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Picked upload! Cop-A-Squat: Chair OMSPs

by Honeywell Posted 19th Apr 2012 at 3:36 PM - Updated 21st Oct 2012 at 9:26 PM by Honeywell
66 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 13 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
5-25-2012

Cop-A-Feel: Loveseat OMSP


Add a chair OMSP to your existing furniture (or whatever) and your sims will autonomously sit there when they need a chair. I wanted these for my teens bedrooms so they can read or eat a sandwich on their bed but they'd be great for dorm rooms too. I imagine machinima and story creators have better options available already considering all of the amazing pictures I see so I can't see how these would be useful for creators. So with that in mind, I decided to only make a few heights for my sims to sit on everyday type objects: beds, toy boxes and the normal chair height specifically but those heights turned out to be pretty versatile.

Catalog Sort:
Seating/Dining Room - $0

Features:
  • Base Game Compatible
  • Shiftable w/ Apartment Life and Quarter Tile Placeable w/ Mansions & Gardens
  • Make All Visible option so you can always find these to make adjustments or take them out
  • Color Coded for ease of placement



These aren't perfect and the greater the height difference between the original chair and stool animations the more obvious that becomes. Sims heels also clip into the bed frames (some more than others) but using the stool animations for getting on and off the bed are much better than the chair animations so I think it's more than a fair trade. There's a short video on YouTube showing these in use that you're welcome to look at.

Placement:
When placing these I found that for some objects--including the bed--you need to pull out the OMSP a quarter of a tile or sims won't be able to use them. For other objects, like with the toy box, you can simply place them like normal and they work fine. For most objects as long as you can see the full red tab sims seem to be able to use them. If they do need to be adjusted off of the grid you can use quarter tile placement if you have M&G or boolprop snapobjectstogrid false if you don't. If you've never used cheats to build or decorate there's a nice tutorial by TanyaWhan on the exchange you might find useful.

Once you've placed these, have a sim test them to be sure they can be reached and then you can go ahead and use the design tool to make them invisible for a one time fee of $15. If you need them to be visible again and you use the Make All Visible option you won't be charged the $15 fee when you make them invisible again.

Terms of Use:
You're free to use however you'd like, for whatever you'd like.

Special Thanks:
To julsfes for allowing me to use her visible/invisible BHAVs from her wonderful SlotBlocker and OMSP Controller. It makes a world of difference when it comes to using these so thanks again. And to my upload mod whose suggestions improved the animations and made this a better upload--much appreciated!

Polygon Counts:
Faces: 12
Vertices: 16

Additional Credits:
And thanks to the usual suspects as well: SimPE, CEP, Wings3D, Milkshape, GIMP, FRAPS and MTS.

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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Size: 61.8 KB · Downloads: 8,660 · 19th Apr 2012
61.8 KB 8,660 19th Apr 2012
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Lab Assistant
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#51 Old 19th Feb 2013 at 7:06 PM
I think this is my new favourite mod. Really, it's probably a simple thing but so, so useful!
Lab Assistant
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#52 Old 14th Mar 2013 at 3:33 AM
I can't believe how useful this really is. Especially for the story tellers. It adds that much more realism to the game that even TS3 doesn't have, the human ability to sit ANYWHERE. Haha. My sims are now going to have all too many seating options, thank you so much!
Top Secret Researcher
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#53 Old 14th Mar 2013 at 11:38 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by brooklyndreaming
the human ability to sit ANYWHERE.

The second best thing after opposable thumbs!
Lab Assistant
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#54 Old 28th Apr 2013 at 5:14 AM
Oh my goodness, how am I just now finding this? This will be extremely helpful for my videos and I'm already getting ideas for how to use these OMSPs. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#55 Old 30th May 2013 at 7:53 PM
I love these. They even work great for making more realistic useful furniture. My sims who live in small dorms get tons of use out of these, especially because with a little fidgeting and positioning, I can now get them to use computers/laptops/the game station/consoles from bed, that was one thing I've wanted for forever. With the help of the deco transformer that makes any object intersectable, I just put a bed on it, then put the bed wherever I want, then I use one of these with a desk by the bed, so that they can relax in bed and still play their games x). Thanks so much for these!
Test Subject
#56 Old 9th Nov 2013 at 3:21 AM
My sim says the bed is blocking it but clearly it isn't! She can't get to it. How do I fix this?
Theorist
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#57 Old 9th Nov 2013 at 4:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by katnisseverdeen3
My sim says the bed is blocking it but clearly it isn't! She can't get to it. How do I fix this?

Hi You need to use pull it out a 1/4 of a tile so the full red tab is visible in order to use these with beds.
Placement:
When placing these I found that for some objects--including the bed--you need to pull out the OMSP a quarter of a tile or sims won't be able to use them. For other objects, like with the toy box, you can simply place them like normal and they work fine. For most objects as long as you can see the full red tab sims seem to be able to use them. If they do need to be adjusted off of the grid you can use quarter tile placement if you have M&G or boolprop snapobjectstogrid false if you don't.
Test Subject
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#58 Old 19th Jan 2014 at 9:12 PM
ขอบคุณคะ
Test Subject
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#59 Old 7th Mar 2014 at 9:22 AM
These are very useful in small houses
Field Researcher
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#60 Old 26th Mar 2014 at 4:37 PM
Love these! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with the Sims community!
Test Subject
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#61 Old 6th Jul 2014 at 9:42 PM
Thank you ! :)
Top Secret Researcher
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#62 Old 21st Feb 2015 at 2:36 PM
thank you
Banned
#63 Old 27th Jul 2015 at 10:33 PM
OMGosh this so SO so SO SO so SOOOO Soooo awesome, thanks for making this for our simmies. Now my can sit just about anywhere, yipppeeee!!!
Test Subject
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#64 Old 6th Mar 2016 at 11:16 PM
Thank You
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#65 Old 2nd Aug 2016 at 11:14 PM Last edited by gazania : 4th Aug 2016 at 10:08 PM.
These work great on MDPthatsme's bleachers. Sims can now sit quite comfortably on the lower level, and at least some of it is not decor anymore, but actually functional. Thank you!
Test Subject
#66 Old 8th Jun 2018 at 7:22 AM
How come no one has made this for Sims 4? I miss these.
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#67 Old 7th Dec 2020 at 12:19 AM
Thank you
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