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Blacksmith Crafting Station and Suit-of-Armor Servo!

by Phaenoh Posted 17th Apr 2010 at 1:56 AM - Updated 17th Apr 2010 at 1:55 AM by Phaenoh
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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 download is part of the Medieval Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Another contest, another half-entry from Phae. I'm starting to think I'm not very good at time management... that or being out sick for the last week and thinking I still had another day are at fault... whatevs.

Do your Medieval Sims lack vocation? Do they keep begging for a robot crafting station and you have to keep telling them that it isn't 'period' and that they are ruining your story? Do you like to play with Servos but they *just don't fit* in your hood? Well no more!

I bring with me a custom crafting station! Sadly, I didn't have time to make it craft custom stuff, so right now it still just makes robots. This crafting table does not replace the robot station, I did manage to get all the self-referencing BHAVs straightened out beforehand. And its animated! The cauldron raises up and dumps out a hunk of metal for your black smithing sim to work on. He (or she) will bang away at it until they have a nice little magic metal demon (see also 'robot').

In addition to this, I have created a Default Replacement of the Servo. When your Blacksmith has enough skills he can create a suit of armor and enchant it to come alive. These work well as Royal Guards. They aren't nearly as 'whiney' as regular sims and they do as they are ordered. These defaults will replace ALL servos, not just new ones. Male and female Knights are distinguished by different colored feathers. Vampire, Werewolf, and Witch Knights have different colored face shields. (If you don't have the EP that these were introduced with you still won't have them, but it won't mess up your game to download mine.)

I had planned to replace all the craftables with interesting metalworks, and they would not be defaults. It turns out that the code in these tables are VERY complex, and I found out I only had four hours left before I had to have this completed. It was kinda like 'oh, ...frick'. Anyways, what I have for you does completely work, its just not the complete idea. Have fun with it! I may or may not finish this, it was a side project specifically for the challenge, and we all know how many of my half finished challenge entries I've gone back and completed... >.<


My First Time: Trying to make custom craftables

Previous Knowledge: Meshing and defaulting

Compatibility: You need OFB, but that's all.

Nitty-gritty: Please don’t upload any of my creations anywhere, they are my toys to share, but I want to be the one to share them. If you use them in a lot you upload, please link back to me instead of including it. Thanks for respecting my Terms of Use!

Polygon Counts:
Verts:Too Many Faces (~3700)

You'll find the blacksmith bench in Hobbies > Misc for $2000.

Additional Credits:
Lee and HL for all their help and encouragement
and Alexander Goth for allowing me to convince him that he needs a few more suits of armor clunking around the mansion...

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
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Captain Louie
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#2 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 2:00 AM
Woah! This looks awesome! Way neater than I remember it being when I saw the preview. Nice work Phae!

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Test Subject
#3 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 2:00 AM
Awesome! I've been waiting for some CC like this. It'll be so much better than all the faux blacksmith items I've got laying around my download folder- Goodbye decor statues, Hello town Blacksmith!
I also like the Knight Servo, but I never find myself using them much... maybe my medieval hood is in for a new kind of fun.
#4 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 2:06 AM
DAMN!!!! I wanted to be the first to say how amazing this is!!!!!!!!!!! Great work, and amazing idea!!!!!!!

I don't take requests. :-)

"You with this lovely baby blue/green huge eyes and this evil touch...couldn't be more adorable" - My Vera
Zombie Socks
#5 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 2:06 AM makes servos that are suits of armor and it makes regular robots, am I right?
Either way, SO amazing!

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#6 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 2:16 AM
Originally Posted by whitewaterwood makes servos that are suits of armor and it makes regular robots, am I right?
Either way, SO amazing!

Um, no hun..... In essance this is two downloads in one. One is the blacksmith station thingy, and the other is a default replacement for all servos. you can download one without the other if I understand correctly. But, if you download the default replacement knight servo thing, ALL your servos will look like that. Somone, please correct me if I'm wrong!

I don't take requests. :-)

"You with this lovely baby blue/green huge eyes and this evil touch...couldn't be more adorable" - My Vera
#7 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 2:25 AM
I love it!
Test Subject
#8 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 2:28 AM
Amazing Job Phae.... running out of time suits your own craft....
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 3:06 AM

I would say thank you, but I'm too busy dying from sheer joy.

*goes off to die some more*
#10 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 3:08 AM
Aw, man! I've been waiting for this since you mentioned it in #create! I'm downloading it straight away!

“Nihil sacrum in comoedia.”
Field Researcher
#11 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 3:26 AM
Happy Day Happy Day!
Another workable station for my medieval simmies!
Thank ye!

Let me know if you use any of my recolors in a story, video, etc. I'd like to see it!
Field Researcher
#12 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 3:46 AM
I am really impressed with this. Thanks for working so hard on it.
#13 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 4:05 AM

Can you make a normal servo as well? -wants a knight servo-


Lab Assistant
#14 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 4:31 AM
When I saw this challenge, I hate to say it, but I thought-- "Phaenoh usually makes something awesome for these challenges." And then I got excited. But then I thought, "She'll make something for Sims 3 and not Sims 2." And then I was sad-caeks.
But when I saw this I vociferated loudly. HUZZAH I SAY!

Necromancy is Good
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 4:43 AM
I don't play period games, but man, this is cool. O_O
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#16 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 5:38 AM
This right here:
Originally Posted by Kazzandra
I thought-- "Phaenoh usually makes something awesome for these challenges."
made my day. THANK YOU. It means a lot to me that people I don't know recognize my name and enjoy my work. As for the TS2/TS3 kerfuffle, I'm a TS2 creator. I'm not jumping ship anytime soon, so don't worry.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 5:51 AM
I don't even play a medieval game, but I want that suit of armor servo so badly. It's too awesome to pass up! D:
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 7:20 AM
Dude, SO awesome!!!!!!
Field Researcher
#19 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 9:40 AM
I think this idea is terrific and would have loved the look of the crafting station even if it was a deco object. And I love the servo, Im so happy you made these

Visit these sites for more Medieval downloads: Sunni Designs, Plumb Bob Keep, and The Medieval Smithy.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 12:05 PM
There was a little conversation on this very idea a while ago, and I am so excited that you actually made this! Suits of armour moving on their own are all sorts of awesome.
And I would just like to say that I am always happy when I see your name popping up, because it tells me there's something fabulous coming up... you're made of win, lady!

Lab Assistant
#21 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 12:28 PM
Love you! I feel like a child before x-mas cause i needed something like this for a project. Thanks so much!!!! :D

Hugs Piggi ^(°oo°)^

>> Piggi's Sims <<
Test Subject
#22 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 1:28 PM
Your creations never fail to amaze me.
Test Subject
#23 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 3:58 PM
I LOVE the closed Helmet! Could you do that just for regular Sims?
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 4:03 PM
What a wonderful idea for a medieval servo! Thank you!
Test Subject
#25 Old 17th Apr 2010 at 4:43 PM
Very nice idea, unfortunately it replaces the original servo. Is there no way to avoid this?
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