|Game:||The Sims 2: Seasons|
|Price:||7,000 aspiration points|
|Type:||Aspiration reward, Other|
The Weathernaught 57X is an aspiration reward that was introduced in the The Sims 2: Seasons. It's a weather machine that allows Sims to change the season, extend the current season, maintain the current season indefinitely, or change the weather. It has five uses, which are indicated by five lights that are visible when its antenna is open. However, if the Sim using it is not in gold or platinum aspiration, it may cause meteors to fall on the lot for a few seconds. Luckily, if this happens, it will not use up one of the Weathernaught's five uses.
As the Sim using it pumps a lever, a parabolic antenna opens up. When the antenna is fully open, a bright beam shoots into the sky for a few seconds. If the Sim was changing the season, or extending the current one by a few days, the antenna will then close. If the Sim wanted to maintain the current season indefinitely, the antenna will remain open until someone turns off the indefinitely prolonged season.
If the Sim used the Weathernaught 57X to change the weather, the antenna will remain open until the created weather has run its course, unless someone turns it off before then. It should be noted that the machine can not only create precipitation, but banish it, creating a clear sky. If this is done, the antenna will remain open, and the clear sky will be maintained until it is turned off. Using the Weathernaught 57X to change seasons will not turn off the clear sky.
- The Weathernaught 57X also appears in The Sims Castaway Stories as the "Ignis Ex-Machina". The player will obtain it at the end of the story from the helicopter pilot. Since "ignis" means "fire" in Latin, the name can be translated as "Fire from the machine", and may be a reference to "Deus ex machina".
- Although it's a story reward in Castaway Stories, it has 5 uses, just as in The Sims 2: Seasons. It's a very expensive object, which costs about 15 000 resources. Players can choose clear sky, rain or hail as the weather, and can also prolong the seasons.
- There is a miniature sculpture of the Weathernaught 57X in FreeTime.