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Testers Wanted: **FIXED RECOLOURS** (mirrored) Bookcase (Novellas Nouvau) *requested*

by boblishman Posted 27th Apr 2005 at 4:49 AM - Updated 26th Nov 2008 at 10:31 AM by -Maylin-
124 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
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.
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***Major UPDATE*** Now takes colours from original bookcase (including recolours) ********** 29/4/05

Hi Guys,

Would you test this for me please?

Made with SimPE v 0.35, Milkshape and Mesh Tool, it has its OWN unique (registered) GUID ... (so it does not replace the games own version) is in addition to it...(so you can have your symetry! :howdy

It is EP ready (though not required).

UPDATE: This bookcase now draws ALL its colour options from your existing bookcase...including any recolours that you have (or will) download).(see pic 3)

You cannot recolour this....(indeed, you don't have to). It now has NO texture files... it uses the ones from Maxis (or your recolours)

(My apologies to the 810 people who downloaded the original version: This new verson (dated 29/4/05) will simply overwrite your existing download and enable all your existing recolours automatically .)


This is NOT my is simply Maxis's mesh ...flipped! the polygon count is the same as Maxis's.

It functions exactly the same as the original, it is the same price..and in the same place in the catalogue. (It should appear next to the game's original.)

OK... no stars for design today...but the people in the thread seemed to want it so much, I thought I'd give it a go...

Please report any issues...and thanks for testing

Style: Retro Contemporary
Room: Living Bedroom Study
Maxis Flags: AddOn

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 2
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Size: 334.9 KB · Downloads: 17,572 · 29th Apr 2005
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#51 Old 28th Apr 2005 at 1:48 AM
very nice. If it hasn't been done already, maybe you could do the same thing for the japanese dresser that looks like a staircase? I don't remember the name of it in game, but I'm sure you know what I am refering to. I bet there are a few other items like this that could use a mirrored twin that we all would appreciate

keep up the great work!
Lab Assistant
#52 Old 28th Apr 2005 at 1:55 AM
Bob I would be glad to test it for you and recolor it.
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 28th Apr 2005 at 2:04 AM
Thank you ever so much I have been looking for this! very well done by the way!
Test Subject
#54 Old 28th Apr 2005 at 2:36 AM
Great work! Thanks, Bob


Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I cannot accept, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those I had to kill because they pissed me off.
Field Researcher
#55 Old 28th Apr 2005 at 4:25 AM
Perfect! I love symetry! This design has always driven me crazy because of it. Thanks for taking care of this issue for me! I still have other issues (mentally) to work on but I think they might be more than you can
Thanks again,
Field Researcher
#56 Old 28th Apr 2005 at 8:42 AM
Thanks bob I was hoping someone would do this :thumb:
Lab Assistant
#57 Old 28th Apr 2005 at 9:07 AM
This was a must have from day 1!!
Thank you so so much! Now my houses will look even better!!! )))
Field Researcher
#58 Old 28th Apr 2005 at 11:54 AM
Test Subject
#59 Old 28th Apr 2005 at 1:44 PM
Finally! It has been driving my sense of balance nuts from the get go. Thanks.
Test Subject
#60 Old 28th Apr 2005 at 2:02 PM
This is great! I've been waiting a long time for this! Any chance that it can be linked to recolors of the original bookcase? I don't know much about it, but beds and cribs are often linked to the same bedding recolors, so why not bookcases?

Anyway.. recolors or not.. I love it. Thanks
Test Subject
#61 Old 28th Apr 2005 at 2:14 PM
I was hoping someone would think of this thank you so very much
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Original Poster
#62 Old 28th Apr 2005 at 3:05 PM Last edited by boblishman : 28th Apr 2005 at 3:42 PM.
why does everyone keep asking about recolours?.. :confused: .. there are no other colour options in the game ... there is only one default colour
Field Researcher
#63 Old 28th Apr 2005 at 5:09 PM
Thanks a lot boblishman! This flipped bookcase really was missing!
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 28th Apr 2005 at 6:20 PM
Thanks Bob... It seemed that this so obvious for them to add from the very beginning.
Faster kill pussycat
#65 Old 28th Apr 2005 at 7:55 PM
Thank you So much!
Field Researcher
#66 Old 28th Apr 2005 at 11:10 PM Last edited by lechapeau : 29th Apr 2005 at 12:18 AM. Reason: Found my recolours not working with this object
Originally Posted by boblishman
why does everyone keep asking about recolours?.. :confused: .. there are no other colour options in the game ... there is only one default colour

Because everyone who's playing and downloading has lots of recolours for this (and too much for the other stuff as well really !)
It's only cos you're sooo busy making stuff to notice !
Haven't checked mine yet to see if the recolours that I have work on it or not, but if they don't, I still think it's good !

Is it something in the air ? . . Why is everyone changing their Avatar ?

So my first 'sucess' at being a 'Lab Assistant' (Ha ha !) . . .
My recolours for the original do not work with this bookcase. :omg:
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Original Poster
#67 Old 29th Apr 2005 at 2:12 AM Last edited by boblishman : 29th Apr 2005 at 3:42 AM.
Hi lechapeau,

Hmmmm.... now... I'll have to have a look at this one...

[EDIT: (One hour later) it's fixed. This will now pull ALL it's colours from the other one. .....Phew! for a beer.

p.s. Any recolours you download in the future for the 'normal' bookcase will automatically appear in my bookcase....
Lab Assistant
#68 Old 29th Apr 2005 at 5:10 AM
I had to uninstall Sims2 so that I could play KOTOR II! :weep:

Can't wait to see these when I reinstall the game, though! :nana:
Field Researcher
#69 Old 30th Apr 2005 at 7:18 AM
Hi Bob

I re-textured the bookcases to match my Pine Set. You can find them HERE
Thank you for doing this.


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Test Subject
#70 Old 1st May 2005 at 5:40 AM
Eek! This is something I've been dying for since the first time I've played. Thank you!
Test Subject
#71 Old 1st May 2005 at 6:08 AM
Now I can finally have a library! I have to be symetrical.
#72 Old 1st May 2005 at 7:01 AM
Brilliant one! thankyou so much for this.
Test Subject
#73 Old 1st May 2005 at 6:24 PM
Love it! Thank you Boblishman for doing this.
Field Researcher
#74 Old 2nd May 2005 at 2:34 AM
Fantastic! Thank you for doing what dear Maxis didn't ... I've wanted this particular item flipped from day one of getting the game.
Test Subject
#75 Old 3rd May 2005 at 9:36 AM
thanks. Just what I have been waiting for.
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