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Maxis Lost&Found Cheap Tombstones and Urns

by CrabOfDoom Posted 23rd Mar 2011 at 8:33 PM
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 18 Thanks Posts
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.
I've had these in my game for a while, but never let it be said that I'm against hopping on bandwagons. Especially where new Maxis stuff is concerned.

May a BFBVFS strike my game if I'm wrong, but I have never seen these grave markers come up anywhere before. In the deep recesses of the Objects03 file (okay, so more like right there in alphabetical order,) there lurked cheap versions of both a headstone and an urn. The headstone had a mesh with no texture, the broken urn had a texture and no mesh, and the whole urn had both.

The headstone was given a weathered wooden texture, much like those used in the Old West, 'cause, come on, what could be cheaper? The mesh in the Maxis files is starting to slightly sink into the ground on one corner, but that would look silly if every headstone in a line was doing it, so I also made an upright mesh. And a topppled mesh, just because I could.

The cheap urn was only altered to add inside faces to the lid; it turned invisible from the inside, otherwise. If you looked at it from any low enough angle, it was pretty obvious and looked unfinished. Which I suppose it was. The broken urn was made from the whole urn's mesh plus the ashes from the broken normal urn. The urn body had to have faces added to avoid inner invisibility, too, so it has about double the polys of the whole urn, but it's still a low amount, as deco goes.

All five meshes are basegame compatible, and have adjusted shadows. The urns can be placed on any surface that will accept the Ming vase. They're all in Decorative > Sculptures and range between $10 - $45.

Polygon Counts:
Headstones (all): 496
Cheap Urn: 194
Cheap Urn (broken): 336

Additional Credits:
Made with SimPE and Milkshape
Terrain paint by kativip at GoS
Climbing vines by RenK at Easter Egg
Everything else by Maxis

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

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CoD MaxisLostAndFound | Three wooden headstones and two metal urns

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#2 Old 23rd Mar 2011 at 9:37 PM
oh my gosh i like it ... kinda looks better than the maxis ones ...
#3 Old 23rd Mar 2011 at 10:17 PM
neat! Just when i think all the lost has been found, I get a pleasant surprise.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 23rd Mar 2011 at 10:45 PM
It's been a real rush of lost and found stuff lately.
Not actually evil.
#5 Old 24th Mar 2011 at 2:08 AM
I love anything that adds variety to the game, so thanks for these.
Forum Resident
#6 Old 24th Mar 2011 at 10:45 AM
Brilliant, another set of tombstones to add to my (as-yet empty) graveyards.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 24th Mar 2011 at 4:32 PM
Lovely, I always wanted something for my grave-yards that wasn't too much, and wasn't too simple. Thanks a bunch
Top Secret Researcher
#8 Old 24th Mar 2011 at 4:54 PM
This must be L&F week! Lol The cheap urn looks like the one from TS3. Thanks for finding it!
#9 Old 26th Mar 2011 at 6:16 AM Last edited by slar : 27th Mar 2011 at 10:04 AM.
Oh yay! You've migrated to MTS2. I like your meshes very much and have bookmarked your blog. By the way, your toppled tombstone will come in handy if I have the fancy to immortalize Ed Wood's Planet Nine from Outer Space in pixels.
#10 Old 27th Mar 2011 at 7:38 PM
Spank you Crab!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 29th Mar 2011 at 9:10 AM
Hahaha! The toppled gravestone reminded me of Ed Wood.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 30th Mar 2011 at 3:02 AM
Nifty! If I ever get back to playing my Buffy the Vampire Slayer hood (Simmydale), these will definitely come in handy!
Field Researcher
#13 Old 2nd Apr 2011 at 8:39 PM
More stuff from the "dead" TS2 core files, eh? All those sheep who ran away for TS3 the second it came out don't know what their missing!

Long live TS2!!!!!
Test Subject
#14 Old 6th Apr 2011 at 3:50 PM
Thanks much
Field Researcher
#15 Old 30th Aug 2011 at 11:40 AM
YES! Was wanting a tipped-over stone, for a huge old cemetery, and the sinking one is awesome, too!
Test Subject
#16 Old 15th Nov 2011 at 11:18 PM
Does it help with the ghost for the intelectual sims that wanna see one (sorry my english is poor)
#17 Old 27th Feb 2013 at 10:52 PM
Love it, thanks! I just wanted some decorative stones to populate my graveyard, so that it doesn't look like a big empty park with one burial in it.
Test Subject
#18 Old 9th Jan 2015 at 9:09 PM
Thanks I have been trying to find these so, I can make me a small cemetary.
Test Subject
#19 Old 28th Nov 2015 at 3:49 AM
Field Researcher
#20 Old 28th Sep 2017 at 5:38 PM
It would be cool if these were used for deceased sims whom completely failed in life. (in the red)
Mad Poster
#21 Old 18th Oct 2018 at 3:41 AM
Thanks so much! I really love Lost & Found stuff!
Top Secret Researcher
#22 Old 25th Nov 2020 at 5:51 PM
Thanks!I can use this for when my poor families in my apocalypse challenge lose babies toddlers or children early in life as not all made it to adulthood in the 16th century.