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Advent Wreaths - Fully animated w/ special light (UPD 24dec06)

by MaryLou & Numenor Posted 17th Dec 2006 at 3:22 PM - Updated 30th Mar 2018 at 8:03 PM by maxon
67 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 5 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
(Table and Ceiling version)
by MaryLou and Numenor

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24 DEC 2006: Added German translation (thanks to Khaibit)


The Advent Wreaths are widely used in many European countries during Christmas time. Each candle of the Wreath is associated to one of the four Advent weeks. The family assemble around the wreath each Sunday evening, and then one family member (usually, the youngest) lights up one or more candles.

The most traditional Advent Wreath has three purple candles and a pink one (the pink is the third to be lit up); but there are wreaths with candle coloured in many other variations.

There are two versions of the Advent Wreath: the Table version and the Ceiling-mounted version; both can be found in the Buy mode catalog, section Decorative/Sculptures.
When placed in the lot (either on a table or attached to the ceiling), direct a sim to "Light First candle": all the sims in the lot will assemble around the wreath and will cheer, while watching the wreath.
After the first candle has been lit up, you can light the Second Candle, and so on. Each additional candle will add to the overall ambient light: admire the light growing when the candles are lit in turn!

After the Wreath has been used at least once, you also have the option to "Extinguish Candles" and then "Re-Light Candles" at will.

Warning! Just like in real life, leaving lit candles unattended, during the night, may cause fire! So, never forget to extinguish the candles before going to bed!

Both the Advent Wreaths (table and ceiling version) work in any game configuration , including the base-game only (tested with the BaseGameStarter).
To install the wreaths, extract the packages from the attached RARs and put them in the Downloads folder (or use the Q-Xpress). To uninstall, just remove the packages from the Downloads.
Important: the "Table" version of the wreath is the repository: the "Ceiling" version requires the Table version in order to work.

The wreaths are fully recolourable (you can recolour separately the candles and the leaves).
In order to recolour them, create a recolour package for the "Table version" (which is the repository), and the recolour will apply at both wreaths.

Please DO NOT CLONE and DO NOT REPOST ANYWHERE. Recolours are fully allowed, but don't include the mesh in your packages: provide a link to this thread, instead.
You can include these items in your lots and post the lots on free sites (NO EXCHANGE!!!), but you must credit Marylou & Numenor and provide a link to this very thread (not just to MTS2).

Ah, almost forgetting...

Tags: #christmas, #advent, #wreath, #candle

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

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Size: 233.9 KB · Downloads: 21,489 · 17th Dec 2006
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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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Forum Resident
#51 Old 17th Apr 2007 at 12:44 PM
this is my fav holiday stuff ever!thanx so much
Lab Assistant
#52 Old 30th May 2007 at 12:30 AM
This is great, so neat, just wish there was a rectangle version with the candles on a row, as the swedish traditinal advents candleholder (adventsljusstake) is.. But thanks for this!

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Test Subject
#53 Old 16th Nov 2007 at 4:24 PM
trouble when extracting: end of archive file corrupt alert. any ideas?

except for that looks great can't wait to use!

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Field Researcher
#54 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 12:17 AM
Probably there were some problems with the server or with your internet connection.
You have to re-download the rar.

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Test Subject
#55 Old 7th Dec 2007 at 7:57 PM
Amazing work! Christmas will be happening with my sims now!!!

The Veronicas 4ever! <3
Field Researcher
#56 Old 1st Dec 2008 at 10:59 PM
This, is epic... God Bless and Merry Christmas to you... = )
Lab Assistant
#57 Old 26th Dec 2008 at 12:37 AM
this is lovely!
we always had an advent wreath, although here (germany) the candles are usually red and sometimes white, didn't know they are pink elsewhere...
Mad Poster
#58 Old 11th Jan 2009 at 8:58 AM
This is so beautiful! We do an advent wreath at our church in the 4 Sundays leading up to Christmas, by the way. I'll definately be using this in my game.
Field Researcher
#59 Old 12th Jun 2009 at 1:31 PM
Thank you for this! It's a great addition to the game.
Test Subject
#60 Old 6th Jan 2010 at 4:26 PM
wau que genial!!!!, una corana de abviento!!!! XD 8D
Test Subject
#61 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 2:25 AM
Wonderful! Can't wait to celebrate a mid summer Christmas with my sims! :D

Treat your sims to LittleTenshi quality clothes.
Test Subject
#62 Old 28th Aug 2010 at 3:11 PM
beautyful... tnx!
Test Subject
#63 Old 11th Jan 2011 at 7:24 PM
I know it's said before, but... Wonderful! I really like it.
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 16th Dec 2011 at 7:30 PM
Thanks for sharing.

Really nice. Lets hope my sims remember to put them out!

Thanks again,

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Test Subject
#65 Old 28th Apr 2012 at 3:38 PM
Спасибо. Моему восхищению нет предела. Не думала, что игроки такое создать могут.
Test Subject
#66 Old 1st Dec 2012 at 8:17 AM
Thank you *-*!
Field Researcher
#67 Old 19th Nov 2013 at 10:21 PM
What a lovely item. Will be great for the winter holidays.
Test Subject
#68 Old 10th Mar 2016 at 4:06 AM
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