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Picked upload! Animal Pack Pt. 1 (Plus Some Announcements)

by generalzoi Posted 14th May 2006 at 10:57 PM - Updated 15th May 2006 at 6:35 PM by generalzoi
41 Comments / replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts, 1 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I had to split this one into two. This part contains 13 animorphic accessories.

I didn't really know how to do this with so many accessories, so they're grouped according to the sim modeling them

First off, we have the green gill girl modeling the spined fins, which attach to the head, face, arms, legs, and back, and the webbed fingers.

Shark boy down there is modeling the regular fins, which attach to the back, arms, and legs.

Then we have the rhino horn, which attaches to the head, and the scorpion tail is, well, a tail, and thusly attaches to the lower back.

We also have a crab lady, with crab legs that attach to the back and hand pinchers, who was a pain in the butt to take screenshots of.

These accessories will stay on all the time, even in the shower. They can all be worn with other accessories, but you can only wear one on each part of the body at a time. For example, you can't wear the arm spined fins and regular arm fins at the same time.

All of these accessories are toddler-elder, except the webbed fingers and hand pinchers. I was having major problems with the hands, especially the ring finger, and I couldn't make them work. They don't work perfectly even now, but they were as close as I could get. The webbed fingers are from teen-elder, and the hand pinchers are for young adult-elder. They are all for both male and female.

Also, because there are so many accessories, I've include a .rar containing the .rars for all of them, so you can get them all at once.

Redistribution Policy: Recolor at will, but do not redistribute the mesh without permission. All recolors should link back to this post. Do not upload to any paysites, and do not upload to the Exchange. I know they're pretty much nonexistant, but feel free to use any color I include with my meshes in your own creations, as long as credit is given and a link to the mesh is provided. All content is by Maxis or me.

And for the announcements. First of all, I apologize to everyone who requested the stuff in this pack and the other part of it. I had no idea it would take so long.

I'm also having a lot of computer problems lately, so that's why I've been uploading so sporadically. These huge packs aren't helping. My next upload is going to have one accessory, I swear. And there's school and family and everything else.

So this is where I announce that I'm no longer taking any requests. I've always been very open to requests, but it's starting to catch up to me. I'm working very slowly nowadays, and people who make requests usually seem to think they'll get their accessories in a matter of days, when in truth it may take me months to get to it. I still have quite a backlog of requests, and hopefully I'll still be able to do them all one day, but I have no idea when.

Also, feel free to ask for recolors of my stuff, but don't ask me for them. I do my best to make the texture map as simple and functional as possible, so give it a go on your own or get someone else to do it for you. This isn't actually anything new, I'm just saying it so the people who ask for recolors won't think I'm just ignoring them. I kinda am, but that's because I don't do that.

And finally, I'm going to be going back and updating a number of my old accessories. I'm learning more and more all the time, which is great, but the downside is that I didn't know this stuff before. I don't want to upload a whole new post since a lot of them are already linked to from elsewhere, so if you've downloaded a lot of my stuff be sure to check my profile every so often. When I update something I'll change the title to say "UPDATED 5-14-06" or whatever.

I think that's everything. Enjoy.

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
ArmSpinedFins.rar 94.4 KB 7,006 14th May 2006
BackSpinedFin.rar 87.9 KB 6,514 14th May 2006
FaceSpinedFins.rar 53.4 KB 6,518 14th May 2006
HeadSpinedFin.rar 63.8 KB 6,705 14th May 2006
LegSpinedFins.rar 86.8 KB 6,504 14th May 2006
WebbedFingers.rar 40.9 KB 6,390 14th May 2006
ArmFins.rar 25.5 KB 5,844 14th May 2006
BackFin.rar 25.5 KB 5,813 14th May 2006
LegsFins.rar 22.3 KB 5,395 14th May 2006
RhinoHorns.rar 54.3 KB 4,476 14th May 2006
ScorpionTail.rar 76.9 KB 4,754 14th May 2006
CrabLegs.rar 178.6 KB 4,976 14th May 2006
HandPinchers.rar 47.8 KB 4,625 14th May 2006
AnimalPt1All.rar 854.3 KB 11,804 14th May 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\


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

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Test Subject
#26 Old 23rd May 2006 at 7:36 PM
These are great.
Well done!
Test Subject
#27 Old 29th May 2006 at 7:13 AM
Wow.... those are amazing... especially the crab parts!... you are AMAZING! have fun! lol
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 2nd Jun 2006 at 8:09 AM
Just read you signature and I thought I'd say I seem to be called she all the time!!!!

These are all Excellent parts and I'd like to say I can do recolours should anyone desire them

P.S. sorry i didn't leave a message sooner I downloaded quite a while ago and it bugged me that i didn't

If by any chance you wish to use any recolour I have produced in something you are going to upload do feel free.
Test Subject
#29 Old 27th Jun 2006 at 1:19 AM
Is it possible to do some recolors like blue maybe for the fin collection plz.
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Original Poster
#30 Old 27th Jun 2006 at 4:45 PM
Originally Posted by generalzoi
Also, feel free to ask for recolors of my stuff, but don't ask me for them.

Please read the post before you ask for things.

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Test Subject
#31 Old 14th Aug 2006 at 7:20 PM
Amazing. You are very talented. Now my neighbourhoods can be even weirder! Thank you for all the hard work that you put into these, even though you had a lot on your plate.
Test Subject
#32 Old 30th May 2007 at 7:21 AM
Your are awesome. That is all I can say

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Lab Assistant
#33 Old 9th Aug 2007 at 7:43 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 10th Aug 2007 at 6:22 AM. Reason: is thanks
These look great!! You totally rock Thanks!

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Test Subject
#34 Old 29th Nov 2007 at 9:27 AM
I tried to use these, but when I play the game, they show up in different areas where they aren't supposed to be, and they are a solid blue color.
Test Subject
#35 Old 5th Jun 2008 at 2:32 AM
Could you maybe make a turtle shell? or a ladybug shell

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Test Subject
#36 Old 9th Feb 2009 at 6:43 PM
cool i'll soon make evil animals *evil face* just kidding
i love how you design the creatures zoi thx alot!
Test Subject
#37 Old 24th Mar 2009 at 12:12 AM Last edited by Shalerdude0320 : 24th Mar 2009 at 2:49 AM. Reason: Fixed Problem
Originally Posted by shalerdude0320
My gill lady fins, crab parts, and shark parts all flash blue in the game. It is not happening with any other part exept a recolor of the fins that go along with a lizard creature. Could it be because of the recolors?

I fixed it. I found that I could only install the recolor for either the spiked fin or the whole fin. If I installed both, the parts would flash blue.
Test Subject
#38 Old 11th Dec 2009 at 11:09 PM
-fixed it-

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Lab Assistant
#39 Old 23rd Feb 2010 at 5:22 PM
I use these all of the time. Thanks for marking these so long ago...

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Lab Assistant
#40 Old 28th Apr 2012 at 3:48 PM Last edited by kittcat92 : 29th Apr 2012 at 3:25 AM.
downloaded twice but they are not showing up
EDIT: never mind I found the issue for whatever reason I had to extract the files individually instead of just once from the group file

Frankly my dear I'd rather be playing sims :P
Test Subject
#41 Old 10th Jul 2014 at 9:06 PM
Really good idea:-)
Test Subject
#42 Old 4th Jan 2015 at 9:08 AM
The second model....Sharkboy?Hmm.... Any connection???
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