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Picked upload! A Major Award

by kithri Posted 27th Sep 2012 at 3:29 PM - Updated 3rd Apr 2015 at 12:51 AM by HugeLunatic
69 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 17 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Husband, reading out loud as he unpacks a strange lamp from a wooden crate: “F-R-A-G-I-L-E … Fra-gee-lay … why, it must be Italian!”
Wife: “I think it says Fragile, honey.”

~ From A Christmas Story, by Jean Shepherd

Yes, this is a simization of that iconic leg lamp from the classic movie, A Christmas Story. While Dot over at TSR created it for Sims 2, I was unable to find a Sims 3 version…so I made one myself. This is an entirely new mesh, and not based in any way on anyone else’s.

The Gam O’ Glam comes with three preset variations, and is recolorable in three channels. It functions as a normal lamp, with all the typical lamplike abilities. One of the presets has a non-recolorable black lace garter.

You can change the pattern on the leg to something more or less fishnet-like. To that end, I created two square fishnet patterns, large and small, that can also be downloaded from this thread. Arwen also created some fishnet patterns that looks very nice on the Leg O’ Lamp. For a list of skin tone hex and RGB codes, look here .

Of course your Major Award comes with a commemorative plaque that you can place on your simmy walls in both Simlish and English:

And here’s one for your real wall, too. The PDF is with the other downloads in a separate zip file. Just set your printer to landscape and print away.

Technical and Other Relevant Info

A Major Award is located in the Function -> Lighting -> Table Lamp section of the Buy Catalog, while the Certificate of Major Award Commemorative Plaque can be found in Function -> Décor -> Wall Hangings. Both fishnet patterns are located in the Geometric category in CAST. All items (except the patterns) provide +1 to Environment.

A Major Award (Leg Lamp)

Price: 75
Channels: 3

Certificate of Major Award Commemorative Plaque

Price: 10
Channels: 1

No expansion or stuff packs are needed. All meshes were play tested on a base game fully patched to 1.38, and on a game full of expansions and stuff packs using 1.38. They might work on other levels, but there are no guarantees.

I love thanks and welcome comments, and of course, please report any problems you have here in this thread and I’ll send Ralphie over with his Red Rider BB Gun to solve the problem.

Tools used: Milkshape, S3PE, TSRW, Sims3Pack Multi Installer, Photoshop CS6, Delphy’s PatternPackager, Adobe Acrobat

CC Credits: The Chameleon Flowers by me here at MTS, and The Walls Have Eyes from Two Patterns Plus One Plus One by me also.

Warning: This lamp is Fra-gee-lay! Your sim may experience permanent Phantom Limb Syndrome if this leg lamp is amputated, broken, or deleted from your Packages folder!

Polygon Counts:
A Major Award
High Polys: 808
Low Polys: 374

Certificate of Major Award Commemorative Plaque
High Polys: 110
Low Polys: 54

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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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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Test Subject
#51 Old 23rd Jan 2013 at 2:19 PM
Thanks! I have yet to go see the house! I live about 30-40 min away from the house!!!!
Test Subject
#52 Old 24th May 2013 at 6:18 AM
Test Subject
#53 Old 27th Jun 2013 at 8:34 PM
OMG it's amazing!!!!!
Test Subject
#54 Old 12th Jul 2013 at 3:59 AM
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 8th Sep 2013 at 6:08 AM
Thanks so much for making this lamp My whole family loves the movie we watch it Christmas time What an awesome idea you had to add it to Sims 3
Test Subject
#56 Old 5th Oct 2013 at 4:49 AM
This is hilarious--particularly "Fra-Jee-Lay" on the award certificate. Deserving of its own Major Award!
Field Researcher
#57 Old 18th Oct 2013 at 1:42 AM
This is a beautiful lamp!
Lab Assistant
#58 Old 15th Jan 2014 at 2:30 AM
I love A Christmas Story!!! Thank you for making this iconic object!!! "Look at that, it says Fra - jeee - leee ... must be Italian" haha
#59 Old 3rd Mar 2014 at 1:57 AM
I have some strange fascination with this leg lamp... How odd... I get the feeling many of my sims will be having a quite unigue light source that clashes with the rest of their decor. However they try, they won't be able to get rid of the thing, no matter how much it disturbs them. I'm sorry, sims... I'm sorry...
Test Subject
#60 Old 8th Apr 2014 at 1:57 AM
Test Subject
#61 Old 30th Apr 2014 at 4:38 AM
Wow,great stuff!! thanks a bunch!!
Test Subject
#62 Old 4th May 2014 at 1:10 AM
Now all we need is to recreate the family and some kind of custom face expressions (idk, I'm a newbie, lol!) for the dad, mom, Randy and Ralph!
#63 Old 18th Jul 2014 at 12:15 AM
When I saw this, I immediately giggled, and nothing takes me by surprise when it comes to the The Sims or the internet anymore.
Test Subject
#64 Old 23rd Jul 2014 at 6:21 AM
I love this lamp I would own if could find one now my sims can A Major Award
Lab Assistant
#65 Old 31st Oct 2014 at 8:24 PM
LOL! One of my favorite movies, thank you for the laugh!
Test Subject
#66 Old 7th Nov 2014 at 11:58 AM
What a beautiful lamp--Can't wait you see it in action!

This also reminds me of a feature of Conan o'brien: a staff member ia an artist and was poked fun at for his obsession with drawing busty women and collection of figurines. At the end, you can see that he also had a collection of custom floor lamps made from nude, anatomically correct mannequins that he bought from a close out sale from a clothing store. They were also headless, because they were replaced with a bulb and lamp shade. the whole affair can be watched on youtube.

I'd love it if you can take it a step further and make a version of it.

anyway, great work and I appreciate your humor
Test Subject
#67 Old 5th May 2015 at 10:50 PM Last edited by bbygrl : 5th May 2015 at 10:52 PM. Reason: Typo. I R N3wb.
BwaHahahaha! OMG I think I am going to die xD I LOVE IT!!! Thank You!!! One of my Favorite movies EVER!
Test Subject
#68 Old 2nd Sep 2015 at 8:46 AM
I laughed so hard when I saw this and then promptly downloaded it. Love that movie. Thanks for classing up the joint! ;)
Lab Assistant
#69 Old 26th Jan 2019 at 8:11 AM
love it !
Test Subject
#70 Old 24th Oct 2019 at 10:39 PM
Awespome Lamp...could you make one for sims 2??? It would go great with my Christmas Story House that I'm working on.
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