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Lots More Bots - 21 New Servo Overrides

by Esmeralda Posted 8th Jan 2020 at 8:09 PM - Updated 22nd Feb 2020 at 1:28 PM by Esmeralda : Fixed Set 1's TS2 servo to be shinier in game
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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.
***UPDATE JANUARY 19 2020: ADDED ALTERNATIVE DOWNLOAD FILE OF ALL BOTS IN SEPARATE PACKAGES***
As I've had several requests for different combinations of both this upload and my first one, Lots Of Bots, I've now added a new zipfile that contains all the bots as separate packages which you can install to make your own specific sets. I've done the same with Lots Of Bots, so you can now combine bots from both uploads.

Two things to remember: 1) You can only have one bot of each 'recolour' option installed at a time - eg, you can only have one Blue and Red bot, one Red and Green bot, etc. If you install two bots of the same recolour, they will conflict. 2) You must also install the LotsBotsServoVFXOverrideTuning package from the zip file or else the bots will have those glowing eyes and brain effects.

So: in your Mods folder, you install seven bot package files of your choice from this set and/or Lots Of Bots - one of each recolour - and the VFX override package.

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Update Feb 22 2020: It was brought to my attention that the female TS2 Servo in Set 1 was not as shiny as she should be, and I discovered I'd mistakenly used a low-shine specular on that item rather than the high-shine one. I've now fixed it, in both the Set 1 combined package and the loose files package, so if you use that bot please download - very sorry for the inconvenience!

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Coming briefly out of Sims 4 retirement because Discover University finally added two of my fave things - vehicles and robots.

Having made one set of Servo default replacements previously uploaded here, I found myself wanting a few more variations, plus I'd had a request for the TS3 Simbot as a Servo override too. So here are seven more models.

As with my previous set, it is a set of 'outfit' default replacements which simply replaces the Servo's seven recolour choices with new meshes and textures without doing any 'modded' stuff, the one small exception being that I had to modify the Buff tunings in order to get rid of the glowing eyes and brain effects (VFX). I didn't change the pie menus, the unactivated servo's appearance, or anything else fancy that changes game code. This is so that hopefully this item won't be broken by future game patches as sadly tends to happen to many mods and modded items, as we know.

There are three packages, consisting of seven robots with three sets of recolours. You can only use one at a time. But they can be swapped between gameplay sessions for a different set of recolours. Just be sure to delete your localthumbcache.package when doing that, or else you'll see the previous set's portrait and mood pictures in your HUD instead of the current one.

Most of the bots are brand new - I assembled two of them from my previous uploads: The female Servo from my Sims 2 Servo conversion uploaded here , and Orb the hoverbot is from my collection of TS3 Plumbot parts. The others consist of four new conversions and one new creation: Cookie and Lauren are new Plumbot parts conversions, the two Simbots are new Sims 3 conversions, and Juicebot is a new creation by me, assembled from Plumbot arms and legs, the juice keg from Discover University and a coffeemaker from the base game. Juicebot was inspired by a robot from Fallout 4, Drinkin' Buddy, who consists of a big beer barrel with arms and legs. He dispenses beer and tells bad jokes. The idea behind my choice of head for Juicebot was that once you get so 'juiced' that you need some coffee to sober up, he can supply that too. Unfortunately Juicebot can't really dispense drinks from his keg or his coffeemaker (although he can tell bad jokes), but he looks cute.

The bots are a variety ranging from shiny and pristine to rusty. As mentioned, I have not modified the pie menus, so the overrides retain the default recolour names such as Black and Blue, etc. All will be made clear in the below reference pics.

You don't need to go looking for them in CAS or anything like that, they will automatically appear in your game as a replacement for the default servo you would normally get.

SET 1:
Shiny fruity-themed Juicebot, shiny silver and green Lauren, default TS2 Servo, default Simbot Gal, shiny multicolour Cookie, rusty Simbot Guy, red white and black Orb (colour scheme inspired by adorable hoverbot Tom Servo of Mystery Science Theatre 3000).



SET 2:

Wooden barrel-chested Juicebot, shiny black and red Lauren, girly lacy-patterned Servo with added pink shades, shiny pink Simbot Gal, rusty Cookie, default Simbot Guy, rusty Orb.



SET 3:

Four rusty bots Juicebot, Lauren, Servo and Simbot Gal, shiny silver and green Cookie, shiny silver & copper Simbot Guy, shiny army green Orb.



And two additional sets:
I also assembled two 'remix' sets consisting of models from both this upload and my previous one, to give more variety. The two sets, called Ez's Choice 1 and 2, consist of my own faves and there are reference pics of those sets in the screenies at the top right of this page (and also included in their zip files for reference).

ETA: Fulfilled a request for a remix set consisting of Simbot Gal from Set 1, Lauren, Servo, Cookie and Simbot Guy from Set 2, and Juicebot and Orb from Set 3. If you would also like that combo, I've now added it to the Files tab and added the reference pic to the set of screenies at the top right of the page (pic also included in the zip file).

ETA2: Fulfilled another remix request, this one consisting of Juicebot, Cookie and Orb from Set 1, and Lauren, Servo, Simbot Gal and Simbot Guy from Set 2. A good colourful choice for those who like colourful bots, it's now added to the Files tab and a reference pic is added to the screenies at the top right of this page and in the zip file.

ETA3: And, note the January 19 2020 update, which now lets you make your own combos!


When you build your Servo and are ready to activate it, you will see the default TS4 Servo in the stand. When you activate it, it will disintegrate and dissolve into Lauren. Then, just choose whichever robot you prefer by using the Modify Servo pie menu.




ISSUES:
With the addition of the Servo torso-twirling animation, the more 'human'-bodied bots (eg Plumbots) will go a bit cinched/twisted at the waist when they twirl rather than twirling cleanly such as the Simbots and Juicebot. If Plumbot waists are bone-assigned to separate cleanly for twirling, they then come apart from the pelvis when they sit down, so I had to compromise by letting them twist. When I made my previous set none of the bots did the waist-twirl at that time, they only twirled their heads, and I saw the waist twirl for the first time when making these. So, my apologies that the Plumbots in my previous set have the same issue. Also because of compromises, please note that some of the meshes display minor warping or splitting when sitting, and in Juicebot's case a small triangle on his backside when bending over or recharging.

Although I was able to remove the glowing eyes and brain VFX, they appear on the servo's HUD portrait and Mood portrait. I've been advised that removing the effects from the HUD/Mood portraits could conflict with other people's mods which alter those portraits. So, it's best to leave it as is.


Now for a look at them in game, here is a short video showing them in action. Just don't let your bot relax in the hot tub, ha ha - you'll see what happens. A nice relaxing massage is much better for them! They also look totally cute when they sing.



And as with my previous upload, thanks again to CmarNYC for advice on how to make a multi-meshed recolour package, and to MizoreYukii for how to get rid of the unwanted glowing eyes and brain effects.

Thanks for looking, hope you'll find at least one of these colourful little guys fun.


INSTALLATION:

If using one of the original pre-made sets: Unzip the zip file of the override set of your choice, and move the .package file to your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods folder.
If making up your own set from the added zipfile with all the bots and the tuning file as separate packages: Extract the seven bot packages of your choice plus the VFX override package as instructed in the January 19 2020 update at the top of this page.

Polygon Counts:
The default TS4 Servo is 14201 polys, which is relatively high, so these are a bit of an improvement on it:

Juicebot: LOD0 9058 LOD1 9053 LOD2 6826 LOD3 4807
Lauren: LOD0 10322 LOD1 10319 LOD2 5497 LOD3 2441
Sims 2 Servo: LOD0 3527 LOD1 3524 LOD2 3072 LOD3 1555 With shades: LOD0 4519 LOD1 4516 LOD2 4064 LOD3 2547
Simbot Gal: LOD0 4789 LOD1 4283 LOD3 LOD2 2598 LOD3 1216
Cookie: LOD0 10784 LOD1 10781 LOD2 5378 LOD3 2542
Simbot Guy: LOD0 5290 LOD1 5287 LOD2 2634 LOD3 1254
Orb: LOD0 8622 LOD1 8619 LOD2 6877 LOD3 4247

Additional Credits:
Made with CAS Tools, Sims 4 Studio, Milkshape and Blender.
Tags: #servo, #robot, #bot

Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Male Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal Underwear Sleepwear Swimwear Athletic Outerwear Party Wear
Clothing Style: Sci-Fi
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Default Replacement
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

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 4 Discover University
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Esmeralda_LotsMoreBotsAsSeparatePackages.zip | Alternative zipfile of all bots as separate packages, for those who would like to make their own combos

Size: 23.56 MB · Downloads: 1,809 · 22nd Feb 2020
23.56 MB 1,809 22nd Feb 2020
Esmeralda_MoreServoBotOverrides_Set1.zip | Use only one of these packages at a time!

Size: 8.23 MB · Downloads: 1,800 · 22nd Feb 2020
8.23 MB 1,800 22nd Feb 2020
Esmeralda_MoreServoBotOverrides_RemixJuicebotCookieOrb1,LaurenServoSimbotGal+Guy2.zip

Size: 8.26 MB · Downloads: 954 · 10th Jan 2020
8.26 MB 954 10th Jan 2020
Esmeralda_MoreServoBotOverrides_RemixSimbotGal1,CookieLaurenServoSimbotGuy2,JuicebotOrb3.zip

Size: 8.96 MB · Downloads: 922 · 9th Jan 2020
8.96 MB 922 9th Jan 2020
Esmeralda_MoreServoBotOverrides_Set3.zip

Size: 8.75 MB · Downloads: 1,036 · 9th Jan 2020
8.75 MB 1,036 9th Jan 2020
Esmeralda_MoreServoBotOverrides_Set2.zip

Size: 9.12 MB · Downloads: 1,228 · 9th Jan 2020
9.12 MB 1,228 9th Jan 2020
Esmeralda_MoreServoBotOverrides_EzChoiceSet2.zip

Size: 9.09 MB · Downloads: 1,092 · 8th Jan 2020
9.09 MB 1,092 8th Jan 2020
Esmeralda_MoreServoBotOverrides_EzChoiceSet1.zip

Size: 8.41 MB · Downloads: 1,027 · 8th Jan 2020
8.41 MB 1,027 8th Jan 2020
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 8th Jan 2020 at 11:57 PM
Can I get a custom set like this, Set 1, Simbot Gal; Set 2, Cookie, Lauren, TS2 Servo, Simbot Guy; Set 3, Juicebot, Orb?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#3 Old 9th Jan 2020 at 10:46 AM Last edited by Esmeralda : 9th Jan 2020 at 12:17 PM.
Thanks, everyone!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Enjoji
More wonderful Servo goodness!! Thank you so much, Esmeralda!

Thanks, and nice to see you!
Quote:
Originally Posted by scifugitive2
OMG thank you! Especially for the bot from Spaceballs! Well, I think the golden Simbot gal looks like the bot, so that's what I am going to call her: Dot Matrix!

You know, I always thought there was something familiar-looking about the female simbot but couldn't place it - yes, Dot Matrix! LOL.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lunamist2
With some of the parts, I can see making a Rosie from the Jetsons in here. Thank you!! If I do make her, I will definitely put her up on the gallery.

No, sorry, please don't put her on the Gallery - please note my Policy, which specifies not putting any of my creations on the Gallery. (This is due to my having found out the hard way when I used to put my items on the TS3 Exchange, my creations were often stolen and reuploaded by people claiming to have made them themselves, and EA not only wouldn't do anything about it, they would sometimes delete my creations rather than the stolen copies, as if I was the thief! I don't want that happening again.) You are welcome to upload her here or on your own site. In any case, glad you like her, thanks!

ETA:
Quote:
Originally Posted by ReeceBar
Can I get a custom set like this, Set 1, Simbot Gal; Set 2, Cookie, Lauren, TS2 Servo, Simbot Guy; Set 3, Juicebot, Orb?

Another nice remix for variety - have added it to the Files tab in case anyone else would also like that combo.

My Fallout 4 creations are at Nexus
And there's more of my Fallout 4 creations and some of my previously unreleased TS4 stuff at my site, Colourful Commonwealth
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#4 Old 10th Jan 2020 at 10:40 AM
Thanks again, folks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Simorph
Super Cool! Been waiting a long time for S4 Robots too. It's too bad you can't just merge them all into one set. They are all so wonderful it's hard to choose!

Thanks for liking them! I agree, I wish there were more than 7 recolour slots - the best compromise I could come up with was the two Ez's Choice sets that combines some of both sets, but I'd like to have them all in one!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Panda2002
This is so awesome but if possible would you be able to make a custom set for me. If you do, I would like.
Set 1:JuiceBot, Cookie, and Orb.
Set 2:Lauren, TS2 Servo, Simbot Gal, and Simbot Guy.
Thank you for this making the servos look less ugly in general.

I like your choice, very colourful combo and I like things colourful, might use that one myself! Have now added it to the selection. Oh I wanted to make the default TS4 servos not just look less ugly, but downright cute. It's so disappointing that EA managed to produce such cute robots for TS3 (and Maxis with the Servo in TS1 and TS2) but they came out with such unpleasantly fugly ones for TS4, ugh.

My Fallout 4 creations are at Nexus
And there's more of my Fallout 4 creations and some of my previously unreleased TS4 stuff at my site, Colourful Commonwealth
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#5 Old 10th Jan 2020 at 5:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragonier
Hello I am a German and I am writing this via translator.
I would have a suggestion for this mod.

A servo that looks human (Sim).

Would it be possible?

Hi, I did think of doing that with my previous servo replacement set, but then I learned that apparently you can turn a human sim into a servo using certain mods and cheats. If I included human sims in my set, players would be restricted to only those sims. But with a mod made for the purpose of turning a sim into a servo, you could choose any sim you wanted to use. The creator of this Servo Trait mod mentioned it to me, I haven't tried it but you can take a look and see if it does what you want it to do: https://www.deviantart.com/gauntlet...stoms-821317032

Hallo, ich habe darüber nachgedacht, dies mit meinem vorherigen Servoersatz zu tun, aber dann habe ich erfahren, dass man anscheinend mit bestimmten Mods und Cheats eine menschliche Sim in ein Servo verwandeln kann. Wenn ich menschliche Sims in mein Set aufnehmen würde, wären die Spieler nur auf diese Sims beschränkt. Aber mit einem Mod, der dazu dient, eine Sim in ein Servo zu verwandeln, kannst du jede Sim auswählen, die du verwenden möchtest. Der Schöpfer dieses Servo Trait Mods hat es mir gegenüber erwähnt, ich habe es nicht ausprobiert, aber Sie können nachsehen, ob es das tut, was Sie wollen: https://www.deviantart.com/gauntlet101010/art/ Sims4-Robot-Trait-Customs-821317032

My Fallout 4 creations are at Nexus
And there's more of my Fallout 4 creations and some of my previously unreleased TS4 stuff at my site, Colourful Commonwealth
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#6 Old 15th Jan 2020 at 10:04 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KarmaClysm
Love this! Is there a way that we could have all of them and not have to choose between sets? Thank you for your hard work! <3

Not that I know of, unfortunately, otherwise I would have done that. If I do hear of someone finding out that there's a way (and not a potentially game-breaking one) to have more than 7 change appearance options for the default servo, then I'll check into it! Thanks for liking them.

My Fallout 4 creations are at Nexus
And there's more of my Fallout 4 creations and some of my previously unreleased TS4 stuff at my site, Colourful Commonwealth
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#7 Old 18th Jan 2020 at 12:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by limefiend
i love this so much! i really dont want to be a bother but could i have a custom set also? i was going to try to mix them myself but i realized they were all packaged together.
id like juicebot and the simbot gal from set 1, lauren and the simbot guy from set 2, sara, spencer, and S.A.M from ez's choice set 1, and kayla from set 3 of your other download, lots of bots, if youre willing to do it. id be so happy if you would! these bots are really cool and i would love to use them in my game :^)

Hi, thanks for liking them! I'm happy to assemble another custom set but you're asking for eight bots and unfortunately the limit per set is seven. If you can narrow it down to 7, then I can put them together in a new set.

My Fallout 4 creations are at Nexus
And there's more of my Fallout 4 creations and some of my previously unreleased TS4 stuff at my site, Colourful Commonwealth
Test Subject
#8 Old 18th Jan 2020 at 9:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Esmeralda
Hi, thanks for liking them! I'm happy to assemble another custom set but you're asking for eight bots and unfortunately the limit per set is seven. If you can narrow it down to 7, then I can put them together in a new set.

oh! i didnt know that sorry. then without the simbot gal, if thats ok?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#9 Old 19th Jan 2020 at 12:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by limefiend
oh! i didnt know that sorry. then without the simbot gal, if thats ok?

Hi there, I went off to make your combo but then found that you'd asked for two bots of the same recolour - Sara and Laura both use the Blue and Red option. Unfortunately there can be only one of each recolour option, otherwise they'll conflict, sorry. However, I've just added a new zipfile that you might find helpful - it consists of all the bots as separate packages so that players can install whichever individual bots they want to use, and I did the same with the previous Lots of Bots upload too. So you can now combine individual bots from both sets to get the remix you'd like. With, of course, the proviso that you can only have one of each 'recolour' option among them all. Now you can make up your own set (instructions are in the January 19 update paragraph at the top of the Description page), but if you still want me to make a merged remix for you, am happy to do so - as long as there is only one of each recolour option!

My Fallout 4 creations are at Nexus
And there's more of my Fallout 4 creations and some of my previously unreleased TS4 stuff at my site, Colourful Commonwealth
Test Subject
#10 Old 19th Feb 2020 at 12:59 AM
These are a little broken.

I made a custom individual set replacing two colors with the Sims 2 Servo and the Sims 2 female servo. The Sims 2 female servo switches back to the Gold and Brown coloration constantly. Also, the male Servo is shiny and the female Servo is not shiny.
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