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The Sims Medieval Jacoban Cathedral converted into the Sims 3

by Wojtek Posted 14th Mar 2021 at 1:02 PM
5 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Thanks Posts
How the troubles began:
Playing the Sims Medieval...10 years ago. Wait! It was 10 years ago, wasn't it?! How on earth did 10 years pass in the blink of an eye? Okay, well...playing the Sims Medieval, I discovered that you can build a cathedral in the world and I liked it to such an extent that I wondered whether it was possible to have one in The Sims 3.
I forgot about it for a couple of months only to start making first steps somewhere in 2012, which was hard work, because I knew absolutely nothing about object creation, not to mention converting a rabbit hole from a different game. I had to learn everything from scratch, having only plenty of raw meshes and premade textures.
The first version was released in August 2012, then it was being updated many times before I decided that THIS version will (probably) be the final one. Although not perfect, I still consider it to be my best creation ever Okay, please stop clapping and let me move on the the details.

What the fuss is about:
As I mentioned before, this is a conversion of the Jacoban cathedral from the Sims Medieval. It is a rabbit hole and works like a mausoleum in-game. It means sims are able to get inside, but it's impossible to see the interiors apart from the entrance when the door opens. All the mausoleum interactions and rabbithole sounds work flawlessly.

- You can find it in Build Mode/Community. It costs 0. It's only available to place on community lots.

- It doesn't require any expansion or stuff packs to work. It doesn't replace anything. It's a standalone item.

- The object isn't recolouarble, because why would it be?

Boring technical stuff:
This is a rabbit hole, so it must technically be a high-poly item, unless you expect an item from early 2000s games.

LOD1 - 18,032
LOD3 - 1,253

Creepy crawlies:
In the event of being asked questions about what's wrong with my upload I may try to avoid answering them and flee undercover like Hyaninth and Richard Bookei did but eventually I decided to admit that this creation isn't bug-free. In spite of having been updated many times in the last 8 years, the building still has little annyoances to pay attention to, but you don't have to waste your time pointing them out for me. Please before you start throwing tomatoes at me, make sure they're the ripe, GMO-free ones.

- The building has magical doors which...disappear when a sim is about to enter or leave the building. Don't worry. They reappear eventually. Simple magic, that's all.
- The parish hasn't collected enough money to keep the building illuminated at night, sorry. At least one can say it's an eco-friendly building, yay.
- The low-poly version I constructed from scratch (LOD3) looks good...when you zoom out far far far away or enter Map View or Edit Town mode.

Download instructions for the confused:
Extract the archive and put the .package file into your Mods/Packages folder or any subfolder in it.
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Come have a word with me:
If you appreciate my work, feel free to do so and leave a comment or a Thank. I'll wink and smile at you.

Additional Credits:
The Sims Medieval for the meshes and textures
The Sims Resource Workshop where the object was created
Milkshape where I assembled and edited the mesh
Some folks at the Sims Resource for patiently guiding me into object creating and dealing with my annoying complaints
Some other people dealing with my complaints

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
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Wojtek_JacobanCathedral-TSMconversion.rar | The Sims Medieval Jacoban Cathedral converted into the Sims 3 by Wojtek

Size: 3.56 MB · Downloads: 370 · 14th Mar 2021
3.56 MB 370 14th Mar 2021
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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 14th Mar 2021 at 5:51 PM
Oooh!! I love it!!!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 17th Mar 2021 at 9:06 PM
I don't suppose you could do other rabbit holes based on the Sims Medieval? At least the Peteran church. I love that game, I wish it could've been more like the regular sims though, like Dragon Valley but without the technology.
Test Subject
#4 Old 2nd Apr 2021 at 4:35 AM
This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing, I always wanted it in the main game.
Test Subject
#5 Old 6th Apr 2021 at 4:06 AM
I love it, and I enjoyed reading your description! Thanks!
#6 Old 9th May 2021 at 4:20 PM
I was going to customize my whole medieva neighbourhood, and was already dreading the cathedral due to all the details. Then came over this! Splendid! It looks fantastic!