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Featured upload! True Reflective Floors - Updated

by Morphead Posted 19th Jan 2011 at 6:36 PM - Updated 12th Mar 2013 at 11:13 PM by Morphead
341 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 15 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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
First and foremost, a HUGE Thank You to Inge, Inge_Jones here,, of Simlogical, for helping me with the mirror problem!

See updates section below.

Before asking a question please thoroughly read the post. Chances are great it has the answer.

Don't continue on until you've read the above.

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As the title states these are true reflective floors. It is the child of hard work and dedication from Morfhead Research & Development. These beautys from Laviance Creations is the flagship product of the new company. With items like these we can expect big things from LVC.



Some Things To Know
  • These work instead of flooring. So lay them down and use the Create-A-Style Tool (CAST) on the rug tiles. Find in Decor -> Rugs.
  • Make sure to have a subfloor, else your Sims will get the unfinished debuff. Choose the $0 flooring.
  • Shadows do not appear on these
  • Since these are mirrors they will most likely affect game performance on lower-end computers or if used unsparingly



Some Other Things To Know
  • They look sweet!
  • 10% or 25% reflection
  • Both versions can be used simultaneously
  • Armiel's CAST yourself A Painting, Here


Updates
U 1.1 - Many people have stated the reflection was too high. So I adjusted the settings and offer a version, GLM-R5, with less shine. See the last two pictures for comparison.

U1 - I had not the foresight to create enough pieces. I didn't realize I needed a different half tile for different types of corners, so I added those. I also expanded the set up to 4 tiles large. Please re-download if needed.



Additional Credits:
Thanks to TSR Workshop, Inge, Milkshape 3D, and Adobe Fireworks CS4

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
morphead-[LVC-MRRFLR-R3]-set.rar 465.9 KB 70,313 19th Jan 2011
morphead-[LVC-MRRFLR-GLM-R5]-set.rar 425.5 KB 85,742 19th Jan 2011
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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#326 Old 12th Mar 2015 at 4:53 PM
Thanks, really useful
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#327 Old 15th Mar 2015 at 12:02 AM
I've been lookin' for this for a while now. Sorry, I'm late. Just startin' playin' S3 again. Thanks for this sick floor. Awesome!
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#328 Old 19th Apr 2015 at 5:48 PM Last edited by JohnnySteel : 20th Apr 2015 at 8:02 PM. Reason: Updated
Great Idea. Looks awesome with solid color tiles but as soon as I use a pattern, it blurs out of focus and doesn't look so good anymore. It goes back into focus with CAS but reverts back to out of focus once I close CAS. It's not a resource or performance issue as my PC is a higher end model. It would be perfect if we could add just a shine to the floor tiles rather then being limited to changing patterns to change the look (the wood pattern in the Mirror Rug is nice, but it doesn't go with everything and just changing patterns doesn't make the nice wood floor tiles available to shine); is it possible to make the Mirror Rugs with only an alpha channel and a transparent texture? Cyclonesue, from TSR, made cast iron rugs with transparent textures so you could see through the open spaces between the iron bars to the level below. Would this work to add a shine to any floor tile under the Mirror Rug? Thanks and awesome work.


*Update*
I read the previous posts and the issue with the pattern blurring was not addressed, but, I did see that you mentioned that transparent textures were impossible with mirrors. I can't help but wonder if there is a work-around for this ... such as making a mirror floor tile and making rugs of wood or stone semi-transparent? Essentially, buying the mirror tile and placing it like you would the 0$ tiles you mentioned, then placing the semi-transparent rug with the wood or stone flooring rug. Yes this is more work intensive for sure, but you could reduce it if you only made a single tile and half tile for each floor style. It does mean placing alot of rugs, and I don't know what that might do to performance, but it might also get around the pattern blurring issue as it doesn't seem to effect the current single tile Mirror Rug.


*Update*
I've been taking a closer look at your Mirror Rug and found an issue .... or two. The pic attached is self explanitory, but because the patterns take a hit on the larger Mirror Rug tiles, I was planning to only install the single tile Mirror Rugs. Which rugs are which? The file names don't match the ingame names; such as 1/2 A tile, and 1/2 B tile. I managed to pick out the single tiles but only after plugging in and pulling out files and starting the game for each change repeatedly. In the end, there is only one complete usable set of single tiles where there is no pattern blurring and that one is the higher reflective Mirror Rug.


I'm looking into the idea I had in the first Update in this post, I've never created anything in from scratch ... so really I'm going into this blind. It would mean alot if I could get help with this from someone who's already been there.
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#329 Old 2nd May 2015 at 7:41 AM
thanks, i love it !!
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#330 Old 22nd Jun 2015 at 1:17 AM
Awesome. Thanks so much!
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#331 Old 13th Jul 2015 at 3:52 AM
These floors look great but is there any way that you can convert them for sims 4?
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#332 Old 13th Aug 2015 at 1:27 AM
Obsessed!
Looks amazing in modern houses c:
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#333 Old 19th Sep 2015 at 7:24 PM
thankyou so much this mod is amazing!!!!! it makes your floor look awesome!!!
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#334 Old 19th Nov 2015 at 10:17 PM
Muito bom. Parabéns! ^-^
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#335 Old 21st Jun 2016 at 10:09 PM
Shaweet :-)
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#336 Old 18th Oct 2016 at 11:00 PM
gracias
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#337 Old 18th Oct 2016 at 11:00 PM
gracias
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#338 Old 13th Nov 2016 at 3:41 PM
you thanks
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#339 Old 8th Jan 2017 at 7:13 AM
After all these years this is the only sims mod I remember. It's the best!
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#340 Old 15th Apr 2017 at 9:22 PM
Thank you
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#341 Old 8th May 2017 at 8:10 PM
These are really awesome. I use them all the time and the recolor option of TS3 makes it compatible for any type of room. I almost overdo it when I use them, that's how awesome they are! Big THANK YOU!
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#342 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 7:08 PM
BRAVO ET MERCI!!!
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