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Apple MacBook Pro - Updated 24 Jan 2012

by Marky Boy Posted 15th Mar 2011 at 6:44 PM - Updated 14th Jun 2012 at 2:58 PM by Marky Boy
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Finally! Another one of Apple's overpriced gadgetry comes to SimNation!

This one in particular is a 2009/2010/2011/2012 13" MacBook Pro, and it is the closest replica that I could get of my own laptop, owing to limitations of the current modding software I used, such as not being able to move joints, etc. If this was a little bit different, it will glitch horribly.

Anyway, confessions over, the laptop has three re-colourable channels, which are the screen casing, the unibody enclosure and the mousepad, which a Magic Mouse is in place.

It is cloned from the Base game laptop.

Anyway, although the laptop itself is fine, there will be some simmers, like me, who's so obsessed with accuracy that aggravation is met when the hands actually don't tap the keyboard.

That is why I made another version, with the trackpad up and the keyboard down, just like the Sims 3 laptop, so that the Sims are actually typing on the keyboard!

The laptop costs §2,200, whether it is the normal version or the Sim version.

The unibody, the screen's lid and the mousepad can be recoloured.

Both versions do not conflict with each other, so you can have both of them in game.

Update on 24 Jan 2012 - v1.11: I also have uploaded two revisions of the file: v1.01 is the original file and is for games without Pets and has a patch below 1.26. v1.11 is the new file, and is a fixed file to make this laptop work with games with either Pets and/or Patches 1.26+. Both 1.11 versions have been tried and tested on Patch 1.29.

Polygon Counts:
Both versions have the same mesh - only difference is the position of the keyboard and the trackpad on the overlay texture.

MLOD00000 - 845 vertices, 968 faces
MLOD10000 - 56 vertices, 46 faces
MLOD10001 - 56 vertices, 46 faces
MODL00001 - 299 vertices, 217 faces

Additional Credits:
I'd like to say thanks to:

TSR Workshop
Blender
Photoshop
Various people who have helped me with issues regarding to this laptop

RIP Steve Jobs 1955-2011. Thanks for helping create my laptop. You will be missed by the Mac Simming community.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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MarkyBoy_MacBookPro_v1-11.7z | MacBook Pro with Sim Keyboard for Pets/1.26+

Size: 264.8 KB · Downloads: 35,773 · 24th Jan 2012
264.8 KB 35,773 24th Jan 2012
MarkyBoy_MacBookPro_Sim_v1-11.7z | MacBook Pro with Sim Keyboard for Pets/1.26+

Size: 205.9 KB · Downloads: 23,153 · 24th Jan 2012
205.9 KB 23,153 24th Jan 2012
M4RK13_MacBookPro_Sim_v1-01.7z | Pre-Pets/1.26 File

Size: 208.4 KB · Downloads: 38,848 · 15th Mar 2011
208.4 KB 38,848 15th Mar 2011
M4RK13_MacBookPro_v1-01.7z | Pre-Pets/1.26 File

Size: 267.3 KB · Downloads: 69,783 · 15th Mar 2011
267.3 KB 69,783 15th Mar 2011
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 15th Mar 2011 at 7:57 PM
Looks nice! Thank you
Test Subject
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#3 Old 15th Mar 2011 at 9:06 PM
This is amazing, thank you!
Instructor
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#4 Old 15th Mar 2011 at 10:10 PM
Thanks! I needed new laptop!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 15th Mar 2011 at 10:42 PM
Yay! Finally a MacBook. Now I have both this and a MacIntel. This is great!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 15th Mar 2011 at 11:09 PM
Yay now my sims can play sims on their mac while I play it on mine! Thank you - love this
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 12:02 AM
Awesome!!! Thanks a lot!
Wiki Wizard
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#8 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 12:05 AM
marry me i love you for this!!
Forum Resident
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#9 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 12:45 AM
I'm not a big fan of Apple, but this is so wonderful I just might download it anyway. It looks great in the pictures.
Forum Resident
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#10 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 1:36 AM
I'm glad other people are making laptops now. I hope to see more! Good job.
Field Researcher
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#11 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 3:01 AM
wwooo Fincally an apple mac lappy I've been routing around for this for a while recently and boom here it is ty x
Test Subject
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#12 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 4:51 AM
This is awesome--I have this computer, and it'd be great to have it in the game!
Test Subject
#13 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 7:23 AM
thank you soo much now i can use my own computer in the sims :D
Mad Poster
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#14 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 11:48 AM
Wonderful, this long-time Apple fangirl thanks you!
Banned
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#15 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 3:05 PM
2.200$ O.O

It better be gold plated. Thanks :P
Test Subject
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#16 Old 16th Mar 2011 at 5:07 PM
I love you for this one. for eternity! THANK YOU!
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Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 2:43 PM
Thank you! I am going to try it out!
Test Subject
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#18 Old 19th Mar 2011 at 5:45 PM
Thank you for this great download. Now, finally i can have a mac book inside The Sims 3 my sims are gonna love it! thanks again
Test Subject
#19 Old 24th Mar 2011 at 1:19 AM
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Originally Posted by [SkR]UnderCover
Thank you for this great download. Now, finally i can have a mac book inside The Sims 3 my sims are gonna love it! thanks again


I downloaded it and tried it out, but my game requires a .sims3pack file, instead of .package, because the package files won't work on my game anymore. Could you make a .sims3pack file?
Interstellar Traveler
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#20 Old 14th Apr 2011 at 11:15 AM
this is just too perfect! Excellent work!
Test Subject
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#21 Old 17th Apr 2011 at 1:18 PM
thanks, this is such a cool mod. do you think you could do an apple imac next? please?
Test Subject
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#22 Old 12th May 2011 at 7:27 PM
Very cool MacBook. Downloaded it! ^^ thx !
Lab Assistant
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#23 Old 26th May 2011 at 3:19 PM
Thank you vary much! I love Mac, but I have a vista and it gives me greef and I don't want my Sims having the same problem. :}
Test Subject
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#24 Old 10th Jun 2011 at 2:58 AM
i download this and found out my sim don't have the money to buy it lol i think it time my sim got a job but this is awesome
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 19th Jun 2011 at 2:55 AM
O_O Which do I download? Im confused lol
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