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The Numenorean Hibernation Cell (Aspiration reward OR Buyable) - *UPD 08 NOV 2006*

by Numenor Posted 31st Oct 2005 at 1:03 AM - Updated 17th Nov 2008 at 1:14 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.
08 NOV 2006: ADDED BUYABLE VERSION. Many users asked me for a version of the Hibernator buyable from the catalog; at first I resisted, because I think it's a nice idea to have it as an aspiration reward. But anyway, if people want to buy it from the catalog, well, here is the buyable versio
NOTE: YOU CAN'T HAVE BOTH! Choose either the Aspiration Reward OR the buyable version. The buyable version is attached to this post, in the archive "Hibernator_main_(BUYABLE).rar". Install it as usual (the QX works fine, too). Once installed it, the buyable Hibernator can be found in the normal Buy Mode catalog, in the section Misc/Misc, at a price of §15,500 (sorry, but you have to earn it anyway! ).

08 NOV 2006: Also ADDED a new "Glass" recolour made by CyberBob: it's more transparent then mine, and has a transparent base, too (not only the door).

11 SEPT 2006: FIXED the bug that caused the children to sit on the floor after exiting the Hibernator; also improved compatibility with other hacks involving beds by removing the categorizaton of the Hibernator as "bed".
Thanks to TwoJeffs for both bug-fixes.

21 JUNE 2006: Added Finnish translation (thanks Kissamies)

22 APR 2006: Added Spanish translation (thanks HarlotBoy) and Italian translation

27 DEC 2005: FIXED the "jump" bug that occurred when cancelling the "Hibernate" interaction while the sim was still walking toward the Hibernator.

You want to have 10 children and an entire life isn't enough? You want to meet your grand-grand-grand-nephew? Just take a "nap" into the Numenorean Hibernation Cell!

I'm very proud of this object (though it isn't perfect ), because it's definitely the project that I worked on for the longest time.
I've made a completely new animated mesh (created from scratch), heavily modified the BHAVs, edited and adjusted the animations, enabled the colour options... A special thanks to Inge Jones for having pointed me in the right direction with the BHAV that saves/restores the age of the sim.

The Hibernator functions: you can send your sims to hibernate for a chosen time (from 1 day to 1 month); the sim will enter the hibernator (obviously naked: have you ever been hibernated with your clothes on? ) and will stay there in life suspension: no aging, no needs, nothing! If you don't manually interrupt the hibernation, by deleting the action from the command queue, the sim will automatically "wake up" when the chosen time has finished.
The hibernator takes care of all the body's needs (all the stats will slowly increase during the hibernation); only drawback: the sims will feel lonely into the hibernation cell, and their "social" will slowly decrease; the more they stay in, the more they will need social interactions when they wake up.
I suggest to put the Hibernators in a quiet place: though hibernated, the sims don't like noise, music and such (a "thought balloon" will be displayed if a sound disturb them).

Installation: put the package(s) in the downloads folder. You will find the Hibernator among the Aspiration Rewards, not in the normal catalog!

Additional data
The objects that I've cloned, in order to create the Hibernator, were the cheap single bed and the coffin, though very little still remains of both of them.
The Hibernator works in every game, even without EPs, is recolourable, and is shipped in three colours: blue (default), pink and transparent glass.
The mesh is only 822 faces / 584 verts (= very low, for an object of these dimensions).
If you are going to create recolours for the "metal" cover, be sure to recolour the separate "plaque" texture".

Known bugs
I said it's not perfect
1) When the Hibernator is used by a child, the animation of the door isn't perfectly synchronized with the body movement, and the child's body sometimes peeks out of the door (this happens only when entering and exiting: the hibernation itself has no glitches).
2) FIXED (Was: As soon as the child exits the hibernator, he suddenly sits down to the floor; this happens in Nighlife only)
3) FIXED (Was: If you order a sim to hibernate and cancel the action before he reached the hibernator, an error occurs (the sim will "jump"); there's nothing to worry about, though).
Style: Contemporary Sci-Fi
Room: Bedroom Study
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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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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
#451 Old 2nd May 2009 at 10:43 AM
If only it was a Zip.
i can't download rars...

Manequin warewolf - No hair- Are you kidding me?
Test Subject
#452 Old 24th May 2009 at 9:33 PM
:B NOW I have an item that makes my annoying sims go away without killing them!
Thank you very much Numenor! I have to make a Hibernation room now.
Test Subject
#453 Old 17th Aug 2009 at 6:05 PM
Please.... please... make it a .zip folder... my computer can't do .rar

Test Subject
26th Sep 2009 at 2:27 PM
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Lab Assistant
#454 Old 2nd Oct 2009 at 7:53 PM
Wow Numenor! This is great! Thanks!
P.S. How do you make aspiration rewards?

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Lab Assistant
#455 Old 10th Oct 2009 at 2:24 PM
I love you!

Hee - hee, Aaow~
Test Subject
#456 Old 28th Nov 2009 at 4:17 AM
Just wanted to say...

A: Awesome!!!

B: A certain elder gentlemen keeps getting out of his hibernation chamber every few days, bursting for the toilet. And he usually wets himself before getting there. I see that the pod should be restorting all needs except social... except maybe it doesn't do enough to counter the faster bladder-meter decline in elders? I need to actually try this on adult sims I guess...
Test Subject
#457 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 2:27 PM
Suuuppppeeerr freaky
Test Subject
#458 Old 3rd May 2010 at 12:18 AM
Whoa, so very- very cool! Thanks!
Test Subject
#459 Old 15th Sep 2010 at 2:41 AM
Test Subject
#460 Old 30th Sep 2010 at 11:34 AM
o..m..g........... awesome
I really want it!
thank you
Test Subject
#461 Old 3rd Oct 2010 at 4:40 PM
Default help.
Originally Posted by superglitch
Some of these downloads including the "numenorean hibernation cell" will not work on my sims 2 games even if I have all the proper installations. Any idea as to why that is and how I can fix it?
Field Researcher
#462 Old 6th Oct 2010 at 9:45 PM
This. Is. Fab. I'm having 2001: A Space Oddessy moments. Now I just wish it were a plain bed for my sci-fi sims--but I will definitely use this all the same. Sims and their crazy "have 10 kids" wants.
Test Subject
#463 Old 1st Nov 2010 at 7:09 PM the chamber, but was wondering can it be made to be longer than 1 month like maybe 3, 6, and possibly a year???
Test Subject
#464 Old 16th Nov 2010 at 3:21 PM
Oh MY GOD, Are you serious!!!! I must be dreaming because I always, always, always wanted something exactly like this! Sheer Brilliance, absolutely brillant! What can I say but thank you, thank you, thank you! You are absolutely a genius!!! Now this is going to be absolutely perfect for my labortory/space lot! Oh thank you so much, Numenor you are the master!!! I am not worthy of your greatness!
Test Subject
#465 Old 20th Dec 2010 at 12:44 PM
Originally Posted by Seven4six58three
oh crud, where can i get a program to unpack the rars?

use win rar
Test Subject
#466 Old 21st Jan 2011 at 10:44 PM
Numenor, is it possible to make this in a zip file?
it is truly awesome, by the way.
Be like the 22nd elephant with heated value in space- Bark!
retired moderator
#467 Old 21st Jan 2011 at 10:58 PM
Originally Posted by PlumBob96
Numenor, is it possible to make this in a zip file?
it is truly awesome, by the way.

No. See the post above yours- the word 'rar' is a link to a guide.
Test Subject
#468 Old 17th Apr 2011 at 1:48 PM
could not sleep naked please?
Test Subject
#469 Old 29th Jul 2011 at 10:30 PM
I loved this the first time around. Would definately d/l again if ported to TS3 (:
Test Subject
#470 Old 29th Aug 2011 at 10:15 PM
looks like a sunbed lol
Mad Poster
#471 Old 31st Aug 2011 at 2:24 AM
Just found this and it looks awesome! Gonna try using it with some rotating OMSP's to see if it'll let sims sleep standing up.
#472 Old 14th Feb 2012 at 5:22 PM
Lovely idea! Numenor, you come up with such great stuff. You know this already spawned a challenge? Thanks very much!
Test Subject
#473 Old 29th Dec 2012 at 5:39 PM
Yes, the perfect thing for my club! My club charges 145 dollars an hour. I'd just boolprop the customer to be selectable, go in a hibernator, unselect... hahahahahahaha!
7th Apr 2013 at 8:41 PM
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