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Adobe Chimney

by Qahne Posted 19th Sep 2020 at 10:23 PM - Updated 21st Feb 2021 at 5:32 PM by Qahne
3 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 2 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.
Updated 21/02/2021: original file was uncompressed for some reason, that's been fixed, and chimney has been set so that it can't be repossessed or stolen.

The Sims 4 has a lot of diverse build styles, some of which we've never really had in the other games, and of particular interest to me are many of the essential southwestern build items. I've decided to adapt some of the key items over.

Adapt is the key word here - The Sims 4 has such a different art style that a straight up conversion wouldn't look too good. With this object in particular, I took the mesh and textures from the "Mega Chimney Deluxe" from the TS4 base game and modified them extensively - the chimney was very asymmetrical and weirdly proportioned, with an oversized tiled roof and a very wide base. It now blends in much better with existing TS3 objects, and is fully recolourable with 3 channels - the chimney breast, the embedded cap, and the tiled roof.

Although it's just a decorative item, the chimney is just the right diameter to fit the stovepipe chimney cap in it using an OMSP, allowing you to see smoke rise out of the adobe chimney when your fireplace is lit. For a good matching fireplace, I fixed the Haute Hacienda fireplace from the Store to have a stovepipe chimney.

It can be found under Roof Decorations for ?200.

Polygon Counts:
LOD0: 680 vertices
LOD1:526 vertices
Shadow:526 vertices

Additional Credits:
EA for the original mesh and textures

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: 764.2 KB · Downloads: 696 · 21st Feb 2021
764.2 KB 696 21st Feb 2021
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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.).

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#2 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 12:15 AM
That's one mesh of TS4 that I really liked! Thanks for the extensive work on this gem.
Original Poster
#3 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 12:18 AM
Yeah, TS4 is full of really good meshes, they're just weirdly proportioned because of the art style and the very basic textures don't do a good job of showcasing them. Thanks for the thanks!

Originally Posted by jje1000
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#4 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 5:31 PM
Thank you very much, I love this chimney