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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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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: 14,485 · 24th Jun 2018
3.00 MB 14,485 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: 13,072 · 24th Jun 2018
4.69 MB 13,072 24th Jun 2018
Esmeralda_Plumbots.zip

Size: 13.80 MB · Downloads: 64,369 · 21st Mar 2016
13.80 MB 64,369 21st Mar 2016
Esmeralda_PlumbotGreyscaleTextureTemplates.zip | Recolour templates - download only if you want to recolour the bots

Size: 2.08 MB · Downloads: 17,318 · 1st May 2015
2.08 MB 17,318 1st May 2015
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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\
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  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
 
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#51 Old 24th Jun 2017 at 7:25 AM
so cool. wish TS4 kept the futureworld and robots. Was really fun in TS3.
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#52 Old 5th Sep 2017 at 12:00 AM
This is amazing! Thank you :D
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#53 Old 14th Nov 2017 at 11:18 PM
Thanks so much! I was struggling to find one of these for a while now.
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#54 Old 25th Feb 2018 at 8:10 PM
It would be interesting if someone can make a new life state like other moders made with sorcerer, siren and fairy, and use these parts to make the robots xD and disable the bath like in sims 3, they only have 4 needs. It is a shame that I don't know how to mod. I don't know if this still works with the last patch but I will try. I love robots.
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#55 Old 26th Feb 2018 at 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by darkuria
It would be interesting if someone can make a new life state like other moders made with sorcerer, siren and fairy, and use these parts to make the robots xD and disable the bath like in sims 3, they only have 4 needs. It is a shame that I don't know how to mod. I don't know if this still works with the last patch but I will try. I love robots.

Have you seen this mod? http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=607603 . I haven't tried it yet myself (I will do when I get the time), but it uses these robot parts and makes them work more like a real robot, so it might be at least somewhat along the lines of what you want.

Hopefully EA will eventually add robots to TS4, but these parts and that mod are of course compatible with the base game (and/or Spa Day if you use the modder's Spa Day version of the mod). Her mod might also work with my Sims 2 Servo conversion and my S.A.M. headbot robots, for more robot variety. (Will try that too when I get the time!)
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#56 Old 28th Sep 2018 at 9:47 PM
Thanks so much for this mod. Works great with no glitches even in dancing and none with the slow dancing mod. I've always wanted to do robot sims. Happy I am.
Test Subject
#57 Old 6th Jan 2019 at 1:38 AM
Ok, so this mod works, well, kind of, because I can't find the robot cosmetics anywhere, BUT I can find the personalities. Do any of you have a solution? By the way, I'm using Windows 8.1.
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#58 Old 6th Jan 2019 at 10:55 AM Last edited by Esmeralda : 6th Jan 2019 at 1:52 PM.
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Originally Posted by Xenozam
Ok, so this mod works, well, kind of, because I can't find the robot cosmetics anywhere, BUT I can find the personalities. Do any of you have a solution? By the way, I'm using Windows 8.1.

Mod works fine, with Windows 8.1 and latest patch. Am not sure what you mean by robot cosmetics, do you mean the underlying 'bath skin' or the plumbot parts, or both? To reiterate what it says on the Description page: In CAS, the bath skin is found under Skin Details (click on the sim's face, then choose 'Skin Details' from the options that pop up to the right of the Face option). The plumbot parts are found under the Hairs, Tops and Bottoms categories in CAS. ETA: Also be sure to download the updates that replace the original tops and bottoms with ones that are enabled for Seasons.

This mod doesn't include any personalities, maybe you're thinking of the mod that adds robot personality traits? That's a separate mod from this one.

Hope that helps, let me know if you have any further questions.

My Fallout 4 creations are at Nexus
And there's more of my Fallout 4 creations and some of my previously unreleased TS4 stuff at my site, Colourful Commonwealth
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#59 Old 22nd Jul 2020 at 1:09 AM
Hey there, is there any chance you could update this mod so these parts can be used on Servos instead of regular sims? It would be greatly appreciated.
Mad Poster
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#60 Old 22nd Jul 2020 at 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by DelosTheRedShadow
Hey there, is there any chance you could update this mod so these parts can be used on Servos instead of regular sims? It would be greatly appreciated.

They can already be used like that:

1) I made two default-replacement sets that override some of the Servo 'recolour' options with Plumbot meshes. You can mix the Plumbot bots from both of those sets individually to get a varied set (although you won't be able to replace all 7 options with Plumbots from the two sets, only most of them, as some of the other options for those 'recolour' slots are non-Plumbot bots).
Lots of Bots: https://modthesims.info/d/636025/lo...-overrides.html
Lots More Bots: https://www.modthesims.info/d/63679...-overrides.html

2) Or use a mod that lets you dress Servos in any outfit (these Plumbot parts are simply 'clothing' and 'hairs', so they can be used with a mod that lets you edit your Servo in CAS) https://www.deviantart.com/gauntlet...stoms-821317032 . I think this mod here on MTS also lets you do that: https://www.modthesims.info/d/64051...zed-servos.html . I haven't tried either mod but you can give them a try.

It's better to use Lots of Bots and Lots More Bots if you want Plumbot-outfitted Servos, though, because in those, I remade their necks to be compatible with the Servo head hanging down when powered-down. If using the heads from this upload with a 'dress your Servo' mod, they will stay straight and detach from the body when they power-down.

My Fallout 4 creations are at Nexus
And there's more of my Fallout 4 creations and some of my previously unreleased TS4 stuff at my site, Colourful Commonwealth
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