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Picked upload! Faire Folk Liberation Army Decorative Item Manoeuver

by kithri Posted 8th Sep 2012 at 2:39 PM - Updated 21st Sep 2012 at 3:28 AM by kithri
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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.
9/15/12--v.2--Added extra slot to the Slotted Stack O'Books so that multiple book piles might be placed one atop the other and be neatly stacked, per request! Also, verified that all meshes are compatible with patch 1.38.

When I buy a set from the Sims 3 Store, I expect a minimal level of quality…not a monstrosity of a bookshelf that appears to have been created during a developer’s Vicodin dream.



I mean, why? Why, EA, why?

While the bookshelf is fugly, the shelf decorations are rather pretty, even if they are IOUS--Items of Unusual Size. The seashell is twice as big as a Sim’s head, and must have been home to Snailzilla, Mollusk of Renown, while the enormous starfish looks like it had been feeding on radioactive krill for a few dozen decades…but the daisies and the feather-in-vase are more or less normal. So I felt that these items deserved to be liberated from this oppressive bookshelf.

All of the items have been made recolorable, except for the stack of books. But! I added a slot to the stack of books, so you can stack more stuff on top of them.



I retextured the peacock feather-in-a-vase just because, and added recolorability to the vase and to the little eye near the feather’s top.



Radioactive Starfish and Snailzilla, Mollusk of Renown were smallinated to a more reasonable size. Radioactive Starfish should be leaned against a backdrop of some kind, or else it looks like it is out for a stroll on the coffee table. (I was going to make a second starfish to hang on the wall, but I saw a squirrel and ran off…)



More pictures, including a channel and mapping picture, are included among the thumbnails at the bottom of the page.

Technical and Other Relevant Info
Radioactive Starfish, Snailzilla, Mollusk of Renown, and the Slotted Stack O’Books are located in the Function -> Décor -> Sculptures section of the Buy Catalog, while the Peacock Feather-in-a-Vase and Just Daisies are in Function -> Décor -> Plants. All items provide +1 to Environment.

Peacock Feather-in-a-Vase
Price: 75
Channels: 3

Radioactive Starfish
Price: 30
Channels: 1

Snailzilla, Mollusk of Renown
Price: 30
Channels: 2

Slotted Stack O’Books
Price: 30
Channels: None, Not Recolorable
Slots: 1

Just Daisies
Price: 15
Channels: 3

No expansion or stuff packs are needed. All meshes were play tested on a base game fully patched to 1.36, and on a game full of expansions and stuff packs using 1.36. They might work on other levels, but there are no guarantees.

I love thanks and welcome comments, and of course, please report any problems you have here in this thread and I’ll put Lt. Commander Lilliput of the Faire Folk Force on it right away. Really.

Tools used: Milkshape, S3PE, TSRW, Sims3Pack Multi Installer, Photoshop CS6

CC Credits: Vines by lunasims @ http://lunasimslulamai.jimdo.com/, Stairway to Cleveland Plant Stand by me here at MTS: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=482750, and the Art Nouveaulicious End Table, converted by me from S2, here at MTS: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=483595. The lovely tree (Fantasy World Tree) is from the Sims 3 Store and is also part of the Faire Folk furnishings; it costs all of 25 Simpoints and is available here: http://store.thesims3.com/productDe...ategoryId=11525


Polygon Counts:
Peacock Feather-in-a-Vase
High Polys: 326
Low Polys: 135

Radioactive Starfish
High Polys: 166
Low Polys: 50

Snailzilla, Mollusk of Renown
High Polys: 276
Low Polys: 132

Slotted Stack O’Books
High Polys: 44
Low Polys: 44

Just Daisies
High Polys: 222
Low Polys: 102

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Delphy, Inge & Peter Jones, Wes Howe for MS plugins, Armiel for Builder’s Island, and William Goldman for The Princess Bride.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Kithri_FaireFolkLiberation_DecoItems_9_12_v2.zip | Description: Updated file for Slotted Stack O'Books on 9/15/12. 1.51 MB 11,143 16th Sep 2012
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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.).

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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.
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4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


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#26 Old 12th Sep 2012 at 9:56 AM
LOL! Thanks, you made me laugh so hard!
#27 Old 12th Sep 2012 at 3:50 PM
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Originally Posted by GeneralOperationsDirector
Using this to test Sims 3 Custom Content in my game....
Worked --on the first try, no less-- like a charm, and the items are nice.

I did notice something odd, though: When you stack books on books, the pile looks like it should tip over. I don`t know much of anything yet about Sims 3 modding; is there any way that a second slot could be added that only accepts more books, but does so in preference to the existing slot? If not, a normal second slot would be just as welcome.

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#28 Old 12th Sep 2012 at 6:39 PM
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Originally Posted by GeneralOperationsDirector
Worked --on the first try, no less-- like a charm, and the items are nice.

I did notice something odd, though: When you stack books on books, the pile looks like it should tip over. I don`t know much of anything yet about Sims 3 modding; is there any way that a second slot could be added that only accepts more books, but does so in preference to the existing slot? If not, a normal second slot would be just as welcome.


There is some ability to designate slots to hold small, medium, or large objects, but as far as I know, no way to designate a slot for a specific decorative type.

However, even if I put a second slot on the books, there would be no way for you to activate it, since the item in the first slot would crowd it out; they would be too close together.
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#29 Old 12th Sep 2012 at 11:47 PM
Thanks... you really know what we need before we do... and you are freaking hilarious as well!
#30 Old 14th Sep 2012 at 3:10 PM
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Originally Posted by kithri
There is some ability to designate slots to hold small, medium, or large objects, but as far as I know, no way to designate a slot for a specific decorative type.
About what I expected from my breif readings on the subject. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by kithri
However, even if I put a second slot on the books, there would be no way for you to activate it, since the item in the first slot would crowd it out; they would be too close together.
Not a problem --I even expected that, from the behavior of EA`s own slots. I wouldn`t expect them both to be used at the same time even if they could be; the point was only to provide an alternate location for the single item on the object, so that the stack of stacks of books wouldn`t look like the famous Tower in Piza (Pisa?), Italy. There are at least two methods of guiding the object into the correct slot; one can drag it until it snaps into the one one wants, or one can use the M key to move between available slots [the M key option, by the way, has been around since The Sims 1, not just the Sims 3 base-game as some report; not sure, however, if it dates back to the Sims 1 base-game itself] --and as long as I can choose which slot the item goes into, I don`t care if it blocks the other slot.

Anyway, even without the second slot [or even without the first, for that matter], this still makes re-cluttering the emptied book-cases with not-always-identical clutter easier.

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#31 Old 14th Sep 2012 at 8:18 PM
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Originally Posted by GeneralOperationsDirector
About what I expected from my breif readings on the subject. Thank you.Not a problem --I even expected that, from the behavior of EA`s own slots. I wouldn`t expect them both to be used at the same time even if they could be; the point was only to provide an alternate location for the single item on the object, so that the stack of stacks of books wouldn`t look like the famous Tower in Piza (Pisa?), Italy. There are at least two methods of guiding the object into the correct slot; one can drag it until it snaps into the one one wants, or one can use the M key to move between available slots [the M key option, by the way, has been around since The Sims 1, not just the Sims 3 base-game as some report; not sure, however, if it dates back to the Sims 1 base-game itself] --and as long as I can choose which slot the item goes into, I don`t care if it blocks the other slot.

Anyway, even without the second slot [or even without the first, for that matter], this still makes re-cluttering the emptied book-cases with not-always-identical clutter easier.


Well, in that case, another slot on the bookstack is definitely possible =P I will have a go at it either today or tomorrow.
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#32 Old 21st Sep 2012 at 3:20 AM
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Originally Posted by kithri
Well, in that case, another slot on the bookstack is definitely possible =P I will have a go at it either today or tomorrow.
Thank you, both for the updated object [redownloaded already :D] *and* the PM telling me that it was available. Will be installing the replacement object SOON.

...and MTS reply-with-quote STILL doesn`t have a "This is a Thanks post" option? Hmmph!
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#33 Old 28th Dec 2012 at 8:36 PM
Love it. And your description had me laughing the whole way through. :D
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#34 Old 6th Jan 2013 at 3:37 AM
i love these! i truly enjoy having them on my shelves! I would like to know where you got the half staircase and trees?
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#35 Old 11th Jan 2013 at 8:18 PM
Wonderful, I love extracted shelf clutter! Well, really any clutter
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#36 Old 13th Jan 2013 at 2:26 AM
In response to horsecrazyforever92, The half staircase is a bookshelf made by me and downloadable here at MTS: Stairway to Cleveland. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=482750. The Fantasy World Tree is from the Sims 3 Store is available here: http://store.thesims3.com/productDe...ategoryId=11525.

Thanks all for the nice feedback!

"Curiouser and curiouser! cried Alice...Now I’m opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!..." ~ Alice in Wonderland

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#37 Old 18th Mar 2013 at 11:52 PM
I came here for the download, but I stayed for the humor...now when do we get more Radioactive Starfish and Snailzilla, the Mollusk of Renown items??? Hats, wall-art, chairs, minions of evil...?

<3!
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#38 Old 29th Jan 2014 at 7:13 AM
I'm close to birth and making me laugh that hard ain't safe! :D
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#39 Old 4th Jul 2014 at 3:32 AM
Beautiful ! Thank you
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#40 Old 7th Sep 2014 at 11:35 PM
These are absolutely lovely!
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