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Build Sandcastles Anywhere

by Honeywell Posted 19th Mar 2013 at 10:54 PM - Updated 23rd May 2021 at 4:07 PM by Honeywell
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 18 Thanks Posts
Updates:

3-22-13 Added a child only version. With this mod only children will have the menu option to build sand castles when not on a beach lot. Once a child has started a sandcastle teens through elders will have the option to join the child -- it's too cute for adults and kids to build sandcastles together for me to want to disable that. This change does not effect the interaction on beach lots; they remain unchanged and work just like they always have. Thanks for the request, gummilutt!
  • You can only have ONE version of this in your game. Pick one file to download not both.


Here's a simple mod that allows your sims to build sandcastles anywhere instead of only on the beach. To use, simply click on the ground and the option to build sandcastles will be available. Bon Voyage is required, of course.

Modeled after treeag's Sunbathe Anywhere mod.


Additional Credits:
SimPE, Gimp and treeag.

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 Bon Voyage
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HW_buildSandcastlesAnywhere_KIDS_GLOBAL.zip | Only children will have the option to build sandcastles anywhere. Pick ONE, you can't have both.

Size: 433 Bytes · Downloads: 3,231 · 22nd Mar 2013
433 Bytes 3,231 22nd Mar 2013
HW_buildSandcastlesAnywhere_GLOBAL.zip

Size: 416 Bytes · Downloads: 4,681 · 19th Mar 2013
416 Bytes 4,681 19th Mar 2013
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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\
  • 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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#2 Old 19th Mar 2013 at 11:11 PM
Looks great Honeywell, is this different to bienchen's then? http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=289853 Wondering if I should swap.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
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#3 Old 19th Mar 2013 at 11:19 PM
Thank you!! This will make it a lot easier to give my Sim kidlets something to do with themselves!
Theorist
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#4 Old 19th Mar 2013 at 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by joandsarah77
Looks great Honeywell, is this different to bienchen's then? http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=289853 Wondering if I should swap.


Yes, it's different and I don't think you should swap. Bienchen's is an object that's great and I'm actually planning on using and recommending her sandcastle and all of her sand toys with a sandbox I converted from Sims 3. But I also like this mod simply because there's no object to place so the option is always available.
Constant Contestant
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#5 Old 19th Mar 2013 at 11:25 PM
I was thinking the same as Jo, think I shall have yours too
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 19th Mar 2013 at 11:58 PM
This may be a dumb question, but I assume this works on all Sims of all ages?
Theorist
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#7 Old 20th Mar 2013 at 2:35 PM
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Originally Posted by gummilutt
This may be a dumb question, but I assume this works on all Sims of all ages?
Hi gummilutt It's available to children and up.
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#8 Old 20th Mar 2013 at 3:16 PM
Will definitely get a lot of use from this mod. Thank you!
Instructor
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#9 Old 20th Mar 2013 at 7:09 PM
Oh, yes, this is awesome! I love having my sims build sandcastles but not all of them live on or want to go to the beach. Thanks! :3
Undead Molten Llama
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#10 Old 21st Mar 2013 at 1:00 AM
*sigh* You make the best stuff. I've wanted something like this for a long time for community lot playgrounds, and now here it is. You's the best! I hope you never abandon us TS2 diehards.
Mad Poster
#11 Old 22nd Mar 2013 at 5:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Honeywell
Hi gummilutt It's available to children and up.


I thought so, thank you for clarifying Any chance of a child-only version? I don't see myself having my adult Sims go around building sandcastles, and having the option there adding clutter to menu seems a bit annoying.

Perhaps I could fix it myself? I'd absolutely love to have it, to go along with your brilliant new playground set =)
Scholar
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#12 Old 22nd Mar 2013 at 6:05 PM
Perfect! Especially for filming, I wanted kids to be able to build a sandcastle at a playground, and now they can
Theorist
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#13 Old 22nd Mar 2013 at 7:53 PM
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Originally Posted by gummilutt
I thought so, thank you for clarifying Any chance of a child-only version? I don't see myself having my adult Sims go around building sandcastles, and having the option there adding clutter to menu seems a bit annoying.

Perhaps I could fix it myself? I'd absolutely love to have it, to go along with your brilliant new playground set =)

What a great suggestion! I added a second version and now that's the one I'll be using myself. Thanks, gummilutt. ETA: It's not showing up yet but it's there so I'm sure it'll be available shortly.

@iCad It's so nice to see you posting again! Welcome back.
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#14 Old 23rd Mar 2013 at 1:47 AM
I'm so glad you like the suggestion! I pondered so much over the wording worrying that you'd get offended, and it really made me smile that you actually liked the idea =)

Thanks a million for the second version, I love it. I especially like that older Sims can join in and help, really nice touch!
Field Researcher
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#15 Old 23rd Mar 2013 at 2:17 AM
Thank you!
Test Subject
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#16 Old 8th Sep 2013 at 3:22 AM
This looks fun, thank you for creating this mod!
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 21st Apr 2014 at 3:45 PM
Thank you!
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#18 Old 24th Jul 2014 at 4:04 AM
I love this idea where the grow up can play alone with the child Thanks I'll think of you each time I use it. :).
Field Researcher
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#19 Old 4th Aug 2014 at 12:15 PM
Thanks for making the game more fun! :-)
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#20 Old 11th Jun 2015 at 12:28 PM
Thank-you!
Mad Poster
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#21 Old 26th Dec 2015 at 7:09 PM Last edited by gazania : 26th Dec 2015 at 7:33 PM.
It scared me for a second that I couldn't immediately delete the castle in-game, but apparently, it sorts itself out without much interference. The remains of my castle that my furious Sim destroyed are gone. I think I need a little more patience. And this is a great feature for both residential and community lots.

Thank you!
Theorist
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#22 Old 14th May 2017 at 4:47 PM
Thank you
Test Subject
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#23 Old 12th Oct 2017 at 7:07 AM
obrigado amei
Theorist
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#24 Old 27th Dec 2020 at 6:57 PM
Thank You