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JW Deluxe Keyboard

by JWoods Posted 2nd Apr 2005 at 4:59 AM - Updated 26th Nov 2008 at 10:26 AM by -Maylin-
115 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.
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JWoods Deluxe Keyboard

EDIT by Numenor:
12 MAR 2007 - Keyboard updated to v4. *Requires* UNI and Atavera's Custom Instruments Hack v4

NOTE: The new keyboard is contained in the attached archive "JWoodsKeyBoard_22205a_NEW_v4.rar"; the package name has NOT been changed, so it will overwrite the old one.


(PS: The old rar named "JWoodsKeyBoard_22205a.rar" is now empty: it's been left here just to preserve the downloads count).

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(Original post by JWoods below; edits by Numenor)
Back in February my daughter asked me to make a keyboard like the one we have here at home... I tend to leave a lot of projects on the back burner like this one but I was questioned by her of its where bouts yesterday... I spent over 18 hours on the texture and here is the result.

* Please do not request color enabling as I have not done this yet but will post when I do...
Now recolourable (by Numenor)
* The keyboard now can't break up, nor become untuned; the interactions Break, Untune, Tune and Repair have been completely stripped off.
* It requires UNI as our fine testers have mentioned.
* The Keyboard now has "join perform" options working... Special thanks to "Atavera" for this update..
* Poly Count: 2313 (less then original piano cloned), removed cylinders used as knobs. It still looks and plays the same and now is more poly-fficient...
* Updated: thanks to Atavera for updating this for me... It is now compatible with the V3 band controller...
Now updated again by Numenor: compatible with Atavera's Custom Instruments Hack V4
*** You will need to put Atavera's band controller V3 "Custom Instruments Hack V4" in your Downloads folder for this to work properly... You can get it here...
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=138221

EnJoy...

Style:
      Contemporary
      Modern
Room:
      Living: Living Room
      Bedroom
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 University
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
JWoodsKeyBoard_22205a_NEW_v4.rar

Size: 80.2 KB · Downloads: 22,111 · 12th Mar 2007
80.2 KB 22,111 12th Mar 2007
JWoodsKeyBoard_22205a.rar

Size: 311 Bytes · Downloads: 32,042 · 27th May 2005
311 Bytes 32,042 27th May 2005
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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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 5:01 AM
oh awesome!

i think having two different kinds of keyboards is a plus for our musical sims, i can't get enough instruments
Field Researcher
#3 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 5:06 AM
OMG I owe you 1000000000 thanks!!!!!! This is like my RL keyboard too! I am so damn happy now!!
Test Subject
#4 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 5:33 AM
Beautiful!
thank you.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 5:34 AM
I love how this keyboard looks, very nicely done. You should be proud of that work. Great Job!
Test Subject
#6 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 6:26 AM
dude omg that is so freaking realalistic......sorry i cant spell....or type.....but anyway dude that is awsome
Test Subject
#7 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 6:46 AM
It sure is purdy~! Is anyone going to ask if it's got Join and Perform functionality? Oh heck, I'll ask.

Has it got Join and Perform functionality?

errtype11
Test Subject
#8 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 6:57 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by errtype11
It sure is purdy~! Is anyone going to ask if it's got Join and Perform functionality? Oh heck, I'll ask.

Has it got Join and Perform functionality?

errtype11


i think that people were to overwhelmed by its beauty

WEESNAW
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#9 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 8:16 AM
I cant find any of both Kboards in my game! Where R they?
Mesh Maestro
Original Poster
#10 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 8:40 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ailias
I cant find any of both Kboards in my game! Where R they?



The keyboard can be found in "Hobies"...

It does have the perform option, I haven't checked it for the join yet...

Thank you for your kind coments..

Reading is the key to all knowledge, math is the key to everything.
Instructor
#11 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 8:47 AM
This is a great mesh you really did yourself proud, however does it require uni?
Instructor
#12 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 9:58 AM
Thankyou. Looks Great.
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#13 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 10:51 AM
The keyboard can be found in "Hobies"...
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Did not see yet - but I'm sure I have got a file an DL folder ((
In what section? - Creativity?
Instructor
#14 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 10:55 AM
I dled and it didn't show up in any of the catergories for hobbies, and I don't have the ep yet so, if this doesn't need the ep,what is it iam doing wrong?
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 11:01 AM
If it has the perform option, it is an ep-object. The usually sims2-piano didn't have this.
It should show up together with the piano, the easle - and in the ep the bass, guitar and drums.
Test Subject
#16 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 11:02 AM
Thank you. You do a wonderful job.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 11:13 AM
it says there is attached thunbnails but i can see any picture
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 11:28 AM
Fantastic texture work
Instructor
#19 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 11:32 AM
wow. man, that is top notch! i do think this a grade above the other keyboard released, but even that was good. It looks like an authentic synth. I only wish i had one as cool as that in real life. Well, i do have the software... :D
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 1:44 PM
Keyboard looks fantastic. Great job on construction and rendering the graphics.

The bad news is that this keyboard has the same problems as the other new insturments. Join and Perform do not happen. All the music instruments are linked together. I am not a programer but pretty sure if you don't complete the link to the other instruments they will not Join or Peform. Common to all working instruments is the tip jar....missing on all non working instruments is the tip jar. This tip jar could the missing LINK!
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#21 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 1:44 PM
If it has the perform option, it is an ep-object.
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Shoulda wrote ab this in topic title....
I;m so sad...
Test Subject
#22 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 3:31 PM
So does this require Uni? I have not checked this out yet, but the other keyboard that was made did not show up.
Field Researcher
#23 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 5:46 PM
I was hoping this one didn't require the EP..... as the one from faeriegirl did I think....
Test Subject
#24 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 5:59 PM
You are my hero! Thanks for sharing! Love it! Love It! Looooooove It!
Mesh Maestro
Original Poster
#25 Old 2nd Apr 2005 at 11:15 PM Last edited by JWoods : 24th Apr 2005 at 4:49 AM.
I am sorry for the confusion here... I assumed that because the base object piano I cloned was from the Sims 2 not university it would be useable without the E.P.. As far as the join and perform I may look into that in the near future... It is like beds, a very complex object to clone and alter... I followed my own theories on "quick color enabling" and followed the tutorial found here on MTS2 that Numenor and I composed and still it is not enabled... I, as I mentioned will look into these different aspects when I can...



*Updated, Thanks to "Atavera" for fixing the "Join & Perform" options!!
His work with the BHAV's are be commended, great job! Thanks again..
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