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1970's Tow Truck

by Dr Pixel Posted 28th Oct 2007 at 3:29 AM - Updated 26th Dec 2008 at 2:42 PM by Dr Pixel
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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.
Updated December 2008 to be compatable with Numenor's Drivable Cars without NightLife game mod.

This is a drivable 1970's era Chevy Tow Truck. The tow trucks were inspired by Khakidoo's Al's Collision lot, so I have included an Al's Collision logo for the truck.

A standard pick up truck version of this truck is also available.

The download contains the Mesh plus seven exterior color options and three lettering options.

The second color option was provided by Numenor's CEP files.

On this truck, it is used for the logos and the license plate, so you can use any logo on any body color. The logos will be correct (not reversed) on both sides.

Three logo options are included, plus a no-logo option.

This is a drivable vehicle, it REQUIRES the NightLife expansion pack.

Doors and lights work correctly, but I had to disable the WooHoo "fog" effect.

Sims can still WooHoo and Makeout, but there will be no animation - they will just fade out, make some noises, and fade back in.

The MESH Package file was modified from the Maxis pickup using Wes Howe's UniMesh plugins and the .Ms3dASCII export/import of SimPE.

All mesh editing and UV mapping was done in MilkShape.

The basic cab and front fenders were modified from a free mesh found on ArchiDOM

The wheels and dashboard were modified from the Maxis pickup mesh.

The emergency lights and rear fender flares came from the Maxis ambulance.

All other parts were built from scratch in MilkShape.

Polys = 12276 (682 polys per tile)

Thanks to Vampcat, Cevic, Numenor, Pinhead, and Willem for their advice and information about editing the car meshes.

Polygon Counts:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
DPXL70chevyTowTruck.zip 1.11 MB 8,141 26th Dec 2008
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\


4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

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There are 2 recolours of this mesh on MTS:

These recolours may or may not be endorsed by Dr Pixel.

Expansion/Stuff packs required:

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Car Type: Truck Antique/Classic Special
Car Era: 1970s

Tags: #tow truck, #wrecker