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Functioning Toddler Playpen

by Echo Posted 26th Jun 2005 at 1:04 PM - Updated 30th May 2006 at 11:15 AM by Echo
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
After more requests for this than I can count, I finally gave in. Here's is a functional playpen for sim-toddlers. That'll keep them out of the toilet!

The playpen itself is in echo-playpen.zip. It is the blue and white one with the multi-coloured blocks and magenta ball. The other recolours are in the echo-playpen-recolours.zip file.

Known issues:
There is a slight jump in the animations for putting in and getting out the toddlers. I tried several different in-game animations for this process, and this is the least disruptive one I could find. It's not really a concerning jump, just a tiny little one.

Features:
- As long as your toddler's stats are reasonably high, he or she will sit happily in the playpen, apparently enjoying the general ambience.
- The pen is unescapable. It doesn't matter if your toddler can break out of his crib, he's staying in here.
- While toddlers can sleep in their playpen, they don't like it! They won't sleep unless they're absolutely exhausted, they'll whinge about it first, and even when they're asleep you shouldn't expect it to last long. He or she should wake up again when fatigue gets back to around -20.

To preempt some questions:
- The playpen has been tested both with and without the EP, and seems to work fine in both.
- The object is recolourable in two parts: the pen itself and the toys/decorations. You are free to recolour it and redistribute your recolours however and wherever you like.
- I'm a very bad mesher. If you would like to use the code in the object to create your own mesh for a new toddler set, you are free and welcome to do so.
- It comes in at 448 polys, with 439 vertices.
- The pen can only be used by one toddler at a time. If you want multiple toddlers in a pen, I suggest just making a pen out of fencing.
- The toys are just for decoration and variety. The kid is completely oblivious to their existance.
- The pen is based on the crib, but has gone through several modifications along the way.

If you should happen to discover any bugs, please let me know asap.

Finally, thanks go to my two beta-testers, Aenene and Mardilise, who were very helpful in confirming that it would run both with and without the EP.

Enjoy everyone and have a spiffy day!

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
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echo-playpen-recolours.zip

Size: 126.3 KB · Downloads: 75,940 · 26th Jun 2005
126.3 KB 75,940 26th Jun 2005
echo-playpen.zip

Size: 174.2 KB · Downloads: 92,649 · 26th Jun 2005
174.2 KB 92,649 26th 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:
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Test Subject
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26th Jun 2005 at 1:08 PM
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Test Subject
#2 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:13 PM
Can toys be put inside the play pen?
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:17 PM
I love this ~ thank you so much!
Test Subject
#4 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:18 PM
This is brilliant thankyou x
Retired Duck
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Original Poster
#5 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:17 PM
Kushali - No, unfortunately. I looked into it, but the best way I came up with to allow toys in the pen actually required changing the toy code, so I decided against it.
Field Researcher
#6 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:24 PM Last edited by Mojo : 26th Jun 2005 at 1:28 PM.
I don't really understand the point of this when you could just make one out of fencing and put toys in it. But nice job on it anyway

EDIT:

Your picture is a little messed up too (For me anyway) When you click on it for a larger version it goes to a black image with spots on it.
Guest
#7 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:26 PM
Hey great download but the onli problem is i dont understad how to change it from a zip file so i can load it on
Plzzz help i have tried to follow the instructions bt it does not work
Field Researcher
#8 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:24 PM
Echo, this is wonderful! And, you're right, I have also seen a whole lot of requests for this. Thank you for your time and for sharing.
Field Researcher
#9 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:27 PM
Fleur, Do you not have WinZIP or something?
Instructor
#10 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:32 PM
Echo you are the greatest, I was only singing your praise when I got rug mesh, But now I screaming them. LOL
Retired Duck
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Original Poster
#11 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:33 PM
Mojo: I tend to agree with you, but after so many PMed requests I figured there must be some reason for it.
Test Subject
#12 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:34 PM
excellent
Field Researcher
#13 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:36 PM
I know Echo. There was a lot of them. Guess people wanted a nice-looking play pen instead of a brown fence.
Test Subject
#14 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:35 PM
can you put infant in the playpen
Forum Resident
#15 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:44 PM
thanks!!!
Field Researcher
#16 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:50 PM
I love it.You did a really great job on this playpen
Scholar
#17 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:54 PM
Thanks From A "Helpless" Simmer!
Echo,
THANK you so much for not only taking the time to share this, but also for answering requests. That's kind. You'd be surprized at the diffence it makes to those of us who weren't blessed w/this [U]particular talent (and I've tried*sigh*) :dsausage: . You ROCK!!!
Field Researcher
#18 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaprialize
can you put infant in the playpen



Look at the picture

あなたはすてきですよ。あいしてる
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 1:58 PM
Thank you, thank you Just what my moms need for those curious toddlers
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 2:00 PM
Ohh WoW this is so cool..... Something I been wishing for... Big Smiles Thank You So Very Much... I love it.. It's so cute.
Instructor
#21 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 2:05 PM
Um, if we use move objects on to place toys in the playpen, will that work out or could it cause problems?
Retired Duck
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Original Poster
#22 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 2:05 PM
Ellatrue: You could put them in there, but I don't think the kids wouldn't be able to use them. While they're in the pen they're interacting with the pen, so I don't think they'd be able to use the toys. If you try it though, let me know what happens!
Scholar
#23 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 2:23 PM
Echo, it is pretty good. Even irl kids intends to complain about being put into Play pens. I will test it out and I guess those who requested the Playpen is because, it would make it easier to put in houses instead of building ^.^ I do like how you made the PlayPen. It is amazing.
Retired Duck
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Original Poster
#24 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 2:29 PM
Rythela: The complaining was completely intentional. My mother informed me of the fact that I whinged like the dickens if I got bored in my playpen.
The Quiet One
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#25 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 2:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mojo
Look at the picture

It is a toddler in the picture, not an infant, so this is a legitimate question.

DDO
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