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Santa's Sleigh for Sims3

by hexameter Posted 22nd Dec 2010 at 2:32 PM - Updated 25th Aug 2012 at 12:37 AM by hexameter : Update
56 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 19 Thanks 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Merry Christmas!

Santa's Sleigh drawn by 6 reindeers is the Sims3 version of this sleigh. I didn't upload any object or special vehicle for a long time. So let me start for Sims3 with this Christmas object now.

For this object I converted the mesh I made in 2006 and changed the animal mesh.
Much fun with it for all who liked to play with my vehicles I made for Sims2 and those who will enjoy this one for the first time!

This sleigh was cloned of a base game item and has some changes of slots! It worked in my game with all expansions installed but it should work with all versions of the game. Due to the manipulations of the resources I recommand to backup your game before you use this object!

The new package is fixed for Pets-EP and the following EPs.

Statistics: Vertices: 19 737 (1410 per tile); Faces: 32 642 (2332 per tile)
Please, decide yourself whether you can use it or not. It works fine in my game!

You'll find this object in the collection of cars. It costs 700 S$.
Keep in mind that you'll hear the noise of a motor and the reindeers aren't animated! I also tried to switch off all lights, don't be surprised. Of course this special vehicle has its special colours. But you also can change the colour of wooden parts, the chains and the leather of the reins if you want.

Screenshots are made in "Winter Wonderland" made by Rflong7 at Customsims3.com (http://www.customsims3.com/smf/index.php?topic=3107.0).
Please have a look at my policy if you want to use the object in uploads!

Mesh handmade by hexameter, 2006/2010

Polygon Counts:
Statistics: Vertices: 19 737 (1410 per tile)
Faces: 32 642 (2332 per tile)

Additional Credits:
- TSR for the workshop
- Inge & Peter Jones for S3PE - Atavera for his RIG-wrappers
- EA for the object it is cloned of!

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.

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
S3_SantaSleigh-6reindeers_fixed.rar | The fixed file that works after Pets EP

Size: 1.15 MB · Downloads: 6,830 · 25th Aug 2012
1.15 MB 6,830 25th Aug 2012
hexameter_S3_SantaSleigh-6reindeers.rar | Driveable sleigh with 6 reindeers - Sims3 mesh

Size: 1.15 MB · Downloads: 16,798 · 22nd Dec 2010
1.15 MB 16,798 22nd Dec 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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Rabid Recoloring Renegade
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#2 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 2:45 PM
Totally awesome! This is a wonderful, fun creation. Thanks for sharing :-)
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#3 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 2:47 PM Last edited by EsmeraldaF : 23rd Dec 2010 at 11:41 AM.
This is fantastic, I loved your horse & cart vehicles in TS2 and had some of them in my game, so I'm looking forward to trying this out (I have an Eccentric sim who would love this as his everyday vehicle). Great work and thank you!

EDIT: I'm now using this in-game, for my Eccentric sim - it looks wonderful and is such fun! Thanks again!
Scholar
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#4 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 3:48 PM
thanks a lot! this is beautiful!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 3:51 PM
This is so great I used it in little Christmas story Cheers
Forum Resident
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#6 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 4:14 PM
I'm so happy to see you making vehicles for Sims 3! I used all of your vehicles extensively in Sims 2. Thank-you so much!
I aim to misbehave
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#7 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 4:21 PM
This is so awesomely charmingly lovely!! Great job on it!! ;D
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 4:49 PM
This is wonderful! Thanks!
Top Secret Researcher
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#9 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 4:51 PM
Very nice! I hope we see wagons and carts next! Thank you.
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 6:57 PM
Wonderful. I have missed for Sims3. Thankyou so much.
Scholar
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#11 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 6:57 PM
Fantastic work! Puts me right into the Christmas Spirit! =D
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 9:10 PM
I like it, but before I download it, may I request that you make 8 reindeer, plus Rudolph in the front (his nose doesn't have to GLOW, just be red).

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Eduardog3000
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#13 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 9:29 PM
Thank you to all of you for your comments! I hope the vehicle will work without problems like I wanted and you can enjoy playing.
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Originally Posted by eduardog3000
I like it, but before I download it, may I request that you make 8 reindeer, plus Rudolph in the front (his nose doesn't have to GLOW, just be red).

Sorry to disturb this idea, but I already reached the capabilities of MilkShape and the mesh tools with this mesh concerning the vertex count. I had several crashes while I did regroups and was forced to go other ways round, which took a lot of time.
So, this is all I could do for now.
hexameter
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#14 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by hexameter
Thank you to all of you for your comments! I hope the vehicle will work without problems like I wanted and you can enjoy playing.

Sorry to disturb this idea, but I already reached the capabilities of MilkShape and the mesh tools with this mesh concerning the vertex count. I had several crashes while I did regroups and was forced to go other ways round, which took a lot of time.
So, this is all I could do for now.
hexameter


Ok, I'm still gonna download it. Hopefully you will eventually be able to make it with all the reindeer.

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Eduardog3000
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#15 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 10:15 PM
I was wondering if you could make a sims 3 version of your ridable horse: http://nene.modthesims.info/download.php?t=119414

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Eduardog3000
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#16 Old 23rd Dec 2010 at 12:01 AM
Its an enchantment.Can't have enough of watching the pics of your fabulous creation.

Thank you so much.
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 23rd Dec 2010 at 12:06 AM
omg it's soooo beautiful! big thanks.
Test Subject
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#18 Old 23rd Dec 2010 at 1:24 AM
This is the coolest thing ever. Thanks!
Scholar
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#19 Old 23rd Dec 2010 at 10:14 AM
Great!!!
Lab Assistant
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#20 Old 23rd Dec 2010 at 11:00 AM
Absolutely Brilliant! Thank you so much
Test Subject
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#21 Old 23rd Dec 2010 at 12:53 PM
very nice dude, really thanks! :D
Theorist
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#22 Old 24th Dec 2010 at 4:07 AM
Beautiful! Thank you very much and Merry Christmas!
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#23 Old 24th Dec 2010 at 11:51 AM
You the greatest.
I have known you are able to do it.
Thank you very much and Merry Christmas!

My websites:
http://www.feeessen-sims-objekte.de
I also create for Sims3.!
My own Point and Click Advenzure Gamehttp://feeessen-sims-objekte.de/
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#24 Old 24th Dec 2010 at 4:44 PM
Wow! This great! Thanks
Blenderized to Pieces
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#25 Old 24th Dec 2010 at 10:31 PM
Kewl! It's GOOD to see you working on Sims3 stufz! :0) Thank you!
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