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Good Old Plants [Updated for WA]

by lemoncandy Posted 28th Sep 2009 at 5:32 PM - Updated 29th Dec 2009 at 6:59 PM by lemoncandy : update
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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.
EDIT 29/11/2009.
These objects became broken with the patch 1.6.6 and the expansion and caused the "blue lot syndrome". I have fixed them now so if you still want to use them with World Adventures, please re-download.

I really missed the potted plants of The Sims 2, so I decided to convert them. It's not as simple as it sounds but I managed somehow
So here are four Sims 2 plants, the "Fig Tree" (which looks nothing like a fig tree imo), the "Simulated Succulent" and two bonsais.

They are in Decorative/Plants in the catalog and each cost 80§.
You can recolor the pots. Have fun!

Polygon Counts:
Bonsai Round: 793 faces, 685 vertices
Bonsai Blue Sky: 752 faces, 492 vertices
Fig Tree: 733 faces, 794 vertices
Succulent: 1038 faces, 812 vertices

Additional Credits:
The Object Tool, S3OC, S3PE, SimPE, The Sims 2.

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
Sims2plants.rar | Fixed version for EP01.

Size: 224.4 KB · Downloads: 24,449 · 28th Sep 2009
224.4 KB 24,449 28th Sep 2009
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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#26 Old 28th Sep 2009 at 9:42 PM
cool, i remember these!!

Can't find stuff in build and buy mode?
Test Subject
#27 Old 28th Sep 2009 at 9:50 PM
Wonderful! I love plants!
#28 Old 28th Sep 2009 at 10:08 PM
*HUGS* Don't ever quit! These are amazing! Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 28th Sep 2009 at 10:20 PM
Thanks for these, they're fantastic! Great work!
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 2:51 AM
oh, thank you, thank you, thank you! <3 you're encourage to do more, if you want to, i bet no one would complain.
#31 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 10:03 AM
Yay more plants! Thankyou very much
Test Subject
#32 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 11:45 AM
Already thanked you for the plants but just had to add that i looked at hte folder where i put this type of download, and yours are 80% of them, I like the style and simplicity of these, I hope you keep this up thanks.
Test Subject
#33 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 12:48 PM
YAY, I missed these soo much. Thank you (L)
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#34 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 1:40 PM Last edited by lemoncandy : 5th Oct 2009 at 2:32 PM.
Thank you all for the comments. Yes I am busy making more

Originally Posted by fluttereyes
Would you consider doing a tutorial for conversions? There's so much stuff I'd like to be brought over from the old game.

Cocomama and I made a sort of (incomplete) tut over here:
#35 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 2:04 PM
Fabulous!!!! Thank you! If you can do the transporter urn and the grey lady I will kiss the ground that you walk on!

And the potted palm!
Forum Resident
#36 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 2:57 PM
Lemoncandy Thank you for all of your things. I am so glad you made plants. The game was sorely lacking. I have downloaded all of your plants.

If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, then what about an empty desk?

My stuff may be used in uploads if 1. Credit is given, 2. link to my page provided. Happy simming!
McAlli's page
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 3:23 PM
thank you!

Lab Assistant
#38 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 4:16 PM
YAY! I've missed them! Thank you thank you thank you!
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 7:11 PM
Thank you !!
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 7:40 PM
thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 9:35 PM
I always loved the bonsai, so thanks!

Sims addict since 2003
And proud of it!

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#42 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 9:55 AM
Thank you! I really missed these! Thanks a lot!
Forum Resident
#43 Old 30th Sep 2009 at 11:26 PM
Hey again lemoncandy!
As fluttereyes mentioned i really hope that one day you'll write a tutorial on how to convert an item....with a simple example like a painting from TS2....
I really want to convert many items....
Thank you again!

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Test Subject
#44 Old 3rd Oct 2009 at 12:35 PM
dank je wel
Top Secret Researcher
#45 Old 5th Oct 2009 at 3:16 AM
You did a great job converting them, Lemoncandy! Thank you.
Test Subject
#46 Old 7th Oct 2009 at 5:53 PM
Ahhhw, I really missed these "good old" planties, too. Thak you sooo MUCH for this! ^.^~
Lab Assistant
#47 Old 30th Oct 2009 at 7:19 PM
Thank you so much!

Black Holes are where God divided by zero. -Steven Wright
Test Subject
#48 Old 10th Nov 2009 at 12:20 PM
Thank you so much! I spend hours and hours convincing my brother to play Sims 3 and when he saw that his favorite plant and furniture was gone, he quit :S Now i'm gonna tell him that i have his favorite plant, thanks to you
Lab Assistant
#49 Old 11th Nov 2009 at 2:07 AM
I am glad that you are so talented in creating these wonderful plants, as well as the other things you have created. I never learned how to mesh, and I don't think I would dare attempt it. So I really appreciate you doing what you do. That you do it so well is equally appreciated.

My TS3 sim's homes are going to look like veritable greenhouses thanks to you!

Many thanks for all your hard work.

#50 Old 3rd Dec 2009 at 6:37 AM
Thanks so much for fixing these!
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