If I download the Globetrotter-campingarea.rar, will my Sims be able to drive it from city to city, or is just used as a tent, putting the van inside a lot? Can I put both "campingarea.rar" and "drivableBV.rar" in my game?
Loved this idea, congrats, your work is beautiful!


I think what the creator means is, you can basically use it as a prop and make it seem (in a story) that they drove to whatever place you sent them to go on vacation.

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 5:22 PM
~You freakin rock,thankyou~
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#10 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 5:58 PM
Thanks for the added functionality of the tent, that's very nifty and appropriate.

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Alchemist
#11 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 6:59 PM
Looks very comfortable and fun! Thanks,
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 7:48 PM
Fantastic!...Thank You!!!
Test Subject
#13 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 8:14 PM
*Enters Adam from Mythbusters mode*... WOW, that is AWESOME!!!
Forum Resident
#14 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 6:08 AM Last edited by caddy_lincoln : 19th Jul 2008 at 5:56 PM. Reason: remove image link
Woow!

Now every sim in my game can be a happy camper!

Thanks for sharing!

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Top Secret Researcher
#15 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 11:26 AM
yay, thats awesome, hexameter!!! always wanted something like that! thanks so much!!!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 2:40 PM
Thank you for your creation, and congratulations. The detail inside the vehicle is amazing. To improve the camper (the tent clone), I tried something: using the moveObjects cheat, I placed a public toilet and a communal shower inside the camper, facing back, and also put an invisible fence to stop the sims from walking across it but leaving a one-tile access from the back. That way their use of it as a real camper is more complete, I think. The view of the interior is not altered too much. Basically, the sims use the facilities when they have to, but they can also be accessed from beneath the camper.
Now, maybe some talented modder might add the menu options of using the toilet and having a shower to the vehicle itself, because it is definitely worth it.
Test Subject
#17 Old 20th Jul 2008 at 5:24 AM
this mod is one of the better ideas i've seen, and i like it. now my sims can drive around and still have part of their house with them. U should make another one with more upgades and a new body style!!!!! THANKS !!!!!!!!
Scholar
#18 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 1:16 AM
I Have Been Looking for One of These! Awesome! Here, Many now Go Camping in Campers, so This Will Add Much Realism to My Game! ThankYou Very Much!

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Instructor
#19 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 7:37 AM
I've wanted something like this ofr a long time. Thanks!
Test Subject
#20 Old 22nd Jul 2008 at 12:27 PM
WOW hex, what a nice summer surprise and what a perfect opload just as we go on vacations Now my simmers can go Autocamping too.. woohoo! Can't wait to see it in game ..hehe ..A nice touch with the numberplate Great work hexameter, and many thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#21 Old 22nd Jul 2008 at 11:27 PM
Mein lieber Schwan, das hast du dich aber selbst übertroffen... !!
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Forum Resident
#22 Old 23rd Jul 2008 at 1:09 PM
Brilliant idea!, and nicely rendered too! - very useful!...

Thanks for taking the time to create/upload/share with us!.

To all, of the very talented MTS-2 creative types - my sincere thanks for taking the time to create/upload/share...
Top Secret Researcher
#23 Old 30th Jul 2008 at 1:45 AM
Road Trip! XD

Thanks for sharing, I love it. My aunt's friend loves to camp, and has her own trailer.


Test Subject
#24 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 1:48 PM
I love it! Now I can camp everywhere and that's great! thank you for such a great idea!
Test Subject
#25 Old 17th Aug 2008 at 10:40 PM
realy coool

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