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New mesh, new fun object: examinable casket

by Jasana_BugBreeder Posted 23rd Aug 2006 at 8:57 PM - Updated 7th Dec 2008 at 10:23 PM by -Maylin-
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This object was originally a request and test subject for me, but I decided that it deserves to be finished and revealed to public

So, this is a casket. A sim can:
- open it
- close it
- examine it, in both open/close states - functionality is heavily 'borrowed' from book reading functionality: sim grabs the casket; finds a seat, if not, stands or sits on floor; then looks into casket, sometimes shows thought about it, sometimes changes face expressions (smile, confused, interested, surprise), and increases Fun quite fast (forgive me, the poor cheater :o ); when cancelled or finished, sim stands up and tries to place casket on nearby surface (sometimes drops on floor; sorry, I still don't understand well how this part functions)

It can be found in Hobbies/Recreation.
It should cost more as time passes (+25 simoleons per day); sorry my lazyness, though - I didn't waited for whole day to see if it's really so. Please inform me if I'm mistaken in this part :o
It works in base game an with all EPs.

The mesh consists of 2 subsets: 'casket' and 'contents'. Both are recolorable and bumpmap-enabled. 'contents' subset is actually 2 planes one under another - I decided that it's no use of putting high-poly mesh there, so you can recolor it to almost anything relatively flat.
The package includes 3 recolors for each subset:
- for casket - wooden with black panels, textiled, and chrome
- for contents - pearls, gold jewelry, and empty (the last recolor contains no texture files, so it's no use to recolor off it - use the other two)

Mesh geometry:
- casket - 60 faces, 114 vertices
- contents - 4 faces, 8 vertices

Mesh was created in 3dsmax and imported using skankyboy's smd plugin.
The joint-related stuff (CRES and GMDC), and prototype for open animation was taken from microwave object; joints were moved, animation was remade from scratch in MilkShape.
Thanks to Echo for telling how to play animation backwards and for the adding BHAV tutorial.
Carry animations were taken from platedessert object and were edited in SimPE itself. Thanks to quaxi for the SimPE and built-in ANIM editor

Thanks to Akulina for the screenshots well, it was her request in the beginning :p

Feel free to recolor, but please link back to this thread.
For this object only, I allow to clone and remesh it, and alter joint positions/animations. Please mention, though, that I created the prototype :o and don't post on pay sites.

Added: those who asking where hair/shirt/anything else other than the casket came from, see this comment in this thread.

Style: Antique Retro
Room: Living Bedroom
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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: 842.4 KB · Downloads: 14,799 · 23rd Aug 2006
842.4 KB 14,799 23rd Aug 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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Field Researcher
#26 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 6:07 AM
This is excellent! THANKS :moose:

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Mad Poster
#27 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 2:38 PM
Since playing this in the game, I'm even more impressed - it's wonderful to have an object that is inexpensive, unintrusive (neither noisy, messy, nor too pulling) that is beautiful and decorative and that gives the sims simple pleasures. This add so much to the game. I agree with Navetsea - it should be a featured item.

Thank you Saber2185 and eakulina for the pointers to where to get the shirt and hair.

Addicted to The Sims since 2000.
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 26th Aug 2006 at 1:24 AM
delicate idea! thank you for your your hard work, it's beautifull !
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 26th Aug 2006 at 1:47 PM
seems to be fun and somehow freaky XD i love it.

she drowns in the waters of my wishing-well
with fading eyes she whispered gently:
"I'll see you in hell"
#30 Old 29th Aug 2006 at 4:42 AM
Originally Posted by saber2185
love the box! i think my victorian sims would love to have a mysterious box.

mac, that shirt is a teen-casual outfit found on simplystyling on page 2 of the teen section.

Thanks, saber2185!

Imagine a world without hypothetical situations
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 15th Sep 2006 at 7:59 AM
Nice addition to any rich sim house or to any old lady to keep her old memories... Thank you for sharing, downloading right away. :]

Art, the most sublime mission of mankind for it is the exercice of the mind that seeks to understand and to make understand.
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 26th Sep 2006 at 1:36 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 20th Apr 2008 at 3:39 AM. Reason: Off Topic
Great box, for game play and for movie making - I might try a Pandora's Box movie... or something.

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#33 Old 23rd Feb 2007 at 7:21 AM
Wonderful, wonderful idea, beautifully executed, love it...
Until I read the part about it upping fun quickly.
I won't even download it if it's a cheat object in any way. I'll use a cheat if I want to cheat my sims' fun need up, thanks.
Sorry if this sounds rude. I'm not always so good at manners.
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 4:21 PM
Now who is curious is me. downloading. Thanks.

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Test Subject
#35 Old 20th Apr 2008 at 3:17 AM
This is really cute. When I first saw "casket" I thought of a funeral casket, but this is better. So much better...!
Test Subject
#36 Old 28th Aug 2008 at 10:09 AM
Beautiful work! Reminds me of a jewellery box I inherited from my grandmother. Now my Sims can have a treasure like that too.
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 10th Apr 2010 at 8:42 AM
Originally Posted by Navetsea
how amazing, and I really like the details, maybe this could be somehow modified into music box perhaps. personally I think this is worth to be featured, but that's up to the mods ^__^

I think it looks like a jewlery box and their for if you meshed it to have a pie menu saying -Open Box- it would open up and play music (radio overlay of corse) but that you could also have an option in the pie menu to -Get Jewelry- And it would work as the mirror option to change facial options, Bringing up the options to put on glasses or if you have it, jewelery of your choice.

All in all great work!
Field Researcher
#38 Old 25th Aug 2010 at 6:43 PM
hmmmmm nice something to investgate!
Test Subject
#39 Old 12th Sep 2014 at 8:47 PM
Thank you ! :)
Test Subject
#40 Old 3rd Feb 2015 at 4:34 AM
Thanks for sharing.
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