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Powell Motors LeMons '84

by ShawnSmitt Posted 20th Sep 2020 at 9:12 AM - Updated 21st Sep 2020 at 3:46 PM by ShawnSmitt
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 7 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.
It's finally here! A standalone, more palatable starter sedan to look at and drive.



Base game Big Lemon remesh and retexture. Made with love and classic 80's action movie sedans in mind. Recoulorable and CAStable with two different sets of hubcaps.

Give it as a gift for grandma, drive it until the wheels fall off, smash it on a demolition derby, restore it to it's formal glory. This is my present to you. It's yours! Freedom babyy!!

Object Info:

Object name: Powell Motors Le Mons '84
Price: $2400
Catalog Location: Buy Mode / By function / Vehicles / Cars

Expansions required:
None.



Polygon Counts:
HLOD:5125
MLOD:1834
LLOD:684

Additional Credits:
Credits:
MTS for hosting
EA basegame for mesh

Tools used:

-S3pe
-S3pe Addons
-S3oc
-Gimp 2.10.20
-Milkshape 1.8.5 Licensed Version
-TSRW 2.0.88
-Patience, learning from mistakes, experience and tutorials, and tons of perseverance. Never quit on your dreams!
Tags: #Vehicles, #Cars, #Vehicle, #Car, #Sedan

Car Type: Sedan
Car Era: 1980s

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
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
00.PowellMotorsLeMons.ReleaseV3.0.1.zip | Standalone Version. No conflicts known. Free to use as you please!

Size: 2.86 MB · Downloads: 520 · 20th Sep 2020
2.86 MB 520 20th Sep 2020
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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 20th Sep 2020 at 12:46 PM
As soon as I was about to give up on new Sims 3 cars this upload showed up. Although it's yet another Big Lemon clone, it has to make do. Great work.
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 20th Sep 2020 at 1:23 PM
Huh. This.....actually kinda works. I dig it. Good job!
Mad Poster
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#4 Old 20th Sep 2020 at 4:27 PM
Wow...nice! You know, it would make a great default replacement for the lemon we always see.
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 12:16 AM
Looks great! Thank you.
Forum Resident
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#6 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 4:02 AM
I also think it would be a great DR. Thanks so much for this.
Test Subject
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#7 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 7:53 AM Last edited by ShawnSmitt : 21st Sep 2020 at 5:53 PM.
Thank you guys so much! I'll work on a default replacement. See you soon!

*Update on Default Replacement:*

Well, as it turns out, replacing the default mesh proved itself to be the easy part. The default replacement lemon mesh pops up no problem. The default texure is another matter. Those appaling steel wheels WILL show every now and then. It will work fine though, if you are patient enough to go around town and recolor each and eveyone Big Lemon, BUT, for some odd reason, EA base car uses a different pallete for a entirely different "Full Grey Lemon" (without the mismatched color doors) whenever one of these hellspawns are newly acquired by a NPC's. So, unless i find a definitive solution for this problem, without demanding the user to fiddle with its core game files, i'll just leave it like that for the time being.

I'm accepting suggestions though
Mad Poster
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#8 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 10:54 PM
Oh, that's annoying! I'd secretly love to default-replace every vehicle in the game with one of these gloriously dated 80s cars but if that's not practically possible, well that's a shame.
Mad Poster
#9 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 11:57 PM
OP: I wonder if MsPoodle could be of help to you?

https://mspoodle1.tumblr.com/post/8...-ever-wanted-to

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Test Subject
Original Poster
#10 Old 22nd Sep 2020 at 12:55 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ~MadameButterfly~
OP: I wonder if MsPoodle could be of help to you?

https://mspoodle1.tumblr.com/post/8...-ever-wanted-to

Good one! There's a reference to texture tweaker! I'll give it a good read through in the its and bits of it to see how it works. Hopefully there's a light in the end of the tunnel! Thanks!
Mad Poster
#11 Old 22nd Sep 2020 at 7:41 PM
If you haven't found it yet, here is a direct download link to it:

http://www.simlogical.com/TextureTo...eaker3_0.58.rar

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Test Subject
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#12 Old 26th Sep 2020 at 1:07 PM
Bravo et merci!