Category: Hobbies -> Exercise
Poly Count: Canvas (980); Armoured (1210); Invisible (12); Swords ( < 500)
EPs Required: or above
This download post was actually inspired by you, my downloaders – or at least by some of your screenshots. 😉
Back story: a while back, I made a couple of training dummies (cloned from the brilliant Rebecah’s duel dummy), one armoured and one invisible. One change I made from Rebecah’s duel dummy was to make Sims use swords instead of the original cutlass; the armoured dummy had one kind of sword, and the invisible one another.
Now, in the screenshots I’ve seen with my dummies, people almost always seem to prefer the armoured dummy over the invisible one – obvious to me from the sword – even when it means moveobjects’ing it out of the way (which they wouldn’t have had to do with the invisible dummy). Maybe I’m over-analysing things, but to me this seems to indicate that people aren’t too keen on the sword for invisible dummy, and/or preferred the armoured sword even if meant more work when they set up the shot.
And this got me thinking. Wouldn’t it be great if people could choose which sword they wanted their Sims to use, instead of being stuck with whatever sword I’d picked for that particular dummy (which they might not like)? And not just choose between these two swords, either, but from several different ones? I had a fairly good idea how to go about setting this up… so I did.
So, my offering today is three training dummies, that each have no less than eight different swords for your Sims to choose from. En garde! 😀
Update, 19 October 2015: At the request of Charity322, there is now a v. 2.5 of the training dummies available, where adults can choose different swords for their children as well. Scroll down to the menu screenshots for more info.
Except for the swords, which we’ll get to shortly, the features for all three training dummies are the same as for my old ones: they can be used by Sims from child to elder, who’ll gain Body skill and Sports enthusiasm – the latter only if you have FT, of course. They can only be used by one Sim at a time, though (in the title pic, Kara the maid is actually using the invisible dummy), but other Sims can look on and cheer when someone else is fencing. The cheering Sim won’t gain any skill or enthusiasm, but they’ll have fun and be social:
“Go get ‘im, sis!”
And the training dummies are:
A canvas training dummy for $290, extracted from TSM…
…an armoured training dummy for $351, also extracted from TSM…
…and an invisible training dummy for $25, not extracted from TSM. 😛 And when I say “invisible,” I do mean invisible: It has no shadows, not even a sun shadow. (Just to be on the safe side, though, it does have a tan placeholder recol, so you can see where it is when placing it.)
“Umm… yeah. Sure. If you say it’s there…”
The canvas and armoured dummies can’t intersect other objects (why would they?), but the invisible one can. Good if you want to make it look like your Sim is ruining his sword against a tree because he thinks his little brothers have been killed, or if you have this deco object you think would make for a great fencing target: just plop an invisible dummy inside the other object, and you’re good to go.
The canvas dummy has three recols for the canvas and ten recols for the foot (the latter as usual in Pooklet’s naturals), whilst the armoured one only has recols for the foot. The feet are not repositoried; I wanted to, I really did, but they simply refused to play nice. 😦 I don’t know if it’s a problem with the original object or with my cloning or whatever, but no matter what I did, the slave object ended up being “not designable” and I could. not. fix it. (And before you ask “did you check [this]?” – yes, I did. Trust me, I did, at least five times.) So, no repository – but if you want to try to make them repository yourself, then please go right ahead. Maybe you’ll have better luck than I did.
Anyway. The recols look as follows:
Now. The swords. Yes, I’ve intentionally put this off to keep you on tenterhooks. 😉 For all of the training dummies, when you click on a dummy that isn’t in use, Sims aged teen or older will get three menu options: Fence, Select Sword and Check Sword. (Children can only “Fence” or “Check Sword”.) The “Select Sword” option differs a little between the original version (v. 2.0) and v. 2.5, though.
With v. 2.0, you can only select swords for teens and up; children will always use the wooden sword. The menu looks like so:
With V. 2.5, though, children still only get the “Fence” and “Check Swords” options, whilst teens and up will also be able to “Select Sword” – but now the menu will look like this:
Adults and children both will then have the same eight swords to choose from as with v. 2.0 above. You do NOT have to choose the same kind of sword for them, though (unless you want to, of course) – adults can use one kind of sword and children another. 😀
Once you’ve selected your sword, with both variations a friendly little dialogue will pop up confirming it. (For v. 2.5 it will also specify whether the sword is for adults or for children, just in case you’re absent-minded like me and forgot what you just clicked.) And the training dummy will remember which sword you’ve selected, too, so in case you always want the same sword for the same dummy, you won’t have to reselect it every time your Sims use the dummy. Nifty, eh?
You don’t have to select a sword in order for your Sims to use the dummy, though. If you don’t select one, with both variations, your adult Sims will use the standard sword. With v. 2.5, children will use the wooden sword if you don’t select one for them.
And just in case you forget if you’d chosen a sword and/or which one it was, you can check which kind of sword(s) is selected. This can be done when the dummy is in use, and also by children.
Aaaand finally… for all three training dummies of both variations, the swords your Sims can choose between are:
In case you think these swords look a lot like the swords from TSM, then you… are absolutely correct. 😛 They are indeed the same swords, they use the same meshes and textures, even (waste not, want not, as they say). These are objects, though, not Bodyshop accessories – but they will not appear in the catalogue. Even so, you still need to keep them in your Downloads folder lest your Sims will fence empty-handed. Which would be why the folder with the swords is labelled “DoNotDelete.” 😉