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Picked upload! More Slots!: Base Game Bookshelves

by chasmchronicle Posted 20th Jun 2012 at 2:57 PM - Updated 30th Jun 2012 at 7:01 PM by SIMul8rReviews
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Ever need more space for your collectibles or just want a place to store needless stuff in your house without making it look trashy? Good! Because you've come to right place These bookshelves no longer have those useless books on their shelves.. instead, they will have whatever you put on them! Whether small, medium, or large. These bookshelves also seem to complement the area around them a lot better without all of those books stacked up on them.

Reminder: This is not a mod; they are new objects. They are not default replacements, which leaves the originals still available. (They cannot be defaults because their poly counts have been altered, just if you were wondering.)

You may be wondering, but the slots on every bookshelf allow full rotation of objects! You can place any item that is small, medium, or large.

Record Scratch waaaittt.. what about the other two base game shelves? A: You can find those here and here

Fun note: These are still usable bookshelves. You can add any books you like and the form of the bookshelf will not be altered! Don't worry about the geostates, they have been adjusted to where no matter how many books you add, your objects and bookshelf will not be altered.

Helpful Hint: If you find it hard to place the objects on the bookshelves; zoom in to the spot that you want to object and try placing it again. It seems to get a little less frustrating when you do that

Update *6/27/12*: Poly counts were incorrect; they have been updated to the correct amount.
NamePricingRecolorable ChannelsSlotsPolygons (High~Low)
Colonial Bookshelf$980122532~498
Country Bookshelf$430229241~218
Country Medium Bookshelf$175131488~466
Mission Bookshelf$350212583~557
Modular Bookshelf$710144500~428
Library Bookshelf$325145180~162
Traditional Bookshelf$1650145700~682

For all objects, navigate to Shelves>Displays and then filter custom content.

Photo Credits
Shelf Clutter Pack (20 Items!) by cmomoney. I recommend this if you want to spice up the shelves even more!

Polygon Counts:
*Polys are listed in table.*

Additional Credits:
TSR Workshop and your fancy geostate editor!, S3PE, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Milkshape 1.8.5

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 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
SIMul8rReviews_MoreSlotsBaseGameBookshelves.rar 426.3 KB 13,584 20th Jun 2012
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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