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Wheelchair Poses

by spladoum Posted 27th Jun 2012 at 7:44 PM - Updated 26th Jul 2012 at 6:14 PM by spladoum : replaced non-working files.
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This download is a custom pose or animation. This means that you will need the Pose Player or Animation Player mod by cmomoney installed in order to use the download in your game.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
edit, 6/29/2012: I just realized that the .package file of the wheelchair and two pillows was not working. Very, very sorry about that. If you downloaded that file between Wednesday and today (6/29), please re-download the file. I've game-tested the new .package and confirmed that it works correctly now.



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*Compatible with the "Pose List" feature of the newest Pose Player!*

So I'd been thinking for the longest that we reeeeeeeeally needed some poses that involved wheelchair-bound sims. After about five false starts and crying on a bunch of people's shoulders (and I'm sure they're thrilled that I finally got it together), I have a few poses to present to you!

The wheelchair featured in these shots was made by BuffSumm at TSR. Per her express wish, I've included it with the pose upload, so you don't have to look for it anywhere else. (Also this means that you can use it for your own pose sets if you wish.) Chair is §500 and under "living chairs," pillows are §10 each and under "Decor/Plants." (I thought they showed up in "Decor/Misc. too, but they don't.) You will need to use "moveobjects on" to place the pillows, but I bet you knew that already.

Wheelchair is 1942 vertices/1892 faces.
Back pillow is 178 vertices/272 faces.
Seat pillow is 157 vertices/236 faces.


Pose tags are as follows:

a_splad_wheelchair1 -- pushing wheels with hands
a_splad_wheelchair2 -- asleep
a_splad_wheelchair3 -- conversation--speaking to sim behind chair
a_splad_wheelchair4 -- conversation--speaking to sim to the right of chair
a_splad_wheelchair4-2 -- conversation--walking on the right of chair
a_splad_wheelchair5 -- conversation--speaking to a sim straight ahead
a_splad_wheelchair6 -- smooch (seated sim)--kissing a sim on the cheek
a_splad_wheelchair6-2 -- smooch (standing sim)--being kissed
a_splad_wheelchair7 -- smooch (seated sim)--being kissed
a_splad_wheelchair7-2 -- smooch (standing sim) kissing a sim on the cheek
a_splad_wheelchair8 -- being pushed
a_splad_wheelchair8-2 -- pushing chair from behind
a_splad_wheelchair9 -- greeting child
c_splad_wheelchair9 -- running to sim
a_splad_wheelchair10 -- hug
c_splad_wheelchair10 -- being hugged

You will have use "moveobjects on" to place the sims in position. Once you cancel, the sims will stand in the middle of the object, or group up together. This is okay! Just direct the sims to walk away and all will be well. As the wheelchair was cloned from a living chair, you may find that other sims occasionally want to "sit" on it, even when your sim is already in place, so you may have to tell them to shove off repeatedly, especially if you're on a public lot. Sorry about that (but it makes for some really funny photos!).

Additional Credits:
BuffSumm, without whom this set would not have been even remotely possible.
Cmomoney for the incredible Pose Player
OrangeMittens for the excellent "Creating Your Own Custom Poses" tutorial
WesHowe for the AnimTool
Mesher for the AM/AF/CU rigs
Inge Jones for S3PE and the rest of the Sims community at large for assistance and encouragement.

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

Sims 3
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Wheelchair Set Package.rar

Size: 1.05 MB · Downloads: 17,337 · 29th Jun 2012
1.05 MB 17,337 29th Jun 2012
Wheelchair Set S3Pack.rar

Size: 1.05 MB · Downloads: 12,666 · 27th Jun 2012
1.05 MB 12,666 27th Jun 2012
Wheelchair Poses.rar

Size: 118.6 KB · Downloads: 18,109 · 27th Jun 2012
118.6 KB 18,109 27th Jun 2012
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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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#51 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Jake Lucas
I am disabled, I have Cerebral Palsy, I am kinda gutted that EA has to make "Eutopia" kinda world where the only difference to a sim is supernatural, disabled people aren't supernatural although flying disabled would b cool. They have catered for blacks, indian and asian sims, babies to old, fat and thin but not disabled or tall/small. Don't we have the right to be simmed?? lol


Absolutly! I've really been hoping for one and was crossing my fingers that they might include it in generations for elders and have it available for all ages but no luck so far!
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#52 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 5:13 PM
Amazing, thank you so much ='D
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#53 Old 23rd Sep 2012 at 1:50 PM
I always laugh when i see the description

"Look ma , no feet"
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#54 Old 23rd Sep 2012 at 2:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Shadow_Cimmerian
I always laugh when i see the description

"Look ma , no feet"

Blame that six-year-old kid inside of me.
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#55 Old 28th Sep 2012 at 4:14 AM Last edited by xdeadmanzbabiix : 28th Sep 2012 at 4:25 AM.
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Originally Posted by justdoingtheunstuck
Absolutly! I've really been hoping for one and was crossing my fingers that they might include it in generations for elders and have it available for all ages but no luck so far!


They're more focused on everyone making the sim they wish they could be, rather than having a realistic take on the game


Also, OP, I can't find the Wheelchair or the pillow or seat in game. When I download the package files it says the date on it is 6/28 and when I download the sims3pack it says the date on the wheelchair is 5/5 and the other two are 6/28. But your first post says that if you downloaded before 6/29 to redownload. I didn't originally download them until 7/?. So I don't understand why they arn't showing up in game. The poses show up in the pose list but the props don't

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#56 Old 28th Sep 2012 at 2:08 PM
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Originally Posted by xdeadmanzbabiix
Also, OP, I can't find the Wheelchair or the pillow or seat in game. When I download the package files it says the date on it is 6/28 and when I download the sims3pack it says the date on the wheelchair is 5/5 and the other two are 6/28. But your first post says that if you downloaded before 6/29 to redownload. I didn't originally download them until 7/?. So I don't understand why they arn't showing up in game. The poses show up in the pose list but the props don't


I just tested both file types in a clean game, they're working and in the categories that they should be in. The items were created on patch 1.34, I believe, so if your game isn't patched to that level, that's the only reason I can think of that the wheelchair/pillows wouldn't show up.

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#57 Old 29th Sep 2012 at 3:00 AM Last edited by xdeadmanzbabiix : 29th Sep 2012 at 5:00 AM.
Ohh, The chair and plant catagories. I've been looking under misc decor. I'll check it and see if it's in there :P

edit:
It's there I'm sorry. I'm such a dumbo sometimes
Thanks for these. They're awesome! I'mma use'em in my new comp

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#58 Old 4th Oct 2012 at 4:25 AM Last edited by OmegaX231 : 4th Oct 2012 at 7:25 AM.
Glad this exists, but while the poses still seem to work, once my sim is in the pose and moveobjects'd into the chair, if I leave the pose action active, she doesn't move, and if I cancel the pose action, she just walks away from the chair... Is this a patch issue, or am I doing something wrong, or what?

EDIT:I'm probably just being an idiot, as these are 'poses' and not 'animations'/whatever you'd need to actually play a sim in a wheelchair... Hopefully either I'm wrong and they are supposed to 'stick' and I'm just doing it wrong, or someone can make/has made a mod that does what I'm talking about.
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#59 Old 20th Oct 2012 at 2:01 AM Last edited by Celoptra : 20th Oct 2012 at 2:45 AM.
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Originally Posted by plyHarryPotter1
That is exactly what I was thinking for years. I also have Cerebral Palsy and could not understand why EA hasn't made anything for disabled sims. I mean how hard would it be for them to make an expansion pack based on our community. It could be called "The Sims 3: Sims With Disabilities


Actually on the Officials right now there is one rescurrated thread asking about wheelchairs but also a new one asking for disabled sims.

new one:
http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/599463.page

rescurrated thread
http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/po...255/520303.page

I can explain simply several reasons that people have stated about why there is no disabled sims in Sims:

1)Have to re-do the animation (like cooking, showering) and make all buildings chair-friendly.
2)Disabled people could sue for the stereotypes of disabled people
3)Mean people would torture (like for instance put a wheelchair sim on fire) and kill sims
4)how could you advertise a Disabled EP?
5)Then people would be clambering for cancer or serious illnesses.
6) disabled isn't *fun*.
7) Those disabled people who "Play the game to escape from reality"
Those are the questions that been asked on disabltiy threads on the forum (I been in most of them)
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#60 Old 12th Nov 2012 at 4:54 PM
Awesome!!
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#61 Old 29th Nov 2012 at 11:13 PM
these are great! you should make one with a woman being wheeled out of the hospital while holding her new baby!
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#62 Old 1st Dec 2012 at 2:41 PM
Pretty darn cool!
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#63 Old 4th Dec 2012 at 10:42 PM
Thank you so much for this, as a person in a wheelchair it's nice to see things like this included!
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#64 Old 20th Dec 2012 at 3:57 PM
Thank you! Great poses! You're one of the best pose creators in the community, and there aren't that many at the top IMO. :-)
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#65 Old 10th Mar 2013 at 10:00 PM
I'm about to ask a really REALLY dumb question probably so forgive me in advance: which of these do I download? there are 3 files to download.
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#66 Old 11th Mar 2013 at 1:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Mayamelissa
I'm about to ask a really REALLY dumb question probably so forgive me in advance: which of these do I download? there are 3 files to download.

The first file is the pose set itself.

The next two files are the wheelchair and pillows in .s3pack and .package format, respectively.
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#67 Old 18th Mar 2013 at 7:23 PM
I adore all of your poses and I just thought I would take the time to tell you this on here. (:
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#68 Old 19th Mar 2013 at 7:06 PM
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Originally Posted by spladoum
If what you're asking for is children's poses, that would require an entirely different wheelchair, scaled down so kids could reach the wheels, and footrests raised so that their legs didn't go numb. Unfortunately, object-making is completely beyond me, so someone else will have to make a child's wheelchair!

If you're asking about teenagers, the blond girl in the upper-left of the photo collage is a teen. There are clipping issues because teens are shorter than adults, but nothing an OMSP couldn't solve.


I'm actually looking for a children's wheelchair and those umm, what are they called idk the polio walking sticks(I'm trying to make South Park and two of the characters are disabled) so it would be great if someone would make a childrens wheelchair and maybe those walking sticks?
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#69 Old 5th Jun 2013 at 7:56 PM
If anyone of you are interested. I have some interesting replies from a Sims Gru about disablties in the sims game. So if you want to know the replies please PM me.
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#70 Old 27th Oct 2013 at 10:15 PM
Thanks for these :)
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#71 Old 5th Nov 2013 at 10:19 PM
I just thought over here might be interested in some information I got recently from a Sims gru about disablties (and I will make sure to copy it into that one wheelchair pose download so they are aware too.

"That's an interesting question. Disabilities in The Sims could be fun and/or meaningful if we handled them carefully. Those ideas have come up. The hardest part about disabilities is that most of them would require tons of new animation and scripting -- maybe 10x what some other feature would cost. For example, if we wanted to have a wheelchair-bound Sim, we would have to make new animations for all of the touching social interactions (kiss, hug, greet, slap, fight, etc), new bathe animations, new bed get-ins, new ways to interact where other Sims would use chairs, and so on. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it would probably require an expansion that has disabilities or health as a major component so that we'd be able to justify spending all the extra time there. Perhaps minor disabilities would be more feasible to implement. As a player, I'd personally love to see that kind of thing in The Sims!"

about a poll:
That's the sort of thing that we might do if we were heavily considering it for a pack in the very near future. If it's just a more general poll, then we'd be worried it might disappoint players if it took years before we eventually did it. However, I had a conversation with some other SimGurus at lunch about this, and the general opinion was that including disabilities could be good if (1) it didn't use all our animation budget and (2) it was something players could opt into. There was one SimGuru who disagreed though, who thought it was too serious an issue. It was certainly an interesting conversation.
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#72 Old 11th Nov 2013 at 9:36 PM
This pose set will be absolutely perfect for my legacy challenge story! Thank you so much!
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#73 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 3:44 PM
Default Quick, stupid, yet serious question:
I used to do this kind of thing on Second Life, and am new to modding sims. In SL our wheelchairs were like accessories, they attatched to the body and had an animation override--is there any way to do that with SIMS? I've been experimenting with Milkshape and Workshop, and while I can do the mesh, Workshop won't accept it as ANYTHING! It's incredibly frustrating since you can download Wolverine claws and Storm's hair, and all the other stuff you need to make every X-man EXCEPT the Professor.....
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#74 Old 17th Dec 2013 at 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by nightprince75
I used to do this kind of thing on Second Life, and am new to modding sims. In SL our wheelchairs were like accessories, they attatched to the body and had an animation override--is there any way to do that with SIMS? I've been experimenting with Milkshape and Workshop, and while I can do the mesh, Workshop won't accept it as ANYTHING! It's incredibly frustrating since you can download Wolverine claws and Storm's hair, and all the other stuff you need to make every X-man EXCEPT the Professor.....

If I'm understanding you correctly, you're trying to get a rolling wheelchair, which is a completely different animal than this chair. Doing what you're describing is possible, but would take making custom animations for the chair itself and probably a custom script to get sims to actively move around in it in-game. That's definitely beyond the scope of this pose set, but you might be able to get some help in the objects creation forum if that's something you really want to do.
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#75 Old 17th Dec 2013 at 2:51 PM
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Originally Posted by spladoum
If I'm understanding you correctly, you're trying to get a rolling wheelchair, which is a completely different animal than this chair. Doing what you're describing is possible, but would take making custom animations for the chair itself and probably a custom script to get sims to actively move around in it in-game. That's definitely beyond the scope of this pose set, but you might be able to get some help in the objects creation forum if that's something you really want to do.


Thanks! I'll check that out!
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