By RebecahUpdated June 29, 2014; to reduce the sewing time, for all items. Thanks to LilSister's post.
July 2, 2014: Added Medium Speed which takes the Sims about an hour to complete the larger items. File name BecksSewingMachineFT-MediumSpeed.zip.
The file BecksSewingMachineFT.zip is a very fast mode.
I created this in response to a request from LilSister. The mesh is by cokenasmile and is posted here.
I have cut in half, the length of time it takes for Sims to earn the sewing badges, and the time it takes to create the items they sew.
I did make changes to the original mesh and created a recolor.
It is found under knowledge/misc for $950.
Known issues: When sewing an outfit you are not able to choose what you want to sew, it will however, create a bundle of clothing that you may sell, and places it in the Sims inventory. I did not test this in a business situation, so if you do find issues...please do let me know. All files within the zip are needed in order to make this work. There is also a separate matching chair that is found under dining chairs for $25, which pulls it's textures from the sewing machine.
By RebecahUpdated February 8, 2014
Added recolors and fixed it so that it is recolorable and added the option to allow toddlers to get on by themselves.
Thanks to Nonni for requested the option for a toddler to get on without adult assistance.
Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:33 PM
This is something I've wanted to create for quite some time and I finally got it done.
Animated rocking horse for toddlers.
This is found with toddler items for $50.
YouTube video here:
By RebecahI have placed both skeletons in one zip, the animated versions does require the Seasons Expansion, the deco version does not require any expansions.
The animated version is a clone of the scarecrow, but will scare all adult Sims, no matter their personality.
They are both found under Sculptures
Animated is $500 Deco is $200
By RebecahNovember 17, 2012:
I have added a new version that should work with University or Higher. I'm not sure which expansion allowed for items to be added to the Sims Inventory, so it may be a higher Expansion.
I started creating this a few years ago for an Indian themed group on MTS, I was without internet for several months and lost contact with the group. So this got put on the back burner, so to speak.
Sims have the option to grind many or just one container of corn. They may sell it for $80 or put it away in their fridge. (be sure your fridge is not full). Sims gain cooking skill, but lose comfort while using this.
This is found under Hobbies/Miscellaneous for $25.
Credits to bluetexasbonnie for help with the textures.
By RebecahI had a request for more animals, and this is on I've been working on for a couple of years. It's not perfect, but I do not know of any problems with it.
These work similar to my sheep. The leopards use the pig food and water trough for their feed, (included in the zip file) only because I have so many different troughs, that I really didn't want to add another one. They do not stay still long enough for the pet option, so I have made that non autonomous, and they do not need social to survive.
There is a cub version which will grow up after three days.
I have updated my straw bed, it no longer gets dirty so all of the previous issues with it no longer exist. It seems to work quite well now. (included in the zip file)
Buy the purchase sign under misc/pets and then purchase your leopards.
I haven't done a video on these, but will try to do so soon.
By RebecahThis is found under decorative/sculptures for $100, and works similar to my ocean sharks.
These are meant to be used on beach lots but may also be placed on most other surfaces too.
I created this per a request from Nonni, so please help thank Nonni for the request by clicking her thanks button.
She has created a great lot showing images of the dolphin: Click Here
YouTube video to show animations and sound.
By RebecahPosted 17 January 2008 - 02:20 PM
I'm very new to creating animations and if you need perfection I'm afraid I can't give it to you. I did really try to get the legs to be in sync with the pedals but I'm just not able to accomplish this. The animations are created separate from each other as far as I know there isn't a way to create them together, if there were it would make it 100% easier.
I've created two ride option one that they ride the bike in a normal way and the second they will do some wheelies.
It is found under Knowledge/Exercise for $149.00 simoleons.
Adults, Teens and Elders are able to ride either option. They gain fun, fitness and earn body skills while riding it.
If Sims are riding it when you exit the game it will disappear, because it is controlled by an NPC.
By RebecahPet Story Dog Training Items converted Sims 2 items.
All items work quite similar.
Known Issues: The tunnels, do not work well with the large dog. The collapsible tunnel, really does not work well, but I am a bit tired of working on it. I do not seem to be able to find a solution to the issues. If I do, I will update them at a later date. Be sure to click the follow option so you will be notified of any updates.
Credits to INateYou for the request and to everyone who helped with testing especially Charity. Thank you!
By RebecahPosted 17 August 2008 - 11:31 PM
The incubator will work with any game combination.
This item was requested by theraven at www.insimenator.org
It is a co-creation by Bloom and myself. It isn't 100% perfect but Bloom and I did give it our very best.
Bloom is a wonderful creator and it was a real pleasure for me to work with him. I could not have gotten the textures nor the animated monitors without his help.
This is found in the same area as the regular crib for the same price.
I hope this will be useful to some of the story creators, and just to use for fun.
The animation for the check on infant works the same as the tuck in, in regards to filling social, comfort etc.
YouTube Video is found here:
The main mesh is blue and I've added a pink recolor that is used in the video.
Image of the requested image:
By RebecahPosted 09 July 2008 - 08:00 PM
Put Milk Away
Well this one has been in the works for quite some time. I've had several requests for a milking option and I've finally got it close to my desired result.
The milking option is done a random number of times before they are done. When the Sims starts milking a crate and pail of milk appears, the animations are a little quirky, I just tried to make it look like they are having some fun. The fingers are really hard to get in a good position, at least for me. Once the Sims is done milking a dialog box will appear, and the crate will disappear underneath them (I almost gave up on this option, but I finally got it to work), anyway the dialog box will allow you to have them put the milk in the fridge or sell it for $25. It will give 25 food units to the fridge, be sure you have the the capacity to allow for it to be put away.
I worked on the riding animations but they still have a glide appearance, if this bothers you please don't download it. It is the best I could do.
I've added a relax pose this option doesn't give any fun or anything it's just to pose the cow. There is a get up option to make them stand back up too.
The graze option and eat option work similar to viewing a picture. Sims will gain fun will using these options but have to be directed to do something else unless their needs get low.
All options are non autonomous except the milking option.
This is found under Hobbies/Exercise, because when riding adults, teens and elders gain fitness, and body skills.
If you use testingcheats enables true you may get an error if you cancel the ride option, it is best to direct the Sims to go to another action to prevent this error, or just click on the ground and direct the sims to go here.
When they pick up the pail of milk they do bleed into the cow, sorry I just could not find a way around this. When milking at a 45
By RebecahUpdated July 14, 2014: Thanks to LilSister finding that the craftable items were also, showing up for the pottery wheel I have made changes to the 4 craftable items. Please be sure to remove your older copies and replace them with the new upload.
This is something I started creating over 2 years ago and it's finally finished. I started this as a project with G-Knee at PBK for a contest, but was unable to get it working until recently. The meshes are mostly by G-Knee and the coding and effects are by myself. (The fire effect requires the AL expansion.)
Thanks to pykkadilly for requesting and testing this!
Sims gain creativity and are able to make one or many of the 4 items pictured below.
Once completed the item will go into your sims inventory which can then be placed within the lot and the candles do light except for the hanging candle.
By RebecahI created this in response to a request from INateYou. Thanks for the request INateYou.
I used a mesh by honeybee at MTS and thanks to Nonni for finding this. Click Here for original mesh. I did make some changes to the mesh. Credits to Honeybee for the mesh.
Credits to Stefy for finding Maylins animated rocker, and to Maylin for that same rocker. Click Here for her rocker, scroll down the page a ways to find it.
I did recode this to give the sims fun and comfort and they will rock until their needs get low or you cancel the action.
Sims must be seated for the rock option to be available.
Textures are pulled from my driftwood set and require at least the living room chair for a texture. Click Here to download that set.
The rocking chair is found under living room chairs for $50.
By RebecahThis is an updated version of my Childs Bike,
I have not found any issues with this version, the child will get on properly no matter what direction the bike is in, and when left riding it when you leave your lot, the child will still be riding when you return to the lot. (At least in all of my testing.)
Children gain body skills, fitness and fun with this bike.
The free time version gives enthusiasm for exercise.
Found under Knowledge/Fitness for $250.
Dancing Bear Play Nursery Rhymes - Custom Sounds Base Game Compatiable - Also works with Castaway Stories
By RebecahI've always loved the bear sculpture but felt it would make a nicer deco item for children's rooms. Then I came up with the idea to add nursery rhymes and make it animated.
One issue I have it the music ends before it's turned off if you play it for quite a while. I don't know how to get the sound to loop without overlapping the music.
This is found under Electronics/Stereo for $99.
I used the repository technique to pull textures from the statue. I didn't take screenshots of all the different color options.
If there is any interest in a base game version please let me know and I'll try to create one.
Toddlers gain fun and enthusiasm for music when they dance along with the music.
Video with one of the songs is here:
By RebecahI had to do an update today November 11, 2014, as LilSister found an issue with my effects, it seems that effect is no longer a part of the Ultimate Edition, so I found a new one. I also made changes to the hatchet, please be sure you do not have any copies of the older version in your downloads folder.
Thanks to LilSister for testing and finding the issues! I am very sorry for any inconvenience, but I do like to fix things that are not right. I am always working to improve my skills.
Thanks to a request for Alraris, I have updated all of my chopping trees to allow for Sims to sell the logs in their businesses. So, I decided to create a smaller tree to go allow with my previous trees.
When a Sims sells the logs in a business setting, they will need to have more in their inventory to restock. I have added a sell option to the logs to allow Sims to sell them outright also. When Non Owners chop the tree at a business, logs will go into the business owners inventory. I have made several changes to all of the trees to fix some issues that I believe will make them work better.
You find this item under Knowledge/Misc for $50. Sims chop wood to gain body skill, enthusiasm in nature and fun, they also, earn logs which go into their inventory, each set of logs may be sold for $50. Their energy, and hygiene are reduced while chopping the wood. Body temp increase. After 8 times of chopping wood, the fallen tree will disappear.
Custom Sound and animations.
My Birch Tree is found by clicking here:
My Joshua Tree is found by clicking here:
My Pine Tree is found by clicking here:
My Palm Tree is found by clicking here:
My Bonsai Tree is found by clicking here:
By RebecahUpdated November 11, 2014 - Thanks to Alraris for making me aware the logs were not working for businesses.
You find this item under Knowledge/Misc for $100. Sims chop wood to gain body skill, enthusiasm in nature and fun, they also, earn logs which go into their inventory, each set of logs may be sold for $100. Their energy, and hygiene are reduced while chopping the wood. Body temp increase. After 8 times of chopping wood, the fallen tree will disappear.
The Pine Tree textures are pulled from EA's Pine Tree.
Custom Sound and animations.
Note: If you have my fallen birch tree you may remove the hatched and sound files as you do not need two.
This Pine Tree works the same as my Birch Tree as seen in this video.
Logs created by this tree:
By RebecahPosted: March 12, 2012
I created this per a request from Destiny Rider.
I have pulled the dummy from the pirate ship. Dueling with the dummy gives body skill, fitness, fun and increases body heat, a small amount, energy, and comfort are reduced some.
Gives enthusiasm for sports.
This is found under Hobbies/recreation and is now 25 simoleons.
Textures are pulled from the pirate ship, so BV is required.
I want to thanks our Affinity Testing Team for testing this creation. Thanks everyone!
By RebecahUpdated June 22, 2014
I found some issues that generated an error, which may not have been seen if your don't play with testingcheats enabled.
I also, tested this with an infant and it is in fact usable by infants too. It's been so many years since I created the first version, it's hard to remember things.
I had a request to have my swing use the textures from the crib.
It works the same as my older version, only the textures are pulled from the cheap crib.
I didn't create images of all of the textures, but any recolors you have of the crib will also work for this swing.
If is found with the child items for $50.
Known issue: If the adult sims removes the child autonomously, the swing does not stop. There is however, an option to stop it manually.
By RebecahDue to some requests for this penguin, that I had had in testing a couple of years ago, I am posting it here:
I have added an option that allows you to purchase the EA Penguins, and have included an object mod that allows them to stay on your lot for quite a long time. I have yet to have one leave. They enter your lot from the sidewalk from either end of your lot, and it does take a couple of seconds for them to appear.
Known Issues: The pet animations for my version of the penguins is still off.
I have made the baby versions a bit larger and they now look a lot better, at least in my opinion.
If you have a scarecrow on your lot my version will talk to it and gain social. I may add the snowman to that later.
I have also, made changes to the water trough, if you happen to have the pig trough in your downloads the new version may cause a conflict.
This is a test version for ya all to try out. Purchase the Purchase sign under Misc/Pets for $2 then purchase your penguins.
The pig water trough is used for now for their food.
Requested by Gesundheit!
By RebecahI created this to celebrate Aloha Kay's Birthday.
Happy Birthday Kay and many happy returns!
It is found with sculptures for $125.
This has options to allow you to turn on/off both the animations and the sound.
By RebecahThis is found under general child for $30.
Toddlers gain cooking skill and enthusiasm for cuisine.
Textures are pulled from the expensive fridge.
Thanks to Nonni for the request and for the in game shots.
By RebecahFound under Hobbies/Misc for $50.
Sims churn bowls of butter that maybe sold for $5 or put away in the fridge.
Free time version gives enthusiasm for cuisine, both versions give cooking skill.
Thanks so much to everyone in our Affinity Testing Team for testing this item.
Thanks to rugrat0ne for the request.
By RebecahI believe I have fixed all of the issues my former version had. Toddlers now ride this in the proper direction no matter how you place it on the lot, the duck no longer disappears if you leave the toddler riding it when you save and leave your game, texture stays to what you have it set at, and no errors happen if you cancel the toddlers ride.
I have also added two new textures.
Duck sound and toddler laughter have been reduced.
Toddlers gain fun, physical fitness, body skills and enthusiasm for nature.
The main file the duck is white and I've included three recolors.
You find it under Knowledge/Exercise for $250.
By RebecahI have had several requests for this the most recent was from Majin here at SS2.
Children have the option to ride it, pet it and all sims have the option to make it eat, graze or play the whinny.
Children also gain fitness and body skills when riding it.
It can be found with the exercise equipment.
The main mesh is black and I've included a black and white recolor.
By RebecahAnother of my animated items updated with new animations, trike no longer disappears when you leave toddler on it when leaving your game. (there is an issue though - see video below).
Textures no longer revert to the main texture. I was not successful in getting the wheels to go around, but I do think the animations give the illusion of the toddler actually riding. (Custom animations are really not easy).
Found under Knowledge/Exercise for $50, with 5 different texture options.