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*Request* Wind Up Doll Key

by VioletPadfoot Posted 11th Jan 2012 at 11:30 PM - Updated 12th Jan 2012 at 8:18 AM by VioletPadfoot
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 7 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.
TONYPILOT sent me request for a wind up doll key and since it didn't seem to difficult I agreed to make it for him. He also requested that it be animated, but after repeated failure, I'm sorry to say this one is quite stationary. If the rotating one ever quits being stubborn Tony just might get his whole request. But I figure part is better than nothing at all so here's the stationary one.

It fits all ages and genders and comes in nine different colors: Silver, Gold, Copper, Bronze, Wrought Iron, Rust, Tarnished Gold, Tarnished Silver, and Tarnished Bronze. I'm especially proud of the Tarnished Gold and Tarnished Silver colors since those I made myself instead of relying on pictures. All use a custom icon since the standard EA camera shows absolutely nothing of the key. And the tool tip for each one will also tell you the color. Also, it's showerproof and stays on in all categories except outerwear.

I can't begin to tell you where any of the custom content seen in the pictures came from, I'm not that good at keeping track of everything, just that it's all free. The skintones though are Astiees Sparkling Flesh skintones made into defaults by me. And the dresses on the toddler and child girls are age conversions of the UberFamily dress from FreeTime, by me (I'll link as soon as the thread is approved) (This particular photo shoot killed two birds with one stone.)

Polygon Counts:
433 F/ 507 V
Tags: #doll, #wind up, #key

Accessory Type: Misc
Age: Toddler Child Teen Young Adult Adult Elder
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Gender: Male Female

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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Size: 566.5 KB · Downloads: 2,805 · 11th Jan 2012
566.5 KB 2,805 11th Jan 2012
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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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Test Subject
#2 Old 11th Jan 2012 at 11:52 PM
This looks pretty cool! Thanks!
Test Subject
#3 Old 11th Jan 2012 at 11:57 PM
Not actually evil.
#4 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 1:44 AM
Looks nifty.

Has anyone made an animated accessory that doesn't use an animated texture, but actually moves?
Original Poster
#5 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 8:16 AM
@CatOfEvilGenius: I don't think it's possible. I was told that animated accessories are made by texture. If they can be made another way, I'd love to know so that I could possibly get the animated version of this working.

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 12th Jan 2012 at 5:59 PM
Love this! Can you give a link to the dress conversions?
Original Poster
#7 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 2:49 AM
@x-kisses-for-yooh-x: The conversions are not yet approved. Apparently the toddler version needs a bit of help. Once I fix that, I will link.

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Field Researcher
#8 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 6:04 PM
You did a great job on this. I don't mind that it's not animated. I think the first thing I'll do is put one of these on my robot.
Test Subject
#9 Old 4th Apr 2012 at 7:49 PM
oh my god ive always wnated this! so steampunk thank you
Test Subject
#10 Old 29th May 2012 at 3:17 AM
Hey, hey. Who else thought of Nano from Nichijou? I did. *raises hand*
Original Poster
#11 Old 30th May 2012 at 1:28 AM
@GoldenBeatrice: I didn't know who it was, but when i looked it up, that character is exactly the one from the source pic the requester provided.

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Test Subject
#12 Old 26th Jul 2012 at 5:13 PM
Very cool :D
Forum Resident
#13 Old 30th Apr 2015 at 9:09 PM
Default Updated Mesh
I followed the tutorial on this site to fix the flashing blue issue:
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar VP_MESH_WindUpDollKeyAllAges.rar (58.7 KB, 10 downloads)

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Original Poster
#14 Old 1st May 2015 at 8:36 AM
Hmm, I wasn't aware that this HAD a flashing blue issue. In fact I usually make sure that issue is not an issue with my accessory meshes... But I could be wrong.

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