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Animated - Placeable Birds - Wild Duck (+ Ducklings)

by Bakie Posted 14th Feb 2020 at 5:51 PM - Updated 22nd Aug 2021 at 7:00 PM by Bakie
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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.


For the actual effects in motion, more info and some example scenes, please click this Youtube Video Link:
Bakies The Sims 4 Custom Content: Animated - Placeable Birds - Wild Duck (+ Ducklings) ????

This file has been UPDATED on 21-08-2021 with the following things:
- Makes the items to appear in the Pond VFX section of Build Mode
- Placeable on ponds.
- Updates on the object's title + description.
- Object's price has been changed to 20 simoleons, so they will appear behind EA's duck vfx objects.

Please RE-DOWNLOAD and delete the old files!

Animated - Placeable Birds - Wild Duck (+ Ducklings)
Where my former mod with the Water Reed object and ducks effects were especially useful in larger natural ponds, this time even the smallest 2x2 ponds can have wild ducks and/or ducklings swimming in them.
Like a lot of my other placeable animal mods, the 3 objects theirselfs are invisible, but after placement and going into live mode, the actual effect will appear.
In this case there're 3 effects to choose from:
- An Adult Wild Duck, just floating on the same place but with water ripples around it and moving feet under the water surface (Only visible in pond objects from the game like the fishing hole or denizen pond).
- An Adult Wild Duck + Ducklings (Same adult duck), but with either 3 or 4 ducklings swimming around in 'circles' near the adult duck.
- Only the 3 or 4 ducklings swimming around in 'circles'.

All objects can only be placed on water surfaces from pools and fountains. If you want to place them on the in-game ponds you need to use the moveobjects on cheat.
For more information and examples about all of the things mentioned above and to see the effects in motion, click the video link above!

Object information:
These mods are Base Game Compatible.
They're Standalone objects, so they won't override any other objects in game.
To easily find them, type "Duck" into the search bar.
You can also find it by going to the Fountain's Decoration section.
it can be recognized by my "BakieGaming" icon in the lower right corner of the thumbnail.
The costs are: 4 Simoleons each

Game Requirements:
Base Game Compatible

Game Version:
Tested with gameversion: 1.61.15.1020

Custom Content visible on the Thumbnail made by me:
Animated - Water Reed + Pond Animals Effects
Animated Frogs (All 25 Species)
Animated - Placeable Fish - Koi Fish Group)
Animated - Flamingo + Water Ripple Effect
Animated - Waterlily Recolor + Fish Effect
Animated - Olympus Fountain

Unlocked and Recolored - Group of Rocks
For the BONUS Default Base Game Boulder Rocks Override + Additonal Recolors you need to go to the YouTube video of the "Unlocked and Recolored - Group of Rocks". Click HERE and take a look in the video description.
Raisable Rocks - Cliffs

I hope you like these Animated Wild Duck + Ducklings mods and if you do, please leave a comment!
If you want to use it in screenshots or videos, be sure to give me some credit!

>> Want to share my mods? <<
Besides giving me credit and linking back to this page, I would appreciate it if you could add my video instead of (only) the thumbnail.

Polygon Counts:
4 vertices and 2 polygons

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the Sims 4 Studio
Thanks Adobe for making Photoshop

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 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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BakieGaming-Animated-PlaceableBirds-WildDuck(+Ducklings)_1.77.zip | Updated to appear in the new Pond VFX section in buildmode • Placeable in ponds

Size: 79.8 KB · Downloads: 1,067 · 21st Aug 2021
79.8 KB 1,067 21st Aug 2021
BakieGaming-Animated-PlaceableBirds-WildDuckDucklings.zip | BakieGaming-Animated-PlaceableBirds-WildDuckDucklings

Size: 77.7 KB · Downloads: 15,351 · 14th Feb 2020
77.7 KB 15,351 14th Feb 2020
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
 
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Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#26 Old 22nd Aug 2021 at 7:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuvMySimz
I know Bakie. I have updated mine, but they are still all bugged. I can see them again in my catalog but when placing, this mod, only the mother duck will spawn, but without movement and without the ducklings.
The single placeable duckings will spawn, but are having animation bugs also. Just thought to let you know
There shouldn't be any problems any more with spawning the wild duck with the ducklings. The only thing that you will might notice is that the ducklings are flat textures when placing the object, but in live mode they transform to 'normal' ducklings swimming around. They also flicker a bit, but that's the animation, there's nothing I can do about that.
The adult wild duck only floats with water ripples around it, it doesn't swim around.

Curious at all the mods I made or want to learn how to make mods yourself? Take a look at my BakieGaming YouTube Channel
For the people who would like to support me some more, take a look at my: BakieGaming Patreon page
For a quick mod overview, take a look at my Profile page
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#27 Old 22nd Aug 2021 at 7:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkwind7
Thanks for the update. Why the question marks on the post name?
Is this also included in the "Animated - Water Reed + Pond Animals Effects" file that you use if you have the Get Famous pack?
I have abosolutely no idea why those question marks were there. I've deleted them both from this item as well as another one I've updated. I didn't placed them there on purpose. As for the other question, these duck effects are a bit different then the ones from the "Water Reed + Pond Animals". In this case the wild duck does not swim around, it floats on one place with water ripples around it. The ducklings do swim in very small circles. The ducks from the "Water Reed" object swim a lot further away from the water reed itself. There will also spawn 3 ducks at once instead of just one.

Curious at all the mods I made or want to learn how to make mods yourself? Take a look at my BakieGaming YouTube Channel
For the people who would like to support me some more, take a look at my: BakieGaming Patreon page
For a quick mod overview, take a look at my Profile page
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#28 Old 23rd Aug 2021 at 3:28 AM
I really like you animated animals. It's adds such a nice touch, without adding more work. Animals that just take care of themselves.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#29 Old 24th Aug 2021 at 10:40 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mendota
I really like you animated animals. It's adds such a nice touch, without adding more work. Animals that just take care of themselves.
Yes, they do! Just animated decorational animals.

Curious at all the mods I made or want to learn how to make mods yourself? Take a look at my BakieGaming YouTube Channel
For the people who would like to support me some more, take a look at my: BakieGaming Patreon page
For a quick mod overview, take a look at my Profile page
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