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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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Miss Bona Fiscalia
#51 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 2:42 PM
Cool, paco, this is great! Thanks so much for your hard work and congrats on being featured

"Morning, Starbuck, what do you hear?"
"Nothin' but the rain."

Lab Assistant
#52 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:08 PM
I'm so glad you figured this out! I tried to make one just like this a few months back but when I asked for help, no one seemed to think it would be possible. I can't wait to play with it on my community lots!!

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. --Eleanor Roosevelt
Forum Resident
#53 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:08 PM
Outstanding work! Thanks Paco!!! :D

Can't install .rar files? I recommend: Sim File Maid 2

Imma Scene_Core_Dinosawr_x
#54 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:08 PM
Excellent !!! A lot of hours of work and it's worthwhile ! , thanks, THANKS a lot !
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:13 PM
I'll Give this Dandy Machine A test in my Game, Most excellent work Young Dude.


Test Subject
#56 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:28 PM
Great idea it's the coolest!! thanks
Forum Resident
#57 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:34 PM
nice job!! Thank you,
Lab Assistant
#58 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 3:35 PM
cool! thank you for the hard work any chance we could get one that has candy bars? bottled water? yoo-hoo chocolate drink?
Test Subject
#59 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 4:02 PM
Thanks so very much! This is what always wanted for my Sims 2 games!!! I love it and appreciate it very much!!!!!!!!

Test Subject
#60 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 4:08 PM
Great idea! Good job.
Original Poster
#61 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 4:36 PM
You all don't understand how much your comments mean to me - and the fact that I got, I feel like crying because of how happy I am!!

And my first comment from HP.... Wow! And the rest of you for every kind comment and not a single naggy one

Seriously, I appreciate it more than anything.

Call me Paco!
Rhymes with Taco

I'm currently taking requests until August 12th.
Test Subject
#62 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 5:28 PM
Redfurrymonster84 loves it! Redfurrymonster84 wants to thank pacotacoplayer for the hard work put ito creating the vending maching.
Field Researcher
7th Oct 2006 at 6:51 PM Last edited by phantomgremlock : 7th Oct 2006 at 7:03 PM.
This message has been deleted by HystericalParoxysm. Reason: Smileys have feelings too. Don't abuse them.
Field Researcher
#63 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 7:49 PM
Congratulations PTP!!!!!!!!!!

OMG this is just fantastic!!! I wish I had waited just one more day to package the lot I was building. lol Here's a link to it if you want to see

I just went and edited my post to put a link to this vending machine. It is outstanding and I can't wait to play with it in my game!! Congrats again, and super wonderful job!!!!

Can't. Stop. Downloading.!!!
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 8:06 PM
Excellent work! d/ling and giving you thx/5 stars!

Tim (aka the Slipperman)
Test Subject
#65 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 9:28 PM
varry well done
Top Secret Researcher
#66 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 10:27 PM
This is awesome paco! Congrats on your feature, you totally deserve it!! Thanks

You will find my older and newest creations here
Field Researcher
#67 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 11:47 PM
I left you a very nice comment earlier but it seems someone thinks it was to good for you, it's not even posted in the rules as abuse.

I wanted to ask if you would take a request:

A Sandwich & Pastry machine, a Coke machine, a Pepsi machine and a Assorted Juice & Pop machine please ^^

Test Subject
#68 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 11:54 PM
awesome, this will be so cool to put in community lots and stuff!

"I reject your reality, and substitute my own."
~Adam Savage, Mythbusters.

"How many Sims does it take to change a lightbulb?
None. I can't find the BHAV or Anim :("
~darylmarkloc, an awesome MTS2 creator!
Lab Assistant
#69 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 3:44 AM Last edited by Jasmini : 9th Oct 2006 at 1:12 AM.
This is excellent for my Cinema ..thanks so much..
By the way there is one problem i think the coke one wich i Dlded of you wich was great has dissapeared and now is this >.>...
Its weird i can't Explain it.. but i think there sharing the same skin U.U

Very very Strange... I think youll need to check this out
Lab Assistant
8th Oct 2006 at 3:44 AM
This message has been deleted by Jasmini. Reason: gah it got duped i must of been lagging >.<
Test Subject
#70 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 4:12 AM
Default Love it!...but
I love it but I only experience a problem on the other download.

I have a download of that previous vending machine (the one that offer only a Coke.) Well, this Coke vending machine has this Coke logo design but after downloading this new vending machine , the one with the Coke logo dissapeared! Well I still have the machine that offer the Coke, but it now look like this new vending machine.

Hope you can do something about this. I missed the Coke vending machine.

Tasha M.
Original Poster
#71 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 4:31 AM
sexylark and Jasmini; this happened to me too. Don't you just love it?

Call me Paco!
Rhymes with Taco

I'm currently taking requests until August 12th.
Original Poster
8th Oct 2006 at 4:31 AM
This message has been deleted by pacotacoplayer. Reason: double post
Lab Assistant
#72 Old 8th Oct 2006 at 7:18 AM
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