Two TSM Teddy Bears

Two TSM Teddy Bears

Category: Misc. -> Children
Poly Count: Medium poly ( <1200)
EPs Required: None – base-game compatible

I know at least one of these has been done before, but it’s Toddler Month and my medieval tots wanted some teddy bears to hug, and I just couldn’t say no to them. So I’ve converted the peasant teddy from the TSM base game and the pirate teddy from Pirates & Nobles. πŸ™‚ (Yes, in the base game there’s a knight teddy as well, but that teddy was evil. Evil, I tell you!) Their poly count comes in at just under 1200 polys, but that’s actually some 400 polys fewer than the TS2 base-game teddy, so it’s not high in any way.

Many thanks to BloomsBase for his tutorial on how to transfer TS2 bone assignments to a TS3/TSM mesh, which saved my sanity, not to mention the bone assignments’.

The TSM teddy bears are a little chunkier than the TS2 ones (and I didn’t want to scale them down too much), so there’ll be some clipping when the toddler/child huggles the bear. They also have shorter legs, so when a toddler grabs the teddy by the leg to slam it into the floor (ouch!), he’s going to grab the air just below the teddy’s would-be foot instead of the actual leg – but you’ll only see it if you look really closely and/or pause your game at the right moment. (And now you’re going to run off to do exactly that just because I told you, aren’t you? πŸ˜› )

With that out of the way – on to the bears! The first one is the peasant teddy, formally known as Bruno d’Infanto – Cottage Craft Edition. He costs $35.

Peasant teddy
I drafted Jonah for this photo shoot as well, but in his toddler incarnation. His little brother Jeffrey didn’t like this at all
– he wants screen time, too! – so I promised him he’ll get to model the next thing I’m making instead. 😈
Walls and floors by Lama.

Peasant Bruno has four recolours for the fur and four for the tunic. The recols can be mixed and matched – and they’re in different files, so if you don’t like a particular colour you can just delete it, nothing else will be deleted with it.

The pictures are taken outside, so the bloom looks worse than it really is, I promise.

The second bear is the Ahoy Edition pirate teddy, for $55, which I’m told can be a bit tough on the teef.

Pirate teddy

Just like his peasant brother, Bruno the Pirate has four recolours for his fur and four for his tunic, which can be mixed and matched and deleted ’til your heart’s content.

Of course, it isn’t just toddlers who can play with these bears; children and adults can have fun with them as well, they have all the usual teddy bear interactions. Just so you don’t think the bears are only for toddlers because you only got toddler pictures. πŸ™‚

12 thoughts on “Two TSM Teddy Bears

  1. What can I say!?! Perfect for medieval and all other game eras. They fit beautifully any where! Thank you, Johanna!

    PS. Did you know that Nix was one of the moons for Pluto? Of course you do.

    • Nonni, you’re always such a sweetie. ❀ Thank you! I’m glad you like them, and I hope your toddlers of any era will have fun with them.

      And yep, I do. πŸ™‚ We aren’t the same kind of Nix, though, the moon’s in Greek and mine’s in Latin. It’s a goddess, and I’m snow. πŸ˜‰

    • Fansee! πŸ˜€ I’m so glad you like them, I’m really happy with how they turned out. Toddlers just have the most adorable animations, don’t they? The only one I think is cuter than toddler-hugging-teddy is toddler-hugging-pet. πŸ™‚ (DAMN YOU, EA!)

      BTW, you indirectly saved my sanity (such as it is πŸ˜› ), because it was thanks to your vampire teddy I found the link to Bloom’s tutorial. So thank you for that!

    • Aren’t they? πŸ˜€ This was one of those times when I had to stop mid-screenshotting just to go “awww.” πŸ™‚ Like I said above, toddlers are just so darned adorable!

      If you had TS2, you could play with these. I’m just sayin’. πŸ˜‰

  2. That title preview has melted me :3 Thank you for more tsm conversions! Yours are always so well-made.

    • My work here is done, then. πŸ˜‰ This was one of those times I knew right from the start what I wanted for the title pic, it was just a matter of finding the most adorable pose possible. πŸ™‚

      And thank you! I’m very glad to hear you think they are, because do I try to make them… well, the best I can make them. Makes me really happy that it shows. πŸ™‚

    • I really like them, I think they look so cute and cuddly. πŸ™‚ And thank you for all your comments! I really appreciate you taking the time! ❀

  3. Aww.. I wish I could use these but it crashes my game. :c (Sims life stories on an old macbook)

    • (Sims life stories on an old macbook)

      And that’s the reason why it crashes right there. :/ You’d think Sims 2 and Sims Stories are the same game, but they’re not; similar, yes, but not the same. I’ve never tried to use Sims 2 CC with Stories myself, but I’m told it’s iffy at best – it might work, but it most likely won’t. Nothing I can do about it, I’m afraid. 😦

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