Talk about stuff that has nothing to do with Ghostbusters!
#314425
most of you know that The Sims 3 recently released an expansion pack called "Ambitions", basically new career choices (and career-specific bonus content) for your Sims. one of these is "Ghost Hunter". now while the box art is pretty much a ripoff of Bill Murrays pose and equipment from the Ghostbusters movie poster art, the actual game features a high-tech ghost vacuum called a "Banshee Banisher", and there is no backpack. basically as night approaches you get pop-up messages on the screen, so you zoom out to the map of the town and 2 or 3 houses will have the ghost hunters logo over them (a ghost in a net) you click on the logo and you automatically drive to the location. once there it is up to you to find the ghosts that are haunting the house(they appear and disappear randomly) but there is no "pke meter" to speak of to look for them. then you can sell the ghosts to the science center (where you apply for the job) I just started this weekend so I dont know if you get equipment upgrades etc or not - but to "spice things up" a little I'm hoping to make it a little more like Ghostbusters and less like Ghost Hunters. I'm gonna put any Ghostbusters mods I find in this thread, starting with the ones below. If you know if any, please post the links below, or anything you want to contribute about the expansion pack as well.

Ghostbusters Firehouse
http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=751056
video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlcbPAW4l9E

Ghostbusters Ecto-1
http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=408262
video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-FN-xCRz6k

Ghostbusters Uniform
http://linna.modthesims.info/download.php?t=417070
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#314426
I also forgot to mention above that the Ambitions pack comes with a Firefighter career and accessories, including... a firepole you can slide down!

another Ghostbusters Firehouse
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http://llnw.thesims3.com/assetDetail.ht ... Id=1623634

one more Firehouse
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http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JHZJZE3Y
info: http://www.digitalperversion.net/garden ... #msg535897
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#314609
What bothers me is that, I've never really been able to play the ghost hunting career on my game. Every time I send my Sim to capture ghosts, he'll capture two or three and then, as more ghosts appear, the stupid game will freeze.

If I could play ghost hunting without the game freezing, I would so go ahead and get those mods. Especially the Ecto-1. Its so cool!
#315626
the only thing that stinks about the firepole is that it's restricted to 1 floor... for instance the height of the GB firehouse main hall translates to 2 stories in the Sims 3, because of the tall ceiling and long stairway. so if you put firepoles on the first floor, your sims cant slide down them cause they end on the floor below you...
#315854
Here's a shameless plug for my Sims site - and links to ghostbusters mods:

Vigo Painting: http://www.simprograms.com/16394/ghostb ... s-riordan/
Another Ghostbusters Uniform - http://www.simprograms.com/16390/ghostb ... s-riordan/

Also, back when Ambitions released, had a little fun with photoshop from their Ambitions ghost-hunter render (and incorporated it into the site's twitter account):

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#315919
joeghostbuster wrote:the only thing that stinks about the firepole is that it's restricted to 1 floor... for instance the height of the GB firehouse main hall translates to 2 stories in the Sims 3, because of the tall ceiling and long stairway. so if you put firepoles on the first floor, your sims cant slide down them cause they end on the floor below you...
Back in the days of The Sims, and I think The Sims 2 I only made the Garage one story high, forsakening the extra height (which I don't think works well when people are trying to recreate the Firehouse). Chop out that extra level and you'll be able to put the poles in and they'll even be accurate to LA23. None of them spanned the height of the whole station.
#315936
since I first picked up the game about a week ago (Sims 3 w/ Ambitions for only $50) Ive had to install, uninstall and reinstall both games like 3 times, cause the ghosts and energy beam wasnt showing up, I think there was a conflict with a mod, so Ive had to rebuild my own version of the firehouse several times, each one is a little more accurate
#316032
I played sims and sims 2, i don't think my 4 year old computer can take sims 3, the expansions aren't on the consoles are they?
#316057
Nope - The Sims 3 is the current console game, but they're releasing The Sims 3 Unleashed (which features pets) for their next Console game in October (it'll also be an expansion pack for PC).

Edit: Joe, with respect, I added a link back to your work at the credits on the bottom of your page - again, I'm very sorry about that.
#324520
SoulKeeper8605 wrote:What bothers me is that, I've never really been able to play the ghost hunting career on my game. Every time I send my Sim to capture ghosts, he'll capture two or three and then, as more ghosts appear, the stupid game will freeze.

If I could play ghost hunting without the game freezing, I would so go ahead and get those mods. Especially the Ecto-1. Its so cool!
thats never happened while catching ghosts. though my game crashed while using the drafting table, and also a sim asked me to fix their tv, when I tried to return it the game crashed.
#324794
You are lucky. I haven't tried it lately, but I kid you not, that happened EVERY SINGLE TIME.I had this one family and I had to relive the same day about 5 times because every time nighttime came and the dude went to work, the game would freeze, so I'd have to turn my laptop off manually. Then I tried it with a different family, and still no luck.

I play my game on my Macbook, and so it frustrates me sometimes because my game can get laggy at times with all the EPs and CC (although 90% of it is EA cc, and I don't have plenty of it either.) Despite all the work I put into having the hard drive clean and without too many files, its still very particular. It's like, if I want to play it almost lag-free, I have to make sure that when I turn my laptop on that is the first and only thing I do.

I am planning on getting a nice big desktop computer (probably Mac) so I can play my game the way its meant to be played. I like the convenience of having it on a laptop, but its not worth me pulling my hair out anymore.
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By CaptCyan
#436202
Thought I'd grab a shovel and dig up this old topic. Started playing the Sims 3 again on my new Computer. It's a bit beefier than my old one so the game runs really smooth. I added the Ambitions pack, grabbed the first 3 downloads Joe mentioned and made myself some BUSTGHOSTERS! Here's the first level of my version of the Firehouse, I did some redecorating from it's origional state.

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The Firehouse came with a Containment Unit in the Basement. I added a few extras to that as well ( the Laundry was already there and as it makes the Sims go into the Basement on their own, I kept it).

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Being they can't work a group job, there are also 4 Ectos.

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I gave up trying to make the Sims look like their counterparts and went for close enough. I have Janine working the Front Desk

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I also have Egon scan for Ghosts.

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And as this is the Sims, and all about relationships, I've matched Janine up with Egon. She's more into it than he is...as it should be.

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I've matched Ray...

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...with an older version of Kylie.

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I even hooked Winston up with Tiyah Clarke from the Tainted Love Comic. "My eyes are up here, Winston."

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Venknam, who I do not have a capture of, just tries to bed down every Female in the game.
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By CaptCyan
#436397
Murray didn't sign up for Sims 3 either, which is why Venkman looks like this.

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Speaking of looks, the ghosts in the game are a bit whispy. Here's Egon giving Casper a beatdown.

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Venkman goes after the more full bodied Apparitions.

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He usually takes them back to the Firehouse and short sheets them.

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#438420
nice job Capt, can we see some more shots of your firehouse? (exterior etc)... yesterday I decided to reinstall Sims 3 and all my expansion packs and bonus content discs, then I bought / downloaded / installed "Supernatural", now I have to print out all my firehouse blueprints and photos so I can make the most accurate firehouse that I can, but also a mish-mash of the films / cartoon / video game. Im gonna put the firehouse in "Moonlight Falls" (the new town that comes with Supernatural) instead of the city from 'Ambitions' because the other buildings Im gonna make (Evil Dead cabin, Edisons house from Maniac Mansion game, etc) fit the 'spooky' genre (except the Simpsons house, which Im also going to attempt, since I found some blueprints on deviantart)
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#438428
Hey Joeghostbuster!
joeghostbuster wrote:... Im gonna put the firehouse in "Moonlight Falls" (the new town that comes with Supernatural) instead of the city from 'Ambitions' because the other buildings Im gonna make (Evil Dead cabin, Edisons house from Maniac Mansion game, etc) fit the 'spooky' genre...
If you're building the ED Cabin, then you're really gonna love this guy, even though he has both hands. :wink: He's looking for Sugar, but I don't think that's her name.

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I'll fire my game up, put up more pics and the links to the stuff I used...if I can find them again.
#438429
Groovy.

I just have to re-figure out how to install Sims 3 mods, the Ecto is a "package" file, and I believe there is a little effort involved getting it in game. plus they updated it since the last time I installed it, I just wish someone would mod the ghost capture gun to look like a proton pack :D
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#441663
I forgot how much work is involved in making buildings :D here is the 3rd or 4th firehouse Ive attempted since reinstalling a couple months ago, I think this is the keeper, but I still have a LONG way to go to make it more movie/game accurate

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edit: so I had 4 karma yesterday... today I have zero... that means between last night and today someone is going through my old posts and giving me bad karma out of spite because they dont like me. I have been making good posts lately. granted there were several posts awhile back that even I admit were childish and/or inappropriate. lets be grown-ups and move on. please stop voting down my posts.
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#441879
Hey Joe,

Nice to see you building your own version of the Firehouse. I've made do with the first one that you found. I still have to get a few screen caps of the floors but for now, as promised, here are some links to stuff I've found to use in my game.

http://sims.mixei.ru/view.download/222/739.html This is for the No Ghost plaque.


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http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=423662One of the best, It's Frankenstein's Lab with about 15 items including all the electrical panels shown here on the walls.

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Egon need a Labcoat for knocking around the Firehouse. http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=452294 and a "rounder" pair of Glasses.http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=375920

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Ray gets a pair of Goggles to wear while busting Ghosties.http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=409580

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Last, but not least, everyone gets to drive the new Mobile Ghost Unit from the Comics. If I knew anything about custom content for the Sims 3, I'd deccorate this with No Ghost Logos and Red Stripes. Reminds me of the Herkemer War Bus. :lol:http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=464239

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#444509
I cant tell you how many times Ive drawn and redrawn the firehouse on graph paper to figure out a good combination of the exterior of Hook & Ladder 8, the interior of Engine 23 and the firehouse from the video game (360/ps3/pc)... my latest front/side sketch puts forth the idea of the first floor of the building is made up of 3 sim floors, the second firehouse floor is made up of 2 sim floors, the third firehouse floor is also 2 sim floors and then the top of the firehouse is made up of 1 sim floor (an in-game half wall) - the only problem with this is that I think there's a 5 story limit in Sims 3 (if youre making your own building, because there are like 20 story skyscrapers & apt buildings etc in the game) - Im probably waaaayyy over-thinking it but this stuff brings out the architect in me... E23 is the most narrow of the 3 firehouses, but also the longest... HL8 is wider, but only about half as long as as E23... the firehouse in the game is very wide, and about the same length as HL8, therefore the interior of the video game is not 100% accurate to E23...

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I suppose the video game version is the best mashup of the 2 buildings, I wish we could get blueprints of that 3d model :D
#444910
That's an awesome firehouse, Captain! Do you happen to have that building uploaded somewhere? I couldnt imagine doing a more Simfit GB firehouse!
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