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No-stencil texture override for Kindermade bookcase and desk

by plasticbox Posted 25th Jan 2015 at 2:21 AM - Updated 24th Jan 2015 at 12:14 PM by plasticbox
22 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 8 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.
Because these are actually not-so-bad items if it weren't for the silly stencils, here are some texture overrides that get rid of the deco.



The green bookcase is also included, I only missed that when taking the screenhots.

For the desk, a no-stencil recolour/clone (looks the same but is an additional object rather than an override) has been uploaded here (Shiki-LeBroche) – if you want to continue using the stencil colour options rather than get rid of them completely, you may prefer that one.


S4PE, Paint.net.
Style: Contemporary Modern Childrens
Room: Study
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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

Sims 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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pbox_desk-kindermade_nostencils.zip

Size: 661.9 KB · Downloads: 5,425 · 25th Jan 2015
661.9 KB 5,425 25th Jan 2015
pbox_bookcase-kindermade_nostencils.zip

Size: 823.6 KB · Downloads: 5,534 · 25th Jan 2015
823.6 KB 5,534 25th Jan 2015
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#2 Old 27th Oct 2014 at 10:02 PM
Oh, nice! I'd been annoyed by that stencil but never bothered to actually do anything about it. Now I can use them without hesitation. With limited selection of furniture, more flexibility is always welcome.

And now that I think about it, maybe I should go through all my favorite furniture and make new swatches so I can do a better job of color-matching my furniture... it'll be just like the CAST tool from the Sims 3, but without the comfortable or quick parts. Not sure why I didn't start doing this before.
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#3 Old 27th Oct 2014 at 10:31 PM
*gives homemade cookie*

Thank you for your work!
Test Subject
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#4 Old 27th Oct 2014 at 11:10 PM
Thank you so much, I hate those crappy stencils on the items....they look so much better without them.
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 12:25 AM
THANK YOU! I hate when Maxis does stuff like this. These are the best cheap desk and bookcase in the game except for those stencils.
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 3:45 AM
Thank-you! I almost didn't recognize these without their stencils. lol
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 7:53 AM
God bless you. I HATED those stencils.
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 10:56 AM
Thanks so much, the stencils make these had to match, much better without!
Test Subject
#9 Old 30th Oct 2014 at 9:16 PM Last edited by AmorSalado : 30th Oct 2014 at 10:08 PM.
This just doesn't work for me. I don't get it. Everything else works. All the mods, all the clothing, etc. Your electronics and clutter anywhere also work, so why won't the stencils go away?
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#10 Old 30th Oct 2014 at 9:26 PM
AmorSalado, are you looking at the catalogue thumbnails or at the objects in game?

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#11 Old 30th Oct 2014 at 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by plasticbox
AmorSalado, are you looking at the catalogue thumbnails or at the objects in game?


I'm looking at the objects in the game.
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#12 Old 30th Oct 2014 at 11:27 PM
Hm. Sure you have unzipped it and put it in /Mods, where all your other mods are?

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#13 Old 31st Oct 2014 at 4:49 AM
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Originally Posted by plasticbox
Hm. Sure you have unzipped it and put it in /Mods, where all your other mods are?


Positive. Everything is in the correct place, and everything else works. I just don't understand at all.
Test Subject
#14 Old 31st Oct 2014 at 2:40 PM
I deleted it. Took everything out of my mods folder, redownloaded it, and put it back. It works when nothing else is in there. Something is conflicting. I don't know enough about mods to know what/how/why, so I'm going with the dates back to Sims 1 process of adding things back in a bit of a time to see if I can find the culprit.
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#15 Old 20th Dec 2014 at 2:33 AM
i also had the problem amorsalado was having. i wonder what the conflict was? could it possibly be overrides for a different object?
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#16 Old 20th Dec 2014 at 3:28 AM
No, the only conflict could be if you have other overrides for the *same* object.

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#17 Old 19th Jan 2015 at 11:25 PM
Hey plasticbox! Strange, these overrides have never worked for me; even before the patch and after, in a new game, no mods. I know you're aware, but maybe possibly you just cannot produce the problem in your game?

Really hope a solution becomes available, I was excited to find this mod. ;-)

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#18 Old 20th Jan 2015 at 8:09 AM
For me this works. Have you unzipped the package, put it in your Mods folder, and checked whether the stencil appears on actual in-game objects? The catalogue preview won't change unless you delete localthumbscache .. these are texture overrides, not defaults.

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#19 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 1:05 PM
Yes. I can confirm, I had done all of the above. Just clarifying,I am not referring to the thumbnail images. I have no clue why this is happening, sorry.

22 I will give him the key to the house of David. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them.
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#20 Old 23rd Jan 2015 at 1:27 PM
Weird. My only idea right now is that you might have other CC that overrides my overrides .. do you have any "recolours" (i.e. clones) of that desk/bookcase? Maybe the original textures have somehow ended up in those packages. (I see that you said "no mods" above, but sometimes people don't think of recolours as "mods" .. also, AmorSalado said above "Took everything out of my mods folder, redownloaded it, and put it back. It works when nothing else is in there.")

If we can find out which other CC is conflicting here, I could at least put a note in the upload description -- and perhaps one could also make the other creator aware of the issue; I guess the problem would be with something that isn't properly labeled as being an override. Otherwise there wouldn't be so many people (well, three) with the same issue .. you all seem like you can read and write =P)

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