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Mr. Skeleto

by Esmeralda Posted 19th Mar 2010 at 8:44 PM - Updated 6th Feb 2015 at 9:56 AM by Esmeralda : Added a new pic
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Meet Mr. Skeleto. He's a dashing and debonair skeleton-about-town. He's also a deep thinker and enjoys sitting and pondering on subjects such as rocket science.

Being Artistic and Perfectionist, he's a talented artist and musician, and many gather to watch when he plays guitar so hauntingly:

However, also being Evil and a big-headed (literally) Snob, he's partial to occasional anti-social behaviour:

Traits: Artistic, Evil, Perfectionist, Snob, Never Nude.

He must have the Never Nude trait so that he retains his head and body in the bath, otherwise he will turn into a very ugly human man with a skinny head and no nose. He is found in the Adult (not Young Adult) sim bin.

Favourites: Food = Steak (preferably raw), Music = Latin (which he was introduced to by his equally dashing friend Manny Calavera http://gaming.wikia.com/wiki/Manuel_Calavera ), Colour = Black.

Update: If you have Supernatural, he can now find his true soulmate, ha ha:

His 'head' is a Hat Hair and his 'body' is a Full Outfit, just in case he appears in CAS without them. He needs to wear 'null feet' to enable his skeleton feet rather than human ones - they are under Shoes with a thumbnail of legs with no feet. These are all enabled for Elder, so if you allow him to age up, he will become an old skeleton rather than a random old human. Under that 'head', his skin is the lightest blue and his eyes are bright red, so those are the genetics he'll add to the mix if you decide to have him reproduce!

Technical Notes: His head and body are a conversion of the skeleton mesh from The Sims 2 - the one that appears in glowing blue when your sim gets electrocuted. As is usually the case with converted Sims 2 items, they will appear in CAS with a few funky shadows and blotches on them (especially around the mouth and chin of the head) but these imperfections DO NOT appear in-game.

He needs the Never Nude trait so that he appears correctly in the bath and doesn't change into an ugly man instead. The head and body are recolourable separately, and on the head, the teeth are recolourable separately. On the body, the spaces between the ribs and backbones take on the colour of the sim's actual default skin underneath, so you can achieve a two-tone effect with the body as well. Issue: The head was originally mapped by Maxis in a weird way which I was not able to fix - if you pattern it as opposed to just colouring it, the pattern looks OK from the front, but from the side, it goes very stretched, as in the 5th thumbnail pic below.



INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

Unzip the .zip file and you'll have one file that ends in .sim and others which end in .package. Simply copy the .sim file to your 'Saved Sims' folder which is in your Documents folder under Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims, then copy the .package files 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

If you don't have a SavedSims folder, you need to just create one yourself in the \Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 folder.


Thank you for looking and I hope you'll find this a fun character for your game - he's as cute as he is scary!

Poly Counts
Body: 2514
Head: 1648
Null feet mesh: 1


Custom Content by Me:
- Mr Skeleto's bony little body
- Mr Skeleto's big bony head
- Null foot mesh to let Mr S's own feet show through

Additional Credits:
HUGE thanks and credits go to BloomsBase, for his extremely valuable advice on how to achieve a 'null feet' mesh, without which it would not have been possible to make this sim successfully. THANK YOU again!

And thanks to the other guys in the CAS Parts Forum for their encouragement!

Made with the ever-wonderful CAS Texture Unitool: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=364926
Tags: #skeleton, #horror

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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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the sim to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sim file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game, enter Create-a-Sim, and save a sim to the sim bin to create this folder, rather than doing so manually. After that you can close the game and put the .sim file in SavedSims
4. Once the .sim file is in SavedSims, you can load the game, and look for your sim in the premade sims bin in Create-a-Sim.

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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  • If you get an error that says "This content requires expansion pack data that is not installed", please use either Clean Installer to install this sim.
 
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Rogue Redeemer
retired moderator
#2 Old 19th Mar 2010 at 9:07 PM
OOOOOOOOOH, that's... that's... WAY TOO AWESOME!! :O
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 19th Mar 2010 at 9:20 PM
interesting So good Thanks
Forum Resident
#4 Old 19th Mar 2010 at 9:38 PM
haha this is so awesome, please don't stop to amaze me thank you
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 19th Mar 2010 at 9:49 PM
i love your stuff you never cease to amaze me, keep up the good work. And thanks for your comment on my vids on youtube (im 4thefunofit4)
Test Subject
#6 Old 19th Mar 2010 at 10:19 PM
i was wondering if i can create a sim and put your outfit and hat and it will works? thx and sorry fo r the bad english :$
Test Subject
#7 Old 19th Mar 2010 at 10:21 PM
Genius!
Instructor
#8 Old 19th Mar 2010 at 10:37 PM
Hahaha, another fabulous creation. He makes me laugh! Thank you!

No, u can't haz cheezburger
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#9 Old 19th Mar 2010 at 10:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pandamychem
i was wondering if i can create a sim and put your outfit and hat and it will works? thx and sorry fo r the bad english :$


Yes, you can put the head and body on another sim, you'll have to give the sim a *very* narrow head and no nose (push his nose all the way in) - why not just clone this sim if you want to make another one? That would be easier.
Forum Resident
#10 Old 19th Mar 2010 at 11:01 PM
LOL! Awesome, Congratulations!!!
Instructor
#11 Old 19th Mar 2010 at 11:28 PM
Fantastic job, Esmeralda - I can see Mr Skeleto in a Tim Burton production - wonderful work
Field Researcher
#12 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 12:11 AM
This is great. If only you could make the head smaller.

Human beings are a very irrational species. Some of them are even afraid of pickles.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#13 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 12:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by whoden
This is great. If only you could make the head smaller.


Unfortunately, it's not technically possible - I made it the smallest I could. I think his big head is rather cute, though.
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
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#14 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 1:17 AM
He. Is. So. Cute! Thanks so much!
Scholar
#15 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 1:39 AM
Amazing! Love it! Very nice idea!
Field Researcher
#16 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 3:38 AM Last edited by whoden : 20th Mar 2010 at 6:01 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by EsmeraldaF
Unfortunately, it's not technically possible - I made it the smallest I could. I think his big head is rather cute, though.


I was just thinking of the skeletons for Sims2 by Drachenfels or Bink13y, which I believe had invisible heads somehow. Could you use the technique you used on the feet to do something similar with the head?

Human beings are a very irrational species. Some of them are even afraid of pickles.
Mad Poster
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#17 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 10:19 AM Last edited by EsmeraldaF : 20th Mar 2010 at 11:57 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by whoden
I was just thinking of the skeletons for Sims2 by Drachenfels or Bink13y, which I believe had invisible heads somehow. Could you use the technique you used on the feet to do something similar with the head?


Unfortunately The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 are different games written using completely different game engines and coded very differently, so nothing that works in TS2 works in TS3. We can only try to replicate things that could be done in TS2, sometimes successfully, sometimes not. ''Null heads' existed in TS2 - there was even a hidden one by Maxis in the base game for the Grim Reaper - but from what I've heard, it has not yet been possible to make it work in TS3. Maybe it will become possible in the future if someone figures out a way (the Grim Reaper in TS3 looks like he must use one, or something similar, but I don't know how).

Meanwhile, I like Mr Skeleto's head just the way it is - it reflects his 'big-headed' personality (after all, he's a snob and evil) and gives him his distinctive look - he's supposed to be a 'unique' sim and not an anatomically correct real skeleton! Also, I wanted him to have 'live' eyes rather than just an empty skull like the skeletons of the creators you mentioned, so that he could have facial expressions and look more recognisably 'human'.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 11:28 AM
OMG! This is awesome! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Test Subject
#19 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 12:16 PM
This is great.Thanks so much!
Test Subject
#20 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 12:21 PM
Amazing, Thank You!!
Lab Assistant
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Lab Assistant
#21 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 12:59 PM
Thank you so much! Is there a way to make a female and child Skeleto? I had whole families of Skeletons in the Sims2 and they were great fun. I'm so happy to see this!
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#22 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 1:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bestock
Thank you so much! Is there a way to make a female and child Skeleto? I had whole families of Skeletons in the Sims2 and they were great fun. I'm so happy to see this!


If you want to make a female version, you can open the head and body package files with CAS Texture Unitool (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=364926 ), go the Part Category tab and click 'Female' in addition to 'Male' for each of them, then click File\Save. Note that a female version will revert to a human body if it gets pregnant. Also, you'll need to make the sim's head very narrow and push their nose all the way in so that it looks like they have no nose - you may need facial slider hacks for this.

A child version is possible to make - maybe I'll consider it at some stage if I have some extra time, as it would be rather cute!
Scholar
#23 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 2:22 PM
YAY!! I've been waiting and looking for this one for the past week, lol. So imagine how glad I was to wake up to it . Thanks so much for Mr. Skeleto, Esmeralda - I will definitely enjoy playing with him

...Titanium white...
Scholar
#24 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 2:47 PM
OMG,.. Thanks!
Test Subject
#25 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 2:52 PM
This is amazingly brilliant, I posted a pic & a link to this page on the sims facebook page too, just to show people how amazing this is !

Oh and well done for creating this just after i decided to make my rich trustfund child a death obsessed necrophiliac!! LOL this will provide much more fun than the controllable ghosts alone :D
THANKYOU SO MUCH!!
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