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#1 Old 20th Mar 2022 at 6:38 AM Last edited by Jathom95 : 20th Mar 2022 at 7:11 AM.
Default Neat Mods/CC That You've Found
I was gonna post this as a thread for a singular mod like I've done in the past, and I suddenly got the inspiration for this. I realized there wasn't a dedicated thread for this sort of thing in the TS3 section, so why not make it.

The idea is this - let's say you found this great mod or bit of CC that potentially isn't hosted here on MTS - though it can be (So something like Tumblr for instance). You wanna let everyone else know about it too. Just post about it in this thread. Give a short description of what it is so people can know if it's something that'll interest them. Then provide a link (Preferably to the creator's page instead of the actual download link, if you can. Never know what else you might find!)

I'll start. I found two great things today. One's a new mod from LazyDuchess hosted on their Tumblr. It adds a SetHour cheat to the game (like TS2), where you open the cheat console, and then type in sethour and whatever time you want to (incredibly useful for testing I'm sure.)

Link:
https://lazyduchess.tumblr.com/post...3-sethour-cheat

The next is from FreezeSecret, also on Tumblr, with a fix for the "Homestyle Ascension Device" Stairs. It fixes the strange multiplier on them that causes it to have an off-putting discoloration every fourth stair. With this fix, now they look much better and more uniform.

Link:
https://freezesecret.tumblr.com/pos...otech-crafters]

So there you go. If you find something great and wanna let others know about it, feel free to post!

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#2 Old 20th Mar 2022 at 6:44 AM Last edited by nitromon : 22nd Mar 2022 at 7:04 AM.
Well, I can't believe I just found this recently. It is a clothe changer.

https://modthesims.info/d/588632/outfit-changer.html

I've been using the one that came built in with the daydream mod for years even though I do not use that mod. After I switched, I realized the daydream mod severely slowed down my game both the loading and gameplay. So this was a big significant improvement to how my game runs.

Update: This mod is actually outdated and is the one causing severe game slow down lag and other issues. Originally I thought my game was improved, but turned out the lag from the previous was due to houseboats moving around in my world.

So there are noticeable issues with this mod that I noticed and it was immediately fixed upon removal.

1) It messes with the RAM usage, for some reason it tries to keep the working RAM low while keeping the committed the same, creating a gap in the modified RAM. In short, this creates lag b/c some strange memory management. By limiting the actual RAM usage, it kept the CPU usage high. Typically in game it is 15-18% for me, but with this mod it is constantly 22-25%.

2) This might also be related to the RAM issue b/c there is something going on there, several times the game wouldn't quit after saving. It just hangs there and I had to terminate through the task manager.

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#3 Old 22nd Mar 2022 at 2:27 PM
It's the same as the Look at This Awesome Thing I Found thread in the Sims 2 section, right?! I agree that Sims 3 also needs a thread like that!

The only link that I can add right now is a wonderful catalogue of historical outfits from all kind of era, I only discovered it a few weeks ago and my mind blows just by looking at. I'm sure everybody knew that it existed but me. In any case, here's the link:
https://joojconverts.tumblr.com/downloads
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#4 Old 22nd Mar 2022 at 3:39 PM
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It's the same as the Look at This Awesome Thing I Found thread in the Sims 2 section, right?! I agree that Sims 3 also needs a thread like that!

The only link that I can add right now is a wonderful catalogue of historical outfits from all kind of era, I only discovered it a few weeks ago and my mind blows just by looking at. I'm sure everybody knew that it existed but me.


I hadn't known about that thread before your post, but yes - it's just like that one!

I haven't been to MATY in quite a while and I just recently saw this incredibly useful mod.

Redundant Wall and Floor Hider - http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...ic,23189.0.html

It basically hides the extra presets of wallpaper and flooring in the catalog, so that they'll only show one of each instead of like 3-4 (Since both are CAStable in TS3, extra presets are redundant.) Makes it much easier to find what you want.

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#5 Old 22nd Mar 2022 at 6:08 PM Last edited by aisquared : 22nd Mar 2022 at 6:21 PM.
There's also this cool mod by Lazyduchess that gives extra details to pets like whiskers..
https://lazyduchess.tumblr.com/post...g-visual-addons

And also these CASTable shrub fences by Pary..
https://parystrange.tumblr.com/post.../bunch-of-stuff

And while we all know about Aroundthesims' 4to3 conversions, you might want to check out these creators too. Thanks to them I never really felt like missing out on TS4's new releases..
Martassimsbookcc
Pixelfrogslegs
TwinSimming
KotaJose
xiasimla
...and more on my signature!

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#6 Old 22nd Mar 2022 at 7:42 PM
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And also these CASTable shrub fences by Pary..
https://parystrange.tumblr.com/post.../bunch-of-stuff


Oooh, yes yes yes on those CAStable shrubs!! I love it when things like that are done, makes them so much more versatile. Thank you so much for sharing that link!

I'll have to check out those other creators too.

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#7 Old 22nd Mar 2022 at 10:18 PM
This default replacement of the wildflower spawner is one of my all time favorites. They are so pretty and the vases are amazing. Simple things like this make me excited.
https://omedapixel.tumblr.com/post/...rs-to-celebrate
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#8 Old 23rd Mar 2022 at 9:52 PM Last edited by Elynda : 23rd Mar 2022 at 10:06 PM.
Firstly, thank you @Jathom95 for starting this thread. It should prove useful for a lot of us TS3 stalwarts, and I will certainly post a link to anything interesting I find. Secondly, thank you @Flora2 so VERY much! I have been looking all over for a Victorian swimsuit for a female child and now, thanks to the link you posted, I finally have one! And there's a lot of other interesting stuff on that tumblr too. Oh frabjous day!

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#9 Old 27th Mar 2022 at 7:44 PM Last edited by HCAC : 27th Mar 2022 at 8:05 PM.
I've been combing all over for new/different CC. A lot of my links went dead or to "virus" sites after I stopped playing Sims 3 for a long time (I was Planet Zoo obsessed). Now I alternate.
I search through Simblr and Tumblr and usually get interesting links that way. Also links to "dodgy sites" so you have to be smart.

If you just want some finds pages for CC I can post them. Maybe you will come across something new. Some things might mess up your game/lack of updating. These two sites are recent.

https://ifcasims.tumblr.com/ (for hair)
https://acottonsock.tumblr.com/ (finds)

A bit older-(again if your game acts up--you have to realize you might have an old item/broken)
https://sims3decor.tumblr.com/ (items/furniture)
https://baileyssims3ccfurniture-blog.tumblr.com/

This LUSH sofa is something I can't see enough...it's beautiful...
https://houseof84sims.tumblr.com/po...-this-beautiful

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#10 Old 27th Mar 2022 at 9:23 PM
This tumblr gives updates for Sims 4 to 3 conversions that are Maxis Match: https://xto3conversionsfinds.tumblr.../4to3mmclothing
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#11 Old 12th Jul 2022 at 10:42 AM
https://lazyduchess.tumblr.com/post...h-patch-20-beta

Another amazing mod made by Lazyduchess!

Basically it makes clothing items load much faster. Only downside is that if you have 'show compact clothing/shoes/accessories' setting in Master Controller (+ Integration module), they are automatically disabled. Still better than making you wait for the items to load smoothly..

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#12 Old 26th Jul 2022 at 1:36 PM
Found this one just today! So you know that creepy smile you sometimes see male sims doing while they're walking, even if it doesn't reflect their actual mood?

It turns out this is exclusive to YA and E male sims. For whatever reason, it's baked into the animation for them so they'll end up doing it constantly. Other age ranges and female sims don't have this at all, they either stay neutral or use an expression that matches their mood.

This mod by simbouquet gets rid of that so that it's consistent across the board for everyone.

https://simbouquet.tumblr.com/post/...alk-cycle-edits

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#13 Old 30th Jul 2022 at 11:17 AM
Omg, simbouquet is on a roll lately!

They've just released another mod. This one is for standing idles, specifically the faces sims make while standing around doing nothing in particular. You know how they look pretty horrible by default?

Simbouquet has ported the TSM facial expressions to TS3 with their latest mod, which are a marked improvement. There's less clipping and they look far more natural now. Check out the before and after if you'd like to see how they'll look. A picture's worth a thousand words!

Here's the link:
https://simbouquet.tumblr.com/post/...d-from-the-sims

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#14 Old 30th Jul 2022 at 3:11 PM
Here's a collaborative effort between MsPoodle and Ani on Tumblr - candles that burn down over time, and some other candle associated stuff! This is a great mod for both historical and modern gameplay:

https://anitmb.tumblr.com/post/6911...andle-mod#notes - the candle mod itself by Ani
https://mspoodle1.tumblr.com/post/6...ings-collection - candle related items to go with the mod by MsPoodle

Also by Ani, a chicken farm mod - where the chooks are free from the coop:
https://anitmb.tumblr.com/post/6887...icken-mod#notes

Ani has so many other mods on her downloads page, but the links send you straight to the download filr itself; if you want to read the information about the mods themselves, you need to use the search function on her Tumblr to look for the respective blog post - at least, that's what I do lol...

PhoebeJaySims has a newly released bubble bath mod on her Tumblr, where the bubble bath runs out eventually and you have to buy more, which adds realism to the game:
https://phoebejaysims.tumblr.com/po...de-bubble#notes
I think she will be uploading this and a couple other mods to MTS in the near future, but I thought I'd post this here, anyway

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#15 Old 12th Aug 2022 at 9:19 PM
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This tumblr gives updates for Sims 4 to 3 conversions that are Maxis Match: https://xto3conversionsfinds.tumblr.../4to3mmclothing


I simply love this blog, it helped me so much to find maxis match's cc especially furniture. this blog is a must-have !

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#16 Old 14th Aug 2022 at 12:42 AM
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This tumblr gives updates for Sims 4 to 3 conversions that are Maxis Match: https://xto3conversionsfinds.tumblr.../4to3mmclothing

Lots of nice things on there, but I noticed a couple of those downloads listed were apparently corrupted? Like some showed up as such on Dashboard as having corrupt Child+Adult categories, but a few others weren't and yet caused stretched out toddlers and floating heads in CAS when I was testing them. I tried seeing if I could fix it myself with S3PE, but it doesn't say they're for children and yet disabling Teen makes Dashboard think they're ok when they're not in-game.
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#17 Old 14th Sep 2022 at 4:09 AM
The pudding has been apparently slayed!

https://lazyduchess.tumblr.com/post...andom-sim-fixes

But regardless, Lazyduchess's mods are quickly approaching NRAAS mods in terms of their necessity for an improved TS3 game experience (not to say NRAAS is second-place, but that Lazyduchess is filling in a lot of long-standing gaps in TS3).
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