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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.

University Open for Business Seasons Bon Voyage
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rocks.rar

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Marvine-WaterfallShower.rar

Size: 713.4 KB · Downloads: 101,143 · 3rd Mar 2008
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Test Subject
#126 Old 29th Jan 2010 at 11:35 PM
I love this, it's always useful, and even if I don't use it as a shower it still makes the garden look great. Now if only there was a matching buyable water, I could make it look like a stream, and make it go down a hill with multiple waterfalls.

Still a fantastic download though, TY.
Test Subject
#127 Old 9th Feb 2010 at 11:48 PM
Thank you! It's really beautiful.

[INDENT]<3Allison*
Lab Assistant
#128 Old 4th Mar 2010 at 3:23 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ove51
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.

GREAT tip, and I believe the shower works on Uni-NL-Seasons-BV (no OFB) even w/o any cheats. And I'd been coveting it for a YEAR!!! =)
Lab Assistant
#129 Old 14th Mar 2010 at 2:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ove51
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.


Great advice indeed. I don't have Uni or Seasons but this forces it to show in the catalog. However, I still can't use it in my game, it's just not present. Everytime I select it from the catalog, it just doesn't go into the game. Do we HAVE TO have Seasons for this to work????? Anyone knows a way around it????
Lab Assistant
#130 Old 28th Aug 2010 at 8:29 PM Last edited by Tazzianna : 28th Aug 2010 at 10:06 PM. Reason: Reporting after Testing
I have all eps/stuffs. It's showing up in my game just fine. It occured to me this waterfall will only draw water when in use as any shower would. Is there a fix for that? Also what happens when it breaks? Does the repairman come and fix it?

Going to test it out now. Will report what I find.

Edited Portion:
OKAY~ Wow! So after testing I have nothing but kudos and smiles for the creator of this lil gem!
The waterfall water looks even better in game and comes in a few different colors of rock. The placement is a piece of cake. The rocks to decorate with easily place without any building cheats on. The waterfall water is running constantly. My sim wasn't embarrassed to shower in front of other sims on the lot. She walked out of the water and then got dressed afterwards (thought she was going to spin around into clothes while in the water but was pleasantly surprised it was very realistic).
No idea on the repairman but ... if he comes I think that would be funny really. Could consider him a park ranger I guess.

This might just be one of my fav. must have downs in my game.

Thank you for creating it!
Test Subject
#131 Old 30th Aug 2010 at 12:15 PM
Cool but im not very sure on the bad stuff...
Inventor
#132 Old 15th Sep 2010 at 8:16 AM
Oh I remember looking at this waterfall before I got Bon Voyage and couldn't use it. I completely forgot about it until I was looking for some final touches for my medieval-ish neighborhood lots. This will be so perfect in so many ways.

I sat here for a few moments after the download was complete and my brain nearly exploded with all the ideas I have for this in existing lots and new lots.

I'd love to see a huge waterfall as neighborhood deco on the high mountain where my castle is on my little island. Never can get enough of these great items.
Lab Assistant
#133 Old 18th Sep 2010 at 9:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cheshirekat
I'd love to see a huge waterfall as neighborhood deco on the high mountain where my castle is on my little island. Never can get enough of these great items.


Numenor gots it
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#134 Old 27th Sep 2010 at 11:05 AM
Amazing! I needed something like this for my rather earth friendly sims, thanks!
Test Subject
#135 Old 30th Dec 2010 at 3:45 PM
Great idea ! I can't wait to use it in my game ... THANKS !
Lab Assistant
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#136 Old 6th Feb 2011 at 10:21 AM
This is so beautiful... I WANT it... But i can't :'( Don't have the EPs.
Lab Assistant
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#137 Old 22nd Feb 2011 at 9:11 AM
i love this so much
Lab Assistant
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#138 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 3:15 AM
Love this set! thanks so much!!!
Top Secret Researcher
#139 Old 18th Mar 2011 at 2:21 PM
Do I really need Open for Business? I'm asking because I LIKE your download so much, and I have all expansions except OfB (well, I have it, but my CD is stratched and it won't copy the most important game files D: ). Thanks anyway,
~DJ
Test Subject
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#140 Old 10th May 2011 at 4:25 PM
This is amazing how did you ever come up with the idea? XD I love it thank you for making it.
Test Subject
#141 Old 12th May 2011 at 8:41 AM
love it
and so do my hippy sims they j adore it.


Test Subject
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#142 Old 5th Jun 2011 at 6:43 PM
i love this ! (;
Test Subject
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#143 Old 21st Aug 2011 at 2:39 PM
i dont have bon voyage, is it DEFINATELY required
Test Subject
#144 Old 29th Aug 2011 at 2:45 PM
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It is awesome! I Love it!
Instructor
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#145 Old 29th Aug 2011 at 10:38 PM
What an awesome thing! There are very few showers I found so far which are non-modern but not fairy tale either. This is perfect, thank you!
Inventor
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#146 Old 10th Sep 2011 at 12:13 AM
Stunning...I am so impressed!
Field Researcher
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#147 Old 15th Sep 2011 at 9:59 PM
Totally adore this item! Funny little story, too, using it. Hobo lot (because, well, I have to have some sims to pick on a little, lol), and this was great for them. Living in a field, no roof, etc. The great part (especially for these sims) was that, once in a while, when they showered, they would forget to dress, and walk around in the nude! Totally horrible for the fellow hobos, but hilarious for me!
Instructor
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#148 Old 31st Mar 2012 at 8:03 AM
Thanks! Perfect Idea!
Test Subject
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#149 Old 18th May 2012 at 2:40 PM
Oh wow, this is lovely! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#150 Old 23rd Jul 2012 at 1:14 AM
Please make this for sims 3! (:
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