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Decorative Old Train

by Hekate999 Posted 17th Aug 2010 at 9:48 AM - Updated 21st Aug 2010 at 12:48 AM by Hekate999 : Added new link, info and image.
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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.
ATENTION! New link added (D&M_New_Railway_Station)

I made some changes in the objects:

- Fix footprints.

-Resize of the objects, now you can use them with foundations. The original idea is by "Whoden" , this is the post with his comment about this change ( Whoden Comment ). I liked his idea and i did it, I think now the objects are more usables.









I present this new decorative set . I think this set looks nice for storytelling... victorian or far west worlds, for example.




This set include 9 new decorative objects:

-Steam Locomotive:

Price: 1000
Channels: 2
Decor - Misc Decor


- Tender:

Price: 250
Channels: 2
Decor - Misc Decor


-Passenger Wagon:

Price: 900
Channels: 3
Decor - Misc Decor


-Open Freight Wagon:

Price: 750
Channels: 2
Decor - Misc Decor


-Closed Freight Wagon:

Price: 750
Channels: 2
Decor - Misc Decor


-Flat Wagon:

Price: 500
Channels: 2
Decor - Misc Decor


-Railroad:

Price: 10
Channels: 2
Decor - Misc Decor


-Railroad (Curve):

Price: 10
Channels: 2
Decor - Misc Decor


-Railroad Bumper:

Price: 100
Channels: 2
Decor - Misc Decor



Use the cheat "moveobjects on" to put locomotive, tender and wagons on the rails.


Tested in version: 1.12/2.7



Polygon Counts:



Polygon Counts in the new link D&M_New_Railway_Station:

Steam Locomotive: Faces - 4432

Tender: Faces - 1768

Passenger Wagon: Faces - 4922

Open Freight Wagon: Faces - 1892

Closed Freight Wagon: Faces - 1788

Flat Wagon: Faces - 1488

Railroad: Faces - 440

Railroad (Curve): Faces - 1144

Railroad Bumper: Faces - 192



Polygon Counts in the link D&M_Railway_Station:

Steam Locomotive: Faces - 4420

Tender: Faces - 1780

Passenger Wagon: Faces - 4922

Open Freight Wagon: Faces - 1904

Closed Freight Wagon: Faces - 1800

Flat Wagon: Faces - 1500

Railroad: Faces - 440

Railroad (Curve): Faces - 1144

Railroad Bumper: Faces - 192



Thanks to Whoden by the idea of changing the size of the wagons for the foundations.
Tags: #locomotive, #wagon, #train, #steam

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
D&M_New_Railway_Station.rar

Size: 6.71 MB · Downloads: 10,098 · 21st Aug 2010
6.71 MB 10,098 21st Aug 2010
D&M_Railway Station.rar

Size: 6.94 MB · Downloads: 8,401 · 17th Aug 2010
6.94 MB 8,401 17th Aug 2010
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2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

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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.).

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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.
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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
Original Poster
#26 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 9:46 PM
Thanks for your wonderful comments.

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Field Researcher
#27 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 12:09 AM
I can only react to this opening my mouth with an enormous WOW! Gracias, Hekate!
Mad Poster
#28 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 12:25 AM
Just what we all needed. Thanks!
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#29 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 12:26 AM
OMG! So much work! Excellent and awesome and amazing and Whoa you're talented....etc. etc. ;-)
Field Researcher
#30 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 2:27 AM
This is stunning! It looks amazing, such beautiful work. Thank you!
Field Researcher
#31 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 3:32 AM
I don't suppose you'd consider resizing the meshes so that the floor of the train cars are slightly lower and the length is a bit longer, so that foundation height flooring doesn't show through? I realize the pictures are a little dark, but I think my point is clear.
Screenshots

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Mad Poster
#32 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 6:20 AM
Woot! I wonder why EA never decided to provide us with all this
Wiki Wizard
#33 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 12:07 PM
Woah this is crazy awesome!! you must have spent an absolute age making these! They're beautiful :D


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Test Subject
#34 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 1:16 PM
OH.MY.GOD. There are no words to explain my awe at this. Keep on creating, it's people like you who keep these sites going.
Also, could you upload the lot where you took the screenshots? It's really cute.
Test Subject
#35 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 2:11 PM
Wow... totally unbelievably beautiful. There isnt enough complimentary words in the world I could thank you with. :D

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#36 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 3:01 PM
This is amazing!! Huge thanks!!! :D

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Lab Assistant
#37 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 4:08 PM
Stunning! Perfect of Oz storytelling!

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Scholar
#38 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 8:52 PM
Damn! This is totally cool! Thankies Mucho!
Instructor
#39 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 10:47 PM
Just ... wow Love this entire set.
Test Subject
#40 Old 18th Aug 2010 at 11:15 PM
Got The Lot?
I love it! LOVE IT! I don't suppose you have uploaded that beautiful lot you used to model it
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 19th Aug 2010 at 12:50 AM
This is spectacular! Thank you so much for sharing your hard work - this deserves an award!
Mad Poster
#42 Old 19th Aug 2010 at 6:10 AM
Stunning work ! Wow I so love this train... Thank you so much for sharing
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 19th Aug 2010 at 6:19 AM Last edited by coffeebreak : 19th Aug 2010 at 6:31 AM.
*falls over and dies* Really have no words. *sob* Hobo sims can even live in them!! Now I can make a terrifically grungy train depo in Twinbrooks!

Hekate, thank you thank you thank you!!


EDIT: Btw, I officially recind any previous references to simmage boredom. :p
Captain Louie
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#44 Old 19th Aug 2010 at 7:52 PM Last edited by QBUILDERZ : 19th Aug 2010 at 8:03 PM.
So, I was really excited to see these in game and make a lot with trains on them. I downloaded in a heartbeat, and opened my game, ready to make my train station only to find one, large, unavoidable problem with your meshes. They don't line up the to footprints! This creates a problem for trying to delete your objects if placed incorrectly. It isn't as bad with the actual train pieces, but an awful experience trying to delete the railroad tracks. I noticed that you used TSRw, that means that fixing the footprints are as easy as clicking a button or two.

I think what you tried doing was make the trains place-able on the tracks without cheats, but it wasn't successful. But jump ahead to the finished project and you have your instructions for placement to use the "MoveObjects" cheat anyway. Having the mesh hang off the footprint is useless and an extra hassle now. To the point though, do you have plans on fixing the boxcars and making the footprint of the tracks larger? It would help out a lot

In other news, the meshes themselves look gorgeous!

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#45 Old 20th Aug 2010 at 4:29 AM
Thanks again for all the comments.

Whoden: I liked your idea and I'm working on it.
Qbuilderz: I'm going to fix the footprints of the train. I don't use TSRW.

I'll add a new link with the changes as soon i can.

Auschick4 and Jelloeggboy: Sorry , I don't upload lots.

My other creations in my blog D&M Creations - Demonic: http://dymcreations-demonic.blogspot.com/
Captain Louie
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#46 Old 20th Aug 2010 at 5:53 AM
Oh sorry! I swore I read a thanks to TSRw in your post Well, I am glad you're going to fix them Will be checking back soon!

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Lab Assistant
#47 Old 21st Aug 2010 at 12:18 AM
It's incredibly useful to have the tracks and trains offset. I bulldozed the small junkyard in Twinbrooks and put the largest lot I could in there which wouldn't make the world train tracks go kaplooey. But I still wanted to connect the tracks on my lot to the train tracks in the World, so I put the second to absolute smallest lot right up in the gap where the World broken tracks are and in World Editor (not on the lot) covered the hole with swamp grass.

Because the tracks are offset, I was able to hang them off the lot and the missing gap between your tracks and neighborhood tracks is seriously not noticable even when a sim is visiting any of the lots. Then I put another little lot right behind the first one. Mature plants, a scary tree and a couple tracks are going on one little lot (so the hobos can have food when they fall off the train), and a bloody mattress, hammock, egyptian toilet and more tracks are going on the other (so the hobos can sleep). The tracks all turn perfectly into the train barn, which I'm building now. Debugbuy is giving me steam traps to stick under the train -- AWESOME. I'd post pic but it ain't done yet.

Anyway, offset is GREAT!! Even more offset would give me even more options. Btw:

*Dear God/Santa/My Fairy Godmother, I could really use a ton more train related items* Like a big ole whomping oil barrel turned sideways, on stilts. Or a big ole tank of some sort, for flammable fuel storage. Gears to stick on the wall, pipes in odd places, etc etc. Don't mind me, I have greedy downloader's disease and don't have nearly enough steampunk...
Field Researcher
#48 Old 21st Aug 2010 at 2:58 AM
The 1st thing I thought of when I saw these was to make a house with them. So, thanks for taking my idea seriously.

Human beings are a very irrational species. Some of them are even afraid of pickles.
Lab Assistant
#49 Old 21st Aug 2010 at 9:26 PM
Omg, this is a beautiful set. Thank you!
Captain Louie
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#50 Old 21st Aug 2010 at 11:45 PM
Yay! Updates Thanks a bunch!

/runs off to make a house

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