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The Zodiac Collection

by NetKitten Posted 26th Jan 2010 at 8:18 PM - Updated 13th Feb 2010 at 7:08 PM by NetKitten
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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.
A throwback to when a Sim's astrological sign still meant something, the Zodiac Painting Collection is a reminder of a much SIMpler time. Download the whole set and let these beautiful and heavenly visions decorate your Sim home in style.

These lovely watercolor masterpieces are painted by renown fantasy artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, whose work regularly appears in Realms of Fantasy Magazine and has adorned covers of books and fantasy gaming materials, alike. This particular set is a sneak peak at the art to be used in Llewellyn's upcoming 2011 astrological calendar and are used with the artist's permission.

Based on "Painting film noir", each painting has a price tag of 160 Simoleons and can be found under Decor/Wall Art. The Zodiac Collection will appear in your catalog as follows:

Zodiac Collection - Aquarius
Zodiac Collection - Aries
Zodiac Collection - Cancer
Zodiac Collection - Capricorn
Zodiac Collection - Geminii
Zodiac Collection - Leo
Zodiac Collection - Libra
Zodiac Collection - Pisces
Zodiac Collection - Sagittarius
Zodiac Collection - Scorpio
Zodiac Collection - Taurus
Zodiac Collection - Virgo

©2009 Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. For non-commercial use only. Feel free to upload with your lots but PLEASE do not upload to any sites requiring payment for subscription. If anyone makes money off of these, it should be Stephanie! If you love her work and wouldn't mind it on your real walls, too, visit her at her website, ShadowScapes.

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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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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#2 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 10:15 PM
I LOVE these! They are gorgeous Thanks
Test Subject
#3 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 10:28 PM
wow these are really nice and quite pretty!!
Test Subject
#4 Old 27th Jan 2010 at 12:28 AM
Something different and unique. Thank you
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 27th Jan 2010 at 12:22 PM
Beautiful!!! thanks!
Test Subject
#6 Old 28th Jan 2010 at 10:08 PM
really nice thanks so much!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 29th Jan 2010 at 9:49 AM
I keep planning to get the Sagittarius one in real life, usually go "meh" at astrological stuff but I love her art so much... very glad my Sims can have it!
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#8 Old 8th Feb 2010 at 8:25 AM
These are lovely, and I've been a fan of Stephanie's for ages - but your pictures are very small and makes it impossible to see what the actual paintings look like. Can you please upload some closeups of the paintings so we can actually see what the images are?
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8th Feb 2010 at 6:20 PM
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#9 Old 9th Feb 2010 at 2:29 AM
Just did... hope these previews are better. I think I was having some net issues the day I was uploading because it kept kicking the uploads back at me. I figured at the time it was because they were too big.

Newbie mistake... live and learn! Thanks!
Test Subject
#10 Old 16th Feb 2010 at 7:25 AM
Ah, so beautiful! These are perfect for the zodiac sims I have. Thank you~
Mad Poster
#11 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 8:36 PM
Wow, I love the coloring and details in the paintings. Tell your friend that she is a wonderful artist and keep on with her work. Hopefully soon the world will appreciate it more. Thanks for sharing.

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#12 Old 18th Feb 2010 at 3:46 PM
Thanks so much! I'll definitely share your comments with Stephanie
Test Subject
#13 Old 20th Feb 2010 at 11:11 PM
awesome job! can you email me the real picture of Scorpio please? :D

Test Subject
#14 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 1:42 AM
Oh wow! Thank you so much! These are gorgeous and really needed in my game. I have a house that needs to be "fancy" and have a lot of artwork, but unfortunately the game doesn't have very much to offer there. This will help a ton! :-D
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#15 Old 3rd Mar 2010 at 6:28 PM
Originally Posted by car14nov
awesome job! can you email me the real picture of Scorpio please? :D

The original artwork used is on Stephanie's website HERE

Just click on Zodiac, listed to the side.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 6th Mar 2010 at 1:08 AM
I actually let out a gasp when I saw these... I'm a HUGE fan of Stephanie's! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#17 Old 8th Mar 2010 at 3:45 AM
These are fantastic!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 28th Mar 2010 at 2:52 AM
Well done. I love them!!
Test Subject
#19 Old 31st Mar 2010 at 10:22 PM
Beautiful! Thank you!
Test Subject
#20 Old 11th Apr 2010 at 4:37 PM
This is beautiful, thank you!
Test Subject
#21 Old 23rd May 2010 at 1:48 AM
Such beauty brought to the sims universe. Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#22 Old 14th Jun 2010 at 6:47 AM
She's my favorite artist and these look great. Thank you!
Test Subject
#23 Old 24th Jun 2010 at 9:08 AM
cool! i like the aquarius picture!!!
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#24 Old 18th Jul 2010 at 1:38 AM
These are absolutely gorgeous! I cannot wait to have them in my game! It makes me want to actually play!
Test Subject
#25 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 8:30 PM
Squee my sign looks so awesome! Thanks for the up load and I wish I could thank the artist for making such awesome pics! ^^
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