17 Magical Effects for Apartment Life

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Uploaded: 26th Nov 2013 at 12:13 PM
Updated: 26th Nov 2013 at 8:23 PM
Title: 17 Magical Effects for Apartment Life


- inspired by a request for green fire from pykkadilly at Plumb Bob Keep, to provide a set of Apartment Life magical effects, available from the Decorative/Misc buy mode catalogue for §19 each.

General Description

The effects have the following features: they may be placed on locked tiles and beach tiles, may be struck by lighting but are non-flammable, cannot be stolen or repossessed, and they remain in place if the lot is sold. For maximum flexibility, these items are flagged to allow placement on all types of surfaces. Although the catalogue descriptions may in some way categorize an effect as "Good" or "Evil" based on its original function, actually these Effects have almost no affect on Sims or other objects. For example the fires are completely harmless and do not cause panic. Note that Sims may come to see a newly placed effect, as they routinely do when new items are placed. All effects do have a slightly positive affect on environmental scores.

The catalogue descriptions also indicate that these effects are "Sinkable" meaning that they may be placed underwater or under the ocean. They are also height adjustable using the square bracket keys: []. I have included a "Magical Effects" collection file in a separate archive.


Magical Blue Smoke, Magic Circles, Magical Cyan & Pink Stars, Magical Gold Fire, Magical Green Fire, Magical Green & Yellow Stars, Magical Large White Orb, Magical Large Yellow Orb, Magical Light Beams, Magical Red Fire, Magical Red Smoke, Magical Small Green Glow, Magical Small Pink Glow, Magical Small White Orb, Magical Small Yellow Orb, Magical White Smoke, Magical Yellow & Orange Stars.

Note: please use caution when placing effects, as they may cause slowdowns on older machines, or in large and complex lots. Fires are particularly resource hungry. When using effects, less is more.

Terms of Use
You may include these effects in uploaded lots, whether for free or pay. Please include a credit and link to this page. I would be enjoy receiving a PM with a link to your uploaded creation, but this is not required.

Additional Credits

GIMP 2, IrfranView, Microsoft Paint and Microsoft Photo Editor for graphics creation, processing, sizing and titling
Numenor's AnyGameStarter for project testing
Milkshape 3D, Ultimate Unwrap3D Pro and UV Mapper Professional for tile creation and mapping
SimPE, PJSE, and CEP for Sims 2 object creation
StephSim's Gwrych Barony Castle and Gwrych March Church and Gift Shop form the settings for the in-game screen photos
Wikimedia Commons for some of the public domain symbols

Polygon Counts:
All Effects Tiles: 2 faces, 4 vertices