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Don't Sweat It!

by mustluvcatz Posted 18th Nov 2012 at 4:47 PM - Updated 19th Nov 2012 at 9:31 AM by mustluvcatz
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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.
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Have your sims been exercising? Are they overheated and about ready to drop? Is the sweat puddling up and threatening to drown everyone in the neighborhood? Well, I've got the solution. A brand new window air conditioner courtesy of the folks at SimAire. This air conditioner doesn't just sit in the window and look pretty. Your sims can actually cool off!



Inspired by Inge Jones' ceiling air conditioner, this air conditioner has the same functionality. To quote Inge:

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Works indoors only - to make it realistic. Will maintain the temperature of any Sim in the room at around the optimum. Extremely cold or hot Sims will take about an hour to reach a comfortable temperature with one unit in the room. More units in a room will change your Sims' temperature faster. There is also a menu option to Warm Up* or Cool Off which they do by going and standing under it or nearby, and works twice as fast. This option is autonomous depending on need, and in my tests all Sims decided by themselves to cool off or warm up before they collapsed.


Note: I didn't test the Warm Up functionality and wasn't even going to leave the BHAV in since this is an air conditioner. It should work since the BHAVs are the same as Inge's version.

You might be wondering which windows this will fit in: this is sized and positioned to fit in the Breeze-Easy window. It will fit in similarly sized windows and if you have any custom windows that are a bit wider, the handy-dandy-expandy sides of the air conditioner will fill any gaps, just like a real air conditioner.

You also might be wondering if there is anything you might want to watch out for. Well, in my tests everything worked perfectly. The only thing you have to be careful is leaving a tile between windows- the sides of the air conditioner will show through the other window(s) if the windows are side-by-side. Sorry about that, but I wanted to make sure it would fit in full tile wide windows. You can use this with windows that are centered on 2 tiles. Just use boolpropsnapobjectstogrid false or setquartertileplacement on to place it. Unfortunately, you can't use this with 2-tile wide windows unless you like the look of the handy-dandy-expandy sides not meeting the sides of the window.

If you can shift objects, you can shift this air conditioner. If you can use the quarter tile placement cheat, you can use it with this air conditioner.

The air conditioner can be found in Small Electronics and costs 100 Simoleons. 6 recolors are included, if you don't like any of them just pitch 'em! If you would like to recolor, I strongly suggest asking for the .psd. I worked really hard on the texture and one of the layers is set up for color, just slap a new color on it and adjust the opacity. So if you want the layers, just ask.

Polygon Counts:
426

Additional Credits:
MilkShape, SimPE and Inge Jones, of course.

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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MLC-SimAireWindowAC.rar

Size: 707.7 KB · Downloads: 25,879 · 18th Nov 2012
707.7 KB 25,879 18th Nov 2012
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
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#2 Old 18th Nov 2012 at 5:10 PM
Wow! This is really cool, it's going to add even more realism to my game! Thank you! :D
Constant Contestant
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#3 Old 18th Nov 2012 at 6:52 PM
Wow! MLC, so clever
Mad Poster
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#4 Old 18th Nov 2012 at 6:52 PM
There's only one thing to say: Yeah!

And, yes, it's really *cool*.
Test Subject
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#5 Old 18th Nov 2012 at 7:24 PM
Awesome! Can't wait to try it out, this should be super handy! Thanks :3
Field Researcher
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#6 Old 18th Nov 2012 at 9:30 PM
Very nice object! I would probably use it even if it was just decorative, but I appreciate the functionality. I hope this works in "attic" rooms.
Thanks!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 18th Nov 2012 at 9:59 PM
Very nice!

Thanks!
Former Hamster
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#8 Old 18th Nov 2012 at 10:11 PM
Thanks for the comments and you're welcome!

Neder - Jack (the sim in the pics) lives in a house with an attic made using CFE. So it that's what you mean, then yes it'll work. You don't need to use any cheats to place it in any of the attic walls.
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 18th Nov 2012 at 11:34 PM
YES! Its about time someone actually made one of these after so long!
Instructor
#10 Old 18th Nov 2012 at 11:41 PM
Fabuloso, thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 18th Nov 2012 at 11:57 PM
Oh, thank you. I use Inge's version, but it's really just a white square that looks so out of place. And you included colors!
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 3:13 AM
Ah, this is very cool. And I love that there's color options! This looks quite realistic...just what I need. Thank you so much! <3
Field Researcher
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#13 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 3:14 AM
Ditto to what everyone else has already said!

Thanks for the new goodie!
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 10:58 AM
I love these wee detail items
Test Subject
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#15 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 11:46 AM
This SimAire product is, by far, the 'coolest' item I've seen for some time.

Thanks so much for this.
Test Subject
#16 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 12:39 PM
Thanks
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#17 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 12:42 PM
Congratulations on the 'pick', MLC
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 1:24 PM
This is awesome! Thank you!!
Test Subject
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#19 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 2:56 PM
Very "cool"
Theorist
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#20 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 3:34 PM
Great mesh, MLC! Thanks for sharing.
The Great AntiJen
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#21 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 4:06 PM
Good stuff - thanks
Gone Fishin'
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#22 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 5:16 PM
What a great idea! My over-heated Sims thank you!
Field Researcher
#23 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 9:42 PM
Awesome work on this one! It's sure to work in some of my Sims' houses! Thanks so much for sharing this! Can't wait to download it for my game!!! k:
Former Hamster
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#24 Old 20th Nov 2012 at 12:45 AM
Wow! Thanks so much for the comments. I think I need to credit/thank Inge again.. if it wasn't for her air conditioner and being perfectly fine with me using her BHAV work, this would be just another nifty deco item. The fact that sims can cool off with it is the icing on the cake.

Karen - Thanks! I was beginning to think I'd lost my touch, lol.
Banned
#25 Old 20th Nov 2012 at 5:51 PM
YES, this looks awesome! Thanks for Sharing!
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