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Monte Vista's Buona Sera Dress Retextured

by bellakenobi Posted 23rd Aug 2014 at 12:03 AM - Updated 21st Nov 2016 at 1:56 AM by bellakenobi : fixed morphs
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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.
UPDATE
The older version has an issue with the fat/thin morph, they didn't work properly without Monte Vista installed (dunno why TSRW did that ). I (finally) fixed this issue, so please download the file with "FIXED" on the end. It's not necessary to clear your cache files since this one is a brand new clone from the original. It remains stand-alone, and won't replace the EA original. Thanks for understanding!


Well, I love the Buona Sera Dress that came with Monte Vista, but always thought that EA was somewhat undecided about its sleeves. But, when I was in CAS looking for a nice wedding dress for my sim, and while I was recolouring this dress, I thought that was the time of trying to retexture this and make it with "full" sleeves...

And, for someone who didn't use Photoshop for a looong time, I've got a nice result, and with a better bump map than the original one



And, since I'm not a addicted of bright and light blue, I've added three "classic" presets: red, black, and white, which one looks nice for a bride



Technical info:
- It has 2 recolorable channels (the same as the original): the main part of the dress, and the lace;
- For Young Adult and Adult females, in Formal category;
- Has 3 recolour presets (as shown above);
- Since this is not a default replacement, you can have the Store version and mine at the same time

That's all, hope you like it!

Polygon Counts:
Since I didn't touch the mesh, it's the same than EA's original version.

Additional Credits:
Thanks for "Clothing Retexture Tutorial" by Ekinege;
to "Creating Bumpmaps for TS3" by Elexis;
to Elexis (again) for the poses used in the screenshots;
and for TSRW, S3PE, S3OC and Photoshop.

Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Formal
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

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
buona sera retextured - FIXED.zip

Size: 1.78 MB · Downloads: 5,033 · 21st Nov 2016
1.78 MB 5,033 21st Nov 2016
Buonasera Dress retextured (with sleeves) - by bellakenobi.rar

Size: 1.64 MB · Downloads: 17,209 · 23rd Aug 2014
1.64 MB 17,209 23rd Aug 2014
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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.).


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#2 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 12:59 AM
Your version is so much more attractive than EA's. Thank you!
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#3 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 4:27 AM
I think so too, it looks very pretty. I always liked the dress, but it felt off balance to me with the one sleeve so I never use it much. I'll get much more use out of this one
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#4 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 5:03 AM
Thanks.
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#5 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 5:25 AM
I can see using your version much more frequently than EA's. Thanks!
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#6 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 9:30 AM
Love the bump map - it makes it so much more Glam
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#7 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 10:42 AM
Thank you! EA makes so many things with wonky sleeves.
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#8 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 1:33 PM
Could you make slit on both sides also?
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#9 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 6:43 PM
Thank you and add my name to Igr122 request. and again Thank you.
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#10 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 8:24 PM
Yaaaaaaasss!! This is beautiful! I didn't even know about the original one until I saw this, but either way, it's definitely and improvement. Thank you!
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#11 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 9:49 PM
oh my goodness, that white version is such a beautiful wedding dress indeed! thanks for making this!
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#12 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 10:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lgr122
Could you make slit on both sides also?


Well, since I don't know absolutely nothing about meshing, and to make another slit on this dress I'd have to work with its mesh, I couldn't make a new version like this, sorry
And even with all tutorials about meshing, if I would try to make something like this it probably will get very wonky, so I'll let this task to someone who is more, hum, familiarized with this.

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#13 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 11:14 PM
Thank you :D
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#14 Old 24th Aug 2014 at 5:47 AM
That one-arm sleeve always threw me off. This is MUCH better. I can actually use the dress now! Thank you for making it.
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#15 Old 24th Aug 2014 at 6:52 AM
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Originally Posted by bellakenobi
Well, since I don't know absolutely nothing about meshing, and to make another slit on this dress I'd have to work with its mesh, I couldn't make a new version like this, sorry
And even with all tutorials about meshing, if I would try to make something like this it probably will get very wonky, so I'll let this task to someone who is more, hum, familiarized with this.


Ok, was just wondering, if it would be very easy.
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#16 Old 24th Aug 2014 at 4:32 PM
nice to see you were able do that edit ;-) looks awesome. cant think of anyone who have had made that better

<< ... too old-fashioned to die young-fashioned >>
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#17 Old 25th Aug 2014 at 3:21 PM
Sometimes I look at something EA has made and go 'ooh they've actually made this really well' but then I look at something a player has made and go 'ehhh,nevermind. They could've tried harder.'

That's basically what I got from looking at this. You put whoever made the original to shame :)
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#18 Old 25th Aug 2014 at 5:42 PM
Your dress is fantastic!
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#19 Old 30th Aug 2014 at 4:10 PM
That Dress is Kebaya, traditional dress from Indonesia
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#20 Old 6th Sep 2014 at 7:55 PM
thanks so much =) I love it, it looks sooooo much better with 2 sleeves.
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#21 Old 14th Sep 2014 at 1:16 AM
nice one =)
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#22 Old 7th Oct 2014 at 7:54 AM
great work
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#23 Old 19th Oct 2014 at 9:11 PM
Lovely! : )
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#24 Old 27th Dec 2014 at 4:54 PM
Glitches up on fat sims but very nice
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#25 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 2:01 AM
Best Dress Ever! <3
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