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Want-Fulfilling Paintings

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Uploaded: 4th Mar 2015 at 10:45 AM
Updated: 6th Mar 2015 at 4:08 AM
EDIT! Since I posted these, I've gotten a surprising number of messages both here and on my Tumblr, asking how I made these, whether I followed a tutorial, if they can be made to fulfill other wants (They certainly can, so long as they're object wants), etc. So, I decided to put together a tutorial, for other folks who might want one of these. It's written such that no prior knowledge of SimPE, object creation, or object recoloring is required, so anyone who has SimPE should be able to follow along and make one of these, from start to finish, up to and including learning how to make the invisible recolor. I posted about it on my Tumblr here . There's a download link to the tutorial, which is in PDF format, on that post. Now back to the original post...

So! This is my 100th upload here at MTS, yay! *tosses confetti* In light of this milestone, I thought I'd upload something a little different than my usual thing.

I've only recently started poking around at modding things, just little tweaks of things which make them more useful for the way I play my game. So, I thought I'd upload one of my little mods here, which maybe someone else might find useful as well.

Anyway, recently, I've been playing some households that live in this hostel built by joandsarah77. Thing is, since the "apartments" on that lot generally only have a bed in them and not enough room for anything else, and all of the "facilities" are in the common areas, the Sims who live in the building keep rolling wants for toilets and showers and stoves and fridges and counters because they don't "own" such things themselves. And the wants won't go away. Which is...well, annoying. So, I did my usual thing and whined about it on the forums. And then I was pointed at these.


So, I downloaded one of those paintings, cloned it a few times, recolored it to change the picture, futzed around with the settings on them a bit so that each clone fulfills a different want, and then made invisible recolors of each them. The idea is that you hang this painting on the wall and then when it's sitting where you want it, you use the recolor tool to make it invisible, sort of like how you use OMSPs. They are each on their own shiny new GUID, so they shouldn't overwrite anything in your game.

There's one painting (plus an invisible recolor of it) that will fulfill each of the following wants:

Shower or Bathtub
Kitchen counter

They ain't pretty, because they're meant to be made invisible, but this is what they look like before you make them invisible:

If you place these paintings on a lot before you move Sims into it, then the Sims won't roll wants for toilets, etc. in the first place because they'll think those things are already there. If you place them after Sims move in, they'll fulfill the wants, earning you some aspiration points. It's cheaty, but maybe that'll be a good thing for those of you who, unlike me, actually care about aspiration points.

Note that I've set these to cost nothing, so if your Sim rolls a want for a fancier stove or fridge or what-have-you, these paintings will NOT fulfill such wants. Because I didn't want them to. These will just fill the basic "Buy a Stove" sort of wants, not the "Buy a Stove Costing $1000" sort of wants.

You will find these in the buy catalog, under the category for the item that they replace. (Meaning, you'll find the toilet painting in the toilet section of the catalog, the stove painting in the cooking section, etc.). As I said, they cost $0, so they'll likely be at the front of said sections. They are shiftable if you have AL...not that it matters much since you'll want to make them invisible ASAP and, hey, maybe go wild and pile them on top of each other, too.

Thanks to gwillewyn, whose paintings I cloned and messed around with. And thanks to Calibrat for pointing me at them. I don't have the know-how to mod out these wants entirely (if that's even possible), so this is a good-enough workaround for me. Maybe it will be for you, too, if this issue annoys you.