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Maxis Shower/Tub Combo Backless

by HugeLunatic Posted 30th Apr 2008 at 3:15 AM - Updated 14th Jan 2009 at 5:21 AM by HugeLunatic : adding non pets version...
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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.
I love to have a combo tub/shower for my smaller homes, but the surround that Maxis put seems much too thick and unrealistic to me. Not to mention the sides don't go down so you can't see! So I removed the surrounds and connected the missing dots.

If you would like the expensive shower with the surround removed you can find it here

I also increased the stats in the tub/shower combo unit to match the Maxis Colonial tub.

The original tub/shower combo was not mapped correctly by Maxis, leaving the showerhead not recolorable. My version now correctly recolors.

NOTE: These are a slave object to the original Maxis objects. All recolors of the original Maxis showers will apply to this.

The showers begin with HL...Slave. Those are the two modified meshes. The HL....SpringtimeRiver are the two recolors that will work with these and the original Maxis meshes.

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Added a pre-pets version! Please note there are two versions. Please download the version that ends with BASE if you do not have any EP's later than Pets.

  • - AquaPlus Shower Stall MESH - Pets or Later
  • - AquaPlus Shower Stall MESH - Base Game
  • - Clean Water Shower System MESH
  • - AquaPlus Shower Stall RECOLOR
  • - Clean Water Shower System RECOLOR

  • You may include this with uploaded lots to free sites only.
  • Also included is my recolor of the original Maxis showers shown in photo

Polygon Counts:
1342 - Less than Maxis due to the only changes made were removing the surrounds.

Additional Credits:

Thanks to jmeyers655 for testing my pre-pets version. Thanks to plasticbox and Daggs for testing the first one, which requires the Pets EP OR LATER!

Thanks to all who contributed to SimPE otherwise I wouldn't have all these cute little matching items for my sims.

HystericalParoxysm for a tutorial on how to make tilable textures. Still loving her!
Spaik and SimAddict99 for helping me solve my issue with non crisp edges.
SimAddict99 and MsBarrows for the tutorial on the Repository/Slave technique.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Tub/Shower Combo - Base or Pre-Pets EP's

Size: 66.6 KB · Downloads: 35,053 · 7th May 2008
66.6 KB 35,053 7th May 2008 | Recolor of Tub/Shower Combo - All EP's

Size: 61.9 KB · Downloads: 54,962 · 30th Apr 2008
61.9 KB 54,962 30th Apr 2008 | Recolor of Cheap Shower - All EP's

Size: 255.4 KB · Downloads: 53,594 · 30th Apr 2008
255.4 KB 53,594 30th Apr 2008 | Cheap Shower Mesh - All games

Size: 35.7 KB · Downloads: 60,820 · 30th Apr 2008
35.7 KB 60,820 30th Apr 2008 | Tub/Shower Combo PetsEP+ Mesh

Size: 72.6 KB · Downloads: 66,481 · 30th Apr 2008
72.6 KB 66,481 30th Apr 2008
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#2 Old 1st May 2008 at 10:22 AM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st May 2008 at 5:15 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Very nice! I've been wishing for something like this for a long time.

I can't wait to try this out!
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#3 Old 1st May 2008 at 11:06 AM
Just what I needed.
Than you.


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#4 Old 1st May 2008 at 11:22 AM
I'd like to point out that this download makes me go WHEEEEEEEE!!!

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#5 Old 1st May 2008 at 11:41 AM Last edited by JLonier : 1st May 2008 at 11:53 AM. Reason: is thaks not feedback
Amazing! And I love how good you've made that bathroom looks with the maxis walls/floors.
#6 Old 1st May 2008 at 11:46 AM
This is smart. I didn't use these showers and now I'm going to reconsider this using. :p
Thank you HugeLunatic !

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#7 Old 1st May 2008 at 11:54 AM
Excellent idea, thank you for sharing it!

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#8 Old 1st May 2008 at 12:11 PM
Good stuff, and an excellent recolour to go with!
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#9 Old 1st May 2008 at 12:34 PM
Yay! Many thanks.
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#10 Old 1st May 2008 at 12:47 PM
What a great idea! And linked to the originals for recolours... excellent!

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Test Subject
#11 Old 1st May 2008 at 12:51 PM
These are very nice! Do they overwrite Maxis' originals? If they don't is it possible to turn them into overwriting ones?

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#12 Old 1st May 2008 at 12:56 PM
Yay! Thank you! :D
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#13 Old 1st May 2008 at 12:59 PM
Many thanks for making these HugeLunatic !! I have been looking all over for something like this that would pull the textures from the game meshes. Thanks to you, I will finally be able to create my bathrooms the way I want to!
Test Subject
#14 Old 1st May 2008 at 1:00 PM
You are AMAZING! I've wanted something like this for a very long time!
#15 Old 1st May 2008 at 1:05 PM
brilliant. This has been done before but never with as much attention to detail and functionality as you.
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#16 Old 1st May 2008 at 1:12 PM
This is awesome! Thank you!
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#17 Old 1st May 2008 at 1:27 PM
this is definitely a great idea! thanks a lot!!!!!
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#18 Old 1st May 2008 at 1:31 PM
Thank you!! This will probably make me reconsider using the same shower/tub in LOL

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#19 Old 1st May 2008 at 1:33 PM
These are great, thank you!
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#20 Old 1st May 2008 at 1:43 PM
I love that you linked the textures! At first I thought, I don't need *another* backless version -- but this of course makes yours the one I will keep. Thank you! =)

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#21 Old 1st May 2008 at 1:48 PM Last edited by becaskenette : 6th May 2008 at 9:34 PM.
Yipee! Thanks so much, this is great!

** Just wanted to check back in after installing, and confirm that it IS as good as it looks in your pics and has given me no problems! It won't be long before all my lots that have the original version will be remodelled - and it's fed my newest addiction of creating shower curtains ...
Test Subject
#22 Old 1st May 2008 at 1:56 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 1st May 2008 at 5:14 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Great job...I love that you made them slave, too! Thanks!!

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#23 Old 1st May 2008 at 1:58 PM
Thank you! I deleted my other version of this since yours is so much better.
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#24 Old 1st May 2008 at 2:22 PM
Thanks everyone! Glad you all like them as much as I do. I love linking to Maxis colors because then I don't have to recolor anything lol.

As to the overriding Maxis, if I do I will let you. I have another project I'm working on now.
Test Subject
#25 Old 1st May 2008 at 2:44 PM
These are awesome! Thank you so much!
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