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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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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
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: 26,260 · 21st Feb 2010
1.30 MB 26,260 21st Feb 2010
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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.

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  • 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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Test Subject
#126 Old 2nd Mar 2010 at 4:44 AM
Did not even know I wanted this until I saw it. Thanks for all the effort!
Test Subject
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2nd Mar 2010 at 9:02 AM
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Instructor
#127 Old 5th Mar 2010 at 3:47 AM
Fantabulous! Thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
#128 Old 6th Mar 2010 at 12:49 AM Last edited by MiniMimi : 6th Mar 2010 at 1:53 AM. Reason: taipoo
Thank you, your sim will be a good fix 'til the release of next EP 'Ambitions-or-something' (Apparently servos will be included)
Your choice of traits is really ingenious and makes a fully purposed sim!
Field Researcher
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Top Secret Researcher
#129 Old 6th Mar 2010 at 1:55 AM Last edited by MiniMimi : 6th Mar 2010 at 1:55 AM. Reason: Typo again!
iheartcowcapoos, I think the head is supposed to be in the accessory hairs section, not in the 'normal' one. (the tab to the right of the usual hairs)
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#130 Old 6th Mar 2010 at 2:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by iheartcowcapoos
hey so i downloaded this a few days ago but never actually tried using it until today and i couldnt find servo in the sim bin.. if i go to outfits the servo body is there but when i go to the hair section i cant find the head anywhere.. so i can only get the servo body?? i pasted all 4 files in the mod folder so i dont know what's up.. i wanna play with servo! =(


Your problem is most likely because you pasted all four files into the Mods folder. They should not all go in the Mods folder, only the three .package files. The .sim file needs to go in the SavedSims folder (as instructed in the Installation Instructions in the Overview page).

And yes, as mentioned above, the head is in the Hat Hair section, not the regular hair section - although if you install the .sim file in the right folder, it should show up as a sim in the CAS sim bin with both the head and body already on the sim.
Field Researcher
#131 Old 6th Mar 2010 at 3:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by EsmeraldaF
Your problem is most likely because you pasted all four files into the Mods folder. They should not all go in the Mods folder, only the three .package files. The .sim file needs to go in the SavedSims folder (as instructed in the Installation Instructions in the Overview page).

And yes, as mentioned above, the head is in the Hat Hair section, not the regular hair section - although if you install the .sim file in the right folder, it should show up as a sim in the CAS sim bin with both the head and body already on the sim.


i'm sorry that was my fault for not reading the instructions completely. i figured it out thats why i just deleted the comment.. i found the head (the first time i looked in the hat section i had just overlooked it) sorry for being one of those stupid people who dont read the instructions =( i feel really embarrassed..
Test Subject
#132 Old 6th Mar 2010 at 5:06 AM
I've downloaded your pack twice. For me, something in the Servo body package is missing. All that shows up is the head and the feet and the body is invisible. I have these floating cambots running around my town (which make for hilarious pictures)

Am I missing something or what would cause an whole body to disappear?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#133 Old 6th Mar 2010 at 11:13 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by iheartcowcapoos
i'm sorry that was my fault for not reading the instructions completely. i figured it out thats why i just deleted the comment.. i found the head (the first time i looked in the hat section i had just overlooked it) sorry for being one of those stupid people who dont read the instructions =( i feel really embarrassed..


No problem! Glad you finally got it to work!

Quote:
Originally Posted by secretman
I've downloaded your pack twice. For me, something in the Servo body package is missing. All that shows up is the head and the feet and the body is invisible. I have these floating cambots running around my town (which make for hilarious pictures)

Am I missing something or what would cause an whole body to disappear?


Er, sorry, I have no idea about that one - I can only guess maybe you have some issue with your game, maybe some piece of cc that conflicts for some unknown reason, as I can't think of any reason why the body would disappear! I've only ever heard of that kind of thing happening as a bug in the Sims 3 base game where you had men walking around town as just a floating head and shoes, because EA had coded the game for a men's outfit that they then deleted before releasing the game because they decided to sell the outfit with the World Adventures pack instead, but they had forgotten to remove the coding that referred to the outfit.

If you've installed the .sim file and .package files exactly as described in the Installation Instructions, it should all show up correctly. I can only suggest removing all cc from your game except the servo's .sim and .package files, and see if it shows up then. If so, it's a problem with some rogue mod or cc.
Lab Assistant
#134 Old 9th Mar 2010 at 9:58 AM
This was a featured download at the Sims3Freebies group over at Facebook! Thank you for your talent and time, and for sharing your download with the Sims3 Community.

The Sims 3 Freebies Facebook Group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=237169062063
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#135 Old 9th Mar 2010 at 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Lezibeth
This was a featured download at the Sims3Freebies group over at Facebook! Thank you for your talent and time, and for sharing your download with the Sims3 Community.

The Sims 3 Freebies Facebook Group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=237169062063


That's great, thank you for featuring it!

(Just a note: I see you refer to this site as 'Mod The Sims 3' on a couple of occasions in your Facebook Group - this site is called 'Mod The Sims', having previously been 'Mod The Sims 2'. They were unable to rename themselves 'Mod The Sims 3', because a completely different site calling themselves 'Mod The Sims 3' came into being last year, which has no affiliation with this one - I guess they called themselves that thinking they would sort of ride the coattails of this site, but it just confuses people!)
Lab Assistant
#136 Old 12th Mar 2010 at 9:36 PM
whoa, this looks awesome
Test Subject
#137 Old 19th Mar 2010 at 8:12 AM
Very well made Thanks!!! I missed playing with these guys... although it would be funny to see a Servo Ghost floating around if they died from electrocution haha how ironic... XD
Test Subject
#138 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 9:18 AM
It's years ago, that I played Sims2, so that I really forgot Servo.
But now memories coming up...oh yeah...great times...

FANTASTIC JOB!!

I will light up a special candle for you (in game) on the fireplace
and now Servo has to look at, that it never go down.
And I will name her ESMERALDA, for sure!

Cannot thank you enough for sharing it with us!!!
Test Subject
#139 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 6:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackSolstice
And finally, at the end of the day, they like a nice hot shower followed by plenty of WD40 and then straight to bed to dream little robot dreams.



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..........do servos dream of electric SimSheep?
Test Subject
#140 Old 23rd Mar 2010 at 12:51 PM
AMAZING.
I will download this when I get on my dads computer!
Mad Poster
#141 Old 24th Mar 2010 at 6:07 AM
i'm perplexed.. how on EARTH did you do this? :o

anyhow, i'm glad that you did!
Test Subject
#142 Old 25th Mar 2010 at 5:26 AM
wow i cant stop laughing about the "getting the robot preg" issue ^^) but any how, Ive been looking for this little droid for a while now. So thanks for bringing him/her back.
Test Subject
#143 Old 29th Mar 2010 at 5:57 PM
This looks really amazing...........you've done a great job on this.......RESPECT!
Lab Assistant
#144 Old 30th Mar 2010 at 2:37 PM
From what I heard, Servo is going to be playable in the next Sims 3 expansion pack; The Sims 3 : Ambitions.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#145 Old 30th Mar 2010 at 4:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by modfanatic
From what I heard, Servo is going to be playable in the next Sims 3 expansion pack; The Sims 3 : Ambitions.


There's going to be some sort of robot, but it's not a TS2 Servo and looks completely different. Maybe this one and the new one can be buddies. The more robots the better, I say!
Test Subject
#146 Old 4th Apr 2010 at 4:12 AM
this is cool btw are there any changes in their voice?
Test Subject
#147 Old 25th Apr 2010 at 1:36 AM
Im not sure how to unzip files?
Test Subject
#148 Old 3rd May 2010 at 4:21 PM
The only problem with this download is ............IT ISNT WORKING
So iam wondering why everyone (including me) were so happy with it?????
You can only make a normal sim look like a servo but it doenst do things like a servo........so why is everyone happy??? LOL
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