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Cheap EA End Table - Nailess & More Slots!

by Steampunk_Tristan Posted 4th Aug 2014 at 11:28 PM - Updated 5th Aug 2014 at 11:37 AM by Steampunk_Tristan
4 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 3 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.
Hi everybody, have you been expericencing this problem when using light colours and the cheap basegame deck end table?

I like that end table but it always bugged me when those black spots become visible when using light colours. What are they? Nails? I tried using SOMPA but there were spots under the nails. Since when was EA so sneaky? I searched for a fix but I couldn't find any so I decided to make mine with no knowledge whatsever. I modified the files here and there. I also managed to add two slots. I added new recolors. The ones included in the download are the first EA Wood, an orange one to match the Gen plastic chair, a recycled tyre and a metallic recolor. My version will not replace the EA version so you can use both.
Hope you enjoy!

Technical bits:
Name: Steampunk_Tristan's Simple Deck Table
Costs 45 simoleons
Found in Surfaces>End Tables
1 Channel
Basegame Compatible

Credit to VelocityGrass's SOMPA and Modthesims for letting me share this modification.
Tags: #EA, #cheap, #deck, #end, #table, #slots

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Sims 3
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Steampunk_Tristan-ImprovedEndTableCheap.rar

Size: 54.9 KB · Downloads: 1,046 · 4th Aug 2014
54.9 KB 1,046 4th Aug 2014
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#3 Old 5th Aug 2014 at 7:37 AM
Yes! Those annoyed the hell outta me - thanks
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#4 Old 8th Aug 2014 at 11:37 PM
Awesome. Any chance you could do this as a replacement? I dunno how hard it is to default replace slots but even just the nailhead thing would be handy. <3
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#5 Old 9th Aug 2014 at 9:29 PM
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Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
Awesome. Any chance you could do this as a replacement? I dunno how hard it is to default replace slots but even just the nailhead thing would be handy. <3

I could but I don't know how to make deflaut replacements
A link to a tutorial would be helpful.