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Servo from The Sims 2

by Esmeralda Posted 21st Feb 2010 at 9:19 PM - Updated 6th Feb 2015 at 10:55 AM by Esmeralda : Some changes to text
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UPDATE: Since uploading this sim, I've seen screenshots of him in people's games where his head looks very wide rather than narrow as it should be. If that happens to you, try adjusting the head width slider in CAS to make his head narrower. I think this might be happening if someone uses a default sim and puts the head on it, rather than the customised narrow-headed sim I made for this purpose. The head should really only be used with my own Servo sim, otherwise unexpected problems can occur!

For those of you who, like myself, missed having this cute little robot housekeeper from The Sims 2, here is a conversion of him for The Sims 3 to do your household chores:

If you prefer a female robot, the body is enabled for both genders, and a female head is also included - see pic on far right below:

Servo is found in the Adult Male section of the Sim Bin, with a default name of 'Servo Male'. The 'body' (in case he shows up with a human body in your game), is in the Full Outfits in CAS, in all categories. The 'head' is in Hat Hairs. If you want a female Servo, change his gender to female and go to the Hat Hairs to find the head. (The head and body are NOT enabled for 'Random', so you shouldn't get townies wearing them!)

Please note that if you change Servo to female or he/she ages to Elder, you must change the footwear for all outfits to Barefoot - otherwise shoe textures will appear on the robot's back and arms! Changing footwear to barefoot will get rid of the texture.

Traits: Green Thumb, Handy, Natural Cook, Neat, Never Nude. (Servo MUST have the Never Nude trait in order for his/her head and body to stay on when bathing - otherwise he/she will turn into a human with blue skin and a very skinny head.)

As well as chores, Servos also enjoy chatting about science and their favourite foods, and are not averse to a little dance.

The body and head are recolourable/patternable, separately. So if you feel you really must inflict indignities on your Servo such as the pic at the far right below, you can do so. And finally, at the end of the day, they like a nice hot shower followed by WD40 and then to bed to dream little robot dreams.


UPDATE: IF YOU HAVE AMBITIONS AND WANT TO HAVE SERVO BECOME A SIMBOT: Using a mod that lets you take sims back into CAS, such as Awesomod or Master Controller, take a simbot into CAS and 'dress' it in the Servo head and body. The head may be too wide unless you use a slider range multiplier (otherwise you might not be able to make it narrow enough), but slider range multipliers come with Awesomod and Master Controller, so you're already covered for that if you have one of those mods.

Technical Notes
This is just a regular sim wearing the body as clothing and the head as Hat Hair, but by assigning the above traits, it behaves like you'd expect a Servo to behave, going around the house making beds, cleaning bathrooms, washing dishes, etc. Although not a true TS2 servo, it's pretty convincing. The main notable difference is that they sleep rather than recharge.

UPDATE for those who have asked what happens if the female servo gets pregnant: I didn't foresee anyone wanting to get a robot pregnant, but I should not have underestimated the wild imagination of the Sims community! It's now reported that the body turns into a human pregnant female but the robot head stays on. If you want the robot body to stay, open the body .package in CAS Texture Unitool and go to the Part Category tab, click 'Valid For Maternity', click 'Commit', and then Save. (Note that the robot body won't get fatter!)

ISSUES: Due the large forearms, sometimes the forearm near the wrist will clip into dishes and so on, while carrying it, such as can be seen in the food preparation screenshots above. Also, trying to assign finger joints resulted in horrible looking in-game hand animations, so his fingers and hand are all assigned to the Hand joint and therefore his fingers don't curl.

I hope you'll find this fun in your game - I'm having fun playing with him - and please let me know if any issues, though I've tested him thoroughly without any problems.


INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

Unzip the .zip file and you'll have one file that ends in .sim and others which end in .package. Simply copy the .sim file to your 'Saved Sims' folder which is in your Documents folder under Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims, then copy the .package files to your Mods\Packages folder.

If you don't have a Mods\Packages folder and/or don't know how to install .package files, please see full instructions here: http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...g_Package_Files

If you don't have a SavedSims folder, you need to just create one yourself in the \Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 folder.

Mesh Poly Counts
Servo Body: 2944
Male Servo Head: 412
Female Servo Head: 497

Custom Content by Me:
- Female head for Servo
- Male head for Servo
- Servo body, male and female

Additional Credits:
MY BIGGEST AND MOST GRATEFUL AND ETERNAL THANKS GO TO BLOOMSBASE for his very kind help in advising me how it might be possible to go about converting a TS2 body mesh for TS3. His advice was absolutely right, and if it hadn't been for his help, this sim would probably never have made it this far. THANK YOU so much!

Made with the magnificent CTU: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=364926
Tags: #servo, #robot

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
Servo_ByEsmeraldaF.zip | FIXED version of body, August 2010 - leg glitch when zooming out (normally only visible when running TS3 at less than max detail) fixed

Size: 1.30 MB · Downloads: 26,261 · 21st Feb 2010
1.30 MB 26,261 21st Feb 2010
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 sim to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sim file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game, enter Create-a-Sim, and save a sim to the sim bin to create this folder, rather than doing so manually. After that you can close the game and put the .sim file in SavedSims
4. Once the .sim file is in SavedSims, you can load the game, and look for your sim in the premade sims bin in Create-a-Sim.

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.


Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Simswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide! Special Installation Instructions
  • If you get an error that says "This content requires expansion pack data that is not installed", please use either Clean Installer to install this sim.
 
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Mad Poster
Original Poster
#101 Old 24th Feb 2010 at 7:32 PM Last edited by EsmeraldaF : 24th Feb 2010 at 8:06 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by VinnieNZ
I have tried downloading it several times, all with the same result. I used WinZIP & 7zip to open the file.


What operating system are you using?

If you're on Windows, then in XP, Vista and Windows 7 all you have to do is double-click on a zip file and it will open automatically, as a built-in feature of Windows. You don't need WinZIP or 7zip to open zip files.

If, when you click it, it keep opening automatically with WinZIP or whatever is giving the error message, then right-click on the zip file and choose 'Open With' and then 'Compressed (zipped) folders' if you're on XP (not sure about Vista or 7 as I'm on an XP computer now and not able to check) to force it to open with Windows' built-in unzip feature rather than WinZip.

If you still can't force it to open with Windows' built-in unzip feature, then download WinRAR and open it with that. http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-32-...4-10007677.html

If you're on a Mac, Stuffit should be able to open it.
Test Subject
#102 Old 24th Feb 2010 at 10:41 PM
Do you need the CAS sliders for this?
I will download it just in case,and thank u for sharing this amazing and creative robot/servo with us,cuz its perfect! :D

Never regret something that once made you smile :)
Field Researcher
#103 Old 24th Feb 2010 at 10:49 PM
Thank You ~


free custom contet for The Sims 2 and for The Sims 3

Mad Poster
Original Poster
#104 Old 24th Feb 2010 at 11:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by karlykool
Do you need the CAS sliders for this?


Probably not. I have the Awesomemod slider hack but I tried to keep his head, which needs to be much narrower than a human head, within what seemed like the limits of normal sliders. In any case, as long as you don't actually *edit* his head, which will make a slider-hacked head snap back to non-hacked defaults if you don't have a slider hack, you'll be all right.
Test Subject
#105 Old 25th Feb 2010 at 12:06 AM
Hey your name sounds familiar...
Anyways this sounds good... but my comp cant seem to run TS3
And I did all this searching for mods... :P
Test Subject
#106 Old 25th Feb 2010 at 4:08 AM
Okay, now WinRAR can open it, and the files there are:
-FemaleServoHead_ByEsmeraldaFv3.package
-MaleServoHead_ByEsmeraldaFv3.package
-ServoBodyM+F_ByEsmeraldaFV2.package

There is no sim file, it won't let me extract it and it comes with this message:
The archive is either in unknown file format or damaged.
I'm using Windows XP. Could you host the files by themselves (inzipped) on another website?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#107 Old 25th Feb 2010 at 10:24 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by VinnieNZ
Okay, now WinRAR can open it, and the files there are:
-FemaleServoHead_ByEsmeraldaFv3.package
-MaleServoHead_ByEsmeraldaFv3.package
-ServoBodyM+F_ByEsmeraldaFV2.package

There is no sim file, it won't let me extract it and it comes with this message:
The archive is either in unknown file format or damaged.
I'm using Windows XP. Could you host the files by themselves (inzipped) on another website?


I've just downloaded the zip file myself and opened it with WinRAR, and had no problem. All of the files extracted, including the .sim file, with no error. There has to be some serious issue with your computer. Can you download any other sims from here? Do their archive files open OK? Have you tried running anti-spyware and anti-virus apps on your PC?

I've put the unzipped files on Megaupload temporarily, and am sending you the links by PM. If you still have problems, I'm afraid I don't know what else to suggest, except have someone take a look at your computer! Good luck!
Lab Assistant
#108 Old 25th Feb 2010 at 1:57 PM
I knew someone would do this and yay finally someone did!
I loved the Servo :p
Banned
#109 Old 25th Feb 2010 at 5:19 PM
Awesome, and I can make him/her golden too! :D

High five!
Test Subject
#110 Old 25th Feb 2010 at 7:02 PM
Thanks, I can download things from this site and I will try to see if anythings wrong with my computer.
Banned
#111 Old 25th Feb 2010 at 7:25 PM
Amazing!
Test Subject
#112 Old 25th Feb 2010 at 8:03 PM
Wery well done - thx!
Field Researcher
#113 Old 25th Feb 2010 at 9:39 PM
What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing your hard work with us!
Test Subject
#114 Old 26th Feb 2010 at 12:04 AM
Awesome Servo! Atleast more than one person still cares about sims 2. I wish I had sims 3, but I need the money for my horses.

It's nothing to serious
I just HATE your style
x)
Test Subject
#115 Old 26th Feb 2010 at 8:18 AM
Absolutely fantastic! I'm going to make a new family just to try it out :]
Sockpuppet
#116 Old 26th Feb 2010 at 2:04 PM
Congrats, and your welcome
Test Subject
#117 Old 27th Feb 2010 at 4:18 PM
This is incredible. Thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
#118 Old 27th Feb 2010 at 5:27 PM
I found this yesterday and i though "I miss sevros." I was so excited when I saw this that I didn't leave a comment when I downloaded. I would just like to thank you for all your hard work on converting this!
THANKS

Trying to think of something to upload.....
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#119 Old 27th Feb 2010 at 6:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sims3gamer
I found this yesterday and i though "I miss sevros." I was so excited when I saw this that I didn't leave a comment when I downloaded. I would just like to thank you for all your hard work on converting this!
THANKS


Aww, thank you so much for taking the time to come back and comment, that is so appreciated. And thanks everyone else who thanked this upload - hope everyone enjoys this sim.
Test Subject
#120 Old 28th Feb 2010 at 5:46 PM
Wow! It looks better than on ts2!
Test Subject
#121 Old 1st Mar 2010 at 2:35 AM
Omg.... Incredible!!! :0
Test Subject
#122 Old 1st Mar 2010 at 2:38 AM
you maybe converted the next time the Social Bunny?? :o
Test Subject
#123 Old 1st Mar 2010 at 7:08 AM
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#124 Old 1st Mar 2010 at 10:00 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Panama_Crew


Ha ha I love the video, very funny! Thanks for using my creations! I've been working on trying to convert the social bunny, but can't guarantee the conversion will be successful - the body mesh is a lot harder to convert than the servo.
Test Subject
#125 Old 1st Mar 2010 at 10:08 PM
Thank you so much EsmeraldaF for all the time and effort you put into Servo so it would play in Sims 3. Servo was my favourite character in Sims 2 and I stand amazed how good it looks in game and plays like any other Sim. You are truely a very talented person and I, like all the others who have posted here, really appreciate what you have done.
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