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Another Pixel Anachronism: Yasimo F# Symphonator Keyboard

by Nysha Posted 13th Mar 2013 at 4:54 AM
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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.
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I've always found it strange that EA didn't include any keyboards in TS2. You'd think it'd be an obvious thing to have - more obvious than, say, a bong disguised as a lurid pink children's toy, or a plant-watering robot that doesn't water plants. There have been a few CC keyboards made over the years, but none of them are that much to my liking, so I decided to take the easy way out and convert this rather lovely TS3 keyboard.



I discovered a few hours ago that while I was working on this, someone else (amitovam?) converted the same object. I decided to upload this anyway, because I did it, it is objectively superior to everyone else's keyboards (because it comes in unwashed piss-poor hippie colour), and because I don't think anyone else has done a version with two subsets. So, yay me!

There are five keyboard colours and four stand/stool colours, as per the pics.



The keyboard can, unsurprisingly, be found in Hobbies -> Creative, and costs §1,000 - making it significantly cheaper than the upright, but still pricey enough to keep away the hipsters. I was hoping to do a set of less fancy instruments, but cloning any instrument other than a piano is a complete nightmare, and unfortunately I just don't have time. Maybe next year.

I was also intending to make a basegame compatible version - and indeed I did so! Unfortunately, it suffers from an error I can't figure out and, again, I just don't have time to go beating it with sticks of inquiry and tweaking. So... maybe next year.

But all is not lost! Even though I haven't provided a full set of affordable instruments for your simmies, I have provided one extraordinarily affordable keyboard - no liability accepted if the stand rusts through and collapses on your sim's foot.



I told you it came in unwashed piss-poor hippie colour.

Enjoy!

Polygon Counts:
1783 - A little high, I'm afraid, due mainly to the cylindrical stand bits

Additional Credits:
The lovely Phae, whose daughters of chimeway piano helped me confirm that my own keyboard is not broken, I just have some stupid hack conflict in my main game that I'm too lazy to fix. And I think it was Phae who helped me work out the EP requirements, too.

And to Tim Minchin, for singing in F#.

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Sims 2 Free Time
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Yasimo F# Symphonator.7z

Size: 437.0 KB · Downloads: 25,681 · 13th Mar 2013
437.0 KB 25,681 13th Mar 2013
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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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#26 Old 7th Sep 2013 at 11:30 PM
I love what I see here and I cannot wait to see it in-game! Great job! Everytime I see keyboards, I think of the singer for Gorillaz (cartoon or not, he can still play the keyboard) and it just really kicks me in the heart guts. I love it so much. Thank you!
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#27 Old 18th Feb 2014 at 2:21 PM
nice
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#28 Old 21st Feb 2014 at 11:32 PM
This is so realistic and have so many details... Thank you!
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#29 Old 23rd Feb 2014 at 9:37 AM
Thank you!

This is so perfect
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#30 Old 12th Apr 2014 at 11:22 AM
I love the idea of adding another musical instrument and like the colors since they are easy to coordinate with the rest of the band. Thanks!
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#31 Old 4th Aug 2014 at 12:04 PM
Looks sooo cool, thanks for the upload.:-)
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#32 Old 10th Aug 2014 at 8:50 PM
Great!!! Thank you. :-)
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#33 Old 2nd Sep 2014 at 7:34 AM
I love this keyboard! The only issue I have is when Sims put the tip jar down to perform, they never pick it up... Sometimes they return to the empty keyboard and "tip" the jar, emptying their household account and never really collecting the $$. Not sure how to fix this (it may be a piano issue, but haven't noticed with any other instruments). If you know of a way to fix this, please let me know! Thanks!!
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#34 Old 2nd Sep 2014 at 9:43 AM
I've not had that problem myself - so it sounds like it may be a conflict, or perhaps an EP issue. Which EPs do you have?

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
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#35 Old 17th Nov 2014 at 7:43 PM
awesome work! i love it :)
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#36 Old 30th Nov 2014 at 12:53 AM
Thanks so much! This is really cool :D
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#37 Old 28th Dec 2014 at 6:19 AM
Thanks, this would have been a great addition to my Sims, except when i place it in a room, my Sims remain frozen in time. I can click on the keyboard for them to play, but no one in the house moves anymore?
I play the base game + Uni + Seasons + FreeTime...So what is the glitch?
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#38 Old 30th Dec 2014 at 12:49 PM
thank you for this creation, it's great!!
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#39 Old 8th Feb 2015 at 5:42 AM
thank you ^^
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#40 Old 8th Feb 2015 at 10:15 AM
That's... got to be a conflict with a hack, Frokkel, 'cause the keyboard isn't capable of doing that on its own. Are you getting errors with testingcheats on?

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
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#41 Old 22nd Feb 2015 at 2:27 PM
Thank you
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#42 Old 9th May 2015 at 12:39 PM
Thank you so much!
I'd love to have a keyboard but i don't have room for it.
I'm glad that my sims can play now
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#43 Old 14th Jun 2015 at 11:01 PM
Thank-you!
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#44 Old 21st Sep 2015 at 3:27 PM
This looks fantastic, thanks!
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#45 Old 10th Jun 2021 at 12:23 PM
I love this keyboard and it goes well with the university band. But my problem with this keyboard is when sim perform doesn't have any sound :<
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