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Top Shelf Nectar Rack

by Butterbot Posted 1st Sep 2016 at 12:07 PM - Updated 1st Sep 2016 at 8:16 PM by Butterbot : Formatting
26 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 21 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.
Description

This mod turns EA's Top Shelf Bar Shelving decorative sculpture into a functional nectar rack. Changes are as follows:

  • Top Shelf Bar Shelving now functions as an expensive nectar rack.



  • New geometry has been added to the original EA mesh in order to support geostates, such that the model varies to reflect the fullness of the rack, like EA's nectar racks.



  • Seven decorative slots have been added.



  • A new colour channel has been added so that the decorative trim on the front panels can be CASted separately.



  • The three default presets have been revamped. Presets 2 and 3 also feature new overlays for the bottles on the shelves and the paper on the mirror.


This is not a default replacement. It is priced at 1000 simoleons and can be found in the following categories:

  • Sort by Function -> Storage -> Misc.
  • Sort by Function -> Surfaces -> Cabinets

Polygon Counts

Low LOD: 1296
High LOD: 3784

Notice

The game allows one nectar rack to be stacked on top of another. This mod uses the game's nectar rack script, so it is also possible to stack the Top Shelf Nectar Rack, despite its large size. This behaviour cannot be changed without creating a custom class. However, it is a minor issue that is only noticeable if the player deliberately drags the Top Shelf Nectar Rack onto another nectar rack.

Terms of Use

Do not redistribute or include with lots.

Additional Credits

Many thanks to @peter9g for his invaluable advice.

Toolset
  • Blender 2.70 (with TS3 Slot Editor)
  • Photoshop CS6
  • S3OC
  • S3PE
  • TextureTweaker 3

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 World Adventures
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Butterbot - Top Shelf Nectar Rack.zip

Size: 1,006.8 KB · Downloads: 7,792 · 1st Sep 2016
1,006.8 KB 7,792 1st Sep 2016
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

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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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 1st Sep 2016 at 3:39 PM
Wow ! What a nice and wonderful nectar rack ! I love this so much!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 1st Sep 2016 at 4:30 PM
Oh I must try this! Thank you so much, I love to see decorative furniture being converted into an actually usable piece with a real function. I'm grateful for your work!
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 1st Sep 2016 at 4:59 PM
Thank you so much! I'll definitely be using this one a lot
Instructor
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#5 Old 1st Sep 2016 at 6:13 PM
Super idea - thank you!!!
Scholar
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#6 Old 1st Sep 2016 at 7:55 PM
What a clever idea!! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 1st Sep 2016 at 8:23 PM
This is awesome. Thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
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#8 Old 2nd Sep 2016 at 1:42 AM
Such a good idea- thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 2nd Sep 2016 at 7:28 AM
Lovely idea! Thank you!
Theorist
#10 Old 2nd Sep 2016 at 9:40 AM
Looks good!

#BlairWitchPetition
TS3 NEEDS: TENNIS COURTS > BUSES > PIGS/SHEEP
Can't find stuff in build and buy mode? http://www.nexusmods.com/thesims3/mods/1/?
Test Subject
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#11 Old 2nd Sep 2016 at 10:16 AM
Really great idea! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 2nd Sep 2016 at 12:14 PM
I do like the idea of decorative cabinets like this being made into a functional container.
Scholar
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#13 Old 3rd Sep 2016 at 3:21 AM
This is great! Thank you so much
Icy Spicy
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#14 Old 3rd Sep 2016 at 9:58 AM
Thank you so much !
Mad Poster
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#15 Old 3rd Sep 2016 at 11:04 PM
Praise. The. Llama. Gods!
Test Subject
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#16 Old 4th Sep 2016 at 1:28 AM
This looks great!
Top Secret Researcher
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#17 Old 4th Sep 2016 at 11:07 AM
This looks awesome and with all the added foods and nectar mods we need pretty and useful nectar racks! Thank you
Scholar
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#18 Old 4th Sep 2016 at 7:29 PM
Excellent!
Field Researcher
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#19 Old 5th Sep 2016 at 2:39 AM
This is great! Thanks for making this.
Instructor
Original Poster
#20 Old 6th Sep 2016 at 2:08 AM
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Originally Posted by peter9g
This looks great!


Couldn't have done it without your help.
Scholar
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#21 Old 8th Sep 2016 at 11:34 PM
Very neat - thank you!
Test Subject
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#22 Old 17th Sep 2016 at 9:39 PM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
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#23 Old 2nd Oct 2016 at 3:02 AM
I can not explain how excited I am about this! Thank you for sharing!
Test Subject
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#24 Old 13th Mar 2017 at 9:38 PM
Makes a much nicer addition to a den, etc., than the original, IMHO. This is absolutely beautiful. Thanks a million.
Test Subject
#25 Old 15th Jun 2017 at 1:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Floraflora2
Oh I must try this! Thank you so much, I love to see decorative furniture being converted into an actually usable piece with a real function. I'm grateful for your work!


Me TOO! I LOVE decorative furniture actually turning into something functional. This is such a great download! Thanks!
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