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Suspense ~ Suspended Hammocks

by mustluvcatz Posted 2nd Aug 2017 at 6:36 AM - Updated 2nd Aug 2017 at 8:52 AM by mustluvcatz
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
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.
Inspired by a thought that crossed my mind - "Hmmm, I wonder what a cross between a bed and a hammock would look like?" - I bring you Suspense: my version of a cross between a bed and a hammock. If looking at the pics makes you think "Is it a bed or is it a hammock??", then I consider my efforts a success. (You may think I'm just telling a story here but I'm telling you it's true! I wanted to put a "spot to relax" on a dock-turned-into-a-gathering-spot and a hammock didn't look right and neither did a bed.)



What You Get:
A set of hammocks and pillow/blankets (double and single) slaved to Jonesi's bed blanket.
A set of hammocks and pillow/blankets (double and single) slaved to Maxis bedding.
26 frame recolors for both sets of hammocks.

What You Need To Know:
The single frame of each hammock set is slaved to the double frame of that set.
The pillow/blanket meshes are shiftable (if you can shift objects) and no cheats are needed to place them.
The pillow/blanket meshes were made for the hammocks but will work on Maxis and custom beds too.
Since the meshes were made to be used outdoors (but they can certainly be used indoors too!) they are all visible from neighborhood view.
Everything is basegame compatible.

What You REALLY Need To Know: (AKA Read This!):
There are 26 frame recolors but they're not *different* textures. There are 3 versions of each texture: One will show the hammock suspended from the ceiling with a large wooden top frame (Default - 8); One will show the hammock suspended from the ceiling by just the ropes (DefaultB - 8B); One will show the hammock sitting on a frame on the ground (DefaultC - 8C). See screenshots!
The hammocks were cloned from beds but DO NOT have all the bed functions. Sims can.not sleep, woohoo (or try for baby), jump on, "tuck in" or make the "beds". They CAN relax, daydream, read, cuddle, kiss and make out.
The pillow/blanket meshes WILL NOT work with Lamare's bed deco mods . What I mean by that is that they won't disappear/reappear if you have any of Lamare's bed deco mods in your download folder. This is because the hammocks do not have the "make bed" function so the pillow/blankets would disappear when sims relax but not reappear when they get back up. To get around that issue I offset the pillow/blanket meshes by 1 tile, which means that they will stay on the hammocks when sims relax. (The blanket mesh is actually far enough down that it doesn't really get in the way anyway.) It's also important to note that the pillow/blanket meshes footprint being offset by 1 tile does not interfere with sims using anything placed in the same area - like a dresser - sims will still be able to use it. See screenshots!

Also Included:
A reduced polycount version of Jonesi's bed blanket. The old polycount (3520) is high enough that there are people who've resisted downloading it. The new polycount of 1274 is reasonable enough that people can download it without worrying about the polycount. Please note that I have not reduced the polycount of any of the other blankets that are slaved to it - I don't use them often enough and you only need the original blanket to be able to use any of the many, many other objects slaved to the blanket and the many, many, many recolors available.

Catalog Location and Price:
Hammocks can be found in Seating>Beds for 700 and 1200 Simoleons; Pillow/blankets can be found in Deco>Misc for 65 and 75 Simoleons; Jonesi's bed blanket can be found in Deco>Misc for 150 Simoleons.

One last little note (sorry!) - Sims will clip through the pillows of the pillow/blanket meshes a little bit when relaxing. No real big issue or problem there, just thought you'd all like to know! Hope your sims enjoy relaxing in the fresh air on their new hammocks!



Polygon Counts:
Double Hammocks - 2868
Single Hammocks - 2612
Double Pillow/Blankets - 1258
Single Pillow/Blankets - 1002
Edited Jonesi Bed Blanket - 1274

Additional Credits:
SimPE, MilkShape; PhotoShop CS2; Jonesi; Maxis for 8 of the frame textures (one was made by me years ago)

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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MLC-Suspense-JonesiBedBlanketSlaved.rar | Set slaved to Jonesi's bed blanket.

Size: 1.15 MB · Downloads: 5,803 · 2nd Aug 2017
1.15 MB 5,803 2nd Aug 2017
MLC-Suspense-MaxisBeddingSlaved.rar | Set slaved to Maxis bedding.

Size: 1,006.2 KB · Downloads: 6,621 · 2nd Aug 2017
1,006.2 KB 6,621 2nd Aug 2017
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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\
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 2nd Aug 2017 at 8:57 AM
I was thinking that my glutted downloads folder had just about had it on containment. Then you come along today and blow that idea all out the window. These are absolutely gorgeous. My fav beds in game are suspended on rope/wire, who cares but I love those. Thank you for so many options and these will look lovely at vacation resorts everywhere!
Theorist
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#3 Old 2nd Aug 2017 at 10:58 AM
So much lovely stuff, MLC! Thank you!
Mad Poster
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#4 Old 2nd Aug 2017 at 11:46 AM
I LOVE this
The Great AntiJen
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#5 Old 2nd Aug 2017 at 12:24 PM
Thank you for the reduced poly bed blanket - excellent. Also, a lovely download all round.
just a girl
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2nd Aug 2017 at 2:00 PM Last edited by Lamare : 2nd Aug 2017 at 2:11 PM.
This message has been deleted by Lamare. Reason: nevermind
Instructor
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#6 Old 2nd Aug 2017 at 11:11 PM
They look great! Much nicer than the ones that came with the game. One question: any particular reason why you disabled the woohoo/try for baby and sleep options?

Thanks for sharing your excellent work!


-grinEvilly
>=)
Former Hamster
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#7 Old 2nd Aug 2017 at 11:18 PM
@Lamare - Why'd you delete your post? I'd like to know how to make the changes - so that the pillows/blankets will work with your mod on Maxis (or custom beds). If that's what you meant, that is. (PM me if you want.)

@grinevilly - because there aren't any covers and sims look really odd doing either of those, we just can't see it because they're covered up. Them being able to nap would be awesome though.

Thanks for loverly comments everyone! <3
Instructor
#8 Old 2nd Aug 2017 at 11:49 PM
Hmmm... yes, that kinda makes sense. No way to make the blankets cover them without sorta 'jumping' the anims, huh? I forgot they can't sleep on top of the covers. They nap on couches without covers, but that's not NEARLY high enough for beds.

Well, thanks for responding! And, they look spectacular, regardless. =)

-gE
just a girl
#9 Old 3rd Aug 2017 at 12:26 AM
They nap on BV hammocks (I think). Couch animation might work too (or not), but it might be easier to clone an interaction from a hammock (or not).
Test Subject
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#10 Old 3rd Aug 2017 at 5:10 PM
I love this!
Inventor
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#11 Old 5th Aug 2017 at 2:54 PM
So perfect for tropical locations! The "low-cal" version of the Jonesi blanket is awesome. I may actually use it now! Thank you.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 1:45 AM
Oh how I love, love this, can I please download it to a sight I belong to, in my house, I belong to here but also www.Simfansuk.com, owned by Lady Angel?
Would appreciate it. Thanks again this is so lovely
Former Hamster
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#13 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 1:49 AM
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Anything and everything I make can be included with lots - meshes and/or recolors. Since these are repository with the double hammock being the master of the single hammock AND the pillow/blanket meshes being repositoried to Jonesi's bed blanket, be sure that the master meshes package with the lot and if they don't, be sure to include them in the download!
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 10:31 PM
These look really good, but can I ask you that one annoying question everyone gets?


...Do you have any links to the furniture in the pictures 2,3 and 7? They look awesome as well. Anything will be appreciated, even if you just say what website you found them on. Sorry for the problem and I understand if you can't remember.
Former Hamster
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#15 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 11:18 PM
@Misaki Chan
The furniture or the deco? There's not much actual furniture in those pics - but if you did mean the furniture: that little table that looks like 3 tree stumps is mine (mustluvcatz-reloaded.tumblr.com), the fireplace is from Avalon (no link but Googling deco fireplace sims 2 should find it), there is a chair in there that was from Black Pearl Sims (which is now closed and I don't know off hand who made it) and I used a table or 2 from Moune's Nook Living which can be found here at MTS. There is also a dresser in one of those pics that is mine and is here on my profile. If it was the deco you meant you'd have to be pretty specific about what you're looking for. (Same with the furniture if I got any of that wrong.)
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 14th Aug 2017 at 10:02 AM
Yay, thanks so much One more thing, in picture 7, do you know what curtains you used? Thanks for your time c:
Theorist
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#17 Old 7th Sep 2017 at 11:56 PM
This is great and will lovely on my decks. Thank you
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 16th May 2018 at 5:47 AM
Where did you get the large fence from in some of the screenshots?
Theorist
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#19 Old 25th Sep 2019 at 3:13 PM
Thank you