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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
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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.
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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Field Researcher
#26 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 10:41 PM
Beautiful!Ah,what u guys can't do?

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Test Subject
#27 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 10:45 PM
God you guys are talented! I can't believe that you do all of this stuff in your spare time... *cough* lucky*cough*

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Forum Resident
#28 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 11:49 PM
This is absolutlely fantastic! You 2 just continue to amaze me! Thank you so much, Numenor and MaryLou for making this for everyone, it is awesome! The hard work you do is so appreciated! Merry Christmas to you too, and I hope it's a great holiday for you!

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Field Researcher
#29 Old 18th Dec 2006 at 2:30 AM
Marvelous work
I so adore the wreaths exceptionally the ceiling wreaths.
They are just brilliant! They have a very cozy and homey feel to them.
Thank you so much.
Have a very Merry Christmas! MaryLou and Numenor`

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Instructor
#30 Old 18th Dec 2006 at 2:53 AM
Thank you - this is really beautiful! And I promise not to set the house on fire !
Inventor
#31 Old 18th Dec 2006 at 2:58 AM
Wonderful!
Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!


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Lab Assistant
#32 Old 18th Dec 2006 at 7:18 AM
Wow! This is the first time I have been compelled to post by a donation. This is so awesome, I love that it's animated, the sims can light it themselves and the danger of leaving it unattended has consequences. It's very beautiful. I live in Canada but my family is German and we have a hanging one every year. Thank you both so much and a Merry Christmas!
Field Researcher
#33 Old 18th Dec 2006 at 11:00 AM
Another great addition to our game.
Thank you so much MaryLou and Numenor e Buone Feste anche a voi.
Space Pony
#34 Old 18th Dec 2006 at 5:37 PM
That's really neat.
Test Subject
#35 Old 18th Dec 2006 at 6:42 PM
Beautifully done! My Christian sims (who really knows if they are Christian or not, though, I suppose....) will be happy!

I am also looking for a menorah, if anyone knows where to find one- although it is almost too late for one this year!
Scholar
#36 Old 18th Dec 2006 at 6:47 PM
Splendid !
Test Subject
#37 Old 18th Dec 2006 at 11:59 PM
Awesome! I've really been looking for something like this. It'd be really cool in a church or something. Thanks!

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Field Researcher
#38 Old 19th Dec 2006 at 3:23 AM
Wonderful as always. You two are amazing. TY
Field Researcher
#39 Old 19th Dec 2006 at 4:07 AM
This is a really cool object, very beautifully done.

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Alchemist
#40 Old 19th Dec 2006 at 2:36 PM
Lovely gift, thank you both for the time you still spend in creating so much beautyful things (and what about your detailed descritpions!). Bravissimi! Merry Xmas and ciao.
Instructor
#41 Old 20th Dec 2006 at 2:18 AM
Awsome job! that lighting feature must have been so hard to do. you all are amazing.
Test Subject
#42 Old 20th Dec 2006 at 8:44 AM
Now my sims can enjoy both advent and christmas
Merry Christmas and thanks for this great item!
Test Subject
#43 Old 20th Dec 2006 at 3:22 PM
Very nice! In sweden we also light candles, but they're in a row.
Like this:http://www.thomasdrejare.com/images...ysander-vit.jpg

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#44 Old 21st Dec 2006 at 1:21 AM
How funny to discover the other countries' habits! Thanks for the link

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Original Poster
#45 Old 24th Dec 2006 at 12:20 PM
24 DEC 2006: Added German translation (thanks to Khaibit)

If you need to contact us, PM directly to "Numenor" or "MaryLou".

Please visit our sites: www.marylousims2.it and www.numenor-moddings.com
Field Researcher
#46 Old 27th Dec 2006 at 3:04 AM
thanks yall
Test Subject
#47 Old 4th Feb 2007 at 5:35 PM
Thank you. It's beautiful. Great Work.
Lab Assistant
#48 Old 8th Feb 2007 at 6:39 PM
I was really disappointed when the only "Christmas" items in the holiday party pack were the decorations and the tree. Thank you for making the advent wreath! When my sims are having the winter season, they can light the advent candles and then set their tree up.

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Test Subject
#49 Old 16th Feb 2007 at 9:16 PM
Man, does this look great. Too bad I'm always too lazy to actually do stuff like bday-parties and christmas in Sims. Well, it'll certainly make for some cool deco anyway.
Test Subject
#50 Old 8th Mar 2007 at 7:44 PM
This is fantastic!! Gorgeous! Thanks a bunch! :D

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