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Better Bath Collection - A Maxis Bathroom Makeover

by Honeywell Posted 26th Apr 2020 at 7:25 PM - Updated 16th Sep 2020 at 7:12 PM by Honeywell : Fixed the shadows on the backless shower.
66 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 11 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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36 Shower curtain recolors.



BETTER BATH COLLECTION

The Sims 2 has my favorite bathroom pieces so they're the basis of this collection which includes two bathrooms with accessories you can mix and match. The budget bathroom was cloned from the Maxis value set but has been upgraded with slightly higher prices and improved hygiene needs and effectively becomes a mid tier bathroom. The colonial bathroom retains all of the prices and needs from the originals. I included a "before" inspiration pic so you can compare but these are completely new objects. They don't replace or edit the originals.

The set is slaved out the wazoo in order to make a cohesive, interchangeable set, save on resources and minimize recoloring. The meshes and mapping aren't perfect and some compromises were made but overall I'm happy with everything. I included a ton of bundled (tub & shower, vanity, towel and rug) recolors to save on loading times but the curtains were left separate so you can easily delete the colors and/or curtain styles you don't like.

The medicine cabinets require AL. The tubs, showers and toilets were updated to include the pet and tinker interactions but I included a basegame plumbing option if you need it. The set also requires my HW_dropShadow_Master file if you don't have it. Click on Show Details for the specifics:






TERMS OF USE: None.

PATTERNS

Circulo by Harlequin
Bud by Natasha Marshall (closed)
"Geo Drops" by unknown from Spoonflower (no longer listed)
"Geo Dots" unknown
Tileable textures ORNATE WALLS AND FABRICS #7 from SketchupTexture
Watercolor Florals by Lisa Glanz Creative Market
"Geo Taupe" by Robert Allen Design (no longer listed)
Punchinello Whimsical by Cole and Son
"Geo Grey" by Robert Allen Design (no longer listed)
Kapisi Indigo and Ochre by Brunschiw and Fils
Muza Spice by Brunschwig and Fils
Almeida by Laura Ashley (no longer listed)
New Tiger Stripe by Sanderson

Polygon Counts:
See details for specific counts but the polys are inline with Maxis objects.

Additional Credits:
SimPE, Photoshop, Milkshape, Maxis for the meshes and textures and MTS for hosting.

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 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HW_betterBath02-Plumbing-tubShowerBackless.zip

Size: 252.9 KB · Downloads: 8,689 · 16th Sep 2020
252.9 KB 8,689 16th Sep 2020
HW_betterBath22-Accessories-rug_2x4_slave.zip

Size: 2.8 KB · Downloads: 8,570 · 9th Sep 2020
2.8 KB 8,570 9th Sep 2020
HW_BetterBath.zip

Size: 8.87 MB · Downloads: 17,112 · 29th Apr 2020
8.87 MB 17,112 29th Apr 2020
HW_dropshadow_MASTER.zip

Size: 140.0 KB · Downloads: 13,176 · 26th Apr 2020
140.0 KB 13,176 26th Apr 2020
HW_BetterBath_plumbing_BASEGAME.zip

Size: 1.55 MB · Downloads: 11,204 · 26th Apr 2020
1.55 MB 11,204 26th Apr 2020
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Theorist
Original Poster
#51 Old 16th Oct 2020 at 3:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazyangrysim974
I think it was only the toilet paper disappearing since I went in my game, tried to place other objects such as the towels, rugs and they didn't disappear. By the way, where can I find the toilet paper? I tried to search for it in the buy mode but I couldn't find it anywhere. I redownloaded all the files to check if there were any missing files if I happened to delete them accidentaly but there aren't any.

The toilet paper, towels, medicine cabinets and shelf are all in plumbing/miscellaneous. It's also in the collection file if you use them.
Test Subject
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#52 Old 20th Oct 2020 at 8:53 PM
Can we also have some more tile recolours on the shower/tub combo please? like the colourful curtains to match
Lab Assistant
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#53 Old 24th Oct 2020 at 7:54 AM
Thank youuu now I have affordable toilets that aren't off-white! (It was so weird how they would be white with floral, but if you went to the solid it was like an ivory color. Drives me nuts.)
Test Subject
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#54 Old 26th Oct 2020 at 11:58 AM
Thank you so much! I really wanted more choices and these look great!
Top Secret Researcher
#55 Old 24th Nov 2020 at 5:20 PM
Thanks!I would love this in my game.It's going to be great for apartments.
Test Subject
#56 Old 25th Nov 2020 at 10:13 PM
Thanks!
Very nice set.
Test Subject
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#57 Old 3rd Jan 2021 at 8:52 AM
Bless you, bless you, bless you!!!
Field Researcher
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#58 Old 8th Jan 2021 at 12:36 AM
These bathroom pieces are beautiful. I especially like the shelf and the sinks. Thank you for sharing, it will get plenty of use in my game!
Test Subject
#59 Old 11th Feb 2021 at 5:58 AM
Have wanted a white version of these for many years thankyou so much!!!
Former Hamster
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#60 Old 15th Feb 2021 at 10:25 PM
I am right this very minute loading my game and FINALLY checking all these goodies out! :D
Test Subject
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#61 Old 28th Mar 2021 at 12:37 AM
Very functional set ❤️ thank you
Test Subject
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#62 Old 2nd Apr 2021 at 10:22 PM
Love this bathroom, with the many beautiful curtains. on the bath showers. Could you please make the pattern in light oak or pine and or a white one. I don't do dark colors, I use to live in a basement w/no windows had dark furniture, since then I vowed I would only use very light woods or white with flowers or plain white. Thans so muc again for this lovely bathroom
Field Researcher
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#63 Old 22nd Apr 2021 at 3:12 AM
omg thank u!
Test Subject
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#64 Old 12th May 2021 at 9:45 PM
LOVE this set, thank you so much, everything about it is fantastic ♥♥
Test Subject
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#65 Old 14th May 2021 at 6:32 AM
This is exactly what my game needed! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#66 Old 16th May 2021 at 1:04 AM
Hi Honeywell I love this set thank you so much!

I am very new to CC and have a question/something I can't work out, I'm sorry if this is silly!
I placed the Backless shower tub in my game but the 2 sides of the tub (those which touch the wall) are missing. Have I placed it incorrectly or is there something else I must do to get all 4 sides of the tub to show (but still backless shower part)?

Many thanks again!
Theorist
Original Poster
#67 Old 16th May 2021 at 1:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roro_sim
Hi Honeywell I love this set thank you so much!

I am very new to CC and have a question/something I can't work out, I'm sorry if this is silly!
I placed the Backless shower tub in my game but the 2 sides of the tub (those which touch the wall) are missing. Have I placed it incorrectly or is there something else I must do to get all 4 sides of the tub to show (but still backless shower part)?

Many thanks again!

Hi The backless shower is just poorly done I'm afraid so there's no fixing it on your end.
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