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More Trenchcoat Outfits: Adult/YA Women, Elder Men, Elder Women

by Esmeralda Posted 3rd Feb 2012 at 4:24 PM - Updated 3rd Feb 2012 at 6:58 PM by EsmeraldaF
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 7 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.
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In the couple of years since uploading my Men's Trenchcoat Outfit (www.modthesims.info/d/376853 ), I've had numerous requests for versions for other ages and genders. As I don't normally do much clothes meshing, it was something I never got around to, but have now made a few different age and gender versions that I hope you'll find useful.

They are for Elder Male, Elder Female, and Adult/Young Adult Female. Elder Male is depicted below, and please click the thumbnails at the bottom of the page to see the Elder Female and Adult Female versions.

So, now your adult female sims can join their male counterparts in trenchcoated goodness, and elder sims can have an outfit to wear that looks fairly cool rather than the usual frumpy attire they get stuck with!


These are made from a modification of the same EA base game career outfit as my men's outfit, so they look pretty much identical to the men's outfit except for the different body shapes - the texture is the same. The outfits are found in CAS in the Everyday and Formal sections. They are not enabled for Random, so you shouldn't get random townies showing up in them.

Please note that despite several requests, I have not been able to make this outfit for teenagers. The default mesh I modified to make this outfit from is only available for adults and elders, and I am not a skilled enough clothes mesher to make one for teens (I know, I've tried!).

The outfits have three recolour areas: Coat, Shirt and Trousers. So they can be pretty versatile for making all sorts of outfits from formal to casual to business and so on. Your sims can be just nice everyday coat-wearing folk sharing some local gossip as below,


Or, with a recolour and a few accessories, they can be mysterious trenchcoated Men In Black types sharing their secret plans for World Domination, mwa haaa haaaa:


ISSUE: I had trouble with the female versions of this outfit - the elder men's outfit was straightforward to make, like the adult men's was, but I found that the female sim body mesh shape behaves somewhat differently when sitting. On the female outfits, the bottom half of the coat expands out much more when sitting than the male versions do, resulting in the female sim's hands clipping halfway into the coat when they put their hands in their laps while sitting. I made the coat narrower from back to front for the women, but the problem remains. But, it's not just my coat, female hands also sink into EA's own default coat meshes, as you can see in the right hand pic below. As also seen below, when a female sim sits with legs crossed, the bottom half of the mesh goes somewhat disintegrated. Unfortunately I don't think it's possible to do anything about that, sorry.


Thanks for looking, hope you'll find these outfits useful!


INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

Unzip the .zip file(s) of your choice, and copy the .package file(s) 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:
4182

Additional Credits:
Made with CAS Texture Unitool

EA for the career outfit mesh

Age: Young Adult Adult Elder
Gender: Male Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal
Clothing Style: Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

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
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EsmeraldaF_ElderMensTrenchcoatOutfit.zip

Size: 1.24 MB · Downloads: 7,320 · 3rd Feb 2012
1.24 MB 7,320 3rd Feb 2012
EsmeraldaF_ElderWomensTrenchcoatOutfit.zip

Size: 1.79 MB · Downloads: 6,483 · 3rd Feb 2012
1.79 MB 6,483 3rd Feb 2012
EsmeraldaF_WomensTrenchcoatOutfit_Adult-YA.zip

Size: 1.78 MB · Downloads: 9,429 · 3rd Feb 2012
1.78 MB 9,429 3rd Feb 2012
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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Scholar
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#2 Old 3rd Feb 2012 at 6:09 PM
This is great work, Esme! Thank you!
Test Subject
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#3 Old 3rd Feb 2012 at 7:02 PM
Thank you very much for sharing this great mesh
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 3rd Feb 2012 at 8:27 PM
Thanks so much! Elders need more gear!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 1:54 AM
Words cannot describe my complete and utter JOY at seeing this! Thank You So Much!

The Possibilities are Endless

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Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 23rd May 2012 at 3:43 AM
Thank you! I'm so glad you made this; I really love it. I get so frustrated with the lack of great clothes for elders. It's almost like the elders should just go jump off a bridge. Hey, we're still in the game!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 2nd Jun 2013 at 4:52 PM
I am no good with conversions; is there any chance you can make these available as Outerwear too?
Test Subject
#8 Old 20th Jun 2013 at 10:57 AM
Any possibility the coat itself could be made into an accessory?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#9 Old 21st Jun 2013 at 3:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lizinator
I am no good with conversions; is there any chance you can make these available as Outerwear too?

I think you can do that by opening the package with s3pe, click on the 'CASP' value, then click on the 'Grid' button at the bottom of the screen. In the pop-up box that comes up, click on 'ClothingCategory' and when you get the dropdown list, click 'Outwear' and change 'False to 'True', then click the 'Commit' button. Save the package.

Hopefully it will then show up as Outerwear in-game. I haven't had a chance to try this myself to see if it does work and don't know when I'll get the chance, but if I do, I'll update the download.

Quote:
Originally Posted by petra036
Any possibility the coat itself could be made into an accessory?

It might be possible, but it would require a LOT of work for whoever did it and probably wouldn't look or work 100% right. Also, as an accessory, it would suffer from the problem of its texture going blurry if the sim ever wears another accessory with it, such as glasses, a ring, a watch, etc. So, not something I would want to do myself!
Test Subject
#10 Old 4th Aug 2013 at 6:35 PM
This is awesome but do you think you could make it for teen females?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#11 Old 4th Aug 2013 at 8:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Furrat
This is awesome but do you think you could make it for teen females?

No, sorry. Please read the description, where it says:

"Please note that despite several requests, I have not been able to make this outfit for teenagers. The default mesh I modified to make this outfit from is only available for adults and elders, and I am not a skilled enough clothes mesher to make one for teens (I know, I've tried!)."
Test Subject
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#12 Old 30th Aug 2014 at 7:20 PM
Does this still work for the latest patch?
Test Subject
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#13 Old 26th May 2016 at 8:37 PM
This outfit is awesome! I've been looking everywhere for trench coats that female sims can wear. I'm currently using it as a career outfit for my Ghost Hunter Sim and it fits perfectly.