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Magic Water-Pump

by silverfox Posted 15th May 2010 at 4:27 PM - Updated 23rd Mar 2014 at 8:29 PM by silverfox
95 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
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.
2014-03-23 Update for patch 1.67 :

2013-06-23 Update for patch 1.55 :

2012-11-06 Rebuilt for patch 1.42 :

- Correct Rig : Fx Effects have correct position.
- Proposed with adapted patterns.
- Cheats and build/buy interactions added :
* Enable/Disable 'Apply Fertilizer' (Disabled by default)
* Enable/Disable 'To Weed' (Disabled by default)

- Now, can be found in :
Buy/Decor/DecorSculptures
or
Buy/Outside/LawnDecor



Update :
2010-10-31 - Updated to game version 1.17/2.12/3.8/4.5/5.2/6.0.

I'm bored to place a lot of sprinkles everywhere in the gardens. So, I made this object.

This Water-Pump is magic : It becomes active at dawn and at nightfall (6:00 AM and 7:00 PM); and provides all plants on the lot, with water. It stays actived during 20 minutes.
Your sim can activate it, if your plants can't wait.

It's based on "The Water Breathing Dragon". It doesn't override default game item. (you need WA)
This object can be found in :
Buy/Decor/MiscDecor
or
Buy/Outside/LawnDecor

Name : Mc Multy's Water Pump
Cost : § 2400

Recolorable : 3 channels
Suggested with same patterns of "The Water Breathing Dragon".
(I haven't could change them)


This package uses a custom script. You need d3dx9_31.dll.
See Here, for this.

Polygon Counts:
1235 vertices
2182 triangles

Additional Credits:
Credits to the S3OC, S3PE, others tools and their creators.
Thank to Kolipoki, HugeLunatic and other writers of tutorial.
Tags: #water, #pump, #plant, #garden

Style: Not Applicable
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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 World Adventures
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SilverFox_MagicWaterPump.7z

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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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Scholar
#2 Old 15th May 2010 at 4:49 PM
useful object, and it looks great
thanks a lot silverfox
Inventor
#3 Old 15th May 2010 at 5:21 PM
Thank you! I dislike having to buy lots of sprinklers and this will come in handy.
Wiki Wizard
#4 Old 15th May 2010 at 6:33 PM
This is SO awesome, glad to see it up! can't wait to try it in game!


It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 15th May 2010 at 6:34 PM
Fantastic!
Inventor
#6 Old 15th May 2010 at 7:34 PM
It's awesome!
Test Subject
#7 Old 15th May 2010 at 7:35 PM
Great job ... Thank you =D
Scholar
#8 Old 15th May 2010 at 8:15 PM
This is very useful and so pretty.Thank you so much for this fantastic creation.
Mad Poster
#9 Old 15th May 2010 at 8:44 PM
Very useful idea and looks really nice too, thank you!
Test Subject
#10 Old 15th May 2010 at 9:22 PM
A beautiful and useful device for my simmies to use. Thank you!

Some people play tennis. I erode the human soul.
Test Subject
#11 Old 15th May 2010 at 11:07 PM
Wow this is great, awesome idea, i hate having to buy and turn on all the different sprinklers, my sims do alot of farming and this will be very handy, thanks so much!
Test Subject
#12 Old 16th May 2010 at 12:41 AM
It needing a kick start, hilarious!! This is amazing! Thank you! I once had a family who were gardeners. Only one parent had a job and the other pretty much spent the entire day outside. No longer needing to water kinda makes me want to start up that family again.
Test Subject
#13 Old 16th May 2010 at 12:44 AM
thank you
Test Subject
#14 Old 16th May 2010 at 1:18 AM
This is excellent! i love items that are both beautiful and useful, and this wonderful little water pump is perfect!
Test Subject
#15 Old 16th May 2010 at 5:03 AM
Wicked! What a great idea. Thanks.
Test Subject
#16 Old 16th May 2010 at 6:07 AM
Thank you so much! I love gardening ( in Sims3 and in real life too ), but I hate this annoying sprinkles!
Field Researcher
#17 Old 16th May 2010 at 6:32 AM
Oh! This is very cute. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 16th May 2010 at 10:50 AM
Very useful, thank you!
Test Subject
#19 Old 16th May 2010 at 11:46 AM
Thanks.Also a question:it affects the game performance?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#20 Old 16th May 2010 at 12:50 PM
On my game, this package runs corectly without affect the game performance. But I can't guarentee there is any conflict with another mod.
Can you precise the game performance are affect : game slow ? graphic refresh slow ?
Test Subject
#21 Old 16th May 2010 at 1:30 PM
Is there any way to make the water come all the time instead of just a couple of minutes?
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 16th May 2010 at 1:31 PM
I LOVE it, this is fantastic! Thank you SO much! It will look much nicer on my farm lots then that sprinkler.

<3
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#23 Old 16th May 2010 at 2:09 PM Last edited by silverfox : 16th May 2010 at 9:30 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by hmjk
Is there any way to make the water come all the time instead of just a couple of minutes?

What do you want, exactly ?
- A decorative water-pump like a fountain, without sprinkler function.
- Water in continue, with sprinkler function.
- Two interactions : Activate-On / Activate-Off.

In all case, I need to write a new script, and update the package.
I'll do changes only if there is a maximum of asks.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 17th May 2010 at 3:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by silverfox
What do you want, exactly ?
- A decorative water-pump like a fountain, without sprinkler function.
- Water in continue, with sprinkler function.
- Two interactions : Activate-On / Activate-Off.

In all case, I need to write a new script, and update the package.
I'll do changes only if there is a maximum of asks.



I agree, I would love for it to be able to do both, as in "water in continue, with sprinkler function", I really hope there is a maximum of asks!
Test Subject
#25 Old 17th May 2010 at 4:52 AM
AWESOME idea and it looks great! i hate watering plants and i hate having to upgrade several sprinklers to auto-water.
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