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Cat Perch(Updated:11-27-11) Now shiftable!

by cmomoney Posted 17th Nov 2011 at 1:38 AM - Updated 28th Nov 2011 at 9:39 PM by whiterider
68 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 21 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.

Give your cats a spot with a view with this cat perch. Cats love to climb on things, and cats on the dinner table can be a problem. So why not give them their own furniture to jump on?


It has three presets:

Also included is a mirrored version:


Each costs $100 and can be found in PetEssentials/Cats.
It can now be shifted up and down the wall, from the original position to the floor.(can't move past original position because cats won't jump that high)

Updated 11-27-11:
- made Shiftable

Polygon Counts:
cat perch: 491

Additional Credits:
Orangemittens for testing and Inge and Peter Jones for S3OC, S3PE and the TextureTweaker.
Tags: #cat, #modern, #pets

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 Pets
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cmomoney_CatPerch.rar

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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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Top Secret Researcher
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#2 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 1:47 AM
This is a really good idea! Thanks for making these.
Scholar
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#3 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 2:02 AM
Wow, I have no clue how you did that. Is it custom animation to get the cat on the perch? I don't really care, it's amazing!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 2:40 AM
Can they function as shelves? :O That would be awesome!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 2:46 AM
awesomeness! you rock! :D
Eminence Grise
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#6 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 3:00 AM
Brilliant and innovative as always

So did you get this to be especially attractive to kitties as per your thread in Modding Discussion, or is it just of average attractiveness?
˙uʍop ǝpᴉsdn ǝɹ,noʎ 'oN
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#7 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 3:15 AM
@CinderEmma: No, this is just a modified object that already had the 'jump on' animation.

@lydiocia: No, cats only.

@Sri: Average attractiveness. I figured it was too small a project to need so big a mod.

"Part of being a mesher is being persistent through your own confusedness" - HystericalParoxysm
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Forum Resident
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#8 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 3:37 AM
UH, awesome much? This is totally badass. I can't wait to try it out
Test Subject
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#9 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 3:45 AM
OMGOMGOMG I love it!
Ms. Byte
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#10 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 5:13 AM
Makes me want one for my RL cats! Love it!
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 8:39 AM
Wow, this is so cool! Like Cmar, I wish I could have one of these for my cat IRL. Unfortunately, my apartment doesn't have studs behind the walls; it's, like, all brick, even behind the non-exposed-brick plaster walls so I can't even mount a TV. But, thanks to you, at least the virtual version of my cat can have one! (Not that that will be much comfort to my RL kitty. )
Test Subject
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#12 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 9:37 AM
Amazing. I do have one question though - Is the height adjustable or fixed?
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#13 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by starwind
Amazing. I do have one question though - Is the height adjustable or fixed?


It's fixed. It is at the highest that cats will jump.

"Part of being a mesher is being persistent through your own confusedness" - HystericalParoxysm
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Forum Resident
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#14 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 11:57 AM
Cute I'm sure my in-game cats will find a good use for this.
Inventor
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#15 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 12:15 PM
Thank you! This will be really useful.
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 12:18 PM
Why aren't they shiftable?
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 12:23 PM
This is fabulous, THANK YOU
Instructor
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#18 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 1:45 PM
I'd honestly like to have this for my house, not my Sims (haha) Currently I am up to seven felines so you could imagine how hetic it is to try and push them off countertops they are not suppose to be on. But hey, my Sims need this too. Especially the ones that were born with the raise 6 strays LTW or the Ark. So thank you so very much for this. I'm sure it'll be well used and played with in my game.
Test Subject
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#19 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 1:54 PM
This is totally awesome. TY!
˙uʍop ǝpᴉsdn ǝɹ,noʎ 'oN
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#20 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 2:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Tincent
I'd honestly like to have this for my house, not my Sims (haha) Currently I am up to seven felines so you could imagine how hetic it is to try and push them off countertops they are not suppose to be on. But hey, my Sims need this too. Especially the ones that were born with the raise 6 strays LTW or the Ark. So thank you so very much for this. I'm sure it'll be well used and played with in my game.


This (along with most of the objects I make) is based on a RL object. So you can have these, they come in a lot of different designs.

"Part of being a mesher is being persistent through your own confusedness" - HystericalParoxysm
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Test Subject
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#21 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 4:50 PM
This is so cool! Thanks so much!
Field Researcher
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#22 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 5:03 PM
these as shiftable shelves would be epic
Forum Resident
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#23 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 8:32 PM
This is so adorable. Although my old cat didn't have a shelf like this, she did have one of those cat beds that were attached to the window sill/wall similar to these:



I'm surprised something like this wasn't in the Sims 3 Pets to begin with. Thank you again for making this!
Instructor
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#24 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 10:19 PM
This is great! I'm currently trying to clone the scratching post to create an outside tree serving as scratching post. :-) It's so silly cats need to return home to satisfy their scratchy needs. *grins* They're CATS, right? :D
Test Subject
#25 Old 17th Nov 2011 at 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Tincent
I'd honestly like to have this for my house, not my Sims (haha) Currently I am up to seven felines so you could imagine how hetic it is to try and push them off countertops they are not suppose to be on. But hey, my Sims need this too. Especially the ones that were born with the raise 6 strays LTW or the Ark. So thank you so very much for this. I'm sure it'll be well used and played with in my game.


Bit of a thread drift but this is your lucky day. Check this out. It's all kinds of awesome.

Cat friendly house design
http://virtualfunzone.com/cat-frien...use-design.html

As for this cat perch; creative genius imho. Thanks for sharing.
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