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Semi-Invisible Parking Space

by Nandonalt Posted 22nd Aug 2009 at 12:44 PM - Updated 23rd Aug 2009 at 5:29 AM by Nandonalt
36 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback 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.
Hello! I made this Invisible Parking Space because i hate that bar on the parking spaces. So, with this, you can make more beautiful garages :D
It does not overwrite the original one, you can use the 2 It's on the Vehicles section of Buy Mode.

Update:
Now it's only a simple line You can pickup AND delete it :D

Catalog:
Name: Invisible Driveway
Description: Invisible Driveway by Nandonalt
Price: 50§

Screenshots:




Thanks for Fresh-Prince for the car used on the screenshots

Known Issues:
For a reason, S3OC didn't let me to put my custom icon, so it's a blank space on the section.



Polygon Counts:
Polys: 34 :P

Additional Credits:
Peter and Inge Jones: S3PI Tools *_*
WesHowe: Object Meshing Tools
MTS Community: Yayy :D

Style: Not Applicable
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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
InvisibleParkingSpace.rar 7.1 KB 15,084 22nd Aug 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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36 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 34 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 12:53 PM
Oh wow ! The effect is fantastic ! Thanks for sharing this great idea of yours
Theorist
#3 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 12:56 PM
thank you for this
Scholar
#4 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 1:29 PM
Hey there! Can you click on this? lol

I made one, but it wasn't clickable. Anyway, nice job! Thanks for making this!
Test Subject
#5 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 1:31 PM
great !! thank you
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 1:37 PM
Could of just left the other thumbnail on it and then export it and then replace the pic with yours then import it back and then it should work, just a hint of how to put a custom pic for you. great job.
Instructor
#8 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 2:03 PM
Thank you so much. I hated that driveway so much I have very rarely had cars on my lots.

Nutty Sims Mommy.
Test Subject
#9 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 2:03 PM
Warning

Not visible ---> non-tangible and not deletable
Pettifogging Legalist!
staff: moderator
#10 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 3:20 PM
A possible way to fix things if you have already put it in a lot (I haven't tested it though) would be to delete the package – it's possible that it will then simply disappear from the lot without doing any harm. It is *also* possible that the space it used to be on will end up unuseable forever (I've seen this reported with other objects), so be careful.

Nandonalt, could you perhaps put a warning in the first post? I don't think it's a good idea when people end up with things in lots that they can never remove again, without knowing about it.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

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Lab Assistant
#11 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 3:45 PM Last edited by Bobbo662 : 22nd Aug 2009 at 3:46 PM. Reason: rewording
Couldn't you just delete this off compeletely I mean why have it posted if it's causing problems ???
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staff: retired moderator
#12 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 3:47 PM
Bobbo662 - Normally, we would remove a download entirely, but because people who already have downloaded it may have issues, we've left it up for suggested fixes (like Plasticbox's) to be posted in the thread for those who already have issues. If they come back looking for help, they'd find nothing if we just removed the thread entirely. I removed the original file and what's left is just a txt file as a placeholder, as well as edited a message into the first post.

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#13 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 4:34 PM
It's possible to remove it using the hammer tool...
Test Subject
#14 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 4:58 PM
I had the game not yet saved, and so no major problem.

It would be better to make a parking lot, where a very small bar
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 6:37 PM
Or maybe even a line, e.g. a parking space.
Test Subject
#16 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 7:11 PM
Just yesterday I was thinking I'd love to have an invisible version of the parking space @_@ For sims 2, there was invisible coffee tables and such that were visible in buy mode, just not in live mode. It'd be great if someone could do that with this idea.
Test Subject
#17 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 8:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jadaytime
Or maybe even a line, e.g. a parking space.
I still would prefer to have something completely invisible; after all, I can paint lines myself using floor tiles if I so choose, and lines are really not appropriate for every situation anyway, such as in residential garages.

Here's an idea: You know how the garden sprinkler displays a white dome around itself when in buy mode to illustrate the area that the spray will cover? Well, why not do something similar with the parking spaces? That is, make them visible only when in buy mode and invisible during gameplay.

In my opinion, that would be the best solution. Of course, I don't know whether or not it's possible yet to make objects like that. Maybe someday.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 8:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pure Selfish Love
Just yesterday I was thinking I'd love to have an invisible version of the parking space @_@ For sims 2, there was invisible coffee tables and such that were visible in buy mode, just not in live mode. It'd be great if someone could do that with this idea.


You mean those little platform things? I loved those. Although, once they turned invisible, weren't they still clickable, somehow? It's been so long since I've played TS2 that i don't even remember. :\

And like others have said, just a simple line, or non-striped recolors of the parking space would be very useful. Like maybe a tan block(like those that they have in real parking lots) or just lines on each edge.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 11:36 PM
Thank goodness. I don't understand why they didn't do this in the first place. The parking space they gave is hideous.
Test Subject
#20 Old 23rd Aug 2009 at 7:04 AM Last edited by Sharif : 23rd Aug 2009 at 7:20 AM.
colorability a parking lot would be enough

The white line is very good
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 23rd Aug 2009 at 7:17 AM
So Im just wondering, o.O Is this safe to download at this point? I read about the previous problems of being unable to delete and being invisible..... but I also notice it shows up in screenies as the white line and not completely invisible right now.... is this the way it has been? or is this an edit/fix for the file?
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 23rd Aug 2009 at 2:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
Bobbo662 - Normally, we would remove a download entirely, but because people who already have downloaded it may have issues, we've left it up for suggested fixes (like Plasticbox's) to be posted in the thread for those who already have issues. If they come back looking for help, they'd find nothing if we just removed the thread entirely. I removed the original file and what's left is just a txt file as a placeholder, as well as edited a message into the first post.


Thanks HP, I understand now.
Test Subject
#23 Old 23rd Aug 2009 at 2:47 PM
i like the bars in car parking , but i am going get and this one
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 23rd Aug 2009 at 7:29 PM
Thank you for fixing this. I was going to suggest putting a small flower or rock or something.

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Scholar
#25 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 12:16 AM
is the bar recolorable? so we can hide it a bit better if we cant have invisable id like to make it a bit less noticable especially since i lean toward darker driveways and garage flooring

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