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MTS Official 2013 Calendar

by heaven Posted 2nd Jan 2013 at 7:30 PM - Updated 11th Dec 2013 at 10:36 PM by heaven : Fixed winner's name
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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.
In continuation of MTS annual Calendar Contest, I am pleased to present to you the 2013 addition of the in game calendar. We had a great time with this year's contest and, although we didn't receive as many entries as we did last year, we still got more than enough to give your sims a new calendar for their homes and offices. Considering that not everyone has Seasons and those that do have a huge amount of flexibility with which Seasons to include and how many days each are independently, this calendar functions with a manual preset button. If you do have Seasons and have each season enabled and set to the minimum of 3 days, you'd have a 12 day calendar. This download features 12 months so each calendar month would correspond with 1 in-game day. You just need to CAST the picture to change the preset to the next month.


This painting is the Modern Painting that uses the mesh of the Goth Painting so, technically a new mesh. It is base game compatible. It is one object with 12 different presets for each of the months. The months are in order so, when you are ready to switch over, just choose the next image in the presets. You will find it under Decorative -> Wall Hangings for the low, low price of §50. Because of the presets, you can just change the months using CAST without having to rebuy, saving your sims §550 over the course of a year! Thrifty, eh? The pushpins are recolorable for each of the presets as well. They are each different from each other already but can be changed to whatever your sim's heart desires. The item has been flagged to be shiftable up and down walls as well if you ever feel you need to slide it around to accommodate dressers, chairs, desks or whatever might happen to be in the way, you should have no problems.

Also, this calendar does not overwrite last year's. That's right! You can have both in your game at once. Whether your sims are hoarders and just never get rid of anything or you really just like the pictures, you can keep your 2012 Wall Calendar with no problems. Do make sure to clear your caches first though, including thumbnails, to make sure it shows up right in the catalog.



NameChannelsPriceCatalog LocationPolygon Count hi/low
2013 Wall Calendar250Buy Mode>Decorative>Wallhangings130/8

Note: The first channel allows for changing of the preset; the actual color does nothing. The second channel is the pushpins which are not really meant to have patterns. They can but the surface area for them is so small that you likely won't see it so solid colors (like real tacks) are best.

Special thanks and congratulations go out to all of our winners: spladoum, Lunararc, varpunen, GuySim1993, naiyasfury, Japalion9, PlayinSafe, Black_Zekrom, MidnightTear, ButchSim, laracroftfan1, and InEmergencyDressing. For a full list of entries, please see the original entry table.

Polygon Counts:
High: 130
Low: 8

Additional Credits:
- MTS Staff for judging entries and contestants for entering. Would not have been possible without all of you!
- Leesester; because this is an edit of last year's calendar, this would not have been possible without her from the beginning.
- Creators of S3OC, S3PE, TT3.

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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heaven_MTSOfficialTS3Calendar2013.rar

Size: 1.19 MB · Downloads: 2,809 · 2nd Jan 2013
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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.


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Instructor
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#2 Old 2nd Jan 2013 at 9:22 PM Last edited by Lunararc : 3rd Jan 2013 at 1:49 AM.
Kidding me I'm one of the winners again thanks MTS,great Calendar heaven and congrats to all the winners
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 2nd Jan 2013 at 9:58 PM
Looks great! Awesome job! Thank you!
Test Subject
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#4 Old 2nd Jan 2013 at 10:00 PM
This is great, and I'm actually surprised that I won a spot. Oh boredness, you never fail to give me good pictures!

Congratulations to all the winners!

-InEmergencyDressing
Forum Resident
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#5 Old 2nd Jan 2013 at 11:04 PM
Great calender.. /me runs off and download it
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 2nd Jan 2013 at 11:23 PM
Hilarious! Thank you, most definitely will use in my game.
Alchemist
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#7 Old 2nd Jan 2013 at 11:32 PM
A must download. Thank you. And congratulations to all the winners.
And all the maladies of the world burst forth from Pandora's cooch
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#8 Old 3rd Jan 2013 at 12:16 AM
Oh, wow, my Submission got in! I...I..I don't know what to say...if I wasn't such a mean old biddy I might break down and cry.....Thanks, and this will certainly be in ALL my Sims houses!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 3rd Jan 2013 at 3:11 AM
*In classic Hollywood voice* Thank you to all who may have voted for me and Dftba to each and every one of you!
Forum Resident
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#10 Old 3rd Jan 2013 at 3:43 AM
Ah, I won a spot! Thank you so much!

Time to place this in every room of every building in my game!
Field Researcher
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#11 Old 3rd Jan 2013 at 6:52 AM
What an awesome calendar! Just want to say thanks to everyone who participated and those that voted for my pic. Thanks MTS for being one of the best sites in the simming community. <3
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 3rd Jan 2013 at 10:42 AM
awesome i made it on the calendar! thank you everyone!
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 3rd Jan 2013 at 10:55 AM
Many thanks hun !
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#14 Old 4th Jan 2013 at 11:27 PM
I love February. "My boyfriend cheated on me. Once..."
This is awesome, thank you!
Forum Resident
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#15 Old 5th Jan 2013 at 7:17 AM
Yay, my pic got in! How sweet is that! Thank you so much! Happy 2013!
Mad Poster
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#16 Old 6th Jan 2013 at 6:21 AM
This is awesome, thank you. Also congrats to whoever got into the calendar
Test Subject
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#17 Old 6th Jan 2013 at 7:43 PM
Yay! Thanks a lot
Test Subject
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#18 Old 9th Jan 2013 at 2:34 PM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 11th Jan 2013 at 1:23 AM
How do I get the calendar to change for every month? I have all seasons set to 3 days and I have all enabled but it is not changing.
Destroyer of Worlds
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#20 Old 11th Jan 2013 at 1:51 AM
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Originally Posted by melb623
How do I get the calendar to change for every month? I have all seasons set to 3 days and I have all enabled but it is not changing.


It's not an automatic change that is set to the seasons, as it says in the overview. This is because of the variation the seasonal sliders allow for. I just mentioned that, if you have each season set to 3 days, you'll have a 12 day year, which means the calendar would need to change every day if you went by human time. As noted "You just need to CAST the picture to change the preset to the next month". Which means you need to go into buy/build mode, choose the CAST tool, select the already purchased picture and change it to the next preset.

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#21 Old 19th Jan 2013 at 2:22 PM
thank you heaven. I love it
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#22 Old 1st Jun 2013 at 11:05 PM
So sims in sims? Lol