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TS2 Mescalito's Agave Simulado

by Qahne Posted 21st Feb 2021 at 4:42 PM - Updated 21st Feb 2021 at 5:30 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.
There's a real lack of desert flora in The Sims 3, even with addons like the Lucky Palms store world. The Sims 2, meanwhile, has some lovely plants - so I converted my favourite, the century plant. It comes in two presets - one with the TS2 texture as an overlay, and one with three recolourable channels.

The weird shape of the century plant means you can recolour it to look pretty alien, which makes it a way more versatile plant than you'd think. It can be found in Build / Shrubs for ?210.

Polygon Counts:
LOD0: 1201 polygons
LOD1: 683 polygons

Additional Credits:
Mesh and textures modified from The Sims 2.

      Fantasy: Fantasy styled things
      Sci-Fi: Science Fiction
Maxis Flags:
      Not Applicable

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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.

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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.).

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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.).

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#2 Old 25th Feb 2021 at 3:29 PM
Beautiful, thank you so much for the conversion!
#3 Old 26th Feb 2021 at 9:17 PM
Thanks, I'm always looking for more plants, especially desert ones.