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Picked upload! Maxis "Lost & Found" #3: Five Studio Lamps *UPD 08feb08*

by Numenor Posted 27th Dec 2004 at 9:25 PM - Updated 9th Oct 2008 at 2:31 PM by -Maylin-
76 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
MAXIS LOST & FOUND #3: FIVE "STUDIO" LAMPS
UPDATED 08 FEB 2008: added four more lamps

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I always feel a little weird when editing very old threads like this one... -

As per request by Aramis, I've decided to extract all the other Studio lamps (they are five in total). Of course, I'm aware that other users have already extracted them, but of course mine are somewhat different...
Here are the other Studio Lamps posted at MTS2:
  • "2 Studio Lamps" by Targa: these are full clones and therefore are much bigger (in file size) than mine and contain duplicated resources; and of course they are only 2...
  • "Maxis based modern wall lights" by Ailias: this is a full clone for the Umbrella lamp only.
  • "Maxis Studio Lamps" by Psyckotic: this is a collection, not actual objects; Aramis reported it not to work with BV. However, the collections are perfectly compatible with my lamps: if you install my lamps, using Psyckotik's collection will pick from the catalog my improved lamps, not the standard ones.
  • "229 ingame Maxis objects in collection files" by Frillen: these are collections, too; they contain 229 objects, so if you are interested only in the Studio Lamps it might be hard to find them These collections, too, are compatible with my lamps.

Compared to the lamps above, my lamps have the following added features:
  • They are compatible with any game, including BV.
  • They are neither collections nor full clones: they're "partial clones", meaning that the package contains only the resources really needed, without duplicating anything already existing in game.
  • They are fully recolourable, with the added bonus that they are all enslaved together: just create one recolour and it will apply to all the lamps at once!

I've kept the very same package name as the old Umbrella lamp, in order to make it overwrite the older file; therefore, even if the package name mentions only the Umbrella lamp, don't worry: it contains all the five lamps

All the five lamps can be found in the Buy Mode catalog, in section Lighting -> Misc



(Original post follows)
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While browsing the many packages nested into TS2 system folders, I found this Floor Lamp that Maxis forgot to include in the catalog.
This lamp is fully functional, its catalog descriptions are multilingual and everything is perfect... except it doesn't appear in the catalog!

Luckily I've found it, because it's a really beautiful lamp... It reminds me the Studios in TS1 Superstar! :mrpantha:

Instructions: just unpack into your download folder; you'll find the Umbrella Studio Lamp in the catalog, section Floor Lamps Lighting -> Misc.

Enjoy!

Numenor
Style: Modern
Room: Living Study
Maxis Flags: Unlocked

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Numenor(MTS2)_UmbrellaStudioLight.zip 552.1 KB 35,519 27th Dec 2004
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: 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: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
4. CEP Required: The CEP is necessary for this download to work. Make sure that you have the newest version of the CEP installed. Get it here: The Official CEP Download.


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Test Subject
#26 Old 1st Jan 2005 at 8:19 PM
Oh Yeah!! That's what I'm Talking About!! Bring on the finds baby!!!
Field Researcher
#27 Old 2nd Jan 2005 at 12:54 PM
Great find thank you :thumb:
The ModFather
staff: retired moderator
Original Poster
#28 Old 3rd Jan 2005 at 3:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mutantbunny
Numenor: I love this lamp. But it came up in my game as a conflicting GUID (thru SimPE.) I loaded it anyway and it loaded fine....wondering what is actually happening with the GUID conflict...?

Also: I have been trying to find where I downloaded the hidden wall that looked like it was inner wall framing. Did you find that too? If so where can I find it. I've searched thru the forum and with the Engine but I can't turn it up again. It also had a problem and won't let me load HC--so I dumped it and now I want it back. Help?


Sorry for answering you this late, but lately I had much work to do...!

The conflicting GUID is not a problem: in order to let the lamp appear in the catalog, I had to "clone" the original Object data, along with its GUID, and alter only the catalog displacement values. But the original Object Data is still into the objects.package, so SimPE gets confused and alerts you about a GUID that conflicts... with itself!

As for the wall, I really don't know what you are talking about... Sorry!
Instructor
#29 Old 3rd Jan 2005 at 8:30 AM
ooooh la la la !! :thumb:
Guest
#30 Old 3rd Jan 2005 at 9:31 AM
Default Brain Damage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mutantbunny
Also: I have been trying to find where I downloaded the hidden wall that looked like it was inner wall framing. Did you find that too? If so where can I find it. I've searched thru the forum and with the Engine but I can't turn it up again. It also had a problem and won't let me load HC--so I dumped it and now I want it back. Help?


I think you are looking for the Brain Damage Eclipse Wall found by wes_h
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 4th Jan 2005 at 6:18 AM
Looks great , but whats maxis lost and found 1 and 2? I can't find the theards
The ModFather
staff: retired moderator
Original Poster
#32 Old 4th Jan 2005 at 4:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sims2DW
Looks great , but whats maxis lost and found 1 and 2? I can't find the theards


Here are the links:

Maxis "Lost & Found" #1

Maxis "Lost & Found" #2

But don't expect anything as cute as this lamp...!
Test Subject
#33 Old 6th Jan 2005 at 8:51 PM
This isn't the CAS lamp because that one is part of the whole set. The whole set is one object. There are basically 2 objects in CAS besides the window: one for the picture taking area (cameras, background, etc.) and one for the building your sims side (mirror, wall pictures, etc.). But my point is that this isn't that one, just fyi. Nice find.
Forum Resident
#34 Old 7th Jan 2005 at 9:52 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tdillo
I think you are looking for the Brain Damage Eclipse Wall found by wes_h



Thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
#35 Old 16th Feb 2005 at 10:16 PM
Way cool! I always wonder why on earth they hid stuff like this. Maybe they just know people out there love digging a few things out of the game.
Mesh Maestro
#36 Old 16th Feb 2005 at 10:34 PM Last edited by JWoods : 16th Feb 2005 at 10:35 PM. Reason: typo
it does look a bit like the CAS light (I spend to much time in the CAS lot LOL) but its cool and still a good find...
I also spend a lot of time searching packages for something hidden or unique..

Thanks for sharing your findings...
Field Researcher
#37 Old 16th Feb 2005 at 11:23 PM
wouldn't this be nice for an art studio, too? thanks for this.
Test Subject
#38 Old 4th Apr 2005 at 12:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Misty_2004
Way cool! I always wonder why on earth they hid stuff like this. Maybe they just know people out there love digging a few things out of the game.



NOTE: 'Sims 2 - The Game' has not shipped yet... What you have installed is...

'Sims 2 - The Opening Credits Manufacturing Tool' - Crippled Demo Version.

TS2-Game will ship in 7 installments over the next few years, cunningly disguised as 'expansion packs' for TS2-CreditsTool.

Hope this helps!
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 5th Apr 2005 at 12:33 AM
<sarcasm>Dude, do you work for EA or something?!</sarcasm>

It's soooo true... and if you look at it, the "groovy" and "medieval" themes were both included in Living Large, Sims EP1
Test Subject
#40 Old 8th Apr 2005 at 12:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kassarc16
<sarcasm>Dude, do you work for EA or something?!</sarcasm>

It's soooo true... and if you look at it, the "groovy" and "medieval" themes were both included in Living Large, Sims EP1


Hell, watch the tv in the sims

SBN - sim hospital, two of the career rewards as props, another in the simmayors speech, simvac and energizer plus superhero and villain costumes in 'mighty morphing poswe sims' over on kidstv.

On the subject of the studio lamp, actually there are FOUR...

Lamp Floor Studio Umbrella diffuser
Box diffuser
Boom lamp
Barn Door

In simpe, the object cloning tool, browse down the 'grouped objects' list past all the normal categories to 'other' where the cars and meals are and you will find the 4 studio lights.
Test Subject
#41 Old 28th Jun 2005 at 9:32 AM
thanks for this I allways wondered why maxis gave us a
camera without studiolight it seemed kinda dumb! Thanks again
The ModFather
staff: retired moderator
Original Poster
#42 Old 28th Jun 2005 at 9:47 AM
Actually, the camera came with the University EP, and this lamp has always been hidden into the standard game.
In the EP there are more hidden studio lamp (an entire set!): browse the download forum (lighting section) and you'll find them (I don't remember who posted them).
Field Researcher
#43 Old 5th Jul 2005 at 11:28 AM
it is beautiful, thanks for finding it, I am going to put it in your tree house, thanks.
Forum Resident
#44 Old 10th Jul 2005 at 2:03 AM
amazing! You are great for finding this and uploading it for us! I wonder why they didn't include it when everything is perfectly fine with it.. Maybe they just wanted people like you to have fun looking for it hehe.
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 13th Jul 2005 at 7:44 PM
I have a sim in the photography career path that I downloaded. This would be perfect for them, thanks for sharing Numenor.
Test Subject
#46 Old 22nd Nov 2005 at 3:41 PM
Hawt!! Great for talk-show movies!
Lab Assistant
#47 Old 3rd Dec 2005 at 4:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simfull Serpent
NOTE: 'Sims 2 - The Game' has not shipped yet... What you have installed is...

'Sims 2 - The Opening Credits Manufacturing Tool' - Crippled Demo Version.

TS2-Game will ship in 7 installments over the next few years, cunningly disguised as 'expansion packs' for TS2-CreditsTool.

Hope this helps!


Freakin EA, always trying to stuff their fingers into ALL the pies.. :swear: ..and then eat them...........as if they havent got enough money as it is, :cranky:
thanks to numenor for such a good find, where would we be without him guys?! :bow2:

Professional 3D designer (MAYA, 3D Studio Max) & Texture artist- Always happy to help !xx
Test Subject
#48 Old 27th Dec 2005 at 4:08 AM
Now that I think of it, doesnt the CAS waiting area remind you of the Photography set from The Sims 1 Superstar? (Minus the whinny photographer )
Field Researcher
#49 Old 4th Jan 2006 at 10:22 PM
u are a genius.thx for ur amazing finds and creations u give us
all the best!

DON`T TAKE CREDIT FOR MY WORK!
You may use my work but please give proper credit.
Lab Assistant
#50 Old 9th Jan 2006 at 7:28 AM
I guess this is my second time posting something, not really though. I have, but I have been doing it in quick reply. Sorry folks. I want to say thank you though. I have been saying in other posts that these ideas I am getting really help me to be a better simmer.

This is my confessional. Bye!
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