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AquaBox Makeover Kit

by PineappleForest Posted 6th Feb 2020 at 12:34 PM - Updated 16th Jun 2020 at 9:40 AM by PineappleForest
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 9 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.
I thought it would be nice to have a few placement slots under the fish tank, so.. I ended up with four new objects

Now you can customize the heck out of your base game aquarium,
or just add more light and plants to the dear old thing.

Makeover kit includes:

Three "empty" recolors of AquaBox Five-Gallon Aquarium - invisible shelves and decor, glass sides or no glass.

AquaBox Overlay - Plants & Lamp - 299 S - master mesh containing four plant colors and two background options - black and transparent,
AquaBox Empty Overlay - 298 S (just lamp, needs master),
Buy mode/Decorative/Miscellaneous, next to AquaBox fish tank.

- Use "moveObjects on" cheat to place these over the aquarium
- To switch the light on/off, click on water surface
- Fish tank options can be accessed by clicking front glass (or plastic bits - when viewed from the back).

AquaBox Console- 300 S - found in Buy Mode/Surfaces/End Tables
Fits right under the fish tank, has three placement slots on lower shelf and one on top.
Metal frame pulls texures from "Bovinia Fridge".

Hollow Rock Sculpture - 69 S - Buy Mode/Decorative/Sculptures
New "cave" for the fish Four shades (included). The base pulls textures from "Transport Urn" sculpture.

Known issues:
Sometimes after Sims leave the lot and return, AquaBox interior (with Overlay) becomes noticeably darker.
It goes back to normal after the lot is reloaded again, or when you grab and move the fish tank.
It could be related to lighting glitches that came with later expansions.

I've generated random GUIDs for these items.

As always, remember to check if new objects you put in your folders show up in the game.

Custom content in the screenshots:
Dahlen books
Chevron carpet
Flower vase by me

Polygon Counts:
Overlay Lamp & Plants: 1223 poly
Overlay Empty: 146 poly
Console Table: 806 poly
Hollow Rock Sculpture: 592 poly

Additional Credits: SimPE Compressorizer

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 2
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
AquaBoxMakeoverKit.rar 985.6 KB 2,839 6th Feb 2020
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 6th Feb 2020 at 2:15 PM
Love this! <3 The wooden one is getting boring.
Forum Resident
#3 Old 6th Feb 2020 at 2:22 PM
I wanted to make a summary for myself. Am I right? This kit is having:
- 3 recolours of game aquabox,
- overlay in 2 kinds: with weed and without, but both with black framing,
- 5 kinds of console table each with 5 framing colours means 25 recolours in all,
- 7 colours of hollow rock sculpture shown on screen 5 of 13.
Fix me if I wrong.

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#4 Old 6th Feb 2020 at 4:46 PM
Console frame is repositoried to base game "Bovinia Fridge", so technically no frame recolors are included (but I've shown five examples).
Same with the sculpture base, it pulls texture from "Transport Urn" - I forgot to mention that.
Test Subject
#5 Old 6th Feb 2020 at 5:31 PM
Oh my god, I love aquascaping, this is like, custom made for me. <3 Thank youuuuuuu~!
Test Subject
#6 Old 6th Feb 2020 at 11:21 PM
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 6:11 PM
Nicely done, as usual, PF! This will be very usefull, more variety is always good!
Test Subject
#8 Old 9th Feb 2020 at 8:35 AM
Just gorgeous! Thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
#9 Old 12th Feb 2020 at 10:58 AM
What a great idea, the aquarium desperately needed a makeover! lol

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Test Subject
#10 Old 12th Feb 2020 at 9:53 PM
Excellent idea!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 16th Feb 2020 at 12:20 PM
Wow, I love these -- what a wonderful, creative idea! Thank you (:
Test Subject
#12 Old 20th Feb 2020 at 11:18 PM
I love it so much ^.^ Thank you!!!
Test Subject
#13 Old 6th Jun 2020 at 12:27 PM
Awesome. The aquarium looks good now.