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Rideable Dragon **MAJOR UPDATE - Can now take passengers**

by Esmeralda Posted 23rd Jun 2010 at 6:20 PM - Updated 23rd Aug 2013 at 3:44 PM by Esmeralda : Headlights issue fixed
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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.
UPDATE 23 AUGUST 2013 - One of EA's patches since I made this item did something to change the position of the headlight glow, and this vehicle started displaying two 'ghost' car headlights out in front of it which it didn't have before. Please redownload this item if you are patched up to date and having the headlights issue. Just let it overwrite your old version. Be sure the version you're using is dated 8-23-2013. Thanks to coolspear1 for letting me know about this issue!

MAJOR UPDATE 3 March 2013 - Have now re-rigged this vehicle so that it can take passengers. Because I didn't know how to do rigging back when I made this item, I had to advise players to only have one sim ride it as a solo vehicle, because any other passengers would show as floating alongside it. I've now remade it so that you can take your whole household with you, but everyone except the driver will simply disappear. When your household reaches the destination, they will all re-appear.

If you already have this item, please re-download the file 'EsmeraldaF_PETSRideableDragon.zip' from the Downloads tab. Delete the old file 'EsmeraldaF_PETSRideableDragon.package' from your Mods\Packages folder and replace it with the new file inside the newly downloaded zip, 'Esmeralda_RideableDragonV2.package', which is dated 3 March 2013.

Please note that this update does not apply to the old pre-Pets version that is on the Downloads tab ('EsmeraldaF_RideableDragon.zip'), which is obsolete and which I won't be updating.


I decided to try to make a rideable animal as a 'car'. As I love dragons, I thought it might be a good place to start. Hopefully your eccentric and/or fantasy sims might like one as their everyday transport too.

It's cloned from one of the base game cars and uses the car driver's riding position. As the hands are holding onto a couple of pointy horns on the dragon rather than a steering wheel, they won't always be perfectly matched up on close inspection, but it looks OK from afar. The dragon's legs don't move, of course, but instead it glides along a few inches off the ground.

The dragon has one recolourable channel, which as usual can be used for patterning as well as colours. Below we see a military-looking lady riding a camo-patterned dragon, and as for the bearded gentleman below her, well, if you want to be really silly, you can be.

For night riding, the dragon has a handy light inside its mouth to help light your way. The colour of the light will correspond to the colour of your dragon, so as we have a golden dragon below, it also gives off a golden light.


It is found in the Buy Mode catalogue under Vehicles/Cars, and costs 4500 simoleons. It will need a car parking space. It was made from a base game car, so you don't need any expansion packs.

Hope you'll find this a bit of fun - happy riding!

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

Unzip the .zip file and copy the .package file 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: http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...g_Package_Files

Polygon Counts:
2624

Additional Credits:
Made with s3oc, S3PE and Sims 3 Object Tool.

It was made from the mesh of a dragon sculpture from TS2, in case you find it looks a bit familiar.

The custom hair on the blonde male sim is Anto 47 conversion by v-ware http://www.modthesims.info/d/370830

Car Type: Special
Car Era: Not Applicable

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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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
EsmeraldaF_PETSRideableDragon.zip | NEW V2 version updated to take passengers. Headlights fixed. Pets/patch 1.26 and upwards, NOT backwards compatible.

Size: 875.1 KB · Downloads: 7,242 · 19th Oct 2011
875.1 KB 7,242 19th Oct 2011
EsmeraldaF_RideableDragon.zip | *OBSOLETE* - DO NOT USE UNLESS YOU HAVE NOT UPDATED to Pets or patch 1.26 upwards. Can NOT take passengers.

Size: 847.9 KB · Downloads: 17,451 · 23rd Jun 2010
847.9 KB 17,451 23rd Jun 2010
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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Zombie Socks
#2 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 6:54 PM
This. Is. Amazing. This is just beyond amazing! Thank you so much!

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#3 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 6:58 PM
This is simultaneously the most awesome, the most insane, and the most hilarious CC I've seen for TS3 to date.

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Test Subject
#4 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 7:03 PM
What a very original idea! Thanks for making this, I'll definetly use it!
Test Subject
#5 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 7:05 PM
wow, this is awesome! Do you take requests? I really need hover cars for my futuristic world I'm making, I was thinking it's possible to make the wheels invisible, like you did here. Can you make some hover cars for me?

P.S- I have the base game if that makes a difference
Test Subject
#6 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 7:14 PM
Amazing. Thanks a lot!
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#7 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 7:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rct3rock321
wow, this is awesome! Do you take requests? I really need hover cars for my futuristic world I'm making, I was thinking it's possible to make the wheels invisible, like you did here. Can you make some hover cars for me?

P.S- I have the base game if that makes a difference


Sorry, I don't take requests (as mentioned on my profile page), however, also on my profile page is a link to a thread with creators who do take requests - good luck!
Instructor
#8 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 7:23 PM
YOU ARE AMAZZZING I love this, <3's all around. ^^

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#9 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 7:24 PM
Haha this is hilarious, you always deliver

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#10 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 7:25 PM
I know you don't take requests, but... I think that this would look even better if you made it with the motorcycle from Ambitions.

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Test Subject
#11 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 7:25 PM
You absolutely ROCK! Just amazing!!
Test Subject
#12 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 8:00 PM
What the...?!?! This is freaking amazing! WIN.
Theorist
#13 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 8:21 PM
WHOA! This is pure awesomeness, thanks for sharing!
Field Researcher
#14 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 8:25 PM
Amazingly creative I"d have never thought of ridable dragons
Test Subject
#15 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 8:27 PM
Haha love it
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 8:42 PM
Haha this is awesome!
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#17 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 8:52 PM
Brilliant! XD
Test Subject
#18 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 9:25 PM
This is great. I wish there was more CC like this. xD
Test Subject
#19 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 9:57 PM
Now that'a cool one!
Test Subject
#20 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 9:59 PM
They see me rollin. They hatin'....so I made my dragon motorcycle eat them...

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#21 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 10:00 PM
haha i knew it! you always must to made some awesome and creative things for our simmies! thank you very much for hard work and wonderful idea
Scholar
#22 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 10:18 PM
ROFL
how cool is this???
Thanks
Wiki Wizard
#23 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 11:36 PM
AHA this is just outright awesome!


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Instructor
#24 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 11:47 PM
Lolol Rawr. I love it

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Instructor
#25 Old 24th Jun 2010 at 1:00 AM
Absolutely brilliant, Esmeralda!!! I love it!!! What an awesome fantasy mode of transportation - five stars!!!! Thank you!
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