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Picked upload! Toddler Dining Chairs

by Danjaley Posted 16th Dec 2013 at 7:52 AM - Updated 3rd May 2018 at 4:41 PM by Danjaley
65 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 11 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Ever since I bought The Sims 2, it bothered me, that toddlers could not eat at the table with the rest of the family. And now they can!
These are technically highchairs, but they are approached from the side, so they can be placed against a dining-table. I made them look like base-game chairs, adapted for toddler use. There are two with a square cushion, two with a round cushion, and two where I altered the hight of the seat.

Installing/Uninstalling:
Installing as such is easy, these are just normal packages.
I made two versions of my chairs. One with right-side-, and one with left-side access (left and right from the toddler's point of view). The access side is stated in the chair's name and in the description.
They won't overwrite, so you can have both versions in your game. Or you can have three chairs left-access, and three right access. They are all independent objects.
I named the chairs after their resource name, not after the oh-so-funny ingame name. You might want to compare the attached pictures to find out which is which.
To uninstall, just remove the package from the folder, but I recommend to make sure, there is no toddler currently sitting in one of the chairs you are uninstalling. You might actually get away with that, but I don't guarantee!

In game usage



Slots

I decided against back-cushions, but I added a slot where you can place any deco-cushions you might have.
The slot which originally was on the tray is still there. You can use it to place a decorative plate, and the parent will even push it towards the child, while seating. Also it won't prevent the baby food or bottle from being placed.



Object Details

All six chairs have the CAST-presets of the original EA-chairs, and those with a cushion have an extra channel for the cushion to be recoloured. They are all a bit leaner than the original, so they won't cut through the wall, if you place them against one.



NamePricePolygons CountsPresetsChannels
Cheap Chair40498As EAAs EA
Chair Club801045As EAAs EA
Chair Country1001014As EAAs EA
Chair Danish Modern120670As EAAs EA
Chair Office50638As EAAs EA
Chair Quaint115966As EAAs EA


Additional links:
Second Toddler Chair Set
Universal Toddler Seats
Highchairs with side-access

Credits for Screenshot Content
Lamb Cushion: mensure at TSR
Deco Plate: mutske at TSR
Toddler Long Pigtails: Wojtek0 at TSR
Toddler Short Pigtails: Wojtek0 at TSR
Lot: EA, Sunset Valley, Landgraab Avenue 86

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the creators of S3PE, S3OC, Texture Tweaker, Wrappers, Blender, Blender Slot Editor, Milkshape, and Gimp.
Special thanks to Bloom for answering my question when I was stuck...
...and Leefish for the great reformatting!
Thanks also to EA for the chair-meshes, and for making the highchair-tray the same height as the dining table

Style: Childrens
Room: Dining Nursery
Maxis Flags: AddOn

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

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ToddlerDiningChairsRIGHT.zip

Size: 1.40 MB · Downloads: 14,522 · 16th Dec 2013
1.40 MB 14,522 16th Dec 2013
ToddlerDiningChairsLEFT.zip

Size: 1.40 MB · Downloads: 11,566 · 16th Dec 2013
1.40 MB 11,566 16th Dec 2013
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

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.).

For Sims3Pack files:

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.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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#51 Old 8th Mar 2014 at 7:04 AM
Thank you so much! I always felt like a terrible sim-parent when the toddlers sit alone in a corner... THANKS!!! I really liked the cushion chairs, it is an easy solution for any parent to just put a cushion under the childs bottom! Also, it was really nice that you made them look like base-game chairs so that they match with the other chairs at the table!!! THANK YOU AGAIN!
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#52 Old 9th Mar 2014 at 6:14 PM
Thank you so much! I
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#53 Old 26th Mar 2014 at 8:27 PM
Thank you for this awesome download
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#54 Old 24th May 2014 at 8:03 PM
What a great idea :) thank you!
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#55 Old 3rd Aug 2014 at 7:15 AM
I absolutely LOVE THIS!!! I always thought it was sad that toddlers got left out of mealtime. Yaaaay, time to eat as a family! THANK YOU!!!!
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#56 Old 20th Aug 2014 at 7:31 AM
thank you ive always wished of having a toddler sit on a proper chair
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#57 Old 2nd Sep 2014 at 1:26 AM
I absolutely adore this creation of yours. Thank you!
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#58 Old 12th Mar 2015 at 3:05 AM
yay
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#59 Old 20th Apr 2015 at 2:43 AM
thank you so much!
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#60 Old 30th Jun 2015 at 5:45 AM
Thanks! Now my simkids could eat with the family like in restaurants, life and such. So Helpful!
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#61 Old 3rd Aug 2015 at 1:32 PM
I have a problem with that chair. It's no problem to put my toddler in, give her food... But get her out, is a total disaster! They do not want to get her out, it's just not possible. Right now my toddler is stuck at that chair...
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#62 Old 4th Aug 2015 at 5:06 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyRose
I have a problem with that chair. It's no problem to put my toddler in, give her food... But get her out, is a total disaster! They do not want to get her out, it's just not possible. Right now my toddler is stuck at that chair...


That's weird. As a first aid, you can always use the resetsim cheat to rescue your little girl. Did it work correctly before? I suggest you reset all Sims involved and try with different highchairs. Sometimes just selling the item and buying the same again fixes routing bugs.
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#63 Old 29th Oct 2015 at 5:41 PM
A Million thanks!!!!!!! Now my twins can eat with the rest of us. :)
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#64 Old 19th Dec 2017 at 8:13 AM
I love these but I was wondering if you could make high chairs accessible from the sides (and maybe the back) because I would like to have high chairs at the table too
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#65 Old 28th Dec 2017 at 6:05 PM
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Originally Posted by RainbowGirl246
I love these but I was wondering if you could make high chairs accessible from the sides (and maybe the back) because I would like to have high chairs at the table too


I kinda meant to do that for the past three years - it's not too difficult, but would have to be done for every highchair individually. I'll try to get around to it. Also, just recently I've seen a side-access highchair on sketchbookpixels. It doesn't have a tray attached though, but uses the table surfaces like my chairs do.
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#66 Old 1st Jan 2018 at 9:57 AM
Ok thanks, I'll check it out
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