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Ye Olde Grandfather Clock

by Ambular Posted 23rd Oct 2010 at 12:49 AM - Updated 20th Apr 2013 at 6:19 AM by Ambular
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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.
I have been deeply disappointed at the continuing lack of a grandfather clock in TS3. So for my first TS3 object, I've converted the one from TS2. It comes with four presets, each with its own face and three fully recolorable/designable channels:

- "TS2 style", gold face with Roman numerals
- "Haunted House" with peeling paint, a silver face and Hindu-Arabic numerals
- "Western" (I guess?) loosely based on a plainer one handed down from my actual grandfather
- "Slightly more contemporary with no numbers and a copper theme because I was tired of wood"

The clock keeps the correct time, though alas, it's not windable nor (as far as I know) tinkerable. If EA gives us a proper clock in some future expansion, or at least one with a moving pendulum, I may update this one accordingly.

This item has been successfully tested in a base-game only installation as well as with both EP's installed. Please report any issues you may encounter.

I offer my apologies for the choppy appearance of the clockworks in the screen shots. Because of the visual effect the case glass has on anything behind it, it's very difficult to get a good clear picture of them.

Polygon Counts:
1750 vertices, 1205 faces

Additional Credits:
Mesh and source texture by Maxis
Constructed using Milkshape 3D, TSR Workshop, and S3PE Thanks to Inge and Peter Jones, Jynx, cmomoney, atavera, orangemittens, Apple, Cyclonesue, and anyone I forgot

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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Ambular_GrandfatherClock.rar | Grandfather Clock

Size: 1.18 MB · Downloads: 26,094 · 23rd Oct 2010
1.18 MB 26,094 23rd Oct 2010
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2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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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.
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Test Subject
#26 Old 22nd Feb 2011 at 3:02 PM
I downloaded the clock, but it doesn't work. Just in case you need the info, I have Ambitions and Late Night.
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 1st Mar 2011 at 9:23 PM
Really needed this. Thank you so much!
#28 Old 4th Mar 2011 at 12:36 PM
I don't have this clock in my game. Other custom content works great, I have mods, CAS stuff and all buy\build stuff, so this clock also should work. But it doesn't. Can anyone help? I really wanna have it in my game, I also miss Grandfather's clock...
Field Researcher
#29 Old 24th Apr 2011 at 8:22 PM
Nice - I really like this
Test Subject
#30 Old 13th May 2011 at 7:25 PM
Karuaka!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
Test Subject
#31 Old 23rd May 2011 at 8:04 AM
Thanks! I've really missed this 'ol thing. :]
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 7:20 PM
Great job with this. This clock can add a little something to any sims home. Thank you for making this!
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 12:20 PM
it's just a marvelous idea !!! thank you !!!
Test Subject
#34 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 9:29 PM
Very nice!
Field Researcher
#35 Old 8th Jun 2012 at 9:12 PM
It looks great, but, where can it be found if it was sorted by room?
Test Subject
#36 Old 29th Jun 2012 at 12:58 PM
Thanks! i have been searched this Clock! :D
Test Subject
#37 Old 14th Aug 2012 at 1:55 PM
I've been trying to find the clock in game forever. And then I remembered it was in TS2 not 3 after seeing this. Thanks :P
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 25th Nov 2012 at 2:34 AM
I recently installed this wonderful mod again after getting Seasons, and now it seems that the hands are floating in midair a little in front of, and above the clock face. I have World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Supernatural and Seasons. I'm wondering if Seasons broke the mod?

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Test Subject
#39 Old 24th Mar 2014 at 2:10 PM
Thank you. Beautiful recreation!! Great job!!!
Test Subject
#40 Old 13th Jul 2014 at 6:58 PM
If you're still hoping for a clock with a moving pendulum to copy the animation from, there is a wall clock in one of the store's steam punk sets that has it. It's the only one I've found so far. Was a nice surprise.
I now have 2 grandfather clocks in TS3; one from Superstition and one from the Century Mansion set. Neither one of them look quite right. Yours looks perfect thanks.
Test Subject
#41 Old 24th Aug 2014 at 1:21 AM
This is what I needed in my grand house. I was the same as you- disappointed with a lack of decent clocks!
Top Secret Researcher
#42 Old 26th Oct 2014 at 3:52 AM
Great job. Thank you.
Test Subject
#43 Old 16th Mar 2016 at 6:06 PM
Thank you!
Field Researcher
#44 Old 26th Sep 2016 at 1:48 AM
What is the in-game price on this clock?
Test Subject
#45 Old 3rd Mar 2017 at 5:54 PM
very nice, even if it doesn't work, it will be nice decor
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