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Adobe Trellis Arch

by Qahne Posted 21st Feb 2021 at 4:00 PM
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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.
The Sims 4 has a lot of diverse build styles, some of which we've never really had in the other games, and of particular interest to me are many of the essential southwestern build items. I've decided to adapt some of the key items over.

I really like those nice entryways they have to gardens in Spanish and Southwestern architecture, and TS4 has a lovely gate with a rustic archway above - but I don't always want a gate there, and I don't always want a lantern, either. Also, being a TS4 object, it was very oversized. So I converted it over to TS3, tweaked the model to give it more sensible proportions, and removed the gate and lantern. What you get is a standalone arch object, with a custom footprint so Sims can walk underneath it, but not through the columns, and a lantern to hang from it - also set so that it can be walked under.

Both of these have their intersection flags turned off so you can place them directly over gates without cheats, letting you mix and match to find something that suits you. Naturally, both are fully recolourable.

The lantern is modified from the Hewnsman Lantern from the TS3 Store, since the TS4 lantern was way too basic to make look good in TS3. It has four presets, each with its own stencil, just like the Hewnsman object it's based on.

The arch can be found under Decorative / Misc for ?125, and the lantern can be found under Lighting / Outdoors for ?45 .

Polygon Counts:
LOD0: 373 polygons
LOD1: 316 polygons

LOD0: 169 polygons
LOD1: 80 polygons

Additional Credits:
Mesh and textures modified from The Sims 3 Store and The Sims 4

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
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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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#2 Old 21st Feb 2021 at 11:06 PM
Ooh, very nice!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 22nd Feb 2021 at 1:20 AM
How do you set it so it can be walked under?
Original Poster
#4 Old 22nd Feb 2021 at 10:19 AM
Originally Posted by t888
How do you set it so it can be walked under?

It's the way the object was made, there's nothing you need to do in your game to make it happen

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

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#5 Old 23rd Feb 2021 at 8:17 PM
What a great idea, thanks!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 24th Feb 2021 at 11:33 PM
I always love anything southwest. There's a real shortage of it in the game.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 25th Feb 2021 at 2:29 PM
Can't get enough of these gorgeous build items! Thank you!
#8 Old 26th Feb 2021 at 8:15 PM
I also need a lot of this genre in my game and I am grateful that you've been doing this.