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Basegame medicine cabinet as mirror

by sweetdevil Posted 18th Jan 2017 at 5:08 PM
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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.
Don't you just love it when you're modifying things without being 100% sure of what you're doing, and it still comes out right?
Well, this is the case with the basegame medicine cabinet, which I thought of turning into a mirror!

It's fully usable as a mirror, complete with interactions and proper rigs. This, however, means it can't be Viewed as a decor item anymore.

  • Environment score of 3, gives Charisma skill, increases Fun (these stats are borrowed from the mirror).
  • Now found under Decor \ Mirrors, Bathroom \ Mirrors, Bathroom \ Accents.
  • You need to replace existing cabinets for the DR version to work!
  • If you play with walls down, you will have to put them up in order to see and use the cabinet.

Work process

These are technical details that aren't needed for using the object, just felt like writing them down

I was going to leave it non-reflective initially (mind-bogglingly illogical, I know) because I couldn't quite figure out how to get the doors to be reflective. I tried to edit the specular a few times in the hopes of isolating those areas, and finally figured out it the reflective properties are shader-based instead of image-based after a while, haha. After that it was smooth sailing!

  1. Cloned with S3OC and changed room, environment, skill and wall position flags.
  2. Changed the cabinet's script class to that of a basegame mirror.
  3. Replaced the _RIG, FTPT and RSLT resources from the cabinet with those from the mirror.
  4. Edited the MLOD and MODL resources to change the door shader from Glass to FlatMirror.
  5. Replaced the default in-game thumbnail with a custom one generated by the game.

Note: I would advise against making this mirror edit shiftable up and down the wall, as it will cause Sims to sink into the ground or float above it.

Additional Credits:
Skin: 'Primer' by kurasoberina
Hair: 'Cherub Curly hair' by HystericalParoxysm
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
sweetdevil_BGMedicineCabinetAsMirror_DR.zip | Description: Default replacement. 119.9 KB 892 18th Jan 2017
sweetdevil_BGMedicineCabinetAsMirror_NDR.zip | Description: Non-default replacement. 157.8 KB 1,275 18th Jan 2017
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Style: Modern
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Tags: #cabinet, #basegame, #edit, #mirror, #bathroom