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Skill Building Toy Garage

by leefish Posted 1st Jan 2009 at 8:31 PM - Updated 8th Aug 2014 at 4:29 PM by leefish
117 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 20 Thanks 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.
This download is part of the Stuff for Kids Creator Challenge
After spending the last month racking my brains to try and think of an entry for the kids challenge I came up with this - an additional toy to complement the dolls house. This is a toy garage for little boy sims (and tomboy little girl sims) to play with.



In the dolls house children play with little dolls - these dolls are coded into the object so I made an alternative set of toy cars. Unfortunately, I had to use the existing animations so the animations of the sims holding the cars is not a perfect match; but better than using dolls in a garage, right?



The toddler animations came out ok - the toddler puts the car in their mouth and shakes their head etc just like the doll house



The garage functions ALMOST exactly the same as the doll house - adults, elders and teens can join the children in play, but do not start playing with the garage on their own, the difference is that children and toddlers build mechanical skill when playing with it.. Teens and older do not build skill as that would be silly, but their fun increases just like the dolls house.






The garage can be found in the catalogue with the rest of the toys and costs 120 simoleons (it costs less than the doll house because a Sim dad made it out of bits of wood so it is cheaper )

If you use the garage in a lot
Please be sure that you package the garage and the little cars and give DL'ers a link to this thread just in case

Polygon Counts:
Garage polys 380 intact, 488 broken
Car polys = 110 per car

Custom Content by Me:
- Toy cars for Garage
- Bits O'Wood Garage

Additional Credits:
Maylin- for the incredible texture she made for me - it made such a difference to the object I class her as a co-creator on this object. Thank you again, it is kindnesses to others like this which makes MTS2 such an amazing place to be.

Echo for writing the BHAV tutorials and then checking my BHAV and telling me which line I had missed - Thank you SimPE of course, and MTS2 for giving me a place to share my stuff.

UPDATE 2014 : The garage now shows on community lots and can be placed on OFB shelves.

RECOLORS:

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

Size: 240.1 KB · Downloads: 73,679 · 1st Jan 2009
240.1 KB 73,679 1st Jan 2009
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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#76 Old 26th Aug 2009 at 1:25 AM Last edited by teredre : 26th Aug 2009 at 1:26 AM. Reason: typing error
this is cool u shoulf of made the cas transformers though it would of looked cool or cooler cus it looks cool already
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#77 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 5:55 PM
I swear my after school care had this garage toy... o.o
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#78 Old 17th Sep 2009 at 2:42 AM
It's so colorful!
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#79 Old 24th Sep 2009 at 6:11 AM
I downloaded this about a week ago and it works great in my game-thank you!!
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#80 Old 24th Oct 2009 at 10:50 AM
Thank you for creating an item that builds skills for kids.
ALL of my mechanically inclined sims will enjoy it...regardless of gender.
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#81 Old 29th Dec 2009 at 11:05 PM
I'm in love. 8D This works perfectly in Life Stories, as it's the only TS2 version I have! <3 Thanks so much!!
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#82 Old 16th Jan 2010 at 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by sweetswami77
I can't tell you how happy I am to see this! I've always thought there just weren't enough toys for little Sim boys in the game. This is perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing!


Ya, EA just left the little guys in the dust on that one...
I refuse to give them a doll house. o.o

Thanks!!! Now my little feller can stop sneaking in his sisters room to play! :D
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#83 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 2:23 PM
This is really cool, thank you! =)
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#84 Old 3rd Jul 2010 at 5:09 PM
I didn't work. -___-
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#85 Old 3rd Jul 2010 at 5:25 PM Last edited by leesester : 6th Jul 2010 at 6:16 PM.
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Originally Posted by w6rldd6minati6n
I didn't work. -___-


Please be more specific - this garage has over 30,000 downloads and you are the first person to say it does not work. I would like to help you but I need more to go on.

Lee

EDIT: after a PM exchange it became clear that the user could not find the garage in the catalogue. For any others who may have a similar issue, its under toys, next to the dolls house. Don't forget to put the cars in the downloads folder as well. From buy mode that will be miscellaneous (the three dots) and then children (teddy bear).

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#86 Old 29th Jan 2011 at 12:09 AM
Cool!!! This looks lovely! It is cute if you could imagine it.., it's like they have some toddler left in them! (If only they were for toddlers...)

Thanks

~Lila
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#87 Old 29th Jan 2011 at 12:25 AM
I'm glad you like it - but it IS for toddlers - toddlers and children play with it and get skill, teens and olders play WITH the toddlers/children but don't build skill.
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#88 Old 7th Feb 2011 at 1:51 AM
Great idea Thanks!
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#89 Old 30th Apr 2011 at 7:35 PM
This is a great toy and I use it all the time, so thanks! :D

I was just wondering why it doesn't show up in the buy catalog in communities. It's the perfect toy to sell at the baby/kids store I'm building.

Does anyone know if there's a way to make it show up in community buy mode? Would adding it to a collection in a residential lot help?
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#90 Old 1st May 2011 at 12:05 AM
Hi spikeminx - I have no idea - I made this long ago when I was just a newbie. It may well be a case of changing the flag to be available on community lots.
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#91 Old 2nd May 2011 at 3:54 PM Last edited by spikesminx : 2nd May 2011 at 9:13 PM.
Okay I'll look into it. Thanks

ETA: Yep, it's just changing a flag with simpe, I did it. Added the ofb shelf placement size too and voila :D
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#92 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 3:41 AM
nawwz thats gonna be the cutest download in my game<3
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#93 Old 14th Oct 2011 at 8:05 AM
Thank you, great job.
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#94 Old 19th May 2012 at 11:06 AM
Thanks :P
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#95 Old 20th Jul 2012 at 8:04 PM
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Originally Posted by sweetswami77
I can't tell you how happy I am to see this! I've always thought there just weren't enough toys for little Sim boys in the game. This is perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing!


I was about to post the same thing! This is the best download I could ever think of! Thank you Leesester!
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#96 Old 19th Jan 2013 at 8:28 AM
This is awesome. And the most awesome part is thinking of my little toddlers making the cars kiss. :D
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#97 Old 20th Feb 2013 at 8:53 PM
I love this toy! I actually downloaded it a year or so ago but I thought I'd post to see if other people have this issue; you know when a toddler is going to play with a toy but you want your adult sim to go and pick them up, the kid will normally stop in its tracks and wait to be picked up? I've noticed with the garage the kid's want to play with it overrides the adult's power to pick them up. Is that just my game or is it the same for eveyone?
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#98 Old 13th Mar 2013 at 7:52 PM
I have no idea - what happens with the doll house?
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#99 Old 16th Mar 2013 at 6:33 PM
Awesome, thank you!
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#100 Old 18th Mar 2013 at 3:44 AM
Excellent! Something FINALLY for my boy sims, the males in TS2 are woefully under created for.
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