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Household Cleaners That Really Clean!

by aelflaed Posted 5th May 2020 at 10:23 PM - Updated 7th May 2020 at 11:27 PM by aelflaed : improved polys
6 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 3 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.


5 original deco objects created by Nemestnaya, from the set "Around a Sink". Originally posted at BPS. That site is gone, but most/all of Nemestnaya's files are posted here:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/19mz8...stayna.rar/file

Plus Crisp and Kerosene's 'Soapy Soap', used by permission:
https://crispsandkerosene.tumblr.co...t-is-a-decomisc

Despite the advertising, these household cleaning products will not actually clean your house! But they will clean your sim. Each object gives a small boost to hygiene and mood when used. Multiple uses will stack.



Quarter-tile enabled, 6 per OFB shelf. Found in Plumbing/Misc.

Autonomous use by child to elder, no visitors. Animation is included, but kids will levitate as it is an adult animation. (I had to make a choice - floating kids or dirty kids.)



NMS cleaners cost $7 each, the large bottle by C&K is $10. No environment boost - this is Not Art.

GUIDs have not been altered - remove the original files if you have them. Recolours should still work fine.

The Nemestnaya objects are old, and very high-poly for single-tile objects. I have done the best I can to reduce them, with no meshing skills. The Dish Detergent and Spray Detergent can't go any smaller, or the liquid texture is ruined (I reduced the lid textures as much as I dared, they aren't as pretty as they were.) The white Detergent kept losing its label, but I finally found a different trick which got it below 3000 polys, with label intact.

Polygon Counts:
C&K Soapy Soap 898
NMS Cleaner was 3540, now 948
NMS Detergent was 4106, now 2476
NMS Dish Detergent was 3747, now 2742
NMS Soap Bottle was 4854, now 971
NMS Spray Detergent was 4548, now 2819

Credit to Echo (and numerous others) for SimPE tips and tutorials. Kudos to Creesims for getting me interested in learning how to do this. I used her code as a base and modified it along the way. And of course, many thanks to Nemestnaya and to Roxane of Crisp & Kerosene – without their meshing skills, these functional objects would not have been possible.
Belated credit to Moune, Mustluvcatz and Dr Pixel, whose tips from long ago have helped me reduce the polys of the NMS items to something more reasonable.

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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AE_CleaningProducts-MadeFunctional.7z | new file with reduced polycounts

Size: 967.6 KB · Downloads: 1,420 · 7th May 2020
967.6 KB 1,420 7th May 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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Inventor
THANKS POST
#2 Old 5th May 2020 at 10:58 PM
Type of current interest especially with all that mess with COVID-19 warning.
Regards Vic ^_^
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#3 Old 6th May 2020 at 8:41 PM
Thanks! this is a cool little thing to have
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#4 Old 7th May 2020 at 5:30 PM
I really like these and hope I got the right mesh. The link leads to a whole collection of small decorative items - none of which looks at all like these cleaning products. I'll let you know if the don't show up in the game. The idea fits the times - doesn't it. They look great.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 8th May 2020 at 11:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sandya
I really like these and hope I got the right mesh. The link leads to a whole collection of small decorative items - none of which looks at all like these cleaning products. I'll let you know if the don't show up in the game. The idea fits the times - doesn't it. They look great.

Not the OP, but to clarify:
The meshes needed are included in the download.
The links in the description are just to credit the creators of the original decorative-only objects.
Theorist
Original Poster
#6 Old 8th May 2020 at 9:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sandya
I really like these and hope I got the right mesh. The link leads to a whole collection of small decorative items - none of which looks at all like these cleaning products. I'll let you know if the don't show up in the game. The idea fits the times - doesn't it. They look great.


As AlfredAskew said, the meshes are in the download.
Apart from crediting the creators, you may of course find other things you like by following those links.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 9th May 2020 at 11:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aelflaed
As AlfredAskew said, the meshes are in the download.
Apart from crediting the creators, you may of course find other things you like by following those links.


They showed up with no problem so one of the meshes in that set - or more did the trick. These are really great Thanks so much.