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TESTERS WANTED: LED Moving Message Machine *animated*

by boblishman Posted 8th Oct 2005 at 2:20 PM - Updated 6th Jan 2018 at 1:59 PM by boblishman
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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.
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Hi Guys,
Would you test this for me please?

Made with Milkshape and SimPE v0.48c, it has it's own unique (registered) GUID, is compatable with ALL games and is colour enabled.

Polygon Count: 296 (= VERY low )

This is an LED moving message machine for your Community Lots. Designed with shops/Bars/Clubs in mind, it is also available in Residential for a funky Bedroom/Appartment accessory. I always wanted one of these, so I made one for my Sims to play with.

This object uses the animated texture technique pioneered by JWoods (, thanks!) and comes with TWO messages.....





....... and ...

(see below)


as well as six case colours. The default ones are 'Open 24HRS' in a Silver case.


This object can be recoloured to display any message you want (within the limitations of the texture file sizes. It currently uses 32 images (tiled) but could be increased to 128 images giving you a much longer message.

Please do not ask me to make other messages. Please ask one of our many talented recolour artists...I'm sure they would help you out. The animation cells take a LOT of time to make (more than it took me to make the mesh!!, so a quick 'Thank' You and a few stars would be really appreciated!), and I am busy working on new objects and don't have the time to make recolours.

There are already more recolours HERE

It can be found in Electronics/Small (the telephone icon) in the Residential Catalogue and Miscellaneaous/Electronic in the Community Catalogues. (see pic)

Please report any issues...and thanks for testing!!

Bob

LOTS: Please do not include this in any LOT uploads. It is here for testing.

Recolours: Please feel free to post recolours here at MTS2 or any site. Please pm me about recolours so I can see them. I love to see what people do with my stuff. Please Do NOT include my original mesh file...please link back to it at this thread. .

Lastly, please do not clone or use on pay/subscription sites. Thanks .

************************UPDATED:

Thanks to Cazkiwi , who pointed out a quick way to make new messages (using the Banner Wizard in PaintShopPro), I have added a new message ....

....

as a seperate zip file. This is a recolour only so you will need the main file in order for it to work
Style: Contemporary Modern
Room: Outdoor
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
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Bobl_MovingMessageMachine_PleasePayHere.zip

Size: 12.0 KB · Downloads: 14,647 · 9th Oct 2005
12.0 KB 14,647 9th Oct 2005
Bobl_MovingMessageMachine_AllGames_col_en.zip

Size: 77.5 KB · Downloads: 17,900 · 8th Oct 2005
77.5 KB 17,900 8th Oct 2005
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Inventor
#2 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 2:24 PM
omg. i love it great for my shops and clubs. thanx for sharing .
Test Subject
#3 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 2:26 PM
original!!! original original!! good idea :-))
Instructor
#4 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 2:27 PM Last edited by CynicalChick : 8th Oct 2005 at 8:55 PM. Reason: there's no prize for being first.. stop
woooow I love it thankyou thankyou thankyou...
Instructor
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Lab Assistant
#5 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 2:37 PM
Excellent job boblishman!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 2:49 PM
How do u animate then soooooooo well?
thanks graet work
Inventor
#7 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 2:52 PM
i think he animated it as a. gif.
Test Subject
#8 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 3:16 PM
job well done :O)
Field Researcher
#9 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 3:22 PM
Excellent idea!

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Test Subject
#10 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 3:31 PM
wow u did a good job Thank you you rock :D
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Field Researcher
#11 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 3:38 PM
awsome idea! your the best. this must have took awhile! your stuff is always so good. im downloading!
Field Researcher
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Test Subject
#12 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 3:41 PM Last edited by LyricLee : 8th Oct 2005 at 6:58 PM.
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Boblishman you rock
Test Subject
#13 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 3:51 PM Last edited by LyricLee : 8th Oct 2005 at 6:58 PM.
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Boblishman you rock [/QUOTE]
I agree Howling
Thank you boblishman
Field Researcher
#14 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 3:56 PM
lol, yeah howling..... they do!
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#15 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 4:04 PM
Just Unbelievable!!!! You Are The Genius!!

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Field Researcher
#16 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 4:18 PM
That's true Howling.... He do S**ks....
I Love your Small Electronics - TESTERS WANTED: LED Moving Message Machine *animated*.... :sniper: Thanx so much.... :devil: :devil2: :flamer:
Field Researcher
#17 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 4:23 PM
I love it! You are defintly one of the most talented modders ever!

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Test Subject
#18 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 5:10 PM
I like this idea, but would it be possible to make signs in Simlish? I don't like it when my Sims suddenly live in a world of English :P
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Original Poster
#19 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 5:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rowanstaff
I like this idea, but would it be possible to make signs in Simlish? I don't like it when my Sims suddenly live in a world of English :P


like it says in the first post....you can recolour this to carry any message you want...in any language...including Simish ... but please ask a recolour artist....not me (I'm dead busy making new objects)...
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#20 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 5:16 PM
this is a fun object!!! love the marquis! this opens unlimited possibilities now! thanks for all your hard work, bob!
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#21 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 5:54 PM
This is brilliant- you are a huge credit to mod the sims!
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#22 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 6:19 PM
Very well done indeed Bob!!! Very imaginative and unique...

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Field Researcher
#23 Old 8th Oct 2005 at 6:35 PM
In-freaking-credible!

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