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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
510.5 KB 92,273 3rd Mar 2008
Marvine-WaterfallShower.rar

Size: 713.4 KB · Downloads: 100,256 · 3rd Mar 2008
713.4 KB 100,256 3rd Mar 2008
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#151 Old 10th Aug 2012 at 4:13 PM
This is grate, I love this :D
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#152 Old 18th Aug 2012 at 5:07 PM
Friggin Awesome!
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#153 Old 6th Oct 2012 at 3:06 PM
This is great!Thanks so much!
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#154 Old 22nd Jan 2013 at 3:32 AM
Magnificent! Thank you!
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#155 Old 21st Mar 2013 at 12:44 PM
THax so much that's amazing
Alchemist
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#156 Old 14th May 2013 at 9:42 AM
I'm pretty bad at digging..
Instructor
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#157 Old 14th May 2013 at 3:41 PM
I love this waterfall, been using it for years now!
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#158 Old 2nd Jun 2013 at 9:59 AM
How Dose It Work?
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#159 Old 21st Aug 2013 at 6:56 AM
Very cool!
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#160 Old 20th Nov 2013 at 12:06 AM
What an awesome idea. Great job.
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#161 Old 28th Feb 2014 at 10:31 PM
Marvine, I know you are no longer active in the Sims 2 community, but wherever you are, thank you for this and so many other superb downloads. After someone who posted some great tutorials on how to make interesting waterfalls and other great Sims 2 creations apparently left MTS2, took her tutorials with her, and did not reproduce them anywhere else, I was rather confused as to how to make an attractive waterfall. In my case, I wanted to put one inside a restaurant. This works great, though obviously, you have to take measures to make sure the Sim doesn't decide to take a shower buck-naked inside an eatery! This could also work great in a Twikkii-like lot or a garden or island paradise hood as well. It's times like these when I am thankful to everyone who truly enhanced this game in the earlier years of its existence. Again, thank you!
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#162 Old 12th Mar 2014 at 4:01 AM

Grata por compartilhar seu Trabalho, Grande Artista.
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#163 Old 15th Mar 2014 at 6:32 PM
This is gorgeous and epic! I'm in love! :D
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#164 Old 19th Apr 2014 at 4:40 PM
Does anyone know if Seasons is absolutely necessary? I only have BV, OP and Uni.
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#165 Old 2nd May 2014 at 5:32 PM
This is AWESOME tyvm!!!
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#166 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 11:39 PM
merci
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#167 Old 19th Aug 2014 at 12:47 AM
its working now, no idea why wasnt showing.
Thanks a lot !
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#168 Old 26th Aug 2014 at 5:14 AM
Thank you
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#169 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 9:48 PM
My goodness, this is beautiful. Perfect for all the Sims stuck in a post-apocalypse world, medieval times or just dirt poor (it seems to happen to an awful lot of my sims), and it just looks great. Thanks so much!
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#170 Old 14th Jan 2015 at 1:34 AM
thanks
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#171 Old 20th Mar 2015 at 1:22 AM
omg !!!
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#172 Old 27th Mar 2015 at 5:39 PM
I downloaded this a while back. It works great in my campgrounds. Thank you.
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#173 Old 21st Aug 2015 at 4:26 AM
Very nice.I love it. Thank you.
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#174 Old 27th Aug 2015 at 4:06 AM
I'm very sorry I never said thanks before!
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#175 Old 14th Oct 2017 at 7:20 AM
Thanks
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