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Classic Trench for Teens

by Spoonsthings Posted 15th Feb 2016 at 11:46 PM - Updated 16th Feb 2016 at 4:42 PM by Spoonsthings : Add credit to Anubis's teen conversion tutorial
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 10 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.
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Pretty straightforward and boring compared to my previous uploads, but also, I daresay, one which far many more people will get use out of. After seeing the lovely Buckley use an unlocked version of the Ambitions EP private eye outfit for one of her sim stories, I got to thinking how wonderful it would be to have it for teens as well, who have so little clothing in the game as it is, let alone anything as nice and classic as this.

I did not alter the adult mesh, merely moved the vertices at the neck and ankle seams to match teen presets, and also subtly rescaled and reshaped the torso to better fit teen proportions. However, since no version of this mesh previously existed explicitly for teens, this is technically a "new" mesh, and therefore you do NOT need the Ambitions EP to have this in the game.

I have taken more extensive liberties with the texture: not only did I make a new, more dramatic bumpmap and dial the specular way down, but I have also added a canvas/linen texture to both textures so as to add interest and make EA's usually excessive shine level feel more palatable. I opted to modify the shine rather than remove it entirely, because velocitygrass has an excellent mod that allows you to do that in-game already.

The fat morph is rather lumpy toward the far end of the slider, but even just taking it down to 70/30 fat/thin (as seen in the third morph here) drastically improves the smoothness.



There are no gaping seams as far as I have been able to tell, both from in-game screenshots and from checking in Milkshape. Ankle gaps do not appear with most shoes, including Bloom's feet (not shown) and JoshQ's height-altering heels (shown in first preview shot), as well as all shoes based on EA's foot mesh.



TF, enabled for everyday, formal and outerwear.
Not valid for random or career by default.
Four recolorable channels (coat, tailored details, underdress, buttons)
All LOD's and morphs except for the pregnant morph are supported.
File size: ~2 MB (1024x1024 textures)

Polygon Counts:
~4200 polys, ~2900 vertices

Additional Credits:
Mesh credits: EA
Tools used: Milkshape 1.8.5, CMarNYC's phenomenal Mesh Toolkit, Delphy's CTU, PS6, GIMP 2.0
Anubis360 for this tutorial that taught me the basics of converting.

Thanks to CMarNYC for the awesome Mesh Toolkit, and to Delphy for giving me a way to make CC without having to resort to the haunted house program that is TSRW.

Age: Teen
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal Outerwear
Clothing Style: Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Age Conversion
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
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AMB Detective Coat for Teen Females.zip

Size: 1.73 MB · Downloads: 21,878 · 15th Feb 2016
1.73 MB 21,878 15th Feb 2016
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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 16th Feb 2016 at 2:00 PM
Awesome. Thanks.
Instructor
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#3 Old 17th Feb 2016 at 5:45 PM
Wonderful conversion & a much needed addition to our Teens wardrobes!!! Thank you!
Test Subject
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#4 Old 19th Feb 2016 at 9:49 AM
May i ask where you found those beautiful heels?
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 19th Feb 2016 at 5:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ShadowPuppet17
May i ask where you found those beautiful heels?


Hello! Those are by JoshQ over at Lover's Lab. The site as a whole tends to focus on adult/NSFW content, but those shoes specifically are pretty close to G-rated (though I certainly would never wear them in real life!)

I'll warn you, they are one of those meshes that alters the height of your sim when she (or he? if anyone has done a conversion) wears them, and if you're using a pose like I am in that screenshot, the shoes will instead clip through the floor. Otherwise, I have seen no issues in game, and I really do recommend them.
Test Subject
#6 Old 20th Feb 2016 at 7:17 AM
Default i found them
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spoonsthings
Hello! Those are by JoshQ over at Lover's Lab. The site as a whole tends to focus on adult/NSFW content, but those shoes specifically are pretty close to G-rated (though I certainly would never wear them in real life!)

I'll warn you, they are one of those meshes that alters the height of your sim when she (or he? if anyone has done a conversion) wears them, and if you're using a pose like I am in that screenshot, the shoes will instead clip through the floor. Otherwise, I have seen no issues in game, and I really do recommend them.



thanks for responding it turns out i found them right after asking! I don't use poses really so they look wonderful on my sims! agian thanks!
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#7 Old 20th Feb 2016 at 4:17 PM
How cute!
Test Subject
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#8 Old 20th Feb 2016 at 5:14 PM
Thank you very much!
Test Subject
#9 Old 7th Apr 2016 at 10:29 PM
This is like the most popular Sims 3 item on the entire site!

It's a good trench, but I don't get it.
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#10 Old 10th Apr 2016 at 6:00 PM
This looks really nice!
Test Subject
#11 Old 17th Apr 2016 at 3:22 PM
good
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#12 Old 23rd May 2016 at 10:08 AM
That is, what my teengirls like! Much thanks!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 16th Jul 2016 at 12:32 AM
Is Seasons required for this download?
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#14 Old 18th Jul 2016 at 1:21 AM
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Originally Posted by caccigirl
Is Seasons required for this download?


Only if you want it to show up for outerwear (as you can't have an outerwear category without having Seasons). For everyday and formal, it is completely base-game-compatible.
Test Subject
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#15 Old 11th Nov 2016 at 3:57 AM
This one is also a welcome addition!
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#16 Old 10th Feb 2019 at 3:28 PM
I've been looking everywhere for something like this! Thank you!
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#17 Old 19th Oct 2019 at 9:03 AM
Thank you! :)