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Picked upload! Functional solar panels and water heater (Discontinued)

by Sigma1202 Posted 19th Aug 2019 at 1:48 PM - Updated 5th Jun 2020 at 10:45 PM by Sigma1202
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Now that this mod is discontinued some people have asked for the clutter version of the objects, you can get the solar panel here , since they were not made by me I just asked the permission to use the mesh, you can find the water heater under the download section


Hi there, this is my solar panels mod, if you have solar panels on your lot it will reduce your bills also if you have "off the grid" on the lot it will also restore the electricity, also if you place a water heater while the electricity is restored, it will restore your hot water

Changelog:
Please make sure to remove the old version before you install the newer one

15-Sep-2019:
  • Fixed the issue where electricity and water would randomly turn off and on
  • Optimized the code, now it should be more performance friendly, now if you remove a solar panel or a water heater and you are under the required number, you'll have to wait a few seconds before one of those utilities disables itself

25-Aug-2019:
  • Now compatible with wicked whims, you won't get anymore LE's after using this mod with wicked whims


20-Aug-2019:
  • Solar panels now work after you exit and re-enter the game


Versions:

There are 4 versions that you can download; easy, normal, hard, harder. Please just install one of them

the easy version: each solar panel on the lot will give you a discount of 17.5% on the bills, the max discount that you can reach is 70%, so on the easy version after you have placed 4 solar panels you will get your max discount, also after you have placed 4 solar panels you will restore the electricity if "off the grid" is on the lot

the normal version: each solar panel on the lot will give you a discount of 8.75% on the bills, the max discount that you can reach is 70%, so on the normal version after you have placed 8 solar panels you will get your max discount, also after you have placed 8 solar panels you will restore the electricity if "off the grid" is on the lot

the hard version: each solar panel on the lot will give you a discount of 5.83% on the bills, the max discount that you can reach is 70%, so on the hard version after you have placed 12 solar panels you will get your max discount, also after you have placed 12 solar panels you will restore the electricity if "off the grid" is on the lot

the harder version: each solar panel on the lot will give you a discount of 4.37% on the bills, the max discount that you can reach is 70%, so on the harder version after you have placed 16 solar panels you will get your max discount, also after you have placed 16 solar panels you will restore the electricity if "off the grid" is on the lot

Commands:

I also included a console command to change the number of solar panels needed to restore the electricity: "set.solar number"

say you have the harder version, you would need 16 solar panels to restore the electricity, after you type into the console "set.solar 8", you will only have to place 8 to restore electricity, you can input any number
the discount percentage will not change with this, so you will still get 4.37% discount per solar panel

The water heater:

I also made a water heater, if you have restored your electricity with the solar panels, you can just place the electrick water heater on the lot and it will restore your hot water

How to make cc solar panels compatible with the mod:

You can make any solar panel work with my mod, you just have to add the tag "22535", make sure you do this for every Object Catalog

1. open your solar panels inside sims 4 studio, and switch to the warehouse tab
2. click on an object catalog(you'll have to do all of them) and on the right side where it says tags, click on "edit items"
3. click on "add" select the newly created tag, and give it a value of "22535", then just save, and save again
4. Profit




Where to find them:

You can find the solar panel under electronics-->misc



You can find the water heater under bathroom decorations




you can also just type the name in the search bar


Planned features for future versions:

I plan to add some more features with time here's what I want to add so far
  • Solar panels will require maintenance or they will break
  • Make solar panels react to weather [SEASONS]

Polygon count:

Solar panel: 976
water heater: 419

Additional Credits:
sg5150 for letting me use her solar panels, here's her Tumblr blog where she posts cc

BASEMENTAL and TURBODRIVER for helping me with the python script

blender
Sims 4 studio
Pycharm

This is a multi-part download:


Download only one version!

Also since this is a script mod don't place it deeper than one subfolder inside your mods folder

"\Mods\folder name\my package and ts4script" this is ok

"\Mods\folder name\another folder name\my package and ts4script" this is not ok
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Sigma's Solar panel easy version.rar 467.8 KB 32,721 15th Sep 2019
Sigma's Solar panel normal version.rar 467.8 KB 24,314 15th Sep 2019
Sigma's Solar panel hard version.rar 467.8 KB 6,422 15th Sep 2019
Sigma's Solar panel harder version.rar 467.8 KB 7,843 15th Sep 2019
water heater clutter.zip 77.9 KB 1,022 5th Jun 2020
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Tags: #solar, #panel, #electricity, #water, #bills, #utilities, #script, #heater, #discount, #off, #the, #grid