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Featured upload! Winged Wuffums - Default Fur Accessories for Dogs!

by Klinny Posted 10th Jul 2007 at 4:23 AM - Updated 11th Jul 2007 at 5:05 AM by Klinny
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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.
Yes, that's right! Today I present to you these wings... for dogs!



*Important Info*

- This is a Default Replacement. It overrides the Poodle Fur Accessory! By using these wings, you will no longer be able to create poodles in CAS.

- It is very important that you delete the Accessory.cache and Groups.cache files located in your My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2 Directory before you add these wings to your Downloads folder, and also after you remove them. If you do not delete these files, there is a possibility that the meshes will explode in-game. If you do forget, and come accross an exploded mesh or error in-game, simply Exit, delete the cache files, and everything should be fixed once you re-enter the game.

- If you already have poodles in-game, don't worry! They will not be affected, and will remain poodles unless you change their appearance via mirror, in which case they will switch to use the new wing mesh instead. This is the same for winged dogs; if you remove these defaults any dogs in-game that have wings will keep their wings until their appearance is changed via mirror.

- The wings will warp on dogs with pointy ears. This means that the wings will become slightly disfigured on dogs with odd or extreme body shapes. However, this does not apply to floppy-eared-dogs, as the wings do not warp with them, and the disfigurement on pointy-eared dogs is minimal at best, and a little funky at worst.

- At times, the wings can become very pixely around the edges. This is mainly noticable at night, outside, and with the smooth-objects feature turned way up high. Otherwise, they look fine.

- These will work on any adult or elder dog. Also, I have uploaded the wings for small dogs and the wings for large dogs seperately; so if you download the wings for Small Dogs, only the small dogs in your game will be affected, and vice-versa.

- I am currently working on converting these to non-defaults. If successful, then I will be making versions for cats as well.




*How To Use*

These wings work in the exact same way as the poodle fur accessory. Simply create a dog in CAS, select the Fur Accessory option, and then click the icon of the poodle fur accessory. Your doggy should then have a pair of wings protruding from his back.


Like all fur accessories, these wings will take on whatever color you have selected as your dog's Base Color. So your doggie's wings can be any color that is available to you in-game. And, like all fur accessories, the wings can be passed down to your dog's offspring.


*A Thank You*

I'd really like to express my appreciation and gratitude to everyone who helped me while making these, whether it was with technical help and suggestions, or just commenting and offering opinions. A special thanks to HystericalParoxysm for being brave enough to test these in her game!

Also, thank you to the MTS2 community, as it is here that I learned how to mod Sims objects. Thank you for all the help, kindness, tutorials, and programs!


I really hope you guys enjoy using these, so have fun! Comments and feedback, like always, are greatly appreciated!

Polygon Counts:
Large Dog - "Faces: 5134" "Vertices: 3228"
Small Dog - "Faces: 5134" "Vertices: 3181"

Additional Credits: SimPE Milkshape 3D
Unimesh
Maya
Tags: #wings, #fur accessory, #dog, #flying

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Pets
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Wings_Large_Dogs.rar 197.1 KB 31,648 10th Jul 2007
Wings_Small_Dogs.rar 199.7 KB 26,311 10th Jul 2007
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: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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#2 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 4:28 AM
You rule in ways I cannot quite describe, Klinnypants. These are awesome. So very very awesome.

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Lurking Lunatic
#3 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 4:28 AM
I lack words for this awesomeness ._.
Thank you!!
Instructor
#4 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 4:29 AM
Great Job!
Thank you, Klinny.
Alchemist
#5 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 4:32 AM
So brilliant. I can't believe my eyes.

Update: July 2009-I am back now to make invisible and tranparent recolors again in sims 2. You can pm me if you want your objects to be invisible and transparent from now.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 4:39 AM
Omg, it's like christmas in July, after a long day of work and sniffling through my cold. And stuff. WHEE!
Instructor
#7 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 4:43 AM
thats sooo creative! definetely going to join my huge colection of downloads!

hi!
Top Secret Researcher
#8 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 4:48 AM
Awesome!! Dogs look so funny as well! I think you just inspired me to make a new pet!

Thanks for the revolutionary upload!

You will find my older and newest creations here
Instructor
#9 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 4:47 AM
ops, i've just read that it replaces the poodle fur thingy... ins't there any way to make without replacing anything? still its pretty cool ^^

hi!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#10 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 5:00 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrazilianGirl
ops, i've just read that it replaces the poodle fur thingy... ins't there any way to make without replacing anything? still its pretty cool ^^


At the moment, no, that is not possible. If there is a way, I have no idea what it is. However, if anyone wants to mess around with these and attempt to make them custom instead of defaults, then go ahead

Also, just to clarify, any poodles you have already created before downloading these will remain poodles, and you can make poodles again after removing the defaults from your folder. The defaults only affect any new dogs being created, unless you update your old dog's appearance via mirror. Inconvenient, I know, but it's the best I can do :P

Also, thank you everyone for the nice comments! ^-^
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 5:14 AM
KLINNAH! I WUB IT!

*dance*
Inventor
#12 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 5:31 AM Last edited by JLonier : 10th Jul 2007 at 8:13 AM. Reason: is thanks
This is great to see new CC for animals! I'm sure eventually you or someone else will find a way to make non replacements for fur accessories as well as markings in the future. Great job on this!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 5:42 AM
Wow, just wow. I didn't know I needed this until I saw it. ^_^ I hate the puddle accesory anyway, these are much better!

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Test Subject
#14 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 5:55 AM
Aww. These are absolutely adorable. I never use the poodle accesory, so I'm definitely putting the in my game. THANK YOUU. :]
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#15 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 5:57 AM
Amazing, thank you!

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 6:00 AM
Oh my god, Klinny, that's brilliant! You rock so hard! Plus I never use poodles, so...more hard rocking for you!

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Field Researcher
#17 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 6:08 AM
These make me wish I actually used dogs in my game more than once in a blue moon. (It's the pee puddles. I'm a cat person in general, but Sim dogs are cute enough that I'd happily give them to more families if only they could be paper-trained!) Way awesome.
Field Researcher
#18 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 6:38 AM Last edited by JLonier : 10th Jul 2007 at 8:13 AM. Reason: is thanks
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#19 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 7:12 AM
Fantastic! The white winged dog is just lovely. What an original and nifty idea, thanks for sharing.
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#20 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 8:13 AM
What a creative idea!

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Test Subject
#21 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 8:14 AM
This is beautiful...just...wow. I love it!! I'm sooooo gonna use this! >> Ugh, and I hate the poodle fur accessory. Hideous thing.
Test Subject
#22 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 8:51 AM
Great idea, I love it!
But, I've got a question, if a pair of poodels get children and I've the wings in my game, will their children have wings, or the poodle accessorie?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#23 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 9:14 AM Last edited by Klinny : 11th Jul 2007 at 2:25 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peccorina93
Great idea, I love it!
But, I've got a question, if a pair of poodels get children and I've the wings in my game, will their children have wings, or the poodle accessorie?


I haven't tested this, but my assumption would be if you bred two poodles while the wing default replacement is in the game, that their children will have wings instead of the poodle accessory. However, if you get dogs with wings and don't want them to have the wings, you can remove the default from the Downloads folder, enter the game, and change the winged dogs appearance with the mirror and it will revert back to poodleness.

If you are going to be removing/re-adding the defaults frequently, just make sure to delete the cache files after every move, or weird things may happen.

I really would love these to be non-defaults, as I know the constant moving/replacing of the defaults is tiresome and inconvenient, and I know many of you would prefer to keep the poodle mesh (plus I could make more than just wings if they were non-defaults!) So, if any modders out there have any suggestions, please let me know!

Also, thank you everyone for your comments! I appreciate them!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 9:22 AM
I'm not a modder or anything, so this is probably impossible - but might it be possible to make them a custom collar instead of custom fur? Again, I have no idea if that's feasible - just offering suggestions like you asked. XD

These are awesome, anyhow! I couldn't believe what I was seeing until I actually clicked the thread. ^_^
Forum Resident
#25 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 9:22 AM
still can't believe my own eyes!something like this i am waiting!awesome work!BUT i would REALLY LOVE TO HAVE SOMETHING weird and for my cats!u don't have to made wings if u don't!maybee u can something else with they coats maybee?regards
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