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Featured upload! Maxis Shower/Tub Combo Backless

by HugeLunatic Posted 30th Apr 2008 at 3:15 AM - Updated 14th Jan 2009 at 5:21 AM by HugeLunatic : adding non pets version...
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I love to have a combo tub/shower for my smaller homes, but the surround that Maxis put seems much too thick and unrealistic to me. Not to mention the sides don't go down so you can't see! So I removed the surrounds and connected the missing dots.

If you would like the expensive shower with the surround removed you can find it here

I also increased the stats in the tub/shower combo unit to match the Maxis Colonial tub.

The original tub/shower combo was not mapped correctly by Maxis, leaving the showerhead not recolorable. My version now correctly recolors.

NOTE: These are a slave object to the original Maxis objects. All recolors of the original Maxis showers will apply to this.





The showers begin with HL...Slave. Those are the two modified meshes. The HL....SpringtimeRiver are the two recolors that will work with these and the original Maxis meshes.

Curtains are Maxis bedding match by CTNutmegger at N99; Double and Single

Added a pre-pets version! Please note there are two versions. Please download the version that ends with BASE if you do not have any EP's later than Pets.

Versions:
  • HL_TubShowerBacklessSlave.package.zip - AquaPlus Shower Stall MESH - Pets or Later
  • HL_TubShowerBacklessSlaveBASE.package.zip - AquaPlus Shower Stall MESH - Base Game
  • HL_CheapShowerBacklessSlave.package.zip - Clean Water Shower System MESH
  • HL_TubShowerSpringtimeRiver.package.zip - AquaPlus Shower Stall RECOLOR
  • HL_CheapShowerSpringTimeRiver.package.zip - Clean Water Shower System RECOLOR


Policy:
  • You may include this with uploaded lots to free sites only.
  • Also included is my recolor of the original Maxis showers shown in photo

Polygon Counts:
1342 - Less than Maxis due to the only changes made were removing the surrounds.

Additional Credits:

Thanks to jmeyers655 for testing my pre-pets version. Thanks to plasticbox and Daggs for testing the first one, which requires the Pets EP OR LATER!

Thanks to all who contributed to SimPE otherwise I wouldn't have all these cute little matching items for my sims.

HystericalParoxysm for a tutorial on how to make tilable textures. Still loving her!
Spaik and SimAddict99 for helping me solve my issue with non crisp edges.
SimAddict99 and MsBarrows for the tutorial on the Repository/Slave technique.
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HL_TubShowerBacklessSlave.package.zip | Description: Tub/Shower Combo PetsEP+ Mesh 72.6 KB 60,775 30th Apr 2008
HL_CheapShowerBacklessSlave.package.zip | Description: Cheap Shower Mesh - All games 35.7 KB 55,530 30th Apr 2008
HL_CheapShowerSpringTimeRiver.package.zip | Description: Recolor of Cheap Shower - All EP's 255.4 KB 49,183 30th Apr 2008
HL_TubShowerSpringtimeRiver.package.zip | Description: Recolor of Tub/Shower Combo - All EP's 61.9 KB 50,380 30th Apr 2008
HL_TubShowerBacklessSlaveBASE.package.zip | Description: Tub/Shower Combo - Base or Pre-Pets EP's 66.6 KB 32,718 7th May 2008
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

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

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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