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Maxis "Lost & Found" #6: Some *completely usless* test objects

by Numenor Posted 12th Mar 2005 at 2:25 PM - Updated 16th Dec 2008 at 1:10 PM by -Maylin-
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I omitted the "Tester Wanded", because 1) There is nothing to test , and 2) these are original Maxis objects.
Nevertheless, be aware that Maxis created them for testing purpose, so be careful, as usual.


The following objects are absolutely useless in the game, so don't download them just to have a new object in the catalog.
I thought it was a good idea to post them here, because they are valuable for studying purpose, as they show many different ways of using the Material Definition parameters: blend, blend additive, reflection, animation, and many others.

The original MATD are not included in the package: they can be found in the Objects02.package located in (gamedir)\The Sims 2 University\TSData\Res\3D. They can be exported and imported in your creations, to add them a "special touch".

Installation instructions: just unzip the package in your download folder (or subfolder): you'll find the test objects in the catalog (section Misc/Misc).
Note: these test objects use the same GUIDs of the original ones, so Sims2pack Clean Installer or SimPE might warn you about a duplicate GUID. This is normal and harmless.

This post is to be considered as an extension of the "MATD Encyclopedia". If anyone has something to add or info to share abour this subject, is welcome to post here or on the Encyclopedia.
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Numenor_MaxisLost_ShadersTemplates.rar 5.3 KB 2,475 12th Mar 2005
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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