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Plumbots from TS3: 13 Parts to Mix + Match

by Esmeralda Posted 1st May 2015 at 8:51 PM - Updated 24th Jun 2018 at 10:41 AM by Esmeralda : Updated for Seasons
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UPDATED FOR SEASONS JUNE 24 2018: Added new .zip files which will update the Plumbot tops and bottoms for the Seasons patch's 'Cold Weather' and 'Hot Weather' categories, so that your robots don't turn into human bodies in those categories. (The original heads and bath skin are still OK for all categories.) If you are installing this creation for the first time, please also download the 'Plumbot Tops - Updated for Seasons' and 'Plumbot Bottoms - Updated for Seasons' .zip files and let the enclosed package files overwrite the old ones that were in the original zip file. If you already have these outfits installed, then just download the two Updated zips and let the packages inside it overwrite your old ones. Then go into Full Body outfits in the Cold and Hot Weather categories and click on the outfit item(s) to make sure they're enabled. In the new categories, you also need to re-select the recolour you were using. (See attached new pic 'Updating Plumbots for Seasons.)

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2017: Still OK with this month's patch (for Cats & Dogs) which apparently messed up the arms on many custom clothing meshes/body meshes. This item is still working as normal.

UPDATE MARCH 21 2016: Following the below March 11 update, I've also updated the six heads to now exclude hats. This fixes the previous issue of the sim's head disappearing when the game automatically switches the sim to a hat for career or whatever. (I made this creation back in the early days of TS4 when this wasn't such an issue.) Now the head will stay on and any hats will simply not show up. If you already have this set, please re-download and just copy the six .packages with Head in their names, dated 3/21/16, to your Mods folder and let them overwrite the old ones.

UPDATE MARCH 11 2016: I've reconfigured the three bottoms that come with this set to exclude shoes/feet, which means that they no longer need a Null Feet mod to cancel out the human feet. If you already have this set and want the new version of the bottoms, re-download and just copy the three Bottom .packages, dated March 11 2016, to your Mods folder, overwriting the three old ones. And then delete the 'Null Feet for Plumbots' .package from your Mods folder, as it is no longer needed. If you already have sims saved with the Plumbot Null Feet, you will probably get a 'CAS item missing' warning when next loading your game after deleting the Null Feet. Re-saving without the Null Feet should clear the message for next time.

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Here's a set of Plumbot parts converted from The Sims 3 'Into The Future' expansion pack, with which you can assemble your own 'robot' sims. It consists of 13 parts: Six heads, four tops and three bottoms, which can all be mixed and matched. They are found, respectively, in the Hair, Tops and Bottoms sections in CAS, and are for both genders, Teen to Elder. They are disabled for Random, so you should not get townies appearing with random robot parts. The parts should be available under all categories but if not, click the red X filter button to find it.

Each of the 13 parts comes in 10 colour schemes: 1) Grey/Silver, 2) Black/Grey, 3) Red, 4) Bright Green, 5) Blue, 6) Purple, 7) Pink, 8) Brown/Gold, 9) Olive Green, and 10) Rusty. Below are examples of Pink, Bright Green, and Black/Grey. These sims are wearing matching colours but you can of course mix parts of different colours on the same sim. Please see the above row of pics to see all the parts in all the colours.



To make a robot, you need to start with a plain default sim with no accessories or facial hair. I've supplied two readymade default sims called Plumbot Female Bot and Plumbot Male Bot that you can use as quick starter sims. As the robot tops and bottoms will come off in the bath (the heads stay on), start by going into Skin Details to apply the Plumbot Bath Skin in the colour of your choice - see bottom row of below pic. This way, at least they will retain a metallic-looking skin while in the bath. Then go into Hair, Tops, and Bottoms to apply the 'heads' and the tops and bottoms of their 'bodies'.

Remember that you need to add the robot top and bottom of your choice to each clothing category, or else they will revert to human bodies when changing to different categories of outfit. Whichever head you apply to Everyday will stay on for all the standard categories. (As more expansion packs get added to the game, some new outfit categories may result in changing the sim to a human body when switched to - in that case, the metallic bath skin will appear under the new outfit so that the sim at least still looks robotic.)

You can also add some head accessories to jazz them up a little, as shown in the top row of the below pic: my forehead googles look cute with the Tim head, or you can add hoop earrings or glasses depending on the size and shape of the head.



These little guys and gals are fun in-game, whether studying science or music:



Or just letting their hair down with a good energetic dance:



Recolouring: I've attached a separate zip file containing the greyscale templates I converted and adapted from TS3 in case you would like to try recolouring these.

Minor Issue: Note that due to the non-standard bodies there will be some clipping in a few animations, such as in the dance pic above with some of the feet clipping the floor, but these are not overly noticeable in gameplay.

Thanks for looking, hope you'll have fun with these bots.

FOR MORE ROBOTS:
My Sims 2 Servo conversion (the first, original one on this site) is here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=542670
My little flying headbots, SAM, are here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=573160
My child-sized Servo, Plumbot, and SAM outfits for kids are here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=574076

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Download the Plumbots zip file and unzip it. Move the .package files, which contain the cc, to your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods folder. Then copy the files inside the folder called Plumbot Underlying Sims to your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Tray folder.

Poly counts:
Hovercone bottom 2468
Kayla bottom 2731
Kayla head 1070
Lauren head 1368
Lauren top 4096
Orb head 1526
Sara head 1866
Sara top 4620
Servobot bottom 4956
Servobot top 4374
Spencer head 1064
Tim head 1301
Waiter top 4104

Additional Credits:
Made with S4 CAS Tools, Sims 4 Studio, Milkshape and Blender.

A big thank you to Flarz for his discovery that the specular from the GTW mannequins produces a highly shiny all-over effect that was perfect for these bots!

Thanks to EA's TS3 team for the Plumbots.
Tags: #robot, #plumbot, #ts3, #science, #future, #cyborg, #sci-fi

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 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Plumbot Bottoms - Updated for Seasons.zip | Copy these package files over the old original bottoms, to update them for Seasons categories

Size: 3.00 MB · Downloads: 14,540 · 24th Jun 2018
3.00 MB 14,540 24th Jun 2018
Plumbot Tops - Updated for Seasons.zip | Copy these package files over the old original tops, to update them for Seasons categories

Size: 4.69 MB · Downloads: 13,126 · 24th Jun 2018
4.69 MB 13,126 24th Jun 2018
Esmeralda_Plumbots.zip

Size: 13.80 MB · Downloads: 64,420 · 21st Mar 2016
13.80 MB 64,420 21st Mar 2016
Esmeralda_PlumbotGreyscaleTextureTemplates.zip | Recolour templates - download only if you want to recolour the bots

Size: 2.08 MB · Downloads: 17,348 · 1st May 2015
2.08 MB 17,348 1st May 2015
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
 
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Test Subject
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#26 Old 29th May 2015 at 5:43 PM
This is fantastic. EA needs creators like you working for them!
Test Subject
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#27 Old 30th May 2015 at 1:13 AM
You are amazing! Thanks!
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#28 Old 9th Jun 2015 at 11:43 PM
um are these compatiable with Sims 4????? o_O
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#29 Old 10th Jun 2015 at 9:38 AM
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Originally Posted by CrystalKitty
um are these compatiable with Sims 4????? o_O

This thread is in the Sims 4 Downloads section, so yes, it is compatible with the Sims 4.
Test Subject
#30 Old 11th Jun 2015 at 6:27 AM
This seems like it would be awesome but the heads, bath skin and null feet don't show up but the tops and bottoms do and the premade sims do?
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#31 Old 11th Jun 2015 at 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Womb_Raider
This seems like it would be awesome but the heads, bath skin and null feet don't show up but the tops and bottoms do and the premade sims do?

They show up fine for me and I use them in my game regularly. Can only suggest you make sure they're installed correctly and that your game is patched up to date, and if you use subfolders in your Mods folder, try putting them in the main Mods folder and not a subfolder. Since one of the recent patches, some people are finding that some items in subfolders don't show up (I don't use subfolders and never have a problem with my creations not showing up.)
Test Subject
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#32 Old 23rd Jun 2015 at 5:44 AM
you are easily my favorite modder like thegamekitten said you should work for EA
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#33 Old 23rd Jun 2015 at 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by thegamekitten
This is fantastic. EA needs creators like you working for them!

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Originally Posted by ModLover101
you are easily my favorite modder like thegamekitten said you should work for EA

Thanks very much, folks, but I just want to point out that it was EA who created these plumbots, not me - I only converted them from TS3 to TS4. Glad you like them though!
Scholar
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#34 Old 25th Jun 2015 at 11:34 PM
These were my favorites from ITF! Thanks :)
Test Subject
#35 Old 29th Jun 2015 at 12:49 PM
Make arms pop up as gloves so we can make different hands on these things and maybe someday add all the parts to make more plumbots!
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#36 Old 29th Jun 2015 at 1:07 PM
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Originally Posted by lucgian
Make arms pop up as gloves so we can make different hands on these things and maybe someday add all the parts to make more plumbots!

LOL, this was a very difficult project which took me several months of hard work making bone assignments on all 13 meshes and all the recolours I made for all of them, and then making sure everything worked all right. This project is done and there is NO chance that I will ever be adding anything more to it. Thanks all the same!
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#37 Old 29th Jun 2015 at 2:35 PM
very original!
Test Subject
#38 Old 8th Jul 2015 at 10:15 PM
I downloaded this and it messed up my game, I had to uninstall and it's been 3 days and still downloading. D:
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#39 Old 8th Jul 2015 at 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by BestGirlGamer100
I downloaded this and it messed up my game, I had to uninstall and it's been 3 days and still downloading. D:

Sorry to hear of your troubles, but there's no way this item messed up your game. I use these items constantly in my own game with no problem, and nobody else has reported such problems. Please make sure your game is patched up to date, and that you aren't using any outdated mods, and check whether there may be something wrong with your computer.
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#40 Old 1st Aug 2015 at 8:42 AM
Thanks! This is a really awesome mod
Test Subject
#41 Old 1st Aug 2015 at 11:20 PM
nope
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Originally Posted by CrystalKitty
um are these compatiable with Sims 4????? o_O


I tried it and it crashed my game, even getting rid of it didn't fix it.
Mad Poster
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#42 Old 2nd Aug 2015 at 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by BestGirlGamer100
I tried it and it crashed my game, even getting rid of it didn't fix it.

These items would not crash anyone's game. If 'even getting rid of it didn't fix it', then (as I did say in my last reply to your last comment) there is definitely something wrong either with your game or with your computer. As I said in my last reply, I use these items every day in my own game and my game never crashes, and nobody else has reported any crashes, it's just you. Make sure that you keep your game patched up to date and that you're not using a pirated version, as both of those issues are known to cause these types of problems.
Test Subject
#43 Old 27th Aug 2015 at 9:33 AM
You can use these Traits (http://modthesims.info/d/549599) for the robots. I use it, and i think its working very nice. This Traits are 5 robot-traits, that makes you robot to a real robot. Some of that Traits make, that your robot don't have emotions or only need fun and social. I think thats the bests traits for your best robots. :D
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#44 Old 9th Sep 2015 at 11:14 PM
Thanks, needed some bots for my future era house =)
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#45 Old 21st Feb 2016 at 8:38 AM
Wow!!!....that's really all I can say...wow! Thanks for sharing this. My mind blew just thinking of all the directions these could take the game in...wow!
Test Subject
#46 Old 8th Jun 2016 at 7:10 AM
this is the most amazing creation i've seen o.o your work is spectacular!
is there any way to disable the shiny effect? i wanted to use the legs for a human sim (like an amputee kinda thing i guess)
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#47 Old 8th Jun 2016 at 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by 72lemons
this is the most amazing creation i've seen o.o your work is spectacular!
is there any way to disable the shiny effect? i wanted to use the legs for a human sim (like an amputee kinda thing i guess)

You would do that by opening the leg .package with a .package editing tool such as Sims 4 Studio, CAS Tools or s4pe, and replacing the specular with a blank one. (CAS Tools has a handy 'Make Blank' option, so is probably the easiest way to do it.) Glad you like the robot parts, thanks!
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#48 Old 2nd Aug 2016 at 2:05 AM
Finally, now it's just me and my bots. Thank you so much for this wonderful mod!
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#49 Old 5th Nov 2016 at 6:14 PM
Now I can make a PERFECT GLaDOS <3
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#50 Old 23rd Mar 2017 at 9:04 AM
the most creative mod I have ever seen. Thumbs up!
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