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Featured upload! Atavera's Creations Repository

by Atavera (retired) Posted 3rd Jan 2007 at 8:47 PM - Updated 7th Jan 2009 at 2:48 PM by Numenor : Updated Prison Door
247 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
IMPORTANT NOTES FROM MTS2 STAFF - PLEASE READ

1) Atavera has retired from modding: no support is granted by Atavera or other modders for any of his creations. If something posted here doesn't work, or ceases to work when installing an EP, just stop using that object.

2) This is only a repository of the creations by Atavera that we could collect: before retiring, he put all his stuff in the public domain, thus allowing us to repost it here. If you have something created by Atavera not posted here, we'll be glad to add it to the Repository.


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WHAT'S NEW

07 Jan 2009 - UPDATED: Prison Door. Inge Jones has updated the prison door to be fully recolourable (in the older version, only the frame could be recoloured). Download the new version from Post #6.
NOTE: Though the prison door & windows can be used on normal walls, they don't let light flow through them; a good workaround is using the special Prison Walls.

21 June 2007 - ADDED: *Decorative* wall-hanging Ibanez Talman Acoustic guitar + recolours (all fixed by Numenor). See Post #2.

07 Mar 2007 - ADDED (in separate thread): Fix for Rock Hammer guitar (Seasons career reward) to make it compatible with Atavera's Custom Instruments Hack. Download the fix HERE.

20 Jan 2007 - ADDED: 4 Minarik guitars (see Post #2 and 2 "Real brand" neon signs (see Post #4)
07 Jan 2007 - UPDATE: Sonic Shower translated to Finnish (thanks to Kissamies) and to Italian (Numenor)
04 Jan 2007 - UPDATE: Charvel San Dimas v3 to new working v4
04 Jan 2007 - ADDED: ESP "Jeune Fille" guitar
04 Jan 2007 - ADDED: "Rock Candy" guitar (fixed by Numenor)
04 Jan 2007 - UPDATE: the separate decorative ampli has been included in the guitars that require it (Axxon, Maestro, JeuneFille, Charvel and Inferno)

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TABLE OF CONTENT
  1. Musical Instruments ----------> See Post #2
  2. Beds + Kids stuff -------------> See Post #3
  3. Neon Signs -------------------> See Post #4
  4. Electronics + Plumbing --------> See Post #5
  5. BodyShop + Build Mode stuff --> See Post #6


GAME REQUIREMENTS
  • UNI REQUIRED for all the musical instruments and the Table Phone
  • NL REQUIRED for all the Neon Signs
  • All the other objects work in any game, including the base-game only.


REDISTRIBUTION POLICY
Atavera has put his creations in the public domain; therefore, you can do whatever you want with these objects, except selling them.


CREDITS
All the credits for the original creations go to ATAVERA.
Credits to Numenor for updating several custom instruments, the Custom Instruments Hack and the Windows Hack.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

TS2 Original Game

You need to be a Registered Member to be able to download from MTS. Registration allows you to thank and leave comments for the creators, see your download history, participate in the discussions and much more!

Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


Need more information?
 
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 3rd Jan 2007 at 8:49 PM Last edited by Numenor : 11th Jun 2009 at 2:39 PM.
Default Musical Instruments
IMPORTANT!
In order to use any of the Playable Musical Instruments (except the purely decorative ones) you MUST have:
1) the University EP
2) the Custom Instrument Hack V4
3) Also, if you have Seasons, you need the Fix for Rock Hammer guitar (Seasons career reward) to make it compatible with Atavera's Custom Instruments Hack. Download the fix HERE.


MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
  • Playable Guitar - Acoustic v4 (with invisible Amplifier)
  • Playable Guitar - Dean "Razorback" v4 + Recolours
  • Playable Guitar - Dimeback "Dean from Hell" v4 + Recolours
  • Playable Guitar - Doubleneck v4
  • Playable Guitar - Alexi Lahio v4
  • Playable Guitar - ESP Explorer v4
  • Playable Guitar - Fender Jazz bass v4 + Recolours
  • Playable Guitar - Fender Stratocaster v4 + Recolours
  • Playable Guitar - Gibson Flying V v4
  • Playable Guitar - Greenday (Billie Joe Armstrong's) v4
  • Playable Guitar - Ibanez K7 v4 + Recolours
  • Playable Guitar - Les Paul Custom v4 + Recolours
  • Playable Guitar - Les Paul Studio v4 + Recolours
  • Playable Guitar - LTD Dave Mustaine Signature Axxion v4 (1)
  • Playable Guitar - Luna "Spirit of the night" v4
  • Playable Guitar - Mayones Maestro v4 + Recolours (1)
  • Playable Guitar - Moser Bastard V v4 + Recolours
  • Playable Guitar - Paul Stanley Apocalypse v4
  • Playable Guitar - Steinberg GM Electric v4
  • Playable Guitar - Yamaha RGX 121 v4
  • Playable Bass - Classic Contrabass v4
  • Playable Drumset - Congas v4
  • Playable Guitar - Charvel "San Dimas" v4 (1)
  • Playable Guitar - ESP "Jeune Fille" v4 + Recolours (1)
  • Playable Guitar - Rock Candy v4X (Fixed by Numenor)
  • Playable Guitar - Minarik "Inferno" v4A + Recolours (1)
  • Playable Guitar - Minarik "Goddess" v4A + Recolours
  • Playable Guitar - Minarik "Samhain" v4A + Recolours
  • Playable Guitar - Minarik "Trinity" v4A

DECORATIVE
  • Marshall Stack Deco (amplifiers)
  • Wall-hanging Ibanez Talman Acoustic (decorative only - No EP needed)


HOW TO APPLY THE RECOLOURS TO THE GUITARS
The recolours aren't available from the catalog, like in normal objects.
You have to buy the guitar and place it on the lot; then, select the "Design Tool":



Then, click on the guitar (NOT the Ampli, I mean the actual guitar); all the recolours for that guitar will be shown so you can select the one you like most.

NOTES
(1) IMPORTANT: The "Marshall Stack" amplifier can be used as a purely decorative object (you can find them in the Decorative/Sculpture section of the catalog). But it is required for the following guitars to work:
  • LTD Axxion
  • Mayones Maestro
  • ESP Jeune Fille
  • Charvel San Dimas
  • Minarik Inferno

For your convenience, the amplifier has been included in each guitar that needs it, so don't worry if sometimes, installing the guitars, you are asked if you want to overwrite an existing file
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar Guitar_Acoustic_v4A_(with-Invisible-Ampli).rar (103.3 KB, 21035 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_Dean-Razorback_Mesh+Recolours.rar (296.3 KB, 13615 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_Dimeback-DeanFromHell_v4_Mesh+Recolours.rar (225.2 KB, 12725 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_Doubleneck_v4A.rar (214.4 KB, 13102 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_AlexiLaiho_V4.rar (149.9 KB, 12197 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_ESP-Explorer_v4A.rar (158.4 KB, 12939 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_FenderJazz_v4A_Mesh+Recolours.rar (760.2 KB, 17735 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_FenderStratocaster_v4A_Mesh+Recolours.rar (409.5 KB, 23220 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_GibsonFlyingV_V4.rar (158.4 KB, 15183 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_Greenday_V4.rar (175.6 KB, 13111 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_IbanezK7_v4A_Mesh+Recolours.rar (382.9 KB, 16073 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_LesPaulCustom_v4A_Mesh+Recolours.rar (338.1 KB, 18337 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_LesPaulStudio_V4_Mesh+Recolours.rar (890.4 KB, 17475 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_LtdDaveMustaine-Axxion_v4A.rar (89.9 KB, 11320 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_Luna-Spirit_v4A.rar (211.3 KB, 11634 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_MayonesMaestro_v4A_Mesh+Recolours.rar (471.5 KB, 10778 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_MoserBastardV_v4A_Mesh+Recolours.rar (281.9 KB, 10753 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_PaulStanley-Apocalypse_V4.rar (136.8 KB, 10926 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_SteinbergerGM_V4.rar (126.2 KB, 9897 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_Yamaha-RGX121_V4.rar (138.3 KB, 12004 downloads)
File Type: rar Bass_Contrabass-v4A.rar (129.2 KB, 19730 downloads)
File Type: rar Drumset_Congas_v4A.rar (178.8 KB, 13399 downloads)
File Type: rar MarshallFullStack_(decorative).rar (276.0 KB, 14623 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_CharvelSanDimas_v4A.rar (355.6 KB, 9699 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_ESP-JeuneFille_v4A_Mesh+Recolours.rar (728.2 KB, 10954 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_RockCandy_v4X.rar (147.6 KB, 11265 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_Minarik-Inferno_v4A_Mesh+Recolours.rar (604.6 KB, 10961 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_Minarik-Goddess_v4A_Mesh+Recolours.rar (221.3 KB, 10472 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_Minarik-Samhain_v4A_Mesh+Recolours.rar (196.8 KB, 9995 downloads)
File Type: rar Guitar_Minarik-Trinity_v4A.rar (160.6 KB, 9815 downloads)
File Type: rar DecorativeGuitar_IbanezTalmanAcoustic_Mesh+Recolours.rar (475.1 KB, 9939 downloads)

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Test Subject
Original Poster
#3 Old 3rd Jan 2007 at 8:49 PM Last edited by Atavera (retired) : 3rd Jan 2007 at 11:21 PM.
Default BEDS and KIDS STUFF
COMFORT - BEDS
  • Floor Mattress - Single + Double
  • Metal Loft Bed
  • Metal Bunk Beds: Bottom, Top, Single + "Prison" Recolours
  • Anti-Gravity Ceiling Beds: Single + Double
  • Coffin Bed + Recolours

COMFORT - MISC
  • Beach Towel

KIDS
  • Toddler Floor Blanket v.2 (with autonomous "Sleep" interaction)
  • Baby Floor Blanket
  • Coffin Crib
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar FloorMattress_Single+Double.rar (73.6 KB, 22498 downloads)
File Type: rar MetalLoftBed.rar (91.1 KB, 14134 downloads)
File Type: rar MetalBunkBed_Bottom+Top+Single+Recolours.rar (403.5 KB, 17914 downloads)
File Type: rar AntigravityCeilingBed_Single+Double.rar (116.1 KB, 5880 downloads)
File Type: rar CoffinBed+Recolours.rar (206.5 KB, 6675 downloads)
File Type: rar BeachTowel.rar (81.7 KB, 11013 downloads)
File Type: rar ToddlerFloorBlanket_V2.rar (6.6 KB, 27094 downloads)
File Type: rar BabyFloorBlanket.rar (6.0 KB, 19616 downloads)
File Type: rar CoffinCrib.rar (104.7 KB, 7385 downloads)

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Test Subject
Original Poster
#4 Old 3rd Jan 2007 at 8:50 PM Last edited by Atavera (retired) : 20th Jan 2007 at 4:52 PM.
Default Neon Signs
NEON WALL LAMPS - [NL REQUIRED]
  • Neon "MTS2" Sign
  • Neon "ModYourLlama2" Sign
  • Neon Alphabet Signs + Recolours
  • Neon Shop Signs (25 generic signs)
  • Neon Shop Signs (16 real brands - no screenshots) UPD 20 Jan 07 to include two new "Real Brand" signs

NOTES
Atavera has created many neon shop signs depicting real commercial brands; but then he removed them because he didn't want to advertise real firms.
Therefore, in an effort to respect his desire, for the "real brands" neon signs are NOT provided any screenshots, nor is provided a list of the brand names included in the attached file.
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar Neon-MTS2Sign_NL.rar (87.0 KB, 9946 downloads)
File Type: rar Neon-ModYourLlama2_NL.rar (145.8 KB, 7623 downloads)
File Type: rar Neon-Alphabet+Recolours_NL.rar (1.00 MB, 19654 downloads)
File Type: rar Neon-ShopSigns_Generic_NL.rar (1.13 MB, 14808 downloads)
File Type: rar Neon-ShopSigns_RealBrands_NL.rar (1.31 MB, 14518 downloads)

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Test Subject
Original Poster
#5 Old 3rd Jan 2007 at 8:50 PM Last edited by Atavera (retired) : 7th Jan 2007 at 6:52 PM. Reason: Updated Sonic Shower
Default Electronics + Plumbing
ELECTRONICS - SMALL
  • SimTronics Table Telephone + Recolours [UNI required]

ELECTRONICS - MISC
  • BugZapper - Ceiling mounted (not hacked)
  • BugZapper - Standing (hacked)

PLUMBING - SHOWERS
  • Sonic Shower + Recolours ( Added Finnish and Italian translations)


NOTES
The "Standing BugZapper" is labeled as "hacked", but it's not a global hack, i.e. it's NOT unknowingly included in the uploaded lots (unless you purposely put it in the lot, of course), and it does NOT affect any other object or sim in your game. The BugZapper is "hacked" in the sense that it can boost the motives of the sim who is interacting with it.
Warning: the Standing BugZapper may kill your sim! In order to prevent it, turn on the life protection via the pie menu.
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar TableTelephone+Recolours.rar (188.0 KB, 5986 downloads)
File Type: rar BugZapper_Ceiling.rar (40.6 KB, 4073 downloads)
File Type: rar BugZapper_Standing.rar (44.0 KB, 3543 downloads)
File Type: rar SonicShower.rar (210.7 KB, 5546 downloads)

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Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 3rd Jan 2007 at 8:50 PM Last edited by Numenor : 7th Jan 2009 at 2:48 PM. Reason: Updated Prison Door
Default Build + BodyShop stuff
WHAT'S NEW
07 Jan 2009 - UPDATED: Prison Door. Inge Jones has updated the prison door to be fully recolourable (in the older version, only the frame could be recoloured). Download the new version from Post #6.
NOTE: Though the prison door & windows can be used on normal walls, they don't let light flow through them; a good workaround is using the special Prison Walls.


DOORS & WINDOWS
  • Prison Bars (window) and Prison Door
  • One-Way Mirror (main mirror + left & right frames)

BODYSHOP STUFF
  • Witchdoctor Mask (Accessory)
  • Medium-Wavy hair (Adult Male): Mesh + Black recolour
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar Prison_Door+Window.rar (139.6 KB, 8105 downloads)
File Type: rar OneWayMirror.rar (13.4 KB, 4932 downloads)
File Type: rar WitchdoctorMaskAccessory.rar (40.7 KB, 1740 downloads)
File Type: rar Hair_AM_MediumWavy_MESH+BlackRecolour.rar (516.3 KB, 3419 downloads)

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Test Subject
#7 Old 3rd Jan 2007 at 10:12 PM
!WowĄ It's simply... FANTASTIC!!! Congratulations ^-^
Test Subject
Original Poster
#8 Old 3rd Jan 2007 at 10:35 PM Last edited by Atavera (retired) : 3rd Jan 2007 at 11:21 PM.
Please tell us if you have other objects not listed here!

If you notice malfunctions or bugs, let us know, too: though no support is granted on these objects, some modder can volunteer to fix it; in any case, you will help other users, who can avoid using faulty objects.

Atavera (retired) and Atavera are unattended accounts: do not send PM nor try to contact them; post your question on the proper threads, instead.

Since Atavera has retired from modding, no support is granted on his creations.
Test Subject
#9 Old 3rd Jan 2007 at 10:44 PM
Thank you, your skills will be missed.

"Red meat and gin." ...Julia Child, when asked at age 87 to what she attributed her longevity.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 3rd Jan 2007 at 11:20 PM
I don't have any other items by Atavera but I think it might be useful to add an explaination of how to change guitar recolors in game to the instruments post. They don't show up in the buy section and instead need to be picked using the design tool after purchase. My recolors post has a picture that you can use if you want to illustrate the point.

Other than that thanks for putting this all back up together.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 12:17 AM
in the post with the musical instruments and the photo of alexi laiho's guitar, you spelt his name wrong. just thought i'd point that out =)

however, everything else is awesome. i was wondering when his stuff would be available again.
Test Subject
#12 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 12:19 AM
I *THINK* I might have a desk type thing that goes in a studio. Where the mix the sounds..... I'll have a look next time I start up my game.

"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." - Erica Jong
"To conquer death you only have to die." -Jesus Christ from ALW's Jesus Christ Superstar
Test Subject
Original Poster
#13 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 12:51 AM
Jenfold - Thanks for the suggestion; I've added the info in the post (I've used your own graphics )

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Test Subject
#14 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 2:53 AM
Your sonic shower has always been my favorite. Thanks, and best wishes to you!
Inventor
#15 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 3:24 AM
Thank you so much for bring the your awesome objects back and You will be missed thank you for everything that you have done to this community
Moderator of Extreme Limericks
staff: senior moderator
#16 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 3:39 AM
Thank you very much for taking the time to save and organize all of this! I have Atavera's Contrabass in my game, and I never realized how much other high quality content Atavera had created. Thanks a million!

There's always money in the banana stand.
Instructor
#17 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 3:41 AM
Thank you so much Avatera, there are unforgettable people here, and you will always be one of them.

Thank you again Avatera for making the Luna 'Spirit of the Night' Guitar. I never thought you would actually do the request! :P

Lots of luff,

stupiddog.:P
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 5:00 AM Last edited by Blacksmith2 : 4th Jan 2007 at 6:27 AM.
in the guitar psot you wrote now instead of know but apart from that great works and thanks. might just be me but the recolours arnt downloading well.
Test Subject
#19 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 5:22 AM
Super... thank you!!!

Forza Italia!!
.::. Campioni del mondo 2006 .::.
Mad Poster
#20 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 5:32 AM
Yuppy, thank you for letting all of us to use them freely. It would have been sad not being able to upload lots with those awsome signs or guitars.

View my other downloads on MTS

www.mintrubbing.org
Forum Resident
#21 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 5:52 AM
great stuff
i already had most of it
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 6:08 AM
Thank you for putting this all in one place!
Test Subject
#23 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 7:33 AM
this is great stuff!

The post about the neon signs says that no "real brands" would be in the screenshot, but there's one for Budweiser and one for Fender.. is that a mistake or am I just missing something?

Cheers for posting this though, and thanks for sharing all this old stuff and not just deleting it like some others have done upon retiring!
Test Subject
#24 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 8:05 AM Last edited by johnhutch11 : 5th Jan 2007 at 12:25 AM. Reason: Forgot File
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atavera (retired)
Please tell us if you have other objects not listed here!

If you notice malfunctions or bugs, let us know, too: though no support is granted on these objects, some modder can volunteer to fix it; in any case, you will help other users, who can avoid using faulty objects.


Not sure where to post this, but here is the charvelSanDimas version 4 and a Charvel V4.
Field Researcher
#25 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 8:39 AM
Thank you, Atavera, for all the fun you've added to our game, and best of luck with everything you do!
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