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Closeted - The UnCloset

by mustluvcatz Posted 13th Mar 2014 at 2:26 PM - Updated 6th May 2014 at 4:00 PM by mustluvcatz
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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.
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There are a few things that frustrate me while I'm building and decorating houses for my sims. Closets are one of those things. I don't know about you, but I have a closet in my living room and I like my sims to have one in theirs too.

There are different ways you can create a closet.

You can fiddle around with shelves and curtains.. maybe even OMSPs to clutter up those shelves!


Again, fiddling around with shelves. This time with the addition of a fake closet door. This works but sometimes the slatted, open doors just don't fit in..


You can use the closets that came with Apartment Life and watch your sims change clothes right in their living room!! Imagine Mr. Humble dropping off a computer and getting an eyeful!


Now there is another way. No fiddling with shelves, curtains or OMSPs. No giving Mr. Humble something to gossip about! Introducing the UnCloset..


What is it? Simple- a closet that isn't a closet. It looks like a closet and might even smell like a closet BUT that's as far as it goes.

What You Get:
A 2 tile closet and 2 1 tile closets. The only difference between the 1 tile closets is the doors: the door on one is reversed.
Many, many recolors: the woods are all Maxis woods; the glass recolors are various free images found on the internet or made by myself.

What You Need To Know:
There are 2 subsets- the frame and the door/doors.
The glass door recolors are separate packages to make it easier to delete any you might not want in game.
These use the repository technique. The 2 tile closet is the MASTER, the 2 1 tile closets are SLAVES. You need to have the 2 tile closet in your game for the other 2 to work.
There are slots- the 2 tile closet have 4 per shelf; the 2 1 tile closets have 2 per shelf.
To place a closet, you will need a 1 or 2 tile gap in the wall. These do not have wall masks, so will not cut a hole in a wall.
Since these are made like the Apartment Life closets, you will need to have a 1 or 2 tile bump out in a wall to place them. If you don't, they will stick through the wall!
Once you've placed objects on the shelves, you will need to put the walls down to be able to use the design tool on those objects. You can not use the design tool through the doors. (I tried to fix that and couldn't. So I apologize in advance for any inconvenience that might cause.)

These are base game compatible, can be found in Deco>Sculptures and cost 90 and 100 Simoleons.

Feel free to recolor! And if you do: I made a shadow mesh for the shading of the frame. So any recolors made of the frame wouldn't need any shading on the texture at all. The door/doors do NOT have the shadow mesh- so you can add shading around the outside of your texture if you'd like.


Polygon Counts:
2 tile closet - 798
Both 1 tile closets - 488

Additional Credits:
MilkShape, SimPE, PhotoShop CS2, and Google for the images I used.

Since there have been a couple of WCIF's about the wood panel wallpaper with the flowers on the top, yes that's mine and you can get it HERE @ GOS as part of my Blind Date gift to Sophie. It's part of a set of 32 different wallpapers.

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
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MLC-DecorativeClosets-MeshesAndRecolors.rar | All meshes and recolors.

Size: 2.80 MB · Downloads: 12,823 · 13th Mar 2014
2.80 MB 12,823 13th Mar 2014
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#2 Old 13th Mar 2014 at 4:00 PM Last edited by aparkin85 : 27th May 2017 at 3:48 AM.
This is one of those items that I didn't know I needed till I saw it, I have struggled with closets for ages now, This is great, Thanks.
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 13th Mar 2014 at 4:08 PM
Thanks, I really love this!
Test Subject
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#4 Old 13th Mar 2014 at 5:20 PM
This is soooooo cool! Thanks for sharing.
Theorist
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#5 Old 13th Mar 2014 at 5:24 PM
I love to build and furnish homes, so this is fabulous. Thank you!
Alchemist
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#6 Old 13th Mar 2014 at 5:57 PM
You always come up with the best ideas!! Another fave!
Scholar
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#7 Old 13th Mar 2014 at 8:07 PM
I have a question -- suppose I put Dr. Pixel's folded clothes dresser on one of the shelves (or some other usable item like that) -- would it be available to sims to use, or would the door part of the mesh get in the way?
Not actually evil.
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#8 Old 13th Mar 2014 at 8:45 PM
Reading about the alternatives you tried before coming up with this was a hoot, especially with pictures. Great idea!
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#9 Old 13th Mar 2014 at 8:46 PM
This is very cool! Thank you for sharing ;)
Undead Molten Llama
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#10 Old 13th Mar 2014 at 10:50 PM
Love these! They'll be fab for creating linen closets in bathrooms without them being actual closets. I say that because the linen closets in my house have glass doors. It kind of forces me to keep things neat in there, which is good for accountability for super-slob like me. Plus, they're just pretty. Thank you!
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#11 Old 14th Mar 2014 at 2:06 AM
These are so great! I got so excited when you posted the WIP photos on Tumblr haha. I love the "before" pictures you used. I actually want to try the curtain closet now. I had never thought of that before. Thanks so much for these!
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#12 Old 14th Mar 2014 at 2:14 AM
What a great idea And pretty recolors too.
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#13 Old 14th Mar 2014 at 2:23 AM
This is perfect! I can't tell you how many times I've built a box with a door to represent closets in my Sims' kitchens, baths, and laundries. Now I can go back and make them real closets.And they're beautiful! Thank you.
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#14 Old 14th Mar 2014 at 2:34 AM
I'm pretty sure I saw you working on this on tumblr
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#15 Old 14th Mar 2014 at 12:40 PM
Ahah! We think alike...I have SO many creation projects, and that one had to wait...
I saw you chose the closet from AL, I never thought of using this. My idea was to create "Doors that aren't doors", and use them as pretend closets
In my mind though, there was no inside...just a deco Persian door and such, that would "snap" to walls.
You are funny and imaginative, I like you.

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Test Subject
#16 Old 14th Mar 2014 at 12:52 PM
They look awesome.One thing i really hated about the Closets from AL is the fact that they turn very dark when placing them in the two tile "room" which is needed for the closet.
One thing i also love about your new closets is the fact that they are kinda "set back",this just lives the room a bit up and makes it more realistic.
Thanks alot for this great thing.
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#17 Old 14th Mar 2014 at 6:20 PM
An excellent idea, and very well presented!
Scholar
#18 Old 15th Mar 2014 at 5:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris W.
They look awesome.One thing i really hated about the Closets from AL is the fact that they turn very dark when placing them in the two tile "room" which is needed for the closet.


I do have two solutions for that: If the closets are set on an outside wall I use Rebecah's invisible window to lighten them up. Otherwise, I hit the L key to turn on nighttime while in build/buy mode, and set a small ceiling light in there. That way it stays turned on and you can always see the front of the closet.

Which doesn't in the least make this set any less wonderful.
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#19 Old 15th Mar 2014 at 6:40 PM
Nice idea and nice execution. Some of those glass textures would go really well on some of the doors too. Thanks.
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#20 Old 15th Mar 2014 at 11:01 PM
:D Your presentation is adorable and these non-closety closets look so fun to play with, thank you!
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#21 Old 16th Mar 2014 at 1:23 AM
What a neat, wonderful idea! Thank you!
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#22 Old 16th Mar 2014 at 4:09 AM
Thanks so much for these. I was pissed when I built my apartments only to find that I couldn't use the AL closets in them. These will work perfectly!
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#23 Old 16th Mar 2014 at 8:16 AM
Great idea !!!!
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#24 Old 17th Mar 2014 at 2:43 AM
This is fantastic! Can't wait to use it.
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#25 Old 18th Mar 2014 at 7:09 PM
Love these and have always wished for something similar. Great work.
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