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Potted Harvestable Fruit Trees

by bluetexasbonnie Posted 27th Feb 2011 at 9:12 PM
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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.
BASE GAME OBJECTS

I love Echo's harvestable crops. They add so much to base game play. There are 4 new small tropical trees for your sims to harvest -- orange tree, lemon tree, lime tree and curry tree. Since very few of us live in the subtropics or warmer, these trees are potted up. The pots are recolorable. The repository technique was used for the pots. You must have BTB-HarvestOrange-20110218-MASTER in your download folder for the pots to appear correctly.

Potted citrus trees are a beloved 'must have' in sun rooms across the US. The curry tree, or sweet neem, is from southern India. The leaves are used to make curry powder. I don't know if the fruits are eaten or not. Having the sim pick off branches wasn't very satisfying (the tree looked ugly without a 'crop' and the polys went way up.) I loved the pictures of great globules of red-purple-blue curry berries, so I went back to the 'fruit' concept. Your sims will 'harvest' the berry clusters and your tree stays pleasantly shaped and bushy.

In addition to the 4 new trees (orange, lemon, lime & curry) there are two pot recolors included -- green & wood.

You must have Echo's Harvest Basket in your download folder for the harvest feature to work correctly. I have included the harvest basket in the download file. If you go on periodic download sprees, it can be a major PITA to get 'required' downloads organized and associated with all the files. However, even though you don't need any of her other files, you will probably want the rest of her set -- so go check it out & be sure to mark thanks. The electric fence is a gas.

Many thanks to Echo for all of her great work and sharing. She is the genius behind these clever plants.

You are welcome to clone these to assist in making more potted crops.

Special cloning instructions: Clone in the normal way. Get new GUID in normal way. Copy GUID into BHAV -- Sub - find next plant. Lines 1 & 10.. Be sure to give Echo credit!

Polygon Counts:
BTB-HarvestOrange-20110218-MASTER.package: Potted Harvestable Orange Tree, BTB-HarvestLemon-20110222-slave.package: Potted Harvestable Lemon Tree, BTB-HarvestLime-20110218-slave.package: Potted Lime
Faces: 1216 Vertices: 1075

BTB-HarvestCurryTree-20110225-slave.package: Potted Curry Tree
Faces: 1416 Vertices: 1215

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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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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Theorist
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#2 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 11:13 PM
These look great, thanks for sharing!
Not actually evil.
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#3 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 3:33 AM
Nice to see more stuff built on Echo's foundation. Yay for potted citrus! I could make Hassidic sims and pretend the lemon is an etrog!
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#4 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 4:36 AM
I had no idea what an etrog was. The fruit mesh for the lemon looks as much like an etrog as it does a lemon. Have fun.
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#5 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 7:30 AM
Are these safe to use with Seasons?
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#6 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 9:19 AM
They look fabulous! :D
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#7 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 11:52 AM
Nice! I had no clue what a curry tree is, so I looked it up. The berries are edible, but seeds are poisonous. What a fun addition, thank you!
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#8 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 1:54 PM
Seattle girl -- They should be, the original was. However, they are not Season's crops, so they won't fulfill any of the Season's wants or needs.

Garambola -- I had no idea that a curry tree even existed either. I stumbled across a picture when I was looking for artichoke leaf & plant pictures. In the pictures they are such a pretty tree.

Retired from the Sims world. Please continue to enjoy my creations. Thank you to everyone who helped -- by either giving me the tools and knowledge to create or by encouraging me & downloading my creations. The Sims community is the BEST!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 4:30 PM
can the fruits be used to cook with? Can they be eaten?
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#10 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 6:15 PM
Can the fruits be eaten or cooked with -- No, not really. (Would be super cool if they could - but that is way beyond my knowledge scope.)

The fruit is only indirectly used for cooking/eating. Like Echo's original, you can select to either gather the fruit for money or food. If you select 'food', it increases the 'food' value in your refrigerator. Your sim can't pull an orange out of the refrig for a snack, nor can they make lemonade, etc.

If you select money, your household funds increase.

Retired from the Sims world. Please continue to enjoy my creations. Thank you to everyone who helped -- by either giving me the tools and knowledge to create or by encouraging me & downloading my creations. The Sims community is the BEST!
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#11 Old 1st Mar 2011 at 3:48 PM
[QUOTE=bluetexasbonnie]Seattle girl -- They should be, the original was. However, they are not Season's crops, so they won't fulfill any of the Season's wants or needs.QUOTE]


Thanks for the quick response

These look great, can't wait to have them in game.
Theorist
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#12 Old 1st Mar 2011 at 7:29 PM
Wonderful - thank you!
Test Subject
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#13 Old 1st Mar 2011 at 7:37 PM
Reminds me of the 'Frood' tree from The Sims 2 for console. Thanks!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 3rd Mar 2011 at 2:34 AM
wow sims with need of nature will go crazy with these.... now i can let them go and harvest, thanks a ton!!!!
Instructor
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#15 Old 9th Mar 2011 at 1:03 AM
These look really outstanding, stunning. Excellent job.
Thank you very very much.
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#16 Old 28th May 2011 at 6:54 PM
Awesome! Thanks a lot!
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#17 Old 30th Aug 2011 at 3:36 AM
Thank you I love this kudos toooo ya
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#18 Old 5th Apr 2012 at 6:31 PM
perfect!!
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#19 Old 19th Apr 2012 at 4:17 PM
I remember seeing this one while I when I only had the Sims 3...boy was I sad. But now I have the Sims 2 as well, and I am so happy to grab this one up now.
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#20 Old 17th Jan 2014 at 12:24 AM
Thanks to you (and Echo) for these great plants!!! Amazing work!!! :)