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Picked upload! The Numenorean Hibernation Cell (Aspiration reward OR Buyable) - *UPD 08 NOV 2006*

by Numenor Posted 31st Oct 2005 at 12:03 AM - Updated 17th Nov 2008 at 12:14 PM by -Maylin-
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
08 NOV 2006: ADDED BUYABLE VERSION. Many users asked me for a version of the Hibernator buyable from the catalog; at first I resisted, because I think it's a nice idea to have it as an aspiration reward. But anyway, if people want to buy it from the catalog, well, here is the buyable versio
NOTE: YOU CAN'T HAVE BOTH! Choose either the Aspiration Reward OR the buyable version. The buyable version is attached to this post, in the archive "Hibernator_main_(BUYABLE).rar". Install it as usual (the QX works fine, too). Once installed it, the buyable Hibernator can be found in the normal Buy Mode catalog, in the section Misc/Misc, at a price of 15,500 (sorry, but you have to earn it anyway! ).

08 NOV 2006: Also ADDED a new "Glass" recolour made by CyberBob: it's more transparent then mine, and has a transparent base, too (not only the door).

11 SEPT 2006: FIXED the bug that caused the children to sit on the floor after exiting the Hibernator; also improved compatibility with other hacks involving beds by removing the categorizaton of the Hibernator as "bed".
Thanks to TwoJeffs for both bug-fixes.

21 JUNE 2006: Added Finnish translation (thanks Kissamies)

22 APR 2006: Added Spanish translation (thanks HarlotBoy) and Italian translation

27 DEC 2005: FIXED the "jump" bug that occurred when cancelling the "Hibernate" interaction while the sim was still walking toward the Hibernator.

You want to have 10 children and an entire life isn't enough? You want to meet your grand-grand-grand-nephew? Just take a "nap" into the Numenorean Hibernation Cell!

I'm very proud of this object (though it isn't perfect ), because it's definitely the project that I worked on for the longest time.
I've made a completely new animated mesh (created from scratch), heavily modified the BHAVs, edited and adjusted the animations, enabled the colour options... A special thanks to Inge Jones for having pointed me in the right direction with the BHAV that saves/restores the age of the sim.

The Hibernator functions: you can send your sims to hibernate for a chosen time (from 1 day to 1 month); the sim will enter the hibernator (obviously naked: have you ever been hibernated with your clothes on? ) and will stay there in life suspension: no aging, no needs, nothing! If you don't manually interrupt the hibernation, by deleting the action from the command queue, the sim will automatically "wake up" when the chosen time has finished.
The hibernator takes care of all the body's needs (all the stats will slowly increase during the hibernation); only drawback: the sims will feel lonely into the hibernation cell, and their "social" will slowly decrease; the more they stay in, the more they will need social interactions when they wake up.
I suggest to put the Hibernators in a quiet place: though hibernated, the sims don't like noise, music and such (a "thought balloon" will be displayed if a sound disturb them).

Installation: put the package(s) in the downloads folder. You will find the Hibernator among the Aspiration Rewards, not in the normal catalog!

Additional data
The objects that I've cloned, in order to create the Hibernator, were the cheap single bed and the coffin, though very little still remains of both of them.
The Hibernator works in every game, even without EPs, is recolourable, and is shipped in three colours: blue (default), pink and transparent glass.
The mesh is only 822 faces / 584 verts (= very low, for an object of these dimensions).
If you are going to create recolours for the "metal" cover, be sure to recolour the separate "plaque" texture".

Known bugs
I said it's not perfect
1) When the Hibernator is used by a child, the animation of the door isn't perfectly synchronized with the body movement, and the child's body sometimes peeks out of the door (this happens only when entering and exiting: the hibernation itself has no glitches).
2) FIXED (Was: As soon as the child exits the hibernator, he suddenly sits down to the floor; this happens in Nighlife only)
3) FIXED (Was: If you order a sim to hibernate and cancel the action before he reached the hibernator, an error occurs (the sim will "jump"); there's nothing to worry about, though).
Style: Contemporary Sci-Fi
Room: Bedroom Study
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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
Hibernator_recolour_Pink.rar 59.9 KB 30,578 31st Oct 2005
Hibernator_recolour_Glass.rar 8.1 KB 42,638 31st Oct 2005
Hibernator_main.rar 118.0 KB 38,617 27th Dec 2005
Hibernator_main_(BUYABLE).rar 118.0 KB 32,417 8th Nov 2006
Hybernator_recolour_CyberBob-Glass.rar 2.4 KB 22,358 8th Nov 2006
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/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\

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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


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