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Skill Building Toy Garage

by leefish Posted 1st Jan 2009 at 7:31 PM - Updated 8th Aug 2014 at 3:29 PM by leefish
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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.
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: 73,580 · 1st Jan 2009
240.1 KB 73,580 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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Forum Resident
#2 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 7:33 PM
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!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 7:35 PM
I swear my cousin has something just like this xD

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#4 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 7:58 PM
Looks great - congratulations on getting it done to such a great standard! =D
Field Researcher
#5 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 8:00 PM
glad you were thinking of the boys. and thanks for sharing!
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Original Poster
#6 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 8:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissLoaf
Looks great - congratulations on getting it done to such a great standard! =D


I really cannot take credit for its good looks - that was all Maylin - but I hope you enjoy it in game

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Field Researcher
#7 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 8:09 PM
Yay it's uploaded!

Looks great, and is very cute!
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#8 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 8:22 PM
Oh gosh, it's completely adorable! I rarely download objects, but this one looks well made and special enough to be an exception. My little sim boys will love it! Thanks leesester and Maylin!
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#9 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 8:34 PM
Awesome. Thank you! =)

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#10 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 8:52 PM
This is great. My sims definitely needed something other than a dollhouse in their playrooms/bedrooms. It looked a bit silly when the house is full of little boys and there is a dollhouse.

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Forum Resident
#11 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 8:54 PM
thank you, this looks great!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 9:07 PM
It seems EAxis forgot that not all boys like playing dolls!

But they will surely love playing wih your toy garage!!!

Thank you very much!!

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#13 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 9:08 PM
Wow, this is awesome! Thank you so much, it's really really great!
Test Subject
#14 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 9:40 PM
Awesome!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 9:43 PM
I have been waiting for something like this; it's fantastic! Thank you
Test Subject
#16 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 10:39 PM
Thank you!! I love it!
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#17 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 11:06 PM
That's really nice - thanks.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 11:10 PM
Nice to have something different to play with than the dollhouse, very good. And it realy looks very nice. Thank you
Forum Resident
#19 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 11:20 PM
Unbelievable! This is a really nifty toy, leesester! ANd the graphics look very nice too! Thanks for this, now my kids will be happy!

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Original Poster
#20 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 11:26 PM Last edited by leesester : 2nd Jan 2009 at 12:20 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SparkleSim
Unbelievable! This is a really nifty toy, leesester! ANd the graphics look very nice too! Thanks for this, now my kids will be happy!


Thanks for the thanks (I love comments and always read them) and although the BHAVs (the thing that makes it work)and idea is mine the TEXTURE (which is what makes it look so WOW) is all Maylin. Everyone should visit her profile.....incredible stuff.

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Lab Assistant
#21 Old 2nd Jan 2009 at 12:02 AM
Amazing and unique Finally something for little boys
Thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
#22 Old 2nd Jan 2009 at 12:22 AM
what an useful object! thank you!
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#23 Old 2nd Jan 2009 at 2:21 AM
This si SO COOL!

I hope you do great in the challenge :D

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Field Researcher
#24 Old 2nd Jan 2009 at 3:13 AM
Absolutely love this!! It reminds me of my son's Fisher-Price garage when he was little. Really nice too that it builds skill points. Thanks so much

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Lab Assistant
#25 Old 2nd Jan 2009 at 3:58 AM
Now the little ones can gain mechanical skill points. Thank you, and it looks great.
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