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Picked upload! Classic Trench for Teens

by Spoonsthings Posted 15th Feb 2016 at 10:46 PM - Updated 16th Feb 2016 at 3:42 PM by Spoonsthings : Add credit to Anubis's teen conversion tutorial
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Pretty straightforward and boring compared to my previous uploads, but also, I daresay, one which far many more people will get use out of. After seeing the lovely Buckley use an unlocked version of the Ambitions EP private eye outfit for one of her sim stories, I got to thinking how wonderful it would be to have it for teens as well, who have so little clothing in the game as it is, let alone anything as nice and classic as this.

I did not alter the adult mesh, merely moved the vertices at the neck and ankle seams to match teen presets, and also subtly rescaled and reshaped the torso to better fit teen proportions. However, since no version of this mesh previously existed explicitly for teens, this is technically a "new" mesh, and therefore you do NOT need the Ambitions EP to have this in the game.

I have taken more extensive liberties with the texture: not only did I make a new, more dramatic bumpmap and dial the specular way down, but I have also added a canvas/linen texture to both textures so as to add interest and make EA's usually excessive shine level feel more palatable. I opted to modify the shine rather than remove it entirely, because velocitygrass has an excellent mod that allows you to do that in-game already.

The fat morph is rather lumpy toward the far end of the slider, but even just taking it down to 70/30 fat/thin (as seen in the third morph here) drastically improves the smoothness.



There are no gaping seams as far as I have been able to tell, both from in-game screenshots and from checking in Milkshape. Ankle gaps do not appear with most shoes, including Bloom's feet (not shown) and JoshQ's height-altering heels (shown in first preview shot), as well as all shoes based on EA's foot mesh.



TF, enabled for everyday, formal and outerwear.
Not valid for random or career by default.
Four recolorable channels (coat, tailored details, underdress, buttons)
All LOD's and morphs except for the pregnant morph are supported.
File size: ~2 MB (1024x1024 textures)

Polygon Counts:
~4200 polys, ~2900 vertices

Additional Credits:
Mesh credits: EA
Tools used: Milkshape 1.8.5, CMarNYC's phenomenal Mesh Toolkit, Delphy's CTU, PS6, GIMP 2.0
Anubis360 for this tutorial that taught me the basics of converting.

Thanks to CMarNYC for the awesome Mesh Toolkit, and to Delphy for giving me a way to make CC without having to resort to the haunted house program that is TSRW.

Age: Teen
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal Outerwear
Clothing Style: Modern
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Age Conversion
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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
AMB Detective Coat for Teen Females.zip 1.73 MB 10,756 15th Feb 2016
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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