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Picked upload! [UPDATED] Vampire Coffin (TS2: Nightlife Adaptation)

by Naus Allien Posted 3rd Mar 2018 at 9:17 PM - Updated 9th Mar 2018 at 6:11 AM by Naus Allien
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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.
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THE SIMS 2: NIGHTLIFE VAMPIRE COFFIN CONVERSION AND ADAPTATION

BIG UPDATE


MARCH 8th:

* First, I uploaded a version that only requires Late Night of the original vampire coffin. So if you hold off downloading the fixed version because you didn't have Supernatural, now you can download a Late Night compatible version. The name of the file is "NausAllien-TS2NLVampireCoffin-LN-Fixed.rar." If you have Supernatural, you should download the Supernatural version. If you have both, you can download either or both, but keep in mind that each version has a different GUID, so if you install both version you'll end up with duplicates (just with different icons). This version mainly fixes the drop shadow, which I ended up hating because it was way too big.

* Second , there's a NEW version of the coffin. This version fixes the issue of vampires floating/hovering above the coffin by changing the height of the coffin mesh. Now vampires sleep INSIDE, though there's some clipping getting in and out. There's also the problem of the vampire sleeping animation spawning flames (for the Late Night Altar's candles), so without the special altar I made (which included said candles), the flames will be floating in the air, though they can be easily disguised for the most part with other objects. Because the change in height of the coffin rendered the original TS2 altar incompatible (I believe me, I tried to modify the mesh but it became a clipping monstrosity), I decided to scale up TS3 altars (from Late Night and Supernatural) so you could place the coffin on top of them. Needless to say the Late Night Altar requires Late Night and the Supernatural requires that expansion, but you can have BOTH if you have both expansions.



CAUTION: If you use the coffin in combination with the altars, you have to initiate the sleep interaction from the altar (or there will be a route failure). I left the interaction in the coffin in case you don't want to use it with the altars.

* Alternatively, you can use this coffin with any counter or display pedestal. In this case, there's no route failure so feel free to use any display pedestal or counter, or any other object with a similar height. The only issue is that the floating flames that appear when the vampire fall asleep will be more visible (though you can conceal them with carefully placed columns or plants).



* You can have BOTH the alternative and the original version installed at the same time.


OLD UPDATES

UPDATE - MARCH 7th: I've updated the coffin to a) fix the drop shadow, which was too big upon closer inspection; b) move the coffin slightly to the left so it'll match better the sleeping animation, vampires still sleep above the coffin if you use this version; c) add a new preset and tweak the alpha texture a bit. Download the new file "NausAllien-TS2NLVampireCoffin-SN-Fixed.rar" and replace the previously downloaded file. This version may require Supernatural. Even if you don't have that EP installed, it should work according to what Digitalchaos says. Please, for those who don't have Supernatural, give it a try and tell me if it works.

UPDATE - MARCH 5th: Check THIS post if you want to try a work-in-progress version of the coffin with a different height (so that vampires sleep/float in the coffin and not above it). This version requires a remesh of the altar, so in the meantime you'll have to use counters or pedestals to "support" the coffin (unless you don't mind it floating in the air). There's also those annoying candle flames which appear everytime the vampire falls asleep. This version requires Supernatural.

ORIGINAL VERSION

ALTERNATIVE VERSION


MOD DESCRIPTION

Good morning, afternoon or evening everyone! It's been so long since I've uploaded something. I've been working on many projects but I never got to finish any of them. But now that I had some time to spare, I decided I wanted to go back and finish some of them, starting with this conversion AND adaptation I made of TS2: Nightlife's Vampire Coffin.

To achieve the look you see above you need to combine three objects:
- Vampire Coffin (There are two versions, depending on the EPs you have)
- Vampire Altar (Includes two slots for the torches)
- Invisible Torch (Includes a custom thumbnail)


REQUIREMENT
THE SIMS 3: LATE NIGHT OR THE SIMS 3: SUPERNATURAL


THE PROCESS:
This project was a request from a long time ago that I never got to finish. I went through many versions and there were many headaches, but in the end it was worth it because I did the most I could within the framework of TS3 animations. I decided the best course of action was to make this object modular. At first you could attach and detach the lid (and switch between a closed lid and an open one), but this version was buggy and it required that you change the lid everytime a Sim went to sleep on the coffin so I discarted this version pretty quickly. Then I realized I needed to split the mesh into two pieces. My reasoning was that more than I needed more than four CAStable slots for total customization. I wanted to make every bit of these objects CAStable to take full advantage of one of the best things about The Sims 3. Because I didn't want the braziers to be deco only I made an invisible torch (using the base game torch with transparent textures because modifying the mesh in any way gets rid of the flame effect) and I added slots to the braziers so the torches could be placed in the right spot. I really like the final result with the braziers turning on/off the way lights do. I added some of the accesories and decorations the TS3 mesh has because I noticed that whenever a vampire went to sleep, candle flames would appear. I hated to see those floating flames so I went and added the accesories from the TS3 altars in the TS2 mesh. The final hurdle came in the form of the vampire skull engraving the original TS2 objects has. Although I did't like it very much I knew I needed to include it for the sake of completionism. But to separate the engraving from the rest of the coffin was not an easy task.

So here you have it folks, one of the most requested items by vampire lovers. I hope you enjoy it!


Requires either The Sims 3: Late Night or The Sims 3: Supernatural for the animations. If you have both, download whatever you want. DO NOT download BOTH versions because it's pointless (only one will appear but the game with load the object twice). The altar is compatible with both versions. The invisible torch is base game only.


CREATE-A-STYLE INFORMATION:



Altar: Four CAStable channels: altar, braziers, candles and other accesories.
Coffin: The first preset has three CAStable channels: coffin exterior, interior and handles/other accesories. The second preset adds the vampire skull engraving as an additional channel.



Additional Preset: The second and third presets of the altar and coffin respectively are included as a bonus to show how the object looks with lighter colors.




CATALOG LOCATION, DESCRIPTION AND PRICE:

The Coffin and Altar can be found in the following category:
- Sort by Function -> Comfort -> Beds


The Invisible Torch is located in the following categories:
- Sort by Room -> Outdoor -> Outdoor Lighting
- Sort by Function -> Lighting -> Outdoor Lights

Note: I changed the price to 0 (zero) after taking this screenshot. I the invisible torch to be the first object in that category, otherwise the custom thumbnail looks really weird.

Prices:
Vampire Altar: ยง755
TS3 Late Night/Supernatural Modified Altar: ยง758
Vampire Coffin: ยง760
Vampire Coffin Alternative Version: ยง761
Invisible Torch: ยง0

Polygon Counts:
Vampire Coffin:
High LOD: 2424 faces
Low LOD: 1264 faces

Vampire Altar:
High LOD: 3390 faces
Low LOD: 1237 faces

Invisible Torch: Same as base game small torch.
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
NausAllien-TS2NLVampireCoffin-SN.rar | Description: [OUTDATED] TS2 NL Vampire Coffin - Supernatural EP Version (Pick Only One Version) 1.01 MB 599 3rd Mar 2018
NausAllien-TS2NLVampireCoffin-LN.rar | Description: [OUTDATED] TS2 NL Vampire Coffin - Late Night EP Version (Pick Only One Version) 1.12 MB 319 3rd Mar 2018
NausAllien-TS2NLVampireAltar.rar | Description: TS2 NL Vampire Altar 836.3 KB 683 3rd Mar 2018
NausAllien-InvisibleTorch.rar | Description: Invisible Torch to Use with the Altar 121.8 KB 636 3rd Mar 2018
NausAllien-TS2NLVampireCoffin-SN-Fixed.rar | Description: Fixed Version of original Coffin - Requires Supernatural (Pick Only One of the Original Version) 1.12 MB 550 9th Mar 2018
NausAllien-TS2NLVampireCoffin-LN-Fixed.rar | Description: Fixed Version of original Coffin - Requires Late Night (Pick Only One of the Original Version) 923.5 KB 337 9th Mar 2018
NausAllien-TS2NLVampireCoffinAlternative-SN.rar | Description: Alternative Version of TS2 NL Vampire Coffin - Requires Supernatural (Pick Only One of the Alternative Version) 1.01 MB 485 9th Mar 2018
NausAllien-TS2NLVampireCoffinAlternative-LN.rar | Description: Alternative Version of TS2 NL Vampire Coffin - Requires Late Night (Pick Only One of the Alternative Version) 784.9 KB 317 9th Mar 2018
NausAllien-VampireSetModifiedAltar-SN.rar | Description: The Vampire Altar from Supernatural - Modified to work with the Alternative Coffin (Requires Supernatural) 81.7 KB 587 9th Mar 2018
NausAllien-VampireSetModifiedAltar-LN.rar | Description: The Vampire Altar from Late Night - Modified to work with the Alternative Coffin (Requires Late Night) 107.1 KB 508 9th Mar 2018
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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