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Tiny Robots - Kids Robot Costumes

by Esmeralda Posted 11th Mar 2016 at 8:58 PM - Updated 4th Dec 2017 at 10:43 AM by Esmeralda : OK with Nov 2017 patch
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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.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2017: Still OK with this month's patch (for Cats & Dogs) which apparently messed up the arms on many custom clothing meshes/body meshes. This item is still working as normal.

In my recent set of cute robot sims, the 'S.A.M.' series, a comment from member wiseguy2004 asking about the possibility of a child-sized version of S.A.M. got me thinking that it might be fun to have a few child-sized robots. So I made a set of kids' costumes in the form of robot sims I've previously uploaded here. They are for children only and are categorised for all standard clothing categories currently found in CAS.

Below are a Plumbot costume in seven recolours, a male and female Servo costume in the default and vampire head recolours its adult version came in, and S.A.M. in the nine recolours its adult version came in.



To use them, the Plumbot and Servo are found in Fullbody outfits in CAS, in which both the head and body are combined in one mesh. The S.A.M. outfits are in two parts: one in Hats for the head, and one in Fullbody outfits for the Null Body mesh to cancel out the body. I know it's a bit of a stretch to believe that a sim can cram its whole body into a costume the size of a head, but we have to suspend disbelief in this case! The costumes are disabled for Random, so you hopefully shouldn't get townie robot kids spawning around town.

Below, a dad Servo chats with his two kids and their little Plumbot and alien friends:



The bot family does Science together in the family lab accompanied by their Mad Scientist master on the computer:



Below, S.A.M. challenges Servette Jr to a game of chess.



And as soon as I took that screenshot, Dad Servo stepped outside and was immediately abducted by an alien spaceship, therefore putting an end to my picture-taking session...

Minor issue: In making the Plumbot costume, I wanted to get the poly count down as much as possible without totally messing up the mesh, because the original TS3 Plumbot meshes were surprisingly high-poly and I didn't want a simple kids' costume to be overly high. But in the process, the hands have come out looking a little ropey looks-wise and animation-wise. However, this isn't noticeable in-game unless you really look closely at them, so hopefully you'll find it a bearable trade-off to what would have otherwise been an approximately 12,000+ poly combined head and body mesh.

Thanks for looking, hope you'll find this useful for either a bit of innocent family fun, or for use as evil tiny robots who have come to take over the world - your choice!

FOR MORE ROBOTS:
My adult versions of the above sims/outfits:
TS2 Servo conversion (the first, original one on this site): http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=542670
S.A.M.: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=573160
TS3 Plumbots conversion: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=554364

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Download the zip file and unzip it. Move the .package files to your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods folder.

Polygon Counts:
Plumbot costume: 8079 polys
Servo costumes: Male 3436 polys, Female 3521 polys
S.A.M. costume: Hat/Head: 2816 polys, Null Body 1 poly

Additional Credits:
Made with S4 CASTools, Sims 4 Studio and s4pe.

Plumbot and Servo meshes originally by EA/Maxis, S.A.M. meshes by me.
Tags: #robot, #bot, #costume, #sci-fi, #science

Age: Child
Gender: Male Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal Sleepwear Swimwear Athletic Party Wear
Clothing Style: Sci-Fi Fantasy
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
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 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Esmeralda_KidsRobotCostumes.zip 4.46 MB 4,676 13th Mar 2016
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
 
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