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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: 92,040 · 3rd Mar 2008
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Marvine-WaterfallShower.rar

Size: 713.4 KB · Downloads: 100,018 · 3rd Mar 2008
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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 14th Mar 2008 at 11:07 AM
Outstanding, this looks wonderful, can't wait to check it out :D

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Test Subject
#52 Old 14th Mar 2008 at 2:09 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 14th Mar 2008 at 8:16 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
This is perfect for my satyr's outdoor home.
Top Secret Researcher
#53 Old 16th Mar 2008 at 7:26 AM
Oh my god O.o It's so beautiful and realistic, thanks you Marvine! my tropical sims will love it!

I generally hide a green recolor of university's shower under Zelia's hanging wall ivy but this will be way much better and more "wild"
Not actually evil.
#54 Old 20th Mar 2008 at 10:10 PM
These objects are just beatiful! The rocks alone have so many landscaping uses, rock gardens, Japanese gardens, desert lots, mountainous lots. I LOVE rocks! They rock! Adn then there's the waterfall. Perfect for a romantic island lot, a wild mountain vacation lot, survivalist camp, hunting camp, stone age sims, elves, oh my! Thank you for making this (and the lovely rock stairs too).
Test Subject
#55 Old 20th Mar 2008 at 11:51 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 14th Apr 2008 at 9:17 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
This is so amazing, I thank you sooooo much for ALL your beautiful items! You are a true artist and I know that the not only I, but the whole sims community thanks you for all your creativity and time! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Field Researcher
#56 Old 21st Mar 2008 at 2:32 PM
Dear marvine, this is amazing! I'm tempted to get BV just for this waterfall. XD

I figure BV's needed for the actual waterfall, but do the rocks require any particular EPs?
Instructor
Original Poster
#57 Old 21st Mar 2008 at 11:24 PM
Seiza, I'm sorry but the rocks require BV as well. It's rather stupid, so I tried again tonight to make a base game compatible clone, but it seems that the simple method I used to bypass the gardening functions doesn't work in this case. Hopefully I'll figure it out someday...
Field Researcher
#58 Old 23rd Mar 2008 at 1:20 PM
No prob, it's further incentive for me to risk the bugs and get BV then. Thanks for the quick answer!
Inventor
#59 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 3:31 AM
I did post thanks when I first downloaded, but I've since discovered a problem in-game. The waterfall becomes snow-covered, but it seems that the rocks do not.

Still a wonderful job you've done though

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Field Researcher
#60 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 6:42 AM
thank you

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Space Pony
#61 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 11:41 AM
This is astounding! I absolutely love it! It can work well for camping lots or even medieval lots. It's too bad that the game doesn't allow for you to have more diverse terrain on lots (like mountains with rivers). Thank you very much!
Test Subject
#62 Old 2nd May 2008 at 2:47 PM
Thank You!
Lab Assistant
#63 Old 3rd May 2008 at 12:34 AM
aww if only I had BV! This is a fantastic download! You rock! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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Test Subject
#64 Old 5th May 2008 at 11:58 AM
I love this, I think it says you need university and BV to play? I only have BV will I be able to use this beautiful creation?

Regardless I'd like to say thanks, this is AMAZING!
Test Subject
#65 Old 11th May 2008 at 10:46 PM
Thankyou so much, I absolutely love this. It looks great in game, just what I've been looking for!
Forum Resident
#66 Old 21st May 2008 at 3:42 PM
Cool
love it thank you for all your hard work. :D

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Scholar
#67 Old 28th May 2008 at 11:57 AM
A wonderful job ! It would be fantastic for tropical paradise scenes !
Merci beaucoup Marvine / A lot of thanks !!!

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Test Subject
#68 Old 5th Jun 2008 at 4:52 PM
This shower looks wonderful in the game, and I've used it on some of my "nature-lover" residential lots as well. The rocks blend into one another beautifully and form various shapes as you turn them or even with slight placement adjustments. On community lots, I include the rock jacuzzi from BV and place your rocks around that as well.

My Sims use this shower on their own for cleaning and cooling down, and I could not be more pleased with your creation in my game. I have your modular rock stairs now, and will rush to create a lot to include them as well.

Thank you, Marvine, for your lovely creations!
Test Subject
#69 Old 15th Jun 2008 at 7:44 PM
This is so great, it's beautiful!
Could you please make it so it doesn't need OFB please, so I can use it? Please?
Test Subject
#70 Old 15th Jun 2008 at 10:03 PM
this is cool, i like it
Instructor
#71 Old 23rd Jun 2008 at 10:49 AM
What a marvelous idea! It sounds like you put a lot of hard work into it. Thanks very much for sharing!
Pickles

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Test Subject
#72 Old 29th Jul 2008 at 3:06 AM
YES! You don't know long I've wanted this, THANKS!
Test Subject
#73 Old 12th Aug 2008 at 1:18 PM
Damn! Is there any way you can make this for the sims 2 base game ( I also have UNI and NL ) I'd Love it. Ill give thanks anyway =]
Test Subject
#74 Old 20th Aug 2008 at 5:12 PM
This is quite lovely and will add so much to the game. Thank you much!!!
Test Subject
#75 Old 26th Aug 2008 at 3:16 PM
this is so wonderful.. but it doesn't appear in the game (i have all expansion packs)
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