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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?) - 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.
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
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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141 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 139 Feedback Posts
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Test Subject
#101 Old 23rd Dec 2005 at 10:53 PM
Nooo! I promised my mom I won't download anymore things for the sims!!! But I can't resist!!!! It's just to awesooome. GAH! *slowly goes insane and downloads*
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#102 Old 24th Dec 2005 at 8:10 AM
Originally Posted by xx10rhixrhi10xx
How do you download it into your game? I got into my computer but i dont know how to download it into the game...

That was answered Here previously in this thread. Hope that helps.

Test Subject
#103 Old 24th Dec 2005 at 12:54 PM
Wow they are cool thank you.
Forum Resident
#104 Old 24th Dec 2005 at 11:48 PM
Unbeliveable! Thank you! :jaw: :jaw: :jaw: :wow:
Test Subject
#105 Old 27th Dec 2005 at 4:59 AM
They look like those wooden guys from The Movies game.
Test Subject
#106 Old 27th Dec 2005 at 8:55 PM
Why When I Click It ? My games continues to crash?
Test Subject
28th Dec 2005 at 3:08 PM
This message has been deleted by PotCGurl.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#107 Old 29th Dec 2005 at 7:15 AM
Originally Posted by PotCGurl
Waha, how did you that????
I hope it's work in the game!!

lol - yes it works in the game

After the initial problem, the currently available download works with all EP's.

Mod_Muzik I replied to your PM with possible causes for this, all of which are not related to the current version of this object. Again I hope it helps.

Lab Assistant
#108 Old 13th Jan 2006 at 3:47 AM
Weird! I feel lured to download it, but I don't know where I'd use it.

One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
#109 Old 16th Jan 2006 at 8:32 PM
Animatroinic african drum kit..WICKED
Lab Assistant
#110 Old 18th Jan 2006 at 3:42 PM
Good job. Seriously, kudos for the imagination and the patience.
#111 Old 25th Jan 2006 at 12:06 PM
Originally Posted by Ketsu
Weird! I feel lured to download it, but I don't know where I'd use it.

You took the words right out of my mouth... but I just can't resist. LOL :werd:

I'm off to download for the sheer curiosity of it...

Thanks for sharing, Calidan!!! :gidea:
Lab Assistant
#112 Old 26th Jan 2006 at 7:48 PM
Yey, tabadours! I love it and it goes great especially with period sims.

Test Subject
#113 Old 28th Jan 2006 at 8:22 AM
nice :D
Lab Assistant
#114 Old 30th Jan 2006 at 6:12 AM
this is so cute

meguru meguru toki no naka de
bokutachi wa ai o sagashiteiru
tsuyoku tsuyoku naritai kara
kyou mo takaisora miage
Test Subject
#115 Old 31st Jan 2006 at 10:14 PM
Thanx a lot
Amazing work!!!
Test Subject
#116 Old 1st Feb 2006 at 10:38 AM
but i looked on the posts :comp: and im worried that it might stuff my game :nod: i still like it :baloons: :baloons: :baloons: :baloons:
Test Subject
#117 Old 2nd Feb 2006 at 9:20 PM
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#118 Old 3rd Feb 2006 at 9:18 AM
Originally Posted by baby1234
but i looked on the posts :comp: and im worried that it might stuff my game :nod: i still like it :baloons: :baloons: :baloons: :baloons:

You dont need to be worried, this object is simple a remesh of the large stereo. The initial problems were simply an internal data format problem with the package and nothing to do with the game (just crashed it). This version is 100% fixed and will not 'stuff up' anything existing in your game. If you experience any problems, deleting the package from your downloads will cause any 'in lot' copies of the object to be replaced with a standard large stereo - this allows you to simply 'play on'

I hope that clears up your reservations and that you enjoy using my bards

Test Subject
#119 Old 8th Feb 2006 at 3:52 AM
wow. cool.

La forza del Destino~
The Force of Destiny
Field Researcher
#120 Old 3rd Mar 2006 at 1:06 PM
Fantastic item Calidan! Can't believe I missed this one ... got it now, though. Thank you.
Test Subject
#121 Old 12th Mar 2006 at 11:11 AM
JA JESTEM z polski więc mnie nie rozumiecie nie
#122 Old 22nd Mar 2006 at 9:03 AM
all i can say is wow.. by far one of the most creative objects ive seen yet.

great work, i cant wait to see whats next
Test Subject
#123 Old 26th Mar 2006 at 6:23 PM
Wow. This is just perfect! Very creative, kinda weird, awesome, perfect for my sims Thanks so much for creating this!
#124 Old 28th Mar 2006 at 1:09 AM
your a :sniper: Right on target :sci:
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