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TS2 -> TS3 - Toys, Toys, Toys!

by Purplepaws Posted 3rd Apr 2010 at 11:49 AM - Updated 21st Oct 2011 at 10:18 AM by Purplepaws : Fixed a minor issue
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
*Updates*

(4/3/10) - Files no longer show up as "corrupted" in the downloads dashboard.
(4/3/10) - Fixed lighting so that toys no longer cast overly-dark shadows indoors.

Yay, it’s finally finished! I’ve been working on this project since January and am now finally ready to share it with you all.

From TS2 expansion packs Free Time, Teen Style Stuff, Open for Business, IKEA Stuff, and Apartment Life, I converted 15 of the very best toys into much-needed items for your kiddos in TS3. Most of them are purely decorative, but four of them are actual working toys (non-default), which can be picked up, played with, and put into the toy box for storage. Because of their small size, I chose not to make them CASt-able, but every single other toy can be recolored. Yay for variety!

All of these have custom ground shadows, custom environment scores, size-appropriate slot placement, and all the original names and descriptions (where applicable). I reduced the files sizes as much as I could and tested them thoroughly after packaging. They have multiple color presets (shown below), part of which match the original objects’ color options, and part of which I added just for the fun of it (and to round out the group).

All toys range in price from §20 to §440 and can be found in the catalog under function sort: kids/miscellaneous kids and kids/toys, as well as room sort: kids’ room/kids’ décor and kids’ room/toys.

(Screens best viewed at full size.)





I hope you enjoy them! I know I will. I should have another conversion done within the next few months or so, but until then, I’ll see you around!

~Rachael

Polygon Counts:
(Same as originals.)

Helicopter: Polys - 895, Verts - 951
Fire Truck: Polys - 719, Verts - 975
Airplane: Polys - 752, Verts - 783
Hot Rod: Polys - 787, Verts - 865
Doll 1: Polys - 273, Verts - 222
Doll 2: Polys - 275, Verts - 208
Doll 3: Polys - 267, Verts - 207
Frog: Polys - 1027, Verts - 732
Hippo: Polys - 550, Verts - 462
Freezer Bunny: Polys - 289, Verts - 193
Action Figure: Polys - 1598, Verts - 1358
Jack-in-the-Box: Polys - 316, Verts - 272
Giant Robot: Polys - 1328, Verts - 1474
Giant Giraffe: Polys - 968, Verts - 575
Giant Bear: Polys - 1376, Verts - 857

Additional Credits:
s3oc, s3pe, S3ObjTool, TSR Workshop, Wings 3D, Milkshape 3D, Adobe PSE, and EA for the original meshes and textures.

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
purplepaws_ts2conv_toycollection_1.26.zip | Patch 1.26 and above

Size: 1.19 MB · Downloads: 37,314 · 21st Oct 2011
1.19 MB 37,314 21st Oct 2011
purplepaws_ts2conv_toycollection.zip

Size: 1.23 MB · Downloads: 98,650 · 3rd Apr 2010
1.23 MB 98,650 3rd Apr 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 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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Instructor
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#2 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 12:01 PM
Thank you very much for your wonderful Toys-Toys-Toys! I feel like a kid on a Christmas morning.
Instructor
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#3 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 12:01 PM
Sooo cute. Ty!
Forum Resident
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#4 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 12:09 PM
Wow this is freaking awesome!
Thanks :D
Cant wait to see more conversions!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 12:06 PM
Thank you! That's great!
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#6 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 12:11 PM
Really great, love it. what game is the giraffe from, i can't remember ever seeing it?
Test Subject
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#7 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 12:22 PM
I think the giraffe sits on a ... what's the meaning of this in English? ... i think it's wardrobe ... on a wardrobe in Teen Style Accessoires.
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 12:33 PM
This is great my little simmies will be sooo happy. Thanks
Scholar
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#9 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 12:42 PM
This is so awesome! Amazing work Purplepaws, keep it up!

Thank you!
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 12:39 PM
Aaaaawwweeeesome!!!!!!!!!! More!
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 12:49 PM
This is just great ! I was so envious when I saw toys from the Store in other people's games ! And that's the thing that could have make me forget my resolutions and pay...

And now thanks to you my small ones can have their own ! And they're so cute...

Thank you soo much !
Instructor
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#12 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 12:50 PM
Awesome! Thank you :D
Test Subject
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#13 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 1:09 PM
Wow, looks great! I'll try them out!
Theorist
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#14 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 1:26 PM
I love these,thank you :-)
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#15 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 1:34 PM
Fantastic! Great work.
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 1:39 PM
These are amazing. Thank you!
Field Researcher
#17 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 1:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Nik Sim
I think the giraffe sits on a ... what's the meaning of this in English? ... i think it's wardrobe ... on a wardrobe in Teen Style Accessoires.


No that giraffe was downloadable I think, the one from the wardrobe was a smaller baby giraffe from Teen Style Stuff that Mutske from TSR made decorative.

I love these They're amazing and so very much needed I've missed having this kind of stuff so much!!

"Gag me with a reticulated spline!! You're not my cup of tea!" - The Nightlife Prima Guide
Mad Poster
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#18 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 2:03 PM
How cute, nice work!
Instructor
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#19 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 2:02 PM
This is an amazing assortment of toys! I can't wait to try them, and will back to let you know how they look in game.
Field Researcher
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#20 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 2:17 PM
OMG! You have totally made my day! I love those toys and was wondering if someone could convert them - thank you very much.
Lab Assistant
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#21 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 2:37 PM
Haha OMMGG thank you so much!
This is amazziinnngg =D
Lab Assistant
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#22 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 3:11 PM
this is really great. i loved that freaking giraffe and wanted it like crazy to my game. and you can never have too many toys!
Test Subject
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#23 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 3:18 PM
Just what the game needed! Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
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#24 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 3:36 PM
Thank you very much and great job as well
Test Subject
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#25 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 3:50 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH this is AMAZING i have been looking for toys for my kids on the sims 3 for ages and havn't found any as awesom as this.
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