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Control Dining Plate and Bowl Colors

by omglo Posted 2nd May 2021 at 6:05 PM - Updated 2nd May 2021 at 8:35 PM by omglo
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 9 Thanks Posts
These objects, a stack of plates and a stack of bowls, control the color of the plates/bowls that Sims use to eat with. Prior to this mod, players could choose up to one default dish color. Now you can have seven different choices. Serving bowls and plates don't take on the new colors. Medieval players can have simple dishes for their peasant class and ornate options for their monarchs. One family can have white plates, while their neighbors eat off neon green dishes. These need to load after any default replacement textures you have. Found in Appliances > Misc

How it works - Purchase one stack of plates and one stack of bowls per lot. Change the color of the objects using the pie menu. Every time a Sim grabs a plate or bowl, it will automatically take on the color of the control plate/bowl.  The bowls are repositoried to the plates. These objects are compatible with default replacement dish textures. Lots without control dishes will take on the color of the default replacement, if you have one, or the regular game colors if you don't. 

Recolors - This object can not be recolored using Object Workshop. It allows for seven, and only seven recolors, which are contained in a single texture pack. To recolor, open the Dish TexturePack in SimPE, then proceed as usual with replacing the textures. Don't change the internal file names, fix integrity or clone this package because that could break the code. Feel free to use your favorite seven defaults to make your own texture pack for your own game. If you make a texture pack to share, make sure your downloaders know they can only have one. Of course, don't redistribute a texture pack full of someone else's textures without their permission. 

Conflicts - overwrites the following and adds BHAV to the following groups
- 0x7FB04617 Function Init Food Dish - Small Bowl
- 0x7F117E7C Function Init Food Dish - Bowl
- 0x7F451324 Function - Init Food Dish - Standard
- 0x7F8EDC88 Function Init Food Dish - Dessert

I don't think anyone else has edited these.

Credits - Morague's black edged plate default is shown in a photo.
Charity for the thread that inspired this object
LazyDuchess and Chris Hatch
Everyone in creator feedback who tested this.
Tags: #plate, #bowls

Type: Object Mods

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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 2nd May 2021 at 7:16 PM
Wow! This is quite literally a game changer. I've never installed any plate defaults, because it'd just be too weird to have the same plate everywhere. I immediately know which ones I want. How exciting!
Test Subject
#3 Old 2nd May 2021 at 8:55 PM
This is amazing! Great job
Inventor
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#4 Old 2nd May 2021 at 11:33 PM
Aww yiss, very happy to see this finally available to everyone! I'd been using the test version and was eagerly awaiting the day I could recommend this to people!
The Great AntiJen
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#5 Old 3rd May 2021 at 12:03 AM
Ah I was wondering if anyone would get round to this - thanks, that's great
Needs Coffee
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#6 Old 3rd May 2021 at 7:50 AM
I am guessing with Deedee Sims polka dot mix and match default, that only one colour can be used in each colour slot?

Also is it easy enough to change the spelling on this mod? I can't stand to see the American spelling of 'color' sorry!

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
Alchemist
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#7 Old 3rd May 2021 at 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by joandsarah77
I am guessing with Deedee Sims polka dot mix and match default, that only one colour can be used in each colour slot?

Also is it easy enough to change the spelling on this mod? I can't stand to see the American spelling of 'color' sorry!
@joandsarah77 you can change the catalog description and the catalog location, but that's it.

Yes, only one color can be used in each spot. If there's enough interest, I can release a non repository bowl so people can have seven plate choices and the option of seven completely different bowl colors.
Inventor
#8 Old 3rd May 2021 at 10:51 PM
Do you think this is possible with other dishes like the cups, espresso glasses, mugs, etc? I know some people who would be very interested in that.
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 4th May 2021 at 12:21 AM
This is genius! I can't wait to make sets of plates for my different classes! THANK YOU!!
Alchemist
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#10 Old 4th May 2021 at 12:29 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by annachibi
Do you think this is possible with other dishes like the cups, espresso glasses, mugs, etc? I know some people who would be very interested in that.

Yep, definitely possible.
Instructor
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#11 Old 4th May 2021 at 1:57 AM
Fabulous! I swear, Sims 2 just keeps on getting better and better.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 4th May 2021 at 3:28 PM
How cool! Thank you for sharing :)
Needs Coffee
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#13 Old 5th May 2021 at 1:41 AM
When making recolours, the patterns on the bowl the sims eats from wrap around oddly, not matching how it shows on the control bowl. I would add a picture but can't do this here.

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
Alchemist
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#14 Old 5th May 2021 at 3:35 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by joandsarah77
When making recolours, the patterns on the bowl the sims eats from wrap around oddly, not matching how it shows on the control bowl. I would add a picture but can't do this here.

Send me a pm or message on tumblr, preferably with a link to the texture. The control bowl is the exact same mesh Sims eat from, so I'm not sure off hand why you're having trouble.
Test Subject
#15 Old 5th May 2021 at 7:51 PM
I love this!
Unfortunately I found that Equation's Wooden Dinnerware (https://modthesims.info/download.php?t=276325) doesn't work nicely with your creation. Even if you load the Wooden Dinnerware first, it still overwrites the single dinner plate. Maybe because there is also a GMDC in that package. Defaults that are only texture-replacements work perfectly.
Just wanted to let you know.
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 5th May 2021 at 8:16 PM
Thank you for this. Now I have a bunch of default colors and change which is on for each family before beginning to play. How lovely to be able to make the change in game so easily. Thanks so much!
Needs Coffee
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#17 Old 6th May 2021 at 12:07 AM
Posting the pictures here. This is the same pattern on a plate, control bowl and eating bowl to show the changes that happen with the pattern.
Screenshots

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
Alchemist
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#18 Old 6th May 2021 at 1:22 AM
Thanks for the feedback, I'll be looking into the issues and seeing what can be done about them.
Needs Coffee
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#19 Old 6th May 2021 at 2:36 AM
Here is the texture I used on that recolour. The warping looked the same in both 512 and 256 size.
Screenshots

"I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives." - Unknown
~Call me Jo~
Field Researcher
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#20 Old 6th May 2021 at 10:59 AM
I am really pleased to see this uploaded!

Thanks, Omglo. Now, I will have fun deciding which 7 textures make the cut.
Test Subject
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#21 Old Yesterday at 11:54 AM
The one downside to this is that the Serving Plates/Bowls don't take on the chosen recolours, but this is a real gamechanging and awesome mod so that small flaw can be overlooked and accepted.
Alchemist
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#22 Old Yesterday at 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by joandsarah77
Here is the texture I used on that recolour. The warping looked the same in both 512 and 256 size.

Thanks I have this now, and I'm going to be working on it as time permits.