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The sims 2 to the sims 3 Bug house + Bee default replacement

by Lyralei Posted 9th Apr 2017 at 10:39 PM - Updated 10th Apr 2017 at 3:03 PM by Greenplumbbob
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks 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.

Made with patch version 1.67

I have always loved the ladybug house from the sims 2 and really wanted one for the sims 3! So here it is, a converted ts2 to ts3 ladybug house (Or well.. Bug house) I gave it 3 different color options and they're CAStable. I also chose to edit the painted bits from it, which is a stencil and 2 without the stencil!

What does it do?

The bug house

The bug house is basically a decoration object, so it doesn't have any interactions. However, I did give it a custom script to let the game know which VFX effect it should be using. In this case, bees! Because who doesn't love bees? I would have gone with ladybugs though if the game had any ladybug VFX effects but sometimes you just have to do with what you have! shrugs

The default replacement bees

Like the bold line says, it's a default replacement! It might need supernatural for it to work, just to be safe, since I didn't get the chance to test it without supernatural. I do think that it needs it though since I found it's texture file in the EP7 folder's deltabuild and not in the basegame's deltabuild.

Note: The Bug house does NOT require the default replacement bees to work! If you don't want the default replacement bees in your game, that's totally cool! The game will just generates the bees we all know from the Beehive

Where can I find it?

The bug house is riiight under Outdoors>Lawn Ornaments>Ts2 to ts3 bughouse, price 100 simoleons.

Anything I should be aware of?
One thing, the bees won't show up directly. You need to unpause your game and wait for about 2 seconds to see them showing up. If they don't show up however, please let me know in the Comments!


Additional information for Creators


Do not reupload
Do not use my download without crediting me
Converted meshes are totally fine to use, even without crediting me, same goes for the textures
Do not reupload with money making links.

Polygon Counts:
High level of details/HLOD shadow: 1283 Poly
Low level of details/LLOD shadow: 598

Additional Credits:
  • S3PE
  • TSRW
  • S3OC
  • Blender
  • Milkshape 3D
  • Photoshop CS6
  • SimPE
  • The sims 2
  • Visual Studio 2008
  • Gdayars for helping me
  • Ashuriphoenix for requesting the bee default replacement
  • And All the amazing people from the MTS chat!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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ts2 to ts3 Bughouse - | The bug house - Bee default replacement is NOT required to get it to work!

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EP7BeeDefaultReplacement - | Bee default replacement download - Needs supernatural to work! Might work without it but just to be safe!

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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Constant Contestant
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#2 Old 9th Apr 2017 at 10:54 PM
Oh so cute, thank you for sharing
Mad Poster
#3 Old 9th Apr 2017 at 11:15 PM
What was that? It's a bee-fault replacement?

Hypocrisy is only okay if I do it.
( Join my dumb Discord server if you're into the whole procrastination thing. But like, maybe tomorrow. )
Icy Spicy
#4 Old 9th Apr 2017 at 11:26 PM
Fantastic! Love the bee vfx! Thank you.
#5 Old 10th Apr 2017 at 12:30 AM
This is great, Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 10th Apr 2017 at 3:15 AM
This is pretty awesome. I always liked the bug house from Sims 2. Thank you for converting and sharing it with us! :D
#7 Old 10th Apr 2017 at 9:32 AM
*looks at the list of programs used* Damn, that's some serious work!

Love this, it's so cute! I can't wait to use it for my fairy's garden, it's perfect. Thank you!

@GrijzePilion - booo
#8 Old 10th Apr 2017 at 11:45 AM
I love this! Thank you!
Virtual gardener
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Original Poster
#9 Old 10th Apr 2017 at 3:03 PM
Thanks guys! I'm glad you all like the bughouse and/or the bee replacement! ^-^

Lol @sweetdevil I forgot to list visual studio though! Oops... *edits credits* You saw nothing... It's basically a default replacement and uhm... trying to figure out how to eventually get those effects to be recognised by the rig, the ftpt and the rslt. I'm planning on doing one project with using the same script (Although with a few adjustments though!) But that's a secret for now ^. ~
Test Subject
#10 Old 30th Apr 2017 at 10:48 PM
Loved this in Sims 2! Now my Sims in 3 can have this cute little deco! Thank you!
Test Subject
#11 Old 22nd May 2019 at 6:47 PM
I know this post is kinda old, I would love to have this, but does it replace the beehive? I don't want to replace that lol
Virtual gardener
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Original Poster
#12 Old 23rd May 2019 at 8:05 AM
Hi there!

It, if you want, only replaces the bees. This is a separate package. The beehive on the other hand is just a decor piece and wont replace anything