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Rideable Dragon **MAJOR UPDATE - Can now take passengers**

by Esmeralda Posted 23rd Jun 2010 at 6:20 PM - Updated 23rd Aug 2013 at 3:44 PM by Esmeralda : Headlights issue fixed
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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.
UPDATE 23 AUGUST 2013 - One of EA's patches since I made this item did something to change the position of the headlight glow, and this vehicle started displaying two 'ghost' car headlights out in front of it which it didn't have before. Please redownload this item if you are patched up to date and having the headlights issue. Just let it overwrite your old version. Be sure the version you're using is dated 8-23-2013. Thanks to coolspear1 for letting me know about this issue!

MAJOR UPDATE 3 March 2013 - Have now re-rigged this vehicle so that it can take passengers. Because I didn't know how to do rigging back when I made this item, I had to advise players to only have one sim ride it as a solo vehicle, because any other passengers would show as floating alongside it. I've now remade it so that you can take your whole household with you, but everyone except the driver will simply disappear. When your household reaches the destination, they will all re-appear.

If you already have this item, please re-download the file 'EsmeraldaF_PETSRideableDragon.zip' from the Downloads tab. Delete the old file 'EsmeraldaF_PETSRideableDragon.package' from your Mods\Packages folder and replace it with the new file inside the newly downloaded zip, 'Esmeralda_RideableDragonV2.package', which is dated 3 March 2013.

Please note that this update does not apply to the old pre-Pets version that is on the Downloads tab ('EsmeraldaF_RideableDragon.zip'), which is obsolete and which I won't be updating.


I decided to try to make a rideable animal as a 'car'. As I love dragons, I thought it might be a good place to start. Hopefully your eccentric and/or fantasy sims might like one as their everyday transport too.

It's cloned from one of the base game cars and uses the car driver's riding position. As the hands are holding onto a couple of pointy horns on the dragon rather than a steering wheel, they won't always be perfectly matched up on close inspection, but it looks OK from afar. The dragon's legs don't move, of course, but instead it glides along a few inches off the ground.

The dragon has one recolourable channel, which as usual can be used for patterning as well as colours. Below we see a military-looking lady riding a camo-patterned dragon, and as for the bearded gentleman below her, well, if you want to be really silly, you can be.

For night riding, the dragon has a handy light inside its mouth to help light your way. The colour of the light will correspond to the colour of your dragon, so as we have a golden dragon below, it also gives off a golden light.


It is found in the Buy Mode catalogue under Vehicles/Cars, and costs 4500 simoleons. It will need a car parking space. It was made from a base game car, so you don't need any expansion packs.

Hope you'll find this a bit of fun - happy riding!

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

Unzip the .zip file and copy the .package file to your Mods\Packages folder. If you don't have a Mods\Packages folder and/or don't know how to install .package files, please see full instructions here: http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...g_Package_Files

Polygon Counts:
2624

Additional Credits:
Made with s3oc, S3PE and Sims 3 Object Tool.

It was made from the mesh of a dragon sculpture from TS2, in case you find it looks a bit familiar.

The custom hair on the blonde male sim is Anto 47 conversion by v-ware http://www.modthesims.info/d/370830

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
EsmeraldaF_PETSRideableDragon.zip | NEW V2 version updated to take passengers. Headlights fixed. Pets/patch 1.26 and upwards, NOT backwards compatible.

Size: 875.1 KB · Downloads: 7,245 · 19th Oct 2011
875.1 KB 7,245 19th Oct 2011
EsmeraldaF_RideableDragon.zip | *OBSOLETE* - DO NOT USE UNLESS YOU HAVE NOT UPDATED to Pets or patch 1.26 upwards. Can NOT take passengers.

Size: 847.9 KB · Downloads: 17,451 · 23rd Jun 2010
847.9 KB 17,451 23rd Jun 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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#76 Old 23rd Aug 2013 at 3:45 PM
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Originally Posted by coolspear1
You are a star!!! Thanks for doing this so quickly, Esmeralda. You're pure class...

You're very welcome, and thanks again for letting me know about the problem!
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#77 Old 4th Jan 2014 at 1:34 AM
I love this....it's my favorite vehicle. Could you make it so children can ride it? Would be twice the cool... Great Works, Thank You.
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#78 Old 7th Jun 2014 at 4:39 PM
Thanks!!
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#79 Old 26th Jul 2014 at 11:01 PM
Very cool, thanks^^
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#80 Old 18th Dec 2014 at 9:35 AM
Thanks!
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#81 Old 15th Jun 2017 at 11:45 PM
OMG OMG OMG! AMAZING!
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#82 Old 4th Jul 2017 at 6:41 AM
This is amazing. Thank you so much
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