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Ownable Limousine: the "Transatlantic" by Numenorean Engines

by Numenor Posted 26th Oct 2005 at 1:48 AM - Updated 14th Sep 2009 at 10:34 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
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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OwnableLimousine_NL-Only_UPD-06feb06_(9807).rar

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Field Researcher
#101 Old 28th Dec 2005 at 5:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor

But I never had any message asking if I want to save: actually I'm not sure if I've ever had it. I have that message only when one sim (without his family) goes to a community lot by taxi, but when he uses the car, my game just saves without asking.


Hi Numenor
I have tried yuor limo......It doesn't seem to me has many problems if not those known......
The message to save the lot appears regularly when you order a sim to drive to a community lot with other sims or without........as you can see in this screen

Quote:
The only glitch that I've noticed is that if you order a sim to drive to a community lot when he is standing really close to the car (or is walking through the car, due to the known bug), the sims can't find his route to the car, and stands still, without doing anything.


This is true for me too......even if you order something different that "drive to a comunity lot". But this happens very rarely, not always......

Sorry for my bad english as you know........
Thanks very match for your great work!
:wave:
MaryLou
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#102 Old 28th Dec 2005 at 5:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaryLou
The message to save the lot appears regularly when you order a sim to drive to a community lot with other sims or without........as you can see in this screen


LOL! I always have that message, too! Only, I haven't read it carefully enough
Thanks for reporting.

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
#103 Old 30th Dec 2005 at 12:36 PM
Thanks
Thank you.
It's wonderfull :D
Guest
#104 Old 30th Dec 2005 at 12:57 PM
Thank you.I'm new and my location Italy and my linguage Italy
The ModFather
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#105 Old 30th Dec 2005 at 4:51 PM
Then welcome to MTS2! I'm Italian, too Ciao!

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
#106 Old 31st Dec 2005 at 6:18 PM
Millions of thanks....
The ModFather
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#107 Old 31st Dec 2005 at 7:33 PM
NEW RECOLOURS!

Please check the five beautiful recolours made by MaryLou: you can find them at her site, www.maylousims2.it, in this page.
The site is in Italian, but you just have to click on the pictures, and the download will start

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
#108 Old 2nd Jan 2006 at 5:55 AM
Good!
Xixi~
Field Researcher
#109 Old 2nd Jan 2006 at 10:22 PM
Default It doesn't work though!
I got this and in the game it shows up but when you try to drive it it your sim can't get to it, it's too big!!!

Hate the player...not the game. :)
Object(ive) Investigator
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#110 Old 2nd Jan 2006 at 10:34 PM
simchic997, screenshot?
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#111 Old 2nd Jan 2006 at 11:57 PM
Simchic, in my tests I've placed the Limo at the far end of the lot without problems; you just have to be sure that there are at least 3 additional rows of tiles on the front of the car.

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.
Field Researcher
#112 Old 3rd Jan 2006 at 1:24 PM Last edited by MaryLou : 3rd Jan 2006 at 1:32 PM.
@Simchic:
The only problems that I have had in mine many tests are those known
1- if you order a sim to "drive to...." when he is standing really close to the car he walks, runs, around the Limo.
2- if the sim is walking through the car, (due to the known bug), he can't find his route to the car, and stands still, without doing anything."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
just have to be sure that there are at least 3 additional rows of tiles on the front of the car.

The Limo works fine without the 3 additional rows of tiles, too I'm sure.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
Please check the five beautiful recolours made by MaryLou

Thanks !!!

OT
@Alex: I'm italian, too Ciao!!!
Field Researcher
#113 Old 3rd Jan 2006 at 3:29 PM
Brilliant job!!! Love it!
Thank you so much for sharing
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#114 Old 7th Jan 2006 at 12:02 AM
??? Please talk only in English and no adult language here

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
#115 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 2:22 AM
AAAAAAAAAAAARGH! 29,999 SIMOLEONS?!?!?! My poor simmies will be dead before I give them that car...

ELIZAAAMOLLYYYYY.
When this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious shit...
Guest
#116 Old 8th Jan 2006 at 8:39 PM
Thanx a lot! Definitely gonna let my sim drive this one from now on.. and money is no object for her.. hrm.. :-)

Thanx! Very cool!
Lab Assistant
#117 Old 9th Jan 2006 at 8:24 PM
I really like this car, would love to see it in purple and green two tonned, hey Num think you could make a mercury? I am crazy about a mercury.
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#118 Old 9th Jan 2006 at 11:23 PM
Please check the link I've posted on the main post, regarding the recolours by MaryLou: she has created a wonderful dark green recolour.

As for the Mercury, sorry, I can't create such a complex mesh. If I could, I'd build a 1965 Lincoln Continental convertible

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
#119 Old 10th Jan 2006 at 12:17 AM
I love this thing. Thanks for making this.
Field Researcher
#120 Old 10th Jan 2006 at 10:24 PM Last edited by MaryLou : 13th Jan 2006 at 3:42 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimajjas
I really like this car, would love to see it in purple

Purple? I haven't thought about purple.....but it's possible ...it's easy to create it
I'll create it soon

Well, I created others two recolors: purple and "fucsia".
You can find them here
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...3913#post973913
Hope you like them.
Lab Assistant
#121 Old 14th Jan 2006 at 9:06 AM
thank you Mary lou. I just saw it in purple looks great
Lab Assistant
#122 Old 19th Jan 2006 at 4:48 PM
Heya - i've had the wheel detatchment in the lot problem too - i have nightlife - hmm.. Well it seems like it's ok for most people, so don't worry too much! :D
Test Subject
#123 Old 26th Jan 2006 at 5:27 AM
Cool!

Great job.
Test Subject
#124 Old 26th Jan 2006 at 8:30 AM
Wow this is soo cool Yay

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