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Picked upload! Mini Cooper S

by leefish Posted 13th Mar 2010 at 5:51 PM - Updated 26th Jun 2013 at 3:12 AM by leefish : remove from personal picks
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
When I am not playing with my sim or creating for the sims games, I love to drive my car. I wanted my sim to be able to drive the same type of car as I do - but nobody had made it. So I made it myself, the car that create a style was made for - the BMW Mini Cooper.

This car has been tested in a Base game patched to 1.26.89 and works with no NEW issues.




When you buy a Mini Cooper in RL you can customise the bodywork quite a bit - different coloured roof, wing mirror and bodywork. You can also add stripes to the bonnet (hood for you Americans out there).

I worked hard on optimising its create a styleness - so I have made 6 presets using the masks and the stencils.
All car presets have the three basic recolourable channels - ROOF, WINGMIRROR, BODYWORK.
  • Preset 1 = the stripes on the bonnet are the same channel as the wingmirrors - so you can have stripes to match the wing mirrors.
  • Preset 2 = the white stripes on the bonnet are hardcoded - you can't change the colour of the stripes - see presets 5 and 1 for other colour options for the stripes
  • Preset 3 = no stripes, minimal chrome on the front grille
  • Preset 4 = for all you Anglophiles - the colour paint job that I always wanted but never dared to get - the Union Jack Roof and white stripes on the bonnet . NOTE: You can change the colour of the roof but there is no point as the Flag covers it. The white stripes are no longer hard coded - they are based on the roof colour set - see change log for detail.
  • Preset 5 = the black stripes on the bonnet are hardcoded - you can't change the colour of the stripes - see presets 1 and 2 for other colour options for the stripes
  • Preset 6 = lots of chrome, no stripes.

The easy way to remember which is which is that all the presets with stripes are with a fancy roof, the non striped have a plain roof.


Its my first car and the most complicated object for TS3 that I have made so far, and so, its not perfect......

Known Issues
  • The body was very well mapped by the original creator, and I did not mess with that. It looks good patterned, but the patterns do not line up EXACTLY. You can see the join between the wing and the sidepanels, but I think its ok - damned close.
  • The door is not animated (no TS3 car doors are)
  • The mini is cloned from the sportscar (so that the wheels would match up) and as a result the sim sits too low in the car and the driving anims are off. You can see it in the night time shot.
  • The wheels do not turn - I asked around the modders community and this is a known issue with custom cars
  • Sometimes, when turning a corner, the lights sort of disengage from the body - and then catch up again. I do not know why this is so, again, its part of finding out how objects work.
  • There is no mirror glass in the wing mirrors - again, this is true of all custom cars. I did update the file with a lighter grey texture, so if you downloaded BEFORE 02:00 on 14-03-2010 and this bothers you, please redownload.

Change Log
14 March 02:20
  • Updated the overlay to show "mirror glass"
  • Realised there was no need to hardcode the white stripes on the flag version - assigned the stripes to the roof colour set as the flag is obscuring that channel


Prices and Catalogue Location

In the vehicles category at a very reasonable 35000 simoleons.


Game Compatibility:

I had this tested in WA and HELS - it worked fine in both and in my base game. It aso works in Ambitions - thanks Dal

Sims3Pack
If you would like this item as a sims3pack, I have made it available on my own site, Leefish. Click Here for link

Polygon Counts:
A rather staggering 10870 polys. This is the same for ALL LODs. I have a rubbish PC and its fine in game.

Additional Credits:
I did not make or texture this mesh myself - all credit for that is due to the original makers, my thanks to Jonathan for permission to use this mesh.

Mesh Creators
Jonathan Mace ([email protected]) and Stecki ([email protected]), purchased by Jonathan from www.turbosquid.com and given to me to share as a sims3 car.... In other words, I did not pay anyone for this mesh

Yet More Credits
TSR workshop - presets are fun to do!
FreshPrince for being supportive and helping me along
My testers, Davey and Dal.
Delphy for the sims3pack -> package extractor
Tags: #mini, #mini cooper, #leefish

Car Type: Sports Car Compact
Car Era: 2000s

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
Mini Cooper S by Leefish.rar

Size: 1.18 MB · Downloads: 114,600 · 13th Mar 2010
1.18 MB 114,600 13th Mar 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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Mother Function
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#26 Old 14th Mar 2010 at 3:15 AM
What an awesome fish :D

"Holy Shift! Check out the asymptotes on that mother function!"
Test Subject
#27 Old 14th Mar 2010 at 9:18 AM
this is too cute!!!
my dream car, finally!!!
Mad Poster
#28 Old 14th Mar 2010 at 9:37 AM
Awww ! So sweet ! Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous creation Lee, I really love your car
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 14th Mar 2010 at 9:51 AM
Thanks for this, going to try to recreate the polka dot one

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Where'd thee obtain that juice box an doth it come in grapalicious?
Mad Poster
#30 Old 14th Mar 2010 at 10:58 AM
This is so cute, nice work!
Field Researcher
#31 Old 14th Mar 2010 at 12:44 PM
Absolutely very nice.
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 14th Mar 2010 at 2:36 PM
Finally, a car for my sim girls. I was getting annoyed that the women had to drive ugly big cars. I wanted a cute, little car for them forever. Thank you very much.

"I enjoyed the meetings, too. It was like having friends." Luna Lovegood

"It's lucky it's dark...I haven't blushed so much since Madame Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs." Albus Dumbledore
Test Subject
#33 Old 14th Mar 2010 at 5:45 PM
Thank you so much !!! I was searching my car IRL for the Sims too ! Thank you, thank you and God bless Minis ! ^^
Test Subject
#34 Old 14th Mar 2010 at 9:25 PM
Its amazing love it!
Test Subject
#35 Old 15th Mar 2010 at 2:33 AM
very nice!!
i was so happy that it worked! haha
cause some of the other cars i downloaded didn't show up in my game
so thank you very much!!
Test Subject
#36 Old 15th Mar 2010 at 5:43 PM
Wow, the different versions are very good. Thanks a lot. Hope you´ll release more
Test Subject
#37 Old 15th Mar 2010 at 6:52 PM
oooh i love it ! thanks sooo much for sharing it !
Test Subject
#38 Old 15th Mar 2010 at 10:20 PM
thank you so so so so so much. this actually saved my life.

this is my fav car and i wanted this so badly for my sims. i was trying to create this since a few weeks now but as im an absolut beginner relating making custom content, i obviously failed.

i think i actually cried some tears fo joy when i saw this, brilliant

and esp thank you for the one with the union jack. perfection !

brilliant creation
Test Subject
#39 Old 16th Mar 2010 at 5:29 PM
At last my favourite car in my neighborghood!Thanks a lot for sharing!
Field Researcher
#40 Old 16th Mar 2010 at 8:57 PM
i kind of like the animation glitch. makes 'em look like they're low-ridin in their mini-coop.

mi cuerpo es mio. no se toca, no se viola, no se daña, no se mata!
Test Subject
#41 Old 17th Mar 2010 at 12:43 AM
great car! not really a person who knows lots about cars (truthfully Ive never head of a mini cooper) but still, awesome car. I am insulted the way you said "or a hood for you Americans out there" that's like saying to us 'Americans' (which you seem to say like there's only five Americans out there.) that were stupid. sure some of us didn't know what a bonnet was (i thought it was a type of hat...) but still theres a better way to think of it. Im not mad, but im sure if you post things like that where millions of americans will see, i dont think youll get many positive comments. thanks 4 the car anyways lol!
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#42 Old 17th Mar 2010 at 1:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Renemsee
I am insulted the way you said "or a hood for you Americans out there" that's like saying to us 'Americans' (which you seem to say like there's only five Americans out there.) that were stupid. sure some of us didn't know what a bonnet was (i thought it was a type of hat...) but still theres a better way to think of it.


Well, it was certainly not my intention to offend - it was meant to be tongue in cheek - I am not American, and so I use the old fashioned English word. Regarding your hurt feelings on what you interpreted as my derogatory meaning in the phrase "Americans out there" - well, I think the whole point of this comments exchange is that we both speak a language we call English and yet quite often English /American speakers can still have a misunderstanding.

My apologies to any Americans who may have stumbled across my upload and been offended by it, and yes, I do you take you seriously Renemsee, but I will not be changing the text of the post unless I see a flood of complaints, or the site owner asks me to.

Lee


Re a type of hat, indeed, a bonnet is also a kind of hat, rather like a hood can also be seen as a kind of hat. These two variants of the English language (American English and British English) are perhaps not so far apart after all.

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Test Subject
#43 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 11:14 PM
I am so happy right now! thank you, thank you!

"What fools these mortals be"
WS
Test Subject
#44 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 11:17 PM
lol about the bonnet... I am American, I own a Mini (Brittish racing green) and am aware that the "hood" is often referred to as a bonnet. I found nothing offensive in your explanation.
Beautiful work!

"What fools these mortals be"
WS
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 19th Mar 2010 at 4:08 AM
Oh man, this is fantastic! I've been gone too long!
Test Subject
#46 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 1:50 AM Last edited by litsu : 20th Mar 2010 at 1:51 AM. Reason: I needed to capitalize for impact
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yum
Test Subject
#47 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 5:57 AM
cuuuuute. thanx! ;-)
Test Subject
#48 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 3:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by leesester
Well, it was certainly not my intention to offend - it was meant to be tongue in cheek - I am not American, and so I use the old fashioned English word. Regarding your hurt feelings on what you interpreted as my derogatory meaning in the phrase "Americans out there" - well, I think the whole point of this comments exchange is that we both speak a language we call English and yet quite often English /American speakers can still have a misunderstanding.

My apologies to any Americans who may have stumbled across my upload and been offended by it, and yes, I do you take you seriously Renemsee, but I will not be changing the text of the post unless I see a flood of complaints, or the site owner asks me to.

Lee


Re a type of hat, indeed, a bonnet is also a kind of hat, rather like a hood can also be seen as a kind of hat. These two variants of the English language (American English and British English) are perhaps not so far apart after all.
Thanks, as i said i really am not offended and i really dont care if you dont change it just warning you, on my blog i wrote something like that, and my blog diddnt get many happy comments on that post...
Inventor
#49 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 7:28 PM
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Originally Posted by leesester
Er thank you Alan, but I feel I should point out that I am not a daddys girl and not that bitchy (I think). You did see the bit in the main post where I said that this is the car I drive in real life?


Shwooops. Sorry. Hmmm. are you gay? (just kidding) Oh, I forgot to add that my totally awesome sims will have the appropriate car too. Yay!
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#50 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 10:41 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan_Gast
Shwooops. Sorry. Hmmm. are you gay?


Yes. I only squeaked about the bits that didn't describe me....

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