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Servo - Complete Conversion

by Qahne Posted 18th Jul 2019 at 9:28 AM - Updated 29th Nov 2019 at 2:15 PM by Qahne
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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.
Update: I've seen that sometimes the LED eye effect from the Maxis robots shows over these Servo heads. I've added a template Servo that can be found in your Plumbot Bin in Create-a-Bot, selecting this should resolve the issue. Place the "Qahne_simTemplateServo.sim" file into your SavedSims folder, the rest go in Mods as usual.

Long time no see, I know. I also know I mentioned these were coming soon back when I released my TS4 Servo conversion...back in 2015. This project actually goes back far longer than that; Servo for TS3 was my very first mod, not just for The Sims but for any game, and it's been a learning process the whole time, going through many, many versions since I began in 2011, but most of that time has been spent being distracted by other modding projects. I figured I should dust these off and finally finish them, and I think I finally have it as good as I can, so my endless tweaking comes to a close. So, without further ado, introducing Servo...again!



This is a set of CAS items that can be used to make your ITF PlumBots look like classic TS2 Servos, including their formal outfits and their occult variants (which come in very handy with NRaas' Hybrid mod!). Everything is as recolourable as possible, and the heads and bodies include different stencils and RGB layouts for maximum customisation.

In addition to being made recolourable, each CAS item has fully custom specular and bump maps, making them really blend in with the graphical style of TS3 and looking even better than they did in TS2. They also use the reflective PlumBot shader, meaning you get dynamic reflections in the metal and not just a specular highlight. Their orbs also really glow! Just like my TS4 version, these are designed to be mixed and matched between themselves. Unfortunately, they cannot be used with other PlumBot pieces - they're just too different for that.

Instead, the torso section contains Servo's entire body and limbs, and the legs and arms sections have been repurposed to hold accessories,like hats and eyelashes!

You get four heads: the basic head in male and female; and one with fangs (for vampires and werewolves), also male and female. Both heads include two variants: one with the default Maxis eyes, and another with the fabulous Skelljay eyes! Each has three recolourable channels, plus a fourth channel for lipstick on females.

You get three bodies; the basic body, one in a dress, and one in a tuxedo, all recolorable, and the basic body includes two RGB variants - one enabling you to recolour the torso and limbs only, the other letting you recolour the orb and knees too. Additionally, they all have a stencil variant without the black glove..

Additionally, you get a five accessories - an antenna, an antenna with a bow, a set of eyelashes, a warlock hat and a witch hat, again, all fully recolourable, and the witch and warlock hats include three totally different textures each, matching the originals.

Because of the way this is set up, you also get a blank arm and a blank leg, to be worn when you don't want an antenna / hat or eyelashes, otherwise the Maxis arms and legs will cause a fair degree of interference. And as a final bonus, you also get a buy mode item, in the form of the deactivated Servo, with three recolourable channels!



While working on this project, I made many small improvements that have been carried over to the older TS4 port, such as better bone assignments, more detailed specular and normal maps, and glowing orbs. An updated version for TS4 is available right now, here , along with an accessory pack including new eyes, eyelashes and accessories .

Whichever game you play, I hope you enjoy it with Servo!

Polygon Counts:
auBody
LOD 1: 4128 (3824 + 304)
LOD 2: 2112 (1956 + 156)
LOD 3: 977 (913 + 64)

amBodyTux
LOD 1: 4456 (3145 + 1007 + 304)
LOD 2: 2124 (1968 + 156)
LOD 3: 1132 (1068 + 64)

afBodyDress
LOD 1: 4363 (4060 + 304)
LOD 2: 2120 (1964 + 156)
LOD 3: 1077 (1013 + 64)

amHead / afHead
LOD 1: 388
LOD 2: 388
LOD 3: 200

amHeadFang / afHeadFang
LOD 1: 416
LOD 2: 416
LOD 3: 216

afAccWitch
LOD 1: 315
LOD 2: 153
LOD 3: 72

amAccWarlock
LOD 1: 349
LOD 2: 157
LOD 3: 72

auAntenna
LOD 1: 26
LOD 2: 18
LOD 3: 18

auAntennaBow
LOD 1: 78
LOD 2: 50
LOD 3: 50

afEyelashes
LOD 1: 27
LOD 2: 19
LOD 3: 19

auArmNull / auLegNull
LOD 1: 1
LOD 2: 1
LOD 3: 1

buyDecoServo
LOD 1: 3296
LOD 2: 1058

Additional Credits:
thanks to Skelljay for permission to use her eye texture! She can be found here: https://whattheskell.tumblr.com/

Meshes and textures modified from The Sims 2: Open For Business, The Sims 2: Pets, The Sims 2: Apartment Life and The Sims 3: Into The Future.
Tags: #servo, #ts2, #sims 2, #conversion, #robot, #2t3, #retro, #scifi, #space

Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Male Female
Clothing Type: Everyday
Clothing Style: Sci-Fi
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

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 3 Into the Future
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Servo TS3.zip

Size: 6.85 MB · Downloads: 1,349 · 19th Jul 2019
6.85 MB 1,349 19th Jul 2019
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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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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 18th Jul 2019 at 11:24 AM
This set is freaking adorable! (Those pics are great. XD)
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 18th Jul 2019 at 1:32 PM
Looks great! I definitely appreciate the time you put into this, modding is a long-term game. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!
Mad Poster
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#4 Old 18th Jul 2019 at 1:35 PM
Long time no see, for sure, but this is quality stuff. Love it!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 18th Jul 2019 at 3:53 PM
One can really tell how much thought and love of detail went into this! Great work!
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#6 Old 18th Jul 2019 at 7:09 PM Last edited by Naus Allien : 19th Jul 2019 at 10:46 PM.
I actually had a very early version of this project in my game, Qahne. I'm glad you've finally uploaded it and I'm looking forward to seeing the improvements you've made.

Servina, my family bot, will enjoy this updated version very much.
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Test Subject
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#7 Old 18th Jul 2019 at 8:07 PM
THANK YOU! I've been waiting for this mod even since I started playing Sims 3 and that was 7 years ago! Guess waiting has finally been worth it
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#8 Old 19th Jul 2019 at 6:20 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone! This would have been finished years and years ago if I stopped being distracted by other projects, it began in 2011 but I've basically worked on this for a couple of weeks at a time with six or nine months in between, not quite as long-term a game as it may seem!

Naus, hopefully you find this new version an improvement! I noticed your sim still has the LED eyes showing through; I tried my best to mitigate that in the heads themselves, but it doesn't always work, so I updated the archive here with a template Servo for the Plumbot Bin. Editing your bot and selecting that template should correct that issue for you.

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If this succeeds, then we will have driven a stake through the metaphorical heart of pudding.

♥ Receptacle Refugee ♥
Now also on Tumblr !
Mad Poster
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#9 Old 20th Jul 2019 at 1:36 AM
Wow it's cool to see you back (even for a little bit!)- nice job on this!
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#10 Old 20th Jul 2019 at 3:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Qahne
Editing your bot and selecting that template should correct that issue for you.


Worked like a charm!
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#11 Old 20th Jul 2019 at 6:34 PM
Thanks jje, but you have no business complimenting my work, it's stick figures compared to yours :D

Glad it helped Naus! Any further issues lemme know

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If this succeeds, then we will have driven a stake through the metaphorical heart of pudding.

♥ Receptacle Refugee ♥
Now also on Tumblr !
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#12 Old 2nd Aug 2019 at 5:52 AM
Oh that witch one looks so cute with it's hat on. Are the hats for plumbots only? I have similar hats from Murfee. She converted from Sims 2 I think.
Anyway this is a lovely mod. Very cute.
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#13 Old 3rd Aug 2019 at 5:43 PM
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Originally Posted by PuddingFace
Oh that witch one looks so cute with it's hat on. Are the hats for plumbots only? I have similar hats from Murfee. She converted from Sims 2 I think.
Anyway this is a lovely mod. Very cute.


Yep, the hats are only for robots!

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Originally Posted by jje1000
If this succeeds, then we will have driven a stake through the metaphorical heart of pudding.

♥ Receptacle Refugee ♥
Now also on Tumblr !
Field Researcher
#14 Old 7th Oct 2019 at 7:44 AM
Just out of curiosity, do you plan on creating Humanoid Parts for plumbots, or plumbot parts that enable Human looking plumbots (I know there is the Plumdroid method, but unfortunately it isn't compatible with Traveling to different worlds).

Check out my Patreon, I feature Artwork and Short Stories and Bio's about my own Personal Multiverse, as well as some CC I'll share for early release (nothing major right now though, Mainly just recategorized Maxis Content).

Become a Patron!
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#15 Old 15th Oct 2019 at 8:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Godzilla-Force
Just out of curiosity, do you plan on creating Humanoid Parts for plumbots, or plumbot parts that enable Human looking plumbots (I know there is the Plumdroid method, but unfortunately it isn't compatible with Traveling to different worlds).


I'm not sure what you mean by that. Could you explain a little better?

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If this succeeds, then we will have driven a stake through the metaphorical heart of pudding.

♥ Receptacle Refugee ♥
Now also on Tumblr !
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 26th Nov 2019 at 2:33 PM
Can you make this replace the SimBot?
Test Subject
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#17 Old 1st Nov 2020 at 5:13 PM
There is a severe lack of Plumbot parts. Thank you for the conversion.
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#18 Old 31st Aug 2021 at 7:56 PM
Having Servos from the Into the Future expansion is the best, but having Servos from the Sims 2 is even best
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