Can't find a better place to put this, if it's in the wrong place I won't be offended if it gets moved. I've just searched around for two days to find benches I can just place in CAW, without the need to have silly little lots. Has anyone done them? I can see lots of people are looking for them but no link on where to find them.
Please don't make me have to do these myself, I'm far too lazy right now.
A warning though- it is not recommended to put items such as benches in the world as opposed to on lots. The reason? If your sim buys an ice cream off-lot, he will run to the nearest bench to sit down to eat it. It's okay if that bench is nearby, but if your sim has to run a mile and take two subways and a taxi to do this, he will- and it gets annoying. Even fountains (which have a 'sittable' ledge) can have this effect; for that reason I tend to avoid having any seats of any kind on the world layer, and keep them to lots only. There are a surprising number of actions that can cause your sim to want to sit down off-lot!
I think they'll use almost any item just fine off-lot, although of course there may be side effects we haven't anticipated! I've seen people use the loungers and firepit off-lot, and rabbitholes, decor items, picnic benches etc. Remember that anything with a chair is subject to the ice cream eating problem though- doubly so if you use Twallan's traffic and have the food truck parking on the road, because then you'll have sims running across town to eat their tacos too!
All build and buy mode objects are available in SuperCAW, but be sure to test thoroughly to make sure everything works as expected!
I gave up on the benches as I do have Bills food truck mod in, have done for a while.
What I'm looking for right now are the auto plants, I can find mods with the basic ones but none include carrots so I'm on the search for the file for carrots.
Then I came back because I realised that carrots can only be gotten from seeds, they are not an auto soil plant. I guess I can't have them on the world layer then as I'd need a Sim to plant themand they won't do it off lot.
Miuki, this is what I was looking for but simsample seems to have concerns about them. Of course I could always just not let them buy ice cream unless they are in the park or at home, I will test these as I'd love to reduce the amount of community lots I have with just benches, I hate making those lots as I always feel obliged to put more stuff on them and that just fills my worlds up too fast
BloomsBase, that's a great idea, but in this case I do want them to be useable, I want Sims to be able to sit down by the river, I also have a large park with water in the middle on the global layer, and I'd like to place benches there that are not on lots..
@Miuki- Dammit, how did I forget your benches? I even linked them in the first post of that thread, it must be old age setting in! Sorry about that, thanks for reminding me!
Originally Posted by fluttereyes
Miuki, this is what I was looking for but simsample seems to have concerns about them.
It's not really a problem- they are safe to use- it's just that some players may find it annoying to have the sim run for 10 miles just to sit down. I have the same problem in Lucky Palms- there is a public fountain and the sims run across town to sit on that too!
simsample )) fluttereyes I think you can ask Arisuka, about off lot benches behavior in her world, as I've understood she's testing it now, so might have the info necessary for you. I believe it's in this thread - http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=477471