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Mechanical Stitching Machine by Antique Artifacts - Fully Functional [BETA V1.0.1]

by Lyralei Posted 21st Jun 2020 at 3:12 PM - Updated 6th Jul 2020 at 1:13 PM by Lyralei : Uploaded the german support
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6 months ago, I decided to convert TS2's sewing table to TS3. But, as a decorative item, it just was... not that interesting! I had already done a few basic C# sims related things. Just sounded easy, though oh boy... was this one an intense one to code Especially if you have a brain like mine, once you have a new idea for a feature, it needs to be included. So, 6 months later, we're here with a functional ts2 table with even MORE stuff than ts2's did :D

UPDATES:

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IMPORTANT:
Some people seem to get bugs that actually end up happening due to having downloaded a previous version of this table and replacing it with a new one, without getting rid of the Caches. This is super important to remove when you download a new version. (This also counts if you had the ALPHA version before)





WHAT IS THIS?
This is TS2's sewing table. But converted and made functional in TS3 It has full chair support, so your simmies can sit comfortably!

First, you start out with 50 pieces of Denim, Leather, Cotton, Knitted, Synthetic and Satin. You also get 3 randomly chosen, easy patterns.

WHAT DOES IT DO?
The sewing table has a few interactions. 'Start project/continue project', 'Practise sewing', 'Open inventory', 'Restock fabric', 'DEBUG_DiscoverAllPAtterns'.

Start project/continue project
This interaction will appear once your sim reached level 1 of sewing.

When this interaction is fired, the sim will walk to the sewing table. After that, a modal will show up. If your sim OR the sewing table's inventory has any patterns, the modal will show the projects to make.

You can only choose one (duh :p), and once you confirm your choice, the fabric pieces will be taken from the sewing table and your sim is ready to sew it!

Continue obviously means continue the project if you ever cancelled it

NOTE: In the next update I hope to have implemented some sort of 'fail/success' state. For now, you guys can sew without any worries of the project screwing up :p

Practise sewing
Not really into the continuously sewing objects? Well, then this one is for you! Your sim will infinitely sew (Unless they're dying or the game cancelled it... or you :p). You also got a 30% chance to discover a new pattern!

NPCs/townies will also do this autonomically if there's a sewing table nearby.

Open inventory
Obviously makes sense. But, it's not a fridge! So you can't store rubber duckies or soap in there, like you can with a fridge. Only fabric pieces and patterns can be stored inside the sewing table's inventory.

Restock fabric
In need of some fabric? Cool! It works basically the same as the scrap workbench would. So you got an option of:

- 5 for 250
- 100 for 5000
- 10 for 500.

Keep in mind that this restocks i.e 5 of each fabric piece! I might, later on, make this dependant on fabric pieces, so it's not all of them

DEBUG_DiscoverAllPAtterns
If you have NRaas debug enabled installed, you can also get this interaction Just click on the sewing machine > Nraas > DEBUG_DiscoverAllPAtterns. From there you'll unlock all of the patterns. But be aware! if your sim is level 1, a good 1/4 of them will show in the dialogue, since your sim doesn't know yet how to make more difficult patterns.

As a creator this is a great interaction to see if your content is included!

What else is included?

Patterns:



Patterns are the 'guideline' for a sim to sew an object. There are 4 different levels:

Level 0 To 2: Easy sewable projects
Level 3 to 5: Medium sewable projects
Level 6 to 8: Hard sewable projects
Level 9 to 10: Super hard sewable projects
(Special - being a supernatural sim) Level 9 to 10: Super hard sewable that require a bit of magic - your sim needs to be either a Witch, Fairy, Genie or an imaginary friend in order to unlock these.

You'll always get 3 easy sewables that your sim can practise on. However, to get more you also need to find them! Now I promise you it's not like an easter hunt I've also added a check that, once your sim is finding their own patterns, you will never get a duplicated one.

Note: The check doesn't actually keep in mind which random 3 patterns it got when placing it on the sewing table. This is entirely done on sim-level, whereas when placing the sewing table in the world is not. So you might end up with 3 duplicated ones.

Patterns can be stored in a sim's inventory or the Sewing table.

Note for creators:
Are you a creator and want to make your download "sew-able"? You actually can! It's super easy to do:
https://www.modthesims.info/showpos...070&postcount=2

COMPUTER INTERACTIONS:

There are 2 interactions. They're also both ways to get more patterns for your sim!

Join the Pattern club:
From the start, you should be able to join the pattern club! The pattern club will provide you patterns on every thursday. And you only need to pay a lifetime fee of 200! It's strongly inspired by the book club. Every thursday, you'll get random patterns in the mail.

If you ever feel like leaving the club, then that's also possible! Just go to the computer again and leave the pattern club.

Browse for Patterns:
Unless your sim has the trait 'Anti TV', your sim will check the internet about sewing. After stopping this interaction, there's a 30% chance to find a pattern (might increase this later). And if you do, the sim will notify you as well as the pattern appearing in your sim's inventory

SEWING SKILL:
The table also comes with a skill! There are obviously 10 levels. All patterns are linked to a particular sim skill, so check out the pattern section if you want to understand how that works

Now, you can gain more skill points in various ways:

- Using the sewing table
- Buying the Sewing books in the store.

When buying the sewing books, you'll get treated with not just a skill, but after each time you've levelled up after reading one of those books, you'll unlock a pattern! This will also appear in your inventory.

OBJECT INFORMATION

The sewing table can be found under: Office > Hobbies and skills. Just for 1.250

The pattern is obviously obtainable, and can't be bought through the catalogue. Same for the book.

It comes with 3 channels. It also comes with 4 variations to choose from

Technical issues





BUG REPORTS:
Stuff you guys mention and I'll fix
- The table turns invisible on the lowest texture setting.
- Teen animation needs some tweaking (hands are currently going through the table)
- Receiving Duplicate items when joining the pattern club/discovering it through 'browsing web for patterns'
- Sewing book disappearing from inventory on each world load.
- "Join the pattern club"'s global alarm gets removed every load time. Meaning, you won't get any patterns on thursdays unless you re-join again.?*

UPCOMING VERSIONS:
I'll work in themes. Since that's easier to implement things with

- V1.0.2 will include fail/success.
- V1.1.0 Will be focused on the Skilling aspect. (Any ideas are welcome!!)
- V1.2.0 Will be only focused on magical features.
- V1.3.0 Will be only focused on making custom Clothing.
- V1.4.0 Will be focused on the social aspects of skilling.

Information for Creators?



POLYCOUNT:
Sewing table:
LOD0:3229
LOD1:2224

Pattern:
LOD0:4
LOD1:4

Fabric pieces:
LOD0:396
LOD1:174

Additional Credits:
Massive thanks to: rosy-daylight, Zoe22, michela1390, LucyBorgia, desiree-uk?*and Victor_tor for testing the ALPHA version of this!

More massive thanks to: Zoe22, Battery, KittyTheSnowcat, PuddingFace and especially Tashiketh for helping me out on the super coding logistical issues I had! If I could give you guys some bonbons or chocolates, I'd have done it right away!

And of course, all people on tumblr who have supported this project with their enthusiasm!

If I could give you all a hug, I'd totally do so!

Skill icon:?*https://www.flaticon.com/free-icon/...e=1&position=61

Programs used:
- S3PE - S3OC - Blender
- Visual Studio 2019
- Sharp Develop
- TS3 :p
- TSRW
- Milkshape 3D
- STBLize
- xNormal
- TextureTweaker
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LYRALEI_GREENPLUMBBOBLOVER_SewingTable_BETA_V1.0.0.zip | Description: Initial release version 22-06-2020 7.15 MB 346 21st Jun 2020
LYRALEI_GREENPLUMBBOBLOVER_SewingTable_BETA_V1.0.1.zip | Description: UPDATED 06-07-2020 (see 'updates' in description) DOWNLOAD THIS ONE 7.16 MB 252 6th Jul 2020
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