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1973 Volkswagen Beetle

by Fresh-Prince Posted 13th Jan 2012 at 10:08 AM
134 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 22 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
To celebrate my 10 millionth download here on MTS, I wanted to make something I think a lot of people would like, and also something a bit older, to signify the great years that I've been on this wonderful site. So I present to you the classic 1973 Volkswagen Beetle. Hope you guys like it, and many thanks to all the people who download, thank and comment my items! It is very much appreciated!

It will cost your sims $7,000 for this history making machine. It has three recolorable parts; the body, the outer part of the wheels, and the interior. It can be found in the vehicles section. This is also is updated for the latest patch/Pets.

Enjoy!





Includes 6 preset colors:


UV Mapping example:


Polygon Counts:
Faces: 17,064 , Vertices: 27,820

Additional Credits:
TSR Workshop
WesHowe, DD, Inge, Delphy, Lee and everyone who has helped me along the years! :D
www.3dworldclub.com for modifed model. This car along with every other model from that site has proper permission and credit from the owner and administrator of the site.

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
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
F-P 1973 Volkswagen Beetle Package.zip

Size: 2.33 MB · Downloads: 85,655 · 13th Jan 2012
2.33 MB 85,655 13th Jan 2012
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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 11:19 AM
Oooh thanks so much, I just love the old Beetle in RL!
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 1:12 PM
Reminds me of Mr. Bean.. Great job !
Test Subject
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#4 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 1:49 PM
Ooh Yeah This is awesome!!! Thank you thank you!!!
Mad Poster
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#5 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 2:05 PM
Very cute! And congrats on your 10 million downloads!
Test Subject
#6 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 3:55 PM
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Originally Posted by iLoveYoUiLoveMe
Reminds me of Mr. Bean.. Great job !

I think Mr Bean drove a Mini...
Field Researcher
#7 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 4:12 PM
Perfect, I owned a real life one in the bright yellow many moons ago, now at least my Simmies can enjoy one and I'll live vicariously through them!
Scholar
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#8 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 7:30 PM
Oooh, oooh! Thank you!

I learned to drive on a blue 1966 Beetle, a long time ago now, and I'm thrilled to see it again. I used Exenem's beetle for TS2, and I'm glad to see yours for TS3.
Test Subject
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#9 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 9:02 PM
Oooh!! Thank You, Thank You!! I've wanted a car like this since I got TS3!!!! Thanks so much!!
Test Subject
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#10 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 9:26 PM
Nice Job!!!
As usual
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#11 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 9:27 PM
*hands over piles of love* Thank you so much for this <3
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 9:45 PM
A lovely rendition as usual on a lovely and well known automobile icon...
Test Subject
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#13 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 9:52 PM
Ahhhhhh I fricken love you. Thanks so so much, it's a gorgeous car!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 13th Jan 2012 at 11:43 PM
One of my favourites... I was waiting for a car like this since TS3 came out
If you could create it's relative, the VW Kombi (aka Volkswagen Type 2 T1), It would be just great.
Also, its quality is amazing!
Thanks a lot!

PS: I also remember Mr Bean driving a mini...
Inventor
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#15 Old 14th Jan 2012 at 6:07 AM
OMG this is SO incredible - I love the Sims 3 copy of this car. The VW Käfer was my Mom's first car (colour: light blue). What is now called the "VW Beetle" in Germany doesn't even come close to what the VW Käfer looked like. I love the old look of the Käfer/Beetle - but I know that in English the name is always the same.

I would never have requested this to you but I'm glad you chose to make a VW Käfer this time. Great job! I love all your cars.
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#16 Old 14th Jan 2012 at 7:21 AM
I love you >.> I've no idea what it is about these cars, but I love them so much. Almost got myself one a while ago but I was talked over it because of lack of parts in my area.
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 14th Jan 2012 at 12:10 PM
I just love this car! Thanks!
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#18 Old 14th Jan 2012 at 4:17 PM
Can you upload more cars..? Cause when i get the file from freshprincecreations,my game crashes
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 14th Jan 2012 at 5:38 PM
My boyfriend drives an old Volkswagen like this, thank you. :D
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#20 Old 14th Jan 2012 at 8:23 PM
I am downloading this...buy it for my sims...and then going to call the kid into my room so I can punch him.
Test Subject
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#21 Old 14th Jan 2012 at 9:53 PM
I have a '74 in real life. So this is going in my game right now.
Forum Resident
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#22 Old 14th Jan 2012 at 10:12 PM
Congratulations to your extraordinary number of downloads and thank you for sharing this car for Sims 3 with this occasion!
Versions of this type of car existed for 65 years, it was sold more than 21.5 Million times. Let's see whether you can reach (half of?) the same number of downloads as long as The Sims exist. So I'm looking forward to your next vehicles.
hexameter
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#23 Old 15th Jan 2012 at 12:16 AM
Is the beetle you made before this one compatible with pets? Wish it was in cyber green like this one. Thx!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 15th Jan 2012 at 12:17 AM
I can't thank you enough for this car (and many others). I've been a car buff since age six when my dad bought a '41 dodge sedan. It had the (optional) running boards and scratchy tweed seats.

It looked like this:


My dad bought a '63 Beetle for my sister to drive to school (college) back in 1974. When we filled it up for the first time he calculated that the car had been getting 20MPG in town, before even getting tune-ups. This was back in the day when Dad would boast that the Chrysler-built 318-cu. in. V8 in his 1964 Dodge Polara got that much MPG on the highway!

He bought one for himself soon after, a black 1968 with a red interior.
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#25 Old 15th Jan 2012 at 1:48 AM
I have been wanting one of these, thank you so much!!!
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