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*UPDATED* Base Game & EP Floor Loom w/ Anims, Skill,and $$

by cokenasmile Posted 21st Jul 2006 at 2:19 AM - Updated 4th Dec 2008 at 1:24 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
***UPDATE*** There is now a Base Game Only and a seperate EP's version that pay your sim $1000 per skill point earned on them. I wish I could've made it pay by the hour, but that is currently beyond my ability. I tweaked the animations to play the ones that I felt looked better than the standard, and improved my shadows and textures a bit. The light and dark wood versions of the Base versions have different GUIDS for numerous technical reasons. The base versions cost $1200 and have 1734 vertices and 1198 faces. The Base Game version is "cokenasmilebaselooma.rar". The base game only version doesn't work with EP's. The new version for EP's is "cokenasmileloomsEP.rar" and costs $1900. These two new versions have different file names and GUID's so they will NOT overwrite anything.*** ***NOTICE: It has been confirmed that the EP versions do not work if you have university only. I have added cokenasmileUNIloom.rar which has a version that does not pay out but is compatible with University for those that have only that expansion pack. It has unique GUID's and filenames so it will not overwrite anything and comes in both light and dark wood.***

The Similock Floor Loom will increase a Sim’s creativity and may be used by children through elders. This Floor Loom comes with a boat shuttle and bobbin and is pre-warped to save you time and frustration! Comes in light and dark wood color sets, PLUS a Simstones rock recolor of the EP version that pays-out.

I made this from the Maxis piano and it borrows the animations from there. The EP versions work with any and all of the EP's but they need at least one because the coding changed from the base game.

Original upload only "cokenasmilefloorlooms.rar":Contrary to the Sewing Station, A Sim with *medium to high* creativity looks best in the animations because they reach left and right as you would to weave. (I tweaked the anims to be those of higher skills in the base game version and for the newer EP version so they look better no matter the skill level.) This will appear under Living Room and Misc and under Hobbies. It costs $1875.

I changed the pie menu for this item to allow your Sim to “Weave”. I also disabled the piano music so you won’t hear that during the animations.  I was NOT able to take out the pie menu option of “Perform/Jazz/Rock/Country”, but if you choose them, they fade away (your Sim would rather weave anyway). So, the loom does not play music, but any piano’s you have will still be just fine and play as normal. Please let me know if you find otherwise.

Maxis piano had: 3210 faces and 4220 vertices
Floor Loom has: 1278 faces and 1858 vertices
Pay Loom has: 1234 faces and 1768 vertices

For tutorials that helped me go from 0 to this in a couple days, BigThanks to:
boblishman
Numenor
JWoods
tiggerypum
Echo: Programmer’s guide to BHAV’s tutorial and Making your first custom BHAV tutorial


Programs used in the making of this: SimPE CEP MilkShape 3D
UVMapper Classic
Adobe Photoshop CS2
And Plug-ins by :
wes_h http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=122399 UniMesh plug-in
demon432 http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=139859

***DO NOT upload to any paysite or anything like a paysite. My work is to stay on MTS2. Period. DO NOT recolor or clone without my permission. I worked hard on this and would want any recolors or inclusions in other items to be by my permission and with credit and a link here for the mesh.***

~ cokenasmile

Style: Retro
Room: 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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cokenasmileUNIloom.rar

Size: 292.7 KB · Downloads: 14,461 · 1st Sep 2006
292.7 KB 14,461 1st Sep 2006
cokenasmileloomsEP.rar

Size: 378.9 KB · Downloads: 21,780 · 2nd Aug 2006
378.9 KB 21,780 2nd Aug 2006
cokenasmilebaselooma.rar

Size: 134.4 KB · Downloads: 18,507 · 1st Aug 2006
134.4 KB 18,507 1st Aug 2006
cokenasmilefloorlooms.rar

Size: 331.5 KB · Downloads: 22,766 · 21st Jul 2006
331.5 KB 22,766 21st Jul 2006
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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 2:26 AM
Soo cool Fantastic job. I love new animated stuff, very creative :valentine:
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 2:26 AM
Another brilliant creation. Keep up the good work.

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Test Subject
#4 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 2:34 AM
My wife being a spinner and weaver is going to love this!! Any chance of a spinning wheel?
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#5 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 2:36 AM
h3nker, I spin, too and the spinning wheel and basket of roving is next up... a couple days if all goes well!

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 2:37 AM
Wow! This is really Amazing! Thanks alot :jig:

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 2:37 AM
this is awesome, great idea cloning it from a piano, the animations are almost the same on a floor loom! Does it play music when you use it?

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#8 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 2:40 AM
LOL djsclaus, no music. But it *did* take a while to figure out how to make it that way! :D

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
Test Subject
#9 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 2:54 AM
cokenasmile, Would a nice Schacht upright be to much to ask? She recognized the the loom as a Harrisville I think. One of the things we miss from Sims 1 was the working spinning wheels from Making Magic.
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#10 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 3:01 AM
h3nker, do you mean the Matchless? I can't see one called the upright... Saxony, Reeves, and Saxony Reeves... PM me with a link to a pic, or just cross your fingers. I was going to do the Louet S15 plus a more traditional wheel, but I'll see what I can do. I didn't have Sims 1 or Making Magic, so you may need to tell me in crayon what you are after.

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 3:07 AM
Wow, this is very very cool! Great concept and execution too of course. Can't wait to see what else you create; keep up the good work.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 3:09 AM
thats good, but it's always nice to have some music while your'e looming

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#13 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 3:12 AM
this is awesome! Thank you ever so much! :D

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Test Subject
#14 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 3:25 AM
She has the Matchless. Karla is thinking on how to get sims to knit. Mrs. Crumpelbottom knits in the game so the animation is out there...
Test Subject
#15 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 3:28 AM
Wicked awsome... I'm in love with you right now, haha. Thank you so much.

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#16 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 3:31 AM
h3nker, I'll see what I can do on the matchless, and thanks for the info on the knitting...

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
Field Researcher
#17 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 3:33 AM
The sewing machine was great, but this one is absolutly amazing!

While the sewing machine could make clothes it'd be neat to see this make rugs or tapestries...

Amazing job, I look forward to the spinning wheel.

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#18 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 3:35 AM
This loom is beautiful. It looks exactly like the real one pictured, and it has a low poly count! Are you sure you're new at this?! I used to take weaving lessons and I loved it - so this brings back some great memories. Thank you so much for making it - I can't wait to see more of your set!


Julie =)

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#19 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 3:37 AM
Anyone know if this is OFB compatiable
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#20 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 3:40 AM
That is so incredibly, absolutely, fantastically BEYOND COOL! It's totally the sort of thing I would have NEVER thought of, but what a wonderful thing for a lower-class medieval household for creativity gain! Your mesh is lovely, your textures look great and accurate, and I can't wait to give this a try in the game. Thank you so much for sharing - and my tall hat thanks you for following the mesh upload guidelines so well, too.

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#21 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 3:40 AM
Ding318K,

I have OFB installed and I tested it a lot in my game while developing it. I didn't yet try to sell it, though a ticket machine on your lot would make people pay to use it.

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
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#22 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 3:46 AM
HystericalParoxysm,
LOL I'm so glad you like it! Funny thing about reading... you learn how to do this stuff and how to fill in your upload info. You Mod's are very clear, and put up with a lot of people needing it in crayon. Thanks for making the site what it is! Yay! I should throw in a thanks to you, too, since I learned a lot from reading your answers in other people's posts.

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 4:08 AM
Amazing. I can't wait to see how you manage the spinning wheel -- it doesn't seem like the piano animations would work for that, but I could be wrong.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 4:11 AM
O-M-G!!! THANK YOU!!!... I am so psyched! As if the sewing machine were not enough (I was thrilled), but now a loom!!! Such a good day in my Simmies' world.
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#25 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 4:15 AM
aqualectrix, I'm not using the piano for the spinning wheel, but the piano did seem best for the sewing machine and loom. The loom and sewing machine were first up since they came off the same object and it was just easier to organize that way. I really have tried to find the best "fit" for each item as far as animations go because it makes less work for me to get it looking ok.

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
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