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Strapless Tube Dress + Tube Top

by amvalvo Posted 21st Jul 2009 at 12:32 AM - Updated 21st Jul 2009 at 1:08 AM by amvalvo
28 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
I really like simple clothing for my sims so I made a basic tube dress and a tube top with ruched details for the ladies. These items will show up as a new item in the catalogue and will not replace any existing meshes. Both items are for your female young adult and adult sims, and can be found under everyday and formal. The tube dress can also be found under sleepwear.

Strapless Tube Dress
  • Female
  • Young Adult & Adult
  • Full body
  • Everyday, formal, & sleepwear
  • 2 recolorable channels

Tube Dress
  • Female
  • Young Adult & Adult
  • Shirt
  • Everyday, formal, & sleepwear
  • 1 recolorable channel


One problem is the bumpmap from the original mesh for the dress still shows through on the back, but there really isn't anything that can be done about that, unfortunately.

EDIT: It looks like the file for the dress was messed up so if you cant recolor the top half separately, redownload the file. It is the correct file now.

Additional Credits:
The cute blue and red pattern on one of the tube tops is by Plum.
Tags: #tube, #top, #dress, #strapless

Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal Sleepwear
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Top Full Outfit

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
straplessdress.rar

Size: 180.4 KB · Downloads: 35,018 · 21st Jul 2009
180.4 KB 35,018 21st Jul 2009
tubetop.rar

Size: 155.5 KB · Downloads: 30,436 · 21st Jul 2009
155.5 KB 30,436 21st Jul 2009
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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.).


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28 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 27 Feedback Posts
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Test Subject
#2 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 12:38 AM
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Was really wanting something like this.

Awesome!
Test Subject
#3 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 12:39 AM
I love it!
Field Researcher
#4 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 12:53 AM
Cute! Simple AND versatile, which is a good combination. Can't wait to use them with your tights!
Test Subject
#5 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 12:58 AM
How to you change the color of the top half of the dress like in your pics? Mine just changes the whole thing. Sorry
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#6 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 1:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anemicrock
How to you change the color of the top half of the dress like in your pics? Mine just changes the whole thing. Sorry


ah, I was afraid that would happen. Somehow the files got mixed up and I thought I could ninja edit before people started downloading, but I guess I wasnt fast enough. Redownload for the fixed files, and if it still doesnt work then I hate this game.. lol. It keeps messing up my packages.
Test Subject
#7 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 1:09 AM
lol. cool thanks. I'll let you know if it works.
Test Subject
#8 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 1:44 AM
works perfectly now. Thank you so much.
Test Subject
#9 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 1:52 AM
great job
but i have a little question.. how did you get that illumination on the sims of the preview pictures? it looks cool
thanks
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#10 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 2:14 AM
anemicrock - no, thank YOU :]
Joaquin - simple, put a single light on the floor. I like to use the outdoor light, that little tiny spotlight looking one is the one I use here.
Inventor
#11 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 3:04 AM
Nice idea and simply versatile.

I can relate with the problem you mentioned of the bumpmaps. I have created a few items of swimwear and clothing and have not uploaded them to share because of this issue.

*♥.¸Here we go again .♥*
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 4:40 AM
Very nice.. Almmmmmooooossstt perfect but there is one problem.
It would be a great asset to me to be able to recolor the collar of the dress. It can be a very good feature when used properly and if there's a line there dividing it I feel like it should be recolorable. Great job though

GONNA LOVE~
Heartsdales~
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#13 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 5:52 AM
samma440 - what do you mean? the top portion is recolorable separatete to the rest of the dress
Top Secret Researcher
#14 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 9:19 AM
Woah, this is VERY good! I LOVE it, thanks.
Test Subject
#15 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 12:56 PM
adorable I looooove it *glomps you* THAAAANK YOOOOU!!
Instructor
#16 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 2:00 PM
Thank you so much! (:
I've been waiting for something like this. ^_^
Field Researcher
#17 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 4:00 PM
I love both of these, but I can't get past the bump map issue on the dress (stupid, I know) I am downloading the tube top and will definately grab the dress if you ever find a way around the texture thing.

PS There is a bed in game that has an embossed look on the mattress if you use certain bedding that drives me nuts as well! :loco:
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#18 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 5:02 PM
Selene1212- yeah, I really wish they did it a different way so that you could edit it without changing the mesh like in Sims 2, but I rememeber reading about someone who was going to release versions of the meshes with the seems flattened, so I guess I'm waiting for those.
Top Secret Researcher
#19 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 5:50 PM
really nice meshes! thanks!
Test Subject
#20 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 8:36 PM
Can you make these for teenagers as well?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#21 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 9:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by -LunaLuver93-
Can you make these for teenagers as well?


The tube top should be easy to convert, I'll look into the dress.
Test Subject
#22 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 12:09 AM
This is really cute!!
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 10:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by amvalvo
samma440 - what do you mean? the top portion is recolorable separatete to the rest of the dress

The collar. You know when you select the mini-dress looking bathing suit, there is a strip at the top of the top part which is individually customizable from the rest of the top of the garment. I feel that if it were customizable here, this outfit would be better for me.

GONNA LOVE~
Heartsdales~
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#24 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 10:37 PM
samma440 - ah, I see what you're saying. Okay, I'm making a teen version so I'll keep that in mind for those and maybe even make an adult version with that going on too while I'm at it. Thanks for the feedback :]
Test Subject
#25 Old 23rd Jul 2009 at 10:50 AM
ahh, thanks! I've been dying for a strapless dress for my sexy female sims :3
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