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Picked upload! Tons of Telescopes: TS3 Conversions **Updated 4-11-13**

by Honeywell Posted 13th Dec 2012 at 8:23 AM - Updated 11th Apr 2013 at 6:38 PM by Honeywell
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

4-11-13 Fixed the basegame telescopes. Sims were able to look through the telescopes during the day but the stargaze option at night was causing a jump bug. I also fixed the lens on the Morrigan's Star Gazer (Outdoor Living) for both versions, it wasn't assigned to a joint so didn't move with the telescope properly. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Sims 3 Telescopes

Five telescopes converted from the Sims 3 store and one from the Outdoor Living Stuff pack. In order from left to right:
  • North Star Seeker (Buccaneer's Bounty)
  • Safari Living: Vuvuzela Telescope (Safari Living)
  • Futureshock Loft- Galactic Gaze 5000 (Futureshock Loft)
  • Griffons Telescope (Hollywood Regency)
  • Morrigan's Star Gazer (Outdoor Living)
  • Atomic Azure Skies Telescope (Atomic Age)

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Hobbies / Knowledge $550
These were all cloned from the cheap telescope.

These are all the Sims 3 telescopes that I'm aware of with the exception of the steampunk telescope, Galileo's Observer, which has already been converted by Eva and is available at GoS.

Terms of Use:
There are none. Enjoy.

Photo Credits:
Bistro Set - The Outdoor Living telescope is colored to match.

Polygon Counts:

Additional Credits:
SimPE, AGS, s3pe, s3oc, Gimp 2.8, Milkshape, and EA for the meshes and textures. I'd also like to thank the TS3 to TS2 Conversion Database, I've been on a conversion kick lately (it's a sickness I swear!) and I use their site all the time. Its a great resource.

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 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HW_ts3-telescopes_BG.zip 1.30 MB 10,323 13th Dec 2012
HW_ts3-telescopes_FT.zip 1.34 MB 14,428 13th Dec 2012
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\


4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

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