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Dragons

by Amaryll Posted 15th Mar 2014 at 3:22 AM - Updated 15th Mar 2014 at 11:29 AM by Amaryll
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Here are the baby dragons from the Sims 3 Store converted for use in the Sims 2. They are based on the birds that came with Pets. I also converted the bird cage from Sims 3, as I thought it looked much nicer with the dragons.



The download contains six recolours for the cage, plus my base one:



The dragons come in the same four forms as the originals did: green/red/violet and armoured black dragon:






They work just like the birds do; your sims can teach them to talk and will learn Charisma and they will have to feed them/clean the cage regularly. The cage does not have a visible dirty state however (I just could not imagine what dragon droppings would look like ^^.

I also included a clone of the pet food box, so dragons will receive their own brand of food. I tried to stick close to the original recolours.



Known Issues: Since the build of the dragons' wings is different than that of the birds in Sims 2 the animation is unfortunately far from perfect. I tried to minimise the issues, but I am not good enough with bone assignments to really achieve a great result. If you have the skills you are very welcome to try and fix them. I would really appreciate to hear from you in that case, so I can put up a link here and let everybody know.

There are two different versions of this download:
1) Contains the edited dragon. You will want this for game play.
2) The dragon file in this is unedited, i.e. has the original unaltered wings. I place it here mainly as a resource.

Credits: The dragons were extracted by Hafiseazale . All textures used are from Sims 2/3 with exception of the food box.

Very special thanks: to HugeLunatic who helped me with the custom food box; Hafiseazale for extracting and sharing the files; Almight Hat and TheRaven who helped with bone assignments and everybody on GOS/Tumblr (and the Kitten) who encouraged me.

If you discover any problems, please, let me know.


Text cross-posted to GOS/MTS.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Pets
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Amaryll_Sims3t2_BabyDragonPet_Unedited.rar | Contains unedited dragon.

Size: 2.13 MB · Downloads: 8,087 · 15th Mar 2014
2.13 MB 8,087 15th Mar 2014
Amaryll_Sims3t2_BabyDragonPet.rar | You will want this for game play.

Size: 2.14 MB · Downloads: 15,904 · 15th Mar 2014
2.14 MB 15,904 15th Mar 2014
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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. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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Instructor
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#2 Old 15th Mar 2014 at 3:48 AM
really cool, thanks
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#3 Old 15th Mar 2014 at 5:37 AM Last edited by HugeLunatic : 15th Mar 2014 at 1:49 PM.
What a cool pet! I love that they have dragon food.
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Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 15th Mar 2014 at 11:49 AM
WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS!!! Oh, wait. Here they are xD
Thanks so much, this is awesome Love how you've added the black armored dragon.
Instructor
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#5 Old 15th Mar 2014 at 1:06 PM
AWH!! so cute! I just wanna take one out of my screen :P
Test Subject
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#6 Old 15th Mar 2014 at 5:57 PM
PERFECT. LOVED. Worked perfectly, now even adopted my
Not actually evil.
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#7 Old 15th Mar 2014 at 5:59 PM
Wonderful for my mages and supernatural sims. :D
Forum Resident
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#8 Old 15th Mar 2014 at 6:05 PM
Omigosh, so cuuute!
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 15th Mar 2014 at 6:22 PM
I love these, thank you!
Theorist
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#10 Old 15th Mar 2014 at 7:16 PM
Wonderful! Live dragons at last!
Instructor
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#11 Old 15th Mar 2014 at 7:28 PM
What the heck?....o .o kafldafj af;afdlkj ;fajf aldfj a;sdf ajfd;af adfs afl *download*. This is just too great. You did a fantastic job.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 16th Mar 2014 at 4:39 PM
Awesome
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#13 Old 16th Mar 2014 at 8:29 PM Last edited by gazania : 16th Mar 2014 at 9:16 PM.
Ah, these are so cute. I've been trying to keep my Downloads down recently, but must ... have ...

One thing. These aren't NPCs, correct? I do not believe so since the birds aren't, but because of my misadventures with custom NPCs, i just want to make sure before I finally stop trying to fight temptation and download this fantastic creation!

Thanks to ALL free-site creators, admins and mods.

RIP Sunni ... truly a ray of light.
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#14 Old 17th Mar 2014 at 3:18 PM
Thank (;
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 17th Mar 2014 at 3:22 PM
how adorable! thanks!
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#16 Old 17th Mar 2014 at 5:53 PM
Ohh dragons! I love dragons! Thank you sooo much!
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#17 Old 18th Mar 2014 at 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by gazania
Ah, these are so cute. I've been trying to keep my Downloads down recently, but must ... have ...

One thing. These aren't NPCs, correct? I do not believe so since the birds aren't, but because of my misadventures with custom NPCs, i just want to make sure before I finally stop trying to fight temptation and download this fantastic creation!


I don't think so, no. They're cloned from the birds, so there's no reason they should be. You ask because of Rebecca's farm animals, don't you?
Field Researcher
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#18 Old 19th Mar 2014 at 10:50 PM
Thank you!!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 21st Mar 2014 at 1:32 AM
If cloned from birds do they also have the extremely high death rate that birds seem to have? I've been avoiding buying them for sims because of this problem.
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#20 Old 23rd Mar 2014 at 8:26 AM Last edited by gazania : 26th Mar 2014 at 11:50 PM.
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Originally Posted by Amaryll
I don't think so, no. They're cloned from the birds, so there's no reason they should be. You ask because of Rebecca's farm animals, don't you?


Yes, as well as some other downloads. If these are cloned from birds, though, I'm about 98% sure this wouldn't create NPCs. The best way I can find out is to note the number of unknown/unusual character files via HoodChecker and SimPE in my test neighborhood, back that up, download these dragons (because really, I can't resist these!), and note if there are any new or unusual files in the test hood later. Doing that now.

EDIT .... I am not an expert in this, and I might be using inconclusive methods of finding this out. But I see no new Unknowns or other unspecified character data. So I'm going to conclude there are no new NPCs. And boy, is this thing cute in-game. I find I often play the test household where I have the dragon BECAUSE of the dragon. The pictures don't do this upload justice.

Thanks to ALL free-site creators, admins and mods.

RIP Sunni ... truly a ray of light.
Field Researcher
#21 Old 23rd Mar 2014 at 8:41 AM
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Originally Posted by sandya
If cloned from birds do they also have the extremely high death rate that birds seem to have? I've been avoiding buying them for sims because of this problem.


The bird problem was fixed by a hack. It's called "Caged Pet Fixes" and you can get it here:

http://www.simbology.com/smf/index.php?topic=12.0

This is from the readme file included with the download:

"1) Fixes random bird deaths due to bird’s hunger sometimes continuing to decay with game paused to levels so low even a full food dish won’t be enough."

Hope this helps!
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#22 Old 28th Mar 2014 at 12:51 AM
I just found an entry in the simswiki that claims the Pets bird is an NPC. If this is correct then I am afraid the same is true of this dragon.
Instructor
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#23 Old 2nd Apr 2014 at 7:11 PM
I have a wild animal park in one neighborhood. these wee beast would be fantastic. Thanks for all your hard work.
Lab Assistant
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#24 Old 5th Apr 2014 at 4:35 AM
Thanks Nocomment for your answer to my perplexing problem. I did as you said and will now try a test bird to see if the problem is fixed.
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