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BlandCo Overhaul

by plasticbox Posted 20th Dec 2014 at 5:15 PM - Updated 17th Aug 2015 at 1:57 AM by plasticbox
36 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 14 Thanks Posts
Assorted fixes/edits for the Maxis "BlandCo" kitchen:
  • Light fix for the cabinets (so that they are rendered like the counters)
  • Additional No-drop cabinets
  • Corrected colour tags for the black version
  • Overrides in white and green (optional)

2015-01-28: Matching overrides for the “Sloop” bar are now available here.

Update 2014-12-21: I figured out how to make the no-drop cabinets repeatedly placeable (like the original ones – so that they don't need to be reselected from the catalogue after placing each one) and updated the zips.


I used to think the busted lighting on the Maxis kitchens was just due to my lame graphics card, but judging from other people's screenshots, it isn't. Attached are two zips that correct various issues: one includes the overrides, the other one doesn't (in case you like that pink kitchen), apart from that they're the same. Only use one or you will likely end up with wrong catalogue swatches. I only tested / used this on Medium and High settings since my hardware won't support anything more, but since the changed shader is already in use in the game and I don't know of any problems with counters, I don't expect any real issues.

A thread on how to change the shaders used for custom objects has been started here.


What each package does:

Light Fix
  • Changes the shader on the cabinets to the one that is used on the counters
  • Ignores the busted LITE resource on the tall cabinet and uses the one from the regular counter instead
  • Corrects the colour tags on the black counters, islands, and cabinets so that one will now find them when filtering for Colour > Black




No Drop
  • Puts a version of all cabinets in the Counters section that won't drop with walls so they won't leave strange holes when viewed from the backside. This makes them into very versatile, appropriately bland furniture for all kinds of offices, hospitals, space stations etc. They work exactly like the regular cabinets apart from that, with the pop-up model selection and all (they are the same objects, this mod is basically an alias that only changes the placement flag).
  • Two flavours: the "defaultcolours" version has the Maxis colour swatches, the "overridecolours" one matches the overrides below
  • Since they aren't self-contained objects like they pretend to be, you will get the usual "Script Call Failed" error when attempting to recolour them. I can't turn off the recolour thing unfortunately (that's derived from the fact they have color options (which they must have, otherwise one couldn't select them)).

Overrides
  • Texture/catalogue overrides for the light grey version (white) and the pink version (tasteful avocado green). The white has the same light wood as the grey-blue one, the green has the same dark wood as the cream one, so they can easily be combined. Both overrides are for the island counters too, I only forgot to take screenshots of them. You need to delete your localthumbscache.package for the game to generate new thumbnails.




s4pe, HxD.

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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pbox_cabinet-blandco-overhaul_overridecolours.zip

Size: 1.16 MB · Downloads: 15,856 · 22nd Dec 2014
1.16 MB 15,856 22nd Dec 2014
pbox_cabinet-blandco-overhaul_defaultcolours.zip

Size: 68.8 KB · Downloads: 10,770 · 22nd Dec 2014
68.8 KB 10,770 22nd Dec 2014
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Top Secret Researcher
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#2 Old 20th Dec 2014 at 7:38 PM
you think of the best things to fix =) I really like this, thank you!!
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 20th Dec 2014 at 8:11 PM
OMG! You fixed it! Thank you sooo much!
Banned
#4 Old 20th Dec 2014 at 8:26 PM
I really thought you had a graphics mod on those screenshots. Orwell, looks like we are lollygagging with these graphics. Besides, who cares anymore? Its the free DLC that annoys me now.
Deceased
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#5 Old 20th Dec 2014 at 10:43 PM
Another great fix. When is EA going to get a clue and hire you!?!
Field Researcher
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#6 Old 20th Dec 2014 at 11:40 PM
Thank you! These just became 3x more useful
Mad Poster
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#7 Old 20th Dec 2014 at 11:44 PM
Fantastic stuff! I was only wondering the other day why the shades of blue didn't seem to match on the different cabinet parts.
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#8 Old 20th Dec 2014 at 11:47 PM
The comparison screenshots are not edited in any way! It's the same lot, same machine, same graphics settings, same lighting -- all I did was put in / remove this mod.

Also, I just updated because I figured out one more placement flag that was useful for this (repeaty placement, i.e. you can place one after the other like the regular cabinets without reselecting them). Makes this kind of thing much easier:

Screenshots

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

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Field Researcher
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#9 Old 21st Dec 2014 at 3:36 AM
Brilliant! You saved my kitchen, thanks! :D
Test Subject
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#10 Old 21st Dec 2014 at 8:14 AM
Thanks for recoloring the hideous pink cabinets!
Now I can actually use them <3
Test Subject
#11 Old 21st Dec 2014 at 9:30 AM
Do I have to extract both files? or are these files script mods? sorry for bothering..thanx for the beautiful things you make!
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#12 Old 21st Dec 2014 at 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by netcat
Do I have to extract both files? or are these files script mods? sorry for bothering..thanx for the beautiful things you make!


You only have to read the upload description. If you are too lazy to do that, you should not be downloading mods.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Test Subject
#13 Old 21st Dec 2014 at 1:43 PM
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Originally Posted by plasticbox
You only have to read the upload description. If you are too lazy to do that, you should not be downloading mods.


dont be too rude with me please, it's problably because I Dutch, sometimes English langage can be difficult, but thnx anyway
Test Subject
#14 Old 21st Dec 2014 at 11:35 PM
Default dlc is great
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Originally Posted by Aaron4Ever
I really thought you had a graphics mod on those screenshots. Orwell, looks like we are lollygagging with these graphics. Besides, who cares anymore? Its the free DLC that annoys me now.



Why would free dlc bother you? I think it's great. Adds way more variety then what we get in game.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 22nd Dec 2014 at 7:18 AM
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Originally Posted by plasticbox
You only have to read the upload description. If you are too lazy to do that, you should not be downloading mods.


I can't find where you specified if this is a script mod or not in the upload description.

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#16 Old 22nd Dec 2014 at 1:17 PM
It is not a script mod, why would it be? It's also not uploaded in Mods > Scripting, which would be where the scrpt mods live ..

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

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#17 Old 22nd Dec 2014 at 1:40 PM
Do I have to unpack this or not?
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22nd Dec 2014 at 11:17 PM
This message has been deleted by plasticbox. Reason: nvm
Test Subject
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#18 Old 23rd Dec 2014 at 1:16 PM
thanks you
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 23rd Dec 2014 at 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by plasticbox
It is not a script mod, why would it be? It's also not uploaded in Mods > Scripting, which would be where the scrpt mods live ..


Like many people I got here from the home page and had no idea there was even an area for Scrips yet.
In TS2 lighting modifications were scripts so I wondered about this one...'cause the games are similar and junk...

~ Turn my world. Precious thing. ~

~ Some even call me mad.
And why? Because I dared to dream of my own race of atomic monsters,
atomic supermen with octagonal shaped bodies that suck blood.... ~
Test Subject
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#20 Old 25th Dec 2014 at 3:37 PM
Thanks
Test Subject
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#21 Old 26th Dec 2014 at 6:04 PM
amazing job. Looks so much more refined! Thanks
Test Subject
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#22 Old 26th Dec 2014 at 11:24 PM
Thank You! That pink was Blinding!!
Mad Poster
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#23 Old 26th Dec 2014 at 11:34 PM
another winner! thanks :)
Test Subject
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#24 Old 30th Dec 2014 at 6:04 AM
я так долго ждала этот мод!
Test Subject
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#25 Old 6th Jan 2015 at 9:07 PM
simple and brilliant! keep up the good work :)
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