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Produce Packer for Aysarth's Custom Crops

by Aysarth Posted 21st Feb 2019 at 11:45 PM - Updated 21st Feb 2019 at 1:54 PM by Aysarth
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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.
A few people commented that they would like to be able to pack up my custom crops with the Produce Packer, so I have made a custom version that packs nine of my crops instead of the nine Maxis crops. Simwardrobe hasn't been around for a while, so I have not been able to ask his permission to do this. If he comes back to the community and objects, I will take it down again.

For those who don't know, the Produce Packer takes twelve items of produce from the controlled sim's or business owner's inventory and produces a crate of the produce. The crates can be bought or sold and, when unpacked, deposit twelve items of produce in the active sim's inventory, ready to stock the fridge etc. If anyone wants to try the original Produce Packer, a link to download it is in Bulbizarre's signature, although the link may not currently be working due to SFS site maintenance.

My version only differs from the original in that it has its own GUID and packs my custom crops. Of course, to have it work, you will need my custom crops in your game as well. I will put links to the download pages below. One file from the original produce packer is also required, the empty crate package. For convenience, I have included that in my upload.

Packed Crops and Vertices

Which of my crops can be packed is under the spoiler, along with the vertex count of the packed crates. WARNING - FAIRLY HIGH POLY - although no higher than the originals! The empty crate alone has 1084 vertices. The packing machine itself has only 444 vertices.

Texture Attributions

Most of the textures used in making the packed crates were the same as for my custom crops, and the attributions can be found listed on their upload pages. A few additional ones were also used, as shown under the spoiler.

The Produce Packer requires Seasons and has been tested in my own game, with all EPs/SPs. It is available under Garden Center/Gardening for $399.

Links to my custom crops:
Pleasant Earth Pumpkin Patch
Grow Your Greens Garden Plot
Custom Seasons Orchard Trees
Harvestable Cherry Tree

Polygon Counts:
Shown in main text under spoiler.

Additional Credits:
SimWardrobe, for making the original Produce Packer.
The makers of Simpe, Blender, UVMapper, and the other cool tools we get to use for free.
Maxis for making the game.

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 Open for Business Seasons
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Size: 2.62 MB · Downloads: 1,762 · 21st Feb 2019
2.62 MB 1,762 21st Feb 2019
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Mad Poster
#2 Old 22nd Feb 2019 at 12:28 AM
Something tells me, you have a Gold badge in gardening..and you are not even a Sim!!! You are amazing, let me tell you.
So, if I understood right, we can now have both the original Produce Packaging Station (granted we downloaded it) and yours, side by side on our sim's lot. While the original will package the game's crops, yours will package your CC crops.(granted we downloaded them) Right?
This is wonderful, Good job!!!

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#3 Old 22nd Feb 2019 at 8:13 AM
AW, thanks, Rosebine.

Yes, you can have both at the same time.
#4 Old 22nd Feb 2019 at 12:43 PM
There can never be too many options for my gardening sims! Thank you very much!
#5 Old 22nd Feb 2019 at 9:57 PM
Fantastic, I just love your work! Thank you!
#6 Old 23rd Feb 2019 at 4:00 AM
Awesome, thank you! Question: is this repositoried to pick up recolors from the original?
Needs Coffee
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#7 Old 23rd Feb 2019 at 4:36 AM
Thank you so much for this. Love all of your crops.
Forum Resident
#8 Old 23rd Feb 2019 at 9:34 PM
this will be used a lot in my game! thank you
#9 Old 14th Mar 2019 at 4:01 AM
I haven't had a chance to play in a while and came to this site to check what downloads I missed. Seeing this has MADE my day! My farmer sims will be very happy to be able to sell your crops in bulk now!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 25th Mar 2019 at 10:01 PM Last edited by cheezypuff121P : 25th Mar 2019 at 10:29 PM.
I have the same question as @katalina522 -- do these pick up the same recolors as the original SW object? I'll download the object and return with the results.

ETA: Unfortunately the SW recolors do not show up for this object, but I love Aysarth's crops so this is a must-have for me regardless. <3 Hopefully someone (maybe Michelle?) will make recolors of it someday.
#11 Old 23rd May 2019 at 5:15 PM
Thank you