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The Pond in July (Small Update)

by macarossi Posted 30th Jun 2007 at 9:29 PM - Updated 5th Jul 2007 at 2:12 PM by macarossi : A small update
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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.
It has been so unbearably hot the past week that all I could think of was of a nice cool retreat from the heat. And here it is - the pond in July
I placed the objects form the Pond Collection under the category Build Garden Centre, but actually some of them are found under different categories in the game catalogue.
Items in Build Mode - Garden Centre:
The Sacred Lotus - 948 polys
4 recolours
Bog arum - 926 polys - 2 recolours (First image)
Mosaic Plant - 656 polys - 3 recolours (5th image)
Thalia Dealbata - about 900 polys -no recolours
Taro - 752 polys - 4 recolours
Pagoda Rocks - 640 polys - 5 recolours matching the stone texture of the waterfalls
Required Eps - none
Known Issues - none

Items in Buy Mode
Ground Plants: These are under Decorative Plants in the game catalogue.
Aubretia - a ground cover plant for rockeries - 1140 polys - 3 recolours
Trillium - a ground cover plant - 1080 polys - 4 recolours
Vincas - a ground cover plant - 1070 polys - 2 recolours

The Four Plants rar contains:
Fritillaria - 1128 polys - 3 recolours
Border Lilies - 1102 polys - 4 recolours
Cleome - 1056 polys - 3 recolours
Verbascum - 1014 polys - 4 recolours

Pond Border Stones - 734 polys; 4 recolours
Required EPs - none
Known Issues - none

The Waterfalls and the Floating Hippo Fountain:
These can be found under Decorative Sculptures
Floating Hippo Fountain - 1416 polys - 352 per tile; no recolours
Required EPs - University
Known Issues - none
Features - fully animated; can be placed on the water surface without cheats
The Function "Add Soap" has been disabled; Th hippo occupies 4 tiles. Make sure that you have 4 tiles free so that you can place the hippo on the pond surface without any cheats. You don't need to make the bottom of the pond even. And of course, you can always use the moveobjects on cheat to place the plants nearer the hippo fountain.

Cascading Waterfall - 1899 polys - about 475 per tile; 3 recolours;
Small (Pool) Fountain(second image) - 1002 polys - about 250 per tile; 3 recolours;
Required EPs - Nightlife and the Glamour Life Pack
Known Issues - the waterfalls are bigger than the 4 tiles they occupy. Place them at the edge of the pond or in the water, so that the sims won't pass through them.
Features: both are fully animated. They can be placed on the water surface without using any cheats.

A rather inept attempt to make an animated gif of the waterfalls:

Waterfall Base Game(the fourth screenshot) - 859 polys; 3 recolours
Required EPs - none
Known Issues - same as above
Features - fully animated, designed to be placed on water surfaces or on terrain. The animation for the waterfall is different from that of the other two, because I had to use only effects from the base game.

The picture shows an overview of the pond and the waterfalls.
Yes, you can still use the pond for fishing:

As always, feel free to recolour the objects. Please do not upload them to pay sites. Thank you.

Atavera for the tutorial Addding an Effect to an Object
Jonesi for the wonderful terrain paint
Quaxi for SimPE Inge Jones
and last but not least Numenor for the tutorial Changing the Object Placement

Small update (02.07.07) I added the sound of running water to the Base Game Waterfall for a more realistic effect. The new file is Waterfall BaseGameWithSound.rar. Please note that you cannot have both the old and the new package file in your Downloads folder because they share the same GUIDs. If you decide to have the waterfall with the sound effect, just replace the existing file with the new one, when prompted.

Update 05.07.07
Thanks for telling me about the GUID conflict for the Floating Hippo Fountain and the Pond Border Stones. The files have been replaced with the correct ones. Please replace the older files with the new ones, because the old files overwrite the original Maxis objects. Accept my apologies for the inconvenience.

Polygon Counts:
Tags: #pond, #plant, #hippo, #fountain, #waterfall, #stone, #rock

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

University Nightlife + 1 SPs
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Pond Plants_macarossi_PondCollection2007.rar

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PagodaRocks_Pond Collection2007.rar

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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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Test Subject
#2 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 9:34 PM
Eye candy! delicious! Thank you!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 9:42 PM
Outstanding - thanks for sharing
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 9:42 PM Last edited by JLonier : 30th Jun 2007 at 10:06 PM. Reason: this is a thanks
wow! this is amazing!!! thank you so much!!! you rock!!! great job!

Love is the Greatest Power!!! :)
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 9:54 PM
Oh my gosh, this is just amazing!
I'm going to sleep right now, but i'll be back first thing tomorrow to download your fabulous set!
Thank you!!!! :D
Field Researcher
#6 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 9:56 PM
This looks so freaking awesome! Fantastic job and thank you so very, very much ;-)
Test Subject
30th Jun 2007 at 9:58 PM
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Test Subject
#7 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 10:00 PM
Thank you,magnifique
Mad Poster
#8 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 10:00 PM
Amazing set...It give me some idea for some lots , an other great thank you

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

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#9 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 10:07 PM
Gasp! This is awsome! Thank you soo much!

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Top Secret Researcher
#10 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 10:07 PM
SPECTACULAR! Thank you!!!!

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Forum Resident
#11 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 10:18 PM
This is really spectacular!!!!...thankyou!!
Forum Resident
#12 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 10:18 PM
Wow! The best waterfall that I ever seen! Great job mac!

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#13 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 10:25 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st Jul 2007 at 12:28 AM.
*blink blink* Nifty! Thank you SO much for sharing this hard work, it's great! >^.^<

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#14 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 10:34 PM
I love it!
Thanks so much, macarossi! :-)
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 10:47 PM
Stunningly beautiful. I did a goldfish impression for several minutes! Thanks so much.
Mad Poster
#16 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 10:51 PM
Oh, they're all so pretty!!!! Thank youfor this amazing garden set. The hippo fountain is the awsomeness!
#17 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 11:15 PM
Oh ! This is lovely Macarossi !!! I'm just trying to imagine the marvelous gardens or parcs it will be with this. Maybe a secret pond in a forest... It's amazing ! You've transformed a terrible too hot weather in a piece of art. Thank you very much for sharing.

All of nature is within us and we are part of all nature (Chief White Cloud)
#18 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 11:21 PM
Oh this makes me wnat to dive right into the picture. An amazing job
#19 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 11:24 PM
Absolutely wonderful!!!! Wow! Great work, I love everything that you've made Macarossi! Thanks for everything!

Please do not re-upload my houses or Sims anywhere, even if it is just refurnished.

Thank you for your consideration.
#20 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 11:25 PM
Oh mysimgod, what a spectacular set! the cascades are so amazing.... thank you forever, it seems that there's no limit at all to what you can do.
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 11:29 PM
should be featured, really amazing
Test Subject
#22 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 11:51 PM
WOW! Talk about an awsome set!! You ROCK! Thank You!

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#23 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 11:51 PM Last edited by Christine11778 : 1st Jul 2007 at 1:46 AM.
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing

Congrats on your feature, it is well deserved!

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#24 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 11:54 PM Last edited by JLonier : 30th Jun 2007 at 11:56 PM. Reason: is a thanks
Spectacular! really I'm in awe!!!

You're lying to Sam like he's your wife. Which kinda makes me your mistress.
#25 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 11:55 PM
Absolutely amazing,thank you!!!

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