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The Thirstiest Bath Mats - REAL puddle suckers

by MogHughson Posted 6th Dec 2008 at 1:46 AM - Updated 28th Nov 2011 at 9:57 PM by MogHughson : Replacement .rar after server problem
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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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*Updated 5th February 2009*
small fix - see section below
When the Nightlife Expansion Pack brought us "Thirsty" the bath mat I was very happy. "It's about time there was something like this," I thought, since my sloppy Sims were making a real mess of their bathrooms and, of course being sloppy, they generally don't take too kindly to being told to mop up their mess afterwards. If they just left the puddle where it was and another, probably Neat, Sim mops it up for them, then there's the problem that they will be annoyed at having to clean up after their Sloppy housemate. I was so dissappointed when I realised that this bath mat was an imposter - it didn't drink up the puddles at all - it was just a decorative rug!

So, I bring you real "Thirsty" bath mats - "the Thirstiest Bath Mats". A set of bathroom mats that do get rid of the puddles your sloppy Sims create when taking a shower.

This set includes three new objects from me,
  • 1x1 Bath/Shower Mat
  • 2x1 Bath/Shower Mat
  • Corner Shower Mat
and a modification to an object that those of you who have the Freetime EP can use - if you don't have Freetime, you needn't bother downloading this one out of the four, it won't work for you.
  • "Bathroommate footrug" (toilet pedestal shaped rug)
The whole set has been made to match the colours and textures of the "Bathroommate footrug".

All four objects have been created/modified to get rid of puddles on and around the mat. These puddles might appear due to sloppy Sim showering; leaks due to blocked toilets and broken taps; puddles from toddlers playing in the toilet, or in fact any other puddle that ends up created one way or another. I learned a lot about Puddles in making these objects. You will still see puddles forming, however with one of these mats in place, the puddles will soon shrink and disappear. It can take between 15 and 40 Sim minutes for the puddle to notice it has been told to disappear and actually do it.

Here are some puddle maps to show where puddles are cleared from the bathroom floor.

This set of objects can be found in Decorative - Rugs


Update History

  • Fixed a bug which only shows up when you have testing cheats enabled which causes an error when a Sim is trying to mop up a puddle which the mat is trying to evaporate. Doesn't actually cause an issue without testing cheats enabled, so I don't believe it is necessary to redownload, but wanted to fix it for any new downloaders.

Polygon Counts:
  • 1x1 Bath/Shower Mat - Faces=28, Vertices=22
  • 2x1 Bath/Shower Mat - Faces=52, Vertices=56
  • Corner Shower Mat - Faces=300, Vertices=242
  • "Bathroommate footrug" - Faces=4, Vertices=8 (as per Maxis Object)

Additional Credits:
Quaxi for SimPEwiki
fanseelamb and GeneralOperationsDirector for the naming of my object

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
REQUIRES-FREETIME-toilet-pedestal-rug-Mog-20081201.rar | Toilet Pedestal Rug which requires Freetime

Size: 6.5 KB · Downloads: 11,327 · 5th Feb 2009
6.5 KB 11,327 5th Feb 2009
real-thirsty-showermat-20081124.rar | Base Game compatible Showermat

Size: 168.4 KB · Downloads: 13,868 · 5th Feb 2009
168.4 KB 13,868 5th Feb 2009
real-thirsty-large-bathmat-Mog-20081119.rar | Base Game compatible Large Bathmat

Size: 83.7 KB · Downloads: 14,504 · 5th Feb 2009
83.7 KB 14,504 5th Feb 2009
real-thirsty-bathmat-Mog-20081123.rar | Base Game compatible Small Bathmat

Size: 56.7 KB · Downloads: 14,625 · 5th Feb 2009
56.7 KB 14,625 5th Feb 2009

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
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Tags: #rugs, #puddles, #gameplay annoyances