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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.

Sims 2 University Open for Business Seasons Bon Voyage
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rocks.rar

Size: 510.5 KB · Downloads: 92,016 · 3rd Mar 2008
510.5 KB 92,016 3rd Mar 2008
Marvine-WaterfallShower.rar

Size: 713.4 KB · Downloads: 99,996 · 3rd Mar 2008
713.4 KB 99,996 3rd Mar 2008
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Scholar
#26 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 3:14 PM
*spaz*
Amazing!! :D

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Test Subject
#27 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 3:28 PM
You rock! Ty for sharing this! *jumps up and down and squeals*
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#28 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 3:55 PM
This is neat as heck! Thanks!

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Field Researcher
#29 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 5:26 PM
How beautiful! I'm thrilled you are sharing this set

Thank you!
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Field Researcher
#30 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 6:43 PM
Wonderful idea.Thank you for sharing.
Forum Resident
#31 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 6:50 PM
This looks amazing. Can't wait to check it out ingame!

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Test Subject
#32 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 6:54 PM
Thanks Marvine! It's gorgeous, and useful!
Theorist
#33 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 7:38 PM
*slaps face*
*fits*
*Begins fight with self sim over who should have a go first*
etc, etc


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Field Researcher
#34 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 8:04 PM
Wonderful work!!! I can't wait to use this in game. Thanx so much!

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Field Researcher
#35 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 8:46 PM
Man, you are a ROCK STAR. AMAZING!!! Thank you so very, very, very much.
Field Researcher
#36 Old 6th Mar 2008 at 4:15 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 14th Mar 2008 at 8:17 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Thanks. This is amazing, marvine.

I really love it.
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Test Subject
#37 Old 6th Mar 2008 at 2:25 PM
what a great job! thanks a lot!!! :-D
Test Subject
#38 Old 6th Mar 2008 at 3:57 PM
So beautiful Thanks!!!
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 6th Mar 2008 at 11:04 PM
Thanks for making it a one-tile object; that means I can turn it with < or > to fit it in the corner of a lot, where it works and looks natural and beautiful. It's wonderful for all of the hot springs areas in Bon Voyage. The rocks you've included make it easy to decorate and customize to fit into the landscape, especially when a few trees and shrubs are put around it. It's so beautiful!

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Original Poster
#40 Old 6th Mar 2008 at 11:15 PM
Thank you all for the feedback, and thank you T for the screenshot, it's beautiful

BastDawn, I'm happy that it works for you the way it was intended!
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#41 Old 7th Mar 2008 at 10:55 AM
So beautiful, I will use it immediately! Thank you!

"If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing."
Scholar
#42 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 1:55 AM
magnificent! thank you, this is a very creative idea,

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Lab Assistant
#43 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 3:20 AM
You are amazing! Thanks sooo much. The file name really says it all - Marvine Rocks!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#44 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 4:58 AM
Thank you.^^
Theorist
#45 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 6:04 AM
Very cool! Thanks
Test Subject
#46 Old 9th Mar 2008 at 9:44 AM
Excellent. I had tried to do this with cheats. Piling up rocks around the shower, but it never looked quite right. Excellent.
Test Subject
#47 Old 9th Mar 2008 at 11:38 AM
Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful creation! I love it! And thank you sooo much for the upload! I really really really really really REALLY REALLLLYYYY REEAAAALLLLYYYY appriciate it! *bows*
Test Subject
#48 Old 9th Mar 2008 at 1:14 PM
That realy is beautifull, thank you so much :D
Test Subject
#49 Old 9th Mar 2008 at 7:38 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 14th Apr 2008 at 9:17 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Fantastic! The animations are great. Had to build a tropical hideaway just to make use of this.
Test Subject
#50 Old 10th Mar 2008 at 2:47 AM
yay! this makes the game so much better! now i can finally make my stories survival like and not having an acutal shower out in the wilderness! thank you so much! ^-^
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