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Ownable Limousine: the "Transatlantic" by Numenorean Engines

by Numenor Posted 26th Oct 2005 at 12:48 AM - Updated 14th Sep 2009 at 9:34 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.
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THE "TRANSATLANTIC" BY NUMENOREAN ENGINES
Ownable Limousine - Nightlife only - by Numenor

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06 FEB 2006 - Added Italian and Spanish translation for the catalogue description. (Thanks for the Spanish translation to HarlotBoy).

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I bet you all have recognized the Limousine from the secret society

Many people have made new ownable cars, and I wanted to experiment something new: a car having dimensions completely different from the standard ownable cars. I had to solve many problems (and other are not solved, yet, see below); moving the bones, dealing with the fog effect, adding a "slot" to accomodate the fog...
It was harder than I thought But the result, in my humble opinion, is astonishing: when you'll see your sim driving such a gigantic vehicle, you'll be surprised, too :D

All the car functions are fully functional, including making out and woohoo-ing.
Only, if you plan to build a garage for it, remember its dimensions! It needs three additional rows of tiles to the front, and two row to the left side (to allow manouvring).
The "Transatlantic" is recolourable: I look forward a pink recolour from a good-willing user!

Check the 5 new recolours that MaryLou has created and posted on her free site! [EXTERNAL LINK]


Known Bugs
1) For some strange reason, the footprint of the car is determined by the underlying driveway (when you place a car on the driveway, they become a whole object...); therefore, sims are allowed to pass through the front part of the car.
2) Due to the heavy bones translations, when you drive to a community lot, the loading screen depicts the Limo, but without the front wheels.
3) Since it's not possible to edit the game effects (FX files), I couldn't create a custom "fog" effect for the Limo; instead, I had to use one of the existing ones. I tweaked its position at best, but if you look closely you'll find that the fog doesn't cover exactly all the windows.

Beside this bugs, I hope that thare aren't any more. Please report if you find something strange.
I enjoyed very much this car, and I hope you'll do the same
Car Type: Sedan
Car Era: Not Applicable

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Sims 2 Nightlife
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Test Subject
#2 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 12:53 AM
Nice for those fortune sims Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 12:53 AM
very nice, im sure you know vampcat made one too awhile back, are their any advantages or disadvantages to his? thanks, i look forward to whatever you have in store next

I've been waiting all this time to be something I can't define.
Test Subject
#4 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 12:54 AM
impressive. Numenor you never cease to amaze me. I'm sure my sims will love a night out with this one, and it will be more realistic when 8 or 9 people pile out of it, which eveyone knows doesn't really happen in a pinto :P. Thank you for all your great work.

Amethyst

never forget that "It's going to be allright."
The ModFather
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#5 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 12:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by radiophonic
Nice for those fortune sims Thanks!

Indeed! Err... Forgot to mention that it's 29,999 simoleons Didn't you think it was cheap, did you? :D

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#6 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 12:56 AM
cool!nice work,as always :buddies:
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 12:56 AM
OMG!!! Numenor, you rock!! I love all your downloads, and I get my USB stick all fired up and ready for taking downloads home from uni as soon as I see your name at the top of a download. NEVER stop meshing!! :D

~ Mere
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 12:56 AM
This is really great! Cant wait to try it in my game. Just gotta stop downloading and play tho lol
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 1:12 AM
Fantastic... can't wait to see this in my game, and of course the pink recolor hahaha! Thanks a million!

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Test Subject
#10 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 1:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
Indeed! Err... Forgot to mention that it's 29,999 simoleons Didn't you think it was cheap, did you? :D


Better start saving now then.

Nice job.

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#11 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 1:15 AM
Beautiful job babe I think I may take you up on the pink recolor

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#12 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 1:19 AM
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Originally Posted by carrotsrcrunk
very nice, im sure you know vampcat made one too awhile back, are their any advantages or disadvantages to his? thanks, i look forward to whatever you have in store next


Ach! I should start checking Variousimmers before creating something

Well, at least my Limo has something better than Vampcat's one: seems that she couldn't find the right way to fix the fog effect (which, as said, was quite hard to do): In my car, the fog is on the windows (see pic1), while in Vamp's car, the fog is... inside the car (see pic2); as a consequence, when woohooing and making out, you'll see just empty seats (as the sims disappear during the animation).

Another very small difference is that I've fixed the icon, both in the catalog and in the command queue (see pic3).

Anyway, I definitely give credits to VampCat for having been the first to create an ownable Limousine
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I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 1:25 AM
i hope im not beginning to sound overly critical, i was just wondering. any chance you can give us a hint of what we can expect from you next? :P

I've been waiting all this time to be something I can't define.
Test Subject
#14 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 1:46 AM
great job man this is awesome, keep making more carss!! i love them
Field Researcher
#15 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 1:54 AM
You never cease to amaze us... brilliant! You're my Sim-God! *bows*
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 2:19 AM
This is so neat ... Thank You!!

"The way to be safe is never to be secure." -Benjamin Franklin
Instructor
#17 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 2:20 AM
Beautiful job... I wouldnt expect any less from the almighty numenor!!!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 3:27 AM
Limos...What's next? SUV's? It is really wonderful! Great for those rich sims (especially considering the hefty price tag). Thanks a lot!
Instructor
#19 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 3:38 AM
Beautiful car.
My rich Sims can finally ride in style.
Thank you,
Numenor
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 4:36 AM
Whoa .. A Limo... Thankz

Woof !
Cult Leader
#21 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 4:48 AM
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh I looooove you. excellent job. Anychance of making a hummer next??
Test Subject
#22 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 5:34 AM
Well Done! (with extra points for the fog!)

Thus far I've found the Police Car, The Towncar, the Gardners Truck, and now 2 Limos... Can't wait for whats next!!!! I want em All!

The bigest challenge that comes to mind for woohoo n fog would probably be the firetruck.... *eg*

Oh yeah... and VS also has the UFO drivable.... in about 3 different models as I recall..... (as well as a few new vehicles - and some drivable fantasies such as a borg cube....)
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 5:54 AM
*squeals*

Ohmigawd!! I love you so much right now! I'm in the romantic wedding competition and I've been sitting here, thinking "Gee, I wish I could get a limo for them to drive off in. I really don't want the heart issues that would come with throwing an actual party to get the limo..." This is PERFECT! Thanks!

Is spying really as bad as it sounds? C'mon. They're in your thoughts. You're in their bushes. It evens out.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 6:35 AM
I have another limo, and I just used "move objects" and sat something small under the front end. That way they don't walk through it. This is much nicer! I can't wait for my rich Sims to trade up
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#25 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 7:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Halloweenscorpio
I just used "move objects" and sat something small under the front end. That way they don't walk through it.


Smart! This is really a good suggestion: call me anal, but I really can't stand when my sims walk or even start chatting with friends in the middle of the car!

Thank you Halloweenscorpio for the hint.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
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