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Picked upload! Ferris Wheel (Updated 30 Jan 2016)

by douglasveiga Posted 29th Jan 2016 at 3:15 AM - Updated 2nd Feb 2016 at 7:34 PM by douglasveiga : update
103 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 3 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.

Gameplay video from Youtube


A functional Ferris Wheel ride with custom animations for your sims.

- Place on any community lot and start selling tickets for some profit (*You need to own the community lot*).
- On FestivalLots (Seasons EP), the ride will grant 10 FestivalTickets as reward.
- Sims will receive a special custom buff after the first spin.
- Frugal Sims can get buffs according to the ride price. ( fixed in update v1.1);
- Vampires can get the HeatingUp buff during the day. ( fixed in update v1.1);
- Excitable Sims can get Excited buff (Random).
- When Sims from the active family use the ride, npcs will try to get together and join the ride.
- Coward, OverEmotional, Insane and NeuroticSims will react negatively after the ride.

Features for Version 1.1:
- Dramatic Sims can FakePassout after ride (Random)
- Inappropriate or Insane Sims will randomly switch outfit before ride (Random)
- Vampires can get the HeatingUp buff during the day (Seasons: during HeatWave. Supernatural: Except with Sunblock).
- Sims can get Nauseus buff (Random)
- Coward Sims can get Scared buff (Random)
- Unlucky Sims can get FeelingUnlucky buff (Random)
- Insane, Unstable or Neurotic Sims can get Excited or Scared buff (Random)

Object Details:
- Name: Ferris Wheel
- Price: $10000
- Category: Buy Mode > By Room > Outside > OutdoorActivities

Available Interactions:
- Ride
- About
- RequestStop
- Configurations > Price

3 channels

Polygon Counts:
High: 3032 vertices and 1600 polygons
Low: 2224 vertices and 1118 polygons

Additional Credits:
s3pe, S3OC Blender3D, GIMP2
cmomoney , Inge and Peter Jones, Arsil
nraas - DebugEnabler

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
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 1.50 MB · Downloads: 21,331 · 30th Jan 2016
1.50 MB 21,331 30th Jan 2016

Size: 1.50 MB · Downloads: 6,638 · 29th Jan 2016
1.50 MB 6,638 29th Jan 2016
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
#101 Old 25th Sep 2017 at 1:21 AM
Thank you.
Test Subject
#102 Old 22nd Sep 2018 at 11:25 PM
I absolutely love the Ferris Wheel. It has been great for amusement park lots I have created. Way more fun than the roller coaster and Sims gravitate to it naturally. Thanks Thanks Thanks!

PS, I have used it for years with no issues. 🤗
Lab Assistant
#103 Old 28th Feb 2019 at 7:34 AM
How fun!

My only complaint was that I had to wait a long time for the ride to end before my sim could get off of it. (Because his date decided not to get on it and was waiting for him.) I just looked at the info page and read that there's a RequestStop action. It didn't occur to me to click on the ferris wheel to see if I could stop it. Duh!

Time to add a ticket booth. No more free rides!

Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#104 Old 31st Mar 2020 at 2:41 AM
love this wish it had seating for two for that perfect date!
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