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Mostly obsolete: Flowerbox Fixes / Overrides

by plasticbox Posted 1st Dec 2014 at 9:42 AM - Updated 27th Mar 2015 at 2:01 AM by plasticbox
15 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.
Fixes / edits / overrides for the Base Game window flowerboxes, making it so that they can be placed more freely and look less broken.

Update 2015-03-26: The meshes are fixed in so the bustedness fixes are now obsolete. The other one is still useful for placing the flowerboxes all the way down on the ground; the overrides also still make sense for those who like the edited colours better.

1. Footprint edits (placement.package)

Both the "Neighbourly Windowbox" and the "Windowbox of Superiority" can now be placed horizontally next to each other (they will clip into one another but that is hardly visible) and vertically anywhere (like e.g. on the floor in front of full-height windows, or above roofs). This is done by changing the ftpt reference to that of the base game wall vent.

Note that when saving a lot to the library and putting it back in, the boxes that don't comply with default placement will currently be cleaned up for people who don't have this mod (i.e. for builders, this goes on the "required CC" list when uploading stuff made with it).

2. Bustedness fixes (superiority_fixes.package)

Two of the "Superiority" boxes had no texture for the box (the green is actually some random part of the flower texture minus its alpha), the other three did very strange things with their flower mesh (like losing half of it).

3. Texture overrides (superiority_overrides.package)

For all colours of the "Superiority" flowers -- no dramatic changes, just more agreeable shades of colour (yellow and white are now actually distinguishable too).

The packages are independent from each other, you can use all of them or just one or two.

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Test Subject
#2 Old 1st Dec 2014 at 9:55 AM
This is what I've been wanting since the first time I installed 4. Not all stuffs shipped with the base game are playable as we wanted it, but that's what modders are for. Thank you.
Test Subject
#3 Old 1st Dec 2014 at 3:50 PM
Thank you for this! :)
#4 Old 1st Dec 2014 at 5:17 PM
That looks great, thanks!
#5 Old 1st Dec 2014 at 10:32 PM
Excellent......You fixed them....Thanks
Test Subject
#6 Old 2nd Dec 2014 at 12:15 AM
Thank you so much, those other base game boxes were so frustrating...
Test Subject
#7 Old 2nd Dec 2014 at 8:11 AM
Thank you. This makes these flower boxes much more versatile.
Test Subject
#8 Old 2nd Dec 2014 at 10:15 PM
Thank you so much plastic! This mod, among many that you have fixed, was really needed lol
Test Subject
#9 Old 3rd Dec 2014 at 10:31 PM
Much needed. Thanks so much
Test Subject
#10 Old 5th Dec 2014 at 8:58 AM
thanks ))) !!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 9th Dec 2014 at 9:55 PM
Aw thanks! I like mods that improve the game!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 8th Jan 2015 at 6:41 PM
Using the 'superiority_fixes.package' and the 'superiority_overrides.package' either together or separately, seems to make the flower box disappear completely in my game.

Zooming out really far makes them appear kinda, they just flicker.
Not sure what's causing my issue I have no other mods that conflict with the flower boxes, my graphics are set to ultra. Any help?
Test Subject
1st Feb 2015 at 5:45 PM
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Test Subject
#13 Old 1st Feb 2015 at 5:52 PM
I have this problem unfortunately, too.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 11th Feb 2015 at 6:01 AM
Yeah I am having the same problem as well
I tried taking all mods out of the game and just put in the flower box fix to check if there was anything conflicting and their isn't. Game is up to date and have Outdoor Retreat Stuff Pack.
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#15 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 4:18 PM
Updated and reuploaded, since this was updated with a more broken version in one of the recent patches. What are they doing?

Screenshot from my current game, with the fix:


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