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Spectral Assistant Summoner

by hmiller61615 Posted 22nd Mar 2014 at 4:17 AM - Updated 25th Mar 2014 at 3:18 AM by hmiller61615 : specified that both files are necessary
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 9 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 an object that summons the Spectral Assistant ("Apello Servantus") without the need to be a witch, let alone a good one. Even evil witch sims can summon this version - which does chores - instead of the one that attacks on command. As with the normal good Spectral Assistant, this one cleans, repairs, gardens, and exterminates bugs.

There are two files included (Both are necessary for the object to work):
1) The Magical Assistant NPC - altered so that evil witches can summon the assistant without them disappearing automatically
2) The buyable object itself, which calls the altered assistant

Both are standalone objects with their own GUID. Neither alter the behavior of the original objects. The summoner object can be found under Decorative > Sculptures ("Spectral Assistant Summoner" for $295) and there aren't any incompatibilities that I'm aware of. It has a recolorable subset and, obviously, requires The Sims 2 Apartment Life.

Polygon Counts:
Faces=1386
Vertices=1175

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the creators of SimPE, Numenor for the CEP, and Echo for those awesome tutorials.

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
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hmiller61615_magical-assistant.zip

Size: 102.9 KB · Downloads: 2,652 · 22nd Mar 2014
102.9 KB 2,652 22nd Mar 2014
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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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 22nd Mar 2014 at 9:32 AM
Awesome :)
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 22nd Mar 2014 at 10:47 AM
This is awesome - but I have a question! I have default mods that more or less removes the witch clothes, at least on witch-sims. Would that affect this mod?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#4 Old 23rd Mar 2014 at 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Vinoue
This is awesome - but I have a question! I have default mods that more or less removes the witch clothes, at least on witch-sims. Would that affect this mod?


It shouldn't - as long as those clothes aren't removed from the game completely. I tested it with Squinge's "WitchNoChangeOutfit" and it didn't alter anything.
Instructor
#5 Old 24th Mar 2014 at 12:32 AM
Great idea! Just wondering, is it necessary to have both files in game? I put the buyable object in my downloads folder and tried to use it in game, but it kept throwing errors every time i tried to summon the assistant. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong...is anyone else having errors?
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 24th Mar 2014 at 11:13 PM
Love it, thank you!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 25th Mar 2014 at 12:57 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rena2sweet4u
Great idea! Just wondering, is it necessary to have both files in game? I put the buyable object in my downloads folder and tried to use it in game, but it kept throwing errors every time i tried to summon the assistant. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong...is anyone else having errors?


Yes, you do need both files. I included an altered spectral assistant because the original one would tend to disappear if an evil witch summoned them. It sounds like it was throwing those errors because the object was calling the altered servant, and couldn't find it.
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 25th Mar 2014 at 3:12 PM
awesome idea! thanks XD
Test Subject
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#9 Old 30th Mar 2014 at 3:34 PM
thanks
Test Subject
#10 Old 26th May 2014 at 4:45 AM
I have this is my Downloads, and it seems to work ingame, as intended. Yet I noticed that the outfit is appearing in BodyShop, as a Saved Sim. When you click on the Saved Sim in Body Shop, it crashes Body Shop. Any idea why this would be happening?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#11 Old 4th Jun 2014 at 7:32 AM
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Originally Posted by ayshara
I have this is my Downloads, and it seems to work ingame, as intended. Yet I noticed that the outfit is appearing in BodyShop, as a Saved Sim. When you click on the Saved Sim in Body Shop, it crashes Body Shop. Any idea why this would be happening?


No idea - I've tried to duplicate your issue to fix it, but it seems I'm unable to. For me the outfit/sim doesn't show up in my Body Shop. Just thought I'd reply so you didn't think I was ignoring your question. I'll keep looking into it
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 19th Jun 2014 at 11:00 PM
Thanks, this is wonderfoul!!!!!!!!!
Test Subject
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#13 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 11:08 AM
Can You Make Some Thing Awesome Clothes For Witches And Thanks Love It
Test Subject
#14 Old 1st May 2016 at 11:42 PM
One of my houses the servant doesn't appear but it still "working" but i can't see it or dismiss it and it makes cleaning items like the sponge and the mop float or be in a wierd place but it works perfectly in the other houses i even redownloaded another time but it didn't reverse it
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 6th Jul 2016 at 4:21 PM
The only thing that bugs me is that it has a male voice, although it has female clothes... Awesome mod anyway
Test Subject
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#16 Old 2nd Nov 2019 at 4:40 PM
Stando Powah!
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