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Picked upload! Skill Motor

by Dr Pixel Posted 25th Apr 2007 at 11:12 PM - Updated 17th Nov 2008 at 7:32 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
The motor will be found in your catalog in the Hobbies/Knowledge section.

Your Sims can gain mechanical skill points by working on this car engine.

This isn't a "cheat" object, skill will be gained in the usual way.

Polys = 2480 (620 polys per tile)

The engine requires a flat 4 tile area for placement.

Included in the download is the Mesh plus the color options.

This object may be recolored, and may be included in lot uploads

Recolors should link to this post so people can get the mesh

The mesh file is NOT to be altered or used as a base for other meshes!

The mesh for the motor was based on a mesh from DMI

However, the original motor mesh was over 20,000 polys, so I re-made it from scratch using the original mesh as a reference.

All mesh editing and uv_mapping was done in MilkShape. Texture images were hand drawn in PSP

The second color option was enabled by Numenor's CEP files

The interactions were made possible by Echo's tutorials

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Also available is a complete car with a mechanical skill option:
Skilling - Decorative Classic Convertible

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
DPXL-SkillMotor.zip 187.7 KB 23,595 25th Apr 2007
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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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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2

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Tags: #mechanical, #engine, #motor