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Audio - Bard Trio *FIXED: 19/12*

by Calidan Posted 14th Dec 2005 at 3:48 PM - Updated 26th Oct 2008 at 3:43 AM by Calidan : Update
141 Comments / replies (Who?) - 17 Feedback 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
NOTICE: I believe that with the assistance of Lethe_s this object has NOW BEEN FIXED. (Thanks once again Lethe_s)

**If you have the previous buggy object you MUST delete it from your downloads before replacing with the new fixed version**

Calidan_Audio_BardTrioV02.package **DELETE THIS**

REQUEST: If you download - or redownload this object, could you please leave feedback confirming that this object now works for you (If you are so inclined) or if you still experience problems - Thanks.

I have tested this object in TS2 (orig) and UNI EP and it now functions fine in both and while I am fairly certain it should work fine now with all EPs, if someone with NL could test and post their result it would be appreciated.


Greetings and welcome once more to Calidan's fantasy workshop.

Presenting for your enjoyment and medieval/fantasy pleasure the enchanted bard trio. Carved from sacred wood and charmed with magical essence, this hand carved trio brings their musical skills and abilities into any castle or court.

Designed with the same goals as my crystal ball and television, this replacement to the 'modern' stereo is perfectly at home in any medieval or fantasy setting.

Model Info:
Faces: 3782
Vertices: 2191
Two tile placement

Zip Contents:
Calidan_Audio_BardTrioV02b.package **FIXED VERSION**

Simply copy into your Downloads and enjoy

Catelog Location:
Electronics->Audio - Slightly more expensive than the large stereo.

Additional Info:
Features animated strings on the mandolin when in operation (you have to get rather close to see it though). I have not modified or tested this object regarding 'repair', so it could break just like any other stereo and I have not made it recolorable - so sorry all you are stuck with my wood textures

I created the bards using milkshape, based on my own artists model/figure.

EDIT: Thanks to Little_Tx_Mama for all the help and pointers on poly reduction etc. THIS is the final result of what I've been working on

All my objects use unique GUIDs
Tags: #stereo, #bards, #trio, #soundsystem

      Fantasy: Fantasy styled things

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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

Size: 392.1 KB · Downloads: 15,772 · 19th Dec 2005
392.1 KB 15,772 19th Dec 2005
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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Test Subject
#126 Old 26th Apr 2006 at 10:07 AM Last edited by Senacharim : 26th Apr 2006 at 7:00 PM.
Has anybody tested this with 'Open for Business'?
It was causing my game to crash to desktop...

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PS -- I dislike pointless posts!!
#127 Old 26th Apr 2006 at 10:24 AM
great object,

Please note - I'm not taking any requests at the moment.

You may include my items in your uploads but please credit with a link to either the object or my creator page please.

My Sims 2 videos
Lab Assistant
#128 Old 22nd May 2006 at 4:11 PM
Lmao.. I Love It!

more of my creations here

Do not recolour my creations without my permission.

Do not upload my sims, or my creations at the Sims 2 Exchange. Thanks!
#129 Old 30th Jun 2006 at 7:20 AM
Wow!!! Theyre soo cool!
Test Subject
#130 Old 3rd Jul 2006 at 2:45 PM
Originally Posted by Senacharim
Has anybody tested this with 'Open for Business'?
It was causing my game to crash to desktop...

Yes, I have EP 1, 2 & 3.
Tested it with all and worked...
Infact my sim is dancing to it as I type this!
Field Researcher
#131 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 4:29 AM
Unique & original item. I love the look of it. The wood texture is fabulous too. Thank you
Lab Assistant
#132 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 1:11 PM
This is sooooo awesome! Thankyou!
Test Subject
#133 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 6:31 AM
This is by far my most favorite download (trust me i have a lot) plz plz keep up the good work!
Field Researcher
#134 Old 15th Aug 2006 at 8:29 PM
Just started a couple of 'fantasy/period' lots, and the electronics didn't 'feel' right, just as your wife stated. THIS is amazing and much-needed and appreciated! Thank you for creating it!
Test Subject
#135 Old 30th Aug 2006 at 11:43 PM
Field Researcher
#136 Old 17th Jan 2007 at 11:13 AM
These look great for parties, thanks soooo much.

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
Lab Assistant
#137 Old 5th Feb 2007 at 3:57 PM
Pretty, all we need is someone to mod this into skins, and Voila! You'd have a matching object and sims to play the musical instruments in the game.......

Sky Marshal Skittles to the rescue!

Causing havoc here at MTS since 2004
#138 Old 27th Feb 2007 at 2:20 PM
that's awesome guys!! freaky but hilarious
#139 Old 8th Apr 2007 at 2:24 AM
This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen!! Great work!
Test Subject
#140 Old 9th May 2007 at 2:14 AM
works well in my game. never had any problems since i downloaded it several months ago.
Test Subject
#141 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 10:35 AM
wow amazing will look good in my game thanks.
Test Subject
#142 Old 15th Dec 2007 at 1:03 PM
That object kinda reminds me of star wars somehow...
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