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Lots of Spots - Custom Pet Markings

by PharaohHound Posted 24th Feb 2012 at 6:38 PM - Updated 25th Feb 2012 at 3:17 PM by PharaohHound
39 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 22 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Tired of the pitiful selection of spots that EA has given us? Give your spotted, ticked and roan pets a fresh new look! These are seven all new pet markings, complete with custom thumbnail.

All markings are available for cats, dogs, and horses, so no-one feels left out. Markings have one recolourable channel, except for Ticking3, which has two channels.







How to install
Install these as you would any package file. They will appear in the markings section of Create-a-Pet

Terms of use
You may:
  • Use these markings in your pictures and stories. A small link and credit would be greatly appreciated, but is not required
  • Upload pets created with these markings to free sites only, with link to this page and a credit

You may not:
  • Steal by claiming as your own, reuploading them anywhere, or by filesharing
  • Clone or modify these markings in any way
  • Package these markings with pet uploads. For pet uploads, please link to this page.

Want to make your own markings?
Head over to my newly created Custom Pet Markings Tutorial.


Additional Credits:
Created with: S3PE S3OC Adobe Photoshop CS5

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 Pets
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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PharaohHound_LotsofSpots.zip

Size: 1.42 MB · Downloads: 34,445 · 24th Feb 2012
1.42 MB 34,445 24th Feb 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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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 24th Feb 2012 at 7:19 PM
Awesome! I needed these, My Appaloosas were looking drab
Test Subject
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#3 Old 24th Feb 2012 at 7:22 PM
Congratulations, I never managed to get spots.
The only time I managed it with the demo.
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 24th Feb 2012 at 9:00 PM
This is quite brilliant!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 24th Feb 2012 at 11:30 PM
Bloody genius! Thanks for sharing. :-)
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 24th Feb 2012 at 11:37 PM
it's a great idea !!! thank you !!!!
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 24th Feb 2012 at 11:59 PM
absloutly lovley! Thank you hon
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#8 Old 25th Feb 2012 at 12:47 AM
The pictures are lovely. I also learned a new meaning of ticking today. See, simming IS educational .
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 25th Feb 2012 at 1:21 AM
Thank you SO MUCH!

Now I can have a legitimate beagle, not just those dull tricolors!
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 25th Feb 2012 at 11:32 AM
Please make a small tutorial. I am dying to make a Rhodesian ridge back and the thumbprint mask of Doberman and Min Pins.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v.../babyilsa06.jpg
Test Subject
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#11 Old 25th Feb 2012 at 6:09 PM
Aight this is frickin' awesome. Thanks so much! :P
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#12 Old 25th Feb 2012 at 6:50 PM
Ooooh now this is really useful! Thank you so much! Plus it's nice to have some custom markings that aren't my own WIP's. As stated above, this will be really useful for many different breeds.
Rubric Wrangler
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#13 Old 25th Feb 2012 at 8:27 PM
Thank you all very much for the comments, you guys make my day.

AmberIndia - While I have made a tutorial for pet markings, what you need are regional markings. No tutorials exists for those that I know of, but tachyglossus has made a lovely panda cat marking and has some threads in our creation forum that are a good starting place for making regional markings. Click here and here.

The meadows are in bloom:
who has ever seen such insolence?

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Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 26th Feb 2012 at 12:43 PM
@PharaohHound - that's all I need. Thanks for your help!
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#15 Old 27th Feb 2012 at 6:49 PM
Omg, thank you! I was just hoping for better appaloosa horse markings like two days ago and now I just happened to come check MTS. Glad i did Thank you, those appaloosa markings look awesome!
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#16 Old 28th Feb 2012 at 6:26 PM
Very nice! Thanks!
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#17 Old 29th Feb 2012 at 4:59 AM
Thanks for this, PharaohHound. I've been trying to figure out how to do custom markings for months so this really made my day. No more will I have to deal with things not inheriting properly. Made my own custom markings that let me do darker legs, darker muzzle, and darker eyes all with 1 marking layer so my bays, etc actually look right. I got tired of only 2 of the 7 layers being inherited properly and then a third layer randomly moving to another area of the body making the foals look unrealistic. Going to make another with the zebra striping and dorsal stripe eventually as well as one to easily roan the body while leaving the head and legs alone. Considering doing more facial markings and the like as well. Rather disappointed at the lack of snips, stripes, and stars. Problem is finding the time to do it. So much to do, so little time.
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#18 Old 1st Mar 2012 at 4:10 PM
well how do i get S3OC the link to the page wont work how did you get it?
Rubric Wrangler
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#19 Old 1st Mar 2012 at 5:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dingod
well how do i get S3OC the link to the page wont work how did you get it?


Dingod, they seem to be experiencing temporary problems with their site. The link was working fine for me yesterday, but now I can't access that site either. All I can suggest is to try again later, sorry.

If you have any more questions about making markings, feel free to post them in the Q&A thread for the tutorial.

The meadows are in bloom:
who has ever seen such insolence?

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Test Subject
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#20 Old 2nd Mar 2012 at 1:23 PM
thanks for explaining btw i really like your markings im going to make a new horse breed with appalossa spots so i really needed them, and ill try again later then
Field Researcher
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#21 Old 4th Mar 2012 at 12:11 AM
looks great. thanks for sharing
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#22 Old 7th Mar 2012 at 2:29 AM
I never comment around here, but I have to say that you are possibly my favourite Sims 3 creator around here - I think I've downloaded everything you've made. These spots are a huge help, thankyou!
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#23 Old 8th Mar 2012 at 9:18 PM
I'm in awe, this looks fantastic. I am, however, somewhat hopeless in layering realistic coats in CAS, so I'm hoping you'll end up sharing that gorgeous horse at some point in time. Kiitän ja kumarran.
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#24 Old 5th Apr 2012 at 3:01 PM
You did a really great job! Thanks for this! :D
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#25 Old 20th Jul 2012 at 8:54 AM
Thank you so much for this and all your pet downloads. You really do make some beautiful animals and marking. I seriously appreciate you sharing them with us!
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