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Plumbots from TS3: 13 Parts to Mix + Match

by Esmeralda Posted 1st May 2015 at 8:51 PM - Updated 24th Jun 2018 at 10:41 AM by Esmeralda : Updated for Seasons
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UPDATED FOR SEASONS JUNE 24 2018: Added new .zip files which will update the Plumbot tops and bottoms for the Seasons patch's 'Cold Weather' and 'Hot Weather' categories, so that your robots don't turn into human bodies in those categories. (The original heads and bath skin are still OK for all categories.) If you are installing this creation for the first time, please also download the 'Plumbot Tops - Updated for Seasons' and 'Plumbot Bottoms - Updated for Seasons' .zip files and let the enclosed package files overwrite the old ones that were in the original zip file. If you already have these outfits installed, then just download the two Updated zips and let the packages inside it overwrite your old ones. Then go into Full Body outfits in the Cold and Hot Weather categories and click on the outfit item(s) to make sure they're enabled. In the new categories, you also need to re-select the recolour you were using. (See attached new pic 'Updating Plumbots for Seasons.)

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2017: Still OK with this month's patch (for Cats & Dogs) which apparently messed up the arms on many custom clothing meshes/body meshes. This item is still working as normal.

UPDATE MARCH 21 2016: Following the below March 11 update, I've also updated the six heads to now exclude hats. This fixes the previous issue of the sim's head disappearing when the game automatically switches the sim to a hat for career or whatever. (I made this creation back in the early days of TS4 when this wasn't such an issue.) Now the head will stay on and any hats will simply not show up. If you already have this set, please re-download and just copy the six .packages with Head in their names, dated 3/21/16, to your Mods folder and let them overwrite the old ones.

UPDATE MARCH 11 2016: I've reconfigured the three bottoms that come with this set to exclude shoes/feet, which means that they no longer need a Null Feet mod to cancel out the human feet. If you already have this set and want the new version of the bottoms, re-download and just copy the three Bottom .packages, dated March 11 2016, to your Mods folder, overwriting the three old ones. And then delete the 'Null Feet for Plumbots' .package from your Mods folder, as it is no longer needed. If you already have sims saved with the Plumbot Null Feet, you will probably get a 'CAS item missing' warning when next loading your game after deleting the Null Feet. Re-saving without the Null Feet should clear the message for next time.

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Here's a set of Plumbot parts converted from The Sims 3 'Into The Future' expansion pack, with which you can assemble your own 'robot' sims. It consists of 13 parts: Six heads, four tops and three bottoms, which can all be mixed and matched. They are found, respectively, in the Hair, Tops and Bottoms sections in CAS, and are for both genders, Teen to Elder. They are disabled for Random, so you should not get townies appearing with random robot parts. The parts should be available under all categories but if not, click the red X filter button to find it.

Each of the 13 parts comes in 10 colour schemes: 1) Grey/Silver, 2) Black/Grey, 3) Red, 4) Bright Green, 5) Blue, 6) Purple, 7) Pink, 8) Brown/Gold, 9) Olive Green, and 10) Rusty. Below are examples of Pink, Bright Green, and Black/Grey. These sims are wearing matching colours but you can of course mix parts of different colours on the same sim. Please see the above row of pics to see all the parts in all the colours.



To make a robot, you need to start with a plain default sim with no accessories or facial hair. I've supplied two readymade default sims called Plumbot Female Bot and Plumbot Male Bot that you can use as quick starter sims. As the robot tops and bottoms will come off in the bath (the heads stay on), start by going into Skin Details to apply the Plumbot Bath Skin in the colour of your choice - see bottom row of below pic. This way, at least they will retain a metallic-looking skin while in the bath. Then go into Hair, Tops, and Bottoms to apply the 'heads' and the tops and bottoms of their 'bodies'.

Remember that you need to add the robot top and bottom of your choice to each clothing category, or else they will revert to human bodies when changing to different categories of outfit. Whichever head you apply to Everyday will stay on for all the standard categories. (As more expansion packs get added to the game, some new outfit categories may result in changing the sim to a human body when switched to - in that case, the metallic bath skin will appear under the new outfit so that the sim at least still looks robotic.)

You can also add some head accessories to jazz them up a little, as shown in the top row of the below pic: my forehead googles look cute with the Tim head, or you can add hoop earrings or glasses depending on the size and shape of the head.



These little guys and gals are fun in-game, whether studying science or music:



Or just letting their hair down with a good energetic dance:



Recolouring: I've attached a separate zip file containing the greyscale templates I converted and adapted from TS3 in case you would like to try recolouring these.

Minor Issue: Note that due to the non-standard bodies there will be some clipping in a few animations, such as in the dance pic above with some of the feet clipping the floor, but these are not overly noticeable in gameplay.

Thanks for looking, hope you'll have fun with these bots.

FOR MORE ROBOTS:
My Sims 2 Servo conversion (the first, original one on this site) is here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=542670
My little flying headbots, SAM, are here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=573160
My child-sized Servo, Plumbot, and SAM outfits for kids are here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=574076

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Download the Plumbots zip file and unzip it. Move the .package files, which contain the cc, to your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods folder. Then copy the files inside the folder called Plumbot Underlying Sims to your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Tray folder.

Poly counts:
Hovercone bottom 2468
Kayla bottom 2731
Kayla head 1070
Lauren head 1368
Lauren top 4096
Orb head 1526
Sara head 1866
Sara top 4620
Servobot bottom 4956
Servobot top 4374
Spencer head 1064
Tim head 1301
Waiter top 4104

Additional Credits:
Made with S4 CAS Tools, Sims 4 Studio, Milkshape and Blender.

A big thank you to Flarz for his discovery that the specular from the GTW mannequins produces a highly shiny all-over effect that was perfect for these bots!

Thanks to EA's TS3 team for the Plumbots.
Tags: #robot, #plumbot, #ts3, #science, #future, #cyborg, #sci-fi

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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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Plumbot Bottoms - Updated for Seasons.zip | Copy these package files over the old original bottoms, to update them for Seasons categories

Size: 3.00 MB · Downloads: 14,530 · 24th Jun 2018
3.00 MB 14,530 24th Jun 2018
Plumbot Tops - Updated for Seasons.zip | Copy these package files over the old original tops, to update them for Seasons categories

Size: 4.69 MB · Downloads: 13,116 · 24th Jun 2018
4.69 MB 13,116 24th Jun 2018
Esmeralda_Plumbots.zip

Size: 13.80 MB · Downloads: 64,415 · 21st Mar 2016
13.80 MB 64,415 21st Mar 2016
Esmeralda_PlumbotGreyscaleTextureTemplates.zip | Recolour templates - download only if you want to recolour the bots

Size: 2.08 MB · Downloads: 17,347 · 1st May 2015
2.08 MB 17,347 1st May 2015
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
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  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
 
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Scholar
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#2 Old 1st May 2015 at 9:13 PM
AAAHHHHH!! Esmeralda!! Have I told you how much I love you? No? Well, I am now, lol!!
I was actually thinking about the plumbots after seeing another Simmer on tumblr have one in her game - I was wondering how the heck I would convert them without morph problems (I've been tyring to convert the mummy head from TS3, and been running into all sorts of trouble!) Anyway, these are amazing! Thank you so much - bots in TS4, oh yeah!!!

Wow, how did you do this? There are few other Plumbot parts that I'd love to have in TS4 that I used in TS3 that aren't here - I'd convert those parts myself if I knew how... any tips?
Thanks again!!
*runs off to download like a fool*
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#3 Old 1st May 2015 at 9:19 PM
you are absolutely amazing!
Test Subject
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#4 Old 1st May 2015 at 9:41 PM
Oh this is absoloute fantastic! thank you so much <3
Test Subject
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#5 Old 1st May 2015 at 10:40 PM
Fantastic! I really want Plumbots back in Sims 4, this will absolutely hold me over until then, thank you so much.
Field Researcher
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#6 Old 1st May 2015 at 10:52 PM
My jaw hit the floor in amazement....and then I have made a very happy dance.
Thank you so much for this! Fantastic work. I was missing robots in Sims 4!
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#7 Old 1st May 2015 at 11:06 PM
Oh my goodness! Thank you soooo much!
Mad Poster
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#8 Old 1st May 2015 at 11:08 PM
Thanks, everyone!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Enjoji
Wow, how did you do this? There are few other Plumbot parts that I'd love to have in TS4 that I used in TS3 that aren't here - I'd convert those parts myself if I knew how... any tips?

Oooh, this project was no picnic - took me months to do, and I did convert a few other parts that I ended up having to abandon because of their not making the transition from TS3 to TS4 well. And a lot of them were just way too high poly for me to want to convert, in case of lag (am surprised EA would make such high poly things for TS3, considering how laggy it already was - no wonder my TS3 game ran so badly after installing ITF!). I chose the lower poly parts to convert and still had to reduce a few of them. Will PM you tomorrow if I get some time, to give you a few tips on tools and techniques for these types of conversions.
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#9 Old 2nd May 2015 at 12:00 PM
WOW what A MASTERPIECE! Love the robots, simply fantastic i must admit! Thank you very much sensational! :-)
Banned
#10 Old 2nd May 2015 at 1:03 PM
Can you make robots with sum upper halves and robot lower halves, like in TS3?
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#11 Old 2nd May 2015 at 1:36 PM
Maxis says, "You can't have robots working alongside human and alien sims in the GTW science career."

Esmeralda says, "Oh yes you can..."

Thank you. My science labs are going to look even more sciency now.
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#12 Old 2nd May 2015 at 4:47 PM
thanks
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#13 Old 2nd May 2015 at 5:07 PM
Holy Wow you are simply amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#14 Old 2nd May 2015 at 7:07 PM
oh god you did it thanks thanks thanks my fans got there celebritys
Test Subject
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#15 Old 3rd May 2015 at 12:08 AM
All I can say is WOW! And thank you for all your hard work.
Mad Poster
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#16 Old 3rd May 2015 at 11:58 AM
You always give me just the right amount of oddball to add in my game. Love it!
Mad Poster
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#17 Old 3rd May 2015 at 5:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Aaron4Ever
Can you make robots with sum upper halves and robot lower halves, like in TS3?

It would be possible for someone to do that if they meshed some robot bottoms that matched seamlessly with default human torsos. But, if the sim gained or lost weight or muscle, the human torso would no longer match up with the robot bottom, and you probably wouldn't want the robot bottom to morph with weight gain or loss, because, well, metal robot bodies don't gain or lose weight, ha ha. You'd have to be careful to keep them a steady weight. So it would be do-able in theory, but not ideal.
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WOW what A MASTERPIECE! Love the robots, simply fantastic i must admit! Thank you very much sensational! :-)

Thanks again for letting me know about that mannequin specular! Now maybe you can use these as Robocops for your new police station!
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You always give me just the right amount of oddball to add in my game. Love it!

Thanks! I strive to give just the right amount of oddball - not too much, but definitely not too little!

Thanks again, everyone.
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#18 Old 5th May 2015 at 1:28 AM
I like robots in into the future: You make an excellent work Esmeralda. You managed to match the parts very well. You rock!
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#19 Old 5th May 2015 at 9:26 AM
Sweeeeeet!!
I've always said "Sims 3 seems so much cooler with the extensions"
& now you have made Sims 4 seem as cool as Sims 3 to me :D
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#20 Old 8th May 2015 at 11:47 AM
This is CRAZY AWESOME! Thank you so much for the Plumbots for TS4. Didn't play TS3 but they look so great and I love it to have them in my TS4 game! Thank you! <3
Test Subject
#21 Old 15th May 2015 at 3:45 AM
Omg!!!!!
How is this not a Featured Upload!!!! This is awesome!!! Thank you so much for your hard work and for sharing!!!
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#22 Old 15th May 2015 at 9:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Drkwlf92
How is this not a Featured Upload!!!! This is awesome!!! Thank you so much for your hard work and for sharing!!!

Only mainstream everyday-type items get to be Featured, not the kind of stuff I make. But am so glad you like it, thank you!
Test Subject
#23 Old 21st May 2015 at 10:48 AM
This is so amazing!!!
Would you consider making a version for sims 3, so we can have the plumbot parts for the human cas?
Everysim should be plumbots! (or plumbot/sim mixes)
Mad Poster
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#24 Old 21st May 2015 at 11:25 AM
I don't create for TS3 any more, but I'm pretty sure this has already been done by TS3 players using a mod such as Nraas Master Controller. Search around the TS3 forums and you might find this being discussed somewhere.
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#25 Old 26th May 2015 at 1:06 AM
cool this is neat
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