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More Slots!: Base Game Bookshelves

by chasmchronicle Posted 20th Jun 2012 at 1:57 PM - Updated 30th Jun 2012 at 6:01 PM by SIMul8rReviews
33 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 19 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Ever need more space for your collectibles or just want a place to store needless stuff in your house without making it look trashy? Good! Because you've come to right place These bookshelves no longer have those useless books on their shelves.. instead, they will have whatever you put on them! Whether small, medium, or large. These bookshelves also seem to complement the area around them a lot better without all of those books stacked up on them.

Reminder: This is not a mod; they are new objects. They are not default replacements, which leaves the originals still available. (They cannot be defaults because their poly counts have been altered, just if you were wondering.)

You may be wondering, but the slots on every bookshelf allow full rotation of objects! You can place any item that is small, medium, or large.

Record Scratch waaaittt.. what about the other two base game shelves? A: You can find those here and here



Fun note: These are still usable bookshelves. You can add any books you like and the form of the bookshelf will not be altered! Don't worry about the geostates, they have been adjusted to where no matter how many books you add, your objects and bookshelf will not be altered.

Helpful Hint: If you find it hard to place the objects on the bookshelves; zoom in to the spot that you want to object and try placing it again. It seems to get a little less frustrating when you do that




Update *6/27/12*: Poly counts were incorrect; they have been updated to the correct amount.
NamePricingRecolorable ChannelsSlotsPolygons (High~Low)
Colonial Bookshelf$980122532~498
Country Bookshelf$430229241~218
Country Medium Bookshelf$175131488~466
Mission Bookshelf$350212583~557
Modular Bookshelf$710144500~428
Library Bookshelf$325145180~162
Traditional Bookshelf$1650145700~682



For all objects, navigate to Shelves>Displays and then filter custom content.

Photo Credits
Shelf Clutter Pack (20 Items!) by cmomoney. I recommend this if you want to spice up the shelves even more!

Polygon Counts:
*Polys are listed in table.*

Additional Credits:
TSR Workshop and your fancy geostate editor!, S3PE, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Milkshape 1.8.5

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
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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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 20th Jun 2012 at 2:24 PM
Awesome! Thank you very much :D
Forum Resident
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#3 Old 20th Jun 2012 at 2:38 PM
Cool. I've always wanted that Modern Glassy one emptied. Kudos on slotting these all too. I know VERY well how tedious that can be
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 20th Jun 2012 at 3:02 PM
I didn't mind the books on the shelves but the ornaments were often out of character with the houses I was designing. It also allows for houses furnished and waiting for someone to move in and fill shelves.

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Field Researcher
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#5 Old 20th Jun 2012 at 3:26 PM
Amazing! Thanks :D
Alchemist
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#6 Old 20th Jun 2012 at 5:00 PM
Oh, awesome. Just yesterday I was decorating a house and wishing I had an empty, slotted version of one of these bookshelves. Well, now I do, plus a ton more.
Thanks so much for this!
Scholar
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#7 Old 20th Jun 2012 at 5:25 PM
Ilove these!!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 20th Jun 2012 at 6:11 PM
These are cool!! You say these are "usable" meaning that they are still functioning bookshelves? Even better!! The ones you reference that Cmomoney did however are not functioning bookshelves. Errrr.... would it be disrepectful if I asked you if you could make those (that Cmomoney did) functioning empty shelves/bookcases as well? I'm just askin'.....
Test Subject
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#9 Old 20th Jun 2012 at 7:48 PM
Holy cow, this is wonderful! Thank you so much! I love all of your uploads. :D
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 20th Jun 2012 at 10:05 PM Last edited by bitterquill : 21st Jun 2012 at 1:23 AM.
I've used cmomoney's shelves to death, and I plan to do the same to these. Empty shelves are very versatile! Thanks.

ETA: I just realized that these are useable as bookshelves and I am so excited about that! Unfortunately, Cmo's aren't...would you be willing to do those shelves as well, so they are all still functional as bookshelves? It would be nice to be able to use those as bookshelves too. If not, they are still very useful.
Top Secret Researcher
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#11 Old 21st Jun 2012 at 12:58 AM
Whaaat? You're telling me that I now can finally use that nice cupboard as a real cupboard; put my display dishes in it and still use it as a bookshelf and that all the shelves are properly categorized in the catalogue?! That's nut! Thank you, that's super clever
This will be used and abused and overused.
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 21st Jun 2012 at 3:05 AM
So very awesome! Yay, Maxis match! (I'm too undisciplined in my CC binges to be a Maxis matcher, but for some reason, I really love Maxis-match stuff.) And making these functioning bookshelves is the icing on the cake! Thank you for creating and sharing this with us.
Interstellar Traveler
Original Poster
#13 Old 21st Jun 2012 at 3:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bitterquill
I've used cmomoney's shelves to death, and I plan to do the same to these. Empty shelves are very versatile! Thanks.

ETA: I just realized that these are useable as bookshelves and I am so excited about that! Unfortunately, Cmo's aren't...would you be willing to do those shelves as well, so they are all still functional as bookshelves? It would be nice to be able to use those as bookshelves too. If not, they are still very useful.

(Also a response to divalbw2's post)

Unfortunately, I did not create those objects and it would be wrong of me to submit the two because they've already been posted You can always share your idea on one of his downloads threads.

Formally SeeMyu | Retired Mod
Test Subject
#14 Old 21st Jun 2012 at 5:54 AM
thank you
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#15 Old 24th Jun 2012 at 5:46 PM
Thanks!
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#16 Old 27th Jun 2012 at 2:24 AM
Will you ever be able to make new versions of cmoney's old 'slots on toilets/fridges/stereos/etc' mods. They haven't been updated for pets and etc. and seeing as you do these it'd be cool to see if you can make those. So many people want them, and I thought I'd just ask/suggest if you've never thought of it. Sorry for being a nuisance. Love your mods c:
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#17 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 10:42 PM
thanks
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#18 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 12:57 PM
Three Words: I LOVE YOU :DDDD
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 8th Jul 2012 at 10:09 PM
Now we can make libraries and cupboards where every book shelf is actually different!
What I would like to see is someone making more things to PUT on the shelves...different little book stacks, magazine collections, knick knacks, etc and all of them castable! I see some out there but never enough variety and rarely castable. Anyway, THANKS
Interstellar Traveler
Original Poster
#20 Old 8th Jul 2012 at 11:55 PM
Cmo has updated the bookshelves listed in the overview Now you can have ALL THE BOOKSHELVES! :D

Formally SeeMyu | Retired Mod
Test Subject
#21 Old 12th Jul 2012 at 4:47 PM
Is the painting of Nyan Cat available?
Interstellar Traveler
Original Poster
#22 Old 12th Jul 2012 at 9:09 PM
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Originally Posted by brookefenge
Is the painting of Nyan Cat available?


It's in the Pets expansion pack. Redistributing it would kind of be illegal.

Formally SeeMyu | Retired Mod
Test Subject
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#23 Old 9th Oct 2012 at 12:52 AM
I love them~
thanks!
Test Subject
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#24 Old 14th Dec 2012 at 10:07 PM
The next time I bake cookies I will eat at least three in your honor for making these. I hope you like chocolate chip.
Lab Assistant
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#25 Old 12th Feb 2014 at 6:55 AM
I love you :) Seriously... I love little things like this I don't know why. Thanks so much.
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