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Four Festive Effects for Basegame

by Sophie-David Posted 10th Dec 2016 at 4:40 AM
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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.
Title: Four Festive Effects for Basegame


Inspired by a request from celticlass64, to release a small collection of built-in basegame visual effects that have a celebratory theme.


These 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. They may be placed underwater or under the ocean and are also height adjustable if Apartment Life or Mansions & Gardens is installed.

No matter how pleasant or exciting the effects may appear, they have very little affect on Sims or other objects - with the exception 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.

When first placed in buy mode, each effect will appear as a square coloured tile. To help in identifying them, these tiles are rotated 45 degrees compared to those released in the Down from the Hood and Apocalyptic effects. Once in run mode, the effect itself will begin to be displayed - but it can be switched off using the menu option. When you have the effect located where you want it, it can be made invisible using the built-in recolour.

Each effect can be found in the catalogue under Decorative/Misc at a cost of §12 each.

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


1) Balloon Confetti - with this colourful effect of continuously exploding balloons, party time is all the time.

2) Bill Confetti - you may find this visual of exploding bills quite delightful - but it can be switched off if it becomes too much!

3) Falling Petals - this shower of flowers looks strikingly romantic, and fortunately the petals do not need to be swept up.

4) Hearts & Flowers - this effect celebrates the power and magic of love - but if it all becomes too overwhelming there is a menu option to allow for a rest.

Terms of Use

You may include the items from this set in uploaded lots, whether for free or pay. It is nice but not necessary to provide a credit and link to this page.


GIMP 2 and Microsoft Paint for graphics editing, conversion, processing, sizing, and labeling
Milkshape 3D and Ultimate Unwrap3D Pro, for 3D modeling and mapping
Numenor's AnyGameStarter, for development and testing
SimPE and PJSE for Sims 2 object creation

Polygon Counts:

All Effects Tiles: 2 faces, 4 vertices

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Style: Antique Modern Fantasy
Room: Kitchen Living Dining Study Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #festive effects, #hearts, #flowers, #falling petals, #exploding bills, #balloon confetti, #bill confetti