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Ye Olde Grandfather Clock

by Ambular Posted 22nd Oct 2010 at 11:49 PM - Updated 20th Apr 2013 at 5:19 AM by Ambular
44 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 18 Thanks 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.
I have been deeply disappointed at the continuing lack of a grandfather clock in TS3. So for my first TS3 object, I've converted the one from TS2. It comes with four presets, each with its own face and three fully recolorable/designable channels:

- "TS2 style", gold face with Roman numerals
- "Haunted House" with peeling paint, a silver face and Hindu-Arabic numerals
- "Western" (I guess?) loosely based on a plainer one handed down from my actual grandfather
- "Slightly more contemporary with no numbers and a copper theme because I was tired of wood"



The clock keeps the correct time, though alas, it's not windable nor (as far as I know) tinkerable. If EA gives us a proper clock in some future expansion, or at least one with a moving pendulum, I may update this one accordingly.

This item has been successfully tested in a base-game only installation as well as with both EP's installed. Please report any issues you may encounter.

I offer my apologies for the choppy appearance of the clockworks in the screen shots. Because of the visual effect the case glass has on anything behind it, it's very difficult to get a good clear picture of them.

Polygon Counts:
1750 vertices, 1205 faces

Additional Credits:
Mesh and source texture by Maxis
Constructed using Milkshape 3D, TSR Workshop, and S3PE Thanks to Inge and Peter Jones, Jynx, cmomoney, atavera, orangemittens, Apple, Cyclonesue, and anyone I forgot

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
Ambular_GrandfatherClock.rar | Grandfather Clock

Size: 1.18 MB · Downloads: 26,046 · 22nd Oct 2010
1.18 MB 26,046 22nd Oct 2010
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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.).

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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.).


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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 23rd Oct 2010 at 12:45 AM
Great job! Thank you! Just the other day I was in the mood to put in a grandfather clock, and realized with disappointment that there was not one in all my accumulated CC! Well, thanks to you there now will be!
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#3 Old 23rd Oct 2010 at 2:40 AM
Nice
Mad Poster
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#4 Old 23rd Oct 2010 at 3:14 AM
I've missed the grandfather clock! I put it in every house in S2. Thanks for this great gift!!! :D
Forum Resident
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#5 Old 23rd Oct 2010 at 6:30 AM
This is excellent! Between tis and Late Night, I may actually start playing the Sims 3 more than 2.
Scholar
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#6 Old 23rd Oct 2010 at 9:14 AM
Gorgeous ! My victorian houses will have it.Thank you so much.
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#7 Old 23rd Oct 2010 at 9:55 AM
A must have!
Test Subject
#8 Old 23rd Oct 2010 at 1:44 PM
Could you tell me which buy mode category the clock appears in, I can't find it in my game.

Thanks.
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#9 Old 23rd Oct 2010 at 2:16 PM
Just what I missed! Thanks!!!!
Instructor
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#10 Old 23rd Oct 2010 at 7:49 PM
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Originally Posted by maxine
Could you tell me which buy mode category the clock appears in, I can't find it in my game.

Thanks.


It appears in Decorative/Miscellaneous.
Forum Resident
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#11 Old 24th Oct 2010 at 12:25 AM
Oh this is great! Just what I was missing in a lot of my homes! THANKS!

For some reason I'm not getting the different presets though, they're all of the first one. Don't know if it's just me...could I have done something wrong?

Thanks again!
DB
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#12 Old 24th Oct 2010 at 12:30 AM Last edited by Ambular : 24th Oct 2010 at 1:44 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by K9DB
Oh this is great! Just what I was missing in a lot of my homes! THANKS!

For some reason I'm not getting the different presets though, they're all of the first one. Don't know if it's just me...could I have done something wrong?

Thanks again!
DB


No problem. I'm not sure what could cause an issue like that; no one else has reported it. You might try deleting your cache files and letting them regenerate. Also, what expansions and/or Stuff Packs have you got installed, and are they all patched up to current?

ETA: I have noticed that the presets sometimes take a little while to switch after I click on them (and may not until I click to accept the change.) Do you see the presets in the thumbnails, or not at all?
Test Subject
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#13 Old 24th Oct 2010 at 3:28 AM
Thank you, I've missed this clock.
Field Researcher
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#14 Old 24th Oct 2010 at 9:08 AM
This is great, I love that it tells time, the one I've seen remade earlier didn't and I like that you got the textures clear, it looks really good in game. May I ask why you didn't put them with all the other clocks? My decorative/misc section is overflowing so I can't find anything in there! lol
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#15 Old 24th Oct 2010 at 3:27 PM
Thank you, I love these clocks
Instructor
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#16 Old 24th Oct 2010 at 9:10 PM
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Originally Posted by paigeturnersims
May I ask why you didn't put them with all the other clocks? My decorative/misc section is overflowing so I can't find anything in there! lol


Well, I left it in Decorative/Misc because it's cloned from the Town Clock, which is in Decorative/Misc. I think the other clocks are in Electronics, which doesn't quite fit, because this one's not electronic, it's clockwork.

If it really bugs you, you can change the category yourself using S3OC (available here: http://dino.drealm.info/den/denforu....php?board=20.0) It's not difficult, just make a backup copy before you change anything.
Instructor
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#17 Old 25th Oct 2010 at 7:45 AM
Charming, thank you - I wish I had seen these sooner
Forum Resident
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#18 Old 28th Oct 2010 at 4:35 AM
Wow I love this, thank you!!
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#19 Old 1st Nov 2010 at 12:38 PM
This clock was always with the Sims in version 1 and 2 and I can't understand why EA has skipped this object in version 3.
Thank you very much for filling this gap. :-)
Test Subject
#20 Old 9th Nov 2010 at 9:04 PM
This is nice, but... it doesn't show up in my game. I downloaded and installed the clock twice. And nothing.

The file is in Mods/Packages... but it doesn't show up
Instructor
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#21 Old 10th Nov 2010 at 6:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Naiad
This is nice, but... it doesn't show up in my game. I downloaded and installed the clock twice. And nothing.

The file is in Mods/Packages... but it doesn't show up


Gosh, I'm sorry. Can you tell me which expansions you have, whether your game is fully patched and whether other custom content is showing up properly?
Instructor
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#22 Old 13th Nov 2010 at 6:00 AM
Thanks for the clock! I love stuff like this.
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#23 Old 19th Dec 2010 at 2:21 PM
I had a clock that looked like this one, but after I uninstalled all my downloads to reinstall them again, it was gone. So I think this lost clock came with a other download I didn't reinstall. So I'am very pleased with your clock. I love it, this kind of clock is the only clock I like. So thank you.
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#24 Old 12th Feb 2011 at 1:36 PM
My hero!
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#25 Old 19th Feb 2011 at 3:12 AM
*Throws a party* FINALLY somebody gets a Grandfather clock in the game. You are awesome.
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