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!Updated 01/13/2012!: Animated Lizards and Rodents

by bienchen83 Posted 29th Dec 2011 at 2:33 PM - Updated 11th Mar 2012 at 2:25 PM by leesester
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I fixed a GUID mistype in one of the BHAVs for the red-headed rock agama. Please redownload. I also attached a new version of the lizards and rodents in the first post. These files are altered so that the pets will not wake Sims sleeping in the same room. I splitted them up into two rar files, because some people reported problems when trying to download large files here on MTS.
If you still have problems, you can download this version from my own server here.

If you're files are getting corrupted when downloading the large file attached to the main post (I guess that's due to the file size), try downloading the pets that won't work separately from Comments.

There's a Addon Pack for the Sims Tracker taking account of my pets available here.
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Hi there,

I converted the lizards and rodents which came with the new Sims3 EP for the Sims2. The animals and cages are fully, though not perfectly animated.
Watch this video to have a closer look on the strenghts and weaknesses of the animations:
http://youtu.be/FTRtP_RwAb4



I attached only a selection of pictures. Further pictures of the cages and animals are in comments. You can also download the animals separately there.

The Pets EP is required.

The set contains...
...7 rodents (5 meshes/2 recolors):

squirrel cage: 1878 polys, same as all other rodent cages. This is the MASTER object* for all pet cages included in this set, so do not delete the file sim2me_eichhoernchenkaefig. Comes in five colours (see attached preview).
*you can download the MASTER files separately in the second comment.
squirrel: 850 polys. The grey one is the mesh, the brown one is rec1 and the dark brown one rec2. (sim2me_eichhoernchen.package)

chinchilla cage + chinchilla: 958 polys. (sim2me_chinchilla(kaefig).package)

hedgehog cage + hedgehog: 776 polys. (sim2me_igal(kaefig).package)

rat cage + rat: 926 polys. (sim2me_ratten(kaefig).package)

chipmunk cage + chipmunk: 906 polys. (sim2me_streifenhoernchen(kaefig).package)

...14 lizards (6 meshes/8 recolors):

red-headed rock agama + cage:
2134 polys for the cage, same as for all other lizard cages. 972 polys for agama. (sim2me_agame(nkaefig).package)

lizard anole + cage: 1044 polys. The green one is the mesh, the brown one the recolor. (sim2me_anole(nkaefig).package)

chameleon + cage: 976 polys. The green one is the mesh, the blue one rec1, orange one rec2 and red one rec3. (sim2me_chameleon(kaefig).package)

iguana + cage: 1054 polys. The green one is the mesh, the light green one rec1 and the orange one rec2. (sim2me_leguan(kaefig).package)

texas spiny + cage: 996 polys. (sim2me_texanischedornechse(nkaefig).package)

toyoko gecko + cage: 992 polys. The blue one is the mesh, the black one rec1 and the yellow one rec2. (sim2me_toyokogecko(kaefig).package)

I cannot do the other pets because the mammal animations would simply not fit, so don't ask me.

Have fun!



Additional Credits:
EA

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

Size: 2.61 MB · Downloads: 36,872 · 13th Jan 2012
2.61 MB 36,872 13th Jan 2012
lizards_nowake.rar

Size: 910.4 KB · Downloads: 33,782 · 13th Jan 2012
910.4 KB 33,782 13th Jan 2012
lizardsandrodents.rar

Size: 3.50 MB · Downloads: 59,055 · 29th Dec 2011
3.50 MB 59,055 29th Dec 2011
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. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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#2 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 6:33 PM Last edited by bienchen83 : 3rd Jan 2012 at 4:35 PM.
Default Pet Cage Recolors
By request, I added two versions of the womrat cage, one default (meaning it will overwrite the EA cage) and one non-default.

There are two different cages, one for the rodents, the other one for the lizards. The pets will only use one half of the cage. There's nothing I can do about that. At least it looks not as much cruel to the animals that way.


poly: 1878

poly: 2134

The cages do come with four recolors. All cages borrow their textures from the sim2me_eichhoernchenkaefig.package.
If you make recolors of these, I would love you'd tell me so that I can edit this post to add your download link.

The poly counts are not too low, but regarding the fact that the cages are two tiled and the mammal pet cage has 1672 polys, I think they're okay.
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar cagerecolors.rar (1.55 MB, 2362 downloads)
Description: all cage recolors, no mesh included!
File Type: rar defaultmammalpetcage.rar (71.2 KB, 1305 downloads)
Description: overwrites the EA womrat cage
File Type: rar mammalpetcage.rar (71.2 KB, 1901 downloads)
Description: uses the EA womrat, but will not overwrite anything
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#3 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 6:37 PM Last edited by bienchen83 : 13th Jan 2012 at 1:22 PM.
Default MASTER mesh (squirrel)
The squirrel cage is the MASTER of all pet cages. I included the squirrel.package in the rar as well because you can use the other cages without it but you will not be able to click on the squirrel cage then in game.

There are two recolors of the squirrel in a separate rar, one edited by me, the other one by EA.

poly: 850
(for comparision: the caged mammal pet which came with Seasons has 926 polys.)
Screenshots
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File Type: rar MASTER(squirrel).rar (554.8 KB, 1478 downloads)
File Type: rar squirrelrecolors(nomeshincluded).rar (43.4 KB, 1158 downloads)
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#4 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 6:49 PM Last edited by bienchen83 : 13th Jan 2012 at 1:22 PM.
Default Other Rodents
The other rodents with cages.
-chinchilla (poly: 958)
-chipmunk (poly: 906)
-hedgehog (poly: 778)
-rat (poly: 926)
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar chincilla.rar (121.6 KB, 1171 downloads)
File Type: rar chipmunk.rar (126.0 KB, 1117 downloads)
File Type: rar hedgehog.rar (116.5 KB, 1192 downloads)
File Type: rar rat.rar (123.3 KB, 1202 downloads)
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#5 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 7:32 PM Last edited by bienchen83 : 13th Jan 2012 at 1:25 PM.
Default Chameleon
The first of the lizards. Don't forget that you will need the squirrel cage (MASTER, see post 3) for the lizards to work properly in your game!

The chameleon comes in four colours.
The green one is the mesh, rec1 is the orange one, rec2 the blue one and rec3 the red one (I added this one, the other colours are completely EA).

poly: 976
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar chameleon.rar (125.3 KB, 966 downloads)
Description: Mesh
File Type: rar chameleonorange.rar (19.8 KB, 796 downloads)
File Type: rar chameleonblue.rar (20.2 KB, 805 downloads)
File Type: rar chameleonred.rar (17.6 KB, 747 downloads)
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#6 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 7:49 PM Last edited by bienchen83 : 13th Jan 2012 at 1:24 PM.
Default Lizard Anole, Red-Headed Rock Agama, Texas Spiny
-Lizard Anole (poly: 1044, the green one is the mesh, the brown one the recolor)
-Red-Headed Rock Agama (poly: 972)
-Texas Spiny (poly: 996)
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar lizardanole.rar (125.6 KB, 830 downloads)
File Type: rar lizardanole_brownrecolor.rar (19.2 KB, 694 downloads)
File Type: rar redheadedrockagama.rar (128.6 KB, 742 downloads)
File Type: rar texasspiney.rar (125.2 KB, 749 downloads)
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#7 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 8:05 PM Last edited by bienchen83 : 13th Jan 2012 at 1:23 PM.
Default Toyoko Gecko
Toyoko Gecko in 3 colours. The light blue one is the mesh.

poly: 992
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar toyokogecko_blue(Mesh).rar (123.2 KB, 759 downloads)
File Type: rar toyokogecko_yellow.rar (18.0 KB, 697 downloads)
File Type: rar toyokogecko_black.rar (19.3 KB, 670 downloads)
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#8 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 8:20 PM Last edited by bienchen83 : 13th Jan 2012 at 1:23 PM.
Default Iguana
Iguana in 3 colours. The red one is the mesh.

poly: 1054
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar iguana_red(Mesh).rar (129.4 KB, 831 downloads)
File Type: rar iguana_yellow.rar (19.5 KB, 723 downloads)
File Type: rar iguana_green.rar (19.8 KB, 771 downloads)
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 2:50 PM
Brilliant! My sim can now have a pet ratty!! This is awesome, thank you!
Instructor
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#10 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 2:52 PM
OMG! Look at all the cute! I'd love my sim to have a hedgehog. Great job and thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 2:56 PM
Wow, awesome! I don't have Pets EP, but if I had it, I'd download all your pets!
Mad Poster
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#12 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 3:09 PM
Great set of little critters - downloading and starting a critter collection now. Thanks so much, they are just so cute!
Former Hamster
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#13 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 3:17 PM
A squirrel. A hedgehog. A chipmunk. Pets is sitting on my bookcase and all 3 of those make me really, really want to reinstall it. Too cute!
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 4:06 PM
This is brilliant, thank you!
Gone Fishin'
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#15 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 4:06 PM
Squirrels! Chinchillas! Hedgehogs! The cute!! (Even the lizards are cute, and I'm not a lizard person. ) Absolutely brilliant - thank you so much for sharing!
Field Researcher
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#16 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 4:09 PM
You're awesome! They're so cute! Thanks for that much work you had with converting and doing the animations. I really think they're perfect, couldn't see any bothering things in the video.
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 4:17 PM
Oh my gosh! I've been looking for more pet downloads but never found anything realistic. This is exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks to you for all of your hard work!
Test Subject
#18 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 5:29 PM
I can't begin to tell you how awesome this upload is! I love the variety it will give the sims as far as choosing a pet! Thank you for the work you put into this wonderful creation.
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 5:39 PM
Thank you so much!!! I LOVE every single one.. they are going to make my game 60X more awesome! I wonder is it possible to make bunnies from Apartment Life's small dog?
Field Researcher
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#20 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 5:56 PM
Oh, great, now I have to add these to my Sim Tracker

Seriously though, these all look great.
Theorist
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#21 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 6:33 PM
Completely amazing!
Test Subject
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#22 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 6:45 PM
I absolutely love LOVE your pets! but i have a question is it possible...to create a pet turtle? I've been looing at a few places but they dont seem to have any quality ones..or even any at all. Again LOVE your download!!!
Field Researcher
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#23 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 6:50 PM
Thank you soooooo much for this!

Between your caged critters & all the animals Rebecah has re-tooled at Affinity Sims (right here for the uniformed) my Sims are no longer hurting for pet options!

Thanks again!!!
Not actually evil.
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#24 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 6:57 PM
Wow! Animated, interactive, cute, and there's a hedgehog. *happy dance*
Mad Poster
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#25 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 8:56 PM
I found a chinchilla yesterday on somebody's livejournal in a smaller cage but this is just marvellous! Job well done!
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