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-Tribbles!- New Small Pet, New Cage, and Recolors!

by Phaenoh Posted 13th Jul 2010 at 12:33 AM - Updated 3rd Jun 2013 at 8:16 PM by Phaenoh
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In a shameless effort to earn my 'Made a Pet' achievement sticker, I have toiled this weekend over a ball o' fluff. I bring with me tribbles! You would not believe the trouble I had with these tribbles. Where my Trekkies at? halla! Creating a new pet is actually a relatively simple project, but getting the darn cage to be repo'ed to stuff was nearly impossible.

What is a tribble you ask? Phae nearly dies gasping in disbelief Well, a tribble is an adorable ball of fur that squeaks and has no decernable front or back or face. These happy little creatures love everyone except Klingons. Also, they procreate at such an exponential rate that top doctors such as Dr. McCoy, believe that the only way they can do this is that they are born pregnant. This raises some serious genetics questions, but I'll stop there before I bore you. To serve as a pet your Tribble has been spayed. A tribble is an animated furball. Enjoy!

I've included for you four additional tribble recolors. These are in the Phaenoh_Tribbles rar along with the tribble mesh and the cage.

I've also created the cage I made for the tribbles as a simple womrat cage. They do not overwrite each other so you can have both if you like. The tribble cage costs $450 while the womrat version costs $350. The original womrat cages costs $250.

As a final additional I've also created three recolors for the original womrat cage. Because I've created my cages to be linked to the original, my cages also have these three colors available. My cages have two subsets opposed to the original one, so the table that the cage sits on is linked instead to the BaseGame Value Desk that is shown in one of the screenshots linked below.

FaceCount: 2470
VertexCount: 2156

FaceCount: 936
VertexCount: 1548

Together this comes to 3406/3704
Maxis one stands at 2598/3090
So we are a little above, but that's still within the normal range, just don't let your tribble population explode or your computer might take issue with it.


Additional Credits:
Creds and kudos to HL and Lee for helping me figure out how to fix the glass subset issue.

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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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 12:37 AM
What a cute lil' furball.

Bowties are cool.
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#3 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 12:48 AM
YAY, tribbles!!! They're absolutely adorable.
Not actually evil.
#4 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 12:54 AM
Ha ha ha HA hee hee!

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#5 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 1:09 AM
I just had a flash from the past, I mean future. Funny idea!

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#6 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 1:23 AM
I always wanted a Tribble! :3

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#7 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 1:24 AM

*stupid MTS not allowing caps if the message is in caps.
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#8 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 1:24 AM
OMG... that is hilarious! I love it! I want tribbles!

*fp7 grumbles about her computer not being spiffy enough to properly run the Pets EP*
Field Researcher
#9 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 2:02 AM
They're so cute! The Trouble with Tribbles is that they are SOOOO cute. I've seen some somewhere . . . not real ones of course, but cute plushie versions. This is a must for my sims.
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#10 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 2:08 AM
So fun! Thanks for spaying them :D
Test Subject
#11 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 2:09 AM
So adorable! Amazing job! <3
Test Subject
#12 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 2:22 AM
Oh my gosh. I think I love you. Tribbles are AWESOME.
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#13 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 4:27 AM
Hooray! I love tribbles! I should give all the tribbles to my Klingon family! LOL :D

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#14 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 4:53 AM
pweeeety... hee hee.. (yes, Phaenoh, you should be scared) lol jk! Really cute pet, actually. Love the new cage, too, and recolorrrrs! But I noticed in one of the pics that the pet food box still shows a hamster... LOL just saying.
I also noticed that I am hyper, particularly today.. must be the summer heat kicking in!
Thank you, Phaenoh! I love all of your creations!

Lab Assistant
#15 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 4:54 AM
Too cute and funny!
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#16 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 5:13 AM
Very, very cute.

Pets was the one EP that drove me nuts so it's no more on my computer. These are almost enough to make me reinstall. Almost. Any chance of purely decorative tribbles?
Test Subject
#17 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 6:34 AM
Jolan tru, Trekkies!

These amazing little meatballs are also a tasty dish in our Romulan homeworld. May I ask what is their Hunger Satisfaction Rating for TS2?
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#18 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 6:55 AM
Must. Not. Download! *Click*

Aw Darn. You win! >_<

The Tribbles are unbelievably cute, and I'll just stand over her with Spock talking about how lucky I am that I am immune to their hypnotic purring, while petting away.

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#19 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 7:00 AM
Tibbles! You made Tribbles! My simming Trekkie life is now complete. Now, where did I put that quadrotriticale...
#20 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 7:42 AM
Thanks, this is great! LOL
#21 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 8:10 AM
Thanks for this. It's really nice.
Does it overwrite the original Maxis rats? Can you have rats and tribbles at the same time?

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#22 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 11:22 AM
OMG Tribbles!!! You are awesome!! Thanks :D

~R.I.P Tibbs. You will be truely missed~

Lab Assistant
#23 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 12:33 PM
Love it and the cage looks 100x better than the original too. Nice work
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#24 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 2:22 PM
Thank you for making and sharing
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Original Poster
#25 Old 13th Jul 2010 at 2:41 PM
No, the tribbles do not overwrite the womrats, your sims can have both if they like. Thanks for all the comments everyone! I love reading what you have to say.
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