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Mr. Skeleto

by Esmeralda Posted 19th Mar 2010 at 8:44 PM - Updated 6th Feb 2015 at 10:56 AM by Esmeralda : Added a new pic
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Meet Mr. Skeleto. He's a dashing and debonair skeleton-about-town. He's also a deep thinker and enjoys sitting and pondering on subjects such as rocket science.

Being Artistic and Perfectionist, he's a talented artist and musician, and many gather to watch when he plays guitar so hauntingly:

However, also being Evil and a big-headed (literally) Snob, he's partial to occasional anti-social behaviour:

Traits: Artistic, Evil, Perfectionist, Snob, Never Nude.

He must have the Never Nude trait so that he retains his head and body in the bath, otherwise he will turn into a very ugly human man with a skinny head and no nose. He is found in the Adult (not Young Adult) sim bin.

Favourites: Food = Steak (preferably raw), Music = Latin (which he was introduced to by his equally dashing friend Manny Calavera ), Colour = Black.

Update: If you have Supernatural, he can now find his true soulmate, ha ha:

His 'head' is a Hat Hair and his 'body' is a Full Outfit, just in case he appears in CAS without them. He needs to wear 'null feet' to enable his skeleton feet rather than human ones - they are under Shoes with a thumbnail of legs with no feet. These are all enabled for Elder, so if you allow him to age up, he will become an old skeleton rather than a random old human. Under that 'head', his skin is the lightest blue and his eyes are bright red, so those are the genetics he'll add to the mix if you decide to have him reproduce!

Technical Notes: His head and body are a conversion of the skeleton mesh from The Sims 2 - the one that appears in glowing blue when your sim gets electrocuted. As is usually the case with converted Sims 2 items, they will appear in CAS with a few funky shadows and blotches on them (especially around the mouth and chin of the head) but these imperfections DO NOT appear in-game.

He needs the Never Nude trait so that he appears correctly in the bath and doesn't change into an ugly man instead. The head and body are recolourable separately, and on the head, the teeth are recolourable separately. On the body, the spaces between the ribs and backbones take on the colour of the sim's actual default skin underneath, so you can achieve a two-tone effect with the body as well. Issue: The head was originally mapped by Maxis in a weird way which I was not able to fix - if you pattern it as opposed to just colouring it, the pattern looks OK from the front, but from the side, it goes very stretched, as in the 5th thumbnail pic below.


Unzip the .zip file and you'll have one file that ends in .sim and others which end in .package. Simply copy the .sim file to your 'Saved Sims' folder which is in your Documents folder under Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims, then copy the .package files to your Mods\Packages folder.

If you don't have a Mods\Packages folder and/or don't know how to install .package files, please see full instructions here:

If you don't have a SavedSims folder, you need to just create one yourself in the \Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 folder.

Thank you for looking and I hope you'll find this a fun character for your game - he's as cute as he is scary!

Poly Counts
Body: 2514
Head: 1648
Null feet mesh: 1

Custom Content by Me:
- Mr Skeleto's bony little body
- Mr Skeleto's big bony head
- Null foot mesh to let Mr S's own feet show through

Additional Credits:
HUGE thanks and credits go to BloomsBase, for his extremely valuable advice on how to achieve a 'null feet' mesh, without which it would not have been possible to make this sim successfully. THANK YOU again!

And thanks to the other guys in the CAS Parts Forum for their encouragement!

Made with the ever-wonderful CAS Texture Unitool:
Tags: #skeleton, #horror

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the sim to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sim file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game, enter Create-a-Sim, and save a sim to the sim bin to create this folder, rather than doing so manually. After that you can close the game and put the .sim file in SavedSims
4. Once the .sim file is in SavedSims, you can load the game, and look for your sim in the premade sims bin in Create-a-Sim.

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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Test Subject
#26 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 2:52 PM
This is amazingly brilliant, I posted a pic & a link to this page on the sims facebook page too, just to show people how amazing this is !

Oh and well done for creating this just after i decided to make my rich trustfund child a death obsessed necrophiliac!! LOL this will provide much more fun than the controllable ghosts alone :D
Test Subject
#27 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 3:09 PM
Awesome character you have here! Mr. Skeleto is even better with your glowing eyes mod.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#28 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 3:58 PM
Originally Posted by Enjoji
YAY!! I've been waiting and looking for this one for the past week, lol. So imagine how glad I was to wake up to it . Thanks so much for Mr. Skeleto, Esmeralda - I will definitely enjoy playing with him

I'm glad you like him, and thank you for your interest and encouragement in his CAS Parts forum thread!

Originally Posted by weeeze
This is amazingly brilliant, I posted a pic & a link to this page on the sims facebook page too, just to show people how amazing this is !

Thank you for that!

And thanks to everyone else who thanked this upload, hope you'll enjoy playing with him as much as I do!

Originally Posted by TheRealSimsMaster
Awesome character you have here! Mr. Skeleto is even better with your glowing eyes mod.

Ha ha, I'll have to try that, sounds scary!
Forum Resident
#29 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 7:48 PM
Keep up this brilliance Esmeralda! You always have the best ideas really.

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Test Subject
#30 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 7:55 PM
This is hysterical! Thanks so much for sharing
#31 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 8:02 PM
OMG. He's soooooooooooooooooooooooo hillarious!!

Thanx so much, Esmeralda. Your Mr. Skeleton cracks me up so hard!
Forum Resident
#32 Old 21st Mar 2010 at 2:18 PM
OMG, that is just awesome work, Es. Congratulations!!!

I feel honoured, a Spanish magazine wants to feature my Desperate Housewives and Will Smith in their feature on celebrity sims.
Test Subject
#33 Old 21st Mar 2010 at 5:48 PM
I just started playing this guy to do some testing on my custom world I'm building he is freakin hilarious
Test Subject
#34 Old 21st Mar 2010 at 6:02 PM
Does he work okay in china with the kung fu outfits?
Test Subject
#35 Old 21st Mar 2010 at 8:07 PM
This is great! Could you upload a picture of the ugly man the skeleton turns into when taking a bath/swim without the Never Nude trait? I'm really curious about that now xD
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#36 Old 21st Mar 2010 at 8:49 PM
Originally Posted by ntense
Does he work okay in china with the kung fu outfits?

If you have him wear a kung fu outfit, his body will turn into a normal human body wearing a kung fu outfit. Unfortunately there is not currently a way to enable special clothing categories for WA outfits.

Originally Posted by Schimmig
This is great! Could you upload a picture of the ugly man the skeleton turns into when taking a bath/swim without the Never Nude trait? I'm really curious about that now xD

Just go into CAS and change his hair to any other hair, which will remove the cute skeleton head and reveal the hideous face underneath!
Test Subject
#37 Old 26th Mar 2010 at 9:25 AM
Now gimme a Plasma Rifle or a Mini-gun and I'll have myself a walking Terminator haha XD Thanks and great work!!!
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 27th Mar 2010 at 11:07 PM
LOL this is simply amazing, great job.

Are thee a fan of delicious flavor?

Where'd thee obtain that juice box an doth it come in grapalicious?
Test Subject
#39 Old 28th Mar 2010 at 8:27 PM
Thank you! I will be downloading Servo and maybe those two could live together! It would be fun maybe matching them up

I'm about to find out the product when Servo and Skeletons mix...
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 1st Apr 2010 at 11:01 PM
Hmm... I'm very curious if there is a way to make this work with the skeleton bits as an accessory so they could wear clothing?

You see, I've got a particular character who needs JUST a skeletal left arm:

I saw this:
And loved it, but obviously this is way way cooler.

It seems to me that the only option is to make it part of the shirt though? You can add with accessories, but not take away... If there was a way to separate out the parts, then we could have skeletons in clothes, and how cool would that be.

(disclaimer: Not really a request, just idle musing. However, if anybody is interested and wants to toy with this, I'm proficient in a few 3D programs myself and would be willing to help. )
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#41 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 12:37 PM
Originally Posted by Luminance
Hmm... I'm very curious if there is a way to make this work with the skeleton bits as an accessory so they could wear clothing?

A skeleton arm as an accessory wouldn't work - it would disappear inside the sim's default arm. You need to replace the default arm on the body mesh of the particular item of clothing you're using, with a skeleton arm in order for it to be visible in-game (that's how I made Mr Skeleto's whole body).
Test Subject
#42 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 3:07 AM
Thanks for bringing back the fun factor to the game.. Lovin' it!!!
Field Researcher
#43 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 3:00 AM
LOL !!!!
Test Subject
#44 Old 23rd Apr 2010 at 9:48 PM
Thank you for this, it's amazing! Also, love the Manny Calavera reference in the description :] I'm a bit of a Fandango freak...I've even got a Grim Fandango tattoo!
Test Subject
#45 Old 24th May 2010 at 9:00 PM
Again; great!
Forum Resident
#46 Old 3rd Jun 2010 at 8:17 PM
Wahaha! Awesome! I love the traits you gave him. "never nude"

Creator and owner of SimsShine
Field Researcher
#47 Old 3rd Jul 2010 at 6:56 AM
Just unearthed him and love him - you're so creative and original!
Lab Assistant
#48 Old 7th Jul 2010 at 7:18 PM
how did you get the head that small
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#49 Old 7th Jul 2010 at 8:20 PM
Originally Posted by landon
how did you get the head that small

Just used the Head Width slider in CAS.
Test Subject
#50 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 4:45 AM
I just love this skeleton very very very much!
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