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Maxis "Lost & Found" #20: NH *Animated* Carousel - OFB or FFS or PETS REQUIRED!

by Numenor Posted 14th May 2006 at 12:30 AM - Updated 29th Sep 2007 at 9:35 AM by Numenor : Added info about Pets
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Maxis "Lost & Found" #20: *Animated* Carousel
Neighborhood Object
Open for Business OR Family Fun Stuff OR Pets REQUIRED!

8 JUNE 2006 - Thanks to Troubledgirl, we now know that the Carousel works even if you don't have FFS, but have at least OFB.

29 SEPT 200t - Thanks to Baskar, we now know that the Carousel works even if you don't have FFS nor OFB, but have at least PETS. The ability to see the Neighgborhood objects while in Lot View is limited to OFB, anyway (without OFB, you will see the animated Carousel only in Neighborhood View).


First off, let's thank Simsbaby, that reported me this lost neighborhood object.

This Carousel is an animated neighborhood decoration, that was hidden into the OFB files and also into the FFS and PETS game files. I managed to bring it back into the game catalog, and restoring the original animation created by Maxis for this object. Therefore you need at least one among OFB, FFS and PETS to use this object.

You can find the Carousel in the neighborhood Decorations catalog, into the EFFECTS sub-section. I've created a well-recognizable icon for it, so you shouldn't have difficulties to find it in the catalog

Please note that regardless the icons shown at the end of this post, near the download link, YOU MUST HAVE OFB OR FFS OR PETS in order to use this object.

Note also that the ability to see Neighborhood objects while in Lot View is only available if you have OFB (as fas as I know).
Tags: #lost, #found, #carousel

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 Open for Business + 1 SPs
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 14th May 2006 at 12:33 AM Last edited by Delphy : 18th Jun 2006 at 1:06 AM.
DARN! Now I wish I had FFS! OH well, this is awesome anyways! :D

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#3 Old 14th May 2006 at 12:33 AM
Dang it, Numenor. Your extraction of this and the trees is making me want to get that stupid Family Fun pack. *cries*

Freaking cool though, whether I can use it or not. Numenor > Everyone else.

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#4 Old 14th May 2006 at 12:33 AM
This is amazing!!!

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#5 Old 14th May 2006 at 12:36 AM
omg awesome

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 14th May 2006 at 12:36 AM
This makes me want to go and buy FFS

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#7 Old 14th May 2006 at 12:43 AM
I wonder why maxis keeps things like that out of the game.This is an awesome neighborhood decoration.Although i have uninstalled FFS from my game i will still get this for whenever i decide to install it again. Thank you so much ! The trees were awesome too!


edit: the download link doesnt work at the moment but i will keep trying, i am sure it's temporary.

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#8 Old 14th May 2006 at 12:47 AM
I can't make the download link work either.
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#9 Old 14th May 2006 at 12:57 AM
You are beyond amazing.

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Lab Assistant
#10 Old 14th May 2006 at 1:02 AM
Oh. my. GOD. This is awesome! Okay, thank you for making FFS not a *total* waste. I was really mad I blew my money on it, but you're making me feel better. =)
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 14th May 2006 at 1:05 AM
This is sooo awesome...I love it!
Lab Assistant
14th May 2006 at 1:10 AM
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#12 Old 14th May 2006 at 1:12 AM
You Rock as always... I LOVE this. thanks to all who helped in finding it.

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Field Researcher
#13 Old 14th May 2006 at 1:12 AM
Hey,I cannot download it.....

Lab Assistant
#14 Old 14th May 2006 at 1:19 AM
I know this is a stupid question, but what is FFS?
Top Secret Researcher
#15 Old 14th May 2006 at 1:35 AM
The Family Fun Stuff booster pack :-)

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#16 Old 14th May 2006 at 1:42 AM
Wow, this is amazing! Thank you!
#17 Old 14th May 2006 at 1:57 AM
One word- wow!!!

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#18 Old 14th May 2006 at 2:01 AM Last edited by Sim Master : 20th Jun 2006 at 3:42 AM.
These hidden objects are almost better than the game you need to make them work! Maybe I'll just have to buy that game so I can get your wonderful trees and a carosel. Keep up the good work, and good luck on finding more hidden objects! :D

EDIT: Wow, it will work with OFB? Wonderful! But It's still a nice incentive for getting FFS. Maxis may have left it out fo you to get, so it would make good publicity for FFS. Thanks again!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 14th May 2006 at 2:04 AM
The link doesn't work, But great find thanks.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 14th May 2006 at 2:04 AM
Thanks for doing 99.9% of the work!
Field Researcher
#21 Old 14th May 2006 at 2:05 AM
I love this, but don't have FFS Oh well. it's great .
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 14th May 2006 at 2:07 AM
This is beautiful, thank you - your talent is just amazing.
I'm now debating whether or not to get FFS,
Field Researcher
#23 Old 14th May 2006 at 2:53 AM
Wow, this is just to cool.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 14th May 2006 at 3:04 AM
Yet another download that makes me glad that my son HAD to have those stupid dragon costumes!

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Lab Assistant
#25 Old 14th May 2006 at 4:03 AM
Thank you.

FFS is my favorite add-on for The Sims 2 so far and I love seeing stuff that persuades more people to buy the game. It's really not bad guys! Thanks once again! I'll be sure to download when the links are properly working.
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