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Picked upload! TESTERS WANTED: LED Moving Message Machine *animated*

by boblishman Posted 8th Oct 2005 at 2:20 PM - Updated 6th Jan 2018 at 1:59 PM by boblishman
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Hi Guys,
Would you test this for me please?

Made with Milkshape and SimPE v0.48c, it has it's own unique (registered) GUID, is compatable with ALL games and is colour enabled.

Polygon Count: 296 (= VERY low )

This is an LED moving message machine for your Community Lots. Designed with shops/Bars/Clubs in mind, it is also available in Residential for a funky Bedroom/Appartment accessory. I always wanted one of these, so I made one for my Sims to play with.

This object uses the animated texture technique pioneered by JWoods (, thanks!) and comes with TWO messages.....

....... and ...

(see below)

as well as six case colours. The default ones are 'Open 24HRS' in a Silver case.

This object can be recoloured to display any message you want (within the limitations of the texture file sizes. It currently uses 32 images (tiled) but could be increased to 128 images giving you a much longer message.

Please do not ask me to make other messages. Please ask one of our many talented recolour artists...I'm sure they would help you out. The animation cells take a LOT of time to make (more than it took me to make the mesh!!, so a quick 'Thank' You and a few stars would be really appreciated!), and I am busy working on new objects and don't have the time to make recolours.

There are already more recolours HERE

It can be found in Electronics/Small (the telephone icon) in the Residential Catalogue and Miscellaneaous/Electronic in the Community Catalogues. (see pic)

Please report any issues...and thanks for testing!!


LOTS: Please do not include this in any LOT uploads. It is here for testing.

Recolours: Please feel free to post recolours here at MTS2 or any site. Please pm me about recolours so I can see them. I love to see what people do with my stuff. Please Do NOT include my original mesh file...please link back to it at this thread. .

Lastly, please do not clone or use on pay/subscription sites. Thanks .


Thanks to Cazkiwi , who pointed out a quick way to make new messages (using the Banner Wizard in PaintShopPro), I have added a new message ....


as a seperate zip file. This is a recolour only so you will need the main file in order for it to work
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Bobl_MovingMessageMachine_AllGames_col_en.zip 77.5 KB 17,566 8th Oct 2005
Bobl_MovingMessageMachine_PleasePayHere.zip 12.0 KB 14,368 9th Oct 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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