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Two Lips and Snapping Dragons

by kithri Posted 11th Aug 2012 at 6:26 PM - Updated 14th Nov 2012 at 1:47 PM by kithri
34 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 16 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.
You can never have enough flowers or Jackie Chan movies. So, I took two of the craftable bouquets from the Sims 2 Open for Business (I think) and converted them for Sims 3. And then I watched Shanghai Knights again.

In the Sims 2, the tulips and snapdragons came in only one flavor. So, I kithrified them, making the tulips fully recolorable (except for the stems) and providing two sizes, humungous--like the Sims 2 original—and not humungous. The humungous and not humungous tulips are compatible with each other, and can coexist in your game without any problems. Kind of like Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in Rush Hour...

The snapdragons are not recolorable, but I did create 6 presets to add some variety.

No expansion or stuff packs are needed. All meshes were play tested on a base game fully patched to 1.36, and on a game full of expansions and stuff packs using 1.36. They might work on other levels, but there are no guarantees.

I love thanks and welcome comments, and of course, please report any problems you have here in this thread.

Technical and Other Relevant Information

Humungous Tulips
Channels: 3
Environment Score: 1
Cost: 15
Buy Catalog Location: Function -> Decor -> Plants

Not Humungous Tulips
Channels: 3
Environment Score: 1
Cost: 8
Buy Catalog Location: Function -> Decor -> Plants

Channels: Not recolorable
Environment Score: 1
Cost: 10
Buy Catalog Location: Function -> Decor -> Plants

Tools used: Milkshape, SimPE, S3PE, TSRW, Sims3Pack Multi Installer, Photoshop CS6

CC Credits: Mirror Rugs by Morphead, available here at MTS. Coffee table is from the Lord Milton Roundbottom Non-Polygonal Parlour Set by me, available here: The Stairway to Cleveland Plant Stand is also featured, and is also by me, and available here:

Caution: To prevent sudden stroke or heart attack, do not combine Jackie Chan movies with the drinking of espresso!

Polygon Counts:

Converted Tulips, Humungous and Not
High Polys: 1056
Low Polys: 430

Converted Snapdragons
High Polys: 1182
Low Polys: 772

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Delphy, Inge & Peter Jones, Wes Howe for MS plugins, Numenor, and Jackie Chan.

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 | Three Sims 2 to Sims 3 mesh conversions of flowers.

Size: 300.5 KB · Downloads: 27,362 · 11th Aug 2012
300.5 KB 27,362 11th Aug 2012
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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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#2 Old 11th Aug 2012 at 7:44 PM
Thanks for this! I LOVE it! I love decorating with flower and have been hoping (since TS3 came out) that someone would make these!
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#3 Old 12th Aug 2012 at 12:47 PM
Thanks, everyone.

I think I've downloaded every flower and plant on MTS, just can't get enough, heh.
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#4 Old 13th Aug 2012 at 2:42 PM
Those flowers are beautiful!!!

I have a request, can you create another snapping dragons that cloned from incense in WA? Don't worry about about the 'burn' interaction, I'll just pretend that there isn't that interaction on that flower.
#5 Old 13th Aug 2012 at 7:47 PM
Nice flowers, and I also love the Jackie Chan references. :-) Shanghai Noon was fabulous.

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." -- Gandhi
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#6 Old 13th Aug 2012 at 9:39 PM
Again, thanks all for the kind comments, everyone

Nick-7--Are you looking for the snapdragons having the effect of the incense, sort of how the snapdragons in S2 were?

Corylea--Hehe, Jackie Chan is so fun. Shanghai Noon was indeed fabulous, should have mentioned it...too many to choose from!
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#7 Old 14th Aug 2012 at 9:32 AM
Yes, that was what I meant!
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#8 Old 14th Aug 2012 at 9:36 AM
Nick-7, I'll give it a go, but I'm going to be pretty busy for the rest of the week, gone to the beach for the weekend (woo! can't wait, get to use the beachside house of a friend for freeeeeee!), and then busy again for a bit. So maybe next week.
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#9 Old 28th Sep 2012 at 2:42 AM
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments!

"Curiouser and curiouser! cried Alice...Now I’m opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!..." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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