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Nine Inch Nails Shirts - Available for Child-to-Elder, both genders

by lexxy_loves_fallout Posted 17th Jul 2018 at 12:14 PM - Updated 19th Jul 2018 at 4:51 AM by lexxy_loves_fallout
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
NOTE FOR FELLOW MASTERCONTROLLER USERS: If you're like me and prefer to use the compact form of CAS, you most likely will need to select the NIN Logo shirt then enter Create-a-Style in order to access the other designs shown here.

Hey guys! I'm back after a loooonnggg absence, and with some content too!

This time I'm expressing my love for Nine Inch Nails, my favourite band full-stop. Whether it's the old stuff or the new, I love me some NIN, and thought it'd be cool if some of my Sims could too.

After searching far and wide, though, I couldn't find quite what I was looking for specifically for Sims 3. This made me a little sad, but as soon as I discovered what the CTU was (and honestly I know I'm a few years late :P) I decided I'd make 'em myself, which would also help me get used to the program in case I wanted to make anything else in the future. (possibly even a part two to this with more NIN stuff? who knows?)

Three of the designs have designs similar to items from the official NIN merch store (the SIN/5IN shirt, the Add Violence logo shirt and the Anxiety shirt). The NIN logo shirt I just thought would be common sense for a band tee, and the Art Is Resistance poster-tee is something that I think would make a pretty cool shirt IRL, so I threw it in.

There are versions available for males and females, child to elder (separate .rar files). Additionally, the designs on each shirt were created with masks, not stencils, so that means that every design is fully recolourable (NIN, 5IN and Anxiety have 2-channel CASTability; Add Violence and the Art Is Resistance poster tee both have 3-channel CASTability).

Note: The child Sim in each screenshot is female, but the item itself (in the case of the child version) is a single unisex item. Both male and female child Sims can wear the child version of the top and since it's unisex (and also since the child base body appears to be the same regardless of gender unlike the teen-to-elder base bodies) it will look pretty much exactly the same on a male child Sim.

Known issues:
- The Anxiety tee's design is quite small. I left this alone since I was trying to replicate the original design as much as possible. I'm aware that it is at the cost of some detail loss. I'm considering whether to make a larger version of it as one of the options for a "part 2".
- The Art Is Resistance Poster tee also suffers from the issue of detail loss, though from a different kind as it is a rather "busy" design.

Additional Credits
Huge thanks to Delphy and jonha for the CTU, and also to daluved1 for the Basic Mask Editing Tutorial!

5IN, Anxiety and Add Violence images from NIN.com (or, store.nin.com). NIN logo taken from a vector image on commons.wikimedia.org. The version of the Art Is Resistance poster that I used for that particular design is from nin.wiki.

One last thanks also to Trent Reznor for the existence of Nine Inch Nails.

This is a multi-part download:

To get ALL the items shown, download all the .rar files listed. If, e.g, you don't want the child top but you do want the rest, download the other two .rars but not the child one.

In any case, extract the .package files inside to Mods>Packages in My Documents>Electronic Arts>The Sims 3 (or Documents, depending on your PC).
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
NIN Shirts - Male T-to-E.rar | Description: Shirts for males, teen-to-elder 73.3 KB 209 17th Jul 2018
NIN Shirts - Female T-to-E.rar | Description: Shirts for females, teen-to-elder 66.6 KB 199 17th Jul 2018
NIN Shirts - Child.rar | Description: Shirts for children, unisex 24.5 KB 156 17th Jul 2018
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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Age: Child Teen Young Adult Adult Elder
Gender: Male Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Athletic
Clothing Style: Modern Brands/Logos
Other Type: Untuckables
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Top

Tags: #nine inch nails, #nin, #band, #industrial