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Collaborative Project: Prop Hack

by Adele Posted 30th Jun 2009 at 9:36 PM - Updated 27th Jun 2010 at 6:21 PM by Adele : updating image
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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.
The talented Decorgal came to me a while ago with an idea for a collaborative project: A new prop hack that lets you have your sims hold multiple, custom props, plus placeable versions of these props. Decorgal handled the creation of the poses and making the hack itself, and I created the props to be used with it.

UPDATE: Decorgal's post has been approved. Get the hack here.

(These are the placeable versions of the props, all decorative items.)

The hack lets you combine and use these props with other animations.
Check out these screenshots to view some of the props and this hack in action:

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As you can see, the sims can walk, talk, sit on the couch, do anything while holding props.
This can open up a whole world of creativity for storytellers and machinima filmmakers.

All of the accessory versions of these props (the ones the sims will actually hold in their hands) are linked to use textures from the placeable versions, and some of the placeable props share textures from other placeable props. For example, the briefcases use the paper texture from the clipboard, the wine glasses use textures from the wine trays, etc.
All of this means smaller files and less work if you'd like to recolor any of them.

There are 23 different props, each with multiple color options, totaling 96 altogether.
Included in the rar is a collection file so you can find these more easily.

NOTE: The actual hack that uses these props is a separate download. Get it here.

EDIT: The third image had some weird lighting that made the guy's cigarette look misaligned-- image now updated.

Polygon Counts:
Beer Bottle: 512
Books: 256
Briefcases: Feminine: 756; Masculine: 604;
Candle: 166
Cigarette Ash Tray: 256
Clipboard: 444
Coffee Cup: 320
Flashlight: 258
Grocery Bags: Paper: 1260; Plastic: 444;
Purses: I: 1208; II: 1078; III: 534; IV: 494; V: 752; VI: 1272;
Umbrella: 584
Wedding Bouquet: 2204
Wine Glasses: Red: 560; White: 462;
Wine Trays: Red: 1860; White: 2490;

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
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Size: 4.04 MB · Downloads: 105,707 · 30th Jun 2009
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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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 9:39 PM
Amazing! This will be so helpful for movies and stories. Can't wait for the release of the hack!
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#3 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 9:52 PM
These are so fraking awesome Adele! You and Decorgal made an amazing set, for sure. This is! Awesome, fantastic, stunning, gorgeous, beautiful - It goes on. I will keep my eyes peeled for decorgals half.

*fanboyish squee*

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#4 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 9:58 PM
Even without the nifty animation mod, the placeable props alone are great for us clutter maniacs. One can never have too many book pile clutter objects! Will the book pile also have bookshelf features, or only decorgal's animations? Either way, it is quite nifty.

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Lab Assistant
#5 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 9:58 PM
Wow! This looks awesome! I love to be able to use an umbrella, a flashlight and a candle as props while sims do stuff! This is a wondeful project! Thank you!
Field Researcher
#6 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 10:04 PM
Holy crap. That's AMAZING.

Test Subject
#7 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 10:05 PM
Thank you! Can add a very nice touch to Sim stories and/or sim movies. Thumbs up!
Test Subject
#8 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 10:09 PM
Amazing! I've been waiting for something like this for such a long time. Thank you! You two rock!

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 10:12 PM
This is some impressive work you two have put together and I am hoping that you and Decorgal do more work together. Your skills are limitless.

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#10 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 10:14 PM
Incredible!! I'm not a storyteller or anything, but this is just amazing work. Congrats to the both of you!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 10:15 PM
This is incredible! You two make some amazing things, I hope to see more! Thanks~!!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 10:17 PM
This is an awesome idea!
Big thanks to you as well as decorgal!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 10:23 PM
My God...what a stunning idea...what quality...which of course're known for...and Decorgal...what a brain. Thanks so much both of you.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 10:48 PM
Amazing job! I hope that they'll be more of these coming our way soon. :D

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Field Researcher
#15 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 10:52 PM
Words cannot describe how much I am SQUEALING.
#16 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 10:56 PM
This is an absolutely amazing idea!!!I can't Wait for the hack too!!!!
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Test Subject
#17 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 11:19 PM
Wow, fantastic. I had hoped for something like this. Amazing job.
Hope the hack is ready very, very soon.
Thanks a lot.
Top Secret Researcher
#18 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 11:32 PM
wow, that's awesome!

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#19 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 11:42 PM
Thanks, everyone! Decorgal has posted her thread and it will hopefully be approved soon. :D
Wiki Wizard
#20 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 12:09 AM
Wow, this is beyond amazing! :o What a brilliant project idea, and so well pulled off, your textures are flawless and to die for!

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Field Researcher
#21 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 12:15 AM
Seriously -- is there ever enough clutter? THANK YOU! This is awesome goodness!
Test Subject
#22 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 12:17 AM
Holy crap. This is pretty much exactly what I've been looking for. Thank you... infinitely much.
Now I might have to stay online all the way up until Decorgal's hack is available...
You two are amazing.

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Lab Assistant
#23 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 12:46 AM
Brilliant!You both, Adele and Decorgal are amazingly talented, and now together...oh my!Thanks a lot for this!

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Cult Leader
#24 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 2:22 AM
Awesome work, they are crispy textures I likey. Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 2:24 AM
Freaking wonderful... I cannot wait to use this!

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