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Advent Wreaths - Fully animated w/ special light (UPD 24dec06)

by MaryLou & Numenor Posted 17th Dec 2006 at 3:22 PM - Updated 30th Mar 2018 at 8:03 PM by maxon
67 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
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.
ADVENT WREATHS
(Table and Ceiling version)
by MaryLou and Numenor



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24 DEC 2006: Added German translation (thanks to Khaibit)

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The Advent Wreaths are widely used in many European countries during Christmas time. Each candle of the Wreath is associated to one of the four Advent weeks. The family assemble around the wreath each Sunday evening, and then one family member (usually, the youngest) lights up one or more candles.

The most traditional Advent Wreath has three purple candles and a pink one (the pink is the third to be lit up); but there are wreaths with candle coloured in many other variations.


IN-GAME USAGE
There are two versions of the Advent Wreath: the Table version and the Ceiling-mounted version; both can be found in the Buy mode catalog, section Decorative/Sculptures.
When placed in the lot (either on a table or attached to the ceiling), direct a sim to "Light First candle": all the sims in the lot will assemble around the wreath and will cheer, while watching the wreath.
After the first candle has been lit up, you can light the Second Candle, and so on. Each additional candle will add to the overall ambient light: admire the light growing when the candles are lit in turn!

After the Wreath has been used at least once, you also have the option to "Extinguish Candles" and then "Re-Light Candles" at will.

Warning! Just like in real life, leaving lit candles unattended, during the night, may cause fire! So, never forget to extinguish the candles before going to bed!


GAME REQUIREMENTS and INSTALLATION
Both the Advent Wreaths (table and ceiling version) work in any game configuration , including the base-game only (tested with the BaseGameStarter).
To install the wreaths, extract the packages from the attached RARs and put them in the Downloads folder (or use the Q-Xpress). To uninstall, just remove the packages from the Downloads.
Important: the "Table" version of the wreath is the repository: the "Ceiling" version requires the Table version in order to work.


RECOLOURS
The wreaths are fully recolourable (you can recolour separately the candles and the leaves).
In order to recolour them, create a recolour package for the "Table version" (which is the repository), and the recolour will apply at both wreaths.


REDISTRIBUTION POLICY
Please DO NOT CLONE and DO NOT REPOST ANYWHERE. Recolours are fully allowed, but don't include the mesh in your packages: provide a link to this thread, instead.
You can include these items in your lots and post the lots on free sites (NO EXCHANGE!!!), but you must credit Marylou & Numenor and provide a link to this very thread (not just to MTS2).


Ah, almost forgetting...

Tags: #christmas, #advent, #wreath, #candle

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
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HolidaySet_AdventWreaths.rar

Size: 233.9 KB · Downloads: 21,498 · 17th Dec 2006
233.9 KB 21,498 17th Dec 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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 3:23 PM Last edited by Fafy : 17th Dec 2006 at 3:29 PM.
Excellent guys ! Continuate così ! Siete favolosi...ehm...wonderful !
Whatever, Merry Christmas !

For Marylou: non sono riuscito a mandarti un PM per gli auguri perché ho avuto problemi col PC. Comunque era solo un "auguri di Buon Natale". Buon 2007 !

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Test Subject
#3 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 3:30 PM
Beautiful work. I love your stuff.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
kisses, kelly.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 3:49 PM
Wonderful! Thank you so much! We have one here at home ( and I live in Denmark)!

Thank you! Merry Christmas!

~*Sofie-Amalie*~
LJ
Field Researcher
#5 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 3:49 PM
This is wonderful! Thank you sooo much!
Space Pony
#6 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 3:56 PM
I smell a feature !

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Instructor
#7 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 4:06 PM
Field Researcher
#8 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 4:11 PM
Oh this is so cool! I can't wait to have my Sims light them candles! Thanks so much :D
Field Researcher
#9 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 4:25 PM
Fantastic
Field Researcher
#10 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 4:33 PM
Thank you! It's really nice to have a traditional wreath with the candles colored so that there is a pink one for Rose Sunday. I think yours is the only one to do this (at least it's the only one I've ever seen). I also live the realism that setting things on fire if left unattended brings to the object.

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Sims2Artists.
#11 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 5:36 PM
AMAZING, woot your meshing techinques are friggin' awesome WHOA!, amazing.

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Test Subject
#12 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 6:10 PM
Most people give me a 'huh?' when I mention an advent wreath. Thank you! Although our family put a candle in the center for Christmas day and we read scripture before we lit the candle.

Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 6:15 PM
The two of you always make these objects look so easy to create, but I know by my own hands these objects are not easy at all. After becoming so fustrated over the joints to help the animation of an object, I gave up for a lil while (so I can super glue my hair back to place) thank you for being so kind to share your work with me and many and thank you for being so smart!! I hope the two of you have a wonderful christmas and a happy NeW year! :D
Inventor
#14 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 6:29 PM
How wonderful. I'd been trying to get good enough to make something like this, because I grew up with these - not only raised Catholic, but also spent some years as a child in Europe.

Again, lovely! *goes to download*

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

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Lab Assistant
#15 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 6:29 PM
Very cool! Thanks!
Top Secret Researcher
#16 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 6:38 PM
You two are way too frikkin' awesome!

Thanks!

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Field Researcher
#17 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 6:44 PM
This is great. Thanks for sharing!!
Forum Resident
#18 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 6:57 PM
Thats really cool! Thanks for this guys, it's gonna make my sims christmas even more special! :D

- AC51 xx

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Lab Assistant
#19 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 7:52 PM
This is awesome! I live in the US and we've always had an advent wreath, so now my sims can too. I love how you included the rose candle, especially since today is Gaudete Sunday, when we light it.
Forum Resident
#20 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 8:22 PM
Mad Poster
#21 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 8:33 PM
Lovely, I love it! We don't have advent, but we use this for decoration. Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas!
Test Subject
#22 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 8:44 PM
Thanks for a great object! Very realistic & pretty!
Space Pony
#23 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 10:08 PM
Gorgeous work - love it !

Thanx so much for sharing. *smooch*

Silvi
Instructor
#24 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 10:13 PM
Thank you very much for creating these wonderful Advent Wreaths! So you made it even before Christmas, MaryLou
Thanks you two and
Buon Natale!

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Entscheidend daran ist, wie?
Field Researcher
#25 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 10:41 PM
Beautiful!Ah,what u guys can't do?

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