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!Updated 01/13/2012!: Animated Lizards and Rodents

by bienchen83 Posted 29th Dec 2011 at 2:33 PM - Updated 11th Mar 2012 at 2:25 PM by leesester
207 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 21 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I fixed a GUID mistype in one of the BHAVs for the red-headed rock agama. Please redownload. I also attached a new version of the lizards and rodents in the first post. These files are altered so that the pets will not wake Sims sleeping in the same room. I splitted them up into two rar files, because some people reported problems when trying to download large files here on MTS.
If you still have problems, you can download this version from my own server here.

If you're files are getting corrupted when downloading the large file attached to the main post (I guess that's due to the file size), try downloading the pets that won't work separately from Comments.

There's a Addon Pack for the Sims Tracker taking account of my pets available here.

Hi there,

I converted the lizards and rodents which came with the new Sims3 EP for the Sims2. The animals and cages are fully, though not perfectly animated.
Watch this video to have a closer look on the strenghts and weaknesses of the animations:

I attached only a selection of pictures. Further pictures of the cages and animals are in comments. You can also download the animals separately there.

The Pets EP is required.

The set contains...
...7 rodents (5 meshes/2 recolors):

squirrel cage: 1878 polys, same as all other rodent cages. This is the MASTER object* for all pet cages included in this set, so do not delete the file sim2me_eichhoernchenkaefig. Comes in five colours (see attached preview).
*you can download the MASTER files separately in the second comment.
squirrel: 850 polys. The grey one is the mesh, the brown one is rec1 and the dark brown one rec2. (sim2me_eichhoernchen.package)

chinchilla cage + chinchilla: 958 polys. (sim2me_chinchilla(kaefig).package)

hedgehog cage + hedgehog: 776 polys. (sim2me_igal(kaefig).package)

rat cage + rat: 926 polys. (sim2me_ratten(kaefig).package)

chipmunk cage + chipmunk: 906 polys. (sim2me_streifenhoernchen(kaefig).package)

...14 lizards (6 meshes/8 recolors):

red-headed rock agama + cage:
2134 polys for the cage, same as for all other lizard cages. 972 polys for agama. (sim2me_agame(nkaefig).package)

lizard anole + cage: 1044 polys. The green one is the mesh, the brown one the recolor. (sim2me_anole(nkaefig).package)

chameleon + cage: 976 polys. The green one is the mesh, the blue one rec1, orange one rec2 and red one rec3. (sim2me_chameleon(kaefig).package)

iguana + cage: 1054 polys. The green one is the mesh, the light green one rec1 and the orange one rec2. (sim2me_leguan(kaefig).package)

texas spiny + cage: 996 polys. (sim2me_texanischedornechse(nkaefig).package)

toyoko gecko + cage: 992 polys. The blue one is the mesh, the black one rec1 and the yellow one rec2. (sim2me_toyokogecko(kaefig).package)

I cannot do the other pets because the mammal animations would simply not fit, so don't ask me.

Have fun!

Additional Credits:

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 Pets
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Size: 2.61 MB · Downloads: 36,975 · 13th Jan 2012
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Size: 910.4 KB · Downloads: 33,867 · 13th Jan 2012
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Size: 3.50 MB · Downloads: 59,201 · 29th Dec 2011
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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. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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Test Subject
#26 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 9:15 PM
This is just too great! Downloading now!
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 10:21 PM
Fantastic! I love this. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou! My game just keeps getting better thanks to brilliant people like you.
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 10:40 PM
Thank you so much for these little guys! They are just what I wanted :-)
Forum Resident
#29 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 11:19 PM
Flippin' Fantastic! Great job!
Test Subject
#30 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 11:41 PM
These are beautiful! thank you!
I hope you decide to make a bearded dragon one day!
For now I will pretend that the spiny lizard is one. xD
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 12:53 AM
This is really cool!
#32 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 3:12 AM
this is so great, thank you for making this. I really like how you expanded the womrat's cage; It would be too boring to have the womrat cage for every other pet! This new cage looks so much roomier, I love it. Thank you x 1000
Test Subject
#33 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 3:47 AM
You have done a wonderful thing this day. *glomp*
#34 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 7:29 AM

Forum Resident
#35 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 10:27 AM
omg this is so adorable <3 thank you so much for all hard work
Test Subject
#36 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 12:52 PM
This is awesome! I cant believe how much detail! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#37 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 3:26 PM
I like new pets very much, especially squirrels and chinchillas! It's pity there is only one color for chinchillas.
Test Subject
#38 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 3:44 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!
Test Subject
#39 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 4:07 PM
i love this !!! thank you so much
Test Subject
#40 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 4:52 PM
Thank you so much for converting these, they look amazing, and I think the animation looks great too!
Field Researcher
#41 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 6:11 PM
On the (semi-related) subject of the larger cage mesh, is there any chance you could make a default (or stand alone, if it needs to be) version that overrides the TS2 Womrat one?

I have always hated the way-too-small size Maxis used for that poor Womarat & love the look of your roomier cage! (I know they can't "really" use it all, but it looks so much better! Shame on Maxis!)

**** Leader of the MoonBats! ****
Test Subject
#42 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 9:28 PM
Am I the only one with not working cages? When I fill the cage it takes my money, but the pet never appears...
Test Subject
#43 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 10:20 PM
you are the sims-god. O_o
Test Subject
#44 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 12:33 AM Last edited by peggyswan : 1st Jan 2012 at 8:40 AM.
These are gorgeous! Thank you so much for converting them, and for your huge effort on letting us choose the ones we'd like to have. They look great in game.

Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 3:02 AM
WOW! This is amazing! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
#46 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 6:14 AM
Wow, Im so glad I just bought pets, it amazing that after all this time wonderful creators like yourself are still able to come up with new ideas and make it work for the sims 2! Thankyou very much!
Test Subject
#47 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 12:24 PM
Any chance you could make some dwarf hamsters?
Test Subject
#48 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 12:31 PM
Thanks so much for these! I love lizards!
Test Subject
#49 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 2:45 PM
Orola, it happens to me too. Do you have chameleon of tnws installed?

Bienchen83: Thank you for your work, it's amazing!! TS2 Pets always needed more little pets!! THANKS!!

It would be cute that we could have turtles, a goldfish bowl or (no so cute for me) snakes too.
Test Subject
#50 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 4:31 PM
I love, love, LOVE this! Thank you!
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