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Rideable Dragon **MAJOR UPDATE - Can now take passengers**

by Esmeralda Posted 23rd Jun 2010 at 6:20 PM - Updated 23rd Aug 2013 at 3:44 PM by Esmeralda : Headlights issue fixed
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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.
UPDATE 23 AUGUST 2013 - One of EA's patches since I made this item did something to change the position of the headlight glow, and this vehicle started displaying two 'ghost' car headlights out in front of it which it didn't have before. Please redownload this item if you are patched up to date and having the headlights issue. Just let it overwrite your old version. Be sure the version you're using is dated 8-23-2013. Thanks to coolspear1 for letting me know about this issue!

MAJOR UPDATE 3 March 2013 - Have now re-rigged this vehicle so that it can take passengers. Because I didn't know how to do rigging back when I made this item, I had to advise players to only have one sim ride it as a solo vehicle, because any other passengers would show as floating alongside it. I've now remade it so that you can take your whole household with you, but everyone except the driver will simply disappear. When your household reaches the destination, they will all re-appear.

If you already have this item, please re-download the file 'EsmeraldaF_PETSRideableDragon.zip' from the Downloads tab. Delete the old file 'EsmeraldaF_PETSRideableDragon.package' from your Mods\Packages folder and replace it with the new file inside the newly downloaded zip, 'Esmeralda_RideableDragonV2.package', which is dated 3 March 2013.

Please note that this update does not apply to the old pre-Pets version that is on the Downloads tab ('EsmeraldaF_RideableDragon.zip'), which is obsolete and which I won't be updating.


I decided to try to make a rideable animal as a 'car'. As I love dragons, I thought it might be a good place to start. Hopefully your eccentric and/or fantasy sims might like one as their everyday transport too.

It's cloned from one of the base game cars and uses the car driver's riding position. As the hands are holding onto a couple of pointy horns on the dragon rather than a steering wheel, they won't always be perfectly matched up on close inspection, but it looks OK from afar. The dragon's legs don't move, of course, but instead it glides along a few inches off the ground.

The dragon has one recolourable channel, which as usual can be used for patterning as well as colours. Below we see a military-looking lady riding a camo-patterned dragon, and as for the bearded gentleman below her, well, if you want to be really silly, you can be.

For night riding, the dragon has a handy light inside its mouth to help light your way. The colour of the light will correspond to the colour of your dragon, so as we have a golden dragon below, it also gives off a golden light.


It is found in the Buy Mode catalogue under Vehicles/Cars, and costs 4500 simoleons. It will need a car parking space. It was made from a base game car, so you don't need any expansion packs.

Hope you'll find this a bit of fun - happy riding!

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

Unzip the .zip file and copy the .package file to your Mods\Packages folder. If you don't have a Mods\Packages folder and/or don't know how to install .package files, please see full instructions here: http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...g_Package_Files

Polygon Counts:
2624

Additional Credits:
Made with s3oc, S3PE and Sims 3 Object Tool.

It was made from the mesh of a dragon sculpture from TS2, in case you find it looks a bit familiar.

The custom hair on the blonde male sim is Anto 47 conversion by v-ware http://www.modthesims.info/d/370830



Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
EsmeraldaF_PETSRideableDragon.zip | NEW V2 version updated to take passengers. Headlights fixed. Pets/patch 1.26 and upwards, NOT backwards compatible.

Size: 875.1 KB · Downloads: 7,250 · 19th Oct 2011
875.1 KB 7,250 19th Oct 2011
EsmeraldaF_RideableDragon.zip | *OBSOLETE* - DO NOT USE UNLESS YOU HAVE NOT UPDATED to Pets or patch 1.26 upwards. Can NOT take passengers.

Size: 847.9 KB · Downloads: 17,453 · 23rd Jun 2010
847.9 KB 17,453 23rd Jun 2010

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Tags: #car, #dragon, #rideable, #driveable, #fantasy, #supernatural