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Guitar of Life and Death (TS3 Conversion)

by Esmeralda Posted 27th Sep 2015 at 12:37 PM - Updated 27th Sep 2015 at 3:34 PM by Esmeralda : Added extra info re stand
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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.
This is just a bit of fun with Halloween in mind. It's a conversion of the guitar used by the Grim Reaper in the TS3 Store item 'The Door of Life and Death', in which your sim could challenge Grim to a guitar duel. It comes in the original bone colour plus four new recolours, Black, Crimson, Rusty and Purple, as below (shown sitting on its separate Skeleton Leg stand):



With this guitar, the guitar and stand are two separate items and the stand does not disappear when the sim plays the guitar (this object does not have geostates). Both items are shown as separate objects in Buy Mode, and you first place the stand, which will show no footprint, then position the guitar, which has a 1-tile footprint as normal, onto the stand as in the pic below. Then as also depicted below, your sim will pick up the guitar to play it and then place the guitar back on its stand when finished:



NOTE: You can also use the guitar without using the stand at all, if you prefer not to have a stand permanently sitting on the floor, say for screenshot/storytelling purposes - the guitar will then just hover in the air when not being used.

Both items are found in the Creative section in Activities and Skills, at a cost of 666 simoleons for the guitar and 6 for the stand.

Looks cute and colourful for jamming by day (cute skull masks are by Simmiller, from her Halloween Face Paint collection: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=564762 ):



And suitably dark and sinister for night jams:



MINOR ISSUE WITH THE STAND: These items work together by assigning corresponding slots to the guitar and stand so that the sim will put the guitar back on the stand. However, for some reason, each time the guitar is placed back onto the stand, the guitar will sit slightly further back from the previous time it was played, until it eventually sinks into the stand. I have no idea why the slots move and will fix it if I ever find out how (I have very little knowledge/experience of slots), but when this happens you can easily fix it by going into Buy Mode and picking up the guitar and putting it back on the stand. It will then snap back to the correct position.

Thank for looking, hope you'll find this useful for spooky sims.


INSTALLATION:
Unzip the zip file and move the .package files to your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods folder.


Polygon Counts:
Guitar: 552

Stand: 383

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

Big credits to Design4Sims for coming up with the slots method of making a separate guitar and stand work together.

Style: Fantasy Sci-Fi
Room: Living Study Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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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#2 Old 27th Sep 2015 at 4:59 PM
This is fabulous! Probably the only guitar I'll ever use now. And thanks for the credit!
Scholar
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#3 Old 27th Sep 2015 at 5:49 PM
*squeals loudly* Aaaah, Esmeralda - you are the best!! I was thinking about this guitar a couple of days ago - thinking that my Grimm needed one, and then you do this! You're a mind reader, I swear lolol. We love the same quirky stuff in our games, and your work is always amazing - thank you so much!!
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 27th Sep 2015 at 10:45 PM
No way how cool is that??? Thanks a lot!!
Mad Poster
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#5 Old 27th Sep 2015 at 11:31 PM
So, where'd you get Mr. Skeltal? I wanna play as him.
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 28th Sep 2015 at 10:40 AM
Thanks, folks!
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Originally Posted by Grijze Pilion
So, where'd you get Mr. Skeltal? I wanna play as him.

This is him: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=542279
Test Subject
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#7 Old 28th Sep 2015 at 4:02 PM
Awesome!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 1st Oct 2015 at 6:20 AM
does this require Spooky Stuff, or just the latest patch?
Mad Poster
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#9 Old 1st Oct 2015 at 11:04 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by IceSilverCrystal
does this require Spooky Stuff, or just the latest patch?

Just the latest patch. (All of my creations require only Base Game, no packs needed. And this item was uploaded before Spooky Stuff was released, in any case!)
Test Subject
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#10 Old 6th Oct 2015 at 11:14 AM
Skeleton Clique anyone?
Test Subject
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#11 Old 6th Oct 2015 at 11:14 AM
Skeleton Clique anyone?
Test Subject
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#12 Old 6th Oct 2015 at 8:36 PM
This is real cool.
Field Researcher
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#13 Old 1st Nov 2015 at 4:16 PM
Wow-wow!
What a wonderful Guitar!
Tha-ank you very much. :D
Test Subject
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#14 Old 11th Feb 2016 at 10:29 PM
It didn't show up for me and my games are fully up to date.
Mad Poster
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#15 Old 12th Feb 2016 at 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by bmso85
It didn't show up for me and my games are fully up to date.

Shows up fine for me, just tested it again in case something strange might have been added in the latest update patch or the latest stuff pack, both of which I have. I can only make the usual suggestions of being sure you've put both packages in the Mods folder and are looking in the right place in Buy Mode (in Activities under the section where the guitars are), of not putting it in a subfolder within the Mods folder because many reports of items not showing up in game seem to be due to putting them in a subfolder, and of running a conflict detector to see if there's the very slim possibility that someone else's cc conflicts with it. Hope that's of help and that I'm not just stating the obvious, but I don't know what else to suggest.
Test Subject
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#16 Old 9th Nov 2016 at 1:33 AM
So cool! Thanks
Test Subject
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#17 Old 19th Jun 2017 at 10:51 PM
This is too cool. TOO COOL! LOVE IT!
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 1st Jul 2018 at 7:37 PM
This is awesome!! Thank you!!!!!!! :D