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Functional Aqua Pura Water Cooler

by Menaceman44 Posted 29th Aug 2017 at 7:08 PM - Updated 10th Sep 2019 at 4:07 PM by Menaceman44 : Removed Duplicate Admire New Possessions Option
102 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 23 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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Description
With the ability for our Sims to get glasses of water from sinks now, I thought it would be a neat idea to create a functional water cooler for our Sims that would fit in well in offices or at gyms.
It's taken me quite a lot of work to get this to a point I'm happy with releasing. I think it's the first object that I have ever meshed, mapped, and textured all from scratch.



Info
The Aqua Pura Water Cooler, as it is named in the game, can be found under the Kitchen Appliances sort for a cost of 215 simoleons.
It is also tagged to show up in the Lot specific catalogue sections for Spas, Gyms and the Hospital if you use cheats to build there.
It comes in four fetching shades of monochrome as well as beige, for a total of five colours.
It features correctly animated water pouring.
The cooler CAN break and has the same probability of doing so as a sink (as that is what this object technically is with a few options removed).
The cooler can be repaired by your own Sim or you can call a repair techinician. The insta-replace option also works.
There is also the option to upgrade the cooler with Sturdy Faucets to decrease the rate at which it will break if your Sim has the required Handiness skill.


Updated Sept 10th 2019
The Admire New Possession option now only shows for Materialistic Sims again and will not show twice for them.
Updated June 7th 2019
Celebrities with the perk that allows them to donate objects will now have the option to donate the water cooler.

Notes
When repairing the cooler, Sims will just sort of play with a wrench in front of it without actually using it ON the cooler. Check the screenshots. So basically how Sims fix a sink by sort of waving the wrench about in the basin.
The cooler uses its own unique tuning so shouldn't conflict with any other objects or mods.
The desire to grab a drink from the cooler is the same as grabbing a drink from a sink as I haven't altered that.

Polygon Counts:
Lod0:2840
Lod1:2168
Lod2:105

Additional Credits:
MisterS and inabadromance over at Sims 4 Studio for their helpful tutorials and feedback.
minttea for their explanation of the object specular.
S4Studio.
Photoshop.
Blender.
NormalMap-Online.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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MMwaterCooler.zip

Size: 465.9 KB · Downloads: 116,060 · 10th Sep 2019
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102 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 34 Feedback Posts, 66 Thanks Posts
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Scholar
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#2 Old 29th Aug 2017 at 7:40 PM
This is so great! I will definitely be placing this in my gyms and spas! Thanks!
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 29th Aug 2017 at 7:57 PM
Wonderful. thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 29th Aug 2017 at 8:11 PM
Usefull, and interesting item.
Scholar
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#5 Old 29th Aug 2017 at 8:32 PM
Brilliant! Thanks!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 29th Aug 2017 at 10:31 PM
Wow, what a great idea! Thank you! :D
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 29th Aug 2017 at 10:32 PM
This is so awesome! Thank you for making it.
Test Subject
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#8 Old 29th Aug 2017 at 11:02 PM
Thank you, seriously.
Smeg Head
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#9 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 12:58 AM
Very nice work, and such a lovely look for your first time building it all from scratch. Looks like it totally belongs in the TS4 universe. Very professional.
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 1:58 AM
OMG Yas?!
Field Researcher
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#11 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 2:02 AM
It looks really, really good. Matches the game flawlessly. Thanks!
Field Researcher
#12 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 4:50 AM
OMG!this was what I need since 2 years ago. I especially need one in my gym,and always used a fake decor one. This object is so common in real life but a lacking of object in the game. Really neat!
BTW I like all ur creations, since they are welled Maxis matched.
Instructor
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#13 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 5:32 AM
This is brilliant! Thank you.
Test Subject
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#14 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 9:07 AM
Thank you so much. It's amazing.
Instructor
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#15 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 10:26 AM
OMG thank you so much I'll add it to police station for sure could you make coffe machine as well like this?
Test Subject
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#16 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 11:55 AM
Thank you. I used to have something similar to that in my Sims 2 game. And I always had it in my home gym. Now I can get to have one in my Sims 4 home gym. Thanks again for making it.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 12:07 PM
That's so cool to have. Thanks :D
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#18 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 12:46 PM
This is a great and beautiful work!
Field Researcher
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#19 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 1:05 PM
Looks the business, well done impressive stuff :-).
Test Subject
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#20 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 1:25 PM
Thank you its cool
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#21 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 2:10 PM
Such a neat creation! We need more people like you, came with fresh and functional items to make better living sims world!!!
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#22 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 2:49 PM
Thanks for all of the positive comments, guys! I wasn't expecting it to be so popular. I'm glad you all like it so much.
As for the question about making a coffee machine similar to this, I'm afriad that's outside of my current skill set.

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Test Subject
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#23 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 5:18 PM
This is great! I'd love it even if it was just decorative, but the fact that it's actually functional makes it all the more better! Thank you so much for creating this!
Scholar
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#24 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 6:17 PM
Wow. Very impressive!
Lab Assistant
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#25 Old 30th Aug 2017 at 9:12 PM
OH MY! This is so a great idea!!!
Thank you for this!!!
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