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CAST yourself a chimney! -For Pets-

by armiel Posted 29th Oct 2011 at 10:51 AM - Updated 28th Jan 2012 at 3:48 PM by armiel
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 11 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.
CAST yourself a Chimney! -For Pets-

This is my first add on to the CAST yourself a chimney! -set I made earlier. Now you can make the new lovely fireplaces from Pets use my CASTable chimneys


Here is a picture of the Pets fireplaces using the CASTable chimneys:



I can't give you the names of the fireplaces, as I play in finnish. They are all found in the build mode, next to the EA original fireplaces. Prices are the same as originals.



Info you should read:
- You will need to have Pets EP installed to use these
- These are not default replacements
- For some unknown reason the smallest fireplace reverts its chimney back to EA's if you move it after placing. To solve this sell the reverted version, and buy new one and place it to the location you want it to go.


What do I download?
If you don't have my original pack , and do not wish to get it, you need to download both rars in the download tab.
If you do have my originals, then you only need to download the armiel_CAST yourself a chimney_Pets.rar. There is no need for you to download the chimney pieces twice.


How to use?
I have made a video about how to use these.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztiHoOqA57E

If for some reason you can't watch the video, here is a basic written how to:
- place the files from the rar(s) to your mods/packages folder.
- run the game
- make a house
- place a fireplace
- cast it (only the part behind fireplace has ability to be clicked for cast, you need to drag the pattern in cas-tool to the rest of the pieces.)

How to use the optional fake chimney cap bottom?
(also shown on video)
- open cheat panel by ctrl+shift+ C and type in: moveobjects on
- you need to have floor of grid on the floor you want to place the piece.
- place a fake cap bottom (found in misc. deco)(the piece can be moved up and down by holding mouse and dragging, if you have patch 1.17 or higher)



Additional Credits:
Thank you once again Inge Jones, for helping me. My memory did need a little refreshing

Also thank you for BenC0722 (known as Ben at #create) for testing.
Tags: #armiel, #chimney, #pets, #fireplace, #cast

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 Pets
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armiel_CAST yourself a chimney_Pets.rar

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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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.


Need more help?

If you need more info, see:
 
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Top Secret Researcher
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#2 Old 29th Oct 2011 at 11:17 AM
Really clever, thank you
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#3 Old 29th Oct 2011 at 11:28 AM
Yay - thanks Armiel
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 30th Oct 2011 at 2:16 AM
Feels like you read my mind cause I was hoping for those two or three days ago.
Thank you!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 30th Oct 2011 at 7:26 AM
If this also hid the original fireplaces I would love you even more. :D
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 7:01 AM
Armiel, thanks! Can you tell me how to drag the chimney piece up the top!! I saw your tutorial, but I can't make a wall very near to the chimney on the roof!!!! I suck with building stuff. Thanks!
Veteran Finn
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#7 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 7:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AmberIndia
Armiel, thanks! Can you tell me how to drag the chimney piece up the top!! I saw your tutorial, but I can't make a wall very near to the chimney on the roof!!!! I suck with building stuff. Thanks!


Check that you don't have a roof-wall where you want to make the wall. If you do, you can make the wall 2 tiles away from the chimney and put a floortiles on top to get the grid where you want to place the fake piece.
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 13th Nov 2011 at 1:38 AM
Oh, wonderful! I love your original castable chimney set and am thrilled to have a set for Pets, too! Thank you thank you!
Banned
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#9 Old 2nd Jan 2012 at 1:58 PM
if only i knew what CAST-able means...
Veteran Finn
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#10 Old 2nd Jan 2012 at 2:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TotallyNewHere
if only i knew what CAST-able means...
It means you can color it with Create a style-tool. (unlike EA chimneys)
Scholar
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#11 Old 9th Jan 2012 at 10:25 AM
Thank you =)
Now my house will be complete XD
Banned
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#12 Old 27th Jan 2012 at 11:53 AM
oh in that case it's awesome ty
Space Pony
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#13 Old 6th Jun 2012 at 10:29 AM
You make the coolest stuff! Thank you!
Test Subject
#14 Old 17th Aug 2012 at 9:09 PM
I love these chimneys but they make my game crash. When they are installed the game will load but will crash a minute or so after going onto a lot. Any idea why?
Veteran Finn
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#15 Old 17th Aug 2012 at 9:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keifus
I love these chimneys but they make my game crash. When they are installed the game will load but will crash a minute or so after going onto a lot. Any idea why?
Did you get both files? (Or have my originals for the pieces). The only reason for a crash I can think of is that you are missing the chimney pieces. Or, that you have something else installed that edits the EA chimneys, at the same time.
Field Researcher
#16 Old 28th Aug 2012 at 6:54 PM
I have the original and love it - and that post taught me that I could simply drag and drop to recolor, which ABSOLUTELY changed my life! Thank you, thank you, thankyou!

I have a tiny suggestion, though ... would you or someone who can do this ... be interested in creating a mod that will "hide" the original EA fireplaces, simply to clean up the catalog? I know there are similar mods for various goofy EA clothing, etc.
Field Researcher
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#17 Old 22nd Nov 2016 at 11:01 AM
Thank you!!! These are beautiful! And have added so much to so many builds.