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Testers wanted: Singing Sword *updated*

by Lethe_s Posted 4th Jun 2005 at 10:03 PM - Updated 26th Dec 2008 at 5:19 PM by -Maylin-
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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.

Something for the medieval and magical simmies to dance to
Consider it a very old version of the stereo
could you help me test this?

the info:
poly's: 540 (low)
price: 599
fun score: 9
room score: 2

Thanks to Numenor, I've figured out how to get it to work for the Original game. And Young link has been kind enough to test this for me in Night life. The sword is now officially compatible with all current versions of the Sims2

I've been having way too much fun recolouring this, so included in the package are:
a brass anvil (default mesh colour), black stone, white marble and green marble anvils.
a silver sword (default), Gold, Blue Crystal, Demon Black, Emerald of the Earth and Blood Ruby swords (don't you just love fantasy names ).
As you can see, the sword and anvil can be recolored separately, with the SimPE Wizard.
Catalog entries for Dutch, French, German (thank you, besen, for your wonderful translation :howdy: ), everyone else gets English.

The legals,
You are free to recolour, hack, mess with this object and post your work, as long as you link to the original mesh in this thread and tell me all about it.
Please don't post the mesh anywhere without asking me first.
Please don't put this object or its recolours in a downloadable lot.

Known issues:
This is officially a 1-tile object, but the mesh is 2-tiles. That means that, if you really wanted to, you could put half the object through a wall or something. Or put a plant under the overhanging bit, of course
The 'wave' animation is a bit off.
There was a glitch with the shadow, so I removed it completely.
If I find fixes for any of these, I'll update

Some of the recolours:

and Severus, dancing....

Enjoy, and please let me know how it works out for you.

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: 368.8 KB · Downloads: 14,368 · 8th Jun 2005
368.8 KB 14,368 8th Jun 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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Forum Resident
#2 Old 4th Jun 2005 at 10:08 PM
o_0 that look interesting, I will test it and will let you know :D
Test Subject
#3 Old 4th Jun 2005 at 10:20 PM
Why is it in electronics?
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Original Poster
#4 Old 4th Jun 2005 at 10:27 PM
because it's a stereo
sorry, forgot to mention that
Field Researcher
#5 Old 4th Jun 2005 at 10:40 PM
Oh, it's an electronic sword (Stereo)!
anyway, great work ! it's cool
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 4th Jun 2005 at 11:01 PM
oooo that rocks!
#7 Old 4th Jun 2005 at 11:14 PM
A singing Sword? ROTFLMAO!!!!!! Great Idea! Very Creative! You should do a Sword in the Stone for people to have their yards I wouldn't mind testing this..... look everyone, the sword sings ^.^
Field Researcher
#8 Old 4th Jun 2005 at 11:23 PM
This looks like a great idea. Thanks for all your hard work.
Field Researcher
#9 Old 4th Jun 2005 at 11:31 PM
Hello Lethe! This is really stunning! Thanks a lot for sharing - I love it! Keep on with your good work!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 4th Jun 2005 at 11:36 PM
That is just awsome! I love swords, and you did a really good job on this object. It looks great, thank you SO much
Test Subject
#11 Old 4th Jun 2005 at 11:48 PM
LOL!!! A singing sword who would have thought...I love how your mind is working but definitely a great add on in anyliving room
thanks a lot
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 5th Jun 2005 at 2:53 AM
Cool but funny! I have to check this out, great job...:thumb:

I have to say one thing. In the sims world anything is possible....
Field Researcher
#13 Old 5th Jun 2005 at 6:06 AM
very original! i love it! i saw one once in a bugs bunny cartoon. always wanted one as a kid, haha, now i have one! thankya mate!
Test Subject
#14 Old 5th Jun 2005 at 7:17 AM
IT`s so cool X3
Thank you ^^
#15 Old 5th Jun 2005 at 11:33 AM
Is that ever cool, thank you for sharing it.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 5th Jun 2005 at 12:48 PM
Now *this* is cool. All my medieval simmies were listening to Coco the singing bird, but this is far better for my knights.

Now all I have to worry about is a way to replace tvs and the phone with something more appropriate. If anyone has seen any medieval appropriate items for these, please let me know. I'm desperate.
Slacker of Immense Slackness
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#17 Old 5th Jun 2005 at 3:43 PM
Wow =) This is so going in my current lot - its great thank you!

<:3))~~ Loverat
"In some cultures what I do is considered normal" Check it out for other recolours & lot uploads =D
Test Subject
#18 Old 5th Jun 2005 at 5:45 PM
Your idea is fantastic! I downloaded it without a second thought! but after I extracted it into the downloads folder, I didn't see the singing sword anywhere? It wasn't under the expensive stereo or the cheapest stereo. It wasn't in any of the other buyable categories either... where is it supposed to turn up? or did I put it in the wrong folder again.. *gulp*?? or is it only for EP?
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Original Poster
#19 Old 6th Jun 2005 at 8:47 AM
hmmm, that's strange
it should show up in the Electronics/Music category,
or, if you sort by room, in Livingroom and Study
it has its own thumbnail though, it's not 'under' anything else
I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work without the EP, since it's cloned from the Funkadelic Frequency stereo.
are you sure they are in the downloads folder as .packages, and did you enable the 'show custom content' button?

does anyone else have this problem? in that case I probably messed up the package
Test Subject
#20 Old 6th Jun 2005 at 10:28 AM
yes I checked the electronics/music category
and also desperately checked under every room category (i wanted that singing sword.. *BAD*)... yes I also checked the downloads folder and reinstalled them again (redownloaded) and I can see all other custom content which I downloaded.

ooh... *sob*... I want that singing sword.. boo hoo hoo...
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Original Poster
#21 Old 6th Jun 2005 at 11:44 AM
hmmm, the only other thing I can think of is installing the latest CEP, if you haven't tried that already
I rechecked the package and the rar.file and can't find anything wrong with them.
they work fine in my game....
maybe I'm going to have to put this down to the EP-thing, but I doubt it.
have you downloaded any other meshes (completely new objects)? and do they work?
for instance, if boblishman's kettle or something works for you and this thing doesn't, I will definitely know it's my fault
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 6th Jun 2005 at 6:18 PM
It also doesn't work in my game, could it be possible that it only works if you have University installed?
Test Subject
#23 Old 7th Jun 2005 at 2:21 PM
I have the CEP! all new object meshes and recolours work fine for me... ... so... I'm not sure what the problem is either.. I rechecked all buyable categories everytime I have the game on (in the hope by some odd chance the singing sword might turn up)... but to no avail.. .. guess it's not meant to be.. sigh...

P.S. Yavanna... is that a pet ham ham? siberian winterwhite? CUTE! :P
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 8th Jun 2005 at 12:51 PM Last edited by vemkeit : 8th Jun 2005 at 12:57 PM.
I downloaded it too it works fine and I have univ, so if it's not working for you then try the new CEP just like everyone is saying and if it don't work then its something else maybe it only works with unvi, the only thing you can do is just give a shot again!. good luck!

Originally Posted by Yavanna
It also doesn't work in my game, could it be possible that it only works if you have University installed?
Test Subject
#25 Old 8th Jun 2005 at 4:15 PM
I can see the sword!! YEAH!! Thank you so much Lethes! thank you thank you thank you! I had made a little scenic medieval place for two gravestones of two of my beloved sims and have placed the singing sword there with some of my custom ambient music so that whenever any sims visit the gravesite, they will be enveloped in sombre mysterious music from an equally mysterious singing sword!
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