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Moderate and Subordinate Intellect Bookcases

by plasticbox Posted 9th Mar 2015 at 11:02 PM - Updated 10th Aug 2015 at 2:43 PM by plasticbox
30 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 15 Thanks 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.
Two lower-height bookshelves that match the Maxis “Towering Intellect” bookcase, specifically my mesh edit for it (which makes it less clunky). They have slots for deco items on top and are very useful as sideboards or to put underneath windows.

Some recolours for these (and also the Towering Intellect) are available here.

Update 2015-03-29: Fixed the TV slots and reuploaded (thanks to Panoca for reporting the problem!). Not sure whether this only became an issue with 1.5.139 or was already broken before that, in any case the slots now work properly when used with TVs. See also the “slots_1.5.139” screenshot -- the blue tissue boxes sit on small deco slots, the green ones on Medium.





These are referencing all textures from the existing Maxis bookcase, so they’re guaranteed to match and are also very lightweight. Any texture overrides you have for the original (like the ones from here) will also work for these. The books are in a different order in each one, so that they don’t look overly repetitive when used in combination ‒ see the “combo” screenshots for that. The backside looks reasonably nice as well (that is remapped as well, not stretched/squeezed) so they work nicely as room dividers too.

Tuning is the generic Maxis bookcase tuning (i.e. like the original item), deco points are a bit less than that since these are quite a lot cheaper. Found in Bookcases for 480§ (Subordinate Intellect ‒ the one-story shelf) / 800§ (Moderate Intellect), three colour options each.

The “combo” screenshots show a recolour that is available here; mesh/mapping/slots are the same. All of the other screenshots are taken using these texture overrides (the wood texture is unchanged on that, but the colours of the books are different from the Maxis default).



Recolouring:

BY-NC-SA Creative Commons; for the Attribution please link to this post. Also, I would suggest you recolour the Maxis bookcase and then reference that, instead of recolouring just these.


Polygon Counts:

Moderate Intellect ‒ High/Mid Poly: 780V/422F
Moderate Intellect ‒ Sun Shadow: 148V/88F
Subordinate Intellect ‒ High/Mid Poly: 426V/244F
Subordinate Intellect ‒ Sun Shadow: 126V/76F


blender, s4pe, Milkshape, TSRW, ModdingToolkit. Special thanks to Buzzler for writing the float<->hex number conversion tool I used to re-do the slots.
Style: Contemporary Modern
Room: Living Bedroom Study
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 4
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pbox_bookcase-subordinate.zip

Size: 14.2 KB · Downloads: 29,157 · 29th Mar 2015
14.2 KB 29,157 29th Mar 2015
pbox_bookcase-moderate.zip

Size: 18.5 KB · Downloads: 31,568 · 29th Mar 2015
18.5 KB 31,568 29th Mar 2015
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Instructor
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#2 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 12:06 AM
They look great
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 1:20 AM
Awesome!
Test Subject
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#4 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 1:56 AM
These are PERFECT, thanks so much!
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#5 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 2:03 AM
Your downloads are always simple, yet game changing... like the frosting on cupcakes thanks for creating/sharing!
P.S. i lol'ed at the names of the bookcases
Test Subject
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#6 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 5:27 AM
Another great item. Thanks for sharing all of your awesome work. It is really appreciated!
Mad Poster
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#7 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 10:24 AM
These are cute, versatile and practical, nice idea!
Instructor
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#8 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 11:10 AM
For someone who decorates with one strong line of sight for game play, shorter items are always appreciated and these were at the top of my wish list!
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 4:24 PM
These are wonderful. Elegant yet not overdone. Thank you for sharing.
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10th Mar 2015 at 5:33 PM
This message has been deleted by tayokun. Reason: These are awesome Iv got so many ideas for decoration with these, but I have to ask do you take request of suggestions? if so
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#10 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 5:35 PM
Please do not post requests on this site (you can assume that no creators take requests unless they explicitely and prominently announce that they do). However, what you are asking about is not very difficult, so maybe you want to give it a try yourself? See the Tools/Tutorials forum in Create, you can also post there if you need help.

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#11 Old 12th Mar 2015 at 3:16 PM
Such a great idea!!! SUUUPER!!! Thanks
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#12 Old 13th Mar 2015 at 1:44 AM
you are amazing!
Not actually evil.
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#13 Old 15th Mar 2015 at 2:58 AM
Just the sort of thing I have in my own home in real life. If I played TS4, I would need these for sure!
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#14 Old 15th Mar 2015 at 10:14 AM
Thank you so much
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#15 Old 21st Mar 2015 at 6:20 AM
Many thanks.
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28th Mar 2015 at 5:27 PM
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#16 Old 28th Mar 2015 at 5:28 PM
Thank you for this bookcase, it's amazing! I just downloaded and put it in my game and it gives me a very specific error. if I put a tv on the "subordinate intellect" one my sim resets every time it tries to watch the tv. I tried with other tables and it works fine. I wanted to let you know
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#17 Old 28th Mar 2015 at 5:41 PM
Thank you for reporting that. Sounds pretty weird though .. which TV is this? All of them or a particular one? Do you know whether sims can watch it when you put it on a similarly low object, or on the floor? And did you test this wihout any other CC?

Such an error would most likely have to do with posture requirements of the object, i.e. the TV, not the bookshelf per se .. still it's good to know about it.

Also, which game version do you have?

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#18 Old 28th Mar 2015 at 8:13 PM
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Originally Posted by plasticbox
Thank you for reporting that. Sounds pretty weird though .. which TV is this? All of them or a particular one? Do you know whether sims can watch it when you put it on a similarly low object, or on the floor? And did you test this wihout any other CC?

Such an error would most likely have to do with posture requirements of the object, i.e. the TV, not the bookshelf per se .. still it's good to know about it.

Also, which game version do you have?


I have the lastest patch installed (March 26) I tried both the low and medium sizes of the library and all the tvs give this error, the sim goes to the tv, but then it resets, All the tvs work well on other places.
I put the tv on another shelf, then used moveobjects to make it look like its on your bookcase and it works, I have other mods installed, I will try again without them.

EDIT: I tried without mods and I realized I used your mods of electronics/clutter everywhere, without it I can't put a tv on that library, maybe there's some kind of conflict with the latest patch.
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#19 Old 29th Mar 2015 at 6:09 AM
I tested this a little and it seems like there's indeed some issue with the medium-sized slots on these objects when they're used with TVs -- I can reproduce exactly what you describe. The "Electronics Anywhere" mod is very likely Not Guilty, I just updated that for my own testing and I have the issue with the new version too.

Thanks for the heads-up, I'll look into this -- I know roughly what I need to do, just need to figure out how. I'll tag you when there's an update.

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#20 Old 29th Mar 2015 at 4:29 PM
@Panoca -- I repaired the slots and re-uploaded!



The exact position of the slots is a little different now, I copied and hex edited the _RIG and RSLT from one of the console tables. See new screenshots in the first post.
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#21 Old 29th Mar 2015 at 5:57 PM
Thank you! I'll use them a lot!
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#22 Old 17th Apr 2015 at 2:39 PM
gracias
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#23 Old 18th Apr 2015 at 11:50 PM
love it
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#24 Old 12th Aug 2015 at 8:05 PM
Re-downloaded all your updated items (8/11), all of them, because it came up as "updated" but the files all read the same as the last time even to the last past date of updated. Confused? Are they updated but the date didn't change for some reason or does it mean something totally different and is not really an item update???
This goes for all the bookcases that came up Updated. Except the one today. Have not checked it, yet. (8/12)
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