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Picked upload! B.o.K (The Book of Knowledge)

by cmomoney Posted 30th May 2010 at 8:35 PM - Updated 15th Oct 2012 at 3:24 PM by cmomoney
115 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


So now your bookshelves are all filled with clutter, but you have nowhere to put your books? Behold, The Book of Knowledge (echoes)! This book has the capacity of a bookshelf, in the size of a book, to be placed on shelves, desks, tables, end tables, ect.


Just click on the book, select "open Book of Knowledge" and drag and drop books from/ to the sim's inventory for reading. note: The "Put Away" option does not apply to this object. You must drag the book to/from the sim's inventory.

But wait there's more...


It is wrapped in fine high-grade leather in three preset colors: red w/gold text, blue w/gold text, and blue w/o text. It has two recolorable channels (great for personalizing book collections). And that's not all...

Did I mention that they are stackable? That's right, you can have your book collections in a neat stack on a shelf, or a not-so-neat stack on the floor (some other objects can also be placed on top of the book). How high is up to you...

Act now and get The Book of Knowledge for the low price of 45 siml. Found in Surfaces/Storage.

Polys: 36

Updated: 11.7.10
Updated for Late Night. (Ambitions version depreciated)

Updated: 6.6.10
Added interaction to add books from family inventory
Added version updated for Ambitions


Additional Credits:
Special thanks to buzzler, for giving me the final piece I needed to make this work how I wanted.

Thanks to those who suggested I make this.

Thanks to Wes Howe, Inge Jones and PLJones, Ceixari, ChaosMageX, and Delphy for the tools.
Tags: #bookshelf, #book, #shelf, #shelves, #books

Type:

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.8
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
cmomoney_Bookshelf_B_o_K.rar | Updated 11.7.10 for Late Night 75.7 KB 25,613 30th May 2010
cmomoney_Bookshelf_B_o_K(Ambitions).rar | DEPRECIATED 74.9 KB 14,101 6th Jun 2010
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Test Subject
#26 Old 31st May 2010 at 4:39 PM
OMG! Finally, stacks and stacks of books for a bookworm! Thank you!
Field Researcher
#27 Old 31st May 2010 at 5:18 PM
Oh, perfect for cluttered homes and for the furnitureless as well, love this and that you can change the colour!

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Forum Resident
#28 Old 31st May 2010 at 5:50 PM
B.o.K. got what people crave... it's got Creativity!

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Scholar
#29 Old 31st May 2010 at 7:46 PM
Cmoney,you are a Sims 3 hero ! This B.O.K is amazing.Very useful and precious + so BEAUTIFUL.A huge Thank you.
Mad Poster
#30 Old 1st Jun 2010 at 12:23 AM
Ideas
This is great but here is an idea. wut if u could make a bookbag for any person like children or world adventure explorers that could keep books, home work, and small items in it. its like a smaller version of the inventory buy u can where it as an accesory and you could make it recolorble. if only...
Test Subject
#31 Old 1st Jun 2010 at 1:04 AM
This is freaking awesome! Thank you for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 1st Jun 2010 at 2:08 AM
I love this idea, but I can't get the option to "click" when I hover over the book. Not sure if I am missing a mod. or script that others have??

Anyway, I like it just for the stack-ability and the CAST features. I can use this to "clutter" up my loner-Sims house ...
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Original Poster
#33 Old 1st Jun 2010 at 2:38 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by donnellhouse
I love this idea, but I can't get the option to "click" when I hover over the book.


Where do you have the book placed when you're trying to use it?

"Part of being a mesher is being persistent through your own confusedness" - HystericalParoxysm
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Test Subject
#34 Old 1st Jun 2010 at 4:37 AM
wow what a genius creation! love it so much! thanks for sharing. hugs.
Test Subject
#35 Old 1st Jun 2010 at 5:28 AM
This is such a cool idea! Good on you. :D

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Instructor
#36 Old 1st Jun 2010 at 8:30 AM
If your sims get the wish "buy bookcase" or whatever, and you purchase this, is the wish fufilled?

Smile.
It's easier than explaining why you're sad.
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 1st Jun 2010 at 1:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmomoney
Where do you have the book placed when you're trying to use it?


I had it on a desk.
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Original Poster
#38 Old 1st Jun 2010 at 2:28 PM
x-tashi-x: I'm not sure but I would guess yes.

donnellhouse: Then it should work. I only asked because it doesn't work on my bookcases if you've updated them. What does it say when you click on them?

"Part of being a mesher is being persistent through your own confusedness" - HystericalParoxysm
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Test Subject
#39 Old 1st Jun 2010 at 2:57 PM
Thanks! It's very interesting and useful thing!
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 1st Jun 2010 at 3:08 PM
cmomoney -- when I hover over it, it says cmoShelfBook.ShelfBook -- when I try to click I get "no interactions available" -- I tried with a couple different houses and placements (table, counter, floor)
Instructor
#41 Old 1st Jun 2010 at 9:02 PM
Exactly what I was looking for! *hugs*! ;-D
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 1:20 AM
Guess what! I took all my CC out, loaded up Ambitions, reloaded my CC and accompanying files and now the Book works!! I must have put something in the right place finally

(possibly a dll file ??)
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 10:25 PM
This seems to work fine in Ambitions and I find I am already relying on its use. But I would feel safer if you verified that your new script doesn't conflict with anything in Ambitions or the latest patch. When you are sure, could you please make a notation that your book mod is verified safe? Thank you!

For every King, there is a Queen ...

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#44 Old 4th Jun 2010 at 8:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by donnellhouse
when I hover over it, it says cmoShelfBook.ShelfBook -- when I try to click I get "no interactions available"

The script doesn't get loaded. You don't have the dx9whatchacallit.dll or you don't have it in the right place.

Quote:
Originally Posted by amjoie
But I would feel safer if you verified that your new script doesn't conflict with anything in Ambitions or the latest patch.

Custom scripts cannot conflict with the game code. Custom scripts can conflict with other custom scripts at the most. That's very, very unlikely, though. Virtually impossible even.

If gotcha is all you’ve got, then you’ve got nothing. - Paul Krugman
Test Subject
#45 Old 5th Jun 2010 at 2:36 AM
I think this is a great idea... thanks for putting this together for us...

I have a thought/suggestion... I'll throw it out there... but I think it would be cool.

Instead of this object looking like a book... how about it look something like an iPad or any other ebook device. Those types of devices are supposed to hold many books in them so it would be a good fit.

Either way, thanks for this... it's great!
Lab Assistant
#46 Old 5th Jun 2010 at 3:05 PM
Normally, I would have thought that too, Buzzler. But this is the only mod I am using that has kicked up the nag screen in Ambitions, on start up. The other mods I have (the ones already updated or declared safe) remain unlisted and under Ambitions's radar. So, despite the fact that the book seems to work if I dismiss the nag screen, I still would like it verified by the creator as safe.

For every King, there is a Queen ...

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1978 gallons of pancake batter
#47 Old 5th Jun 2010 at 5:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by amjoie
But this is the only mod I am using that has kicked up the nag screen in Ambitions, on start up. The other mods I have (the ones already updated or declared safe) remain unlisted and under Ambitions's radar.

Are these other mods scripting mods? The game almost definitely only checks the new version header in the script resources. The significance of that nag screen is close to non-existant IMHO.

If gotcha is all you’ve got, then you’ve got nothing. - Paul Krugman
Lab Assistant
#48 Old 6th Jun 2010 at 5:49 AM
Is that all the game is doing? I assumed it was actually checking for compatibility/conflicts. I probably should have known better ....

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Original Poster
#49 Old 6th Jun 2010 at 3:50 PM
Updated: 6.6.10
Added interaction to add books from family inventory
Added version updated for Ambitions

"Part of being a mesher is being persistent through your own confusedness" - HystericalParoxysm
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