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Featured upload! Treadle Sewing Machine with Creativity and $$

by cokenasmile Posted 8th Aug 2006 at 6:44 AM - Updated 7th Dec 2008 at 9:11 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
The Treadle Sewing Machine will increase a Sim’s creativity and may be used by children through elders. I made this from the Maxis piano and it borrows the animations from there. You need at least one Expansion Pack (EP) plus the base game for the EP's version. The Base Game version works only in the base game. Do NOT install both!
*EDIT*: I have now uploaded a "No Frills" version for Maxon that does NOT have the $$ payout but does still add creativity points. This is for EP only and has different file names and GUID's so it can live happily along side the other EP version. It costs $500. It is named "cokenasmileTrdleEPnf.rar"

***NOTICE: It has been confirmed that the EP versions do not work if you have university only. There is a University version now available that does not pay out (no frills) but it does also work with NL+OFB. It will not overwrite other files or replace other versions. It is the "cokenasmileUNItrdl.rar" file.***

I changed the animations played to look more like sewing. This will appear under Living Room and Misc and under Hobbies. It costs $550 for EP’s and $450 for the base game. Your sim will gain $1000 for every creativity skill point earned on it.

I changed the pie menu for this item to allow your Sim to “Sew”. The piano music is disabled so you won’t hear that during the animations. I was not able to take out the pie menu option of “Perform/Jazz/Rock/Country”, but if you choose them, they fade away (your Sim would rather sew anyway). So, the sewing machine does not play music, but any piano’s you have will still be just fine and play as normal.

Maxis piano had: 3210 faces and 4220 vertices
Treadle Machine: 3254 faces and 3447 vertices

BigThanks to for their Tutorials, help, and/or encouragement:
boblishman
Numenor
JWoods
tiggerypum
Echo: Programmer’s guide to BHAV’s tutorial and Making your first custom BHAV tutorial
HystericalParoxysm
atavera
AdidasSG2

Programs used in the making of this: SimPE CEP MilkShape 3D
UVMapper Classic
Adobe Photoshop CS2
And Plug-ins by :
wes_h http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=122399 UniMesh plug-in
demon432 http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=139859

***DO NOT upload to any paysite or anything like a paysite. My work is to stay on MTS2. Period. DO NOT recolor or clone without my permission. I worked hard on this and would want any recolors or inclusions in other items to be by my permission and with credit and a link here for the mesh.***

~ cokenasmile

This download has custom installation instructions!

In addition to the normal installation instructions, this download also has a custom instruction, as follows:

Please make sure to read it before commenting that it doesn't work. :)
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
cokenasmiletreadleEP.rar 306.3 KB 44,927 8th Aug 2006
cokenasmilebasetreadle.rar 92.8 KB 37,388 8th Aug 2006
cokenasmileTrdleEPnf.rar 303.8 KB 32,221 8th Aug 2006
cokenasmileUNItrdl.rar 130.7 KB 26,779 1st Sep 2006
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Style: Antique
Room: Bedroom Study
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #treadle, #sewing, #sewing machine, #historic