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*2007 Update*Animated/Functional Value Vending Machine! (Chips, coke, & more)

by pacotacoplayer Posted 7th Oct 2006 at 3:37 AM - Updated 19th Mar 2009 at 2:54 PM by -Maylin-
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

-March 8/07 - The vending machine SHOULD no longer replace my drink vending machine. I think the GUIDs were the problem. But if it still does, then I don't think there's anything I can do. I will test it later. This new version is called "VM 07" when you download it. If you download both vending machines, DO NOT download the one here that has over 20 000 downloads.

- October/6/06 - Added a new food dedicated and requested to/by DiscordKitty! Now your Child - Elder sims can purchase a bag of cookies!

I am deleting the old files and adding a new one. So the downloads number will drop back down to 0. If you downloaded the version without the cookies, then just download the vending machine that replaces the old one an download the Cookies Accessory (all files included in .zip)
So now there are 5 files to extract!!
Wow...well....where do I start? There was a hell of a lot of work put into this, guys. Seriously. Not only is it Version 2 of my original (ly crappy) vending machine, but it is also a new object! What I mean is, I fixed everything I said I was....and I also added new features! I dont know how I did it, folks....been working on this for so many days and the coding was breaking my back Anyway, lets skip my pain and get with the download.


There are a lot of new features in this vending machine. Here goes:

- Sims can now choose 3 foods from the vender (Chips, coke, and Energy Drink)

- Sim now eats the food DIRECTLY from the vending machine. In version 1 the sim placed it on a surface and you had to tell him/her to drink/eat it.

- Sim now burps after eating

- Sim now places hand directly in compartment instead of...well....not in the compartment

- Has a totally new look! (which suits the chips)

- Energy Drink raises energy+hunger of sim!

- No more doorbell sound; Sim now uses right hand instead of left.

- This object was cloned from my vending machine, which was originally cloned from her cauldron because I couldnt get the Pie Menu strings and functions to show for the end table
Numenor, Smonaff, Atavera - They all helped in the custom animating and Numenor and Smonaff in finding some burping animations *cant resist giggle*

And a special round of applause for my very good pal Smonaff. Who has helped me with BHAV editing ever since I started I wouldnt be where I am without you, Smo!

Age Groups

Child sims CANNOT buy an Energy Drink. I thought this would make it more realistic. They can still by pop and chips

Child - Elder can use this vending machine. Making it work for the Child sims was like making the machine all over again....

EP Compatibility
*In testing* Please test this and tell me what glitches you get, etc. 2 known glithes so far:

1. Sometimes a sim anatamously (is that how you spell/say it?) grabs the food from the corner of the machine and will intersect some parts...

2. When a sim places a big of chips on the ground so that you can dispose of them, half of the chips sink into the ground. Dont worry, they are still *clickable*

Total of 4 files included in .zip. MUST EXTRACT ALL!!!

Find this under Electronics/Miscellaneous for 1250 simo's
This project contains custom animations
Not custom as in something you've never seen before, but Numenor led me to create the doorbell animation without the doorbell sound. Well, I figured out most of it myself but he put me on square 1

The new animation consists of 2 files!!!

1: a2o-door-pushbuttonbyptp_anim
2: c2o-door-pushbuttonbyptp_anim

According to Numenor, these files are included within the vending machine and DO NOT replace the doorbell animations in-game.

Poly counts
Vending Machine: 128 Poly's
Bag Of Chips: 1312 poly's (used from Maxis bag of chips with Doritos textures)
Energy Drink and Coke: 526 Poly's

Bag Of Chips - 5 simoleons
Coke - 5 simoleons
Energy Drink - 25 simoleons (almost maxes out Energy of sim and raises hunger like the others)
Energy Drink effecting needs:


I have some video's for you guys becuase pictures cannot show the coolness of this thing! I was playing it for hours I even forgot I was testing it!

Please click the following link to view a video of an Adult Sim using the vender to buy a coke:

To view videos, you must click on the pik

Please click the following link to view a video of a Child Sim buying a bag of chips (its so cute!!)

Comes with an At-The-End dialogue!

Please report any bugs/errors/otherbadstuff at once!

Feel free to recolor
Tags: #Value, #Vending, #Machine, #-, #Vends, #4, #Foods!

Style: Retro Contemporary
Room: Living Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 265.3 KB · Downloads: 57,418 · 8th Mar 2007
265.3 KB 57,418 8th Mar 2007
Value Vending Machine October.6.06 updated

Size: 269.5 KB · Downloads: 88,423 · 7th Oct 2006
269.5 KB 88,423 7th Oct 2006
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Field Researcher
#26 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 6:28 AM
Another great download. It's a really cool vending machine (looks like the one I have in my uni). Thank you for your work.
Field Researcher
#27 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 6:37 AM
You are truely amazing. Im lucky if I can recolour a dress
#28 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 6:48 AM
Wow, this is just terrific! Congratulations on finally getting featured- I know you worked so hard for it!

I'd still love to see another soft drink-only vending machine, though. Any chance of a Coke/Sprite one?

♦ Animal Lover, Eco Friendly, Loner, Perfectionist, Vegetarian ♦

Sensitivity is strength.
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 7:04 AM
You are a god!!!! Thanks so much for this! :D

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Lab Assistant
#30 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 7:25 AM
so they burp after they finish? cool. I'm definitely using this.
Test Subject
#31 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 7:34 AM
WOW This is amazing!
Thank you so much
#32 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 7:41 AM
Your dream of being featured here became true for you. I am happy for you.

Update: July 2009-I am back now to make invisible and tranparent recolors again in sims 2. You can pm me if you want your objects to be invisible and transparent from now.
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 7:42 AM
i love it! now if only if my sims had a place to put the pop cans after they where done drinking the coke. hint hint lol
Mad Poster
#34 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 7:52 AM
Awesome creation pctp ! Thank you for this wonderful machine !

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

* Plus j'échoue plus je m'approche de la réussite
* The more I fail the more I approach the success

(Lao patul MMVI AD)
Test Subject
#35 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 9:16 AM
Well done paco!
Any congrats on it being featured
Downloading right now man!
Test Subject
#36 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 9:17 AM
what can I say that hasn't already been said before? (but isnt it great when you hear it again? )

YOU ARE AMAZING..YOU ARE A MASTER!! Thank you for a truely great piece of work! x
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#37 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 9:43 AM
Heeh, very nice. Looks like you've put a lot of time, effort, and hard work into this, and your item description makes me giggle. I'm glad you've stuck with it and kept working hard on your creations - I knew it'd pay off for you. Congratulations on your feature.

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Lab Assistant
#38 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 9:54 AM
Awesome!!! Could you make some more food available? (like bags of candies and jellies, the same chips bag (recoloured of course) should work fine) .. A little variety would be great . Awesome work, thank you thank you thank you!!! :D
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#39 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 10:08 AM
Looks perfect to me!! Thank you

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
Test Subject
#40 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 10:11 AM
Oh this is simply awesome Fantastic job!!!! This will just make the community lots look so much more real Keep up the good work.
Mad Poster
#41 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 10:31 AM
Paco this is amazing!!!! Thank you for thinking of it and making it! I'm so glad you got featured, it deserves to be featured, and I know how much you wanted it. Well done!
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 10:36 AM
This is Amazing !! It really deserves being featured
Field Researcher
#43 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 11:15 AM
wow- just stunning, this machine makes the game funny. Thanks for your hard work and thanks for sharing it.
Test Subject
#44 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 11:20 AM
thx paco this is really gd

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Test Subject
#45 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 11:22 AM
purple paws hes already done a coke 1

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#46 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 11:35 AM
Dude you finnaly get featured you should be proud i'm proud for you wow thanks.

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#47 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 12:08 PM
You are astounding and this is fantastic! Thanks =)

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#48 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 12:18 PM
Originally Posted by molyneux93
purple paws hes already done a coke 1

I know that. I was talking about a fixed version, like this one. Now that he's got all the animations and whatnot corrected, all he'd have to do is add the old mesh and a new option for Sprite.

♦ Animal Lover, Eco Friendly, Loner, Perfectionist, Vegetarian ♦

Sensitivity is strength.
Test Subject
#49 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 1:07 PM
Great! I've been waiting for this! Great download, I love it!
Field Researcher
#50 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 2:10 PM
This is EXACTLY what I've beeen searching for for...over a year now! When I had Sims 1, I wanted one, and found a functional one with too many bugs to be worthwhile. :/ Thankies!

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