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Unconventional Toys - Recolorable and Interactive!

by Purplepaws Posted 28th May 2011 at 4:36 PM - Updated 21st Oct 2011 at 11:20 AM by Purplepaws
35 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 9 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.
I had originally planned on converting the Sir Bricks-a-Lot craftable from OFB back when I did my big toy set. However, I had run into a few obstacles that prevented me from doing it how I wanted and ultimately scrapped it since it didn't quite fit the traditional toy theme.

So now, many months later, I've decided to invest the time to do it right and add a fun "pet rock" version, "Sir Rocks-a-Lot." The meshes, of course, are EA's, one being a direct conversion of Sir Bricks-a-Lot, and the other adapted from a rock mesh from BV. The textures, however, have been recreated from scratch, since I wanted to keep the opacity of the face overlays, and there was no way of isolating them from the surrounding texture without sacrificing quality.

Each toy is interactive (can be played with and placed in the toy box), completely recolorable (with one channel), and comes in four different varieties, as shown below (all presets are represented).




"Sir Bricks-a-Lot" and "Sir Rocks-a-Lot" can be found in the catalog under function sort: kids/toys and room sort: kids' room/toys at a price of §5 each.

Thanks for downloading!

~Rachael

Polygon Counts:
(Same as originals.)

Brick: Polys - 54, Verts - 62
Rock: Polys - 186, Verts - 114

Additional Credits:
TSR Workshop, s3pe, Wings 3D, Milkshape 3D, Adobe PSE, and EA for the original meshes. (Textures based upon EA's.)

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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purplepaws_unconventionaltoys_1.26.zip | Patch 1.26 and above

Size: 79.3 KB · Downloads: 2,635 · 21st Oct 2011
79.3 KB 2,635 21st Oct 2011
purplepaws_unconventionaltoys.zip

Size: 84.4 KB · Downloads: 3,778 · 28th May 2011
84.4 KB 3,778 28th May 2011
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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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Test Subject
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#26 Old 3rd Jul 2011 at 5:59 AM
most impressive..
Test Subject
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#27 Old 13th Jul 2011 at 5:00 PM
I missed them and I love them! Thank you very much!
Test Subject
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#28 Old 23rd Aug 2011 at 9:15 AM
They bring back memories...thanks for uploading
Lab Assistant
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#29 Old 13th Nov 2011 at 11:41 PM
I'm starting to think EA haunts MTS looking for ideas for new/remake of TS2 content. D:
(I'm talking about Pets.)
Scholar
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#30 Old 16th Nov 2011 at 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by nathaliegam12
I'm starting to think EA haunts MTS looking for ideas for new/remake of TS2 content. D:
(I'm talking about Pets.)


My thoughts exactly. However, it's complimentary in its way.

♦ Animal Lover, Eco Friendly, Loner, Perfectionist, Vegetarian ♦

Sensitivity is strength.
Lab Assistant
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#31 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 4:52 AM
I saw this in Sims 3 Pets. Even after I downloaded it.. Funny... XD But I still like it.
Scholar
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#32 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by zanesaaomgfan
I saw this in Sims 3 Pets. Even after I downloaded it.. Funny... XD But I still like it.


There are still benefits to this one. For instance, I don't think EA included all the faces. (Is it even recolorable?)

♦ Animal Lover, Eco Friendly, Loner, Perfectionist, Vegetarian ♦

Sensitivity is strength.
Lab Assistant
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#33 Old 24th Feb 2012 at 5:31 PM
Lol, nice work!
Test Subject
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#34 Old 21st Aug 2012 at 4:49 AM
This made me laugh, and it's adorable-and well priced! Thanks
Test Subject
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#35 Old 16th Mar 2013 at 7:54 PM
Lol this is adorable
Lab Assistant
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#36 Old 23rd Jun 2013 at 3:18 PM
Whoa! This is RADICAL DUDE!!
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