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Carpool Replacements for Medieval / Fantasy / Rustic Neighborhoods

by FennShysa Posted 22nd Dec 2008 at 9:09 PM - Updated 14th Jul 2011 at 12:33 AM by Phaenoh
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By request, (and I had promised these before Christmas, so it looks like I will just barely squeak by) this is a set of carpool replacements for neighborhoods for which normal cars would be inappropriate. This is what I consider to be a complete set of replacements. I have replaced 14 of the 15 Maxis carpools. The one I didn't replace was the Captain Hero flyaway (the one at the end of the Law Enforcement career where the Sim flies off superhero style). That one didn't seem to need replacing, as it didn't involve cars at all.

These vehicles are made to complement Hexameter's NPC vehicle replacements so that you can play a neighborhood that is almost entirely free of anything modern.

Below are two files, you should download only one of them. Download "Carpool Replacements.rar" if you have Pets or anything later. Download "Carpool Replacements (Basegame+)" if you have just the Basegame, University, Nightlife, or Open for Business, or any combination of these without anything else.

I have tested these at length and they seem to work well. They do not seem to conflict with my custom carpools that I use in my careers, nor with Hexameter's drivable cars upon which they are based. Pets use them just fine. I have marked this as "in testing" because I haven't explored every situation possible nor every game configuration. I don't expect any problems. If you have any, let me know and I will do my best to figure it out.

To install these, just drop them into your downloads folder and remove them when you want the normal carpool to come again. Note, however, that if you have saved your lot with a carpool sitting on the road outside, then you try to add or remove the default replacements and load that lot again, the game will crash. If this happens, simply exit the game, remove (or add, as the case may be) the default replacements, restart the game, play the lot, let the carpool leave, and then save again. Then exit the game and put in (or take out) the carpool replacements. I haven't tried to change the carpools while a sim is at work, but I don't feel that this would be a problem.

While you have these in your downloads folder, the normal carpools will not come for any career, even custom ones. This will affect all your neighborhoods, so that if you want to go from your medieval neighborhood to your modern one, you will have to quit the game, remove the replacement carpools from your downloads folder, then restart the game and play the modern neighborhood. Any custom career that calls the normal carpools will call these instead. Custom carpools will not be affected.

Note that while they have the same appearance, these are completely separate objects from the vehicles of Hexameter's that they are based on, and from previous custom carpools I have made. If you want Hexameter's drivable rickshaw, and my replacement for the sedan, and you want the carpool to come properly for my warrior career, you must have all three vehicles.

All of these vehicles have custom sound, created by Hexameter. The sound package is included, but is unnecessary if you already have it from one of Hexameter's other vehicles, or maybe from a career I made.

Just in case you want to know:
The ambulance, police car, and minivan are replaced by three different versions of Hexameter's Pioneer covered wagon.
The sports cars are replaced by red, blue, and yellow versions of Hexameter's Rendezvous hansom.
The town car, limo, and executive helicopter are replaced by the brown, black, and white versions of Hexameter's victorian carriage.
The HMV is replaced by a darker version of Hexameter's Pioneer uncovered wagon.
The military helicopter is replaced by Hexameter's chariot.
The sports team bus is replaced by Hexameter's school bus replacement.
The hatchback is replaced by Hexameter's ridable horse.
The sedan is replaced by Hexameter's rickshaw.

Here's a screenshot:

I cannot give permission to redistribute these as I have borrowed all of the meshes from others.

Victorian Carriage
Ridable Horse
Rendezvous Hansom
Pioneer Covered Wagon
Pioneer Uncovered Wagon

Dragon Slave

Hexameter created all the wagon meshes and has graciously allowed their use by me. He also created all of the horse meshes for the vehicles except for the ones for the Sports Team Bus replacement, these were created by Dragon Slave with texture by Charme699. Without these people, these objects could not exist. I can't mesh and I'm not good at texturing. I can't thank them enough. Hexameter in particular was extrememly helpful, and we have been writing back and forth for some time now. So much that I fear that I have taken his attention away from his own projects. I am extremely grateful for all his help.

Additional Credits:
Hexameter (most especially)
Dragon Slave, Charme699
Everyone at MTS2
Everyone behind SimPE

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Carpool Replacements (Basegame+).rar

Size: 7.03 MB · Downloads: 11,094 · 23rd Dec 2008
7.03 MB 11,094 23rd Dec 2008
Carpool Replacements.rar

Size: 7.02 MB · Downloads: 16,868 · 22nd Dec 2008
7.02 MB 16,868 22nd Dec 2008

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Tags: #default, #replacement, #replacements, #carpool, #carpools, #medieval, #rustic, #fantasy, #neighborhood