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CASTable Smoke & Burglar Alarms

by CyberBob78 Posted 16th Jun 2012 at 6:41 PM - Updated 17th Jun 2012 at 12:43 AM by CyberBob78
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
CASTable Smoke & Burglar Alarms

June 16, 2012 5:45 PM EST(+5)
Update... Yes, already
I've just been waiting for this to come out of queue so I could replace the file.
For those 20 or so that have already downloaded the vanishing version, you might want to re-download this one.
I have replaced the vanishing version with a self contained version, nothing else is required.


I know, I know ... You've already seen recolors of the alarms.
But, this isn't a recolor ... I've made them CASTable!
Choose any available material & color! Only your imagination is your limit!

What? Still not impressed?
Fine ... How about I make them move for you too?!
Where in the Catalog?
You will find these in their regular place next to the other alarms.
CASTable - Panic Rouser Fire Alarm - §100 (same as original)
CASTable - Thief-Tech's Gotcha! Burglar Alarm - §895 (same as original)
Living or Kitchen > Alarms
Electronics > Misc

But wait, there's more!

Bonus:
CyberBob78_Alarms_FullRange
Now Burglars and Fire will advertise a full 65m!
Yes I know, the largest lot size is only 64m.
But I've added 1m extra to be sure it covers your entire lot.
The only limitation is that your alarms still can't see them through walls.
Alternative:
CyberBob78_Alarms_Vanish
I've made a special version for those that just don't want to even see the alarms.
This alarm will vanish in live mode and re-appear in buy or build mode.
Please don't ask for a screenshot of an invisible object.
Compatibility:
The CASTable and Vanishing Mods will not conflict with any other mods or each even other.
They are both new cloned objects of the EA originals with unique numbering.
For the extended range mod the following resources were changed:
BurglarAlarm_0x64f74fb42c71ebe9 _XML
FireSource_0x04c05465d29ff495 _XML
BurglarSituation_0xdc78f89e3e993ed3
If you are using another mod that changes these resources,
you will need to choose which one you want to keep.

Additional Credits:
I would like to thank Inge, Buzzler, NonaMena & WhiteRider.
They helped the most, but there were many others.
If you feel you deserve credit, just let me know
and I'll be sure to put your name here. Thanks Again!

Modder Info:
Both alarms have 1 changeable pattern or colorable channel enabled.
Default Pattern is the Shiny Dark Plastic. (S3)
No changes were made to the mesh, it's the EA original.
I only made it CASTable, replaced an overlay and corrected the pattern tiling.

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
CyberBob78_Alarms_Vanish.rar | Vanishing Alarms

Size: 6.1 KB · Downloads: 5,851 · 16th Jun 2012
6.1 KB 5,851 16th Jun 2012
CyberBob78_Alarms_FullRange.rar | Extend Rage to Entire Lot

Size: 5.7 KB · Downloads: 8,075 · 16th Jun 2012
5.7 KB 8,075 16th Jun 2012
CyberBob78_Alarms_CASTable.rar | CASTable Alarms

Size: 179.1 KB · Downloads: 11,564 · 16th Jun 2012
179.1 KB 11,564 16th Jun 2012
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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#2 Old 16th Jun 2012 at 6:57 PM Last edited by Srikandi : 16th Jun 2012 at 7:19 PM.
Very useful! Actually to me the "shiftable" part is the most important, but castable is good too.

Just want to clarify what the relationship between the three downloads is... if you want your alarms to be castable/shiftable AND long range, you need both those packages? And the third will make them vanish as well? Or does each of the three downloads contain a different version of the alarm?
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 16th Jun 2012 at 8:35 PM
Thanks
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 16th Jun 2012 at 10:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Srikandi
Very useful! Actually to me the "shiftable" part is the most important, but castable is good too.

Just want to clarify what the relationship between the three downloads is... if you want your alarms to be castable/shiftable AND long range, you need both those packages? And the third will make them vanish as well? Or does each of the three downloads contain a different version of the alarm?


Thanks for asking.
CASTable and Vanish are seperate and will not conflict, you can pick and choose which one you want where.

Extended range will affect ALL alarms, not just the ones I made.
Considered to be cheaty by some, so made it external.
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 16th Jun 2012 at 10:47 PM
Great mod! Since i bought my sims3 copy i wanted castable alarms! Thank you very much and "Please don't ask for a screenshot of an invisible object."
Top Secret Researcher
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#6 Old 16th Jun 2012 at 10:58 PM
Finally! Those damn alarms will now be CASTable! Thank God! Hate those ugly things. I always manage to hide the burglar alarm behind something but the fire alarm is a hard one. CASTing them will make the deco more assorted and fun
Plus my rich sims will now have golden alarms. How ironic and tempting for the burglars ^^
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
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#7 Old 17th Jun 2012 at 2:56 AM
I just can't decide which one I want. Oh, the dilemma! I'm thinking...thinking...Arrg! I'll think a little more. BTW, this is def one of my fav creations. I can't thank you enough :-)
Theorist
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#8 Old 17th Jun 2012 at 5:57 AM
Thank you! Never understood the logic behind not having the alarms CASTable.
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 17th Jun 2012 at 7:07 AM
This is really awesome!
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 17th Jun 2012 at 10:59 AM
This is going to be useful. Thank you
Inventor
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#11 Old 17th Jun 2012 at 11:54 AM
I've been thinking about making a CASTable version of these but have been busy with so many other things. I'm glad I can mark my older recolourable versions as outdated now.

Having now not only CASTable but also shiftable fire and burglar alarm is just great. Thank you very much for sharing your work with us!
Top Secret Researcher
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#12 Old 17th Jun 2012 at 4:31 PM
CASTable = create-a-style/recolorable? I like the longer range and shiftable options as well.
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 17th Jun 2012 at 5:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Yogi-Tea
I've been thinking about making a CASTable version of these but have been busy with so many other things. I'm glad I can mark my older recolourable versions as outdated now.

Having now not only CASTable but also shiftable fire and burglar alarm is just great. Thank you very much for sharing your work with us!


Hehe it was your mod that gave me the idea in the 1st place actually.
I'm glad you like it
Test Subject
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#14 Old 18th Jun 2012 at 2:13 AM
Love these!!! Thanks for sharing
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#15 Old 18th Jun 2012 at 5:23 AM
Thank you for making this! I've always wanted to recolor these items, and now I can
Field Researcher
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#16 Old 18th Jun 2012 at 7:37 AM
awesome work, thanks for sharing
Test Subject
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#17 Old 18th Jun 2012 at 2:45 PM
very nice!!
Test Subject
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#18 Old 20th Jun 2012 at 1:39 AM
Can I know what CASTable means? I'm new here...
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 20th Jun 2012 at 4:21 AM
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Originally Posted by CompaqPresarion
Can I know what CASTable means? I'm new here...


The original alarms by EA only come in one color of one material. Grey Plastic if I'm not mistaken. By making them CASTable, you can now change the material and color to anything the game offers.

If you are asking what CASTable means ... Create-a-Style (CAST).
CAW = Create-a-World
CAS = Create-a-Sim (that's why we added the T to CASTable

If you would like to learn more about all the acronyms, try this site:
http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/info/acronyms.php

Enjoy,
Bob
Field Researcher
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#20 Old 29th Jun 2012 at 7:53 AM
Yay! Finally someone does this. Thanks so much for making this.
Test Subject
#21 Old 30th Jun 2012 at 2:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyberBob78
The original alarms by EA only come in one color of one material. Grey Plastic if I'm not mistaken. By making them CASTable, you can now change the material and color to anything the game offers.

If you are asking what CASTable means ... Create-a-Style (CAST).
CAW = Create-a-World
CAS = Create-a-Sim (that's why we added the T to CASTable

If you would like to learn more about all the acronyms, try this site:
http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/info/acronyms.php

Enjoy,
Bob


Thank you for your well-written explanation
Alchemist
#22 Old 7th Jul 2012 at 2:59 PM
Thank you! We have needed/wanted this for so long.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 16th Sep 2012 at 1:35 AM
is this still compatible with the 1.38 patch? I'm having trouble with some mods, my game is shutting down in CAS, I am going through all of my mods one by one for the third time...
Field Researcher
#24 Old 13th Nov 2012 at 9:47 AM
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Originally Posted by TammyLin Saphir
is this still compatible with the 1.38 patch? I'm having trouble with some mods, my game is shutting down in CAS, I am going through all of my mods one by one for the third time...

Yes it is, mine with 1.38 work like a charm.
Scholar
#25 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 1:17 PM
I know I'm going to come over stupid asking this, but I just want to be sure - can only two be used at the same time? I think I made a mistake installing all three and now I'm getting crashes! lol I wanted Castable, Vanishing and Full Range, but if all three crashes the game, then obviously I can't. So if I want Castable and Full Range, this is okay? Or Vanishing and Full Range? Or Vanishing and Castable (but not Full Range)?

And also, how do you shift the Castable alarms? I can only get them to stay in one position on the wall. Thank you for your patience and help. These are great mods!
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