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Short Riding Boots (that work with pants)

by Camkitty Posted 25th Aug 2017 at 4:31 AM - Updated 25th Aug 2017 at 11:33 PM by Camkitty
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 12 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.
Last time I made the baggy pants that work with boots; this time it's EA's riding boots made to fit under pants.
It's been bugging me for a long time that the riding boots never fit under any pants, so I finally just went in and cut the tops off. Now they fit under pants, and they work on their own as shorter versions of the riding boots from the Pets EP! They also don't require Pets to show up in your game.

They work for male and female, teen through elder. Enabled for all outfits except sleepwear, swimwear, and naked.




They have the same recoloring channels as the original boots, and the same color presets as well.



Polygon Counts:
Male:

LOD0 - 645
LOD1 - 332
LOD2 - 195

Female:

LOD0 - 601
LOD1 - 303
LOD2 - 160

Additional Credits:
Meshing Toolkit by CmarNYC
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=481950

Delphy's Sims 3 Pack Multi-Extractor
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=364038

MasterController by Twallan
http://nraas.wikispaces.com/MasterController

Elegant Pose pack by traelia
http://modthesims.info/d/439439
Tags: #boots, #shoes, #pants, #riding boots, #fix

Age: Teen Young Adult Adult Elder
Gender: Male Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal Athletic
Style: Boots
Maxis Flags: 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
ShortBoots.zip

Size: 1.65 MB · Downloads: 7,078 · 25th Aug 2017
1.65 MB 7,078 25th Aug 2017
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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 25th Aug 2017 at 5:03 AM
Very useful! Thank you. ♥
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 25th Aug 2017 at 11:20 AM
Ooh beautiful short boots!
Site Helper
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#4 Old 25th Aug 2017 at 5:49 PM
I needed these!
Site Helper
#5 Old 25th Aug 2017 at 6:26 PM
Just letting you know that Dashboard is flagging these as "Corrupt (Bad ages- Child+Adult)"

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#6 Old 25th Aug 2017 at 10:26 PM
Very nice! Thank you
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#7 Old 25th Aug 2017 at 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Ghost sdoj
Just letting you know that Dashboard is flagging these as "Corrupt (Bad ages- Child+Adult)"


I've never used Dashboard, but I just looked up that issue and it seems that it may be flagging it like that because it's a clothing piece enabled for multiple ages, which usually can cause seam issues around the ankles for shoes. I don't know why it's mentioning child on there, since they're not enabled for children, but they are enabled for teen through elder.

I don't think they should cause any issues since I opted to "cap off" the ankle of the boots instead of blending it onto the sim's leg. The model seemed to fit just fine on the teen, adult/young adult, and elder models without needing to be modified, so I enabled it for all of them instead of making separate packages for each.

If you do notice any issues, just let me know.
Test Subject
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#8 Old 26th Aug 2017 at 8:36 PM
Thank you! My sims will be getting so much use out of these. I loved the taller riding boots EA made, but they worked with so few bottoms, now I can use them with everything! :D
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 27th Aug 2017 at 6:03 PM
THANK YOU a million times over for this. I love the boots, but I never used them because the pants that look decent never worked with them!! You've saved me angst, my friend :D
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 27th Aug 2017 at 6:54 PM
Thank you for this. I really like it.
Test Subject
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#11 Old 28th Aug 2017 at 3:45 PM
Oh, this is great!!!
Instructor
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#12 Old 2nd Sep 2017 at 4:59 PM
This is great - I've longed for that ever since Pets came out, hahahaha
Test Subject
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#13 Old 11th Sep 2017 at 4:00 AM
Thank you! The EA boot top clipping drives me nuts!
Test Subject
#14 Old 21st Sep 2017 at 8:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Camkitty
I've never used Dashboard, but I just looked up that issue and it seems that it may be flagging it like that because it's a clothing piece enabled for multiple ages, which usually can cause seam issues around the ankles for shoes. I don't know why it's mentioning child on there, since they're not enabled for children, but they are enabled for teen through elder.

I don't think they should cause any issues since I opted to "cap off" the ankle of the boots instead of blending it onto the sim's leg. The model seemed to fit just fine on the teen, adult/young adult, and elder models without needing to be modified, so I enabled it for all of them instead of making separate packages for each.

If you do notice any issues, just let me know.


Hey, I had problems with my game suddenly crashing after I created a household. Since my game kept crashing as soon as I tried to play that household, I tried to "weed" out the problem. Once I removed/deleted two females (young adult + adult), both of whom were wearing your shoes, I didn't have any problems anymore. While I can't be 100% certain, it seems as if your shoes were the cause of my game crashing. Just wanted to let you know.
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 22nd Sep 2017 at 12:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Markymaxy
Hey, I had problems with my game suddenly crashing after I created a household. Since my game kept crashing as soon as I tried to play that household, I tried to "weed" out the problem. Once I removed/deleted two females (young adult + adult), both of whom were wearing your shoes, I didn't have any problems anymore. While I can't be 100% certain, it seems as if your shoes were the cause of my game crashing. Just wanted to let you know.


Thanks for letting me know. It sounds like it could be an issue with the levels of detail; a similar problem was occurring a while back with an accessory I made. I'll check that out and try to fix the issue soon; if it really is the levels of detail causing the crashing it'll be relatively easy for me to fix.
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 8th Oct 2017 at 5:40 PM
So needed thank you. Will grab these later as I am always frustrated with the boots clipping.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 25th Dec 2017 at 1:13 AM
Thanks! Quick question: these are stand-alone, correct? I usually prefer having both the original and mesh fixes for variety.
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 25th Dec 2017 at 8:05 PM
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Originally Posted by animeweirdodudette
Thanks! Quick question: these are stand-alone, correct? I usually prefer having both the original and mesh fixes for variety.

Yes, these are stand-alone
Test Subject
#19 Old 11th Nov 2018 at 11:12 AM
As another user reported, these cause my game to crash. It took me a long time to track down the problem, but after extensive testing, it's definitely the boots. When I removed them from my game, everything was fine. The most blatant case was that I put them on a sim, I saved the game with that sim on the screen, and I could load the save again, but if I tried to zoom out or go into town edit mode, I'd get crashes. I also had crashes in another save that were apparently random, but I did a full makeover on the entire town and I think (now) that it was crashing when I went anywhere near anyone who was wearing the boots. It seems to be a graphic issue. I use very high detail because I have a gaming computer with a high end graphic card, if that's any help to you. In the meantime, I'll just have to keep the boots out of the game, which is a shame. I really like them.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 6th Feb 2020 at 2:20 PM
Unfortunately it also crashes my game. I meticulously weeded through everything for hours and found that it was the boots causing the crash. I have my graphic settings at the highest and a good gaming machine.
Test Subject
#21 Old 20th Sep 2020 at 2:21 AM
Just another report that these crash my game. Created a female YA with these shoes, I try to move in said female and game crashes to desktop instantly. Have a higher-end computer, play on high/very high graphics settings. Specifically, the error log throws an ACCESS_VIOLATION for TS3W.exe. (trying to access way too much memory.)
I've narrowed it down to these boots, I can move other Sims in fine, from tutorial start OR edit town.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 2nd Jul 2021 at 5:53 PM
Do not download! The crashing issue is still here 4 years later. I wasted a lot of time today, trying to work out why my always dependable Aurora Skies save is suddenly crashing. It didn't initially penetrate that these boots were causing the problem because I actually had these boots in my game for some time and they work fine in CAS. But I couldn't have tried them before in game before today, thankfully either they are not set to random or no Sim randomized with them as I'd never have worked out the issue.