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Simple Shower Tub

by HugeLunatic Posted 10th Mar 2011 at 6:26 PM - Updated 26th Oct 2011 at 4:03 PM by HugeLunatic
122 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 12 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.
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The one overused and abused object from TS2 that I miss the most is the Aquaplus Shower Stall - with the back removed. I've had this mesh sitting in my WIP folder for months due to the shower curtain animation impaling sims, so I finally dusted it off and finished it! No more impaling! Yay! The shower is designed to fit snugly into a 2x1 space, so the tub and shower rod is up tight to the walls, and the shower head and handles appear to be attached right to the wall.


Check out the moving shower curtain! Wooooot!

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Technical Bits
  • Buy/Appliances/Showers & Tubs
  • §475
  • 4 Channels (tub, hardware, curtain, rod)
  • One preset (as shown)


Polygon Counts:
Polys are a bit higher than the EA expensive shower/tub due to the curtain mesh. Most curtain meshes are flat and EA attempts to add folds via textures - which I don't much like the look of - so I am using the curtain mesh from the TS2 shower.

High - 2693 (EA one is ~1700)
Low - 1572
Tags: #shower, #curtain, #backless, #tub, #shower

Style: Not Applicable
Room: Bathroom
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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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
HL_SimpleShowerTub.rar

Size: 2.22 MB · Downloads: 39,971 · 10th Mar 2011
2.22 MB 39,971 10th Mar 2011
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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.).

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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.
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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.).


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Field Researcher
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#76 Old 9th Sep 2011 at 6:54 PM
I had just checked out the one for TS2 not too long ago and was thinking how great it would be if there was a version for TS3. Thanks so much for this, it's awesome :D
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#78 Old 19th Oct 2011 at 8:40 AM
Thanks for the quick update!
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#79 Old 19th Oct 2011 at 12:33 PM
Thank you so much for updating this! I have this in so many houses and I hate to have to lose it... Quick question (Sorry if it's a stupid question, but this is the first thing I've seen thats been fixed for this problem)- Do I have to replace the tub in the houses manually, or if I just replace the file in the mods/packages folder, does that replace/update the tubs in-game automatically?
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#80 Old 19th Oct 2011 at 2:01 PM
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#81 Old 20th Oct 2011 at 12:11 AM
I wish there was a love button here, I would be slamming it right now. I don't care if I have to go around to all my houses and replace, I will do it, just wanted this tub. Thanks for the update!
Test Subject
#82 Old 20th Oct 2011 at 1:52 AM
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Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
In my testing I didn't have to replace the tub, but who knows. You may have to in your game. :/


Thanks for the quick reply!
That you didn't have to replace the tubs is encouraging. Okay. I'll give it a try just replacing the file first... If that doesn't work, I'll try replacing tubs in-game. Even if I do have to do that, no big deal. Because I REALLY want to keep your shower tub in my game!
Not that I ever DIDN'T appreciate it, but after glancing through all the steps involved to convert the RIGs myself manually, it makes me appreciate your hard work (and your updating it!) more than ever!
Scholar
#83 Old 25th Oct 2011 at 5:06 PM
I had a problem with your tub now. With Pets, cats are able to play in the bathtub and it works fine with the cheap tub and the shower combo from BG. They jump in, play with the faucet and jump out again. With your tub, when the cat jumps in, she vanishes, when I click at her thumbnail, the map scrolls to an edge but I still can't see her and have to teleport her back to the lot.

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#85 Old 25th Oct 2011 at 11:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
Have you downloaded the new tub? And have you tested this with no other cc?

I've tried it in a vanilla game, the sims 3 folder was just created for rhis test. The only difference was that in the unmodded game I had to enable testingcheats to get the teleport option. The file of your bathtub has the timestamp 18.10.2011.

The horizon of many people is a circle with a radius of zero. They call this their point of view. - Albert Einstein
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#86 Old 26th Oct 2011 at 4:04 PM
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#87 Old 26th Oct 2011 at 4:51 PM
Thanks for fixing it so quickly.
Instructor
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#88 Old 4th Nov 2011 at 11:30 PM
Thanks for the update! XD
I didn' have to wash the dog 'til recently and he just shot off to the ends of the earth. LOL
Instructor
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#89 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 5:49 PM
Thanks for updating for 1.26! I really want to try this; what a great idea to bring it into TS3. You rock!
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#90 Old 2nd Dec 2011 at 3:22 PM
Wonderful! I hate the tub that comes with the game. This is a very welcome addition.
Field Researcher
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#91 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 5:37 AM
This is brilliant! I can't play my game without it (or should I say, refuse to), definitely a must-have. Thanks for the update!!
Instructor
#92 Old 8th Jan 2012 at 1:54 AM
Glad other people were getting teleporting kitties...I freaked out when I lost Lottie down the plug hole...haha!

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#93 Old 26th Mar 2012 at 10:48 PM
Thank you! This was the sims 2 item that I missed the most, so now my sims 3 game is complete! Nice work!
Test Subject
#94 Old 12th May 2012 at 9:23 PM
I lve it and I have it but can't use it because "pets thing".... Is this already updated for pets? if so, do I just dowload it and it overwrites the old one or do I have to erase the old one and then dowload the new one?
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#95 Old 12th May 2012 at 9:24 PM
Now I see it's updated....... the second question remains....
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#96 Old 30th May 2012 at 2:08 AM
I missed this too. It was horrible having to stick both a shower and a tub in the bathroom and the one combined shower/tub sucked. Thank youuuuuu!
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#97 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 1:00 AM
Bless you, HL! I am so tired of the shower/tub that came with the game. It does not fit with all decor styles, and there is no way to make it look built-in. THANKS!
Test Subject
#98 Old 12th Jul 2012 at 6:46 PM
I've been having issues lately with this. For the longest time, it worked wonderfully. Now, I'm getting weird errors. The sims will stand in the showerhead area, skewered by the wall. When bathing, they will randomly show up a feet feet away. They still get their hygiene up, but I'm not sure why the animations are wonky.

I've all the EPs/SPs and am fully updated.
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#100 Old 17th Jul 2012 at 7:31 PM
I love this! I used this tub the most in S2. Thank you so much for doing this!
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