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Back To Nature Playset (10 Year Anniversary)

by Lina Posted 29th Mar 2019 at 12:03 AM - Updated 29th Mar 2019 at 8:12 PM by Lina
22 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
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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Hi! Long time no see.
10 years ago I uploaded my first ever custom content, it was a set of Sesame street themed clothing for kids back on the 28th of March 2009 (it can be found here ). Keeping to the kids' theme I figured why not celebrate this 10 year anniversary with something my sims might like (and that I really wanted) - a new playground set!



This set comes with three new meshes. The monkey bars and swing set are slaved to the tower (which is the master file), meaning less hassle if anyone wishes to make recolors. I've tried to keep the overlay of my meshes as close to those of the originals as I could to minimize any wonky looking animations. The Apartment Life EP is required for these objects to work, they can be found under Hobbies - Recreation. There are two colors - one original with blue ropes and handles on the climbing wall, as well as a brown recolor with green ropes and handles on the climbing wall. I hope you will enjoy this set
The polycount on the tower mesh is pretty high, but I figured that if your game can handle a 10k+ hair, it should be able to handle a 10k+ object

Polygon Counts:
Back to Nature Monkey Bars - 3252
Back to Nature Swing Set - 1238 without swing, 1626 with swing.
Back to Nature Tower - 10240

Thanks to:
Gayars - For offering help getting my SimPE to work.
Techheaddanie - For pointing me in the direction of how I could fix my SimPE to load all objects for cloning purposes.
iCad - For helping me trying to figure out why my objects didn't work properly. I thank you very much for lending me some of your time and help.
Honeywell - Thank you again for helping me with the monkey bars and teaching me very valuable knowledge in cc-making. Without you this set would only have been 33% of what it is now.
This wouldn't have been possible without you guys!

Style: Contemporary
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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 Apartment Life
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Lina_BackToNaturePlayground_10YearAnniversary.zip

Size: 1.53 MB · Downloads: 9,913 · 29th Mar 2019
1.53 MB 9,913 29th Mar 2019
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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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22 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
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Theorist
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#2 Old 29th Mar 2019 at 12:22 AM
Wow! What a gorgeous playground set. Thank you and congratulations on 10 years of incredible content -- the community wouldn't be the same without you.
Test Subject
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#3 Old 29th Mar 2019 at 2:15 AM
Wow! I love this. Thank you!
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 29th Mar 2019 at 2:50 AM
Everything is so beautifully-made and your kids' stuff is always so cute - thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 29th Mar 2019 at 10:08 AM
I was just recently wishing I had something more rustic than the Maxis playground equipment! Now my farmer kids can swing on these monkey bars when they run wild in the forest behind their house.
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 29th Mar 2019 at 10:11 AM
Thank you, this is lovely . For some reason, it's always the wooden objects that end up being the most used in my game, whether they be walls, lamps or furniture, and the regular playground never seemed to fit. Sounds like the Three Lakes lots are getting a makeover soon.
Inventor
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#7 Old 29th Mar 2019 at 2:18 PM
So cuteee, thank you!!
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 29th Mar 2019 at 3:38 PM
wonderful!! thank you so much for sharing with us
Mad Poster
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#9 Old 29th Mar 2019 at 6:34 PM
Thank you for another stunning creation.
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 29th Mar 2019 at 7:48 PM
I love it! It's perfect for forest or mountain settings. Thank you for making this, and happy 10th anniversary!
Test Subject
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#11 Old 30th Mar 2019 at 2:39 AM
Very nice!
Test Subject
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#12 Old 30th Mar 2019 at 5:18 AM
Happy 10th Sims anniversary and thank you for this charming set for the Sims kids.
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 31st Mar 2019 at 2:29 AM
Thank you so much, the level of detail on these meshes is noteworthy.
Theorist
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#14 Old 31st Mar 2019 at 5:23 PM
Congratulations on your 10-year (content creating) anniversary! This set is absolutely fantastic - thank you for sharing it.
Mad Poster
#15 Old 6th Apr 2019 at 6:11 AM
I'm having an odd problem with the swingset in my game. When first placing the swingset on a community lot, no recolors are available and the seat and chains flash blue. If I save the lot, leave, and re-enter the lot, all the recolors become available when I use the design tool. If I then place another swingset, the recolors are again unavailable until I save, leave, re-enter and use the design tool on the swingset I just placed.

If I place a swingset on a residential lot, even if I save, leave, and re-enter the lot, no recolors are ever available and the seat and chains just keep flashing blue. The tower and monkey bars both function normally. I have all four files in the same subfolder of my Downloads folder.

I really like this set. If it can be fixed, it would look great in my mountain campground lots.
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Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 14th Apr 2019 at 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by RoxEllen1965
I'm having an odd problem with the swingset in my game. When first placing the swingset on a community lot, no recolors are available and the seat and chains flash blue. If I save the lot, leave, and re-enter the lot, all the recolors become available when I use the design tool. If I then place another swingset, the recolors are again unavailable until I save, leave, re-enter and use the design tool on the swingset I just placed.
If I place a swingset on a residential lot, even if I save, leave, and re-enter the lot, no recolors are ever available and the seat and chains just keep flashing blue. The tower and monkey bars both function normally. I have all four files in the same subfolder of my Downloads folder.


I noticed this when I playtested the swings. To my knowledge I've linked everything properly, but I've evidently goofed up somewhere. I'm sad to say that it right now would be beyond my skills to fix these type of issues ):
When I playtested the swings were fixable when re-entering a residential lot, how odd that it only work on community lots. I believe I managed to fix it by changing the color of the swing again. But I would agree that it's quite a hazzle.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 21st Apr 2019 at 2:36 PM
The rock wall hooked me in, I saw that and knew I had to have it!
Thank you for your hard work, our sims will love you for it.
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 5th May 2019 at 12:54 PM
This is beautiful! I can't wait to use it in a park. Thank you!
Instructor
#19 Old 28th May 2019 at 8:03 PM
I have the same problem as RoxEllen with the swing: not able to change the color and the swing seat and chains flashing blue when I enter the lot. I have solved the latter problem by just picking up the swing set with the hand tool and setting it back down. Don't even have to move to a different location. So far I have only placed them on residential lots but soon I am going to make a community park. This is a beautiful set. So much nicer than the plastic tower.
Top Secret Researcher
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#20 Old 2nd Jan 2020 at 1:49 PM
Thanks!I should test this out to see if the issues are with the computers.
Test Subject
#21 Old 13th Apr 2020 at 11:12 PM
It's a beautiful set, but I also have an issue with flashing blue... anyone figure out to way to fix it?
Test Subject
#22 Old 1st Jun 2020 at 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by PurpleDream
It's a beautiful set, but I also have an issue with flashing blue... anyone figure out to way to fix it?

I also have this issue :\
Test Subject
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#23 Old 1st Dec 2020 at 1:55 PM
Lovely items! Great work Thank You!