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stand-alone ROBOT ARM accessory

by horresco Posted 15th Jan 2020 at 3:50 PM - Updated 29th Mar 2020 at 5:51 PM by horresco
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 7 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.
Update: I made it so random townies don't have this item on anymore, should've done that before really but it slipped my mind.


You always wanted the EA robot arm from the university pack to be a seperate accessory to combine with any shirt you want? No? Well too bad because now I've made this!



The arm is in the "rings" category and will not replace the actual robot arm shirt in the game. Also I'm pretty sure this won't help you with any robotics work... but it looks neat! It took me ages to modify this mesh to get as little clipping as possible and I really struggled with the UV map aswell. It works with most tight shirts but there's occasional texture problems or clipping which I couldn't prevent.
Please feel free to take this stuff and modify it yourself or add recolors or whatever, I'm completly fine with that!


Polygon Counts:
LOD 0 2016
LOD 1 1612
LOD 2 1127
LOD 3 918

Accessory Type: Rings
Age: Young Adult Adult Elder
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Gender: Male

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 4 Discover University
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EA robot arm.zip | robot arm accessory

Size: 747.3 KB · Downloads: 12,074 · 29th Mar 2020
747.3 KB 12,074 29th Mar 2020
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\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
 
23 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 15th Jan 2020 at 7:20 PM
I didn't download this yet because I was hoping it would help with robotics, but despite usually forgetting to say thanks for mods I download, I just had to thank you for bringing me a smile with that intro. Thank you.
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#3 Old 15th Jan 2020 at 8:31 PM
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Originally Posted by simhead20
I didn't download this yet because I was hoping it would help with robotics, but despite usually forgetting to say thanks for mods I download, I just had to thank you for bringing me a smile with that intro. Thank you.

Aw you're welcome! Honestly if someone can explain to me how i make it help the robotic skill i would just update the file. It's probably not hard and i just have no idea what im doing
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#4 Old 15th Jan 2020 at 11:37 PM
I don't have the uni pack. Will this work with the base game, and no uni pack?
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#5 Old 16th Jan 2020 at 1:49 PM
Isnt the only way to make clothing make robotics go faster up is to make the code from scratch cause there isnt a default for that?
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#6 Old 16th Jan 2020 at 1:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Dolph
I don't have the uni pack. Will this work with the base game, and no uni pack?

Model is included in Uni only so no
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#7 Old 16th Jan 2020 at 2:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Aturchomicz1234
Isnt the only way to make clothing make robotics go faster up is to make the code from scratch cause there isnt a default for that?

Completly possible, i genuinly have no idea haha.
And thanks for answering Dolph.
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#8 Old 18th Jan 2020 at 9:03 AM
Hey, great robotic arm. I've grabbed it (hehe). When you have developed your modding talent to Legendary status (which I hope you go on to do), could you perhaps find a way to make a right arm version? I know people can make mirror versions of statues, but I wonder if it's possible with something like this.
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#9 Old 18th Jan 2020 at 9:11 PM Last edited by horresco : 18th Jan 2020 at 10:21 PM.
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Originally Posted by deathrolla
Hey, great robotic arm. I've grabbed it (hehe). When you have developed your modding talent to Legendary status (which I hope you go on to do), could you perhaps find a way to make a right arm version? I know people can make mirror versions of statues, but I wonder if it's possible with something like this.

I can totally try! There's a possibility i won't be able to mirror the bones and everything will be hell but i can totally try haha. I'll send you a message when i added a right arm version to the download. I played around with it a little and it seems like the only issue i have is with mirroring the UV map (this damn UV map... hasn't it tortured me enough?)
What i could totally do tho is take the right robotic arm from the fullbody robot suit and make that a standalone mesh. Just tell me if you're interested in that, tho i personally like this kinda scrappy one a lot more
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#10 Old 20th Jan 2020 at 3:45 AM
I love this. Also, I want to say thanks for this. I love to create sims that have an arm like this.
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#11 Old 1st Feb 2020 at 10:06 PM
There seems to be a glitch when paired with certain clothing.
https://imgur.com/pXguggy
Something with the textures it seems. Doesn't just happen with shirts!
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#12 Old 11th Feb 2020 at 3:58 PM
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Originally Posted by brianovaltine
There seems to be a glitch when paired with certain clothing.
https://imgur.com/pXguggy
Something with the textures it seems. Doesn't just happen with shirts!

Hey there! Yea i noticed some of these and sadly i don't really know how to avoid it. The textures are already in the supposedly empty custom spot of the texture map and still it seems like some of the EA clothing uses that spot. I'm assuuuuuuming everything with sleeves is particularly difficult I already made the texture smaller (aka the quality gets worse) to make it fit in there so making it even more small to avoid this stuff would completly ruin how the arm looks and make it pretty nasty and blurry. If there's one special outfit you reaaaaally want to use this arm for and the textures overlap like this, feel free to edit the texture map yourself to make it work for that one outfit. You only need Blender and some graphics program like Gimp for it which is both free.
Sorry i couldn't be more of a help!
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#13 Old 14th Feb 2020 at 12:36 AM
Thank you for this, I love having more prosthetic-like options for my sims! I would also like to second the suggestion of a mirrored version for the other arm if it's possible. That would be amazing! I know you mentioned having issues with the UV so I totally understand if it isn't possible or just Too Much, this is still a great piece of CC regardless. Thanks again!
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#14 Old 24th Feb 2020 at 4:45 PM
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Originally Posted by MnemosyneIah
Thank you for this, I love having more prosthetic-like options for my sims! I would also like to second the suggestion of a mirrored version for the other arm if it's possible. That would be amazing! I know you mentioned having issues with the UV so I totally understand if it isn't possible or just Too Much, this is still a great piece of CC regardless. Thanks again!

Thank you! I tried mirroring it but failed pretty hard, i hope i can figure out how to mirror things one day Shouldnt be this hard...
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#15 Old 22nd Mar 2020 at 4:29 PM
Thank you so much for this, your hard work shows. What sort of glasses are those in the screenshots ?
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#16 Old 26th Mar 2020 at 9:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Still Simlish
Thank you so much for this, your hard work shows. What sort of glasses are those in the screenshots ?

Thank you! Those glasses get unlocked in the scientist career (get to work) i THINK, so they are not CC
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#17 Old 27th Mar 2020 at 4:28 AM
I love this but random townies keep wearing it. Can you disable that?
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#18 Old 29th Mar 2020 at 5:49 PM
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Originally Posted by RequiemBlanchett
I love this but random townies keep wearing it. Can you disable that?

Oh, thanks for letting me know! I fixed it now, delete the old one you have saved and download the new one please and it should be all fine
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#19 Old 18th Apr 2020 at 4:52 PM
Anyway that this can be used to replace the model for the actual robot arm? I would love to use the arm without it coming with a shirt.
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#20 Old 1st May 2020 at 3:55 PM
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Originally Posted by damiankesser
Anyway that this can be used to replace the model for the actual robot arm? I would love to use the arm without it coming with a shirt.

Hello! This is not a default replacement so you will still have the shirt with the arm. I don't know how to make default replacements but feel free to mod yourself
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2nd May 2020 at 5:26 PM
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#21 Old 23rd Jan 2021 at 6:27 PM
Can you maybe update this to be wearable with other clothing? The textures mix with other clothes.
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#22 Old 27th Apr 2021 at 1:28 PM
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Originally Posted by LadySeraphineCC
Can you maybe update this to be wearable with other clothing? The textures mix with other clothes.

Heyo! It works with a lot of clothes but not all of them sadly. This uses space on the texture map that some other clothes use too so it does a weird overlap sometimes. To make it stop doing that i would have to make this texture smaller but then it gets more blurry and starts looking reaaaaally bad at some point Im afraid this is the best i can do and you need to search an outfit that matches OR edit the texture map of the shirt that causes problems.
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#23 Old 11th Aug 2021 at 11:38 AM
Absolutely AMAZING, ty!