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Featured upload! "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"-inspired CAS

by maybesomethingdunno Posted 27th Jul 2010 at 12:32 AM - Updated 16th Feb 2014 at 6:44 PM by maybesomethingdunno
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Ships have been disappearing off the coast of Pleasantview! Those that survive blame a strange sea monster that emits an eerie glow as it surfaces from the ocean depths in the dead of night. The town was abuzz when Bella Goth disappeared and even more so when Don Lothario vanished. As more locals leave, rumors now say that this mysterious creature is somehow to blame.

You didn't hear it from me, but I've heard that Don's half-brother is none other than the long-lost son of Captain Nemo! He and his half-brother have repaired the Nautilus and are using it to smuggle goods and people to Bluewater Village. Of course, the best way there is a shortcut through coral reefs, through the lost city of Atlantis, and through waters whose depths are haunted by drowned divers from back in Nemo's prime. You've got to be on the lookout for any giant squids looking for a fight. Just don't get caught wandering into Captain Nemo's old quarters, else you might be kicked out and it's a long swim back to the surface!


This CAS requires OFB and was made using Numenor's AnyGameStarter to prevent strays and shivering Sims. I've created some special CC to accompany you on your trip aboard the Nautilus, but I'll get to the CC in a minute.

Screenshots:
Sim Creation View


Family View Screen


Included with this Download, CC I've made
  • The world map painting over the bed is a recolor of the Maxis "Arghist Soldier" painting. Make sure you have the CEP!
  • An animated ghost diver forever tied to ocean floor where he drowned. He greatly disapproves when you cancel the creation of a Sim. (I am not kidding about this! He will have a temper tantrum and the only way to console him is if he sees another Sim created. You have been warned!) The animation is better in-game than in the animated .gif
  • An animated giant squid. Unlike the ghost, the giant squid is not constantly animated. Biding its time, it watches the Nautilus from afar and simply stirs a little every few Sim minutes or whenever he feels like it....whichever comes first, since giant squids don't like to be told when to do anything! Its animation is a slight nod/stir that is noticeable but perhaps a bit too subtle or quick for me to make a .gif


Included with this Download, CC I've modified (please read carefully)
  • I can't really claim the coral reef object as entirely mine. The mesh and texture come from smithycpl's Coral Reef neighborhood object. I simply stripped it of its BV requirement and converted into a normal object that can be purchased within a normal lot.
  • **UPDATED** Double Floor Mattress from Atavera's Creations Repository with the bed frame shadow removed. Please delete the version found in my credit link from your Downloads folder. Otherwise, you will see a floating shadow of the bed frame.

Also Included with this Download, CC others have made
(Note: Some content belongs to larger sets which can be included with lots. I'm not including the entire set, only what I used. Each CC group that is a part of a larger set is divided into its own labeled sub-folder within the CC folder I've made for this CAS. If you already have the content, you don't have to have duplicate packages in your Downloads folder. Just remove the appropriate folder or folders from the "20000Leagues_CAS_content" folder.)
Not Included with this Download, but *required* - Here is where your shopping list begins if you don't already have these.
windkeeper's Empty CAS screen hiders:
  • wind_CASinvisibleroundpodium.package
  • wind_CASinvisibleobjects_nomirror.package
  • wind_CASinvisibleobjects.package
  • wind_CASinvisibleobjects_familypart.package

General Notes and Terms:
1. Please make sure you have "object hiding" set to off, otherwise you won't be able to see anything but the bed. You won't even see your Sims!
2. You can only have one CAS installed at a time. Please remove any custom CAS you have installed before installing this CAS.
3. You can do whatever you want with the world map. However, whatever you do with the coral reef object, please give credit and a link appropriately. (I'm only asking for a link here in case the object needs to be updated. At the very least, please respect smithycpl's wishes since it is his mesh and texture.) The ghost and squid were made for this CAS; you won't find them in buy or build mode. I haven't disabled the functions of the base objects they were cloned from as they aren't meant for use outside CAS.

Additional Credits:
Echo for helping with the object animations and for feedback;
Phaenoh for feedback, patience, and helping get rid of a mysterious shadow;
Numenor for his AnyGameStarter;
HugeLunatic for fixing my squid object when I broke it;
Vampire_of_Death for testing with pets and for feedback;
...and everyone else who replied in my Creator Feedback thread.

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

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
20000Leagues_CAS.zip 3.11 MB 3,896 27th Jul 2010
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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