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Toddler Piano

by TotsInc Posted 3rd Jul 2017 at 3:55 AM - Updated 14th Oct 2017 at 1:39 AM by TotsInc
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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.
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Just a quick note, figured out and tested the in use thing. Now it doesn't take forever to reset after no longer being in use


I am so sorry guys, please don't hate me
@dairyprince noticed it had a problem with two toddlers. It was a quick fix and yes, I DID have an in use check in place in the test bhav, AND the main bhav as well, what I didn't have is a set flag set to say it was in use.

Soooo I updated it. I will check that always from now on, not assume my in use check is good enough!

Update number 1's info:

I noticed a slight clipping with the bench while looking at a picture of the toddler on the bench, so went ahead and fixed the slight clipping issue. If it bothers you, please redownload

When the performing arts theme was voted in, I quickly decided that it was a good time to make the toddler piano I had been contemplating making. After some trial and error, I decided it would be best to use a custom animation instead of an EA one. (due to the misfortune of the perfect animation having temper tantrum sounds tied to it )

This piano raises both creativity skill, music and dance enthusiasm, and fun. Toddlers will stop using it when needs drop too low. Plus, as their creativity skills rise, they will go from playing xylophone type sounds to real nursery rhyme style songs. (Mary Had a Little Lamb and London Bridge to be precise.)

Unfortunately there were mapping issues with the original piano, that didn't quite suit recoloring said piano to suit a toddler's preferred style. Add to that fact that it was a little higher poly for a one tile object, due to being the EA base game piano mesh resized down, Jones kindly volunteered to help with that little issue and create a new one that was mapped to allow far greater styles of recoloring that more suited a toddler. She and I then went around and worked hard to create new recolors that would show this off to the greatest advantage.

Soooo gdayars and Jones became a team, and TotsInc was born.

Now to some basic facts.

Toddlers alone can use this piano.

It is cloned from the original potty chair, and costs 70 dollars. It is found in the general/child section of the buy catalog.

Because it is cloned from the original potty chair, it actually shows the BACK of the piano instead of the front. The tiny pink thumbnail picture shows what it looks like in game. (it actually should be yellow and blue, but for some reason my game created that color first, I think because it is the first recolor I pulled out of the catalog?)

It has to be against a wall.

It requires all the packs. It might work with just through Apartment Life installed, but it doesn't work with just through Freetime. My friend Gummi tested that for me.

As far as I know, as long as you have all the packs, this shouldn't conflict with anything. It is a modded object, but it is a standalone modded object.

It does have 3 songs included with it, that have to be in the downloads folder with the piano package itself for the piano to work. gdaxylophone, gdamaryhadalittlelamb, and London Bridge are the three packages included.

The following custom content was used in the making of this piano or in it's recolors.

First the songs:

as per agreement: Singing Bell as per agreement, creating a link. (the sound is the wooden xylophone accent and no, I can't link to the sound directly, it gives me an error)

Next the items used in the recolors.

Their agreement for easy reference:

All other textures used were either created by EA (the checkered flag design) created by Jones or created by me (gdayars) in particular, the small flowers on the flowers piano, the stripes on the base one, and the wooden texture were created by me.

Polygon Counts:
Poly count: This has two mesh groups in the one object.

Piano: Face count 514 and Vertex count is 866
Bench: Face count 20 and Vertex count is 20

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Gummi, Heaven, and MSD for various advice, and Jo, King Deadly, Ellu, and Jules for testing. (and more advice)

Thanks to the creators of SimPE and CEP And a really big THANK YOU to Jones for creating the new piano mesh and for forming a new team with me to help make our dreams come true

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 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
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Size: 3.47 MB · Downloads: 11,696 · 14th Oct 2017
3.47 MB 11,696 14th Oct 2017
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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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Needs Coffee
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#2 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 3:57 AM
I totally love this. Good job Gina and Jones. :D

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
The pouncing cat
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#3 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 4:09 AM
I'm so glad to see this up! Great job Gina and Jones <3
#4 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 4:10 AM
I'm so impressed you guys. It looks amazing!
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#5 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 4:25 AM
Great job :D
Mad Poster
#6 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 4:58 AM
I second Honeywell, it looks amazing. Very impressive job on the modding and animation Gina! And the mesh is very cute Jones. Great contribution to the theme.
#7 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 5:08 AM
I can't wait to try this out! Thank you.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 5:11 AM
Oh my Sweet Will wright!!! This is perfect. My toddlers can get musical! :D
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 5:29 AM
Lol, how ADORABLE!! Thank you for sharing this!!
Forum Resident
#10 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 10:46 AM
Fabulous! I have been anxiously waiting for this to post. I can't wait to try it out!
Field Researcher
#11 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 11:06 AM
Thank you! It is adorable <3
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 1:04 PM
I love this little piano. Very well done dear. Thank you so much.
#13 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 1:12 PM
Oh my... this is awesome!

Now little Amadeus can get some practise too :D
The Great AntiJen
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#14 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 1:16 PM
So sweet - thanks to Jones and Gayars.
Constant Contestant
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#15 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 2:16 PM
This is amazing thank you so much for making it
Forum Resident
#16 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 2:41 PM
It looks great, and I would get it, except that I don't have anything after FreeTime.
Gone Fishin'
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#17 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 2:41 PM
This is so awesome, I have to delurk just to tell you how awesome it is. You two make a great team! Thank you so much for making this and sharing it with us and our little Simlets!
Test Subject
#18 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 2:42 PM
I am just stunned. I love it. Thank you doesn't begin to cover it. I've got so many babies that need this.
Mad Poster
#19 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 2:56 PM
Thank you, the two of you, you are making me smile so much that my mouth is starting to hurt :)
#20 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 3:15 PM
aaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! Thank you!!! It looks amazing!
Field Researcher
#21 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 3:53 PM
This is amazing, I love it. Thank you sharing.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 4:43 PM
Awww! Little musical instrument for little toddler! I loved plinking the keys on the piano, pretending that I was a great professional performer.
Field Researcher
#23 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 6:46 PM
I am loving it!!!!!! and it is mine!!! BWAHAHAHA!
Test Subject
#24 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 7:06 PM
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 3rd Jul 2017 at 9:54 PM
This looks amazing! Awesome job Gdayars and Jones! You guys make a wonderful team.
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