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Craftmeister double bed, texture borrowing and Pets enabled

by plasticbox Posted 13th May 2008 at 2:59 PM - Updated 20th Nov 2008 at 11:13 PM by whitesiren
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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.
No EP required for the regular version. Pets version requires Pets.

This is a double version of the Craftmeister single bed; the mesh is by Fresh-Prince (thank you very much for letting me use it), I only re-cloned and edited it. I love the mesh, but F-Ps version had its own recolours and I don't want to burden my weak old computer with more textures than absolutely needed .. so I made a new one that pulls the textures directly from the single bed. It will match 100% and also pick up any recolours you may have for the single version (pictured in the screenshots is a Maxis texture (above) and one by PiggiSims). Fortunately the texture is being stretched in the direction of the wood grain, so you can't really see that it's stretched at all.

I've also edited the shadows a little: the headboard shadow now matches the shape of the headboard (I never get those shadows to show up when I need them -- it's only visible on the playtesting screenshot below).

I playtested the base game version in Base and Base+NL, everything worked nicely. The Pets version is untested since I don't have Pets installed. Please do let me know if you find any issues with this -- this is the first time I'm editing an object, and even though the tutorials I've used appear to be thoroughly foolproof, there's always a chance that something didn't turn out quite right.

You can do what you want with this, but please ask Fresh-Prince if you want to recycle the mesh. Please link back to this thread when reuploading. Please respect that I don't do requests.

In-game stats:
The bed costs 400§ in-game (so that it appears next to its single equivalent in the catalogue) and has a comfort/energy rating of 1/2 just like the cheapest Maxian double bed. I'm not gonna make a cheaty version -- I need 8 hours of sleep in order to function, and so should my sims.

This will not override Fresh-Prince's bed. The Pets version has the same GUIDs as the regular one, so choose one or the other (I guess you will either have Pets or not have it, but not both). Non-pets users, please download the regular version, the Pets one will not work for you. I did the Pets thing with the "Pets CC Updater" from DJsSims, I hope it works for you -- let me know if it doesn't and I'll see what I can do to fix it.

Polygon Counts:
1.588 faces, 1.038 vertices (just like F-Ps version)

Additional Credits:
Thanks to IgnorantBliss for the superb tutorial on texture borrowing, to JWoods and Lethe_S for this tutorial and to Numenor for a handful of other ones. And to the folks who wrote SimPE, to jfade for the Pets tool .. and so on and so forth; you know who you are =).
Style: Contemporary
Room: Bedroom
Maxis Flags: AddOn

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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Size: 88.9 KB · Downloads: 1,599 · 13th May 2008
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Test Subject
#2 Old 13th May 2008 at 3:28 PM
To be honest this is a very nice looking bed. I really do like this hope you make alot of re-colors and such for it as well!!

Hope to be making new downloads for sims3.

Field Researcher
#3 Old 13th May 2008 at 3:32 PM
Yay, thanks! This kind of well-made, Maxis match stuff is always much appreciated.
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#4 Old 13th May 2008 at 3:53 PM
Wayne24, there are tons of recolours already -- check out the PiggiSims site linked in the OP, for example.

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Lab Assistant
#5 Old 13th May 2008 at 3:51 PM
Terrific! Bless you for making it borrow textures
Not actually evil.
#6 Old 13th May 2008 at 6:25 PM
Thanks for giving it a reasonable price and appropriate comfort levels for that price. My less affluent sims need their cheap furniture. And thanks for doing a thorough job with Pets enabling and texture pulling. Very nice. I'll report if I have any problems with Pets.

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#7 Old 13th May 2008 at 8:11 PM
great thank you. IF you have time can you eventually do this for FP's other beds?
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 19th May 2008 at 6:54 PM
Thank you very much!! I missed a version, which pulls textures from the original AND is Pets compatible! GREAT!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 20th May 2008 at 6:20 PM
I downloaded the bed (thanks for making it, it looks really nice) for all my sims to buy when they shop for a double bed. I have placed it in several of my houses. I have had some issues with it though. In one house it suddenly turned blue. I had to delete it and buy a new one from the game before it turned normal in colour. In two other households the sims started "jumping" back (not from the bed, but in general) over and over when they where just standing. I finally found out that this happend as soon as I unloaded the bed from their inventory when they came home after buying it at the store. When I deleted the bed and bought a new one from the game (Maxis bed), they stopped "jumping".
Don't know why this happens.
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#10 Old 20th May 2008 at 7:31 PM

thanks for letting me know -- I'll see if I can reproduce this next time I'm in my game. Are you using the base or the Pets version?

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Lab Assistant
#11 Old 21st May 2008 at 5:07 PM
I am using the pets version. And as I said its not with every household who has the bed, that problems have come up. Just with some of them, so far. I really like the look of this bed though.
Also, I don't know if this matters, the bedding was a maxis recolour. I have used that bedding on many other beds though, never an issue with it.
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#12 Old 9th Jun 2008 at 2:56 PM
Just fyi, pepsihamster:

I've seen a post in Help in the meantime about how beds (maxis ones too, not just custom) sometimes become glitchy after having been moved between lots in an inventory -- which reminded me that this is an old game bug, I've had it myself. For a while it was really persistent and consistently broke *every* bed in my game .. it seems to have been at least partly fixed by a patch or an upgrade or a hack, because I don't remember getting it the last few times I moved households.

Anyhow, I guess that's the reason, since you say you've bought it at a business. You should be able to just delete and re-buy the *same* bed again, it should work then.

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 24th Jun 2008 at 9:11 AM Last edited by pepsihamster : 24th Jun 2008 at 10:18 AM.
Thanks for the info, plasticbox. :-)
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 9th Oct 2009 at 2:53 PM
good one

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Test Subject
#15 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 12:58 AM
thank you
#16 Old 30th May 2017 at 10:01 AM
Awesome, thank you! I always wondered why they left items like this out!