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Posted 9th Jul 2016 at 3:08 PM - Updated 25th Jul 2016 at 1:58 PM by HarVee : Update with more cars and plate colours - Viewed 6126 times. Direct link to this thread
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Tags: #egypt, #cars, #plate, #number plate, #overrides, #vehicles, #trucks, #replacement, #replace, #freshprince, #fp, #understretch, #harvee, #egyptian
mod updated as of 24-7-2016 with new cars and minor improvements.
New colour variations have been added. These realistically reflect the different colours used on real Egyptian plates. More about these variations can be found in the about plate texture section below.
In newest update (1.01) Egyptian plates for these cars have been newly added or changed to different colours;
Cars by Fresh-Prince:
1972 Plymouth Fury
2005 Scion tC
2006 Cadillac DTS
2006 Hummer H1 Alpha *Had Blue colour prior to update. Now has Red plate colour.
2009 BMW 135i
2010 Saab 9-3
2011 Dodge RAM 1500
Cars by Understretch:
2000 Lexus IS300
2008 Faggio City-XS *Had Blue colour prior to update. Now has Light Blue plate colour.
2011 Kia Forte Koup
2013 GMC Savanna 2500 *Had Blue colour prior to update. Now has Red plate colour.
I have also added edits for cars from other authors and made also edits to few of my personal favourite EA cars that I feel work for this mod type. These cars are all included in the Misc archive:
Yomoshoto Evasion by EA
Heartbreak Hot Rod by EA
Wornado Triage by EA
1990 Nissan 240SX SE (J) by Morphead
Yomoshoto Evasion 4-Door by PhenomIIFX
2016 Wornado Triage TDI by phodede
The packages of Fresh-Prince and Understrech are named the same as before the update. If you downloaded before this update, you will need to allow to replace the previous files. Like before, put all the packages into overrides folder.
Hello MTS! Ever thought how odd it is for Sims in Al-Simhara to drive around with SimCity or Generic Simlish plates on their shiny new custom cars? Ever play Egyptian or Mid-East themed world and thought how odd it is for Sims to have plates that don't match world-type?
Well then I've got a simple solution ... which is "lore-friendly" to some extent.
I present you a new custom license plate which will replace the ones used on several custom content and few EA cars. No longer will your Al-Simhara, Setra, Eastlands or any other similar world feel completely inconsistent from reality. Onto mod details;
This mod acts as texture override, and replaces the IMG resources used by the following cars below. This mod does not contain the original meshes, you will still need to download the original cars from the respective authors sites found here and here. I do not take credit for the cars themselves, only for the license plate texture I created for use in this mod.
The cars marked with (*) have their plate textures updated or are newly included in update. See update 1.01 spoiler for more details if you haven't already.
1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3
1972 Plymouth Fury (*)
1973 Volkswagen Beetle
1974 Volkswagen Golf
1988 Jeep Wrangler
1994 Mazda Miata MX-5
1997 Honda Civic Coupe
1998 GMC Sierra
2002 Saab 9-3 Aero Coupe
2003 BMW M5 E39
2003 Porsche Boxster S
2003 Volkswagen Bora VR6
2005 BMW M3 E46 Coupe
2005 Scion tC (*)
2006 Cadillac DTS (*)
2006 Hummer H1 Alpha (*)
2008 Honda Civic Si Coupe
2008 Saleen S331 Sport Truck
2009 BMW 135i (*)
2009 BMW M5
2009 Toyota Prius
2009 Volkswagen GTI
2010 Nissan Frontier
2010 Saab 9-3 (*)
2011 Dodge RAM 1500 (*)
1963 Volkswagen Baja Buggy
1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1200
1970 Ford Escort RS1600
2000 Lexus IS300 (*)
2008 Dacia Logan
2008 Faggio City-XS (*)
2009 Chevrolet Aveo LT
2011 Kia Forte Koup (*)
2012 Smart ForTwo
2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
2013 Bravado Banshee
2013 Dodge Dart GT
2013 GMC Savanna 2500 (*)
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo
You may be asking, why didn't I choose many supercars? Because the goal was to choose cars that either are common or have similar-styling to those that are in real-life Egypt. Basically, you don't see a Lamborghini on every corner. Only supercar I gave custom Egypt plate was the Banshee from Understretch Imagination, and reason for that is because it has very 1990's sportscar styling with round-shape, not because of its supercar status. Onto the plate itself;
The plate is based off of real Egyptian plate. It features similar monochrome/silver strip and 3 different colour variations (explained below) and similar font structures. Key difference here though with this texture is that the wording has been changed from Egypt to now read Al-Simhara in both Simlish and Arabic, basically mimicking its real-world counterpart with a bit of Simlish flair. The plate was purposely designed to look dirty and grungy, as being exposed to such climate causes such to happen. The plate also lacks any numbers and letters. Reason for this is to reduce repetition and redundancy. Just like in reality, you won't see two cars with same plate numbers...
In real Egypt different plate colours are used for vehicles of different types these types are:
Q: Do I need to have all those cars installed?
A: No actually. As this is override mod, Sims 3 game cannot override a resource that simply doesn't exist. So therefor, if you lack any of those cars you should still be fine to use this.
Q: Will you do Simlish-plates of other nations too?
A: Not likely.
Q: Will you be adding your Egyptian plate to more cars?
A: Maybe. But no guarantees though, as it is hard to find cars that fit the mod theme.
Q: This seems a pointless small detail and/or mod.
A: Well, that's like, just your opinion and not a question at all!
Now that is out of the way, the download is separated into three different archives which contain combined .package files that therein contain the IMG overrides. One for the cars from Fresh-Prince, another for the cars by Understretch Imagination, another for EA and other vehicles. You may choose all or only one of them. To install this mod you must place the .package file(s) of your choosing into your overrides folder. DO NOT place them into your regular packages folder, or otherwise they will not work and will cause conflicts with the textures of the original cars.
If you downloaded before the update, please download again and replace original files to get the updated version.
*The textures for the BG EA cars, and the two cars based from them (2016 Triage TDI and 4-Door Evasion) included in update 1.01 are bit pixel-ated. Reason is because the texture on the original EA cars is very small in size, and thus it gets stretched in-game. This is most notable very close up. Plate looks fine from a distance though.
*The plate on EA's Heartbreak Hot Rod from Fast-Line Stuff has minor distortion around the top of the plate. Not much I can really do about that, as it has to do with the mapping of the mesh itself and not my texture. It is very minor though, and looks fine from a distance.
This mod was created with patch-level 1.63 installed, but should work with any patch level. And again, I do not claim the original cars as mine. So don't even bother trying to claim I did.
~Enjoy the mod,
Fresh-Prince Creations for all their fabulous work. Thank you for creating the cars and offering them to the community.
Understretch Imagination for all their fabulous work. Thank you for creating the cars and offering them to the community.
phodede, PhenomIIFX, and Morphead for their fabulous work. Thank you for creating the cars and offering them to the community.
SimLogical and Inge Jones - Thanks to you for S3pe, as without TS3 modding would be very difficult.
Paint.NET thanks to all for the awesome free image-editing program.
GIMP - same as above.
EA for their fantasy-version of Egypt in World Adventures and its Egyptian content as that gave me the idea to create the mod.
Egypt for, well, everything else.
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