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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\
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  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
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Test Subject
#201 Old 17th Feb 2013 at 10:03 AM
Haven't looked at it yet, but this looks REALLY good. LOL
Mad Poster
#202 Old 11th Mar 2014 at 1:59 PM
What's in that energy drink??

Now my Sims can dance all night, all day and all the next night, only pausing to buy these drinks and go to the loo!

Test Subject
#203 Old 12th Sep 2014 at 9:41 PM
Thank you ! :)
Top Secret Researcher
#204 Old 1st Feb 2015 at 9:41 PM
Thank you.
Test Subject
#205 Old 6th Feb 2015 at 8:28 PM
Default I totally AGREE with Centime
Originally Posted by centime
I wish people could give constructive criticism without being abrasive. The comment I am referencing is old, but after pointing out the problems with the vending machine in a way that read as hostile, the commenter pronounced it "a piece of crap". Come on. That was when the snack machine was in testing. You know, a work in progress. Perhaps its just me, but if this had been out for a while in final form, then I might have been able to understand the harshness. But it was new. There is a way to point out problems while still being supportive of the process. That's why it is called constructive criticism. I suppose those who need this explained to them are beyond caring whether or not they may be hurtful to someone, but I had to put in my two cents. Okay, more like 30 cents, but there you go. centime

I totally AGREE with Centime!....There's no need to give harsh criticism it takes alot of time & patience to create new mods!!!! It wont kill us to be nice even if we dnt agree, they (the Sims2Creators did alot for us) the least we can do is to be kind.

Thank you Paco very much & i wish you a great day! Thanks again from my heart
Test Subject
#206 Old 26th Feb 2015 at 2:53 PM
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