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Waterfall shower - and tons of rocks! :D

by marvine Posted 2nd Mar 2008 at 11:19 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This started rather innocently: "What if I put a community shower under the BV waterfall?" ...and I ended up spending 3 weeks on this.

- Waterfall/shower in 3 different rock textures, found under "plumbing/miscellaneous".
The decorative ferns have two colour options, and one invisible recolour.

- 10 different rocks in 3 colours, available in build mode, with the shrubs.
These use the repository method so only the one with "MASTER" in the name is recolourable - the others will automatilly use the new textures.

- Sims can use the waterfall to shower of course, with a little fun and comfort bonus;
- Sims whose temperature is above average will have a "cool down" option available, with different animations. While they shower naked, they'll change to swimwear for this and won't get automatically dressed afterwards.
Much to my surprise, they'll sometimes use this option autonomously if they aren't too far from the waterfall... Big mystery, since I tried hard to find how to do that and failed (temperature can't be advertised like other motives); the interaction advertises a little comfort, but sims seem to use it regardless of their comfort level.
- all the clean and maintain interactions were stripped mercilessly, so sims won't attempt stupid things and it doesn't mess with the FT "tinker" stuff.
- all the garden and trimming stuff was also removed from the rocks.

Seems to work fine in Free Time.



HOW TO USE:
The waterfall is a big object (5 tiles by 7) but the footprint is only one tile; I didn't make it this way because I was too lazy to register 35 GUIDs, but for convenience.
The water layer is above the ground level - of course - so it will look silly if you put the object on a flat terrain; you need to first dig a hole like shown in the pic below (this is just an example, you can try different ways):
- the blue tile is where the shower's green tile will be placed, right under the waterfall itself; I lowered it by 4 clicks in the example, 3 clicks will work too.
- the red tile is where the sim will enter and exit, there needs to be a gentle slope to the blue tile so he can walk between both; this tile can still be on a slope.
- then the sides can be smoothed as you want, different heights on the edges will change the pond's shape. Just keep the edges of the water hidden! (Well, and remove the flooring is you used any)



KNOWN ISSUES:
- if the way out is blocked after the "shower" interaction, the sim will go "oops" and change back to everyday where he is - that is, in the water...
- since the waterfall and rocks all have 1 tile footprints, sims will walk through parts of them if they aren't blocked by other decoration or invisible fences.

Polygon Counts:
Waterfall shower - faces 2803; vertices 3136
rock1 - faces 156; vertices 114
rock2 - faces 510; vertices 307
rock3 - faces 1240; vertices 998
rock4 - faces 90; vertices 64
rock5 - faces 509; vertices 309
rock6 - faces 90; vertices 64
rock7 - faces 156; vertices 114
rock8 - faces 156; vertices 114
rock9 - faces 1240; vertices 998
rock10 - faces 173; vertices 134

Additional Credits:
Thanks : to Numenor, Echo and Jasana Bugbreeder for their precious tutorials and explanations, to Quaxi and Peter Jones for SimPE and the behaviour editor, to my dear Beosboxboy and Miss Doh for beta-testing.
Tags: #waterfall, #shower, #rocks

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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rocks.rar

Size: 510.5 KB · Downloads: 92,273 · 3rd Mar 2008
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Marvine-WaterfallShower.rar

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Field Researcher
#101 Old 14th Apr 2009 at 4:41 AM
This looks great! Too bad I don't have BV. :-(

Let me know if you use any of my recolors in a story, video, etc. I'd like to see it!
Test Subject
#102 Old 28th May 2009 at 11:49 PM
This is cool! I put it in my Le Dynaste hotel in Veronaville. Juliet Capp loves it!
Test Subject
#103 Old 2nd Jun 2009 at 7:44 PM
i have a question, where is waterfalls? i used it in my BV lot and place it just like what is posted here but there is no waterfall. where can i find it?

thanks.!
Test Subject
#104 Old 4th Jun 2009 at 4:15 AM
I love this waterfall...it is so beautiful especially at night. Beautiful work!
Test Subject
#105 Old 6th Jun 2009 at 10:52 PM
This is beautiful... now only if i could have one in my back yard...
Top Secret Researcher
#106 Old 22nd Jun 2009 at 8:49 AM
I guess this would go perfectly with a medieval lot. What do you think?

I don't give a f*ck, God sent me to piss the world off!
Test Subject
#107 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 9:08 PM
How beautiful. Its like in a movie where the lady/man/fairy/thing plays/showers/brushes the water. How peaceful and creative. I will definely use this.
Lab Assistant
#108 Old 5th Jul 2009 at 2:50 PM
This is brilliant!! I love it!!! ^^ thank you so much for sharing!

- Im just me -
Test Subject
#109 Old 24th Jul 2009 at 8:35 PM
This is lovely but is it impossible to make that base game compatible? I would love to use it but I only have AL :C

“The saint never goes to a dangerous place.”
Test Subject
#110 Old 10th Aug 2009 at 1:28 PM
Kwl IdeA maN! HopE 2 c MoRe of YouR stUff
Lab Assistant
#111 Old 18th Aug 2009 at 11:02 AM Last edited by TigerSoundNet : 18th Nov 2009 at 3:16 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Himwath
This is lovely but is it impossible to make that base game compatible? I would love to use it but I only have AL :C


Hello, Marvine!
(I have seen too many sad ep0 players, around here.)

Also I am working on rounding a totally-surrounded rectangular island for a Volcano Island, with a base-game (ep0) setup, so your most excellent rocks will definitely be put to good use, mate!

(Still testing) Using the moveObjects cheat to add or select and move your BV rocks simply locks up ep0 game-play with errors, later.

And then, after those rocks, a basic shower head might be enough for ep0 folks?

(Off topic, I have found a trick of lowering the camera, instead of raising the land, for applying new pool-side Wall Coverings. (But I need a message concerning "ep0 pool tricks"?) But I have not found a way to apply new Flooring to the pool's floor, yet?)

... Jim ...
Screenshots
Test Subject
#112 Old 31st Aug 2009 at 7:15 AM
Thanks a lot!
Lab Assistant
#113 Old 26th Sep 2009 at 5:22 AM
OMG this is so breathtakingly gorgeous that I'm going to get all the required EPs just for this! 0.0
Forum Resident
#114 Old 28th Sep 2009 at 12:32 PM
Brilliant! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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Default Waterfall
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Test Subject
#115 Old 19th Oct 2009 at 12:05 PM
Ok simmies, I'm so exited, this is just an excellent news !!!!
several monthes ago I download that waterfallshower, but it never show in my game (and I desperately check all the catalog). It was because I have not Uni and OFB.
One hour ago, an idea pop in my mind... If I test the technic that I learned on MATY in order to force EAstore objects to show in game when they don't...
And it works (it also works on another shower cloned from uni). I've only test with a NL-SNN-BV-FT configuration, but I'm sure it doesn't need Uni or OFB. The shower and autonomous cooldown action works for sure.
The technic : with simPE, open the 2 OBJD, and in "Valid EP flags 1" entry replace 0x0002 with 0x0001, commit and save.

Well, I'm hoping all people frustrated by that EP config won't miss that note (PS: I believe that BV will be needed for the watercascading effectss)

Marvine : j'ai mis du tps à en profiter mais ceci mérite tous les superlatifs, de vraiment très très utile à tous simplement splendide, magnifique et merveilleux.
Test Subject
#116 Old 27th Oct 2009 at 3:19 PM
linda...
Test Subject
#117 Old 3rd Nov 2009 at 11:04 AM
I wuv this. :clap:
Top Secret Researcher
#118 Old 15th Nov 2009 at 8:04 PM
YES finally I've installed the right expansion packs! (some I already had since a long time, but I didnt install in my new laptop yet... well, frankly its not new anymore. Only one more EP to go!! APARTMENTS heeheeheheheeeee) Since I've known about this (practically forever) I've wanted, oh so WANTED, this waterfall for no reason, it just looks cool... AND AT LAST, I CAN HAVE IT!!! :D
I feel hyper, mind the noob here.


ENTJ
Lab Assistant
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18th Nov 2009 at 3:22 AM Last edited by TigerSoundNet : 17th Dec 2009 at 11:30 PM.
This message has been deleted by TigerSoundNet. Reason: Off Topic and a little rude, sorry.
Test Subject
#119 Old 24th Nov 2009 at 10:14 PM
Wow, this is gorgeous! I saw one just like this in the Caribbean - I'm jealous of my sims now haha.
Lab Assistant
#120 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 8:09 PM
Its awesome. This would be great in Sims 3.
Test Subject
#121 Old 9th Jan 2010 at 2:59 AM
adoro !!!! amei povo... em portuguê Brasil traduze
Test Subject
#122 Old 10th Jan 2010 at 4:25 PM
i love this :D
Field Researcher
#123 Old 20th Jan 2010 at 3:06 AM
Fab! This is perfect for my plantsims!
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