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Tiny Filesize Invisible Appliances for Lot Builders with Targa SupaFridge Recolour

by Sophie-David Posted 26th Apr 2010 at 6:43 PM - Updated 27th Jan 2016 at 5:25 PM by Sophie-David : Added SupaFridge Invisible Recolour
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

Title: Tiny Filesize Invisible Appliances for Lot Builders


The Invisible Dishwasher recolour is also available as part of the Maintenance Free Dishwasher with NPC Worker project. If you are using the NPC dishwasher the standalone recolour available here may be removed from your Downloads folder. The invisible recolour provided within the NPC Dishwasher package is fully compatible with the standard Basegame expensive dishwasher also.


Update: Targa SupaFridge Invisible Recolour, Feb. 25/14

The original mini fridge invisible recolour in this set works with the EA University version as well as Lord Darcy's FreeTime update to Targa's SupaFridge. However, if you need to use Targa's original SupaFridge because you do not have the later EPs, please download sdTargasSupaFridge_Invisible.zip. You do not need this file unless you are using the original SupaFridge.


Update: Gwyrch Version of Invisible Dishwasher, Sept. 12/10

The version of the Invisible Dishwasher present in StephSim's Gwyrch series was incompatible with the newer recolour first uploaded here. If this new file overwrote the Gwyrch version then all the Invisible Dishwasher recolours present in Gwyrch would have to be recoloured again (which is particularly awkward to do in an apartment common area). The current download zip now includes the original Gwyrch version. The Gwrych version is admittedly twice the size of the incompatible recolour, but it is still under 2 kB. Please do not redistribute the incompatible dishwasher recolour (filesize less than 1 kB). In this case compatibility definitely trumps innovation. My apologies to Gwrych fans for any inconvenience!


Purpose

1) In response to a request, to provide an invisible dishwasher for use in medieval scenarios.

2) To provide invisible dishwasher, invisible mini fridge, invisible trash compactor, invisible food processor, and invisible microwave recolours in trivial - less than 1 kB - filesizes.
Description & Gameplay Help (Optional)

Invisible Dishwasher - the most consistently useful recolour in this set, an effective and medieval (or other non-electronic) period appropriate technique is to first place the Ye Olde Cooper's or other Simple Bucket on the tile where you want the dishwasher. The bucket could either be left empty, or some decorative dishes can be placed inside it. Next put "moveobjects on". Then select the invisible recolour of the expensive basegame WhispAire dishwasher and either place the dishwasher directly over the Simple Bucket or install the dishwasher in a counter and then place the counter directly over the bucket.
Invisible Mini Fridge - this bar fridge requires the University expansion pack, whereas all the other recolours in this set are basegame compatible. I strongly recommend using the Targa/Lord Darcy SupaFridge instead of the default fridge, as this appliance gives you a full choice of meals. In any event, the invisible recolour of these small fridges works nicely in a primitive game setting. I generally place one of my Storage Buckets first, then place the fridge either in a counter or freestanding, using the technique described for the Invisible Dishwasher, above.
Invisible Trash Compactor - typically I use either my Trash Barrel or Trash Bucket for medieval lots. However, in those cases where space is tight and I want to maximize my counter surfaces, the Trash Compactor has the advantage of being placeable under a counter, whereas the Trash Barrel and Trash Bucket are not usable there. A significant disadvantage to the Invisible Trash Compactor is that the trash inside it remains completely visible. As a workaround I use "moveobjects on" and "boolprop snapobjectstogrid false" to place a Storage Barrel under the counter so as to exactly obscure the trash from view.
Invisible Food Processor - this recolour can be used with a period appropriate mortar and pestle, such as the extracted Apartment Life object from Neder's Buyable Reagents set. After placing the Invisible Food Processor on the counter, place the mortar and pestle on an OMSP or one of my height adjustable End Table Barrels in invisible mode. Next invoke "moveobjects on" and "boolprop snapobjectstogrid false" to place the mortar in the middle of the rear portion of the invisible Food Processor's shadow.


Invisible Microwave - unfortunately the microwave seems to become unusuable in almost any location other than a full height counter. In this case I used the Apartment Life Dragon Scales Reagent as a prop that presumeably cooks any food item is placed "within" it. To do so, use the same technique as explained for the Invisible Food Processor, above.




Terms of Use

You may include these recolours in any uploaded lots, whether for free or pay. Please include a credit and link to this page.


Additional Credits

StephSim for her object requests and general inspiration
SimPE and CEP for Sims 2 object creation
Corel Web Photo Paint, IrfranView, Microsoft Photo Editor and Microsoft Paint for graphics file conversion, processing and sizing
Numenor's AnyGameStarter, for development and testing
The Guild Masters Dark Project, for the costume used in the demo pictures



Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
sdTargasSupaFridge_Invisible.zip | Invisible recolour for Targa's original SupaFridge

Size: 550 Bytes · Downloads: 1,798 · 26th Feb 2014
550 Bytes 1,798 26th Feb 2014
sdAppliances_Invisible.zip | Invisible Dishwasher, Mini Fridge, Trash Compactor, Food Processor & Microwave

Size: 2.9 KB · Downloads: 8,403 · 26th Apr 2010
2.9 KB 8,403 26th Apr 2010

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Scholar
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#2 Old 26th Apr 2010 at 7:01 PM
this is great! thanks for sharing
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 26th Apr 2010 at 8:32 PM
Wonderful! I was to lazy to make them for my own Thanks for sharing!
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 26th Apr 2010 at 8:48 PM Last edited by sunni9676 : 26th Apr 2010 at 9:11 PM.
Excellent! You just saved me a lot of work on making invisible recolors that were on my to-do-list Great idea and implementation. I'm so glad you are making things for medieval hoods!!!
Top Secret Researcher
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#5 Old 26th Apr 2010 at 8:54 PM
This is a great set!
Theorist
Original Poster
#6 Old 27th Apr 2010 at 1:53 AM
Thank you folks for the encouragement!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunni9676
I'm so glad you are making things for medieval hoods!!!
I feel the same way about your creations, sunni - particularly the NPC replacements which I am even using in my AnyGameStarter test neighbourhoods.
Instructor
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#7 Old 27th Apr 2010 at 4:50 PM
I love this to bits! Finally, finally a fridge, garbage disposal and dishwasher that doesn't mess up medieval lots! thanks so much!
Instructor
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#8 Old 28th Apr 2010 at 9:10 AM
These were so needed in my 'hood. Thank you so much for sharing.
Banned
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#9 Old 30th Apr 2010 at 10:36 PM
Hey this is very neat!
Forum Resident
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#10 Old 2nd May 2010 at 12:25 PM
wow thank you very much, this was much needed!!!
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 3rd May 2010 at 5:59 AM
Sweet idea! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 3rd May 2010 at 4:28 PM
This should come in very handy for me. Thank you so much. n_n
Theorist
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Original Poster
#13 Old 3rd May 2010 at 4:51 PM
You're welcome!

More are on the way.
Not actually evil.
#14 Old 8th May 2010 at 11:30 PM
Fantastic! Modern stuff in medieval hoods is so jarring. These lovely creations let sims do necessary everyday things while looking like they belong!

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Theorist
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Original Poster
#15 Old 9th May 2010 at 6:33 PM
Thank you Cat!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 8th Aug 2010 at 7:47 PM
Reporting an issue - appliances are invisible but barrels are not showing up

IndigoKarin ;)
Theorist
Original Poster
#17 Old 8th Aug 2010 at 8:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by IndigoKarin
Reporting an issue - appliances are invisible but barrels are not showing up
You will need to install mine or other barrels of your choice.
Theorist
Original Poster
#18 Old 12th Sep 2010 at 5:31 PM
Update: Gwyrch Version of Invisible Dishwasher, Sept 12/10
Update: Gwyrch Version of Invisible Dishwasher, Sept 12/10

The version of the Invisible Dishwasher present in StephSim's Gwyrch series was incompatible with the newer recolour first uploaded here. If this new file overwrote the Gwyrch version then all the Invisible Dishwasher recolours present in Gwyrch would have to be recoloured again (which is particularly awkward to do in an apartment common area). The current download zip now includes the original Gwyrch version. The Gwrych version is admittedly twice the size of the incompatible recolour, but it is still under 2 kB. Please do not redistribute the incompatible dishwasher recolour (filesize less than 1 kB). In this case compatibility definitely trumps innovation. My apologies to Gwrych fans for any inconvenience!
Theorist
Original Poster
#19 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 9:02 PM Last edited by Sophie-David : 27th Oct 2010 at 9:12 PM.
Default Maintenance Free Dishwasher with NPC Worker

The Invisible Dishwasher recolour is also now available as part of the Maintenance Free Dishwasher with NPC Worker project. If you are using the NPC Dishwasher the standalone recolour available here may be removed from your Downloads folder. The invisible recolour provided within the NPC Dishwasher package is fully compatible with the standard Basegame expensive dishwasher also.
Instructor
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#20 Old 4th Mar 2012 at 11:23 AM
This is such a great idea! As you said it, modern appliances spoil medieval or fantasy households. And there are alternatives by now, but if one is picky and wants to have the whole kitchen in one style, than this is the perfect solution. Thanks very much!
Theorist
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Original Poster
#21 Old 4th Mar 2012 at 3:27 PM
You're welcome, alchemist.
Scholar
#22 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 6:47 PM
This doesn't work for me. I have CEP but no recolors show up in my game, the only thing that can be invisible is a stove but all other objects are still visible. I have even redownloaded it but it still doesn't work. I have Uni, NL, OFB, Bon voyage, pets, apartment life and celebration stuff. I have some hacks installed. One of them is Gunmods camera hack. Could it be that since there is no fading there? Just speculating. Anyway.. Any clue what the problem could be?
Theorist
Original Poster
#23 Old 22nd Jul 2012 at 6:57 PM Last edited by Sophie-David : 22nd Jul 2012 at 7:09 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pideli
This doesn't work for me. I have CEP but no recolors show up in my game, the only thing that can be invisible is a stove but all other objects are still visible. I have even redownloaded it but it still doesn't work. I have Uni, NL, OFB, Bon voyage, pets, apartment life and celebration stuff. I have some hacks installed. One of them is Gunmods camera hack. Could it be that since there is no fading there? Just speculating. Anyway.. Any clue what the problem could be?
These are very simple recolours, so I can't think what would be causing them not to work for you. Note that these invisible appliances are not separate objects, but just recolours, so you have to select the original objects and then choose the invisible variants.

Are all your other recolours working properly? CEP is best installed by following the instructions exactly.

If your other recolours are working, perhaps try temporarily removing the rest of the Downloads files (not including CEP) and see what happens with these?
Theorist
Original Poster
#24 Old 26th Feb 2014 at 3:07 AM
Update: Targa SupaFridge Invisible Recolour, Feb. 25/14
The original mini fridge invisible recolour in this set works with the EA University version as well as Lord Darcy's FreeTime update to Targa's SupaFridge. However, if you need to use Targa's original SupaFridge because you do not have the later EPs, please download sdTargasSupaFridge_Invisible.zip. You do not need this file unless you are using the original SupaFridge.
Lab Assistant
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#25 Old 26th Feb 2014 at 5:47 AM
Thanks, David! You are so kind.
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Style: Antique Fantasy
Room: Kitchen
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Tags: #invisible dishwasher, #invisible microwave, #invisible trash compactor, #invisible food processor, #invisible mixer, #invisible mini fridge, #invisible bar fridge, #medieval, #Victorian

Also recommended:

Lord Darcy's SupaFridge is a great option for under counter food storage
Neder's Buyable Reagents set has attractive props for the Invisible Microwave and Invisible Food Processor
StephSim made extensive use of the invisible dishwasher in her Shadows of Gwrych project
Ye Olde Cooper's Barrel & Sack Miscellany has barrels and buckets that can be used with most of these invisible objects
The Invisible Dishwasher recolour available here is also included within the Maintenance Free Dishwasher with NPC Worker package. If you are using the NPC dishwasher the standalone recolour available here may be removed from your Downloads folder.