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NCI - The Disk Of Karma (W.O.F. '81 Prize Wheel)

by d_dgjdhh Posted 19th May 2016 at 5:17 AM - Updated 17th Mar 2019 at 11:37 PM by d_dgjdhh
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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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So now, an expansion to the Disk Of Karma puzzle board upload, exclusively made for download here on Mod The Sims. After months, or potentially a year, of development, the folks from NCI present a spinning item your Sims may like to stand behind (if you direct them there, of course). Introducing...the Disk Of Money! Or Prize Wheel, if that title sounds terrible!

This is a large set piece that can occupy up to 8 tiles by 9 tiles large. There are many pieces needed to build the set, and so either follow the step-by-step guide provided in this download from the attachments, or download this PDF file of the Construction Manual for building the wheel. It is highly recommended to use the Collections file to easily access the wheel pieces.


Here are the object's limitations

1) The Sims can approach the podiums only with the help of the flippers. The flippers acts like a mirror, & so Sims will come to "Practice Speech","Practice Romance", or "Gussy Up". The flippers do not have visual animations.

2) Sims may be able to walk through the set prop from the balustrade. Effort has been made to create a footprint that minimizes the likelihood of a Sim from walking through it.

3) No interactive animations from the Sim towards the wheel object (e.g. no reaching and pushing animation towards the wheel).

4) When filming, the flashing lights can look sped up. Use an external program to film the board rather than in-game.

The objects are located conveniently in a collections file that you must place in your "Collections" folder from your EA Games folder. Otherwise, if you wish to go hunting for each item, here are where they are located:

The Wheel Frame is located in the Decorative -> Miscellaneous section of the catalog for $3,000.

The Contestant Backdrop is located in the Decorative -> Miscellaneous section of the catalog for $2,000.

The Disk Of Money (or simply The Wheel) is located in the Decorative -> Miscellaneous section of the catalog for $2,500.

The Floor Half-Disk is located in the Decorative -> Miscellaneous section of the catalog for $500.

The Stage Carpet is located in the Decorative -> Miscellaneous section of the catalog for $500.

The Contestant Podiums are located in the Decorative -> Miscellaneous section of the catalog for $1,000.

The Contestant Digits are located in the Electronics -> Miscellaneous section of the catalog for $50 each.

The Arrows (or Flippers) are located in the Hobbies -> Miscellaneous section of the catalog for $25 each.

The Host Mic (or Free Spin Dispenser) is located in the Decorative -> Miscellaneous section of the catalog for $25 each.
Total cost starts from $10,000 for this set piece. This is before placing split-level foundations, paint, & floor tiles.

To see some of the action from a the puzzle board (with a previous texture), see how it looks here on YouTube:
Wheel #1, Wheel #2, **NEW** Episode Segment


NCI Download Policies for this thread of (May 19, 2016) regarding:

You may use this download in your game however you wish. Enjoy it & if you feel like it, give feedback on how it works. Do not make money off of this creation.

Do not upload this creation onto other websites. Instead, please link back to this download thread from your website.

If you wish to convert or remix this creation for use in other games, please contact me by private message or e-mail for an arrangement on what you'd like to do with this creation.

This particular download is exclusive to ModTheSims & NCI's websites only. No other websites are allowed to provide this creation for download after any period of time passes, except if special distributions requests are granted. Minimum restriction on redistribution is 5 years from the date this policy is in effect.

Private message or e-mail me for such requests to be discussed. If after six months of contacting me (subject to the minimum 5 years from the date this policy is in effect) I do not respond, grants will then be arranged by ModTheSims staff. Any policies & decisions the site will have regarding retired/inactive members will be enforced by them.

Additional Credits
Credit goes to Merv Griffin's creation "Wheel Of Fortune", debuting in 1975, with the set prop representing the 1983 version, & the wheel's dollar amounts referencing the show's April 12, 1979 Round 3 episode.

Credit goes to a DeviantArt-ist user called "wheelgenius" for temporarily using their wheel designs during the development phase, & reference of prize wheels used on the actual program for creating the one seen now.

Credit goes to Quaxi's "SimPE" for making it possible to upload the new meshes in-game.

Credit goes to chUmbaLum sOft's "Milkshape 3D" for making the meshes for most stuff in the download.

Credit goes to Adobe "Photoshop CS2" for editing the textures.

Credit goes to Microsoft "PowerPoint 2003" for being able to rearrange some additional textures.

Polygon Counts:
Polygon Counts for the Wheel Frame:
Faces: 6,340
Vertices: 5,725

Polygon Counts for the Contestant Backdrop:
Faces: 2,271
Vertices: 2,397

Polygon Counts for the Disk Of Money/Wheel:
Faces: 2,932
Vertices: 2,989

Polygon Counts for the Floor Half-Disk:
Faces: 138
Vertices: 148

Polygon Counts for the Stage Carpet:
Faces: 576
Vertices: 606

Polygon Counts for the Contestant Podiums:
Faces: 120
Vertices: 221

Polygon Counts for the Contestant Digit (x18):
Faces: 36
Vertices: 72

Polygon Counts for the Arrow/Flippers (x3):
Faces: 210
Vertices: 255

Polygon Counts for the Host Mic/Free Spin Dispenser:
Faces: 22
Vertices: 44

Total Polygons Count:
Faces: 12,645
Vertices: 12,457

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
NCI_WOF83_PrizeWheel.rar | This file contains many files, and folders for the different files. I advise keeping the folder structure like so, in case of updates or for your organizational purposes.

Size: 3.18 MB · Downloads: 952 · 19th May 2016
3.18 MB 952 19th May 2016

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