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Better Comfort and Energy ratings for Maxis beds

by gwillewyn Posted 13th Aug 2007 at 7:05 PM - Updated 13th Aug 2007 at 8:10 PM by gwillewyn
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Personally I refuse to let my sims sleep in an inferior bed just because it looks cool, so I have started growing very bored with the few high comfort and energy beds available in the game. When I download custom beds, I always adjust the motives to match the "Maturely Medieval Single Bed" for single beds, and "Colonial Ironwood Bed" for double beds. I've always meant to fix the maxis beds as well, but I always forget. Somehow I got around to it now.

So these are the beds I have fixed:

Base Game:
The Slim System, by Jim Slimboy

Flowin' Protozoan Single Bed
Flowin' Protozoan Double Bed

Family Fun Stuff:
Deep Blue Sleep System
"My Impregnable Fortress" Bed by Mystical Furnishing

SpaceKid Sims Sonic Sleeper

The Single Bed a la Mode
The Four Post Bed
Vrooom! Sleep System (This does not affect the identical bed extracted by Numenor, just the version that came with Seasons)

I see that Ailias has done something similar with some beds, but my take on it is slightly different. For one, I've also adjusted the price of the bed accordingly. I think that's fair. Secondly, these are smaller packages; they contain just the fixes, not the whole item extracted. This should mean, but I can't guarantee it, that all the beds remain updated for pets, while staying compatible with constellations without the Pets EP. I'd like feedback on this.

All recolours will work as before.

The custom content star will show on the beds when this mod is installed. I find that slightly annoying, since I've only made small modifications, but I haven't found a way to work around it.

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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Test Subject
#2 Old 13th Aug 2007 at 7:30 PM
I have been looking for something like this! I dont mind if you do more beds or furnitures this way.
Test Subject
#3 Old 13th Aug 2007 at 7:55 PM
If the asterisk really bothers (like me), you can put the files in C:/Programs Files/EA Games/The Sims2/TSData/Res/Catalog/Bins.
In my game it works fine and takes away the asterisk. I put the files in the bins folder for the latest expansion pack I have (seasons).
Hope this helps, Pioupiou
Original Poster
#4 Old 13th Aug 2007 at 8:12 PM
Thanks for the tip. I tried putting it in the overrides catalouge, but then they wouldn't work in game.

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Field Researcher
#5 Old 14th Aug 2007 at 12:32 AM
Thanks so much for this. I totally agree that sims deserve good beds! Great idea.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 14th Aug 2007 at 2:51 AM
That is just pefect! I too never let the sims sleep in those cheap beds, when I have the space, even kids have doublebeds... thanks a lot!!
Test Subject
#7 Old 14th Aug 2007 at 7:26 AM
I know this is off topic, but what's with that "available in:" message in your catalogue? That isn't there in my game and it looks useful, where did it come from?
Original Poster
#8 Old 14th Aug 2007 at 8:33 AM Last edited by gwillewyn : 15th Aug 2007 at 2:33 PM.
Originally Posted by MattyDienhoff
I know this is off topic, but what's with that "available in:" message in your catalogue? That isn't there in my game and it looks useful, where did it come from?

It's a simple cheat code: "boolprop ShowCatalogePFlags true"
I think it works in OFB and later EPs.
I have it in my userstartup.cheat file; very handy for creators.

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#9 Old 14th Aug 2007 at 8:51 AM
Brilliant! Thank you!
Test Subject
#10 Old 14th Aug 2007 at 2:55 PM
These are great! Thanks!!

I rarely play with Maxis beds because their ratings are so low. Are you planning on doing more beds? I'm sure a lot of people would really appreciate it if you did.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 14th Aug 2007 at 5:42 PM
Great idea! So tired of always having to use the same beds because of energy. This will add some variety! Thank You!!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 15th Aug 2007 at 10:28 PM
fantastic! I usually used the boring bed witth 10 of energy, now I can use the cool beds and have good energy! (My kids sims were tired and sad, their beds weren't for kids...)

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They're so cute!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 28th Aug 2007 at 4:29 AM
Thanks for sharing these! Almost all my sims have the Grand Trianon beds because of the comfort and energy, but that 4 poster bed just doesn't go with everything. Awesome addition to my game!
Test Subject
#14 Old 28th Aug 2007 at 11:58 AM
My bed disappeared. The Base Game one.
#15 Old 1st Sep 2007 at 10:33 PM
Great idea; thanks for doing this.

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at
Field Researcher
3rd Oct 2007 at 6:04 PM
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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 11th Oct 2007 at 5:41 AM
Thank you very, very much, Crazy Cat Lady! This is freakin' awesome! Without exception, every Sim always started out with the cheapest bed when they first moved in, and then my first big purchase after they got a job was the Colonial Ironwood Bed just because it was a pain dealing with Sims that spent 8+ hours trying to regain energy on a cheap bed. So basically I only ever used the two beds in my game, despite the other cool options (and the plethora of nice CC beds I've downloaded). It's really depressing now that I think about it. So this mod is very cool, and very much appreciated! Mucho merci a lot... and stuff!
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#17 Old 5th Apr 2008 at 6:59 PM
I've been using these since they first came out and I just love them. Any possibility of getting the TSS. Bon Voyage or the FreeTime bed redone? Either way, these are fantastic. I can't imagine not having these in my downloads folder.

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Field Researcher
#18 Old 14th Jun 2008 at 9:55 PM
I have put this on favorites. Great idea!
Test Subject
#19 Old 25th Jan 2009 at 10:43 PM
Wow, thanks so much! Now my sims aren't limited to just a couple beds!!!!!!

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Test Subject
#20 Old 5th Dec 2010 at 3:31 PM
if you already have one of these beds in game at a house, does it change after you download this? or do you hafta see the old one to get the higher ratings? just curious thank you soo much btw