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MTS Official 2017 Calendar

by PharaohHound Posted 20th Jan 2017 at 11:06 PM - Updated 18th Jan 2017 at 4:45 PM by PharaohHound
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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.
Another year, another calendar contest concluded! As with previous years, each different month is created as a preset, so you can simply CAST the calendar whenever you want to change things up. New to this year, we have combined the entries from all the games into one big happy family, so you get the best of all worlds!

This painting is the Modern Painting that uses the mesh of the Goth Painting so, technically a new mesh. It is base game compatible. It is one object with 12 different presets for each of the months. The months are in order so, when you are ready to switch over, just choose the next image in the presets. You will find it under Decorative -> Wall Hangings for the low, low price of §50. Because of the presets, you can just change the months using CAST without having to rebuy, saving your sims §550 over the course of a year! Thrifty, eh? The pushpins are recolorable for each of the presets as well. They are each different from each other already but can be changed to whatever your sim's heart desires. The item has been flagged to be shiftable up and down walls as well if you ever feel you need to slide it around to accommodate dressers, chairs, desks or whatever might happen to be in the way, you should have no problems.

This calendar does not overwrite previous years. You can have all of them in your game at once. Whether your sims are hoarders and never get rid of anything or you really just like the pictures, you can keep your 2012 Wall Calendar, 2013 Wall Calendar, 2014 Wall Calendar, 2015 Wall Calendar, and the 2016 Wall Calendar with no problems. Do make sure to clear your caches first though, including thumbnails, to make sure it shows up right in the catalog.

NameChannelsPriceCatalog LocationPolygon Count hi/low
2017 Wall Calendar250Buy Mode>Decorative>Wallhangings130/8

Note: The first channel allows for changing of the preset; the actual color does nothing. The second channel is the pushpins which are not really meant to have patterns. They can but the surface area for them is so small that you likely won't see it so solid colors (like real tacks) are best.

A special thanks to all of this year's entries, and a congratulations to this year's winners. The authors of the winning pictures are in order: Charmful, Pary, joandsarah77, simsample, clw8, Essa, gdayars, Averex, AngieMFAK77, N_Fluen$e, Zarathustra, and Spladoum.


Polygon Counts:
130
8

Additional Credits:
- MTS Staff for judging entries and contestants for entering. Would not have been possible without all of you!
- Leefish; because this is an edit of the first calendar and would not have been possible without her from the beginning.
- Creators of S3OC, and S3PE.
- The other mods who gently corrected my constant inability to deal with numbers, and eventually got me using the right year throughout.

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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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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 21st Jan 2017 at 12:14 AM
Love it! I love the March picture
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 21st Jan 2017 at 12:44 AM
Awesome job on this. Thank you as well as Charmful, Pary, joandsarah77, simsample, clw8, Essa, gdayars, Averex, AngieMFAK77, N_Fluen$e, Zarathustra,Spladoum and Leefish. Love all the pics but November is my favorite. Now I'm hungry :D
Instructor
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#4 Old 21st Jan 2017 at 7:42 AM
Well done to all the winners! Thanks for choosing my shot, and thanks for the rosette! I was so surprised to be picked over some of the other entries which were awesome!
Be like the 22nd elephant with heated value in space- Bark!
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#5 Old 21st Jan 2017 at 1:47 PM
Well done to all who entered, and congratulations to the winners! What a lovely calendar. Thanks, Pharaoh!
Site Helper
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#6 Old 21st Jan 2017 at 3:21 PM
Congratulations to all the winners. And thank you for having the contest. It's always fun!
Scholar
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#7 Old 22nd Jan 2017 at 8:13 PM
I love these calendars, its a lovely thing to have in my sims houses every year Thank you!
Test Subject
#8 Old 23rd Jan 2017 at 2:57 PM
Excuse me, I think the days of these calendars are not for 2017.. I mean, the first day of January 2017 should be Sunday, not Thursday. The rest of the calendars have the same days that are not for 2017. Someone else noticed it?
Test Subject
#9 Old 24th Jan 2017 at 1:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Vicky091886
Excuse me, I think the days of these calendars are not for 2017.. I mean, the first day of January 2017 should be Sunday, not Thursday. The rest of the calendars have the same days that are not for 2017. Someone else noticed it?


I don't know if it's supposed to be 100% accurate :P
Test Subject
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24th Jan 2017 at 3:13 PM
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Test Subject
#10 Old 24th Jan 2017 at 3:14 PM
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Originally Posted by dazs25154
I don't know if it's supposed to be 100% accurate :P


Nevermind, the calendars look great anyway. Thanks PharaohHound for uploading!
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 30th Jan 2017 at 4:15 PM
thanks
Test Subject
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#12 Old 15th Apr 2017 at 7:46 PM
Thanks