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Classic Brick Mailbox

by cmomoney Posted 10th Aug 2011 at 6:15 PM - Updated 14th Nov 2012 at 2:07 AM by cmomoney
36 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 21 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
You will need to be patched to 1.26/Pets to use this. Works with 1.42

It's only right that I re-create the object that got me started in sims modding.



The Classic Brick Mailbox cost $250 and can be found in Outdoor/Lawn ornaments. It has four presets:



... and has three color options(bricks, mailbox, and mortar):



To use, download my Deletable Mailbox Mod and put it in your mods folder along with this mailbox. In Buy/Build mode, delete the default mailbox and replace with this one.

Issues:
Sims will reach into the bricks to put the flag up/down. The flag moves in the right place though.

Enjoy!

Polygon Counts:
854

Additional Credits:
Thanks to orangemittens, Buzzler, Leesester, and Peter and Inge Jones.
Tags: #mailbox brick

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
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cmomoney_MailboxClassicBrick.rar

Size: 376.8 KB · Downloads: 23,283 · 10th Aug 2011
376.8 KB 23,283 10th Aug 2011
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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Test Subject
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#2 Old 10th Aug 2011 at 6:24 PM
it's high detailed :D
Forum Resident
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#3 Old 10th Aug 2011 at 7:09 PM
Awesome. Will definitely use this.
Test Subject
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#4 Old 10th Aug 2011 at 7:43 PM
WOW! Liked it!
Top Secret Researcher
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#5 Old 10th Aug 2011 at 8:30 PM
So neat!! And the flag works! *.* Love it
Interstellar Traveler
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#6 Old 10th Aug 2011 at 8:50 PM
It's so pretty! thank you so much!
Forum Resident
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#7 Old 10th Aug 2011 at 9:07 PM
Love it..
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#8 Old 10th Aug 2011 at 10:34 PM
OMG - its Blast from the past time

Wasn't a brick mailbox the first thing you made for TS2? I love this, and the details are fantastic.

New mesh of course :p
Mad Poster
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#9 Old 11th Aug 2011 at 1:39 AM
This is a great idea! It was a bad move of EA's to give us only 1 type of mailbox. I mean, we even got new garbage cans/recycle bins, but no variation of mail. You're a lifesaver!
Eminence Grise
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#10 Old 11th Aug 2011 at 2:27 AM
Thanks CMO! I think you are the only person besides me who cares about mailboxes
Test Subject
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#11 Old 11th Aug 2011 at 2:57 AM
Can't have enough classy mailboxes. Love the detail on these beauties. Thanks!
Test Subject
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#12 Old 11th Aug 2011 at 12:46 PM
Haha So good! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 11th Aug 2011 at 7:36 PM
I absolutly love this! Well done indeed!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 12th Aug 2011 at 6:05 AM
Its so pretty. :DD
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 12th Aug 2011 at 5:22 PM
These are wonderful, thank you so much! Your TS2 boxes were a must-have in my old game

I just wish there was a way to mod for mail through the front door, we have mail slots in our doors here
Field Researcher
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#16 Old 12th Aug 2011 at 10:21 PM
This will go perfect with the new house i'm building.
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 12th Aug 2011 at 11:05 PM
Thank you very much! I've been waiting for something like this for my game.
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 13th Aug 2011 at 7:43 PM
It looks wonderful, I've got it on my plantation lot. Had a small request though. Would you be willing to make it a sister that isn't a mailbox and is just a brick post? I'm all about symmetry and having a matching brick post for the other side of the driveway would be awesome.
Test Subject
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#19 Old 21st Aug 2011 at 4:42 AM
I missed this ever since TS2. So thanks a lot for re-making it!!!!
Test Subject
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#20 Old 22nd Aug 2011 at 8:00 AM
Omg, i love it. \o/
I'm really tired from that horrible TS3 mailbox
I wish more mailbox!!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 28th Aug 2011 at 9:36 PM
Hi, this is really lovely thank you. However I deleted the games mailbox (I have your mod) and replaced it with this one and now I cannot disable the carpool and schoolbus anymore (Buzzler's Disable Carpool mod) here: http://www.modthesims.info/d/410296.

Do you know if your mailbox disables this option?

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#22 Old 28th Aug 2011 at 10:18 PM
If you save the game with the mailbox on the lot and quit to the main menu, when you go back in the game it will be enabled.
Test Subject
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#23 Old 5th Mar 2012 at 4:29 PM
Hi cmomoney,
I love all your mail boxes and was wondering if they need to be updated?
Test Subject
#24 Old 12th Mar 2012 at 6:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GAminRoger
Hi cmomoney,
I love all your mail boxes and was wondering if they need to be updated?


Cmomoney your mail boxes does not work with patch 1.32.
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#25 Old 14th Mar 2012 at 10:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GAminRoger
Cmomoney your mail boxes does not work with patch 1.32.


Actually it does work with 1.32.

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