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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?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 16 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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 2.61 MB · Downloads: 37,010 · 13th Jan 2012
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Size: 910.4 KB · Downloads: 33,897 · 13th Jan 2012
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Size: 3.50 MB · Downloads: 59,250 · 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
#51 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 2:00 AM
Test Subject
#52 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 3:33 AM
THESE ARE SOOOO COOL!!! Thank you soooo much for all your hard work!!! Exceptional! And if you do ever think about converting the horses (I can't imagine how hard that would be) know we would die for them!!! Itd be amazing. But these are so cool I cant wait to use them!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 6:20 PM
Thank you!
Test Subject
#54 Old 2nd Jan 2012 at 12:32 AM
Retired Duck
retired moderator THANKS POST
#55 Old 2nd Jan 2012 at 3:40 AM
Gorgeous! *Immediately downloads the tokay and the rat*
Test Subject
#56 Old 2nd Jan 2012 at 1:51 PM
Originally Posted by ethanmcgregor
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.

Chameleon of tnws? I only downloaded the file lizardsandrodents.rar, I don't see anything else that I need for this download...
Lab Assistant
#57 Old 2nd Jan 2012 at 8:06 PM
This is awesome!!
Test Subject
#58 Old 3rd Jan 2012 at 7:41 AM
I LOVE them!! I have rats as pets in real life, so being able to have one as a pet in game will be awsome! Great work, these will get lots of love from me.
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#59 Old 3rd Jan 2012 at 10:23 AM
Thank you all!

As to turtles: I could not imagine the mammal animations looking good on them (especially the wheel) though if you'd insist, I'd be willing to give it a try.
The same as to snakes.

As to horses: I think that'll be out of my powers. You'll have to put up with Rebecah's.

@ZirconiaWolf: I think that won't be much of a problem. Could still take some time, as I'm very busy at the time being.

@Orola: I sent you PM a few minutes ago. Hope we can solve your problem. And no, there are no other files needed and I double checked that all files were included in the rars. Might there be a conflicting download from elsewhere?

@ethanmcgregor: Which chamelon do you speek of? I never had this problem.
Test Subject
#60 Old 3rd Jan 2012 at 12:33 PM
These look great! I can't wait to use them.

Question, will I be able to recolor the lizards?
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Original Poster
#61 Old 3rd Jan 2012 at 12:58 PM
@helldog: Yes, all lizards are recolourable. The screenshots in Comments are labelled so that you should easily find which package to use for your recolour.
Field Researcher
#62 Old 3rd Jan 2012 at 3:42 PM
whaa why did my computer have to crash and now I'm stuck with this crappy computer and I can't download this awesomeness... whaaaa....
Test Subject
#63 Old 4th Jan 2012 at 7:37 AM
Thank you soo much! I have both the Sims 2 Pets and the Sims 3 Pets and you don't know how much I wished these had been in the Sims 2. You're amazing! Now my sims can have pets that actually match their personalities!
Test Subject
#64 Old 4th Jan 2012 at 12:46 PM
Originally Posted by bienchen83
@helldog: Yes, all lizards are recolourable. The screenshots in Comments are labelled so that you should easily find which package to use for your recolour.

Are chinchillas recolourable too? There are so many chinchilla colors in RL: Chinchilla colors. A Black Velvet and a Wilson White are my favorite colors.
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Original Poster
#65 Old 4th Jan 2012 at 1:10 PM
Thanks for the new comments.

@Yaba F: Yes, it is. All the pets and cages are fully recolourable.
Lab Assistant
#66 Old 4th Jan 2012 at 2:18 PM
I hate that you are not creating for Sims 3 but..Sims 2. But then you are my favorite creator for Sims 2. I used to download all your default overrides as I've told you already. Anyway, please consider creating for Sims 3. At least some of your holiday desserts for Sims 3...please. :-) Happy New year!!
Test Subject
#67 Old 4th Jan 2012 at 3:40 PM
Love the hedgehog its so cute.
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Original Poster
#68 Old 4th Jan 2012 at 4:20 PM
@AmberIndia: No chance of getting me creating for the Sims3, I don't even play it, I extracted the files for the animals from my brother-in-laws game. Still, all my creations are open for conversion to Sims2, even without credit or notifying me first, so there might be someone converting them some day.

@Lewis10pea: I also love the hedgehog, I didn't think I would do, because I found the mesh rather ugly when I first saw it on the Sims3 screens.
Test Subject
#69 Old 4th Jan 2012 at 5:53 PM
I need that hedgehog... It's just too cute!
Great job! :D
Test Subject
#70 Old 5th Jan 2012 at 8:14 AM
Beautiful work! Thanks so much.
Lab Assistant
#71 Old 5th Jan 2012 at 5:43 PM
This is absolutely fabulous. I saw the video and I did not see anything wrong with the animations. It's perfect. My sims children will love these. Thank you so much. Great work. Hope to see more of it. Shahannah
Field Researcher
#72 Old 5th Jan 2012 at 7:37 PM
Thanks for the Womrat override! Yay- no more crappy critter cages!

Speaking as a die-hard TS2 player (who has zero interest in TS3 whatsoever) I am thrilled to see that there are still a few creators like yourself who are still turning out amazing stuff for TS2, even after so many other people have tossed it aside.

Viva-la Sims 2, baby!
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 6th Jan 2012 at 6:01 AM
This is excellent work, can't wait to try it in game!
Lab Assistant
#74 Old 6th Jan 2012 at 7:50 AM
*throws up rainbows* thank you
Test Subject
#75 Old 6th Jan 2012 at 8:46 PM
This is so awesome! Thank you!!!
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