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1957 Chevy Convertible

by Dr Pixel Posted 7th Aug 2007 at 3:45 PM - Updated 4th Jan 2009 at 2:18 PM by Dr Pixel
42 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

This is a drivable vehicle, it REQUIRES the NightLife expansion pack.
Updated Dec 21, 2008 - this car is now compatable with Numenor's
Drivable Cars Without NightLife

Doors and lights work correctly, but I had to disable the WooHoo "fog" effect.
Sims can still WooHoo and Makeout, but there will be no animation - they will just fade out, make some noises, and fade back in.

Included in the download is the Mesh plus all the exterior and interior color options shown. The 1957 Chevy came in three trim options - the Bel Aire, the 210, and the 110, but a convertible came only with the Bel Aire or the 210 trim. The difference was that the Bel Aire had a gold colored grille mesh and v emblems, plus a ribbed stainless steel panel on the rear fenders. I have included both Bel Aire and 210 color options.

The main .package file was modified from the Maxis sportscar using the .Ms3dASCII export/import of SimPE.

The body mesh was modified from a free mesh found on 3d Cafe, the steering wheel from the Maxis Hunka mesh, wheels and tires from the Maxis Sedan, and some scratch built parts.

The UV_mapping was done from scratch, using MilkShape's UV Mapping tools.

Polys = 15405 (856 polys per tile)

Thanks to Vampcat, Cevic, Numenor, Pinhead, and Willem for their advice and information about editing the car meshes.

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All my items including this one may be recolored/re-skinned.

You can use and alter my alphas, textures, and bumpmaps as you wish - no credit needed.

Please put some effort into it, there are many good tutorials that will show you how to make something you can be proud of.

If you are posting your work on ModTheSims2, link to this thread so people can get the mesh.

If you are posting on the Exchange, you should also link to this thread since meshes do not always package up properly in Lots.

If you are posting them on your own site you can offer the mesh for download on your site too. Credit for the mesh is appreciated but not required.

If you are altering the mesh for any reason, please take the trouble to do it correctly - change the filename, use fix integrety, and re-link it to your own color .packages.

You can use all my items in your lots, screenshots, stories, movies, and complete Sims - no credits necessary, just have fun with them.


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To make this perfectly clear, what I am saying is that you can do whatever you want with my items, and post them anywhere you like. That includes free sites, the Exchange, paysites, and donator-only areas. I just ask that you take the trouble to do it correctly so your stuff doesn't interfere with anyone else's.

Polygon Counts:
15402
Tags: #convertible, #classic

Car Type: Antique/Classic
Car Era: 1940 to 1959

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 Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
DPXL57ChevyConvert.zip

Size: 1.04 MB · Downloads: 35,606 · 21st Dec 2008
1.04 MB 35,606 21st Dec 2008
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

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

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#2 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 3:56 PM
It's actually very pretty! Silly word for a car, but there you go. Thank you for sharing it.

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Scholar
#3 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 3:53 PM
Awesome Dr.Pixel! This is a great classic car! Fantastic! I love all your cars! Magnificant work as always, you've done it again! Thank you :D
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#4 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 3:54 PM
great job, as usual I love old cars. Thanks!

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Instructor
#5 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 4:12 PM
Beautiful car, the fifties had some of the best cars. Thanks Dr. Pixel!

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 4:29 PM
Ab-so-lu-te-ly fabulous! The 1957 Chevy is one of my favourite cars of all time, it's great to have it in the game. Thanks a ton.

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#7 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 4:47 PM
Ooooh You and Fresh Prince make my game worth playing! I love this car, its exactelly the kind of cars i love putting into my urban gangsta 'hood AND the other ones! I love the car, thanks!
Instructor
#8 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 5:05 PM
Oh wow, these are amazing! I especially love the purple.

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Test Subject
#9 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 5:15 PM
This is my dream car, Im so excited to have it in my game. Just one question. Im wondering how Seasons ep effects the car and those driving it.? I have passed by convertibles before because I have Seasons installed and didnt know how that would work.. But I have to have this car..
I had no idea it ever came in a purple, probably called some kind of plum, I have never seen it in that color, I always use to want a red one, but now I want the purple one.
Thanks again, you Rock...
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 5:19 PM
Lovely car. Thanks for sharing it.

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Test Subject
#11 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 5:23 PM
Oh this is GREAT! This car takes me back to my teenage days. I always thought they were so sexy. (the car, not my teenage days. lol)
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#12 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 5:34 PM
WOW! Another great classic car Doc... and the purple one really caught my attention.
Thank you very much

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#13 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 5:44 PM
YAY, a convertible 57 with white wall tires, fabulous job on it, I love it!!!!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 5:52 PM
This is one of the coolest cars i've seen! Great work and Thanks for sharing.
Alchemist
#15 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 6:10 PM
It is irresistible! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 6:13 PM
Just beautiful! Do you intend to do a hardtop as well? For the 150 and 210 to work nicely with?
Field Researcher
#17 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 7:02 PM
Awesome.. I LOVE vintage cars. Thanks!
Scholar
#18 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 7:41 PM
Very nice job on this car! Thanks very much for creating and sharing it.
Instructor
#19 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 8:03 PM
Nice vintage, I like it, awesome job, thank you Dr. Pixel!

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Test Subject
#20 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 9:26 PM
thanks a ton., my sims will enjoy this sweet ride
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#21 Old 7th Aug 2007 at 9:27 PM
Woooottt this is freakin awesome! Thanks so much for your hard work! Classic cars live on...

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#22 Old 8th Aug 2007 at 12:23 AM
Cheers Dr. P this is superb & a worthy addition to any Sim's Garage!...

B.T.W, the '57 Chevy has to be one of my all time favourite American cars too - so many thanks for this TS-2 version - brilliant work as always!.

To all, of the very talented MTS-2 creative types - my sincere thanks for taking the time to create/upload/share...
Test Subject
#23 Old 8th Aug 2007 at 3:45 AM
Thank you thank you thank you! You just absolutely made my day! This has been my favorite car since I was 10 yrs old. It's gorgeous and you did a superb job!!!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 8th Aug 2007 at 4:14 AM
What a beautiful car! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creations.
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#25 Old 8th Aug 2007 at 4:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ileya333
This is my dream car, Im so excited to have it in my game. Just one question. Im wondering how Seasons ep effects the car and those driving it.? I have passed by convertibles before because I have Seasons installed and didnt know how that would work.. But I have to have this car..
I had no idea it ever came in a purple, probably called some kind of plum, I have never seen it in that color, I always use to want a red one, but now I want the purple one.
Thanks again, you Rock...


I have Seasons, and there aren't any problems with it. Although, of course, it does look a bit odd to see your Sims driving with the top down in the rain or snow... Snow doesn't pile up on cars anyway, even if you leave it out on an open driveway, and when Sims go for a ride it doesn't seem to affect them either. And to be perfectly honest, there have been a few times that I have ridden in a top-down convertible while there was snow on the ground - it's not so bad if you have the heat on full :D

The purple most likely wasn't an original color option, but I have seen a couple of them in a similar color and I liked it too, so I included it. The only color chart I could find was a .jpg image of a photo of a page of an old paint color chart, and all the colors looked a bit off. There was one called Canyon Coral that looked sorta close to purple (actually it was more like a muddy purplish brown) so I used a bit of artistic license
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