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

by generalzoi Posted 14th May 2006 at 9:57 PM - Updated 15th May 2006 at 5:35 PM by generalzoi
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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.
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.


Notes:
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 6,908 14th May 2006
BackSpinedFin.rar 87.9 KB 6,427 14th May 2006
FaceSpinedFins.rar 53.4 KB 6,435 14th May 2006
HeadSpinedFin.rar 63.8 KB 6,618 14th May 2006
LegSpinedFins.rar 86.8 KB 6,418 14th May 2006
WebbedFingers.rar 40.9 KB 6,302 14th May 2006
ArmFins.rar 25.5 KB 5,762 14th May 2006
BackFin.rar 25.5 KB 5,726 14th May 2006
LegsFins.rar 22.3 KB 5,321 14th May 2006
RhinoHorns.rar 54.3 KB 4,419 14th May 2006
ScorpionTail.rar 76.9 KB 4,692 14th May 2006
CrabLegs.rar 178.6 KB 4,920 14th May 2006
HandPinchers.rar 47.8 KB 4,561 14th May 2006
AnimalPt1All.rar 854.3 KB 11,626 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\

-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


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Test Subject
#2 Old 14th May 2006 at 10:18 PM
Great stuff! I love it.



BTW, where did you get the shark skin? The 2nd fish pic. It looks like a shark skin.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 14th May 2006 at 10:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geist
BTW, where did you get the shark skin? The 2nd fish pic. It looks like a shark skin.


Yeah, I'd love to know where you got the green gill lady's skintone,too. These look great!

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Instructor
#4 Old 14th May 2006 at 10:47 PM
I totally understand waht you mean with the requests thing. A lot of people think that they're request is simple and easy and will only take you a few days..a lot of people are pretty impatient too. It's also annoying that when you say you take requests, it doesn't mean that you'll make it, just because someone asked you for it. Taking requests and saying that you'll make them are two completely different things.

I really appreviate all the hard word you've put into this. They are realyl great.

Thanks a lot.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 14th May 2006 at 11:02 PM
wow thats soooo different but I like it ^_^

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Forum Resident
#6 Old 14th May 2006 at 11:06 PM
I LOVE YOU! Thanks very much for these.
Scholar
#7 Old 14th May 2006 at 11:08 PM
Love it! Eee Scorpions! I hate Scorpions! *rubs* I got stung by them too many times

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 14th May 2006 at 11:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MooreSpino
Yeah, I'd love to know where you got the green gill lady's skintone,too. These look great!


So seriously, they're both just skintones I did real quick to match the accessories. They're not complete, and I didn't even think about uploading them. But I seem to be getting requests for them, so I'll probably go back and finish them and upload them here.

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Mad Poster
#9 Old 14th May 2006 at 11:17 PM
These look absolutely amazing and must have taken you hours if not weeks to create but the spike on the end of the scorpion tale faces the wrong way. It should face towards the sim, not away. Aww, I hope this doesn't sound like I'm nagging cos I don't mean to. I'm trying to give helpful and positive criticism.

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Field Researcher
#10 Old 14th May 2006 at 11:29 PM
How weird.. I like the rhino one best, thanks.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#11 Old 14th May 2006 at 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Menaceman44
These look absolutely amazing and must have taken you hours if not weeks to create but the spike on the end of the scorpion tale faces the wrong way. It should face towards the sim, not away. Aww, I hope this doesn't sound like I'm nagging cos I don't mean to. I'm trying to give helpful and positive criticism.


Not at all. Only, see, it's hard for me to tell which way it should point. I looked at lots of conflicting images, most of them drawn, not photgraphed. But check this one out: http://www.southwestwildlife.org/fa...ts/scorpion.jpg. The tail is bent downwards, but if it were standing up it would face the same way as mine. It's possible I should have bent the spike, but I didn't. Oh well.

I'm not trying to nag either, I would just really prefer it if I hadn't messed that one up.

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Supreme Social Simmer
#12 Old 15th May 2006 at 12:02 AM
Hey gz, I almost forgot about this project. I'm glad you took my suggestions and brought them all to life, now I can work on some zodiak Sims. I may have some more ideas for you if your intrested.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 15th May 2006 at 12:15 AM
haha! now i can make evil crab people!! *evil grin* thankies!

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Field Researcher
#14 Old 15th May 2006 at 11:35 AM
WOW! It L00Ks freak'n COOOOL! thanx alot
Test Subject
#15 Old 15th May 2006 at 3:07 PM
OMG OMG OMG OMG Hi you finished this is so amazing and you have worked so hord on them. "Jumps for joy* These are super and I can't wait to play!!!! Thanks so much for all your hard work and I am so excited. Thanks 100xxxxxxs take care Deb
Test Subject
#16 Old 15th May 2006 at 6:03 PM
OMG i love them man!thank you

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Lab Assistant
#17 Old 15th May 2006 at 6:42 PM
Thanks Zoi for all your wonderfull work!
Mad Poster
#18 Old 15th May 2006 at 8:28 PM Last edited by Menaceman44 : 15th May 2006 at 8:47 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by generalzoi
I looked at lots of conflicting images, most of them drawn, not photgraphed. But check this one out: http://www.southwestwildlife.org/fa...ts/scorpion.jpg. The tail is bent downwards, but if it were standing up it would face the same way as mine. It's possible I should have bent the spike, but I didn't. Oh well.


After looking at your link I see that you have done it correctly. My bad. I think it is just because it's not bent over.

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Lab Assistant
#19 Old 16th May 2006 at 12:36 AM
I love the anphibious people. You are amazing!

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Test Subject
#20 Old 16th May 2006 at 7:24 AM
May I be the first to say.......CRAAAAAAB PEOPLE, CRAAAAAB PEOPLE, LOOK LIKE CRAB TASTE LIKE PEOPLE, CRAAAAB PEOPLE.
Test Subject
#21 Old 17th May 2006 at 3:48 PM
OMG,OMG,OMG,OMG...*squeels like a little girl* these are FAB. Love them these will work perfectly...for our underwater neigbor hood we're working on...

HPLA
Test Subject
#22 Old 19th May 2006 at 9:39 AM
very cool! thanks for sharing :D
Test Subject
#23 Old 19th May 2006 at 10:59 PM
These are great! Are you working on more like these? If so, what are the projects now?
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Original Poster
#24 Old 20th May 2006 at 5:33 PM
I am not currently working on more animal accessories. Actually, I haven't decided what project I'm going to do next because I just got the motherboard on my computer replaced yesterday, and I couldn't work on it for a week before that. But I do know it's not going to be this kind of thing again just yet.

Come hang out with me and SynapticSim at The Lair
Test Subject
#25 Old 21st May 2006 at 1:26 PM
These. So. Totally. ROCK!!!

Okay, honestly, I probably don't have any use for the crab parts, but still, if I did, I'd be in heaven.

You do such good work. No mere praise is adequate.

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