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Audio - Bard Trio *FIXED: 19/12*

by Calidan Posted 14th Dec 2005 at 3:48 PM - Updated 26th Oct 2008 at 3:43 AM by Calidan : Update
141 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 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.
NOTICE: I believe that with the assistance of Lethe_s this object has NOW BEEN FIXED. (Thanks once again Lethe_s)

**If you have the previous buggy object you MUST delete it from your downloads before replacing with the new fixed version**

Calidan_Audio_BardTrioV02.package **DELETE THIS**

REQUEST: If you download - or redownload this object, could you please leave feedback confirming that this object now works for you (If you are so inclined) or if you still experience problems - Thanks.

I have tested this object in TS2 (orig) and UNI EP and it now functions fine in both and while I am fairly certain it should work fine now with all EPs, if someone with NL could test and post their result it would be appreciated.


Greetings and welcome once more to Calidan's fantasy workshop.

Presenting for your enjoyment and medieval/fantasy pleasure the enchanted bard trio. Carved from sacred wood and charmed with magical essence, this hand carved trio brings their musical skills and abilities into any castle or court.

Designed with the same goals as my crystal ball and television, this replacement to the 'modern' stereo is perfectly at home in any medieval or fantasy setting.

Model Info:
Faces: 3782
Vertices: 2191
Two tile placement

Zip Contents:
Calidan_Audio_BardTrioV02b.package **FIXED VERSION**

Simply copy into your Downloads and enjoy

Catelog Location:
Electronics->Audio - Slightly more expensive than the large stereo.

Additional Info:
Features animated strings on the mandolin when in operation (you have to get rather close to see it though). I have not modified or tested this object regarding 'repair', so it could break just like any other stereo and I have not made it recolorable - so sorry all you are stuck with my wood textures

I created the bards using milkshape, based on my own artists model/figure.

EDIT: Thanks to Little_Tx_Mama for all the help and pointers on poly reduction etc. THIS is the final result of what I've been working on

All my objects use unique GUIDs
Tags: #stereo, #bards, #trio, #soundsystem

      Fantasy: Fantasy styled things

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 392.1 KB · Downloads: 15,773 · 19th Dec 2005
392.1 KB 15,773 19th Dec 2005
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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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141 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 139 Feedback Posts
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#2 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 3:49 PM
woooooooooow how did you do that?!
Test Subject
#3 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 3:59 PM
OMG this is so neat thank you!
Test Subject
#4 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 4:03 PM
Awesome, Thanks! :fencing: *Downloads*

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Field Researcher
#5 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 4:16 PM
Very neat but too big for my liking. If you were to make a smaller size for a desktop or nightstand I'd be all for it.

❌✖️❌✖️❌ Boycott SPs for TS4. EA is squeezing pennies from us without giving us content with substance. Show them you expect more! ❌✖️❌✖️❌
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#6 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 4:20 PM
Originally Posted by Sissi12
woooooooooow how did you do that?!

With a lot of patience and much ranting and raving

I'm glad you all seem to like it, and please feel free to use this thread to report any problems or issues you may have with any of the EPs. I designed this object under only TS2 (no EPs) and while I am reasonably sure it should work correctly with all, I have no way to test them on this computer at this stage.

Test Subject
#7 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 4:20 PM
omg(omy good)its a kreepy god!!! :muffy: sweet :hippy: :sci: :jaw:
Test Subject
#8 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 4:23 PM
This looks perfect for any medieval or fantasy-type Community Lot!!! Thanks so much! Now all I have to do is save a ton of Celtic mp3s into a music directory.
Test Subject
#9 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 4:29 PM
OMG!! Man, u rule...

Lab Assistant
#10 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 5:00 PM
You've done amazing work! Thank you for sharing this.
omg! =)

*Feel free to use,edit,upload my hairs, no need for permission*
(just small credit - link or name - will be gratitued)

I'm against the dog-meat of Korea as A Korean.
Test Subject
#11 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 5:39 PM
calidan I have all the EPS and when i go to the stereo it makes my crash ive tried it twice and the same thing keeps happening.
Test Subject
#12 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 6:21 PM
Ohhh this is awesome!! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 7:28 PM
Oh, wow. This is great work. Is it wrong to say they are cute? :P

Bra problem är inte dåliga problem.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 7:29 PM
cool! you are so good! Thank you!

I'm not slacking off. My code's compiling.
Tentacle Of Righteousness
#15 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 7:32 PM Last edited by wintermuteai1 : 14th Dec 2005 at 10:32 PM. Reason: object doesn't work-crashes game.
.......crashes game.

Alt 255
The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned
to a dead channel.
#16 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 7:36 PM
what can I!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 8:10 PM
Do they actually move and drum to the beat?
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 8:35 PM
Sweet Jesus... I'm shocked! :bow:

I'm a hungarian guy, so please, do not shoot me for my poor and rusty english, and yes, you can correct me, you can teach me, I will be very grateful :).
#19 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 9:15 PM
Wonderful work!

Cult Leader
#20 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 9:44 PM
LOL, thats either the strangest thing I have ever seen or the most brillant...Both. Thanx awesome work!
Test Subject
#21 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 10:08 PM
This is crazy wonderful
Tentacle Of Righteousness
#22 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 10:31 PM
ok, well to my extreme sadness, and disappointment; this object crashes the game every single time. Same as user above stated, when you go to radios in catalog and as soon as you scroll to it, the entire game crashes. removed from my game untill fixed.

Alt 255
The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned
to a dead channel.
Test Subject
#23 Old 14th Dec 2005 at 10:46 PM
Whoa! This is AWESOME! Bugger putting it in a medieval house, this is too cool for that. This is going straight to my rich ass recreation of me! Thankyou!
:salute: I salute you!
Test Subject
#24 Old 15th Dec 2005 at 12:37 AM
Sign me up for the "crashes the game when I go to the catalogue" list.

Looks lovely otherwise.

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
Field Researcher
#25 Old 15th Dec 2005 at 1:08 AM
Looks pretty cool...

Shame about the whole 'crashing catalogue' thing, I shall test it in my game and report back...

"Are you mad?"
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