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

by Honeywell Posted 11th Oct 2011 at 7:16 PM - Updated 2nd Nov 2013 at 8:11 PM by Honeywell
138 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 14 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: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\


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Test Subject
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#76 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 6:43 PM
One word, Honeywell - Magnifique English - Gorgeous. You always give your best and I absolutely love it!

-kAY
Test Subject
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#77 Old 21st Nov 2011 at 11:52 PM
What cheat would you use to combine cribs?
Scholar
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#78 Old 22nd Nov 2011 at 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by bcd87
What cheat would you use to combine cribs?
Just the normal building/decorating cheats. A combination of move objects on and the quarter tile cheat if you have M&G or the snap objects to grid cheat if you don't.

Test Subject
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#79 Old 22nd Nov 2011 at 12:21 AM
How did I not know about this lol?
Well thank you (for both the help and the nursery).
You are most talented.
Alchemist
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#80 Old 26th Nov 2011 at 10:06 PM
I just wanted to pop in and say how much I love this. Frankly, I no longer use any other crib/changing table in my game. That said, now I need to recolor it. *laughs*
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#81 Old 1st Dec 2011 at 8:38 PM
This is a great job!!..I love it!!!Thanks A lot
Test Subject
#82 Old 6th Dec 2011 at 4:26 PM
I have the same problem with the baby dangle and bouncinater. The sim puts them in the bouncinater sideways, then they end up on the floor.
Scholar
Original Poster
#83 Old 6th Dec 2011 at 4:40 PM
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Originally Posted by KatlynnMcCain
I have the same problem with the baby dangle and bouncinater. The sim puts them in the bouncinater sideways, then they end up on the floor.
Hi Katlynn You need the file labeled ANIMATIONS_FIX as well and you'll be good to go. I hope you enjoy them.

@iCad I would love more colors! I was going to recolor these (especially since the crib recolors everything) but then I remembered all of the Free Time furniture I'd want to match--the toy box, potty and high chair at the very least--and I quickly became unmotivated. I'm so lazy.
Alchemist
#84 Old 6th Dec 2011 at 9:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Honeywell
@iCad I would love more colors! I was going to recolor these (especially since the crib recolors everything) but then I remembered all of the Free Time furniture I'd want to match--the toy box, potty and high chair at the very least--and I quickly became unmotivated. I'm so lazy.


Fortunately for you, recoloring stuff has become what I do to wind down before bed. Most people read. I monkey around in SimPE/Photoshop. And yeah, a FreeTime match is exactly what I was thinkin', too, so it's on my to do list now.

So I'm taking another stab at documenting a neighborhood. This one stars Benjamin Long. Pathetic attempts at humor can be found here.
I caved and made myself a Simblr. Woe is me. But hey! There's already stuff there that isn't here at MTS. :)
Test Subject
#85 Old 7th Dec 2011 at 10:59 PM
Where can I download the bedding that is on the main picture?
Thanks!
Scholar
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#86 Old 7th Dec 2011 at 11:13 PM Last edited by Honeywell : 7th Dec 2011 at 11:58 PM.
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Originally Posted by iCad
Fortunately for you, recoloring stuff has become what I do to wind down before bed. Most people read. I monkey around in SimPE/Photoshop. And yeah, a FreeTime match is exactly what I was thinkin', too, so it's on my to do list now.


Quote:
Originally Posted by brandif
Where can I download the bedding that is on the main picture?
Thanks!
Hi brandi The bedding is by An_na here at MTS. There's links in the description towards the bottom of the post under Photo Credits.
Lab Assistant
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#87 Old 8th Dec 2011 at 9:23 AM Last edited by TofuSnorlax : 11th Dec 2011 at 2:02 PM. Reason: More kudos
What a beautiful set, and the compact crib and changing table make for some very happy sim parents of triplets who would otherwise need to fit a crib into every available nook and cranny of their home.

After seeing this work in the game I just had to come back and admit that, even though I don't even LIKE babies, the animations of the babies in the bouncy chair are the most adorable thing ever. I don't know which one is cuter- the way the baby acts when it's enjoying the chair or the way it starts fussing when it gets tired of it!
Test Subject
#88 Old 13th Dec 2011 at 2:55 AM
These items are so cute.Thank you for supplying them.I was curious though.Do you have the Bouncinator with sound.I would love to hear them playing on that thing.
Scholar
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#89 Old 13th Dec 2011 at 5:41 AM
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Originally Posted by sims4mod
These items are so cute.Thank you for supplying them.I was curious though.Do you have the Bouncinator with sound.I would love to hear them playing on that thing.
No, I'm sorry. I originally used the fix by Havlock at MATY for it but the sounds were so annoying I realized why EA disabled them and took it out.
Test Subject
#90 Old 14th Dec 2011 at 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Honeywell
No, I'm sorry. I originally used the fix by Havlock at MATY for it but the sounds were so annoying I realized why EA disabled them and took it out.
O well. still very cute. Thanks again Honeywell.
transmogrified
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#91 Old 14th Dec 2011 at 12:42 AM
This nursery is quickly conquering every household in my game. Only families too poor to display gorgeous furniture in their homes are denied. Thank you so much for sharing your work, and I'm eagerly awaiting iCad's recolors!
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#92 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 3:13 PM
Wow - Amazing, thanks!
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#93 Old 22nd Dec 2011 at 4:14 PM
i really like it thx
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#94 Old 25th Dec 2011 at 7:24 PM
this is great,
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#95 Old 4th Jan 2012 at 10:17 AM
I dont have the garden expansion stuff and im trying to combine the cribs in a jack and jill style. Any tips? pleaaase and thaank you (:
I Love these by the way! and i would love to use them for my twins!




Quote:
Originally Posted by Honeywell
Just the normal building/decorating cheats. A combination of move objects on and the quarter tile cheat if you have M&G or the snap objects to grid cheat if you don't.

Test Subject
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#96 Old 6th Jan 2012 at 1:18 AM
I really like it but when i try to put the baby on the bouncer it doesnt work ( Nor the dangle master. Do i need AL? )
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#97 Old 7th Jan 2012 at 5:25 PM
This is a beautiful set in game. The colors are clean and I love that it saves so much space. My pretty sims have lots of babies so they need all the space saving they can get! Thank you so much for sharing!
Test Subject
#98 Old 9th Jan 2012 at 10:08 AM
Looks wonderful but in the download section you mention we might need animation fixes...how do we know if we need them? And of we do, where do we get them?

Lorelei

My Sims 2 Stories are online: http://sims2loriland.blogspot.com

"TS2 Toddlers rule!"
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#99 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 10:26 AM
Finally a reason to have kids, thanks for such a awesome nursery ^^
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#100 Old 20th Jan 2012 at 9:16 AM
If I had known this download existed, I would've actually let my baby Sims sleep in cribs and not the doggy pen (because I'm lazy to purchase nursery furniture that looks bad AND takes up so much space).

You rock!!
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