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AMB Career Rewards as Dollhouses

by sweetdevil Posted 26th Apr 2017 at 10:18 PM - Updated 6th Jun 2018 at 1:46 PM by sweetdevil
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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.
Today I bring 2 career rewards and a debug decor item from Ambitions, converted to functional dollhouses!
Now your sim kids (and adults) can play with a traditional manor, a modern skyscraper or a spoopy graveyard!
(The tower is a reward for the Architect profession; the graveyard goes, oddly enough, to the Ghost Hunter; and the manor is a sculpture )

In-game descriptions

"No matter the age, what lies beyond the visible is always a subject of deep thought. But, sometimes, the peace and slight creepiness of cemeteries just looks nice." (Graveyard / "Paranormal Memento")

"It has often been said that really little things are really cute, no matter what it is. This miniature house is no exception." (Manor / "Mon Petite Chateau")

"This impressive tower is more than enough to inspire any budding architect!" (Tower / "Empirical Building Model")

Details

The Ambitions EP is not required for these. They will also not conflict with the existing career rewards.
The dollhouses cost $250 and can be found under Nursery \ Toys.
Like the regular dollhouse, up to 2 sims can play with one dollhouse simultaneously.
The tower and manor are recolorable with 4 channels and come in 3 presets, the graveyard isn't recolorable at all and has only one preset.

Known issues and technical information

The only issue is a visual one. Specifically, one of the sim's hands will float in midair where it normally rests on the dollhouse.
This is purely cosmetic and can be chalked up to them reaching for something, if you're taking screenshots.

To make the dollhouses, I changed their script class to that of the basegame dollhouse.
Since the tower and graveyard were facing a weird way, I exported their meshes and rotated them.
I also adjusted the sim slot placement locations for some of them so the sims wouldn't clip, but it's been so long since I've worked on them that I forgot which
Finally, I edited the textures for the tower and made it recolorable!



Additional Credits:
Skin: Kurasoberina,
Hair: InkWisteria

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sweetdevil_DollhouseManor.zip

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sweetdevil_DollhouseGraveyard.zip

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Test Subject
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#2 Old 26th Apr 2017 at 10:33 PM
Never really saw the point of having these in my sims' homes, until now that is. Great idea and thanks for sharing!
Virtual gardener
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#3 Old 26th Apr 2017 at 11:14 PM
Never thought of this but I love it! Yet another awesome idea!
Top Secret Researcher
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#4 Old 27th Apr 2017 at 12:24 AM
Great plan- I love these! Thanks.
Test Subject
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#5 Old 27th Apr 2017 at 2:27 AM
these are adorable! thanks!
Instructor
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#6 Old 27th Apr 2017 at 3:16 AM
This is a fabulous idea! We need more dollhouses .
Top Secret Researcher
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#7 Old 27th Apr 2017 at 12:43 PM
What a great idea sweetdevil. Another "must have" for our simmies. Thank you.
Inventor
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#8 Old 28th Apr 2017 at 2:32 PM
This is such a creative idea for these deco things that we never used! I'll use them now Thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
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#9 Old 6th May 2017 at 1:03 PM
Perfect! I specially love the mausoleum one, so creative! But they're really all so fun looking, thank you!
Scholar
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#10 Old 10th Sep 2017 at 1:18 PM
They look so cute. My only question is, does buying one of these fulfill the "Buy a dollhouse" wish?
Alchemist
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#11 Old 6th Dec 2017 at 8:28 AM
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Originally Posted by CatMuto
They look so cute. My only question is, does buying one of these fulfill the "Buy a dollhouse" wish?

Sorry for the late reply! I haven't tried it, but since these have the same script as a proper dollhouse, the game should recognize them as such and the wish should be fulfilled

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Test Subject
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#12 Old 15th Dec 2017 at 5:39 PM
As a dollhouse creator(in RL) myself I think the only thing cooler than this would be a DIY dollhouse in game! Massive Kudos to you!
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 4th Nov 2018 at 9:39 AM
I love thiese dollhouses, thank you so much for sharing ;) XXX
Field Researcher
#14 Old 12th May 2020 at 11:17 AM
It's really amazing - especially graveyard. Thank you!

Alia vel Margierytka
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#15 Old 27th Sep 2020 at 6:21 PM
Thank you so much!