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Testers wanted: Cauldron

by Lethe_s Posted 26th Jun 2005 at 10:20 PM - Updated 23rd May 2006 at 4:44 PM by Lethe_s : forgot to mention stuff
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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.
could you help me test this?

a stylish must-have for your witches and wizards
my thanks to besen, for another great translation
and to gromit, for helping me 'ground' the bloody thing

The info:
Poly's: 1024
Price: 500, Room rating: 7
Find in Decorative/Other
It is recolorable
Comes with catalogue entries for Dutch, German and French, everyone else gets English
Made with Blender and SimPE 0.40
Should work in both versions of the game

The cauldron has some basic animation. I'm sure someone with actual talent at recoloring can make the goo inside bubble more convincingly
Until then, I have two versions for you:
- black with poisonous green goo (default)
- silver with grisly red goo

The legals:
Feel free to recolour, hack, fiddle with this object and post your work. Just give a link to the original mesh in this thread and tell me all about it.
Please ask me before posting the actual mesh anywhere.
Please do not put this object in a downloadable lot, we don't want to scare unsuspecting players.

Known issues:
None.... yet :Slap:

Here's a pic of the recolour

See that weird thought bubble? That's what the cauldron looks like in the catalogue. And brown means black... Yes, I know

Allrighty, enjoy and feel free to comment or criticize.

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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Size: 396.6 KB · Downloads: 34,797 · 26th Jun 2005
396.6 KB 34,797 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:
  • 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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#2 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 10:27 PM
I love it! I wish we could get it to smoke. I can't do effects right now. You might want to study the resurrection machine and how the smoke works with that. This is something I'd like to hack, if I ever get the time. It's beautiful :D
#3 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 10:31 PM
what does it do??
Field Researcher
#4 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 10:31 PM
Absolutely great!! You are genius Lethe!! ) Thanks a lot for sharing!
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Original Poster
#5 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 10:32 PM
I claim no credit for the animation that came with the object I cloned it from, animation scares me

it doesn't do anything it just sits there, being pretty
like most decorative objects, your sims can 'view' it
#6 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 10:38 PM
I'll probably do something with it, but I can't guarantee I can get any effects to happen. I can get a sim to walk to it and do an animation with a sound, but as far as making smoke or something really kewl, probably not. The effects operands need alot of studying right now. But I know what I'd like to do with this. I'll see what I can do. I might give this one extra time, so I can do more with it :D
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 10:40 PM
I don't pretend to know anything about object making and all involved, but what if you cloned it from the resurrection machine?
Test Subject
#8 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 10:46 PM
Carrigon, you can always use the animations from the podium and replace the podium with the cauldron, and then make it smoke and bubble a bit better, and then at the end of all that, all the skills and interests and personality things are A) reversed, B) put to max, C) Put to minimum (One tic for every catagory), or put at all random. You can also use the "clean up" option and use the trash and such laying around on the lot as cauldron ingredients, like from Makin' Magic.

I like this object alot. Obviously.

Lab Assistant
#9 Old 26th Jun 2005 at 11:52 PM
Thank You
I was hoping someone would make one of these . I love fantasy objects. My witch sims will be very happy! I'll yet you know if there are any problems.

If only my life was as fun as my sims...

Test Subject
#10 Old 27th Jun 2005 at 12:39 AM
Looks great, Lethe-if Carrigon's impressed, I know it must be good. Now, if somebody could make a pentangle floor as good as the one that Obsidian at SimWitch had for TS1, we'd really be in business!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 27th Jun 2005 at 2:13 AM
OH!! THank Yee!
#12 Old 27th Jun 2005 at 2:13 AM
I'm working on it. I've already set it up so a sim will walk to it and it will play the ghost sound, like when ghosts haunt your house. I have the sim doing a small dance move, but I might change it. I'm having trouble getting other animations to work with this. It seems that if an animation just has a- instead of a2a, the thing won't work. So those podium animations are out for now. That's why I went with a dance move. It also won't play fx sounds, just more of a music type effect. It's very picky. Expect me to release something toward the end of the week, if not sooner. I need to put spells into it.
#13 Old 27th Jun 2005 at 2:32 AM
OOOOOO, looks fantastic. You should make it so people can sturr it around. and put stuff in it. You could be able to make potions, like from the medicine machine (the simsanto inc. biotech station). that would be awsome. yay for my bad ideas :P
Slacker of Immense Slackness
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#14 Old 27th Jun 2005 at 5:26 AM
Oh this is just perfect for an old witch like me =) Thank you, lovely work as always Lethe =)

<:3))~~ Loverat
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Lab Assistant
#15 Old 27th Jun 2005 at 8:33 AM
Can't wait to see this with spells, or other actions involved into it!

Is the glass half empty or half full? Who cares when the glass is broken.
Test Subject
#16 Old 27th Jun 2005 at 9:13 AM
Is that a Professor Snape skin shown in the bottom pic? If so, where did you get it? :D
Field Researcher
#17 Old 27th Jun 2005 at 9:34 AM
Love it! This is going to go great with my other nifty witchy items you have made!!
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Original Poster
#18 Old 27th Jun 2005 at 10:03 AM
thanks for the compliments, guys,
I'm glad you like it

Johny, Snape lives here:: :D
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 27th Jun 2005 at 11:59 AM
Lethe_s you rock! Now I can make my potions classroom
#20 Old 27th Jun 2005 at 2:23 PM
this is so fantastic! thanks so much!
Test Subject
#21 Old 27th Jun 2005 at 5:04 PM
Awesome! Perfect for my potions classroom. I've been looking for someone to make a cauldron for quite some time. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 27th Jun 2005 at 5:29 PM
Thank you very much for this much needed item! I've been working on one myself, but don't have the method down yet... My hedgewitches and wizards thank you.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 27th Jun 2005 at 5:35 PM
Wah, thanks <3
#24 Old 27th Jun 2005 at 10:28 PM
#25 Old 28th Jun 2005 at 7:55 AM
IT'S fantatic, I Love it,Thank You
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