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Picked upload! Maxis Lost & Found: Plesiosaur (+more colors +optional sailingboat default!) UPDATED WITH MORE DEFAULTS

by Psychosim Posted 17th Mar 2011 at 10:31 PM - Updated 26th Sep 2011 at 1:02 PM by psychosim0 : more default options
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Yes, that's right, this creature has been hiding in your base game files like Nessie in Loch Ness. Hard to believe it never got extracted in all those years but I can't recall ever seeing it. So I'll happily receive my archaeologist badge!



Though it wouldn't be me if I just slapped a given texture on a given mesh and was satisfied. For a start I improved the texture a bit, giving that poor monster eyes and a mouth. Then I made six more colors!


comparison to the Billyjean boat // red, grey, dark grey, green-red, brown and purple-blue

You'll find them in the rocks category of neighbourhood deco.

And you know what's the best part? I also made them defaults for the sailingboats! Moving sea monsters, yay! Give appropriate sea life to your ancient/medieval/fantasy themed games! In such games you probably wouldn't want the buoys that pop up when you place boats, so I added a little file that gets rid of them.

Custom hood deco requires one EP, no matter which one. The default however works with the basegame! But it's not compatible with my recent Billyjean boat default, you can only have either that boat or this monster swimming around.
UPDATE: I have now added more default options so you can have the sailingboat or Billyjean boat at the same time! The swan default works with basegame, the ducks need Nightlife.

Polygon Counts:
496

Additional Credits: SimPE The Compressorizer

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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DEFAULTs_swan-plesiosaur_psychosim.rar | plesiosaurs replacing the swans - keep only one

Size: 867.9 KB · Downloads: 1,983 · 20th Mar 2011
867.9 KB 1,983 20th Mar 2011
DEFAULTs_duck-plesiosaur_psychosim.rar | plesiosaurs replacing the ducks (NL required) - keep only one

Size: 868.0 KB · Downloads: 2,008 · 20th Mar 2011
868.0 KB 2,008 20th Mar 2011
DEFAULT_no-buoy-with-sailingboats_psychosim.rar | removes the buoys that usually pop up when you place sailingboats/plesiosaurs

Size: 567 Bytes · Downloads: 2,499 · 17th Mar 2011
567 Bytes 2,499 17th Mar 2011
DEFAULTs_sailingboat-plesiosaur_psychosim.rar | plesiosaurs replacing the sailingboats - keep only one

Size: 868.0 KB · Downloads: 2,525 · 17th Mar 2011
868.0 KB 2,525 17th Mar 2011
maxis-lost-and-found_plesiosaur_psychosim.rar | decorative plesiosaurs - you can keep all

Size: 873.0 KB · Downloads: 6,497 · 17th Mar 2011
873.0 KB 6,497 17th Mar 2011
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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
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#51 Old 27th Mar 2011 at 4:26 PM
this is cool!
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#52 Old 29th Mar 2011 at 5:36 PM
Down into the depths you dove in search of a new discovery. No one could know what it was you would bring back.
Well done for beating me to it five or more years ago! This will make an excellent addition to Myrkwood. thanks alot!
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#53 Old 11th Apr 2011 at 5:53 PM
This is soo awesome xD
Test Subject
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#54 Old 15th May 2011 at 2:34 PM
Ohw, I remember when you typed Nessie in the cheatbar you saw it in TS1 :D
Memories♥
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#55 Old 30th Jun 2011 at 6:27 AM
So The Sims have finally found Nessie, eh? I love it!
Test Subject
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#56 Old 4th Jul 2011 at 5:46 PM
Plesiosaurs!!! I actually just installed this and all the 'Nessies" look so cute in the water. I also saw little bitty ones too! Thanks for bringing her out of hiding. =)
Field Researcher
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#57 Old 17th Aug 2011 at 2:20 PM
This is too cool! Any chance of having it as an option, instead of an override? Would LOVE these, but need the boats in some places. Wold be awesome if this was an alternative decor for the hood!
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#58 Old 17th Aug 2011 at 7:56 PM
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Originally Posted by LadyGreenEyes649
This is too cool! Any chance of having it as an option, instead of an override? Would LOVE these, but need the boats in some places. Wold be awesome if this was an alternative decor for the hood!

Download the first file "maxis-lost-and-found_plesiosaur_psychosim.rar", that are the decorative ones which don't overwrite anything.

Check out Omicron-Simtauri, my new space project!

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#59 Old 18th Aug 2011 at 3:19 AM
Thanks!! Will do - love the idea of sea monsters! Will they swim that way, or just be there? Awesome either way, thanks!!
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#60 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 4:28 PM
No, they will be motionless like any normal deco. You could however download one of the other files that replace the ducks (if you have Nightlife) or the swans. Those move, just in a bit different pattern than the boats.

Check out Omicron-Simtauri, my new space project!

Newest creation on my Livejournal: Fish with party hats: Garland and default
Looking for an Underground Station? thread on GoS
Grungy cars! thread on GoS latest: VW Type 2 Two-Tones
Test Subject
#61 Old 26th Sep 2011 at 4:39 AM
Which folder do I put this in? I have it in my downloads folder but he isn't showing up in-game at all.
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#62 Old 26th Sep 2011 at 1:06 PM
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Originally Posted by maokri
Which folder do I put this in? I have it in my downloads folder but he isn't showing up in-game at all.

Downloads folder is right. This is not a buy mode object, though, you place it in your neighbourhood, and there you'll find it in the rocks category (I forgot to mention that). Or if you downloaded one of the defaults, you go to the effects category and place sailingboats/swans/ducks, then Nessie will appear.

Check out Omicron-Simtauri, my new space project!

Newest creation on my Livejournal: Fish with party hats: Garland and default
Looking for an Underground Station? thread on GoS
Grungy cars! thread on GoS latest: VW Type 2 Two-Tones
Test Subject
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#63 Old 17th Oct 2011 at 1:22 AM
OMG! <3 thank you
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#64 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 1:27 PM
Oh man this is really cool :o
I love it!
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#65 Old 21st Sep 2013 at 3:44 AM
Most awesome!
Lab Assistant
#66 Old 2nd Nov 2013 at 4:04 PM
Oh my god so reminiscent of the Nessie from TS1 going down the river in Neighbourhood View! Brilliant!

Желаю счастья и успехов для всех олимпийцев - I wish you happiness and success for all Olympians
Formerly "ZedzKay" - Thank you Leefish <3

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Thank you to all creators for the CC that is available for me and for everyone
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#67 Old 10th Aug 2014 at 6:01 AM
thanks i like this
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#68 Old 2nd Dec 2014 at 12:06 PM
I missed Nessie from Sims 1. Now I can have her back, thanks!
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#69 Old 28th Feb 2020 at 4:13 AM
Why on earth would they get rid of this?! It's brilliant!

Thank you so much for restoring it!
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