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Featured upload! Collaborative Project: Prop Hack

by Adele Posted 30th Jun 2009 at 10:36 PM - Updated 27th Jun 2010 at 7:21 PM by Adele : updating image
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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 talented Decorgal came to me a while ago with an idea for a collaborative project: A new prop hack that lets you have your sims hold multiple, custom props, plus placeable versions of these props. Decorgal handled the creation of the poses and making the hack itself, and I created the props to be used with it.

UPDATE: Decorgal's post has been approved. Get the hack here.

(These are the placeable versions of the props, all decorative items.)

The hack lets you combine and use these props with other animations.
Check out these screenshots to view some of the props and this hack in action:

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As you can see, the sims can walk, talk, sit on the couch, do anything while holding props.
This can open up a whole world of creativity for storytellers and machinima filmmakers.

All of the accessory versions of these props (the ones the sims will actually hold in their hands) are linked to use textures from the placeable versions, and some of the placeable props share textures from other placeable props. For example, the briefcases use the paper texture from the clipboard, the wine glasses use textures from the wine trays, etc.
All of this means smaller files and less work if you'd like to recolor any of them.

There are 23 different props, each with multiple color options, totaling 96 altogether.
Included in the rar is a collection file so you can find these more easily.

NOTE: The actual hack that uses these props is a separate download. Get it here.

EDIT: The third image had some weird lighting that made the guy's cigarette look misaligned-- image now updated.

Polygon Counts:
Beer Bottle: 512
Books: 256
Briefcases: Feminine: 756; Masculine: 604;
Candle: 166
Cigarette Ash Tray: 256
Clipboard: 444
Coffee Cup: 320
Flashlight: 258
Grocery Bags: Paper: 1260; Plastic: 444;
Purses: I: 1208; II: 1078; III: 534; IV: 494; V: 752; VI: 1272;
Umbrella: 584
Wedding Bouquet: 2204
Wine Glasses: Red: 560; White: 462;
Wine Trays: Red: 1860; White: 2490;
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
ADELE_propHack_props.rar 4.04 MB 102,424 30th Jun 2009
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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Tags: #props, #decorgal, #hack

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