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Plain Mission Kitchen: No Stained Glass

by Srikandi Posted 11th Aug 2009 at 6:19 PM - Updated 15th Jul 2012 at 5:13 AM by Srikandi
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
[Edit: obsolete! Use VelocityGrass's Deco Remover, here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=478307]

The Mission counter/cabinet set in Sims 3 is attractive and functional, but I rarely used it, because the stained glass inserts never matched my color schemes. This upload fixes all that, by removing the glass insets from the counters, counter islands, cabinets, and cabinet islands; you see only fully recolorable wooden cabinet doors.

The Plain Mission items are not default replacements; they're available as new catalog items, slightly cheaper than the fancy glass-fronted ones in the game. You can mix and match both styles in your kitchen.



Two caveats for this item:

1) The package files are large. That's partly because every counter and cabinet is actually two or three items, including corner versions and appliance versions. It was also necessary to bring in extra resources to the clone, to remove all four glass designs and to maintain the links between the various forms of counter. Attempts to remove various resources resulted in bad things happening when linking counters, so I've just gone with the full clone.

2) The corner versions of the two-sided "island" overhead cabinets have a sporadic texture mapping problem. I discovered this while testing, but unfortunately it's also a feature of the original mission overhead cabinets, and fixing it is beyond the scope of this mod.

Additional Credits:
Inge Jones for technical assistance

Style: Contemporary
Room: Kitchen
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.

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
PlainMission.rar

Size: 6.00 MB · Downloads: 19,361 · 11th Aug 2009
6.00 MB 19,361 11th Aug 2009
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


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Forum Resident
#2 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 6:40 PM
You did it yeah! They do look a whole lot better than the glass front ones.
Scholar
#3 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 6:48 PM
Oooo, nice! Sounds like they were a bit of a bugger to make! Thanks for your hard work!
Alchemist
#4 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 6:53 PM
I cannot thank you enough for these
Alchemist
#5 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 6:58 PM
Niiiiiice. *downloads*! Glad you got this working.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 7:25 PM
Awesome, I've wanted this for forever but didn't know how to do it myself. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 7:31 PM
Thank you very much for these!
Quickly downloads!
Wiki Wizard
#8 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 8:29 PM
Oh neato, you got it done! yay, they look great!


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Scholar
#9 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 8:30 PM
great job! >



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Lab Assistant
#10 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 8:35 PM
I was just muttering to myself the other day how the non-recolorable stained glass ruined a perfectly good counter. Thank you!
Forum Resident
#11 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 9:44 PM
Very nice and so useful! Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#12 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 9:56 PM
Hello! Very nice thank you.
Do I really need CEP for this to work?
Test Subject
#13 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 10:23 PM
nice! gotta redo my community center, always hated the stained glass but loved the table top
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 10:40 PM
What a FANTASTIC job!!! They look awesome, can't wait to use them in my game! I hope the hard work doesn't stop you for creating more objects!!! THANK YOU!
Mad Poster
#15 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 10:43 PM
I hope the message of keeping the cabinet resources are somewhere for others to follow. Downloaded some cabinets from another forum and they were a "very bad thing". Maybe that is where they messed up.

I think these will be my very new favorites. I have always hated the "glass" in the cabinet look, especially when they are empty. Thanks for sharing this exquisite piece of work with us, especially those (like me) can't do these things.

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#16 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 11:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lewisb40
I hope the message of keeping the cabinet resources are somewhere for others to follow. Downloaded some cabinets from another forum and they were a "very bad thing". Maybe that is where they messed up.


Yeah, it's a matter of unchecking "default resources only" in the Cloner. It's possible that a future version of the cloner will include more resources in the defaults for cabinets specifically, but for now, that's the solution.

Quote:
Originally Posted by aneleh
Do I really need CEP for this to work?


Nope... and thanks for pointing it out, I got Delphy to (rather belatedly) bring our install instructions up to date for Sims 3
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 11:25 PM
Thank you for these, I guess I wasn't the only one who thought these cabinets were nice except the stained glass fronts. Again Thank you for these and all the hard work you put into them.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 11:40 PM
Thank you so much for these! They look great
Test Subject
#19 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 11:50 PM
Oh Brilliant! I never used the stained glass ones for the same reason!
Inventor
#20 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 12:26 AM
All right, yeah!! :D
Test Subject
#21 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 1:47 AM
I agree the glass ones are ugly, never use them. I'll be using these!
Inventor
#22 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 2:27 AM
You are sooo right! These are much better! Thanks!
Test Subject
#23 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 2:57 AM
Thanks for bringing some more variety to the game, I hate getting stuck on a design because of stuff like this where you cant get things to match!
Instructor
#24 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 4:50 AM
Freakin' fantastic! Thank you SO much.
Field Researcher
#25 Old 12th Aug 2009 at 1:29 PM
These are my first custom cabinets I'm downloading. Thank you very much for these!
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