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I Saw Three Ships - Ancient Careers for Navigators

by Rue St-Germain Posted 27th Dec 2013 at 11:51 AM - Updated 28th Nov 2020 at 3:26 AM by Rue St-Germain
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Update — January 2016 - FINALEMENT!! .
FRENCH version of all careers (adults) - Maintenant, tout est traduit en Français!
Exporation, Piracy & Navigation translated to french by Billie Lith; Trading translated to french by Stéphane Loysel Traducteur
I'll have to see with Hexameter for the two last German translations.

I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day in the morning.

Merry Holidays to all Mods, Creators and Downloaders on MTS!

Please, before anything else, let's share a little Winter Carol for a proper ambiance.
I Saw Three Ships

The title was chosen as this project is proposed to MTS during the Christmas Holidays of 2013.

What's so special:
  • 3 Ancient EP-Compatible Careers for Adults (Exploration, Piracy & Trading)
  • 1 Ancient EP-Compatible Career for Teens/Elders (Navigation)
  • Custom Ancient Uniforms and/or Custom Ancient Carpools
  • Custom Rewards
  • Realistic chance cards for all levels - Try them! They are worth reading.
  • German versions will eventually follow -
  • French versions of all the careers now
  • Good with Ancient neighborhoods in general
  • The Exploration Career has Average-low friendship requirements
  • The Piracy Career has Vampire-friendly hours
  • The Trading Career has Family-friendly hours
  • The rewards are motive-friendly
  • Neat career icons graphically coherent with the game and not hurting the eyes
  • A few optional extra goodies

The storyline itself has an interesting, realistic curve of progress.
For each adult career, what the story says along the levels is that your sims will start off under the wing of another navigator, they will then go through hardships that will force them to a new start on their own, and after that, they can access the better levels in the last half of the career.

Your options:

If you got the Base-Game Only, you can't use this.

Nightlife + You don't own anything later than OFB.

Custom Rewards included, no custom uniforms, default vehicles (Ancient replacements joined). It's a small download.
The good about this: Small files, the rewards, and you get to customize the uniforms.
The downside: Default Carpools affect all of the game, so if you use them, all your careers will use the same carpools as this set. You could also choose to not use the Default carpools and let your Sailors go to work in regular cars (what a pity!)
How to customize the uniforms yourself: If you use this version, your sims will go to work in whatever they are wearing. Rahan the caveman will go in his caveman briefs and your astronauts will go in their astrosuit.

If you own all EPs. Or at least Nightlife + (Pets or Later EPs).

Custom Rewards included, Custom Uniforms (some meshes/textures to get), Custom Vehicles (all joined). It's a generous download.
The good about this: You kidding? This is a riot, you get all the good stuff. If you can, go for this one, it's the best!
The downside: It's a big download.
What if another family member leaves for work at the same hour, and their career doesn't use ancient vehicles? Only one kind of vehicles will show up in this case. So your Royal Advisor will leave for work in the same kind of vehicle than Fluffy the Dog.

Custom Uniforms
We included pictures showing thumbnails of all the uniforms that your sims will wear through the Careers. Each zip contains everything you need if we could include it. Remember, Elders can only get the 10 levels if they started the career as an Adult.

The Not-Included Items - Press the button below for a detailed, helpful list of what is missing.

You can download a .txt copy of this list here; all proper links and specific filenames will help you get the items you need.

Custom & Default Ancient CarpoolsThey replace the Hatchback, Sedan, Town Car, Limo and Executive Helicopter.

Exploration-Trading, Custom Reward
  • New mesh by Hexameter
  • New interactions by Rue St-Germain (us)
  • It's a complex decorative object: a Sextant
  • Not available anywhere else than as a Career Reward from our Exploration-Trading Careers
  • Each one has its own colors and interactions; the Exploration Career offers the grey Moonlight Sextant; the Trading career offers the shiny green & brown Gaia Sextant
  • Both are motive-friendly, with a twist
  • They have their own thumbnail in the Career Rewards section and are tied to their respective careers

Piracy, Custom Reward - Clone of the Maxis Execuputter, with Recolors
  • By Billie Lith
  • Can be in the colors of Piracy, British Royal Navy or Portuguese Navy
  • Fun, smooth black golfball mimicking a mini-cannonball
  • Raises the Fun motive faster than the normal Execuputter but won't fill it 100% (so your sim will stay and build skills)
  • Has also its own thumbnail in the Career Rewards section and is tied to its respective career as well

More translations to come
  • German, by Hexameter
  • No deadline, it'll be ready when it's ready.
  • If anyone wants to make more translations, contact us! It's a lot of text, but we'll be glad to join your translations to this set! :D

Extra Goodies
  • By Billie Lith
  • 2 New Small Telescope Recolors, Ivory and Ebony
  • 3 Ancient Books, Default replacements of the Maxis book (green) - Copernic, Newton or Voltaire, use just one
    The books react badly to the Freetime command "Read a book - sort of book";
    if you have Freetime installed and really need to have your sims read books, don't use our books!
  • 2 recolors of the Pirate Captain outfit for adult females; 1 in tones of grey, 1 in tones of green and blue. Wearable by Adults only

Warning — Reminder
  • If you have the Base-Game only, do not download anything here! Sorry!
  • If you have only the Base-Game and UNI, you cannot keep subfolders; all package files must be put in the Downloads folder itself.
  • If you got Nightlife but don't own Pets or any later EPs, go for the Customizable version
  • Custom Uniforms: Don't forget to get the Non-Included items!

Last but not least, The Credits
All original texts in english, translations to french (except for the Trading career), Pirate Captain female outfit, Sextant's special interactions, Pirate Putter and recolors, textures for the Sextant by Billie Lith
Trading career translations by Stéphane Loysel, Traducteur.

Mesh, original texture and UV map of the Sextant, View interaction with Fun boosts, all the vehicles used for this set, forthcoming german translation of the careers, patience, kindness and a lot of help, by Hexameter

Vehicles of Hexameter turned to Carpools, by FennShysa

Amazing MESHERS & TEXTURERS (Custom Uniforms) - Thanks for letting us join your awesome work to this set!
Kate @Parsimonious
Aikea Guinea @MTS
Sim-Ages (Sim Ages)
LordDragonstone @SapphireSims (Down)
Tiggerypum @MTS
Bettye @MTS
SussisSoGoodSims @MTS
Aligeth @MTS
Berg @MTS (Carneby Sims)
lidiqnata @MTS
Cocomama @MTS
Dr Pixel @MTS
iamliz13 @MTS
sherahbim @MTS
Alexasrosa @MTS
Zoej @MTS
jenfold @MTS
child_of_air MTS

WEBLIOGRAPHY (Where we found everything - Feel free to visit all these links, wonderful content there!)
A Midsimmer Night's Dream -
Victorian Dress Mesh, by SussisSoGoodSims2 -
Victorian Civil War Mesh, by SussisSoGoodSims2 -
Victorian Tea Dress, by SussisSoGoodSims2 -
Victorian Burgundy Promenade, by SussisSoGoodSims2 -
Rococo Family, by SussisSoGoodSims2 -
Seven Dials Dickens Old Ettie, by SussisSoGoodSims2 -
The Dark Project -
Layered Medieval Dresses, by iamliz13 -
Medieval Alpha Tunics, by iamliz13 -
Antique Cream Linen Chemise, by Aligeth -
Scurvy Currs - 4 Pirate Outfits, by Jenfold -
Gypsy clothing for elders, by sherahbim -
Medieval Gown Adults and Teens, by iamliz13 -
Female pirate clothing, by sherahbim -
Medieval and renaissance gowns, by sherahbim -
Regency Fashion for Adult Male, by Berg -
Pirate Women - Pants, by DrPixel -
Men in tights, by Cocomama -
The Matrons of Fashion, by child of air -
Pirate King and Queen clothing, by sherahbim -
Doublets and Hose Ragged Style, by Aligeth -
Doublets and Hose Rugged Style, by Aligeth -
Rococo for him pt.1, by lidiqnata -
Rococo for him pt.2, by lidiqnata -
Estrid's Party Dress, mesh by Lord Dragonstone from Sapphire Sims -

Content in the pictures
Dirt Roads neighborhood deco by sunni9676
Hair on the adult female sim by lidiqnata
Hair on the adult and teen male sims by Cheryl Mason
Hair on the elder male sim by XM Sims
Sheila Deadbones sim by Maxis, EA

This is it, people!
This set has been amazing to create and is really fun to play! I hope you all love it!
Enjoy :D

Additional Credits:
Thanks to all the Meshers and Texturers for their policy allowing us to use their content on our set!
Thanks to all the writers of tutorials for Custom Careers - we seriously checked them all many times
Thanks to my friend Stéphane Loysel for his amazing french translation of the Trading career.
Thanks to Echo for her tutorials on BHAVs
Thanks to leefish and MTS - and thanks for making this a Picked Upload
Wow, this is Featured? Thank you MTS!
You don't just make my day there, you make my week, and possibly my year, lol.

Thanks to Numenor, particularly for his CEP and Any Game Starter
Thanks to the creators and revivers of SimPE Thanks to the creators of the Inseminator
Thanks to everyone we could have forgotten!

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
RueSt-Germain_ISaw3Ships_withCustomCarpools_Piracy_Adults_FRANCAIS(french translation).zip

Size: 20.12 MB · Downloads: 225 · 6th Jan 2016
20.12 MB 225 6th Jan 2016
RueSt-Germain_ISaw3Ships_Customizable_Piracy_Adults_FRANCAIS(french translation).zip

Size: 3.60 MB · Downloads: 180 · 6th Jan 2016
3.60 MB 180 6th Jan 2016
RueSt-Germain_ISaw3Ships_withCustomCarpools_Trading_Adults_FRANCAIS(french translation).zip

Size: 12.54 MB · Downloads: 184 · 14th Dec 2015
12.54 MB 184 14th Dec 2015
RueSt-Germain_ISaw3Ships_Customizable_Trading_Adults_FRANCAIS(french translation).zip

Size: 3.51 MB · Downloads: 169 · 14th Dec 2015
3.51 MB 169 14th Dec 2015
RueSt-Germain_ISaw3Ships_withCustomCarpools_Exploration_Adults_FRANCAIS(french translation).zip

Size: 15.61 MB · Downloads: 258 · 24th Feb 2015
15.61 MB 258 24th Feb 2015
RueSt-Germain_ISaw3Ships_Customizable_Exploration_Adults_FRANCAIS(french translation).zip

Size: 3.51 MB · Downloads: 230 · 24th Feb 2015
3.51 MB 230 24th Feb 2015
RueSt-Germain_ISaw3Ships_withCustomCarpools__Navigation_TeensElders_FRANCAIS(french translation).zip

Size: 10.08 MB · Downloads: 410 · 18th Feb 2014
10.08 MB 410 18th Feb 2014
RueSt-Germain_ISaw3Ships_Customizable__Navigation_TeensElders_FRANCAIS(french translation).zip

Size: 3.29 MB · Downloads: 421 · 18th Feb 2014
3.29 MB 421 18th Feb 2014
Custom Uniforms - SIMPLIFIED LIST!!! -

Size: 948 Bytes · Downloads: 790 · 26th Jan 2014
948 Bytes 790 26th Jan 2014
RueSt-Germain_ISaw3Ships_withCustomCarpools_Exploration_Adults_DEUTSCH(german translation).zip

Size: 15.61 MB · Downloads: 455 · 14th Jan 2014
15.61 MB 455 14th Jan 2014
RueSt-Germain_ISaw3Ships_Customizable_Exploration_Adults_DEUTSCH(german translation).zip

Size: 3.51 MB · Downloads: 435 · 14th Jan 2014
3.51 MB 435 14th Jan 2014
RueSt-Germain_ISaw3Ships_withCustomCarpools__Navigation_TeensElders_DEUTSCH(german translation).zip

Size: 10.08 MB · Downloads: 473 · 14th Jan 2014
10.08 MB 473 14th Jan 2014
RueSt-Germain_ISaw3Ships_Customizable__Navigation_TeensElders_DEUTSCH(german translation).zip

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Age: Teen Adult Elder
Career Type: Historical Realistic
Chance cards: All

Tags: #pirate, #Pirate, #pirates, #Navigation, #Piracy, #Trading, #Exploration, #Navigators, #Pirates, #Traders, #Explorers, #Ancient, #Renaissance, #1500, #1522, #Golf, #Sextant, #I Saw Three Ships, #I Saw 3 Ships, #3 Ships, #Books, #Telescopes, #Outfits, #Copernic, #Newton, #Voltaire

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