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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.

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)

- 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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Test Subject
#76 Old 21st Oct 2008 at 1:20 AM
Wow, this is AWESOME! But does it really require all the expansion packs?
Test Subject
#77 Old 29th Oct 2008 at 5:51 AM
This is awesome... Say where did you get that lantern in the night pic?
Field Researcher
#78 Old 13th Nov 2008 at 8:11 PM
Buaah! You don´t know much I would like to use this, but don´t have all those EP´s. Is there eny chance (even a small one) you coud make BaseGame version too?
Test Subject
#79 Old 27th Nov 2008 at 1:47 AM
To figure out how cold/hot a sim is look at their portrait's lower right there should be a thermometer shape
Test Subject
#80 Old 29th Nov 2008 at 5:05 PM
It looks nice but when my sim tries to shower of cool down the water doesn't show up!
What's wrong..?
Test Subject
#82 Old 10th Jan 2009 at 1:41 AM
This is just great! No other words for it... I was literally thinking one day "I wish my themed sims didn't have to take a shower in the regular old shower and take away from the time period..." and then here I find this... great job
Test Subject
#83 Old 19th Jan 2009 at 8:50 AM
I tried this in the game straight after I downloaded it and it works brilliant. The texture of the water looks so realistic, it's so nice to look at. My Sims loved it too!x
Lab Assistant
#84 Old 28th Jan 2009 at 10:57 PM
Thank you for this wonderful creation. I have used it in so many of my pictures as a backdrop. Thank you for sharing all of your hard work.
Test Subject
#85 Old 23rd Feb 2009 at 5:35 AM Last edited by okasen : 23rd Feb 2009 at 5:42 AM. Reason: oops, turns out I can't use it :(
This is amazing! I make a lot of 'lost in the wild, raised by wolves, etc.' sims, and I always have had to have a little section of wall in the far corner of the forest for a 'bathroom', and it's always ruined the fun.

Thank you so much, it makes it so much more fun to play when there are great creators who think creatively and are willing to spend time on things like this for the community :D

..though I've just noticed that it requires BV

Ah well, I will live Though this has inspired me to try some new combos...
Top Secret Researcher
#86 Old 24th Feb 2009 at 2:18 AM
dang it, i wish i could download it, but i dont have Uni anymore.. oh well, great work! Better than any other waterfall I've seen yet!

Test Subject
#87 Old 24th Feb 2009 at 3:15 PM
Wow ! Good job !
Test Subject
#88 Old 24th Feb 2009 at 8:26 PM
thanks for sharing this. My sims are taking showers now on the beach, it works perfect also with the last EP (mansion) Realy a very good job
Test Subject
#89 Old 25th Feb 2009 at 1:36 AM
This is amazing!!! reminds me of home when I use to go to the rivers everyday with my friends and spend hours under the waterfalls! I LOVE it! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#90 Old 25th Feb 2009 at 8:33 PM
HELP!! im so sad i cant get this to work and i dont know why. i put it in the game along with the two things on the related page and only 2 wall papers and 2 tiles show up. im so confused what did i do wrong. i have all the packs needed. is it cause im playing of apartment life???? please help me
Mad Poster
#91 Old 26th Feb 2009 at 1:47 AM
freaking. awesome. idea. :D

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Field Researcher
#92 Old 26th Feb 2009 at 5:16 PM
Something I definitely shouldn't put in my Mooshoo Island(yes,Mooshoo Island) neighbourhood.I've made a family that has to use no objects to do with water,except baby bottles.Baby bottles are only excused because they are a baby's only food resource.But toddlers can't use them.Because I say so.As you can imagine,they constantly piss themselves and smell very,VERY bad. That,and I don't have OFB.

"What's the worst that I can say?
Things are better if I stay.
So long and goodnight,so long and goodnight."-Helena,My Chemical Romance
(( ))
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Test Subject
#93 Old 27th Feb 2009 at 7:29 PM
Can it be used with AL (I have FT, too) without BV and Seasons?
Test Subject
#94 Old 9th Mar 2009 at 11:14 PM
thank you so much for sharing this marvine, i was trying to find a way to have a sim wade through water and this is perfect!
Test Subject
#95 Old 10th Mar 2009 at 11:31 AM
The Water(fall) doesn't show,but the lake is shown.Is it because I don't have the BV or I did something wrong? Besides that it works perfectly with all my Sims (they enjoy it too much) especially the "cooldown" thing. Your guide for positioning is very helpfull!!! Thank you veeery much!
Test Subject
#96 Old 24th Mar 2009 at 7:21 AM
Still works beautifully with Apartment Life & Mansion & Garden Stuff too.
Thank you so very much for such a wonderful, useful & pretty landscaping object!
Test Subject
#97 Old 27th Mar 2009 at 9:01 AM
i cant find it, if its under "plumber misc",,,, well its not
so i would appriciate help, its so beautiful and i want it in my game!!!!
Test Subject
#98 Old 11th Apr 2009 at 2:07 AM
Goes well with a trick I learn to make an "underground" pool with different terrains. It's lovely and works perfectly! <3 It sits in the corner and they'll often go there just to cool off during the summer months, which means they do have to swim to get to it... but it's so beautiful.
#99 Old 13th Apr 2009 at 7:16 AM
oh my! I was going to go out and take a walk, but Now I think I'll play sims, haha
Field Researcher
#100 Old 14th Apr 2009 at 4:30 AM
Neat thanks for sharing.
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