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*UPDATED* Base Game & EP Floor Loom w/ Anims, Skill,and $$

by cokenasmile Posted 21st Jul 2006 at 2:19 AM - Updated 4th Dec 2008 at 1:24 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
***UPDATE*** There is now a Base Game Only and a seperate EP's version that pay your sim $1000 per skill point earned on them. I wish I could've made it pay by the hour, but that is currently beyond my ability. I tweaked the animations to play the ones that I felt looked better than the standard, and improved my shadows and textures a bit. The light and dark wood versions of the Base versions have different GUIDS for numerous technical reasons. The base versions cost $1200 and have 1734 vertices and 1198 faces. The Base Game version is "cokenasmilebaselooma.rar". The base game only version doesn't work with EP's. The new version for EP's is "cokenasmileloomsEP.rar" and costs $1900. These two new versions have different file names and GUID's so they will NOT overwrite anything.*** ***NOTICE: It has been confirmed that the EP versions do not work if you have university only. I have added cokenasmileUNIloom.rar which has a version that does not pay out but is compatible with University for those that have only that expansion pack. It has unique GUID's and filenames so it will not overwrite anything and comes in both light and dark wood.***

The Similock Floor Loom will increase a Sim’s creativity and may be used by children through elders. This Floor Loom comes with a boat shuttle and bobbin and is pre-warped to save you time and frustration! Comes in light and dark wood color sets, PLUS a Simstones rock recolor of the EP version that pays-out.

I made this from the Maxis piano and it borrows the animations from there. The EP versions work with any and all of the EP's but they need at least one because the coding changed from the base game.

Original upload only "cokenasmilefloorlooms.rar":Contrary to the Sewing Station, A Sim with *medium to high* creativity looks best in the animations because they reach left and right as you would to weave. (I tweaked the anims to be those of higher skills in the base game version and for the newer EP version so they look better no matter the skill level.) This will appear under Living Room and Misc and under Hobbies. It costs $1875.

I changed the pie menu for this item to allow your Sim to “Weave”. I also disabled the piano music so you won’t hear that during the animations.  I was NOT able to take out the pie menu option of “Perform/Jazz/Rock/Country”, but if you choose them, they fade away (your Sim would rather weave anyway). So, the loom does not play music, but any piano’s you have will still be just fine and play as normal. Please let me know if you find otherwise.

Maxis piano had: 3210 faces and 4220 vertices
Floor Loom has: 1278 faces and 1858 vertices
Pay Loom has: 1234 faces and 1768 vertices

For tutorials that helped me go from 0 to this in a couple days, BigThanks to:
boblishman
Numenor
JWoods
tiggerypum
Echo: Programmer’s guide to BHAV’s tutorial and Making your first custom BHAV tutorial


Programs used in the making of this: SimPE CEP MilkShape 3D
UVMapper Classic
Adobe Photoshop CS2
And Plug-ins by :
wes_h http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=122399 UniMesh plug-in
demon432 http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=139859

***DO NOT upload to any paysite or anything like a paysite. My work is to stay on MTS2. Period. DO NOT recolor or clone without my permission. I worked hard on this and would want any recolors or inclusions in other items to be by my permission and with credit and a link here for the mesh.***

~ cokenasmile

Style: Retro
Room: Study
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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
cokenasmileUNIloom.rar

Size: 292.7 KB · Downloads: 14,433 · 1st Sep 2006
292.7 KB 14,433 1st Sep 2006
cokenasmileloomsEP.rar

Size: 378.9 KB · Downloads: 21,743 · 2nd Aug 2006
378.9 KB 21,743 2nd Aug 2006
cokenasmilebaselooma.rar

Size: 134.4 KB · Downloads: 18,478 · 1st Aug 2006
134.4 KB 18,478 1st Aug 2006
cokenasmilefloorlooms.rar

Size: 331.5 KB · Downloads: 22,737 · 21st Jul 2006
331.5 KB 22,737 21st Jul 2006
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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\
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Test Subject
#101 Old 24th Apr 2007 at 11:14 AM
I know tons of compliments have already been given.
I just found this great item and it will go perfectly for my peasents in my 17th century neighborhood!
Love it thanks a lot!
Field Researcher
#102 Old 23rd May 2007 at 12:54 PM
Wow! Extremely nicely done! I love it! *goes to download*
Test Subject
#103 Old 26th Jun 2007 at 8:01 PM
I wanted to say thank you so much for this wonderful object! I've had it installed for a week, and it works like a dream. It's perfect for my medieval neighborhood. The money boost really helps out in times of need.
Money boost + Creativity Gain + Fun Meter Raise = Fantastic Object!
Mad Poster
#104 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 12:53 PM
I bead weave in real life, and I wish there was a loom this size to do beading on! Thank you for this, my simmies will now make more money at home!
Lab Assistant
#105 Old 5th Nov 2007 at 6:06 AM
What a wonderfully unique creation. This definitely creates new possibilities for movie scenes. Thanx.

"Stirred sheep and whirreled peas don't mix. In order to mix these two things you would have to puree the sheep." -JoJo
Field Researcher
#106 Old 27th Jun 2008 at 1:59 AM Last edited by BillySIMS139 : 26th Nov 2008 at 2:38 AM.
Anyone use this lately? I have all EPs except BV and Apartment Life. Wondering if it's compatible with all of them.

Let me know if you use any of my recolors in a story, video, etc. I'd like to see it!
Mad Poster
#107 Old 16th Oct 2008 at 2:30 AM
I just downloaded this and will be testing it out in my new historical hoods. I have all EPs and SPs (up to AL). I'll let you know how it works.
Test Subject
#108 Old 25th Nov 2008 at 7:36 PM Last edited by alylovesu2 : 26th Nov 2008 at 9:44 AM. Reason: Problem is now fixed.
I have to say, this has been my all-time favourite item that I've downloaded from MTS2. It makes a big difference to my large sim families!

I had a problem with it not showing up when I installed Apartment Life, but thanks to the Custom Content Not Showing Up tutorial, it is no longer a problem. I'm so happy to have my money weaving machine back! k:
Lab Assistant
#109 Old 6th Dec 2008 at 2:13 AM
I can't believe I almost missed this! What an incredible weaving loom for my sims. It is obvious that you put an extraordinary amount of work into creating this, and I appreciate it very much.

Thank you.

centime
Test Subject
#110 Old 15th Feb 2009 at 7:44 AM
I'm so late to the game it isn't even funny. I just wanted to say a great big thanks for this - I'm a knitter, spinner and weaver and yours is the first (and only so far) mod that has really made me squeal. Any news on the working spinning wheel??
Alchemist
#111 Old 15th Mar 2009 at 11:39 AM
I was wondering if you can produce something with this like a sheet or something to sell in OFB?
But it's a great thing you did :D

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Test Subject
#112 Old 4th Jun 2009 at 2:49 PM
great idea. can't wait to use it. thanks
Mad Poster
#113 Old 25th Jun 2009 at 3:00 AM
Ok, I'm finally back to report.

It didn't cause any problems, but I didn't "love" it either; it seemed a waste of time for the most part since it didn't raise any hoby enthusism, just the creativity skill. Also, since the $ were only awarded after each skillpoint gain, it was useless to a sim with maxed creativity. So while it didn't cause any problems, I didn't like it enough to use it much.

It looked great, however and the animations looked awesome. If I had played my historical hoods more instead of getting caught up in RL and then Sims 3, I probably would have put this item to good use.

But anyway, I can report for everyone else that it works just as advertised in everything up to AL.
Scholar
#114 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 11:59 AM
Whoa. Talk about old school!
Lab Assistant
#115 Old 23rd Dec 2009 at 11:49 PM
You know there are the bits and pieces for a quilt store on MTS2 and also a couple of unantimated spinning wheels. You know it would be great if someone could make all this work togather.
Lab Assistant
#116 Old 23rd Dec 2009 at 11:50 PM
I'm sorry I forgot to say thank you very much for the loom!
Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#117 Old 3rd Feb 2013 at 6:16 PM
Thank you
Guest
THANKS POST
#118 Old 21st Dec 2017 at 2:45 AM
I love it so much, just by watching. I wished, that there would be something nice for the sims 3. The sims 2 must be awesome with all this fantastic mods :-).
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