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Featured upload! Nursery Add-Ons: Spruce up your BG and FT nurseries.

by Honeywell Posted 11th Oct 2011 at 8:16 PM - Updated 2nd Nov 2013 at 9:11 PM by Honeywell
148 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 16 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Updates:
10-12-2011 Updated the changing table in the BASEGAME download files to be, well, base game compatible. The AL nanny fix was causing the game to freeze so if you experienced that issue please re-download the base game files and replace them with the new, or allow the new files to overwrite the old ones--which ever is easier for you. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks for the heads up, 15pupmaus49. Much appreciated.

10-12-2011 Updated the changing table in the EVERYTHING download files to be Seasons compatible. If you have Seasons and you want the outerwear options to be available on the changing table please re-download the EVERYTHING files and replace them with the new, or allow the new files to overwrite the old ones.

10-12-2011 Provided an additional changing table to support those with the Seasons expansion pack but not Apartment Life. If you have Seasons and want to have the option to plan or dress your toddlers in outerwear you need to download the SEASONS file and allow it to overwrite the changing table that comes in the BASEGAME files.

10-12-2011 Animation fixes added for those without the Oh Baby! store items. If you're experiencing a problem with your sims putting the baby on the ground instead of in the baby dangle or the bouncy chair you need these files.

10-13-2011 Updated The Baby Dangle to allow it to be placed everywhere, like the crib or couch, without cheats (moveobjects on) instead of just on the changing table.

09-26-2012 Looking for recolors? Spacedoll recolored these in pooklets colors at GoS and Siofra did them in iCad's & Piggi's Holiday colors on their Dreamwidth. If anyone else has recolored these or knows of someone who has let me know and I'll be sure to include yours as well.

10-19-2012 Nursery Add-Ons II: A rocking chair and Haffa Crib recolors.
10-26-2012 Nursery Add-Ons III: Giddy-Up Rocker

11-02-2013 Honeywell Nursery in Anna Colors by Keoni-Chan.

Nursery Add-ons

There are tons of really amazing nurseries for the Sims 2 already but when I saw these beautiful crib and changing table combos I thought I could find room in my game for a few more pieces. Especially if those pieces can be mixed and matched with the existing Base Game or Free Time nurseries to create a variety of new looks for a small amount of additional resources.




Haffa Crib
Catalog Description:
With its space saving design and timeless style the Haffa Crib is a beautiful addition to any nursery. For the complete look don't forget "The Other Haffa" Changing Table.

Modified Maxis meshes and textures.
Slaved to The Kinder Kontainer.
Master to "The Other Haffa" Changing Table, The Baby Dangle, The Bouncinator 3500 and the Four Corners Activity Table.


"The Other Haffa" Changing Table
Catalog Description:
You would think that half of a changing table would cost less...

Modified Maxis meshes and textures.
Slaved to the Haffa Crib and The Kinder Kontainer bedding.

Catalog Sort:
General/Child - $400 each

Features:
  • Base Game Compatible
  • Space Saver - Crib and changing table combo only take up two tiles instead of the normal four. You would need four tiles for the Jack & Jill setup pictured though (2 cribs and 1 changing table) since the crib by itself is larger than 1 tile.




***Requires Apartment Life***
The Baby Dangle
Catalog Description:
A fun, interactive toy for baby that clips onto "The Other Haffa" Changing Table. WARNING: Baby Dangle is not safe for balconies.

Modified Maxis meshes and textures.
Slaved to the Haffa Crib and The Kinder Kontainer.

Catalog Sort:
General/Child - $100

Features:
  • Height Adjustable - It's positioned to fit the changing table but the height is adjustable so you can move it anywhere that's routable (a crib, couch etc.) and it'll still work. Basically, it functions as a cute, comfy place to store baby where they can play with their toys and nap so you don't feel like a neglectful sim parent.

    If you really are a neglectful sim parent, or maybe just a fertile one, you can stack babies to the ceiling or squeeze a bunch into one crib using moveobjects on.




***Requires Apartment Life***
The Bouncinator 3500
Catalog Description:
Keep baby entertained for hours with The Bouncinator 3500! You won't hear a peep out of them.

Maxis mesh and modified textures.
Sound fix provided by Havelock @MATY.
Slaved to Haffa Crib and The Kinder Container.

Catalog Sort:
General/Child - $100




***Requires Free Time***
Four Corners Activity Table
Catalog Description:
Sharp corners are our specialty!

Modified Maxis meshes and textures.
Slaved to The Kinder Kontainer and Haffa Crib.
Table top mesh modified from the Mere Folly nursery set by Kate @parsimonious.

Catalog Sort:
General/Child - $400

Animations:



There are small (I think small) animation issues with almost all of the set; the most noticeable having to do with the changing table and The Baby Dangle. Babies and toddlers are slotted above the surface of the changing table in order to stop their heads from clipping and depending on the camera angle it's more or less noticeable. Sims also fumble around with the baby putting them in and taking them out of The Baby Dangle but it's far less noticeable in normal game play than the original animations (sims bent over to pick the baby up off of the ground).

I tried my best to adjust the meshes, align the slots and switch out animations in order to get the best results but these are far from perfect. Even though I'm really happy with how these turned out I know everyone's tolerance for imperfections in their custom content is different so I uploaded a short video on YouTube so you can get a better idea of how these animate before you download--I'd hate for anyone to be disappointed.

Recolors:
All of the pieces in this set have two separate, designable subsets. The bedding is slaved to The Kinder Kontainer base game crib and the wood is slaved to the Haffa Crib.

I originally planned to slave all of the wood to the Free Time Good Times changing table but because that set only has one subset, numerous duplicate wood recolors showed in the catalog for mine so decided not to. As a result, you can use the exact same texture that's used for the Good Times changing table to recolor the Haffa Crib and vice versa. In addition to the Free Time wood colors that the crib mesh comes in I've included a bright white recolor with a glossy finish. You can't really see that much of a difference in the pictures but it's a much better match for the base game pieces (and most of the CC nursery pieces I have) which don't have as much shading and texture.

Recommended Mods:
None in particular this time but if you haven't been, Inge Jones has some really wonderful mods for babies at simlogical under the Sims 2 Child Care section.

Terms of Use:
As always, you're free to use anything of mine however you'd like including for your own projects.

Polygon Counts:

Photo Credits:
Nursery Bedding by An_na
Baby Outfit by fakepeeps7

Additional Credits:
SimPE, Wings3D, Milkshape (& plugins), GIMP, and MTS of course. A little over a year ago all I knew how to create were walls in Homecrafter so a huge thanks to all of the staff and creators at MTS who have been so generous with their time, knowledge and encouragement.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

TS2 Original Game

You need to be a Registered Member to be able to download from MTS. Registration allows you to thank and leave comments for the creators, see your download history, participate in the discussions and much more!

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


Need more information?
 
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#26 Old 13th Oct 2011 at 2:55 AM
Honeywell I'm having the same issue as MacApple in regards to the sideways baby. The baby is placed sideways right at the front and instead of the baby sitting there it resets to the floor. Unless I have testingcheatsenabled, then it gives me errors.

I've attached the errors. Both appear to be getting an error on the same BHAV.

I do not have the original store ones either, I have minimal cc atm, mostly mine. I have all EPs/Sps.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar errorTXT.rar (21.4 KB, 20 downloads)
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#27 Old 13th Oct 2011 at 3:35 AM Last edited by Honeywell : 13th Oct 2011 at 7:45 AM. Reason: Removed Attachment - See the downloads tab for the Animations Fix
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Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
Honeywell I'm having the same issue as MacApple in regards to the sideways baby. The baby is placed sideways right at the front and instead of the baby sitting there it resets to the floor. Unless I have testingcheatsenabled, then it gives me errors.

I've attached the errors. Both appear to be getting an error on the same BHAV.

I do not have the original store ones either, I have minimal cc atm, mostly mine. I have all EPs/Sps.
Ok, that helps--I think. Thank you!

Can you (or anyone else having a problem with the animations) add these fixes to your downloads folder to see if it works? I think it does but we're already established I'm a terrible playtester.
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#28 Old 13th Oct 2011 at 4:04 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Honeywell

Can you (or anyone else having a problem with the animations) add these fixes to your downloads folder to see if it works? I think it does but we're already established I'm a terrible playtester.


Yay - I was also having the same problem as Lunie but the file has fixed it - thank you

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#29 Old 13th Oct 2011 at 4:25 AM Last edited by Honeywell : 13th Oct 2011 at 8:05 AM.
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Originally Posted by leesester
Yay - I was also having the same problem as Lunie but the file has fixed it - thank you
Whew! I'm so glad. Thank you both for your help.

Now to add these fixes for those without the Oh Baby! store items and update a changing table for Seasons and these should be good to go. *crosses fingers*

ETA:
Changing tables have been updated and added to the main post in addition to animation fixes for the baby toys. If you've experienced any of the problems mentioned with the changing table or the baby dangle and bouncy chair please see the 10/12 Updates at the top of the post to see how to fix them.

I'm sorry for those of you who downloaded and experienced problems with this set but hopefully you can enjoy them now. Thanks again to those who let me know about any issues you were having as quickly as you did, I appreciate it.
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#30 Old 13th Oct 2011 at 4:57 AM
Yay! The fixes also fixed mine. =)
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#31 Old 13th Oct 2011 at 8:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
Yay! The fixes also fixed mine. =)
That's good--and reassuring--to hear! And thank you for providing the error logs--I had no clue what was wrong without them.
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#32 Old 13th Oct 2011 at 8:40 PM
will this mess up my game and loptop plz tell me i hate when people do that i make me mad and sad thank you so much for making baby stuff i hope you wont do that to me if you cant tell me email me it is [email protected] thank you :D
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#33 Old 13th Oct 2011 at 9:13 PM
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Originally Posted by taytayfrogs
will this mess up my game and loptop plz tell me i hate when people do that i make me mad and sad thank you so much for making baby stuff i hope you wont do that to me if you cant tell me email me it is [email protected] thank you :D
There's nothing in these files that can't be fixed by removing them if you encounter a problem.

That said, I think it would be best if you don't download them if you frequently have problems with custom content making you "mad and sad". These might very well do the same, especially considering all of the options you have to pick from for these to work with your game. Happy Simming.
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#34 Old 13th Oct 2011 at 10:09 PM
thank you
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#35 Old 14th Oct 2011 at 6:33 AM
So genius and gorgeous. I saw these the other day and was soo excited to download, but didn't want to leave a comment until I'd tried it in game. Just tried and it worked perfectly. I'm always thrilled when there are new places to put my sim babies without feeling guilty and beautiful new nursery furniture is my absolute favorite.
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#36 Old 14th Oct 2011 at 2:47 PM
That is well cool! Thanks!
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#37 Old 15th Oct 2011 at 2:54 AM
i think you just killed me with love <3 THAT IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN 100000000000000000000000 out of 100000000000000000000000 <3
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#38 Old 15th Oct 2011 at 8:00 AM
I love this! Great idea! Thank you very much!
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#39 Old 15th Oct 2011 at 11:28 AM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW, cute! :3
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#40 Old 15th Oct 2011 at 1:20 PM
wow. It's fantastic! Thank you very much for your job!
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#41 Old 16th Oct 2011 at 7:12 AM
I really like the idea of a combined crib and changing table; not only does it save a lot of nursery room space, but I found out that it actually helped my sims save a lot of time - they don't have to walk around in circles just to change the twins' diapers anymore! (Seriously, the changing table is near the crib, nothing is blocking the way, why walk to and fro? It must be a sim's version of parent-panicking :/ but I don't have to trouble myself with that anymore)!

Plus, an attached dangle-play-thing? Goodness! Thank you so much!
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#42 Old 16th Oct 2011 at 8:06 AM
@ endern5 and Kawaiichef

It was so nice of you both to leave such thoughtful feedback after using these in game. I'm happy you're enjoying them! And thanks again to everyone who's taken the time to comment; it really makes my day to read your posts.
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#43 Old 17th Oct 2011 at 9:04 AM
"If you really are a neglectful sim parent, or maybe just a fertile one, you can stack babies to the ceiling or squeeze a bunch into one crib" I laughed so hard at this, thanks so much. Can't wait to use it.
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#44 Old 18th Oct 2011 at 4:05 AM
This is amazing! Thank you!
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#45 Old 18th Oct 2011 at 10:50 AM
This is exactly what I needed! They now take pride and place in every nursery in my game! Thank you!
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#46 Old 19th Oct 2011 at 6:56 AM
I love the new possibilities you have given us with this set! Everything looks wonderful....I especially look forward to using your modified baby dangler, being able to have it be placed on surfaces is so incredible! Great job and thank you!
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#47 Old 19th Oct 2011 at 9:54 AM
I love this set! It works fantastic in my game, and it's great for my Sims new babies. However, the Baby Dangle and the Bouncinator 3500 (love the names, by the way) don't seem to work. I'm guessing it's probably something my end, because no one else seems to have the same problem as me. I have all expansion packs, except for Bon Voyage, so if you wouldn't mind, could you maybe point out the ones I have to download. I got the animation fix and the 'Everything' file, but it still doesn't work, just comes up with that little grey arrow.

Much thanks <3
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#48 Old 19th Oct 2011 at 3:55 PM Last edited by Honeywell : 19th Oct 2011 at 9:53 PM.
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Originally Posted by BraveRadin
I got the animation fix and the 'Everything' file, but it still doesn't work, just comes up with that little grey arrow.
Hi I'd be happy to help if I can but can you be more specific? I'm not sure what the little grey arrow is.

ETA:
After thinking about your post I wonder if you mean when you hover over the baby objects with your mouse cursor/pointer that no options appear? This might sound silly but just to rule it out, do you actually have a baby in the family who can use them? I know the bouncy chair in particular looks big enough for a toddler to use but both of them are for babies only--if there's no baby there won't be any options available when you try and click on them.
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#49 Old 20th Oct 2011 at 7:06 PM
These are ADORABLE! Thanks so much, I can't wait to use these
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