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Mini Freeze [The Working Mini-Fridge]

by BlakHawk02 Posted 8th May 2010 at 5:08 PM - Updated 11th May 2010 at 2:55 AM by BlakHawk02
46 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
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.


Description:
This here is a sleek, working Mini-Fridge! It is based off of one of the Sims 3 base refrigerators, but with some obvious tweaks! Priced at a reasonable 300 simoleans, and with two design options (Single Door & Double Door) and 3 different placement options (Left, Center, & Right) you can enjoy this item to its fullest!






Notes:
Quote:
Thanks to "cmomoney", he has fixed the issue with the food appearing above the fridge. The new, updated versions are now available for download.

Although the Mini Freeze works and looks amazing...It is a prototype.

The Mini Freeze was built specifically for looks and although the animation is off she still works like any fridge! One great feature I love about the Mini Freeze is that it can be placed underneath cabinents! It is also the same exact height as counters and therfore blends against them nicely when using the left or right placement. Unfortunately, I have yet to figure out if I can get it to snap under counters

A couple things I couldnt figure out was making the interior of the Mini Freeze appear and the door hinge correctly. Im sure you all can do without until I can figure it out

If you know where I could have messed up and how I can fix this, please let me know so I can update it so its closer to perfection!
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Here is a height comparison of it to a regular sized fridge.
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Obviously fridges are used only for a few brief seconds, so they are mainly for looks anyways right!?

Works and looks great, Im happy and I hope you all enjoy!
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If you enjoy the Mini Freeze, slap that thank you button

Polygon Counts:
Single Door
Vertices: 610
Faces: 432

Double Door
Vertices: 728
Faces: 514

Additional Credits:
Peter L. Jones for S3PE & S3OC
Chumbalum Soft for MilkShape 3D
Wes Howe for S3ObjectTool
orangemittens for help with shadows & Milkshape Troubleshooting & Tips Guide
cmomoney for fixing height animation issues

Style: Contemporary
Room: Kitchen
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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
Mini Freeze - Single Door.zip

Size: 993.3 KB · Downloads: 7,403 · 10th May 2010
993.3 KB 7,403 10th May 2010
Mini Freeze - Double Door.zip

Size: 1,004.2 KB · Downloads: 6,715 · 10th May 2010
1,004.2 KB 6,715 10th May 2010
Mini Freeze - All Versions & Placements.zip

Size: 1.95 MB · Downloads: 33,805 · 10th May 2010
1.95 MB 33,805 10th May 2010
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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#2 Old 8th May 2010 at 5:37 PM
This creation is fab' It is nice and compact and ideal to fit anywhere in big or small kitchens. The problem i faced in my sims games the kitchens were small and pokey and i didn't have a lot of work surface because i had a big bulky fridge taking up too much room' Now i can have all of the work surfaces i need and still have room for this little compact fridge/freezer. Thank you so much for this great creation. Well done!
Wiki Wizard
#3 Old 8th May 2010 at 8:03 PM
This is fantastic, thank you SO much for this, i can't wait to try it in game


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Test Subject
#4 Old 8th May 2010 at 9:12 PM
this is so great. i've wanted a mini fridge to go in sims rooms or in a game room for a long time. thanks!!!!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 8th May 2010 at 9:39 PM
This is genius, thank you
Test Subject
#6 Old 8th May 2010 at 10:59 PM
as you have planned, i would the fridge prefer to be able being placed ON counters too. well, that would be extremely nice. i just imagined how funny it would be, having the fridge above the dishwasher
Test Subject
#7 Old 8th May 2010 at 11:48 PM
now i am one step closer to a man cave for my sim
Field Researcher
#8 Old 8th May 2010 at 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by TheRemon
as you have planned, i would the fridge prefer to be able being placed ON counters too. well, that would be extremely nice. i just imagined how funny it would be, having the fridge above the dishwasher


I second this. I've seen fridges that fit on tables in real life
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#9 Old 9th May 2010 at 4:50 PM
Oh how cute! This is really nice!

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Test Subject
#10 Old 9th May 2010 at 5:42 PM
this is something that EA should have thought of in SIMS 2 but i guess that ''practical'' isnt in thei're vocabulary
Test Subject
#11 Old 9th May 2010 at 11:04 PM
jaja It looks so great, good job. I always wanted one of those for my sims. Thanks! ;D
Test Subject
#12 Old 10th May 2010 at 7:24 AM
Great job, I've wanted a small fridge for pseudo hotels/dorms etc.

Just an extra suggestion, it would also look really good if there were a version that was the same width as the counter (or better yet, one that fit inside counters as do the dishwashers) for situations where the space on both sides would look better filled.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 10th May 2010 at 4:57 PM
Oh its so cute! Thank you!!

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Original Poster
#14 Old 10th May 2010 at 4:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anonymouscoward
Great job, I've wanted a small fridge for pseudo hotels/dorms etc.

Just an extra suggestion, it would also look really good if there were a version that was the same width as the counter (or better yet, one that fit inside counters as do the dishwashers) for situations where the space on both sides would look better filled.


The only thing that kept me from doing a full width size was because I thought it may look stretched but I can definitely do it. I'm currently working on getting it to snap under counters so hopefully I can figure that out soon.
Thanks for the compliment
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 11th May 2010 at 4:46 PM
very awesomness :D

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 11th May 2010 at 5:35 PM
Love it...many thanks.
Space Pony
#17 Old 12th May 2010 at 4:22 AM
Thank you! Last night as I was working on a trailer home in the game I was thinking of how great it would be to have a mini-fridge and here one is!
Awesome!
I too would love to see a version that is the same width as counters and one that can fit on top of counters as well (maybe it could be flagged to fit on various surfaces such as counters, coffee tables, end tables, etc-- I think I've seen some objects that can do that somewhere). It would be great in a hotel room setting where it sits on a coffee table or something.
Gonna download this and get rid of my Sims' giant fridge.
I really need to look in to what it takes to make new objects (or modify existing ones or Sims 2 ones) for the game. I don't know how difficult it is in comparison to making Sims2 objects and I only dabbled in object creation then.
So I applaud your effort and success!

Again, Thank you.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#18 Old 12th May 2010 at 6:49 AM
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Originally Posted by suceress
Thank you! Last night as I was working on a trailer home in the game I was thinking of how great it would be to have a mini-fridge and here one is!
Awesome!
I too would love to see a version that is the same width as counters and one that can fit on top of counters as well (maybe it could be flagged to fit on various surfaces such as counters, coffee tables, end tables, etc-- I think I've seen some objects that can do that somewhere). It would be great in a hotel room setting where it sits on a coffee table or something.
Gonna download this and get rid of my Sims' giant fridge.
I really need to look in to what it takes to make new objects (or modify existing ones or Sims 2 ones) for the game. I don't know how difficult it is in comparison to making Sims2 objects and I only dabbled in object creation then.
So I applaud your effort and success!

Again, Thank you.


Looking at everyones feedback it seems im gunna have to add a wider version. Ill try to get it to snap on top of other surfaces...but no guaruntees lol. Ill have this updated soon. Thanks everyone for downloading and your feedback
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 12th May 2010 at 2:05 PM
just a few weeks ago i was hoping someone would make something like this, thanks (:

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#20 Old 12th May 2010 at 8:55 PM
Great idea! Hope you get the kinks worked out, then this will be a truly fantastic item.

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#21 Old 12th May 2010 at 9:38 PM
What a clever idea!!! Great job. Sorry if this is silly but is that full size fridge from EA?
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Original Poster
#22 Old 13th May 2010 at 5:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lpvinyl21
What a clever idea!!! Great job. Sorry if this is silly but is that full size fridge from EA?


If your asking if this is based off an EA fridge then yes it is. I reworked the mesh to give you the Mini Freeze.
Test Subject
#23 Old 14th May 2010 at 1:58 PM
though I'm eating up all of my laptop's space (lol), I thanked you for this awsome download ^_^
Test Subject
#24 Old 16th May 2010 at 2:46 AM
Awesome! Nothing like having a bigger fridge and a mini in one kitchen haha.
Test Subject
#25 Old 18th May 2010 at 7:39 AM
this is great i missed the mini Fridge from TS2 University
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