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True Reflective Floors - Updated

by Morphead Posted 19th Jan 2011 at 6:36 PM - Updated 12th Mar 2013 at 11:13 PM by Morphead
344 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.
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.

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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
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morphead-[LVC-MRRFLR-GLM-R5]-set.rar

Size: 425.5 KB · Downloads: 89,449 · 19th Jan 2011
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morphead-[LVC-MRRFLR-R3]-set.rar

Size: 465.9 KB · Downloads: 73,028 · 19th Jan 2011
465.9 KB 73,028 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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 6:39 PM
OUTSTANDING!!! Thank you! Enjoyed using these in Sims2.
Test Subject
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#3 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 6:55 PM
Can't wait to try these. Thank you so much!!!
Scholar
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#4 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 6:57 PM
Fantastic!!! Thanks
Test Subject
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#5 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 7:01 PM
This is FANTASTIC! Thank you for this.
Test Subject
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#6 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 7:03 PM
This is amazing!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 7:45 PM
this is fantastic
world renowned whogivesafuckologist
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#8 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 7:56 PM
Kick-ass! I know lots of folks have been waiting for this!

Just a question (not really a request, just an is-this-possible): you say 25% reflection - is it possible to do less? Like 5% or something? For example, to just get a slight gloss effect rather than a full reflection? I expect the performance hit would be exactly the same, just might look nicer on certain floors that you wouldn't expect to get THAT shiny.

In any case, thank you so much!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 7:53 PM
amazing, been waiting for these forever. Had these in the Sims 2!!! they are beautiful nice job!!!
Scholar
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#10 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 8:09 PM
Amazing. But I agree with HP. A version with less reflection would be really nice.
Top Secret Researcher
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#11 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 8:26 PM
Truly awesome.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 8:32 PM
Amazing :3 I missed these in Sims2~
Instructor
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#13 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 8:42 PM
Wow, really great, awesome job indeed.
I which I have these floor at home IRL! But, well I don't know, maybe all dust and dirt would be very visible and I would have to clean all the time.
Thank you.
Test Subject
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#14 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 8:52 PM
My NEW favorite mod!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 8:58 PM
Hey!! Hey!! It's so shiny!! I've seen some reflective floors in screenshots of those Sims 3 magazines and wondered who, what, when and where. Are yours the same? Or is this the first of it's kind (that you know of)? Whatever the case may be, I glad you're sharing. Thanks, these are missed and must-have. And like HP said, can the percentage be lowered - maybe they would look a bit dusty like RL..lol
Test Subject
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#16 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 9:27 PM
Absolutely beautifull, thank you so much for sharing!
Test Subject
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#17 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 9:38 PM
Thanks! Just wish my game would handle it...
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 9:43 PM
Hi
I have used some others but they are now deleted thanks these are great
Field Researcher
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#19 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 9:53 PM
these are awesome but do you think you create a version with 100% reflection? i want to create a mirror house.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 10:02 PM
how about see through floors that you can see the level below (even if it is a basement)

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Eduardog3000
Lab Assistant
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#21 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 10:06 PM
These look so nice, but I doubt my computer will be able to handle all the reflections on top of the mirrors and the water But regardless, this is a great mod and fantistic work for you and the other creators/helpers. Im impressed! Maybe someday, when I get a kick ass computer, Id be able to handle this mod!
Test Subject
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#22 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 10:54 PM
I'm speechless....this is truly a work of computing art!
Scholar
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#23 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 11:01 PM
Oh, i don't know how to thank you enough for this! I was waiting for for a loooooooong time.... Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
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#24 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 11:28 PM
These look so nice, but I doubt my computer will be able to handle all the reflections on top of the mirrors and the water But regardless, this is a great mod and fantistic work for you and the other creators/helpers. Im impressed! Maybe someday, when I get a kick ass computer, Id be able to handle this mod!
Alchemist
#25 Old 19th Jan 2011 at 11:30 PM
Looks really beautiful. But could you tell me if and how does these differ from Murano's reflective floor mirrors? I have those and I'm pondering whether or not to replace them with these. Thanks.
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