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Ye Olde Grandfather Clock

by Ambular Posted 23rd Oct 2010 at 12:49 AM - Updated 20th Apr 2013 at 6:19 AM by Ambular
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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.
I have been deeply disappointed at the continuing lack of a grandfather clock in TS3. So for my first TS3 object, I've converted the one from TS2. It comes with four presets, each with its own face and three fully recolorable/designable channels:

- "TS2 style", gold face with Roman numerals
- "Haunted House" with peeling paint, a silver face and Hindu-Arabic numerals
- "Western" (I guess?) loosely based on a plainer one handed down from my actual grandfather
- "Slightly more contemporary with no numbers and a copper theme because I was tired of wood"

The clock keeps the correct time, though alas, it's not windable nor (as far as I know) tinkerable. If EA gives us a proper clock in some future expansion, or at least one with a moving pendulum, I may update this one accordingly.

This item has been successfully tested in a base-game only installation as well as with both EP's installed. Please report any issues you may encounter.

I offer my apologies for the choppy appearance of the clockworks in the screen shots. Because of the visual effect the case glass has on anything behind it, it's very difficult to get a good clear picture of them.

Polygon Counts:
1750 vertices, 1205 faces

Additional Credits:
Mesh and source texture by Maxis
Constructed using Milkshape 3D, TSR Workshop, and S3PE Thanks to Inge and Peter Jones, Jynx, cmomoney, atavera, orangemittens, Apple, Cyclonesue, and anyone I forgot
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Ambular_GrandfatherClock.rar | Description: Grandfather Clock 1.18 MB 24,864 23rd Oct 2010
Quick Guide:

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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Style: Antique Retro
Room: Living Dining Study
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #grandfather, #clock, #clocks, #TS2, #Sims 2, #conversion, #converted, #timepiece