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Picked upload! Functional Aqua Pura Water Cooler

by Menaceman44 Posted 29th Aug 2017 at 7:08 PM
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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.
Description
With the ability for our Sims to get glasses of water from sinks now, I thought it would be a neat idea to create a functional water cooler for our Sims that would fit in well in offices or at gyms.
It's taken me quite a lot of work to get this to a point I'm happy with releasing. I think it's the first object that I have ever meshed, mapped, and textured all from scratch.



Info
The Aqua Pura Water Cooler, as it is named in the game, can be found under the Kitchen Appliances sort for a cost of 215 simoleons.
It is also tagged to show up in the Lot specific catalogue sections for Spas, Gyms and the Hospital if you use cheats to build there.
It comes in four fetching shades of monochrome as well as beige, for a total of five colours.
It features correctly animated water pouring.
The cooler CAN break and has the same probability of doing so as a sink (as that is what this object technically is with a few options removed).
The cooler can be repaired by your own Sim or you can call a repair techinician. The insta-replace option also works.
There is also the option to upgrade the cooler with Sturdy Faucets to decrease the rate at which it will break if your Sim has the required Handiness skill.

Notes
When repairing the cooler, Sims will just sort of play with a wrench in front of it without actually using it ON the cooler. Check the screenshots. So basically how Sims fix a sink by sort of waving the wrench about in the basin.
The cooler uses its own unique tuning so shouldn't conflict with any other objects or mods.
The desire to grab a drink from the cooler is the same as grabbing a drink from a sink as I haven't altered that.

Polygon Counts:
Lod0:2840
Lod1:2168
Lod2:105

Additional Credits:
MisterS and inabadromance over at Sims 4 Studio for their helpful tutorials and feedback.
minttea for their explanation of the object specular.
S4Studio.
Photoshop.
Blender.
NormalMap-Online.

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
MMwaterCooler.zip 408.4 KB 9,487 29th Aug 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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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