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Featured upload! TS2 -> TS3 - Toys, Toys, Toys!

by Purplepaws Posted 3rd Apr 2010 at 11:49 AM - Updated 21st Oct 2011 at 10:18 AM by Purplepaws : Fixed a minor issue
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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.
*Updates*

(4/3/10) - Files no longer show up as "corrupted" in the downloads dashboard.
(4/3/10) - Fixed lighting so that toys no longer cast overly-dark shadows indoors.

Yay, it’s finally finished! I’ve been working on this project since January and am now finally ready to share it with you all.

From TS2 expansion packs Free Time, Teen Style Stuff, Open for Business, IKEA Stuff, and Apartment Life, I converted 15 of the very best toys into much-needed items for your kiddos in TS3. Most of them are purely decorative, but four of them are actual working toys (non-default), which can be picked up, played with, and put into the toy box for storage. Because of their small size, I chose not to make them CASt-able, but every single other toy can be recolored. Yay for variety!

All of these have custom ground shadows, custom environment scores, size-appropriate slot placement, and all the original names and descriptions (where applicable). I reduced the files sizes as much as I could and tested them thoroughly after packaging. They have multiple color presets (shown below), part of which match the original objects’ color options, and part of which I added just for the fun of it (and to round out the group).

All toys range in price from §20 to §440 and can be found in the catalog under function sort: kids/miscellaneous kids and kids/toys, as well as room sort: kids’ room/kids’ décor and kids’ room/toys.

(Screens best viewed at full size.)













I hope you enjoy them! I know I will. I should have another conversion done within the next few months or so, but until then, I’ll see you around!

~Rachael

Polygon Counts:
(Same as originals.)

Helicopter: Polys - 895, Verts - 951
Fire Truck: Polys - 719, Verts - 975
Airplane: Polys - 752, Verts - 783
Hot Rod: Polys - 787, Verts - 865
Doll 1: Polys - 273, Verts - 222
Doll 2: Polys - 275, Verts - 208
Doll 3: Polys - 267, Verts - 207
Frog: Polys - 1027, Verts - 732
Hippo: Polys - 550, Verts - 462
Freezer Bunny: Polys - 289, Verts - 193
Action Figure: Polys - 1598, Verts - 1358
Jack-in-the-Box: Polys - 316, Verts - 272
Giant Robot: Polys - 1328, Verts - 1474
Giant Giraffe: Polys - 968, Verts - 575
Giant Bear: Polys - 1376, Verts - 857

Additional Credits:
s3oc, s3pe, S3ObjTool, TSR Workshop, Wings 3D, Milkshape 3D, Adobe PSE, and EA for the original meshes and textures.

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

TS3 Base Game

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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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