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Straightforward Bookcases 1 & 2 Tiles Add Ons

by enable_llamas Posted 18th May 2020 at 4:49 PM
14 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 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.
Something I made a while ago and have found very useful ever since - some add on bookcases for more variety. I love the Straightforward Bookcases that came with Roaring Heights and use them all the time. The design is clean and classic enough to fit well with almost any style (unlike most of the ones that came with EPs and are an affront against eyesight) but I can't always spare the necessary 3-tile wide space. So, to remedy this, I made these one and two-tile wide options - both short and tall version.

  • Straightforward Short Bookcase 1 Tile - $180, found under Storage/Bookshelves, 3 recolorable channels, 3 presets same as original
  • Straightforward Short Bookcase 2 Tiles - $180, found under Storage/Bookshelves, 3 recolorable channels, 3 presets same as original
  • Straightforward Tall Bookcase 1 Tile - $180, found under Storage/Bookshelves, 3 recolorable channels, 3 presets same as original
  • Straightforward Tall Bookcase 2 Tiles - $180, found under Storage/Bookshelves, 3 recolorable channels, 3 presets same as original

The presets and UV map/channels match the original ones so they can be used together. I got rid of the little chamfered edges on the sides for a smoother, more seamless transition when placed next to each other. The two gifs show the difference.

Mine:



Original:


BG compatible, compressed, don't require Roaring Heights.

Enjoy!

Polygon Counts:
1 Tile Short
high/med: 500f / 309f

1 Tile Tall
high/med: 770f / 454f

2 Tiles Short
high/med: 868f / 597f

2 Tiles Tall
high/med: 1159f / 722f

Additional Credits:
Blender, Milkshape, TSRW, S3PE, Photoshop

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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.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
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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14 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 9 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 18th May 2020 at 6:10 PM
Bookcases are something that do need more variety.

Thanks
Test Subject
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#3 Old 18th May 2020 at 8:04 PM
Oh!! Much longed and wished for. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 19th May 2020 at 1:27 AM
Awesome!
Forum Resident
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#5 Old 19th May 2020 at 3:12 AM
I'm obsessed with bookshelves! These ones are great, a variety of sizes I can use in my Town library! Thank you
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#6 Old 19th May 2020 at 4:36 AM
Thank you <3
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#7 Old 19th May 2020 at 5:31 AM
Awesome, thank you so much for doing this. These are my favourite bookshelves, but the lack of variety in their sizes was irritating.
Test Subject
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#8 Old 19th May 2020 at 8:44 AM
This is great. thank you
Forum Resident
#9 Old 19th May 2020 at 11:54 PM
Stop making me download things!
My CC folder is going to explode on day.

These are awesome though, Thanks

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#10 Old 20th May 2020 at 5:56 AM
Thanks!I'll be using these in my AnneArbor city hall library soon.My Mods folder already exploded with too many package files already.
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#11 Old 22nd May 2020 at 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Collector
Bookcases are something that do need more variety.

Thanks

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Originally Posted by nonikk63
Oh!! Much longed and wished for. Thank you!

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Originally Posted by Affinity
Awesome!

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Originally Posted by desiree101
I'm obsessed with bookshelves! These ones are great, a variety of sizes I can use in my Town library! Thank you

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Originally Posted by ani_
Thank you <3

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Originally Posted by Pary
Awesome, thank you so much for doing this. These are my favourite bookshelves, but the lack of variety in their sizes was irritating.

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Originally Posted by carrieanne
This is great. thank you

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Originally Posted by TadOlson
Thanks!I'll be using these in my AnneArbor city hall library soon.My Mods folder already exploded with too many package files already.

Thank youuu

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Originally Posted by MurderPrincessK
Stop making me download things!
My CC folder is going to explode on day.

These are awesome though, Thanks

Yes but you need just one more - it can't hurt, rigth? Right?!
Test Subject
#12 Old 3rd Jun 2020 at 7:16 PM
These are wonderful, but can I also ask where you got the walls in your screenshots? Drooooooool!
Field Researcher
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#13 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 12:07 PM Last edited by enable_llamas : 5th Jun 2020 at 7:26 PM.
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Originally Posted by scoopofvanilla
These are wonderful, but can I also ask where you got the walls in your screenshots? Drooooooool!

The panels? I'm pretty sure they're eaxis, maybe from an ep or something. I'll check when I go in game.

Edit: apparently they're from the store and come with Roaring Heights - Ritzy Wood Paneling or something like that. Just recolored to marble.
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 25th Jul 2020 at 5:13 PM
These are wonderful! Thank you! Question, though... I want to use these shelves in my community library, but the little picture frames that show up on them don't work for a community lot. Is there a way to "empty" the shelves so that only books appear?
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#15 Old 30th Jul 2020 at 6:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Crashley1784
These are wonderful! Thank you! Question, though... I want to use these shelves in my community library, but the little picture frames that show up on them don't work for a community lot. Is there a way to "empty" the shelves so that only books appear?

Do you mean you want them to look more full/empty visually or that you can't read anything from them/they contain no readable books in the inventory? Cause the fullness level depends on the geostate - bookcases have 3: empty, default (some books, not full) and full (over a certain number of books in inventory, not sure how much exactly). It's mostly a visual thing and shouldn't impact functionality - except the empty one where there;s nothing to be read. They come full by default on community lots I believe. The bookcases are cloned directly from the store ones, not BG, so they come with the same few crappy books of the originals and no skill books. You can fill them up with different types of books or empty them with Debug Enabler.