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Maxis Lost & Found: Plesiosaur (+more colors +optional sailingboat default!) UPDATED WITH MORE DEFAULTS

by Psychosim Posted 17th Mar 2011 at 9:31 PM - Updated 26th Sep 2011 at 12:02 PM by psychosim0 : more default options
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Yes, that's right, this creature has been hiding in your base game files like Nessie in Loch Ness. Hard to believe it never got extracted in all those years but I can't recall ever seeing it. So I'll happily receive my archaeologist badge!



Though it wouldn't be me if I just slapped a given texture on a given mesh and was satisfied. For a start I improved the texture a bit, giving that poor monster eyes and a mouth. Then I made six more colors!


comparison to the Billyjean boat // red, grey, dark grey, green-red, brown and purple-blue

You'll find them in the rocks category of neighbourhood deco.

And you know what's the best part? I also made them defaults for the sailingboats! Moving sea monsters, yay! Give appropriate sea life to your ancient/medieval/fantasy themed games! In such games you probably wouldn't want the buoys that pop up when you place boats, so I added a little file that gets rid of them.

Custom hood deco requires one EP, no matter which one. The default however works with the basegame! But it's not compatible with my recent Billyjean boat default, you can only have either that boat or this monster swimming around.
UPDATE: I have now added more default options so you can have the sailingboat or Billyjean boat at the same time! The swan default works with basegame, the ducks need Nightlife.

Polygon Counts:
496

Additional Credits: SimPE The Compressorizer

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 2
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DEFAULTs_swan-plesiosaur_psychosim.rar | plesiosaurs replacing the swans - keep only one

Size: 867.9 KB · Downloads: 2,036 · 20th Mar 2011
867.9 KB 2,036 20th Mar 2011
DEFAULTs_duck-plesiosaur_psychosim.rar | plesiosaurs replacing the ducks (NL required) - keep only one

Size: 868.0 KB · Downloads: 2,049 · 20th Mar 2011
868.0 KB 2,049 20th Mar 2011
DEFAULT_no-buoy-with-sailingboats_psychosim.rar | removes the buoys that usually pop up when you place sailingboats/plesiosaurs

Size: 567 Bytes · Downloads: 2,539 · 17th Mar 2011
567 Bytes 2,539 17th Mar 2011
DEFAULTs_sailingboat-plesiosaur_psychosim.rar | plesiosaurs replacing the sailingboats - keep only one

Size: 868.0 KB · Downloads: 2,571 · 17th Mar 2011
868.0 KB 2,571 17th Mar 2011
maxis-lost-and-found_plesiosaur_psychosim.rar | decorative plesiosaurs - you can keep all

Size: 873.0 KB · Downloads: 6,743 · 17th Mar 2011
873.0 KB 6,743 17th Mar 2011
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Undead Molten Llama
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#2 Old 17th Mar 2011 at 9:46 PM
OMG, that's fabulous. *goes off to pepper the waters with plesiosaurs* :D
Scholar
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#3 Old 17th Mar 2011 at 9:50 PM
I have a Scottish friend who assures me that sightings of "Nessie" correspond very closely with consumption if single malt!

What fun! Thank you!
transmogrified
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#4 Old 17th Mar 2011 at 9:55 PM
I also made them defaults for the sailingboats!

Simply genius.
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 17th Mar 2011 at 10:12 PM
@ mangaroo: Yes, this idea is sooooo wonderful! Thanks Nessie is so cute But imagine how she would swim in my sea of my n.hood makes me
Thanks for discovering!
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 17th Mar 2011 at 10:19 PM
Thank you for this Simosaur! =D
Mad Poster
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#7 Old 17th Mar 2011 at 10:38 PM
Roaaaaaaaar I LOVE IT!
Instructor
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#8 Old 17th Mar 2011 at 10:43 PM
Thank you! To think this was hiding in our games all this time. :D
Scholar
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#9 Old 17th Mar 2011 at 10:51 PM
This is super cute! Thanks
Not actually evil.
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#10 Old 17th Mar 2011 at 11:20 PM
Love this! Strangetown needs a pond to put this in.
Theorist
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#11 Old 17th Mar 2011 at 11:42 PM
Very cool! Thanks for sharing your find. :D
Test Subject
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#12 Old 17th Mar 2011 at 11:48 PM
Niceness!
Instructor
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#13 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 12:00 AM
This one of the coolest things ever.
Top Secret Researcher
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#14 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 12:11 AM
This has been hiding in the game files this WHOLE TIME???
..Awesommmmeee!
Test Subject
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#15 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 1:36 AM
You're amazing! Is it possible to make it a small deco object/toy?
Test Subject
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#16 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 1:44 AM
haha how cool is that! Thanks for finding this!
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#17 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 2:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ikichi
You're amazing! Is it possible to make it a small deco object/toy?

Absolutely. I could even make it replace one of the toys from the toy box.

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Field Researcher
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#18 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 2:06 AM
Awesome find!
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 3:09 AM
Oh, how awesome! Now my game can have lake monsters! Thanks ever so much for excavating/improving/uploading, Psychosim.
Field Researcher
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#20 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 4:47 AM
How did they manage to hide a PLESIOSAUR for 6 years? Well-played, EA, well-played.
So glad you found her - thank you!
Field Researcher
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#21 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 4:47 AM
This is without-a-doubt going in my game!!!! The recolors look terrific...I don't know which to use!
Test Subject
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#22 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 4:49 AM
This is awesome! Thank you!
Former Hamster
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#23 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 5:39 AM
Since my sims generally don't have kids... it would be cool to have a Nessie to plop on a shelf.

Thanks for this one!
Test Subject
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#24 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 6:19 AM
Nessie!!!! I love it.
Lab Assistant
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#25 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 6:42 AM
This is awesome!! very nice work
Thanks!
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