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Updated - Toddler Swim Tube

by rebecah Posted 29th Jul 2008 at 1:27 AM - Updated 23rd Apr 2009 at 5:11 PM by rebecah : Updated for Free Time
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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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Updated April 23, 2009 - Sorry one more update to add an option to animate the tube without a toddled in it. I also found I'd made a mistake in the base game version.

Updated April 22, 2009 - Both versions now have an animated swim tube. I've also made several coding changes to both versions make the items work better. Please redownload and delete you old mesh files. There were no changes made to the recolor files so it is not necessary to redownload those.

Updated January 14, 2009 - Added Free Time Version to allow toddler to gain a small amount of enthusiasm for fitness, they will also gain actual fitness while playing in the tube.

Don't you just hate how EA left the toddlers out of so many activities? With this Swim Tube they can now enjoy the pool! Finally!

It has taken me quite sometime to get working, but it's pretty close to what Dragon_Slave and I wanted. My friend Dragon_Slave, requested this swim tube and came up with the idea to clone the highchair, we both had our doubts as to whether it would work or not. I tried a couple of other options but I did find the highchair worked the best.

Thanks Dragon_Slave for this great idea and all her help!

The toddler animations are my manual edit to the puddle splash for the arm movements, facial expressions, and effects, with some tweaking. The leg movements are from the idle in highchair animations. Thanks to Wes for his great plugins.

I tired to create my own animations, but the toddler legs just do not work good at all using MilkShape. Personally I think the toddler leg amimations are the hardest to get, they look great in MilkShape, but do 360° flips in game. I think mainly because I have so much trouble figuring out the stack item, it's something that really difficult for me to grasp, for some reason. I finally gave up on that idea. If anyone knows of a good tutorial explaining the stack items please let me know. I have read Echo's which is very good but I still don't quite get it, for multiple stack items.

Toddlers gain fun and body skills. It is found with Toddler Items (general/child) for $10.

You must place the swim tube in a tile at the very edge of the pool in order for adults to drop the toddler in it.

You Tube video Click Here to view

I've included a few recolors in the second file.


Be sure to download fakepeeps7 adorable swimwear for toddlers

Note: I have tested this with only base game installed and adults do not place the infants in the tube. I'm not sure what EP you might need to place Toddlers in, I'm thinking maybe Seasons because the pool walls changed with that EP. The tube can however be placed in the pool for decoration with the base game.

Polygon Counts:
Poly Count: 988

Additional Credits:
Dragon Slave for the whole idea. Everyone that contributes to this whole process. Fakepeeps7 for the adorable toddler outfit my toddler is wearing.

Style: Childrens
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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
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Size: 121.9 KB · Downloads: 40,586 · 23rd Apr 2009
121.9 KB 40,586 23rd Apr 2009 | Free Time or Higher Required Mesh Only

Size: 122.1 KB · Downloads: 46,175 · 7th Mar 2009
122.1 KB 46,175 7th Mar 2009 | Recolors Only

Size: 481.0 KB · Downloads: 77,950 · 29th Jul 2008
481.0 KB 77,950 29th 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\
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Test Subject
#2 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 11:13 AM
This is so cute! You always come up with the most wonderful things, really. Thank you!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 11:14 AM
Wow! Amazing!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 11:15 AM
Thank you very much they look Great
Field Researcher
#5 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 11:30 AM
Awesome! Your toddler stuff is great!!

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 11:34 AM
Rebecah, you are the best! Thank you SO much for this cute item!

The future is now!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 11:38 AM
That is so adorable!! Thank you for making the sims normal
Forum Resident
#8 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 1:14 PM
Rebecah, this is GREAT! thank you so much!
Test Subject
#9 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 2:24 PM
What a great idea! I also love that you included fun and body points for this. One question do you get the toddler out of the tube?

Thank you!
#10 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 2:40 PM
This is too cool. thanks =)
Original Poster
#11 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 3:02 PM
Originally Posted by thejarviclan
What a great idea! I also love that you included fun and body points for this. One question do you get the toddler out of the tube?

Thank you!

It works just like the highchair. The toddler just kind of pops up into the adults hands.

Thanks everyone for all your kind comments.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 3:59 PM

Save the earth, its the only planet with chocolate.
Test Subject
#13 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 4:50 PM
I just love the Toddler Swim Tube thst you did keep up the great Job
Test Subject
#14 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 4:51 PM
This is great!
Field Researcher
#15 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 5:39 PM
amazing! i love this! i don't know about leaving a toddler alone in the pool, but it's the sims.thanks for making this!!
Test Subject
#16 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 5:50 PM
You are absolutely brillant. I love this. Thank you Rebecah for all of your wonderful creations.
#17 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 6:13 PM
That video is one of the cutest things EVER.

Contemplating making Golden Sun stuff for TS2.
Test Subject
#18 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 6:31 PM
Ahh this is so cute! Thanks you so very much!

People are not weird don't call them that..... they are gifted!
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#19 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 7:05 PM
What a brilliant idea! I love it - and so do my Sim toddlers. :D
Field Researcher
#20 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 7:54 PM
You have improved the quality of life for so many sim-toddlers, thank you!

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Field Researcher
#21 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 10:26 PM
Wonderful job! I'll be using this all the time

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Test Subject
#22 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 11:26 PM
Absolutely fantastic!!! My kids and I have wanted something like this for a long time.

Great work,
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 11:44 PM
Wonderful job this is so awesome. Free image hosting Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes I feel like a banana.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 7th Aug 2008 at 12:55 AM
This is great!
Like many of the other commenters on YouTube, I laughed when the dude just walked away. But it's so awesome! Good job.
#25 Old 7th Aug 2008 at 1:22 AM
Rebecah, Rebecah, you are so awesome! You have made the most amazing items for the shorties, and I'm so grateful. Thank you so much!

"What we say is good for nothing, if we say nothing for good.".
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