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Picked upload! Horse Drawn Neighborhood Vehicles

by hexameter Posted 10th Feb 2008 at 11:42 PM - Updated 24th May 2009 at 12:37 PM by hexameter : Added new options
78 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Horse Drawn Neighborhood Vehicles

If you play in a Victorian neighborhood or an other neighborhood of past days it is a little bit strange to watch all the cars and the traffic in the streets caused by modern vehicles.
Here is a set of horse drawn vehicles. It overrides all cars that move in the streets. I finally took the time to pick together all the resources and built the packages replacing the meshes of the existing cars. You'll not find them in the catalog.

These vehicles are tested on several days and they worked without problems.
I apologize for the quality of the screenshots but it was impossible to zoom in more.

Enjoy this set if you like it.


More Options (2008-02-17)

Do you want to see horse drawn vehicles, only riders, maybe no vehicle at all or a mixture of all of them? It's now up to you. Here are the tools.

No traffic in neighborhood view:
Install the packages of "NoNH-traffic.rar" in your downloads folder. It will create a subfolder "NoNH-traffic".

Riders in neighborhood view:
Install the packages of "riders.rar" in your downloads folder. It will create a subfolder "Riders".

You can mix all the different vehicles. The package names are the same for each type of vehicle. So you can overwrite those types you don't want to see by a rider or an invisible type. As some vehicles become visible more often than others you can make your personal choice. For this procedure it should be a good idea to expand the *.rar-files to a different folder of your hard disc. Then move the file you want to use to your downloads folder.

Be sure to have only one package of each type of vehicle in your downloads!


hexameter
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Technical remarks:
You need Nightlife for this collection of vehicles.
Not all of these vehicles are base game compatible, but they don't corrupt your game and not every car is replaced by the new type if you use them in the base game.
The meshes are as simple as possible to show a rather nice shape while keeping the function.
Of course this is a nice addition for the game but not essential for game play.

Installation:
Extract the RAR-file to your downloads folder. It will create a subfolder containing all types of vehicles for the neighborhood. To get rid of them and have the originals back in your game simply delete this subfolder (Rural-NH-vehicles).

Description of the vehicle types:

Original Garbage Truck: replaced by a transporter of logs, 4 wheels, 2 horses
Original Junker Car: replaced by an open cart, 2 wheels, 1 horse
Original Minivan: replaced by a harvest cart, 4 wheels, 2 horses
Original Pickup Truck: replaced by a transport cart, 4 wheels, 2 horses
Original Police Car: replaced by an open cart, 2 wheels, 1 horse
Original Sedan Car: replaced by a closed coach, 4 wheels, 2 horses
Original Sportscar: replaced by an open coach, 4 wheels, 2 horses
Original Taxi: replaced by a hansom cart, 2 wheels, 1 horse
Original White Van: replaced by a transportation cart, 4 wheels, 2 horses

Maximum number of faces: 1480; maximum number of vertices: 1916
Most of the vehicles have much less than that amount of faces and vertices.

All meshes handmade by me.



Polygon Counts:
hexameter-nh-garbagetruck.package: 996
hexameter-nh-junker.package: 838
hexameter-nh-minivan.package: 886
hexameter-nh-pickup.package: 874
hexameter-nh-policecar.package: 666
hexameter-nh-sedan.package: 1480
hexameter-nh-sportscar.package: 1228
hexameter-nh-taxi.package: 1042
hexameter-nh-whitevan.package: 852

Additional Credits:
Thank you to Numenor for his BaseGameStarter. I tested this set with his tools.
Quaxi and the other creators/developers of SimPE

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
NoNH-traffic.rar

Size: 17.1 KB · Downloads: 11,859 · 17th Feb 2008
17.1 KB 11,859 17th Feb 2008
Riders.rar

Size: 310.6 KB · Downloads: 12,363 · 17th Feb 2008
310.6 KB 12,363 17th Feb 2008
Rural-NH-vehicles.rar

Size: 364.3 KB · Downloads: 16,214 · 11th Feb 2008
364.3 KB 16,214 11th Feb 2008
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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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 5th Feb 2009 at 9:59 PM
I'm so excited I can't wait to use these in my game I've been hoping someone would make something like this for ages.

If at first you don't succeed, try and try again.
Thanks
Ange
Test Subject
#52 Old 10th Jun 2009 at 1:41 AM
Yay! These are excellent! I love them Hex :D

Any chance of getting just horses simply as neighborhood objects? To stand around in fields and do nothing? Eat grass :p


For crying out loud. I've giving up. Every image hosting site i try doesn't work. you wanna see my banner then follow the damn link cos I've given up.
Mad Poster
#53 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 3:13 AM
And I also think this is awesome!

Namaste... or "go"
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#54 Old 19th Jun 2009 at 4:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nog
Yay! These are excellent! I love them Hex :D

Any chance of getting just horses simply as neighborhood objects? To stand around in fields and do nothing? Eat grass :p

Let's see what will be possible. I'm glad you like these objects! Thanks for the positive feed back.
hexameter
Test Subject
#55 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 9:48 AM
Thank you so much! You're brilliant! I've wanted these for so long...a few years ago I made an entire Walnut Grove for my Little House on the Prairie families. It was so cute, but the cars kind of ruined the effect.
I wrote a children's time travel novel and I'm trying to condense it and tell the story via screenshots with my Sims 2, and this is exactly what I need. I'm thrilled to read that you're thinking of working on having the NPC's show up in these vehicles. It must be a real challenge to do mods like this. Thanks again!
Kat
Lab Assistant
#56 Old 21st Aug 2009 at 5:24 PM
Omg!!! Yay!!! I can finally add the finishing touches to my medeival neighbourhood! Thank you so much.
Test Subject
#57 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 3:16 AM
amazing, i love it
Field Researcher
#58 Old 18th Oct 2009 at 5:02 PM
This is PHANTASTIC!! Wow, simply great!!
I have two themed neighbourhoods (ancient rome/egypt and medieval/fantasy) for which this is just PERFECT!!! (Well, I have more themed neighbourhoods but those won't need it ;-))

And I am thrilled about that cheat you used in the picture - about the streets display as they look completely wrong. Hm... but without any streets it's a bit strange too... I wished there was a way to change how they looked.
But anyway, I'll play around with that too...

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS :-)
Forum Resident
#59 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 2:18 AM
Outstanding Job!

Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#60 Old 25th May 2010 at 9:36 PM
Hi Hexameter: I am having a problem with the nh no traffic at all folder. I love the rider folder at lot, and it goes pretty well with my egyptian neighborhood, but I want to see what the neighberhood would look like without any traffic. Can you give me any help. The rider folder works, but not the no traffic. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks, Shahannah
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#61 Old 26th May 2010 at 12:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by shahannah
Hi Hexameter: I am having a problem with the nh no traffic at all folder. I love the rider folder at lot, and it goes pretty well with my egyptian neighborhood, but I want to see what the neighberhood would look like without any traffic. Can you give me any help. The rider folder works, but not the no traffic. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks, Shahannah

By chance I found your question in the WCIF-section. Please have a look there to find the answer. I didn't read this one first.
hexameter
Theorist
THANKS POST
#62 Old 13th Mar 2011 at 12:52 AM
Thank you thank you thank you. The no traffic is wonderful. I just hated those little ant like cars zipping around my desert island! *Muah*
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#63 Old 28th May 2011 at 3:00 PM
Im sure my Emilie Autumn will love being a sim now... Thankyouu!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#64 Old 7th Apr 2012 at 1:26 PM
Thanks! I love the 'No Traffic' version- just perfect for my Medieval neighborhood!
Test Subject
#65 Old 29th May 2012 at 1:39 AM
i fave a question do the legs move because i was wondering plus im downloading it no matter what this is awesome
Top Secret Researcher
THANKS POST
#66 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 10:51 PM
You work is awesome
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#67 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 5:04 AM
awww, isn't there a way to install custom neighbourhood mods only for a specific neighbourhood? i mean, i don't want horse-drawn carriages and medieval NPcs for my modern-day metropolis. but i wanna have this.
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#68 Old 23rd Nov 2012 at 5:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by yinyang_cali
awww, isn't there a way to install custom neighbourhood mods only for a specific neighbourhood? i mean, i don't want horse-drawn carriages and medieval NPcs for my modern-day metropolis. but i wanna have this.

Maybe you want to try Numenor's AnyGameInstaller to have different games and time periods?
hexameter
Instructor
THANKS POST
#69 Old 15th Dec 2012 at 3:51 PM
I've been using this mod for years now and not sure if I thanked you but I'll do so again anyway since it is the best thing ever!

I mix and max accordingly, thank you so much hexameter, you rock!
Field Researcher
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Field Researcher
#70 Old 25th Jul 2013 at 10:11 PM
is there anyway to get rid of the headlights?
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#71 Old 8th Apr 2014 at 5:13 AM
You. are. beautiful. THANK YOU!!!!
Forum Resident
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#72 Old 14th Jan 2015 at 3:22 AM
Thank you so much !!!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#73 Old 19th Jul 2015 at 9:52 PM
This is cool, except the horses in neighbourhood view move a little too fast? Kind of strange to see them zooming around.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#74 Old 14th Dec 2015 at 2:04 AM
Can't wait to try this! :)
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