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Derealzified Fresh Prince Vehicle Blurbs

by JT` Posted 14th Jan 2013 at 4:31 PM - Updated 23rd Jul 2016 at 9:35 AM by JT` : Version 9: VFN Uberkompensator, KrAG Roxy, and W-L Kay (Hotfix)
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The 'Positioning Statement' Section

Fresh Prince's vehicles are just plainly awesome. As a lover of fine vehicles (I have since learned not to use the terms "autophile" or "automobilophile", since they carry certain other inaccurate connotations), having all of those cars in The Sims 3 to fill out that tiny catalog is spectacular, even if the complete collection is a smidgeon heavy on the luxury and sport badges. But of course, they fit perfectly into The Sims 3, right?

Full stop.

What we really have is humorous fictional vehicles interspersed with a large influx of realistic, high polygon real world vehicles with authentic badging and descriptions. Something's gotta give... I'm happy to say the descriptions are it!

Wow, good job, Sims Studio! Right? Well, no. That's actually Fresh Prince's 1972 Plymouth Fury, but with a swanky new name and description. Splenderiffic! (It's a word. "...Is it a real word?" So many questions!)

The 'Technical Details' Section

This is a custom STBL (string table) override mod containing custom, homemade vehicle descriptions (in English only!) for every Fresh Prince vehicle. Using the string table override method by using a GUID with a higher priority, these descriptions overwrite all of the descriptions of Fresh Prince's vehicles as soon as they're loaded in the game. Don't worry, you don't need them all -- download one, two, ten, or two hundred and twenty two of Fresh Prince's vehicles: regardless of how many you've downloaded, each one will have its new description well and proper, provided of course the mod packages are installed properly!

Just to be abundantly clear, no content from any of Fresh Prince's vehicles is included with this download -- this provides descriptions only. You will still need to download the vehicles you want from Fresh Prince's website.

All cars are categorised and described according to research into their real world counterparts (assuming I wasn't already intimately familiar with the car), albeit "zhushed up" a bit and influenced by various prejudices and modern social commentary for humorous effect. All models are assigned to fictional automakers that already exist in The Sims 3 world, or are given completely new automakers, and all are consistent with actual corporate relations of the real world automotive industry -- for instance, did you know that BMW owns Mini? If I did my job right, it should be impossible by description alone to distinguish vehicles from EA versus vehicles added by Fresh Prince.

Note: The Sims 3 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB, and thus I assume there's a certain level of maturity involved in any player. Some of my descriptions contain stereotypes and mild themes that may be unsuitable for children 12 years of age or under. Nothing vulgar or terrible, of course. ;-)

The 'Updates' Section
  • 22 July 2016: Version 9 (Descriptions for Mercedes-AMG GT, Porsche Boxster GT-S, and Maserati Ghibli) - Current Version
  • 31 December 2014: Version 8 (Description for Aston Martin Vanquish)
  • 06 October 2014: Version 7 (Descriptions for BMW M6, Dodge Challenger SRT-8, Ford Mustang GT, Alfa Romeo 4C Concept, '99 Ford Crown Victoria, McLaren P1)
  • 15 July 2013: Version 6 (Descriptions for Pontiac GTO, Honda S-2000, and Cadillac DTS)
  • 14 April 2013: Version 5 (Descriptions for Ferrari 458 Spyder and Volvo XC70)
  • 27 February 2013: Version 4 (Updates for fresh-prince's February 10 changes, added missing Honda Prelude SiR)
  • 03 February 2013: Version 3 (Description for Saleen S331)
  • 14 January 2013: Version 2 (Descriptions for Hunka 711 and McLaren F1, which came out while mod was in moderation queue)
  • 14 January 2013: Version 1 (Release)

The 'What In Tarnation Is That' Section

Vehicles showcased in the screenshots below are as follows:
  • Dover Raging Bull - 1972 Plymouth Fury
  • Courcheval Lawnchair - 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS
  • Krankenschwester Kristina - 2007 Porsche Carrera GT
  • Omerta Pedigri - 2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
  • Tofunda Vicious - 2012 Scion FR-S
  • Vorn Paradox - 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid
  • Warwick Einstein - 2012 Jaguar XKR-S
  • Wornado Glow - 2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
  • Yomoshoto Sabre - 2010 Cadillac Escalade
  • Svensk Wishywashy - 2003 Saab 9-3 Aero Coupe
  • Reisen Eleven - 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
  • Phaedra Palomino - 2006 Ford Mustang GT

All, and many more, are available for free download at Fresh Prince Creations. None of the vehicles mentioned in this post are available on ModTheSims, although Fresh Prince is also a featured creator here as well.

The 'Compatibility and Known Issues' Section

Many thanks to Fresh Prince for his heartfelt and generous permission for creating this mod!

Note that Fresh Prince occasionally re-releases some of his vehicles if they have glitches or technical inconsistencies, so if you note that a description in this mod is "falling through" to Fresh Prince's original description, make sure you're using the latest copy of the vehicle in question!

All vehicles up to the 31st of December 2014 have been given descriptions. Of course, if Fresh Prince releases a new vehicle, no new description will exist until I write one and upload a new version of this mod. I will try to keep on top of Fresh Prince vehicle updates at least monthly, but if there's a new Fresh Prince vehicle hot off the presses and you're just dying to see what sorts of things I write about it, or if there's a missing description or other technical inconsistency that hasn't been solved by downloading the latest version of the car in question, feel free to send me a Private Message or post a reply on the Comments thread.

This mod is in English only and is likely to remain that way. I don't think anyone would be willing to invest the effort on translating this into other languages, given that there are quite nearly 10 000 words to translate... and even if it were translated, much of the idiomatic expression and social issues peculiar to the English-speaking world could be lost in translation.

Note: This mod will always be compatible with all future versions of The Sims 3. It was built with patch 1.42 but should be compatible from 1.00 all the way up to infinity. (This is because the STBL format has not changed in any way since the release of The Sims 3 and is highly unlikely to do so in the future. I will feel free to ignore any requests for patch compatibility updates. ;-))

Additional Credits:
  • Fresh Prince, for his hard work in collating and importing all of those vehicles into The Sims 3
  • Peter L Jones, for the Sims 3 Package Editor

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
JTDerealzifiedFreshPrinceVehicleBlurbs.rar | Version 9 - All vehicles through 22 JUL 2016 - Added VFN Uberkompensator (2016 Mercedes-AMG GT), Krankenschwester Roxy (2016 Porsche Boxster GT-S), Warwick-Lionel Kay (2016 Maserati Ghibli)

Size: 54.6 KB · Downloads: 6,629 · 23rd Jul 2016
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