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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: 26,246 · 21st Feb 2010
1.30 MB 26,246 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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Test Subject
#51 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 1:25 PM
Thank you!
Test Subject
#52 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 2:10 PM
Oh this is cool. I never really played the sims 2 so I never saw Servo, but thanks for the download!
Test Subject
#53 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 3:15 PM
I can't find the SavedSims folder in my documents!
Lab Assistant
#54 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 3:27 PM
WOW!
This is so cool!
I thought ''Huh? Am i in the sims 2 section?''
Mad Poster
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#55 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 3:29 PM
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Originally Posted by usator
I can't find the SavedSims folder in my documents!


Some people don't have a SavedSims folder if they've never saved a sim that they've created in CAS, or if they've never installed someone else's sim. In that case, you just create a new folder yourself and name it SavedSims, in the location where the SavedSims folder should be.
Test Subject
#56 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 4:42 PM
If the Servo did get pregnant? Wouldn't it give birth to a regular human?
Mad Poster
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#57 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 4:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Red Panda
If the Servo did get pregnant? Wouldn't it give birth to a regular human?


Ha ha, yes, of course it would - TS3 doesn't contain any coding for robot babies. I did make the servo's skin blue underneath the body and head meshes, though, so that just in case anyone wanted to have it 'reproduce', it would have a little something different about its genetics!
Test Subject
#58 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 5:16 PM
You are, officially, my favourite Sim Creator! :D
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Field Researcher
#59 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 5:25 PM
Really interesting upload! Thanks for putting the effort that it must have taken to convert this!
Test Subject
#60 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 5:27 PM
Awesome, thanks! How do I put it in the game? Do I just call a maid and Servo shows up?
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#61 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 5:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Mysterious penguin man
You are, officially, my favourite Sim Creator! :D


Thank you Mr Mysterious Penguin Man! That's very appreciated!

Quote:
Originally Posted by babyfirefly
Awesome, thanks! How do I put it in the game? Do I just call a maid and Servo shows up?


No, ha ha - as stated in the Overview text, after you install him he will be found in the Adult section of the Sim Bin in CAS, like any regular custom sim. So, you just select him as you would normally do with a new sim, click the OK button as normal so that he appears in your Edit Town library panel, and move him into the household of your choice!
Test Subject
#62 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 6:11 PM
I was just thinking this morning how great it would be to have a Servo in this game.....I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this! Thanks
Banned
#63 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 8:26 PM
For those wanting maids to be servos, its quite easy. With any mod that lets you edit sims (awesomemod or supercomputer, for example) you just wait until you see a maid and edit them. Awesomemod would be "editsim maidnamehere", for example. Then dress them up as servo and confirm.
Test Subject
#64 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 8:25 PM Last edited by Joanna_Rocks : 22nd Feb 2010 at 8:37 PM.
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Thank you, I love you. I really did miss the Servo <3 And it's fun to see how incredible they look when I play around with different pattens.
Screenshots
Mad Poster
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#65 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 8:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Claeric
For those wanting maids to be servos, its quite easy. With any mod that lets you edit sims (awesomemod or supercomputer, for example) you just wait until you see a maid and edit them. Awesomemod would be "editsim maidnamehere", for example. Then dress them up as servo and confirm.


That's a good tip. I may do it in my own game!

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Originally Posted by Joanna_Rocks
Thank you, I love you. I really did miss the Servo <3 And it's fun to see how incredible they look when I play around with different pattens.


That's a great effect! Is it blood? Terminator Servo runs amok!
Test Subject
#66 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 9:08 PM Last edited by vincentjr88 : 22nd Feb 2010 at 9:40 PM.
@ Esmerelda (OP): I absolutely LOVE this!

I downloaded this yesterday and had a blast using Servo (Jenna 3.0 for my game - yes pun on sims 3 )

Also if you can get access to a Grim Reaper Sim (Mostly from the Sims 3 Exchange - My game freezes when I try to edit a grim reaper [with anything later then 1.4]) you can get rid of the head fully on Sims. I believe it applies to all outfits as well (Not sure though)

Edit: Never mind, the invisible head doesn't change to female sims and when you change outfits the head pops back up.
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#67 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 9:29 PM
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#68 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 10:39 PM Last edited by Purplepaws : 23rd Feb 2010 at 12:30 AM.
Amazing! Thank you.

*Edit* Having a slight issue, as seen below. The male servo shows up fine when selected from the sim bin, but his "hairstyle" shows up as custom. When I select the non-custom style or change it to the female head, the eye piece becomes brighter, and not as nice.



I think the sim version is linked to the old texture, rather than the updated versions where you made the eye color separate. This is probably why the male version didn't seem to take, as the one in the hair bin recolors fine in my game. The metal rim of the eye remains unchanged, though. Don't know if that was intended or not, but it'd be nice if that recolored with the rest of the head.

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Test Subject
#69 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 11:48 PM
I have a slight probelm with the servo head, it does not appear in my game. Not even the premade. However, the body appears just fine.
Instructor
#70 Old 23rd Feb 2010 at 12:03 AM
Servos a my favorite creature in TS2. Thanks :D

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#71 Old 23rd Feb 2010 at 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by brettona
I have a slight probelm with the servo head, it does not appear in my game. Not even the premade. However, the body appears just fine.


That's very, very strange - if you've definitely put both packages in your Mods\Packages folder, they will definitely both show up, not just one of them. The only thing I can think of, is for you to download the file again just in case something got corrupted somehow while the file was downloading, and install the new copy of the head again.
Test Subject
#72 Old 23rd Feb 2010 at 12:12 AM
U R The Best!!! Thank U Sooooo Much!!!
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 23rd Feb 2010 at 12:40 AM
Played it for awhile and the pregnant sims looses the body and reverts to a human body, But with the robot head.

I CAS edited a current Sim I was already playing.

I had to adjust the ears a little. They were sticking through the head. Also had to remove the shoes to bare feet. Depended on what shoes I picked they stuck out the back. Going to try the blue skin. Her head sticks out the top sides a little.

Tim

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#74 Old 23rd Feb 2010 at 1:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Purplepaws
Amazing! Thank you.

*Edit* Having a slight issue, as seen below. The male servo shows up fine when selected from the sim bin, but his "hairstyle" shows up as custom. When I select the non-custom style or change it to the female head, the eye piece becomes brighter, and not as nice.

I think the sim version is linked to the old texture, rather than the updated versions where you made the eye color separate. This is probably why the male version didn't seem to take, as the one in the hair bin recolors fine in my game. The metal rim of the eye remains unchanged, though. Don't know if that was intended or not, but it'd be nice if that recolored with the rest of the head.


It took me a while to figure out what you meant, but I see what you mean now. I think changing the recolour mask to one that excluded the eye, has somehow made the eye come out lighter than before. That's really weird about the new version of the sim still linking to the textures of the old version of the head. Will try to fix both issues and update the download.

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Originally Posted by ZippyZX3
Played it for awhile and the pregnant sims looses the body and reverts to a human body, But with the robot head.

I CAS edited a current Sim I was already playing.

I had to adjust the ears a little. They were sticking through the head. Also had to remove the shoes to bare feet. Depended on what shoes I picked they stuck out the back. Going to try the blue skin. Her head sticks out the top sides a little.


Ha ha, that's pretty hilarious. I hadn't actually expected anyone to want to have a robot get pregnant, so I didn't make any allowances for such a scenario. I guess one should never underestimate the feverish imagination of the Sims community! So, I guess they will just turn into a Creature-Robot Hybrid for the duration of the pregnancy.
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