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Vintage Athletic Shorts--BG-compatible

by spladoum Posted 24th Apr 2016 at 5:38 AM - Updated 24th Apr 2016 at 11:54 PM by spladoum
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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.
... now, why did I want these, again? *thinks*

... yep, no idea. I blame American Apparel. (I own a pair of their 70's re-issue running shorts IRL.) But I wanted shorts like those in my game, and quickly found that this "simple" project was exceedingly complicated. Surprise! But I finally managed to get these finished. All morphs except pregnancy are included. Enabled for everyday, sleepwear, swimwear, athletic wear, and random. 2 channels.

These outfits are base-game compatible. All textures/meshes are from in-game items, or hand-drawn. Something to note--because I had to re-locate, re-map, and shrink the texture of the shorts to keep it from overlapping with the skin, the shorts are more blurry in close-ups. They look fine from a distance. Also, you may find that they clip into the thigh a bit on really animated poses/movements. I tried my best to alleviate that, but if it's super-bothersome, please let me know. I can try again.


Polygon Counts:
615--all LODs, adult
551--all LODs, teen

Additional Credits:
TSRW, S3PE, and everyone on Tumblr who took time to look, support, like, and ask about this item. I hope you love it!
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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Men's Athletic Shorts.rar 576.0 KB 4,267 24th Apr 2016
Teen's Athletic Shorts.rar 589.3 KB 3,454 24th Apr 2016
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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If you need more info, see:

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 3

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Age: Teen Young Adult Adult
Gender: Male
Clothing Type: Everyday Sleepwear Swimwear Athletic
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Bottom

Tags: #running shorts, #vintage shorts, #70s shorts, #short shorts, #men's shorts, #teen's shorts