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Picked upload! Ikea Bookcases Emptied with 21 Slots

by leefish Posted 29th Dec 2009 at 11:50 PM - Updated 15th Nov 2015 at 2:48 PM by leefish : upload updated files
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Its been a while....But here I am, back again with an upload - and this time its NOT a window.

Have you ever noticed how CREEPY sims bookcases are if you line them up? All the books in the same place - even the same photos in the photoframe (in the same place)? Brrr.....creepy.

So I took MY favourite bookcases (IKEA Billy) and EMPTIED them. I added three slots per shelf, and then made a tall and a short version. So you can put items on the shelf the way you want to have them. See pic.



However, I kept the bookcase options, so the empty bookcase can still generate books magically as if from nowhere.....Hmm.

So I made some deco books. (Did I REALLY just empty this bookcase and fill it up again? I guess I did...duh). The books are DECO - they have no book case functions. However, they are sized to fit perfectly on the billy shelves - you can mix and match and move them about on the bookcase using the ctrl+m command.



There are six variations, all repo linked to the base game value books. Which are HIDEOUS. But have no fear - MTS to the rescue!!

Plasticbox did some AWESOME recolours of these books, and I recommend you go get 'em. I have them linked in the related tab and HERE

Some interesting notes on bookcases

Bookcases were updated in FreeTime. This update was additional menu options, defined in the OBJD. Its not possible to mark in the object two different menu options, so I have made TWO versions -
base game +IKEA
and
FreeTime or AL+IKEA.

If you just decorate and dont play - get the base versions. If you play and have FT or above - get the FT version. You can only have ONE - I used the same GUID for both...(lets not waste GUIDs people).

These bookcases have a little gap either side - filled by the BENNO CD rack. Or - see pic - You can position them next to each other with the "boolprop snapobjectstogrid false" cheat in combination with moveobjects on.



Prices and location
Both bookcases = 160 simoleons. In the hobbies section of the catalogue
All books = 5 simoleons. In the deco sculptures section of the catalogue
BENNO rack = 80 simoleons. In the deco sculptures section of the catalogue

Polygon Counts:
Tall empty BILLY (both versions) 551 polys/822 vertices
Small empty BILLY (both versions) 371 polys/588 vertices
Bookstack1 34 faces/68 vertices
Bookstack2 44 faces/88 vertices
Bookstack3 48 faces/96 vertices
Bookstack4 48 faces/96 vertices
Bookstack5 24 faces/48 vertices
Bookstack6 24 faces/48 vertices
BENNO CD tower 988 faces/1494 vertices

Special thanks:
MTS (for giving me a place to share), SimPE for making it possible, and MissLoaf for having the idea in the first place.

Handy to know
If you want to make your own objects with simple deco slots then go check out this awesome tutorial by Huge Lunatic HERE

Style: Modern
Room: Living Dining 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.

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
BookcasesBG.rar | Bookcases with base menu

Size: 596.1 KB · Downloads: 13,547 · 15th Nov 2015
596.1 KB 13,547 15th Nov 2015
Benno rack.rar | Deco item - intersectable

Size: 18.6 KB · Downloads: 17,029 · 29th Dec 2009
18.6 KB 17,029 29th Dec 2009
DecoBooks.rar | Basically sculptures shaped like books. Designed to go in the shelves

Size: 24.2 KB · Downloads: 19,608 · 29th Dec 2009
24.2 KB 19,608 29th Dec 2009
BookcasesFT.rar | Bookcases with FT and above menu

Size: 578.7 KB · Downloads: 18,487 · 15th Nov 2015
578.7 KB 18,487 15th Nov 2015
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Field Researcher
#76 Old 26th Sep 2013 at 10:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by leefish
It requires IKEA and base at minimum.

The file you want is BookcasesBG.rar | Description: Bookcases with base menu

You would need to have some deco books as well, those are also downloadable.


Oh okay, thanks! I'll try and download them later if I still desire them. Nice items by the way ^^
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#77 Old 4th Apr 2014 at 10:01 PM
Love the decorative books! thanks so much.
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#78 Old 9th Apr 2014 at 11:04 PM
Your downloads are always great quality. Thankyou *so* much <3
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#79 Old 16th Sep 2014 at 6:33 PM
Thank you ! :)
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#80 Old 3rd Jun 2015 at 4:39 PM
Very nice! Thank you!
Alchemist
#81 Old 13th Nov 2015 at 3:00 AM
Hi Lee
I have come to the conclusion that these dont work with AGS. I've tested it in all 3 of my anygames, 1 that dosnt have all eps/sp, but does have IKEA, and 2 that have all eps/sps. once Ive put them into the downloads folder and then opened up the game, they are just not there. But, of course, putting them in my main game, they work perfect. Its not a huge deal, hoping I can find an empty short bookcase just as nice to build the bookshop I want, as I dont build in my main game, I just thought you'd be interested to know of the issue!

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#82 Old 13th Nov 2015 at 4:33 PM
That is super odd; can you confirm the AGS set up please? Also, empty short bookcase? A dahlen?

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Alchemist
#83 Old 13th Nov 2015 at 6:48 PM Last edited by ekrubynaffit : 13th Nov 2015 at 7:45 PM.
First try was with UNI/NL/OFB/PETS/SEA/BV/FT/AL/H&M/TSS/KB/IKEA/MG
Create Standard Game (with Maxis default content)
Windowed 1024x768
Game Sound on
Original English

Second try was with all eps sps, except holiday stuff, and same settings

Both trys with and without cc

The books show up but both bookcases short and long dont. And have just checked the Dahlan bookcases and they dont show either.
Have included attatchments showing both bookcase sets in my downloads folder, and bookcases not showing in game, but books showing in game.

*edit
Just realised I downloaded the Dahlan for collection file, so that whole set is showing, just the short and tall Ikea thats not
Screenshots

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#84 Old 15th Nov 2015 at 6:53 AM
Tiff - while you are making AGS games anyway - can you try with an AGS that includes IKEA and nothing above BV and then try the none ft bookcases with those as your only cc? Repeat with an AGS with IKEA and anything ABOVE BV with the ft bookcases and no other cc?

Sims2 is getting old - it might be a GUID conflict as I am pretty sure the GUIDS must be recycling by now.
Alchemist
#85 Old 15th Nov 2015 at 10:36 AM
I think I have figured it out!
Tried it first with IKEA and BV no cc and the BG bookcases - success
Tried it Second with IKEA and MG no cc and FT Bookcases - success
Tried it Third, all EPS all SPs no cc and FT Bookcases - success
Tried it 4th, all EPS all SPs cc stuffed and FT Bookcases - success
Tried it back at the original set up, on the community lot I wanted to put it in - Fail
ah ha I say, Not community enabled (I bet it says that somewhere dosnt it!)

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#86 Old 15th Nov 2015 at 10:42 AM Last edited by leefish : 15th Nov 2015 at 2:24 PM.
Yea, I never enabled it for comm lots - I will have a look and add it in

Files updated.

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Alchemist
#87 Old 15th Nov 2015 at 6:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by leefish
Yea, I never enabled it for comm lots - I will have a look and add it in

Files updated.


Thanks Lee

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#88 Old 26th Apr 2016 at 10:05 PM
Awesome! Thanks for sharing <3
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#89 Old 1st Mar 2017 at 10:50 PM
muito obrigado
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#90 Old 11th Aug 2017 at 9:12 PM
Thanks Lee <3
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#91 Old 4th Jan 2018 at 1:26 AM
Thanks!
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#92 Old 14th Jun 2018 at 11:39 PM
This is old but it is still freakin brilliant. <3
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#93 Old 28th Jun 2019 at 1:28 AM
Are there any deco books that you know of that also work as bookcases? ie, you can pull books from them?
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#94 Old 2nd Jul 2019 at 7:23 AM
Try nixedsims. https://nixedsims.wordpress.com/201...ases/#more-9750

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