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Maxis "Lost & Found" #5: Dielectric Electrobreeze Windmill

by Numenor Posted 12th Jan 2005 at 3:25 PM - Updated 30th Oct 2008 at 1:53 PM by -Maylin-
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

This is a strange object to classify, so I have chosen the "Miscellaneous" forum...

The "story" behind this windmill is quite interesting.
Originally, Maxis created a "Power Outage" scenario: during a storm, there would be a black-out, and the player had to keep high the "fun" motive for all the family members (and guests) without being able to use any electric device.
If the player succeeded in such a mission, this windmill would have appeared in the catalog as a scenario reward. The windmill, basically, is an electric generator, that supplies power even in case of power outage.
But Maxis abandoned the weather casualties and so the windmill had no reason to be officially released any more, and stayed hidden into the game.

But I've found it and here it is...! :D
I think it's a beautiful object, and it's very realistic as well: the speed of the blades changes according to the wind speed!

In order to enable it, you have to install the attached package into your download folder; once installed, the Dialectric Electrobreeze Windmill can be found in the catalog, under Misc objects (along with the kid swing set and the trashcans). Multilanguage catalog description supplied.

NOTE: The dark windmill in the background is just a recolouring test I've made; currently, the windmill comes in only one colour (white). I'll include it in the next CEP release, making it recolourable.

Enjoy!

Numenor
Style: Contemporary
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Unlocked

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
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Numenor(MTS2)_ElectricWindmill_main.zip 334 Bytes 8,319 12th Jan 2005
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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: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
4. CEP Required: The CEP is necessary for this download to work. Make sure that you have the newest version of the CEP installed. Get it here: The Official CEP Download.


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