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Eco Lifestyle - Windows + Deco Slots - Overrides

by Bakie Posted 31st Jul 2020 at 2:42 PM
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
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.


For more of a deepdive into the possibilites with these additional deco slots, please click this Youtube Video Link:
Eco Lifestyle - Windows + Deco Slots - Overrides

Eco Lifestyle - Windows + Deco Slots - Overrides
When looking through the objects that came with the Eco Lifestyle expansion pack, I noticed that objects couldn't be placed on the window sills.
As using the Moveobjects on cheat doesn't always work the way I wanted to, I decided to make 13 window overrides with additional small and medium deco slots.
If you want to know for which windows I made an override and to see a few of the small and medium deco slots I've added, take a look at the images. I've also added some example screenshots.

If you want to know the exact number of small and medium deco slots, take a look here (second numbers is for diagonal walls if the objects model differs from that of the straight walls):
- Short, Medium and Tall Angled Box Windows: 6 Small & 2 Medium / 10 Small & 2 Medium
- Stretched Box Window: 52 Small & 17 Medium / 87 Small & 27 Medium
- Box Window: 28 Small & 6 Medium
- Larger Box Window: 63 Small & 29 Medium
- Box Recess Window: 74 Small & 24 Medium
- Box Bevel Window: 16 Medium
- Aquarium Window: 30 Small & 21 Medium
- Short and Medium Wedge Windows: 34 Small & 2 Medium / 50 Small & 2 Medium

Some important things you should know:
- As already mentioned, these windows are overrides. They will still contain their original recolors though. The only thing I've added are additional small and medium deco slots.
- To make them better recognizable as slotted windows in the build menu, I've added a small plant icon to the lower left corner.
- As for those deco slots, remember that objects that fit into small deco slots, will also fit into medium deco slots.
- I've added slots to both the inside as the outside of the windows.
- Not all deco slots are visible on the images, this is because there're some overlapping deco slots too, which give a lot more possibilities when decorating the window sills.
- To get the most possible options to place objects, you do need to activate the 'bb.moveobjects on' cheat, so an object's footprint won't stop other objects to be placed near.
- Some windows will contain multiple rows of deco slots. Sometimes an object has to be placed onto the first row, before being able to start placing objects onto a second row. There're also ocasions that you'll need to switch to the outside of the window to be able to use certain deco slots on the inside of the window.
- Because of the deco slots, objects can be placed onto the window sills on all heights, even when using free placement (holding ALT) while placing a window.
- Another advantage of the deco slots, is that objects placed onto the window sills will move with the window when replacing it (When placed using the moveobjects on cheat on default windows, objects stay at the same place).
- 8 Of the 13 windows contain a second object model for the diagonal walls. As these models are bigger/longer then the straight walls object models, those contain more additional deco slots.

To see examples of all the things mentioned above, take a look at the video!

Object information:
These mods require the Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack.
They're all overrides, which means they will override the default Eco Lifestyle windows, but still will have all original recolors.
To easily find them, go to the windows section, click the infinity symbol and use the filter option to filter on the Eco Lifestyle pack.
They can be recognized by my "BakieGaming" icon in the lower right corner of the thumbnail.
The costs are exactly the same as the default ones.

Game Requirements:
Eco Lifestyle Expansion Pack

Game Version:
Tested with gameversion: 1.65.70.1020

Custom Content visible on the Thumbnail made by me:
Animated - Angry Gnome

I hope you like these Eco Lifestyle Window + Deco slots overrides and if you do, please leave a comment!
If you want to use it in screenshots or videos, be sure to give me some credit!

>> Want to share my mods? <<
Besides giving me credit and linking back to this page, I would appreciate it if you could add my video instead of (only) the thumbnail.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the Sims 4 Studio
Thanks Adobe for making Photoshop

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Eco Lifestyle
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11 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 31st Jul 2020 at 3:58 PM
Well done Bakie this is very useful!
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 1st Aug 2020 at 2:06 PM
I love it, I've never understood the point of the huge windowsill without any slots.
Test Subject
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#4 Old 1st Aug 2020 at 6:37 PM
I love this ♥
Test Subject
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#5 Old 2nd Aug 2020 at 3:06 PM
nice was hoping some would make this. still don't understand why that isn't a default feture.
Top Secret Researcher
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#6 Old 6th Aug 2020 at 8:28 AM
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Originally Posted by simsi45
Well done Bakie this is very useful!

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Originally Posted by whitequeen73
I love it, I've never understood the point of the huge windowsill without any slots.

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Originally Posted by Heidi`
I love this ♥

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Originally Posted by ADMNtek
nice was hoping some would make this. still don't understand why that isn't a default feture.

Thanks all! Happy to see you like it!

Curious at all the mods I made or want to learn how to make mods yourself? Take a look at my BakieGaming YouTube Channel
For the people who would like to support me some more, take a look at my: BakieGaming Patreon page
For a quick mod overview, take a look at my Profile page
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#7 Old 8th Aug 2020 at 4:49 AM
I LOVE YOU
Test Subject
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#8 Old 13th Aug 2020 at 2:12 PM
I'm so happy someone thought about this ! Slots should have been there when these windows came out, but oh well... Thank you so much for saving the day !
Top Secret Researcher
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#9 Old 17th Aug 2020 at 1:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Sorypsi
I LOVE YOU
Thanks! I'm happy to see you like it!
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Originally Posted by Shane Grey
I'm so happy someone thought about this ! Slots should have been there when these windows came out, but oh well... Thank you so much for saving the day !
You're welcome! Enjoy the deco slots!

Curious at all the mods I made or want to learn how to make mods yourself? Take a look at my BakieGaming YouTube Channel
For the people who would like to support me some more, take a look at my: BakieGaming Patreon page
For a quick mod overview, take a look at my Profile page
Test Subject
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#10 Old 26th Aug 2020 at 7:59 PM
YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!
Thank you so much my dude (I use this term as gender-neutral, please let me know if you find this uncomfortable since I do not know your pronouns <3 )
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#11 Old 27th Aug 2020 at 3:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Captree
YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!
Thank you so much my dude (I use this term as gender-neutral, please let me know if you find this uncomfortable since I do not know your pronouns <3 )
Haha, dude is perfect! If you watched my video you probably heard I'm a dude But good to read you like it!

Curious at all the mods I made or want to learn how to make mods yourself? Take a look at my BakieGaming YouTube Channel
For the people who would like to support me some more, take a look at my: BakieGaming Patreon page
For a quick mod overview, take a look at my Profile page
Test Subject
#12 Old 20th Sep 2020 at 6:38 PM
Would I be correct to assume these were broken with the star wars patch?