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UPDATE Aug 4: Flamingo of Dance

by Sophie-David Posted 23rd Jul 2017 at 8:02 PM - Updated 5th Aug 2017 at 7:58 PM by Sophie-David : Routing Improvement
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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.
Title: The Flamingo of Dance

UPDATE August 4th, 2017

This update makes several improvements to student routing. For example, if a session is in progress seated around a table and there is a shortage of seating, Sims will stand rather than sitting on the floor.




Purpose

a) Inspired by the MTS Performing Arts Theme and dancing flamingos such as these, to create a half-size flamingo that would summon a a basegame Bartender or Maid, or a Tropical (Island Local) Sim, to work as a dance instructor, selectable by menu option.

b) To enable the instructor to teach Dance, Body and Creativity skills; increase Fitness, raise an interest in Culture, stimulate FreeTime Music and Dance Enthusiasm; and satisfy Comfort, Fun and Social needs.

c) To supply recolours for the basegame garden Flamingo.



General Description

The Flamingo is compatible with the podiums available in the Opportunity Pack Lectern, Reading Desk and Ravendancer projects.

The Flamingo of Dance is available from the Hobby/Knowledge and Decorative/Sculpture sections of the catalogue at a cost of 335. The mesh is based on and slaved to the basegame garden Flamingo.

Unlike the other objects in the Opportunity lecture series, please place the flamingo so that its "green arrow" faces the audience.


Contents

1) Flamingo of Dance - Learn to dance, and have fun doing so! Use this whimsical flamingo to invite an instructor to teach Dance, Body and Creativity Skills, increase Fitness, Culture Interest, FreeTime Music & Dance Enthusiasm and grade points, while satisfying comfort, fun and social needs.

A full teaching session lasts about four hours and consists of lecture segments interleaved with dance practice. Students are instructed in modern dance ("Rave"), but if Bon voyage is installed, Hula and Slap dance lessons are also available by menu option. The lecture segments increase Creativity skill, and to a small degree the Dance skills as well. The dance segments increase Body, Dance and Fitness skills. If the teacher is an Island Local then no dress code is required, otherwise all those involved will wear Formal attire.

The Flamingo will produce its own music to accompany the dance practice, but if the player wishes to use some other source then the Flamingo music may be switched off. In a Bon Voyage Tropical vacation neighbourhood, the Flamingo will default to playing Surf Music, with Hula lessons taught by a female Island Local. In a Mountain Lakes neighbourhood, the instructor will default to a male bartender or maid teaching Slap Dance using the World Music genre. In any other neighbourhood, the Flamingo defaults to Rave lessons accompanied by basegame Salsa - but if Bon Voyage is available, Hula or Slap lessons with Surf or World Music may be selected if desired.

A Sim who has at least three points of Body and Creativity skills, ten points of the generic Dance skill and three points of Slap and Hula skills may teach using the Flamingo, gaining Charisma and Body Skills in the process. If a selectable Sim attempts to teach but they are not fully qualified then their current qualification levels will be displayed.

The selected Sim may check their progress using the "View Dance Skill & Fitness" menu option. Unfortunately, due to a shortage of built-in animations, child and toddler Sims may only gain up to three points of Generic Dance Skills. However, children can become fully skilled in Hula or Slap Dance. Toddlers will only learn Generic Dance Skills, even if they are taking part in a Hula or Slap Dance session.

Students of Hula and Slap dance will satisfy the related learning wants, and earn the appropriate memory and Vacation Memento. Students of modern dance will satisfy "Dance With" wants, if the want refers to dancing with the instructor.

An Island Local who becomes a dance teacher will have maximized Hula, Rave and Slap dance skills, have a gold badge in Sales and a career in Dance (if FreeTime is available), Show Business (University or later) or basegame Athletics. Bartenders or Maids who teach dance are also fully qualified in the three dance skills, and like an Island Local, they are Enthusiastic in Music & Dance as well as Fitness.

The Flamingo is college accredited for those majoring in Drama, but regardless of what major they may be specializing in, attending a lecture at the Flamingo will grant college credits to all those registered in university. The Flamingo satisfies the "Practice Speech, "Read To" and "Be Read to by" wants.

College and school progress is displayed at the beginning and end of each student's learning session. If a school student earns an "A+", additional study will earn Extra Credits which allow a child or teen to take time off without losing a letter grade, or can be saved for advanced placement in college (up to one half term for 1000 points).








2) Basegame Flamingo Recolours - this set of recolours supports the surfaces subset of both the Flamingo of Dance and the basegame Flamingo: Aquamarine, Blue Sky, Blue Slate, Coral, Green, Heliotrope, Kobi, Invisible (Built-In), Lavender, Pink with Brown Base (Built-In), Pink with No Base (Built-In), Red, Rose, Ultramarine, White, Yellow.



Terms of Use

You may include any item from this set in uploaded lots, whether for free or pay. It is nice but not necessary to provide a credit and link to this page.


Recommendations

I suggest using Pescado's Community Lot Skilling and Enthusiasm patch so that these and all other skill building objects are fully functional on all lots.


Additional Credits

GIMP 2 and Microsoft Paint for graphics editing, file conversion, processing, sizing and titling
Jfade's Compressorizer for minimizing file size
Milkshape 3D and UV Mapper Professional, for 3D modeling and mapping
SimPE, PJSE, and CEP for Sims 2 object creation


Polygon Counts

Flamingo of Dance: 830 faces, 501 vertices

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
sdFlamingoDance.zip | Description: Flamingo of Dance, with Recolours 163.5 KB 255 5th Aug 2017
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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/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\

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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


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