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*Testers Wanted* Fully Animated/Functional Soda Pop Vending Machine

by pacotacoplayer Posted 27th Sep 2006 at 2:51 AM - Updated 19th Mar 2009 at 1:52 PM by -Maylin-
135 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Description
Hello, boys & girls! Today I bring to you something I have always wanted! And let me just say it has been an amazing learning experience making this I had a lot of fun but could also say that if I pulled one hair out for every time I tested this in game and had to fix something new, I would be bald ! I know PC-Sims made one but it wasnt exactly the style I wanted it. I made a decorative version a while ago, it was really ugly! Now that I am experienced I have reached my fantasy/goal of making it functional (something that at one point I thought was impossible)

Credits
Echo - For letting me clone her Cauldron ( I did this because I could not get the pie menu strings to work for an end table) so I asked her permission to clone both her potion and cauldron from the harry potter set and she let me! She also helped me when editing the BHAV; she is such a kind person! Go say thanks on her work because she really derves all you can give her
Smonaff - For his/her help on making the sims money decrease and for trying to help me with other things!
Tiggerypum, DiscordKitty, PFish, ToRnAdO - For their kind motivation

Lots
You may include this in your lots as long as credit is given.
This is placable on both Community and Residental lots! Handy, aren't I?

Downloading
Must extract both files included for this to function properly.

Redistribution Policy
You may:
*Recolor (note: to recolor you must clone this object and give it a new GUID, because recolors will not work if its not a cloned object one) Please post recolors on MTS2 ONLY!!

Do not:
Upload this ANYWHERE. Please do not steal my work. I put a lot of time into this, and it is not right taking the credit for my hours and days of back-breaking work.

How does this work?
Well, I'm glad you asked !

1. Sim walks to the vending machine
2. Sim chooses drink (please ignore doorbell sound) BTW your sim gains fun when pushing the buttons :D
3. Sim loses 50 simoleons (hehe, expensive, I know)
4. Sim picks up the drink from compartment
5. Sim walks away and places it on a surface (the can)
6. Click on the can and tell sim to drink/clean it (raises hunger when drinking)
7. Sim disposes the drink once you tell him/her to

EP Compatibility *TESTERS WANTED*
If you have no EPs or if you are missing an EP, please test this object. I am not all that sure what EPs it works with, so for now I will leave it requiring base game only. Please give me feedback on problems you have with this or if it is working in your game.

Poly's
Vending machine: 168
Can: 516

About Age Groups
Yes, your child sims, teen sims, adult sims, and elder sims can all use this! Yay!
Buy Mode
Find this under Electronics/Miscellaneous for 1250 simo's.

I wish you lots of fun with this object! I hope you read the text above, aswell.

Here are some illustrated details :








Note just to make sure: Both files included in .zip

Style: Retro Contemporary
Room: Outdoor
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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ptp-MAIN-vendingmachine-functional.zip

Size: 81.2 KB · Downloads: 46,755 · 27th Sep 2006
81.2 KB 46,755 27th Sep 2006
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
#2 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 2:55 AM
Great Job!! I Love It!!
P.S. What is that rollercoaster track in the
backround.

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Test Subject
#3 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 2:57 AM
Very well done.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 2:57 AM
wow... i hav been lookin for one of these for ages!!
thanx

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Field Researcher
#5 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 3:03 AM
Great! my boyfriend will love this being the coke head that he is :P

you should have made them burp after they've drunk their coke lol :D
Scholar
Original Poster
#6 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 3:04 AM
lol! That would be funny! I was thinking of doing that but forgot to Thanks for the kind comments everyone!

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Forum Resident
#7 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 3:04 AM
Awesome job, thank you!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 3:10 AM
that is too cool!!! thank you so much!!!

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Field Researcher
#9 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 3:17 AM
Great object. I know there's one already by the fabulous katy, but this one is can form. It looks really nice too. Thanks, pacotaplayer.
Instructor
#10 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 3:18 AM
This is such a cool idea.
Test Subject
#11 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 3:21 AM
Great Idea Thankyou very much. My simmies will now beable 2 drink the great drink of coke.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 3:29 AM
WOW Awesome, love Coke too! :D

Thanks, i know a lot of people wanted this :p

Can't wait till this is feautred

Thanks!

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Field Researcher
#13 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 3:34 AM
My Sims can now enjoy my favorite drink.Great job and thank you for sharing.
Corrosively Delightful
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#14 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 3:39 AM Last edited by cokenasmile : 27th Sep 2006 at 4:24 AM. Reason: typo
ok, I tested this in game and while you did a good job on most of it, I found a couple things you might want to be aware of or at least let people know about. Just a little constructive criticism from a coke fan.

The doorbell press animation is a little off from where the buttons are, I understand why, but it's nice to know ahead of time.
The texture was very dark in my game even when I played with the settings, nothing like the one pictured. I could barely make out that it is red in game.
The texture on the can is backwards/mirrored. The can also seems a bit squat/short, and the sims drink it with a good space between the can and their mouth like in your pic.

All in all, I know you had a lot of help from very talented people, and it looks pretty good.

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
Instructor
#15 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 3:46 AM
This is awesome paco! Keep up the great work! :D

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 3:49 AM
Would be nice if someone make this A Sim style-cola. I kinda don't like to put propaganda in my game. hehe
Anyway great job!

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Forum Resident
#17 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 3:54 AM
It looks nice.

Thank you for sharing,

Makai

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Love Much

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Test Subject
#18 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 4:03 AM
Wonderful!
Thanks so so much!! :D
Alchemist
#19 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 4:18 AM
Your coke machine is great. I was surprised to see my name in your credit. :D

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Instructor
#20 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 4:22 AM
I see you got it working. Good job! You gotta wonder why Maxis never made a vending machine for drinks.
Mad Poster
#21 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 4:24 AM
Always wanted this since TS2 came out. Miss having a pop machine in my game. Will this work autonomously, like if I put this in a business? Any whoo, Great job and keep them coming, LOL.

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Top Secret Researcher
#22 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 4:35 AM
Paco, this is great!!! I love the one Katie has made and will enjoy yours also. So thanks for a wonderful creation from you and thanks for all the hard work you did.
Paco, what is the yellow thing in the background of your photo?? It looks like a ride at a carnavil.
Field Researcher
#23 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 4:44 AM
This is awesome! Thanks!
Test Subject
#24 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 4:56 AM
Let me just start off by saying thank you, ive been wanting a vending machine for ages thank you so much for making it , im now going to make my sims drink Coke till there blader expoleds or at least bladder failer ^_^, now if some one could make a vending machine that has snacks like chips and cookies
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 27th Sep 2006 at 5:16 AM
Yay! Finally, with the addition of the vending machine, my dorm rooms shall be complete! This is a great download, and it'll be a crime if it isn't featured. Thanks so much for sharing!

K.B.
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