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Steam Locomotive HD Texture Pack

by blennus Posted 14th Aug 2013 at 3:17 PM
22 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
The final installment in my HD Textures packs, the Steam Locomotive which comes with World Adventures has finally been upgraded!



The train is located in France, and runs at regular intervals of around once every 3 hours. However it is way out in the middle of nowhere, so I thought it was a darned shame that you can't ever hear sfx accompanying this great world item. A wonderful addition for deepening the atmosphere of your town, now you can have the railway run straight through downtown without being bothered by the pixelated mess that it was.

Mod requirements
This file replaces trainFrance and trainFranceShadow_0xf49dbc94cd7c4f88 so it will conflict with any other mod that replaces these files as well. The mesh itself is untouched.
You will need to have the Base game with any patch level. This is a simple DDS file override, so it is compatible with all future versions as well.


Additional Credits: S3OC for helping me find the textures, S3PE for yada yada, and Photoshop without which making HQ textures would be impossible.

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 World Adventures
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TrainFranceHD.zip

Size: 343.6 KB · Downloads: 3,634 · 14th Aug 2013
343.6 KB 3,634 14th Aug 2013
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
22 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 15th Aug 2013 at 12:08 AM
wow this is wonderful, thank you!
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 15th Aug 2013 at 1:35 AM
Another nice texture replacement! Even though I will probably never use the train elsewhere other than France, still, it's nice that it can now look a lot nicer in the game! Thanks again!
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 15th Aug 2013 at 2:27 AM
This is so clean and realistic looking. Wonderful texture. Thanks!
Mad Poster
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#5 Old 15th Aug 2013 at 3:29 AM
Love it, thanks blennus
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 15th Aug 2013 at 5:44 AM
Sorry but I don't see any improvement...
Test Subject
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#7 Old 15th Aug 2013 at 12:23 PM
As a train enthusiast I can tell you the attention to detail is stunning! Beautiful work!
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 15th Aug 2013 at 11:23 PM
I'm not sure why anyone wouldn't want this beautiful train in any of their midwest towns now.
Test Subject
#9 Old 16th Aug 2013 at 7:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Thnkr0917
I'm not sure why anyone wouldn't want this beautiful train in any of their midwest towns now.
Machinmas
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#10 Old 16th Aug 2013 at 7:46 AM
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Originally Posted by meyomey
Sorry but I don't see any improvement...



Well everthings a blurred line for you isnt it!
Instructor
#11 Old 16th Aug 2013 at 12:25 PM
It's beautiful and is what I really need in my world.

The questions:
1. So we can find the train in objects/decor or world objects?
2. The train steam is visible or it's just a photoshop?
3. Do we need WA?
(I have WA but I asked for simmers who may not have WA installed)

Thank you for a beautiful train.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 16th Aug 2013 at 12:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by little bee
It's beautiful and is what I really need in my world.

The questions:
1. So we can find the train in objects/decor or world objects?
2. The train steam is visible or it's just a photoshop?
3. Do we need WA?
(I have WA but I asked for simmers who may not have WA installed)

Thank you for a beautiful train.


1. It's only available in CAW (Create-a-world), unless you have a mod that adds it to the edit town or build mode somehow.
2. The train's steam is part of the object if you place it on the rail tracks. See France. In fact if you zoom in while the train goes by, you can hear it chugging along.
3. Yes WA is a requirement.

Sum stultus maximus
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 16th Aug 2013 at 3:04 PM
Can you put the train in any world that you create? Also, where do you place the file? Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 17th Aug 2013 at 1:04 AM
I am kinda disappointed that there is no Maxis logo in that train. The original had them.
Field Researcher
#15 Old 15th Sep 2013 at 7:13 PM
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Originally Posted by meyomey
Sorry but I don't see any improvement...


I'm confused, too. I live in the midwest and too d**n close to a train so I'd love to subject my simmies to the torture of having trains nearby; however, I'm confused about the improvements. I thought the before/after pics were reversed! Not sure why the train is going from detailed to a murky mess. Is this something that had to happen to allow it to be place-able in worlds?

I am interested in putting a train in-game and would appreciate info regarding why this re-texture seems so fuzzy....
Field Researcher
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#16 Old 27th Sep 2013 at 1:49 AM
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Originally Posted by meyomey
Sorry but I don't see any improvement...


Quote:
Originally Posted by kslibra
I'm confused, too. I live in the midwest and too d**n close to a train so I'd love to subject my simmies to the torture of having trains nearby; however, I'm confused about the improvements. I thought the before/after pics were reversed! Not sure why the train is going from detailed to a murky mess. Is this something that had to happen to allow it to be place-able in worlds?

I am interested in putting a train in-game and would appreciate info regarding why this re-texture seems so fuzzy....


You two are obviously struggling to see the actual re-texture here. The fuzzy train is EA's train. The re-texture is the clean, HD train shown. Take another look at the pictures, really pay attention to them, and you'll see..


Thank you for this! EA always seem to forget that people notice where they've stooged out on decent textures
Field Researcher
#17 Old 9th Oct 2013 at 2:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Pink_Pwincess
You two are obviously struggling to see the actual re-texture here. The fuzzy train is EA's train. The re-texture is the clean, HD train shown. Take another look at the pictures, really pay attention to them, and you'll see..


You know, there's nothing wrong with my ability to read or to see, assuming the pictures aren't mislabeled. On the EA trains, I see highlights, striping, edging around the windows, etc. On your trains I see dull texture, monotone and blurry edges. Granted the textures on EA's train can almost seem a tiny bit cartoony but, at a distance, this would really mellow and be rather nice.
Test Subject
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#18 Old 22nd Oct 2013 at 10:30 AM
Where do I find this?
I put in in my mods packages folder but cant find it in create a world, just the EA "Antique train"
Test Subject
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#19 Old 22nd Oct 2013 at 3:27 PM
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Originally Posted by GenTheHen4
Where do I find this?
I put in in my mods packages folder but cant find it in create a world, just the EA "Antique train"


Yep, it 's the antique train, but the mod's texture effects wont show up in CAW, until you enter EIG.

Sum stultus maximus
Test Subject
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#20 Old 22nd Oct 2013 at 10:55 PM
ok thank you!
Test Subject
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#21 Old 3rd Nov 2013 at 9:48 AM
Thank you!
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#22 Old 7th Jul 2015 at 5:41 PM
My deepest thanks-Nightflower
Test Subject
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#23 Old 18th Aug 2015 at 12:30 AM
Nice.. Now if somebody could make a recolor of it as the Hogwarts express...THAT would be AWESOME